Kansas Rep. Stephanie Clayton tweeted yesterday that female representatives were being urged to take extra security precautions in the face of a vote on a bill that would make collective bargaining optional for school boards and prohibit the Kansas National Education Association from using voluntary paycheck donations for political advocacy.

Clayton, a Republican, took some flack for her tweets, which some argued were a ploy to make unions look bad.

Clayton stands firm.

  • jimmybujosa

    what do you call a liberal male union thug vs. a conservative woman? A fair fight.

    • Canadian in USA

      I’d take the conservative woman over a union thug any day…especially if she’s carrying.

    • http://twitter.com/DaveBlocklinger Dave Blocklinger

      I’d call it a shooting. At least I hope it would be.

  • Steve_J

    The safety precautions wouldn’t have anything to do with the actions of the unions in Wisconsin and Michigan?

    • ERMERGERD

      That’s racist!!!11!!

  • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

    How absurd! When in the past have unions used goons and thugs to rough up people on the opposite side of their issues? I mean besides always.

    • V the K

      Union thugs are appalled that you have called them violent and if you slander them again they will beat your children to death with tire irons.

    • fivegreatkids

      yep. When I was a kid my father received death threats for daring to cross picket lines. When that didn’t work they started threatening us little kids and our mom.

      • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

        My uncle wasn’t an executive, but was in “management” at an electric power company in West Virginia. When the union went on strike he and the others who went in to run the plant had to be taken inside the compound in rail cars.

  • Catchance

    “@SSCJoCoKs pretty sure we are all going to be too busy teaching kids tomorrow…what’s the fear here?? Ridiculous”

    Yeah, because no teachers’ union would dream of going on strike for a week while their students stayed home, and certainly no unions would ever take time off of work to go tear down a tent…

    • radjahshelduck

      You are absolutely correct. Remember the teachers getting phony notes from a doctor in Madison?

  • http://hehasfailed.wordpress.com/ HopeHeFails

    Yea, ask Steven Crowder what happens to you when you dissent from the union. At least that union schmuck is being hauled in to court, soon and he’s lucky Crowder (a black belt) chose to let him stay breathing for his court appearance.

  • dwsmokin

    Does Kansas have a concealed/carry law? That would make any thug think twice before going after a female rep. Or maybe not, those union bozo’s aren’t exactly the sharpest knives in the drawer.

    • pebkac

      Yes, we do have a CC law, but of course, you can’t carry in the statehouse. Last year we had a group of hired union thugs at the statehouse that caused problems so the warning is not without merit.

    • MJ Pauls

      Yes we do, although I would assume that the Capitol building is a gun-free victim zone, with the exception security officers.

  • Winghunter
  • Grace656

    Anybody who watched what happened in Wisconsin would have reason to be worried. I think she’s wise to heed the warning.

  • Dwayne Jackson

    Back in the 70’s my dad was the Southern Califonia manager for the NECA. During negotiations with the IBEW he had to move my family out of the home due to Union thugs driving by and shooting at homes. Don’t tell me she has nothing to fear.

    • $35038462

      Also in the 70s, my dad was on the school board when the teachers in our small community had a strike. The teachers, many of whom had been close friends with my parents, harrassed us, threatened us with “accidents” and picketed our home. Disgraceful behavior.

      • http://twitter.com/The_Livewire Matthew Morris

        Hells in the 90`ss my dad was threatened for leaving the union.

    • $35038462

      Also in the 70s, my dad was on the school board when the teachers in our small community had a strike. The teachers, many of whom had been close friends with my parents, harrassed us, threatened us with “accidents” and picketed our home. Disgraceful behavior.

    • fivegreatkids

      Similar experience here! My dad was threatened by the unions, when that didn’t work they went for us kids and my mom. She definately has cause for taking precautions.

  • Dwayne Jackson

    Back in the 70’s my dad was the Southern Califonia manager for the NECA. During negotiations with the IBEW he had to move my family out of the home due to Union thugs driving by and shooting at homes. Don’t tell me she has nothing to fear.

  • $7421226

    oh, we do not know how absurd that is, after all, we are from Chicago, and the entire family were in THE biggest union in Chgo since ‘before 1960’. we know personally of 3 nearly-fatal beatings the union ‘enforcers’ dished out to non-union men who were carded– and didn’t have that cursed card. that Mob-EXTORTION card which ‘allows’ you to work in your part of the state anywhere near your home at a job you want without getting beaten to death. we know firsthand because one guy was a friend of ours who just plain DIDN’T get his card yet and they mistook him for ‘a scab’ because he went and bought his equipment first –BEFORE coming to The Hall –with US.

    ALSO, did you know if you [are union] and laid-off and go to work without being placed thru the Hall, you can be fined THOU$AND$ by the union (the MOB) — even tho unemployment paid NOTHING at the time; we were near starvation & foreclosure with 4 kids under 14, while being laid-off for the Winter, and we took a cash side job— and got caught by some union reps. wham= $5000. union fine for DISOBEYING THE MOB. out there are GOOD men who know WHERE THE BODIES ARE BURIED. this atrocity can’t last forever.

  • $7421226

    oh, we do not know how absurd that is, after all, we are from Chicago, and the entire family were in THE biggest union in Chgo since ‘before 1960’. we know personally of 3 nearly-fatal beatings the union ‘enforcers’ dished out to non-union men who were carded– and didn’t have that cursed card. that Mob-EXTORTION card which ‘allows’ you to work in your part of the state anywhere near your home at a job you want without getting beaten to death. we know firsthand because one guy was a friend of ours who just plain DIDN’T get his card yet and they mistook him for ‘a scab’ because he went and bought his equipment first –BEFORE coming to The Hall –with US.

    ALSO, did you know if you [are union] and laid-off and go to work without being placed thru the Hall, you can be fined THOU$AND$ by the union (the MOB) — even tho unemployment paid NOTHING at the time; we were near starvation & foreclosure with 4 kids under 14, while being laid-off for the Winter, and we took a cash side job— and got caught by some union reps. wham= $5000. union fine for DISOBEYING THE MOB. out there are GOOD men who know WHERE THE BODIES ARE BURIED. this atrocity can’t last forever.

  • KansasGirl

    She should be concerned.

  • KansasGirl

    She should be concerned.

  • Cruz2016!!!

    I hate unions…nothing good about them…most their members are jackasses with big mouths too…

  • Cruz2016!!!

    I hate unions…nothing good about them…most their members are jackasses with big mouths too…

  • fishydude

    With a POTUS who has the backing if union thugs that openly call for violence against those who oppose them, unions have no fear of prosecution by anyone for any Acton they take. Up to and including murder.

  • http://www.unifiedpatriots.com/ JadedByPolitics

    State to State, one at a time, get a ballot measure up to vote on NO PUBLIC UNIONS no other American has “Constitutional right” to bargain w/politicians against another! So even if GOP held States take away collective bargaining the unions stay, so lets strip them of the ability to even be there. If we didn’t have public unions in red states there would be no $$$ pushed to the fed unions!

    • peteee363

      but what about the rights of the workers who want to work, but do not want to be represented by the union? right to work helps them not be forced to pay for a useless union, that does not represent them, but only takes money from thier paychecks.

  • http://www.unifiedpatriots.com/ JadedByPolitics

    State to State, one at a time, get a ballot measure up to vote on NO PUBLIC UNIONS no other American has “Constitutional right” to bargain w/politicians against another! So even if GOP held States take away collective bargaining the unions stay, so lets strip them of the ability to even be there. If we didn’t have public unions in red states there would be no $$$ pushed to the fed unions!

  • TonyMitch

    I am not in the union but I am a public school teacher. One reason the GOP lost the Presidency was their assault on public school teachers and public employee unions in general. Their are many teachers like myself that do not believe in the politics of the union and will not join. Their are also teachers that do not believe in the politics of the union buit join the union. They feel as I once did, with all the incorrigible students, parents and administrators, they needed protection.
    The GOP and conservatives clumped all educators and other public employees into the same basket. They blamed all the ills of a staes economic woes on public employee benefits and pensions. Not once did they mention the negative effects of illegal aliens on school budgets and a city or states social services. They also never mentioned the negative effects on illegals on the dumbing down of schools.
    Much like liberals politicians it was easier to attack the American worker. The GOP lost many white middle class males like myself that was also an independent..

    • V the K

      Shorter: “The GOP was right on the issues overall, but I didn’t vote for them because some of the things they said hurt my feelings.”

    • http://www.theconservativevoices.com/ dmacleo

      truth hurts.
      the problem is they didn’t blame even more people.

    • anonymous

      I hope that you dont teach English Language Arts. Your improper use of their and there is really sad. Anyone that has attended university for at least four years should be ashamed of these simple grammatical errors.

    • frayburn

      You’re a public school teacher and don’t know the difference between “there” and “their”. It’s good to know the high teacher salaries and benefits are attracting the best.

      • aPLWBinAK

        I caught that too, along with his confusion over using ‘was’ instead of ‘were’.

      • aPLWBinAK

        I caught that too, along with his confusion over using ‘was’ instead of ‘were’.

      • BuckTard

        Yea lets all be dicks over typos. Seriously people. Debate facts, not sideline BS like spelling. If you cant read fluent typo and have to be a grammer nazi, your as bad as the Union idiots this is about.

        • GW

          Did you make your typos on purpose? If so, that’s really funny.

          First sentence: missing apostrophe for let’s
          Second sentence: fragment
          Third sentence: OK as far as I can tell
          Fourth sentence: missing apostrophe for can’t, grammar misspelled, “your” used instead of “you’re”

          • BuckTard

            Welcome to the internet. On here we arent all that formal. Gotta give the nitpickers like yourself something to make you feel better about yourself.

          • Zanshi

            Except we’re debating teachers here, so someone is naturally going to be “cute” and correct for spelling or grammar. If you can’t deal with it, then go somewhere else. Welcome to the internet, junior.

          • BuckTard

            We are debating unions here. If you cant look past someones typo and actually debate their point your just another clown that cant press home a point about what they said, and have to resort to some liberal hogwash about how they said it.

          • GW

            Thanks for the warm welcome. I feel better already. But really, putting in typos on purpose would have been a funny touch, kind of like saying, “My union teachurz gave me a good edukashun.”

          • BuckTard

            Kinda like Huked on fonikz? :)

          • GW

            Exactly! I read a few more of your posts and I appreciate your conservative leanings. Keep fighting the good fight. We may yet get our country back.

        • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

          Ordinarily, I tend to agree. When it is allegedly a teacher committing such errors, it raises serious doubts about that person’s credibility and veracity in both his claim to be a teacher and his ability to be one if he actually is.

        • CherDash

          It’s grammar, not grammer.

    • NRPax

      The GOP and conservatives clumped all educators and other public employees into the same basket.

      Your colleagues didn’t help matters by shutting down classes, getting fake doctor’s notes and dragging kids along to the protests.

      They blamed all the ills of a staes economic woes on public employee benefits and pensions.

      Never mind the fact that said benefits and pensions are causing economic problems in a lot of states. Look at the number of cities in California that have been forced to declare bankruptcy.

      Not once did they mention the negative effects of illegal aliens on school budgets and a city or states social services.

      Because every time anyone does, “THAT’S RACIST!” is the immediate response.

    • NRPax

      The GOP and conservatives clumped all educators and other public employees into the same basket.

      Your colleagues didn’t help matters by shutting down classes, getting fake doctor’s notes and dragging kids along to the protests.

      They blamed all the ills of a staes economic woes on public employee benefits and pensions.

      Never mind the fact that said benefits and pensions are causing economic problems in a lot of states. Look at the number of cities in California that have been forced to declare bankruptcy.

      Not once did they mention the negative effects of illegal aliens on school budgets and a city or states social services.

      Because every time anyone does, “THAT’S RACIST!” is the immediate response.

    • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

      Tony, The best answer I can give for being against public sector unions, regardless of who is in the membership, is the question of loyalty. As a public employee (the title used to be public servant) you are supposed to work FOR the taxpaying public. But when you join a union, your loyalty is to the union first, the school system a grudging second and perhaps a bit left over for us.

      When you negotiate for a contract, you are negotiating with part of OUR representatives. The part that you get your benefits and pay increases from are the ones to whom your union leadership give money to in campaigns. So you give money to (let’s be honest, Democrats) the politicians. The politician’s use OUR money and give more back to you. The part of the legislative process that doesn’t launder money for you is left out of negotiations and ends up paying the tab.

      When an emergency strikes, public sector union members rarely consider devoting extra time and effort to getting things back to normal, without first knowing that they’ll get lots of extra money. Yes there are exceptions to that, but that is not the standard.

      I guess I can boil it down to this. I don’t know about the national GOP, but don’t expect most of us that consider ourselves to be Conservatives to start singing praises about public sector unions anytime real soon.

    • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

      Tony, The best answer I can give for being against public sector unions, regardless of who is in the membership, is the question of loyalty. As a public employee (the title used to be public servant) you are supposed to work FOR the taxpaying public. But when you join a union, your loyalty is to the union first, the school system a grudging second and perhaps a bit left over for us.

      When you negotiate for a contract, you are negotiating with part of OUR representatives. The part that you get your benefits and pay increases from are the ones to whom your union leadership give money to in campaigns. So you give money to (let’s be honest, Democrats) the politicians. The politician’s use OUR money and give more back to you. The part of the legislative process that doesn’t launder money for you is left out of negotiations and ends up paying the tab.

      When an emergency strikes, public sector union members rarely consider devoting extra time and effort to getting things back to normal, without first knowing that they’ll get lots of extra money. Yes there are exceptions to that, but that is not the standard.

      I guess I can boil it down to this. I don’t know about the national GOP, but don’t expect most of us that consider ourselves to be Conservatives to start singing praises about public sector unions anytime real soon.

    • BuckTard

      The GOP has been saying that illegals are a problem with the schools all along. Hell look at Cali!! That and welfare had gone a long way to bankrupting that state.
      I think the attacks were more aimed at the people actively rioting and assaulting people in Wi over that vote. I mean they took off a week from work to sit there and protest. Thats the teachers that were the issue. Not the ones trying to do a good job. The Liberal media made sure to make it look like “every teacher is a thug douchebag” to the GOP.

    • http://twitter.com/TruPundit BristolGOP Backup

      I smell bull.

    • WisconsinPatriot

      I call BS, there are so MANY liberal code phrases in place…….Exhibit a) The “I am not”, this is a classic disclaimer. b) “Their” ????? c) conservatives go out of their way ALWAYS to separate useless union goons from public employees in general ALWAYS. d) The most glaring example of liberalspeak is “American worker” pretending that union members are exclusively the connsumate representation of our workforce. I could parse this piece of tripe further, but it isn’t worth the time.

      • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

        Yeah, I think I’ve been seeing this false-flag tactic quite a bit lately. It takes a couple of forms, first like this, with a lefty pretending to be one of us, or a lefty who appears to concede the point at issue, then goes on to try and demonstrate it’s somehow irrelevant anyway, like “Well, yeah, the prez has done some stupid things, but most all presidents have done something like that.” Must be the latest release of the Media Matters style sheet.

    • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

      What’s with the rant about inadequately-documented-migrant-Americans? Are you some kind of RAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACIST?????

  • TonyMitch

    I am not in the union but I am a public school teacher. One reason the GOP lost the Presidency was their assault on public school teachers and public employee unions in general. Their are many teachers like myself that do not believe in the politics of the union and will not join. Their are also teachers that do not believe in the politics of the union buit join the union. They feel as I once did, with all the incorrigible students, parents and administrators, they needed protection.
    The GOP and conservatives clumped all educators and other public employees into the same basket. They blamed all the ills of a staes economic woes on public employee benefits and pensions. Not once did they mention the negative effects of illegal aliens on school budgets and a city or states social services. They also never mentioned the negative effects on illegals on the dumbing down of schools.
    Much like liberals politicians it was easier to attack the American worker. The GOP lost many white middle class males like myself that was also an independent..

  • http://www.theconservativevoices.com/ dmacleo

    arm them. shoot the attackers. multiple issues solved.
    some people just plain need killing.

    • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

      If the US ever does devolve into a civil war and complete anarchy on the streets, it would indeed be a target rich environment.

    • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

      If the US ever does devolve into a civil war and complete anarchy on the streets, it would indeed be a target rich environment.

    • NRPax

      I think it would only take one or two moments of ballistic correction until liberals start actually using a new civil tone.

    • NRPax

      I think it would only take one or two moments of ballistic correction until liberals start actually using a new civil tone.

  • BeyondPolls

    Yay for more conservative aggression but not yay for liberal war on women.

  • pebkac

    Hey, @jeanschodorf – you’re just pissy because we voted your rino butt out of office. Stephanie does not deserve your snarky little remarks. Go back to join your new little democrat friends that lost all their seats in Kansas, too.

  • brewerandpatriot

    If I were Stephanie Clayton, I would certainly be afraid of someone named Clayton Hunter.

    • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

      I noticed that too. Seems a bit too coincidental that “Clayton Hunter” just happened to be his name.

    • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

      I noticed that too. Seems a bit too coincidental that “Clayton Hunter” just happened to be his name.

  • Tim

    All public sector unions need to be disbanded completely.

  • Tim

    All public sector unions need to be disbanded completely.

  • BuckTard

    Fork the unions. They should be abolished. They are now nothing but a drain on the economy and a wing of the Democratic party.

    • http://twitter.com/TruPundit BristolGOP Backup

      Or is the democrat party a wing of the unions?

  • Okie_pastor

    “every once in a while you need to get out in the streets and get a little bloody when necessary.”
    -Democrat Congressman Capuano to Unions at Union rally

  • Guest

    The plummeting academic and social standards in American public schools indicate,

    that the standard of tuition and leadership by example, is inadequate.

    To rectify this, it is justified to remove the tenured and promote the meritorious;

    which contradicts the unions’ tenets.

    The choice is our public education standards being dictated by national unions,

    and their “one size, fits all” federal bureaucracy with an ideological agenda;

    versus our children’s academic future determined by the taxpayers in each state.

  • https://twitter.com/davidjkramer DavidKramer

    I guess they learned from the attacks and death threats here in Wisconsin not so long ago. I would suggest for all the Reps, Dems included, to carry. It would be prudent with the union thugs on the prowl.

  • WisconsinPatriot

    United States vs Enmons, when unions stop hiding behind it they are welcome to re-join civil society.

  • Dick Beninya

    Unions have never been known to use threats or thuggery. So cray cray!

  • Liz Thatcher

    Jean Schodorf is a sore loser — she was a moderate Republican that got voted out in the primary last fall. Ridiculous.

  • Bob Sneteele

    Remember the Maine I mean Michigan.

  • http://www.facebook.com/kathy.f.skaggs Kathy Fugitt Price Skaggs

    Of course union thugs would threaten and assult people who disagree with them. Doesn’t matter how much they lie and deny it. That is the great thing about cell phones with video cameras.

  • BeeKaaay

    Leftwingwackos are pro-rapist and pro-thug. Here is more proof of it.

  • $35038462

    Yeah, teachers are so busy teaching students today. I remember a small issue of fake doctors’ notes and school closures in Wisconsin. Hmmm…

  • $35038462

    Yeah, teachers are so busy teaching students today. I remember a small issue of fake doctors’ notes and school closures in Wisconsin. Hmmm…

  • bluewaternavy

    One word: Lansing.

    nothing happened there, right union thugs?

  • Frank Smiles

    Let’s not forget smoking pot and drinking beer on their lunch hour in an auto factory and demanding to be rehired…. No wonder we have so many cars recalled these days!