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    Re: Woman fired for Aids Africa tweet.

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    That's not what the Constitution says.
    The Constitution doesn't say a lot of things. What in particular were you applying that statement to?
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    Re: Woman fired for Aids Africa tweet.

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    People have traded in their sense of humor for fake outrage
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    I don't find the Tweet that the lady was fired for funny, but I do find it racist.

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    Re: Woman fired for Aids Africa tweet.

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    Gee, how in the world did the world survive with the likes of Andrew Dice Clay, George Carlin, Redd Foxx, Richard Pryor, early Nippsy Russell, early Eddie Murphy. People making all kinds of jokes about everything, every body, every religions, every color, every race.
    That was their day job and we knew them by their ahhhh humor, but even they took heat from time to time by what they said. I remember most of them from back in the day and lots of folks back then were thin skinned over certain issues.

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    Re: Woman fired for Aids Africa tweet.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    I don't think you quite got the point of my post.
    Perhaps but then again some folks have been 'thin-skinned' over certain issues from back when I was a young june bug. Ain't nothin new

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    Re: Woman fired for Aids Africa tweet.

    Quote Originally Posted by GottaGo View Post
    The Constitution doesn't say a lot of things. What in particular were you applying that statement to?
    I'm talking about free speech.
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Woman fired for Aids Africa tweet.

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    I'm talking about free speech.
    People are exercising their free speech by showing their outrage. Why do you hate the Constitution and how long have you hated it?
    Trump Attacked A Syrian Airfield. Trump will be a one-term president.

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    Re: Woman fired for Aids Africa tweet.

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    Yea, its called the First Amendment. Look it up. Also look up growing up and getting a thick skin.
    Yet another person who has no idea what "freedom of speech" actually means.
    Freedom of speech is not freedom from criticism.

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    Re: Woman fired for Aids Africa tweet.

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    That's not what the Constitution says.
    The Constitution does not make any guarantees of job security. You're well within your legal rights to inform your boss that his Wife masquerades as a five dollar a night hooker, just as he is well within his rights to fire you for saying such a thing. The same concept applies here unfortunately.

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    Re: Woman fired for Aids Africa tweet.

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    yea sure. Actually the biggest mistake the Klan ever made was aligning with the skins.
    Being idiot racists was a rather considerable misstep.


    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    Yea, hahahahahahaha. Whatever Chitown boy.
    Why "boy"?

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    Re: Woman fired for Aids Africa tweet.

    While I don't think that she is a "racist" largely because that is a condition of the heart, and I don't know her, or her heart, I do believe that what she said is at the least inappropriate, and her company is within their right to let her go.

    BTW, The constitution largely is a document stating what the government can not do to you the people. It has little to do with private companies and their reasons for firing an employee. She has the right to say it, she also must accept that it was a dumb thing to post on social media.
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