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  • "Keith Olbermann Fired?!"

    01/22/2011 9:40:20 AM PST · by MintyHippo1980 · 16 replies
    The Bloviating Hammerhead Blog ^ | 01/22/11 | Jim Bennett
    Yes, it’s true. Now the 17 people who watch “Countdown with Keith Olbermann” will have to find another source for sputtering, unsubstantiated vitriol. I’ve never been what you would call a “Keith Olbermann fan.” Does it show? But cheer up, Olbermaniacs! You’ve still got Ol’ Thrill Leg for a full hour of guests not being permitted to finish their sentences...
  • Kieth Olbermann Fired Just Hours After Comcast/NBC Merger Approved by FCC

    01/22/2011 3:16:34 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 18 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | January 22, 2011 | Reaganite Republican
    General Electric's sale of NBC/MSNBC/CNBC -once they'd utilized the their Obama-pumping propaganda machine to the fullest in acquiring TARP funds, spoon-fed deals with Russians/Chinese etc- had just gone through yesterday when Kieth Olbermann announced on air that the show would be his last with the network, now owned by Comcast. This was predicted here back in December 2009 when the deal was first proposed, Comcast has little use for such Obammunist shills in it's newsrooms with MSNBC ratings in the toilet... they're not sucked-up to the Team Obama teat like Jeff Immelt's GE, thus will need a credible news...
  • Keith Olbermann: Comcast would make MSNBC ‘more liberal’ (July 2010)

    01/21/2011 8:40:15 PM PST · by LdSentinal · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7/23/10 | Sara Jerome
    MSNBC anchor Keith Olbermann tweeted on Friday that Comcast wants to make his network “more liberal” when it completes its merger with NBC Universal. The $30 billion merger is currently under review at the Justice Department and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). “Yeah, they want to go more liberal,” Olbermann tweeted in response to a question about the merger.
  • Let's Be Serious: Eric Schmidt Got Canned (as CEO of Google)

    01/21/2011 10:15:14 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 01/21/2011 | Henry Blodget
    We're fans of Eric Schmidt and blown away by what Google has accomplished under his watch, and there's nothing embarrassing about getting fired. But let's be serious: Eric got fired. Starting with Eric's bizarre and self-serving tweet--"day-to-day adult supervision is no longer needed"--through his carefully worded blog post that screamed "friction at the top," through his patronizing remarks about how he thinks Larry Page is finally "ready" to be CEO, it seemed clear that Eric got shoved out the door. Specifically, it seemed that far from adult supervision no longer being needed, Eric's opinions were no longer wanted. And, sure,...
  • Aircraft Carrier Commander Relieved of Duty After Airing Explicit Videos

    01/04/2011 7:21:25 AM PST · by xzins · 388 replies
    http://www.foxnews.com ^ | January 4, 2011 | Justin Fishel
    <p>This warrior did nothing wrong, and to make it worse, it is for training material that is at least 3 years old, was known to everyone, that his crews applauded, and that was all light-hearted banter to get the attention of the sailors aboard the Enterprise.</p>
  • BREAKING:Michigan Coach Rich Rodriguez fired!

    01/04/2011 3:08:43 PM PST · by greatdefender · 32 replies
    ESPN ^ | January 4, 2011
    Michigan has fired football coach Rich Rodriguez after his third season ended with a school-record 38-point loss in the Gator Bowl, Fox 2 TV and the Detroit Free Press are reporting. The report comes as Rodriguez is meeting with athletic director Dave Brandon on Tuesday. Members of the football team are scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. ET on Tuesday. Rodriguez traditionally holds the meeting the night before classes resume each semester. Rodriguez's wife, Rita, left the building shortly before 5 p.m. and told reporters she had been told nothing about her husband's job. Michigan's Gator Bowl loss to Mississippi...
  • Fired Chipotle workers protest in downtown Mpls.

    12/23/2010 5:58:24 AM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 45 replies · 1+ views
    KARE 11 ^ | 12-22-10 | KARE
    MINNEAPOLIS-- Dozens of former employees, their families and friends gathered in front of Chipotle in downtown Minneapolis Wednesday afternoon to protest the recent firings of nearly 100 hispanic workers. The protest, organized by a coalition of human rights groups and a local union, was to demand a dialog with company owners regarding the dismissals, which began in early December. The Minnesota Immigrant Rights Action Committee says on its website that the firings are part of an immigration-related audit. Group member Nigel Arevalo says all the fired workers are Latino.
  • 50 Immigrant Chipotle Workers Fired in Twin Cities

    12/10/2010 9:22:41 AM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 34 replies
    Fox ^ | 12-9-10 | Fox Twin Cities
    MINNEAPOLIS - Dozens of workers at Chipotle restaurants in the Twin Cities have been fired. An immigrant rights group said the employees lost their jobs after the feds starting searching for undocumented workers. Brad Sigal with the Minnesota Immigrant Rights Action Committee said around 50 workers lost their jobs after so-called “desktop raids” at several Chipotle restaurants in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro.
  • Broncos Fire Josh McDaniels

    12/06/2010 4:01:23 PM PST · by george76 · 71 replies · 1+ views
    ch 7 ^ | December 6, 2010 | Kim Nguyen
    Broncos owner Pat Bowlen has fired Josh McDaniels. The Denver Broncos announced the move via a tweet saying, at 4:13 p.m., "Broncos Owner Pat Bowlen has relieved Josh McDaniels of his head coaching duties."
  • Kieth Olbermann Suspended by MSNBC

    11/05/2010 11:49:19 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 31 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | November 5, 2010 | Reaganite Republican
    Donations to Democratic candidates violated the network's ethics policy... (I didn't know they even had one!)First his "Worst Person in the World" bites the dust... walls closing-in fast now on this talentless hack Kieth Olbermann: Keith Olbermann has been suspended indefinitely without pay from MSNBC for making donations to three Democrats in violation of NBC's ethics policy. "I became aware of Keith's political contributions late last night," Phil Griffin, President of MSNBC, said in a statement. "Mindful of NBC News policy and standards, I have suspended him indefinitely without pay." Olbermann, who does not hide his liberal views, has acknowledged...
  • Tim Walberg defeats U.S. Rep. Mark Schauer for two-year term in Congress

    11/03/2010 5:49:02 AM PDT · by Darren McCarty · 19 replies
    Jackson Cit-Pat ^ | 11-3-2010 | Chris Gautz
    Tim Walberg was sent home from Congress two years ago when Mark Schauer was swept into office with the help of a strong Democratic wave. But the tide turned against the Democrats nationally Tuesday, and voters sent Walberg — along with a majority of House Republicans — back to Washington. Several hundred enthusiastic Walberg supporters burst into thunderous applause when the Tipton Republican addressed them late Tuesday night. “It has been a tough-fought battle as you might have noticed. It’s been well watched, it’s been well-spent and financed,” Walberg said. “But we won.” The 7th Congressional District was one of...
  • First the win, then the firing (Dem loser County Clerk fires Repub winner)

    11/03/2010 10:28:16 AM PDT · by Optimist · 57 replies
    St Joseph News Press ^ | 11/3/2010 | St Joseph News Press
    Buchanan County Clerk Kelley Stahlin confirmed on Wednesday morning she has fired election winner Mary Baack-Garvey from the clerk’s office. Citing tensions that she said had existed for years, Ms. Stahlin said she let go of Ms. Baack-Garvey to quell any drama until the latter takes office on Jan. 1. “With all of the insubordination and the blatant disregard ... I just felt it best with us going forward that there wasn’t room for both of us in here,” she said. Claiming she doesn’t think she will suffer any repercussions for the decision, Ms. Stahlin said she had no regrets...
  • Nancy Pelosi's clout for Bay Area will be missed

    11/03/2010 6:12:34 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 46 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | November 3, 2010 | Phillip Matier,Andrew Ross
    Nowhere will Nancy Pelosi's loss of the House speakership be felt more acutely than here in the Bay Area, where her power has been used to help steer hundreds of millions of dollars into infrastructure projects. "It's difficult working the halls of Congress when you don't have the speaker of the House who understands specific facets of your region, and isn't there to help set up meetings," said Jim Wunderman, head of the Bay Area Council business group. "There will be a price to pay." San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed said the loss would be felt in the South Bay...
  • Iowa judges' removal emboldens gay marriage foes

    11/03/2010 4:37:56 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 18 replies
    AP (NECN.com) ^ | Nov. 3, 2010
    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Emboldened by the removal of three Iowa Supreme Court justices, gay marriage foes said they plan to press Republicans who took over the governor's office and the state House to work toward a gay marriage ban. "We held a court in check, but now we want action from the governor's office and action from the Legislature," said Bob Vander Plaats, a Sioux City businessman and former Republican candidate for governor who led the effort to remove the justices. Chief Justice Marsha Ternus, David Baker and Michael Streit will be removed after about 54 percent of...
  • Voters foreclose on Democratic House

    11/03/2010 3:54:57 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 6 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Nov. 3, 2010 | Stephen Dinan
    SNIP The results from Indiana, Ohio and Virginia, where Democrats lost at least nine House seats, were particularly brutal for Mr. Obama, who even made a personal campaign stop last Friday...in a futile bid to rescue Rep. Tom Perriello. Mr. Obama won the White House in 2008 in part because he was able to sway voters in those states. Among those ousted were two committee chairmen, Rep. John M. Spratt of South Carolina and Rep. Ike Skelton of Missouri, who between them had 64 years of experience in the House. Republicans also picked up Senate seats in North Dakota, Indiana,...
  • Iowa ousts 3 justices over gay marriage

    11/03/2010 4:33:13 AM PDT · by Mean Daddy · 17 replies
    Omaha World Herald ^ | Nov. 3, 2010 | C. David Kotok
    Iowa voters punished three justices of the Iowa Supreme Court for their 2009 ruling legalizing same-sex marriages. Advertising The results do nothing to overturn the controversial 7-0 ruling by the court but sent a loud message that a majority of Iowa voters remained angry that the court — not the Legislature — had overturned the state’s ban on same-sex marriages.
  • EDITORIAL: Williams' dismissal backfires on NPR

    10/28/2010 6:41:48 AM PDT · by Milagros · 44 replies
    theRegister ^ | Oct, 28, 2010
    EDITORIAL: Williams' dismissal backfires on NPR- The New Haven ... Oct 28, 2010 By Register Editorial Staff NPR could not have done a worse job of firing Juan Williams, a senior news analyst, if it had tried. The controversial firing ended up making NPR look like it was run by snooty, liberal hypocrites. It left the public scratching its head over the difference between what NPR calls impartial news analysis — Williams’ speciality at National Public Radio that always seemed to carry his opinion — and the “personal commentary” on Bill O’Reilly’s television program that got him fired. ... NPR...
  • Juan Williams’ Forgotten Victimizer: The Man in the Mirror

    10/24/2010 7:53:30 AM PDT · by Paladins Prayer · 64 replies
    The New American ^ | 23 October 2010 | Selwyn Duke
    If anyone should feel loved right now, it’s social commentator Juan Williams. His firing by National Public Radio (NPR) for comments he made on Fox News’ O’Reilly Factor has drawn harsh criticism from all quarters, left, right and center. And I join this defensive phalanx. Sacking a man for saying that he gets “worried” and “nervous” aboard a plane when he see people “identifying themselves first and foremost as Muslims” with their traditional garb is an example of political correctness run amuck. Heck, Williams was merely giving voice to a disquiet felt by a majority of Americans. And if any...
  • Father fired by union supervisor for wearing pro-military Bush sweatshirt

    10/23/2010 4:16:37 AM PDT · by Suvroc10 · 17 replies · 1+ views
    Examiner ^ | October 23, 2010 | Marc Schenker
    A union stagehand and father was fired by his union supervisor for wearing a pro-military Bush sweatshirt while working. From the LA area comes a shocking-but-true story of the heavy hand of liberal censorship, speech control and all-out un-Americanism. The unthinkable offense occurred yesterday as union stagehand Duane Hammond was part of a work crew that was hired to build President Barack "The One" Obama’s platform during an ineffective campaign stop at the campus of USC yesterday. Making matters all the worse was the fact that Hammond was not making a pro-Bush political statement at all: His sweatshirt displayed the...
  • Union Stagehand Fired for Wearing Bush Hat and Shirt (Wore USS Bush attire at Obama set-up)

    10/22/2010 12:11:44 PM PDT · by kristinn · 84 replies · 2+ views
    KTLA via BreitbartTV ^ | Friday, October 22, 2010
    YouTube video.A stagehand working on the stage set up for President Obama's appearance in Los Angeles was told to go home when he refused to remove his hat and shirt honoring the aircraft carrier named USS George H. W. Bush. His son is in the US Navy and serves on the ship.Link to the USS George H.W. Bush website
  • Juan Williams and President Obama’s grandmother

    10/21/2010 10:13:12 AM PDT · by Big Bureaucracy · 185 replies
    Big Bureaucracy ^ | October 21st, 2010 | Ellie Velinska
    'Mom, look: ghosts!' - screamed my little boy when he was four on a playground pointing at few mothers dressed in traditional Islamic outfits. I guess he will never work for the National Public Radio. NPR fired Juan Williams, liberal journalist and commentator, over the following remark made on O’Reilly Factor: 'I mean, look, Bill, I'm not a bigot. You know the kind of books I've written about the civil rights movement in this country, but when I get on a plane, I got to tell you, if I see people who are in Muslim garb and I think,...
  • Could Rick Sanchez, Formerly of CNN, Be The Most Stupid Man in America?

    10/03/2010 7:17:04 AM PDT · by pinochet · 39 replies
    10/3/10 | Pinochet
    I never liked Rick Sanchez when he was with CNN. But I never thought I would feel sorry for him. Did you all hear the things he said, that caused him to be fired from CNN? Mel Gibson said some crazy things to a cop a few years ago, when he was arrested for DUI. The fact that he was drunk, was not accepted as an excuse, and his career suffered. Sanchez was sober when he made his comments. There are certain things in modern American popular culture that are considered to be so offensive, that anyone who talks about...
  • WJLA-TV fires veteran anchor Doug McKelway, cites insubordination, misconduct

    09/17/2010 9:04:14 AM PDT · by DFG · 19 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 09/17/10 | Paul Farhi
    WJLA-TV has fired veteran anchorman Doug McKelway for a verbal confrontation this summer with the station's news director that came after McKelway broadcast a sharply worded live report about congressional Democrats and President Obama. McKelway was placed on indefinite suspension in late July after his run-in with ABC7's news director and general manager, Bill Lord. In a letter to McKelway this week, the station said it was terminating his contract immediately, citing insubordination and misconduct.
  • Police: Terrorists fired phosphorus shells into Israel

    09/15/2010 10:21:31 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Jerusalem Post [Israel] | 9/16/10 | Yaakov Katz & Yaakov Lappin
    Two phosphorous mortars were fired at southern Israel from Gaza on Wednesday, Police Spokesman Micky Rosenfeld told The Jerusalem Post."A police bomb disposal team examined a number of mortars that were fired today. We can confirm that two out of the nine mortars contained phosphorous," Rosenfeld added. Israel Police said it was not the first time that phosphorous shells had been fired at Israel from Gaza.
  • Sing a song about Obama and get fired. So much for free speech.

    09/03/2010 7:33:56 AM PDT · by Lexluthor69 · 3 replies
    The Silent Majority ^ | 09-04-10 | Southernman
    While it is apparently acceptable to have school children sing songs of praise about President Obama, it is grounds for dismissal to sing songs about his failures. That’s what a Grassland Middle School football coach found out the hard way. 26 year old Bryan Glover is not shy about his political opinions. He is proud tea party Republican and felt compelled to voice his disappointment in the current administration through his music. But he never thought sharing his new song would leave him unemployed. The following video sheds some light on the outrage that occurred in Franklin, Tennessee:
  • Provo police officer fired after sex-abuse allegations

    08/09/2010 10:33:55 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 13 replies
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | Aug. 5, 2010 | Erin Alberty
    A Provo police officer is accused of groping a woman after saying he would arrest her if she did not show him her breasts. Jeffery Westerman, 33, was fired from the police department after a woman claimed July 23 that Westerman sexually abused her during an accident investigation the night before, said Utah County sheriff’s Lt. Mike Brower. The woman, 29, was driving near 300 South and University Avenue when her car collided with another, according to jail documents. Westerman arrived at the scene and sent the other motorist away. He then conducted field sobriety tests on the woman, who...
  • CHRISTIANS FIRED FOR PRAYING AT UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS

    08/01/2010 4:31:23 AM PDT · by geraldmcg · 28 replies · 2+ views
    WebToday ^ | 8-1-10 | WebToday
    A judge has ruled that two Christians fired by the University of Texas at Arlington for praying for a fellow employee, will get their "day in court." The women were fired in 2006 for praying at work after hours for the coworker, who at the time was not even aware of their desire to pray for her needs. Officials at U.T.A. in the Dallas suburb of Arlington, claimed the women were fired because praying for someone was a form of "harassment." Judge Terry R. Means of the Northern District Court in Texas says, "Can a prayer for someone constitute harassment...
  • Kara DioGardi -- Out at 'American Idol' (Major shakeup in judges panel of TV's Number 1 show)

    07/30/2010 8:05:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies · 2+ views
    TMZ ^ | 07/30/2010
    Sources connected with the "American Idol" negotiations tell TMZ Kara DioGuardi has judged her last contestant on "American Idol" -- because she's been fired. We're told the show will be going back to a three-judge format and assuming all deals are finalized, the judge's panel will consist of Randy Jackson, Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler. We're told the only way Kara could get a reprieve is if the J-Lo deal falls apart -- but we're told that deal is done. Ellen DeGeneres announced earlier Thursday that she was leaving the show after just one season.
  • 2,000 Saudi teachers fired for teaching 'dangerous' subjects

    07/20/2010 9:32:55 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    haaretz ^ | 7/21/10 | Zvi Bar'el
    A new initiative in Saudi Arabia aims to root out extremist teachers and 'reeducate' them away from terror. Israel is not the only place that supervises teachers and lecturers for fear they will impart the wrong kind of knowledge. Perhaps Israeli education officials should be sent to Saudi Arabia to a study a recently introduced program known as "ideological security," whose purpose is to cleanse the educational institutions of the hidden agendas of teachers in the school system. The program is already bearing fruit and some 2,000 teachers have been fired or transferred to administrative positions out of fear they...
  • BREAKING: Weigel Resigns (WaPo fake conservative blogger)

    06/25/2010 9:45:39 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 15 replies
    Media Bistro ^ | 6-25-10 | Matt Dornic
    FIRST ON FBDC: FishbowlDC has confirmed that WaPo conservative-beat blogger Dave Weigel has resigned after a slew of his anti-conservative comments and emails surfaced on FishbowlDC and Daily Caller over the past two days. A spokesperson for the Post said the paper will not offer additional comments but confirmed that the writer's resignation was accepted.
  • Arlington Cemetery Officials Punished for Poor Management

    06/10/2010 7:48:54 PM PDT · by SandRat · 12 replies · 415+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. 1st Class Michael J. Carden, USA
    WASHINGTON, June 10, 2010 – The top two officials in charge of Arlington National Cemetery here were disciplined after an Army investigation found the cemetery’s management to be “dysfunctional,” Army Secretary John M. McHugh announced today at the Pentagon. Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh announces at a June 10, 2010, Pentagon press conference that in light of findings of inappropriate practices and mismanagement at Arlington National Cemetery, he is relieving the cemetery’s current superintendent and deputy superintendent of their duties and placing Kathryn Condon (right) in the newly created role of Executive Director of the Army National Cemeteries...
  • Obama Knew Birnbaum Was Fired

    05/28/2010 9:17:55 AM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies · 843+ views
    NRO ^ | 5/28/10 | Daniel Foster
    How could he not have? At his presser today, the president claimed that he did not know whether the head of the Minerals Management Service, Elizabeth Birnbaum, had resigned or was fired. Obama said he didn't know because he was engaged all morning and Interior Secretary Ken Salazar was busy giving testimony on Capitol Hill. But the president also said that he received multiple daily updates on the Gulf situation and described it as his "top priority." Now the NYT reports this: S. Elizabeth Birnbaum, who took over as director of the Minerals Management Service last July, announced her resignation...
  • Dennis Blair out as Director of National Intelligence

    05/20/2010 3:31:37 PM PDT · by Neoavatara · 81 replies · 2,608+ views
    Politico ^ | May 20, 2010 | Politico
    BREAKING: President Obama will replace his Director of National Intelligence, Dennis Blair, POLITICO has confirmed. "We expect Admiral Blair to offer his resignation tomorrow," an official said. "We have been interviewing several strong candidates to be his replacement. "
  • VANITY:Just Fired Wrongly IMHO (need Christian input)

    05/10/2010 2:21:26 PM PDT · by LowOiL · 230 replies · 4,110+ views
    self | 5-10-10 | self
    Today I was fired because "I wasn't a team player" and "didn't fit in". I worked for an eccentric "Christian" man in his 70's, I myself am Christian also. I will call the owner "Old Mac" for simplicity. The place I worked as an mechanic was in a fabric mill (no more detail is needed, you know how hard the textile industry has been hit lately). The majority of the mill is illegals and some legals (from Mexico and Guatemala), with about a 30% other population of mostly white fixers and managers. I worked a second shift and had only...
  • Lesbian Teacher's Allegation She Was 'Fired' From B.C. Catholic School Sparks Debate

    04/30/2010 1:50:48 PM PDT · by NYer · 37 replies · 977+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | April 30, 2010 | Thaddeus M. Baklinski
    VANCOUVER, April 30, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Debate over the right of religious schools to expect staff to follow a code of conduct in keeping with the school's moral values has been re-ignited after lesbian music teacher Lisa Reimer claimed she was "fired" by Little Flower Academy, one of three private Vancouver Catholic schools. Reimer says she was fired when school administration discovered that she and her homosexual partner were having a baby.Reimer, who is not Catholic, said she signed a "Catholicity clause" at Little Flower Academy saying she would respect the Catholic school's faith and "demonstrate a respectful and sympathetic...
  • Teachers and sex: Scores in Florida have lost jobs due to improper conduct with students

    04/24/2010 12:33:17 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 27 replies · 1,869+ views
    South Florida Sun Sentinel ^ | April 23, 2010 | Sally Kestin and Dana Williams
    The events that turned a Tamarac family upside down began with a mother's discovery of a love letter to her 17-year-old son. It was written by his biology teacher at J.P. Taravella High School in Coral Springs – 30-year-old Josie Stratton. "I care very much about you,'' Stratton wrote the student in the fall of 2007. "As for our future? That will be another letter. I feel the same way and love you to death.'' Within a month, the student had dropped out of school, moved out of his family's home and married his teacher. They were divorced five months...
  • Men Say They Were Fired For Good Deed : Denver Men Help Mall Security To Catch Shoplifter

    04/23/2010 10:29:27 PM PDT · by george76 · 33 replies · 1,445+ views
    7News ^ | April 23, 2010 | Marc Stewart
    Two Denver men said their efforts to be good citizens cost them their jobs. Paul Shoemaker and Mike McGee... were fired from the Sprint store inside the Cherry Creek Mall after chasing a suspected shoplifter. The two claim they were walking out of the store when they stumbled upon a security guard in the hall, clearly in need. "(He) came right basically in front of us, and was like, 'Help me, Help me.' Out of breath. You could totally hear he was distraught," said Shoemaker...from the Apple store. "It's the way I was raised as a kid. You see something...
  • Military Will Discharge Soldiers for Revealing Homosexuality Despite ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Repeal

    04/08/2010 7:59:30 PM PDT · by honestabe010 · 3 replies · 323+ views
    The Woodward Report ^ | April 8, 2009 | Nicholas Ballasy
    After announcing changes to its existing “don’t ask, don’t tell” (DADT) policy, the Department of Defense (DoD) told CNSNews.com that a member of the military who makes “a statement that he or she is homosexual or bisexual, or words to that effect” still “can be separated” from the armed forces. The policy changes, announced at a Mar. 25 press briefing at the Pentagon, basically make it harder to initiate an official inquiry into whether a soldier is homosexual, raise the authority level needed to discharge a soldier, and set stricter rules on evidence and confidential information used in such inquiries....
  • AEI fires David Frum ?

    03/25/2010 6:54:05 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 19 replies · 900+ views
    Hot Air ^ | MARCH 25, 2010 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    The working assumption is that they canned him for his “Waterloo” piece about ObamaCare and the GOP. Did they? Hmmm: Frum made clear in a letter to AEI President Arthur Brooks that his departure after seven years at the conservative think tank was not voluntary. “I have had many fruitful years at the American Enterprise Institute,” he wrote, “and I do regret this abrupt and unexpected conclusion of our relationship.” AEI did not comment immediately. In a brief interview, Frum said “there was no suggestion by AEI” that his sharp criticism of the GOP’s health-care strategy was the reason for...
  • Ex-Bush Speechwriter David Frum 'Terminated' By Top Conservative Think Tank

    03/25/2010 1:21:46 PM PDT · by HD1200 · 34 replies · 1,888+ views
    Being reported by Huffington What took the think tank so long?
  • AEI Says Goodbye (Frum Let Go By conservative institute)

    03/25/2010 12:40:34 PM PDT · by Free America52 · 27 replies · 1,214+ views
    frum forum ^ | 03/25/2010 | conservative american news
    Dear Arthur, This will memorialize our conversation at lunch today. Effective immediately, my position as a resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute is terminated. I appreciate the consideration that delays my emptying of my office until after my return from travel next week. Premises will be vacated no later than April 9. I have had many fruitful years at the American Enterprise Institute, and I do regret this abrupt and unexpected conclusion of our relationship. Very truly yours, David Frum
  • Bart (Stupak) gets the boot from MI Right to Life

    03/24/2010 3:44:18 PM PDT · by Kieri · 29 replies · 994+ views
    Soo Today ^ | 03/24/10 | Soo Today Staff
    NEWS RELEASE RIGHT TO LIFE OF MICHIGAN ************************* RLM-PAC rescinds Reppresentative Stupak's endorsement On Wednesday, March 24, the Right to Life of Michigan political action committee notified U.S. Representative Bart Stupak that his endorsement was rescinded. In a letter sent to Representative Stupak, the RLM-PAC qualified how the endorsement criteria was no longer met. Right to Life of Michigan Political Action Committee Director Larry Galmish said: "The letter noted the endorsement had been based on Representative Stupak's voting record, previous interview and completion of a questionnaire in which Representative Stupak indicated he would oppose any efforts to include federally funded...
  • Why White House’s Desiree Rogers is out

    03/14/2010 11:09:17 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 52 replies · 3,088+ views
    suntimes.com ^ | March 14, 2010 | MICHAEL SNEED
    Is the real reason White House social secretary Desiree Rogers was stripped of her power and "pushed" to resign that she was stealing the thunder of first lady Michelle Obama and first friend Valerie Jarrett? You bet. White House social secretary Desiree Rogers says she will step down next month, after presiding over 330 events in the White House in 14 months. Rogers, a friend of President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama, is part of a high-profile group of Chicagoans in the Obama White House. • It was Desiree who publicly corrected Michelle Obama in front of White House...
  • Desiree Rogers..."they never lifted a finger to help me"

    03/12/2010 1:30:22 PM PST · by ColoradoAce · 84 replies · 3,374+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 3/12/2010 | Peter Baker
    " For Ms. Rogers, associates said the episode proved a searing experience that has soured her on Washington. She believes she was left largely undefended by the White House, by her colleagues, including Mr. Axelrod, Robert Gibbs and even her close friend, Valerie Jarrett."
  • Navy has fired 6 commanders since January, triple its usual monthly rate

    03/06/2010 8:20:19 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 61 replies · 1,851+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 3/06/2010 | Craig Whitlock
    The Navy has fired six commanding officers since the start of the year -- triple its usual monthly rate -- including a foul-mouthed captain who was dismissed for subjecting her crew to "cruelty and maltreatment" aboard a warship in the Pacific. Capt. Holly Graf, commander of the USS Cowpens, a guided-missile cruiser, was relieved of duty Jan. 13 after an investigation found she cursed so much at her 400-member crew that even the sailors -- no strangers to four-letter words -- were intimidated. According to the Navy inspector general's report released this week, officers complained that their captain humiliated them...
  • Oceanography chief sacked after tsunami

    03/05/2010 6:07:35 PM PST · by myknowledge · 7 replies · 524+ views
    Nine News ^ | March 6, 2010
    Chile has sacked the head of the navy's Oceanography Service (SHOA), saying he failed to provide a clear warning of the killer tsunami that followed a huge earthquake. SHOA chief Mariano Rojas was immediately removed from the post, while the head of the Navy was opening an investigation "on the circumstances of the decision process after the natural catastrophe hit the country", an official statement said on Friday. Along with the emergency response agency ONEMI and the president's office, SHOA headed the official response to Saturday's massive 8.8-magnitude tremor and ensuing tsunami waves, which killed more than 800 people and...
  • D.C. hospital fires 11 nurses, 5 staffers for snowstorm absences

    The District's largest private hospital has fired 11 nurses and five support staff members who failed to make it to work during the back-to-back snowstorms that paralyzed the region earlier this month. Dozens of staff members at Washington Hospital Center face internal investigations, union representatives say, and it is unclear how many employees will lose their jobs. On Friday, the nurses union, Nurses United of the National Capital Region, filed a class-action grievance with the hospital. "I see it as so unfair and uncaring," said Shirley Ricks, a 57-year-old nurse who has spent her entire career at the hospital. "That's...
  • D.C. hospital fires 11 nurses, 5 staffers for snowstorm absences

    02/27/2010 7:33:36 PM PST · by Saije · 110 replies · 2,106+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 2/27/2010 | Theresa Vargas
    The District's largest private hospital has fired 11 nurses and five support staff members who failed to make it to work during the back-to-back snowstorms that paralyzed the region earlier this month. Dozens of staff members at Washington Hospital Center face internal investigations, union representatives say, and it is unclear how many employees will lose their jobs. On Friday, the nurses union, Nurses United of the National Capital Region, filed a class-action grievance with the hospital. "I see it as so unfair and uncaring," said Shirley Ricks, a 57-year-old nurse who has spent her entire career at the hospital. "That's...
  • All teachers fired at Rhode Island school

    02/24/2010 9:48:02 AM PST · by RangerM · 134 replies · 2,317+ views
    CNN ^ | February 24, 2010 | Randi Kaye
    A school board in Rhode Island has voted to fire all teachers at a struggling high school, a dramatic and controversial plan aimed at shoring up education in a poverty-ridden school district. On Tuesday night, the board approved the plan by Frances Gallo, superintendent at Central Falls School District, to discharge 88 teachers at Central Falls High School. The firings come over the district's concern that teachers refused to spend more time with students to improve test scores.
  • All educators fired at underperforming RI school

    02/24/2010 7:29:43 AM PST · by EBH · 34 replies · 1,303+ views
    AP ^ | 02/24/2010
    CENTRAL FALLS, R.I. – A Rhode Island school district has voted to fire all the teachers at an underperforming school. The Central Falls School Committee voted Tuesday evening to fire every educator at Central Falls High School, including teachers, guidance counselors and the principal.