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(Salt Lake Tribune)   Smoothie shop owner who charges more for liberals fires two employees for supporting Obama. Smooth move   (sltrib.com) divider line 447
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2013-01-18 11:52:56 AM  
Its his chance to make a statement, the medias attention is fixed on him and he comes up with "Obongo"?

This is why you can't have nice things republicans. well, this and you're douchebags.
 
2013-01-18 11:52:57 AM  
Maybe they can claim being liberal is a disability...
 
2013-01-18 11:53:08 AM  
This guy is bound for failure...

...which he'll blame on Obama.

He can't lose.
 
2013-01-18 11:53:10 AM  

Dimensio: Diogenes: Dimensio: gja: lawsuits in 4....3....2....1

As noted in the article, the owner violated no laws in terminating employees based upon political affiliation.

Perhaps.  Still an asshole.

Civil or criminal liability for such a status would result in the cessation of all societal function.


True dat.
 
2013-01-18 11:53:27 AM  
If the owner fired the employees because of his hatred for Obama and his hatred from Obama is based on Obama's race, could the employees say they were technically fired because of racism?
 
2013-01-18 11:53:32 AM  
The fool! He's just allowing them to go on Obongo's indefinate unemployment and 0boingboingcare and 0bama-llama phones!
 
2013-01-18 11:53:32 AM  
I'm curious as to how he knew they were Obama supporters. Political affiliation may not be protected, but I'm pretty sure you can't force anyone to tell you how they voted.
 
2013-01-18 11:53:37 AM  

Dimensio: gja: lawsuits in 4....3....2....1

As noted in the article, the owner violated no laws in terminating employees based upon political affiliation.


That would not even slow an attorney down.
 
2013-01-18 11:53:46 AM  
SCREW YOU! I DIDNT WANT TO WORK FOR A REPUBLITARD ANYWAY! ILL START MY OWN BUSINESS AND ITLL BE A BRAZILLION TIMES BETTER THAN YOURS.


Just kidding Ill sue and take your business.
 
2013-01-18 11:54:04 AM  
They might not be able to sue based upon protected class but they could sue for wrongful termination. Political affiliation does not constitute poor work performance nor does it guarantee the employer carteblanche for removal. They may have trouble if they are in a "right to work/fire" state, but there is certainly footholds for legal action with this.
 
2013-01-18 11:54:05 AM  

Almet: The fool! By firing his employees without just cause, he's enabling them to go on undefinate unemployment and welfare. He's doing exactly by 0bungalowbob wants!


Maybe he's a secret Democrat. Very clever!
 
2013-01-18 11:54:17 AM  

Dimensio: gja: lawsuits in 4....3....2....1

As noted in the article, the owner violated no laws in terminating employees based upon political affiliation.


This. It appears that most Farkers have not RTFA.

Political affiliation is a protected trait only if you are a government employee.

CSB:

Knew an old guy at the Tustin post office with 50 years service. (he refused to retire and get his pension since his ex-wife would get part of it). Now this guy WAS a gold-plated stereotype for the uber-conservative know-nothing meme. Made Ronald Reagan seem like a squishy liberal. He would get into farking political arguments with customers, and when talking with like-minded people would loudly complain about the mindlessness of liberals. USPS management couldn't touch him.

/CSB
 
2013-01-18 11:54:18 AM  

stirfrybry: LOL@racecard


ah yes...now we enter the section of the thread where using terms that are obviously connected to race and ethnicity are not racist or bigoted.
 
2013-01-18 11:54:26 AM  

Grand_Moff_Joseph: The civil lawsuit that ensues is going to be full of lulz.  Just because politics is not a "protected class" doesn't mean it's immune to any/all legal action.


they might lose the case but...hell, they might as well take a shot at it.  if nothing else, it's a headache for the douchebag who fired 'em.  not to mention the fact that first thing douchbag's lawyer is gonna tell him is to STFU about politics while the lawsuit is grinding through the court system.  that alone might make it worth doing.
 
2013-01-18 11:54:40 AM  

Dimensio: Rapmaster2000: "Love it. We had to let two employees go to cover new Obongocare [sic] costs and increased taxes," Lee wrote. "Found two Obongo supporters and gave them the news yesterday. They wanted the idiot in the Whitehouse [sic], they reap the benefits."

I didn't know people used Obongo in non-ironic terms.


I am most surprised by the lack of the number 0 as a substitute for the letter 'O'.


I'm with you on that. It's actually a little insane* that someone actually uses that in an earnest attempt to insult the President.

*read: stupid and racist
 
2013-01-18 11:54:47 AM  

Carn: I don't think it's illegal, just incredibly dickish. I wouldn't think his business will last very long if he's this stupid.


His business is failing. There is no way in hell he had to fire two people because of Obamacare. But the business can't be failing because he's an idiot, you see. So the blame must go somewhere.
 
2013-01-18 11:54:58 AM  

Emrick: He should have fired the accountant who told him Obamacare was going to cost his business money.


His accountant is making a quick buck using his client's derangement as a cover.
 
2013-01-18 11:55:02 AM  

megarian: ...I wouldn't get a smoothie anywhere with a name that close to "venereal".


I clicked through on the article's link about the smoothie shop. It said that various smoothies were named for famous oil wells. Associating the beverage that you're trying to sell with petroleum is crummy branding. Called to mind the scene in Three Kings where Marky Mark was made to drink oil.
 
2013-01-18 11:55:20 AM  
Nine employees and he's citing the ACA for increased costs?
Either he, or his accountant, is lying.
 
2013-01-18 11:55:49 AM  
I worked for a guy like this. After the 2008 election he fired another one of the chefs in the company simply for having an Obama bumper sticker, and had made threats prior to about doing such. In his North Carolina drawl he said "I'll tell you guys, if that farkin' liberal idiot gets put in the house I'm going to fire each and every one of you assholes with an Obama sticker on their car". That's a WORD FOR WORD quote. The same guy used to come into our restaurant (on the once every 6 weeks he stopped in) and would EXPLODE if anything besides Fox News was on the televisions. CNN, C-Span, BBC... didn't matter. Fox news was the only news station he allowed in his restaurants. Anything else was "liberal bias bullshiat". He would constantly write bad payroll checks and get pissed at the management (myself and another guy) for GIVING OUT CHECKS ON PAY DAY BEFORE THE BANKS CLOSED, employed an accountant that was simply lazy for years and incurred roughly $600/wk in overdrafts, let alone reimbursing employees for overdrafts on shiat checks he had written. He even was known for getting in screaming matches with guests at the white-tablecloth restaurant in Okemos about politics.

Needless to say, I left his employ for somebody else. I worked at the new place for 7 months and got fired after I fixed their problems they hired me in to fix. Basically after accomplishing that mission, I was deemed "overpaid".

Now I legally grow medicinal marijuana to the tune of what should be 6 figures this year, and I don't have to deal with corrupt assholes. I'm all for raising taxes on people like that because they didn't EARN anything on their own anyway.. and I'd love to pay taxes on MY income as well, and fulfill my financial duty to the country once the federal government pulls its head from it's ass.

Anyways, people like that are how STRONG liberals are created. Kind of like the "Catholic Schoolgirl turning into raging slut effect": oppress something for long enough, and the backlash becomes more powerful than you could ever imagine.

/COOL STORY BRO
 
2013-01-18 11:55:52 AM  

Pinner: That was in fact, headline fail. Hmmmm...



Pretty much this.


Fark Headline: Smoothie shop owner who charges more for liberals fires two employees for supporting Obama. Smooth move

FTFA: First, the owner of a smoothie bar in Vernal is charging liberals more for a cup of juice. Now, a Cedar City business owner who let two workers go because of Obamacare costs said he picked the pair in large part because of their support for President Obama.
 
2013-01-18 11:55:54 AM  

Weaver95: Dimensio: gja: lawsuits in 4....3....2....1

As noted in the article, the owner violated no laws in terminating employees based upon political affiliation.

true...but I hope he doesn't have any competitors 'cause that's one HELL of an advertising campaign right there.  'don't spend money at this asshole's place - come to my establishment, where we don't give a flying f*ck about politics, we focus on delivering a quality product at decent prices and as a bonus, we won't talk about politics AT ALL!'


As a bonus he also gets to learn the joys of the internet the hard way.
 
2013-01-18 11:55:59 AM  
Buckle up, Terry Lee. Your life is never going to be the same.
 
2013-01-18 11:56:01 AM  
Reading comprehension fail. Still, owner in story adds to the concrete evidence that conservatives are spiteful dicks. Enjoy your lawsuit dumbass.
 
2013-01-18 11:56:28 AM  
I grew up in a vegan household and my mom taught me to make every type of organic burrito under the sun. When I went to college in Richmond, Virgina, I noticed a lot of hippies milling around the campus, smoking Drum and being upper middle class white kids. I saw an opportunity to make some money, so I set-up a burrito cart and sold a wrap that cost me less than a dollar to make for ten bucks. They sold like crazy, lines out the ass, and I made a ton of money.

It cracked me up too because I had this costume I'd dress up in - a tie-dye shirt, corduroy pants with some colorful shiat sewn on the sides, and a clip on feather I'd hang off my planter's hat. I looked like a Johnny shiats Himself, but the hippie kids treated me like Jerry Garcia's left nut. I was getting start to finish blow-jobs from the chicks while the dudes made themselves cool by giving me kind bud, which I sold back to them! I loved the BJs, but weed and other tranquilizers aren't interesting to me because I've got motivation and drive to do productive shiat while I'm awake.

Anyway, I'm in line at the bank one Friday with a stuffed envelope of roughly three grand in bills. I'm wearing my MegaCorpse tee-shirt with a baby in a microwave on the back (I also sold tee shirts at death metal shows), black combat boots, and ass tight jeans. I turn back and say to her, "What's up sweetie?" She doesn't even recognize me. She blows me off like fly on the dick she's sucking. Then when I whipped out all the cash, she gave me this dirty look, like it was a bad thing to have that much money. In the meantime, she was probably withdrawing a $20 of allowance. I didn't care - I didn't hold it against her. What's it to me?

The next week, I'm back in my hippie costume, slanging burritos, and she's all doe-eyed at me, wanting to know if I wanted to come smoke with her after the lunch rush. We ended up back at her nice ass apartment, making out on the couch, my hands all over those burrito fed titties. We were having sex when the perfect metaphor for the experience occurred to me.

Not missing the rhythm of a single pump, I shifted it back and drove it into her asshole. It was like I'd whipped a sleeping dog with a belt - WWWOOOEEEEHHHEEEEEE!

I bust out laughing, lost my hard on, and went back to work, while she laid there and cried about it.

Bottom line, this smoothie shop guy doesn't deserve to own a business if he's going to let politics and petty social issues affect his bottom line. Go run for office. Go be a politico-blogger-dickthong. Go to a Gabby Giffords speech. Just don't waste prime sales space with your nonsense attitudes.
 
2013-01-18 11:56:34 AM  
How can he charge more for a drink? Don't these places have posted prices?
Also, how does he determine someones political leanings?

Anyway, both these guys are assclowns.
 
2013-01-18 11:56:59 AM  

solitary: The Australian Constitution guarantees "freedom of political expression" - should we borrow an amendment?


I'd be cool with that. ( Glad I've never worked for an asswipe that's discriminated against me for my beliefs. I've only been judged strictly on merit & performance; the way it should be...)
 
2013-01-18 11:57:29 AM  
Unfortunately, this business owner is well within his rights to fire these people solely because of their political affiliation, but damn if that's not one of the most immoral things I've ever seen.
 
2013-01-18 11:57:49 AM  

give me doughnuts: Nine employees and he's citing the ACA for increased costs?
Either he, or his accountant, is lying.


this is what I was thinking. Isn't the threshold for having to provide health insurance in some form, 50 employees? What the hell is he talking about?
 
2013-01-18 11:58:09 AM  

Weaver95: Dimensio: gja: lawsuits in 4....3....2....1

As noted in the article, the owner violated no laws in terminating employees based upon political affiliation.

true...but I hope he doesn't have any competitors 'cause that's one HELL of an advertising campaign right there.  'don't spend money at this asshole's place - come to my establishment, where we don't give a flying f*ck about politics, we focus on delivering a quality product at decent prices and as a bonus, we won't talk about politics AT ALL!'


deanis: Who would WANT to work for that prick anyways? He's an embarrassment to his community.


This happened in Utah, which IIRC is one of the most Republican states in the country. If anything, this might even spur his business, since that's the crazy world in which we live.
 
2013-01-18 11:58:27 AM  

Rapmaster2000: "Love it. We had to let two employees go to cover new Obongocare [sic] costs and increased taxes," Lee wrote. "Found two Obongo supporters and gave them the news yesterday. They wanted the idiot in the Whitehouse [sic], they reap the benefits."

I didn't know people used Obongo in non-ironic terms.


He should have used a more creative epithet, like Bukkake O'Bunga or OBIGOT or Sir Marx-a-Lot or the Fresh Prince of Bill Ayers.
 
2013-01-18 11:58:39 AM  
Aww how cute someone is using the term obongo unironically.
 
2013-01-18 11:58:43 AM  

Illiterate liberal 1

gja

lawsuits in 4....3....2....1

Illiterate liberal 2
WTF Indeed

Easiest Lawsuit Ever.


FTFA: "Federal and Utah law do not prevent private employers from firing employees on the basis of political affiliation"
 
2013-01-18 11:59:08 AM  
Please tell me why this is a problem, and colleges not hiring conservative professors is not?
 
2013-01-18 11:59:30 AM  
So people now understand he's an asshole and a retard. I'm sure they're rushing to eat at his establishment as we speak.

and when he goes under, that will also be Obongo's fault. Then he'll file bankruptcy and the taxpayers will foot his bill (again!).

/as has already been pointed out, I doubt he has 50 employees and as such, is exempt from many Obongocare provisions. Oh, and he gets special tax credits, too! Damn Fartbongo!
 
2013-01-18 12:00:04 PM  

OnlyM3: Illiterate liberal 1gja

lawsuits in 4....3....2....1
Illiterate liberal 2
WTF Indeed

Easiest Lawsuit Ever.

FTFA: "Federal and Utah law do not prevent private employers from firing employees on the basis of political affiliation"


ya, just because they cant be fired for political affiliation doesn't mean lawsuits wont commence, smart guy.
 
2013-01-18 12:00:50 PM  
illeagal, no. Dickish, yes.
 
2013-01-18 12:01:21 PM  
Sadly, "at will" is a rich man's wet dream. They can toss out human beings like a used Kleenex and not have to worry about any lawsuits.

Looks like it's up to Anonymous to take care of this butthole employer situation.
 
2013-01-18 12:01:27 PM  

OnlyM3: Illiterate liberal 1gja

lawsuits in 4....3....2....1
Illiterate liberal 2
WTF Indeed

Easiest Lawsuit Ever.

FTFA: "Federal and Utah law do not prevent private employers from firing employees on the basis of political affiliation"


Holy f*ck you are stupid.
 
2013-01-18 12:01:27 PM  
SnarfVader


I don't have my GED in law, but political affiliation is not a protected class. I do not believe the fired employees have a case (especially in Utah).

That said, the owner is an asshat and deserves a boycott of his business.

I'm sure it will be as effective as you impotent boycott of that chicken joint.
 
2013-01-18 12:01:30 PM  
I only hire republicans because they grovel at my feet in thanks for my having provided them with a job. they know that they are worthless without my assistance, that all they have is because of me, the Job Creator.
 
2013-01-18 12:01:39 PM  

scrotal_aroma: Please tell me why this is a problem, and colleges not hiring conservative professors is not?


Pfft, like a real conservative would "teach" at a "college".
 
2013-01-18 12:01:43 PM  

trapped-in-CH: And he'll be the first one to cry foul if the Obama supporters stop shopping there.


I'm waiting for the "libruls hate freedom of speech" response.
 
2013-01-18 12:01:43 PM  
Smoothie shop was here:
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Employer in the article is here:
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2013-01-18 12:02:03 PM  

You know what the best part of this is? This owner is now going to be unable to hire anyone who's not a conservative idiot throwback neanderthal. That will mean erosion of his bottom line, which will in turn mean that he will have to close down his little homoerotic smoothie shop. And the absolute best part is:


OBAMA STILL WON THE ELECTION AND THERES NOT A GODDAMN THING YOU CAN DO ABOUT IT
LOL ROFLMAO U SUKC N00B
 
2013-01-18 12:02:19 PM  

Dimensio: Diogenes: Dimensio: gja: lawsuits in 4....3....2....1

As noted in the article, the owner violated no laws in terminating employees based upon political affiliation.

Perhaps.  Still an asshole.

Civil or criminal liability for such a status would result in the cessation of all societal function.


Like atlas shrugged? Bring it on
 
2013-01-18 12:03:13 PM  
I see a Utah business trifecta in play...
 
gja
2013-01-18 12:03:22 PM  

Dimensio: gja: lawsuits in 4....3....2....1

As noted in the article, the owner violated no laws in terminating employees based upon political affiliation.


And if you are naive enough to think there will NOT be lawsuits I urge you to get out more.
There are literally scores of lawyers who just LOVE this type of shiat because it will get their names/faces in the media.

/oh, and I don't like Obama, but this dude is an asshat of galactic proportions
 
2013-01-18 12:03:39 PM  

ghare: Carn: I don't think it's illegal, just incredibly dickish. I wouldn't think his business will last very long if he's this stupid.

His business is failing. There is no way in hell he had to fire two people because of Obamacare. But the business can't be failing because he's an idiot, you see. So the blame must go somewhere.


In that case he did them a favor.
 
2013-01-18 12:04:45 PM  
If you're carrying two employees who aren't contributing to your bottom line and can be let go without being replaced, you're just a bad business owner.

If, conversely, you would fire two employees who are adding value to your company because of their political affiliations and need to find new people to employee and train to replace them, you're also a bad business owner.

And, hell, any business that specializes in computer forensics but can't even keep it's domain registered and loses it to a car dealer just sounds like an awful outfit anyway.

I just can't imagine what it's like to live life so scared and angry all the time, but whatever.
 
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