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

    Good grief.

    Obama Event Shock: Union Fires Stagehand for Wearing ‘U.S.S. George H.W. Bush’ Shirt & Hat | The Blaze

    Duane Hammet’s son has been serving in the Navy for three years. While at work recently, Hammet was sporting a sweatshirt and hat depicting his son’s ship, the USS George H. W. Bush. “Work” for Hammet is as a union stagehand, and while setting up for an Obama rally in L.A. today, his employer didn’t take too kindly to the name on his clothes.

    According to Hammet, and reported by KTLA-TV in Los Angeles, the union asked him to remove his hat and turn his sweatshirt inside-out so that the name “Bush” would not be visible. When he refused, Hammet says he was fired:


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

    Yeap. That's about right.
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    Re: A union member fired for U.S.S. George W. Bush shirt...

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    Yeap. That's about right.
    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?
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    Re: A union member fired for U.S.S. George W. Bush shirt...

    Oops. I forget the "H" in the title.


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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?
    not a whole lot... as McCain approved of freedom of expression.

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

    now wait.....i thought unions couldn't ever fire anybody? and their members never actually worked?

    Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:

    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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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?
    The shirt was for a ship, not a person.
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    Re: A union member fired for U.S.S. George W. Bush shirt...

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    now wait.....i thought unions couldn't ever fire anybody? and their members never actually worked?

    probably a right to work state.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    now wait.....i thought unions couldn't ever fire anybody? and their members never actually worked?
    Actually, unions can fire (and underpay) their own employees much more easily than the companies who hire their members. Usually because their own employees are rarely . . . unionized.
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    Re: A union member fired for U.S.S. George W. Bush shirt...

    Quote Originally Posted by Harshaw View Post
    Actually, unions can fire (and underpay) their own employees much more easily than the companies who hire their members. Usually because their own employees are rarely . . . unionized.


    sarcasm.......

    Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:

    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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