Archive for February 5, 2012
GE lied big time in an ad it ran tonight during the Super Bowl — on NBC, which is owned by GE — and gosh golly, NBC, an alleged “news” organization, let it go without noting the inaccuracies:
Madonna ended her Super Bowl half-time show tonight asking for world peace. World peace?
Radical liberal shit.
The crowd cheered.
Hey people, the Super Bowl is being played in stadium that was union made:
This weekend, millions of Americans will be in front of their televisions, watching the Patriots and Giants battle it out in Super Bowl XLVI. The game, undoubtedly one of the biggest sporting events of the year, is taking place at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana. Since its doors opened in 2008, the stadium has provided many economic benefits to the community and has hosted concerts, the NCAA Final Four, and many other events that have brought people and money into the city. Moreover, the project was constructed by Indiana’s Building Trades Unions through a Project Labor Agreement (PLA).
Construction of the stadium was funded by the Indianapolis Colts and Indiana taxpayers.
When asked about the appeal of using union craft labor on the massive project, Barney Levengood, the executive director of the Indiana Convention Center and Lucas Oil Stadium, said: “They’re trained. They go through an apprenticeship program. They have skills and are very incredibly safety-oriented.”
The use of Project Labor Agreements in the construction of Lucas Oil Stadium helped coordinate 1,500 professionals from multiple crafts, all working under the same rules. The result was the on-time and on-budget completion of the facility, which boasts a retractable roof, operational windows with views of the Indianapolis skyline, and state-of-the-art electrical, heating, cooling and plumbing systems.
Meanwhile, just last week, Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels (Republican, of course) signed a right to work for less law, which essentially busts unions and worker rights.
There are people out there who think programs that encourage bicycling are being orchestrated by the United Nations
in an alleged secret long-term plan to establish a one-world government.
Pretty funny when we see that while citizens in Syria are being massacred by the hundreds by their own government, sadly, the 15 members of the United Nations Security Council can’t agree on what to do about it.
A U.N. Security Council effort to end the violence in Syria ended in acrimony and a veto by Russia and China on Saturday, hours after the Syrian military attacked the ravaged city of Homs in what opposition leaders described as the bloodiest government assault in the nearly 11-month-old uprising.
The Security Council voted, 13-2, in favor of a resolution backing an Arab League peace plan for Syria, which calls for Assad to cede power to his vice president and a unity government to lead Syria to democratic elections. But passage was blocked by Russia and China, which opposed what they saw as a violation of Syria’s sovereignty.