(In case you live out of state ... or in some deep basement in Tujunga ... private and public labor unions in California are fighting Proposition 32, as it strangles their ability to participate in elections and issues and will end their ability to defend themselves against future anti-union legislation and initiatives.)
We got back this tart reply:
Take your advice and shove it up your ass! The last thing anyone needs is a stupid shit bolshevik, telling the members to support government public employees unions! Go f ... yourself with a corkscrew and when your done, do it again! The only thing you and these worthless peons can do is pick each others noses!
With no regard for lazy turds like you! ...
And so on. ...
Everyone, of course, is entitled to their opinion. But we believe in debate and discourse, and responded thusly:
Hi [name deleted].
The reason private unions are supporting NO on 32 is, they get screwed along with the public ones. This baby called Prop 32 passes, IA and Animation Guild members can probably (long term) kiss their health and pension benefits goodbye. Along with higher wages.
Just to let you know.
We hope you’re doing well. Janette sends her good wishes to you, [the Mrs.] and the boys.
All the best from us lazy turds.
See, there's a lot of hate out there for "greedy, bloated" public unions The wages they've negotated are too damn high (the argument goes). And the pensions they get are too generous. So we gotta muzzle them.
There are voices in the comment section who think the Animation Guild has its head up its large intestine supporting public unions (being they're so evil and all), but here's the way we look at it. Private unions get their throats cut along with the public ones. If all unions suddenly have no ability to argue against "right to work" legislation or initiatives or other laws that cripple them.
So all the private unions? Entertainment unions? We're kind of like ... collateral damage.
But Paul Ryan and his associates* are completely right. The country is just too damn far to the left, and the lower orders are running amuck. Here's a handy chart to show just how grotesque all the horrid redistribution of moolah has gotten in this Socialist paradise (led, of course, by greedy public and private sector unions which represent ... wait for it ... a whopping 11% of the working population):
So. Count us as co-mingling with the "stupid shit bolsheviks" who think organized labor should have a voice. And that maybe the upper tax brackets should be raised by 4.5% (the Clinton tax rates) rather than cut by 20% (the Ryan-Romney rates.)
We're funny that way.
* We shrink from naming Willard M. Romney because his positions shift and twitch like pussy willows in a strong September wind. So who knows what he believes? (Probably whatever it takes to get him elected.)