“Soft despotism is a term coined by Alexis de Tocqueville describing the state into which a country overrun by "a network of small complicated rules" might degrade. Soft despotism is different from despotism (also called 'hard despotism') in the sense that it is not obvious to the people."

Friday, June 17, 2011

Government Overreach: NLRB, Big Unions & Obama Against American Jobs in South Carolina

Boeing has a right to build a factory anywhere it chooses. Boeing needed a new plant to produce more 787 Dreamliners and built a $750 million facility in South Carolina, which is one of 22 right-to-work states. Workers cannot be forced to join a union as a condition of employment.

Acting NLRB General Counsel Lafe Solomon, an Obama appointee, does Obama's bidding and claims that, by building the plant in the Palmetto State, Boeing "retaliated against union workers. Obama's  other recess appointment,  Craig Becker is also another Obama waterboy on the National Labor Relations Board. Becker served as a  a top union lawyer and has argued that workers should not have any right to opt out of union representation. He also counseled a large local union founded as a subsidiary of the corrupt  Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN), another favorite of Obama.

No jobs in Washington are being transferred to South Carolina; in fact, Boeing's Washington facility gained 2,000 jobs. That was not good enough for Obama and his NLRB is suing Boeing and trying to stop their production in South Carolina. That is hard to believe even for the shit-bird sitting in The White House. It is stupid politics and the Democrats will come out badly for this autocratic overreach. 


  1. Where's Doug when you need him?

  2. One of those interesting little stories that comes along:

    DHAKA (AFP) – The number of households in electricity-starved Bangladesh using solar panels has crossed the one million mark -- the fastest expansion of solar use in the world, officials said Wednesday.

    In 2002, just 7,000 households were using solar panels but now more than a million households -- or some five million people -- gather solar energy, said Nazmul Haq of the Infrastructure Development Company (IDCOL).

    "It's the fastest expansion of solar energy anywhere in the world," said Haq, who heads the state-run IDCOL, which provides financing for clean energy projects.

    Bangladesh? Really?

  3. EXCLUSIVE: Two guns sold to a Mexican cartel and used in the high-profile kidnapping and murder of a Mexican lawyer last year were purchased under the U.S. Justice Department's failed anti-gun trafficking program Operation Fast and Furious, sources tell Fox News.

    U.S. law enforcement sources and officials in Washington told Fox News that two AK-47s were purchased in Arizona by a straw buyer — someone who legally buys guns, then illegal sells them to a third party – and were allowed to “walk” into Mexico. Police recovered the guns in the course of their investigation of the kidnapping of Mario Gonzalez Rodriguez.

    Read more:

  4. Muslims without oil, those Bangladeshi, rufus.

    Quite a resourceful bunch.

  5. while the US allows guns to be smuggled into Mexico.

  6. Muslim without oil

    miserable way to go through life, Skippy.

  7. Solar is a Big Time Coming Thing.

    It won't be but a year, or two, and we'll be able to buy one of those 250 watt panels for $150.00, or so. Glue-on jobbies. Plug and play.

    It's going to get interesting.

  8. Those coal guys know it, and they're about to have a nervous breakdown over it.

  9. Send the kid up on the roof. Yell up, put it over there; put the next one right next to it. click that red wire to the red wire.

    Come on down, and let's have a beer.

    Call your buddy the electrician to come over and sign off on it.

    Have another cold beer.

    Brag to wife about how great she's got it worshipping at your magnificent feet.

    One more cold beer, and time for bed. Another world to conquer, tomorrow.

    Yeah, this ain't Entergy's favorite dream.

  10. Its great for swimming pools.

    Not that I have one yet because, ya know, "The Husband" has a 45,000 car sitting in the garage.

  11. my toys don't even cost that much

  12. :)

    Be a WOMAN, grab those damn keys, and take a thousand mile drive somewhere!!!!!!!!!

    Don't take it anymore, at least GO ON STRIKE!!!!!


  13. Fuck that car, I'd be happy with a cup of coffee.

  14. Now you're starting to sound like the kind of date I can afford. :)

  15. Cheap date for sure Rufus. My daughter calls me the three beer queer, and I don't eat much either.

  16. I was in the Poconos last weekend at an amusement park. The old lady that waited on me said, "Oh honey I love your hair. You must be from New York."

    "Nah, I came straight fom wousiana." In a not so good southern accent.

    She just looked at me.

    The fact is I might be a cheap coffee date but my taste comes straight out of Soho.

  17. heh :)

    Just go on strike, you'll get what you want. I know my place, which is subservient to her.

    I've found over the years it's a hell of a lot easier to just give in than fight, and in the long run what's fought over don't mean much anyway.


  18. Of course that would be towards the northern end.

  19. Little RALPHY returns from school and says he got suspended from school.

    'Why?' asks the father?

    'The teacher asked 'How much is 2x3,'' I said '6', replies RALPHY.

    'But that's right!' says his dad.

    'Yeah, but then she asked me 'How much is 3x2?''

    'What's the fucking difference?' asks the father.

    'That's what I said!'

  20. The poor country pastor was livid when he confronted his wife with the receipt for a $250 dress she had bought. "How could you do this!" he exclaimed.
    "I don't know," she wailed, "I was standing in the store looking at the dress. Then I found myself trying it on. It was like the Devil was whispering to me, 'Gee, you look great in that dress. You should buy it.'"

    "Well," the pastor persisted, "you know how to deal with him! Just tell him, get behind me, Satan!"

    "I did," replied his wife, "but then he said, it looks great from back here, too!"

  21. Has anyone heard from Teresita?

  22. I was thinking the same thing yesterday.

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