Over the last few years I have seen dozens of instances where union members, having done something despicable, get "punished" with a paid vacation - "suspended WITH PAY."
I sure wish I could get punished like that. In fact, I'll bet there are union members who PURPOSELY do bad things just so they CAN be punished like that - to get paid for going fishing, or watching TV.
The latest example is the teacher who was suspended with pay for teaching her students a bunch of lies, saying "many people were arrested for saying bad things about Bush", and going off on a kid who simply said "Obama is not God," telling him he could be arrested for slandering the president.
Gee, if people were arrested for saying bad things about Bush, why are the Dixie Chicks not doing 30 years in a fed prison? And Chris Matthews - he should be doing life without parole.
This teacher is clearly unfit to teach our children. She tries to brainwash and indoctrinate them, using lies and even threats if they disagree with her personal political views. But she belongs to a union, so she can do no wrong that would result in being fired. Her only "punishment" is a paid vacation - just like hundreds of other union offenders.