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The intolerant left strikes again:
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">(USC) -- Don't try wearing a Bush hat or sweatshirt at an Obama rally.
Duane Hammond says it's what got him fired. Hammond is a union stagehand who was part of the crew that built the platform for the Obama event on campus.
He came to work early this morning wearing clothing that says "George H. W. Bush".
Hammond's son is in the Navy, currently serving on the aircraft carrier U.S.S. George H. W. Bush.
Hammond says he was not trying to make a political statement. He says he got the sweatshirt and hat during a visit to the aircraft carrier on Family Day. The back of his sweatshirt has a large drawing of the ship.
He says he wore it to show how proud he is of his son.
That didn't go over well with his union supervisor. Hammond says he was told to take off the sweatshirt, or he would have to go home.
He refused. <span style='font-size: 14pt'>They told him he was fired from the job.</span> </div></div>
The regime and it's thugs shall not tolerate DISSIDENCE (http://blogs.ktla.com/news_custom_eric/2010/10/man-fired-for-wearing-bush-sweatshirt-at-obama-rally.html)
... and again:
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">NPR announced late on Wednesday night that it has terminated the contract of longtime analyst Juan Williams over his comments on Fox News that, when he is on a plane with Muslims, "I get nervous."
"I mean, look, Bill, I'm not a bigot. You know the kind of books I've written about the civil rights movement in this country. But when I get on the plane, I got to tell you, if I see people who are in Muslim garb and I think, you know, they are identifying themselves first and foremost as Muslims, I get worried. I get nervous."
Williams did go on to tell O'Reilly that he had to be "careful" to stress that he was not talking about all Muslims when he criticized some and that America was not at war with Islam. He also compared blaming all Muslims for the actions of extremists to blaming all Christians for the actions of Timothy McVeigh.</div></div>
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Beyond the Protest Cage
Blanking Out Dissent
By DAVID LINDORFF
As the president races around the country, furiously pushing the twin lies that things are getting better in Iraq and that the economy is on the upswing, and ducking the reports that he hid from the draft in a National Guard unit and then went AWOL from even that cushy post, a huge, coordinated effort, largely unreported, is underway to insulate him and the media from any signs of dissent.
The latest evidence of this shameless and brazen trampling of the First Amendment to the Constitution is found in a lawsuit filed yesterday by the ACLU against the White House and the Secret Service on behalf of two West Virginia Republicans, Jeff Rank, 29, and Nicole, 30, <span style='font-size: 17pt'>who were arrested on July 4 at a Charleston, West Virginia, rally for President Bush, because they refused to remove two home-made T-shirts sporting the circle-and-slash "no" symbol superimposed over the word "Bush."</span>
According to the suit, filed by the ACLU in federal court, even though the Ranks had tickets to the event, which was held on the grounds of the state capital, and were not being disruptive, city police arrested and handcuffed them, charging them with trespassing, and held them for several hours, on instructions of the Secret Service, the federal police agency that is tasked with "protecting" the president.
Nicole, who works for the Federal Emergency Management Agency, a notorious nest of right-wing loonies, was also temporarily suspended from her job following the arrests.
The charges were later thrown out, and the city council apologized to the Ranks for the incident, saying local police would never have bothered them had they not been ordered to act by the Secret Service. (Bush and the White House had no apologies to offer.)
As outrageous as this incident is, it is hardly isolated or unique. <span style='font-size: 14pt'>Back last year, I wrote an article in Salon Magazine, Keeping Dissent Invisible (Oct. 16, 2003), <u>which documented how the removal of all signs of dissent from Bush and Cheney public events has been standard operating procedure,</u> with instructions coming from the Secret Service and White House advance teams. Paul Wolf, a deputy police chief from Pittsburgh, PA, where police were instructed to fence off protesters in a remote baseball field during a 2002 visit there by President Bush, stated on the record that his department had been told what to do by Secret Service and White House staff. Around the country, protesters who have been similarly removed from presidential parade routes or rally sites, or arrested by police for simply carrying protest signs, have reported being told that it was "on instructions from the Secret Service."</span>
Americans need to become aware how deeply antagonistic towards, and dangerous for American civil liberties like the right of free speech and assembly this current administration is. </div></div>
These cases are about normal citizens exercising their free right of speech. Your guy was on the job being paid.
When protesters were rounded up in NYC and put in cages there was no protest from the RW.
Suddenly, now that it suits your purpose, you now seem to have concern for the rights of the worker, doesn't sound like you at all.
Actually I was against that ... and this is a free speech issue.
And, as you so eloquently verified, evidence of the far left's total intolerance.
Thank you sir.
... and again:
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">A lawsuit was filed yesterday on behalf of a Kentucky woman who says she was fired from her job at a public library for wearing a necklace with a cross pendant to work.
The American Center for Law and Justice, a public-interest law firm, filed the suit in U.S. District Court in Bowling Green, Ky., against the Logan County Public Library.
"This is a case where the public library system enforced a policy that is not only unconstitutional, but illegal as well," Francis Manion, senior counsel for the ACLJ, said in a statement. "There is nothing wrong with an employee who chooses to express her religious faith at the workplace by wearing a cross necklace. In fact, her desire to do so is protected by the Constitution. Sadly, this local government body decided to act in a discriminatory and wrongful manner by terminating our client for wearing a cross necklace." </div></div>
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