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Obama toilet paper leads to Pompano firefighter's termination (FL)
sun-sentinel.com ^ | November 30, 2012 | Tonya Alanez

Posted on 12/01/2012 5:59:00 AM PST by ilovesarah2012

Placing toilet paper imprinted with President Barack Obama's face in a fire station has led to a firefighter's termination and he had until 5 p.m. Friday to turn in his badge.

It was Clint Pierce's third instance of posting political paraphernalia on city property and a violation of a direct order to cease and desist from such behavior, according to city records.

"It was clearly a case of insubordination," city spokeswoman Sandra King said Friday. "He had a similar situation of posting political messages on city property and he was given a free pass at that time and told to cease and desist and he did it again and really exacerbated the situation."

Expressions of political views that could be considered offensive or divisive don't belong on municipal property, the city says.

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1 posted on 12/01/2012 5:59:05 AM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: ilovesarah2012

People who work for Caesar can’t take liberties mocking Caesar...


2 posted on 12/01/2012 6:05:30 AM PST by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Its covered under the 1st amendment. The lawyers should be lining up on this one.


3 posted on 12/01/2012 6:06:24 AM PST by DownInFlames
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To: ilovesarah2012

So this city has say no giant murals of Obama in an elementary school which also double as a polling place?


4 posted on 12/01/2012 6:09:20 AM PST by Lockbox
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To: DownInFlames

Not in the workplace it isn’t.


5 posted on 12/01/2012 6:09:31 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: ilovesarah2012

Carlene Duncan said. “It means we will wipe our butt with your face, and that’s not very nice. That’s very disrespectful to our president.

Nero can’t be the butt of anyones jokes

Gee, Ya think his union will go to bat for the guy?


6 posted on 12/01/2012 6:12:20 AM PST by reefdiver
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To: 9YearLurker

Don’t guess his union is gonna come to his rescue. Now if it had been Bush...


7 posted on 12/01/2012 6:12:31 AM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: ilovesarah2012

I’m of two minds on this one.

First, it is disrespectful to the Presidency, although the Office’s current occupant is certainly deserving of that disrespect. Second, free speech is free speech.

I wonder, though, if similar discipline would be meted out if it were a Republican President whose face was on the TP. I rather doubt it.

Finally, a soiled piece of Obama TP is truly hazardous waste.


8 posted on 12/01/2012 6:13:53 AM PST by Pearls Before Swine
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To: DownInFlames
Its covered under the 1st amendment. The lawyers should be lining up on this one.

I wonder if the union will defend him. Firefighters are a rough and ready bunch and as far as practical jokes go, this one is pretty tame.

9 posted on 12/01/2012 6:15:19 AM PST by oldbrowser (Put Obama in check, now.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

I wonder how many of the public office workers have pictures of 0bammy on their ‘city property’ walls... Shouldn’t they get fired too?


10 posted on 12/01/2012 6:21:30 AM PST by Bikkuri (Hope for Conservative push in the next 2-4 years..........)
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To: 9YearLurker; All

This employee might have a case if he could point to others in his work place who were posting offensive political views counter to his own but these folks weren’t being punished for it. And if that is the case, then any decent judge is going to say....”if you fire one then you need to fire anyone who does it”!


11 posted on 12/01/2012 6:23:31 AM PST by mdmathis6 ("Barry" Xmas to all and have a rapaciously taxable New Year!)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Get yours here...

http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_sacat=0&_from=R40&_nkw=obama+toilet+paper&_nkwusc=oboma+toilet+paper&_rdc=1


12 posted on 12/01/2012 6:26:48 AM PST by babygene
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To: ilovesarah2012

But if it happened during the Bush admin. it would have been fine.


13 posted on 12/01/2012 6:31:34 AM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church shows up at your funeral.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

GMTA you beat me to it


14 posted on 12/01/2012 6:32:53 AM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church shows up at your funeral.)
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To: ilovesarah2012
No home or business should be without an adequate supply


15 posted on 12/01/2012 6:34:32 AM PST by twister881
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To: ilovesarah2012
www.obamatoiletpaper.com
16 posted on 12/01/2012 6:35:46 AM PST by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro can't pass E-verify)
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To: ilovesarah2012
Although I agree with the firefighters sentiments, I don't agree with the actions. I'm a county utility worker with a similar set of rules, and they do make sense. Political signs, bumper stickers, etc are not allowed on county property (land, trucks, buildings). Both county Republican party and Democrat party chairpersons were warned this last election to keep political signs for their respective candidates off county property and right-of-ways or they will be cited.
17 posted on 12/01/2012 6:38:35 AM PST by Traveler59 ( Truth is a journey, not a destination.)
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To: ilovesarah2012
could be considered offensive or divisive

I would think in this case, it would be a sign of unity and dear to our hearts.

18 posted on 12/01/2012 6:41:21 AM PST by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: ilovesarah2012

flushed his career


19 posted on 12/01/2012 6:42:50 AM PST by bigbob
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To: ilovesarah2012

This actually burns me. Public school teachers bashed President Bush to no end. I didn’t hear about to many firings.


20 posted on 12/01/2012 6:50:51 AM PST by castlegreyskull
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To: ilovesarah2012

This is why he was fired, not what the headline wants us to think:

“third instance of posting political paraphernalia on city property and a violation of a direct order to cease and desist from such behavior,”

Now the question is, would they fire someone with middle-eastern-death-cult insignia, or same-sex-”marriage” propaganda?


21 posted on 12/01/2012 6:58:35 AM PST by I want the USA back
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To: ilovesarah2012
Look here what I found..I Wonder how many democrat put this in their work places. I really hope this firefighter sues the pants off this democrat that fired him..after all she is breaking the law by not giving him his 1st Amendment rights..
22 posted on 12/01/2012 7:00:15 AM PST by PLD
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To: ilovesarah2012
Expressions of political views that could be considered offensive or divisive don't belong on municipal property, the city says.

That's rich!

Since he's been down this road before twice and been specifically told not to engage in this activity I have a hard time finding sympathy for him. He's an agitator, likely thinks he's better at his job than he is and probably a pain to work with.

23 posted on 12/01/2012 7:04:26 AM PST by newzjunkey (grr)
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To: kearnyirish2

If the rule is against posting political paraphernalia and he kept posting it, then this is justified. If the libhole in my office posted pro Obama posters etc, all over the office I wouldn’t want to look at it all day. I would complain. I wouldn’t use the Obama toilet paper anyway. I wouldn’t abuse my feces by subjecting it to him.


24 posted on 12/01/2012 7:09:33 AM PST by wny
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To: ilovesarah2012
...city spokeswoman Sandra King...

I hope the fired fire fighter gets a great job from a conservative employer. As for Miz King, she should get what she deserves as the realities of the deep depression set in next year and she gets her a$$ fired!

25 posted on 12/01/2012 7:23:03 AM PST by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: ilovesarah2012
Sooner or later, every piece of Toilet Paper has the image of Jughead on it...

I'm reminded of him every time I flush the toilet.

26 posted on 12/01/2012 7:44:03 AM PST by Smittie
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To: ilovesarah2012

I see around here in suburban Detroit that township, city, county workers have managed to remove all the political signs of the season...per ordinances.

Except on corners they managed to leave “Prop 2” signs out, which was a union-funded proposal to enshrine collective bargaining into our state constitution.

It was soundly defeated, but these union thugs ‘forget’ to remove their signs. Not a coincidence.


27 posted on 12/01/2012 7:52:49 AM PST by quantim (Victory is not relative, it is absolute.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Bush TP would have been allowed.


28 posted on 12/01/2012 8:02:03 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Labor unions are the Communist Party of the USA.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Fight it!

I bet they have portraits of Obama and other political big wigs hanging all over the city, county and state offices.


29 posted on 12/01/2012 8:13:44 AM PST by Iron Munro (Big Moo & Bronco 'Bama = Robbing From The Hood and Boy Blunder)
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To: Pearls Before Swine
Finally, a soiled piece of Obama TP is truly hazardous waste.

It's a form of art, isn't it?

Like a crucifix in a bottle of urine.


30 posted on 12/01/2012 8:16:07 AM PST by Iron Munro (Big Moo & Bronco 'Bama = Robbing From The Hood and Boy Blunder)
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To: 9YearLurker
Not in the workplace it isn’t.

What if the "workplace" IS the Constitutional government? How about that marxist workers-mural formerly hanging in the Maine Dept of Labor?

31 posted on 12/01/2012 8:29:16 AM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Side comment: there isn’t enough OB TP to clean up all of the crap he’s created.


32 posted on 12/01/2012 8:32:54 AM PST by morphing libertarian
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To: mdmathis6
This employee might have a case if he could point to others in his work place who were posting offensive political views counter to his own but these folks weren’t being punished for it.

You can't tell me that a bunch of his unionRAT co-workers weren't out directly engaging in campaign activity for RAT candidates to elected office.

33 posted on 12/01/2012 8:33:52 AM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month)
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To: wny

“I wouldn’t abuse my feces by subjecting it to him.”

I hear you; I do like the urinal targets with Jabe Fonda’s face that you see in some VFW halls, though.


34 posted on 12/01/2012 9:11:09 AM PST by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: babygene

Not at those prices!


35 posted on 12/01/2012 9:17:40 AM PST by airborne (MY HEROES DON'T WEAR CAPES. MY HEROES WEAR DOG TAGS ! ! !)
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To: ilovesarah2012

I know the First Amendment has been abrogated by Emperor 0bama, but doesn’t he have a union that will get his job back?


36 posted on 12/01/2012 9:47:05 AM PST by 21st Century Crusader (August 26, 1191)
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To: 9YearLurker

Tell that to the Ca DMV workers who seem to be always wearing SEIU T-shirts! It makes me sick when I have to go in there.


37 posted on 12/01/2012 10:12:07 AM PST by US_MilitaryRules (Unnngh! To many PDS people!)
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To: ilovesarah2012

A fire fighter in Miami was demoted for posting a personal opinion on his personal facebook page about the effect of welfare and the lack of a father on “urban youth”...this was in the midst of the Trayvon Martin media hype.

The black “leaders” of the “civil rights community” in Miami called him a racist.

We who love liberty had better start taking a stand, folks. Thugs cannot be allowed to rule us.


38 posted on 12/01/2012 10:12:07 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: Bikkuri

Mark


39 posted on 12/01/2012 11:25:36 AM PST by sport
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To: twister881

HAHAHA!! I need these!! lol


40 posted on 12/01/2012 11:37:25 AM PST by AmericanSamurai
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To: babygene

Excellent. Ebay link reveals much free market interest.
Profits from this could resolve the debt. Maybe just a penny a sheet tax.
Certainly has a greater probability of success than what the government is currently doing.


41 posted on 12/01/2012 12:59:47 PM PST by Huskerfan44 (Huskerfan44)
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To: newzjunkey

Or he feels about Obama like a lot of us do and is not afraid to let others know. I wonder how many firefighters have Obama/Biden bumper stickers on their cars? By the way, Pompano has a large black population, of course.


42 posted on 12/01/2012 1:02:36 PM PST by ilovesarah2012
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