Auto Workers Union Strikes, Begging GM for More Money, Benefits (Hake News, Mon, 9/16/19)
James reads news at the top of each hour for The Jesse Lee Peterson Show http://jlptalk.com then hosts Hour 4 for The Hake Report weekday show. James also hosts Sunday mornings on his own channels. http://thehakereport.com/live-show
TOP OF FIRST HOUR NEWS: Monday, September 16, 2019 -
(Drudge) STRIKE! GM WORKERS WALK OUT (AFP via Yahoo News) Some 46,000 General Motors auto workers at 55 facilities strike in the U.S. That’s the United Auto Workers Union after contract talks came to an impasse. The Wall Street Journal described it as the first major stoppage at GM in more than a decade. The auto manufacturer's four-year contract with workers expired without an agreement on a replacement. Local union leaders met in Detroit "and opted to strike at midnight on Sunday," the UAW said on its Twitter account. "This is our last resort," Terry Dittes, the union's lead negotiator with GM, told a news conference after the meeting. "We are standing up for the fundamental rights of working people in this country." (OH GOSH, BIG TALK. RME.) They have disagreements on wages, health care benefits, the status of temporary workers and job security. Ted Krumm, chair of the UAW's national bargaining committee, said in a statement, said, "We are standing up for what is right.” Hours before the strike began, President Trump tweeted: "Here we go again with General Motors and the United Auto Workers. Get together and make a deal!" Last reported strike was in 2007 when 73,000 workers at more than 89 facilities walked off the job for two days.
(Detroit Free Press) A bunch of so-called labor supporters showed up in Flint, Michigan, to cheer on the people on strike. UAW spokesman Brian Rothenberg on Sunday evening told the Associated Press that contract talks would resume at 10 a.m. Monday. GET THIS: UAW workers get $250 a week in strike wages. The union had $721 million in its strike fund in 2018 and temporarily increased dues in March this year to boost it to $850 million.
GM has enjoyed several years of strong sales, posting $11.8 billion in operating profits last year, prompting union officials to argue it is time to share the wealth with workers who have borne the brunt of downturns. But there is concern of a possible recession. They’ve been negotiating with the union about closing plants vs. not, and about building an all-electric truck in the U.S.
(Drudge) Drone attack on Saudi oil seen as 'Pearl Harbor' moment… (Bloomberg via Yahoo News) Based on early reports, multiple relatively inexpensive drone devices were able to pierce Saudi defenses in a way that a traditional air force could not: flying long distances to drop potent bombs that apparently set vast portions of the Saudi petroleum infrastructure ablaze. Iran-backed Houthi rebels battling Saudi Arabia in Yemen took credit. (WSJ) Blasts, Blazes Shake Residents… of the oil town. The series of massive explosions started around 3 a.m. Saturday. (Bloomberg) The Attack Reveals oil supply fragility… Drones, anti-ship mines and computer worms are called asymmetric weaponry used against one of the best-equipped militaries in the Middle East. Saudi Arabia blames many of the attacks on Houthi rebels in impoverished Yemen, where Saudi forces have been fighting since 2015 in a civil war spilling across their border. The attacks mark at least the sixth time in four months that Saudi energy facilities or tankers carrying the kingdom’s oil have been targeted. Mine attacks against ships near the Strait of Hormuz and drone strikes on Saudi pipelines in May and June served warnings of supply vulnerability. This attack forced an immediate halt in 5.7 million barrels of daily production. (Reuters) Some predict prices of $100/barrel… if Saudi Arabia doesn’t quickly recover.
(AP) President Trump tweeted “we are ... locked and loaded” for a response attack if needed. He also tweeted, “PLENTY OF OIL!” WSJ claims: Trump Has Few Options… (whatever that means). Iran is suspected of backing the Houthis, but Iran says it’s ready for war after accusations… from a US official. (Sky News) Tehran says US bases and aircraft carriers stationed up to 1,200 miles around Iran are within range of its missiles.
Mon, Sep 16, Hour 1:
Biblical Question: Can you be born again of God and become mentally ill, depressed or suicidal?
Joel and Hake comment on Jesse’s observation that the world lives the Old Testament, and real Christians are in the New Testament. The Old Testament is the world outside, and the New Testament is the Kingdom of Heaven within.
TOP OF SECOND HOUR NEWS: Monday, September 16, 2019 - Women’s Forum third Thursday 7 PM! rebuildingtheman.com/events
(Drudge) NYT deletes bizarre tweet referencing Kavanaugh's 'harmless' [private part]… (NY Post) NYT Opinion tweeted, then deleted, “Having a [private part] thrust in your face at a drunken dorm party may seem like harmless fun. But when Brett Kavanaugh did it to her, Deborah Ramirez says, it confirmed that she didn’t belong at Yale in the first place.” Two or three minutes later NYT Opinion tweeted, “We have deleted an earlier tweet to this article that was poorly phrased.” Soon after, that retraction also vanished. A few hours later, the paper apologized, tweeting, “We deleted a previous tweet regarding this article,” the final tweet read. “It was offensive, and we apologize.”
(Drudge) BOOK BOMBSHELL ACCUSER HAS 'NO MEMORY'... of the incident. (National Review) Trending on Twitter Sunday morning was a supposed bombshell headline news story: “NYT reporters’ book details new sexual assault allegation against Brett Kavanaugh.” The allegation, Robin Pogrebin and Kate Kelly (liberal women!) write in a New York Times story adapted from their forthcoming anti-Kavanaugh book, is this: “We also uncovered a previously unreported story about Mr. Kavanaugh in his freshman year that echoes Ms. Ramirez’s allegation. A classmate, Max Stier [a Clinton lawyer], saw Mr. Kavanaugh with his pants down at a different drunken dorm party, where friends pushed his [private part] into the hand of a female student.” The liberal writers write, “Mr. Stier, who runs a nonprofit organization in Washington, notified senators and the F.B.I. about this account, but the F.B.I. did not investigate and Mr. Stier has declined to discuss it publicly. (We corroborated the story with two officials who have communicated with Mr. Stier.)” The book isn’t released until Tuesday, but Mollie Hemingway got a copy, and she writes on Twitter: “The book notes, quietly, that the woman Max Stier named as having been supposedly victimized by Kavanaugh and friends denies any memory of the alleged event.”
UPDATE: Late yesterday, the New York Times “updated” their article to note that it initially “did not include” the information that the alleged victim did not recall the alleged assault.
ALSO, National Review’s JOHN MCCORMACK writes that the other accuser Deborah Ramirez’s claim was already dubious because (1) named eyewitnesses deny the allegation and (2) Ramirez herself wasn’t sure in recent weeks if Kavanaugh had done what she now alleges. “Ms. Ramirez herself contacted former Yale classmates asking if they recalled the incident and told some of them that she could not be certain Mr. Kavanaugh was the one who exposed himself,” the New York Times reported. Ramirez was only willing to make the allegation, the New Yorker reported, after “six days of carefully assessing her memories and consulting with her attorney.”
(Drudge) Teachers in Chicago inch closer to possible strike… (AP) — Teachers in the nation’s third-largest school district are inching closer to a strike that could happen as early as next month. After rejecting the district’s latest offer, Chicago educators are back at the bargaining table negotiating issues including pay, staffing shortages and class size. The dispute follows teacher strikes this year over similar issues elsewhere, including in West Virginia, Denver, Los Angeles and Oakland, California. Chicago’s last major teachers strike was seven years ago, but stuff is totally different. They’d be shutting down roughly 600 schools for nearly 400,000 students. The Chicago Teachers Union, which represents about 25,000 educators, complains that schools have cut nurses and librarians., they want more social workers and strict class size limits. The union wants a three-year contract with annual pay raises of 5% and a rollback of employee health care contributions that were raised in a previous contract. Chicago Public Schools officials say they’ve made a generous offer, but the union doesn’t like it.
Church this past Sunday 11 AM PT rebuildingtheman.com/church “Pastor Commits Suicide: What’s the Purpose of Being Born Again? (Church 9/15/19)”
TOP OF THIRD HOUR NEWS: Monday, September 16, 2019 -
(Drudge) OxyContin maker files for bankruptcy… (AP) Purdue Pharma, the company that made billions selling the prescription painkiller OxyContin, filed for bankruptcy in White Plains, New York, days after reaching a tentative settlement with many of the state and local governments suing it over the toll of opioids. The deal could be worth up to $12 billion. It “will provide billions of dollars and critical resources to communities across the country trying to cope with the opioid crisis.” Purdue Pharma faces lawsuits from 2,600 government and other entities. The Sackler family, which owns the company, agreed to pay at least $3 billion in the settlement plus contribute the company itself, which is to be reformed with its future profits going to the company’s creditors. In a statement, the families of late company owners Mortimer and Raymond Sackler said they have “deep compassion for the victims of the opioid crisis” and believe the settlement framework “is an historic step toward providing critical resources that address a tragic public health situation.”
(Drudge) EMMY: RUPAUL DOES IT AGAIN... 'We Are All God in Drag'... (The Wrap) RuPaul said at the Creative Arts Emmys that drag is a way of transcending ourselves, and becoming “an extension of the power that created the whole universe.” After winning his fourth Emmy for hosting “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” he said Saturday night that drag will never be mainstream. But at the same time, he asked people to embrace the idea that we’re all doing drag, all the time. Disgusting crazy person.
Norman Lear Becomes Oldest Winner AT 97… (Hollywood Reporter) He topped Our Planet narrator Sir David Attenborough, 93, who also won an Emmy on Saturday night, for the title of oldest Emmy winner. Attenborough would have held the record if Lear hadn't won. Lear received his first nomination since 1991 for the live ABC special broadcast of All in the Family and The Jeffersons. He previously edged Carl Reiner for the title of oldest nominee ever by six months. His latest show is called “Live in front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear's All in the Family and The Jeffersons.” Jimmy Kimmel hosts it (SO DON’T WATCH IT).
(Drudge) Inside Border Patrol's Morale Crisis… 'People Hate Us'... (NY Times via MSN) One Border Patrol agent in Tucson said he had been called a “sellout” and a “kid killer.” In El Paso, an agent said he and his colleagues in uniform had avoided eating lunch together except at certain “BP friendly” restaurants because “there’s always the possibility of them spitting in your food.” An agent in Arizona quit last year out of frustration. “Caging people for a nonviolent activity,” he said, “started to eat away at me.” (WEAK! GOOD RIDDANCE!) The liberals (media, politicians, activists) have been attacking them. There are nearly 20,000 agents of the Border Patrol. Ten aliens have died since September in the custody of the Border Patrol and its parent agency, Customs and Border Protection. (IT’S THE ILLEGALS’ OWN FAULT.)
In recent months, the extreme overcrowding on the border has begun to ease, with migrants turned away and made to wait in Mexico while their asylum claims are processed. Last week, the Supreme Court allowed the administration to close the door further, at least for now, by requiring migrants from countries outside Mexico to show they have already been denied refuge in another country before applying for asylum.
Earlier this year a private Facebook group was exposed in which agents posted so-called “sexist” and callous references to illegals and the politicians who support them. In videos released last year, Border Patrol agents could be seen destroying water jugs left in a section of the Arizona desert where large numbers of migrants have been found dead. (WALLS SAVE LIVES.) One former agent betrayed the Border Patrol saying “there’s a culture of cruelty or callousness,” his name is Francisco Cantú, and he’s selling a book (NY Times).
Women’s Forum third Thursday 7 PM! rebuildingtheman.com/events
Women’s Forum third Thursday 7 PM! rebuildingtheman.com/events
Karl from DLive, call Jesse again! He got confused and thought you were singing The Hake Report, even though you were obviously singing “Stand Up” with the line “Find a way.” He black!
Attack on Border Patrol Is Attack on Trump/USA
They’re attacking the Border Patrol (specifically NY Times), trying to hurt their morale.
Hispanics “uncle tom” effect - most border patrol agents, I believe, are Hispanic.
Turncoats (liberals and RINOs) - children and non-violent offenders in cages, waaa.
Bad actors - the Facebook group, gonna be a few misbehaving among 20,000
Anti-male effect - the Facebook group, accusations of being heartless or whatever
Anti-Trump - Like black Trump supporters, media target.
We Need to Blame Opioid 'Victims'
This opioid crisis, they’re making the OD’ers out to be victims. Evil calling out evil.
(Drudge) OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma files for bankruptcy… as part of a deal to give people money. SMH.
Boo Hoo Union Strikes
Auto Workers and Teachers Unions pushing strikes. SMH. Victim-minded socialist commies. I’m sure Chicago district are plenty corrupt too, and GM may be too; did they get bailed out?
Autoworkers cross janitors' picket lines… In an emotional scene Sunday morning, UAW autoworkers passed picketing janitors represented by the same union just hours after the maintenance workers went on strike in an escalation of already-tense contract talks. "This isn't what solidarity looks like," one autoworker said as he dropped off food to the janitors before reporting for his shift, which started just before 7 a.m. The autoworkers are General Motors employees and the UAW told them to report to work Sunday even though the union's contract with GM expired at 11:59 p.m. Saturday. The union's leadership was to meet at 10 a.m. Sunday in Detroit to decide on next steps. The janitors, who have worked without a contract since March 2018, said they are paid $15-16 an hour. The UAW, in announcing the strike shortly after midnight, said the janitors' key issues involve wages, caps on health insurance, vacation time and 401(k) plans.
RINO Justice Kavanaugh Falsely Accused AGAIN
Kavanaugh got accused again this weekend. It was all trending on Twitter. I didn’t pay much attention. Turned out to be nothing yet again. He seems like a RINO, soft, kisses up to women.
Caller Log, courtesy of Jesse’s producer, Nick
Troy from Baltimore, MD brings up the moment T.I. the rapper had with Candace Owens. James talks about what a loser T.I. is and recounts the time when he was asking blacks not to go to white schools or else they will come out brainwashed about white supremacy. James wants him to stop making excuses for black americans.
Joe from Phoenix, AZ hates to say it but he agrees with James a little on the opioid crisis. He reveals he had a stroke.
Alexis from New Jersey talks about Earl from Michigan, regular caller on the Hake report and the JLP show. It’s amazing how someone that old can be that dumb. He also touches on Maze and how he can’t understand her when she speaks. He wants to discuss the Democratic debates with James. America reminds Alexis of the Dominican republic because Haitians ar e taking over.
Whites Discriminated Against at College, Still
(Drudge) Whites need not apply: Campus sci-tech symposium to only feature scholars of color… (The College Fix) An upcoming science and technology symposium slated to take place at Williams College promises a unique feature: it will showcase “new” voices in the field, and those voices will only come from scholars of color. “New Voices in Science and Technology Studies: A C3 Symposium,” set for early November at the private Massachusetts-based liberal arts university, invited scholars to submit papers if they represent a “historically underrepresented group.”
The call for papers specifies that means either “African Americans, Alaska Natives, Arab Americans, Asian Americans, Latinx, Native Americans, Native Hawaiians, and other Pacific Islanders.”
Part of the application process asked applicants to write a couple sentences proving themselves as a member of a “historically underrepresented group.” Yet the application also provides an equal employment opportunity statement that people from all backgrounds are welcome.
Chosen scholars will receive a $500 honorarium and be hosted by Williams College as they present their papers to the audience, organizers state, adding “we aim to create an inclusive, intellectually enriching experience for all involved, including the visiting speakers and the faculty and students of Williams.”
Update on BOND Building Fund!
Anonymous matching-donor up to $50,000 for the rest of September! We’re currently around $22,000, guys, thank you!
Also GoFundMe redirect link is http://thebond.fund
We need to cover the down payment, moving, renovation and repairs, and hopefully cover at least 6 month’s rent to avoid interrupting church services, radio show, The Fallen State, and our other programs and services.
Liberal Entertainers Scared of Trump
Libs like Aretha Franklin and Beyonce (Beyon-Z)