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Alabama woman says she lost job for sporting Kerry sticker on car
Decatur Daily ^ | 9/12/2004 | Clyde L. Stancil

Posted on 09/12/2004 4:54:10 PM PDT by GeorgiaFreeper

MOULTON — Lynne Gobbell never imagined the cost of a John Kerry-John Edwards bumper sticker could run so high.

DAILY Photo by Clyde Stancil Lynne Gobbell said her boss fired her last week because of the Kerry-Edwards campaign sticker on the back of her car. Gobbell of Moulton didn't pay a cent for the sticker that she proudly displays on the rear windshield of her Chevrolet Lumina, but said it cost her job at a local factory after it angered her boss, Phil Gaddis.

Gaddis, a Decatur bankruptcy attorney, owns Enviromate, a cellulose insulation company in Moulton.

Gaddis did not return phone calls from THE DAILY about the alleged Thursday firing.

Gobbell said she consulted a lawyer, but then changed her mind about going to see him. She said she has cried about the incident and must do without income for three weeks while the state unemployment commission decides if she is eligible for compensation.

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TOPICS: Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Alabama
KEYWORDS: kerry; stupiddemocrat
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Don't ya just love right to work states :D
1 posted on 09/12/2004 4:54:10 PM PDT by GeorgiaFreeper
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To: GeorgiaFreeper

She seems to be on the same diet Gore is on.


2 posted on 09/12/2004 4:56:08 PM PDT by Torie
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To: GeorgiaFreeper

Gobbell said she consulted a lawyer, but then changed her mind about going to see him. She said she has cried about the incident and must do without income for three weeks while the state unemployment commission decides if she is eligible for compensation.


typical dem doesn't even think about looking for another job.....


3 posted on 09/12/2004 4:56:18 PM PDT by rolling_stone
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To: GeorgiaFreeper

The Kerry sticker says it all she is an Idiot.


4 posted on 09/12/2004 4:56:19 PM PDT by Fast1
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To: GeorgiaFreeper

I don't believe it.


5 posted on 09/12/2004 4:57:42 PM PDT by BenLurkin (We have low inflation and and low unemployment.)
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To: GeorgiaFreeper

More than likely, she got fired for not performing her job adequately. This is just a typical flimsy leftist excuse.


6 posted on 09/12/2004 4:58:41 PM PDT by meyer
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To: GeorgiaFreeper

I believe anyone who has a Kerry sticker can be legally let go for "integrity" issues.


7 posted on 09/12/2004 4:58:54 PM PDT by Vinomori
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To: rolling_stone

was about to post the same line. haha.


8 posted on 09/12/2004 4:59:05 PM PDT by rineaux (hardcore for W04)
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To: BenLurkin

I don't either. Smells "manufactured"...


9 posted on 09/12/2004 4:59:07 PM PDT by sionnsar (Iran Azadi ||| Resource for Traditional Anglicans: trad-anglican.faithweb.com)
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To: GeorgiaFreeper

"I would like to find another job, but I would take that job back because I need to work," she said. "It upset me and made me mad that he could put a letter in my check expressing his (political) opinion, but I can't put something on my car expressing mine."

She was referring to a flier that she said Gaddis placed in employee envelopes to remind them of the positive impact that President Bush's policies have had on them. An employee at the plant who would not identify himself confirmed the contents of the letter.

Gobbell provided a copy of the flier. It says:

"Just so you will know, because of the Bush tax (cut):

I was able to buy the new Hammer Mill
I was able to finance our receivables
I was able to get the new CAT skid steer
I was able to get the wire cutter
I was able to give you a job"
It further says:

"You got the benefit of the Bush tax cut. Everyone did."


10 posted on 09/12/2004 5:00:01 PM PDT by rolling_stone
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To: BenLurkin
The DUr's are emailing the company to complain. Maybe we freepers should contact the company and offer our support / business.
11 posted on 09/12/2004 5:00:03 PM PDT by GeorgiaFreeper (Hitlery does not have fat ankles. That's where the hooves show through above the foot prosthetics.)
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To: GeorgiaFreeper

And how is this different from the story oif a woman fired from a Moslem owned company in Florida becasue she ate a BLT sandwich at work? I'm definitely NOT a Kerry supporter, but firing someone over a political sticker, democrat or republican, is a bit over the top.


12 posted on 09/12/2004 5:00:12 PM PDT by doc30
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To: GeorgiaFreeper
Bullcrap. Sounds like a charge made when she got fired for something else.
13 posted on 09/12/2004 5:00:19 PM PDT by atomicpossum (If there are two Americas, John Edwards isn't qualified to lead either of them.)
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To: GeorgiaFreeper

Better she be fired then thousands of us lose our jobs under a John Kerry failed economy.


14 posted on 09/12/2004 5:00:19 PM PDT by tomnbeverly (Do not let the UN make decisions for the protection of the United States... VOTE for George W. Bush)
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To: meyer
More than likely, she got fired for not performing her job adequately. This is just a typical flimsy leftist excuse.

That is what I thought, Liberals do some really underhanded things, I would not put it past her.

15 posted on 09/12/2004 5:00:30 PM PDT by AmericanMade1776 ((John Kerry is now in full retreat))
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To: GeorgiaFreeper
Probably got fired for being stupid. That's a bumper sticker, lady.
16 posted on 09/12/2004 5:00:30 PM PDT by July 4th (You need to click "Abstimmen")
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To: GeorgiaFreeper
Gobbell said she consulted a lawyer, but then changed her mind about going to see him.

Maybe John Edwards will help her out -- he should be available 11/4. :-)

17 posted on 09/12/2004 5:01:43 PM PDT by T-Bird45
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To: July 4th

Sad day in a American, when you can play some stupid "liberal card" to keep a job you are goofing off on, just like their leader John Kerry..absent from his senate Job ....80 percent of the time.


18 posted on 09/12/2004 5:01:54 PM PDT by AmericanMade1776 ((John Kerry is now in full retreat))
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To: July 4th

Oh,(as a beautiful woman once said) "It's twwue, it's twwue!"

CBS has the memos to prove it.


19 posted on 09/12/2004 5:02:21 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: GeorgiaFreeper
I'll pass. I think she was looking for a fight and while its his business and he makes the rules, I won't do business with folks who try to abridge political speech.

Like John McCain for instance.

20 posted on 09/12/2004 5:02:39 PM PDT by jwalsh07 (GIVE'M HELL, ZELL!)
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To: BenLurkin

Why not? I'm sure that with 280 million people in this country, it's bound to happen to someone. I'm sure it's happened to Bush supporters, too.

Personally, I think it sucks, but I don't think it belongs in the courts. That would just open a can of worms. Whoopi Goldberg would go to court and sue Slim Fast. Where do you draw the line?


21 posted on 09/12/2004 5:02:48 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: AmericanMade1776

Send her up here to Chicago. We have a job waiting for her at the Secretary of State's office.


22 posted on 09/12/2004 5:02:51 PM PDT by Thebaddog (Dogs for Bush!)
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To: GeorgiaFreeper

Gotta love the boss....
>>"Just so you will know, because of the Bush tax (cut):

I was able to buy the new Hammer Mill
I was able to finance our receivables
I was able to get the new CAT skid steer
I was able to get the wire cutter
I was able to give you a job"
It further says:

"You got the benefit of the Bush tax cut. Everyone did." <<

Can we find his e-mail address and FReep him an A-OK???


23 posted on 09/12/2004 5:02:55 PM PDT by netmilsmom (Morologus es!)
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To: tomnbeverly

If that's the case, thousands would be outta work here in Los Angeles. La la land. These people are adime a dozen. I don't put Bush sticker on my car for fear my vehicle will be vandalized....


24 posted on 09/12/2004 5:03:02 PM PDT by television is just wrong
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To: GeorgiaFreeper

Republicans don't have to hire Democrats. Democrats don't have to hire Republicans. The GOP didn't have to hire Democrats for the NYC Convention, for example.

It is *legal* to discriminate based upon political affiliation.

For instance, I don't have to hire a member of the Communist Party USA.

1 Day Left Until The AWB Expires

25 posted on 09/12/2004 5:03:30 PM PDT by Southack (Media Bias means that Castro won't be punished for Cuban war crimes against Black Angolans in Africa)
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To: GeorgiaFreeper

Is that Edwards wife? The body is the same but the face is throwing me off :)


26 posted on 09/12/2004 5:03:42 PM PDT by shiva
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To: GeorgiaFreeper

She may have been fired over the bumper sticker...

She stopped by the John Kerry campaign headquarters to pick up the sticker and complain about her boss's pro-Bush flyer. Her brief visit to HQ ran over, and she showed up at the office late.

Chronically late, she was fired.

That's how the sticker got her fired. ;-) *wink*


27 posted on 09/12/2004 5:03:52 PM PDT by coconutt2000
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To: GeorgiaFreeper
Hope you don't mind if I post more of the article. Apparently she also objected to a "flyer" that her boss had included in her paycheck. Here's the text of the flyer:

"Just so you will know, because of the Bush tax (cut):

I was able to buy the new Hammer Mill
I was able to finance our receivables
I was able to get the new CAT skid steer
I was able to get the wire cutter
I was able to give you a job"
It further says:

"You got the benefit of the Bush tax cut. Everyone did."

No wonder the boss was upset with her. He told her that Bush was the reason he was able to provide her a job and she had the nerve to put a Kerry/Edwards sticker on her car?

How dumb can she be?

ww
28 posted on 09/12/2004 5:04:06 PM PDT by worrywart
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To: GeorgiaFreeper

Oh Boo Hoo, go sign up for welfare.


29 posted on 09/12/2004 5:04:51 PM PDT by WoodstockCat (DNC and John Kerry: Forgers R' Us)
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To: GeorgiaFreeper

Send him a big THANKS!!

Enviromate
P.O. Box 847
Moulton AL 35650
974-9972
johngraham@bellsouth.net


30 posted on 09/12/2004 5:05:01 PM PDT by netmilsmom (Morologus es!)
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To: rolling_stone
typical dem doesn't even think about looking for another job.

Exactly, she should put in her application to be Elizabeth Edwards stand in.

31 posted on 09/12/2004 5:05:22 PM PDT by Dane (Trial lawyers are the tapeworms to wealth creating society)
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To: meyer

if your read the story she didn't get fired she made a choice "you can work for him or for john kerry"

she chose john kerry lol

she is an idiot, she for walking out
she would have had a case if she left the sticker on here car and continued to work until the words "Your Fired" where uttered - but she didn't insted she walked out as if she made a choice between her boss and john kerry...


32 posted on 09/12/2004 5:05:23 PM PDT by JRM-2M6
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To: GeorgiaFreeper

BS!!!


33 posted on 09/12/2004 5:05:26 PM PDT by PISANO (NEVER FORGET 911 !!!!)
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To: GeorgiaFreeper

Possibly fired for indecision :

Gobbell said she consulted a lawyer, but then changed her mind about going to see him

The again she said she saw an attorney.

Then again will file for unemployment

Then again she needs a job.

Typical KERRY fan - whirrrs around a lot and gets no where.


34 posted on 09/12/2004 5:06:00 PM PDT by Henchman (I Hench, therefore I am!)
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To: meyer

if your read the story she didn't get fired she made a choice "you can work for him or for john kerry"

she chose john kerry lol

she is an idiot for walking out
she would have had a case if she left the sticker on her car and continued to work until the words "Your Fired" where uttered - but she didn't insted she walked out as if she made a choice between her boss and john kerry...


35 posted on 09/12/2004 5:06:43 PM PDT by JRM-2M6
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To: GeorgiaFreeper
The Kerry Victim Brigades are unleashed. Perhaps she can apply for a job in the ministry of propaganda.
36 posted on 09/12/2004 5:07:13 PM PDT by DaveMSmith (Truth and liberty: The Battle Hymn of Free Republic)
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To: rolling_stone

Was her lawyer Edwards
w2004
ciao


37 posted on 09/12/2004 5:07:13 PM PDT by italianquaker (CATHOLIC AND I VOTE)
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To: BenLurkin

I believe the cryin' part. Rats do a lot of that when they "feel" slighted.


38 posted on 09/12/2004 5:07:48 PM PDT by TADSLOS (Right Wing Infidel since 1954)
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To: GeorgiaFreeper

Now that's what I call good government.


39 posted on 09/12/2004 5:08:08 PM PDT by radicalamericannationalist (The Convention convinced me. 4 MORE YEARS!!!!!!)
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To: GeorgiaFreeper

Sporting a sKerry sticker not only shows poor judgement, but substandard intelligence - both valid reasons for dismissal.


40 posted on 09/12/2004 5:08:27 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (The Swiftboat Vets - Patriotic Americans STILL serving their country!)
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To: GeorgiaFreeper
Gimme a break. She was probably a poor worker. Anyway--maybe if she spent some time looking for a job instead of crying to the press, she might be re-employed. If she's employable.

OTOH, maybe she can get a job as a professional crybaby for the Kerry Campaign--the Massachusetts senator seems to be constantly using them.

41 posted on 09/12/2004 5:08:46 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat (I'm so glad to no longer be associated with the Party of Dependence on Government!)
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To: WoodstockCat

Shouldn't some high court in France rule on this, no?


42 posted on 09/12/2004 5:09:43 PM PDT by battlegearboat
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To: Recovering_Democrat

I bet she will be appearing in Skerry's commercials in Alabama soon.


43 posted on 09/12/2004 5:09:58 PM PDT by GeorgiaFreeper (Hitlery does not have fat ankles. That's where the hooves show through above the foot prosthetics.)
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To: July 4th
Probably got fired for being stupid. That's a bumper sticker, lady.

Ding, Ding, Ding! We have a winner.

45 posted on 09/12/2004 5:11:05 PM PDT by Go Gordon (With campaign floundering, and all the flip-flopping, meet John Flounder Kerry)
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To: rolling_stone

Well no wonder she's mad. She'd rather be unemployed, sitting home eating bon bons.


46 posted on 09/12/2004 5:11:35 PM PDT by OldFriend (It's the soldier, not the reporter who has given US freedom of the press)
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To: July 4th
Probably got fired for being stupid. That's a bumper sticker, lady.

Yeah, but look at the size of her bumper. It wouldn't have gotten noticed.

I still don't buy the premise of this article.

47 posted on 09/12/2004 5:12:43 PM PDT by Hank Rearden (Never allow anyone who could only get a government job attempt to tell you how to run your life.)
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To: GeorgiaFreeper

Just`from looking at her, I'd fire her too...


48 posted on 09/12/2004 5:13:23 PM PDT by mystery-ak (This President, This Time......Ron Silver)
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To: GeorgiaFreeper
Gobbell said she consulted a lawyer, but then changed her mind about going to see him. She said she has cried about the incident and must do without income for three weeks while the state unemployment commission decides if she is eligible for compensation.

So she called the local paper and got a sympathy piece. Wonder if it's on the front page?

49 posted on 09/12/2004 5:13:34 PM PDT by Cboldt
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To: GeorgiaFreeper

She was referring to a flier that she said Gaddis placed in employee envelopes to remind them of the positive impact that President Bush's policies have had on them. An employee at the plant who would not identify himself confirmed the contents of the letter.

Gobbell provided a copy of the flier. It says:

"Just so you will know, because of the Bush tax (cut):

I was able to buy the new Hammer Mill
I was able to finance our receivables
I was able to get the new CAT skid steer
I was able to get the wire cutter
I was able to give you a job"
It further says:

"You got the benefit of the Bush tax cut. Everyone did."

Leave feedback
on this or
another
story.


50 posted on 09/12/2004 5:13:47 PM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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