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Utah company fires 2 workers who supported Obama
MSN ^ | James Eng

Posted on 01/20/2013 8:28:51 AM PST by Libloather

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To: albie

Why would any decent person want an Obama voter or for that matter any Democrat in their home? They have blood on their hands and can never ever be trusted.


51 posted on 01/20/2013 9:22:36 AM PST by allendale
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To: Libloather

Hey, I need to move there. Where I live, if you are not a supporter you are isolated. And if you are religious you are viewed as a kook. And if you are anti-abortion, you are anti women.


52 posted on 01/20/2013 9:22:36 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Libloather

53 posted on 01/20/2013 9:23:23 AM PST by mirkwood
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To: gunsequalfreedom

It’s okay to cheer when the good guys get over on the bad guys. Really.


54 posted on 01/20/2013 9:26:36 AM PST by Sylvester McMonkey McBean
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To: gunsequalfreedom
Oh great, political retribution. Anyone that cheers this on is not a conservative or a thinking American.

Sorry, Sparky, I endorse this. In other countries, f***in leftwingers come around and KILL us on the right. We're not even killing. We're simply deciding not to do business.

55 posted on 01/20/2013 9:26:41 AM PST by Lazamataz (LAZ'S LAW: As an argument with liberals goes on, the probability of being called racist approaches 1)
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To: fatrat
I cannot believe anybody this stupid could be in the position of firing employees.

His company, his rules.

56 posted on 01/20/2013 9:27:17 AM PST by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: albie

Please if possible SUPPORT Whole Foods, they are a little pricey
but the CEO is on the right side, we NEED to support these businesses!!
We NEED to put our money where our beliefs are!!!!


57 posted on 01/20/2013 9:27:26 AM PST by Kit cat (OBummer must go)
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To: TribalPrincess2U

Conservative auto dealers were put out of business when the auto bail out was happening, that is for sure.


58 posted on 01/20/2013 9:27:31 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: fatrat

It’s not satire and getting rid of deadwieght morons is’nt stupid.


59 posted on 01/20/2013 9:27:40 AM PST by ontap
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To: mirkwood
ROFLMAO!

I know this is “supposed” to be satire, but I can seriously hear some dummkopf Democratic Socialist saying this very thing.

Great Humor really does have elements of truth in it! :-D

60 posted on 01/20/2013 9:27:52 AM PST by Artcore
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To: Libloather
Company obviously needed work to be done correctly and on time.
61 posted on 01/20/2013 9:28:32 AM PST by Lockbar (Quality Factory Loaded Ammunition ------- The New Gold)
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To: gunsequalfreedom

Nonsense. You fight fire with fire. Those that play by the rules will die by the rules in this environment. You can bring back your moral high ground after we win.


62 posted on 01/20/2013 9:31:53 AM PST by SgtHooper (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
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To: Artcore

I believe you’re looking for “at-will employment”.

That said, letting political preference cloud sound business judgment is not the wisest(or most profitable) idea. It can cut both ways and leave money on the table. One can look at economics to see how this is likely to pan out.

He is always free to choose a path that harms his long-term prosperity (by helping his competition) in exchange for short term gains.


63 posted on 01/20/2013 9:31:57 AM PST by setha (It is past time for the United States to take back what the world took away.)
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To: albie

Kudos to you.


64 posted on 01/20/2013 9:32:01 AM PST by Rappini (Veritas vos Liberabit)
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To: ontap

It is a lonely proposition in my part of the country, but I can’t stand their “humor” which is mostly mocking George Bush.


65 posted on 01/20/2013 9:33:12 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Libloather

He probably hired them because of affirmative action but fired them because they figured the company owed them something.


66 posted on 01/20/2013 9:34:06 AM PST by Rappini (Veritas vos Liberabit)
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To: ontap
Obama supporters are not that hard to spot and I hope everyone of them suffer tremendously for what that commie bastard has done.... may they all rot in hell....I hope I’m not coming off too strong here!!!

I would say the odds are, you are not alone in your feelings.

67 posted on 01/20/2013 9:34:37 AM PST by Mark17 (California, where English is a foreign language)
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To: albie
I fired my 16 year olds piano teacher last month because he showed up at my house with an Obama sticker on his car. I informed a Barbecue place that I’ve been buying from for 3 years that my family would no longer buy because of the owners Obama vote....

Good!!! I fired a subcontractor after seeing her Facebook posts, gushingly supporting B-HO. I will NEVER, knowingly hire a lib. I predicted that libs would be firing bait and, sure enough, the unemployed became a class of people on Nov 7. I no longer blame B-HO. A pig is a pig... I blame the voters.

68 posted on 01/20/2013 9:35:02 AM PST by LittleBillyInfidel (This tagline has been formatted to fit the screen. Some content has been edited.)
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To: GWynand; AU72

I didn’t think I needed a /sarc tag.


69 posted on 01/20/2013 9:35:25 AM PST by umgud
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To: fatrat

“This must be satire. I cannot believe anybody this stupid could be in the position of firing employees.”

May be but it’s out there and it is happening. I’ve had
three customers ask me who and what I support since November.
And as far as I’m concerned, any contractor who complains
about listening to Rush on the job is gone as soon as I can
create a breach in their contract, though I have weeded them
out years ago. And don’t even think about putting any
“no speeky no english” wetbacks on my job.


70 posted on 01/20/2013 9:36:10 AM PST by Slambat (The right to keep and bear arms. Anything one man can carry, drive or pull.)
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To: Libloather

and the RATS, take another one in the.........HA ha!!!

71 posted on 01/20/2013 9:36:32 AM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Libloather
I wouldn't want liberal Obama supporters on my payroll either.


72 posted on 01/20/2013 9:36:58 AM PST by Delta 21 (Oh Crap !! Did I say that out loud ??!??)
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To: OKSooner

Exactly. Even you were going to do it, don’t go mouthing off to the world, find a reason and shut up on any secondary reasons. Guy is stupid but frankly, way too many people are mouthing off about things lately.


73 posted on 01/20/2013 9:39:58 AM PST by mnehring
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To: Artcore

I believe that this falls under Utah being an “employment at will” state.


74 posted on 01/20/2013 9:39:58 AM PST by rightly_dividing (My tag line is missing again.)
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To: OKSooner
This guy is lawsuit bait.

Yes, he probably should have kept his mouth shut about specifically why these people were fired.

I would do the same (fire Obama supporters), although I'd keep quiet about it... ;-)

75 posted on 01/20/2013 9:41:11 AM PST by nutmeg (FUBO!)
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To: albie
I fired my 16 year olds piano teacher last month because he showed up at my house with an Obama sticker on his car.

Well, if you were in East Texas I could recommend one with a NRA and Krav Maga sticker on her car.

76 posted on 01/20/2013 9:41:38 AM PST by mnehring
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To: gunsequalfreedom

“Oh great, political retribution. Anyone that cheers this on is not a conservative or a thinking American.”

Oh great, anti political retribution, about forty years too
late. It’s about time conservatives got on the band wagon.
By the way, I’d fire you for that spout.


77 posted on 01/20/2013 9:44:50 AM PST by Slambat (The right to keep and bear arms. Anything one man can carry, drive or pull.)
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To: GWynand

Good point.

How many conservatives does Obama have in his administration?
Its just political affirmative action.


78 posted on 01/20/2013 9:52:28 AM PST by Slambat (The right to keep and bear arms. Anything one man can carry, drive or pull.)
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To: Libloather

Defense contractors should simply draw up lists of everyone with Obama bumper stickers on their cars in the parking lot.


79 posted on 01/20/2013 9:53:38 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (Please, don't tell Obama what comes after a trillion.)
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To: rightly_dividing; setha

“I believe that this falls under Utah being an “employment at will” state.”
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You two are indeed correct.

My home state of Michigan (heavily union as you well know) just became a right to work state.

Got my thoughts mixed up. Thank you for pointing this out to me. ;-)


80 posted on 01/20/2013 9:53:38 AM PST by Artcore
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To: Artcore
"California Liberals F-up their own state, don't like the results, then move to another conservative state to wreak the same havoc."

A couple of years ago I began clicking onto news sites with comments in places like Coeur d'Alene, and Sand Point in Idaho, Kalispell, MT and others and the insurgence of nasty liberals is obvious. They are never satisfied and they give up forcing their values on others while at the same time accusing everyone else of doing that to them.

81 posted on 01/20/2013 9:54:25 AM PST by Baynative (Those that work for a living are now outnumbered by those that vote for a living.)
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To: Artcore
These two employees who got fired are most likely California transplants. California Liberals F-up their own state, don't like the results, then move to another conservative state to wreak the same havoc.
That, in a nutshell is what happened TO California.

The East Coast liberals migrated here for the taxpayer subsidized education, good jobs and good weather.

82 posted on 01/20/2013 9:56:21 AM PST by lewislynn ( What does the global warming movement and the Fairtax movement have in commom? Misinformation)
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To: albie

In effect , they’ve fired us, so we should fire them.
I like this trend, I must say, and I hope it’s got legs.
A vote for Obama is a direct affront to your small business employer, and a double insult, since you’re implicitly demanding that even while he’s putting up with more burdensome profit-consuming regulations, he’s got to keep paying YOU, YOU who VOTED for all this.
People of any political persuasion are laid off or let go in hard times anyway, for nothing other than this profit reason
(they’re either not producing enough to make it worthwhile for the employer to keep them on, or they’re OK workers but the employer just isn’t getting the contracts,etc.)
So I don’t think getting fired because you voted for Obama
is or can be challenged at all. What can they do, pass a new civil rights law, or make it a hate crime?


83 posted on 01/20/2013 9:56:39 AM PST by supremedoctrine
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To: albie

In effect , they’ve fired us, so we should fire them.
I like this trend, I must say, and I hope it’s got legs.
A vote for Obama is a direct affront to your small business employer, and a double insult, since you’re implicitly demanding that even while he’s putting up with more burdensome profit-consuming regulations, he’s got to keep paying YOU, YOU who VOTED for all this.
People of any political persuasion are laid off or let go in hard times anyway, for nothing other than this profit reason
(they’re either not producing enough to make it worthwhile for the employer to keep them on, or they’re OK workers but the employer just isn’t getting the contracts,etc.)
So I don’t think getting fired because you voted for Obama
is or can be challenged at all. What can they do, pass a new civil rights law, or make it a hate crime?


84 posted on 01/20/2013 9:56:58 AM PST by supremedoctrine
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

“Defense contractors should simply draw up lists of everyone with Obama bumper stickers on their cars in the parking lot.”

Or GPS coordinates. HeHe........Just kidding.


85 posted on 01/20/2013 9:58:26 AM PST by Slambat (The right to keep and bear arms. Anything one man can carry, drive or pull.)
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To: Libloather

I think that the other reason is they were instigating strife with an in your face union attitude.


86 posted on 01/20/2013 9:59:57 AM PST by the_daug
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To: albie
I've dumped a couple of Obama supporting business relationships over the last two years. I ran into one contractor who asked me why I don't offer him any bids and I told him, "You have an Obama sticker on your truck, doesn't that mean you're against me making a profit?" his answer was that he supports everyone having an equal opportunity.

My standard response to that foolishness is now always the same. "When everybody is poor, no one is poor, right?"

87 posted on 01/20/2013 10:00:18 AM PST by Baynative (Those that work for a living are now outnumbered by those that vote for a living.)
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To: Libloather

We regularly have breakfast with a group, many of which are “proud Democrats” and surely Obama voters. They’re already fussing about “that mess in Washington”. I’m sure the grousing about “our kids are losing their jobs and can’t find any” and “everything’s getting so high” and “blah, blah, blah”. It will be hard to resist the temptation to say “tough, proud Democrat”. (If the buffet at the restaurant goes up fifty cents, you’d think they’d been robbed; just wait until it goes up five dollars!) They wanted him; now they got him!


88 posted on 01/20/2013 10:02:33 AM PST by Twinkie (JOHN 3:16)
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To: Baynative; lewislynn
Baynative said:

“A couple of years ago I began clicking onto news sites with comments in places like Coeur d’Alene, and Sand Point in Idaho, Kalispell, MT and others and the insurgence of nasty liberals is obvious. They are never satisfied and they give up forcing their values on others while at the same time accusing everyone else of doing that to them.”
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lewislynn said:

“That, in a nutshell is what happened TO California.
The East Coast liberals migrated here for the taxpayer subsidized education, good jobs and good weather.”

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I agree with both of you. I think that's a great idea to read local comments from newssites around the country to get a feel for what type of people might be populating that area. These Socialists are doing the same thing to the Southeast. Now they're infecting southern Utah in places like St. George, Cedar City, and other areas around Washington County.

What really makes me sick, is California has the infrastructure to support many types of industries like hi-tech, agriculture, automobile, shipping etc., but the progressives, through the EPA and other Marxist type agencies have strangled growth in that great state!

Liberals and Unions have also destroyed the once great City of Detroit.

Maybe if we're lucky, they'll eventually all move out of places like California, Washington State, Oregon, New York and other places, and Conservatism can reclaim these states. I can dream can't I? ;-)

89 posted on 01/20/2013 10:11:47 AM PST by Artcore
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To: Libloather

This story seems very familiar to me. Right down to the wording of what he posted. I think I saw it in a discussion on FR before the election. I think that discussion had the decision being made based on bumper stickers in the parking lot. There, too, the 0bamabots were independent contractors. Ring any bells with anybody? Just wondering if Mr. Lee posted his statement for laughs or if he really did it. While I’m in Utah, I don’t know him so have no way to judge. I support his actions if he did it the way he said.


90 posted on 01/20/2013 10:12:35 AM PST by 'smith
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To: gunsequalfreedom
“Oh great, political retribution. Anyone that cheers this on is not a conservative or a thinking American.”

So you don't believe an employer has the right to choose who they employ and pay their hard earned dollars to?

Who's not a conservative or a thinking American here?

We're supposed to be about freedom, and if they have the freedom to try and destroy our country people should be free to fire their sorry @sses.

91 posted on 01/20/2013 10:14:23 AM PST by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: ontap
Obama supporters are not that hard to spot once they open their mouths...
92 posted on 01/20/2013 10:30:01 AM PST by null and void (Gun confiscation enables tyranny. Don't enable Tyranny)
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To: gunsequalfreedom

I suppose that makes me not a Conservative or a thinking American then.


93 posted on 01/20/2013 10:32:44 AM PST by sport
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To: Libloather

Does this mean they get a 99 week paid vacation?


94 posted on 01/20/2013 10:33:42 AM PST by enduserindy (Conservative Dead Head)
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To: Libloather

Yeah I dont like this. Their performance should be the ultimate decider of fate. But very stupid for admitting his reasoning. In real life you can be fired for anything though.


95 posted on 01/20/2013 10:37:28 AM PST by chevydude26
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To: Libloather

I would never fire a good employee for being an Obama supporter. Then again, I can’t imagine an Obama supporter would ever be a good employee. These two were probably looking to get unemployment compensation anyway. The businessman did them a favor.


96 posted on 01/20/2013 10:47:27 AM PST by Jay Redhawk (Zombies are just intelligent, good looking democrats.)
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To: Mouton

“I hope more get the same message.”

We did.

We intentionally hired a liberal, Prius-driving Dumocrap who loved obama. We intentionally fired him right after the election but we did not do it saying “we are letting you go because we hate obama”. Our legal guys told us to be crafty when letting him go..

Never hire a liberal. They have to pay for what they did to the country.


97 posted on 01/20/2013 10:50:53 AM PST by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: albie

That’s the ticket. Make em’ pay. We cleaned house in December and fired the Odumbo supporters. Unlike this clown who stated in the open they were obama supporters, he should have done so quietly like we did.


98 posted on 01/20/2013 10:53:21 AM PST by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: mirkwood; brick

Stolen!


99 posted on 01/20/2013 10:54:13 AM PST by null and void (Gun confiscation enables tyranny. Don't enable Tyranny)
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To: Libloather

I’d be skeptical about giving a guy (who doesn’t know how to keep his mouth shut) my business! I mean, it’s improvident to broadcast your bias, if your in business. That’s just common sense!


100 posted on 01/20/2013 10:58:35 AM PST by old school
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