timujin: 1. If an article's headline asks a question that can be answered "no", don't bother writing the article.
BarkingUnicorn: Not because cops and firefighters have guns and axes but teachers do not?
Grand_Moff_Joseph: Last time I checked, you needed at least a HS diploma to be a firefighter or police officer.
FlashHarry: BarkingUnicorn: Not because cops and firefighters have guns and axes but teachers do not?actually, it's because cops and firefighters are gay icons. do you think your average bible-thumping michigan republican is going to rub one out to thoughts of a school teacher?
Snarfangel: timujin: 1. If an article's headline asks a question that can be answered "no", don't bother writing the article.Headlines that can be answered by "no" -- a good idea?
r1chard3: They need the cops on the job to bust open the heads of the other groups that protest. The firemen are needed to put out any post riot fires.
Nadie_AZ: zedster: GOP Logic:Companies colluding - Good for businessWorkers colluding - ZOMG SOCIALISMWe really are on our way to the Gilded Age take 2On our way?
Biological Ali: Somacandra: FTFA: If every public schoolteacher quit tomorrow, private schools, charter schools, and home-schooling would pick up the slack.Yes, all of us will up and quit our jobs and suddenly become qualified primary and secondary teachers or just stay home and home-school. Its not like we need our jobs to pay actual bills.Not to mention that this stupid argument applies as much to cops and firefighters as it does to teachers: "If every policeman in the country quit tomorrow, private security firms would pick up the slack!"
CheapEngineer: beta_plus: Mentat: BarkingUnicorn: Not because cops and firefighters have guns and axes but teachers do not?It's the same divide and conquer strategy Walker tried in Wisconsin. Set the unions against each other, take out the public sector unions, take out the industrial unions, and then take out the police and firefighter unions last when there's no one left to support them.As usual, libtards try to hide their bitter tears of impotent rage by being intentionally obtuse on why having an actual skill set and doing something inherently dangerous allows one to have a sustainable and useful union.[images.sodahead.com image 350x262]/oh, and conveniently ignoring the 1919 Boston Police StrikeWhile you conveniently ignore the 1896 Philadelphia barn fire. Apparently none of you republi-tards are capable of learning from history!\wow, that was easy
Lsherm: Some parents are using the public school system as the world's most expensive babysitter.
LordJiro: And who's forcing you to work at a closed shop? Answer: Nobody. You CHOOSE to work at a union shop, you accept the responsibilities.
Diogenes: [media.washtimes.com image 120x120]
beta_plus: Obvious tag on strike?American public school teachers suck. We pay more per student on k-12 public schools and our reward is the world's most stupid children. By any measure American public school teachers suck ass. When they aren't doing their job, they're sexually abusing the children of hispanics because they know that their parents fear having the INS called. Then after sexually abusing their children, they blame the parents!/"We teachers need more money to do a job that when we fail miserably at it will then claim we can't do it because the parents suck - while we make their kids suck us off!"
Popcorn Johnny: If unions care about workers as much as they claim to, they'll continue representing the employees even if they're not being paid for it.
Cinaed: Police and Firefighters? Good for today.Teachers? Good for tomorrow.
Tyee: No one should be forced to join or not to join a union.
China White Tea: I assume I am missing something that makes it an unreasonable position... so could someone tell me what that is?
clambam: I wouldn't mind if these people ran on a platform of "If elected, I will bust the unions," then got elected and busted the unions. That would be giving people what they wanted. It just seems that they're all running on some completely different platform, then when they get into power do the ol' bait and switch and pursue some completely different agenda. Had George Bush run on a platform of "If elected, I will invade Iraq," he never would have gotten elected (come to think of it...). But he stated on numerous occasions during the campaign that he "wasn't interested in nation-building" and then proceeded to do precisely that. How can we ever trust the repub Party again? They lie preferentially. Onto the ashbin of history with them.
Diogenes: It's conceivable.
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