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August 21, 2014 - 3:00 pm

The phrase “union thugs” was invented for people like the Teamsters, who have been threatening TV star Padma Lakshmi and her Top Chef crew.

The Teamsters picketers were already mad. By the time Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi’s car pulled up to the Steel & Rye restaurant in the picturesque New England town of Milton just outside Boston, one of them ran up to her car and screamed, “We’re gonna bash that pretty face in, you fucking whore!”

“She was scared,” said a Top Chef crewmember who witnessed the incident, which occurred in June while filming an episode for the upcoming 12th season of Bravo’s popular skein, which premieres October 15. “He was screaming at her aggressively and violently.”

“As any employee of our show walked on or off set, the picketers verbally attacked us, calling the gays ‘fags,’ the blacks ‘niggers’ and most of the women ‘sluts and whores,’ ” the crewmember said. “It got worse as the day went on. They chased us down the sidewalk when we had to run from one end of the location to the next in the middle of our busy work day. They threatened to kill us, beat us, and said that they would find us and force us out of the city. Needless to say, we were terrified. I’m a strong person, but being called names and yelled at and harassed for 12 hours while working, I started to crumble. I was scared and worried for my safety.”

More at the link.

One obvious solution to all this presents itself. Ms. Lakshmi should move production to a right-to-work state, like, just spitballin’ here, Texas. She and the jobs the show brings would be more than welcome here, and the Teamsters…not so much.

 

Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.
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Is there video? Seems like some easy hate speech and criminal threat charges. This went on for two weeks, everyone was "scared", but nobody took a video? And the company lawyers have a gag order on all staff? There's a piece of information missing here.

All those violent protesters, with backup having to be called and the police brass know what was going on, yet no squad turns up in riot gear? Weird.
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Assault and death threats? Somebody needs to go to jail. Preferably with a felony conviction so he cannot vote ever again
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Just demokkkrats being demokkkrats.
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"Homophobic"??

Whose team are you on, Bryan?

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vain, vicious, vulgar comments. hardly anything new for teamsters.
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Too bad no one had 'the stones' to wail on the loudest mouth there.
If she and hers' go back there, whatever else occurs is all on them.
Why go where you're not wanted ?
PERIOD......
9 weeks ago
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Just another shining example of liberal tolerance.

I wonder who all of them voted for ?
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This is why I always "look for the union label" -- and immediately drop the item on which I find it.
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Yep. Unions, in fact and in principle, are the enemies of liberty.

8 weeks ago
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Is there video? Seems like some easy hate speech and criminal threat charges. This went on for two weeks, everyone was "scared", but nobody took a video? And the company lawyers have a gag order on all staff? There's a piece of information missing here.

All those violent protesters, with backup having to be called and the police brass know what was going on, yet no squad turns up in riot gear? Weird.
9 weeks ago
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I need them as my union reps.
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Assault and death threats? Somebody needs to go to jail. Preferably with a felony conviction so he cannot vote ever again
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Not just a felony conviction, but a lifetime banning from any union position, from any labor picket or dispute, and from any contact with anyone a union is having a dispute with.
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Just demokkkrats being demokkkrats.
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