And no, not even a George W. Bush shirt… but his father.

A union worker in Los Angeles was setting up a stage for use at an Obama/Dem rally & traffic jam-fest this afternoon, and he was wearing a USS George H.W. Bush sweatshirt and hat. His son serves on the ship.

The union told him to go home and turn the sweatshirt inside out and to ditch the hat.

News story video by way of HAP:

Hope, Change and intolerant Union thuggery at its conjoined finest.

I thank his son for his service even though the union dembots can’t or won’t allow his father to do it publicly.

Note: As I mentioned in comments, I’ve seen this story reported as the union member was fired — maybe he was — but the reporter uses that word, and the man says he was sent home to change (but wouldn’t). I’m not sure if he was fired, quit or was technically suspended, but either way it’s a stupid reason to get hassled. (Update: Yup, fired)

In a related story, a union worker caught eating lunch from a can of Bush’s Baked Beans has been suspended for two weeks.

Update:

Just to reiterate, union workers are not allowed political clothing of any kind while at work before or during a presidential event:

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Comments

14 Responses to “Union Stagehand Setting Up For Obama LA Rally Sent Home for Wearing Bush Shirt”

  1. mbs235 on October 22nd, 2010 5:23 pm

    Is a picture and name of an acutal United States aircraft carrier really considered political clothing?

  2. Circuit on October 22nd, 2010 5:34 pm

    Funny, elsewhere it says he was fired, not 'sent home'. Clarification, please?

  3. Marshall_Will on October 22nd, 2010 5:37 pm

    Here's the Gotcha' Moment conservatives from coast-to-coast have been waiting for all these years.

    At a cost to the taxpayers of $6.2 bil. ( and a Daily uptick in the Nat'l Debt of $4.17 bil. ) we could swing 245 carriers just like it every year! Ever get stuck in traffic and see one of those "It will be a fine day when Educators have all the money they need and The Navy has to do a bake sale to buy an Aircraft Carrier!" Well, we've crossed that threshhold. Just going the other way?
    http://www.history.navy.mil/faqs/faq10-1.htm

    If being the only man to survive the raid on Chichi Jima isn't enough to have a ship named after you, then I don't know what is? And what mbs235 said.

  4. Doug on October 22nd, 2010 5:43 pm

    The reporter says he was fired and the man then says he was sent home to turn the shirt inside-out (why he'd have to go home to do that is anybody's guess)… so I wasn't entirely sure which was the case, so for now I'm going with "sent home"…

  5. Hope, Change, and Union Thuggery at it’s Best | Blatherings Blog on October 22nd, 2010 5:56 pm

    [...] the stage for use at an Obama/Boxer GOTV Dem rally to be held at USC today. His union fired him for refusing to remove his hat and turn his sweatshirt inside out and the reason? His hat and sweatshirt both had the name [...]

  6. @Craig_Brockman on October 22nd, 2010 5:57 pm

    It's NOT a political shirt – it's a shirt in support of his son that is in support of our country. Then the union workers who built the ship based on this theory would have worn a construction helmet with a US Flag on it would be held to the same scrutiny?

  7. nannykins on October 22nd, 2010 6:05 pm

    He was just on Hannity and said he was fired.

  8. SignPainterGuy on October 22nd, 2010 7:12 pm

    Dems and union thugs must keep all the little unable to think for themselves-easily distracted and perhaps led astray Obamazoids in line, don`cha know !!!?
    Looks to me , maybe the bosses realize their argument(?) is so vacuous, the O-zoids might need only a whiff of a better tasting non-kool aid drink to pull them away !!? No shark hooks required, just a #12 fly kook might be more than enough ? Could they really be in "Panic-Mode" ??! GOOOOOOD !!!

  9. Marshall_Will on October 22nd, 2010 7:45 pm

    "O-zoids might need only half a whiff"

    Yahtzee! This is exactly what they're bumping up against. Any comedian can only push the envelope so far before it becomes profane, gross or just plain silly?

    Even media manipulation has it's limits. Bump, bump. They burned the candle at both ends just 'to' get elected and they're fresh out of ammo? As *sizemorew amply displayed ( they're 'young' not stoopid! ) This whole debacle has been one-big-micscalutation. Remember, the plan was that by this time, the GOP would be all but extinct.

  10. Marshall_Will on October 22nd, 2010 7:47 pm

    miscalculation? My bad.

  11. SignPainterGuy on October 22nd, 2010 7:51 pm

    Was that like a "Mc Stake" ?

  12. SignPainterGuy on October 22nd, 2010 7:52 pm

    There is an art to butchering the world`s best language !!

  13. SignPainterGuy on October 22nd, 2010 7:56 pm

    I so miss Norm Crosby !! Remembered his name as I clicked submit ! Dang my crappy memory !

    Micscalutation – dooooozy !

  14. Marshall_Will on October 22nd, 2010 8:17 pm

    Yes, certainly not a gift just 'anyone' has. So many of the posters have scored direct hits on this one ( pun intended ) it's indefensible.

    Question for Doug or anyone else that finished college..: Isn't it about time we expanded the definition of Voter Fraud, or… attempt to Defraud Voters or something!?

    The timing of the NAACP "report", Michelle Match and countless other misrepresentations are all voter-manipulation driven. Status quo provides this falls under the Constitution, FCC, Uniform Commercial Code, Magna Carta ( Jimmy Carta ) and cannot be reproduced without the express permission of Major Leauge Baseball.

    WTF? If you SAY something ( intended to influence the outcome of an election ) and it turns out to be untrue, $100,000 Fine. Second Offense…

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