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  • KPUA cancels Rush Limbaugh radio show in Hilo

    03/06/2012 1:12:54 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 63 replies
    67AM KPUA News ^ | Monday, March 5th, 2012 | Chris Leonard
    Hilo, Hawaii March 5, 2012: New West Broadcasting announced today that it is discontinuing the Rush Limbaugh program on KPUA AM 670 in Hilo, Hawaii effective immediately. Chris Leonard, President and General Manager of New West released the following statement this morning: “We have always encouraged spirited discussion about national and local issues on KPUA and from time to time those discussions may be deemed by some to be objectionable. We are strong believers in the first amendment and have recognized Mr. Limbaugh's right to express opinions that often times differ from our own, but it has never been our...
  • 11 APS educators notified: You're going to be fired (Atlanta test-cheating scandal decade old?)

    03/04/2012 9:35:45 AM PST · by Libloather · 4 replies · 1+ views
    AJC ^ | 3/02/12 | Nancy Badertscher
    11 APS educators notified: You're going to be firedBy Nancy Badertscher The Atlanta Journal-Constitution 6:55 p.m. Friday, March 2, 2012 Atlanta School Superintendent Erroll Davis took the first steps late Friday to fire 11 educators suspected of some of the most egregious of the school system's widespread test-cheating. **SNIP** A state investigation, completed last summer, uncovered evidence that 180 APS educators were involved in systemic cheating focused on the Criterion-Referenced Competency Test, a standardized test that's been a pivotal measure of a school's achievement. The investigation concluded some APS staffers, for perhaps as long as a decade, worked in secret...
  • Gingrich: Sec'y Chu Should Be Fired (video)

    March 1, 2012 Gingrich: Sec'y Chu should be fired 2012 candidate lashes out over Steven Chu's gas price comments
  • Triple Lutz Report--Freedom Lover Judge Andrew Napolitano Sacked by Fox For Truth Telling

    02/19/2012 12:28:46 PM PST · by appeal2 · 26 replies · 1+ views
    The Financial Survival Network | 02/19/2012 | Kerry Lutz
    Judge Andrew Napolitano, host of Fox's Freedom Watch was unceremoniously dumped from the network this week. Napolitano says in a Facebook posting that it was nothing out of the ordinary and to please not email Fox demanding his reinstatement. According to the Judge, these things happen all the time and are ratings inspired. Watch the two videos linked here and let us know if you think his termination was purely economic. The fact is, Judge Napolitano was calling out the powers that be. He casting light on the fact that the political parties only have their well-being at heart, not...
  • Judge Andrew Napolitano Signs Off From The Last Episode Of Freedom Watch

    02/14/2012 6:22:10 AM PST · by GonzoGOP · 24 replies
    MEDIAite ^ | 10:17 pm, February 13th, 2012 | Frances Martel
    Judge Andrew Napolitano closed his show, Freedom Watch, tonight with the same message of awareness of civil liberties and adherence to the ideals of the founding fathers he did every night since the show went on the air in summer 2010– except this time, it was the last time the show would air a new episode. Starting this month, Freedom Watch will be replaced by reruns of The Willis Report.
  • Obama Gets Pink Slip 9 Months from Today!

    02/07/2012 12:11:05 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 46 replies
    February 7, 2012
    November 7 is only 9 months away. We fire BO in 9 months.
  • Fire whom? Romney draws flak on eve of NH Primary

    01/09/2012 8:51:09 PM PST · by onyx · 21 replies
    APNEWS ^ | Jan 9, 9:46 PM (ET) | By DAVID ESPO and KASIE HUNT
    NASHUA, N.H. (AP) - Republican front-runner Mitt Romney stumbled down the homestretch of the New Hampshire primary on Monday, declaring, "I like being able to fire people who provide services to me" as his rivals intensified already fierce criticism. "Gov. Romney enjoys firing people. I enjoy creating jobs," said former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, who has staked his candidacy on a strong showing in Tuesday's primary and has shown signs of gaining ground in recent polls. Adding insult to any injury, Texas Gov. Rick Perry posted a ringtone to his campaign website that consisted of Romney saying, "I like being...
  • Mexico official fired for saying poor smell bad

    12/28/2011 1:08:30 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 12/28/11 | AP
    MEXICO CITY (AP) — A Mexican anti-poverty official has been fired after posting a comment on social media sites suggesting that poor people smell bad. Mexico's anti-poverty agency says Carlos Talavera has been fired as director of outreach brigades in the western city of Uruapan after a Facebook posting of his was re-tweeted on social media sites. The original comment appears to describe an event attended by poor people and reads roughly "truth is this smells impressively bad, poor things."
  • Nurses fired for taping Utah patient's mouth shut

    12/23/2011 2:55:59 PM PST · by Nachum · 41 replies
    ap ^ | 12/23/11 | ap
    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Two nurses in a Utah hospital's intensive care unit were fired this week for taping a patient's mouth shut and laughing about it, hospital officials said Friday. Penny Artalejo was admitted to Utah Valley Regional Medical Center in Provo on Dec. 17 with nausea and anxiety from taking medication for chronic neck pain, her daughters told KSL ( ). Artalejo's daughter, Brittany Bilson, told the television station that her mother's teeth were chattering and she was moaning and shaking. Bilson said the nurses told her mother to shut up, taped her mouth closed and...
  • CO of Navy squadron fired for violating sexual harassment policy (#22!)

    12/13/2011 6:28:52 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 38 replies
    Stars & Stripes ^ | December 13, 2011 | Matthew M. Burke
    SASEBO NAVAL BASE, Japan — The commanding officer of a Navy squadron attached to the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson became the 22nd Navy skipper fired this year after Navy officials lost confidence in his ability to command, the service announced. Cmdr. Jonathan Jackson, commanding officer of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 134, was fired Thursday by Rear Adm. Thomas Shannon, commander of Carrier Strike Group 1, after an investigation revealed Jackson had violated the Navy’s sexual harassment policy by “creating and condoning an intimidating, hostile and offensive work environment,” according to a Navy news release.
  • Hill staffers tweet of partying, 'idiot boss'

    12/08/2011 1:57:17 PM PST · by izzatzo · 13 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 12/08/2011 | Stephen Dinan
    Staffers of Rep. Rick Larsen boasted over Twitter that they were drinking and otherwise goofing off on the job, according to a story in the NW Daily Marker. The website said the tweets gave off the impression of "a staffers-gone-wild bash" in the Washington Democrat's office, including insults lobbed at the congressman himself.
  • Trump to moderate Republican debate

    12/02/2011 11:26:23 AM PST · by maggief · 21 replies
    NY Slimes ^ | December 2, 2011 | JEREMY W. PETERS
    It’s officially a reality television Republican primary now. Donald Trump is pairing up with Newsmax, the conservative magazine and news Web site, to moderate a presidential debate in Des Moines on Dec. 27. “Our readers and the grass roots really love Trump,” said Christopher Ruddy, chief executive of Newsmax Media. “They may not agree with him on everything, but they don’t see him as owned by the Washington establishment, the media establishment.” Mr. Trump’s role in the debate, which will be broadcast on the cable network Ion Television, is sure to be one of the more memorable moments in a...
  • Franco Harris fired for Joe Paterno comments

    11/16/2011 8:06:52 PM PST · by Razzz42 · 16 replies ^ | November 16th, 2011 | Staff report
    Franco Harris has been an outspoken supporter of Joe Paterno in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse allegations. So much so that Harris, a Pro Football Hall of Fame running back who played for Paterno at Penn State, was fired by The Meadows Racetrack and Casino as a spokesman, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported. The racetrack is located in Washington, Pa., just outside Pittsburgh. Harris publicly expressed his displeasure over Paterno's firing last week. “I feel that the (Board of Trustees) made a bad decision in letting Joe Paterno go,” Harris said, according to the paper. “I’m very disappointed...
  • Penn State's Joe Paterno gets what he deserves

    11/10/2011 1:31:44 PM PST · by Colofornian · 292 replies
    SF Chronicle ^ | Nov. 10, 2011 | Scott Ostler
    <p>Folks, this is Joe Paterno's legacy.</p> <p>E-mails jump into my inbox defending Paterno...</p> <p>I won't remember what Paterno did, but what he didn't do. What he didn't do is what got him fired...</p> <p>Firing Joe Paterno doesn't fix everything, but it's a great start.</p>
  • Penn State trustees fire football coach Joe Paterno and PSU president Spanier

    11/09/2011 7:30:27 PM PST · by Colofornian · 829 replies
    AP/ ^ | Nov. 9, 2011 | Genaro C. Armas
    Penn State trustees fired football coach Joe Paterno and university president Graham Spanier (SPAN-yer) amid the growing furor over how the school handled sex abuse allegations against an assistant coach. The massive shakeup Wednesday night came hours after Paterno announced that he planned to retire at the end of his 46th season. But the outcry following the arrest of former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky on molestation charges proved too much for the board to ignore. One key question has been why Paterno and other top school officials didn't go to police in 2002 after being told a graduate assistant saw...
  • Joe Paterno will not coach another game at Penn State, 6ABC in Philadelphia reports.

    11/09/2011 7:18:03 PM PST · by Arec Barrwin · 65 replies
    Business Insider ^ | November 9, 2011 | Tony Manfred
    JOE PATERNO IS OUT Tony Manfred | Nov. 9, 2011, 10:08 PM | 738 | 5 Joe Paterno will not coach another game at Penn State, 6ABC in Philadelphia reports. Paterno annouced earlier today that he planned to retire after this season. But the trustees appartently decided at a meeting tonight that we will not be allowed to see out the season. PSU will formally announce the news at a 10 p.m. press conference. President Graham Spanier's resignation will also be annouced. More coming... Read more:
  • Joe Paterno must be fired immediately for protecting Jerry Sandusky amid disgusting allegations...

    11/07/2011 9:23:41 PM PST · by Colofornian · 67 replies
    New England Sports ^ | Nov. 7, 2011 | Jeff Howe
    For every moment Joe Paterno keeps his job as Penn State's head coach, the institution as a whole and the athletic department in particular loses a significant amount of credibility. Paterno must be fired immediately for not appropriately reporting his knowledge of the despicable, horrific, mortifying, inhumane sexual crimes Jerry Sandusky is accused of committing against young boys -- some of which happened at Penn State's athletic facilities, according to a Pennsylvania attorney general report. The problem, though, is some of the people in charge of making such a decision to fire Paterno have been equally culpable of failing to...
  • Paterno should be fired by Penn State

    11/07/2011 8:49:09 PM PST · by Colofornian · 18 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Nov. 7, 2011 | Scott Ostler
    Joe must go. Joe Paterno must resign or be fired before Penn State's next game. Today would be good. Remember the outrage over trinkets for tattoos, the scandal that rocked Ohio State earlier this season? That coach is gone. Why is Joe Paterno still strapping on a whistle? And where was JoPa's whistle when defenseless young boys really needed it? Paterno, his athletic director and the school's vice president all knew something horrible occurred involving former team assistant coach Jerry Sandusky, and they all let it slide. For a decade. Why? The way it smells from here: The alleged predator...
  • NPR host doubling as ‘Occupy DC’ spokesperson fired from syndicated radio program

    10/20/2011 10:34:37 AM PDT · by martosko · 9 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10/20/2011 | Matthew Boyle
    After violating National Public Radio’s ethics code by acting as a spokeswoman for Occupy DC protesters, Lisa Simeone was fired Wednesday evening from one of the two public radio programs she hosts, the Associated Press reports. Simeone was fired from “SoundPrint,” an internationally syndicated program appearing on NPR affiliate WAMU in Washington, D.C. The official who fired Simeone reportedly did so over the phone and read NPR’s ethics code to her during the call. WAMU describes “SoundPrint” as “the aural equivalent of photojournalism” and says the Simeone-hosted program explores “news, history, and culture.” The firing comes after The Daily Caller...
  • 'Zionist Jews...need to be run out of the country' teacher fired by LAUSD

    10/19/2011 8:43:12 AM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/19/11 | Thomas Lifson
    Patricia McAllister, who leapt to fame for her proud and succinctly expressed (18 second video here) Jew hatred at OWS Los Angeles, has been fired by the Los Angeles Unified School District. (snip) We can expect more from the Jew haters, to the effect that this incident proves the Jews pull the strings. But will the ACLU or other purported free speech advocates make an issue of Ms. McAllister? My guess is not.