See update at bottom of post.
Like many of us, Duane Hammet works and goes about his business caring for his family. Duane is also a member of the IATSE (The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees) Local 33 in Burbank/Hollywood, California.
Duane also has the distinction now of being fired from his job setting up a stage in preparation for Barack Obama’s visit because he showed up for work wearing a sweatshirt with the name “BUSH” prominently displayed on it, after refusing to turn it inside out.
Curious in this firing is that name on the sweatshirt is not that of the much maligned and hated George W. Bush, but of the United States Navy Aircraft Carrier George H.W. Bush, father of the 43 president and the ship that Duane’s son has been serving on.
Does this mean Union Workers and Democrats are barred from flying in to or out of Houston, Texas if they use George Bush Intercontinental Airport, the main airport for that city?
Can you imagine the riots if someone were fired for wearing an Obama shirt?
Democrats and Unions are responsible for spreading this hatred to the point that a man is fired for showing the name of a US Navy ship. Just like Bolsheviks long before them, anything not fitting their little realm must be destroyed and hated.
We cannot be the “land of the free” with Unions wielding this much power that they manipulate elections and hold someone wages over their head for expressing their free will.
After all, isn’t that why we were said to need unions in the first place, to protect workers? And now, as it long has been, it is unions harassing and firing workers for displaying the name of a US Navy ship named after a former president?
This outright hatred of conservatives, Republicans and Bush is out of hand.
H/T Big Hollywood and Clark County Politics
UPDATE: With egg all over their faces, Union officials have contacted Hammond, apologized and are "bending over backwards" to make it up to him.