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(Think Progress)   Today's example of Republican re-branding and outreach to minorities: Rick Rubio says it should be legal for employers to fire someone for being gay   (thinkprogress.org) divider line 48
    More: Asinine, rubio, Republican, Employment Non-Discrimination Act, workplace discrimination, coming out, middle ground, minorities, Alan Keyes  
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2013-06-13 06:57:26 PM
11 votes:
imageshack.us
RIP Rick Rubio
2013-06-13 07:34:06 PM
5 votes:
Don't you think he looks thirsty?
2013-06-13 05:54:12 PM
5 votes:

Paris1127: Who's Rick Rubio?


He produced the last Beastie Boys album.
2013-06-13 07:13:50 PM
4 votes:

Corvus: The current version of the bill under consideration in Congress prohibits private employers with more than 15 employees from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.

Like I said it doesn't give a "special right" it protects everyone from being fired based on sexual orientation or gender identity. Not just homosexuals.

He is lying.


Shows what you know, libtard.  No one has ever fired a heterosexual because they were a heterosexual.  This bill is OBVIOUISLOYUTYLY being put forth to help shove the gay agenda down the throats of viral real red blooded able bodied American men.  Right.  Down.  Their.  Throats.  All the way down, over and over until the end.
2013-06-13 06:55:37 PM
4 votes:
Rick Rubio? THE BASKETBALL PLAYER?
I suppose the Secretary of Defense is Serge Ibaka!
2013-06-13 06:45:14 PM
4 votes:

Paris1127: Who's Rick Rubio?


Volton-esque amalgamation of Rick Perry and Marco Rubio.
2013-06-13 06:08:36 PM
4 votes:
What does Marco Santorum think?
2013-06-13 06:04:39 PM
4 votes:
I'm sorry Mr. Rubio, but management doesn't believe that someone who chooses to live a Cuban lifestyle is compatible with the morals and values of our company. If you want to listen to salsa music and eat black beans, we believe you should have the right to do it, but we can't have it associated with Togib, Inc.
2013-06-13 05:55:42 PM
4 votes:

Paris1127: Who's Rick Rubio?


A Spainish born basketball player, but that's not important right now.
2013-06-13 09:20:29 PM
3 votes:
Well hell, I think it should be legal for me to punch Marco Rubio in the face while wearing a spiked gauntlet, but that's why we have sensible adults making laws instead of morons like me or Rubio.
2013-06-13 07:12:29 PM
3 votes:

Weaver95: oh it's pretty clear that if the GOP had their way they would strip worker protections down to nothing.  that's not even in doubt.


No, no, no.  Didn't you hear him?  He explicitly affirmed he wants workers to be "protected".  Not from anything specific or useful, just "protected" in general.  Like, from aliens and zombies probably.
2013-06-13 05:59:12 PM
3 votes:

NuttierThanEver: Weaver95: I thought the GOP had classes and workshops that showed them now to NOT be f*cking stupid in front of cameras, reporters or children?  did they just get dumber or something?

I believe that came to the conclusion that they just couldn't do it consistently enough so they decided to continously say stupider and stupider shiat, their hope being to make all of us stupider for having listened to it eventually we will be as dumb as they want us to be


www.lobshots.com

Everyone in this thread is now dumber for having listened to Rubio
2013-06-13 05:51:01 PM
3 votes:
Well at least someone in the GOP is actually talking about jobs...
2013-06-13 05:46:10 PM
3 votes:
So Rubio supports firing straight people?? He said it, right there! Call every voter in Florida and let them know Rubio is attacking straight folks!
2013-06-14 02:27:08 AM
2 votes:
media.tumblr.com
2013-06-14 12:19:38 AM
2 votes:

Weaver95: I thought the GOP had classes and workshops that showed them now to NOT be f*cking stupid in front of cameras, reporters or children?  did they just get dumber or something?


If it's a legitimate class, the Republican mind has a way of shutting those things down.
2013-06-13 10:42:34 PM
2 votes:

The Lone Gunman: On a side note, even though Alan Keyes is a keyword here (if you search Alan Keyes on FARK you'll find this article) he actually has nothing to do with this article, even though he's one of the few politicians so homophobic that he said that if one of his kids came out, he'd reject them.  Which came in handy when his daughter actually did.  And no, they haven't spoken since.



Well, there's one more upside to coming out.
2013-06-13 07:31:06 PM
2 votes:
Dear GOP,

This is why the current & subsequent generations will bury your memory.

Sincerely,
Progress
2013-06-13 06:51:42 PM
2 votes:

Paris1127: Who's Rick Rubio?


Big music producer.  Founded Def Jam.  Very influential.
2013-06-13 05:36:07 PM
2 votes:
Wait, let me guess: because Jesus?
2013-06-14 07:51:03 AM
1 votes:
Rubio needs to be unemployed and in debit for a year, then have to go to a job interview in front of a GAY BOSS who knows exactly what kind of an asshole he is.
2013-06-14 06:09:13 AM
1 votes:

JesusJuice: Can we just throw all the Republicans into a volcano?  Please?


And get their thetans all over us? Hell no!
2013-06-14 05:52:58 AM
1 votes:

Shaggy_C: Lackofname: Wait.

I thought it was perfectly legal for a private business to fire you for any reason they damn well like.

Nope.  That's only true if you're part of the privileged majority.

For instance:
Firing a Christian guy for failing a drug test? No problem.  Fire an American Indian for doing psychedelic mushrooms as a part of a bizarre 'religious exercise'? That's a Supreme Courtin'.

Refuse to hire a man to become a firefighter because he can't pass a physical test that requires the firefighter to be able to lift dead weight equal to a smoke inhalation victim? No problem.  Refuse to hire a woman for the same reason? That's a Supreme Courtin'.

Fire a guy for heterosexual sexual harrassment? No problem.  Fire guy for homosexual sexual harrassment?  That's a lawsuit.

Et cetera, et cetera.  Contract law is a joke when it comes to employment.  Like housing, the benefit of the doubt is given to the little guy to such an extent that it behooves pretty much everyone to claim discrimination the second they get fired.  If nothing else, it will gum up the works long enough that they will actually keep a paycheck while the courts are battling each other over whether or not "people with big feet" is a protected class or not.


Christ, you're a whiny little biatch.
2013-06-14 12:41:01 AM
1 votes:

Shostie: Paris1127: Who's Rick Rubio?

Voltron-esque amalgamation of Rick Perry and Marco Rubio.


I wonder which one forms the asshole?
2013-06-14 12:25:06 AM
1 votes:

0Icky0: Weaver95: I thought the GOP had classes and workshops that showed them now to NOT be f*cking stupid in front of cameras, reporters or children?  did they just get dumber or something?

If it's a legitimate class, the Republican mind has a way of shutting those things down.


By preemptively not existing.
2013-06-13 10:47:28 PM
1 votes:

Noam Chimpsky: Your perversions aren't protected, Democrat.


Then neither is your mental illness.
2013-06-13 10:30:03 PM
1 votes:

ExpressPork: icam: Yes, because we all know that rights and protections are zero-sum so extending them to cover people who should already have them in the first place means everyone else is at a loss.

It could be exploited so easily.   What about the rights of a business owner?  Maybe hefires someone for being perpetually-late.  A week later they claim they were fired for being gay.  The last thing we need is more lawsuits in this country.


First off, you have a really farked up notion about how discrimination law works in this country.  Lawsuits are expensive and timely, and you're going to have a hell of a time convincing a lawyer to take even a legitimate case even on an hourly basis, let alone contingency.  And all that time, by the way, you're in the papers as a complainer and a legal pain in the neck.  You think anybody's going to hire you (so, you know, you can keep on living) after that?  And the burden is on you to prove discrimination in the first place.


Did anyone catch the kitchen nightmares with the crazy owners that went viral recently?  Remember the young girl that was fired for absolutely no reason whatsoever?  Should we introduce laws to "protect" her?  Oh crap, she was white and (presumably) heterosexual...no way trick dumbfarks and college kids  into voting for us on that one...move on...


I'm guessing in your reality minorities drive around in their souped up Cadillacs with their lawyers on speed dial for every little infraction (when they're not loading those cars up with welfare food) laughing at the poor put upon white guy who got fired just because his boss wanted to be a dick.  I'm also guessing your reality is fueled by bullshiat talk radio stories, mind-altering drugs, and some huge whopper of a resentment that you need to put on somebody else.
2013-06-13 10:29:37 PM
1 votes:

Alphakronik: The vast majority of gay men I know always vote Republican, troll.


That seems like a very wide stance to take.
2013-06-13 10:17:54 PM
1 votes:
I don't object to protecting people from discrimination based on sexual orientation, which I am certain happens all the time, but the problem I see is in how easy it would be to falsely claim that protection. I can't lie and say I'm a woman or a minority. I'm quite obviously not either. But I could certainly say I was gay, and where would the burden of proof fall on that?
2013-06-13 09:51:05 PM
1 votes:

teenage mutant ninja rapist: pueblonative: Shaggy_C: Lackofname: Wait.

I thought it was perfectly legal for a private business to fire you for any reason they damn well like.

Nope.  That's only true if you're part of the privileged majority.

For instance:
Firing a Christian guy for failing a drug test? No problem.  Fire an American Indian for doing psychedelic mushrooms as a part of a bizarre 'religious exercise'? That's a Supreme Courtin'.

Refuse to hire a man to become a firefighter because he can't pass a physical test that requires the firefighter to be able to lift dead weight equal to a smoke inhalation victim? No problem.  Refuse to hire a woman for the same reason? That's a Supreme Courtin'.

Fire a guy for heterosexual sexual harrassment? No problem.  Fire guy for homosexual sexual harrassment?  That's a lawsuit.

Et cetera, et cetera.  Contract law is a joke when it comes to employment.  Like housing, the benefit of the doubt is given to the little guy to such an extent that it behooves pretty much everyone to claim discrimination the second they get fired.  If nothing else, it will gum up the works long enough that they will actually keep a paycheck while the courts are battling each other over whether or not "people with big feet" is a protected class or not.

i have two questions for you:

1.  Is your safety helmet securely strapped on?
2.  Is a responsible adult anywhere in your general vicinity?

What part of what he said is incorrect in anyway?


Every word, including "a," "and," and "the." It was the most ridiculous misstatement of the state of the law imaginable.
2013-06-13 08:56:12 PM
1 votes:

No Such Agency: Like unions, "protecting the worker" is in essence stripping the worker of the right to participate in a free market for their labour. In the absence of the current intrusive regulations scheme, the best workers would naturally be enticed to seek employment at organizations with well-known good work conditions. Less-impressive resumes would have to tolerate less honeyed jobs, but would have an incentive for them to improve skills and qualifications. Companies would likewise have an incentive to treat workers well and not discriminate unduly, or end up with the dregs of the workforce who had nowhere else to go. Supply and demand, it's how a market works. The current system is practically Stalinist in its overbearing insistence that "all animals are equal, some are more equal than others".


Must be nice living in that fantasy world.  Those dead Bangladeshis appreciate your optimism.
2013-06-13 08:47:11 PM
1 votes:
Why would you even consider firing someone for being gay?

I'd think a cheery disposition would be a positive in an employee.
2013-06-13 08:38:32 PM
1 votes:

firefly212: The shiat of it is, he is talking about special rights. As a gay person, if I start a business and hire a douchebag who hates on me constantly for being gay, because of his religion, I can't fire him...


If he challenges the firing, just say you fired him because he's a heterosexual.
2013-06-13 07:50:01 PM
1 votes:

Shaggy_C: Lackofname: Wait.

I thought it was perfectly legal for a private business to fire you for any reason they damn well like.

Nope.  That's only true if you're part of the privileged majority.

For instance:
Firing a Christian guy for failing a drug test? No problem.  Fire an American Indian for doing psychedelic mushrooms as a part of a bizarre 'religious exercise'? That's a Supreme Courtin'.

Refuse to hire a man to become a firefighter because he can't pass a physical test that requires the firefighter to be able to lift dead weight equal to a smoke inhalation victim? No problem.  Refuse to hire a woman for the same reason? That's a Supreme Courtin'.

Fire a guy for heterosexual sexual harrassment? No problem.  Fire guy for homosexual sexual harrassment?  That's a lawsuit.

Et cetera, et cetera.  Contract law is a joke when it comes to employment.  Like housing, the benefit of the doubt is given to the little guy to such an extent that it behooves pretty much everyone to claim discrimination the second they get fired.  If nothing else, it will gum up the works long enough that they will actually keep a paycheck while the courts are battling each other over whether or not "people with big feet" is a protected class or not.


i have two questions for you:

1.  Is your safety helmet securely strapped on?
2.  Is a responsible adult anywhere in your general vicinity?
2013-06-13 07:39:55 PM
1 votes:

Isitoveryet: Hah! can't even answer a simple question, it appears that whoever is prepping Rubio got the message through, don't say anything definitive regarding our party stance in public, keep it vague, use distractions, look a bird!


They forgot to tell him the most important part: Never grant interviews to any reporters who might challenge your positions or call you on your bullshiat.
2013-06-13 07:35:58 PM
1 votes:
Hah! can't even answer a simple question, it appears that whoever is prepping Rubio got the message through, don't say anything definitive regarding our party stance in public, keep it vague, use distractions, look a bird!

for the simple reason that they will have no support if they did otherwise.  And i've always been told it's the (D)'s who have no "ball", hell, even Farkers manage to voice their opinions regardless of backlash or disdain.

I won't vote for someone who isn't willing to say it like it is or how they think it should be.
2013-06-13 07:30:37 PM
1 votes:
i.usatoday.net

Was that wrong? Should I not have said that?
2013-06-13 07:17:34 PM
1 votes:

Lionel Mandrake: I never really "liked" Rubio, but I thought he was OK...and pretty good compared to his GOP colleagues.  But every time this f*ckstick opens his mouth on any subject whatsoever, he proves that he is just another fkn pathetic piece of shiat Republican asshole dickhead.


He's probably just practicing for the 2016 primaries.  He's learning how hard it is to fake being insane and bigoted while not necessarily really being so.  Romney found out how tough it was, but thanks to a million lucky breaks and an assload of cash managed to bluff his way to the nomination anyway.
2013-06-13 07:16:10 PM
1 votes:

Karac: Wouldn't that mean it's also OK to fire someone for being straight?


Yup - if the drag bar you DJ at finds out you're straight - out you go.
2013-06-13 07:14:43 PM
1 votes:
RUBIO: Well that's established law.

So is Obamacare and Roe vs. Wade
2013-06-13 07:13:33 PM
1 votes:

winterbraid: Noam Chimpsky: Your perversions aren't protected, Democrat.

1/10 - you get a point for brevity, but that was amateurish.


You're being generous.  It was fkn pathetic.
2013-06-13 07:10:50 PM
1 votes:

tallguywithglasseson: I thought that was a long held position of the Republican Party, heartily embraced by their True Conservative rank and file.

Also note the language used

RUBIO: I haven't read the legislation. By and large I think all Americans should be protected but I'm not for any special protections based on orientation.
KEYES: What about on race or gender?
RUBIO: Well that's established law.

"That's established law", not "yes, I support that".


I really, really want to know why the guy doing that interview didn't point out that Rubio is one of those guys who writes new laws.  If his only objection is that it isn't in the books already, then why not fix it?
2013-06-13 07:09:04 PM
1 votes:
Wouldn't that mean it's also OK to fire someone for being straight?
2013-06-13 06:53:01 PM
1 votes:
Republicans: We support protections of minorities!!! *

* - only after they have been established for 50 years and then it's sort of tenuous.
2013-06-13 06:51:15 PM
1 votes:

Weaver95: I thought the GOP had classes and workshops that showed them now to NOT be f*cking stupid in front of cameras, reporters or children?  did they just get dumber or something?


No there workshop was them telling themselves that everyone else was being stupid and they are right.
2013-06-13 05:51:51 PM
1 votes:
Who's Rick Rubio?
2013-06-13 05:47:40 PM
1 votes:

Weaver95: I thought the GOP had classes and workshops that showed them now to NOT be f*cking stupid in front of cameras, reporters or children?  did they just get dumber or something?


They're getting increasingly worse it seems. Can't possibly be because of reporting, that'shiat near-peak Internet for a few years now. Just everything they say is awful and yet the ignorant voters continue to see no problems.

/and by voters I mean white people
//and by white people I mean terrible white men and the women they've convinced to not have their own thoughts
2013-06-13 05:47:04 PM
1 votes:

Weaver95: I thought the GOP had classes and workshops that showed them now to NOT be f*cking stupid in front of cameras, reporters or children?  did they just get dumber or something?


I believe that came to the conclusion that they just couldn't do it consistently enough so they decided to continously say stupider and stupider shiat, their hope being to make all of us stupider for having listened to it eventually we will be as dumb as they want us to be
 
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