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    Re: 'Obama' wears straightjacket, crowd goes insane

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    "Politically Correct" was a term used by socialists to criticize communists in the early 20th century. It did not refer to freedom of speech, but to where loyalty to the party overrode personal judgment and morality.
    Thanks for the history lesson... though the usage of the term has morphed.
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    Re: 'Obama' wears straightjacket, crowd goes insane

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    When said workplace says its ok to have a costume party? They should clearly understand that not everone is going to like every other costume.
    Being this is the United States of the Offended. I am not surprised at all that an obama costume is going to get someone in deep trouble.
    The fact is the company (and many others) have rules that state no political costumes. Why is it that hard to realize?

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    Re: 'Obama' wears straightjacket, crowd goes insane

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    The fact is the company (and many others) have rules that state no political costumes. Why is it that hard to realize?
    Was that the rule before this years party? I dont see it anywhere. Or is it just plain improper to make fun of Obama?

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    Re: 'Obama' wears straightjacket, crowd goes insane

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    Was that the rule before this years party? I dont see it anywhere. Or is it just plain improper to make fun of Obama?
    The company I worked for had that when Bush was president. Like I said, it's not out of the ordinary.

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    Re: 'Obama' wears straightjacket, crowd goes insane

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Freedom of speech means that you can express an opinion without fear of repercussions. I wouldn't expect a Libbo to appreciate the concept of free speech.
    Umm, no it doesn't. It means you can express an opinion without fear of reprecussions from the government.

    No such "freedom of speech" protection from repercussions exists within the civilian population. If a business owner says or does something I find offensive...for example, if he put up a "The Tea Baggers are Racists, vote them out!" sign in his store window..."freedom of speech" doesn't keep me from being able to start a boycott campaign against his store.

    You would be ok if your boss forbade you from putting your Obama/Biden sign in your front yard?
    In some states, if it can be reasonably tied back to your job in a detrimental way in some fashion, yes. However, that's not a good analogy to this situation, because this is a case of pictures being passed around AT THE OFFICE and I believe a costume wore at an office costume party.

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    Re: 'Obama' wears straightjacket, crowd goes insane

    I think sensitivity training over something like this is idiotic, but it's the business owner's perogative.

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    Re: 'Obama' wears straightjacket, crowd goes insane

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    The company I worked for had that when Bush was president. Like I said, it's not out of the ordinary.
    Iam better there was no policy before the party. But he made alittle fun of the messiah, all bets are off.

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    Re: 'Obama' wears straightjacket, crowd goes insane

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    The fact is the company (and many others) have rules that state no political costumes. Why is it that hard to realize?
    while the article does not specify it, that the 'offending' costume placed in the contest, suggests to me that there was no explicit corporate objection to political incorrect attire at the time of the costume party/contest
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    Re: 'Obama' wears straightjacket, crowd goes insane

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    May want to read that thing called the constitution.
    Actually, YOU MIGHT WANT TO, since the First Amendment says absolutely nothing about a private company's right to enforce standards.
    Freedom of speech is not freedom from criticism.

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    Re: 'Obama' wears straightjacket, crowd goes insane

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    Umm, no it doesn't. It means you can express an opinion without fear of reprecussions from the government.

    No such "freedom of speech" protection from repercussions exists within the civilian population. If a business owner says or does something I find offensive...for example, if he put up a "The Tea Baggers are Racists, vote them out!" sign in his store window..."freedom of speech" doesn't keep me from being able to start a boycott campaign against his store.



    In some states, if it can be reasonably tied back to your job in a detrimental way in some fashion, yes. However, that's not a good analogy to this situation, because this is a case of pictures being passed around AT THE OFFICE and I believe a costume wore at an office costume party.
    So, are you saying that free speech really isnt an inalienable right; more of a privilage?
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