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  • Ohio teacher fired over comment on black president

    04/18/2014 9:51:47 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 58 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 18, 2014 11:24 AM EDT
    An Ohio teacher has been fired after a black student who said he wanted to become president claimed the teacher told him the nation didn’t need another black commander in chief.The Fairfield Board of Education voted 4-0 on Thursday night to fire science teacher Gil Voigt from Fairfield Freshman School, according to The Cincinnati Enquirer. “The district felt that the evidence was sufficient to support the termination of Mr. Voigt’s employment,” Superintendent Paul Otten said in statement. Voigt did not immediately return a call seeking comment Friday but has said the student misquoted him. …
  • BREAKING: Artillery Fired From North & South Korea / South Korea Evacuates & Scrambles F-15 jets.

    03/30/2014 10:51:55 PM PDT · by Nachum · 51 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 3/31/14 | Jim Hoft
    F-15 fighter jets appear to have made a immediate flight to Baengnyeong border island, The island residents evacuated to shelters South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se: North Korea to face ‘serious consequences’ if it carries out another nuclear test Fox News Reports: South Korean Marines fired artillery shells across a disputed sea border Monday after North Korean shells from a live fire drill conducted by Pyongyang fell into the water south of the frontier, Seoul officials told the Associated Press.
  • UC-Santa Barbara feminist professor charged in confrontation with pro-life teen

    03/22/2014 11:06:36 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 45 replies
    Fox News ^ | 22 Mar 2014
    A feminist studies professor at a California state university is facing criminal charges after a videotaped run-in with a teenage pro-life demonstrator in which she snatched an anti-abortion sign and appeared to get physical with the girl. University of California at Santa Barbara Associate Professor Mireille Miller-Young was charged with one misdemeanor count each of theft, battery and vandalism in the March 4 incident, Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce Dudley announced Friday. The charges came days after 16-year-old Thrin Short and her parents met with prosecutors. Thrin told authorities what she told FoxNews.com earlier this month: She, her older...
  • Shots Fired: Russia Forces Break Through Ukraine Airbase in Belbek, Crimea

    03/22/2014 9:31:04 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 104 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/22/2014 | Mary Chastain
    Russian forces broke through the gate a Ukrainian airbase in Belbek, Crimea and demand the forces inside to surrender.
  • Fired for Gay Marriage, Seattle-Area Catholic School Official Sues

    03/08/2014 4:14:26 PM PST · by marshmallow · 18 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 3/7/14 | Jonathan Kaminsky, Reuters
    (Reuters) - A suburban Seattle Catholic school vice principal who was fired in December for violating religious doctrine by marrying his same-sex partner, on Friday sued the school and the Archdiocese of Seattle for wrongful dismissal. Mark Zmuda, who was also a swim coach at Eastside Catholic School, said he took the job after reading a school policy, since removed from its website, that it does not discriminate on the basis of an employee's sexual orientation or marital status. His ouster, which led to student protests followed by the school president's resignation, is an example of tension between the increasing...
  • Bus Driver Fired for Using Her Own SUV 'Was Strictly Thinking about the kids'

    03/06/2014 11:10:52 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 38 replies
    CTV News ^ | Thursday, March 6, 2014
    Calgary residents are throwing their support behind a local school bus driver who was fired for picking up a group of students in her own SUV. Kendra Lindon was fired by First Student Canada after she picked up six junior high students in her own vehicle last month, after discovering that her bus wouldn’t start. There weren't enough seat belts for two of her passengers, but Lindon said, at the time, she was more concerned about the students waiting in the extreme cold. The temperature that morning was in the minus 20s. She also said she wasn't sure a replacement...
  • Piers Morgan and CNN Plan End to His Prime-Time Show

    02/23/2014 4:27:25 PM PST · by kristinn · 92 replies
    The New York Times ^ | Sunday, February 23, 2014 | David Carr
    There have been times when the CNN host Piers Morgan didn’t seem to like America very much — and American audiences have been more than willing to return the favor. Three years after taking over for Larry King, Mr. Morgan has seen the ratings for “Piers Morgan Live” hit some new lows, drawing a fraction of viewers compared with competitors at Fox News and MSNBC. It’s been an unhappy collision between a British television personality who refuses to assimilate — the only football he cares about is round and his lectures on guns were rife with contempt — and a...
  • Cheerio! British Elitist Piers Morgan Out at CNN

    02/24/2014 6:54:57 AM PST · by servo1969 · 54 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 2-24-2014 | Jim Hoft
    If there’s one thing more annoying than an American liberal elitist lecturing Americans on appropriate conduct and conversation, its a British liberal elitist lecturing Americans on appropriate conduct and conversation. Piers Morgan is out at CNN. Cheerio! The New York Times reported: There have been times when the CNN host Piers Morgan didn’t seem to like America very much — and American audiences have been more than willing to return the favor. Three years after taking over for Larry King, Mr. Morgan has seen the ratings for “Piers Morgan Live” hit some new lows, drawing a fraction of viewers compared...
  • America is fed up of me: Morgan to quit CNN job

    02/23/2014 5:48:16 PM PST · by Baynative · 97 replies
    The Times-UK ^ | Feb 24, 2014 | Will Pavia
    Three years after he launched himself on an unsuspecting American public as a prime-time interrogator of politicians and celebrities, Piers Morgan has admitted defeat in the nightly ratings battle and plans to step down from his CNN show.
  • W. Va. Pizza Hut Worker Caught Urinating In Sink Fired [District Manager]

    02/19/2014 9:18:54 AM PST · by Red Badger · 35 replies
    <p>KERMIT, W.Va. (AP/KDKA) – Health officials have temporarily shut down a southern West Virginia pizza restaurant after a district manager was caught on surveillance video urinating into a sink.</p> <p>Local media reported that the Mingo County health department ordered the Pizza Hut in Kermit, about 85 miles southwest of Charleston, to shut down.</p>
  • Arab voice of Donald Duck fired by Disney for anti-Israel tweets

    02/13/2014 1:42:33 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
    An Egyptian radio host who calls himself the official voice of Donald Duck on Disney Middle East was fired after sending anti-Israel tweets. Wael Mansour tweeted the news of his firing on Feb. 6, six months after his tweet against Israel. “Disney decided I am no longer the official voice of DonaldDuck in it’s middle-east dubbed cartoons because of an anti Zionism tweet. Proud!” he tweeted. Here is the tweet that lead Disney to end my role as Donald Ducks official voice in Arabic dubbed cartoons in the ME pic.twitter.com/ZLdpN1NrMF — Wael Mansour (@Wa2elMansour) February 6, 2014 He then retweeted...
  • Tacoma teen fired after wearing Broncos jersey to work

    01/22/2014 2:32:53 PM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 27 replies
    Fox Sports News ^ | January 22, 2014 | Any Nesbett
    Nathaniel Wentz is a 17-year-old kid who plays quarterback for his high school football team. He also works — well, he used to work — during his free time. Why did we say he used to work? Because he was fired from his gig at Odyssey 1 family entertainment center in Tacoma, Washington after he wore a Broncos jersey to work last Sunday. Why was he wearing a Broncos jersey? Because his boss told employees that they could wear jerseys of their favorite teams to work since it was the day of the AFC and NFC Championship Games. Wentz's manager...
  • Chris Christie Fires 'Stupid' and 'Deceitful' Staffer, Apologizes to New Jersey

    01/09/2014 11:37:38 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 71 replies
    US News ^ | 01/09/2014 | REBEKAH METZLER
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was unequivocal in his condemnation of the actions taken by some of his staffers last fall to exact political retribution by closing George Washington Bridge traffic lanes and causing major backups, but he continued to deny any prior knowledge of the plot in a press conference Thursday. Christie began by apologizing to the people of Fort Lee and New Jersey, and said he would be traveling to Fort Lee later Thursday to repeat his sentiment directly to the most affected community. "I am embarrassed and humiliated by the conduct of some of the people on...
  • Justine Sacco was fired because she told the politically incorrect, accurate truth about AIDS

    12/21/2013 7:34:29 PM PST · by grundle · 29 replies
    wordpress ^ | December 21, 2013 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Dan from Squirrel Hill's Blog Justine Sacco was fired because she told the politically incorrect, accurate truth about AIDS A company called InterActiveCorp just fired empoyee Justine Sacco because she tweeted the following:“Going to Africa. Hope I don’t get AIDS. Just kidding. I’m white!”Before Sacco made that tweet, The New York Times reported:“The rate of AIDS among black women is 27 times the rate among white women.”This is precisely why math is the most politically incorrect academic subject. No matter how much the radical left wants to see “racism” where none exists – no matter how much they claim to be...
  • Phil Robertson Gets Fired For Paraphrasing the Apostle Paul

    12/20/2013 3:52:41 PM PST · by jazzpatriot · 27 replies
    The Jazz Patriot ^ | Dec 20, 2013 | Tom Wholley
    The following verse is the scripture that Phil Robertson of Duck Dynasty paraphrased while explaining his views on homosexuality to a reporter from GQ magazine, Drew Magary, during a relaxing duck hunting trip on Phil’s pristine wilderness property in Monroe, LA. I Corinthians 6: 9-10 Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolators, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals 10) nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, will inherit the kingdom of God.
  • Lesbian boss ‘fired me for being straight’

    12/19/2013 7:05:02 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 19 replies
    NY Post ^ | 12.18.13 | Julia Marsh
    <p>A married, heterosexual gym teacher at a tony Upper West Side private school was fired because his lesbian supervisor disapproved of his “traditional family status,” the canned teacher claims in a new Manhattan lawsuit.</p> <p>Gregory Kenney, 50, taught gym at the Trinity School on W. 91st St. for 16 years before he was let go in June 2012.</p>
  • Lesbian boss "fired me for being straight"

    12/19/2013 6:33:23 AM PST · by Rusty0604 · 77 replies
    New York Post ^ | 12/18/2013 | Julia Marsh
    <p>A married, heterosexual gym teacher at a tony Upper West Side private school was fired because his lesbian supervisor disapproved of his “traditional family status,” the canned teacher claims in a new Manhattan lawsuit.</p> <p>Gregory Kenney, 50, taught gym at the Trinity School on W. 91st St. for 16 years before he was let go in June 2012.</p>
  • ‘Duck Dynasty’ Star Phil Robertson Fired Following Anti-Gay Remarks

    12/18/2013 4:47:00 PM PST · by Blue Turtle · 649 replies
    Variety ^ | Dec. 18, 2013 | AJ Marechal
    <p>A+E Networks, parent company of A&E, has released the following statement to Variety: “We are extremely disappointed to have read Phil Robertson’s comments in GQ, which are based on his own personal beliefs and are not reflected in the series Duck Dynasty. His personal views in no way reflect those of A+E Networks, who have always been strong supporters and champions of the LGBT community.”</p>
  • Oregon high school teacher fired for pro-life activism

    12/18/2013 4:55:04 AM PST · by IbJensen · 12 replies
    Life Side News ^ | 12/17/2013 | Kirsten Anderson
    PORTLAND, OR, December 17, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Bill Diss, the pro-life teacher who got into trouble with school administrators after objecting to being forced to facilitate presentations by Planned Parenthood, has been fired by the Portland Public School District. Diss’s attorneys argue that he was wrongly terminated because of his religious beliefs, and have vowed to pursue legal action. “Bill Diss is a well-qualified teacher with a track record of success,” said Dana Cody, President and Executive Director of Life Legal Defense Foundation. “As the circumstances surrounding this termination demonstrate, Mr. Diss has done nothing that would merit being...
  • Florida man shoots Walmart co-worker's car

    12/17/2013 2:29:08 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    KABC ^ | 12/15/13
    A Florida man allegedly sought revenge by shooting at his Walmart co-worker's car. Willie Mitchell drove up to the parking lot of a Walmart, pulled a gun and opened fire on his co-worker's vehicle. According to police, Mitchell was angry the car's owner had just been named Walmart's "Employee of the Month." Mitchell allegedly said he believed the victim deserved it and told her "I'm gonna show you."
  • Executive Director of GOP Strategy Group Fired

    12/11/2013 2:07:44 PM PST · by HenryArmitage · 18 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | DECEMBER 11, 2013 | DANIEL STRAUSS
    Paul Teller, the executive director of the conservative Republican Study Committee, has reportedly been fired, a senior GOP aide confirmed to TPM on Wednesday. Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA, pictured), the chairman of the RSC, asked for Teller's resignation, according to Politico on Wednesday. The RSC serves as the policy group for roughly 170 conservative members in the House. A senior GOP aide said that Teller had been "divulging private, member level conversations and actively working against strategies developed by the RSC members." Teller's firing is also notable given that when Scalise took the reigns of the RSC in 2012 he...
  • Gay teacher fired from Catholic school for trying to wed partner

    12/08/2013 12:49:32 PM PST · by Innovative · 46 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Dec 8, 2013 | Joel Landau
    An openly gay teacher at a Pennsylvania Catholic school was fired after applying for a same-sex marriage license. Griffin, an alumnus of the Catholic school, told Philadelphia TV station NBC10 that the school knew he was gay and his partner had attended many school functions. He said he was blindsided by his firing. The school's headmaster, Fr. James McCloskey, told the station that Griffin violated his contract and the school's policy by obtaining the license. McCloskey did not return a request for comment from the Daily News. But he did tell the station, "Although, the school welcomes teachers from other...
  • NJ restaurant parts ways with gay waitress who claimed she was stiffed on tip

    12/08/2013 12:25:10 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 12/08/2013 | Dayna Morales
    A gay waitress who claimed she had been stiffed on a tip because of her lifestyle is no longer employed by the NJ restaurant at which she’d worked, according to a statement posted on Saturday.Dayna Morales, a former Marine and waitress at the Gallop Asian Bistro in Bridgewater, NJ, claimed last month that customers left a note on their receipt disagreeing with her lifestyle in lieu of a tip. The story went viral when bloggers and media outlets picked up on it after a message from Morales and a photo of the receipt were posted on a Facebook page.But...
  • Waitress claiming couple didn’t tip because she’s gay gets fired

    12/07/2013 2:15:23 PM PST · by conservative98 · 108 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 7, 2013 | Kate Briquelet
    A New Jersey waitress who raked in thousands in donations after claiming a couple didn’t tip her because she’s gay was fired from her job on Saturday. Dayna Morales, 22, was finally canned from Gallop Asian Bistro in Bridgewater — nearly a month after she made national headlines over what’s likely a hoax. (snip) “She exaggerated every story,” former coworker Julie Howat told The Post. “I knew [the receipt] was fake. When the articles came out, everyone at my job laughed.”
  • Martin Bashir Resigns From MSNBC

    12/04/2013 11:44:38 AM PST · by seanmerc · 246 replies
    Mediaite.com ^ | 4 Dec 13 | Tommy Christopher
    Just over two weeks ago, MSNBC host Martin Bashir delivered a harsh piece of commentary that culminated in the suggestion that someone should “s-h-i-t” in former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin‘s (R-AK) mouth. Bashir offered an abject apology on his next broadcast, but a chorus of critics continued to demand action against the host. After a reported “vacation” for the host earlier this week, Bashir announced, Wednesday afternoon, that MSNBC and Martin Bashir are parting ways.
  • Pizza Hut Manager Claims He Was Fired for Not Opening on Thanksgiving

    11/28/2013 6:58:07 PM PST · by PROCON · 88 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Nov. 28, 2013 | Breitbart News
    An Indiana man maintains he was fired for refusing to keep his Pizza Hut restaurant open on Thanksgiving, claiming it was unfair to his employees. Tony Rohr, the General Manager of the Pizza Hut in Elkhart, Ind. had been with the company for ten years and worked his way up from cook. In a meeting with his superiors, Rohr learned that this year the store would remain open on the national holiday. He was told, “It was a competitive decision and that everyone was open, so we will be too.”
  • D.C. insurance commissioner fired a day after questioning Obamacare fix

    11/16/2013 6:57:28 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | November 16, 2013 | Aaron C. Davis and Mike DeBonis
    A day after he questioned President Obama’s decision to unwind a major tenet of the health-care law and said the nation’s capital might not go along, D.C. insurance commissioner William P. White was fired. White was called into a meeting Friday afternoon with one of Mayor Vincent C. Gray’s (D) top deputies and told that the mayor “wants to go in a different direction,” White told The Washington Post on Saturday. White said the mayoral deputy never said that he was being asked to leave because of his Thursday statement on health care. But he said the timing was hard...
  • Rutgers University Bus Driver Claims He Was Fired For Praying For Disabled Student

    11/14/2013 4:28:46 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 17 replies
    CBS Local ^ | November 13, 2013
    NEW BRUNSWICK, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – Rutgers University students are rallying around a popular bus driver who claims he was fired after praying for God to heal a wheelchair-bound passenger. Driver Stan McNeil, a Christian who is known for doling out encouragement and inspiration, claims he was forced to resign recently because he put his hands on a disabled student and prayed for her. He defended his actions in a nearly nine-minute video posted to YouTube earlier this week. “I prayed for the lady, I put my hand on her and I prayed,” McNeil said. “They said we don’t need your...
  • Turkish TV presenter fired for revealing cleavage

    10/10/2013 8:09:04 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 69 replies
    France 24 ^ | 10/09/2013 | (via Hürriet Daily News)
    Turkish TV presenter Gözde Kansu has been dismissed after a spokesman for the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) criticized her for wearing a low-cut top on television, saying he found her outfit “unacceptable”. … AKP spokesperson Hüseyin Çelik criticized the presenter’s costume during the “Veliaht” TV program without naming her, but saying he found the outfit “extreme” because it revealed cleavage. …
  • Another Military Commander Fired — That's 9 This Year

    11/07/2013 1:29:48 PM PST · by F15Eagle · 35 replies
    Newsma ^ | Tuesday, 05 Nov 2013 03:34 PM | By Courtney Coren
    Another top military commander has been given his marching orders, making the ninth general or officer that has been let go so far this year. The commander of the U.S. Army Garrison Japan, Col. Eric Tilley was dismissed for "lack of confidence" due to the findings of a recent investigation. He was suspended by Maj. Gen. James Boozer, commander of U.S. Army Japan and I Corps (Forward), and replaced by Col. Joy Curriera, Stars and Stripes reported. Tilley's civilian deputy was reassigned, with a "misconduct" investigation pending according to World Net Daily. A spokesman for U.S. Army Japan, Maj. Kevin...
  • Guns & Ammo Fires Editor After Publishing Editorial Calling for Gun Control

    11/07/2013 9:39:45 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 84 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 11/7/13 | Andrew Kirell
    Guns and Ammo Magazine, the “world’s most widely read firearms magazine,” has fired contributing editor Dick Metcalf after the publication received immense backlash for its December 2013 issue featuring his editorial advocating for gun control. “Way too many gun owners still seem to believe that any regulation of the right to keep and bear arms is an infringement,” Metcalf wrote in the column titled “Let’s Talk Limits.” “The fact is, all constitutional rights are regulated, always have been, and need to be.” “All U.S. citizens have a right to keep and bear arms,” he added, “but I do not believe...
  • 'Purge surge': Obama fires another commander

    11/05/2013 9:19:14 AM PST · by rarestia · 67 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | F. Michael Maloof
    After multiple top generals described to WND what they regard as a full-scale “purge” of the U.S. military by the Obama administration, the commander of U.S. Army Garrison Japan was summarily relieved of duty and his civilian deputy reassigned, pending a “misconduct” investigation. Nine generals and flag officers have been relieved of duty under Obama just this year – widely viewed as an extraordinary number – and several sources put the total number of senior officers purged during the five years of the Obama administration as close to 200. In response, prominent retired generals – ranging from Army Maj. Gen....
  • Shots Fired At Garden State Plaza Mall In New Jersey

    11/04/2013 7:59:54 PM PST · by bryan999 · 46 replies
    PARAMUS N.J. (CBSNewYork) — Police responded in force Monday evening, as an active shooter was reported on the rampage at the Westfield Garden State Plaza Mall. Police sources told WCBS 880′s Steve Scott there was still an active shooter at the mall as of 10:15 p.m. No details about injuries were immediately available. Law enforcement sources initially said people had been hit, but it was not immediately confirmed whether anyone was. A SWAT team was seen storming the mall as of just before 10:30 p.m. Shots were fired inside the mall beginning sometime before the mall in Paramus, N.J. closed...
  • Shots fired at Garden State Plaza mall

    11/04/2013 7:18:10 PM PST · by Woodman · 125 replies
    Reports: Shots fired at Garden State Plaza mall By LUKE FUNK, Senior Web Producer - bio NEW JERSEY (MYFOXNY.COM) - There were unconfirmed reports of shots being fired at the Garden State Plaza mall in Paramus, N.J. on Monday night. It reportedly happened about 9:30 p.m. Police had not confirmed any information but there were several reports on Twitter about a gunman opening fire inside the mall. Law enforcement scanner traffic reported a male wearing body armor and a rifle in the mall. Witnesses report a large police presence at the mall. The Hackensack tactical team was being deployed to...
  • Fired: Mom Behind Trayvon Martin Halloween Costume (Let go for something your adult child did)

    11/03/2013 1:21:54 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    The Root ^ | November 3, 2013 | Lynette Holloway
    Dressed in Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman Halloween costumes. A Massachusetts woman was reportedly fired after racially insensitive images surfaced online of her sons dressed as Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman for Halloween. Caitlin Cimeno reportedly posted photos of her sons, William Filene and Greg Cimeno, with the caption: "Happy Halloween from Zimmerman & trayvon (insert smiley face emoji here)," according to a piece by Myeisha Essex at BlackAmericaWeb. Following the outrageous post, members of the social media world not only tracked her down, but eventually also her employer, who told a caller that she no longer worked there, reports...
  • Heathrow Airport Employee Fired over False Accusation of Insulting Islam

    10/31/2013 4:29:10 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    atlas shrugs ^ | 10/31/13 | pamela geller
    Of course the Christian didn't insult Islam, Muslim co-workers lied. But even is she had, so what? When is the civilized world going to stop treating every Muslim like a mental patient and stop rewarding the bullying, harassment and sharia demands? "Heathrow Employee Sacked over Alleged Insult to Islam" CBN, October 31, 2013 LONDON -- Nohad Halawi learned that in today's Britain, you'd better not be perceived as having insulted Islam at work because it could ruin your life. Halawi worked the cosmetics counter in the duty free zone inside London's Heathrow Airport for 13 years. She was by all...
  • What It Takes to Get Fired From the Obama Administration

    10/26/2013 10:53:03 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 26 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 1-/25/13 | Michael Falcone - ABC News
    Call it "Survivor: White House" edition. Over the past week, one high-profile cabinet secretary managed to dodge an onslaught of Republican demands for her resignation while a lesser-known national security aide got the boot for a series of snarky anonymous tweets. In fact, history has shown that it's actually not that easy to get fired from the Obama administration. Over the past five years, just a few of those who serve at the pleasure of the president have been forcibly shown the door. Many more have weathered controversy and embarrassment and figured out a way to hold on for dear...
  • OBAMACARE OPERATOR FIRED AFTER TAKING CALL FROM HANNITY... DEVELOPING...

    10/24/2013 12:13:45 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 116 replies
    Drudgereport.com ^ | October 24, 2013 | Drudgereport
    On live now with Sean Hannity. Developing.
  • Secret White House Twitter Troll Unmasked and Fired: (Director, nonproliferation at the NSC)

    10/22/2013 7:57:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | October 22, 2013 | Adam Martin
    Life in the White House imitated Parks and Rec recently, as the identity of a staffer who ran an anonymous Twitter account critical of the administration emerged. But the real-life plot diverged from the show when the White House staffer, Jofi Joseph, was promptly fired instead of having a warm moment with Amy Poehler. Joseph, a director in the White House's National Security Staff, ran the @NatSecWonk stream, popular in foreign policy circles for its unabashed trolling of the administration, its allies, and various other political types. "I'm a fan of Obama, but his continuing reliance and dependence upon a...
  • Thousands Of Americans See Their Health Plans Canceled [link only]

    10/21/2013 8:32:19 PM PDT · by grundle · 39 replies
    Huffington Post [link only] | October 21, 2013
    link only: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/21/health-care-cancelled-obamacare_n_4138129.html
  • Why are our Military Leaders being Purged?

    10/22/2013 6:09:34 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 98 replies
    From the Trenches ^ | 10/20/13 | Uknown
    Are these senior officers being ‘shown the door’ deliberately? These occurrences are very unsettling. We’ll just have to wait for the scuttlebutt I guess. Let’s just pray no dishonor is coming to them from the Communist-in-Chief. This strange chain of firings from the Military is so bizarre and so unheard of that even Dianne Sawyer of ABC news reached out to cover it when the 9th, yes 9th, Military Commanding Officer was relieved of duty in less than a year. This doesn’t include the long list last year, this is just the nine individuals this year alone.
  • General in Charge of Nuclear Missiles Is Fired

    10/11/2013 6:02:58 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 50 replies
    ap ^ | October 11, 2013 (AP) | ROBERT BURNS AP National Security Writer
    The Air Force removed Maj. Gen. Michael Carey, a 35-year veteran, from his command of 20th Air Force, responsible for all 450 of the service's intercontinental ballistic missiles. Carey, who took his post in Wyoming in June 2012, will be reassigned pending the outcome of an investigation into personal misbehavior, the service said. The Air Force would not specify what Carey is alleged to have done wrong, but two officials with knowledge of the investigation indicated that it was linked to alcohol use.
  • Canadian officials fired IT firm behind troubled Obamacare website

    10/10/2013 12:33:27 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 36 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10-10-2013 | RICHARD POLLOCK
    Canadian provincial health officials last year fired the parent company of CGI Federal, the prime contractor for the problem-plagued Obamacare health exchange websites, the Washington Examiner has learned. CGI Federal’s parent company, Montreal-based CGI Group, was officially terminated in September 2012 by an Ontario government health agency after the firm missed three years of deadlines and failed to deliver the province’s flagship online medical registry. The online registry was supposed to be up and running by June 2011. Officials at the U.S. government's Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services awarded six technology contracts worth $87 million to CGI Federal for...
  • 3-star Navy admiral fired as No. 2 commander of US nuclear forces; decision approved by Obama

    10/09/2013 2:18:26 PM PDT · by Nachum · 65 replies
    WaPo ^ | 10/9/13 | ap
    WASHINGTON — 3-star Navy admiral fired as No. 2 commander of US nuclear forces;
  • Two Marine generals fired in wake of brazen Taliban attack on Camp Bastion

    09/30/2013 6:52:24 PM PDT · by markomalley · 35 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | 9/30/2013 | Chris Carroll
    WASHINGTON – Citing a failure to adequately protect their troops from Taliban attackers who penetrated Camp Bastion in Afghanistan last year, Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. James Amos on Monday took the highly unusual step of firing a pair of two-star generals. The forced retirement of Maj. Gen. Charles M. Gurganus and Maj. Gen. Gregg A. Sturdevant comes more than a year after the attack that killed two Marines, Sgt. Bradley Atwell and Lt. Col. Christopher Raible. The attackers also wounded eight and destroyed six Harrier jets during the assault on Sept. 14-15, 2012. Gurganus was commander of Regional...
  • Two Marine generals fired for security lapses in Afghanistan

    09/30/2013 3:45:37 PM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 48 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 30, 2013 | Rajiv Chandrasekaran
    The commandant of the Marine Corps on Monday took the extraordinary step of firing two generals for not adequately protecting a giant base in southern Afghanistan that Taliban fighters stormed last year, resulting in the deaths of two Marines and the destruction of a half a dozen U.S. fighter jets. It is the first time since the Vietnam War that a general, let alone two, has been sacked for negligence after a successful enemy attack. But the assault also was unprecedented: Fifteen insurgents entered a NATO airfield and destroyed almost an entire squadron of Marine AV-8B Harrier jets, the largest...
  • California Democratic Flack Fired for Being Unhinged

    09/21/2013 6:25:31 AM PDT · by Red Statements · 39 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | Sept 21, 2013 | Steven H Ahle
    Allan Brauer, Communications Committee chairman for the Democratic Party of Sacramento County (DPSC) was asked for his resignation just one day after tweeting death wishes to the children of a female Ted Cruz staffer, Amanda Carpenter. Brauer tweeted such remarks as, This is not uncommon among liberal political flacks. One look at the vile remarks made after the deaths of Ronald Reagan and maggie Thatcher are prime examples. What is uncommon is someone paying the price for those remarks. And indeed, his bosses in Sacremento, California, overlooked them until the heat got turned up by his continuing tweets.
  • Teacher suspended for showing gay marriage rap video to middle school class

    09/12/2013 6:55:45 PM PDT · by markomalley · 12 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 9/12/2013
    Why do American middle school teachers insist on playing the Macklemore & Ryan Lewis song “Same Love” for their students when the far-superior “Thrift Shop” is readily available?The Daily Caller cannot answer this vexing question. What is certain, though, is that this week marks the first time this year that a school district has suspended a teacher for playing the song.The unidentified teacher from rural Taylorsville, N.C. was suspended for showing the “Same Love” music video in class, reports the Charlotte Observer.“At West Alexander Middle School, there was an inappropriate video shown in class, outside the bounds of the curriculum...
  • SUSPENDED: Michigan State removes liberal professor who went on anti-Republican tirade

    09/05/2013 11:40:52 AM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 88 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | September 5th, 2013
    Shocked? I sure am. I thought they’d just give him a quiet slap on the hand or ignore him altogether. I never expected he’d receive real consequences for leftist tirade: CAMPUS REFORM – Michigan State administrators have suspended Prof. William Penn for the remainder of the semester, after he was caught on video going on an anti-Republican tirade on the very first day of his literature class. In an email to students Thursday morning, Dean Karen Wurst of the College of Arts & Letters, cited his “inappropriate, disrespectful and offensive” comments. “On Aug. 29, during your Literatures, Cultures, Identities course,...
  • Christian Airman Claims He Was Fired by Lesbian Commander for Gay Marriage Stance

    08/25/2013 7:10:03 PM PDT · by Nachum · 39 replies
    Breitbarg ^ | 8/25/13 | Ken Klukowski
    Senior Master Sgt. Phillip Monk has served in the U.S. Air Force for 19 years with a clean service record. But his new lesbian commander has relieved him of duty and is threatening his career, allegedly because of his Christian beliefs regarding gay marriage. Officials are investigating as Monk appeals his punishment. Monk was First Sergeant of the 326th Training Squadron, stationed at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. According to his attorneys, Monk recently returned from a deployment and found he had a new commander, Maj. Elisa Valenzuela, who is openly lesbian. Monk explained to Fox News...