In the run-up to the disastrous outcome of the Wisconsin recall elections we saw from our local troll brigade a lot of the typical foaming, spittle-flying and hurling of the "union thug" epithet - one of their favorite drumbeats. And of course when things turned out badly (bad indeed, but could have been worse), we saw the ugliest jeering and gloating from the trolls.
Of course, Puddybud, like any other right wing true believer fits right in with all of this. But over the last year or so I've found his case to be somewhat special..
During the recall election run-up I thought I'd do a search through my database on the "union thug" drumbeat to examine who's used it the most over the years..
A search turns up the usual suspects, trolls well known to long time comment thread readers. Trolls like JCH, Doofus, ProudAss, Pooper Scott, christmasghost, John425, prr and of course Puddybud..
But which troll has used "union thug" the most? Puddybud who is the #2 most prolific commenter at HA? The answer is NO! As of the end of April 2012, the top usage of "union thug" award goes to JCH a unhinged, OCD troll who was banned long ago - one of the very few trolls to be banned from HA..
So Puddybud is #2 again! Why? Methinks Puddybud may be just a little soft on unions.. Just a little.. Let's look at this first:
Shocking?? Uh yeah.. Freaking unbelievable. Totally incongruous.. From the same guy who before this May 2007 comment said stuff like:
You will see all the thug unions, ya know those you support extorting union dues from the common man who doesn’t support their politics, giving to d u m m o c r a p s.or
Your people, union thugs control, what goes into the schools. Your people, union thugs control, control the education process
And going back to the article that motivated the SEIU comment?? What was that about? It was about SEIU trying to keep a Tim Eyman Initiative off the ballot. Nothing bad to say about that?
Well if that doesn't make any sense I found something REALLY INCONGRUOUS just in the last couple of weeks while I was searching for Puddybud's anti-union rants. And this comment I uncovered puts a lot of things in perspective in very interesting ways..