Sunday, August 20, 2017

Workers Rights and Another OK City Bomb Plot?

  • The Teamsters Union marched on the state capitol to deliver more than 300,000 signatures calling for a vote to repeal SB 19, the state's right-to-work law championed by Republican Gov. Eric Greitens. They said they have submitted nearly three times the necessary signatures to place a vote on the ballot in Missouri. The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers have also decried the bill. I Guess they were losing money...

  • Did you know that someone was going to try to blow up a building in Oklahoma City? According to Senator James M. Inhofe (R - OK):

    "This weekend the FBI, working with local law enforcement, successfully prevented a hateful act of domestic terrorism that could have mirrored the Alfred P. Murrah Building bombing of 1995. I am grateful for the service of state and federal law enforcement who not only foiled the attempted terrorist, but did so without putting the community at risk.

    “I also appreciate the concerned citizens who exemplified the Oklahoma Standard—looking out for their community by sharing concerns about the alleged perpetrator. It is only by working together as a community that we can continue to prevent future instances of domestic terrorism and extremism."

    I don't remember seeing this on the news.

  • Rep. shares article saying Charlottesville was ‘set-up’

    Idaho Falls: Post Register

    Idaho Falls Rep. Bryan Zollinger took to Facebook on Friday, re-posting a conspiracy theory suggesting that the tragic events in Charlottesville, Va., could have been an inside job orchestrated to smear President Donald Trump.

    The post, written on a site called “The American Thinker,” is replete with wild, unevidenced claims couched in what-ifs.

    “The conflagration in Charlottesville is beginning to feel like a set-up, perhaps weeks or months in the planning,” the author wrote.

    In a comment, Zollinger called the blog post “completely plausible.”