Saturday, June 9, 2012

The Puddybud Series: The Only Question that Remains

So in the last post I revealed that Puddybud had "nothing bad to say about the SEIU" at least as of the time he wrote that - May 2007. Also, despite being the most prolific and obsessive troll in the HA comment threads by a country mile, he hasn't hurled the "union thug" epithet with quite as much force over the years of his trolling career as one might think.

So I promised to reveal something I've found and I will do that (even though many of you all ready know what it is). But this is my blog and I will build up to it.

First, things change and Puddybud's attitude towards the SEIU has changed since he had "nothing bad to say" back in May of 2007.

From the very same May 2007 thread:

If he joins the SEIU then I’d have change my opinion of them.

"he" is inactive commenter ByeByeGOP and "them" is SEIU.. To make a long story short, the opinion did change and I can't pin the change down to any one person, event or whatever..

But it didn't hurt that one day, yours truly, announced to the world, in (gulp!) the HA comment threads, that my wife had gotten a new job in an SEIU organized workplace. Which we were ecstatic about because her old job in a non-union place truly sucked. Everything in the new place was better: higher take-home pay, better benefits, working conditions and a wealth of career opportunities.

What did Puddybud have to say to that? From about a year later in 2008:
I just had to replay this PuddyFact since HAs clueless idiot admitted his wife was a SEIU member... So we see not only is HAs clueless idiot indoctrinated by the George Soros kool-aid sites but his wife is too through SEIU. So I guess I’ll have to admit someone married HAs clueless idiot and they drink from the same trough every morning.
This deserves some comment.. It is a fact that the comment quoted above is the first mention of SEIU by Puddybud since the comment I quoted before it, the "change my opinion" comment. A more than 1 year gap between the two. That is a fact.

And then..
Pretty soon yelling loser boy and his SEIU wife will be considered rich by Obama and then when they see their taxes increase Puddy told ya so!
Starting to get annoying (well, it's always that). But then it gets bizarre.
SeattleJew: The graduating football players could work for the SEIU. I’m sure yelling loser boy’s wife has great contacts..
You chose the paragraph as part of your argument. Why back away now? You are in your SEIU corner now.
That one's my favorite.. But then it had to get creepy..
 So I have to ask the arschloch… was that Mrs Arschloch in the audience at the 10 second mark?
Oh yeah… in the other thread I posted a Lerner video from Sept 22nd 2011. I asked the HA arschloch was that his wife cheering Lerner at the 10 second mark. The HA arschloch hasn’t answered. Hmmm… implied yes?
Well we come to it now.. I had had some suspicions about why, despite all the bile Puddybud has spewed about unions and SEIU in particular, that he had "nothing bad to say about the SEIU" in May of 2007. I prodded him about it here. Maybe that had something to do with him getting weird, maybe not..

But then it was only recently, the last couple of weeks, that I uncovered the big discovery. Here it is. Just a little more build up. This is from way back in 2005:

Listen you fucks…UNION MEMBERS ARE YOUR NEIGHBORS! They are your friends and your neighbors and your businesses’ customers…your fellow church members and your childrens’ friend’s MOMS and DADS! The “UNION” is NOT some monolithic corporation. It is PEOPLE. People who deservs a living wage. What do you assholes have against a man or woman being able to support
 their families? To have health insurance? To have a pension…like your FOLKS had. What a bunch of selfish fucking economically illiterate morons.

This impassioned statement by long-time commenter Rujax was responded to by a number of right wingers with the same old anti-union talking points we've heard many times before. And of course Puddybud had to add his two cents:

Hey Rujax: Let’s talk about unions. I have a family member who works at Ford. I live near a Boeing plant. I see dems Boeing peeples on strike. They claim they want a good wage and good benefits. I see them asking for free things my wife pays for in her union contract. I see them driving their foreign made cars to and from the plant. So why should I be so gung ho about their union position and wanting the airlines to buy American if they drive foreign cars.
Whoa.. WHOA! WHOA! Back that up!

They claim they want a good wage and good benefits. I see them asking for free things my wife pays for in her union contract
my wife pays for in her union contract. 
WOW! Well don't that beat all... Like Rujax said, they are our neighbors and damn, some of us are even married to them..

Your words Puddybud. You typed them in. I didn't make them up or change them. I just found them looking for something related. And I don't get it Puddybud. What happened to "a house divided cannot stand"???

Turnabout is fair play. The only question that remains is..

Which union is it?

Friday, June 8, 2012

The Puddybud Series: On Unions

A part of the right wing tribal identity is a loathing of labor unions.. Constant harping on the ethical failings of union leadership and tactics as if the owners of capital and their body and soul bought tools in management never did anything underhanded or unethical.

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:

I’m going to shock many Moonbat!s on this board. I have nothing bad to say about the SEIU.

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.
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..

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