Shady Schait’s “Missed Opportunity”

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Mr. Blow Writes In What a tragic missed opportunity. Harold and the entire board could have justified an all expenses paid trip to London. It could have been one of those ‘fact finding’ missions. First class travel, of course, 5 star hotels, luxury dining. Chauffeured Rolls? Hmmm…maybe a bit too much. Go with the Jag. […]

IAFF and Grenfell : Another Missed Opportunity

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Asleep at the Switch or Worse On June 14, 2017, a fire consumed Grenfell Tower, a residential building located in North Kensington, London, killing 79 and injuring many more. Rarely has a building fire garnered so much attention for so long a period of time. Social media and the ghastly imagery are making sure that […]

Philando Castile: “A Legal Lynching”?

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Philando Castile was shot and killed by St. Paul, MN, police officer Jeronimo Yanez on July 6, 2016, during a traffic stop for non-working tail lights. Officer Yanez was charged with second-degree manslaughter and acquitted in a jury trial last Friday. The verdict is being referred to as a “legal lynching” once again raising questions […]

Safety: USS Fitzgerald Collision

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A Cole with No Explosives? This past weekend, the USS Fitzgerald, a Burke class, Aegis equipped vessel, was struck in a t-bone type accident by a large cargo carrier off Japan during night operations; seven sailors were killed. Ship collisions are hardly rare but a t-bone is, especially involving a naval vessel on patrol. Most […]

MAGA: Donald Brings Out the Wackos

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A Lefty with a Gun It’s been a long time since lefties were running around shooting, kidnapping and bombing. I recall some of it during the Vietnam war in the early 70’s. America was sorely tested by an avalanche of tragedies including the murders of MLK, RFK and the war. Richard Nixon, a figure once […]

Wait, I Know That Guy

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Ripping Off Sick Kids Donald Trump’s ghastly behavior, his lying, bullying and abuse, have caused more than one person to say, “wait, I know that guy.” That guy being Harold Schaitberger, of course. Forbes, the business magazine, dropped a bombshell this week that Eric Trump’s pediatric cancer charity was paying huge sums to the Trump […]

Words: The Manchester Bombing

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To Speak, or Not, of War In the aftermath of the Manchester bombing, UK government officials and the press refer to the incident as a “terrorist attack” while those killed and injured are “victims”, who, according to at least one source, were “murdered.” They fail to employ the language of war even when that is […]

Here We Mark the Price of Freedom

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National World War II Memorial

Planet of the Apes: Firehouse “Jokes”

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Pass the Salt? When is a “joke” really ritualized hazing or bullying? I worked in a firehouse once where three members decided to place pubic hair in the kitchen salt shakers. The same crew would also rub their exposed genitals up against anyone they thought they could. That’s called whipping it out. The officer-in-charge knew […]

Fairfax: The Best of “Family Night”

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No Moms Left Behind Peggy Fox, a WUSA reporter, talked to a parent who confirmed that during a recent Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Family Night for recruit firefighters, a “captain said that “some practical jokes go on in the station with the new recruits some might call it hazing, some might call it bullying.” […]

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