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Radicals Dragged From Union Hearings

From The Tennessean:

Crowd rallies to oppose union, bargaining rights legislation

Mar. 15, 2011

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Troopers at the Tennessee Capitol have forcibly carried out seven union supporters after their protest disrupted a Senate committee hearing.

The seven were among of group of protesters who stood up during the Senate Commerce Committee hearing today and began chants about what they called "union busting" by the state Legislature.

Most demonstrators left the hearing room after about 30 minutes, but a small group tried to lock arms to keep from being removed.

Troopers pulled the holdouts out of the room one by one, while lawmakers, lobbyists and other observers looked on.

The committee disruption occurred after hundreds of labor supporters gathered for a midday protest near the Capitol to denounce a bill to strip teachers of their collective bargaining rights

So even Tennessee is out to "strip teachers of their collective bargaining rights"? Where will the madness stop?

The Tennessean has updated their article with a little more information about the ‘hard working middle class families’ who were dragged out of the committee hearing:

Associates identified the protesters as six members of the University of Memphis’ Progressive Students Alliance and Ash-Lee Henderson, an advocate with Chattanooga Organized for Action. Henderson had spoken at the rally earlier in the day.

The Progressive Students Alliance and Chattanooga Organized For Action are just as radical left as they sound.

The seven protesters were charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. They were taken to Metro jail, where they would be given the opportunity to post bond this evening, said Col. Tracy Trott, head of the Tennessee Highway Patrol, which is responsible for security at the Capitol.

Naturally all seven will be freed without charges or any penalties whatsoever.

After all, they represent ‘real democracy at work.’

This article was posted by Steve on Wednesday, March 16th, 2011. Comments are currently closed.

12 Responses to “Radicals Dragged From Union Hearings”

  1. Rusty Shackleford says:

    Whoever wrote this has trouble with word problems.

    Note the headline: “Crowd rallies to oppose union, bargaining rights legislation”

    Now note the first line: “Troopers at the Tennessee Capitol have forcibly carried out seven union supporters…”

    If this “journalist” was my student, I would ask them to explain the difference between “supporters” and “opponents”. I’m pretty sure in this day and age where competition is relegated to the trash heap, such concepts and terms are now utterly mysterious and pure science-fiction to the average person.

    So, how is it that in order to oppose the union, one must be a union supporter? I will think about that for the day and get back to you.

    • Liberals Demise says:

      Modarun edumacation has itz cohst en dang ner evra peny showwat a bargan
      whe ghot!!

    • Rusty Shackleford says:

      I suppose I should’ve gone on about the use of the poorly placed comma which is used to separate items in a common thought. However, when used in the context of the headline, it makes the intention of the sentence completely the opposite of what the writer was trying to say, that the crowd was rallying to oppose the union bargaining rights legislation. The added comma is then typically understood to mean the crowd was opposing the union and the bargaining rights legislation which makes the headline self-contradictory. But it’s a typical mistake made by many who possess the eighth grade reading level.

  2. wardmama4 says:

    TN – who knew? I am shocked that the msm is reporting only on Union supporters (paid activists) rather than the number of states going after budget busting Union deals – but then again – the msm does not want the American people to know the truth (how many states are against TWMBR, how many states are looking into Nullification to end around an Administration out-of-control and crapweasels in Congress who don’t do a damn thing to stop it – and of course how many states really want to ‘equalize’ the playing field for taxpayers who never have been and aren’t at the ‘bargaining table’ at all.

    Journalism is truly becoming – whatever the State wants us to run – The State being the DNC – talk about ‘speaking truth to power’ – the msm wouldn’t know TRUTH if it walked up and b*tch slapped ’em.

    And We The People are paying for it – day in and day out – as we watch the greatest Nation in the World be dragged down to 3rd world cesspool status more and more each day.

    BTW, a Tea Party guy in KY is attempting to push KY into Nullification of all Federal ‘laws’ as a violation of the 10th Amendment – since KY has been and is suffering under all the vile Federal regulations and does not want a single thing to do with TWMBR. At. All. Ever.

    Nullify the past 2 years – sounds good for me.

  3. Right of the People says:

    Why isn’t the childrens learning?

    This is what happens when you stop teaching grammar and instead teach ebonics.

  4. P. Aaron says:

    These people aren’t ‘radicals’. They represent the status quo-government.

  5. canary says:

    “I’m part of a family that believes, if you see a good fight, you get in it,” said Kwame Lillard, 71, a retired environmental engineer from Bordeaux. “We’re going to create a new generation of young people who will move us much higher in the civil-rights movement and the union.”

    ignorance raising ignorance

  6. tranquil.night says:

    Quoth Tennessee Lt. Governor Ron Ramsay, “The right of all citizens to protest and assemble peacefully is sacred in the State of Tennessee. However, this General Assembly will not be intimidated by nomadic bands of professional agitators on spring break bent on disruption. We talk through our differences here. Tennessee is not Wisconsin.”

  7. canary says:

    Teachers seeing blood at my state capital. She said their just protesting because it’s in the “climate” but that she’s red when classes get bigger. Then the others chant “red” “red” red” And then she says something else that makes her see red. And everyone chants “red” “red” “red”

    Such subliminal violence. Teacher: “let’s welcome this (grrr) new student. I’m seeing red. I’m really seeing red now”.

    Tea party’s can’t say things like that.

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