May 22, 2012

That video might get "picked up by tea partiers, maybe even [Nikki] Haley herself, to attack labor again."

"Do you think we can get this video pulled?"

It's not down yet: here.

41 comments:

Patrick said...

True colors. It's not over until we win.

Scott M said...

LOL. POTUS' speech after the Arizona shootings seems childish now. Well, childish'er, I suppose.

I suppose the woman on woman violence thing is okay, right, Whoopi? It wasn't violence-violence.

Tom Spaulding said...

It's over. Pretending that your union is the only thing standing between you and sweatshops is over.

I had a former family member (by marriage) who as union steward file a grievance that the night watchmen at Truax could not be given surprise inspections because they might be asleep and it would be unfair to them to be discovered sleeping on the job. Management had no right to trick them.

True story.

Comanche Voter said...

Emotional level of a petulant 3 year old. After years of being "treated like a union thug", she picks up a bat and starts to wail on a paper mache image of her supposed enemy.

What is this a Stanislavsky Method Acting Class?

Chip S. said...

Women, minority pinatas hardest hit.

Excellent head-bashing form on display. Union-quality.

ndspinelli said...

We need to hear from ken in sc. The video should have Dueling Banjos playing in the background.

"You sure gotta peeerty mouth."

I actually like southerners for the most part. So don't go all Civil War on me..you fuckin' Rebels!

ndspinelli said...

Yes ChipS, She would have taken more swings but her contract says she gets a break after 4 swings.

I believe that's a Japanese bat. Good ol' American Louisville Slugger also makes aluminum bats, and of course they are the king of the bat God wants us to use..wooden.

traditionalguy said...

Don't forget that one southerner can whip ten yankees with a corn stalk.

But those damn yankees wouldn't fight with corn stalks. At least not since Antietam dispelled the usefullness of a cornfields in general.

Nikki Haley is one smart lady. and the Tea Party women did well for her election in a State where the Good Old Boys are eternally arrogant.

cassandra lite said...

War on women indeed.

But send the Secret Service to interview Ted Nugent.

Lyle said...

They're attacking her in effigy because she's ASIAN!!!

Racism is so back in good form in America.

traditionalguy said...

Lyle...Racism is withering away in the south. The Louisiana and the South Carolina Governors are darker skinned caucasians that would hve bee rejected in the Teutonic racism days of 40 years ago.

for that a hat tip goes to Martin King of Atlanta.

t-man said...

Looks like you need to break out the "civility bullshit" tag again.

t-man said...

Also, If I were attending a party in my honor, as the lady in the video was, I would try to look like something other than the cackling Witch Hazel from a Bugs Bunny cartoon.

Lem said...

I suppose you couldn't do that to an effigy of president Obama.. other than that.. I don't see any problem.

Penny said...

Union leader?

I thought she looked familiar!

Seen one union thug, you've seen 'em all.

Eh, Dick Trumka?

Jay said...

And the leftists scream "union busting" as if it is a bad thing...

Penny said...

Based on her poor performance in South Carolina, I'm surprised she didn't "retire" sooner.

But hey...seniority...it's a wonderful thing sometimes.

Ross said...

I can only imagine what people would say if it was a conservative beating Obama's face.

Michelle Dulak Thomson said...

OK, so this is the "new civility"? I can't say I'm much impressed. Especially since crosshairs on points on the map were un-civil. Like graphically whacking in the head of your opponent isn't?

Unknown said...

Looks to me like union thug pre- election season batting practice.

K.C. said...

It's obvious that piƱata looking thing was union made, piece of crap fell apart after two whacks...

rhhardin said...

The violence to worry about is economic stupidity, rent seeking and intimidation.

Not some lame game somebody thought up.

John Stodder said...

Any violence in the South directed against any woman of East Asian descent in the next six months should be blamed on this racist, sexist video. Because that's exactly how the other side would play it. There would be pressure on the DOJ to file charges. There should be here as well. Let the other side say, "This goes too far." Let them institute reforms to negate guilt by association. As Uncle Saul would say, make them live by their own standards.

Quaestor said...

I've got the file now and I posted to YouTube elsewhere, so they can try to take it down...

eric said...

Is it Glenn Reynolds that says something like, "Fascism is always descending on America but lands in Europe"?? Or is that Mark Steyn?

We need something like that for cases like this.

Maybe; "Violent rhetoric is always accused of the right but is always coming from the left."

Not very good, I know, but there has to be an easy way to describe this phenomenon. The MSM will turn over every rock to find violence and racism within groups like the Tea Party, but will studiously ignore this video.

Imagine if this was a Tea Party leader and that face was Hillary Clinton.

War on Women?

ken in sc said...

OK, Spinelli, here you go. Nikki Haley has been a pretty good governor so far. She has overcome and embarrassed some 'good ol boy' Republican a-holes in the legislature—sort of like Sarah Palin did in Alaska. She is good looking and from a Sikh family, although a Methodist now.

The liquor store I use is run by a Sikh. Every Friday morning, when I am there, the audio is playing Punjabi prayers. He is a good guy. He has Haley stickers on his car. There are quite a few Sikhs in the Carolinas. They have a temple in Charlotte. They are not a problem. Some other groups are.

BTW, trad guy, do you know how you can tell a Presbyterian from a Baptist. A Presbyterian will speak to you in the liquor store.

The unofficial drink of the Presbyterian Church is Scotch.

Roger J. said...

Lord--what an ugly fucking bitch--swings a bat like Obama throws a baseball.

bgates said...

This is a union member using a baseball bat to hit a representation of a political opponent, not the actual opponent.

And if she were hitting the actual opponent, she would not be representative of union members in general.

And if union members in general did hit political opponents with baseball bats, then Bain Capital shut up.

ken in sc said...

The Presbyterian church founded a school in Tuscaloosa, Al. called Stillman College. Originally it was for black students. The board of directors was once interviewing candidates for president of the school. One of them was a black Baptist minister. After the official interview of over, one of the board members asked the candidate how he felt about drinking. He said, “I drink scotch.” The board members looked at each other and said, “Reverend, you are already a Presbyterian and didn't know it.”

virgil xenophon said...

@eric/

IIRC that was originally Jean-Francois Revel in his work: The Totalitarian Temptation.

Michelle Dulak Thomson said...

bgates,

This is a union member using a baseball bat to hit a representation of a political opponent, not the actual opponent.

And if the opponent were Obama, you would be totally cool with that?

wv: havenGu afformse

Chuck66 said...

South Carolina white Democrats...the people that invented the Confederacy. Lynching...no, bashing with a baseball bat, an outspoken Republican woman of color. A civil rights leader.

I am waiting for the Dept of Justice to launch an investigation. Well, I am still waiting....

JAL said...

It's on the evening news in SC. No taking it down.

Synova said...

It's a lack of class, not an outrage.

I'd ask who would have thought it a good idea to film it, but I don't suppose that vulgar persons (to channel the novels I've been reading lately) actually realize that they are vulgar persons.

Leo said...

Cheering while hitting a pinata of a indian-american? I thought South Carolina wasn't racist more :(

damikesc said...

Ken, much as I like Nikki, she has disappointed me as a governor. Dont care about a lot of the "crisis of the day" crape (oh no, she removed Darla Moore from the USC Board), but she is paying too many members of the Executive branch way too much.

But the state GOP loathes her so that improves her a lot to me.

BTW, what idiot called her "raghead" last week. Was it that inbred yokel Knotts?

damikesc said...

Nikki Haley has been a pretty good governor so far. She has overcome and embarrassed some 'good ol boy' Republican a-holes in the legislature—sort of like Sarah Palin did in Alaska. She is good looking and from a Sikh family, although a Methodist now.

Much as I like Nikki, she isn't Sanford (who, Brazilian ugly woman meltdown excluded, was an amazingly good governor). She pays her branch employees far too much money.

However, anybody the state GOP seems to hate and anybody who can make Harpootlian go completely batshit crazy is all right with me.

Also, who was the dunce who called her "r*ghead" recently? Drunken inbred yokel Knotts?

SGT Ted said...

She can't be bothered with the blindfold that children wear when swinging at a pinata?

Must be a Union rule.

Thorley Winston said...

She can't be bothered with the blindfold that children wear when swinging at a pinata?

Playing a children’s game to a make a political point may send one kind of message. Having to cheat at said children’s game sends another.

Rliyen said...

Ken, this is the variation of your joke I first heard last year:

"Jews don't recognize Jesus as Savior, Protestants don't recognize the Pope as the Vicar of Christ, and Baptists don't recognize each other in the liquor store."

The Unknown Pundit said...

A Baptist, Presbyterian, and a Catholic are in a package liquor store when a fire breaks out. Everyone escapes with their lives except the Baptist, who dies in the fire.

The reason the Baptist died? The back door was locked.