Saturday, October 23, 2010

Now Unions Can Dictate Arbitrary Dress Codes

I don’t remember how this video popped up. If a reader sent it, please step forward and claim credit.

This is further evidence about the ignorant, doctrinaire thinking that leads to decisions like the one seen here (thanks to Vlad Tepes for YouTubing it):

You could ask “what were they thinking” but zealots don’t think. They simply react (pardon the expression) in predictable black-and-white decisions that manifest their narrow, fundamentalist world view.

The man reports feeling “humiliated” because he was being sent home like a miscreant child for wearing a shirt displaying the ship on which his son is serving. Evidently, the name “Bush”, even if it doesn’t refer to our 43rd president, is verboten. Or so say these mindless union supervisors. They evidently have enough power now to dictate an arbitrary dress code to their adult workers.

It is easy to understand why this father wears these emblems. The hat and the sweatshirt are material connections to a son he worries about (as does any parent whose child is serving in the military). That may be the reason we see him begin to tear up as he talks about his sense of helplessness. A grown man should never be treated like this.

Perhaps he’ll file a grievance and will be permitted to choose his own clothing. Or maybe the ACLU will drop in for some lawfare? Let’s not hold our breath.

Our country is being ruled by these nanny unions. I am grateful to live in a state which is relatively free of their influence and their demonization tactics.

Unions are a cancer on the body politic. The sooner their overweening influence is reduced the healthier it will become.


Mad Dog Gazza said...

Baron, I can't help but notice that the video in this article works from the home page (with both IE and Firefox). Firebug shows the EMBED section to be intact.

Whereas the next video down (A Molly Norris Moment for Juan Williams) only works with Chrome. Firebug shows that the EMBED section is missing.

The only difference is your jump-link is missing. I hope that proves to be a useful clue.

Also, your background image (the navigator PNG) doesn't work with Firefox. Instead, the background colour is a shade darker.

Homophobic Horse said...

" That may be the reason we see him begin to tear up as he talks about his sense of helplessness. A grown man should never be treated like this. "

Let's look at this the PC bitch way: If he isn't manly enough to do whatever the hell he wants then he deserves to suffer HURRRRRRR

Baron Bodissey said...

Gary --

That's EXACTLY what I said in previous posts. Evidently you were not paying close attention when I described all this before.

I will reiterate:

When there IS a <!-- more --> tag, the video will not work until the reader clicks "Read more".

When there is NO <!-- more --> tag, the video will work.

This is a Blogger bug. It may be solely applicable to IE users; I don't know, because I only use IE.

Dymphna said...


In our uncertain economy, having a job is not to be taken lightly.

We do what we must to keep a paycheck coming in.

One of our friends is employed in a place where she sees flagrant violations of the rules in that field of work. IOW, the organization lies. Being a person of integrity, she is stressed by the situation and is looking for other work.

When she leaves,she plans to enumerate in writing all the violations she's noticed. But with her bills, she dare not do "the manly thing" beforehand since the CEO is unstable (to put it kindly).

That's a hard spot for anyone.

Homophobic Horse said...


But yeah, treating him like a naughty school boy because he is wearing a shirt that says "bush" is tantamount to strangling him as a person.

Which is kind of the point really?