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such a shame. pressure from the bullies.


Thanks for this wi59.

Not that it will be successful but the vote has been challenged.


The United Auto Workers has filed seven new claims that Nissan broke federal labor law during a union election at the company’s auto assembly plant in Mississippi.

The union filed the charges Friday just as polls closed after a two-day election to determine whether the UAW will represent roughly 3,700 workers at Nissan Motor Co.’s Canton plant.

The National Labor Relations Board will consider the charges and could add them to a series of allegations in a complaint the federal labor regulator has issued against Nissan.

If the UAW loses the vote and the labor board rules in favor of the charges, the board could order the election to be repeated. Such a decision could be months or years away.


Too bad Trump’s stacking the deck at the NLRB.


Although it was issued months ago it is finally gaining some attention in the MSM.


Jun 28, 2017 07:40 PM CDT

MISSOURI – The NAACP issues a travel advisory in response to legislation in the Show-Me State.

The Missouri chapter of the NAACP made the move in response to Senate Bill 43.

Opponents say the bill unfairly makes it harder for someone to sue over discrimination.

S.B. 43 has not been signed into law by Governor Eric Greitens.

Travel Advisory for the State of Missouri 

BALTIMORE – The NAACP Travel Advisory for the state of Missouri, effective through August 28th, 2017, calls for African American travelers, visitors and Missourians to pay special attention and exercise extreme caution when traveling throughout the state given the series of questionable, race-based incidents occurring statewide recently, and noted therein.

I can’t say I am surprised by this.


A forthcoming Missouri law that would make it harder to sue a business for race discrimination — which prompted the NAACP to issue a travel advisory for African-Americans in the state — was sponsored by a lawmaker whose business is being sued for race discrimination.

This more stringent burden laid out in Senate Bill 43 alarmed the state’s NAACP chapter so much that the group rallied to stop the governor from signing it and ultimately issued a “travel advisory” in June — its first ever in the nation — warning people of “looming danger” in Missouri.

While the chapter’s president, civil rights attorney Rod Chapel, wants the law to be repealed, he’s also criticizing how it could even pass in the first place — given that its sponsor, Republican Sen. Gary Romine, has a business that is facing a discrimination lawsuit.


This is the way Democrats operate. Then they wonder why we are pissed off.


Let me guess that it will be considered an accident.


Police and federal authorities are investigating a blast at an Islamic center in Minnesota that occurred early Saturday morning.

CBS Minnesota reported that the building of the Dar Al-Farooq Islamic Center in Bloomington, Minn., was damaged by smoke and fire from the blast, but no injuries were reported.

According to CBS, the fire was small enough that community members were able to extinguish it before emergency services arrived.

FBI and ATF agents have joined the investigation, but a motive has not yet been established and police say it is too early to call it a hate crime, according to CBS.


Heaven forbid that we listen to the wishes of the Afghani people.


It all about the race for Afghan mineral resources with the Chinese now. We’re going to have to be forced out now.

Don midwest

Excellent article today about the deep state from Glenn Greenwald

What’s Worse: Trump’s Campaign Agenda or Empowering Generals and CIA Operatives to Subvert it?


Guess on whose side that the Democratic leadership is on!

Small hint. It is not on our side.


SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Democrats control every lever of power in California state government, and free from worrying about major losses to Republicans, they’re training fire instead on each other.

The latest example is a recall effort against Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon, a strong progressive now targeted by party activists upset that he derailed a bill seeking government-funded health care for all.

The Rendon recall comes as the California Democratic Party contends with a protracted leadership battle that is as much about donors and messaging as it is about ideals. It follows a contentious battle among environmentalists over the state’s cap-and-trade law to fight climate change, which some thought was too deferential to oil companies.

Bonus points if you can guess who the man in the middle is.

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BTW It is Rendon on the right of him.


A couple of videos from Jimmy Dore to keep you occupied.


I certainly will not be watching any of them but in case you are interested.


ABC’s “This Week”: Sens. Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) and Chris Coons (D-Del.) speak about their bill to protect special counsel Mueller. Senior White House adviser Kellyanne Conway also joins the show.

NBC’s “Meet the Press”: Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) will speak about his new book attacking the GOP for abandoning conservatism; Gov. Jerry Brown (D-Calif.) will also appear.

CBS’ “Face the Nation”: Sen. Tom Cotton R-Ark.) speaks about his immigration bill. Govs. John Kasich (R-Ohio) and John Hickenlooper (D-Colo.) will make an appearance, as will former Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson who will likely also speak about immigration.

CNN’s “State of the Union”: Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.); Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) of the House Intelligence Committee; Gov. Chris Christie (R-N.J.).

“Fox News Sunday”: Tillis joins the program.


As if I care what this corporate sellout has to say.


Former Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chairman Howard Dean ripped what he called the “whiny” portion of the Democratic Party on Saturday in response to criticism of Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) by a number of progressives.

“There has always been a section of the left, which I call the whiny party — the party that doesn’t really wanna win, they just wanna be pure, and if they go down swinging purely, then that’s fine,” Dean, who ran for president in 2004, told MSNBC’s Joy Reid on “AM Joy.”

Note the program that he says it on.


David Sirota sums it up.

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