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gja [TotalFark]
2013-01-18 01:21:06 PM

verbaltoxin: Serious question: what's this "extremism" on the left moderate conservatives like you are afraid of? Because honestly the left in this country isn't that left. The Green Party hardly counts as an "extreme" when their candidate gets less than 1% of the popular vote.


STOP, just STOP. We are not 'afraid', we dislike extremism (from either side).
Stop misquoting and/or projecting.

To answer your query, those who think it is their RIGHT to have things handed to them without having to work for it (via entitlement programs and such), those who feel the need to have legislation enacted every time something slights them in any minor way, those who cannot manage to be civil in their discourse when discussing matters (I have found this to be FAR more frequent a trait in far-left than conservatives).
Those who scream at me when I wish them a "Merry Christmas" because it "infringes on their rights. FFS people, take a pill!
So, basically, radical extremists.

"The left", in general is fine. Most liberals have not gone off the deep end, the whackos have. They are the ones I refer to, they exist in enough numbers to be disruptive. You know, I know it, every knows it. Just like the right "wing-nuts". They need to learn this clump we are spinning on is finite and we need to coexist or perish.
 
2013-01-18 01:21:11 PM

StrangeQ: And the fired people have perfect cause to file for unemployment and jack-up his premiums. When he tries to spout something about poor performance, all they have to do is point to his own words in these articles.


Do part time contractors get unemployment?
 
2013-01-18 01:21:26 PM

gja: Please stop generalizing and stereotyping. It is not very intelligent nor is it very reasonable or productive.



See, you SAY this, but the problem is that there are actually people who have been elected as representatives who reinforce this "stereotype".

I have always considered myself conservative too, and I was a staunch republican for around 20 years. I quit the party finally last year, because I realized that no matter how reasonable, non-racist, and non-blind-partisan I am the party which represented me is a totally different story. And that's the thing about representatives. They represent you.

So regardless of how earnestly you believe in your "don't lump me in with them" rant - and believe me I understand - it's still entirely reasonable to be lumped in with those hard-right loons because they control the narrative for the forseeable future.
 
2013-01-18 01:21:45 PM

Red_Fox: "Is your political affiliation protected?" he added, explaining that he thought what he did was not illegal. "I don't believe it is, but I don't know."

A smart business owner would have consulted with his lawyers first not just guessed and left their business open to a possible massive lawsuit.

But then again....this douche owns a freakin smoothie shop he's not exactly a corporate genius. (obviously)


Except he doesn't own a smoothie shop. He own's a forensics business. Mind you, he's still a cretin.
 
2013-01-18 01:21:56 PM
See kids? Exhibit 'Q', supporting my theory that Republicans are assholes.
 
2013-01-18 01:22:04 PM

stevetherobot: Not to mention that the two he let go were 'part-time contract workers' who wouldn't be covered even if he did have more than 50 employees.


That's the Conservative way. Hire part-time contract workers that aren't protected under the law and can be exploited easily.
 
2013-01-18 01:23:07 PM

CapeFearCadaver: Been looking through his FB, I really liked this one:
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Which is funny because abortion rates are higher in conservative areas than they are in liberal areas.
 
2013-01-18 01:23:36 PM

gja: "The left", in general is fine. Most liberals have not gone off the deep end, the whackos have. They are the ones I refer to, they exist in enough numbers to be disruptive. You know, I know it, every knows it. Just like the right "wing-nuts". They need to learn this clump we are spinning on is finite and we need to coexist or perish.


"This clump we are spinning on is finite" is in fact the major point that the extremist left tree-hugging greenies have been trying to make.
 
2013-01-18 01:23:57 PM
/Employs less than 50 workers
/Provides health insurance
/Un-American
 
2013-01-18 01:25:14 PM
Is it just me, or are there a hell of a lot of people on the right who act like childish assholes?
 
2013-01-18 01:26:00 PM

mongbiohazard: gja: Please stop generalizing and stereotyping. It is not very intelligent nor is it very reasonable or productive.


See, you SAY this, but the problem is that there are actually people who have been elected as representatives who reinforce this "stereotype".

I have always considered myself conservative too, and I was a staunch republican for around 20 years. I quit the party finally last year, because I realized that no matter how reasonable, non-racist, and non-blind-partisan I am the party which represented me is a totally different story. And that's the thing about representatives. They represent you.

So regardless of how earnestly you believe in your "don't lump me in with them" rant - and believe me I understand - it's still entirely reasonable to be lumped in with those hard-right loons because they control the narrative for the forseeable future.


no, it's unreasonable. Stereotypes are unreasonable. They are understandable, that's how people work, but that does not mean their application is intelligent or honest. I am obviously conservative on many issues. I am also quite liberal on others. Is it reasonable to assume that because I opposed BO's original plan for tax hikes that I, by default, supported the GOP's plan? No, it isn't.
It's stupid and no amount of justifications with regards to "well the crazy conservatives are loud so deal with it" is going to make it less so.
 
2013-01-18 01:26:32 PM

pciszek: deanis: Who would WANT to work for that prick anyways?

Most people don't want to work at all. The catch is, the necessities of life cannot be obtained, indeed you cannot even occupy space in this country, without exchanging some form of currency. That leaves the options of either being born into an inheritance, stealing, or getting a job.


Odd. Most of the people I know, and this could be biased due to me having more liberal friends than conservative friends, actually want to work. They want to be productive.
 
2013-01-18 01:29:13 PM
For those of you who believe that the boss acted illegally in firing these guys, maybe you could explain (for me) how Obama justified firing the entire Bush White House cabinet when he took office?

Thanks.


/It's different
//When we do it
///Well, it is
 
2013-01-18 01:30:34 PM

gja: verbaltoxin: Serious question: what's this "extremism" on the left moderate conservatives like you are afraid of? Because honestly the left in this country isn't that left. The Green Party hardly counts as an "extreme" when their candidate gets less than 1% of the popular vote.

STOP, just STOP. We are not 'afraid', we dislike extremism (from either side).
Stop misquoting and/or projecting.


Answers with snark. Then goes on to complain about being snarked at. The knife cuts both ways.

To answer your query, those who think it is their RIGHT to have things handed to them without having to work for it (via entitlement programs and such), those who feel the need to have legislation enacted every time something slights them in any minor way, those who cannot manage to be civil in their discourse when discussing matters (I have found this to be FAR more frequent a trait in far-left than conservatives).
Those who scream at me when I wish them a "Merry Christmas" because it "infringes on their rights. FFS people, take a pill!
So, basically, radical extremists.


So you complain about civility, then form an argument of gross generalizations and strawmen. Take note: your first sentence, "STOP, just STOP," shows you have interest only in the other party patiently listening, while you use whatever tone you want. That is not civility. That is rote condescension and entitlement.

"The left", in general is fine. Most liberals have not gone off the deep end, the whackos have. They are the ones I refer to, they exist in enough numbers to be disruptive. You know, I know it, every knows it. Just like the right "wing-nuts". They need to learn this clump we are spinning on is finite and we need to coexist or perish.

"Disruptive." Show your work. Where are these disruptive liberals, exactly? And how do I know disruptive doesn't just mean, "Challenging my sense of privilege?"

Pro tip: you're not as far from the far right as you think you are.
 
2013-01-18 01:31:15 PM
On suspicion of being an Obama supporter. Not because of any actual evidence. Republicanism is awesome.

If I were one of the fired employees, I would have verified that all the remaining employees were going to enjoy the benefits of "Obongocare".
 
2013-01-18 01:31:16 PM
HAHAHAH i guess elections do have consequences
 
2013-01-18 01:31:21 PM

Ed Grubermann: pciszek: deanis: Who would WANT to work for that prick anyways?

Most people don't want to work at all. The catch is, the necessities of life cannot be obtained, indeed you cannot even occupy space in this country, without exchanging some form of currency. That leaves the options of either being born into an inheritance, stealing, or getting a job.

Odd. Most of the people I know, and this could be biased due to me having more liberal friends than conservative friends, actually want to work. They want to be productive.


It's probably closer to the truth to say that liberals want to work and conservatives don't, based on the fact that most federal tax dollars are earned in Blue States, while most tax dollars are spent in Red States.
 
2013-01-18 01:31:25 PM

spentmiles: 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 ...


I think you're a liar.

I'm certain you're a jerk.
 
2013-01-18 01:31:29 PM

gja: verbaltoxin: Serious question: what's this "extremism" on the left moderate conservatives like you are afraid of? Because honestly the left in this country isn't that left. The Green Party hardly counts as an "extreme" when their candidate gets less than 1% of the popular vote.

STOP, just STOP. We are not 'afraid', we dislike extremism (from either side).
Stop misquoting and/or projecting.

To answer your query, those who think it is their RIGHT to have things handed to them without having to work for it (via entitlement programs and such), those who feel the need to have legislation enacted every time something slights them in any minor way, those who cannot manage to be civil in their discourse when discussing matters (I have found this to be FAR more frequent a trait in far-left than conservatives).
Those who scream at me when I wish them a "Merry Christmas" because it "infringes on their rights. FFS people, take a pill!
So, basically, radical extremists.

"The left", in general is fine. Most liberals have not gone off the deep end, the whackos have. They are the ones I refer to, they exist in enough numbers to be disruptive. You know, I know it, every knows it. Just like the right "wing-nuts". They need to learn this clump we are spinning on is finite and we need to coexist or perish.


I am opposed to referring to right leaning people as "wing-nuts", wing nuts are useful.
 
2013-01-18 01:31:55 PM

spentmiles: ***snip***


Good times.
 
gja [TotalFark]
2013-01-18 01:32:29 PM

StrangeQ: gja: Many conservatives (myself included) are tired of the extremism (from BOTH sides)

See that? That, right there? That is the problem. The "both sides" argument is nothing but a convenient, bullshiat copout.

The vast majority of the hate, bile, vitriol and extremism in this country comes from the right. They are the cause of the biggest divides, and the ultimate source of the lack of progress towards anything meaningful.

Yes, there are extreme stances on the left. PETA. PETA is farking rediculous, but skinny chicks wearing salad leaves over their crotches demonstrates not even a fraction of the mental insanity it takes to completely lose your shiat at the suggestion that we might have a gun problem.

It is conservative extremism that is bringing this country to a grinding, crushing halt. If you really consider yourself an honest person that truly wants to better your life and the lives of those around you, then you will stop and never again spout the bullshiat nonsense that "both sides are equally bad." Both sides can be bad, yes; one side in particular has gone head and shoulders above the rest in its efforts to divide, marginalize and terrorize. Quit lieing to yourself and others and admit the farking truth.


Did I not say clearly there is extremism on both sides? I did not QUANTIFY it. Yes, the right side has a disproportionate faction of loons.
There, happy?
Let me define it more clearly so you can untwist your knickers. IT IS EXTREMISM FROM EITHER END THAT CAUSES THE PROBLEMS.
Right, left, doesn't matter. They need to go. I am doing MY part to kick the right extremists in the nuts, I expect some cooperation from my liberal friends. Too much to ask that they clean their yard (however smaller it might be)?
I don't need to hold a mea culpa-fest. I know the problems, I have it clearly in sight, and I am trying to work towards a fix.
Are you? If not, why not?

It no cop-out. There is NOTHING convenient with having to go head-to-head with jackasses who cannot see past their religious scripts and ridiculous outdated dogma. It is farking horrible at times, but I am willing to do it because it's the RIGHT thing to do.

I never wrote "both side are equally bad", nor was  that tone used in my post.
Learn to read or at least quote accurately.
 
2013-01-18 01:32:30 PM

Phinn: As everyone knows, the proper way to refer to the President is "Fartbongo." "Sir Marx-a-Lot".

Show some respect, dude.

 
2013-01-18 01:33:12 PM
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Got to pay the Federal Reserve the interest on that "bailout money" somehow.
 
2013-01-18 01:33:47 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.


That's not true. Many states forbid employment discrimination on the grounds of political affiliation. Utah just happens not to be one of them.
 
2013-01-18 01:35:41 PM

Amos Quito: For those of you who believe that the boss acted illegally in firing these guys, maybe you could explain (for me) how Obama justified firing the entire Bush White House cabinet when he took office?


You mean the same thing that happens every time the presidency changes hands?
 
2013-01-18 01:36:19 PM
BAN SMOOTHIES!!!
 
2013-01-18 01:36:27 PM
One of the cornerstones of the profession of Digital Forensics (well, ANY forensics) is an ability to prove impartiality in your investigation methods.

He just handed every opposing attorney his clients will face in court a Golden Ticket. Investigator on the stand "Do you work for someone who publicly claims he fires people for disagreeing with them politically?".

And thus, should lose his arse professionally..

/Being a douche notwithstanding.
 
2013-01-18 01:37:28 PM

gja: StrangeQ: gja: Many conservatives (myself included) are tired of the extremism (from BOTH sides)

See that? That, right there? That is the problem. The "both sides" argument is nothing but a convenient, bullshiat copout.

The vast majority of the hate, bile, vitriol and extremism in this country comes from the right. They are the cause of the biggest divides, and the ultimate source of the lack of progress towards anything meaningful.

Yes, there are extreme stances on the left. PETA. PETA is farking rediculous, but skinny chicks wearing salad leaves over their crotches demonstrates not even a fraction of the mental insanity it takes to completely lose your shiat at the suggestion that we might have a gun problem.

It is conservative extremism that is bringing this country to a grinding, crushing halt. If you really consider yourself an honest person that truly wants to better your life and the lives of those around you, then you will stop and never again spout the bullshiat nonsense that "both sides are equally bad." Both sides can be bad, yes; one side in particular has gone head and shoulders above the rest in its efforts to divide, marginalize and terrorize. Quit lieing to yourself and others and admit the farking truth.

Did I not say clearly there is extremism on both sides? I did not QUANTIFY it. Yes, the right side has a disproportionate faction of loons.
There, happy?
Let me define it more clearly so you can untwist your knickers. IT IS EXTREMISM FROM EITHER END THAT CAUSES THE PROBLEMS.
Right, left, doesn't matter. They need to go. I am doing MY part to kick the right extremists in the nuts, I expect some cooperation from my liberal friends. Too much to ask that they clean their yard (however smaller it might be)?
I don't need to hold a mea culpa-fest. I know the problems, I have it clearly in sight, and I am trying to work towards a fix.
Are you? If not, why not?

It no cop-out. There is NOTHING convenient with having to go head-to-head with jackasses who ...


And we've already explained to you, who first complained about civility and has already resorted to cussing and all-caps typing, the left's extreme is weak and small enough to where the Democratic Party is in no danger of being overrun by it. You also failed, after repeated requests, to name these extremist liberals, outside your false-appearing generalizations that always seem to turn up whenever a conservative gets asked a straight question.

You are commenting in bad faith. I won't be responding to you any further.
 
gja [TotalFark]
2013-01-18 01:38:01 PM

mongbiohazard: gja: Please stop generalizing and stereotyping. It is not very intelligent nor is it very reasonable or productive.


See, you SAY this, but the problem is that there are actually people who have been elected as representatives who reinforce this "stereotype".

I have always considered myself conservative too, and I was a staunch republican for around 20 years. I quit the party finally last year, because I realized that no matter how reasonable, non-racist, and non-blind-partisan I am the party which represented me is a totally different story. And that's the thing about representatives. They represent you.

So regardless of how earnestly you believe in your "don't lump me in with them" rant - and believe me I understand - it's still entirely reasonable to be lumped in with those hard-right loons because they control the narrative for the forseeable future.


I too abandoned the party for their lack of control and vision. They disgust me. Look for my posts, you can see for yourself how true that statement is.
No longer will I associate myself with their charter. They no longer represent what I believe in.

"they control the narrative for the forseeable future. "---We need to change that, I am doing MY part, FWIW.
 
2013-01-18 01:38:05 PM

gja: those who cannot manage to be civil in their discourse when discussing matters


Yeah, conservatives are obviously good at that. Like the guy in the article who fired 2 people for disagreeing with him politically.
 
2013-01-18 01:38:48 PM

Verrai: 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.

That's not true. Many states forbid employment discrimination on the grounds of political affiliation. Utah just happens not to be one of them.


I think Dimensio (If I am counting layers correctly) means that civil or criminal liability for being an asshole would cause society to grind to a halt. If everyone's in jail, who's minding the store?
 
2013-01-18 01:39:29 PM

Amos Quito: For those of you who believe that the boss acted illegally in firing these guys, maybe you could explain (for me) how Obama justified firing the entire Bush White House cabinet when he took office?

Thanks.


/It's different
//When we do it
///Well, it is


I'm pretty sure that Bob Gates got to keep his job, actually.
 
2013-01-18 01:39:35 PM

Pants full of macaroni!!: Amos Quito: For those of you who believe that the boss acted illegally in firing these guys, maybe you could explain (for me) how Obama justified firing the entire Bush White House cabinet when he took office?

You mean the same thing that happens every time the presidency changes hands?



Obviously.

Sweeping staff changes take place every time an election is held - whether president, governors, mayors, senators... ALL because of POLITICAL OPINIONS / AFFILIATION.

Sure, the guy may be an ass, but good luck with that prosecution / lawsuit.
 
2013-01-18 01:39:47 PM

verbaltoxin: gja: ramblinwreck: Is disregard for context a mental disorder for conservatives?

No, it is a disorder in those with no ability to critically think, and those who lack perspective.

I am conservative, but I do not think anyone who has read some of my posts would liken me to the proverbial "wing-nut" or "herp-a-derp-righty".

Please stop generalizing and stereotyping. It is not very intelligent nor is it very reasonable or productive.

Many conservatives (myself included) are tired of the extremism (from BOTH sides) and have decided that this is not the correct nor opportune time to give face-smacks all around and raise up to make our points and assert ourselves. We are patient and know we need to "pick our battles".
When we DO decide to make a ruckus the FIRST ones out the door will be those who decided the right side of the road wasn't far enough right and they felt the need to drive straight off into the ditch, then sit there whining "you aren't helping us".  We will not only leave them behind we just may fill the ditch in with cement so those fossils can at least be useful as future fuel to be used be later generations (if we are still burning stuff at that point).

The next to find themselves sitting on the curb for their hissy-fits will be the ultra-left who demanded too many entitlements and laws to protect them from themselves because they lack self-control and willpower. That crap is getting REALLY old with those of us who have learned to live and behave within the appropriate boundaries and limits of our lifestyle and station in life. Not everyone gets a solid gold shiatter to sit on, get over it.

No enlightened human treats another with such disdain as to capriciously fire them from a job in this economy, knowing full well how hard this may make things for them. It's mean-spirited at best, evil at worst. Too many of us are just a paycheck away from dire financial straits. Such a callous disregard for each other only helps spread the hurt and deepen the wo ...


Note too that while he says we should stop generalizing and stereotyping he then engages in his own generalizing and stereotyping
 
2013-01-18 01:40:06 PM
The guy is a racist, I can tell just by..."looking" at him.
 
2013-01-18 01:40:59 PM
This guy is a tool. Id like to think that if I ever ran a business I would be smart enough to keep my religion and politics out of it. As long as their money was green and they paid on time I wouldnt give two shiats. We were having this problem with the bible thumper I work with she kept on asking us about what religion we were, what church we went to etc. Pretty much everyone got sick of it then she told us that we were "mocking" her and her religion. I kindly pointed out this is the workplace and she should keep her personal problems,politics and religion at the door and worry about her work more. Sometimes I still wish I worked with the wiccan guy. He was a theology major and took great delight in verbally flaying people like her.
 
2013-01-18 01:41:10 PM

H31N0US: Good, now they can go get jobs working for someone who isn't an asshole about providing healthcare for his workers and sue this ass-clown for breaking the law netting a profit. .



Completed that for you.
 
2013-01-18 01:41:45 PM

gja: Please stop generalizing and stereotyping. It is not very intelligent nor is it very reasonable or productive.
...
those of us who have learned to live and behave within the appropriate boundaries and limits of our lifestyle and station in life. Not everyone gets a solid gold shiatter to sit on, get over it.


So everything would be better if everyone just remembered their place? Aside from the cognitive dissonance, that's also a bit telling about your view of society.
 
2013-01-18 01:41:59 PM

Latinwolf: verbaltoxin: gja: ramblinwreck: Is disregard for context a mental disorder for conservatives?

No, it is a disorder in those with no ability to critically think, and those who lack perspective.

I am conservative, but I do not think anyone who has read some of my posts would liken me to the proverbial "wing-nut" or "herp-a-derp-righty".

Please stop generalizing and stereotyping. It is not very intelligent nor is it very reasonable or productive.

Many conservatives (myself included) are tired of the extremism (from BOTH sides) and have decided that this is not the correct nor opportune time to give face-smacks all around and raise up to make our points and assert ourselves. We are patient and know we need to "pick our battles".
When we DO decide to make a ruckus the FIRST ones out the door will be those who decided the right side of the road wasn't far enough right and they felt the need to drive straight off into the ditch, then sit there whining "you aren't helping us".  We will not only leave them behind we just may fill the ditch in with cement so those fossils can at least be useful as future fuel to be used be later generations (if we are still burning stuff at that point).

The next to find themselves sitting on the curb for their hissy-fits will be the ultra-left who demanded too many entitlements and laws to protect them from themselves because they lack self-control and willpower. That crap is getting REALLY old with those of us who have learned to live and behave within the appropriate boundaries and limits of our lifestyle and station in life. Not everyone gets a solid gold shiatter to sit on, get over it.

No enlightened human treats another with such disdain as to capriciously fire them from a job in this economy, knowing full well how hard this may make things for them. It's mean-spirited at best, evil at worst. Too many of us are just a paycheck away from dire financial straits. Such a callous disregard for each other only helps spread the hurt and ...


Definitely noted. I'm done with his, "BE CIVIL YOU ASSHOLES!" schtick. Then he puts himself on a cross later, by saying, "I'm doing my part why aren't you libs?!" Because he's so brave for leaving a political party.
 
2013-01-18 01:42:47 PM

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


0...as in never.

subby obviously can't read since is not the same employer.

you can't read since it is legal to do so in Utah.
 
2013-01-18 01:43:20 PM
Are we SURE he didn't break the law?

Can't this be seen as coercing votes?

Or at least attempting to buy votes from the employees who want to stay?

I imagine a single mother supporting kids would rather pretend to be against Obama than lose her job unexpectedly. Sounds like extortion to effect elections to me!
 
2013-01-18 01:43:37 PM

praxcelis: gja: Please stop generalizing and stereotyping. It is not very intelligent nor is it very reasonable or productive.
...
those of us who have learned to live and behave within the appropriate boundaries and limits of our lifestyle and station in life. Not everyone gets a solid gold shiatter to sit on, get over it.

So everything would be better if everyone just remembered their place? Aside from the cognitive dissonance, that's also a bit telling about your view of society.


that isn't remotely what he said, is it?
 
2013-01-18 01:43:49 PM

Carth: Coastalgrl: madgonad: James F. Campbell: spentmiles: 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?"

You're going to have to get a lot better at writing coherent narratives before you can sell your fanfiction on Amazon, PN.

Pocket Ninja doesn't need an alt account to practice his art - and if he had one it surely isn't spentmiles. And yes, while spentmiles is trying to be entertaining, underneath it all he is still just a tool. I do like what he is doing now better than the last couple years of trolling, but you can't unring a bell. (or get off my favorites list)

You can sell fanfiction on amazon?

Yea, just change the names like the 50 shades of grey lady did.


That was fan fiction? So what was the original source?
 
2013-01-18 01:44:52 PM
Is it just me, or are there a hell of a lot of people on the right who act like childish assholes?

Mmmm, yeah, about that.....

BuzzFeed's Michael Hastings has come out with some explosive allegations against Chicago Mayor (and former White House chief-of-staff) Rahm Emanuel. The reporter is claiming that the politician physically assaulted him during an interview, grabbing his arm and attempting to intimidate him "with a threat of physical violence."

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/01/18/abusive-buzzfeed-reporter- c laims-rahm-emanuel-physically-assaulted-him-during-heated-interview/?u tm_medium=twitter&utm_source=story&utm_campaign=Share%20Buttons
 
2013-01-18 01:44:52 PM

Amos Quito: For those of you who believe that the boss acted illegally in firing these guys, maybe you could explain (for me) how Obama justified firing the entire Bush White House cabinet when he took office?

Thanks.


/It's different
//When we do it
///Well, it is


Don't work for Government, do you? SOP is to ask for the resignation of everyone in a cabinet position (and in Directors and Commissioners positions in state governments) when a new President (or Governor) is elected. You accept those that you don't want and refuse those you wish to keep. But, and this is the more important point, those people are not being let go because of the political parties they belong to or support. But you knew that.
 
2013-01-18 01:45:25 PM
Reminds me of a story my brother-in-law told us over Christmas. He and and his peers knew that if Obamacare went through that they'd have to do some layoffs. After SCOTUS affirmed, they got together and came up with actual numbers for each group - he had 2 layoffs to do before the end of year. The day after Obama won the election, two of his liberal employees showed up late and hungover from celebrating all night. He sent them home. The next day he fired them with cause. Problem solved, poetic justice served.

And just on a side note, our country has an ideal that people should not be discriminated against for things beyond their control, such as gender, skin color, and many would argue sexual orientation. Joining a political party is a choice. Supporting Obama is a choice. And choices should and do have consequences, despite what some self-entitled "me-first, screw everyone else" idiots out there think.
 
2013-01-18 01:45:31 PM
While you may be able to sue for voter intimidation, how much will you really get? I don't see a whole lot of monetary dmgs for the amount of money you'll need to devote to prosecute.

Bringing up Politics and Religion at work is not the best idea. In that situation, they should have trusted their spidey-sense and looked for another job.
This Terry Lee must be a real winner.
 
2013-01-18 01:46:28 PM

StrangeQ: Red_Fox: StrangeQ: WTF Indeed: Easiest Lawsuit Ever.

Not lawsuits, but easiest unemployment claim ever. Have fun with your increased premiums, redneck.

You have got to be wrong about that. That or life's so much more unfair in the USA than I ever imagined.

He posted online that he chose them because they supported Obama. That's GOT to be a lawsuit...it is discrimination based on political leanings.

He can fire them for whatever reason he wants. But unless it was for something truly justifiable (constantly being late for shifts, harassing management or other workers, creating an unsafe or unsanitary work environment, ect) they can claim unemployment afterwards. Since in this case it is clear he is just an ignorant, asshole redneck, there is no way he will be able to fight their unemployment claims. When his unemployment insurance providers learn that he is just firing people because he is an ignorant, partisan hack and thus causing them to shell out money, they could possibly decide to raise his rates. They wouldn't have to, but he seems like he's made himself into too good a target not to. So yeah, stupid redneck will hopefully be reaping exactly what he has sewn. Of course, then he'll probably blame that on "obongo" too, because of course, nothing is ever a conservative's fault.


They were contract employees.
 
2013-01-18 01:46:54 PM

SnarfVader: OnlyM3: 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.

There are no Chik-Fil-A places where I live, so I guess my personal boycott was successful.


Don't tell him that. OnlyM3 is so angry and bitter he just might have an aneurysm if he hears that his heroes aren't winning the "culture war" everywhere.
 
2013-01-18 01:47:12 PM
Victim: Your honor (sniff sniff) he threatened to fire me if I didn't vote how he wanted me to (sob). I can't afford to lose this job, but I know interfering with elections is illegal and I didn't want to go to jail so I refused. And he FIRED me!!!! (booo hoo hoo)

Yeah... a good lawyer could burn this dope good.
 
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