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Utah company fires 2 workers who supported Obama
« on: January 20, 2013, 08:39:06 AM »
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The head of a Utah forensics company says it's only fair that two liberal employees were let go because liberal policies are costing his business.


A Utah business owner says he fired two employees in large part because they supported President Barack Obama.


“They were Obama supporters. We just knew they were," Terry Lee, owner of Terry Lee Forensics, a Cedar City, Utah, digital forensics company, told The Salt Lake Tribune on Thursday.


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Contacted by the Tribune Thursday, Lee said he picked the two employees in large part on the basis of their politics, according to the newspaper. But he added that there were other issues as well, which he didn’t detail, and said the two workers "were not top performers."

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"Love it. We had to let two employees go to cover new Obongocare [sic] costs and increased taxes. Found two Obongo supporters and gave them the news yesterday. They wanted the idiot in the Whitehouse [sic], they reap the benefits.”
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Re: Utah company fires 2 workers who supported Obama
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2013, 10:01:08 AM »
I don't think this will go well for this employer. The guy can't be any brighter than the people he fired.

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Re: Utah company fires 2 workers who supported Obama
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2013, 10:18:04 AM »
I don't think this will go well for this employer. The guy can't be any brighter than the people he fired.

He may be OK in Utah. "In most states one can fired any reason except the wrong reason." The last sentence is in quotes as that is exactly what a lawyer told me.
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Re: Utah company fires 2 workers who supported Obama
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2013, 10:28:18 AM »
sounds like poetic justice to me.  So many of his followers are going to really lose because of Obama's presidency yet most of them will have no idea that it is their fearless leader that lead to their problems.  At least these two know that they are without a job because of Obama.

Not sure the owner was that smart to make all this public but I think that when a company decides to lay off to cover costs that were increased because of Obama they should select those people who support those policies so that they can do their patriotic duty.  Announce why people are laying off and then make sure you lay off only Obama supporters.  I would not say that is why I chose them but that is the real reason.  Unless of course they were much better workers than anyone else but I hope that a lot of the Obama sheep learn that their choices do have consequences.
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Re: Utah company fires 2 workers who supported Obama
« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2013, 10:30:43 AM »
The employer should be alright - unless the employees were minority. Or women. Or LGBT. Or fat. Or "disabled". Or aged. Or any of a thousand and one other protected classes.
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Re: Utah company fires 2 workers who supported Obama
« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2013, 11:37:56 AM »
I don't think this will go well for this employer. The guy can't be any brighter than the people he fired.
He can do as he pleases, it's private industry, not a Federal issue.
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Re: Utah company fires 2 workers who supported Obama
« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2013, 12:20:50 PM »
I don't think this will go well for this employer. The guy can't be any brighter than the people he fired.

He clearly got rid of dead weight.
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Re: Utah company fires 2 workers who supported Obama
« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2013, 12:21:23 PM »
It is when he fired them for "racist" reasons. Google "Obongo" and see why he's in trouble. The employees may not be a minority, but his blatant racism, it could be argued, is the reason they were fired.

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A play on Barack Hussein Obama II's last name, citing his roots as a typical Apefrican, bongo beating, bush monkey. Best used when around those who may have a heart attack from hearing the "O" word too many times.  http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Obongo

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Re: Utah company fires 2 workers who supported Obama
« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2013, 12:35:36 PM »
It is when he fired them for "racist" reasons. Google "Obongo" and see why he's in trouble. The employees may not be a minority, but his blatant racism, it could be argued, is the reason they were fired.

Nah. A judge would toss that out.
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Re: Utah company fires 2 workers who supported Obama
« Reply #9 on: January 20, 2013, 12:40:10 PM »
It is when he fired them for "racist" reasons. Google "Obongo" and see why he's in trouble. The employees may not be a minority, but his blatant racism, it could be argued, is the reason they were fired.
Still doesn't matter, he could have said "You're fired because you voted for a nigger", there is nothing illegal about that, it's still protected speech.
Look at all the racist crap the left gets away with, not that this employer was being racist in the least, but it's still his right to hire and fire anyone he wants, it really is that simple.
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Re: Utah company fires 2 workers who supported Obama
« Reply #10 on: January 20, 2013, 01:16:04 PM »
Personally, I think every Obama supporter should be fired.  Wait a minute.....
Most of them don't work anyway.

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Re: Utah company fires 2 workers who supported Obama
« Reply #11 on: January 20, 2013, 01:20:20 PM »
Personally, I think every Obama supporter should be fired.  Wait a minute.....
Most of them don't work anyway.
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Re: Utah company fires 2 workers who supported Obama
« Reply #12 on: January 20, 2013, 01:37:17 PM »
Personally, I think every Obama supporter should be fired.  Wait a minute.....
Most of them don't work anyway.


Quite right.  Quite right.  A working Obama supporter is indeed a rarity.

But, as an endangered species, that would give them protection under an entirely different Federal Law!


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Re: Utah company fires 2 workers who supported Obama
« Reply #13 on: January 20, 2013, 01:43:03 PM »
Still doesn't matter, he could have said "You're fired because you voted for a nigger", there is nothing illegal about that, it's still protected speech.
Look at all the racist crap the left gets away with, not that this employer was being racist in the least, but it's still his right to hire and fire anyone he wants, it really is that simple.

Michigan has the same system. But there are Constitutionally protected classes that you cannot use as a reason to fire someone. You cannot fire someone because of their race, gender (soon all three), and disabilities among others.  Well see how this plays out. I expect them to fight it based on his possible racist remarks (obongo has different meanings to different people).

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Re: Utah company fires 2 workers who supported Obama
« Reply #14 on: January 20, 2013, 01:48:01 PM »
Still doesn't matter, he could have said "You're fired because you voted for a nigger", there is nothing illegal about that, it's still protected speech.
Look at all the racist crap the left gets away with, not that this employer was being racist in the least, but it's still his right to hire and fire anyone he wants, it really is that simple.
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Michigan has the same system. But there are Constitutionally protected classes that you cannot use as a reason to fire someone. You cannot fire someone because of their race, gender (soon all three), and disabilities among others.  Well see how this plays out. I expect them to fight it based on his possible racist remarks (obongo hasd different meanings to different people).
Regardless of protected class, you can still fire and hire anyone you want, the class status is merely a guideline an employer can use when canning an incompetent employee.
Even if someone is in a wheelchair, that does not protect them from being fired for incompetence in the private sector, only Federal workers.
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