Hell hath no fury like a Union scorned. According to this article from WorldNetDaily the Service Employees International Union is threatening action against Allentown, PA, for allowing an Eagle Scout candidate to build a park trail for his Eagle Scout service project.
According to local SEIU chief Nick Balzano, he is not targeting the Boy Scouts, but rather the city for allowing a non-union member to do work in the park. According to him, “There’s to be no volunteers.”
God help the person that picks up a piece of litter in the park and puts it in a trash can. The SEIU will file a grievance that that person is doing their job – assuming that they were not on break or telling their supervisor how they can’t pick up the piece of litter due to work rules.
Maybe if the SEIU were really smart they would go after the Boy Scouts for helping little old women to cross the street. They could argue that the Boy Scouts are performing the function of a traffic control aid, and therefore doing the work of an SEIU member.
The Mandarin, whose real name is 吏恆, joined the order in 1309, and introduced the Gormogons into England during the 18th Century.
The Mandarin enjoys spending time with his pet manticore, Βάρἰκος, or Barry (who can be found in the Bestiary). When not in the Castle…well, frankly, nobody is quite sure where he goes.
The Mandarin popularized the fine art of “gut booting,” by which he delivers a powerful kick to the stomach of anyone that annoys him. Although nearly universal today, the act of gut booting or threatening someone or something with a gut boot is solely due to him.