By JenKuznicki


Michigan is not Wisconsin.

Right to Work legislation in Michigan doesn’t touch collective bargaining for private or public unions.  Right to work legislation in Michigan doesn’t include firemen or police in any legislative bill.  Right to work legislation in Michigan only makes it a personal decision by an employee to join or not join a union, and makes it unlawful for an employer to fire an employee for not joining or joining a union.

That’s it.

So of course, the slack-jawed pea-brained Michigan opinion dupes in the media over-act the entire issue.  All of a sudden, the middle class will cease to exist if somebody has the choice to negotiate his own deal.  All of a sudden, Michiganders didn’t send a majority of Republicans to handle Lansing.  All of a sudden, thousands of protesters practice modified Christmas songs to sing in front of the capitol because somehow allowing more freedom is the death knell for America.

Even some union-beholden intelligence-deficient Republicans vote against individual rights when push comes to shove.  Mike Nofs, the Republican Senator who pushed for unionization of home-healthcare workers after taking money along with several workers from SEIU for his reelection campaign, said he didn’t vote for Right to Work legislation because,

“I think that in general, working-class workers will not benefit from this,” Nofs said.

He said he thinks workers already have the freedom to decide whether they want to take a job that’s unionized or not.

“When you go to apply for a job, you know it’s a union job,” he said.

“If you don’t like unions, don’t apply for a union job. There are plenty of other non-union jobs.”

Senator Tom Casperson has also said he is against the Right to Work, and though I haven’t talked with him on this issue, has mentioned to others that he believes unions create higher wages and that Right To Work would lessen those wages. Somehow. I guess.

But these fellows are wrong, just as is the predictable media and the fanatical demonstrators that will be bussed in on Tuesday.  The protesters are undergoing vigorous training, preparing for clashes with police.

The unions are preparing for war because, quite simply, it is not right for people to be able to take on their own responsibility.

From the Detroit News: “Humanize the situation. Be clear with your intentions. Introduce yourself,” national labor activist Lisa Fithian, of Austin, Texas, said through a megaphone. “They’re going to do everything they can to criminalize us.”

I’ll humanize the situation.  When a man or woman works for someone else he or she can take what is handed out, or he or she can negotiate for his or her own future.  Yes, wages are high because of unions,  but they also increase the prices of goods which hurts middle America.  The unskilled laborer hits a windfall when he makes comparable money and benefits as a highly-skilled specialized laborer.

If equality is what is sought, tell me of the equality between someone who never took the initiative to learn a craft and one who can build something and make it work.  People are different, and in companies all across the nation people with special skills negotiate for their own pay.  This legislation is about the right to be responsible for yourself.

Of course the argumentative union representatives complain that it would be unfair for people who refuse to join a union to be able to ‘freeload’ from the collective bargaining efforts of the union.  Actually, they are more afraid that when a skilled laborer makes a better deal based on skills that he owns as much as he owns his body, that it will be the end of union power over man.

If men and women are allowed to create their own deal and depend on their own ability to succeed or fail, they won’t be “freeloading”. In fact it will cause people to learn skills, an acute need in America.

The only freeloading taking place is that of unions who launder dues into Democrat coffers at election time.  If you are of the mind that you do not agree with the Democrat party and you do not wish to feed it, and you belong to a union, you can get out.

So as this whole issue gets overblown with civil disobedience courses being taught in universities and pastors railing at the pulpit against the so-called extreme nature of Right To Work, just remember, freedom isn’t free and slavery comes in many forms.

On Tuesday many people will object to freedom by protesting.  In the near future, the unions will try to organize recall efforts for some or all of the Republicans who voted in favor of RTW, including the governor.  We will be fed the impression that Republicans are anti-American Nazis and who knows what other drivel they will conjure.

If in America you are not allowed to be your own person, responsible and willing to be accountable to yourself and yourself alone, then there is no freedom anywhere.

A great American author, Eric Hoffer, wrote of mass movements and described the condition of those who do push for solidarity in the collective versus the freedom of man:

Freedom of choice places the whole blame of failure on the shoulders of the individual.  And as freedom encourages a multiplicity of attempts, it unavoidably multiplies failure and frustration…Unless a man has the talents to make something of himself, freedom is an irksome burden.  Of what avail is freedom to choose if the self be ineffectual?

It is hard work when one decides to be completely responsible but there are empowering side effects that create a confident, vibrant economy and society.  By arguing and protesting against individual empowerment, those against Freedom to Work put themselves in direct conflict with the fabric of America.

Power to the people, individually.

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  • tinlizzieowner

    Doesn’t anybody get it yet? According to the unions, the only workers who have ‘rights’ are union workers and they will stomp your face into the ground to show you how ‘fair’ they are.

    • Orangeone

      The WI workers got it and left unions in droves. Their takehome pay is higher because of no union dues. Unions are running scared and I’m laughing, jealous that MN will NEVER be right-to-work.

      • kssturgis62

        Make Minnesota Right To Work. Get it put on your ballot as a constitutional amendment. You can do it, it just takes a lot of hard work and getting people to sign those petitions.

        All you have to do is look at how the laws are written. Ours in Michigan doesn’t include Police Officers or Fire Department Workers.

        We have been waiting for this for a long time. It is so great to see it happening.

        • Orangeone

          We had a Repub legislature for 1st time in 40+ years.  They put Voter ID and Marriage as constitutional amendments.  Not only did both fail, we now have Dem Legislature and Dem Governor.  Dayton’s 1st statement is that they will be raising taxes on the millionaires (>$200,000/yr).  RtW will NEVER pass here.  More businesses will abandon MN for WI, ND and SD and I can’t blame them.

    • http://www.facebook.com/LeeBDixon Lee B Dixon

      “Free Trade” supporters = Communist supporters.

      The Communist Takeover Of America – 45 Declared Goals

      On January 10, 1963, the House of Representative and later the Senate began reviewing a document entitled “Communist Goals for Taking Over America.” It contained an agenda of 45 separate issues that, in hindsight was quite shocking back then and equally shocking today. Here, in part, are some key points listed in that document.

      4. Permit free trade between all nations regardless of Communist affiliation and regardless of whether or not items could be used for war. http://rense.com/general32/americ.htm
      http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1561529/posts

      • deTocqueville1

        Free Trade is a conservative and libertarian agenda item not communist! What are you talking about?

        • http://www.facebook.com/LeeBDixon Lee B Dixon

          If you would read the links I posted above you wouldn’t have to ask what I’m talking about. Conservatives and Libertarians who push the “Free Trade” agenda are the globalist & the communists useful idiots.

    • Jazzee

      I GET IT and you are sooooooooooooooooooooooo right
      go MI right to work

  • Sober_Thinking

    Excellent points Scoop.

    Until Obama and the damned unions rose in power, I never once heard of a “Recall”. Maybe because I had been blissfully ignorant before Obama? That tactic seems incredibly wrong and illegal imo.

    Regardless, the damned unions are one of the Big 3 things that are eroding America from the inside out – like a cancer. If unions are worried about a war on them, good. Because heck yeah, there’s a war against them! Some Americans are waking up and realizing just how much of their money and freedom has been stolen and frankly, “We’re mad as hell and we’re not going to take it anymore!”

    Unions were a lovely thing back in the 1700s or 1800s… maybe even in the early 1900s… whenever this blight on America originated. But children aren’t working 80-hour weeks now or getting sucked into the machinery. Unions are legal theft that seems to only benefit Democrats – who perpetuate this liberal criminal activity. And now idiot Republicans are coming on board? Wow…

    To hell with unions! God bless anyone who opposes them. I’ll join with Mark Mix and others until we have a national right-to-work nation – with NO collective bargaining. I refuse to accept lawlessness, thuggary, blackmail or extortion, just so these clowns can pick America’s pockets and rough up non-union members.

    Oh, one more point. Those druggies at Chrysler who would go out and smoke pot and drink on their lunch break (2 years ago)? Yeah, well they’re back on the job now… irresponsible union members back at work… against Chrysler’s wishes. Why? Because they’re union – that’s the only reason those criminals are working in their old job again. Sickening.

  • Goldni007
  • http://twitter.com/mjh4259 Mary

    Lisa has lived most of her life in the comfort of Austin, TX, and in a right to work state. If she believes so strongly in unions and the labor movement, then why doesn’t she live in Michigan or New York?

  • proudhispanicconservative

    Because of sell-out politicians like these republican senators, is that the idiot republican establishment rinos think that you can sell your soul and give up on principles, because in their mind if you are a moderate it gives you a better chance of winning. I hope the republicans on that state dont give in, and actually do what they said they were going to do, it has to be signed by the governor, and not be afraid to go against the union thugs.

  • opinionatedhermit

    Power to the people, individually.

    Bamm!!!

  • SKL53

    It would be great if every state was a Right to Work state then we could flush all the unions down the toilet! Unions are just money grabbers!!!

    • Orangeone

      People in union states are fleeing, starting with businesses!

    • Jazzee

      and they screw the taxpayers every chance they and their elected idiot friends get do away with them especially public sector union thugs

  • Orangeone

    Oh Scoop, you have made my day! You know that foot of snow falling and blizzard winds in MN today, they should hit Detroit on Tuesday :) Can’t wait to see a bunch of wet unionbots. Oh wait, they’ll stay home….

    • Rshill7

      Much of Michigan is getting blanketed with snow today. We have about 2 inches so far. Winter Weather advisory in effect till 1 AM.

      Scoop didn’t write this :-)

      • Orangeone

        I’m in MN, 12″ so far and still falling :) HOpe it blankets the unionbots Tuesday

      • tinlizzieowner

        What can I say? It’s about 79 and clear down here (southwest Florida) at 6pm, it migtht actually get down into the low 60’s tonight. ;-) ;-)

      • meyou

        Hey, Rshill7, hello from 20-miles-north of Hart Plaza/Motor City!! No snow here yet, but I’ll pray for a HUGE pile on Tuesday. Wonder if Lisa will be flying or driving in? I might drive over to Lansing just for the fun of it!

        • Rshill7

          We’re up close to Alpena :-)

  • sjmom

    The unions are Obama’s brown shirts ready to pounce when someone disagrees with the socialist agenda.

    • Orangeone

      Glad millions of taxpayer dollars were spent making anti-bullying videos. /sarc

    • Jazzee

      AMEN

  • SKL53

    It would be great if every state was a Right to Work state! Then we could flush ALL the unions down the toilet! The unions are just a bunch of money grabbers! These big shots like Trumpka, Mulgrew, Weingarten…etc, they get theirs! The poor working stiffs are making these guys rich! What do they do to earn their hefty salaries…NADA!

  • Rshill7

    We all remember the William Wallace question: “What will you do without freedom?”

    To the Michigan union worker, with regards to their job, that question would be a head-scratcher, as they’ve never known freedom.

    The pertinent question after Governor Snyder’s signature will be the converse: It will become: What will you do with freedom?

    The worker will no longer be bound to have money diverted from his/her earnings without their permission, where heretofore it was taken without question or permission, only to stop ever so briefly for a visit at union headquarters before continuing it’s journey to democrat coffers like so many income streams and rivers headed for the sea.

    Freedom To Work. What will you do with it? Embrace it. Legalized extortion is still extortion. You won’t have to be a part of it any more, and your sons and daughters might not have to move to Texas to find a decent job.

    Yay Michigan! It’s time we were open for business.

    • Rshill7

      Yay Jen Kuznicki too!

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1250892000 Jen Kuznicki

        Thank you Rshill:)

  • PapaLouie

    What? The left is not “pro-choice” when it comes to unions?

    • Jazzee

      right papa ONLY when choice means murdering a baby…..gotta love them lefties such hypocrites as they are

  • PapaLouie

    “If you don’t like unions, don’t apply for a union job.”

    That doesn’t sound much different from, “If you don’t want a child, don’t get pregnant.” Isn’t it funny how the left thinks? It’s wrong to tell women what to do with their bodies, but it’s absolutely necessary to tell workers what to do with theirs.

    • Orangeone

      And business owners how to run their company and give the profits to the government.

      • warpmine

        Greasing the local politician defined

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/GYJCL6EHWWFTCJXOGOQ5EQV44U Samuel

    This is the best thing to happen to Michigan in many years. They will likely be simply amazed to see jobs returning when people can open a small shop, knowing that they will not have to hire union workers. This will be marvelous for the whole state. Every state should have Right to Work laws. It is only common sense; robbery should not be legal anywhere.

    • doreen beisel

      In poor financial times small business needs to hire workers at the lowest cost. A job even a lower paying job is still a job

      • The_Yeti_Knows

        Your colleagues at the sewage treatment plant surely agree, and yes yes …one day expect that promotion to chief corn sifter with that spirit Doe old girl

        • tinlizzieowner

          Snarky liberal comment. Sorry pal, you’re no Bill Maher.
          ;-) ;-)

          • The_Yeti_Knows

            Don’t worry, your position’s safe, someone has to skim out the prophylactics

            • tinlizzieowner

              Oh I’ll bet you’re the hit of the Commune.
              ;-) ;-)

              • The_Yeti_Knows

                Your order of fresh zucchini is here at the front desk , they’re pre-lubed ?

                • tinlizzieowner

                  Afraid you’ll have to send me a map. I’ve never been to the Welfare Office. I prefer my vegetables without the liberalism sauce, if it’s OK with you.
                  ;-) ;-)

                • The_Yeti_Knows

                  Soldier I’m sure you’re okay, but so butt ugly you could be a modern art masterpiece.

                • tinlizzieowner

                  Let’s see, so far you’ve alleged I’m Homosexual, that isn’t getting you anywhere, so now it’s my appearance? Do you remember what the topic was, or do you just come on that way to all the boys?
                  ;-) ;-)

                • The_Yeti_Knows

                  You’re right, you best get it all sanitary and squared away so that mother Mary herself would be proud to climb up on you and take a dump…..well hell I like you private Pile, you can come over and F0ck my sister

                • tinlizzieowner

                  “Comment Policy: Please read our new comment policy before making a comment. In short, please be respectful of others and do not engage in personal attacks. Otherwise we will revoke your comment privileges.”
                  Let’s see what the moderator thinks of your tripe.
                  ;-)

                • The_Yeti_Knows

                  Oh, ok Sorry Gomer, check the inbox , I sent you some kleenex… I thought you Vietnam vets appreciated the famous quotes. If you’re in diapers that changes everything

                • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

                  Thank you tinlizzieowner. I was in the mood for troll squashing. :-) I needed that.

                • tinlizzieowner

                  First person I’ve ever ‘flagged’ but enough is enough. If I want to read that kind of krap, I can go over to ‘The Daily Kos’. There are libs here I enjoy talking to and (believe it or not) I learn things. This kind of garbage is childish and unproductive.

                • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

                  Agreed. I don’t like banning people either, but this kind of stupidity doesn’t belong here. Thanks.

                • tinlizzieowner

                  You know how babies and libs get when you take away one of their toys, right? Looks like I’ve got a ‘troll’ following me on Disqus now. OK, 2 can play that game. ;-)

                • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

                  :-) Go get ‘im. lol.

                • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

                  Alright. Enough. As much as I enjoyed seeing tinlizzieowner’s replies, you obviously have no room for intelligence. You’re done.

                • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

                  Read the comment rules of conduct please.

                • The_Yeti_Knows

                  Whatsoever does it say about not being a suck? Anything?

                • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

                  Nice one. Good try. Grow up.

  • http://boogieforward.us/ K-Bob

    I don’t know how the legislation reads, but ending union control over shops should not be seen as “granting” a new right. It should be worded into the bill that this law removes from the state the power to limit inalienable rights.

    Don’t get me wrong: an individual shop OWNER should be allowed to require union membership if he or she wants to. But no shop should have union membership forced upon them by the state.

    • Orangeone

      You are my hero K-Bob!

    • tinlizzieowner

      And that is exactly what this is all about. ‘Freedom’ to be union AND ‘Freedom’ to be non-union, as well.

      • http://boogieforward.us/ K-Bob

        I should hope so. Evidently the Free Press is not amused. They claim Gov. Snyder broke some sort of promise.

        Looks like they merely awaited an excuse to bring out the long knives. Right to Work was the right dog-whistle signal, now that Obama is safely in office for four more years, so they can play Ted Kennedy to Snyder’s George Bush (in their fever dreams, that is).

        • tinlizzieowner

          Bob, maybe it’s just because I’m old but what isn’t being spoken about, is that it’s about not Obama or even just the unions. Obama is a ‘suit’, a fancy talker, at the right time, who ‘appears’ to be the ‘correct’ color, that was ‘selected’ to be President, by a machine that’s been around for decades. A very powerful and clever machine pulling the strings in the background. I use this quote a lot and the libs quote Snopes where it says “Probably False”. But as with most everything on Snopes, you need to read the fine print. Snopes never takes issue with the accuracy of the quote, only when, where and if, Norman Thomas was the one who said it.
          “The American people will never knowingly adopt socialism, but under the name of liberalism they will adopt every fragment of the socialist program until one day America will be a socialist nation without ever knowing how it happened.”
          “I no longer need to run as a Presidential Candidate for the Socialist Party. The Democrat Party has adopted our platform.”
          Norman Mattoon Thomas, 6 time Presidential candidate for the Socialist Party of America, circa 1948.

          • http://boogieforward.us/ K-Bob

            Yeah, we’ve been eating the seed corn so long it’s gonna be a shock when we reach the end of the bag.

      • Jazzee

        AMEN CHOICE all about choice except when the lefties decide we have no choice
        but murder a child ‘it’s my body’ God help us we are slowly taking ourselves into a very ugly place

  • Landscaper

    Thanks Michigan !
    SC+ BMW
    TN+ Nissan
    AL+ Mercedes / Honda
    These auto plants not only provided thousands of jobs, they pay very handsome wages with benefits. There is a waiting list at these plants for Hire-ins and that has been the case BEFORE the economy went in the toilet.

    • Orangeone

      I just may have to buy a BMW Landscaper. I love Trey Gowdy and would like to show my support with Revenue in his state! My 2nd Grand Cherokee is facing its 3rd recall. Gotta love the safety when the vehicle shuts off while driving if the battery dies, alternator doesn’t keep it running. I was lucky, happened in a parking lot, guy on I-494 in rush hour last week didn’t have such luck. And no that is not the recall reason. Outsourcing production to China might improve the quality!

      • tinlizzieowner

        In China, if you’re caught smoking pot and drinking on the job during lunch, not only will you not have a job, you might not have a family.

        • Orangeone

          Yikes!  The drunks’ return to work is another reason not to buy another Chrysler plus I’m boycotting the dealership for repairs :)

          • tinlizzieowner

            Only where unions rule would employers be forced to take back workers who were intoxocated at work.

            • Orangeone

              MN liberal court would probably force it too, I’m sure there would be discrimination somewhere….

              • tinlizzieowner

                Does anybody up there actually believe that Saturday Night Live Clown Al Franken legally won the election?
                I know, I know, we have our own ‘clowns’ like Debbie Wasserman Schutz.
                ;-);-)

                • Orangeone

                  We have an ongoing unrelated case, where it has been disclosed 24,000 fictitious driver’s licenses were made, by an employee in the Dem Sec of State’s office, all registered to vote in 2008, all registered Dem, all voted. More than enough to push Franken to the win. Pawlenty’s team also proved > # needed of prisoned felons also voted Dem.  MN Supreme Court did nothing of value for voter integrity. This to me is a separate set of crimes and Franken should be removed.

                • tinlizzieowner

                  Down here, Gov Scott and Atty. General Bondi were trying to clean up the voter rolls long before the election. One WW2 Vet was incorrectly listed, it took him no time at all to straighten things out but the (liberal) ‘media’ made such a big stink out of it, that they backed away from continuing, even though there were many documented ‘dead voters’ and voters listed as being able to vote in 2 states, still on the rolls.

                • Orangeone

                  In this day of technology, should be a breeze to clean things up. Gotta wonder how many college students are voting in state of school and state where their parents live.

                • tinlizzieowner

                  One would think so. Here in Florida, you have to present a photo ID and one other form of identification demonstrating that you live in the precinct where you are voting. The address on the 2 must match but that doesn’t mean that the person recording the information has to verify that it does.
                  ;-) ;-)

            • Landscaper

              I had a guy show for work so hung over, he was basically still drunk so I sent him home. The next day the same thing, so I fired him.

              • tinlizzieowner

                As an employer (like I have been too), you can’t accept the responsibility for somebody in that condition. Not these days, with a lawyer under every rock.

    • TimeForAnarchy

      And GA has Kia!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/CZSU2D67ODNZOKEZYHXONQ4F5Y John

    A mex girl I know gets $1500 a month per kid, has 4. It makes $6,000 a month.
    (I wish I was wrong)
    Plus, she gets money for rent, utilities, telephone, and more.
    She lives with her parents, but does not reports that.
    Her boyfriend just makes babies and smokes pot. She does not report him.
    She did quit her job.
    A safety net has become a hammock.

    AND WE ARE PAYING FOR THOUSANDS LIKE HER… and USA is dying….

    • Landscaper

      Where is the “dislike” button when you hear stories like this girl’s?

  • meyou

    Trey-lover here, too. Wish he could teach all weak, wobbly republicans what it means to be Conservative, Strong, Determined, and Decisive…in fact…Rick Snyder, well, gee…I’m praying that nothing changes his mind before he signs.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/44F4AB4VSCTOCHBMBG4ZWWD5OU Laurel

    For the left every issue is like abortion. They will not compromise or give one inch because in their drama queens pseudo intellectual minds it will cause them to give up everything. They think one minor limitation will lead to abolish-ment. That is how every single issue is approached and the loud screaming begins along with foot stomping escalating into full blown temper tantrums that get violent.

    Remember that next time you hear a libtard talk about ‘compromise’. It is a word that is used as weapon…nothing more.

  • Nukeman60

    …he [Sen Tom Casperson] believes unions create higher wages and that Right To Work would lessen those wages…

    Yep, 6% of the workforce is private sector Unions and 6% of the workforce is public sector Unions. It is true that Unions raise the wage of the Union worker (when they’re not forced to strike or the company is forced to shut down), but the price of goods for the other 88% who are not Union goes up and up and up to pay for those wages of the 12%.

    BTW, the 12% also have to pay for those higher prices of goods, so nobody wins (except the Union bosses who are extravagantly overpaid). Let’s lower wages (not raise them) and lower the cost of goods while doing it.

    A loaf of bread should never cost $5.

    • Orangeone

      And the gimmecrat (borrowed from Is_Sense_Common) party candidates that benefit from union campaign contributions!

      • tinlizzieowner

        ‘Common sense’ is like deodorant. Those who need it most, don’t have any’.
        ;-) ;-)

    • white531

      Nuke, I am glad you brought this up. It is something that has festered within me, since I first joined the work force, some fifty years ago. You can give this rant, the title of, “Goods and Services.” Because those two words just about cover all that you and I either provide to one another, or purchase from one another. So, let’s begin there.

      To make it a simple discussion, let us get away from computers and rocket science and bio-engineering, and go for simplicity. Let’s try to make it so simple, that even a Liberal would understand. Let’s take it back to Caveman days. Can’t get any more simple than that. I am aware that there really weren’t any Liberals in Caveman days, except dead ones, but we’ll let that go, for the moment, for the sake of the exercise.

      So, here we go. Goods and Services, in Caveman days. So, what do we have, in the way of Goods and Services, in Caveman days? Not a long list, I see. Let’s not be discouraged. We’re not talking a lot of people here. Two hundred was a large group.

      Nonetheless, these people had needs. They also produced products. They each either produced a product, or provided a service, that they exchanged for their needs. Welcome to the very beginnings of modern commerce. I can do this, you can do that. This is how it all began. Money came later.

      Let’s start with what they ate for dinner. Hmm. Looks like Mammoth. A few roots and things that look like onions, and more Mammoth. Okay, we’ll just go with Mammoth.

      So, I guess we have Hunters, who kill this Mammoth. They need spears. Who makes the spears? Just so turns out, there’s a guy in the next cave, who makes great spears. Guess who never goes hungry? The spear guy eats first.

      Hunter needs sandals. You guessed it. There’s a guy couple of caves over, who takes the hide of the Mammoth, and makes the most beautiful sandals. Man, the guy is just busy seven days a week, making sandals.

      Hunter keeps everybody busy. I guess this is a, “Hunter,” economy. He drags this Mammoth carcass back to the caves. Who the hell does he think, is going to take care of this mountain of meat?

      No worries, the women and youngsters of the tribe, have just been waiting, to show their own skills. Within two or three days, the Mammoth has become stew, dried meat, smoked Mammoth, and any number of other Mammoth delicacies.

      The Hunter did his job. The spear maker did his job. The sandal maker did his job.
      The rest, did their jobs. And the tribe survives. That is how the world works. That is how the world has always worked. Until Unions.

      One day, the guy who makes sandals, looks over at the guy who makes spears, and says, “how come he gets his meat first? Guy who makes the spears says, “I make the spears that kill the Mammoth.” Guy who makes the sandals says, “yeah, but I make the sandals. Hunter can’t hunt, without sandals.” Its a stalemate.

      New guy shows up. Says to the sandal maker, “I can help you.” “How,” the sandal maker replies. “Easy,” says the new guy. “Don’t make any more sandals.” But, that’s what I do!” says the sandal maker. “Yeah, I know, but they’re not paying you what you’re worth. The guy who makes spears, always eats first, and gets the best parts. Don’t you want the same?”

      Welcome to Unions. That is what Nuke was referring to, when he said a loaf of bread, doesn’t have to cost five dollars. He’s right. It doesn’t. In our business, I operate a commercial kitchen. I can make you a loaf of bread you will dream about for a week. I can make it for a dollar, and sell it to you for two dollars. Because I don’t have a Union guy in my kitchen.

      I believe we have come to the end of our little exercise with the Mammoth, the Hunter, and the Union guy. In our History, the Mammoth and the Hunter, both hold a place in History of significance. The Union guy is a pimple on a warthog’s ass.

      Try to keep in perspective, the relative importance of the Hunter, the Spearmaker, the Sandal Maker and the Union guy.

      All these centuries later, not much has changed. The Union guy is still a pimple on a warthog’s ass. Try your best to remember that.

      • Nukeman60

        Nicely done.

        Also, don’t forget, the EPA won’t let the tribe kill 90% of the Mammoth herd and the Union tells the tribe that they need to save 75% of those killed for future Union meals.

        I think the tribe should eat the Union boss. It would be tough meat, but would solve the problem. In caveman days, they were smart enough to know that.

        Today, not so much…

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dave-Kawasaki/1798183858 Dave Kawasaki

    This kind of sh1t is the reason I’ve worked out of the back of my truck for the last 20 years; no supervision and I name my hourly rate.

    • crosshr

      brava to ya dave, my kind. my small brain tend to expand when my rolling becomes more of a personal conviction. like you dave, I make myself self sufficient in many ways.

      I have ordered the unions to stay out, stay away, don’t get shot by some hunters

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/K7VU7Q3D33DEV2QSH3PWFQXXWM One

    The important right is the right to freedom of association, which is also the freedom to not associate. Michigan has violated that right by requiring workers to associate with unions as a condition of employment and by denying workers and employers the right to negotiate directly. The right to freedom of association isn’t written in the Constitution, but we all know that we have that right. We exercise it by leaving for right-to-work states when the employers exercise it by offering work there instead of here. It’s good that we’re finally correcting this mistake that was made so many decades ago.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jaspersilvis Jasper Silvis

    Hey @JenKuznicki! Are you ours exclusively? Meaning, do you just post to TRS? I honestly look forward to a Jen report every time I check Scoop (which is several times per day). Your journalism integrity and attention to detail with captivating commentary is quite awesome. You really have a gift and it is quite apparent that you work very hard at it. I’m guessing you are NOT union. LOL!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1250892000 Jen Kuznicki

      Ha. I’m personally non-union, thank you:)

  • deTocqueville1

    Excellent Jen. The clarity of your thinking and expression puts it all into the correct perspective.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1250892000 Jen Kuznicki

      Wow, thank you:)

  • SurfinCowboy

    Jen – I love everything you write. Fantastic as usual.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1250892000 Jen Kuznicki

      Thank you so very much:)

      • white531

        Jen, that goes double for me. It is so easy to read the things you write, and you make your points very understandable.

        Good job, as always.

  • dontdrinkthecoolaid

    Object to Freedom…three words that can go a long way in the analysis of the policies and relationships the Obama Administration has with unions, business and foreign terrorists.

  • WI4Walker

    Kudos to Michigan! Keep fighting the good fight!

  • kssturgis62

    This is so surprising to see happening in my home of Michigan.

    Everyone does need to understand we are talking about a Liberal Governor, who has an R by his name.

    Snyder has more committees than Obama at times. His budget and the money we are spending in the state is larger than what Granholm spent. He put through a Tax on our pensions, he didn’t get rid of the movie tax credit, he vetoed Voter ID, he will not touch the bill by Dave Agema for the Banning of Shariah Law ( which in our state it is a HUGE problem), he will not touch Illegal Immigration, and again we have issues there.

    When Right to Work first came up, he SAID NOPE don’t want to see it. Then Mitch Daniels signed it into law in Indiana. OOPS big problem, when Daniels did that, we have seen our unemployment go up to over 9% again.

    Snyder knows that we want him gone. oh he is told. But you see Michigan is purple. they flip faster than Jumping Beans, and because of Wayne Oakland and Macomb county always voting liberal, the entire state can be red, and we always lose. that is why I would like to see Michigan’s Electoral College Votes go the way of Congressional Districts. you win the District you get the vote.

    This is going to boost Snyder for a moment. But then again he will play dirty like always. But I will take what I can get.

    Another Surprise Randy Richardville who is the Senate Majority Leader, we are trying to Oust him to, and he actually let this be brought up in the Senate.