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Wednesday, June 27, 2018

There goes the DNC's funding

The Supreme Court removes the right to tax from labor unions:
The Supreme Court dealt labor unions a sharp defeat Wednesday, ruling that teachers, police officers and other public employees cannot be forced to pay dues or fees to support their unions.

By a 5 to 4 vote, the justices overturned a 41-year-old precedent and ruled that the 1st Amendment protects these employees from being required to support a private group whose views may differ from theirs.

The decision, in Janus vs. AFSCME, strikes down laws in California, New York and 20 other mostly Democratic-leaning states that authorize unions to negotiate contracts that require all employees to pay a so-called fair share fee to cover the cost of collective bargaining.
Forget the Blue Wave in November. And 2020 is going to be the God-Emperor's Blood Tide!

A good next step would be to cut off the NGOs, foundations, and charities by not allowing corporations to claim tax deductions on their donations.

UPDATE: Justice Anthony Kennedy is retiring from the Supreme Court. Let the winning continue!
Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement Wednesday, giving President Donald Trump a golden chance to cement conservative control of the nation’s highest court.

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192 Comments:

Blogger The Kurgan June 27, 2018 10:45 AM  

Viva El Dio Imperator Trump!

Blogger widlast washere June 27, 2018 10:48 AM  

About time.
Practically all the unions are run by organized crime anyway.
My grandfather was a big union supporter, worked construction (unionized) for 40 years. Once it was time to retire it seems the the pension funds had all disappeared, so no pension.

Blogger Amy June 27, 2018 10:49 AM  

When I was teaching, I did not join the union, but they collected dues from me anyway, saying that union or not, I benefited from their collective bargaining activities.

This fills me with joy at their demise. God bless the German language for coming up with a word for it!

Blogger Rick June 27, 2018 10:56 AM  

I think this also means that a lot of people just got a voluntary raise.
Did I say people? I mean voters.
That's my kinda MAGA. Double-whammy. The MAGA-MAGA.

Blogger Longtime Lurker June 27, 2018 10:57 AM  

And then there is this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=eFRHX6glTSM

Some days, the attacks ads just write themselves.

Blogger NO GOOGLES June 27, 2018 10:59 AM  

And remember: if the cucks had their way, Hillary Clinton would be president and this decision never would have happened.

Cucks delenda est.

Blogger A rebel without a General June 27, 2018 11:01 AM  

GLORIOUS news

Blogger JNorth June 27, 2018 11:04 AM  

Someone at Spartan Report mentioned that the wording of the decision leaves open the possibility of suing to get previous forced dues back.

Blogger Stg58/Animal Mother June 27, 2018 11:06 AM  

JNorth wrote:Someone at Spartan Report mentioned that the wording of the decision leaves open the possibility of suing to get previous forced dues back.

Salt is good for wounds as well. Rub it in!

Blogger Nathan Bruno June 27, 2018 11:07 AM  

I remember a completely useless "Graduate Student Union" that was run entirely by unpleasant people from the humanities departments, but only for two years until all of their funding was eliminated as a result of their "collectively bargained" graduate teaching assistant contract, which reduced pay for GTAs in traditionally male-dominated fields as a subsidy to the wommenz.

I remember them being the jerks who refused to answer my question - how much do I owe you? I will write a check - and they attempted to have me disenrolled from the university for refusing to give them paycheck access.

Labor commie larvals are worse than Teamster thugs because they think they get a pass for being thugs since their studying useless degrees. This couldn't happen to nicer people.

Blogger NO GOOGLES June 27, 2018 11:09 AM  

Also, I remember when there was some mention of winning so much we'd get tired of winning. I'm not there yet, but then again... it hasn't even been two years yet.

Next time you feel like despairing, really consider that. All this winning, and it's been 1.5 years. Still 6.5 years left.

Blogger Stg58/Animal Mother June 27, 2018 11:11 AM  

It's so beautiful

Blogger Dave June 27, 2018 11:11 AM  

And remember: if the cucks had their way, Hillary Clinton would be president and this decision never would have happened.

The cucks were fine with the status quo.

Blogger OGRE June 27, 2018 11:18 AM  

Its comically ironic that the union's primary argument in this case was the 'free-rider problem.'

Blogger Rick June 27, 2018 11:18 AM  

"All this winning, and it's been 1.5 years. Still 6.5 years left."

Yes, and at this level of inertia, the winning will only get faster.

Imagine the MAGA when the "anti" crowd is out of the way and ALL GE's energy is focused on MAGA.

Blogger Jew613 June 27, 2018 11:18 AM  

No one could be forced to join a union. But the unions did provide services for everyone whether or not they were members.

Yes a lot of celebration is going on, but remember the poorest states are right to work. The elites hate the working class joining together, so they are happy to crush the unions. But they are also happy to crush the middle class when the time comes.

Blogger pyrrhus June 27, 2018 11:19 AM  

Before Obama was in the Senate, he said that foundations should not be tax exempt, and that the charitable deduction should be abolished...
Finally something to agree about with the Kenyan President!

Blogger tz June 27, 2018 11:20 AM  

Based on the Bob Jones U decision (1983!) the IRS can deny tax exempt status on "public policy" grounds.

I'm praying the USCCB and the rest of the Catholic Lefty industrial complex loses its 501c3 status.

Blogger pyrrhus June 27, 2018 11:22 AM  

No one could be forced to join a union. But the unions did provide services for everyone whether or not they were members.

Have you ever been a member of a union? Didn't think so....

Blogger Ransom Smith June 27, 2018 11:25 AM  

remember the poorest states are right to work.
Would you like to know why the South doesn't trust unions?
Because we got screwed over by one once before.

Blogger James Dixon June 27, 2018 11:26 AM  

> Someone at Spartan Report mentioned that the wording of the decision leaves open the possibility of suing to get previous forced dues back.

I would absolutely love to see that.

> The elites hate the working class joining together, so they are happy to crush the unions. But they are also happy to crush the middle class when the time comes.

These aren't working class unions. They're public sector unions. And they're already crushing the middle class by moving the work to foreign countries and bringing in illegal immigrants and H1B visa holders to compete.



Blogger Stg58/Animal Mother June 27, 2018 11:26 AM  

Poorest states are right to work? Come visit Texas, Jew613.

Blogger Jack Amok June 27, 2018 11:32 AM  

I need another cup of cofeveve to keep up with all the winning.

Detaching parasites from their funding sources is long-term winning.

Blogger Noah B The Savage Gardener June 27, 2018 11:34 AM  

@Jew613

What you overlook is that the cost of living is much lower in right to work states. People are leaving union states in droves for good reason, and it's not because they don't like money.

Blogger Amy June 27, 2018 11:35 AM  

From the NJEA website:

“NJEA members know the value of our union, because we see the power of collective action at work every day,” added NJEA Secretary-Treasurer Steve Beatty. “We bargain contracts, we advocate for students and public schools, and we work to build a fairer, stronger and more just society for everyone. Separately, we could not win those fights. Together, we cannot be stopped.”

The anti-union effort that led to the Janus case has been bankrolled by the National Right to Work Foundation, part of a network funded by corporate billionaires whose goal is to use the courts to rig the rules against working people. It is a multiyear, multimillion dollar effort to manipulate the system for their benefit, at the expense of the middle class. For decades, they have used the vast resources at their disposal to chip away at the progress unions have made for working families. Their goal is to weaken unions in order to muffle the voices of middle class families.


Much squirm. So wow!

Blogger Jack Amok June 27, 2018 11:36 AM  

The elites hate the working class joining together, so they are happy to crush the unions.

Government employee unions need to be crushed utterly. Abolished and outlawed. You don't need to join a union when you get to vote for your boss.

Blogger pyrrhus June 27, 2018 11:44 AM  

O/T Germany 0-0, 10 minutes from being eliminated from the WCup, as Sweden crushes Mexico...

Blogger pyrrhus June 27, 2018 11:46 AM  

@26 Government employee unions are just adjuncts of the Democratic Party, funneling taxpayer dollars to their constituents.

Blogger Jack Amok June 27, 2018 11:51 AM  

"NJEA members know the value of our union..."

I'm sure they do, and now that the union can only collect what the members are willing to voluntarily pay, the union can know too.

Blogger veryfunnyminion June 27, 2018 11:54 AM  

Some fun with union data from BLS for 2017.

7.2 million unionized public sector workers (34.4% of public workers) vs. 7.6 million private sector unionized workers (or 6.5% of private workers)

Blacks have the highest employment rate of ethnic groups (13.0% vs. 10.5% for white). Yay for affirmative action!

Unionized public workers had higher median weekly earnings ($986) than unionized private workers ($829)

Non-union private sector workers made almost the same as unionized counterparts ($816)

Spare me the crap about this going after the working class, as unions got them all of $13 more a week, which I'll bet is less than their average union dues.

This goes after the parasite managerial/beauratic class.



Blogger Michael Maier June 27, 2018 11:59 AM  

Heh... now watch "un-joiners" get their cars vandalized, if not shot at.

Blogger RobertT June 27, 2018 12:00 PM  

That would work.

Kudos to the Supreme court. They're kicking out one good decision after another. That hasn't happened since sometime before the Warren Court.

Blogger pyrrhus June 27, 2018 12:01 PM  

Germany out...

Blogger Ingot9455 June 27, 2018 12:10 PM  

Public sector unions have always been lies. It's Bob and Joe negotiating over what the taxpayer will pay them both.

That's not what unions are supposed to do.

Blogger James Dixon June 27, 2018 12:11 PM  

> Heh... now watch "un-joiners" get their cars vandalized, if not shot at.

It is a long standing Union tradition.

Blogger Nate June 27, 2018 12:19 PM  

MoveOn.org is gonna melt down over this.

Blogger KPKinSunnyPhiladelpia June 27, 2018 12:21 PM  

I think VD's headline -- "There goes the DNC funding" -- strikes me as bit overoptimistic. Remember that a lot of these public workers are Dems and union supporters anyway. It's going to hurt the uions in the short run, and in the long run it may kill them, but it's going to be a slow death.

I wonder though -- is there a suit to prevent govenors and mayors from receiving campaign contributions from unios with whom they are negotiating? Forced dues are bad, but negotiating with your contributors is corruption personnified.

Blogger Jack Amok June 27, 2018 12:24 PM  

Heh... now watch "un-joiners" get their cars vandalized, if not shot at.

Maybe Sittin-on-his-ass-Sessions will wake up and launch a RICO probe. If he hasn't already recused himself.

Blogger Argus Bacchus June 27, 2018 12:26 PM  

@3 Amy

Yes, the schadenfreude is delicious.


I was a member of a teachers union for the first several years of my career. As time went on, I realized the leadership of these unions consists largely of people who could not give a crap less about the "children", enthusiastically defended degenerate teachers who couldn't be entrusted to look after a goldfish, and were always looking to line their pockets and accumulate more power.

I was asked (actually begged) to become a union rep, They knew of my reputation as a no bullshit dude and a tough negotiator.

They were unaware that I had as much, if not more contempt for the union as I did for the administrators at the district office.

I politely told them to fuck off.



Blogger Wrangler June 27, 2018 12:29 PM  

I would gladly give up tax free donations to my church to end all the rest of the 501s were done away with.

Blogger Jack Amok June 27, 2018 12:29 PM  

Public sector unions have always been lies. It's Bob and Joe negotiating over what the taxpayer will pay them both.

That's not what unions are supposed to do.


Oh hell, that's what private sector unions do too, just swap customer or shareholder for taxpayer. That's why pensions are a universal problem for both public and private sector unions. Management Joe can only wring so much blood out of the turnip, so he and Union Boss Bob split the money and both promise Bob's rank and file gold-plated pensions when they retire.

Blogger OGRE June 27, 2018 12:30 PM  

Completely OT but related to the discussion of universal injunctions and the Trump v Hawaii decision from yesterday: a district court judge from Southern California issued a preliminary injunction requiring the Federal government to reunite all parents and children who were separated at the border and to stop detaining parents separately from their children.

https://www.politico.com/story/2018/06/26/judge-orders-trump-reunite-migrant-families-678809

Blogger Dire Badger June 27, 2018 12:31 PM  

Jew613 wrote:No one could be forced to join a union. But the unions did provide services for everyone whether or not they were members.

Yes a lot of celebration is going on, but remember the poorest states are right to work. The elites hate the working class joining together, so they are happy to crush the unions. But they are also happy to crush the middle class when the time comes.


Tell that to Utah.

Blogger Snidely Whiplash June 27, 2018 12:32 PM  

Unions exist to protect the least competent and least productive from natural consequences.

Blogger James Dixon June 27, 2018 12:32 PM  

> I would gladly give up tax free donations to my church to end all the rest of the 501s were done away with.

Likewise. We always claim the standard deduction anyway.

Blogger Argus Bacchus June 27, 2018 12:39 PM  

@46 Snidely

"Unions exist to protect the least competent and least productive from natural consequences."

Exhibit A: Teacher's unions.

All day, every day.


Blogger kurt9 June 27, 2018 12:41 PM  

There's another reason why there will be no "blue wave" in November. The economy is doing quite well. My suppliers and customers are having a hard time filling jobs. These are good jobs with good pay and benefits, especially health insurance. One sales guy I talked to at a technical conference (industrial automation) tells me he thought this is the best job market in two decades, especially for young people. I do not recall a dominant party loosing congressional seats in a booming economy. Unless the economy seriously crashes in the next 5 months, any blue wave is unlikely.

Blogger wreckage June 27, 2018 12:49 PM  

Carthage must be de-funded!

Blogger OneWingedShark June 27, 2018 12:50 PM  

VD wrote:A good next step would be to cut off the NGOs, foundations, and charities by not allowing corporations to claim tax deductions on their donations.
That would be good; but perhaps the even more drastic step of issuing an EO to the Patent and Copyright Offices directing them to immediately and without delay invalidate all patents and copyrights not held by the original inventors/authors. — This would be fully in line with upholding the Constitution as supreme law of the land; as it authorizes Congress only “To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries;” and no other. — This would have massive effects on corporations like Disney, Time-Warner, Google, Amazon, and so on; and it would cut off a lot of funding for lobbyists.

Blogger Duke Norfolk June 27, 2018 12:55 PM  

Public sector union jobs are largely make-work jobs programs for blacks. It's a bloody joke how many middle class blacks are just being propped up in these worthless jobs. And created more entitled, arrogant idiots who think they've really done something real to be able to afford their suburban McMansion.

Blogger Unknown June 27, 2018 12:56 PM  

"A good next step would be to cut off the NGOs, foundations, and charities by not allowing corporations to claim tax deductions on their donations."

Not just a good step, but an excellent one. There isn't a single corporation that makes donations on any basis other than how the recipient accomplishes some goal of the donor; it can be as innocuous as burning the image of the donor as a warm fuzzy, or as nefarious as doing something that is in the naked interest of the donor.

Back in the days when the 990 showed major donors, Mothers Against Drunk Driving listed major insurers as its top donors; it was obvious that they were client agitators for criminalization and enforcement of DUI laws; (I'm not excusing arguing in favor of drunk driving) because MADD could tug on heartstrings in a way no actuary could).


Blogger CoolHand June 27, 2018 12:57 PM  

"jew613"

Every. Damn. Time.

Blogger NO GOOGLES June 27, 2018 1:03 PM  

@16
The poorest states are states that are states that were given no real infrastructure until the 20th century and were also saddled with a large population of blacks.

And yet, those "poorest" states have the lowest cost of living and they are also making a lot of economic progress. Unions have nothing to do with it. Maybe they helped lower/middle class workers 70 years ago but now they do more harm than good (including to the workers they are supposed to be helping) while also being the biggest source of funding for the party that wants to destroy our country.

A lot of those union guys were democrats anyways? Even before Trump at least 40% weren't, yet still had to pay dues that went straight into the pockets of Dem politicians (after the Union bosses got their cut of the loot). Those vaunted union guys were a crucial part of why Trump won, so if you don't think this is a huge positive development you're missing the point.

Blogger Argus Bacchus June 27, 2018 1:13 PM  

At least 40% is the number I've seen several times as well concerning teachers in unions.

Blogger Francis The Pope June 27, 2018 1:15 PM  

The ultra liberals at Silicon Valley and the billionaire types such as Soros and Bloomberg have however taken over as the paymasters, which make the Democrats much more dangerous surely.

Blogger The Deplorable Podunk Ken Ramsey June 27, 2018 1:17 PM  

Another marvelous decision. Once again it came down to 5-4, though. No point exists trying to hide it or argue otherwise anymore. The Supreme Court of the United States, along with the federal courts in general, are thoroughly politicized today. And they are a de facto first legislature, too, holding themselves above a Congress that will not check them.

Blogger Johnny June 27, 2018 1:19 PM  

"A good next step would be to cut off the NGOs, foundations, and charities by not allowing corporations to claim tax deductions on their donations."

My take is that we are far too lenient on what we call a charity and that is what needs fixing. Perhaps the whole concept of a charitable institution is flawed and there should be only charitable uses of funds, not institutions. There is a lot of abuse in the whole area.

Blogger BR MK June 27, 2018 1:35 PM  

They were afraid of playing against Brazil in the next game.
:-)

Blogger tublecane June 27, 2018 1:38 PM  

"cut off the NGOs, foundations, and charities"

Revive the Reece Committee!

Seriously, it's been like 65 years since Congress discovered a One-World conspiracy amongst tax-exempt organizations, to be pulled off through propaganda and social engineering. The social sciences and education are tainted beyond remedy, save one: crushing the whole network. Though there are certainly all new networks by now, we can crush them all one-by-one.

I don't remember their specific findings well enough, but I don't think they dug deep enough to get at the real players. Otherwise people would've strung up the Rockefeller family. And obviously the NGO problem is worse than ever in the Current Year.

Blogger tublecane June 27, 2018 1:42 PM  

@28- "Yeahbutt cops is Republicanz."

- Rejoinder I've heard all my life. Sorta like the Koch Menace stacked against pretty much all the money in the world.

Blogger VD June 27, 2018 1:44 PM  

But the unions did provide services for everyone whether or not they were members.

So what? If their services are deemed valuable, the members can choose to pay for them. If they are not deemed valuable, then obviously they are not worth the price requested.

What is your point?

Blogger seeingsights June 27, 2018 1:48 PM  

I agree there will be no Blue Wave. It is when the incumbent President has an unpopular policy that voters go against his party in the mid terms.
Examples of this are in 2006, when voters didn't like the way the Iraq War was going, and in 2010 and 1994, when voters didn't like the Dems health care policy.
If I recall correctly, Repubs made a slight gain in the House 2002 midterm elections. That was because Bush didn't screw up badly yet.

Blogger seeingsights June 27, 2018 1:51 PM  

My impression is that judges split when dealing with an issue that has political or social significance. When a case is typical, such as a contract dispute or even the guilt of a defendant, judges usually agree.

Blogger tublecane June 27, 2018 1:56 PM  

Speaking of NGOs, remember Moldbug had the true ruling class as a triumvirate of:

The Permanent Government - Universities - NGOs/foundations/etc.

Obviously, Trump is at war with the Permanent Government in the form of the Deep State. Public-sector unions are Permanent Government, also.

The MSM is a second-order institution. This has been made obvious by their physical relationship to the Deep State. Think of the biggest news story of the latter half of the 20th century. Probably Watergate. Where did that story come from? Yeah.

They're also obviously dependent on the Money Power. (Which itself is second-order, unless it has very carefully built up malign infrastructure, as did the Rockefeller Cabal. We're not talking Bill Gates here.) But people don't realize how much they're dependent upon universities.

First of all, why does journalism school even exist? Those people are the stupidest intellectuals around. There's no reason they couldn't learn on the job. Then you might notice how slavishly they report what "the latest study says..." Or how often they feature professorial talking heads.

At some point, we're going to have to storm the universities, and take them by force of arms. I believe that. The left did it, literally. That's a major reason why they were able to establish the PC era.

NGOs are both easier and more difficult. Because we can knock their special status out from under them, but there's still so much money out there that's going to be spent on social engineering in pursuit of One-Worldism.

I think we're going to have to start treating them like organized crime.

Blogger Edgar Abbey June 27, 2018 2:01 PM  

If working conditions deteriorate enough, workers will voluntarily unionize. There is no need to artificially prop up unions through mandatory fees.

Blogger Alphaeus June 27, 2018 2:03 PM  

"A good next step would be to cut off the NGOs, foundations, and charities by not allowing corporations to claim tax deductions on their donations."

This is actually very reasonable and very much within the ability to accomplish without too much hassle. I'm a professional tax preparer, and while I specialize in estates and trusts and not corporations, I can tell you that the general principle is that and expense must be "ordinary and necessary" in order to be allowed as a deduction against taxable income by a business, whether it is a corporation or partnership or any other type of business entity. Businesses are not allowed to deduct their political contributions, so there's no reason not to treat their highly politicized so-called "charitable donations" as non-deductible against taxable income as well.

Blogger Triumph of Rome June 27, 2018 2:03 PM  

Unions are structurally indistinguishable from an extortion racket. The cause may have been noble, but eventually the same perverse institutional incentives take over.

Blogger FP June 27, 2018 2:10 PM  

Multiple wins this week in the taco supreme court and now Kennedy is apparently offically retiring from the court. I'm not yet tired of the winning. Oh the reeeee from the left will be now epic.

Blogger seeingsights June 27, 2018 2:13 PM  

Breaking news Justice Kennedy is retiring!

Blogger Robert Coble June 27, 2018 2:19 PM  

How long will it take for the Leftists to declare that someone just like Kennedy MUST be put on the SC in his place? After all, we MUST maintain ideological balance. Another appointment like Gorsuch and the Left will be screwed for a long, LONG time. Hip Hip HOORAH! I can hardly wait to see who Trump puts up for the job! I can certainly hope that it will NOT be another "wise Latrina".

Blogger AnvilTiger June 27, 2018 2:21 PM  

OT but - supreme court justice Anthony Kennedy just announced his retirement, effective July 31st, 2018. This means Trump gets to pick another SCOTUS justice.

Blogger OGRE June 27, 2018 2:23 PM  

@63 seeingsights

Thats correct. The Supreme Court will receive roughly 6-8K petitions a year and accept only about 150-180 of them. Of the ones they accept, about half are disposed of by summary orders, which are unsigned opinions that don't have a voting result; they aren't necessarily unanimous and can include a dissenting or concurring opinion, but they are considered as the court speaking as a whole and don't generally contain any significant changes in law. Of the remaining half of cases that result in a signed opinion about 40% are unanimous in the decision, and about 20% are 5-4 decisions or otherwise similarly close.

Blogger Zeroh Tollrants June 27, 2018 2:28 PM  

OT/SORT OF Justice Kennedy just announced his retirement!!!

Blogger Edgar Abbey June 27, 2018 2:32 PM  

Kennedy’s retirement could herald a radical change in the direction of the country on a level approaching that of the election of Donald Trump. We’ve already seen a massive change from pre-Gorsuch to post. One more conservative could alter history like we haven’t seen in any of our lifetimes.

Blogger kurt9 June 27, 2018 2:33 PM  

A good next step would be to cut off the NGOs, foundations, and charities by not allowing corporations to claim tax deductions on their donations.

This requires a change in IRS regulations. This could be done by executive order. However, I'd rather get a bill through congress to affect this change, although I might be waiting for a cold day in Hell given how reluctant the congressional GOP is to do anything useful, or even at all.

This ought to be an easy change from a regulatory standpoint. The purpose of corporate deductions is to cover operating expenses and the like. It is not appropriate for corporations to claim a deduction for a non-business related expense.

Blogger FP June 27, 2018 2:42 PM  

@70 My bet is that Johnny Boy Roberts will move left, out of the closet as it were.

Blogger Anchorman June 27, 2018 2:49 PM  

https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/01/anthony-kennedy-swing-vote-supreme-court-we-need-him-alive/

"Conservative" magazine, indeed.

The "conservative" wants a permanent swing vote.

Even in the face of victory, they seek defeat.

Blogger Alphaeus June 27, 2018 2:57 PM  

""Conservative" magazine, indeed. The "conservative" wants a permanent swing vote. Even in the face of victory, they seek defeat."

Would Benedict Arnold have looked at the British seizing West Point as a "defeat?" Of course not.

Did Jane Fonda think the Fall of Saigon in 1975 as a "defeat?" Nope.

Did Robert Hanssen think of all the American agents getting shot after he exposed them as a "defeat?" I doubt it, he was probably too busy counting his money.

Blogger Dave June 27, 2018 3:09 PM  

Kennedy, the "first gay justice", good riddance.

Blogger Jack Ward June 27, 2018 3:10 PM  

Justice Kennedy announces retirement. If true, how nice. Now, to see the grinding of teeth as the left will do almost anything to shut down a decent addition to the court by Trump.
Now, we need to have Ginsburg throw in the towel. I suspect much of this, including the recent close rulings, has happened due to Gorsuch's influence on the bench and its rulings. Tired of winning? Heck no. Not until the full court is all righties. The wall is built and illegals are leaving by the millions. And, not even then.
Hail the GE!

Blogger RA June 27, 2018 3:11 PM  

The unions have only themselves to blame. They screwed themselves with their blind support of the very same Democratic Party that was importing cheap labor to screw the rank and file. Add the healthcare debacle to that and it should surprise no one that many in the rank and file no longer want to be in line with their leadership over these crucial marker issues.

Blogger tublecane June 27, 2018 3:12 PM  

@77- Bill Kristol tweeted today that he would probably prefer the "jurisprudence" of whomever Trump will pick to that of Kennedy, but he would have Kennedy stay on because he fears rising tension in our already heated political environment. Or in other words, he's a coward.

That's the mindset of a lot of them. They're traitors, too. Or in Bill's case perhaps just never fit into an alien culture. But they're also afraid all the time. And scared people make a lot of mistakes.

Blogger Gen. Kong June 27, 2018 3:13 PM  

In other good news, it seems that Anthony Kennedy, the likely pedobear who could always be counted on to cuck when it counted, has sent a letter announcing his retirement to the President today. According to the Q-anon mysterium, this was not actually voluntary. Given his long and sordid track-record with the blackrobed philosopher-kangz, I'm inclined to think the great Q is correct here.

Blogger Gen. Kong June 27, 2018 3:15 PM  

Oh, and I forgot to mention stand with Jack Ward too.

Blogger Crew June 27, 2018 3:23 PM  

More good news!

Supreme Court Justice Kennedy Is Retiring, Giving Trump 2nd Supreme Court Pick

At this rate he could get four picks ...

Blogger Were-Puppy June 27, 2018 3:31 PM  

Kennedy retiring? Somebody wake up Ruth Fossil Ginsbergmanstein and tell xer.

Blogger Argus Bacchus June 27, 2018 3:35 PM  

Of course the Israel-first Kristol would want a justice who puts his feeeeels first and the text of the Constitution second, at best.

Like the leftists he less and less frequently pretends to not agree with, he wants a justice from the Thurgood Marshall school of jurisprudence:

Do what is "right" and let the law catch up.



Blogger Silent Draco June 27, 2018 3:37 PM  

The GE had a slate of acceptable candidate, Gorsuch merely being at the top of the list. Perfect time for the lobbying money machine to digest a big wrench.

Tom Kratman could be the decoy selection. The public session Q&A with Senate Judiciary Committee would be entertaining, focused, and graphic. "(Gulp) The first crucifix will be ... WHERE????" GPO would have a bestseller in paperback.

Blogger Angantyr June 27, 2018 3:38 PM  

"Justice Kennedy announces retirement."

Wonder if we could get Trey Gowdy nominated to the Supremes? THAT might be interesting...

Blogger OGRE June 27, 2018 3:38 PM  

@86 Were-Puppy

She'll be hard pressed to outlast Trump at her ripe age of 85. And Breyer is about to turn 80. Given the age distribution of the current court its likely that Trump will be able to shape the court's composition for the next generation.

Blogger Crew June 27, 2018 3:39 PM  

Some local SJWs are trying to keep the troops invigorated:


Friend,

Today, the Supreme Court overturned more than four decades of precedent by making fair share fees for public sector workers unconstitutional in the Janus v. AFSCME case. This decision makes it easier for anti-worker extremists to divide working people and further rig the economy.

This decision was the result of hundreds of millions of dollars spent by corporate billionaires over decades to take away working people’s freedom to stand together in a union – but these efforts will ultimately fail.

No court decision can extinguish the desire of working people standing together in unions to create better lives for our families and communities. We will not allow a court decision to stand in the way of the fight for good jobs, safe workplaces, equal pay for women, fair treatment of immigrants and dignity at work for everyone.

California needs strong unions to stand up to the rich and powerful who rig the economy against workers, and workers aren’t about to let these corporate billionaires reverse the progress that our movement has made.

Blogger Ariadne Umbrella June 27, 2018 3:42 PM  

Texas has unions. The unions help people find work. They adjudicate disputes between teachers and the district. People opt in for some years, opt out on others.

The teachers union earns enough that they paid union reps to travel to other states to campaign for Obama. The woman's spouse stayed in Texas caring for their child. The guy wore black motorcycle gang clothes and an Obama tee-shirt. He laughed when people complained to election officials on voting day that he was intimidating them within the no-campaigning safe zone.

I watched union officials and car company officials partying at their convention, bragging about how much cocaine they snorted together, from the company that my grandfather had worked at his entire life. I wasn't surprised when the company was taken over by union officials. I curse them for turning my honorable grandfather's labor to waste.

God Bless Donald Trump. God Bless the SCOTUS for having a spine.

Blogger DJT June 27, 2018 3:43 PM  

Trump says he will nominate someone from his 2016 list. Awesome!

McConnell needs to push this nomination through before August.

Blogger OGRE June 27, 2018 3:44 PM  

Something to keep in mind is that with the Gorsuch nomination the Senate changed its rules to only require a majority vote for cloture on a filibuster over a Supreme Court nominee. In other words, no 60 vote supermajority is needed for confirmation; as long as they have 50+ votes they can confirm whomever Trump nominates.

Blogger Banjo June 27, 2018 3:47 PM  

“Poorest states are right to work”

Let’s see some numbers because I believe this to be false. The last i saw this was when the statistics didn’t include cost of living . Include cost of living and the 10 poorest states are non RTW.

See https://bit.ly/2IuQoaQ

Blogger Edgar Abbey June 27, 2018 3:57 PM  

McConnell says they will vote to confirm this fall. Simple majority.

Blogger Snidely Whiplash June 27, 2018 4:02 PM  

Ariadne Umbrella wrote:I curse them for turning my honorable grandfather's labor to waste.


He didn't work for the good of the company. He worked for the sake of your grandchildren. Nothing the unions or corporations have or are going to do could waste that.

Blogger Nikephoros II Phokas June 27, 2018 4:07 PM  

I really hope Trump doesn't get cute and try to nominate one of the women from his list. Replace Ginsberg with a woman, if you absolutely have to, but now is the time to put your foot on their neck.

Immigration hardliner, please.

Blogger James Dixon June 27, 2018 4:08 PM  

> That would be good; but perhaps the even more drastic step of issuing an EO to the Patent and Copyright Offices directing them to immediately and without delay invalidate all patents and copyrights not held by the original inventors/authors.

I approve of this message. :) A more reasonable copyright period would also be a good thing.

Blogger Were-Puppy June 27, 2018 4:36 PM  

The salt mines are open - the libtards are losing it! Very entertaining.

What would make this even better is if Ginsberg kicked the bucket the next couple days, while they are already mourning the retirement of Kennedy.

Blogger God Emperor Memes June 27, 2018 4:37 PM  

I have, and I saw endless corruption, infighting, backstabbing and manipulation. I even saw the local branch secretary trying to strongarm management into withholding evidence from the Federal Police when his best friend (and rumoured gay lover) got busted smuggling $20,000,000 worth of drugs into the country.
As someone else noted, the cause of unions was originally noble but they very easily and inevitably get taken over by liars and criminals. - The turds float to the top.

Blogger God Emperor Memes June 27, 2018 4:44 PM  

My experience with unions is that they provide their services very selectively, bestowing their largesse only on those who accept and parrot whatever lies the union tells them to.

Blogger Dirk Manly June 27, 2018 4:47 PM  

Note to Charlie Sheen:

THIS is what Winning! looks like.

Blogger Dirk Manly June 27, 2018 4:49 PM  

@101

"As someone else noted, the cause of unions was originally noble but they very easily and inevitably get taken over by liars and criminals. - The turds float to the top."

The unions were ALWAYS a racket.

Who do you think "organized" them in the first place? And by organizing, I mean, carrying a 2x4, or baseball bat, tapping it on the ground, while asking, "you're gonna sign up like the rest of the guys, right?"

Blogger Dirk Manly June 27, 2018 4:54 PM  

@29

>> NJEA members know the value of our union...

> I'm sure they do, and now that the union can only collect what the members are willing to voluntarily pay, the union can know too.


This reminds me of something that happened in Detroit about 10-15 years ago.

The Secretaries, etc. at UAW headquarters decided that they weren't being treated fairly.
So they got in touch with the AFL-CIO and created a local to include all the office workers.

The UAW leadership had a screaming hissy fit, even bawling in the press about how wrong and unfair it was for their employees to be unionized.

Talk about tone-deaf.

Blogger Dirk Manly June 27, 2018 4:59 PM  

@36

"MoveOn.org is gonna melt down over this."

Apparently not yet.
The top of the page is a bunch of people wearing T-shirts and carrying signs.... all in Spanish.

Blogger tublecane June 27, 2018 5:00 PM  

Imagine if Ted Cruz hadn't gone full-GOPe-tard during the campaign. This nomination or the previous one could have been his.

If Trump could still find him useful, I suppose he could still get in. But Cruz isn't all that useful.

Blogger Noah B The Savage Gardener June 27, 2018 5:00 PM  

@94 Eliminating the need for a 60 vote supermajority was first put forward by Harry Reid when the shitlibs were confident they were going to win the presidency and take the Senate in 2016.

Oops.

Blogger Dirk Manly June 27, 2018 5:02 PM  

@37

"I think VD's headline -- "There goes the DNC funding" -- strikes me as bit overoptimistic. Remember that a lot of these public workers are Dems and union supporters anyway. It's going to hurt the uions in the short run, and in the long run it may kill them, but it's going to be a slow death."

Yes, but when have you ever known a leftist to voluntarily pay for ANYTHING if they can force the price to be pushed onto someone else... Or to even voluntarily support anything with their own dollars, if the choice is between keeping their own money or keeping what they want alive.

Conservatives out-donate Leftists in the charity department by something like 10:1.

Lefties are also notoriously bad tippers in restaurants, etc.

Expect Union coffers to run dry very, VERY quickly.

Blogger Francis Parker Yockey June 27, 2018 5:06 PM  

@Jack Amok

Government employee unions need to be crushed utterly

Government employee unions basically function as lobbies.

Blogger OGRE June 27, 2018 5:06 PM  

@108 Noah B

The Dems changed the cloture rule in 2013 for all nominees except for those to the Supreme Court. When the Dems tried to filibuster Gorsuch in 2017 the Reps in the Senate changed the rule to apply to Supreme Court nominees as well; this was partly considered payback for the Dems doing it to them in 2013 with regard to the Obama appointments.

Blogger Chris Mallory June 27, 2018 5:07 PM  

The Kennedy news is a bit of a shock. It has been reported for the past six months or so that he had already hired clerks for the next term. Ginsburg supposedly has clerks hired through 2020.

Angantyr wrote:Wonder if we could get Trey Gowdy nominated to the Supremes? THAT might be interesting...

Gowdy is back on the outs with "conservatives" since he said something supporting the FeeBI a few weeks ago.

Blogger Noah B The Savage Gardener June 27, 2018 5:09 PM  

OGRE @42

Carrying the discussion about lower courts broadly enjoining the executive branch - I don't think the lower courts should ever have that power. In those rare cases where such sweeping action is necessary, the Supreme Court could intervene to bypass the normal appeals process and hear those cases itself. Such a procedure would help ensure that broad injunctions were not commonly issued.

Blogger Dirk Manly June 27, 2018 5:16 PM  

@38

"
Maybe Sittin-on-his-ass-Sessions will wake up and launch a RICO probe. If he hasn't already recused himself. "

Yeah, yeah. Sittin' on his ass creating 20,000 sealed indictments.

If Sessions were truly sitting on his ass doing nothing, Trump would have fired him a year ago.

Blogger Noah B The Savage Gardener June 27, 2018 5:17 PM  

@111 Right. And since the Dems had signaled that they were going to eliminate the supermajority requirement for SC nominees when they retook the Senate, it would have been completely stupid for the GOP not to change the rule.

Fortunately those cucky appeals to civility don't go over well with this President.

Blogger Ominous Cowherd June 27, 2018 5:24 PM  

"
Yeah, yeah. Sittin' on his ass creating 20,000 sealed indictments.

If Sessions were truly sitting on his ass doing nothing, Trump would have fired him a year ago."

And yet, no number of indictments are worth a bucket of warm spit, until they are unsealed and arrests made and prosecutions begun.

Trump promised a wall, and he promised I'd get tired of winning. I haven't seen either one yet. He's got 2.5 years left to deliver.

Blogger Dirk Manly June 27, 2018 5:29 PM  

@67

"Unions are structurally indistinguishable from an extortion racket. The cause may have been noble, but eventually the same perverse institutional incentives take over."

Other than for the coal miners, the cause was never noble -- it was always a racket -- the "organizers" just use "noble"-sounding rhetoric to hide the fact that they were setting up extortion rackets.

Blogger Dirk Manly June 27, 2018 5:32 PM  

Can't wait for the narcoleptic rainbow grandma to either retire or fail to wake up.

Blogger tuberman June 27, 2018 5:34 PM  

Good riddance, Justice Kennedy, Super Cuck.

Blogger Dirk Manly June 27, 2018 5:36 PM  

@81

"The unions have only themselves to blame. They screwed themselves with their blind support of the very same Democratic Party that was importing cheap labor to screw the rank and file. Add the healthcare debacle to that and it should surprise no one that many in the rank and file no longer want to be in line with their leadership over these crucial marker issues."

Also for aligning themselves with thoroughly anti-American candidates and an anti-American party.

Most of the UAW voted for Reagan, because most union members, regardless of their domestic politics, are patriotic to the core, and will always vote for a patriotic candidate when they have the chance to do so.

Blogger Dirk Manly June 27, 2018 5:40 PM  

@83

". According to the Q-anon mysterium, this was not actually voluntary. Given his long and sordid track-record with the blackrobed philosopher-kangz, I'm inclined to think the great Q is correct here."

Q posted several months ago that there would be a few Justices deciding to retire in the near future. May Kennedy be only the first in a trend.

Now, about that Massachussettes marraige-for-sodomites law being inflicted on the rest of the country....

Blogger Dirk Manly June 27, 2018 5:44 PM  

@87

"Like the leftists he less and less frequently pretends to not agree with, he wants a justice from the Thurgood Marshall school of jurisprudence:

Do what is "right" and let the law catch up."


I remember the day Thurgood Marshall retired. He gave a speech...well, more accurately, he stood behind a podium, speaking words that sounded very much like English, but which had no intelligible interpretation.

He makes John Conyers sound like a dual major nuclear physics+astronomy mastermind..

Blogger Noah B The Savage Gardener June 27, 2018 5:45 PM  

Sessions related and courtesy of pol - another pedo outed.

Blogger Ingot9455 June 27, 2018 5:46 PM  

In an interview, Kennedy mentioned 'spending more time with family' which is a reliable code word for pedobear activities.

Blogger Dirk Manly June 27, 2018 5:47 PM  

@89

"
Wonder if we could get Trey Gowdy nominated to the Supremes? THAT might be interesting..."

Not until Trumps 2nd term. Right now, we need him in Congress, doing the job of prosecutor/investigator that he does so well.

Blogger Dirk Manly June 27, 2018 5:50 PM  

@91

Lol. That letter from the Calif. state worker's union is essentially saying that all of the state's (DEMOCRAT) politicians are billionaire crooks.

What a GREAT unforced error on their part.


The more desperate they get, the more unforced errors they will commit.

Blogger Stg58/Animal Mother June 27, 2018 5:52 PM  

If RBG fainted permanently from the shock and stress of the SCOTUS battle, that sure would be a shame.

Blogger tublecane June 27, 2018 5:56 PM  

@122- If Ginzo quits before Trump's out of office, her side will boil her alive.

Blogger ZhukovG June 27, 2018 5:59 PM  

Ominous Cowherd: One section of the Border Wall is under construction in California and another in Texas. Out illustrious GE wields a pen, not a magic wand.

Also as a former cop I can tell you that even mundane investigations can take months. Patience. if it takes years I will not be surprised.

Blogger Dirk Manly June 27, 2018 6:03 PM  

@116

"And yet, no number of indictments are worth a bucket of warm spit, until they are unsealed and arrests made and prosecutions begun.

Trump promised a wall, and he promised I'd get tired of winning. I haven't seen either one yet. He's got 2.5 years left to deliver. "

Q has made this point time and time again -- those indictments will not be unsealed until all of the saboteurs and Obamaoids are removed from the DOJ. Politically, Trump can't just fire them -- each one of them has to be taken down by first being exposed as corrupt -- only then can they be either forced into resignation, or fired.

Strzok and Page, for example, were forced out. They're co-operating (on the advice of their lawyers, no dout), but they're not getting immunity -- they're just going to get lighter sentances than if they refused to cooperate.

Anyways, once all the roadblocks in the FIB are removed, expect those warrants to be served at an astounding rate.

My hunch is that US Marines are going to be brought in to assist FBI / US Marshalls, because there's literally not enough FBI/USM to serve 20,000 warrants in middle-of-the-night no-knock raids to take out the entire cabal within the U.S. in one night.

It literally has to be done that quickly. Trying to have all the TSA at the airport checkpoints looking for hundreds who slipped through the cracks won't work. Too many TSA are in (knowingly or not) in league with the cabal (because they like to vote for them).

Blogger DJT June 27, 2018 6:03 PM  

No doubt Ginsberg will spend the rest of this week seeking out all kinds of bizarre and unnatural life-extending potions.

Blogger Stg58/Animal Mother June 27, 2018 6:04 PM  

Kennedy was most likely the purest libertarian justice we've had.

Blogger Dirk Manly June 27, 2018 6:07 PM  

@128

"@122- If Ginzo quits before Trump's out of office, her side will boil her alive. "

Double the Pleasure
Double the Fun

Blogger Dirk Manly June 27, 2018 6:09 PM  

@131

"No doubt Ginsberg will spend the rest of this week seeking out all kinds of bizarre and unnatural life-extending potions."

A tail better be put on her, and police alerted if she even parks near a Chuck E. Cheese.

Blogger Dirk Manly June 27, 2018 6:10 PM  

@132

"Kennedy was most likely the purest libertarian justice we've had."

To a fault.

Actually, to a whole slew of faults.

Blogger Noah B The Savage Gardener June 27, 2018 6:13 PM  

A tail better be put on her, and police alerted if she even parks near a Chuck E. Cheese.

The only thing keeping her alive is the fact that her cancer has cancer.

Blogger tuberman June 27, 2018 6:31 PM  

Kennedy + ObamaCare, was that a libertarian decision, or something else?

Blogger Stg58/Animal Mother June 27, 2018 6:34 PM  

Kennedy voted Obamacare as unconstitutional.

Blogger tuberman June 27, 2018 6:37 PM  

"Kennedy voted Obamacare as unconstitutional."

This is one I misunderstood, as I thought he helped to let it get through the challenge.

Blogger Stg58/Animal Mother June 27, 2018 6:45 PM  

Roberts was the swing vote on Obetgefell. Not Kennedy, the most usual swing vote.

Blogger J Curtis June 27, 2018 6:59 PM  

Another appointment like Gorsuch and the Left will be screwed for a long, LONG time

Another appointment like Gorsuch and I'll bet we'll soon be seeing Supreme Court justices having Secret Service protection a la SHS.

Really. I put nothing past these people.

Blogger Stg58/Animal Mother June 27, 2018 7:00 PM  

Hiring boom for the Secret Service for sure.

Blogger tz June 27, 2018 7:20 PM  

Apparently Sotomayor is a Diabetic.
And broke her arm.
Everyone should send her a box of the sweetest, high sugar candy with a get well soon card.

As to Ruth Cryptkeeper Ginsberg, I only hope she is alive until 8/1 after Kennedy is officially out. Pryor seems to be anxious to overturn Roe. We got Ginsberg and there are still 24 others on the short list.

Trump is going to Fargo ND now, I wonder if he will comment.

Also Thomas can retire and let Trump appoint a clone. And Breyer is getting on in years too.

Blogger James Dixon June 27, 2018 7:32 PM  

> Imagine if Ted Cruz hadn't gone full-GOPe-tard during the campaign. This nomination or the previous one could have been his.

Trump needs both Cruz and Lee in the Senate. They'll have to wait.

> If Sessions were truly sitting on his ass doing nothing, Trump would have fired him a year ago.

Absolutely. Who do you think has been working on all these trafficking cases? And where do you think they lead but the deep state?

Blogger tuberman June 27, 2018 7:52 PM  

POTUS to soon meet with Putin and it will be in Globalists face at that point.

Blogger Duh-ave June 27, 2018 8:09 PM  


Remember Scalia. No matter who gets nominated they won't be safe unless we quickly enact Commen Sense Pillow Control.

Blogger Jew613 June 27, 2018 8:12 PM  

Stg58, the 5 poorest states in America are Alabama, Tennessee, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, all right to work. I understand its great for those on top, they become much richer by weakening unions and having free trade. Its not so great for the bottom 80% however. Its just like the Randian claim that getting rid of Prevailing Wage will save governments tons of money. It just doesnt work out that way. Indiana's Repeal of Prevailing Wage Saved the State No Money.

In a few states the GOP has realized they can co-opt Labor Unions for themselves, Alaska & Ohio come to mind. As a result the Republicans really cant lose. Its seems a far better strategy to co-opt then war against.

Noah, It sounds great, but the cost of living is more then made up by the higher wages and greater rights of working Union.

Blogger Stg58/Animal Mother June 27, 2018 8:14 PM  

Have you ever been to any of those states, Jew?

Blogger Al Du Clur June 27, 2018 8:27 PM  

According to one Jewish rag, Jews contribute 50% of the funds collected by the DNC and 25% off the GOP. I imagine that Jews will be willing to contribute more because of TRUMP!!!

Or will Asians fill the gap. They vote overwhelmingly Democrat but don't believe in donating to charity. They take care of family. Will they start donating to keep open borders?

Blogger The Observer June 27, 2018 8:28 PM  

Twitter is full of people "literally crying" because of Kennedy stepping down and screaming about how Roe vs. Wade is going to be overturned.

Delicious.

Blogger Stg58/Animal Mother June 27, 2018 8:29 PM  

Tasty tasty agony

Blogger Azure Amaranthine June 27, 2018 8:34 PM  

"I wasn't surprised when the company was taken over by union officials. I curse them for turning my honorable grandfather's labor to waste."

Never having been in a union, this all reads like Animal Farm to me. Have none of you read Animal Farm?

"No doubt (((Ginsberg))) will spend the rest of this week seeking out all kinds of bizarre and unnatural life-extending potions."

I'd be willing to bet she's already bathed in the lifeblood of preteen virgins and injected stem cells acquired by murdering babies. Her magnitude of (open) evil freak is pretty much what I expect to find hidden in the rest of the world closet.

Blogger Azure Amaranthine June 27, 2018 8:39 PM  

"and screaming about how Roe vs. Wade is going to be overturned."

That alone would put Trump as one of the most Christian-acting presidents in a long, long time.

Blogger Sevron June 27, 2018 8:43 PM  

Trey Gowdy is so obviously just another swamp creature that I’m surprised anybody here is dumb enough to fall for his con. Just think- what has Gowdy ever accomplished? He makes a lot of noise, sure, but somehow never delivers anything at all.

Blogger Dire Badger June 27, 2018 8:45 PM  

Dave wrote:Kennedy, the "first gay justice", good riddance.

If they perp-walked him out and let the press know he was a pedophile rapist, it could destroy any legitimacy the supreme court has.

Which could quite literally start off the war. The Donald has been careful NOT to kick off the war, so Kennedy was 'permitted to resign'.

Blogger VD June 27, 2018 8:58 PM  

Stg58, the 5 poorest states in America are Alabama, Tennessee, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, all right to work.

Look at the ethnic demographics. It has nothing to do with right-to-work.

Blogger seeingsights June 27, 2018 9:01 PM  

I've been thinking real hard about this: if a liberal justice dies suddenly--and it could someone other than Ginsburg--the Left will rack up the insanity level to the 10th degree. Antifa like groups multipled by ten. Attempted assaninations that will make that one guy who shot at Congressmen look like a piker.
The Left will ratchet up the violence because they are facing an existential crisis.

Blogger Stg58/Animal Mother June 27, 2018 9:03 PM  

I'd rather be a dirt poor farmer in Alabama than a millionaire apartment dweller in Cherry Hill, NJ.

Blogger Garuna June 27, 2018 9:14 PM  

And remember: if the cucks had their way, Hillary Clinton would be president and this decision never would have happened.

They would prefer that. Media liberals have personally benefited from anti-Trump hysteria. For example, Colbert went from near-cancellation before Trump to now the top dog of late night """comedy""". Similarly, media cuckservatives would personally benefit from a Hillary presidency.

They virtue signal about principles. But they're really selfish faggots who would throw away their country for money, fame, and a little bit of power.

No one could be forced to join a union. But the unions did provide services for everyone whether or not they were members.

Have you ever been a member of a union? Didn't think so....


Cry more.

There's another reason why there will be no "blue wave" in November. The economy is doing quite well.

The blue wave was real in November 2017. Sadly for the Democrats, the midterm elections are in November 2018. Their momentum has rapidly fizzled out since then. In just a couple or so months, they went from a 13 point poll lead to a 2-3 point lead. With the current trajectory, Republicans gain some seats in the Senate, lose some seats in the House while possibly still retaining majority. That will be total victory for us and total disaster for the Democrats.

>a district court judge from Southern California issued a preliminary injunction requiring the Federal government to reunite all parents and children who were separated at the border and to stop detaining parents separately from their children.
>a district court judge from Southern California
>California


Every. Single. Time.

And yet, no number of indictments are worth a bucket of warm spit, until they are unsealed and arrests made and prosecutions begun.

Trump promised a wall, and he promised I'd get tired of winning. I haven't seen either one yet. He's got 2.5 years left to deliver.


Quit whining, newfag. Every few years I see newfags like you jump into politics and then quit immediately out of frustration. Be grateful that Trump has sped up the political process. It is usually even slower.

The rest of this year will be politicians campaigning on immigration, gun control, the IG report, swamp draining, muh Russia, korea, taxes, economy, political violence and things like that. If the Republicans retain their majority, you will get what you want in 2019, including the wall and locking some people up.

Blogger Rough Carrigan June 27, 2018 10:08 PM  

#154. Exactly.
Trey Gowdy has been controlled opposition. A confrontational sound bite now and then but also some bizarrely pro deep state ones like his spygate comments.
Compare his utter failure to do anything meaningful to the work of Devin Nunes.

Blogger Ominous Cowherd June 27, 2018 10:08 PM  

"
Quit whining, newfag. Every few years I see newfags like you jump into politics and then quit immediately out of frustration. Be grateful that Trump has sped up the political process. It is usually even slower."

Yep, Trump has done more in a year and a half than all the GOP presidents since Coolidge put together. I still want more, More, MORE. And we still get 2.5 more years at a minimum.

As someone else said, Trump has been careful not to kick off the war. I'd rather have war now than later, since we obviously aren't going to avoid it forever.

Blogger Nikephoros II Phokas June 27, 2018 10:29 PM  

I was going to say the same thing about Gowdy, complete with the Nunes reference.

I'd also point out that both Gowdy and Jason Chaffetz, another Congressman with the same M.O., both suddenly decided to "retire" from political life shortly after Trump was elected.

They're both in their early 50s.

Blogger Jew613 June 27, 2018 10:46 PM  

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Blogger lazlo azavaar June 27, 2018 10:48 PM  

Now all we need is for whatever dark arcane magicks are being expended to keep that old bat Ginsburg preternaturally alive to finally peter out.

Blogger Jew613 June 27, 2018 10:56 PM  

Stg58, back in the day I visited Tennessee, and Mississippi, I found them both depressing.

Vox, about demographics being the source of the poverty, fair enough. I will say this, my experience with Unions has been the bottom 10% of workers no one can help, the top 10% will do well no matter what, though they usually end up running the Union. The middle 80% do much better with a trade union. I've worked both and without representation the worker is as nothing before the boss, with a Union it is possible to have some dignity.

You Vox are not like most people, you are of exceptional ability and intelligence. You do well no matter what, most people dont do great with freedom, you do.

Blogger Stg58/Animal Mother June 27, 2018 11:07 PM  

Jew613,

I don't know where you're from, but I am in those states regularly. You can look down on them all you want, but that's home to me and heaven on earth. I don't care what your standards are. My ancestors have stained the ground with their blood for hundreds of years.

I especially don't give a shit how it looks compare to up north. The Northeast is dying. Dead. Constricted to death by taxes, unions, regulations, but then again I repeat myself.

Blogger Freddy June 27, 2018 11:28 PM  

Kennedy retires due to diety deeds.

Blogger Freddy June 27, 2018 11:29 PM  

Dirty deeds done dirt cheap.

Blogger Snidely Whiplash June 28, 2018 1:11 AM  

Jew613 wrote:the top 10% will do well no matter what, though they usually end up running the Union.
False. It's always the MOST dysfunctional individuals that wind up running the union. Every time.
Unions do not grant or enforce dignity for the middle caste of workers. Unions burden the middle caste of workers with the failure, laziness, and outright stupidity of the lowest tier.

We realize you sneer at us. Fuck you, Jew-boy.

Blogger Stg58/Animal Mother June 28, 2018 1:27 AM  

Jew613 boy, thanks

Blogger Jack Amok June 28, 2018 1:28 AM  

It has been reported for the past six months or so that he had already hired clerks for the next term. Ginsburg supposedly has clerks hired through 2020.

They probably have deals that give them a nice severance package and maybe even retirement bennies. A little going-away-graft to pay off the sons and daughters of supporters perhaps.

Yeah, yeah. Sittin' on his ass creating 20,000 sealed indictments.

Meanwhile Mueller is still running loose trying to get off a lucky shot. Sittin' has two months, maybe two and a half. When September comes, kids are back in school and The Swamp, if it's not sufficiently drained, might just kick off a wave of school shooting to try and gin up turnout. And by October, if Mueller isn't neutered or turned, he'll start flinging out his own indictments. Not sealed. Probably not even worth the paper they're written on, but timed to cause turmoil and see if they can goose that elusive Blue Wave into being.

If he's got 20,000 sealed indictments, he better not be getting buck fever. The time to do something is nigh. I'll be quite happy to start referring to him as Perfect Timing Jeff if he manages to do something soon. But at some point, getting your ducks in a row becomes an excuse for not acting. At some point, you go to war with the ducks you've got.

Blogger NO GOOGLES June 28, 2018 1:36 AM  

@153
If Trump got Roe v Wade overturned I would rub it in my Mormon friends' faces FOREVER. Several of them didn't vote (they didn't vote for Hillary, but couldn't "bring" themselves to vote for Trump because MUH PRINCIPLES) and it would be an absolute gas to rub in their faces that "unchristian" Trump accomplished something none of the "principled and Christian" candidates would never accomplish in a million years.

I know we're still in the "Crush your enemies" phase and we likely won't get to "lamentations of their women" for another 5 years or so, but it doesn't seem possible to enjoy this more than I am now.

Blogger Shimshon June 28, 2018 3:03 AM  

@172 NO GOOGLES, they'll just respond that Bush III would've been different than Bush II or Bush I, and like the good cucks they are, still stand for MUH PRINCIPLES.

Blogger God Emperor Memes June 28, 2018 3:52 AM  

No, they weren't always a racket. - There was a time when employers had no legal obligation to ensure their employees weren't needlessly maimed or killed, and many people died unnecessarily.

Blogger Noah B The Savage Gardener June 28, 2018 4:21 AM  

@165 It was probably that Smoky Mountain Rain. Does it every time.

Blogger Paul M June 28, 2018 4:50 AM  

> A good next step would be to cut off the NGOs, foundations, and charities by not allowing corporations to claim tax deductions on their donations.

Start with the churches. A property tax on churches would be a fine revenue raiser: can't God pay his property taxes?

Blogger Dire Badger June 28, 2018 5:07 AM  

Paul M.:

You miss the point. They are not talking about removing tax deductible from Charities, they are talking about removing tax deductions for corporations.

Churches are seldom sponsored by corporate interests. That's one of the reasons they are often so quick to sense a sea change... The problem is, they are also, almost universally, allied to government. If the government is corrupt, so is the church.

Hell, one has only to look at Churches to see EXACTLY what is wrong in government.

However, there are some places where churches tax deductible can be... trimmed. But removing their tax deductible status is probably a bad idea.

One of the reasons what is happening in Italy is so very important is because the Vatican seems to follow the government of Italy's lead... albeit a generation later. Italy taking a hard line, right now, is likely to result in the NEXT pope not being the homoerotic pedophile liberal that is now on the Throne.

Blogger James Dixon June 28, 2018 8:34 AM  

> I understand its great for those on top, they become much richer by weakening unions and having free trade. Its not so great for the bottom 80% however.

You really have no idea how unions actually work, do you?

> Noah, It sounds great, but the cost of living is more then made up by the higher wages and greater rights of working Union.

I've lived in the DC metro area and in WV. You're incorrect.

> I'd rather be a dirt poor farmer in Alabama than a millionaire apartment dweller in Cherry Hill, NJ.

Agreed.

> Stg58, back in the day I visited Tennessee, and Mississippi, I found them both depressing.

There's no account for taste. I've been in Tennessee. I didn't find anything depressing about it. Why don't you talk it over with Glenn Reynolds? I'm sure he'd be happy to disprove your assertion.

> I've worked both and without representation the worker is as nothing before the boss, with a Union it is possible to have some dignity.

He and the other workers know where the boss lives. Do you really thing they're powerless? If so, you don't know the same class of blue collar workers I do. Hint, the country song that goes "I threw my boss out a window and got fired from my last job" isn't really exaggerating all that much.

> When September comes, kids are back in school and The Swamp, if it's not sufficiently drained, might just kick off a wave of school shooting to try and gin up turnout.

In September, the next round of spending bills are due on Trump's desk. He's already said no more omnibus spending bills. Things are going to get interesting around then.

Blogger Dire Badger June 28, 2018 9:15 AM  

The only time Unions are necessary is when there is a glut of labor or a truly captive workforce.

For instance. The clay banks outside of new york, or the coal mines of west virginia. In both cases, the workers were kept in a kind of impossible-to-escape debt peonage, where they were paid in 'scrip' that technically equated to a working wage, but then overcharged brutally for housing, food, and the 'company store', the only places that accepted company scrip. The working conditions were so hellish that the vast majority of workers spent the tiny shred of money they managed to retain after the mandatory room and board deductions on alcohol... and in many cases, after 15 years (if they survived that long) they were MORE deeply in debt than they started out.

In such cases, The 'bosses' lived hundreds of miles away, and the only people you could 'get to' were overseers that could be easily replaced. The Violent tactics that the Miner's unions used were the only way to break the stranglehold of what was essentially legalized slavery. However, this sort of thing did not require 'dues', merely men that were willing to fight to free themselves.

Alternatively, there were the post-depression industries. In that case, it was merely a glut of labor, The worst of which was caused by the baby boom and 'putting women to work'. Unions for them were a convenience, which can be noted by the violence against 'scabs' as well as workers physically destroying delivery trucks and plants that did not capitulate.


The first kind of union was a good thing... and even to this day is vastly less criminal than the second kind... which should have resulted in every one of the rioting workers spending a decade at the state farm.

If Mine workers, oil riggers, or some other group that works in isolation wants to unionize, more power to them... as long as it is voluntary. But lifeguards, teachers, film extras, mail deliverymen, or DMV employees want a union? Screw them. There are tens of thousands of people that can do their job as well or better than they can with minimal training.

And cops, firemen, and emergency workers should be immediately fired for even suggesting a Union. I don't want a fireman who is only doing it for the money... and the community decides how much they are paid. Period. If you don't pay enough, you don't have enough to get the job done... the pressure is already there, threatening to strike and let people DIE to make a higher paycheck is beneath contempt.

Blogger Alphaeus June 28, 2018 9:18 AM  

"If the government is corrupt, so is the church"

We can observe empirically that the opposite is certainly true: since the "church" is so corrupt, the government cannot help but be severely and hopelessly corrupt.

Blogger Alphaeus June 28, 2018 9:20 AM  

That reminds me, I'm calling them "Cuckchurchians" now. As in, "It's so sad that the Presbyterians are all Cuckchurchians now."

Blogger LogicTsunami June 28, 2018 9:42 AM  

Read "Foundations: Their Power and Influence" by Rene Wormser for all the details.

Blogger eyeslevel June 28, 2018 12:10 PM  

Where leftism gets it's most massive funding is academia. Young people are taught at taxpayer expense that social planners need to run everything. If anyone tries to give an opposing view, their speech is canceled over "fear of violence." At a minimum, we can defund universities that engage in political censorship.

Blogger eyeslevel June 28, 2018 12:32 PM  

A brown country is a poor country. A brown party is a poor party. As whites are driven out of the Democratic Party, they'll take their political contributions with them.

Blogger Snidely Whiplash June 28, 2018 12:53 PM  

eyeslevel wrote:. As whites are driven out of the Democratic Party, they'll take their political contributions with them.
But the Jews will stay. Or they'll bring their money and nepotism to your party and turn it into democrat lite.

Blogger Jack Amok June 28, 2018 1:54 PM  

But the Jews will stay. Or they'll bring their money and nepotism to your party and turn it into democrat lite.

They might even be called something like... New-, or Neuvo-, or Neo-. Yeah, Neo has a nice sound to it.

Blogger Jew613 June 28, 2018 2:46 PM  

Snidely, the only one sneering was you. So you can go fuck yourself. I'm genuinely curious your source for saying only the most dysfunctional end up running unions, or are you pulling that claim out of the air?

Stg58, I'm glad you have a connection to a piece of land. That's nice, my opinions of that land are no cause for you to act like a scumbag.

James, that's great tough talk about how if the boss treats me wrong I'll show him. But practically speaking that's all it is. Most people will put up with a lot if their job is on the line and they have families to support. As an individual unless you are exceptionally talented you have little recourse.

Blogger Dirk Manly June 28, 2018 2:58 PM  

@174

"No, they weren't always a racket. - There was a time when employers had no legal obligation to ensure their employees weren't needlessly maimed or killed, and many people died unnecessarily."

1. I said the coal miners' unions didn't start out as a racket.

2. Equity Law is the real control on t his anyways. Anybody even making an industrial machine without safety cut-offs and "can only operate when the operator presses 2 buttons to verify that those hands aren't in the danger area" is just asking to have the entire company liquidated to pay off wrongful death and wrongful maiming lawsuits.

Blogger Snidely Whiplash June 28, 2018 3:28 PM  

Jew613 wrote:Snidely, the only one sneering was you. So you can go fuck yourself. I'm genuinely curious your source for saying only the most dysfunctional end up running unions, or are you pulling that claim out of the air?


10 years working in unionized workplaces taught me a lot more about unions than you seem to have learned. For one thing, I learned that union activism is the province of people who need to be fired. for another, I learned that the union will never protect you if your are a competent, productive employee, and will in fact set out to undermine and destroy you if you are too productive.

Your sneering disdain for places like Tennessee and Mississippi was overt and unmistakable.

Let's do this Socratically

Who supports the unions most?
Those who derive the most benefit, and those who are ideologically disposed to for other reasons.

What is the function of a union?
To protect the workers.

Who needs the protection the most?
The ones likeliest to be fired or harassed.

Who is likeliest to be fired or harassed?
The least productive and least functional.

Who derives the most benefit from unions?
The least productive and the least functional.

Who is ideologically disposed to support unions for what other reasons?
Communists and Socialists support unions as a means to destroy or control Capitalism.

@Jew613, you're siding with losers, dysfunctional gimps and Commies over productive competent workers.

Blogger James Dixon June 28, 2018 4:11 PM  

> James, that's great tough talk about how if the boss treats me wrong I'll show him.

I know of it being done at least once and I've heard of a couple of others. Like I said, you don't know the same class of blue collar workers I do.

> Most people will put up with a lot if their job is on the line and they have families to support.

Most will, yes. But it only takes one.

> As an individual unless you are exceptionally talented you have little recourse.

You always have recourse. You might not be willing to take it, but don't assume everyone else is like you.

> Your sneering disdain for places like Tennessee and Mississippi was overt and unmistakable.

I have to agree. I'm sure his opinion of where I live isn't much (if any) higher.

Blogger Damaris Tighe June 28, 2018 7:54 PM  

good to hear kennedy is going.

his leading judgement in the gay marriage decision reads like it was written by a hippy on drugs.

Blogger Blume June 28, 2018 8:45 PM  

All you have to know to know unions are crap is that electrical workers from Texas and Louisiana were turned back from the new jersey border by the electricians unions of new jersey after Sandy. They didn't want the free work interfering with their cushy union wages for overtime emergency work.

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