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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 ( http://bit.ly/tbVNuS ). 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
    sportingnews.com ^ | 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/Newser.com ^ | 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: http://www.businessinsider.com/joe-paterno-fired-2011-11#ixzz1dGhg2Yl4
  • 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 Network.com ^ | 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.
  • How Obama and Buffet FIRED 40,0000 Workers in One Day!…and made $4 billion

    09/21/2011 8:58:16 AM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    Con Underground ^ | 9/21/11 | 4evercon
    While Obama and Buffet are working on finding new ways to fleece middle class America of more of our money to finance the salaries of the new storm troopers, the SEIU, Teamsters and Teacher’s unions and the various ACORN spawned organizations, the two are simultaneously prosecuting an all out war on the private sector. To hear the old kook tell it the idea came to him while he was playing in the bathtub. Those of us who no longer believe in the tooth fairy prefer to to dig a little and find out just exactly how did this seemingly Archimedian...
  • Navy fires another commanding officer, the 18th this year

    09/07/2011 7:48:17 PM PDT · by Virginia Ridgerunner · 63 replies · 2+ views
    Stras & Stripes ^ | September 7, 2011 | Matthew M. Burke
    The Navy has fired another commanding officer, the 18th this year, surpassing last year’s mark of 17 with slightly less than four months left to go. Cmdr. Mark Olson of USS The Sullivans was relieved of his command due to a loss of confidence in his abilities following an Admiral’s Mast on Wednesday, according to a Navy news release. Vice Adm. Daniel Holloway, commander of U.S. 2nd Fleet, made the decision after close examination of an incident that occurred Aug. 17 during a gunnery exercise in the Cherry Point Operating Area range, the release said. Navy officials said inert rounds...
  • Columnist Who Justified Terrorism Fired from Jerusalem Post

    08/30/2011 2:16:13 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    INN ^ | 8/30/11 | Elad Benari
    Columnist Larry Derfner fired from Jerusalem Post after writing in his blog that "the Palestinians have the right to use terrorism." The Jerusalem Post has fired leftist columnist Larry Derfner after he published a commentary piece in which he justified Arab terrorism against Israelis and particularly the recent multiple terror attacks near Eilat. In a column dated August 21 which he published on his blog and which was entitled “The awful, necessary truth about Palestinian terror,” Derfner wrote: “[T]he Palestinians, like every nation living under hostile rule, have the right to fight back, that their terrorism, especially in the face...
  • Sources: ATF director out of top job

    08/30/2011 9:15:07 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 55 replies
    cbsnews.com ^ | August 30, 2011 11:13 AM | Sharyl Attkisson
    Sources say ATF Acting Director Kenneth Melson is being moved out of the top job at the Bureau. It's not yet publicly known where he would go, but sources inside the Justice Department believe one option is a transfer to a position at Department of Justice headquarters. The Justice Department had no immediate comment, and did not confirm the move. Melson's move would be another in a number of high-level personnel shifts, as the Inspector General continues investigating the so-called gunwalker scandal at the Justice Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. ATF promotes "Fast and Furious" supervisors...
  • At Least 16 Rockets, Mortars Fired From Gaza

    08/25/2011 12:30:41 PM PDT · by Nachum · 1 replies
    INN ^ | 8/25/11 | Gavriel Queenann
    Rocket fire from Gaza resumed as expected Thursday evening in an onslaught that started with last week’s deadly bus-attack that left 8 Israelis dead. At lest sixteen Qassam rockets and mortar shells were fired from Gaza on Thursday evening exploding in open fields in Eshkol, the Sha'ar HaNegev Regional Council, and south of Ashkelon. The "Color Red" warning siren was sounded in the areas under attack. Shortly after 7pm another rocket was fired that struck near the Erez crossing. The IAF reported that warplanes struck a separate terror cell preparing a launch just before the Erez attack and scored a...
  • George Lopez: I was fired because I'm brown!

    08/11/2011 7:10:39 AM PDT · by Mrs. Frogjerk · 126 replies
    TMZ ^ | 8/11/2011 | TMZ STAFF
    George Lopez wasn't afraid to talk about show getting canceled on "Lopez Tonight" yesterday -- but he told the crowd that he was being fired because of the color of his skin. Lopez -- whose voice was featured in the "Smurfs" movie -- was talking about how Sony has greenlit a "Smurfs" sequel during his monologue ... and quipped, "So today I lost some work because I'm brown, but I got some work because I'm blue!" Is Lopez REALLY blaming race ... or was he just trying to crack a bad joke?
  • L.A. officials fire traffic officer who appeared in adult film

    07/21/2011 2:10:37 PM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 11 replies
    LA Times ^ | July 21, 2011 | David Zahniser
    The Los Angeles Department of Transportation has fired a 23-year veteran employee who appeared in uniform three years ago in a pornographic video. Traffic officer John K. Dancler was discharged Monday. He challenged his firing on the same day, filing an appeal with the city’s five-member Civil Service Commission, said Maggie Whelan, general manager for the city’s Personnel Department. Dancler was hired in 1988 and earned nearly $56,000 annually. Whelan would not give a reason for the termination. Another traffic officer who appeared in the video, Vaughn Dorsey, still works for the department, Whelan said.
  • New Song - Obama, You're Fired

    07/10/2011 8:04:25 AM PDT · by Samizdat · 13 replies
    Youtube ^ | 7/10/11 | Bruce Bellott
    They tried to take this song down when they say it had 5,000 hits in 2 days and was well on its way to going viral. So the writer/performer re-edited and its better than the first one. Don't let the powers that be win. Share it, please!
  • Obama, You're Fired New Song

    06/30/2011 6:08:16 AM PDT · by Samizdat · 7 replies
    Youtube ^ | 6/29/11 | Bruce Bellott
    Great new song, called Obama, You're Fired. Please spread it around. It says it all.
  • Fired IT manager hacks into CEO's presentation, replaces it with porn

    06/24/2011 1:01:29 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 37 replies
    Sophos ^ | 6/22/11
    Imagine you're giving a presentation to the board of directors at your company. You have your PowerPoint slides all ready, you're projecting onto a 64 inch screen... what could possibly go wrong? Well, what would you do if your carefully composed presentation was replaced on the big screen by images of a naked woman? My guess is that you wouldn't know where to put your laser pointer.. 52-year-old Walter Powell used to be an IT manager at Baltimore Substance Abuse System Inc, until he was fired in 2009. Clearly someone who believed that revenge should be served red hot, Powell...
  • 'PA Police Purposely Fired on Joseph's Tomb Worshipers'

    05/29/2011 10:14:33 AM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Baltimore Jewish Life ^ | 5/29/11 | Yaakov Katz
    Chief of General Staff accepts findings from IDF probe which says gunfire that killed Ben Yosef Livnat was intentional, aimed at killing group of Jews who infiltrated religious site; no evidence that attack was planned. Palestinian policemen deliberately opened fire at a group of Jews who infiltrated into Nablus last month to pray at Joseph’s Tomb, IDF Chief of General Staff Lt.-Gen. Benny Gantz concluded on Sunday following the military probe of the incident. Ben-Yosef Livnat, z'l, 25, son of former Baltimorean Eva (Blumberg) Livnat, was fatally wounded when the Palestinian policemen opened fire on the group of Breslav hassidim....
  • Top female navy commander sacked over humiliating initiation ordeals on board ship

    04/25/2011 11:17:22 AM PDT · by rawhide · 60 replies
    Commander Etta Jones, officer in charge of the Norfolk, Virginia-based Ponce, was sacked for not properly investigating sailors involved in the humiliating rituals, the Navy said. Commander Jones also failed to properly handle a 9mm handgun during a security alert, which endangered some of her crew, the Navy said. Lieutenant Commander Kurt Boenisch, the ship's executive officer, was also sacked, after he failed to provide support to the command and commanding officer, according to the Navy. The sackings come as the the amphibious transport dock Ponce - pronounced 'ponsay' - is deployed in the Mediterranean, after recently taking part in...
  • All 5,466 of Detroit Public School Teachers to Receive Layoff Notices (Democrat Fires 'em!)

    04/18/2011 7:40:45 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 55 replies
    ColorLines.com ^ | 4/15/11 | Julianne Hing
    This is what the recession looks like in a country that’s decided to disinvest in public education. Reuters reports that Robert Bobb, the emergency financial manager appointed to address the Detroit’s bleeding public school system, has decided to send notices to all 5,466 unionized public school teachers. And 250 administrators will get layoff notices as well.
  • Tennessee fires coach Bruce Pearl

    03/21/2011 12:37:02 PM PDT · by deoetdoctrinae · 15 replies
    The University of Tennessee fired men's basketball coach Bruce Pearl on Monday, ending a sixth day of uncertainty in the program already under an NCAA investigation.
  • Federal employees who don’t pay their taxes should be fired

    03/08/2011 11:24:30 AM PST · by xtinct · 22 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 3/8/2011 | Jason Chaffetz
    If you’re collecting a federal paycheck, you should pay federal taxes. That’s the premise of a bill I introduced last week to require federal employees to pay their taxes or be fired. The IRS reports that 100,000 federal civilian employees are seriously delinquent on their federal taxes. These aren’t just people who fell behind. These are people who have actively defied IRS letters and phone calls seeking payment. In 2009, the US government failed to collect $1 billion a year from federal employees alone. While the number of delinquent federal employees has remained fairly constant since 2004, the amount owed...
  • Providence plans to pink slip all teachers

    02/23/2011 8:19:48 AM PST · by safetysign · 15 replies
    Providence Journal ^ | 02/23/2011 | Linda Borg
    PROVIDENCE — The school district plans to send out dismissal notices to every one of its 1,926 teachers, an unprecedented move that has union leaders up in arms. In a letter sent to all teachers Tuesday, Supt. Tom Brady wrote that the Providence School Board on Thursday will vote on a resolution to dismiss every teacher, effective the last day of school. In an e-mail sent to all teachers and School Department staff, Brady said, “We are forced to take this precautionary action by the March 1 deadline given the dire budget outline for the 2011-2012 school year in which...
  • Providence To Teachers: You're Fired

    02/23/2011 8:44:08 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 64 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 02/23/2011 | John Ellis
    The Providence Journal of Rhode Island reports that the Providence school district "plans to send out dismissal notices to every one of its 1,926 teachers, an unprecedented move that has union leaders up in arms." The paper continues: In a letter sent to all teachers Tuesday, Supt. Tom Brady wrote that the Providence School Board on Thursday will vote on a resolution to dismiss every teacher, effective the last day of school. In an e-mail sent to all teachers and School Department staff, Brady said, “We are forced to take this precautionary action by the March 1 deadline given the...
  • Machine guns fired into Cairo's Tahrir Square

    02/02/2011 1:07:24 PM PST · by Nachum · 32 replies
    jpost ^ | 2/2/11 | JPOST.COM STAFF MELANIE LIDMAN
    600 reported injured, one killed in clashes; Pro-Mubarak rioters hurl Molotov Cocktails, rocks at opposition from surrounding buildings; protesters target Egyptian Museum. Machine gunfire was heard on Wednesday night, shortly after Egyptian state television ordered all demonstrators to evacuate Cairo's Tahrir (Liberation) Square. Al Jazeera reported that anti-government protesters remained in the square, chanting "Leave! Leave!" at Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, as ambulances were stationed in the area. Frequent gunfire was heard in the vicinity of the Egyptian Museum. A spokesman from the Egyptian Health Ministry on Wednesday said that 600 people were injured and one man was killed in...
  • Packers necktie gets car salesman fired

    01/25/2011 9:13:09 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 36 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | January 25, 2011 | Dawn Rhodes and Ryan Haggerty
    John C. Stone might be the most famous Green Bay Packers fan in Chicago. The 34-year-old Roseland resident was fired Monday from his job as a car salesman at an Oak Lawn Chevrolet dealership for wearing a Packers tie to work, but he’s already been offered a job at another dealership and been interviewed live on a nationwide sports radio show.
  • HuffPo Blogger Fired for Using Press Creds to Abet Union Protesters

    01/24/2011 5:33:07 PM PST · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 1/24/11 | Lachlan Markay
    Just because the site was founded by an alleged plagiarist doesn't mean it's totally devoid of ethical clout. Though you do have to wonder: from where does the Huffington Post recruit its bloggers? The site reportedly informed one of its unpaid contributors last week that he was being let go. The offense: he had used his press credentials as a HuffPo blogger to get labor union demonstrators access to a Mortgage Bankers Association event, where they staged a rowdy protest. Yahoo News reporter Joe Pompeo wrote of the event on Monday: The commotion attracted a fair amount of media attention...
  • "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...