Wednesday, August 29, 2012

 GOP Ignore Shocking news that US Troops Plotted to Kill Barack Obama & Miners Forced To Take Day off without Pay to Attend Romney Campaign Event  

First we begin with the Republican Party and Mitt Romney's war on voters rights .  For all their gibber jabber about being true patriots and "Real Americans" the GOP has in a number of states are waging an all out war on the rights of voters. They are now in the process of disenfranchising millions of American voters including several million military vets. The GOP has shown that for all their talk about how they love the troops when it comes to giving more money to help out vets they are against it and when it comes to voting rights off vets the GOP fearing many vets might vote for Obama have decided to prevent by various supposedly legal means to make it more difficult even for US vets to vote in the November election.
This is typical as the Republicans say one thing in public while doing the opposite when it comes to passing legislation.

Former Congressman Patrick Murphy explains how the GOP could disenfranchise voters, Ohio veterans at

The Right wing media and the GOP went ballistic When Homeland Security and FBI suggested that there was a possible Domestic Terrorists threat and they were especially keeping an eye on active soldiers or those who finished their tour of duty and who have had weapons and explosives training and were stock pilinig weapons and so forth .

And the facts appear to show that the government agencies knew what they were talking about.
So what will Bill o'Reilly, Glenn Beck ,Rush Limbaugh say about this . They will have to rewrite the narrative to support their position that the only real threats to America are from Muslim Americans and the left.

US Troops Plotted to Kill Barack Obama By AP via Information Clearing House, August 28,2012

August 28, 2012 "The Independent"

-- Four US soldiers plotted to assassinate Barack Obama and overthrow the government, a court has heard.

One, private Michael Burnett, has pleaded guilty to manslaughter and gang charges in the killings last December of former soldier Michael Roark and his girlfriend, 17-year-old Tiffany York.

Burnett said that Roark, who had just left the army, knew of the militia group's plans and was killed because he was "a loose end."

Prosecutor Isabel Pauley said the group bought $87,000 (£55,000) of guns and bomb-making materials and plotted to take over Fort Stewart, bomb targets in Savannah and Washington state, as well as assassinate the president

Prosecutors: U.S. Soldiers Plotted to Kill President Obama

By John Hudson

August 28, 2012 "The Atlantic Wire" -- - Update (4:51 p.m.):

Isaac Aguigui, the alleged leader of the anarchist militia group, bears a striking resemblance to one "Isaac Aguigui" identified as a 2008 Republican National Convention page by Reuters, as Gawker's John Cook points out. View the side-by-side comparison of his current mug shot and 2008 RNC photo here.
Update (3:45 p.m.): Local NBC affiliate WSAV 3 has video footage of the alleged militia members being handcuffed and charged in connection with the killing of Michael Roark and his girlfriend Tiffany York. The local report does not include details of the alleged plot to overthrow the government and assassinate President Obama. For those details, see our previous update:

And more Romney GOP Hijinks as coal Mining company Murray Energy Mines connected to Mitt Romney made it mandatory for miners to take a day off without pay in order to attend Romney campaign event.

This is not surprising given that many American corporations operate as if this were the 19th century and that workers must not just work hard to earn their pay but must show thei loyalty to the corporation and to the in this case to the coal mining industry whenever the management asks for it.

But even the lower class employees or workers like the management do not give up all of their rights when they work for a corporation. For instance if workers believe that the workplace is unnecessarily dangerous the worker should have the right to complain and if they believe they are not being paid fairly or should get more benefits the workers have the right to say so without fear of being fired. In the USA everything is tilted in favour of the corporations , the CEOs and middle management and the workers are at the mercy and whims of the corporations.

Spokesperson from Murray Energy Mines argues workers were not forced to attend Romney campaign event even though those who did not attend and those that did all lost a days wages. If as he claims the mine couldn't operate because a number of managers and other employees were planing to attend the event as the interviewer points out that it was not the workers who volunatarily said they wanted the day off without pay to attend the event . Both groups that is those who attended the event and those who did not should have still been paid for the day .

According to this spokesperson workers were not forced to attend event though miners claim they were the point is that it was not the miners fault that the mine shut down and so the miners should all have been paid for this day off.

Murray Energy Miners Allege They Had To Give Up Pay To Attend 'Mandatory' Romney Rally (AUDIO) at Huff Post August 28, 2012

Would you give up a day’s pay to see Mitt Romney in the flesh? Workers at one Ohio coal mine might not have had a choice.

Earlier this month, Mitt Romney was welcomed for a campaign event at the Century Mine in Beallsville, Ohio, by hundreds of coal workers and their families. Now many of the mine's workers are saying they were forced to give up a day-worth of pay to attend the event, and they feared they might be fired if they didn’t, according to local news radio WWVA.

The claims have been mostly denied by Rob Moore, Chief Financial Officer of Murray Energy Company, which owns the mine. He acknowledges that workers weren’t paid that day but says no one was made to attend the event. Well, kind of.

"Our managers communicated to our workforce that the attendance at the Romney event was mandatory, but no one was forced to attend," he told local news radio WWVA, which has received several emails from workers claiming that the company records names of workers that don't attend those types of events.

The company's interest in having its employees show support for Romney may be a result of its CEO's close ties with the presumptive Republican nominee. In May, Romney teamed up with Murray's CEO Bob Murray for a fundraising event in West Virginia. And Murray's made no secret of his support for the Republican party, previously backing Rick Perry.

In addition, his company has donated more than $900,000 to Republican candidates in the last two years, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.

Murray, who is also a climate-change denier, has been an outspoken critic of President Obama’s stance on coal. That view may be why Moore told WWVA that having employees attend the Romney event “was in the best interest of anyone that's related to the coal industry in this area or the entire country."

This isn’t the first time workers have been frustrated by a Mitt Romney campaign event either. Employees of Sensata Technologies, a company owned by Romney’s previous employer Bain Capital, protested a campaign event earlier this month in Bettendorf, Iowa. In that case, Romney didn't respond to questions about what he would do to prevent their jobs being outsourced, The Rock River Times reports.

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