Yes my friends, today I received the See Here magazine for October. As I think I mentioned before somewhere (See Hall of Shame), my dad worked with the UAW and as a retiree he gets the magazine unless opting out. I’m glad he keeps the mag. for it gives me fresh ammo in my ongoing war with them. Now, to the misinformation and slander…
The President’s Report by the president of the local union starts out giving out the usual hullabaloo about how proud he is of Obama visiting the plant and how proud he is of the plant workers for treating Obama with respect and all that baloney. But what happens next is classic union, leftist work. He slobbers over how much an Obama signed Cobalt would go for on ebay. (I’d complain if I got it, but that’s just me.) After that comes the ra-ras for new CEO imposed by the Obama magistra… err, administration. Shortly thereafter he praises the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (You know? The one that has $3,000 signs springing up all over the country. Yeah that one) for having “cut taxes, provided emergency relief by extending unemployment benefits to laid off workers, and investing heavily in infrastructure improvements and new projects.” Doesn’t it make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside and want to hug Obama and never let him go??? Me neither! The fact is, the ‘new projects’ and ‘infrastructure improvements’ are actually re-paving roads that don’t need it and throwing up hundreds of signs in the most inopportune places. Yeah, don’t you just love it?
And then he goes overboard. He attacks the tea party protesters. But he does it subtly without a direct attack because he would probably find a few of them in his own plant. He calls them ‘tea-baggers’, a sexualized slur denoting despicable actions. If he would call them by their preferred name, I might not find it as offensive. (Mind you, the ‘teabaggers’ name was popularized by the likes of liberal talking head Keith Olbermann on MSNBC in the 9:00 PM EST time slot. Watch the vitriol for a few minutes, it’ll make you MAD, I guarantee it.)
After some more of the sickening rhetoric that makes you think you’re in the middle of a sappy love story, comes THIS doozy: “Most of all it is the understanding he brings to the table when talking about how we deserve better than the attitude that has prevailed from Washington to the boardrooms of big corporations. Attitudes that have rewarded wealth over work, selfishness over sacrifice, and greed over responsibility.” There’s a shot at those greedy, evil, rich, horrible monsters of capitalism. Uh-huh, uh-huh. And what about UAW President Ron Gettlefinger who reportedly makes over $150,000 a year. Is he not rich? Well of course not when you compare him to those evil CEOs making millions per year. Right? Well you see, the thing with that is, CEOs have to actually RUN the company. I say, sure maybe those CEOs would make good by refusing some of the money when people are suffering but it is their right to make money and I don’t begrudge them that. If I became CEO of some major company, I think I’d appreciate the big money myself. But I digress.
And then, just when we thought the president of the local union couldn’t outdo himself… he does. HE BASHES THE ENTIRE AMERICAN PUBLIC!!! “Then the economy imploded, right in front of the American people, who collectively seemed a caricature of the three monkeys (see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil). This would be funny if it wasn’t so @#$% denigrating to the people that are buying the products off of GM and it’s lousy union.
Lastly, he mentions getting all the UNION people back to work. “We will not rest until ALL members of this union are back to work.” Wait, I thought the union was for getting Americans back to work? Well it seems it doesn’t matter who the union employs, as long as they’re union. Stay tuned for more union coverage AND more coverage about my ongoing war with the union.
UPDATE: On the UAW website: www.uaw.org, Ron Gettelfinger states that affordable health care is a right not a privilege. Hey Ron, ever read the Constitution or Bill of Rights? Hint: It’s not in there. So as much as bleeding heart liberals want you to believe it, health care is a privilege for those that pay, not a right for everyone to obtain at the financial expense of others.