When are conservatives ever going to learn that if you put something on the internet, people will see it? Not only that, but there may be consequences for what you say, despite the fact you’re a dumb conservative whose idea of “freedom of speech” is totally ass-backwards from reality? God … when will they ever learn?
Donald Baker of the Anchorage Fire Department is currently sitting on suspension, and likely blaming those damned liberals, for the fact he probably ruined his own life by making the following Facebook comment that was captured and sent to WHAS11 News.
The comment was made by Donald’s personal Facebook page in response to an article that was titled “Obama Hijacks Memorial With Sick Message.”
WHAS11 News called Chief William Rockwood with the Anchorage Fire Department and requested comment. At the time, the chief was unaware of the post. The next day, though, the chief confirmed that after seeing the post the department is investigating Donald Baker and his comments. Minutes afterwards, they also confirmed he was currently suspended from his job.
“The Anchorage Fire Protection District finds this post extremely troubling and inappropriate. The District does not condone or allow the use of inappropriate conduct or language by its employees in person or through instant technology,” Chief Rockwood said in a statement.
The chief told WHAS11 that the investigation is only in the preliminary stages as of now, but Baker would face any disciplinary action the board deemed necessary, up to termination. They are also considering turning over the information to law enforcement for potential criminal investigation.
While this won’t be the last time that President Obama gets threatened online, it is nice to see that there are immediate consequences being directed towards the person who did it. Far too often such things get ignored by the social media platforms that they get posted to, and it gives a sense of immunity to people who think it’s funny to incite threats of physical violence and death towards our first black president.
It probably won’t serve as an example towards other would-be threat makers. They’re simply too dumb to know better. But it is nice to see at least one less among their ranks as a result of being unable to use the internet properly.
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