Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Forced to Watch Propaganda

The City of Albuquerque is requiring city employees to watch " An Inconvenient Truth" by Al Gore. City employees called City Councilors to complain about having to watch political propaganda for three and a half hours and it being mandatory.

City Councilor Sally Mayer, a Republican, was among a few of the councilors that received calls from angry employees. "He was livid, and he said, 'I can't believe they took three and half hours of my morning and made me watch the movie...I think it's probably a waste of employees' time," said Mayer.

"I had no idea about it until I got a call from a city employee who was absolutely outraged he had to sit in on a political propaganda videotape from Al Gore...It's totally ridiculous to me. It's a waste of time and taxpayer money," said City Councilor Brad Winter.

City Council President Debbie O'Malley also said that she had received calls from employees who were not happy about having to watch the propaganda.

Mayor Martin Chavez, who is running for the Democratic Senate seat, defended the issue and said that it makes sense (surprise, surprise...coming from a liberal)

"I believe this is so the mayor can say he's the first mayor to have all the city workers attend a sustainability conference...This isn't a partisan issue. This is about wasting taxpayer dollars," said Councilor Mayer.

It's easy to see that the Mayor is abusing his power for political purposes by requiring city employees to watch liberal propaganda. This is wrong and the Mayor should be ashamed. If you believe that "global warming" is man made then that is fine, just don't try to use your power to force your views on others. Thank-you for reading and God Bless.

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