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Posted: 3/15/2005 4:02:45 PM EST
FUCK THE UAW!!!

WAY TO GO DEVIL DOGS!!!


March 15, 2005

Marines snub UAW olive branch
Reservists will park elsewhere, although union admits mistake

By Eric Mayne
The Detroit News

DETROIT — The United Auto Workers union waved a white flag Monday in its parking skirmish with neighboring reservists, but the 1st Battalion, 24th Marines are not accepting surrender.

Facing intense criticism, UAW President Ron Gettelfinger reversed his decision to ban Marine Corps reservists driving foreign cars or displaying pro-President Bush bumper stickers from parking at the union’s Solidarity House headquarters in Detroit.

“I made the wrong call on the parking issue, and I have notified the Marine Corps that all reservists are welcome to park at Solidarity House as they have for the past 10 years,” Gettelfinger said in a statement.

Wounded by what they consider an unpatriotic ambush, the Marines rejected the union’s olive branch and secured an alternative parking lot.

“I talked to Ron; I let him know that I understand he has rescinded his decision,” said Lt. Col. Joe Rutledge, a top-ranking officer at the reserve infantry rifle battalion. “However, I’ve made my decision — either you support the Marines or you don’t.”

FUCKING A CONRIKKI!!!

The Detroit News reported the controversy Sunday.

The UAW has a longstanding policy prohibiting nonunion-made vehicles from the parking lots at its plants and meeting halls.

Until last week, the union made an exception for the Marines who parked at Solidarity House on the weekends. The battalion’s headquarters is nearby on East Jefferson, Mich.

While both sides say the dispute has been overblown, it revealed the depths of the UAW’s antipathy toward the Bush administration and its concern over the rise of foreign automakers in the U.S. market.

Gettelfinger and other top UAW International officials say Bush is blatantly anti-labor and has opposed measures that could have benefited working men and women.

UAW leaders backed Democratic challenger John Kerry and his running mate John Edwards in last year’s election.

The UAW’s reversal Monday followed a barrage of criticism from both union members and nonunion members. The dispute became instant fodder for such Web sites as The Drudge Report and various radio programs.

The News received hundreds of e-mails Sunday and Monday about the controversy, the majority criticizing the UAW’s decision.

“I have never belonged to the unions, but I’ve always bought (domestic) brand cars,” Jenny Pulcerm 74, of Harrison Township. “Right now, I’m driving a Chrysler. But the next car will definitely not be union-made.”

Outside the Marine reservists headquarters, it wasn’t hard to find signs of hard feelings. A Toyota pickup truck parked in front of a phalanx of military Humvees sported three bumper stickers. One touted Semper Fi, the Marines’ motto, the second was a Bush/Cheney campaign sticker and the third an anti-UAW sign.

The UAW decision to ban Marines struck a nerve with many who say U.S. armed forces deserve more respect, especially during a time of war.

And certainly, some said, Marines should be able to support their commander in chief, President Bush, without facing repercussions.

“The Marines who fought at Iwo Jima — including yours truly — and those who are now in Iraq, took an oath to defend this country and its citizens,” said Russ Paquette, an 87-year-old lawyer from St. Clair Shores, Mich., and former commanding officer of the 1st Battalion, 24th Marines. “There is nothing in the oath which indicates that we Marines will only fight for citizens who drive certain automobiles, or who voted in the last election for a certain president.”

Gettelfinger, himself a former Marine Corps reservist, said his initial decision should not be looked on as a lack of support for the military.

“That certainly was not my intention. ... I fully appreciate the sacrifices and contributions made by America’s reservists, National Guard members and active duty military personnel and their families,” his statement said.

Gettelfinger also acknowledged the decision reflected poorly on the UAW, which has historically supported the U.S. military.

“The controversy over this decision has overshadowed the many good things the UAW and our members are doing to support and express our appreciation to America’s servicemen and -women and veterans,” he said.

Some supported Gettelfinger’s call.

“It took a lot of guts,” said Phil Davis, a 58-year-old realtor in Tampa, Fla. “It was based on principle.”

Dominic Roti, a 64-year-old retiree who worked 37 years for Chrysler, credits the UAW with setting the benchmark for America’s standard of living.

“They’re the ones who are putting bread on the table,” Roti said. “We’re accustomed to live a certain way. ... You have a car to go from work, to home, to the stores — not like in a lot of European countries. ... The UAW made it that way for us. We’re thankful to them.”

But many of those who weighed in said the episode changed their opinion of the UAW. Bill Reiber of Vista, Calif., whose son is serving in Iraq, is trading in his Chevrolet S-10 pickup for a vehicle made by a foreign automaker.

“I’m looking at the Toyota Tacoma,” he said. “What (the UAW) did, it just wasn’t right. These are Marines and they have a right, like anybody else in America, to express their First Amendment rights.”

Lt. Col. Rutledge said he’s anxious to get past the dispute and get back to business. Owners of a nearby apartment complex have agreed to allow reservists to park on their premises.

“I know people are incensed by this thing,” Rutledge said, “but in the big scheme of things, what I do is train Marines and I’m preparing these guys to go overseas.”


CUNTLY TWAT ASSFUCKED UAW RESPONSE:

For Release: Monday, March 14, 2005

Statement by UAW President Gettelfinger on Marine reservists parking at UAW headquarters
“I have reconsidered and reversed my decision not to allow Marine reservists to park non-union made vehicles or vehicles displaying Bush stickers at Solidarity House on weekends.

“Some people may have thought my orginal decision reflected a lack of support for the Marine Corps and the service of Marine reservists.

“That certainly was not my intention. Having served in the Marine Corps Reserves myself, I fully appreciate the sacrifices and contributions made by America’s reservists, National Guard members and active duty military personnel and their families.

“That said, I made the wrong call on the parking issue, and I have notified the Marine Corps that all reservists are welcome to park at Solidarity House as they have for the past 10 years.

“I regret that the controversy over this decision has overshadowed the many good things the UAW and our members are doing to support and express our appreciation to America’s service men and women and veterans.”
Link Posted: 3/15/2005 4:08:18 PM EST
Link Posted: 3/15/2005 4:09:24 PM EST

The United Auto Workers union waved a white flag red flag with a sickle and hammer Monday
Link Posted: 3/15/2005 4:10:13 PM EST
[Last Edit: 3/15/2005 4:15:56 PM EST by joker581]
Makes me proud to drive a Toyota. I'll remember this when I buy my next vehicle.

ETA: As much as I prefer to buy American, in order to help preserve American jobs, I would not be disappointed if all of the UAW ended up out of work.
Link Posted: 3/15/2005 4:10:21 PM EST
Eggselent. Stick it in and break it off.

Carry On.

Link Posted: 3/15/2005 4:10:44 PM EST
Dupe, but I don't care.

I love seeing the UAW eat crow.

Farking ASSHOLES!
Link Posted: 3/15/2005 4:11:08 PM EST
Another liberal, another dumbass.
Link Posted: 3/15/2005 4:13:01 PM EST
Too late to apologize you piece of shit. Take you lousy, locally made UAW vehicle and shove it up your ass. Hope a marine cracks you in the face with the butt of his rifle. Fucking scumbags!!
Link Posted: 3/15/2005 4:17:34 PM EST
This is very, very good news. Most excellent!!
Link Posted: 3/15/2005 4:17:46 PM EST

UAW leaders backed Democratic challenger John Kerry and his running mate John Edwards in last year’s election.

The UAW’s reversal Monday followed a barrage of criticism from both union members and nonunion members. The dispute became instant fodder for such Web sites as The Drudge Report and various radio programs.



Jesusland 2
UAW 0
Link Posted: 3/15/2005 4:23:44 PM EST
I hate to say it but I have a chev suburban with a hundred K on the clock and it's starting to break down and have problems already.

My Toyotas get closer to two hundred K.


I tried to buy American before but I think I won't next time. I know most Toyotas are assembled in America now but hopefully not by UAW. Screw those chickenshits.
Link Posted: 3/15/2005 4:25:08 PM EST
Thats what you when you put a parts assemblier in charge of a Union. Getlfinger and the UAW can kiss my UNION ass. UAW bitch be owned. And the UAW Never supported the war or the soldiers who fight, many members did, but the UAW did not. And neither did my punk ass union the UWUA, I have no use for socialists posing as "union member". My union knows my views very well, the whole upper level is suckin at the titty of socialism, and getting pretty damn fat.
Link Posted: 3/15/2005 4:26:16 PM EST
unions suck!
Link Posted: 3/15/2005 4:27:27 PM EST


Man, They are in full retreat from this morning. Lt. Col. Rutledge is Da'Bomb

“I talked to Ron; I let him know that I understand he has rescinded his decision,” said Lt. Col. Joe Rutledge, a top-ranking officer at the reserve infantry rifle battalion. “However, I’ve made my decision — either you support the Marines or you don’t.”

Kinda tactful way to say "Eat Shit And Die, Motherfuckers"

Take No Prisoners 1st Btn 24th Marines


Link Posted: 3/15/2005 4:30:25 PM EST
Politics will be the religions of the 21st century.
Link Posted: 3/15/2005 4:30:25 PM EST
And unions had such a good reputation going into this.
Link Posted: 3/15/2005 4:36:28 PM EST

Originally Posted By fxntime:
Thats what you when you put a parts assemblier in charge of a Union. Getlfinger and the UAW can kiss my UNION ass. UAW bitch be owned. And the UAW Never supported the war or the soldiers who fight, many members did, but the UAW did not. And neither did my punk ass union the UWUA, I have no use for socialists posing as "union member". My union knows my views very well, the whole upper level is suckin at the titty of socialism, and getting pretty damn fat.



As long as you are a dues paying member, then it is not the titty of socialism they are sucking on . . . it is YOUR WALLET that they are sucking on. YOUR dollars going to support them, support the anti-American agenda which they support. Where-ever it is you work, why not start an anti-union and sue to keep your job outside the union?
Link Posted: 3/15/2005 4:37:08 PM EST
Hope the kommie UAW enjoys it fresh made USMC turd sandwich. fucking left wing socialist bastards and they wonder why they are circling the drain.Hah.fuckem.
Link Posted: 3/15/2005 4:44:06 PM EST

Originally Posted By Jame_Retief:

Originally Posted By fxntime:
Thats what you when you put a parts assemblier in charge of a Union. Getlfinger and the UAW can kiss my UNION ass. UAW bitch be owned. And the UAW Never supported the war or the soldiers who fight, many members did, but the UAW did not. And neither did my punk ass union the UWUA, I have no use for socialists posing as "union member". My union knows my views very well, the whole upper level is suckin at the titty of socialism, and getting pretty damn fat.



As long as you are a dues paying member, then it is not the titty of socialism they are sucking on . . . it is YOUR WALLET that they are sucking on. YOUR dollars going to support them, support the anti-American agenda which they support. Where-ever it is you work, why not start an anti-union and sue to keep your job outside the union?


Because I live in a non right to work state, thats why. I love my job and I like my Company, I have NEVER had a problem with my company in 19 years. Hell, my boss told me about what has become my fav range. What the union scarfs, I double it and send it to MY choice of candidate. And trust me, I have changed more then a few minds from the inside about politics and what the unions support. Even got a few into black rifle diesase. Got a few more to join the NRA, and more then a few to question the "values" and agenda the union tries to push. Lot of the union mgmt hates my guts, and it FEELS GOOD to push the envelope.
Link Posted: 3/15/2005 4:48:43 PM EST

Originally Posted By Jame_Retief:

Originally Posted By fxntime:
Thats what you when you put a parts assemblier in charge of a Union. Getlfinger and the UAW can kiss my UNION ass. UAW bitch be owned. And the UAW Never supported the war or the soldiers who fight, many members did, but the UAW did not. And neither did my punk ass union the UWUA, I have no use for socialists posing as "union member". My union knows my views very well, the whole upper level is suckin at the titty of socialism, and getting pretty damn fat.



As long as you are a dues paying member, then it is not the titty of socialism they are sucking on . . . it is YOUR WALLET that they are sucking on. YOUR dollars going to support them, support the anti-American agenda which they support. Where-ever it is you work, why not start an anti-union and sue to keep your job outside the union?



How do the UAW supporters support the "we ain't allowing any vehicles with a Pro-Bush sticker parking here" policy?
Link Posted: 3/15/2005 4:54:48 PM EST
Fuckem'. Pinko Commie Bastards.
Link Posted: 3/15/2005 4:56:26 PM EST
Semper Fi, Devil Dogs!!
Link Posted: 3/15/2005 5:01:54 PM EST
Link Posted: 3/15/2005 5:02:25 PM EST

Originally Posted By jkstexas2001:

Originally Posted By Jame_Retief:

Originally Posted By fxntime:
Thats what you when you put a parts assemblier in charge of a Union. Getlfinger and the UAW can kiss my UNION ass. UAW bitch be owned. And the UAW Never supported the war or the soldiers who fight, many members did, but the UAW did not. And neither did my punk ass union the UWUA, I have no use for socialists posing as "union member". My union knows my views very well, the whole upper level is suckin at the titty of socialism, and getting pretty damn fat.



As long as you are a dues paying member, then it is not the titty of socialism they are sucking on . . . it is YOUR WALLET that they are sucking on. YOUR dollars going to support them, support the anti-American agenda which they support. Where-ever it is you work, why not start an anti-union and sue to keep your job outside the union?



How do the UAW supporters support the "we ain't allowing any vehicles with a Pro-Bush sticker parking here" policy?


BTW I have a BUSH bumper sticker on my truck, and my new one, "Bush won, get over it". Goes well with my "If ignorance was painful, there would be a lot of Democrats in Pain."
Link Posted: 3/15/2005 5:10:48 PM EST

Originally Posted By crashburnrepeat:
I hate to say it but I have a chev suburban with a hundred K on the clock and it's starting to break down and have problems already.

My Toyotas get closer to two hundred K.


I tried to buy American before but I think I won't next time. I know most Toyotas are assembled in America now but hopefully not by UAW. Screw those chickenshits.

Yup, my wife and I had a Pontiac Grand Prix,bought it new in 94' and at 113,000 miles it was literally falling apart! We did EVERY service it was scheduled for,oil change,transmission check,filters,belts,hoses,EVERTHING and the POS died with less than 120,000 miles on it. We will not buy from the big three again! UAW sucks!
Link Posted: 3/15/2005 6:30:49 PM EST
Oh well. The UAW can kiss my Marine Corps ass! If anyone had done some shit like that to us in Jacksonville, it would have been economic suicide. Too bad...especially since the UAW guy is a former Marine!
Link Posted: 3/15/2005 7:58:24 PM EST
sounds like you are blaming the union for something a couple of the top nitwits did...........
Link Posted: 3/15/2005 8:00:59 PM EST

Originally Posted By jem375:
sounds like you are blaming the union for something a couple of the top nitwits did...........



Yeah.......... And?

If the top nitwits represent and speak for the union, what else are we to think?
Link Posted: 3/15/2005 8:07:17 PM EST
Ahh..... appologies in the true Democrat spirit. "I made a totally asshole move and I angered everyone and started to receive not-nice-phone-calls so I have reversed my 'statement' but have not changed the fact that I am an asshole. In the future please tell me what you would like to hear so I can say that and not make the mistake of expressing my real asshole feelings"
Link Posted: 3/15/2005 8:44:36 PM EST

Originally Posted By jem375:
sounds like you are blaming the union for something a couple of the top nitwits did...........



Yea and exactly who elected these nitwits to represent them.

The stupidity of the left never cease to amaze. All this UAW thug did was sell a lot of cars made under foreign labels and drive down sympathy for the union.
Link Posted: 3/15/2005 8:52:50 PM EST

Originally Posted By The_Sgt_Rock:
Too late to apologize you piece of shit. Take you lousy, locally made UAW vehicle and shove it up your ass. Hope a marine cracks you in the face with the butt of his rifle. Fucking scumbags!!



That about sums it up...
Link Posted: 3/15/2005 8:59:27 PM EST

Originally Posted By Zaphod:

Originally Posted By jem375:
sounds like you are blaming the union for something a couple of the top nitwits did...........



Yeah.......... And?

If the top nitwits represent and speak for the union, what else are we to think?



In their defense (and I'm not one to defend unions) it appears, based on the number of UAW workers who opposed the policy, that it was a unilateral decision by their president regarding the Marines, and pressure from his membership was a contributing factor in that shiitheads policy reversal. What gets me even more was the fact that he's a former Marine.
Link Posted: 3/15/2005 9:02:37 PM EST
Like I said in the first thread about this.
FUCK THE UAW.

Oh, and where are all the clowns defending the UAW
Link Posted: 3/15/2005 11:17:29 PM EST
In true Democrat fashion, the fuckin UAW is flipflopping on a decision. Just like their gloryboy Skerry.
Link Posted: 3/15/2005 11:37:38 PM EST


Dominic Roti, a 64-year-old retiree who worked 37 years for Chrysler, credits the UAW with setting the benchmark for America’s standard of living.

“They’re the ones who are putting bread on the table,” Roti said. “We’re accustomed to live a certain way. ... You have a car to go from work, to home, to the stores — not like in a lot of European countries. ... The UAW made it that way for us. We’re thankful to them.”



WTF?

Praising the UAW like that!?!?

Did he forget to thank the Marine Corp for all its service?

Fucking assholes
Link Posted: 3/15/2005 11:42:40 PM EST
Link Posted: 3/15/2005 11:51:06 PM EST
What amazes me is that "closed shops" are even still legal. I just can't imagine not working in a Right to Work state. The fools who joined the union at AT&T (the CWA) constantly harped on those of us who refused to support the goonsquad saying we got all the union benefits without having to pay the dues. I told them they didn't have to be a member, they chose to join, and if they had any brains, they'd drop out of the union and get the same benefits, but with more money in their paychecks. I wasn't very popular with the union people.
Link Posted: 3/15/2005 11:56:27 PM EST
AAAAhhhhhhh.......the liberal meltdown continues, heh..........
Link Posted: 3/16/2005 3:15:08 AM EST
[Last Edit: 3/16/2005 3:24:50 AM EST by Garand_Shooter]
If I was that commander, I would ensure I posted guards on those vehicles next drill. If the union holds to the usual patterns of behavior, vandalism is a very likely thing.

Deny it all you want union apologists, but google "union violence" or "union strike vandalism" and read away...of course they always deny it but it always happens when they are pitching a hissy.......
Link Posted: 3/16/2005 3:36:41 AM EST



For Release: Monday, March 14, 2005

Statement by UAW President Gettelfinger on Marine reservists parking at UAW headquarters


That certainly was not my intention. Having served in the Marine Corps Reserves myself, I fully appreciate the sacrifices and contributions made by America’s reservists, National Guard members and active duty military personnel and their families.





I think the Corps should send him a letter telling him that he is now an ex-Marine and no longer a former Marine.
Link Posted: 3/16/2005 3:49:43 AM EST
whats with all the union bashing....Some of us like to go on strike for 6 months to get that 1% extra ....
Link Posted: 3/16/2005 3:54:44 AM EST

Originally Posted By JoeWang:
Another liberal, another dumbass.





Yep.

5sub
Link Posted: 3/16/2005 3:56:38 AM EST
union Fucktard...!!
Link Posted: 3/16/2005 3:56:58 AM EST

Solidarity House



Something about that seems scary. Kinda scary like Peoples Republic...
Link Posted: 3/16/2005 4:13:17 AM EST
Boy, his little vendetta against Bush sure backfired. I'm sure there will be a rise in sales of Toyotas and Nissans in the area. How ironic.
Link Posted: 3/16/2005 4:23:33 AM EST
Link Posted: 3/16/2005 5:01:16 AM EST
The ONLY fucking reason that guy apologized was because of the HYPER-INTENSE heat he and his dumbass union thugs received from the bloggers and the media. Otherwise...forget it! He hasn't changed his socialist spots, nor have any of the thugs that told the Marines to fuck off. Those union dudes are hard core and ain't about to change one damn bit. The boss union thug and his national bosses see the damage they have done but now its too late, and taken in the larger context...it was an INCREDIBLY stupid decision on their part.

They are in a war with the foreign car makers: Honda, Toyota, & BMW, who make there cars HERE...but pay so well and have such good working conditions that THEIR SHOPS REFUSED TO JOIN THE UAW!!! That really pisses the UAW thugs off more than anything. The union continues to lose members as the older guys slowly die off and the younger ones see the light. Detroit's Big Three has a big problem with the unions as they struggle to remain competitive and relevant in a very dynamic market.

The interesting part of this is that some years ago, this wouldn't have been news. The public would have sided with the union thugs and the media would have either backed the union up or just kept their traps shut. Not today though...

It sure is fun to see the libs falling from grace!

BZ to the Devil Dogs and Semper Fi!

Link Posted: 3/16/2005 5:09:08 AM EST
Nobody fucks with the USMC and comes out of it unscathed.

Link Posted: 3/16/2005 5:16:44 AM EST

Originally Posted By avengeusa:
unions suck!



+1000
Link Posted: 3/16/2005 5:19:03 AM EST
is there a phone number for this union dump, or an email, i am really angry, he needs some more letters and phone calls
Link Posted: 3/16/2005 5:26:31 AM EST
ha ha ha, eat shit union bastards
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