User Profile: KJGreen

KJGreen

Member Since: July 03, 2012

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  • September 1, 2014 at 1:07pm

    Part 3 of 3

    “These are uncertain times—at home and abroad. Right now, Randi is in Israel, where she’s on a study mission committed to seeking peace and security for this region of the world. On this Labor Day, let’s remember what this day is really about and recommit ourselves to the task before us—creating a more just world.

    And to achieve a more just world, we must stand together against injustice everywhere, starting in our workplaces, our neighborhoods and the communities we serve. Pledge to stand with us.

    In unity,
    Randi Weingarten
    Lorretta Johnson

    Mary Cathryn Ricker”

    (Thank god that Randi Weingarten is on the job trying to figure out peace in the middle east. What the hell does this have to do with representing the union members?)

    In reply to the contribution Who's Going to the Labor Day Picnic? Not Me!

  • [1] September 1, 2014 at 1:05pm

    Part 2 of 3

    “The austerity hawks, the privatizers and the deprofessionalizers know that there’s a growing disconnect between what they are peddling and what the American people want. And the only way they can keep their power is by demonizing and marginalizing us.

    There’s no doubt they will outspend us—as they will in this coming election. But our strength and the strength of the labor movement has never been our dollar power—it’s been our people power.

    This is our fight. But fighting back only gets you so far; we must fight forward to move forward, and that means never being afraid to both engage in conflict and find common ground, particularly with our communities, those we serve and one another. Together, by being member-mobilized, community-engaged, solution-driven and, yes, a little bad ass, we can reclaim the promise of America. We can create a nation fueled by democracy, justice and opportunity for all, instead of for the very few.”

    (Love the comment about “a little bad ass”)

    In reply to the contribution Who's Going to the Labor Day Picnic? Not Me!

  • [1] September 1, 2014 at 1:04pm

    Here’s the Labor Day letter from the American Federation of Teachers (multiple posts)

    Part 1 of 3

    “The very first Labor Day was created to acknowledge and honor working people who aspired to the American dream and fought for a better life for themselves and their families.

    Together, each and every day, we build on the work they began decades ago. As a union that is 1.6 million members strong, we are immensely proud of who we are, and we thank you for the work you do. Our union is at the intersection of two vital societal movements—creating educational opportunity through strong public schools, and advancing economic opportunity through the labor movement and sound economic policies. We not only teach our kids, heal our families, and keep our communities strong, we engage, mobilize and challenge ourselves and our communities to fight for a better nation.

    As a union, we are fighting back against the relentless attacks on our jobs, our families and our communities. We are fighting back—whether it’s against Campbell Brown’s efforts to strip teachers of their due process rights and pit teachers against parents; corporate hospital chains seeking to enrich themselves at the expense of patients and healthcare professionals; politicians like Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback, who never met a public school, public service or public employee he didn’t want to eliminate; or those saddling students with debt, ripping them off and “Wal-Martizing” the higher education workforce.”

    In reply to the contribution Who's Going to the Labor Day Picnic? Not Me!

  • [1] September 1, 2014 at 12:48pm

    They should change their team name to the “Bombing Radical Islamists”

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  • [1] September 1, 2014 at 12:45pm

    The headline called it a brawl. I call it an NFL recruiting combine.

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  • [2] September 1, 2014 at 12:37pm

    Wonder if the authorities are “investigating” this as vigorously as they do defacement of mosques. I’m also wondering if it could be one of those “hoax” situations where the perpetrators vandalize with the other sides point of view in order to discredit them.

    As other posters have noted, it is refreshing that some in the Muslim community have spoken out against this behavior. Small start, but one in the right direction.

    BTW, where is race-baiter Holder? Shouldn’t he be denouncing the perpetrators of this incident (without having all the facts) as he has done on so many others?

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  • [3] August 29, 2014 at 8:39am

    Liberal tolerance: all principles, opinions and attitudes are welcome so long as they agree with ours.

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  • [5] August 21, 2014 at 6:44pm

    The most interesting part of this article was the following comment:

    “Similarly, creative naming and display of vegetables increased selection by 40 to 70 percent.”

    So, let’s rename the vegetable to improve the psychology currently inhibiting one’s desire to eat it? That will make it better. Kind of like naming Obamacare the Affordable Care Act.

  • [8] August 17, 2014 at 8:10pm

    Unfortunately, integrity is missing from so many aspects of our society today. If some of our so-called leaders (political and business) would demonstrate this type of behavior, it might filter down to many others.

  • [4] August 12, 2014 at 12:43pm

    How about pursuing the “patterns of misconduct” in the current administration?

  • [12] August 5, 2014 at 1:39pm

    I’d be interested in hearing more details about what they define as “coercive environment”. Was it someone proselytizing as recruits walked into the office? Or was it just the simple presence of the bibles in the office. If it is the latter, then maybe we have a good screening criteria of new recruits — if a recruit gets offended and can’t deal with this, then how are they going to react when the bullets are flying over their head? And will one of these atheist organizations be at their aid when they are captured and faced with a demand to convert to Islam? Bet not …

    If you want to talk about coercive environment, how about the coercive environment being foisted upon the rest of us by the hypersensitive and too-easily offended segment of our population?

    It’s funny how stuff like this only seems to go one way. Respect my feelings, forget about yours …

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  • August 4, 2014 at 11:25pm

    Wow. It never ceases to amaze me how unabashed some of these liberals are. Like his crony, Obama, he has no respect for the position he has been placed in and no concept of the job he is supposed to fulfill or the boundaries in which they are supposed to operate.

    According to Holder, “the responsibility of the attorney general is to change things [and] bring us closer to the ideals expressed in our founding documents.” It’s amazing that in one sentence he contradicts his own behavior. Number one, he and the rest of the Obama administration are as far from bringing us closer the to ideals that this country was founded on. Number two, the job of the attorney general is not to “change things”, except in the context of providing advice and counsel to the president with regard to laws being contemplated and/or enacted.

    Although you wouldn’t know if based on his performance, the AG job is not: race baiting, ignoring laws he disagrees with, interpreting laws in ways that were never envisioned, stonewalling investigations regarding government misconduct (he is currently Lois Lerner’s best friend), etc., etc., etc.

    Holder may be proud of being an activist, however, if that is the case, then he should find another job where his brand of activism would be appropriate.

  • [2] August 4, 2014 at 7:05pm

    Nice try, LS.

    Just as stating and/or repeating a lie doesn’t make it true (as with your assertion), disputing the truth (as with Pelosi’s claim of the congressman’s statement) doesn’t make it false.

    I suppose the congressman is also lying when he says he didn’t apologize to Pelosi and she is telling the truth about their interchange?

    BTW, we’re still waiting for the video to corroborate the race-baiting congressmen who claimed that racial slurs were shouted at them in 2010. In spite of a $100K reward for such video, none has surfaced. Hmmm….

  • July 20, 2014 at 1:05pm

    Sorry … fumble fingers on the post button…

  • July 20, 2014 at 1:04pm

    Waiting for President Obama to talk about the greed of the corporatists and mandate distribution of excess profits to pave the gravel parking lots in town. Or the video of the lady looking for her ObamaPark that can get paid for out of Obama’s stash.

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  • July 20, 2014 at 1:04pm

    Waiting for President Obama to talk about the greed of the corporatists and mandate distribution of excess profits to pave the gravel parking lots in town. Or the video of the lady looking for her ObamaPark that can get paid for out of Obama’s stash.

  • [3] July 14, 2014 at 12:54pm

    ” …who ran but then dropped a 2012 bid for a seat in Congress,…”

    Any surprise he ran as a Democrat?

  • [6] July 4, 2014 at 12:36am

    Coming soon to a healthcare station near you … the Obamacare panel member transporting patients to the side of the road and throwing them into the ravine.

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  • [33] June 29, 2014 at 1:35pm

    Black study professor … with an attitude (like most of those who study or teach black studies).

  • [1] June 27, 2014 at 12:14pm

    I’m confused. WTF does the IRS paying a $50,000 fine really mean?
    – the fine comes out of their budget
    – their budget comes out of gov revenues
    – the gov revenues come from us taxpayers
    Aren’t we the ones actually paying this?

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