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    Re: A union member fired for U.S.S. George W. Bush shirt...

    Quote Originally Posted by USA-1 View Post
    That is total BS and dishonest. You people blamed the union, democrats and even Obama when the it was only one guy, the supervisor, that sent him home and you don't even know if the boss was a democrat or republican. It was a non event until the shirt wearer got on TV and gave the republicans another opportunity to trash the democrats. It really was pretty pathetic.
    And no I don't buy it that he decided to wear his favorite shirt to work that day to honor his son at work. It was just a coincidence that it had BUSH in giant letters on it. Give me a break.

    Now the shirtman is planning a lawsuit. Who would have guessed?
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    Re: A union member fired for U.S.S. George W. Bush shirt...

    Quote Originally Posted by USA-1 View Post
    FOXNews.com - Two Sue Feds Over Anti-Bush T-Shirt Arrest - You Decide 2004

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. A couple arrested for wearing anti-Bush T-shirts (search) to a July 4 presidential appearance filed a federal lawsuit on Tuesday alleging their First Amendment (search) rights were violated.

    Nicole and Jeff Rank were removed from the event at the West Virginia Capitol in handcuffs after revealing T-shirts with President Bush's name crossed out on the front. Nicole Rank's shirt had the words "Love America, Hate Bush" on the back and Jeff Rank's said "Regime change starts at home."


    Gee, what do you know? The republicans do it too. You guys must be so embarrassed for all the phoney outrage.
    I am personally outraged that these people would choose to work at that particular even and show support for their son serving on the..

    Oh, wait... that wasn't what they were doing, was it. They were making a political statement while attending the event.

    I can certainly see how you could confuse the two situations, considering how closely they are related...NOT.

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    Re: A union member fired for U.S.S. George W. Bush shirt...

    Quote Originally Posted by USA-1 View Post
    They told him to take it off, turn it inside out or leave. The choice was his. Had a worker at a McCain rally been wearing a Clinton shirt what do you think would have happened?
    Is this your well considered INDEPENDENT opinion? Hmmm? I suppose his rights are of no consequence are they? You can't fire someone because of a sweatshirt.
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    Re: A union member fired for U.S.S. George W. Bush shirt...

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Is this your well considered INDEPENDENT opinion? Hmmm? I suppose his rights are of no consequence are they? You can't fire someone because of a sweatshirt.
    Oh, yes, you can, American. Unless someone has an employment contract, they can be fired 'cause they have blue eyes. (Exception would be discrimination of protected classes.)
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    Re: A union member fired for U.S.S. George W. Bush shirt...

    So, to summarise. He may not have been a union member, he was suddenly overcome with the urgent need to wear a shirt with "BUSH" on it while working at an Obama event, and was sent home for the rest of the day, but not sacked, when he refused to comply with his supervisor's legitimate request. What a patriot.

    The constant dribble of such petty partisan crap (with half an eye on a lawsuit payout) damages any standing the US has retained since suffering the Bush tsunami.
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    Re: A union member fired for U.S.S. George W. Bush shirt...

    Quote Originally Posted by Manc Skipper View Post
    ...he was suddenly overcome with the urgent need to wear a shirt with "BUSH" on it while working at an Obama event
    Ok Mr. Axelrod... prove your statement. You can't. You don't know (neither do I) that he did not wear that sweatshirt ever time he went out of the house, now do you???

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    Re: A union member fired for U.S.S. George W. Bush shirt...

    What is strange is that I recall a lot of conservative posters here supporting the right of employers to fire people for having Obama bumper stickers on their car, yet the same posters are upset for what a person wearing what was clearly a politically motivated stunt ( a shirt with Bush in large type on a shirt at an Obama rally
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    Re: A union member fired for U.S.S. George W. Bush shirt...

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Tammerlain View Post
    What is strange is that I recall a lot of conservative posters here supporting the right of employers to fire people for having Obama bumper stickers on their car, yet the same posters are upset for what a person wearing what was clearly a politically motivated stunt ( a shirt with Bush in large type on a shirt at an Obama rally
    Just as an FYI, that would certainly not include me.

    And you seem to be 100% certain this was a 'political stunt', yet, neither you nor anyone of that mindset has produced any evidence to back that statement up... other than 'because it is'. I've explained to my 10 yr old son many tmies that 'because it is' does not constitute evidence.

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    Re: A union member fired for U.S.S. George W. Bush shirt...

    Quote Originally Posted by Whovian View Post
    Just as an FYI, that would certainly not include me.

    And you seem to be 100% certain this was a 'political stunt', yet, neither you nor anyone of that mindset has produced any evidence to back that statement up... other than 'because it is'. I've explained to my 10 yr old son many tmies that 'because it is' does not constitute evidence.
    And you people are 100% certain that it wasn't a political stunt even though there is no evidence of that either. But if it walks like a duck.........
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    Re: A union member fired for U.S.S. George W. Bush shirt...

    Quote Originally Posted by Whovian View Post
    Ok Mr. Axelrod... prove your statement. You can't. You don't know (neither do I) that he did not wear that sweatshirt ever time he went out of the house, now do you???
    And you believe he did wear that sweatshirt every time he went out of the house? How cold was it in Southern Cal that day? What does your common sense tell you?
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