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Tyson Foods eliminates Labor Day in favor of Muslim Holiday!

  1. OLYHOOCH profile image61
    OLYHOOCHposted 6 years ago

    This is not good News.



    : American company eliminates Labor Day

                  Tyson  Foods eliminates Labor Day in favor of Muslim  Holiday!

            Tyson Foods eliminates Labor Day in favor of Muslim Holiday! I think that you will find this very

    interesting. How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a  time. How do you take over America ? One American at a  time. Tyson chicken anyone?? None for me  thanks!!!! We all need to heed this message!!!!!                             

    TYSON FOODS ELIMINATES LABOR DAY IN  FAVOR OF MUSLIM HOLIDAY       

            Tyson Food in Shelbyville , Tennessee has eliminated Labor Day as a paid holiday in  favor of the last day of Ramadan because they have 700 Muslim employees. The fact that they have almost that many non-Muslim employees is beside the point apparently!                                       

            I will no longer purchase any Tyson  products. It's just one more little chunk of America that's been bitten off. If you wish to join me, then let your e-mail friends know this. If we don't stand up for something we will  fall for anything. All it takes for evil to triumph is for  good men to do nothing.   

    This was verified:

    http://www.snopes.com/politics/soapbox/outrage.asp   

    I  did not believe even Snopes, so I checked it out myself:

    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,397645,00.html

    1. Paul Wingert profile image80
      Paul Wingertposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      So?

      1. Evan G Rogers profile image78
        Evan G Rogersposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        SO?!

        WINGERT -- LABOR DAY IS A HOLY DAY AMONGST AMERICANS!!! It represents our undying faith that being lazy is completely OK, and that we should all be paid for not doing anything.

        Now that one company decided to respect more than 50% of its employees by making the day represent a holy day of theirs is A SLAP IN THE FACE TO ALL LAZY AMERICANS EVERYWHERE!!

        DAMMIT!! I LOVE LABOR DAY SO MUCH!!!

        LAAAAAAABBBBOOOOOOOOOORRRRRRRR DDDDAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!

        1. Paul Wingert profile image80
          Paul Wingertposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          I'm the biggest slacker around and love the idea of a paid day off. What Tyson does is their business and let them deal with the complaints from their employees and stock holders.

  2. Ron Montgomery profile image60
    Ron Montgomeryposted 6 years ago

    zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

  3. thooghun profile image82
    thooghunposted 6 years ago

    I get the feeling that if this had been a Christian holiday we wouldn't be having this discussion.

    1. Repairguy47 profile image60
      Repairguy47posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      You are probably right, but then again 80% of Americans claim to be Christian.

      1. Evan G Rogers profile image78
        Evan G Rogersposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        "claim"

  4. Len Cannon profile image87
    Len Cannonposted 6 years ago

    I thought you'd be happy that the socialist, union lovin' pinko "Labor" Day was gone.

  5. profile image0
    Emile Rposted 6 years ago

    I do have a problem with this. I don't see a problem with offering one or the other to an employee; or even adding a holiday. But this means non Muslims can't participate in festivities on a traditional holiday for their culture. Sounds unfair to me.

    1. Uninvited Writer profile image82
      Uninvited Writerposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Like Christmas or Easter?

  6. Uninvited Writer profile image82
    Uninvited Writerposted 6 years ago

    Actually...Snopes says it is a mixture of true and false information... Like most of what you reprint from your emails.

    http://www.snopes.com/politics/religion/tyson.asp
    They gave their employees a choice...

    That link you posted for Snopes is for a letter someone wrote incorrectly quoting it.

    1. Ralph Deeds profile image73
      Ralph Deedsposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for clearing that up. Seems to me that the solution worked out at the one Tyson plant was reasonable. Oly's sources are primarily one-sided right wing ones. He should start reading the NY Times to broaden his outlook.

      I live near the largest concentration of Muslims in the US, and most of the few problems are caused by right-wing anti-Muslim fear mongers, not by the Muslims most of whom are model citizens going about their daily occupations.

      Ignorant right-wing hate groups are a much bigger threat to our democracy than a few misguided Muslims.

      1. Randy Godwin profile image93
        Randy Godwinposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Oly has his own sources for info and seldom checks to see if they are indeed accurate before posting the links here.  I always get a kick out what he posts because no matter many times he's proven wrong, he still keeps posting this stuff as if it's accurate.  Obviously, credibility is not something he cares much for here on HP forums.  smile

      2. TMMason profile image62
        TMMasonposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        This from the man who brags about his beloved communist friends of the 50s and 1900s and how great they are.

        Leave it to you to defend any enemy who hates this nation.

        1. Evan G Rogers profile image78
          Evan G Rogersposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          I LOVE LABOR DAY SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO MUCH!!!

          LABOR NEEDS ITS OWN DAY!!

          .. OFF...

          Labor day needs its own day off.

          Labor day works SO hard year after year... this year it needed a year off. It was fasting too much..

          LABOR DAY!! I LOVE YOU!!! BEAR MY CHILDREN!!!

        2. Ralph Deeds profile image73
          Ralph Deedsposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          Communist friends?? I did once have an acquaintance who I found out later was a communist from Toronto.

          1. Ron Montgomery profile image60
            Ron Montgomeryposted 6 years agoin reply to this

            You have to put things in perspective Ralph.  TM thinks that 99.99% of Americans are Communists.  They're everywhere you know.

        3. mikelong profile image73
          mikelongposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          Rabble Rabble Rabble....those evil Muslims...boogedy boogedya...there is only one definition for American Rabble Rabble...

          McCarthy syndrome trying to drag society into the gutter again...

          http://www.starshipnivan.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/Angry-mob-300x255.jpg

  7. psycheskinner profile image80
    psycheskinnerposted 6 years ago

    The snopes link doesn't relate to the Tyson claim at all.

    So where is some actual proof for that claim?

  8. psycheskinner profile image80
    psycheskinnerposted 6 years ago

    Oh look, here is the real snopes link:

    http://www.snopes.com/politics/religion/tyson.asp

    It shows
    1) This all happened in 2008
    2) The final agreement reinstated Labor day and gave a floating holiday for Muslims to use on their holy day.

    Democracy in action. End of story.

    Please, people, check the facts before pitching a rant. It took me all of 10 seconds to get the full story.

    1. Uninvited Writer profile image82
      Uninvited Writerposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Yes...I posted that above smile

    2. livelonger profile image92
      livelongerposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      It's clear that he and people like him are not interested in getting down to the facts. They're interested in whipping up hysteria, and consider fact-checkers party-poopers.

  9. PrettyPanther profile image84
    PrettyPantherposted 6 years ago

    This is how certain people operate.  Provide "proof" of their statements hoping that just enough people are stupid enough to buy it without checking.  Sadly, a significant number of people are willing to swallow anything that agrees with their deeply entrenched political ideology.

    1. livelonger profile image92
      livelongerposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Reminds me of ludicrous "WARNING!" emails I get forwarded to me from, ahem!, older people, which even have the audacity to say "I checked this out on Snopes and it's true!" and then when I do check Snopes, I see that it's been thoroughly debunked. hmm

      I usually email back a link to the Snopes article.

      1. PrettyPanther profile image84
        PrettyPantherposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        I do the same thing.  Oddly, I haven't received any of those emails for a very long time.  It must be because I'm a party pooper.

  10. bettermarriage profile image60
    bettermarriageposted 6 years ago

    This is old news.  It happened in Shelbyville, Tn. in Aug. 08'  Google tyson foods shelbyville tn ramadan

    1. Greek One profile image75
      Greek Oneposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Ramadan in Shelbyville??

      .. must harkens back to yesteryear in Mecca

  11. Ron Montgomery profile image60
    Ron Montgomeryposted 6 years ago

    If the party included 72 virgins, nobody would be complaining...except maybe the virgins.

    1. Eaglekiwi profile image75
      Eaglekiwiposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Good luck finding them in America.

    2. Kangaroo_Jase profile image80
      Kangaroo_Jaseposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Noone said those 72 virgins had to be male or female lol

  12. optimus grimlock profile image52
    optimus grimlockposted 6 years ago

    thats retarded! Those 72 virgin wont necesarily be women either lol.

  13. Evan G Rogers profile image78
    Evan G Rogersposted 6 years ago

    LABOR DAY!!
    NOOOOOOOOOOOO!!

    THE AWESOME-IST HOLIDAY EVER!!!

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

    LABOR!!!

    DAY!!!

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

    1. Ron Montgomery profile image60
      Ron Montgomeryposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Shame on you Evan.  People are working hard and making great sacrifices to produce thoughtful opinions here on this matter which is so crucial to the future of our country. (Think of the children man!!)They don't deserve your mockery.  If you have something positive to add to the conversation, please do so, otherwise maybe your time would be better spent re-reading Atlas Shrugged and meditating on the divine teachings of Rand.

      Louis C.K. 2012

    2. OLYHOOCH profile image61
      OLYHOOCHposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      OH, don't get too excited, Ron.

      This is just another part of that, CHANGE, you-all THOUGHT you were going to get.

      STUPID is, as STUPID does. There is only a very few of us with our EYE's open.

      The United States Of America=The Joke Of The Centry.

      What a shame.

      OLY

      1. John Holden profile image61
        John Holdenposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        If you were all like you, I'd be inclined to agree with you. Fortunately that's not so and there are enough sensible Americans around to leave you unchallenged in your role as joke of the centry(!).

        1. OLYHOOCH profile image61
          OLYHOOCHposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          Sorry, but, I understand that the truth hurts. I know becouse I am an Amarican and it hurts me.

          Just keep up to date with all the comments about us and maybe you might get my point, or not...................

          OLY

          1. John Holden profile image61
            John Holdenposted 6 years agoin reply to this

            Frankly, I don't. You all are apparently against socialism and for religion but when somebody proposes doing away with a socialist holiday and replacing it with a religious holiday you are up in arms.

            1. OLYHOOCH profile image61
              OLYHOOCHposted 6 years agoin reply to this

              Mr. Holden, NO COMMENT. You have made your point. YOU, are in the, OR NOT, group. Frankly, I can see you are not worth my time..

              Have a nice, HOLIDAY, YOUR WAY.

              OLY

  14. rebekahELLE profile image89
    rebekahELLEposted 6 years ago

    I quit eating anything they make after watching Food, Inc.

    1. John Holden profile image61
      John Holdenposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I wouldn't eat battery chicken whoever made and processed it.

  15. Wayne Brown profile image87
    Wayne Brownposted 6 years ago

    That should kick start the sale of pork!

  16. DonDWest profile image77
    DonDWestposted 6 years ago

    Labour day is dead anyways, we no longer have Labour Unions and we live under globalized corportate fascism. Workers are nothing but debt serfs; and I'm working this Labour Day anyways in a job that isn't in emergency services.

    I would rather have Labour Day replaced by a Holiday that is actually celebrated in spirit, even if it's by a religion that isn't my own. Labour Day is no longer a holiday, today it represents the morgue that is working class people. I would go on to say it's a tragedy, now go shop this Labour Day thanks to the retail employees who work with no benefits or bargaining rights!

  17. Uninvited Writer profile image82
    Uninvited Writerposted 6 years ago

    You are completely ignoring the fact that most of this is not true and it was solved to everyone's satisfaction. And it happened before Obama was president...

    1. John Holden profile image61
      John Holdenposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Never let the facts get in the way of a good rant.

      1. OLYHOOCH profile image61
        OLYHOOCHposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        GEE John, for the first time, I AGREE with you.

        How did Obama get in the ISSUE.

        Darn, if it is not Bush, Clinton, Ford, Carter, now it Obama.

        Can't anybody stay on ISSUE.

        UNINVITED WRITER, you did get one thing right.

        I Ignor a lot.....................

        OLY

        1. John Holden profile image61
          John Holdenposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          <shakes head in dismay>

  18. Eaglekiwi profile image75
    Eaglekiwiposted 6 years ago

    Oh well back to force fed,genetically modified KFC I suppose tongue

  19. mikelong profile image73
    mikelongposted 6 years ago
 
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