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Occupy 2.0: American Family Values, DLCC and Teamsters

Just when we’ve covered one political action or social justice group affiliated with Big Labor and their resurrection of Occupy, another pops up.

Campaign forms to combat voter suppression nationwide. #ncpol #MoralMonday #ALEC http://t.co/xbg2xTmLdt

— Teamsters (@Teamsters) August 20, 2013

The link goes to an article on the Teamsters website that touts it’s new 501 (4)(c) group that fighting racism ‘voter suppression’ called American Values First.

Unions, Occupy and Moral Monday — one big, happy Lefty family.
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Occupy 2.0: More Fast Food Strikes In Multiple States

Occupy 2.0 on the move. Another day of coordinated fast food worker protests was held on July 29th in multiple states including Illinois, Michigan, Missouri, New York and Wisconsin. Some in Chicago even continued today, August 1st. The strikes focus on raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour.

Looking behind the curtain, we see the AFL-CIO, SEIU and their occupy foot soldiers at work and being given a cushy reception from the mainstream media complex….
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Occupy 2.0: ALF-CIO NC and FLOC

North Carolina is riddled with overlapping Left leaning organizations. As I wrote in Occupy 2.0: NC’s Triangle Jobs For Justice, the SEIU is helping to create and organize social justice outfits around the country and here in North Carolina.

They are not alone in their endeavors. The AFL-CIO of North Carolina has become involved in a project called FLOC – Farm Labor Organizing Committee. The President of which is Baldemar Velasquez. Continue reading

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Occupy 2.0: NC’s Triangle Jobs For Justice

We’ve learned that the SEIU is feeding offshoot groups to organize protests of workers in the fast food and retail industries. These groups are cropping up all over the country under a variety of names and include social justice themes, but all have the common goal of raising the minimum wage or talk about a ‘living wage’.

I’ve labeled these groups Occupy 2.0, since those running these groups usually have at least one staffer tied to Occupy and another to unions. Yesterday I pulled North Carolina’s ‘Moral Mondays’ protests and union presence into the mix: Continue reading

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Occupy 2.0 Update: Confirmation – Fast Food Strikes Tied to SEIU

More Fast Food Worker Strikes Courtesy of the SEIU and their storefront “Occupy 2.0” social justice groups. See how they tie together, the footprint of Unions in NC and where Moral Mondays fit in. Continue reading

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#MoralMondays: June 24th Edition

It was another Meltdown Moral Monday at the NC General Assembly today courtesy of the tantrum throwing Left. The usual suspects were there – NAACP, NARAL, Planned Parenthood, Occupy, NC Student Power Union, BluePrint NC, NC Justice Center, NC Policy Watch, along with a host of others. Last, but not least, the NC AFL-CIO was the big attraction this week. More folks bused in because none of the thousands of employees in the multitude of state buildings flanking the NCGA wants to join their fracas:

It looks like there will be big numbers once again at today’s Moral Monday protests. Friends report (and this article confirms) that two busloads of outside agitators will be coming from Asheville alone this afternoon.

Click here to watch Rev. William Barber’s response to the Civitas Institute’s offensive mug shot website about the protesters. -Source: The Progressive Pulse

Perhaps that is because this ‘movement’ is not representative of NC like they claim. Oh goodie! AGITATORS! Now we’re talkin’! Hey, my source tells me it was more than just two buses. They spotted five making drop offs while on their way to get the heck out of there. They were unable to get close enough to check the plates this time. Shame. I bet they were all from North Carolina though, don’t you?

I watched some of the speeches. Listened to Barber thunder on, sermonizing and demonizing. One could even characterize it as threatening; not unlike Occupy rhetoric. It’s all about morality, racism, extremism and how awful it is that the grownups had to come in and clean up decades of Democrat made messes. Real pity, that. The only extremism I see is the messy, hypocrisy laden musings of a Reverend attempting to stay relevant.

Forward! Together! Water rights or…something.

#forwardtogether #moralmondays #ncpol pic.twitter.com/A07kknPzqO

— Pricey Harrison (@priceyharrison) June 24, 2013

Prior to today’s scheduled hissy fit, the first wave of protesters hit the courts. They want their cases dismissed, despite costing the taxpayers tens of thousands. Once again, our Liberal friends misunderstand or don’t know their history. Civil Disobedience has historical significance, but it also means taking the consequences along with the coveted media coverage. Complaining you don’t want to pay after you scarfed down the whole meal is not just lame, but a crime. Time to ante up.

Once again, I assert this is not about any of the touchstone Liberal causes the Reverend is using to whip up a frenzy in the useful pawns that have decided to follow him into arrest. This is about the loss of control. The sheer volume Barber is yelling his slew of shaming labels attests to the panic in the Left in North Carolina. This state has voted not to become New York or California and they are in free fall. Via Daily Haymaker:

Rob “Mr. Politics” Christensen says North Carolina politics has gone from “polarized to paranoid.” The guy who was the first — and I think ONLY – member of the news media to ever be physically removed from a NCGOP convention, says we are overreacting to what he and his comrades have been doing: […]Which brings me to the conservative fantasy – being flogged by Pope, Gov. Pat McCrory and other Republicans: that there is a vast Democratic conspiracy to take them down. Never have the Democrats had less clout in North Carolina. They have lost control of all three branches. The state Democratic Party is in disarray. The party’s sources of money have dried up. No new leaders have stepped forward. It’s best response so far has been getting arrested – a tactic traditionally reserved by the powerless in societies. And how did this vast Democratic conspiracy develop you might ask? Faced with what they knew would be an unstopped onslaught of Republican-backed legislation , liberal groups held a strategy session in December on how they might slow it down. A three-page memo was prepared by Jessica Laurenz, North Carolina director of America Votes, a liberal group that works with a coalition of other liberal groups. The memo says the Democrats didn’t have a prayer to pass anything they wanted, but their best shot was in “mitigating” the damage done by Republicans by crippling GOP leaders McCrory, House Speaker Thom Tillis and Senate Leader Phil Berger. The memo lays out numerous ideas, including videotaping GOP leaders’ speeches, hiring private detectives and in other ways attempting to “eviscerate the leadership and weaken their ability to govern.”

Videotaping, private detectives, evisceration… sounds pretty ‘extremist’ to me. Ah, our unbiased media… like the writer from the Asheville Citizen Times:

On the road to follow #avl protesters at #MoralMonday in Raleigh today. Know anyone going? #avlnews #ncpol pic.twitter.com/Khoq1fMKQz

— Casey Blake (@CaseyBlakeACT) June 24, 2013

Get mom and pops in the car there, Casey.

Anyhoo — Let’s see some tweets from today’s mayhem, shall we? Let’s start with the crowd size estimates that seem a little out of whack given the average attendance (excluding the astroturfed June 3rd event) is around 300 people. ABC11 doesn’t even mention crowd size at all in their evening report. You’d think if it was a big turn out that would be the headline, no?As of this post, WRAL didn’t even have a story up on it. I find that odd since WRAL has been such a wonderful supporter of Moral Mondays.

Remember, no one was arrested that didn’t hit the NAACP Lawyer meeting beforehand: Continue reading

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