Labor Protests Yuengling

Don’t buy or drink Yuengling beer.  Dick Yuengling threw the Teamsters out of his Pottsville brewery and now is pushing for a right to work for less bill in Harrisburg.  Organized labor responded today with a large rally in Pottsville.  They marched to the courthouse and remembered the ten Molly Maguires who were convicted and hung for standing up for their rights in 1870.  Six of them were hung at the jail behind the courthouse:

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I cringe every time I see union members and progressives drinking Yuengling.  I even see it at Democratic Party and campaign events.  How do you condone supporting a union buster?  Today several hundred union members marched and rallied with signs saying “Stop Dick.”  I’m just happy I wasn’t at an anti gay pride rally!  Yuengling is a dick though and a lot of those present this morning were Teamsters, the union he disbanded.  Yuengling threatened that if the union didn’t leave he would move his brewery to Mexico.  Have you drunk Mexican beer?  It looks and tastes like piss, that’s why you have to put limes in it.  If he did that he’d have to abandon his slogan “America’s Oldest Brewery.”  His new slogan should be “America’s Biggest Union Buster.”

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News & Notes April 5, 2011

It’s a big day for news and the week will continue with news rolling out.  President Obama will be in Fairless Hills tomorrow and The Pennsylvania Progressive will live blog the energy town hall at Gamesa Manufacturing.  It appears a government shutdown is looming once again as the Tea baggers insist on yet another round of austerity cuts to important programs though they’d actually increase the bloated defense budget and keep the ag and oil subsidies.

Today is the fifth anniversary of my sister Marjorie’s passing.  We miss her.

Transocean is giving huge “safety’ bonuses to its executives for their brilliant record last year in causing the worst oil spill in U.S. history.  Their CEO is receiving an 18% raise.  What do they get in good years?

Radiation in sea water at the Fukushima nuclear plant is 7.5 million times normal and now will be dumped into the Pacific.  Recommendation:  don’t go for the sushi, it’s orange for a reason.

Rep. Daryl Metcalfe is introducing anti-union legislation this morning in Harrisburg.  We’re about to see the power of unions in Pennsylvania.  Will they accept this attack on their rights or stand up and fight?  I haven’t seen them fight for a long time.

Congressman Paul Ryan is unveiling a multi-trillion dollar cut to Medicare and Medicaid which will involve eliminating the programs and force seniors and the poor into private markets for health care.  This is the onset of a real death panel system as it will doom millions to early graves.  Where’s the outrage?

The Tea Party is driving the GOP over the cliff with their radical agenda.  No one in the Republican Party has the balls to stand up to them and are along for the ill fated ride.  If 2010 was a bloodbath for Democrats 2012 promises to be their best year ever at the polls.  They should drink tea at all the victory parties in honor of the morons who are handing them every independent voter out there and sending every “Reagan Democrat” back to the Party.

Congratulations to the UConn Huskies.  I doubt the Butler Bulldogs are ever going to get laid, ever again.  The poor boys couldn’t get it in the hole for love or money.  Speaking of money did the UConn players get paid before or after last night’s game?