Inauguration: The Left Wing Militia

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On Inauguration Day my friend Tom O’Donnell invited me down to watch the festivities (and to be very well fed doing it) at the University of Texas LBJ Center in Washington, which is a few blocks from the White House. Weather-wise it was a bleak day here, cloudy and chilly with periods of rain but […]

IAFF Legal: “Jewish Sounding Names”

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Fairness Pete Gorman’s legal case against Harold Schaitberger centers on the action the former chief of staff took to ensure that hiring at the IAFF was fair and non-discriminatory. In his complaint, Gorman states that Jim Lee, former chief operating officer and right hand man to then General Secretary-Treasurer Tom Miller, referred to Miller as […]

Afghaniscam: Send in the Marines?

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Tuesday, January 10, 2017 Abdul Ali Shamsi, a brave young Afghan, who was also serving as deputy governor in the Taliban-laced Kandahar Province, was killed along with ten other people when explosives detonated inside a supposedly secure guest house during a reception for visiting Arab dignitaries. Here is how the NYT describes the remainder of […]

History: My, Don’t You Look Nice

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The Trump Effect It would be a rare president, indeed, who, when leaving office, wasn’t at least a bit concerned about their legacy. Our collective view of past presidents is constantly changing and the line-up, best to worst, can see some swap outs. A few years ago, Jon Meacham wrote a well received biography of […]

Warming to the Donald

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The Great Uniter Am I beginning to like the Donald as his true role emerges?  The other day he said of Congressman John Lewis of Georgia, the legendary civil rights Freedom Rider, “All talk, talk, talk — no action or results.” Lewis, a very young and brave man of conviction during the famous rides through […]

Shady Schait’s Uphill Battle

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Conspiracy? Former IAFF chief of staff Pete Gorman alleges in court documents that Harold Schaitberger, General President of the IAFF, retaliated against him “deliberately, with malice, with intent to injure, and in reckless disregard for Mr. Gorman’s rights.” Gorman also alleges that “Schaitberger began orchestrating the termination of his employment and enlisted other senior staff to […]

Race: Phil Says, “Comedy”

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Jordan, Robinson and Obama There’s a video circulating on the web entitled, “Farewell Video to President Obama.” During the video, Michael Jordan, when speaking of the President, mentions the legendary Jackie Robinson which caused me to note that, “When Michael Jordan references Robinson he connects 65 years of Civil Rights history and reminds us that […]

Shady Schait: Hot Seat?

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DC Superior Court Our Dear Leader is due in DC Superior Court the end of this month to face a charge that he retaliated against former IAFF chief of staff Peter Gorman “deliberately, with malice, with intent to injure, and in reckless disregard for Mr. Gorman’s rights.” It will be a pivotal moment, for sure. […]

IAFF: Who Will Represent Him?

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We Will, Of Course A reader asked the question regarding a possible legal action filed against IAFF President for Life and Our Dear Leader (ODL) Harold Schaitberger. Given what we know about how Our Dear Leader operates, it’s quite likely that the same firm representing the IAFF would also represent him; possibly even the same […]

2017: Schaitberger Sued?

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Happy New Year Harold Schaitberger, IAFF General President for Life, may be off to a rocky start in 2017. Word on the street is that he could be making an appearance in court, and soon, though the specifics remain hard to decipher. Hard because he hypocritically controls information that might cast a shadow on the […]

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