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More putridness from PC run amok. I wish he could sue the h*** out of them and win big, but in reality I know the country has gone to far around the bend.

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While he was early voting on Friday, a Douglasville, Georgia man says he was asked to remove a hat he wears everywhere, one that reads “NRA Instructor,” because poll workers said it was too closely associated with the Republican party.

Bundy Cobb, who is certified by the National Rifle Association in firearms training, wears the hat in part to promote his business, True Aim Defense. But poll workers apparently saw it as something different.

“I went by the first two ladies, and they didn’t say anything. And then the next lady, she said ‘sir, you’re going to have to take off your hat,’” Cobb recalled in an interview with The Daily Caller.

“What are you talking about?” Cobb said he replied.

Cobb, who is a veteran, says he looked down the voting line and saw another man with a hat on. “What’s the difference between his hat and mine?” Cobb asked.

That’s when workers told him that his NRA hat was perceived as being associated with the GOP and that he couldn’t wear it near the voting booth.

“It kind of caught me off guard,” Cobb told TheDC, adding that he has worn the exact same hat three times to the same polling place.

“It’s ridiculous,” Cobb said. “My hat advertises my business.”

Cobb took off the hat but contacted the local Fox News affiliate in Atlanta. He also contacted the state board of elections, which, he told TheDC, is investigating the case.

Laurie Fulton, the Douglas County board of elections supervisor, explained that the decision was made out of an abundance of caution.

“The courts have found that anything that suggests associated with the NRA in many people’s perceptions is associated with the Republican party,” Fulton told Fox Atlanta. “So in an overabundance of caution Mr. Cobb was asked to remove the hat so that no one could interpret that we were playing any favoritism over one party versus the other.”

But reached for further comment, Fulton couldn’t cite the court case she alluded to and told TheDC that there was no clear precedent at the state level prohibiting NRA apparel.

Instead, Fulton said that the policy came about after she consulted a colleague following an incident that took place in Douglas County earlier this week.

“It started earlier in the week when a voter complained to me about a hat a man was wearing [an NRA hat],” Fulton told TheDC.

Like Cobb, that man removed his hat after being asked.

“I consulted with one of my contemporaries in another county,” Fulton said. They determined that the NRA hat “fell under the same sort of grey area” as a ruling that barred voters from wearing a “Don’t Tread on Me” t-shirt, Fulton said, citing apparel that is popular among tea party and other similar groups.

Fulton was unable to recall if that ruling came from the Georgia Supreme Court or the state election board. 

Fulton also discussed how she handles politicized speech and apparel in her office. Once, Fulton said, she wore a “Rosie the Riveter” t-shirt to work, and a co-worker complained that it was too political. Since then, she says she cautions employees against engaging in behavior that could be seen as overly politicized. She applies the same thinking to the voting public.

Cobb called the decision ridiculous and said that NRA membership has nothing to do with political leanings.

“I know personally some Democrats who are members of the NRA,” he said.

Earlier this year a Texas man was forced to cover a pro-Second Amendment t-shirt while voting. In that incident, a gun initiative was on the ballot. No similar initiatives were on the ballot when Cobb went to the polls on Friday.

 

http://news.yahoo.com/man-told...oting-193414226.html

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reporting him is the thing to do. It's that hoping he's fired and total ruination thing I have a problem with. People do horrible things at work and aren't fired, and this just isn't a suing or firing offense. But again, now days all most people are looking for is a way to sue and get a settlement to go away.

 

Yeah, lefties want nothing less than complete ruination of a person no matter how minor the offense, ....       ~bestworking~

Crash, you have got to be the dumbest person on this forum.  Your comparison is apples to oranges.  You don't have a constitutional right to your job.  If this guy was a minority and was denied entry because of the color of his skin, would you feel the same way? 

 

Democritters pay no mind to the constitution, they just make it up as they go, cheat, steal, whatever it takes to push their agendas.

Originally Posted by Mr. Hooberbloob:
Originally Posted by Crash.Override:

thanks, hoob... once again, you prove your 'low information' status.. i didn't write a single thing... i merely quoted one of your fellow rt. wingnuts.


Now the critter doesn't even know what he's posting.  Early onset dementia?

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Since, birth?

Originally Posted by Bestworking:
Originally Posted by direstraits:

Member of NRA for 62 years, at present, a Gold Eagle, but I believe a gentleman should remove his hat indoors.

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That has to do with manners. What they're doing has nothing to do with manners and can, and should be, considered voter intimidation and is wrong, wrong, wrong.

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Of course it has to do with manners. Dire was not attempting to make his post about anything but manners.  I too decry the now-common practice of men wearing hats indoors, a low-class practice.

Originally Posted by Bestworking:

Black panthers, absolutely aligned with democrats, outside polling places were acceptable, and since nothing was done about them then, I'm sure we can expect them to do the same in the future. Can you even imagine what would happen if the kkk did this? SMH at what this country has become.

What makes you so sure the difference in treatment is due to left vs. right, and not due to "Outside polling places" vs.  "while he was voting"?

It certainly doesn't sound like anyone asked him to remove the hat while he was outside.

Originally Posted by Aeneas:
Originally Posted by Bestworking:

Black panthers, absolutely aligned with democrats, outside polling places were acceptable, and since nothing was done about them then, I'm sure we can expect them to do the same in the future. Can you even imagine what would happen if the kkk did this? SMH at what this country has become.

What makes you so sure the difference in treatment is due to left vs. right, and not due to "Outside polling places" vs.  "while he was voting"?

It certainly doesn't sound like anyone asked him to remove the hat while he was outside.

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It doesn't matter if the intimidation takes place inside or right outside the polling places, people should not be subjected to it, and the woman was inside, not outside. I'm sure she would have been flapping her gums out there if that's where she'd encountered him. Why did she have a problem with his hat at all? She's a freaking poll worker, she needs to keep her pie hole shut and let people vote.

Originally Posted by budsfarm:

 

 

Could be he was applying the military concept "under cover / under arms" to CCW. 

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cover_(military)

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Under_arms

 

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Unlikely, since that NRA hat is not military issue.  Could be he just liked his hat, which is his privilege.

 

The poll worker was wrong.  Clearly, an NRA partisan will robotically support any candidate who toadies to NRA intimidation, but that factor does not give the poll worker the right to invoke a dress code against this gun enthusiast.

Madison, Alabama, Hughes Road voting spot, church, a man was told to cover up or take off his work shirt because the name on the pocket was 'to close' to one of the candidate's (R) name. He told the poll worker, elderly man, he wouldn't do either, and to leave him alone and let him vote as he was there on his lunch break. The old man told him to get out of line or he'd get security. He told him to go ahead and get security and while he was doing that he would be calling the police. Other poll workers intervened and the man voted, left, and reported the old man to whoever you report that stuff to. Big apologies, but I don't know for sure what happened to the poll worker. Rumor had it he was not asked back to help at the polls.

Originally Posted by Contendah:
Originally Posted by budsfarm:

 

 

Could be he was applying the military concept "under cover / under arms" to CCW. 

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cover_(military)

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Under_arms

 

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Unlikely, since that NRA hat is not military issue.  Could be he just liked his hat, which is his privilege.

 

The poll worker was wrong.  Clearly, an NRA partisan will robotically support any candidate who toadies to NRA intimidation, but that factor does not give the poll worker the right to invoke a dress code against this gun enthusiast.

 

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Unlikely in my example because its sort of an inside joke between those who know and have experienced military protocol.  LIke a couple of vets standing inside in line to vote with their hats in their hands and see this guy with a hat on inside and say smiling with a knowing nod to one another "I'll bet he's carrying" and civvies standing within earshot of their conversation would not having a clue as to what they were joking about.  Probably wouldn't see it a joke at all.

 

Like here

 

Oh well.

 

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It's over the line to bar "Don't Tread On Me" and "Rosie the Riveter" shirts.  I have a "Rosie" shirt, it came with a "Rosie" doll, and I think I would slap the mouth off of anyone that messed with me about the shirt. I'm just that sick of the anti-American lefty ************* thinking they're in charge of the country. It's past time to start standing up to them.

Originally Posted by Mr. Hooberbloob:
Originally Posted by Contendah:
Clearly, an NRA partisan will robotically support any candidate who toadies to NRA intimidation, .....

 


A liberal democrat who voted for BO is calling NRA members Robots.  Congrats contenduh, you just won hypocrite of the year, just narrowly edging out Al Sharpton. 

Goober Pea...IS an Idiot.

He has proved it here....regularly.

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