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Safeway Grocery Stores - Obama buttons (Vanity)
Vanity ^ | October 9, 2008 | wac3rd

Posted on 10/09/2008 4:12:37 PM PDT by wac3rd

I was coming through the grocery line today when I encountered a female, middle-aged African American cashier sporting three (3) Obama political buttons on her smock.

I paid for my items and promptly called Safeway's Pleasanton, CA headquarters and asked for the Public Relations office where I spoke to the Director.

I asked her if Safeway, Inc. was officially endorsing Barack Obama as one of their cashiers clearly was showing political partisanship in the workplace.

She said, "No, we have a strict dress code of no athletic, political or religious insignia". She asked for the store address and assured me that the manager would remove her political buttons.

She apologized and said she would take care of it immediately.

I thanked her and hung up.

I know I am deep in the belly of the Communist beast, especially here in the Bay Area, but I felt better at least showing the company that I was not happy with an Obama endorsement while I was shopping at their store, in fact, it made me want to not shop there.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: election; grocery; mccain; obama; safeway; unionvote
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1 posted on 10/09/2008 4:12:37 PM PDT by wac3rd
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To: wac3rd

Good work.


2 posted on 10/09/2008 4:14:20 PM PDT by reasonisfaith (A liberal can never stand up like a man and admit his true beliefs.)
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To: wac3rd

Way to go....vigilance is everything!


3 posted on 10/09/2008 4:15:12 PM PDT by gimme1ibertee (Sarah...it's all up to you,girlfriend!)
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To: wac3rd

Would you do the same if she were wearing a McCain button? If not, you’re not a very nice person.


4 posted on 10/09/2008 4:15:39 PM PDT by soupcon
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To: wac3rd

Great job! I get out to Pleasanton on business a few times a year. Great town, but to say they are leftists, well thats an understatement!


5 posted on 10/09/2008 4:15:52 PM PDT by LongsforReagan (Liberals believe global warming is the greatest threat and that 9-11 was an inside job. Enough said.)
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To: wac3rd

You need to stop back and make sure that action was taken.


6 posted on 10/09/2008 4:16:14 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Monthly Donors Wanted.....)
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To: wac3rd

I was at the post office last week and the postal clerk had an Obama button on her shirt and an Obama rubberband bracelet on her wrist.

Any idea if it’s kosher to wear those at a government office? Thanks.


7 posted on 10/09/2008 4:16:16 PM PDT by mrs tiggywinkle (Country first!)
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To: soupcon

Worse, a racist!


8 posted on 10/09/2008 4:16:40 PM PDT by LongsforReagan (Liberals believe global warming is the greatest threat and that 9-11 was an inside job. Enough said.)
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To: wac3rd

I had something similar happen to me when I lived in Massachusetts at a Grocery Store in 2004, the clerk was pushing her ideas about John Kerry off on me, and I told her I didn’t want to listen to it, and that I thought I was entitled not to have to hear her opinion as a customer. She shut up. And on the way out to the car, the grocery bagger who looked like retired person, thank me over and over for putting her in her place. :-) Got to feel sorry for the people they work with, to have to listen to that also.


9 posted on 10/09/2008 4:17:19 PM PDT by AmericanMade1776 ( Our Mamma beats your Obama)
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To: wac3rd

Great job. I’ll keep it in mind.


10 posted on 10/09/2008 4:17:21 PM PDT by Vision ("Test everything. Hold on to the Good." 1 Thessalonians 5:21)
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To: wac3rd

“I know I am deep in the belly of the Communist beast, especially here in the Bay Area”

We will cover you in prayer. You are in the valley of the shadow of death. But just as David said in Psalm 23

Even though I walk
through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil,
for you are with me;
your rod and your staff,
they comfort me.

5 You prepare a table before me
in the presence of my enemies.
You anoint my head with oil;
my cup overflows.

6 Surely goodness and love will follow me
all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in the house of the LORD
forever.


11 posted on 10/09/2008 4:17:46 PM PDT by realcleanguy ("I have not yet begun to fight")
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To: mrs tiggywinkle

Of course it isn’t.


12 posted on 10/09/2008 4:17:59 PM PDT by AmericanMade1776 ( Our Mamma beats your Obama)
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To: soupcon

Not a very nice person? Hardly, it would just mean he was leaving it up to someone who minded to complain about that one.


13 posted on 10/09/2008 4:18:36 PM PDT by Arguendo
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To: LongsforReagan
I get out to Pleasanton on business a few times a year.

There are folks out there in Pleasanton who stay there "on business" for several years. At Club Fed.

14 posted on 10/09/2008 4:18:36 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Don't let me interrupt your prayers for a suffering celebrity!)
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To: soupcon

Hah! What a ridiculous statement. Let the Obama supporters complain if she were wearing a McCain button.

And you know it would have been torn from her smock if she had been and she would probably have been trampled in the melee.

I resent your calling this vigilant freeper ‘not a nice person.’

Who wants to be NICE anyway. We’ve been nice too long.

Let’s get in somebody’s face !!!

Where did I hear that?


15 posted on 10/09/2008 4:18:49 PM PDT by altura
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To: soupcon
Would you do the same if she were wearing a McCain button? If not, you’re not a very nice person.

Um, McCain isn't trying to destroy the country with Marxism.

16 posted on 10/09/2008 4:18:55 PM PDT by library user
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To: AmericanMade1776

Didn’t think so but wasn’t sure.

Other clerks didn’t have buttons declaring their choice. I’ll be going in tomorrow to mail something. If she’s there and displaying her political choice I’ll ask for the supervisor.


17 posted on 10/09/2008 4:20:05 PM PDT by mrs tiggywinkle (Country first!)
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To: wac3rd

At a Whole Foods (I know...) I had some pierced idiot bagger say to me “John Lennon was the greatest musician ever.”

My reply? “Yoko Ono is the greatest reason for high capacity magazines ever.”

End of conversation.


18 posted on 10/09/2008 4:20:34 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo
You need to stop back and make sure that action was taken.

If the same clerk is there tell her "What the hell I thought I got you fired "!

19 posted on 10/09/2008 4:20:55 PM PDT by kbennkc (For those who have fought for it freedom has a flavor the protected will never know F/8 Cav)
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To: soupcon

Great point...the political correctness bug has hit me hard, if I see anything religious, sexist, racist or political “out of place” meaning a conservative statement being made in a Liberal setting, not the reverse...a red light goes off in my brain.

Kind of like the old guy at the driving range that calls black people “coloreds”.


20 posted on 10/09/2008 4:21:41 PM PDT by wac3rd (The MSM will accompany the Captain of the SS Marxist Titanic to the bottom of Lake Michigan)
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To: mrs tiggywinkle

RE: “I was at the post office last week and the postal clerk had an Obama button on her shirt and an Obama rubberband bracelet on her wrist. Any idea if it’s kosher to wear those at a government office? Thanks.”

NO, it is not OK to sport such items in the P.O. Contact the supervisor and complain, loudly!


21 posted on 10/09/2008 4:21:41 PM PDT by CaliforniaCon
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To: kbennkc

No. Not wishing that anybody loses their job, especially in today’s world. Just compliance to the dress code. That’s all.


22 posted on 10/09/2008 4:23:43 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (FR....Monthly Donors Wanted)
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To: wac3rd

Safeway bought the family run kick-a** chain of Genuardi’s supermarkets in the SE PA area. They brought in the Safeway shirt brands in, their management, sales, and semi-destroyed the business.

It was so bad it made front page of the business section of the Stinky Inky (Phila Inquirer) and they promised to do better.

Hasn’t happened, I’ve never seen the store I visit most often packed like it was before the takeover.

Think 17 cashiers and baggers with customers 5-6 deep waiting to check out at peak hours. Never seen that since.


23 posted on 10/09/2008 4:23:50 PM PDT by Eagles2003
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To: wac3rd; freekitty; TXRed; Free ThinkerNY; al baby; BossLady

Thank you for standing up for what’s right. I would go back and ensure that the cashier is “not” wearing her Obama campaign buttons. If she is, I would call again.

Remember our troops and what they have to face in Iraq and Afganistan every minute of each day. The least we, as Americans, can do is protect our rights at home.


24 posted on 10/09/2008 4:24:07 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: mrs tiggywinkle

I think not, maybe call Nancy Pelosi to see if she objects...

In all seriousness, to know the Government really has no shame is that the offer money orders (instructions in Spanish) to wire money to and from Mexico.

They advertise it in the front window!

I guess they realize that they might as well make a buck on the remittances back to Mexico if the know there is no political will for the Border Patrol/INS/ICE to enforce the law.

If you can’t beat ‘em, fee ‘em.


25 posted on 10/09/2008 4:24:51 PM PDT by wac3rd (The MSM will accompany the Captain of the SS Marxist Titanic to the bottom of Lake Michigan)
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To: wac3rd
"cashier sporting three (3) Obama political buttons "


"I don't see enough flair."

26 posted on 10/09/2008 4:25:27 PM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: wac3rd

Yea, good for you. There is an Obama-Biden sign in the neighborhood I have to drive thru to get to the grocery. Today I ran off something about Gianna Jessen and Obama’s position on abortion. I respectfully left it at the door.


27 posted on 10/09/2008 4:25:30 PM PDT by Misschuck
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To: CaliforniaCon

Last time I complained about a postal employee with political endorsements, it turned out she WAS the manager.


28 posted on 10/09/2008 4:25:43 PM PDT by Ingtar (Go Palin! And the white-haired guy too, I suppose. '08)
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To: mrs tiggywinkle
It is not OK, it is against policy to wear political stuff at the gubmint workplace. I bet her boss is an Obama-idiot. Be sure and complain!

We must speak up, we must be heard!!!

29 posted on 10/09/2008 4:26:33 PM PDT by Rapunzel (Never forget Fallujah..S. Helvenston RIP.....Sarah...Sarah...Sarah loves America)
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To: wac3rd
In all seriousness, to know the Government really has no shame is that the offer money orders (instructions in Spanish) to wire money to and from Mexico.

I've seen instruction cards (in Ikea) that say "Spanish on Reverse side" on the English side but they don't say "English on the reverse side" on the Spanish side.

30 posted on 10/09/2008 4:27:59 PM PDT by E=MC2
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To: Revolting cat!

Yes, Santa Rita jail is a place for very, very sweet thugs from Oakland and gang bangers from Concord and Livermore.

Pleasanton is nice, but as BART has come there, deteriorating at a brisk pace...”urban” issues (e.g. gangs, fights, drugs, guns) have seeped into a very nice town...

In fact, many towns DO NOT want public transit as values suffer when “diversity” begins to take hold.


31 posted on 10/09/2008 4:28:06 PM PDT by wac3rd (The MSM will accompany the Captain of the SS Marxist Titanic to the bottom of Lake Michigan)
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To: wac3rd

Great big high five to you!!! Action like this really helps.

I don’t know if anyone remembers...But a few months back, we did an email campaign to Publix supermarkets here in FL re: that horrid US Weekly Magazine article about Sarah and Trig. We blasted Publix for being an outlet for a magazine that would use a Downs Syndrome baby to sell it’s rag.

Well guess what? US Weekly is no longer offered on the checkout lines in Publix. They did hear us.


32 posted on 10/09/2008 4:29:40 PM PDT by lovesdogs
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To: Misschuck

I was at the Republican HQ today and we are being told (via a ripped sign as evidence) to bring in our McCain/Palin yard signs every night to avoid the wrath of the “party of diversity, compassion and tolerance.”


33 posted on 10/09/2008 4:32:34 PM PDT by wac3rd (The MSM will accompany the Captain of the SS Marxist Titanic to the bottom of Lake Michigan)
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To: wac3rd
Good work. I did the same concerning United Airlines flight attendants sporting Kerry buttons in ‘04.
34 posted on 10/09/2008 4:34:17 PM PDT by A message (Governor Palin is a great choice for Vice-President. McCain/ Palin '08)
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To: mrs tiggywinkle
If she’s there and displaying her political choice I’ll ask for the supervisor.

Hold off on that call for help!

You might want to first fill a basket full of products and begin the checkout process before calling for help. Midway through the checkout process would be an opportune time to summon the supervisor. You can always express your displeasure and leave without finishing your transaction

Fair is fair after all.

Then

35 posted on 10/09/2008 4:35:02 PM PDT by An Old Man ("The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they suppress." Douglas)
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To: wac3rd; holdonnow

Said employee should have been reprimanded long before you noted her political advertisement.

Follow up/ send in a plant as he/she may recall you.

This is truly unethical at a company that I assume is a major force in your area.

No company tolerates this , it is in the contract you sign when you become an employee of said firm.

Sadly the company did not know this was going on and the management at this particular store let it go unspoken of.

Mgmt is involved also at this store. Go for their heads ...

I hope you follow up, I do not want the person to loose their job when it was the store MGMT fault to let it go unabated until you spoke up.

Thanks


36 posted on 10/09/2008 4:35:24 PM PDT by alisasny (Support McCain/ Palin right now and forget about the Obama Mess!)
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To: mrs tiggywinkle

This also needs to be reported to the supervisor at her particular post office that allowed this.

Again I do not want the person to get fired..however mgmt clearly took a blind eye to let it contiue.

So do report the clerk but understand it is his/her mgmt fault overall.


37 posted on 10/09/2008 4:38:51 PM PDT by alisasny (Support McCain/ Palin right now and forget about the Obama Mess!)
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To: Eagles2003

That would never happen at Wegmans.

clean, well-run, great selection, helpful employees


38 posted on 10/09/2008 4:39:36 PM PDT by Peelod (Adjuva nos, Domine)
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To: altura
"Let’s get in somebody’s face !!!"

When is the last time you listened, let alone changed your thinking, because someone got 'in your face'? It is not always the way.

39 posted on 10/09/2008 4:39:43 PM PDT by JustaDumbBlonde (America: Home of The Free Because of The Brave)
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To: An Old Man
Hold off on that call for help!

You might want to first fill a basket full of products and begin the checkout process before calling for help. Midway through the checkout process would be an opportune time to summon the supervisor. You can always express your displeasure and leave without finishing your transaction

That's a nasty thing to do. What a great idea!! :=)

40 posted on 10/09/2008 4:41:06 PM PDT by Bob
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To: mrs tiggywinkle

Absolutely not! There is this thing called the Hatch Act - google it. You should ask for the manager of that PO.


41 posted on 10/09/2008 4:43:49 PM PDT by VA Red (Here's wink'in atcha)
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To: wac3rd

Ironic that the corp headquarters of Safeway is in Pleasanton.


42 posted on 10/09/2008 4:44:16 PM PDT by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: wac3rd

Whatever.
If I had done what the original poster says he/she had done, I’d be too ashamed to tell anyone about it.


43 posted on 10/09/2008 4:46:18 PM PDT by soupcon
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To: wac3rd

Got this from a friend:

My name is Bonnie . . . and I LOVE JOHN McCAIN !!

“I’m choosing not to shout that as loudly as I’m thinking, because that would make me like you, which is something I can tell by that garish button you’re wearing is not who I want to be. Instead I’ll just keep my cool, intelligent, patriotic composure and avoid your socialistic short-sighted lemming-like behaviors. “


44 posted on 10/09/2008 4:51:35 PM PDT by 21twelve (Ever Vigilant, Never Fearful)
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To: wac3rd
Thank you for doing this. It's more important than you think.


45 posted on 10/09/2008 4:52:00 PM PDT by Cinnamontea
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To: wac3rd

I live in Arizona, and trust me, if you drove around for a day or two and took a poll by counting bumper stickers, your study would conclude that Obozo will win in a landslide. I hardly ever see McCain bumper stickers, and I see Obama bumper stickers regularly. On the other hand, during the two Bush elections, there were a lot of Bush stickers and a lot of the Democrat opponent stickers here in AZ.

McCain/Palin may or may not win the election, but trust me, he WILL win Arizona.

I think there are two reasons I hardly see any McCain/Palin bumper stickers here:

1) I have heard that it is difficult to get yard signs and bumper stickers from Pubbie HQ all over the country.

2) I think many do not put McCain/Palin bumper stickers on for fear of vandalism to their vehicles. That is the only reason we decided not to put one on this year. My wife is a nurse, and several nurses have told her they want to put bumper stickers on but don’t, for fear of vandalism by the peace-loving Obamanaites.


46 posted on 10/09/2008 4:52:03 PM PDT by webschooner (Welcome to the wonderful world of Socialism -- kindly check your money and possessions at the door.)
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To: mrs tiggywinkle

“Constant vigilance!”


47 posted on 10/09/2008 4:54:58 PM PDT by Melian
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To: soupcon

Most people know there is a time and a place for things. This cashier had to know that this is against the rules. Plus, he said she was wearing 3 pins. The person to be ashamed is the cashier who was breaking the rules, not the one who brought it to attention. Everyone who knows me knows I am a big Palin fan, but at work...I am neutral. Just common sense.


48 posted on 10/09/2008 4:55:08 PM PDT by old and cranky (You! Out Of The Gene Pool - Now!)
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To: wac3rd

Yeah, I don’t like the store putting a stop to free speech. I don’t agree with this. I believe in Freedom. I believe that the best thing to have done, was to leave your cart there at the check out, and say, I don’t want to buy stuff from a Marxist store, so I am exercising my freedom to spend my hard earned money, that Obama wants to take away from me....somewhere else. Thanks for letting me know where your loyalties lie. Good bye.


49 posted on 10/09/2008 4:56:26 PM PDT by tuckrdout (~ 'Those who hammer their guns into plows, will plow for those who don't.' ~)
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To: soupcon
Several coworkers asked me to bring them in McCain/Palin yard signs. I hustled them into the building to the tune of “mission impossible.”

Even though the owners are staunch pubbies, other employees might take umbrage to my “politicking” at the workplace.

You have to be careful, in this day of PC overdrive.

50 posted on 10/09/2008 4:57:03 PM PDT by Scarpetta (e pluribus victim)
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