Friday, October 22, 2010

Union Man Fired for Wearing a George H.W. Bush Shirt and Hat

So much for freedom of speech and tolerance that the left purportedly espouses...

Can you imagine CNN, ABC, CBS, NBC, etc. with their lead off stories on the nightly news if this had been a corporation firing a worker for wearing an Obama shirt and hat?


Dave Dubya said...

It will be interesting to learn more facts about this one. I know I certainly couldn't wear whatever I wanted to at my job. Is there a dress code or policy he violated? Did he have a history of antagonistic behavior on the job? We know only one side of the story.

I'm not convinced this guy was so pure and innocent. I believe he was trying to make a statement, which would be fine if he were not working at his job. Free speech is limited at most people's workplace.

I do remember the treatment wearers of anti-Bush garments received near Bush rallies. They were often arrested and always removed. Free speech is free speech, but provocation may also have been a possible factor.

Let's hear the rest of the story before the self-righteous indignation goes too far.

I'm sure we will hear cries of "union thuggery" about this. But they won't be from guys like my brother, who had his head cracked by club wielding company thugs during a strike.

T. Paine said...

I think this guy is genuine and sincere, but I will reserve my condemnations until more is indeed learned. I will see what I can find to follow up on this story, Dubya.

As for your brother, that is definitely NOT cool what was done to him. Unfortunately, there are a lot of unions that have a history of such similar behavior too. The violence is inexcusable from either side.