Skip to comments.Obama toilet paper leads to Pompano firefighter's termination (FL)
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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People who work for Caesar can’t take liberties mocking Caesar...
Its covered under the 1st amendment. The lawyers should be lining up on this one.
So this city has say no giant murals of Obama in an elementary school which also double as a polling place?
Not in the workplace it isn’t.
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?
Don’t guess his union is gonna come to his rescue. Now if it had been Bush...
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.
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.
I wonder how many of the public office workers have pictures of 0bammy on their ‘city property’ walls... Shouldn’t they get fired too?
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”!
Get yours here...
But if it happened during the Bush admin. it would have been fine.
GMTA you beat me to it
I would think in this case, it would be a sign of unity and dear to our hearts.
flushed his career
This actually burns me. Public school teachers bashed President Bush to no end. I didn’t hear about to many firings.
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?
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.
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.
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!
I'm reminded of him every time I flush the toilet.
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.
Bush TP would have been allowed.
I bet they have portraits of Obama and other political big wigs hanging all over the city, county and state offices.
It's a form of art, isn't it?
Like a crucifix in a bottle of urine.
What if the "workplace" IS the Constitutional government? How about that marxist workers-mural formerly hanging in the Maine Dept of Labor?
Side comment: there isn’t enough OB TP to clean up all of the crap he’s created.
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.
“I wouldnt 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.
Not at those prices!
I know the First Amendment has been abrogated by Emperor 0bama, but doesn’t he have a union that will get his job back?
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.
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.
HAHAHA!! I need these!! lol
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.
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.