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Wednesday
Feb132013

WATCH: Teachers Union Head Jokes About Killing The Rich

Karen Lewis remnishes (not misspelled) over killing the rich for not providing air conditioning.

Speaking at a labor conference on Monday, Karen Lewis, president of the Chicago Teachers Union, drew applause and laughs for suggesting that a past generation of labor leaders preferred to resolve disputes with murder.  Lewis discussed beheading the rich as a preferred method of conflict resolution for disgruntled labor organizers of a bygone era.  She cited the fact that not all Chicago schools have air conditioning as evidence that the union’s opponents want teachers to work in lethal conditions.

"We are at a moment when the wealth disparity in this country is very remnishent [sic] of the robber-baron ages. The labor leaders of that time, though, were ready to kill — just really, like, off with their heads. They were seriously talking about that. Well, hold on [laughter] . . . I don’t think we’re at that point.  That’s scary to most people. But the key is, they think nothing about killing us.  They think nothing about putting our people in harm’s way.  They think nothing about lethal working conditions."

"During the strike, I cannot tell you how many times someone came up to me and said, what do you mean, the schools aren’t all air-conditioned?"

Lewis is no stranger to controversial comments.  In the wake of the Sandy Hook shooting, she said Teach For America and charter schools kill kids.

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This is hilarious:

Do NOT skip this clip.

Karen Lewis, president of the Chicago Teachers Union and every lisping Harvard sociology major's worst nightmare.

 

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Stories I heard long ago from those now deceased tell of 'suicided' investment bankers and such back in the early 1930s who knew the big collapse was about to occur but only told the richest clients because the investment bankers needed the income from those they did not warn. It is all very touching and should serve as a more than generous warning to crooked investors and such who tend to be slow in the honesty department and would not think twice before embezzling honest, frugal workers' investments.
Jan 11, 2013 at 2:57 PM | Unregistered CommenterHoward T. Lewis III
Karen Lewis is one hot mess. I am almost sure that even ladies of large girth can buy a brassiere that fits, and keep your ta-ta's off your stomach.
Jan 11, 2013 at 3:18 PM | Unregistered CommenterBackgammon
She's worried about air conditioning when she should be worried about taking her fat azz outside for some exercise or back to school for retraining. Leaving comments I know I don't always phrase things correctly figuring it really doesn't matter but as the head of a teacher's union she's a poor example in EVERY WAY POSSIBLE.
Jan 11, 2013 at 5:10 PM | Unregistered CommenterLadyLiberty
I knew I remembered her from somewhere. She's the Queen of Hearts.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Ylq159D_gzk
Jan 11, 2013 at 6:02 PM | Unregistered CommenterThe Verve
Above comments seemingly have come from the comfortably off! ...But wow.. how backward are you yanks!
I'm happy to tell you that all schools in Australia have air-conditioning.. That's because most of our taxes aren't invested like merky merka's in a murderous bloody war machine! And for what??.. you have a montrous debt you'll never ever pay off!
Jan 11, 2013 at 6:55 PM | Unregistered CommenterAussieObserver
Aussie O, Here you go.

http://www.amnesty.org.au/refugees/comments/30762/

The USA does not have the patent on fat bastards.
http://thecrat.com/articles/gina-rinehart-australian-dickhead/

Australian Atrocities.

http://treatyrepublic.net/content/rascist-australia-genocidal-atrocities-overview

But of course you had a hand in all of this. What is even more astounding, that your country is your countries third foreign aid recipient.
Jan 11, 2013 at 9:07 PM | Unregistered CommenterSKINFLINT
She ain't Twiggie.
Jan 12, 2013 at 9:26 AM | Unregistered CommenterInsidious
A dose of inyerface truth for the cocky and ill-informed skinflint who can be well likened to the pot calling the kettle black!

He 'it' most likely wouldn't have the guts to read the article below.. London to a brick on that! :-) It is just one article in my preferred daily news letter .. Its originator is an American by the way! LONG LIVE Information Clearence House

You Americans are locked in an asylum for the criminally insane with the criminally insane, and they are armed to the hilt. You are in a dangerous place! http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article33564.htm
Jan 12, 2013 at 9:54 PM | Unregistered CommenterAussieObserver
When I read this comments, I can asure You that when the SHTF the USA would turn ugly.

If premaure shittheads like You can disqus anything without druling about her human begin I am tempered to say, why, but then again, ddruling f... like You know everything anyway, right.
I find people like You, shittheads, despecable.

No, this time, shittheads, the world will watch You turn into a Dog eat Dog land, a wasted land, a desert of morale and intelect.

The meere fact, is that children is the only one that I have any symphaty with, they are completly inocent and will inherit this f...up, created by covard and moraly bankcrupt f.... more indulging into druling drivell than doing what they should have done, to fight for their future and prospects of feedom of debth.
But no, covards always are pathertic people, and like their "comments" on anyone with more Balls than what the entire f... comunety of druling idiots can muster.
She is at least, on the front line, f.... not sitting behind and TALK.
I have done that, demosntrated, and its a MILE long dorstepp to cross, once done, i can asure you, that ta moment like that, will change you, forever, hopefully to someone usefull, not a coverd shitt, hiding behind a screen.

Behave as responible adults.
And you will be spoken to as one.

peace
Jan 15, 2013 at 3:12 AM | Unregistered Commentermikael
Appologies for the comments from the mistaken 'Aussie Observer'. I feel ashamed that we have people of that calibre living here and calling themselves Australians.

A lot of the schools in my state have some rooms air conditioned, but ALL of our schools are most certainly not air conditioned. Most of the classrooms in my families' primary school are not and nor are the local high school rooms.

Another mistaken belief that seems to be held by 'AussieObserver' is that we are in no financial difficulty here. Little does he seem to understand that our foreign debt is higher per capita than that of the USA. Has he also forgetten that the Australian Government has aidied and abetted the 'Coalition of the Willing' by sending our troops to Iraq and Afghanistan? And that we have welcomed American bases here - Pine Gap, Darwin and Exmouth spring to mind. I also wonder if he has ever heard of the Trans Pacific Partnership and understands what it means, or ICLEI, or the fact that the 'Australian Government' and our 'Customs' are corporations registered in Washington.

Is he so naive as to believe that Australia is not involved in all of this? HAS HE EVER HEARD OF RUPERT MURDOCH??
Has he forgotten all about Port Arthur and our ensuing firearm confiscation.

To our American friends - please do not believe that the attitude to America of 'AussieObserver' is typical of all Australians. We of the 'western world' are all in the same boat in one way or another. We ALL desparately need decentralization and an honest media, not division.

Rikko
Jan 15, 2013 at 4:57 AM | Unregistered CommenterRIKKO
Mr. Observer, When you came onto this site to basically call the folks here stupid, whie your country has participated in the same kinds of behavior, that is indeed the pot calling the kettle black. That was my point to your assertions. DB works his ass off to provide a level playing field for discourse without all the hyperbole. Sometimes there is some digression, but such is the human condition. Even during the Holocaust people found time to laugh love and enjoy mundane aspects of living in a horrid place. Mr. Sullivan makes some salient points but I certainly do not agree with all that he says, and we will have to agree to disagree. To my friend Mikael, Mrs. Lewis did kind of insult others in her speech and was very self deprecating about her physical attributes.
Jan 15, 2013 at 7:30 AM | Unregistered CommenterSKINFLINT
Asstralians and Canadians are saps to the Americans. Always have beens. When ever Uncle Scam wants supposed to be lilly white innocent looking troops to kill the yellow man---no problem.Used to be--send their young men to protect their mother land--England--now it's Kosher US ofIsraelA.
Jan 15, 2013 at 7:41 AM | Unregistered CommenterJojo
Sounds good to me.
Jan 15, 2013 at 8:45 AM | Unregistered CommenterBenjamin
surely factually accurate information would go a long way to reaching a true conclusion..

http://jonrappoport.wordpress.com/2013/01/14/what-government-fears-most-blacks-and-whites-united-with-guns/

maybe if an army of mentally disarmed members of the multicultural moshpit cult could just "Pull their heads out"...

http://buelahman.wordpress.com/2013/01/13/then-youre-an-anti-semite/

self adjudication...an idea whose time has come
Jan 15, 2013 at 8:52 AM | Unregistered CommenterAnthony Clifton
I can see Ms Lewis hasn't missed many meals. No wonder she is big on AC. She should be more concerned with the garbage she and others are downloading into students skulls. And this woman "leads" the teachers. No wonder the kids are dumb as a rock.
Jan 15, 2013 at 9:29 AM | Unregistered Commenterrobertsgt40
There are many good teachers out there who are well aware of what is going on. There just is not enough of them to break the system.
Jan 15, 2013 at 9:41 AM | Unregistered CommenterSKINFLINT
come to Kanada where the offical policy remains "no TEACHER left behind" - $100 K p.a. - no performance is bad enough to require anything more than a raise. It has become a trade - and the results speak for themselves.
Jan 15, 2013 at 10:50 AM | Unregistered CommenterLokis
The libbies love murder as long as it suits agenda, they call for the murder of the rich, the NRA members, who is next on their kill list?
Jan 15, 2013 at 12:53 PM | Unregistered CommenterS. Gompers
Someone with the handle S. Gompers ought to think a little more about what he is going on about. The early unions busted heads but mostly in response to goons sent by the rich to kill them. Union organizers were beaten, shot, falsely imprisoned and hanged. Occasionally someone would hit back. What is surprising is that they ddi not do more. Walter Reuther was beaten, UAW strikers were machine gunned, Harry Bennett hired goons and thugs for Ford Service Bureau to beat up union men, Joe Hill was falsely convicted and hanged, Eugene Debs was imprisoned, Colorado miner families were murdered in mass and so forth. Only in Kentucky coal country was the return violence near the same scale as that inflictied by management. Even there it was mostly between strikers and scabs, the management and owners were unfortunately mostly left alone. We are told that unions are an artifact of the past, management is decent now and they are not needed but since the breaking of the unions everyone who works for a living finds themselves always doing with less and less while the parasites on wall street and elsewhere take more.
Jan 15, 2013 at 3:46 PM | Unregistered CommenterHarry Johnson
The whole time I was imagining her slathered with butter and parsley. Maybe a little ginger.
What a porker!
Jan 15, 2013 at 7:27 PM | Unregistered Commenterhp
The name is Scott Harry, and I know the past. My point is the libbies want to promote murder while wanting to ban guns to "prevent" murder...

It is kinda like a oxymoron.
Jan 16, 2013 at 12:04 AM | Unregistered CommenterS. Gompers
Is this a private fight or can anyone join in?

Some people are shallow because they can can only see the surface, as in the appearance of Karen Lewis.

Any individual or business receiving any subsidy, tax breaks or govt. benefit paid for by tax dollars that I'm not receiving is a Big Govt. Redistribution Socialist. Anyone who is in favor of any tax that I'm don't want to pay is in favor of Mandates.
Joe Friday: "Just the facts,Ma'am." A Few Good Men: " You can't handle the truth."

Some of those listed on the ~ 4 million member NRA enemies list (search the complete list): Doctors,Nurses, Lawyers,Police Jews,Episcopalians,Lutherans,Mennonites,Churches of Christ, NOW & Black women,PTA,U.S. Catholic Conference,SCLC,United Methodist Church,YWCA of the U.S.A., a long list of individuals & a long list of "Free Enterprise" corporations. These are some of the most Subversive groups & Enemies of the U.S. Something must be done about these threats. ROFLMAO at the NRA.

I took the first swing & it is a Knockout.

I know,I know. I shouldn't have this much fun but it's so easy.
Feb 15, 2013 at 3:59 AM | Unregistered CommenterTR
TR There are some doctors nurses lawyers teachers Methodists Lutherans Catholics church of Christ PTA Episcopals etc. that I know that believe in the ownership of guns. Clearly the groups you mention are sub sets of a larger group of people and also are not fond of more gun control. The more you spend, the more you have to make. In regards Ms. Lewis, what ought to happen is the complete and total dismantling of the DOE. All the guns and money they have been given would be better suited elsewhere.
Feb 15, 2013 at 7:23 AM | Unregistered CommenterSKINFLINT
Skinflint,
Scroll down in the link & read the list.

http://www.commondreams.org/further/2013/02/04

The NRA could have listed all their individual "enemies". Instead they criticized whole organizations by name.
The NRA "chose" the condemnation of whole groups.
I'll use their method. Every member of the NRA is favor of the enemies list.
Feb 16, 2013 at 1:56 PM | Unregistered CommenterTR
Follow the money trail tr. see where it goes. Some of those groups are somewhat sketchy.
Feb 16, 2013 at 8:08 PM | Unregistered CommenterSKINFLINT

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