Exposing the queen snake.
Independent Sentinel by S. Noble
Nancy Pelosi is a clever Communist, make no mistake about it. As David Horowitz says, she’s a very intelligent operative. While that may sound crazy, it’s not and many probably sense it’s not. You probably sense it’s not.
She once gave a speech on the floor of Congress honoring Harry Bridges, the head of the longshoreman’s union. He was a hardcore Marxist, a Soviet in fact. He was her favorite Stalinist and he was one of Frank Marshall Davis’s heroes. Davis is the one who , mentored Barack Obama.
Pelosi’s closest colleague in the House, and the Burton brothers, John and Phil, manned the party’s left fringe, bringing the party far-left. She came from an area of the country which houses our furthest left politicians — the San Francisco Bay Area.
While most unions of the day were anti-communist, the Bay Area unions took a different track.
When George Meany ran the AFL-CIO, he was staunchly anti-Communist though that has changed. During the war years, seeing the devastation wrought by Communism and Nazism, the unions were vehemently opposed to the ideology.
The International Longshoremen’s and Warehousemen’s Union (ILWU), which controlled the docks of San Francisco, were different, they were communist-run. Devoted Communist Harry Bridges was their guiding force.
He lied about being a Communist as so many of them do but he was a Communist[…]
One day before the vote Bill de Blasio’s horse carriage legislation in the New York City Council, the bottom fell out from under de Blasio’s long fought agenda to eradicate the carriage horse industry in New York City.
Hours before Commie Bill’s State of the City address, Teamsters Joint Council 16, the union representing the horse carriage drivers, walked back its support of Intro. 573-B.
George Miranda, President of Teamsters Joint Council 16 released the following statement:
“The Teamsters’ first priority is always our members and their livelihoods. With the legislation now finalized, our members are not confident that it provides a viable future for their industry. We cannot support the horse carriage bill currently before the City Council.”
Intro. 573-B, de Blasio’s legacy legislation would not only restrict the horse-drawn carriage industry to Central Park, it would decrease the number of carriage drivers from 200 to 95 by 2018 permitting only 75 horse to work in the park at a time.
The restrictions would obliterate the industry and destroy the livelihoods of countless carriage drivers who would find themselves on the unemployment line.
Members of the NYC Council who just last week were on par to passing the legislation after being urged by Melissa Mark-Viverito, the Council’s speaker to do so immediately walked back their support.
Without the union’s support of the legislation, Intro. 573-B is dead in the water. Council members would defy de Blasio before they defy the unions.
“…There were many members, including myself, who had always said that the only way I could ever support a compromise was if the Teamsters were a party to and supported the deal,” said Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer of Queens.
But once the Teamsters pulled out, “they knew they didn’t have the votes and they had to pull the bill,” he said.
Because the Council rarely votes on measures that are not assured of passage, the bill’s removal from the calendar for a vote on Friday is tantamount to its defeat. The mayor’s office said before the Teamsters’ decision to pull out on Thursday that the legislation still had the votes needed to pass….
de Blasio released a statement that the City:
“negotiated in good faith with the City Council and the Teamsters to reach this agreement. The terms of that agreement have not changed during these past weeks, but today the Teamsters decided to back away from the fair compromise they had previously endorsed. While we are disappointed this bill will no longer be considered Friday, the people of this city know what I believe, and we will work toward a new path on this issue.”
De Blasio acted in such good faith that he attempted to force the horse carriage bill through the New York City Council tomorrow in spite of heavy opposition to the legislation.
Speaker, Melissa Mark Viverito stated that the horse carriage bill contingent upon an agreement between all parties, the de Blasio Administration, the union and the City Council “was negotiated in good faith and…The Council will not vote on any horse carriage related legislation on Friday since the Teamsters no longer support the deal.”
In spite of its unpopularity amongst many in the NYC Council, the legislation was coincidentally placed on the docket last week for a vote at the same time that Council Members prepared legislation in the dark of night for a 32% salary increase retroactive January 1.
Both pieces of legislation were scheduled a vote tomorrow.
Mark-Viverito received a directive from de Blasio reference passage of the horse carriage legislation, which she relayed to Council members. Legislation for the massive salary increase was written the following day.
De Blasio must be feeling like a sucker about now meaning that the legislation involving the salary increase will be voted on tomorrow as scheduled.
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De Blasio denies that Intro. 573-B is flawed and would kill NYC’s horse carriage industry, as de Blasio and donors who aggressively and financially pushed for the legislation intended all along. See last week’s post, THE FIX: On same day NYC Council Votes ‘Yea’ for De Blasio’s HORSE CARRIAGE BILL, Council will vote itself a 32% PAY HIKE.
As reported earlier this week by the New York Times, the bottom began to fall out while de Blasio and his wife were campaigning in Iowa in spite of doors slamming in their faces [my emphasis] for Hillary Clinton. Something of which New York’s groundhog, Staten Island Chuck should be thankful. Commie Bill killed his predecessor.
Back to the bottom falling out…
… An influential labor group, the Central Labor Council, made calls to elected leaders urging them to oppose the legislation… Pedicab drivers, who would be banished from the lucrative lower section of the park as part of the deal, began organizing under the banner of another labor organization.
The Central Park Conservancy has raised “significant concerns” about the impact of the proposal, including the increased traffic from horses on park drives, the bridle path and transverse roads….
De Blasio’s pedicabs ban included in the horse carriage bill would restrict pedicabs, not exactly a favorite of Manhattanites from operating in Central Park below 85th Street in Manhattan.
A ban on pedicabs would prove financially beneficial to yellow taxicabs whose union are major de Blasio donors.
Independent Sentinel by S. Noble
Almost two-thirds of 1.6 million civilian full-time federal employees receive merit bonuses. Agency officials claim it’s to attract talent but it’s really just another union giveaway. They are being rewarded for merely showing up to work. They haven’t brought in new clients, sold more products, or improved productivity. They’ve appeared.
There is no way 60% of the government employees excel to the point of earning bonuses. It’s just not possible.
The VA paid out $143 million in performance bonuses to employees in 2014 — even though several of them were under investigation or accused of mismanagement, according to Jeff Miller, Chair of the House Veterans Affairs Committee where the information was collected[…]
We have these blasted dog and pony shows and STILL NOTHING CHANGES with the VA except that even more veterans are being neglected and dying. Talk about a dereliction of duty – when is enough TOO MUCH?
How about Congress, Veterans Administration employees and federal workers as a whole receiving the same benefits, medical treatment and lack thereof as is being doled out to our vets. Moreover, eliminate all incentives and bonuses. Would things change then?
SHTFplan.com, by Mac Slavo
If the Baltimore riots seem like a tired replay of Ferguson, there might be a good reason as to why.
A data mining firm with government ties that tracks social media reported that they uncovered a core group of accounts who appear to have driven much of the buzz and even more of the calls to actions by crowds on the ground.
The online activity of a few dozen of the same individuals were linked and timed with key moments in Baltimore and Ferguson, leading up to the most intense cases of both sustained demonstrations and episodes of violent riots in both of these cities.
An analysis of social media traffic in downtown Baltimore Monday has unearthed striking connections to the protests in Ferguson, Mo. last year, according to a leading data mining firm that shared its findings exclusively with Fox News….
Re-published with permission, SHTFplan.com, by Mac Slavo.
Americans are being set up for a scenario far more nefarious than the local and state police forces bashing a few heads.
The goal is spiral America into such a state of affairs that all Americans will BEG the federal government to intervene even if it means taking away our liberties.
Do not do it.
AFSCME, one of the nation’s most powerful unions has severed all ties with the United Negro College Fund after the UNCF accepted a $25 million donation from the Koch Brothers based on politics in spite of the fact that the Koch Brothers has been donating to the UNCF since 2005.
In a letter sent Tuesday, AFSCME President Lee Saunders wrote that the UNCF has taken actions “deeply hostile” to public employees, which he considers a “profound betrayal of the ideals of the civil rights movement,” and that the union will end its relationship with UNCF.
Saunders cited the UNCF’s decision to accept a $25 million grant from Koch Industries, Inc. and the Charles Koch Foundation as a reason for the split, as well as the decision by UNCF President Michael Lomax to speak at a summit hosted by the Kochs in California.
For Progressives, ideology trumps education
AFSCME’s message to the UNCF: How dare Black people step off the plantation. How dare the UNCF accept donations from one who shares different politics and views of what America should be. (cynicism)
This donation by the Koch Brothers has nothing to do with politics or one’s ideology unless of course one happens to be an evil Communist as is the case with AFSCME (see letter below) who has decided to punish the UNCF (and the future of Black Americans) for stepping off the Progressive plantation, if only for a moment, by terminating its Union Scholars Program with the UNCF.
The crux of it is that Progressives do not approve of non-progressives donating to causes that would further the education or improve the lot of Blacks out of fear that Blacks will walk away from the Progressive plantation.
The massive outcry demanding that the UNCF return the donation to the Koch Brothers gives credence to the fact that Progressives want to keep Blacks on the plantation.
It is only acceptable for Blacks to move up only so long as it one does so under terms laid out by Progressives.
Overlooked amongst the massive outcry is the reality that Black students in receipt of these scholarships acquired due to Koch donations would not be that much less in debt over their heads to the federal government after graduation, something that Progressives find highly objectionable.
Kudos to UNCF president, Lomax for standing his ground and not letting ideology get in the way of what is best.
Just last month, Brooklyn College turned down a $10 million donation from the Koch Brothers and in March, SEIU Local 1199 went bonkers, protesting a $100 million donation from Koch to New York Presbyterian Hospital. The lunacy is due to a difference in politics.
In other words, Progressive elites prefer to see Blacks uneducated, workers unemployed and all government dependent solely because they cannot risk the enslaved walking away from the plantation.
One more thing, have you noticed that the Progressive will only say, “It’s for the children” when something is beneficial to Progressive elites. In this instance, as far as Progressives are concerned, the children can go to hell especially Black children.