Up for Debate: Fired over a T-shirt?

Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at 1:32am

A Rocketown employee claims he was fired after wearing a T-shirt supporting same-sex marriage to work. Do you believe the business acted too harshly or should have used greater discretion in the firing? Should the employee expect any concession by the business?

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By: gdiafante on 1/23/13 at 10:53

He's a certified nut, Loner.

http://www.nashvillescene.com/pitw/archives/2012/01/26/stacey-campfield-on-the-origins-of-aids-it-was-one-guy-screwing-a-monkey

By: Loner on 1/23/13 at 10:55

Porto Flip recipe:

1/4 oz brandy
1 1/2 oz ruby port
3/4 oz cream
1/2 tsp powdered sugar
1 egg yolk
1 pinch nutmeg

Shake well over ice cubes in a shaker, and strain into a cocktail glass. Sprinkle with nutmeg, and serve.

Read more: Porto Flip recipe http://www.drinksmixer.com/drink7019.html#ixzz2Ionw9QGO

Slack...don't you mean a Porta-Potty...I mean the guy is a drunken janitor...right?

http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTS_hG_ph4b00BncQ4qNFh5tNOwZXnnb6g1yFmKt_z1tY0c4Dnq_w

By: Loner on 1/23/13 at 10:58

Porta-Potty Flip:

http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQ53d9T2yjIThevGlr5AUTSDV63HWTV_z530_a3jS_I0xtO9vDJRw

By: slacker on 1/23/13 at 11:01

Loner, true.. but he lost an executive position in a downsizing sweep.

By: Loner on 1/23/13 at 11:11

Thanks for Campfield link, Gd....yeah...Coonskin Cap, festooned with tea bags....according to Stacy, a bestiality-loving, gay, airline pilot screwed a monkey and thus aids got into the human population....perfectly believable.

And this guy is the top legislature in Tennessee? Anybody stupid enough to believe that and express that view in an interview should be nowhere near a legislative chamber...."certified nut" is too kind, Gd...."Gullible Gadfly" is more apt?

By: yogiman on 1/23/13 at 11:52

We all have different views on all subjects, gdiafante. Now may I office my view on the armed teachers issue?

You ridicule a teacher being armed. I say, in today's situations, it would be an advantage for a teacher to be armed.

What if someone got into the school and began killing the children. The teacher will first try to secure the children but if that murderer comes into the teacher's room, what should the teacher do; stand there and let them kill the children? What would be wrong if the teacher could be prepared and kill the killer?

By the way, have you heard about your president asking his military superiors if they would kill American citizens?

By: yogiman on 1/23/13 at 11:59

The security guard can't be all over the building, BenDover. And what if the guard is the first one killed?

Of course, not all teachers are inclined to want a gun, but all teachers that want a gun should be allowed to have one.

By: gdiafante on 1/23/13 at 12:49

I'm not ridiculing a teacher, I'm ridiculing the idiots that think putting a gun everywhere solves the problem.

Wipe your ass with the Obama crap.

By: Captain Nemo on 1/23/13 at 1:15

What the school is attack by illegal aliens or legal aliens and the security guard is killed first. The teacher are now defenceless and the school kids ain't got not training in shooting a gun.

Average Idiot.

By: BenDover on 1/23/13 at 1:35

In fact, the correct response to the Sandy Hook is to do nothing. It's an outlier event... any response, particularly a top down federal government mandated response it going to be inappropriate and a distraction of resources from more effective application.

Never waste a crisis though... time to make a little hay from the blood of those kids and advance a large-scale gun grab... and maybe expand the army of TSA public union members into our education establishments too.

By: dargent7 on 1/23/13 at 1:36

There's not more to this silly story.
Adults, kids, are getting suspended from school and FIRED for wearing "provacitive" clothing. T-shirts that make 'statements".
Where's this moron been?
I know it's America and we have the 1st Amendment, but you cannot even wear a T-shirt showing the USA flag.
People, anybody, who flaunts their 'freedom to express" is viewed as a rabble-rouser, looking for trouble.
This guy found it. He'll sue, maybe win.
Maybe just get UN-employment benefits.
His job is gone.

By: yogiman on 1/23/13 at 1:40

Wake up, young man. Your man Barry is still a usurper in that office. You'll learn in the not distant future why that man won't identify himself.

By: gdiafante on 1/23/13 at 2:00

You'll learn in the not distant future why that man won't identify himself.

-Yogi, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013...

Shut your hole.

By: gdiafante on 1/23/13 at 2:02

Sandy Hook was the last straw, Ben. This issue has been boiling below the surface for years, it took 20 children being massacred for the majority of people in the U.S. to realize something's wrong. Just because you choose to keep your head up your ass doesn't mean everyone else does.

By: yogiman on 1/23/13 at 2:21

Only law abiding citizens will live by the law, gdiafante. Name one criminal that will give up their guns.

By: Captain Nemo on 1/23/13 at 2:49

Never waste a crises. Bush took that advice and went to war with Iraq. Now we got a wild and crazy Iran on our hands.

By: BenDover on 1/23/13 at 3:07

A bipartisan majority including all the house and senate democratic leadership took us to war with Iraq. Bush's contribution is he didn't cave to the pressure of his adversaries who wanted to sacrifice Iraq to certain civil war and chaos for political gain.

By: Loner on 1/23/13 at 3:15

As Ben might say: Never waste a crisis though... time to make a little hay from the blood of those kids and advance a large-scale gun rights/gun sales agenda... and maybe expand the army of NRA members into our education establishments too.

By: Captain Nemo on 1/23/13 at 3:17

It was not bipartisan that direct the conclusion to the war of choice, Ben. After the smoke had cleared that so called bipartisan leadership became furious at being mislead as they were.

Never waste a good crisis and the Bush administration took every advantage of 9/11.

By: Loner on 1/23/13 at 3:20

Ben wrote, "A bipartisan majority including all the house and senate democratic leadership took us to war with Iraq."

Sad, but true. I concede the point.

The Defense lobby twisted every arm in Congress...so did the Israel lobby and the Energy lobby...the DIE consortium....the War Lobby...that's who actually took us to war with Iraq...will you deny that, or will you concede my point, Ben?

By: Captain Nemo on 1/23/13 at 3:21

Loner, Ben likes to use that quote alot and I love to through it back at him.

By: Captain Nemo on 1/23/13 at 3:26

If the facts have been slanted to only one conclusion , then there was no true evidence that would come to any other end.

The War in Iraq was staged.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 1/23/13 at 3:39

Nashville is listed as #19 of the top 25 most dangerous cities in the U.S.

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/the-25-most-dangerous-cities-in-america.html?page=all

By: Blanketnazi2 on 1/23/13 at 3:46

The deadliest gun states - they're all red states. Huh. CA, NY and IL didn't make the list.

http://www.thedailybeast.com/galleries/2011/01/10/deadliest-gun-states.html#viewAll

By: Blanketnazi2 on 1/23/13 at 3:49

States ranked by the most strict gun laws.

http://politicit.blogspot.com/2012/12/ranking-states-with-strictest-gun-laws.html

You do the math.

By: budlight on 1/23/13 at 4:04

y: Blanketnazi2 on 1/23/13 at 3:39
Nashville is listed as #19 of the top 25 most dangerous cities in the U.S.

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/the-25-most-dangerous-cities-in-america.html?page=all

It's probably cause of all the liberal gun free zones. LOL

By: slacker on 1/23/13 at 4:06

nazi, unless I misunderstood the politicit blog.. it said the strict gun laws didn't appear to make a difference. Is that your point? After completing the rankings, we compared this ranking of states by gun regulations with the murder rates per 100,000 person population and created the following graph to see if we could find any correlation present. It appears that gun laws have little to no effect on the reduction of murders by firearms, holding other variables constant.

Multiple variables were considered when compiling this ranking including the presence of laws requiring gun owners to register their guns, have a carry permit. The presence (or absence) of open carry laws, and Castle Doctrine were also considered among other variables.

References

Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence
Gun laws in the United States by state - Wikipedia
Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence
GunPolicy.org
NRA.org

---

Sterling Morris, Co-Founder of PoliticIt, wrote this ranking
Sterling Morris
PoliticIt provides It Scores on political races. An It Score measures a politician's digital influence. It Scores have correctly predicted more than 700 election outcomes in 2012 with 87% accuracy indicating that digital influence seems to correlate with election results. PoliticIt will release Politicit Candidate -- software that will enable politicians to access their daily It Score and monitor their digital influence. Contact Sterling at Sterling@PoliticIt.com to become a beta tester of PoliticIt Candidate.

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By: budlight on 1/23/13 at 4:08

By: Loner on 1/23/13 at 9:16
The big stories that we can take away from the inauguration ceremonies:

1. Sasha yawned during BHO's speech.
2. Beyonce may have lip-synced the national anthem.
3. Michelle Obama wore bangs.
4. Mister Wu designed the First Lady's gown.
5. Barbara Walters slipped and fell on her way to the inaugural show.

Did I miss any of the big items?

Yes, Obama was chomping on gum (probably nicorette); Joe Biden is going to run for pres in 4 years and started his campaign already; and Hillary got postal at the Bengazzi and quipped: What difference does it make now how it happened (paraphrased).

And the Tshirt guy works in a right to work state, so they can fire him at will for anything and if he appeals it, he will win and get his unemployment.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 1/23/13 at 4:10

slacker, I ready the Brady Report but it doesn't jive with the stats. Look at where the most dangerous cities per capita are located then check the list of the states with the most strict gun laws. That's where I was coming from.

bud, as usual your comment has no substance and does not make sense. btw, have you figured out which year Chicago had the most homicides yet?

By: slacker on 1/23/13 at 4:11

didn't intend to include all of that.. need a drink.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 1/23/13 at 4:11

If having more guns make places safer, shouldn't the U.S. be pretty darn safe? Doesn't seem to be the case though, does it?

By: Blanketnazi2 on 1/23/13 at 4:11

slacker, I'll even get the first round. ;)

By: Captain Nemo on 1/23/13 at 4:27

You should know bud. How many times have you been fired?

By: Blanketnazi2 on 1/23/13 at 4:29

Nemo, she lost track.

By: Captain Nemo on 1/23/13 at 4:31

It is because there too many yahoos in Tennessee that think they are John Wayne, Blanket.

By: Captain Nemo on 1/23/13 at 4:34

She has lost more than that,Blanket. lol

By: Ask01 on 1/23/13 at 7:47

Someone mentioned an impending gun grab. This, of course, is total cow dung, a blatant, sophmoric attempt to spread disinformation, and stir up the easily agitated weapons enthusiasts.

Worse, it has nothing to do with the article at hand.

Besides, if there is a gun grab as some advocate, it will be sparked by the hysterical, often threatening, sometimes vulgarity laced rantings of the pro gun crowd.

At some point, Congress is going to experience an epiphany, realize some gun advocates are arming themselves in case of a perceived threat by the government, and sponsor a severe crackdown, possibly on all weapons. They will bring this on themselves.

By: budlight on 1/24/13 at 5:51

Blanketnazi2 on 1/23/13 at 4:11
If having more guns make places safer, shouldn't the U.S. be pretty darn safe? Doesn't seem to be the case though, does it?

Well, actually considering the state of the rest of the world for safety, and accounting for the fact that we have a huge population in the US, I'd say the crime ration per capita in the world is not all that bad.

Also, Capt. you seem to know so much about me. YOU should tell ME how many times I've been fired? Or better yet, how many jobs I've had since I was 16 (that would be 60 years). LOL

Yogi good news. Had a bone density which showed an improvement in my bone mass. Grateful to God for that one.

By the way, another of my friends went to the doctor. NEW POLICY; Do not accept medicare - CASH only. Yep, get ready folks. It's coming. How many of you all can pay cash up front all the time for a medical appointment? Most can't. Thank you Obamadon'tcare. The doctors are switching to cash only so they don't get run out of business by Obama(don't)Care. He's not on this healthcare plan. Neither are his wifie and kiddies! They are on a Cadillac Plan. No, they are on a Mercedes plan. No, it's actually a Rolls Royce Plan. AND WE PAY FOR IT.

By: Ask01 on 1/27/13 at 1:23

Just one more thought before this drops off the board.

As I understand,Rocketown is nominally a "Christian" organization at least publicly. My understanding is the term "Christian" denotes an individual or group subscribing to and following the teachings Jesus Christ preached while conducting his ministry on Earth.

My understanding, once again, is Christ's teachings heralded a new era in the relationship between God and man. The vengeful God of Abraham, Isaac, and others was now a more forgiving firgure, less quick to condemn deity. Jesus himself led by example by stopping a crowd from stoning a woman. He would regularly associate with those often shunned by well to do Jewish society. He even dined with tax collectors, a low form of life even in Biblical times.

The point of this rambling dissertation is, I believe were Christ to come back today, he would be very ashamed of many claiming his name to describe their actions regarding toward their fellow mann.

So, if the owners and management are indeed the devout followers of Christ they claim, would the answer to the question WWJD not be one of tolerance and forebearance?

I believe Jesus would have approved of the young man's shirt and used the occasion as an opportunity to teach about accepting others unconditionally.

Or maybe I have misunderstood the gospels and teachings of the New Testament. Maybe the problem is I haven't been reading the Approved Republican Version.