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  • CHUCK HAGEL FIRING: TWO WRONGS DON'T MAKE A RIGHT

    11/24/2014 7:51:13 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 76 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/24/2014 | by JOEL B. POLLAK
    The New York Times reports that President Barack Obama is about to dismiss Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel. The reason given? That the White House recognized that "the threat from the Islamic State would require a different kind of skills than those that Mr. Hagel was brought on to employ." In other words: Hagel was brought on to downgrade the military radically, but now the military turns out to be necessary, after all. Yet that cannot be the only reason, absent any sign that Obama is committing to a sudden, steep increase in the defense budget, and reversing the non-sequester...
  • N.C. Fires Gruber After ‘Stupidity of American Voters’ Remarks

    11/22/2014 9:34:23 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | Nov 21, 2014 7:26 pm
    The state of North Carolina has given Jonathan Gruber the boot, firing the ObamaCare architect after he was caught on camera repeatedly calling American voters “stupid.” Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) went “On The Record” tonight, explaining that Gruber was hired one year ago to help with a health care plan that dealt with Medicaid recipients and the uninsured. Meadows said that Gruber was supposed to be an unbiased individual, but after these reports, the auditor decided that he’s not so unbiased after all. …
  • [June 15, 2012 Redux] Romney: Obama immigration move makes long term fix harder

    11/03/2014 1:40:58 AM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 11 replies
    CNN ^ | June 15, 2012 | Kevin Liptak
    More than five hours after news broke of President Barack Obama's shift in immigration rules, his Republican challenger for the White House said the United States needed a longer term solution to the problem. "I believe the status of young people who come here through no fault of their own is an important matter to be considered, and should be solved on a long term basis so they know what their future would be in this country," Romney said after a campaign stop in Milford, New Hampshire. (SNIP) "He [Rubio] and I have spoken about his thinking on his version...
  • Detention center worker sues over termination

    10/03/2014 8:06:47 AM PDT · by redreno · 8 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | 10/02/2014 | CARRI GEER THEVENOT
    A former detention assistant contends she was fired by the Clark County Department of Juvenile Justice Services for complaining about excessive force against a juvenile inmate. Kisha Norman of Las Vegas filed an employment discrimination lawsuit Thursday against the department and its assistant manager of detention, Patrick Schreiber, who fired her in April 2013. “Norman was not wanted because she was not part of the racist culture inside DJJS that accepted, condoned and ratified excessive force against juveniles,” the federal lawsuit alleges. In an email Thursday, spokesman Erik Pappa said the county does not comment on pending litigation. According to...
  • BREAKING: Beheading Suspect Fired After Argument Over Stoning Women

    09/26/2014 3:43:31 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 86 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 9-26-2014 | Caleb Howe
    On Friday morning, police in Moore, Oklahoma released the identity of the suspect in the brutal beheading of a woman at her workplace: Nolen, who now goes by Jah'Keem Yisrael, is a convert to Islam, and local press reports that he had attempted to convert other employees at Vaughan Foods, where the murder took place. Yisrael is a graduate of Idabel High School in nearby Idabel, Oklahoma, about four hours southeast from Moore where the attack occurred. Nolen was a football player and, by available accounts, not a religious person at the time. A teammate, speaking to Truth Revolt, describes...
  • The Top Leaders Of A Navy Ship Were Fired In The Middle Of Their Deployment

    09/17/2014 12:01:40 PM PDT · by 7thson · 65 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Sep. 16, 2014, 10:17 PM | Paul Szoldra
    The three top leaders of the guided missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG-95) have been removed and reassigned halfway through the ship's deployment pending the outcome of an investigation into "command climate," the Navy said in a news release Tuesday. The skipper, Cmdr. Curtis B. Calloway, was relieved at sea by Capt. Anthony L. Simmons, who will take charge of the ship for the rest of the deployment as an investigation moves forward. Calloway, along with Cmdr. Ed Handley, the executive officer, and Command Master Chief Travis Biswell, the top enlisted leader, have been reassigned to staff positions at...
  • How to not handle a young-earth creationist employee: Fired in wake of finding dino soft tissue

    07/31/2014 2:58:12 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Observation Deck ^ | 07/30/2014
    A young-Earth creationist microscope technician formerly at California State University-Northridge is suing his former employer for religious discrimination, wrongful termination, and the violation of free speech. Who's the plaintiff? Mark H. Armitage. Mr. Armitage is a microscopist; he's worked with microscope sales and services since at least 1984. When not involved in commercial microscopy, he is interested in scientific microscopy. He did undergraduate work without a degree in Biology at the University of Florida, he acquired a B.S. in Education at Liberty University, an M.S. in Biology (emphasis in parasitology) at the Institute for Creation Research, an Ed.S. in...
  • Guess Who's Being Fired?

    07/24/2014 5:12:39 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 24, 2014 | Bob Goldman
    Is everything copasetic at your job? Are you feeling happy, content and secure? If so, I have some advice for you -- DON'T! Know it or not, like it or not, you could be whisking down the road to termination. In the slightly altered words of "The Music Man," that's Termination with a capital "T," and that rhymes with "Thee," and that stands for "Canned." If you're not worried now, take a quick peek at a recent column by Joann S. Lublin in The Wall Street Journal. Titled "Six Subtle Signs You're About to Lose Your Job," Lublin lays out...
  • Target security officer fired after reporting [cop] shoplifting

    07/14/2014 8:12:22 AM PDT · by bornred · 27 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 12 | Tom Jackman
    Dallas Northington spent nearly eight years working for Target in loss prevention, roaming the stores and scanning the surveillance cameras. In an episode at the Leesburg Target store in May that he said was typical, a man was allegedly captured twice on video shoplifting, and Northington responded as he said he always did: He called the Leesburg police, made a report and provided them the videos of the two incidents. But the man in the video may have been a Fairfax County sheriff’s deputy, Northington said he soon learned. And within days, two things happened: The deputy retired from the...
  • Mortar from Syria Fired Towards Golan Heights

    07/13/2014 2:45:06 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    inn ^ | 7/13/14 | Ido Ben Porat
    A mortar shell from Syria was fired on Sunday evening towards the Israeli side of the Golan Heights and exploded near the Druze village of Mas’ade. The mortar shell exploded in an open area, causing no physical injuries or damages. The IDF responded with artillery fire towards Syrian military posts, and the IDF Spokesman said direct hits were identified. The incident marks the third time in recent weeks that fire was opened towards Israel from the Syrian side of the Golan Heights. Late last month, an Israeli teenager was killed and several people were wounded after an explosive device was...
  • Since the Morning: 72 Rockets Fired at Israel

    07/09/2014 11:10:44 AM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    inn ^ | 7/9/14 | Gil Ronen
    According to statistics released by the IDF Wednesday, about 300 rockets have been fired at Israel since Operation Protective Edge began two days ago. Seventy-two rockets hit Israel in the course of Wednesday, by about 8:00 p.m. Two of the rockets were fired at Holon and Bat Yam, just south of Tel Aviv. One of them was intercepted by Iron Dome and the other struck an empty area. Islamic Jihad took responsibility for the rocket fire on the Tel Aviv area. Three other rockets were fired at Dimona, where Israel operates a nuclear plant. One was intercepted and the other...
  • Thirty Rockets Fired into Israel in Ten Minutes

    07/07/2014 12:50:31 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    inn ^ | 7/7/14 | Tova Dvorin
    Hamas fired over 30 rockets in a ten-minute period into Israel on Monday, with hits reported in Sha'ar HaNegev, the Eshkol Region, Netivot, Sderot, and Be'er Sheva between 8:00 - 8:10 pm IST. The rocket count has escalated to over 80 on Monday evening alone, Walla! News reports close to 10:30 pm Monday; the Iron Dome missile defense system has shot down 12-13 of them over Ashdod and Netivot. No buildings were reportedly damaged. An Askelon woman and her child are being treated for shrapnel injuries; several Ashdod residents were treated for shock. "Code red" sirens have reportedly been sounded...
  • Cracker Barrel Fires 73-Year-Old Vet Who Gave Muffin to Needy Man

    06/29/2014 7:14:21 PM PDT · by lbryce · 116 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | June 29, 2014 | Fox News Insider
    <p>A 73-year-old Vietnam veteran’s act of kindness violated company policy and got him fired from his job at Cracker Barrel in Florida.</p> <p>Joe Koblenzer said a needy man approached the host station and asked for some mayonnaise and tartar sauce because he said he was going to make fish. Koblenzer obliged him the request and gave him a corn muffin, too.</p>
  • Officials: Army hospital chief relieved of command

    05/28/2014 8:34:13 AM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    FOX ^ | AP
    The chief of an Army medical center has been relieved of his command because of problems with patient care, and the Pentagon has ordered a review of its health care system, defense officials said. The commander was replaced Tuesday at Womack Army Medical Center at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, and three deputies were suspended, the Army said in a statement. The shake-up comes after two deaths this month of patients in their 20s and problems with infection control at the facility that were pointed out in March by a hospital accreditation group, according to two defense officials. They spoke on...
  • Court Greenlights Fired Gay Teacher's Lawsuit Against Catholic School

    05/24/2014 12:32:27 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 14 replies
    The National Catholic Reporter ^ | 5/23/14 | Dan Morris-Young
    A motion to dismiss a lawsuit against Eastside Catholic School by an administrator fired in December after his same-sex marriage came to light has been rejected by King County Superior Court in Seattle. In a ruling read from the bench Friday, Judge Catherine Shaffer said it did not appear that proceeding with the case would interfere with the school's First Amendment rights, and that if facts outlined in the complaint by Mark Zmuda could be proven, "it looks like we would be entitled to relief," Zmuda attorney Rick Friedman told NCR. In a statement emailed to NCR, the law firm...
  • Magic Johnson fired me for being too old, says flight attendant in his private jet...

    05/14/2014 4:02:27 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 51 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 10/26/12
    A former employee of Magic Johnson says the basketball legend fired her for being seven minutes late to work — a delay she blames on his request for a turkey sandwich. Lanita Thomas filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court this week saying her dismissal over tardiness was actually a “pretext” for ageism. She is 45 years old.
  • Barbara Simpson, conserv. Radio Talker FIRED from KSFO AM

    05/07/2014 2:09:09 PM PDT · by lee martell · 62 replies
    May 7 2014 | lee martell
    If you listen to terrestrial radio, and live in the San Francisco Bay Area, north of San Jose, you most likely have heard of KSFO AM. Last weekend, the managers of that radio station decided to fire weekend talk host Barbara Simpson suddenly and for most listeners shocklingly. Barbara was affiliated with that station for over nineteen years, since it's inception as a conservative leaning radio station. This was a few years after Rush Limbaugh show everyone that conservatives could appeal to a large portion of the population. Some local blogs, such as richlieberman 415media have been flooded with posters...
  • The Wrong Obama Just Got Fired

    05/05/2014 3:18:22 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 5, 2014 | Wayne Allyn Root
    Have you heard? Barack Obama’s brother-in-law was just fired after six seasons as head basketball coach at Oregon State. It’s wonderful to hear the words “fired” and “Obama” in the same sentence. Unfortunately for America, the wrong member of the Obama family was canned after six failing years. If ever there was a case to fire a CEO, it’s Barack Obama. Why should running an economy be any different than running a sports team? Both are about results. Winning. In sports, if you’re not winning, there are no excuses. Obama’s brother-in-law could not use the excuse that after six seasons,...
  • Ex-Radical Group Member Says University Ending Job

    04/22/2014 3:09:11 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    AP via ABC News ^ | April 22, 2014
    A former member of the radical 1970s group the Symbionese Liberation Army says the University of Illinois has told him he'll lose his job teaching there. James Kilgore said Tuesday that he was told earlier this month that the university will not let him teach classes after this semester. He said he was not told why, but he suspects the university was pressured by donors or people with political connections.
  • 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 · 31 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...