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Balloonknot
25th August 04, 02:58 PM
I don't know if anyone is aware of this story, I just came across it. This kind of shite scares me. If Bush could have his way, we would not have any freedom of speech. This is another example of what the Bush camp can do to good citizens with families who just speak their minds in public. Our freedom of speech is in grave danger with this dolt in charge. Read on ..........................


By JOHN RABY, Associated Press Writer

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - A man who heckled President Bush (news - web sites) at a political rally was fired from his job at an advertising and design company for offending a client who provided tickets to the event.

The fired graphic designer said Saturday he won't try to get his job back.

"I'm mad less about losing the job I'm more mad about the reasons," said Glen Hiller, 35, of Berkeley Springs. "All I did was show up and voice my opinion."

Hiller was ushered out of Hedgesville High School on Tuesday after shouting his disagreement with Bush's comments about the war in Iraq (news - web sites) war and the search for weapons of mass destruction. The crowd had easily drowned out Hiller with its chant: "Four more years."

"He surrounds himself with people who support him," Hiller said of Bush. "Your opinion ... is viewed as right or wrong."

When he showed up for work at Octavo Designs of Frederick, Md., the following morning, he said he was told he'd embarrassed and offended a client who provided tickets to the event and that he was fired.

The client was a public relations worker who represents the Berkeley County school district, he said. "It's just bizarre that you disagree with them and it all turns evil," Hiller said.

Messages left with Octavo Designs were not immediately returned Saturday.

The father of two young girls had worked at the design firm for five months, doesn't plan to appeal the firing, and holds no grudge against his boss.

"To some degree I can see her point of view," Hiller said. "Advertising is all about having the perfect tan and driving a cool car. It's all about image."

Hiller said he now plans to pursue work as a registered nurse, a field in which he worked for 10 years before landing the design job.

Last month, Charleston City Council apologized to two protesters arrested for wearing anti-Bush T-shirts to the president's July 4 rally. The pair were taken from the event in restraints after revealing T-shirts with Bush's name crossed out on the front and the words "Love America, Hate Bush" on the back. Trespassing charges were ultimately dismissed.

Balloonknot
25th August 04, 03:23 PM
Very scary shit. Next thing you know Howard Stern's radio show will be taken off the air. Oh wait a minute, Clear Channel already did that. I wonder if they support Bush? Hmmmm.

katana
25th August 04, 04:42 PM
I'd fire him too, regardless of who he heckled (Bush or Kerry). The tickets were provided to him by a business customer as a courtesy to the employees. He took that courtesy and spat it back in their faces potentially costing his employer a customer. If he was there on his own, with his own tickets, you'd have a better case. But since he wasn't, sayanora and I hope you learn to behave yourself when you're invited as a guest somewhere next time.

Leodom
25th August 04, 04:48 PM
Originally posted by Balloonknot

When he showed up for work at Octavo Designs of Frederick, Md., the following morning, he said he was told he'd embarrassed and offended a client who provided tickets to the event and that he was fired.

Look out for the black helicopters BK.

Yeah, right, Bush had him fired. Bush probably didn't even hear the guy and never knew it happened. The guys employer fired him because he embarrassed and offended a client. Bush had nothing to do with it.

Dochter
25th August 04, 05:03 PM
Originally posted by katana
I'd fire him too, regardless of who he heckled (Bush or Kerry). The tickets were provided to him by a business customer as a courtesy to the employees. He took that courtesy and spat it back in their faces potentially costing his employer a customer. If he was there on his own, with his own tickets, you'd have a better case. But since he wasn't, sayanora and I hope you learn to behave yourself when you're invited as a guest somewhere next time. Exactly.

It's almost like getting invited to a wedding by the groom and then announcing your love for the bride at the objections bit.

Okay, not really but it was the best I could come up with.

Xango
25th August 04, 05:15 PM
This should read "graphic designer fired after being a horse's ass"

Balloonknot
25th August 04, 07:41 PM
Black helicopters? Do you mean they don't exist? Do you mean that people that speak out against the president are never "looked into?"

Dochter
25th August 04, 08:04 PM
Why don't you and Shady kill each other?

Pretty please?

Hawkeye
25th August 04, 09:06 PM
Originally posted by Balloonknot
Very scary shit. Next thing you know Howard Stern's radio show will be taken off the air. Oh wait a minute, Clear Channel already did that. I wonder if they support Bush? Hmmmm.

Fuck Clear Channel. Those assholes took Dee Snyder off the air on 104. I'll never forgive'em for that.

ICY
26th August 04, 02:55 AM
I think Howard Stern just isn't funny, I like a lot of real dark humour and stuff most people find offensive, but Stern just isn't funny...he's a dumb ass. So he gets no sympathy from me.

As for the fag who yelled and crap...he wasn't "heckling", he wasn't speaking in turn, he was being an asshole, if someone did that to Kerry, I'd recommend a punch in the face, same for this guy...piece of shite.

However, what IS funny is doing something like coughing loudly and saying "liar" or something...like in Animal House, I did that once in real life...funny...if somewhat assholish, but this guy wasn't clever or funny, or anything but an asshole.