The case against unions in America.

Vic Biorseth, Saturday, May 02, 2009
http://www.CatholicAmericanThinker.com

We’ve all heard the clichéd pro-union talking points most of our lives:

  • Unions built this country.
  • Unions got better work conditions and pay for non-union members too.
  • Union workers build the best products in America.
  • American union workers are the best workers in the world.
  • If it were not for unions working conditions and pay would be horrible.

And so forth and so on. Are all these statements that we’ve all heard all our lives really true? In a word – no. The main problem here involves the view of what the purpose of a business is.

To the business man, or the would-be business man, the purpose of starting a business and running it is to make profit; the more the better. Every potential entrepreneur begins with the notion of, first, being his own boss, and second, of making more money than he could ever make by working for someone else for wages. That’s the business view of the very reason for the existence of the business.

To the union, just as to the Marxist, the purpose for the existence of a business is to employ workers to produce a product or a service, and profit has nothing whatsoever to do with it. Indeed, profit is a bad word. Any businessman who seeks to profit from his business is seen to be evil. Where the union and the Marxist differ is in what to do with excess revenue. The union would prefer that it all to go to the workers, and the Marxist would prefer that it go to the dictator – I mean to the Party – ostensibly for the support of all of society. (But really, for the dictator.)

The goals and the purpose for being of the union is antithetical to the success of the private business. The goals of the union and the goals of the private business in a free market are at cross-purposes. They oppose each other, straight up. The only way for the union to fully succeed in its purpose for being is if the private business stops being private or otherwise stops seeking private profit, as if it were owned by someone other than the union. If that point were ever reached, where the union fully controlled the business, of course, the business would soon die.

Customers drive the marketplace, and the customer will be pleased; as soon as the customer is no longer pleased with the product or service – or the price of it – the fickle customer will turn to competing businesses for the same product or service, which will always be provided better, faster and cheaper by competitive private businesses. That’s just the way it is. Union guys don’t want to accept it, but that’s still the way it is.

Patriotism – the “buy American” slogan – has nothing to do with it. Cold economics, especially in hard economic times, trumps bumper sticker slogans. Nobody is willingly going to pay more for less of a product or service, and that’s just never going to change.

Unions consistently and continually seek higher wages and more benefits for less work. They do not care what that does to the competitive price of the product or service the business in business to produce. So long as there is any profit visible, they want it applied to more pay and benefits for union members. Unions actively instigate work “slow downs” in which members under-perform or take longer to complete tasks, to force the business to hire more workers in order to increase union membership, just to meet business work quotas. Unions, which are big businesses, profit from union dues, the more the better.

When I came home from Vietnam, the first civilian job I got was at the GM Fleetwood plant in Detroit. I was mildly surprised to learn that I had to join the UAW. ??? It was what they called a “closed plant,” which meant that all employees had to be UAW members before they could be hired as employees. No choice in the matter. The union dues would be automatically deducted right straight out of my paycheck. I didn’t like having nothing to say about it. The biggest surprise, to me, was that it was a law. The government was involved in this.

The law said closed shops were legitimate. The law bound stalled contract negotiations to government “arbitration,” in which the government would almost always lean to the union position. Historically, businesses always yielded and unions just about never lost any ground; they always gained, even if only a little. The courts and the government seemingly joined together to gang up on “big business.” And the SLIMC1 joined right in – you can guess who’s side they were always on.

There was a purely union man, who had no “company” tasks, who was on the payroll and made more hourly than the rest of us, but who did nothing involving the production of Cadillacs. He was called the “Committee Man” and his sole function was to walk around or hang around making sure that no union rules or contracts were in any way violated. He was always anxious to write up “grievances” against the company. GM had to pay him to do that, and there were many more like him; every section of the whole assembly line had one. What do you think that did to the price of a Cadilac?

On the matter of loyalty – meaning to whom it was owed – you would think that it would be GM. But no. The logos you saw on hats, jackets, shirts and so forth were predominantly UAW, not GM. It was the same with bumper or window stickers on their cars. Workers were more proud of being union men than of being GM auto-workers. They felt less loyalty to the one who paid them than to their union.

I’ll go out on a limb here and say that every big and famous union in America was originally organized by:

  1. Organized crime families or other gangsters;
  2. Communist organizers; or,
  3. Both of the above.

If that is not true of any major American union I’ll be very surprised.

There has always been a close relationship between Marxism and the criminal element. Marxists need criminals, from the lowest levels of society, and from the highest. Marxism draws the criminal element. Major crime leaders, corrupt politicians and officials, corrupt big businessmen come from the top levels. Petty criminals from the lower social levels become the grass-roots “organizers” and trench-soldiers at the street level. Every historical Marxist dictator, especially the bloodiest ones – Stalin and Hitler – surrounded themselves with and inner ring of ruthless thugs, sociopaths and killers.

Even Castro, mild among Marxist dictators, had his Che Guevara, chief of his political murderers, who could have ordered all on the enemies lists killed, but who so often preferred to pull the trigger himself, and who so enjoyed killing people’s children before their eyes, before finally killing them. We can only guess who Obama might use in a similar capacity to “purge” his Party of enemies.

Now, some might think I’m going a bit far a-field here, but I don’t think so. “Workers Unite!” is the fundamental battle cry of Marxism; it is the grass-roots starting point of social revolution. But when the Marxists take the field and win the victory, everything changes for the workers. Take long, hard look at the Solzhenitsyn Speaks page to see how Marxism deals with worker negotiations in a full-on Marxist society. The chief labor negotiating tool of Marxism is the machine gun.

This is quite serious.

Look at the authority Obama is now exercising over formerly private industries and formerly private banks, with no opposition, and take fair warning.

Pray for America, Western Culture, and the whole world.

Get down on your knees and pray.


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Addendum Sat Jul 11 09:09:14 2009

Church teaching, a sense of justice and common sense should tell you that workers have every right to organize unions to collectively secure just compensation and working conditions.

We do not quarrel or argue with that obvious right. What we argue against is the “right”, or power, of a union to force someone to join against his own free will. When unions attain the size, power and scope that many American unions have attained, the Rule of Subsidiarity is violated just the same as when a government, or a monopoly, interferes with it. No union should become a monopoly itself. No union should be able to shut down an entire industry over the problems of one local workshop.

The conditions in Eastern Europe leading to the eventual fall of the Evil Empire of the Soviet Union were somewhat different. There, the Solidarity Movement was an organization of workers who resisted the owners of the means of production, which is to say, the state. Worker-citizens of a so-called Socialist and so-called Communist absolute dictatorship stood up to show the world the true nature of their “Worker’s Paradise.”

Up until then, no workers had ever dared to participate in a determined worker’s strike against a ruthless dictator and survived.



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Date: May 03 02:06:55 2009
From: PiperMac
Email: danfmcneill@hotmail.com
Location: North Cape May/ NJ/ USA
Comment:

The American union movement is NOT associated with Marxism. To the contrary, most unions consist of patriotic Americans, ex-military veterans of WWII, Korea and Vietnam.

Truth is in a perfect world we would not need unions, but just as the Molly Maguire’s, Mostly Irish immigrants, working in Pennsylvania Coal mines in the mid-nineteenth century found out ... greedy company executives, interested in maximum profit at their expense and safety, the union was a necessary evil. Sure there are corrupt union officials whom become hungry with power and greed. But one has just to look at the current financial crisis to see that corporations and large conglomerates put profit above all else, including the welfare of their employees. Outrageous salaries for their CEOs and executives, even as the company fails had become commonplace.

The unions are needed more today than ever as secularism debases the culture of Jude-Christian values which if adhered to by both unions and companies alike, would work to the benefit of all. Hard work and loyalty by an employee would result in equitable reward and sharing when the company does well. AS well as sacrifice when things are down.

Unions do not have a monopoly on greed and unreasonable demands. The companies which put profit above all else, which is the antithesis of true capitalism, are responsible for the very existence of unions to start with.


Date: May 03 07:45:18 2009
From: Vic Biorseth
Comment:

Pipermac:

The greatest part of the problem regarding the association between Marxism and the American labor movement is that the overwhelming majority of the American workers do not see or recognize the existence of the relationship. American workers are not the first to be duped and manipulated by the slick language of the MEJTML14 s among us. Patriotism has nothing to do with being duped. Decent men tend to be trusting men; they tend to believe what is preached to them from the unions more than what is preached to them from their own employers, for the simple reason that the unions always seek to get them more pay and benefits, while their employers always seek to increase the market share and profitability of the company.

We are agreed that there is and has been corruption and greed on both sides of the argument, and there have definitely been American examples of greedy employers endangering and exploiting workers. The fact remains that the goals of unions and the goals of industry are at cross purposes, and unions act to hinder their own employers in producing goods and services out in the otherwise free marketplace, to the benefit of all non-union competition.

Cases of corruption and scandal can be found on both sides, but it always seems to predominate on the union side, where union bosses even abscond with union pension funds. Look at where the big money goes after the big shots get it, on both sides. Look at the names associated with major public works; public libraries; university buildings and even whole universities; poor houses; charitable foundations; scholarship funds for bright students who otherwise might not be able to afford higher education, and so forth. Note how many times you see a name like Jimmy Hoffa, versus how many time you see the names of the worst of the American “Robber Barrons.” You will find names like Melon, Carnegie, Vanderbilt, Ford, Kaiser, Hudson and so many others.

I’ll grant you that no one is without sin on either side. But one side seems to predominate when you look at charitable works and contributions. Union leadership – not union membership – is far more greedy than charitable.

This present economic crisis was brought about almost exclusively by our own government, not by bad management, or by greedy capitalists, although some incidents of those may be pointed out. If our government had never gotten involved in this private market matter, the whole situation would have naturally straightened itself out and we would not be in this economic mess. The more our government does to fix it, the worse the situation will become; mark my words. The statement that “we have to do something” is nothing but a lie. Marxists never fail to take advantage of any crisis, even if they have to invent one, or worsen one. Marxism needs crisis.

Regarding the pay and benefits and bonuses of the industry top dogs, as a union member, you should very well know that a contract is a contract, and if that is what the employee – whether a laborer or a big shot – signed on for, then that what he fully deserves to be paid.

At least until we go completely Marxist.

Regards,

Vic


Date: Mon May 04 22:43:19 2009
From: Allen
Email:
Location: Pontiac MI
Comment:

Nobody needs the amounts of money paid out in bonuses and salaries of the Big Three executives. They have always been way out of line.


Date: Tue May 05 17:07:59 2009
From: Vic Biorseth
Comment:

Allen:

”Needs?”

Are you the new Commissar of Needs and Abilities?

This is still America. Nobody gets to decide what somebody else needs.

I think the major problem here may be the ongoing failure to recognize the purpose of business and the responsibility of the business man. The chief responsibility of the business owner and/or operator is not to the employees, but to the risk takers and shareholders.

A man starts a business to make more money for himself and his household. A partnership starts a business to make more money for the partners. A corporation goes public or starts up to make more money for the investors and risk takers, who are footing the bill and taking the financial risk involved in getting it going. They will be, or they will hire, the best executives they can afford to buy to accomplish that end, and the free market sets the price, not you, and not me, and certainly not Obama.

Note well that our President is hiring and firing executives of private enterprises, directing reorganizations, ordering investors around, manipulating stock, and doing things remarkably similar to the things that Hitler did.

Including making imperial decisions regarding who needs what.

The dividing line between the private sector and “our” government is now gone.

Regards,

Vic


Date: Thu May 07 08:11:12 2009
From: Nate
Email:
Location: Langley, VA
Comment:

Sir:

You are quite correct in your observations regarding gangster and Communist involvement with early major union organization and control. Preceding and during WWII the government, FDR presiding, secretly negotiated with and even bribed major crime figures and Communists just to be able to ship goods in and out of the New York waterfront. We obtained critical military intelligence of use in the Mediterranean theater in return for substantial bribes that came out of tax revenue. As part of these negotiations the infamous Lucky Luciano was let out of prison. It was then common knowledge that Luciano and the Anastasia family absolutely controlled the waterfront, along with the ILA.

God bless you.

Nate


Date: Fri Jul 10 22:47:59 2009
From: Anthony
Email:
Location: Detroit
Comment:

Church teaching, a sense of justice and common sense should tell you that workers have every right to organize unions to collectively secure just compensation and working conditions.


Date: Sat Jul 11 09:09:14 2009
From: Vic Biorseth
Comment:

Anthony:

That is absolutely correct. See the Addendum I just added at the bottom of the article, quoting your precise sentence.

I do not quarrel or argue with that obvious right. What I argue against is the “right”, or power, of a union to force someone to join against his own free will. When unions attain the size, power and scope that many American unions have attained, the Rule of Subsidiarity is violated just the same as when a government, or a monopoly, interferes with it. No union should become a monopoly itself. No union should be able to shut down an entire industry over the problems of one local workshop.

The conditions in Eastern Europe leading to the eventual fall of the Evil Empire of the Soviet Union were somewhat different. There, the Solidarity Movement was an organization of workers who resisted the owners of the means of production, which is to say, the state. Worker-citizens of a so-called Socialist and so-called Communist absolute dictatorship stood up to show the world the true nature of their “Worker’s Paradise.”

Up until then, no workers had ever dared to participate in a determined worker’s strike against a ruthless dictator and survived.

Regards,

Vic


Date: Tue Aug 31 10:00:31 2010
From: Chazz
Email: dbt.vito@att.net
Location: Dayton, Ohio USA
Comment:

As a Catholic, this right wing talk does not surprise me at all but you need to get your facts straight. Yes there is some corruption in a few Unions, hopefully that is [all] in the past.

Unions do not constantly ask for more and more- just a fair shake. Unions have trained more skilled trades workers than all of the so called trade schools, Unions give back to the community and help the needy Unions are nothing more than a group of workers united. the Union leaders only do what the rank and file vote for.

I guess Dr. Lawyers and the Chamber of Commerce are allowed to have Unions but not the working men and women of this country.


Date: Tue Aug 31 19:50:57 2010
From: Vic Biorseth
Comment:

Chazz:

Some corruption? I submit that the whole history of unions in America is loaded down with corruption. Hoping it’s in the past doesn’t make it so.

Why do unions need to ask for a “fair shake?” Couldn’t a non-union worker simply be worth his pay in an openly competitive job market? I disagree with this statement entirely. When I was a union member, the committee-man came around warning people about the company “time and motion man” who was watching them, and ordering workers to slow down and not work so efficiently. The warning was real. A man would do his job well at his own risk.

Nobody needs a union to be trained to do any kind of work. All anyone needs is job experience supervised by more experienced workers.

You say that unions “give back” to the community, which raises the question, what did the unions take from the community?

Unions do not do what the rank and file vote for. If they did, unions would not be supporting our dear leader Comrade Obama. The rank and file do not support him, but their union dues do.

I never knew that lawyers or the chamber of commerce were unionized. Working people are allowed to unionize; no one is stopping that. I am merely presenting an argument against unions, and against anyone being forced to join one in order to get a job. The market should be free.

Regards,

Vic


Date: Fri Dec 24 12:02:27 2010
From: Jayson
Email: Joyfull40@shaw.ca
Location: newwest canada
Comment:

Wow, you are a complete nutcase. You spout total crap. I had a union job until retirement. Because of that, I was able to care for my family in a decent way. They didn't have everything, but they did not go without. Unlike many non union workers making next to nothing so their families suffers. I'm amazed you get away with this this.


Date: Mon Dec 27 06:35:34 2010
From: Vic Biorseth
Comment:

Jayson:

Yes, yes, I’m sure that’s really what it’s all about: doing better than the next guy. Kind of like the capitalistic bourgeois pig who employed you and paid you more than the next guy, so that you could be a little more bourgeois than the next guy. Right? Your union has turned you into a very nice and obedient, mindless and dependent little pet.

I still “get away with” saying what I say because Comrade Obama has not completely succeeded in destroying America and the free market. Yet.

Regards,

Vic


Date: Mon Dec 27 07:01:38 2010
From: Curmudgeon
Email:
Location:
Comment:

Jayson,

You’re amazed that he can “get away with this”? Don’t you have freedom of speech in Canada?


Date: Mon Dec 27 08:31:58 2010
From: Vic Biorseth
Comment:

Curmudgeon:

I’m not sure that freedom of speech is codified into Canadian law or their constitution as it is here, but I think they are fairly free, although not as free as here. The most important thing to note here is that all forms of Marxism oppose free speech and seek to suppress it. And Jayson is a philosophical Communist who in all likelihood doesn’t even know what he is. That’s fairly typical of the species.

Regards,

Vic


Date: Wed Mar 02 08:18:39 2011
From: Chazz10
Email: dbt.vito@att.net
Location: Dayton, Ohio
Comment:

Comment:: You are completely off base, Unions started because of Greedy Business owners, like the ones of today’s world. Yes there have been a few Unions that were corrupt, but a very few. We need Unions more today than in the 1930's I am not surprised by your views, one only need look at your web page and see all of the anti-Obama messages and ads for Palin etc. You make me ashamed to be a part of the Catholic Faith.


Date: Wed Mar 02 11:18:55 2011
From: Vic Biorseth
Comment:

Chazz10:

Excuse me, but you are the one who is completely off base. Modern organized labor got its kickoff from WORKERS OF THE WORLD UNITE! which was and is the last line in the Communist Manifesto. None of it ever aimed at any particular “Greedy Business Owner” because it was a global, international movement from the beginning. We never needed unions in the past, and we have no need of unions today. Not sure where your problem with Catholicism is, but your practice of faith should not be affected by any exercise of my own free will.

Do you believe that only organized union thugs have the right to free will, and that free will is a collective thing rather than an individual thing? Those of us not in the organization are to have no political voice?

What did you say your faith was?

Regards,

Vic


Date: Tue Mar 22 22:43:38 2011
From: Jim Holbert
Email:
Location:
Comment:

I'm so sorry you had to come home from VN and then undergo the trauma of union employment. No doubt the high wages the union won for you helped ease the pain. You did take the money, didn't you? Then since unions are un-American and just plain wrong in your eyes, consider yourself an accomplice in the communist takeover of liberty. Perhaps the statute of limitations is past. In conclusion, I don't know what you do for a living now but don't forget, your job can also be eliminated or outsourced by your union-busting capitalist mentors, and if you're retired, don't think they aren't coming for your social security, because they are. Folks like you are helping to screw over folks like me and that wouldn't be a total downer except that folks like me are America, so no support from me on that one, pal.


Date: Wed Mar 23 06:32:03 2011
From: Vic Biorseth
Comment:

Jim:

Yeah, yeah; such a trauma it was. And yes, I took my wages, just like you. Detroit has been dominated by unions and Democrat politicians all of my life; there were and are virtually no jobs to be had in Detroit that do not require paying off a union, which meant and means paying regular union dues, from which payments were and are regularly made to the Communist Party. I mean Democrat.

You will never understand this, totally helpless and completely dependent little creature that you are, but I never felt more liberated than the day I changed careers, left that union shop and competed in the open job market.

And yes, you make a good point: I could be outsourced, and I could loose my investments, and I could loose my pension, and then, my heavens and goodness gracious, whatever would I do? And you won’t come to my aid either! Well, gosharooties and holy cow, whatever would I do, and however might I even survive?

You, on the other hand, can always, always, depend on your Socialist, criminal and government support system. After all, that’s what you’ve done all your life, isn’t it? So just rest well, have another cookie, and don’t worry your little head about it.

Regards,

Vic


Date: Sat Jan 07 06:53:15 2012
From: tiredof1945
Email:
Location: Anniston, AL
Comment:

I agree completely with the author. I have seen first hand the strong arm tactics, intimidation and coercion of the union against employees and managers. A union in Alabama through their constant harassment and support of poor employees will be the cause of an entire base being closed through promoting inefficiency, support of employees whose work performance is poor and lawsuits. Corruption leads the way in Anniston, Alabama.


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Vic


Date:   Fri Jul 11 2014
From:  Vic Biorseth
Comment:  

Changes pursuant to changing the website URL and name from 
Thinking Catholic Strategic Center to
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Pulled the trigger on the 301 MOVE IT option June 1, 2014. Working my way through all the webpages.  . 

Regards,

Vic


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My poor old truck is again starting to look like a poor old truck. After half-a-million miles, we're now approaching another decision time; another paint job, or a new truck.

Battle Line: Where the advancing secular army meets Judeo-Christian moral norms. The Secular Position (or Agenda) involves Proactive, Aggressive Anti-Theism, and not merely "neutral" Atheism.

A return to the American Ideal means a severe reduction in Government. To return to positive growth and progress means, necessarily, purging our nation from all Marxist-Socialist philosophical influence and a return to the American Ideal.

Why this hatred of Palin? What galls modern women of the Left about Sarah Palin? The blind hatred of Palin we’re seeing expressed is not merely because of hatred and intolerance of the pro-life religious moral standard.

A Palin Parker Ticket? My Dream Candidates for 2012. Why a Palin Parker ticket is better than any professional politician Republican ticket you can come up with for 2012.

Elitism Vs Palinism: Why the Left and the Elites Loath and Fear Sarah Palin. It isn’t just Marxism Vs Palinism; it’s also established intellectual elitism vs Palinism. The elite need someone to look down upon.

How is it that opposing amnesty for millions of illegal aliens is "arrogant"? If my pro-Catholic, pro-American, anti-alternative-ethos position is "arrogant," then, exactly what is the position of those who claim superiority or even equality with it?

Here we see Bush family class captured in a simple private citizen’s photo. George W. (and Mrs.) Bush quietly demonstrate Bush family class without hoopla or fanfare.

Marxists love crisis, and they love an oil spill crisis most of all. Marxists even create and drive crisis. Their favorite crisis of all must be the Oil Spill Crisis, which is even better than a Banking Crisis.

American Military Assault Weapons originally intended in the 2nd Amendment. To miss the point of the 2nd Amendment is to miss the point of the whole Constitution.

For God and Country – More Thoughts on America, and on National Existence. For God and Country: Comparisons of martyrdom and heroism, Sovereign Nationhood Vs. Internationalism, distinct people-hood Vs. the Global Village, and Godliness Vs. godlessness.

The Godless Left leads the young and naive to their utopian Hell. For an honest comparison of the effects on youth, we need to look to the history of the Godless Left versus the Religious Right.

The Rabbi Meir Kahane Open Letter to the World is a must read. No decent world history course is complete without the Rabbi Meir Kahane Open Letter to the World.

Aleksandr I.Solzhenitsyn warns the American Worker and American organized labor. Solzhenitsyn speaks to us as a worker from the “Worker’s Paradise” of Communism; words of warning for all who understand the meaning of the word Liberty.

World Revolution returns with a vengeance: the rebirth of Marxism. Marxist world revolution returns, and faces far less opposition than in 1848 or the period between the Great Wars.

Our argument against public despair, hopelessness and pessimism re the future. Despair is a mortal sin, the opposite of the virtue of hope; it is a sin unto the death of the soul, a repudiation and rejection of God’s grace.

On Threats to America's National Existence. A look at the nature of our national existence, what makes us America, physical threats to that, and the possibility of just going out of existence.

On the ethics of language: English dictionary Vs. Political-Correctness taboos. Language evolves, yet morals are (or should be) fixed. This poses questions re the ethics of language.

Thinking Catholic direction: threats to America, Church, Ethos, even History. The Thinking Catholic Direction is multi-faceted, facing threats to American National Existence, Catholic Liturgy, our common Guiding Ethos - emphasis changes to meet the threat of the moment.

Catholics learn and practice Glossalalia, in the Life In The Spirit seminars. Life in the Spirit seminars, fueling the Catholic Charismatic renewal, bring tongue-speaking "Glossalalia", and being "Slain in the Spirit", to Catholicism.

The website is going on hold for at least the next five weeks. Business calls, and I must respond. Will be traveling, and not taking the laptop this time.

Current Website Status. Still too busy for individual responses to questions, comments & criticisms.

Our 2006 Ohio Voter Guide. The choices are quite clear, and the 2006 Ohio Voter Guide was easy to produce.

On carrying my Lord, Jesus Christ, in my pocket. As a Eucharistic Minister, I am on occasion carrying the Lord Jesus in my pocket. It's a wondrous thing.

A 2006 Christmas and Hanukkah wish. May the Holy Days we celebrate remind us all of who we are, and how we are different from other peoples.

Current Democratic Party platform reveals anti-Semitic streak among Liberals. In their voting, their speechifying, and in the slant of their controlled mainstream media reporting, the current Democratic Party Platform is made clear to all observers.

The "Left", and The DaVinci Code, The Passion, and Cartoons of Mohammed. You can tell a lot about a movement by its public words.  The Passion? "Unreservedly Bad." The DaVinci Code? "Unreservedly Good." Anything to do with Islam? "No Comment."

Who's driving the Health Care bus? Health insurance companies "grading" doctors? Health insurance companies grading doctors: a legitimized conflict of interest. A preparatory step toward the nationalization of the health insurance industry?

On the forced use of medical boiler plate language rather than simple notes. The "little dictators" from insurance companies and government bureaucracies force MDs to use stilted, verbose, medical boiler plate language in their own documentation.

Home For Christmas 2008. Website Getting Active Again

Hydrogen power could be, and should be, the wave of our automotive future. Any move toward hydrogen power is a move toward a cleaner and more efficient fuel, and away from our dangerous dependency on oil.

Thoughts in remembrance of 09/11/2001, five years later. The changing shape of the war, the changing shape of the enemy.

The Jewish Shabbat. Description of Jewish Shabbat (Sabbath) from my Holy Land item supplier.

Kerry lies again, and then lies about his lies, in concert with the SLIMC. There he goes again! Kerry lies again and again about American servicemen and veterans; he just can't help himself.

Kerry's Lies: The Old, Vietnam-Era Anti-War Chickens are Comming Home to Roost. POW Lawsuit Could Force Kerry To Come Clean - by George "Bud" Day, Chairman, Vietnam Veterans Legacy Foundation.

What's going on with Mel Gibson? Is he really an anti-Semite? I am surprised that Mel Gibson is an alcolholic.  But I am never surprised at any words that come out of the mouth of any drunk.

Still Worrying Over NuVo Consequences. The Holidays have gone by, several days have passed, and the SANE  NuVo Initiative still stands pat.

The Dem's October Surprise involves another flip-flop of their public "standard". The clearly pro-sodomy Party that openly seeks the "Gay" vote goes Victorian for another pre-election October Surprise ploy.

Some Problems with NuVo: the so-called Null-Vote Initiative. A "philosophical" movement aimed at keeping religious conservatives from voting? Seriously? Let me state my problems with NuVo.

Come, let us sit and reason together. Jews and Christians of various stripe and spot can say to each other, 'Come, let us sit and reason together.' But we can't do that with the Moslems.

Regarding SANE works dropping NuVo: Nul Vote Initiative dies with a whimper. If you can't really present a good argument, sit down. On SANE Works dropping the NuVo Initiative: a program that works hard to SOUND pro-American while ACTING to oppose American National Existence.

Even experts grossly underestimate the Marxist zeal of the American Left. The sharp Left turn happened in the Hoover-FDR era, and the Marxism of the American Left has been deepening ever since.

Thinking American, in a nutshell: When one has lots to say, but time is limited. The older I get, the busier I get. Answering multiple questions as a thinking American, but in a hurry.

"We are an Easter People, and Hallelujah is our Song." (John Paul the Great) Our absolutely unique and singular Easter story, and the incredible force with which it struck human history.

Witnessing, grieving and weeping for our dieing culture.  What might it take to call a whole people back from the brink of cultural death?

If we have an inherent right to something, then, who must supply it?  Rights and Responsibilities exist in paired sets; a right does not exist in the absence of a related responsibility.  If indeed we have a right to our job, then, someone must provide it. Who?

So how come we have all these homeless people if our system is so great? The strong "Utopian Idealist" firmly believes that absolute worldly perfection is actually possible.  Therefore, there should never be any such thing as a hungry or homeless person.

Taking a look at Illegal Imigration and Tax Problem solutions. In our view, the minimum wage and income tax have outlived their usefulness, and only contribute to the illegal alien problem. 

First journal / blog entries when the thinking catholic blog first opened up. Notes to readers about what I was doing. 

On-going WebSite work and planned WebPages as of 09/07/2006. Adding items to book store. 

Vic's busted finger status - life goes on. Another busted finger status report, since the original one rolled off of the 50-entry BLOG update records.

Website Status as of 02/05/2009. No more Bookstore; no more Contact Me; no more complexity.

Website Status 03-09-2009. Just a note to bring you up to date on website status 03-09-2009.

Website Status 04/06/2009. Busy driving daily now; most website work will be weekend and as available.

The Plastic Bags and Eco Doom theory: will plastic bags end life as we know it? Plastic Bag and Eco Doom predictions tell us that plastic grocery and garbage bags will still be buried in the land fills and dumps a thousand years from now.  Well … so what?

Farewell Smokey Biorseth; Rest In Peace.  Hello Coal Biorseth; Welcome Home. As we were laying our beloved Smokey Biorseth to rest in his grave beside the lilies, a carbon-copy of Smokey, in younger form, emerged from the lilies.

Honky Biorseth really runs this house. If you want to know what's in any cabinet in the house, just ask Honky Biorseth.

Kill the illegal alien marketplace, and illegal aliens will leave on their own. Why should we "imagine" life with no Mexico? Shouldn't the Mexicans be trying to imagine no such thing as the USA?

More Marxist infiltration of higher education. Public school and the media are not the only places dominated by Marxist thought; even Catholic institutions are infected.

Of Families and Fortunes, and Inheritance Vs. Redistribution. Families and Fortunes are despised by Marxists, because Marxism demonizes the family, demonizes fortunes, and even demonizes profit.

Website Status Update 11/09/10. Just a Website status update; where we are and where we’re going.

Regarding the 2010 Tax Deal Pledge Breaker: Pledge? What Pledge? How can Republican deal makers even face us? We need to hang a Tea Party target on all professional politicians for 2012.

Pray for peace in Jerusalem, and for deliverance of Israel from harm. To pray for peace in Jerusalem is to pray for deliverance from Obama.

A tale of Promised Financial Melt-Down Debt Ceiling Nonsense and Happy Marxists. Everyone, on both sides, believes the Debt Ceiling Nonsense.  Why?

God and Nature: on the Nature of Things, established by the Creator of Things. God and Nature: on man’s Perversion of the Nature of Things, even with the best of intentions.

Our Ohio voter Guide for the 2012 Election. The 2l012 Ohio Voter Guide – The Choices Have Never Been Clearer, or more critical.

Evangelization enters the animal kingdom with the first bear prayer. It is fitting that the first bear prayer would be a prayer of thanksgiving.

Is the Internet down in Lithuania? Sudden loss of Lithanian traffic suggests the internet is down in Lithuania. 

The rise of the Femi Nazi Green Beret, and the decline of military victory. The first Femi Nazi Green Beret will be awarded out of fairness, not excellence.

Food Insurance: Is this stuff really any good? All of us conspiracy-theorizing, global-calamity doomsday-preppers need their Food Insurance.

We just had to try to do Robert Irvine's Plastic Wrapped Baby Back Ribs. Put plastic wrapped baby back ribs in the oven? What? Are you nuts?

Thoughts on the first Eucharist, established by the Last Supper.  The first Eucharist was recognized by the Apostles for what it was on that holiest Holy Thursday.

Tea-Party-Candidates-04-18-2014.  The Constitution is not going to be restored to legal preeminence unless we replace leadership incumbents of BOTH PARTIES.

Ecce homo; Behold the man.  Ecce Homo.  Behold the Innocent Lamb, who takes away the sins of the world.

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