Ah. NuSpeak. The Glory of NuSpeak

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.

Thatisall.

17 comments

  1. 1
    Library Czar growls and barks:

    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

  2. 2
    HempRopeAndStreetlight growls and barks:

    http://westernrifleshooters.wordpress.com/2013/12/08/hot-stuff/

    I like fire. Seems like a workable solution to a great many woes.

    :em01:

  3. 3
    LC Gladiator growls and barks:

    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 sold on the new healthcare exchanges in New York, Texas, and California, for example, will not offer patients’ access to Memorial Sloan Kettering in Manhattan or MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, two top cancer centres, or Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles, one of the top research and teaching hospitals in the country.

    Experts say the move by insurers to limit consumers’ choices and steer them away from hospitals that are considered too expensive, or even “inefficient”, reflects the new competitive landscape in the insurance industry since the passage of the Affordable Care Act, Barack Obama’s 2010 healthcare law.

    It could become another source of political controversy for the Obama administration next year, when the plans take effect. Frustrated consumers could then begin to realise what is not always evident when buying a product as complicated as healthcare insurance: that their new plans do not cover many facilities or doctors “in network”. In other words, the facilities and doctors are not among the list of approved providers in a certain plan.

    Under some US health insurance plans, consumers can elect to visit medical facilities that are “out of network”, but they would probably incur high out of pocket costs and may need referrals to prove that such care is medically necessary.

    The development is worrying some hospital administrators who see the change as an unintended consequence of the ACA.

    “We’re very concerned. [Insurers] know patients that are sick come to places like ours. What this is trying to do is redirect those patients elsewhere, but there is a reason why they come here. These patients need what it is that we are capable of providing,” says Thomas Priselac, president and chief executive officer of Cedars-Sinai Health System in California.

    One of the biggest goals of “Obamacare” was to make subsidised healthcare plans that are being sold on the new exchanges as affordable as possible, while also mandating that certain benefits, like maternity care, were covered and that people with pre-existing medical conditions could not be denied access.

    Amid these new regulatory restrictions, says Tim Jost, a health policy expert, insurance companies have had to come up with new ways to cut the cost of their products. In this new era, limiting the availability of certain facilities that are seen as too expensive – in part because they may attract the sickest patients or offer the most cutting edge medical care – is seen as the best way to control costs.

    “It’s like buying a Mercedes-Benz or a Chevy. You have to decide whether you want to pay for the highest product out there, which is probably pretty good quality, or the less expensive product,” Mr Jost says. “Everyone is in favour of competition until they see what it looks like. Then they think, maybe it’s better for someone else just to pay for the whole thing.”
    “Decisions about which private health insurance plans cover which doctors is a decision currently made by insurers and providers and will continue that way”

    When the Obama administration was asked whether the new healthcare exchanges were offering adequate network options to new consumers, a spokeswoman for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) emphasised that the new exchanges would “vastly increase” the access to medical providers to millions of uninsured Americans.

    “Decisions about which private health insurance plans cover which doctors is a decision currently made by insurers and providers and will continue that way,” said an HHS spokeswoman.

    The top lobby group for US health insurance plans, America’s Health Insurance Plans, said the new healthcare law brought “new costs” to the industry and that selecting hospitals and physicians that meet “quality standards” was one way of making health plans more affordable for consumers.

    But Mr Priselac at Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles says the creation of ever more narrow provider networks by insurers is being driven by price alone, and not by quality. He says the hospitals that are being excluded are leaders in innovation, which saves billions of dollars for the healthcare system in the long run.

    “There is confusion between price and efficiency,” he says. “The major teaching and research hospitals are more expensive not because they are inefficient but because of what they do.”

  4. 4
    HempRopeAndStreetlight growls and barks:

    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….

    :em06:

  5. 5
    readerjp growls and barks:

    I wish some of the bosses and workplaces had cared about ME being uncomfortable.

  6. 6
    Eric Praline growls and barks:

    HempRopeAndStreetlight says:

    Peasants don’t need the Mayo clinic!

    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.

  7. 7
    Tallulah growls and barks:

    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 kick in. I want more allies!!!!!!!

    Finally: if y’all haven’t seen this, this will make your day. Ukrainians hold huge protest, topple and BEHEAD 1946 granite statue of mass-murderer Lenin:

    http://www.forbes.com/sites/kenrapoza/2013/12/08/in-ukraine-anti-russia-protesters-smash-lenin-statue/

  8. 8
    angrywebmaster growls and barks:

    Time to let slip the lawyers of war!
    First sue the HR drone and then the scumsucking dirtbag who complained.
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  9. 9
    Boryon growls and barks:

    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…

  10. 10
    LC Gladiator growls and barks:

    NYC has highest number of homeless children since Great Depression… NYT

    WAY TO GO OBAMMY !!!!!!

  11. 11
    Tallulah growls and barks:

    “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 attacks as follows: “Chanting, ‘Get your rosaries out of our ovaries,’ a mob of pro-abortion feminists – many of whom were topless with Nazi swastikas on their chests and foreheads – attacked and sexually molested a group of Roman Catholic men who were praying as they stood outside a cathedral in Argentina to protect it from threats of vandalism.”

    WND managing editor David Kupelian called the siege a “display of demonic fury.” Indeed, it’s hard to watch the footage without discerning the palpably dark spirit that possesses many of the estimated 17,000 lesbian, pro-abortion and feminist assailants (but I repeat myself).

    Thousands of painted, topless pagans prancing a ring around the pope burned in effigy – for the chief purpose of celebrating a “right” to sacrifice, alive, their own children to goddess abortion – is eerily redolent of ancient Baal worshipers dancing about the inferno and live-roasting, in burnt offering to Moloch, their own children.

    Video and article here, not autoplay: http://godfatherpolitics.com/13538/gay-victims-urge-castration-murder-christians/

    Wait a minute: aren’t these the same people who were outraged at Southern black churches being bombed? Wait … what? OH, nevermind.

  12. 12
    Mark growls and barks:

    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, “Obama is a cocksucker,” at work. Let me count the indictments. True? Yup. Over the top at work? Yup. Criminal? Surely you jest.

  13. 13
    LC Gladiator growls and barks:

    ´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 the first of the month, Central Florida volunteer firefighter Carl Fabrizi told Sunshine State News. ´Man, oh, man, this could potentially destroy some real good companies in Florida.´ The U.S. Department of Labor takes the term ´volunteer´ literally, but the IRS says volunteer firefighters are technically employees if they´re on the job more than 30 hours per week

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2520979/Obamacare-mandates-set-shutter-THOUSANDS-volunteer-departments.html

  14. 14
    Fa Cube Itches growls and barks:

    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. The counter-revolutionary insect who attempted to besmirch our God-King should consider itself lucky. Death, for itself and for its larvae, are a far more fitting fate. Now, let us recommit ourselves to moving boldly forward into the Glorious Utopia!

  15. 15
    Virago growls and barks:

    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 EQUAL JUSTICE UNDER the LAW.

    Here’s another example:

    What would happen if you shot an eagle, either by mistake or to bring home to feed your family.

    Can’t you just here the environmental groups screaming for your head on a platter.

    Well let’s see, our national symbol be damned, endangered species be damned, our laws on the books be damned…
    If your promoting something the current leaders like, well go ahead then.

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Under pressure from the wind-power industry, the Obama administration said Friday it will allow companies to kill or injure eagles without the fear of prosecution for up to three decades.

    http://www.sfgate.com/business/energy/article/us-to-allow-eagle-deaths-to-aid-wind-power-5041341.php

  16. 16
    0007 growls and barks:

    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.

  17. 17
    bruce growls and barks:

    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?