Union Rules

The true test of one’s devotion to a principle or set of principles is how one reacts when the principle(s) in question is applied to one’s self. Truly, this test is an effective measure of a person, though it can have some “interesting” effects…

A dedicated Teamsters union worker was attending a convention in Las Vegas and decided to check out the local brothels. When he got to the first one, he asked the Madam, ‘Is this a union house?’

“No,” she replied, “I’m sorry it isn’t.”

“Well, if I pay you $100, what cut do the girls get?”

“The house gets $80 and the girls get $20,” she answered.

Offended at such unfair dealings, the union man stomped off down the street in search of a more equitable, hopefully unionized shop. His search continued until finally he reached a brothel where the Madam responded, “Why yes sir, this is a union house. We observe all union rules.”

The man asked, “And if I pay you $100, what cut do the girls get?”

“The girls get $80 and the house gets $20.”

“That’s more like it!” the union man said.

He handed the Madam $100, looked around the room, and pointed to a stunningly attractive blond.

“I’d like her,” he said.

“I’m sure you would, sir,” said the Madam.

Then she gestured to a 92-year old woman in the corner, “but Ethel here has 67 years seniority and according to union rules, she’s next.”

The shop steward was more than a little shopworn. Definitely a case of the Teamster being hoist upon his own – or his union’s own – petard.

I’m guessing his continued support for his union’s seniority policies might be a little limp. 😆

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Need He Say More?

On Tuesday, August 10, 2010 Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) had this to say to a room full of mostly Hispanic voters:

I don’t know how anyone of Hispanic heritage could be a Republican, okay. Do I need to say more?

Sometimes the blind racism shown by how and when Liberals choose to play the Race Card beggars the imagination; it truly does.

Harry Reid: Do I need to say more?

I really can’t think of anything more that Senator Reid needs to say on anything related to that topic. He has once again shown his true colors as just another yammering Liberal racist who stereotypes minorities and lumps them into some monolithic bloc that he then cynically seeks to manipulate for his own benefit.

What funny though is the way that Reid and his sort would attack a similar statement if made by a Republican. Can you imagine the response to:

I don’t know how anyone of Northern European heritage could be a Democrat, okay. Do I need to say more?

So…Does Reid really need to say anything more at all? Well, “Goodbye” would be nice; a dull thud as his corpse hit the ground would be even better – but that’s not really saying anything. 😉

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