While we're asking questions,...

Thursday, January 12, 2012

... I have one about the below sign, which is one of many I have observed over the weeks from a leftist union/outfit that is calling itself "Occupy Marriott".

"Are unionized malcontents deliberately infesting hotels with bedbugs?" 

As the people clogging the sidewalks in front of the place might say, "Hey! It's just a question."

However: (1) I am asking my question with some basis (The above isn't just a question, but an attempt to damage the reputation of a business and, as such, an act of sabotage. Why would they stop there?); and (2) I am asking my question without what would, in a truly free society, be treated like the crime of trespassing (unless, of course, the private owner(s) of this street, or the sidewalk these thugs keep blocking permitted them to gather there).

-- CAV


seven2521 said...

It also seems that in the unlikely scenario this hotel had bed bugs, these union "workers" knew about it but they didn't tell anyone until they started having labor disputes.

Not very honest on their part.

Gus Van Horn said...

Always a possibility!

Vigilis said...

Yet we never see private hospitals' unionized housekeeping staffs protesting over instances of flesh-eating bacteria (NF)?

Are union activists more likely to rent a room in the Copley Marriott or spend the night in a hospital? It would seem the latter may have slightly more potential for lasting impacts on housekeeping workers (excellent union medical benefits and all) and their families.

These protestors are inspired by nothing more noble than following the dictates of labor organizers for what they perceive as personal gain.

The same motivation is precisely what unions decry in corporate leaders.

Gus Van Horn said...

The double standard, as well as the wrong-headed damnation of a misunderstood moral concept (i.e., selfishness) are duly noted.

Anonymous said...

We have a bunch of labor losers around town with these "shaming banners," at restaurants and other businesses. I make it a point to patronize the businesses so targeted at least once and I make a point of telling the labor "activists" (they don't seem to be getting a lot of exercise, you see) that I consider their banners to be a form of advertising - FOR the businesses they're targeting.

I think it would be great if people started doing the exact opposite of what the banners are trying to achieve. Maybe then we could get these obnoxious labor losers off the street.

c. andrew

Gus Van Horn said...

"I consider their banners to be a form of advertising - FOR the businesses they're targeting."

That's a nice touch. This place has a nice sports bar that I sometimes go to for English Premier League matches. I'll have to do the same the next time I do.