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Fatwa Arbuckle
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2 years ago

G’mornin’, GN!

I’ve read of Mr. Whittemore previously, Mac; definitely a badass. (Bet he wouldn’t wear one of those pink pussy hats.)

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Any Atlanta Braves fans wanting a “cold one” at last nights game against the Reds might have gotten a little more than they asked for: Man’s body found inside beer cooler at SunTrust Park, Cobb cops say.

https://www.ajc.com/news/local/cobb-cops-man-body-found-suntrust-park-inside-walk-freezer/FXVA0YrUh5E080PBudy4gK/

A body was found Tuesday afternoon inside a walk-in beer cooler at SunTrust Park, according to a Cobb County police spokeswoman.

The man was a third-party contractor and was found by a fellow worker, Officer Sarah O’Hara said.

When asked if foul play was suspected, O’Hara said: “This is still an active investigation so I am unable to speculate whether or not foul play is a factor.”

BBL.

Sven
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Sven
2 years ago
Reply to  Fatwa Arbuckle

Well, always good not to jump to conclusions.

Sven
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Sven
2 years ago

Big dealings from SCOTUS yesterday, but the best one occurred ten years ago yesterday: Heller.

Fatwa Arbuckle
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2 years ago

Hiya, Sven!

Just read that The Supreme Court ruled 5-4 Wednesday in Janus v. AFSCME that nonunion workers cannot be forced to pay fees to public sector unions.

Good…fark those goons!

Sorry for the MSNBC link: https://www.cnbc.com/2018/06/27/supreme-court-rules-in-janus-labor-union-case.html

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
2 years ago

Happy Janus v. AFSCME day, Gerbil Nation!
Good morning, Fatwa, and Sven!

Now that the charter school I work at has been unionized and a contract negotiated (said contract taking 22 months to complete), the union has been raising the specter of losing this case. To me, this is a free-market solution. The unions will need to provide better customer service, a better product, at a lower price, or risk losing customers. In my particular case, the state affiliate (CTA) and national affiliate (NEA) provide very, very little in the way of services for the local union members. The much vaunted insurance and legal support are provided by third parties and could be handled at the local level. The affiliates do provide contract and negotiating help when a new local is being formed, or when a strike is looming on the horizon, but that’s about it -- and the overwhelming majority of dues go to those affiliates.

Fatwa Arbuckle
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2 years ago

Hey, Paddy!

To me, this is a free-market solution. The unions will need to provide better customer service, a better product, at a lower price, or risk losing customers.

I suspect their über-carpy product will fail in the marketplace. 👿

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
2 years ago
Reply to  Fatwa Arbuckle

The NEA is expecting about 30% loss of membership (in the past, you could resign, but still had to pay about 90% of the dues, the union claiming that only that amount was used for political purposes), but I think the numbers will be much higher, especially among new teachers.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
2 years ago

I see that SCOTUS Justice Anthony Kennedy has announced his retirement, effective July 31. I can hear the Leftist heads exploding already. Now if Ruth Hater-Ginsburg would have the decency to retire already, we could have a SCOTUS that might consistently return decisions based at least slightly more on the Constitution.
Maybe
Slightly

Sven
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Sven
2 years ago

Heh. A good day not to be a leftie.

Sven
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Sven
2 years ago

I feel somewhat ashamed of myself for being gleeful tonite. Sigh.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
2 years ago
Reply to  Sven

Throw three Hail Mary’s and add some rosemary to your chicken.