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    Re: 'Obama' wears straightjacket, crowd goes insane

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    I don't even think the employer was right here ... I just find the idea that "PC" means anything to be laughable.
    gotta stand with the employer on this
    they wrongfully assumed the employees knew not to cross the line of good taste
    hence the new need for some standards of conduct, even for a costume party
    appears we need to tell folks that showing up in black face might be funny to some, but that it appears mocking to others

    only the individual or business having no concern how they are perceived would place no constraints on costumes worn to their event
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    Re: 'Obama' wears straightjacket, crowd goes insane

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    no, the employer is wise to institute such restrictions
    where it was deficient was instituting them after the fact
    "Wise." I mean anyone who thought the costume was "offensive" is kidding themselves. And those same people were likely not at all offended at Bush jokes and Bush masks.

    Political comments being over the line is a joke. And the only reason the company is doing this is to cover their ass from a lawsuit. And the fact is they shouldn't have too.
    The Crowd is not the sum of its parts.

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    Re: 'Obama' wears straightjacket, crowd goes insane

    Quote Originally Posted by stonewall50 View Post
    "Wise." I mean anyone who thought the costume was "offensive" is kidding themselves. And those same people were likely not at all offended at Bush jokes and Bush masks.

    Political comments being over the line is a joke. And the only reason the company is doing this is to cover their ass from a lawsuit. And the fact is they shouldn't have too.
    There is no conceivable ground on which the company could be sued.
    Freedom of speech is not freedom from criticism.

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    Re: 'Obama' wears straightjacket, crowd goes insane

    It's like they're saying on the radio. This is no different than those countries where people freak out when there were cartoons of the prophet Muhammad.

    Oh well.

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    Re: 'Obama' wears straightjacket, crowd goes insane

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    It's like they're saying on the radio. This is no different than those countries where people freak out when there were cartoons of the prophet Muhammad.

    Oh well.
    Of course it's different. People aren't rioting in the streets and threatening to behead the guy who wore the costume. Geez, hyperbole much?
    Freedom of speech is not freedom from criticism.

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    Re: 'Obama' wears straightjacket, crowd goes insane

    A straijacket's a silly halloween costume anyway. How do you hold the candy?
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    Re: 'Obama' wears straightjacket, crowd goes insane

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    There is no conceivable ground on which the company could be sued.
    Exactly. So why should they have a sensitive training day? Seems like they are pampering nazis by not allowing free speech. It isn't like they were in blackface, making fun of women, gays, whites, or any other "protected" people. There IS a line...and political satire isn't "over" if.
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    Re: 'Obama' wears straightjacket, crowd goes insane

    Quote Originally Posted by stonewall50 View Post
    Exactly. So why should they have a sensitive training day?
    I didn't say they should; in fact, I'm on record IN THIS THREAD as saying I don't think they were necessarily in the right. However, they have the authority to uphold certain standards if they feel violation of those standards reflects poorly on the company, and that is NOT a violation of the First.

    Quote Originally Posted by stonewall50 View Post
    Seems like they are pampering nazis by not allowing free speech.
    "Nazis"?

    Quote Originally Posted by stonewall50 View Post
    It isn't like they were in blackface, making fun of women, gays, whites, or any other "protected" people. There IS a line...and political satire isn't "over" if.
    It apparently is, according to company policy.
    Freedom of speech is not freedom from criticism.

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    Re: 'Obama' wears straightjacket, crowd goes insane

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    I didn't say they should; in fact, I'm on record IN THIS THREAD as saying I don't think they were necessarily in the right. However, they have the authority to uphold certain standards if they feel violation of those standards reflects poorly on the company, and that is NOT a violation of the First.



    "Nazis"?



    It apparently is, according to company policy.

    People on the far right often project their own "N" word, to distance themselves from their history.
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    Re: 'Obama' wears straightjacket, crowd goes insane

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocketman View Post
    [B]“It is as though President Obama is a messiah or is a god and this little thing that happened at the Missouri State Fair is a defamation, a denunciation, almost a religious sacrilege that took place,” Rush Limbaugh said. “This is no different than those countries reacting freakishly when there were cartoons of the prophet Muhammad. That is exactly what this is.”
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    Is this the first President in our history that is off limits when it comes to jokes and ridicule?
    I cannot believe anyone can any longer believe Obama is a Messiah or God. A lot of people seemed to, when he was yelling that he and his disciples could or even, when he saw The Best still ahead (in a comedy you would say he was probably right), but who could now?

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