War: Flag(s), Raised

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Wrong Guy, But It Doesn’t Matter The U.S. Marine Corps this week announced that the identification of John Bradley, a heretofore Iwo Jima flag raiser was incorrect and that the actual soldier was Private First Class Harold Schultz. The date was February 23, 1945, and the Marines were engaged in a desperate, foot by foot […]

Department of Distraction: “Taking Care of Business”

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A Wee Bit of Political Theater Here we are in the season of presidential conventions. In time past the IAFF has been fully geared up, focused on supporting a candidate who can be depended upon to both care for and about working Americans and union members. Formerly, IAFF leadership has been out on the trail […]

Books: Lincoln’s Citadel

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The President, the City and the War The museum shop at the National Archives has to be just about the best in a city with some pretty cool ones. They seem to have something for everyone. There with a group of eighth-graders recently, I made an impulsive purchase of a book because it was about […]

IAFF & MDA: Where’s “Edzo”?

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Run Silent, Run Deep It has been indisputably confirmed that the IAFF under Harold Schaitberger rips off sick kids to the tune of $1,400,000 each year. That’s just about a nickel of every dollar brother and sister firefighters and paramedics collect from the public. Certainly a sobering thought when you stand out there with a […]

IAFF: Missing In Action

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Afraid of What? The IAFF is making organizational history of the worst kind as Schaitberger and his do-nothing board piss their figurative pants over who to endorse for US president. With each passing week we become ever more irrelevant as the opportunity to really make a difference to a candidate slips from our grasp. Thanks […]

Orlando: A Message From God?

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Will the Preachers Please Advise? Several clergy, most notably Roger Jimenez of Sacramento, California, have invoked the Holy Bible effectively calling the murder of dozens of people at an Orlando night club an act of God. He says, “homosexuals are pedophiles” and their sin is “worthy of death”, essentially divine retribution. Jimenez proves that the […]

Temple at Summer Sunset

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Lincoln Memorial, a classic Greek temple, constructed of Colorado Yule marble and dedicated in May 1922 to honor his saving of the Union.

IAFF: Trouble in Ontario

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Recent comments hint that all is not “sweetness and light” at the Ontario (Canada) Professional Firefighters Association (OPFFA). The OPFFA apparently sued two members over their private work on behalf of workers comp claimants only to be counter-sued for $12m. Ellard Beaven Writes: “…How did the OPFFA enter into a lawsuit against Paul and Colin […]

IAFF Corruption: MDA Fraud Revealed

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Gorman Confirms Skimming and Worse Last year, I wrote how the IAFF was skimming a nickel on a dollar it collected during the annual fill-the-boot campaign taking in over a $1,000,000 it had absolutely no right to. My information was dismissed then as speculative and lacking in proof. Not any more. The reality is actually […]

Fairfax & Niemiec, A Closer Look

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On Sunday, I wrote that John Niemiec said, “Many of you have seen that another lawsuit was filed yesterday in federal court against Fairfax County naming several of our members. It is unfortunate that some choose to take the opportunity to claim personal agendas as we all continue to grieve the loss of our Sister […]

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