Archive for January2013

Remembering: Free At Last? January 31, 1865

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Lincoln had a contemporary partner and it is fitting that he should have the last word.

Fire Safety: Kiss, The Station Redux

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We all must remind ourselves and those we care about to stay out of venues where fire survival is unlikely.

Words: Censored

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        I wrote a post Friday which caused quite a stir in my home IAFF local, 2068.  On the Local’s Facebook page it generated copious comments and was eventually removed by a local union official.  (The post can be found to the right, here,  in a box entitled, “Recent Posts.”) The reason […]

Remembering: Holocaust Memorial Day

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  Now is the Time Sixty eight years ago today allied troops liberated Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest of the death camps operated by the Nazis. Hitler was obsessed with the notion of gaining Lebensraum or living space in Europe for his chosen race.  As the Nazis invaded Czechoslovakia and Poland, tens of thousands were arrested, detained and shot. […]

The Mr. Ed (and Nemo) Show

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SSSSSHHHHH!   President Nemo informs us via Facebook that County Executive Ed Long, a.k.a. Mr. Ed, has asked him to keep a secret and he will. The secret?  Who is interviewing for the position of FRD Chief. This should be confidential?  My neighbor’s dog could tap out the initials of four of the seven candidates […]

Sex Academy: Slut, Dyke or Bitch

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  Air Force Leaders Before Congress Members of Congress, unable to perform chores of state, called senior members of the US Air Force to testify this week over the Lackland AFB Sex/Training scandal.  It may not be more important than a “fiscal cliff” or “debt ceiling” but it is certainly more titillating.   The Lackland […]

When Monopolies Fail

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Postal Service Fails to Gain Federal Contracts   Let’s face it–monopolies are not supposed to fail.  By their very nature they have captured a market to the extent that they control the vast majority of business and are often, by hook or by crook, able to set prices and the terms and conditions of business. […]

Across the Pond: “You F@#*^%G Pleb, Part Two

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,”Best you learn your f—— place . . . you don’t run this f—— government . . . you’re f—— plebs”, he said, to the startled officer.

Fire & Art: The Zouaves

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  Ellsworth, Lincoln and the NY Volunteers The Smithsonian Museum of American Art is running an exhibition through April 28th, entitled The Civil War and American Art.  It includes 75 works, mostly created during the war by some of America’s most famous artists of the period: Winslow Homer, Frederic Church and Eastman Johnson.  It also […]

Travel: TIRE(D)

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  Now, That’s a Workout.   I spent part of this past week near Miami, Florida, sailing on Biscayne Bay.  The Bay separates the mainland from Miami Beach where the smart set go to trendy clubs. The Bay is large and full of manatees, dolphins and rays.  This time of year the wind is good […]

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