About these ads
Home

Chicago Teachers Union President Who Bashes Rich People Makes $240K Annually And Owns Three Homes

1 Comment

This is from The Inquisiter News.

Karen “The Hut” Lewis bashes the rich but is not by any stretch of the imagination living in poverty.

If she claims that she is not well off I would want some of that poverty.

 

Karen Lewis, the Chicago Teachers Union president who rails against wealthy residents of the city for not paying their fair share, makes more than $200,000 a year and owns three homes.

One of the homes is in Hawaii.

She is currently exploring the possibility of running for mayor against fellow Democrat and wealthy incumbent Rahm Emanuel, President Obama’s former chief of staff. The election takes place in February.

A crusader for economic justice and a foe of income disparity in the city, Lewis has bashed Emanuel as a corporate shill and called him “Mayor 1%.” They clashed over the 2012 teacher’s strike and school closings among other issues.

As The Inquisitr previously reported, Lewis last year blamed rich white people for the systemic problems in the Chicago school system and wants to raise their taxes to fix things.

According to the Chicago Sun-Times, the “solidly middle class” Lewis has nonetheless admitted to being in the five percent, which apparently is less bad than being in the one percent, but insisted that she doesn’t lead an extravagant lifestyle or socialize with fat-cats.

As far as her real estate holdings are concerned, “Lewis isn’t as wealthy as Emanuel, a multimillionaire who made his fortune during a short stint as an investment banker. But she makes more than $200,000 a year and has an ownership interest in three homes, records show. That includes vacation homes in Hawaii and in the upscale ‘Harbor Country’ area of southwestern Michigan, where Emanuel has a second home, property records show.” Lewis and her husband own a condo in Chicago as their primary residence.

As the head of the teacher’s union, Lewis last year earned about $137,000 plus approximately $19,000 in “nontaxable benefits,” according to the Sun-Times. For a second job as executive vice president of the Illinois Federation of Teachers, she takes home roughly $80,000 a year.

When she first ran for president of the union in 2010, she vowed not to accept a salary greater than the highest-paid teacher in Chicago. She now says her promise is still valid because she works all-year-round, rather than just during the school year, and claims to put in 15-hour days.

The TruthRevolt website unearthed this interesting and ironic 2013 tweet from Lewis:

Karen Lewis

Why do people of wealth and privilege try to convince the world they have neither? Be honest that you don’t have a clue about poverty.

In the meantime, lavish teachers pensions in Illinois are bringing the painfully underfunded state retirement system to the brink of bankruptcy. Lewis apparently wants to hike taxes to pay for the massive shortfall.

Documentary filmmaker and baseball-cap-wearing foe of capitalism Michael Moore, who likes to project a blue-collar image, is another prominent individual that might be classified as a hypocritical limousine liberal (a.k.a. “champagne socialist” in the U.K.). According to recent divorce filings, Moore owns nine homes, including a 100,000 square foot lakefront mansion in Michigan. Moore’s fortune with his ex-wife was reported to be in the range of $50 million.

Do you think five-percenter Karen Lewis will run against one-percenter Rahm Emanuel for mayor of Chicago?

Read more at http://www.inquisitr.com/1448089/chicago-teachers-union-president-who-bashes-rich-people-makes-200k-and-owns-three-homes/#b2YghvXsUJY4Yge7.99

About these ads

SOBERING: This Altercation With A Muslim In The UK Should Be A Wake Up Call to America (VIDEO)

1 Comment

This is from Clash Daily.

Wake Up Damn It this is in America now.

This fight will be long and hard to defeat these evil bastards.

 

 

This is what happens when the law of the land is so-called ‘tolerance’ and it trumps common sense. Forward this to every liberal who thinks this law of the land is so-called ‘tolerance is not a threat to America.

Common Sense

Leave a comment

This is from Jews For The Preservation Of Firearms Ownership.

The gun grabber crowd could not find Common Sense in the dictionary let alone actually having Common Sense.

I think parents as well as the gun range trainers should stop and evaluate each child’s ability to handle said weapon.

No outsider can make the call for the parents and range personnel.

 

By Nicki Kenyon, September 1st 2014
JPFO writer contributor, © 2014.

 

By now, we all have seen the video of the tragic events that took place a few days ago when a 9-year-old girlkilled her instructor with an Uzi. The child lost control of the machine gun and accidentally shot instructor Charles Vacca in the head. The video went viral, and every gun grabber from Moms Demand Action, whose head hoplophobe Shannon Watts wasted no time in hopes ”that this event will lead to a national discussion about children and guns“ to the charlatans at the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence, whose scheming staff attorney immediately invoked ”America’s weak gun laws“ as cause for the tragedy, began to demand what they define as ”common sense.“

Way to dance in the blood of innocent victims, you opportunistic swine!

Unfortunately, the hysterics weren’t limited to the gun grabbing charlatans.

Many who claim to respect the Second Amendment – those who assert their commitment to gun rights – have also joined the call for ”common sense.“

It’s common sense, they claim, to not allow a child to handle an automatic weapon.

It’s common sense, they claim, 9-year-olds do not need Uzis. Need.

There is zero reason a 9 year old should have been firing that weapon, they claim. Common sense.

I will have to disagree.

This is the same type of hysteria that follows every media blood feast, after every tragic incident, no matter how rare. And this is what the gun grabbers hope.

They hope that Second Amendment supporters will stand with them to demand ”common sense“ gun laws, swelling their numbers, and helping them gain ground…

something they have not been able to do no matter how many tragedies they parade as cause.

For the record, whether or not a child has any place shooting an automatic weapon depends entirely on the child’s level of skill and maturity. It is not and should not be the decision of onlookers, Shannon Watts, Michael Bloomberg, or politicians. It should be the decision of trained instructors and parents…

trained instructors, who, by the way, know better than to allow a child to handle an automatic weapon, without standing behind her and helping her by keeping positive control of the firearm at all times while the new shooter familiarizes herself with it.

My own son fired his first automatic weapon at the age of 8 – instructed by an experienced shooter, who never allowed the child to handle the firearm without having positive control of it, and having at least one hand on it from behind as my son fired.

Young competitive shooter Katelyn Francis fires an automatic weapon in  assurance and focus:

Families shoot automatic firearms, with young children under close and careful supervision without incident often.

And yet, the gun grabbers and those weak of principle use this uncommon and heartbreaking accident in an effort to rob us of our rights!

No, it’s not safety they seek. They would use this tragedy to further restrict access to all firearms – not just automatic weapons.

The tragic accident was just that. An accident. A rarity. One that affected the family of the instructor, and one that will haunt a young girl probably for the rest of her life.

It is not ”common sense“ to knee-jerk into a reaction which punishes the rest of us because of this tragedy.

It is not ”common sense“ to hysterically follow emotions instead of logic in response to a disastrous mistake.

And it is not ”common sense“ to abandon your principles, because of panic fomented by those who would see our rights destroyed.

Leave the histrionics to the gun grabbers. Stick to your guns.

Report: Ice Cap Growing Though Gore Said It Would Be Gone

Leave a comment

This is from NewsMax.

Al “I once was almost President” Gore has zero credibility yet this twit from Cambridge lies to help salvage Gore’s reputation.

He claims the ice cap will melt off next year.

 

Despite Al Gore’s prediction seven years ago that the polar ice cap would be completely melted by now, it is actually larger than it was in 2012, Mail Online reports.

“The North Polar ice cap is falling off a cliff,” Gore said in 2007 when he was accepting the North Polar ice cap for his climate change efforts. “It could be completely gone in summer in as little as seven years. Seven years from now.”

But, the Mail reports, the ice cap has actually expanded by between 43 and 63 percent. An area the size of Alaska that was navigable water two years ago now is covered by ice.

Over the long term, the ice cap is continuing to shrink, according to figures from the U.S. National Snow and Ice Data Center. But as of August 25, 3.5 million square miles of the Arctic Ocean was covered with at least 15 percent ice cover – the highest since 2006.

The ice also is growing thicker, making it less likely to melt, according to data from the University of Illinois’s Cryosphere project.

“It is clear from the measurements we have collected that the Arctic sea ice has experienced a significant recovery in thickness over the past year,” Leeds University Professor Andrew Shepherd told the Mail.

“The Arctic sea ice spiral of death seems to have reversed,” added
Judith Curry, professor of earth and atmospheric sciences at Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta.

Gore’s office declined to comment, the Mail reported.

Cambridge University Professor Peter Wadhams told the Mail he still expects a drastic reduction in the ice cap by September 2015, saying that less than a million square miles should be covered by that time.

The Mail was skeptical of that, noting, “For that prediction to come true it would require by far the fastest loss of ice in history.”

It also contradicts a 2013 report by the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the Mail said. That report said it had “medium confidence” ice levels would “likely” fall below one million square kilometers by 2050.

Read Latest Breaking News from Newsmax.com http://www.Newsmax.com/SciTech/north-pole-ice-cap/2014/08/31/id/591899/#ixzz3C8EFTkg8
Urgent: Should Obamacare Be Repealed? Vote Here Now!

VP Joe Biden speaks in Detroit on Labor Day

Leave a comment

This is from My Fox Detriot.com.

Slow Joe is full of crap his union thugs have harmed America more than actually helped her.

We need to break the backs of every union from coast to coast..

 

Several hundred people, mostly union workers, crowded the site of the old Tiger Stadium to hear vice president Joe Biden speak Monday morning ahead of the organized labor’s annual parade.

The vice president’s speech helped kick off the start of the Detroit Labor Day parade. This is the second time Biden has been in Detroit on Labor Day in the past three years.

Biden spoke about the power of the union and how the union really is the reason why many of us have rights. He also stressed the importance of all Americans sticking together and, if we do that, how we will succeed. He believes if the middle class does well, so will everyone else.

“The American people have not stopped dreaming. The American people have not walked away from what they believe they are entitled to. Just give them a chance! No hand out – just give them a chance!” Biden said.

VIDEO: Click on the video in the video player above to watch Biden’s address. You can watch the full version from the Fox 2 YouTube page, or a recap in a report from Fox 2’s Robin Murdoch.

Biden left his supporters with the reassurance that America should not give up and that we are coming back.

He was in town the same day Michigan saw its first minimum wage hike in six years. The wage increased by 10 percent and is the kick-off to a 25 percent overall increase before it will be capped at $9.25 in 2018.

Biden was preceded on the stage by labor leaders and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mark Schauer and Gary Peters, the party’s nominee for U.S. Senate.

Fox 2 was told the vice president will spend at least the rest of the afternoon in Detroit, but his exact plans were not disclosed.

Jimmy Carter Tells Islamic Conference: “Principles of Allah” Are Key to Peace

2 Comments

Hat Tip Gateway Pundit.

He was born ignorant and has been going downhill ever since.

Also Carter fell too many times on his head while working for Habitat for Humanity.

 

Former President Jimmy Carter told attendees at the Islamic Society of North America that“the principles of Allah” are the key to peace in the Middle East.
Carter spoke to the group on Saturday.

ISIS forces, in the name of Allah, slaughtered 250 half-naked Syrian soldiers this week in a desert ditch.

isis slaughter soldiers

ISIS terrorists believe they are also doing Allah’s will.

 

The Detroit News reported, via Religion of Peace:

 

During a speech at the annual convention for the Islamic Society of North America on Saturday, former President Jimmy Carter said peace between Jews and Muslims in the Middle East is a dream he still prays can be achieved.

“You can’t bring peace to the Middle East without justice and human rights for the Palestinians,” Carter told a packed hall at Cobo Center. “When my prayers are answered and we have peace in that Holy Land then the Israelis and all their neighbors will be blessed to live in peace and prosperity.”

Carter spoke mainly about preventing violence against women and girls, encouraging all present to fight for equal rights for both sexes.

“One thing that all men can do is to be sure that you treat your wife as you would like to be treated yourself,” Carter said, amid cheers. “My hope is all Christians, all Muslims, all people of other faiths, even those who don’t have one, will join in this crusade to end the plight of our wives, our sisters, our daughters.”

He spoke at length about prostitution, rape on college campuses, female genital mutilation and parents in some countries strangling their daughters because they want to have sons. The audience of men, women and children were rapt and responded with applause when he quoted verses from the Quran and the Bible illustrating the equality of the sexes.

“Men and women are created equally from one soul,” Carter said. “If you were taught by your parents or you believe you’re superior to your wife just because you’re a man, Allah says your wrong.”

At an earlier luncheon on Saturday Carter detailed the work his foundation does and told Muslim Americans to bring peace and justice to all those around them.

“We are all Americans in a system that allows basic human rights: peace, justice and the ability to treat each other as equals,” Carter told a crowd of about 1,000 who had paid $200 a plate to attend the fundraiser luncheon. “I hope all of you will use the principals of Allah to bring peace and justice to all.”

The Islamic Society of North America is reportedly an influential front for the promotion of the Wahhabi political, ideological and theological infrastructure in the United States and Canada.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Five Things Labor Unions Do To Celebrate Labor Day

Leave a comment

This is from The Daily Caller.

Labor unions are a cancer on businesses that need to be removed and destroyed.

 

For many Americans, Labor Day means one last long weekend to end the summer. But the U.S. Department of Labor describes the holiday as “a creation of the labor movement,” meaning labor unions.

So how would organized labor celebrate?

1. Make union organizing a civil right. Democrats Georgia Rep. John Lewis and Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison have introduced a bill that would that would do just that. The congressmen argue that the current National Labor Relations Board process is too slow. Dealing with labor issues as expeditiously as discrimination is one way they would resolve that.

Lewis and Ellison propose letting anyone who claims they are fired because of union advocacy sue under the Civil Rights Act of 1964. This would make them eligible not only for back pay and reinstatement to their jobs, as under the current process, but also the kinds of compensatory and punitive damages allowed under the civil rights laws.

Critics charge that this would open the door to abusive litigation by people who wrongly claim they were fired because their bosses were anti-union, which would damage businesses.

2. Advocate that taxpayers cover surgery and other “transition-related” treatment for transgender public employees. Right before Labor Day weekend, the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees celebrated gains made this summer in health coverage for transgender state workers in Washington. Prior to a July vote, the union complained “nearly all insurance plans in Washington state exclude coverage for transition-related medical treatment, even when that same treatment.”

Thanks to unions like AFSCME, things like hormone treatments will be covered early next year, followed by surgeries next July.

3. Unionize home health workers in Minnesota. After a federal court declined to stop unionization of homecare workers in the state, of these workers were placed under the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Healthcare Minnesota. Organized labor praised this move as the largest union organizing election in state history. Critics countered that few people voted and that is amounts to forced unionization.

 

National Right to Work Foundation plans to reopen their case against this practice.

4. Join the Labor Department book club. The House Oversight Committee has requested information on what wasteful Labor Department spending, including $600,000 on elevator posters, $25,000 joining public relations contests and $100,000 to promote a book club. The Department of Labor oversees labor unions and workplaces, but is generally viewed as having a friendly relationship with organized labor.

5. Fight right-to-work laws. Labor unions have been active in opposing right-to-work legislation in states like Michigan and have publicly worried that Republicans could push to make New Mexico a right-to-work state.

In a pre-Labor Day Gallup poll, 53 percent of Americans approve of unions in general. But they also support the right of workers to choose if they want to be in a union.

When asked if they would support right-to-work legislation, 71 percent said they do. When broken into parties, 65 percent of Democrats and 74 percent of Republicans said they would support such a law.

Gallup polled a random sample of 1,032 adults, aged 18 and older, living in the United States.

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2014/08/31/five-things-labor-unions-do-to-celebrate-labor-day/#ixzz3C5q86EMc

Older Entries

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 649 other followers

%d bloggers like this: