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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 ^ | 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 ( ^ | 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 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