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PA as a Right-To-Work State, Screaming Babys and IBEW
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IBEW Local 98, the most powerful union in Philly headed by Johnny Doc, is really making an ass of itself here:

http://www.myfoxphilly.com/story/2031962...ke-you-cry

Any of you who know Philly know that IBEW Local 98 protests constantly at businesses and construction sites all over Philly. The inflatable rat has probably seen every single street corner in town.

Apparently standing next to a rat hooked up to a blower and a generator with 5 to 15 fat guys stuffing Primo Hoagies in their face and handling out leaflets with gross grammar and spelling mistakes has now gone the way of blasting neighborhood residents with noise.

They've started doing this since late summer and now it's becoming a new routine. If it hits my neighborhood I am going to start pleading Tom Corbett with petitions and letters to move Pennsylvania into the column of Right To Work states.

That will give IBEW something to cry about.

Fucking morons.


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PHILADELPHIA -
It's a union protest designed to bring you to tears.

Residents at the Vista apartment building on the 2800 block. of N. 47th St. in Philadelphia's Wynnefield section are losing their minds over a recording played by protesters from IBEW local 98.

Last Wednesday, the union set up an iPod and loudspeakers that plays this recorded message: "Your community is crying for jobs, participation and fair wages." It's what comes next that brings a tear to the eye: an extended crying jag by a seemingly fussy infant.

The recording- which began last Wednesday- runs each weekday from around 8 a.m. to mid-afternoon.

"I know everybody says they've got their rights," says longtime apartment resident Jean Smith, "and that's fine. But don't we have rights too, that we have to hear this constantly- every day?"

The electricians are protesting the use of a non-union contractor to do electrical work on renovations at the apartment building.

Residents say they have nothing against organized labor making a point, but this?

"The crying of the baby- it doesn't give them no sympathy," says apartment dweller David Dickson. "It's not helping them."

Saundra Terrell agrees. "They don't seem to care! Even when we approached them nicely on the first day, they seemed to ignore us."

FOX 29s Bruce Gordon called the IBEW's spokesman to see whether we could quiet the protest.

Union boss John Dougherty later agreed to meet.

He claims non-union workers are leading the city to economic decline.

As for the irritating infant?

"It's well within the law," says Dougherty. "It's within the first amendment. I'm not apologizing.

But, he said, "because Bruce Gordon came here, on behalf of Christmas and me being a Christmas type of guy, I'm going to (play) Christmas carols up there, starting tomorrow."

No more crying baby?

"Not till after the holiday!"

That last line sounds a little ominous, but we're going to hold Dougherty to the Christmas carol pledge.

By the way, the building owner says union electricians were offered the chance to bid on the work at Vista, but that a non-union contractor won the job.
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There was a Philadelphia Congressman on the radio today. On 1210am with Dom Giordano. The Congressman, when asked about this incident repeatedly stated that "I'm a sworn official and I support the 1st amendment." That's right ladies and gentleman, harassment though use of a loud-speaker baby is, according to a Philadelphia Congressman, protected free speech.
"As I lay rubber down the street I pray for traction I can keep, but if I spin and begin to slide, please dear God, protect my sweet ride."
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Wait, didn't Philly firebomb some houses a few years ago because the residents were constantly on a loudspeaker spewing crap? Wink
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Can you imagine if they were doing this on your street when you had small children at home that need to take a nap during the day? That would be enough to push me to my breaking point.
The law? The law is a human institution...
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streaker69;52051 Wrote:Wait, didn't Philly firebomb some houses a few years ago because the residents were constantly on a loudspeaker spewing crap? Wink

Yes, but MOVE weren't Democrat supporters, unlike the unions. Those union workers deserve to have the same loud-speaker torture devices installed in their homes.

On another note, Dom made use of a good phrase today which I will steal from him for my own nefarious purposes. He said, "I don't know about you, but if it were me I'd 'pop and drop' him." I like it. Dom Giordano for President! lol.
"As I lay rubber down the street I pray for traction I can keep, but if I spin and begin to slide, please dear God, protect my sweet ride."
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(12-12-2012, 02:00 PM)ByblosHex Wrote: There was a Philadelphia Congressman on the radio today. On 1210am with Dom Giordano. The Congressman, when asked about this incident repeatedly stated that "I'm a sworn official and I support the 1st amendment." That's right ladies and gentleman, harassment though use of a loud-speaker baby is, according to a Philadelphia Congressman, protected free speech.

Do it near my house and I might just use my second amendment on his first amendment equipment.
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ArcticSplash;52010 Wrote:...and handling out leaflets with gross grammar and spelling mistakes...

You mean like that subject line?
gascolator, proud to be a member of pa2a.org since Nov 2012.
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(12-12-2012, 02:25 PM)gascolator Wrote:
ArcticSplash;52010 Wrote:...and handling out leaflets with gross grammar and spelling mistakes...

You mean like that subject line?
Yep.
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ByblosHex;52050 Wrote:There was a Philadelphia Congressman on the radio today. On 1210am with Dom Giordano. The Congressman, when asked about this incident repeatedly stated that "I'm a sworn official and I support the 1st amendment." That's right ladies and gentleman, harassment though use of a loud-speaker baby is, according to a Philadelphia Congressman, protected free speech.

He said he was a sworn "federal" official, and supports "all" amendments. Rolleyes
I don't know how dom didnt lay into him for lying through his teeth.
Shrug Ive got my eyes on you
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bogey1;52189 Wrote:
ByblosHex;52050 Wrote:There was a Philadelphia Congressman on the radio today. On 1210am with Dom Giordano. The Congressman, when asked about this incident repeatedly stated that "I'm a sworn official and I support the 1st amendment." That's right ladies and gentleman, harassment though use of a loud-speaker baby is, according to a Philadelphia Congressman, protected free speech.

He said he was a sworn "federal" official, and supports "all" amendments. Rolleyes
I don't know how dom didnt lay into him for lying through his teeth.

Probably a combination of time constraints and wanting to have the guy on shows at a later date. I was screaming in my head for Dom to say to the Congressman, then it's OK for me to set-up a baby sounding loud-speaker outside your house, right? Sometimes I wish I had my own radio show.
"As I lay rubber down the street I pray for traction I can keep, but if I spin and begin to slide, please dear God, protect my sweet ride."
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