Anybody who didn’t see this coming ages ago when the whole PC craze and “hostile work environment” (meaning potentially anything at all from incoming mortar fire to ‘oppressive odors’) needs to go right back to the very back of the class, put on their dunce caps and write 60,000 times “they TOLD me so, but I’m too fucking ignorant to ever listen. Please kill me before I ever open my mouth or vote again.” (h/t LC readerjp, GLOR).
Santa Clara County, Calif., officials have banned a 20-year employee from making “less than positive” remarks about Obamacare, because they can cause stress for listening co-workers.
The county made the stunning move when Norina Mooney was chatting with a co-worker about the Affordable Care Act, according to the Pacific Justice Institute, which is representing the woman.
“Stunning?” How, exactly? Why wouldn’t they do this when generations of idiot Americans have been handing them the tools to do so, babbling “it could never happen here” over and over again if anybody as much as tried to point out what they were letting in through the back door.
Pacific Justice said Mooney was further informed that her comment had caused another co-worker — not the person to whom it was directed — to feel “stressed out.”
Her speech, therefore, was too political for the workplace, the county officials insisted.
“It was then communicated to Ms. Mooney that she should step outside if she wanted to say anything controversial or political, such as references to Obamacare that were less than positive,” the attorneys wrote.
And we’re willing to bet our last box of 9mm ammo that they would never ever have a problem with verbally fellating Der FUBAR Obama non-stop the entire working day. Wait, sucker bet. They already said that, didn’t they? Oh yes they did. Only thing banned was “comments that were less than positive.” So if she wanted to wax poetic the whole accursed day about the wonders of YouCanKeepYourCancer ObamaCare, county would have been A-OK with that. Because of course they would.
So we’re supposed to bend over and excuse this too because some poor shrinking violet got uncomfortable hearing blasphemy spoken about His Most Holy Highness, Glorious Ear Leader Obama’s ‘signature achievement’, which created a “hostile work environment”, huh? Is it possible that Ms. Mooney might have gotten uncomfortable in the past (or at the very least nauseated) listening to her sub-room temperature drone co”workers” masturbate to Obama’s every word? Why is this not the same? Shut up, racists.
Personally, His Imperial Majesty goes by the old rule in the workplace (and just about everywhere else) that you never ever want to discuss two things in public: Politics and religion. Unless you already know that you agree with everybody there. But if political speech is to be outlawed in the workplace, and it shouldn’t be in a free nation (which we’re not anymore, in case anybody is still wondering), then ALL political speech has to be outlawed. If an employer feels that productivity is being harmed by political discussions, then OK. His store, his rules. But his argument is pretty much worthless if he then goes on to only forbid the expression of SOME political opinions.
Did we just mention concerns about productivity in connection with a public office? Sorry. Won’t happen again. Obviously that can’t have been the reason here, since “civil servants” are neither civil nor serving anybody. If they were, they’d have real jobs.
I know there is a lot of depressing crap in the news. How about something uplifting from my beloved Air Force: Flash Mob AF Style
I like fire. Seems like a workable solution to a great many woes.
New Affordable Care US health plans will exclude top hospitals By Stephanie Kirchgaessner in Washington Americans who are buying insurance plans over online exchanges, under what is known as Obamacare, will have limited access to some of the nation’s leading hospitals, including two world-renowned cancer centres. Amid a drive by insurers to limit costs, the majority of insurance plans being… Read more »
Peasants don’t need the Mayo clinic! Only the “new” American royalty deserves such care! We really do need to learn our place fellow serfs….
I wish some of the bosses and workplaces had cared about ME being uncomfortable.
Or any doctors at all really since 70% of California doctors refuse to participate in ObamaCare policies offered by “Covered California.” Maybe Castro can send some of the illiterate drunks they call “doctors” in Cuba to California to pad the numbers for the SCoaMF.
Okay, the employer is a TOOLHEAD. But this is what the patriots should do: WE should start belly-aching, bitching, and moaning about how THEY are causing US emotional distress with their nonstop Liberal Asshat Propaganda. And file formal grievances. Stuff their tactics back into their OWN mouths. With a vengeance. Re Obamacare: I can’t wait for the employer mandate to… Read more »
Time to let slip the lawyers of war!
First sue the HR drone and then the scumsucking dirtbag who complained.
Isn’t firing someone for “less than positive remarks” effectively a “less than positive remark” in of itself? Therefore the person doing this should fire their rather negative arse, just to be consistent.
I know, I know, standards are good, therefore double standards…
NYC has highest number of homeless children since Great Depression… NYT
WAY TO GO OBAMMY !!!!!!
“Gay victims” urge castration and murder of Christians, bombing of our churches: “Violent mob of topless pro-abort feminists attacks praying men defending cathedral.” The raw footage is disturbing to the extreme (warning: viewer discretion advised for nudity, lesbian lewdness and violence. A censored version is available here.) Both the video and the story have since gone viral. WND summarizes the… Read more »
Every office has some jackass who makes life miserable for everyone else. The obvious solution is to fire these shitheads. Unions, the civil service, affirmative action, and left fascists preclude a sensible resolution. Speech IS regularly proscribed in the workplace. Sometimes this is not a bad thing, others it is a train wreck of civil liberties. Try saying something like,… Read more »
´A public safety disaster´: Obamacare could force THOUSANDS of volunteer fire departments to close Daily Mail [UK], by David Martosko Volunteer fire departments all across the U.S. could find themselves out of money and unable to operate unless Congress or the Obama Administration exempts them from the Affordable Care Act. ´I thought the kinks were worked out of Obamacare at… Read more »
Boryon @ #: Isn’t firing someone for “less than positive remarks” effectively a “less than positive remark” in of itself? Therefore the person doing this should fire their rather negative arse, just to be consistent. Comrade, comrade, you fail to understand. Firing an insect for daring to criticize General Secretary Obama is a praiseworthy act by a loyal subject citizen.… Read more »
Trending on individual rights and the Constitution on a daily basis makes me stressed. Picking and choosing who gets to say what, when, makes me stressed. And picking and choosing who gets to break the law with impunity and who gets the full wraith of the IRS, NSA, EPA, and other alphabet bureaucratic bullshit distributors. WE all ALL entitled to… Read more »
Little off topic here, but does anyone know what happened to Cold Fury’s blog ? All I get when I go over there is a notice that his account has been suspended.
I bet the complainer was an affirmative action knee grow who can’t do the job but can find the time to be the leader of the thought police.i would watch this person and wait for her to say anything political then file a grievance against her.do you think management will say shit to the knee grow?