Friday, November 30, 2012

What ever Happened To Freedom Of Speech

From Placing toilet paper imprinted with President Barack Obama's face in a fire station has led to a fire fighter'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.
Pierce, 50, had been with the department since November 1993. Despite two telephone message, he could not be reached for comment Friday.
I'm sorry, but at a firehouse, it used to be that you always joked about politics and other things and no one complained.
No, people are such wimps that they cannot take a joke.  My guess, if this guy brought in George Bush toilet paper, nothing would have happened.

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