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Firefighter fired for installing Barack Obama toilet paper in firehouse bathroom

Posted By admin On December 3, 2012 @ 10:50 am In U.S. News | Comments Disabled

Caroline May
Daily Caller [1]
December 3, 2012

A Florida firefighter is out of a job after putting toilet paper with President Barack Obama’s face in his fire department’s bathroom.

Clint Pierce, who admitted placing the Obama toilet paper in the restroom as a “gag,” had until 5:00 p.m. Friday to turn in his badge after the city of Pompano Beach, Fla. determined his joke was a disrespectful repeat offense, according to a report [2] from the Sun Sentinel.

The Oct. 19 incident marked the third time Pierce brought political props onto city property, after he was told to stop.

“It was clearly a case of insubordination,” city spokeswoman Sandra King said Friday, according to the paper [2]. “He had a similar situation of posting political messages on city property and he was given a free pass at that time and told to cease and desist and he did it again and really exacerbated the situation.”

Fire Chief Harry L. Small determined [2] that Pierce’s actions showed “tasteless and disrespectful treatment” of President Obama and “caused significant divisiveness within the department and community.”

Full article here [1]

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[1] Daily Caller: http://dailycaller.com/2012/12/03/firefighter-canned-for-installing-toilet-paper-roll-printed-with-barack-obamas-face/

[2] report: http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/local/breakingnews/fl-pompano-firefighter-fired-20121130,0,1471666.story

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