Holding Workers Hostage


Several folks have wondered what Melissa Brookstone’s small business might be, and if she’s planning on not hiring now. I can’t be sure (she worships at the altar of Ayn Rand and is promoting this “planetary bill of rights” project according to her Facebook page…)

I’m not certain but it appears she works as a process server in Denver. Hope none of her law firm clients are planning to Go Galt.


Those Tea Party people, they’re such awesome patriots:

Tea Party Nation sent to their members today a message from activist Melissa Brookstone urging businesspeople to “not hire a single person” to protest the Obama administration’s supposed “war against business and my country.” Brookstone writes that business owners should stop hiring new employees in order to stand up to “this new dictator,” the “global Progressive socialist movement,” Hollywood, the media and Occupy Wall Street.

Click on the link and read the insane wackadoodle this Melissa Brookstone person has cooked up in her “manifesto”: Obama has seized “dictatorial powers” to “bypass Congress,” congress is ” controlled by a Progressive socialist Senate,” and best of all, those all-powerful Democrats and their minions in Hollywood and the liberal news media are promoting an “anti-business, an anti-free market, and an anti-capitalist (anti-individual rights and property ownership) agenda.”

Okie dokie. Sounds like someone forgot to take her medication this month. So yeah, she wants all small business owners to stop hiring because if things get even worse in this country, that’ll show ’em! Or something.

Let’s just imagine what kind of backlash such America-hating rhetoric would generate if it came from the left. But it’s perfectly fine for the Tea Party to call for businesses to hold American workers hostage until there’s a Republican in the White House. Isn’t that what we call economic terrorism? IOKIYAR.

Honestly, this isn’t much different from Mitch McConnell’s grand plan to make Obama a one-term president by obstructing any legislative effort to fix the economy.

I wonder how many small businesses would be interested in taking Brookstone up on her offer? Can you imagine? “I really need to expand my business right now so I can increase my profits but I can’t because making sure Obama fails is just too important.”

Hilarious. What a bunch of morans!


Filed under economy, employment, Tea Party

14 responses to “Holding Workers Hostage

  1. deep cap

    Some kind of bizarre version of “Going Galt?”

  2. Yes, that’s it. The ownership class is going on strike. EAT YOUR PORRIDGE!

  3. How can anyone be so fucking stupid? The Teabaggists are acting like the capos in the death camps, doing their masters’ dirty work in the forlorn hope that they will be spared. Their brave and principled stand is neither.

  4. Eykis

    Judson Phillips, the FAILED lawyer of Franklin has apparently grifted enough to not have to ambulance chase any longer – either that, or since he is unable or unwilling to pay his IRS and TN tax liens, he can no longer keep his office open. I looked at the TN Board of Professional Responsibility’s website and he has now his address listed at his home.

    Why would anyone give one thin dime to this crook? He obviously went Galt and refuses to hire any employees or maybe nobody is that hungry in this town or is too embarrassed to work for this fool.

    The weirdest part of the The BaggerNation of Middle TN is that NOBODY will claim to be a Bagger – even in my little redneck burg north of Music City, USA, they just claim to be rednecks and have “white pride” but do not associate themselves with the Baggers. The Baggers get almost no support when they hold a rally, very few show up, so why is Judson Phillips considered some sort of Bagger Leader?

    • … NOBODY will claim to be a Bagger …

      I’ve noticed that too. My conservative friend who said he likes Sarah Palin also said the Teabaggers can “kiss my nuts.” Oy.

  5. Min

    And I’ll bet this woman actually thinks that she’s a patriot.

  6. I think I’ve found a temporary cure for the desire to claw my eyes out following the reading of the 3 pieces dated 10/19. Put on some old Patti Smith and turn it up REAL LOUD AND DANCE ALL OVER THE HOUSE! Whew…I feel much better…”Baby was a black sheep. Baby was a whore.
    Baby got big and baby get bigger.
    Baby get something. Baby get more.
    Baby, baby, baby was a rock-and-roll nigger…”

    • That album and “Horses” stayed on our turntable for my entire freshman year.

      In other news: remember turntables?

      • ThresherK

        You may be interested to know that Spousal Unit ThresherK will be in the audience tonight for an intimate performance by Patti Smith, celebrating the opening of her “Camera Solo” exhibition (about her and Robert Mapplethorpe).

        The Wadsworth Atheneum? Isn’t it a museum, you ask? Yes, but it was balls-to-the-wall about putting on the Mapplethorpe photography exhibition 22 years ago, so they have that kind of cred. And it makes Hartford hipper than Cincy*.

        (*Yeah, I know how little of an accomplishment that is.)

      • Remember turntables.

        Now I have a reason to visit Hartford.

  7. ThresherK

    Well, the show and exhibition were reported to be a hoot and a half.

  8. For Melissa the Martyr, and for the Tea Party Nation, only one side is allowed to vilify, demonize, denigrate, attack, threaten and dehumanize their opponents, and only one side has license to say whatever is necessary to promote their agenda, no matter how dangerous or damaging it is to their fellow countrymen and to their nation. And of course, that side is the one Melissa the Martyr shares with her Tea Party brethren. The fact that the rest of America doesn’t know this truth to be self evident? Well, that is unjust, unfair, unreasonable, and frankly un-American as far as Melissa the Martyr and the Tea Party Nation are concerned! > http://wp.me/pNmlT-Mj