Screenshot of union leader to disabled vet: You’re all worthless burdens, deserved to lose limbs, die

Debate over the decrease in veterans’ benefits included in the Murray/Ryan budget deal recently passed by Congress has been heated, but not vicious — until now.

Air Force Sr. Airman Brian Kolfage Jr., a triple amputee and Iraq war veteran, said he received a vile message on his Facebook page from union executive Janet Vrotsos, according to the conservative news site, Pat Dollard. Here’s a screenshot of the message:

janet-vrotsos-cropped

The entry reads:

You disabled veterans are worthless and all should have died, shame on you for fighting in a republican war, you deserved to lose all you limbs and I hope all veterans lose their benefits. I hope you die a miserable death you worthless fake hero. You and your family will be a burden on tax payers for your entire life. (sic)

The Dollard article reported that Vrotsos is a director of Local 2222 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and is, or at least was, an administrator of an anti-Republican Facebook page, Republican Family Values.

Jeff Rainforth, a Dollard correspondent, tweeted Kolfage to confirm the comment had originated from Vrotsos. Here’s the exchange:

Kolfage sent Rainforth a second tweet, attaching another Facebook entry made about him, this time on the Republican Family Values page while Vrotsos was an administrator of that account. It featured an image of the airman and his then-four-month-old son.

The Republican Family Values Facebook page reportedly has a history of disparaging not merely Republicans but also members of the military.

Since the brouhaha began, Vrotsos closed her personal Facebook account, and her union asserts she had nothing to do with the Facebook posts, saying her account had been hacked.

There’s no way to positively confirm or deny the claims of either party, just as it was impossible to confirm those of Congressman Anthony Weiner when he said his Twitter account had been hacked. Weiner’s sexting scandal, uncovered by Andrew Breitbart, ultimately led to the Congressman’s resignation.

H/T Politichicks

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  • Michael Hiteshew

    Don’t worry. Eric Holder and his Racist Politicized Joke of a Justice Dept will get right on it!! (When hell freezes over.) The Progressive Left is the face of hatred and tyranny the world over.

  • Sharon Lynn

    COWARD LIBERAL SCUM!!! IF I POST A COMMENT, I ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO READ IT = NEVER WILL IT BE REMOVED UNLESS SOMEONE CAN PROVE IT’S FRAUD WITH DOCUMENTATION. so if your account gets hacked by a liberal, it’s okay to just delete and run? pfffft no! I think you must come out and APOLOGIZE for the comments, unless they were yours you stupid union libturd!!! evil women should not have power

    • lovinspoonful

      She needs to be thrown out of all unions. Shame on her – what a hateful woman. She must be related to Cindy Sheehan.

      • Independent Tom

        She is exactly the kind of member unions crave.

        • EQ4ALL

          And you’re an expert on this subject how????

          • Boobie_The_Rocket_Dog

            Vapid response number one.

          • Independent Tom

            20 years of union busting. Next question?

        • athynz1

          Actually as a union member I can tell you that she is NOT the kind of people we crave – not by any means. Do us all a favor and stop with the generalizations. Thanks.

      • Boobie_The_Rocket_Dog

        Kidding?? Unions recruit people like that.

        • lovinspoonful

          Why would you think I’m kidding? Or is that just your rude way.

          • Boobie_The_Rocket_Dog

            Honey, I keep my RUDE well in check here. You ain’t seen nuthin’.

          • lovinspoonful

            Don’t care to see it either. Not interested. Rude people are boring.

          • Boobie_The_Rocket_Dog

            Ah, that’s better. I agree completely. It has never changed anyone’s mind either, has it?

          • TyS

            You misinterpret his comment – we cannot expect the unions to kick her out, because unions actually think that people like her, and her behavior, are noble and good.

          • lovinspoonful

            No, I did not and neither did anyone else in here. See other comments about his rudeness.

          • athynz1

            Again as a union member I do not like her or her views on veterans. Nor do my fellow union members – most of whom are veterans. So don’t believe the hype.

        • EQ4ALL

          See above. You have NO IDEA what you’re talking about. Probably not even working age.

          • Boobie_The_Rocket_Dog

            <– OK, genius, name this guy and I might give you some credence, until I click on your username and review ALL of your vapid responses. Number two.

        • Billy Bumtrip

          Only in leadership roles. Most Union Members are good people.

          • Boobie_The_Rocket_Dog

            You are right, but if enough of them are sheep and the only candidate to run the union/local is a wolf… and they have a card-check rule on their side to negate any possibility of a secret ballot…

          • TyS

            Maybe the ones who are forced to join – those who still think unions have a purpose for good, on the other hand…not so much

      • George Blumel

        That is the scum unions attract. Their only purpose is to raise union dues for the Dem party –they have no social redeeming value anymore –if they ever did.

      • undeRGRound

        I’m IBEW and I can say that MOST of US
        RESPECT OUR VETS!!!
        We observe Veteran’s Day, Also! They keep wanting to remove it from the contract, but we won’t let them!

        GOD BLESS OUR VETS!

        Vrotsos needs removed! Dumb@$$ thinking this left-right BS is real actually shows how stupid da b!tch is, DOH!!!

        • franko35758

          HEY IBEW, I’m WITH YOU.!
          I WAS UNION WHEN I WAS YOUNG. A GOOD UNION KEEPS A BAD MANAGED COMPANY IN CHECK!!
          MOST UNION MEMBERS THAT I KNEW WERE ‘VETERANS’.
          GOD BLESS AMERICA!!
          LOCK & LOAD!!!
          OLD SARGE,’NAM VET,’68,’70
          LRRP/ABN

          • undeRGRound

            Awesome!
            Thx Franko, keep fighting the GOOD FIGHT!
            We need to tell ALL our union brothers and sisters, this type of behaviour makes us all look bad…

        • athynz1

          Right on brother!

    • Antogeny

      Nor should evil men! DumBO and Reid come to mind…

      • Ole Man

        Nah; I immediately thought of Dick Chaney.

        • NoCrud

          You thought??? Hahaha

          Wanna try again?

        • Boobie_The_Rocket_Dog

          Cheney would have made an excellent president, better than Bush. Obama’s not fit to lick the bottoms of Cheney’s shoes … after a tour of the horse pasture.

          • jcalex

            Boobie…Who said to leave the plane alone and let it continue towards the Pentagon? You sure do have the right name BOOBIE.

          • Boobie_The_Rocket_Dog

            Huh?

          • TyS

            right…because you’d have such kind words for him if he told them to shoot down a civilian aircraft…

            never mind the fact that the VPOTUS has no authority to make the orders you claim he did. You must be a Troofer.

          • athynz1

            jcalex WHO said to leave the plane alone? And why? I’m curious as to your response. Thanks.

          • Ole Man

            The only manure around here is your statement.

          • Dionysius John

            Cheney is a pig, rooting at the public trough… he makes all real conservatives look bad… He couldn’t help but be better than Bush… Bush was an idiot… like most of the people on both sides of any issue that matters…
            Most are knee jerk left/right, usually over one or two marginal issues, with no real understanding of what is going on here.
            It has become a freedom/slavery issue.. and if you want slavery, either obama, or Cheney would/will give it to you…

        • lovinspoonful

          Really? Then you thought wrong.

        • Jeanannm

          It’s Cheney. Learn to spell.

          • Ole Man

            You’re right…S.C.U.M.B.A.G.
            Cheney.
            There, I fixed it.

          • Jeanannm

            I see you’re classy, too, in addition to your spelling abilities.

          • Jeanannm

            And a typical liberal. You all seem incapable of referring to a Republican without using a derogatory term. What a lot of intelligence and imagination that takes.

    • lovinspoonful

      Neither should evil men.

      • NoCrud

        Problem is, it is not expected of “sweet,” perfume-laden women. But when they seem to have as much hair on their chests as men and act the way they do, then they deserve just as little courtesy as a scummy man.

      • JHorvathJr

        Ah an astute comment to draw the issue as a feminist one. The issue is the HATE speech of saying disabled veterans should die. This is not about men and women unless you’re saying that Vrotos obviously made it on her back. She can’tclaim she rose to power on her brain.

        • lovinspoonful

          Your comment has nothing to do w ith what I stated. Don’t even pretend that it does.

          • TyS

            YOUR comment has nothing to do with the entire conversation or article, doofus.

          • lovinspoonful

            You’re the doofus, dimwit.

    • Maurice E. Gilbert Sr.

      “evil women should not have power” I agree, and also agree that evil MEN should not have power!

  • Brandon Johns

    More liberal love and tolerance. Liberals need to be locked up in insane asylums all of them!

    • Guest

      Or just put out of their misery, like rabid animal.

    • butterflyinoh

      Or just put out of their misery like any rabid animal.

    • Hawks Briareos

      Where’s Batman when you need him to bust people like her?

  • Andy Jorgensen

    I have been saying for a long time the unions are nothing but parasites. They take and take and when they give. They give it to people like obummer who take even more form you. unions have long outlived their usefulness. It has long been the realm of organized crime. Let’s have them organize elsewhere!!!

    • palintologist

      Unions were a creation of the Soviets. They’re still true to their roots.

      • John Campbell

        Unions were here long before the Soviet Union ever existed. 1880′s was the first in the U.S..

        • NoCrud

          He should have said, not saying it is true, that unions were a creation of Rooskies.

        • Robert Bentley

          techically true that unions preceded the Soviets, but they were a product of Marxism which began in the 1860s with Marx and Engels’ publications like Das Kapital. Both unions and Soviet state were bastard children of Karl Marx.

          • John Campbell

            I’d have to research that much, but likely so.

          • NoCrud

            Dictionary says that “soviet” refers to people and things relating to the Soviet Union. Unions go way back but are mostly known for starting up in a big way in the early 1900′s, long before the Soviet Union came to be.

      • Billy Bumtrip

        Actually when the Soviets took power they abolished unions.

        • TyS

          false

    • wecare_doyou

      Andy the unions were very good for the coal miners and other hardworking labourers in there day. With so many regulations being placed on employers

      • NoCrud

        Unions have also forced many mines to close by causing minors to vote for a union when the mine has already provided all the safety and other benefits but is working on a shoestring. This happened with two mines in Appalachia, to my knowledge. So, when they closed the two mines, they were prepared to go to the remaining two mines of the company and also close them lest they be seen as “losers.” But the miners told the union to take a hike. Even the mine owner was working in the mine to make it better for his men.

        • Ole Man

          You just make stuff up.
          Geez, what a retard.
          ROFL.

          • NoCrud

            I worked with a man at IBM in the late 60′s whose father worked at one of those mines and he told me all about it.

            Retard? Strange how that came so easily to you. Must have been written on your 3rd grade report card that you no doubt consider your Graduation Certificate.

          • Patrick Oxford

            I have been in and out of unions all my adult life. I am in one now. I have lukemia and I am receiving benefits even while unable to work and my job will be there WHEN I am cured. I have not always loved my unions, but it is there now that I need it

          • EQ4ALL

            Those “Professional People” at the top is one of the many reasons you’ll have your job back when you’re well. Think about it.I wish you a speedy recovery.

          • Boobie_The_Rocket_Dog

            Vapid response number three.

          • tedlv

            Ole Man and his ilk resort to name calling because they really have nothing to offer. Don’t be offended by such as he.

          • EQ4ALL

            Really?? You worked with a man in at IBM whose Father??? Not even 2nd hand info, it’s 3rd hand and you’re full of s__t !

          • Boobie_The_Rocket_Dog

            Vapid response number four.

      • Tec Sg Beatty

        Talk to the FORMER employees of the FORMER Sun Oil refinery in Toledo, Ohio. The demands of the greedy union bastards forced the sale of that refinery, and resulted in many otherwise hardworking people losing their jobs, to say nothing of the impact upon the local economy.
        Thanks for NOTHING, union commies.

      • EQ4ALL

        You must’ve been related to the bosses? :)

    • gingercake5

      They’re commie, just like all of the Dems (now) and some of the GOP. See this page http://commieblaster.com/progressives/index.html

    • Hawks Briareos

      Originally, Unions were good and helpful. Take the ‘weekends’ for example. We didn’t used to have ANYTHING such as ‘weekends’ until unions rose up and with them, the people, and helped create rest times for the people. Unions helped with Womens’ and Coloureds’ RIGHTS, i will give them that. But in this day and age… HATING veterans? HELL NO. You are NOT going to hate your fellow man who GAVE YOU that GOD-GIVEN RIGHT! You are NOT going to tell them to ‘UP AND DIE’! This is where Unions have started to go wrong… wanting more and deserving less… Even Gangsters of the 1930′s had more style and did deserve what they took, and were USUALLY good about it. Now I’m not saying they’re good, but they DID help out with a lot of Freedom and Rights activities, although Illegal ways at doing them…

      • EQ4ALL

        one idiot posts something and now all Unions are bad??? Y’all need help…..

        • Hawks Briareos

          It is called “debate”, you fool… debate, discuss, and learn. And you ONLY replied to me, so I was the only one who got your response, jack-wagon!

      • athynz1

        Woah, woah, woah… don’t pigeonhole all union members with this whole “vet hating” crap – as a union member and the son and grandson of veterans I have nothing but love and respect for our vets and more than a few of my fellow union members ARE veterans. Just because one union member says those horrible things about vets does not mean we share those views.

    • athynz1

      Then you have been wrong for a long time. Who was it that fought to get weekends off, a 40 hour work week, end child labor, and many other benefits that we as a work force now enjoy? Yup, unions. Sure NOW those rights have been made into laws. I’ll agree that in some ways unions have outlived their usefulness in that the leadership of the unions is as corrupt as the “leadership” in the White House and Congress and are as greedy as many of the CEOs who run businesses today. And those businesses and government are where the true organized crime is at.

  • John Tirado

    HERE ARE THE NUMBERS SOME CHANGED BUT TAKE YOUR PIC; http://ibew2222.org/helpful_telephone_numbers

  • Ron Sagle

    This director Jan Vrotsos should lose her job and be banned from any union job. Such a sad and non American statement. Hope she does not claim to be Christian too or she sure has a lot of prayer ahead of her.She should think twice before hitting that send button

    • Guest

      Probably an atheist…like Madalyn O’Hare. Same hateful discusting attitude.

      • ALBERTJ

        The downward trend of this country can be traced Madalyn Murry O’Hare. Did they ever find her body?

        • NoCrud

          Is anyone looking for O’Hare’s body???

    • butterflyinoh

      Probably an atheist just like Madalyn O’Hare…same disgusting attitude.

    • ALBERTJ

      I agree with what you are saying, but you did not include that she should lose any UNION PENSION if she has one. she should have to make due with Social Security, which has been cut to a point that seniors are falling behind, THANK YOU PRESIDENT OBAMA THE INEPT ONE.

    • EQ4ALL

      If she’s guilty I agree, but what happened to innocent until proven guilty??? The Unions have the means to remove her if she’s guilty.

  • Ladybug91

    After reading this disgusting woman’s comment makes me so angry! How dare she say such despicable things to a man who was bravely serving our country and doing what he was ordered to do? He didn’t start any war, what an idiotic thing to say. Someone needs to grab this woman by the hair, and take her to a VA Hospital and make her help care for our disabled warriors. It is men and women like Sr. Airman Kolfage who has allowed all of us to walk free down our streets; at least for now. God bless you Sr. Airman Kolfage, I appreciate your sacrifice for me and my family.

    • aliswell

      I like your line of thought, but let’s not further punish our wonderful vets at the VA Hospital; they’ve suffered enough.

      Best to banish this horrible twit forever from US soil.

      • fatmababy105

        Where do you have contact with a V.A Hospital ??

    • RITA

      they probably do not want her to touch them afraid they will catch a virus from her .. she will be the one to leave this world of the Lords choosing ,im sure his judgement will be fair .

    • wecare_doyou

      I wholeheartedly agree ladybug.

  • Steve Hammond

    More despicable vitriol and hate that we have grown accustomed to hear from the left in this country. What a pathetic lot of people they are.

  • Becky M Fagan

    Her Facebook account is active here it is and same pic is on Her page : : https://www.facebook.com/jan.vrotsos?fref=ts

  • Brent Busch

    “She is a minor and that is illegal.”

    I wish people would quit spewing BS that isn’t true. No, it’s NOT illegal!

    • Incognito

      to steal the image of a minor child and use it IS illegal.

      • Brent Busch

        Wrong! Inform yourself before looking ignorant.

        http://www.krages.com/phoright.htm

        • iitywybad

          The height of ignorance is using Wikipedia to prove ANY point since ANYONE can edit Wiki and say ANYTHING they choose.
          It would be better to heed Lincoln – “It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak up and remove all doubt.”

          • NoCrud

            Anyone CANNOT edit Wikipedia. A person has to sign up to “contribute” and even then any additions, editing or corrections have to be reviewed by six experts in the field of the article BEFORE the page entry is altered.

            People spew stuff about Wikipedia without knowing anything of importance about the online encyclopedia. They are parroting “stuff” from others who are equally unqualified to speak about it. In fact, every entry in Wikipedia has notes throughout the article to show what document or book was used in compiling the article.

            You should have remained silent on this topic because you prove to be one who had nothing of value to say but said it, anyway.

          • NoCrud

            Another Leftroid who does not like the truth has “disliked” what I said. Good. More of them need to be outed.

          • Brent Busch

            Even more ignorant to not look for yourself and do a little research on fair use and instead attack me. For the last time, it’s not illegal!

      • teila

        When a photo is used without permission, who is in the photo doesn’t matter, but rather how the photograph is used. If a stranger takes photos of your 2 year old walking down the sidewalk without your permission, it’s legal even if you say stop. There are exceptions, but I’m talking about a legal basic… Unfortunately, most people have no idea what they’re talking about when it comes to photograph and the law.

        Local codes create variances in the law as well, but the take away here is that many things people think are illegal is not.

        If you are not familiar with the actual federal, state, and local codes governing whatever it is you’re talking about, it’s best to not guess as what is / isn’t legal. There’s a lot of bad info being spewed.