Illegal Immigration? Why it’s the fault of the unions!

That lovely albeit stupid, totally absurd and fucktarded thought is from the mind of an elected representative of the people – One Senator from South Carolina, Jim DeMint. From RawStory:

After the attempted bombing of a Northwest Airlines flight on Christmas day, a months-old question for the Senate became a pressing concern for the public: Why is the Transportation Security Administration without an appointed director?
While President Obama did make a nomination to the spot — one Erroll Southers, a counterterrorism expert and former FBI special agent — Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC) has held up his appointment for months. His blockade of Southers’ nomination is apparently due to President Obama’s promise that he would push to allow TSA baggage screeners full union rights.
The objection being, if baggage screeners are allowed to negotiate for better pay, benefits and working conditions, it would somehow place national security at risk. (emphasis mine)

This man is holding up the nomination of the Director for the TSA. Because he freaks out at the thought of people unionizing. and digest his rationale for this horseshit:

“The union boss that you were interviewing used the customs and border enforcement as an example,” DeMint said, though customs and border enforcement had not been mentioned during the segment. “We do have 12 million undocumented aliens in our country and that agency has also had to deal with all kinds of charges for changing prices for parking. They’re dealing with the collective bargaining of unions all the time and they’re not as effective as they should be.”

Just how fucking ignorant is this man, not to mention the idiots that keep electing him? That question is of course..rhetorical.

Even the Washington Post has published an article about this fuckwit’s hold-up of a most important job post. As the WaPo article notes:

Two Senate committees have given their bipartisan blessing to Erroll Southers, a former FBI special agent and a counterterrorism expert who is Obama’s nominee. But DeMint has objected to a full Senate vote, saying he wants additional testimony to clarify Southers’s stand on unionizing the TSA, a shift Democrats support.

Notice the word ‘bipartisan’ in that quote from the article. That gives me hope that not all Republican’s are idiots and morons in the same vein as Jim DeMint. So there is hope for the party..however slim.

The Federation of Government Employees has the following response to DeMint’s ridiculous and totally inane bullshit logic:

“This is not an issue of security,” a group spokeswoman said, according to CNN. “There is no evidence that labor union rights have any effect on transportation security officers. This is a dedicated workforce who see their jobs as important to the security of the nation.”
“They point to union members who acted after 9/11 and the Fort Hood massacre as well,” the host said. “These were union members — firefighters, police officers — who essentially acted very quickly, and that your argument doesn’t hold water here.”

And if that isn’t enough to convince you that this crap is all in the mind of a fucking idiot, read the ProPublica article on this issue, specifically the following:

John Gage, the president of the American Federation of Government Employees, told CNN earlier this month, “People who insinuate that being a union member has a nation security implication are just totally wrong.”

Totally wrong? I call them idiots and morons with the IQ of a fucking dandelion Mr. Gage. It’s embarrassing that this jackass actually holds an elected office. It’s embarrassing that people from around the globe can read his ignorant rantings and frankly I think he should be not only recalled but jailed in Gitmo for being a fucking terrorist..since he is single-handidly undermining the effectiveness of the TSA.

Jesus H. Fucking do these people get elected? WTF is in the water in South Carolina anyway? Watch this whackjob say it:

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I am a..brown Cali bitch that is quite the opinionated,political, pain-in-the-ass, in your face kinda girl that also loves baseball and music to a fault. Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.--Albert Einstein-*

Posted on December 29, 2009, in Erroll Southers, federal fuckwits at the helm, illegal immigration, Senator Jim DeMint, TSA, Unions. Bookmark the permalink. 10 Comments.

  1. just a bloomberg article on the retailers anti union campaign, spearheaded by Chamber of Commerce money: ‘Stay Union-Free’ Pushed by Target, Michaels “Companies have added anti-union videos to training programs, required employees to sit through anti-union meetings and hired outside labor-relations consultants as a pre-emptive strike against a union organizing campaign. “

  2. Yep..the CoC is a piece of corporatist bullshit and all big companies despise the unions. Far be it for the workers to get a decent deal..they are just supposed to stfu and make money for the uber-rich.

  3. more to your topic re republican obstruction of airport security; krugman has an op ed on it in which he opines:
    “So much for making the fight against terror a priority. But then, it has been this way from the start. Whenever I hear someone talk about how we were unified as a nation after 9/11, I gag — partly because I remember how senior Republicans tried to keep airport security in private hands. Just weeks after the attack, preventing any expansion of government was more important to them than protecting passengers.”

  4. I do love to read Krugman. And yes, the Rethugs want to privitize every-fucking-thing.

  5. “Notice the word ‘bipartisan’ in that quote from the article. That gives me hope that not all Republican’s are idiots and morons in the same vein as Jim DeMint. So there is hope for the party..however slim.”

    I suspect something more along the lines of DeMint being this issue's “villain”, freeing the rest of the GOP to publically say “tut-tut” while patting his back in public.  Considering the lock-step motion with which Republicans move, I find it very hard to believe that DeMint is some sort of lone holdout against the rest of his fellows.
    And if there's one thing that Republicans are pretty much goose-stepping uniformly towards, it's the reduction of any part of America not involved in Management to the status of serfdom. Unions oppose that effort, and so anything which lessens them helps the Republican cause.

  6.    I was listening to that ass hole juistify his position. I am sick of those lying ass holes when all they really want to do is block anything and everything Obama tries to do to make him fail. That fucking ass Cheney came out of his hole again and piped up on Obama not saying he is at war. That ass, Obama has said it so much and from day one. I am sick of their spineless crap!

  7. Dusty…

    I hope you and yours have a very Happy New Year.

    God Bless.

  8. HOPE you and your have a better new year than the last.

  9. jim demented is actually a very dangerous guy.  he, for some strange reason, commands a lot of respect in the mental institution called south carolina. 

    again – the media not doing their job,  this story should be front and center EVERY day. but they are afraid they might not get him on their shows in the future

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