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    Re: 'Obama' wears straightjacket, crowd goes insane

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    Any punishment at all is a violation of freedom of speech.
    No, it's not.
    Freedom of speech is not freedom from criticism.

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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?
    Anybody who is seriously upset by that guy's costume needs to have their head examined.
    I'm already gearing up for Finger Vote 2014.

    Just for reference, means my post was a giant steaming pile of sarcasm.

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    Re: 'Obama' wears straightjacket, crowd goes insane

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    White guilt is about the only thing blacks in America have going for them--well maybe white teenagers who act black as to rebel until they have their own bills to pay and say to hell with saggy pants. If I were a black person, I would leave the US they are so horrible.
    Why do you think I oppose all that politically correct bull****? It's degrading.
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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: 'Obama' wears straightjacket, crowd goes insane

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    No, it's not.
    Yes it is. Private companies have no more right to infringe on our civil rights than the government.
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    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: 'Obama' wears straightjacket, crowd goes insane

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Yes it is. Private companies have no more right to infringe on our civil rights than the government.
    so who is supposed to protect us when private companys try to infringe on our civil rights?

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    Re: 'Obama' wears straightjacket, crowd goes insane

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    Why?

    Because one company didn't like what their employees did?

    Or did NSA agents turn up and take him away, torture him, arrest his entire family and eventually have him executed (Like what would happen in a country that really had no freedom of expression).

    Far right wingers like yourself can never seem to get enough of feeling victimized by something or other.
    The company just got ahead of any possible hostile workplace litigation. It's a sign of the times. Nobody would have ever mentioned the costume if it were of Reagan, Bush 1, Clinton, Hillary, Bush 2 or Jesus Christ. But Obama? He's off limits. What bull****.
    "A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the majority discovers it can vote itself largess out of the public treasury." Attributed to Alexander Tytler

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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.
    From the article posted, it seems that the private corporation was not the complainer, but rather a local pastor. After photos began circulating around town.

    Up till then, the hospital and its employees and management treated the contest as what it was, just good fun.

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    Re: 'Obama' wears straightjacket, crowd goes insane

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    so who is supposed to protect us when private companys try to infringe on our civil rights?
    The same folks that protect us when any other perso, or group infringes on our civil rights.
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    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: 'Obama' wears straightjacket, crowd goes insane

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    The same folks that protect us when any other perso, or group infringes on our civil rights.
    Apdst, I didn't know you supported the government. You big government liberal, you.
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    Re: 'Obama' wears straightjacket, crowd goes insane

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Apdst, I didn't know you supported the government. You big government liberal, you.
    Of course I support government. I've actually served our country, which is more than you can say. I just don't support too much government.
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    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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