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(Toledo Blade)   "Joe the Plumber" is now Joe the UAW member   (toledoblade.com) divider line 184
    More: Ironic, UAW, Chrysler, local church, union shops, redistribution of wealth  
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2014-02-17 10:17:37 PM  
TFA: "Yes, I have a website that puts out conservative news. Yes, I am part owner of a gun company."

All that and you still need another job? I wonder if this asshat is just trying to put himself out there to become some sort of teabagger martyr.

Also, fair warning to anyone who wants to copypaste from the article; the site adds the URL from the page to the end of it.

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2014-02-17 10:37:16 PM  
Oh Arturo, Prince of Irony.
 
2014-02-17 10:38:12 PM  
Since when is teabagger a derogatory term?
 
2014-02-17 10:45:55 PM  

Mr. Fuzzypaws: Since when is teabagger a derogatory term?


I remember giggling like a school girl when Rachel Maddow was playing the clips of the originator of the send tea bags to congress proudly declaring himself as a teabagger.
 
2014-02-17 10:54:40 PM  
1.bp.blogspot.com

"RINO! RIIIIINNNOOOOOOOOO!"
 
2014-02-17 11:00:22 PM  
He'll always be Joe the f*cking moron to me
 
2014-02-17 11:00:25 PM  
So Joseph Wurzelbacher is a Marxist thug now?
 
2014-02-17 11:03:51 PM  

Mr. Fuzzypaws: Since when is teabagger a derogatory term?


I'll have to consult my chart. There are days they wear it a badge of honour, and other days where it will be the worst thing you can call a person.
 
2014-02-17 11:19:50 PM  
In long message, Mr. Wurzelbacher said, "I was just recently hired on at Chrysler," and explained that while he's known as a conservative, he's not an enemy of private unions.


Except when you are being payed by Americans For Prosperity to campaign against  unions,
 
2014-02-17 11:28:40 PM  

radiofreewill: TFA: "Yes, I have a website that puts out conservative news. Yes, I am part owner of a gun company."

All that and you still need another job? I wonder if this asshat is just trying to put himself out there to become some sort of teabagger martyr.

Also, fair warning to anyone who wants to copypaste from the article; the site adds the URL from the page to the end of it.

[img.fark.net image 704x271]



I have a hard time believing he said any of that without help.  I don't believe he could spell temerity let alone define it.
 
2014-02-17 11:49:10 PM  

spongeboob: In long message, Mr. Wurzelbacher said, "I was just recently hired on at Chrysler," and explained that while he's known as a conservative, he's not an enemy of private unions.

Except when you are being payed by Americans For Prosperity to campaign against  unions,


What?  The GOP hoisted on its own retard, again?  The deuce, you say!
 
2014-02-17 11:50:21 PM  

Irving Maimway: Mr. Fuzzypaws: Since when is teabagger a derogatory term?

I remember giggling like a school girl when Rachel Maddow was playing the clips of the originator of the send tea bags to congress proudly declaring himself as a teabagger.


1.bp.blogspot.com

www.votetheus.com

Only they can call themselves that.
 
2014-02-17 11:54:10 PM  

fusillade762: Only they can call themselves that.


Clue: People that annoy you.
T E A _  _ G G E R
 
2014-02-18 12:53:06 AM  

Ha! Ha!
He's in a union!

 
2014-02-18 12:57:09 AM  
Here's hoping that his job is saved via union representation and intervention on his behalf.
 
2014-02-18 12:58:11 AM  
So, I guess he's not going to be singing this anytime soon then?
On TFA: how terrible it is that someone who injected himself into the public debate, and tried valiantly to profit from his 15 minutes of fame, and managed to pretty much make a fool of himself, discredit his "cause" and who was really hoping to get picked up for syndication or at least some sweet endorsements and speaking fees, has been cast in the light of a whiny little b*tch. And his statement only illustrates that sterling quality of being an entitled asshat who somehow thinks that because he has vocalized opinions, that there are no consequences for those opinions.

I somehow don't think that he's going to make it long "on the job" if he's pissing off folks already. And whining about his experience in that shop isn't going make any friends fast. Whining about "having" to join the union, when he could have taken a job elsewhere--perhaps even after getting the certifications necessary for the job he presented to the world in the first place isn't a bad idea--but he deliberately sought out work in a closed shop. How very bootstrappy of him to seek employment in a union shop, and then whine about it...
 
2014-02-18 01:00:03 AM  
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muck1969: Here's hoping that his job is saved via union representation and intervention on his behalf.


Oh, it's even better. The union he is a member of will take his dues and donate it to the democratic party as part of their political involvement.

That's what cracks me up - in the line of work I'm in - to hear right wing firefighters and police talk about how they hate the Big O so much, yet they're members of unions (Like the IAFF - which is the most politically active public safety union of all) that are primary donors to the US Democratic Party, and often (but not always) back democratic candidates.
 
2014-02-18 01:13:02 AM  

hubiestubert: So, I guess he's not going to be singing this anytime soon then?
On TFA: how terrible it is that someone who injected himself into the public debate, and tried valiantly to profit from his 15 minutes of fame, and managed to pretty much make a fool of himself, discredit his "cause" and who was really hoping to get picked up for syndication or at least some sweet endorsements and speaking fees, has been cast in the light of a whiny little b*tch. And his statement only illustrates that sterling quality of being an entitled asshat who somehow thinks that because he has vocalized opinions, that there are no consequences for those opinions.

I somehow don't think that he's going to make it long "on the job" if he's pissing off folks already. And whining about his experience in that shop isn't going make any friends fast. Whining about "having" to join the union, when he could have taken a job elsewhere--perhaps even after getting the certifications necessary for the job he presented to the world in the first place isn't a bad idea--but he deliberately sought out work in a closed shop. How very bootstrappy of him to seek employment in a union shop, and then whine about it...


I don't know about whining. Sounds like he's saying all the right things -- for a change.

FTFA: "I've always found a way to make my way, and now I've had the fortune of being hired by a great company - Chrysler Corporation - one of the original Big Three," Mr. Wurzelbacher wrote.

"Private unions, such as the UAW, is a choice between employees and employers. If that is what they want then who am I to say you can't have it?" he said.


He'd better be good at building cars because I can't imagine these statements are going to endear him to his tea party friends.
 
2014-02-18 01:27:24 AM  

Mitch Taylor's Bro: hubiestubert: So, I guess he's not going to be singing this anytime soon then?
On TFA: how terrible it is that someone who injected himself into the public debate, and tried valiantly to profit from his 15 minutes of fame, and managed to pretty much make a fool of himself, discredit his "cause" and who was really hoping to get picked up for syndication or at least some sweet endorsements and speaking fees, has been cast in the light of a whiny little b*tch. And his statement only illustrates that sterling quality of being an entitled asshat who somehow thinks that because he has vocalized opinions, that there are no consequences for those opinions.

I somehow don't think that he's going to make it long "on the job" if he's pissing off folks already. And whining about his experience in that shop isn't going make any friends fast. Whining about "having" to join the union, when he could have taken a job elsewhere--perhaps even after getting the certifications necessary for the job he presented to the world in the first place isn't a bad idea--but he deliberately sought out work in a closed shop. How very bootstrappy of him to seek employment in a union shop, and then whine about it...

I don't know about whining. Sounds like he's saying all the right things -- for a change.


I was referring to even commenting on his words with coworkers. There are consequences for his public life, and he's injected himself into it. And in closed shop, only days into his stint with the company, he's telling tales out of class. That's not going to endear himself into the company's culture. He's there NOT to work, but I suspect, get let go, and then cry and try to get himself back in the limelight again. If he was there to work, he wouldn't be talking about it. He'd be doing it. Blogging about his experience, in such a short time, is just a journal so that when he does get fired, and let go in some incident that he'll call "disappointing" or "regretful" that he can try to take some moral high ground.

The entire statement is covering his own ass, so that he can capitalize on it later. Worse, he's poking a much bigger bear than the media. Unions don't play the sorts of games that newshounds do. And Chrysler certainly won't want anyone f*cking about with their brand either. He's looking to piss off some folks, get fired, and then try to capitalize on the "unfairness" of it.

If he was just there to work, he'd be packing his lunch, and getting his tools ready, not blogging about it.
 
2014-02-18 02:03:22 AM  
This is no different than Hillary Clinton sitting on the board of Walmart for several years.

People will do things for money and job security.

I'm no different.
 
2014-02-18 02:20:17 AM  

Darth_Lukecash: This is no different than Hillary Clinton sitting on the board of Walmart for several years.

People will do things for money and job security.

I'm no different.


I'm not sure if that's true, But Hillary was, in the mid 1960's  a "Goldwater" Republican.  Barry Goldwater was a free market libertarian isolationist republican in the days of Lyndon Johnson. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barry_Goldwater

But even he abandoned the ideals he support because corporations corrupted them.
 
2014-02-18 03:00:05 AM  
www.examiner.com
"fark Joe the Plumber"
 
2014-02-18 03:13:17 AM  
optikeye: Darth_Lukecash: This is no different than Hillary Clinton sitting on the board of Walmart for several years.

People will do things for money and job security.

I'm no different.

I'm not sure if that's true, But Hillary was, in the mid 1960's  a "Goldwater" Republican.  Barry Goldwater was a free market libertarian isolationist republican
RINO

But even he abandoned the ideals he support because corporations corrupted them.

FTFY:
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2014-02-18 04:10:15 AM  
So... Joe the Thug now?
 
2014-02-18 04:11:56 AM  

ksdanj: So Joseph Wurzelbacher is a Marxist thug now?


Dammit, shoulda control F'd for "thug" or maybe read the thread or the article or something first..
 
2014-02-18 04:13:46 AM  

radiofreewill: Also, fair warning to anyone who wants to copypaste from the article; the site adds the URL from the page to the end of it.

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ctrl + v = paste with formatting and attached content
ctrl + shift + v = paste plain text

There you go, bud.
 
2014-02-18 04:32:57 AM  
If my dad were still alive to see Joe the Plumber join his "The Union" (never said Union without "the" in front of it), he'd probably have such a fit that he'd blow up Facebook's data center with angry rants.

Or the opposite, and take so much schadenfreude in it that he'd send him multiple subscriptions to Solidarity just out of spite. Hell, maybe both.
 
2014-02-18 04:34:30 AM  
It's a good thing Republicans have a short-term memory, otherwise this might actually cause some of them to reflect on whether or not their politics matches their personal beliefs and desires. Most Republicans will simply go, "Joe who?" after adjusting their american flag sticking out of their rascal scooter.

These people may have votes that count like anyone else's, but keep in mind they're mentally ill or suffer from dementia. They can't memorize anything beyond "Obama bad!"
 
2014-02-18 04:36:27 AM  
 
2014-02-18 04:42:04 AM  
Well, I'm a contractor myself. I'm a roofer... Dunn and Reddy Home Improvements. And speaking as a roofer, I can say that a roofer's personal politics come heavily into play when choosing jobs.
 
2014-02-18 04:55:00 AM  

Harry_Seldon: Well, I'm a contractor myself. I'm a roofer... Dunn and Reddy Home Improvements. And speaking as a roofer, I can say that a roofer's personal politics come heavily into play when choosing jobs.


Unions, especially big and proud ones like the UAW and Plumbers/Pipefitters, don't really take kindly to those that work actively and very publicly against them while also trying to benefit off their work and sacrifice.

Go figure.
 
2014-02-18 04:58:56 AM  

Shadowknight: Harry_Seldon: Well, I'm a contractor myself. I'm a roofer... Dunn and Reddy Home Improvements. And speaking as a roofer, I can say that a roofer's personal politics come heavily into play when choosing jobs.

Unions, especially big and proud ones like the UAW and Plumbers/Pipefitters, don't really take kindly to those that work actively and very publicly against them while also trying to benefit off their work and sacrifice.

Go figure.


www.moldea.com

"No shiat."
 
2014-02-18 05:04:30 AM  

hubiestubert: So, I guess he's not going to be singing this anytime soon then?


We can do better than that... I give you 'Strawbs'... you are welcome
 
2014-02-18 05:17:52 AM  

radiofreewill: TFA: "Yes, I have a website that puts out conservative news. Yes, I am part owner of a gun company."

All that and you still need another job? I wonder if this asshat is just trying to put himself out there to become some sort of teabagger martyr.


Joe the Plumber, Renaissance man.
 
2014-02-18 05:27:19 AM  

MinkeyMan: hubiestubert: So, I guess he's not going to be singing this anytime soon then?

We can do better than that... I give you 'Strawbs'... you are welcome


Nice. I think that's the first time I've seen someone mention the Strawbs on Fark.  :)

I raise you Steve Earle:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Fey_pg8oUM
 
2014-02-18 05:28:41 AM  
Bestest part (after him paying his union dues, of course), is that he equates his personal trials and tribulations to the embarrassment of the slurs and discrimination that gay men go thru on a daily basis.


Now, I would be remiss if I didn't mention that Democrats and liberals, who are supposed to so tolerant and enlightened regarding homosexuals have for three or four years now, have been using a gay slur to describe people who they think are associated with the Tea Party. "Tea Bagger" has traditionally been a derogatory slur used to intimidate, put down, humiliate and otherwise taunt, smear, bully or just discriminate against gays ? usually gay men ? based on a sex act that gay men apparently made popular.
 
2014-02-18 05:45:05 AM  
"Mr. Wurzelbacher, 40, of Springfield Township, who once was vilified as an 'unlicensed plumber,' said he was on his fourth day today and taking a [union-negotiated] smoke break at the time, when he was accosted by a co-worker as a 'teabagger,' a derogatory term used for Tea Party members."
 
2014-02-18 05:45:26 AM  
If he doesn't like his union job, I'm sure there's a line out the door of people who'd be willing to take his spot.

I don't fault him for taking the job. It probably was the best one available to him as far as pay and benefits.

I always felt Teabaggers ask the wrong question. They shouldn't ask "why do those union guys have it so much better than me?" They should ask "why do I have it so much worse than them?"

But I'm sure lots of them think Henry Ford was a godless commie to think that the people that built his cars should be able to afford to drive one.
 
2014-02-18 05:53:37 AM  

Shadowknight: Unions, especially big and proud ones like the UAW and Plumbers/Pipefitters, don't really take kindly to those that work actively and very publicly against them while also trying to benefit off their work and sacrifice.


Won't somebody think of the union bosses with friends in high places? Those poor dears.

I'd have more sympathy if they didn't have histories of corruption (Plumbers/Pipefitters, you say? A full decade of bribery) and if there weren't so many crooks among their current leadership.

B-b-b-b-b-but isolated incidents! I stopped counting the number of federal cases of union-leadership corruption for last year when I got to 100, but you can keep going if you wish.

I figure if the money's right, Joe will reinvent himself as a union boss who's "seen the light" and whatever his previous sins may be, the will be forgiven as he travels the nation on a book tour illustrating the struggles of the proletariat.
 
2014-02-18 06:00:30 AM  

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"RINO! RIIIIINNNOOOOOOOOO!"


Is that a teleprompter I see? Surely not. Only the teleprompter-in-chief uses those things.
 
2014-02-18 06:08:16 AM  
After getting up extra early to trudge through yet another shiat-ass snowstorm before rush hour,  this news is exactly what I needed to make my day.

Well, that and a forecast of highs in the 40's the next few days which might melt the 5 foot tall mountain of snow on the sides of my driveway.


LMAO, EABOD, and DIAF joe the shiathead. I hope you enjoy every second of the on-the-job hazing you are going to get


/ actually he's probably hoping to get hazed, then sue.
// dammit
/// is he that smart?
 
jbc [TotalFark]
2014-02-18 06:18:09 AM  
He probably thought UAW stands for "Uneducated Attention Whores" and knew he had found a home.
 
2014-02-18 06:26:49 AM  
He said the man called himself a "journeyman," and then quickly walked away.

www.examiner.com

A photo of the perpetrator.
 
2014-02-18 06:32:16 AM  

Farkin_Crazy: Bestest part (after him paying his union dues, of course), is that he equates his personal trials and tribulations to the embarrassment of the slurs and discrimination that gay men go thru on a daily basis.


Now, I would be remiss if I didn't mention that Democrats and liberals, who are supposed to so tolerant and enlightened regarding homosexuals have for three or four years now, have been using a gay slur to describe people who they think are associated with the Tea Party. "Tea Bagger" has traditionally been a derogatory slur used to intimidate, put down, humiliate and otherwise taunt, smear, bully or just discriminate against gays ? usually gay men ? based on a sex act that gay men apparently made popular.


Since when did gay men making wanting your balls sucked on popular? I think straight men have enjoyed this from women since cave people days.
 
2014-02-18 06:33:34 AM  
Joe was made famous by asking a question that was answered honestly. But the answer was socialist .... soooooo democrats had to attack him to protest the questioner.

Joe, private citizen, was investigated and his life laid bare because of his question.

If you think it can't happen to you, you probably will get audited by the IRS....for speaking ill of dear emperor.
 
2014-02-18 06:36:04 AM  

Farkin_Crazy: Bestest part (after him paying his union dues, of course), is that he equates his personal trials and tribulations to the embarrassment of the slurs and discrimination that gay men go thru on a daily basis.


Now, I would be remiss if I didn't mention that Democrats and liberals, who are supposed to so tolerant and enlightened regarding homosexuals have for three or four years now, have been using a gay slur to describe people who they think are associated with the Tea Party. "Tea Bagger" has traditionally been a derogatory slur used to intimidate, put down, humiliate and otherwise taunt, smear, bully or just discriminate against gays ? usually gay men ? based on a sex act that gay men apparently made popular.


LOL.The first time I even heard that term used was by Kim Catrall in a Sex and the City episode. The next few times I heard it used was by gamers and frat boys who took pictures of themselves sexually assaulting their passed-out buddies.
 
2014-02-18 06:37:16 AM  
Joe was made famous by asking a question

Yeah, just a simple private citizen asking an honest question!

Um, he was used by the McCain campaign. That is how he became "famous"
 
2014-02-18 06:37:44 AM  

SauronWasFramed: Joe was made famous by asking a question that was answered honestly. But the answer was socialist .... soooooo democrats had to attack him to protest the questioner.

Joe, private citizen, was investigated and his life laid bare because of his question.

If you think it can't happen to you, you probably will get audited by the IRS....for speaking ill of dear emperor.


'Joe' was made famous by asking a question that was asked dishonestly.
He was investigated and his life laid bare by the media because he lied.
 
2014-02-18 06:45:10 AM  

SauronWasFramed: Joe was made famous by asking a question that was answered honestly. But the answer was socialist .... soooooo democrats had to attack him to protest the questioner.

Joe, private citizen, was investigated and his life laid bare because of his question.

If you think it can't happen to you, you probably will get audited by the IRS....for speaking ill of dear emperor.


What's it like, to be so stupid, and to lie like that? To KNOW you are wrong, and to just go ahead and lie? I guess you have to be able to simply ignore facts in order to think like you do.

Your parents and church leaders must be ashamed, to have done such a terrible job with you
 
2014-02-18 06:47:24 AM  

SauronWasFramed: Joe was made famous by asking a question that was answered honestly. But the answer was socialist .... soooooo democrats had to attack him to protest the questioner.

Joe, private citizen, was investigated and his life laid bare because of his question.

If you think it can't happen to you, you probably will get audited by the IRS....for speaking ill of dear emperor.


So he's another lying sack of racist shiat who blames Obama for his own pointless, failed life?
What a surprise - you hardly see any whiny f**king losers like that around.
 
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