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    Re: 'Obama' wears straightjacket, crowd goes insane

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    I think the fact that employees of a hospital were making mental illness jokes might be why sensitivity training was ordered for the staff.
    that would more be in line with sensitivity training rather than diversity issues
    that they compel diversity training causes me to believe they assumed there was a racial component to the matter
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    Re: 'Obama' wears straightjacket, crowd goes insane

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    I think the fact that employees of a hospital were making mental illness jokes might be why sensitivity training was ordered for the staff.
    Considering the company had this to say...."The company also admonished employees about wearing costumes “with political, religious, ethnic or gender-based overtones.”" Then you would be wrong and just making excuses.
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    Re: 'Obama' wears straightjacket, crowd goes insane

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    Considering the company had this to say...."The company also admonished employees about wearing costumes “with political, religious, ethnic or gender-based overtones.”" Then you would be wrong and just making excuses.
    I'm not "making excuses" for anyone, because I don't think the company did anything it's not well within its rights to do.

    If the company doesn't want people wearing political costumes, and someone does ...
    Freedom of speech is not freedom from criticism.

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    Re: 'Obama' wears straightjacket, crowd goes insane

    I'm trying to figure out what this has to do with the Obama administration of freedom of speech. A private corporations didn't like it. All of a sudden a lot of people who normally espouse corporate freedom have flip-flopped and want to restrict the rights of private business.

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    Re: 'Obama' wears straightjacket, crowd goes insane

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    I'm not "making excuses" for anyone, because I don't think the company did anything it's not well within its rights to do.

    If the company doesn't want people wearing political costumes, and someone does ...
    Umm...you just made a post assuming that the company did what they did because of mental health issues. Totally trying to claim that maybe they are doing what they did for some reason other than what they actually said it was. If that's not trying to make an excuse then I don't know what is.
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    Re: 'Obama' wears straightjacket, crowd goes insane

    Quote Originally Posted by reinoe View Post
    I'm trying to figure out what this has to do with the Obama administration of freedom of speech. A private corporations didn't like it. All of a sudden a lot of people who normally espouse corporate freedom have flip-flopped and want to restrict the rights of private business.
    It has nothing to do with the Obama Administration. What made you think it did?
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    Re: 'Obama' wears straightjacket, crowd goes insane

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    Umm...you just made a post assuming that the company did what they did because of mental health issues. Totally trying to claim that maybe they are doing what they did for some reason other than what they actually said it was. If that's not trying to make an excuse then I don't know what is.
    I meant it as a possible explanation. Unclench.
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    Re: 'Obama' wears straightjacket, crowd goes insane

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    I meant it as a possible explanation. Unclench.
    They already stated their explanation. Its right there in the article. Quit trying to backtrack. You're horrible at it.
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    Re: 'Obama' wears straightjacket, crowd goes insane

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    They already stated their explanation. Its right there in the article. Quit trying to backtrack. You're horrible at it.
    I didn't read the entire article, just the first few grafs Rocketman posted. For whatever reason it didn't want to open on my browser. Relax.
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    Re: 'Obama' wears straightjacket, crowd goes insane

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocketman View Post
    Company orders 'diversity training' for hundreds of employees

    It’s hard to decide which is scarier: a grinning “Barack Obama” wearing a straightjacket or the reaction to his appearance at one company’s annual Halloween costume party.

    An employee of Jennie Stuart Medical Center in Hopkinsville, Ky., must have thought he had the costume contest all sewn up when he sauntered into the party wearing an Obama mask and a straightjacket.


    Photo: WZTV-TV
    And he probably couldn’t believe his luck when he and his two pals actually won the third-place trophy for their Halloween skit “VIP Security,” according to local TV station WZTV.

    However, soon after their shining moment, a snafu erupted over their Obama schtick.

    “I think it is very, very offensive,” C.E. Timberlake, a local pastor, told the TV station. “And really, that shouldn’t have happened.”

    Company officials weren’t impressed either after a photograph of the costumed trio began circulating around the office.


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    Is this the first President in our history that is off limits when it comes to jokes and ridicule?
    I'm not sure if this is related but does anybody remember President Bush making a comment about a straight jacket? He said that borrowing lots of money was like wearing a fiscal straight jacket. Anybody else remember that?

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