Union Busters - page 3

reprinted from the california nurses association/national nurses organizing committee, today sharply condemned a ruling by the bush administration's labor board that it said could deprive... Read More

  1. by   jam_mom
    Kudos PDXSN
  2. by   SmilingBluEyes
    Please keep the direct attacks out of this heated topic/debate, or it will have to be closed. Thank you.
  3. by   rudopal
    WAY kudos,PDXSN. I just don't get why so many nurses voted for the current administration. They never were, nor are they now, in our corner. Unless we happen to be heirs to an oil fortune.:wink2:
    Last edit by rudopal on Oct 20, '06 : Reason: misspell
  4. by   PDXSN
    I think it's been his pandering to the religous right. But they were duped as this administration has acted in a very non-christian way (torturing, starting wars, stealing money and passing judgement on our neighbors). We have unfortunatly become the international bullies on the block which has degradated our integrity, our way of life and our ability to garner international cooperation when it is really needed. If your not a ruthless millionaire then voting Repedafile is definately not in your best interests.
  5. by   teeituptom
    Quote from PDXSN
    I think it's been his pandering to the religous right. But they were duped as this administration has acted in a very non-christian way (torturing, starting wars, stealing money and passing judgement on our neighbors). We have unfortunatly become the international bullies on the block which has degradated our integrity, our way of life and our ability to garner international cooperation when it is really needed. If your not a ruthless millionaire then voting Repedafile is definately not in your best interests.

    Repedafile, now that is a term I havent seen used before. Is that supposed to be a shortened term meaning Republican Pedofile. Seems almost kind of obscene if that is what it is. Meanwhile I will go look it up. Pending my search.
  6. by   Kelly_the_Great
    Quote from rudopal
    I just don't get why so many nurses voted for the current administration. They never were, nor are they now, in our corner.
    I really don't get how the American public continues to be conquered and divided into believing there truly is a difference between Rep vs. Dem.

    Their only difference is what they'll say (in public)...:stone
  7. by   teeituptom
    Quote from 4nomark
    Oftentimes on this board we get into the argument of "Professionalism" as it pertains to the field of Nursing; however after reading certain comments of those who take glee in crossing picket lines for money a larger question crossed my mind. That question is, How can certain people be devoid of Humanity and live with themselves. I may not agree with a particular group of Nurses who feel that they must utilyze their last ditch effort at correcting some real or perceived wrong of their employer, however I full well know that by walking over their picket line I not only disrespect them I show my contempt for them as people. When people strike they risk losing their homes, savings,career, and possibly friends and loved ones. I say that because sometimes a rift may develope when friends or families don't agree with a group's decision to strike. I will not attack someone personally because of their callousness towards another human being, but how can any humane person knowingly help break the back of hard working people who are only trying to improve their situation in life. Increasingly in this society the landscape is becoming the "Haves' and "Have Nots" no longer Lower, Middle, and Upper Class. Look at the salaries of CEO's, CFO's and CFO"s. They make millions even as they bankrupt a company and we help every time we cross a picket line. I normally take my time and compose very logical and linear responces or views; but right now I'm in a controlled rage because when someone proudly talks about crossing picket lines I liken them to the soldier who betrays his fellow soldiers in a POW camp just so he can get a little extra meat, or the team player who throws the game citing "They were gonna win anyway!!" Sometime I hear on the news that certain golf players get struck by lightening while playing before,during, or after a storm. They don't always die they just get their pants fried off. I don't wish death on anyone but I sure hope someone is playing golf right about now and dosen't notice those dark clouds on the horizon.

    Wow, I never consider myself devoid of humanity, in any way. I consider myself very humanisitic with all the rights, and wrongs, errors of such.

    When I cross picket lines I DON'T consider myself as showing the picketers a middle finger hand salute, I respect what they are doing, just as I respect myself all the way to the Bank. And also to the golf course BTW. It is simply a matter of my choice in life, which is a choice we all have.

    I certainly don't make the money as a CEO makes. I'm just making a living the best that I can for myself and my family.

    Now I am a Veteran, Served 1968 to 1972, Corpsman, Fleet Marines. So comparing me to someone who betrays his fellow soldiers, I dont really think so, My middle name isnt Hanoi Jane.

    And stating that you wish I wasnt paying attention to an oncoming electrical storm while out golfing. My comment to that is, do I get struck just before or after I make my hole in one.

    I will say that overall, I have enjoyed your post more than any other Ive read in a long long time. I really have. :chuckle
  8. by   PANurseRN1
    That's what you're doing, though, tom. You're enabling dysfunctional hospital administrations. If it doesn't bother you that you're making $$$ on the backs of others, that's your conscience. But mocking people who are out there fighting for better working conditions, better patient ratios...that is disrespect, plain and simple.
  9. by   4nomark
    teeituptom vbmenu_register("postmenu_", true);
    registered user

    join date: may 2001
    location: on a golf course in texas
    age: 56
    posts: 4,205
    country: america
    years exp.: too dang many
    nursing specialties:: er,icu,l&d,or,etc


    thank you
    thank you for your post. i enjoyed it so much.

    hospital corpsman 1968 to 1972

    f.m.f.

    viet nam vet

    come back when you grow up.

    there's no need for me to grow up i'm already grown. as an adult i don't find it necessary to private email someone infantile insults and strut around my military service as if that qualifies me to screw other people around. yes you are a traitor, a traitor to every hard working nurse and every other employee who seeks the same standard of living you say you are just trying to provide for your family. most people, myself included don't find it necessary to screw other people over just to get a payday. if it makes you feel like a man to smile on someone's plight i can gladly say i'm a different kind of man than you. oh, by the way your military record dosen't impress me. you were a corpman,fine i'm happy for you. my military record u.s. marine corp 0311 combat infantry,also graduated amphibious warfare school,little creek va; jungle warfare school, ft.sherman panama; mountain warfare school,nv,nuclear biological and chemical warfare school,camp lejeune n.c. marine nws training, naval weapons station earle, colt's neck n.j. rifle and pistol expert qualifications. wounded in panama. honorably discharged and served over a decade as a police officer in detroit,mi. i can go on but i hope you get the point, don't try to get in a pissing contest because your service record will show up "short" as in other areas if you get my meaning. please don't waste my time with another personal email. p.s. i'm currently serving as a flight medic in the air force and as a veteran know first hand that when you screw one of the team over you screw the whole team over, believe it or not when you became a nurse they became part of the team!!!
    Last edit by 4nomark on Oct 22, '06
  10. by   SmilingBluEyes
    Thread closed for a bit, for moderator discussion and/or action. Thank you.

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