Archive for September2015

IAFF Corruption: Enter Some (Private) Dicks

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The Lenzner Firm General President Harold Schaitberger and the IAFF board have hired an “outside counsel”, the Lenzner Firm, to “review…recent incidents that suggest that some proprietary documents are in the possession of persons who are not authorized to have them.” Perhaps he is talking about the US Department of Labor or the New York […]

IAFF Corruption: Schaitberger Spying Confirmed

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IAFF Professional Employees Targeted General President Harold Schaitberger and the Executive Board are now spying on IAFF professional employees, brother and sister union members, invading their sense of privacy and weakening the rights of all IAFF members in the process. Rank and file members were warned this week to be on their guard, …”IAFF management […]

Ben Carson’s Arson

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Big Ben Walks It Back Former brain surgeon and Republican presidential hopeful Ben Carson poured gasoline on a  fire the other day when he declared he would not support a Muslim president. Fox News reports that Carson is now “clarifying that he was referring to Muslims who had not rejected Islamic Sharia law.” Right, Ben. […]

Line of Duty: An Imperfect Martyr?

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Murder, Insanity and Love This past August 28th, Harris County, Texas, Sheriff’s Deputy Darren Goforth was shot to death as he filled his automobile with gasoline. Gorforth was allegedly shot by Shannon Miles who has both a criminal record and a history of mental instability. It was an act of cold-blooded cop-killing as Gorforth was randomly […]

9/11: Guilt by Association

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On Fantasy Island Steve Rannazzisi, a Hollywood personality by way of Manhattan, confessed last week to lying about his 9/11 brush with death, apparently on the eve of being outed about it. He used to like to tell how working for Merrill Lynch at the World Trade Center on 9/11 and surviving changed his life […]

IAFF Corruption: When $630,000 Isn’t Enough

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Two Engines and a Truck Company IAFF General President Harold Schaitberger’s annual compensation is at least the equivalent of the combined average pay of fourteen firefighters, staffing for a two-and-one assignment. Nice work, if you can get it. In addition, it’s a very poorly kept secret that he lives off IAFF credit cards, charging everything […]

IAFF Corruption: When Walker Wins

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Outside the IAFF Bubble Think of the IAFF “Bubble” as Pyongyang in DC. IAFF HQ and those dependent on Schaitberger’s largesse operate in a sphere where information is refracted through the lens of a narcissist. Our Dear Leader and his scribes sculpt the response to all matters IAFF to the point that they believe their […]

IAFF Corruption: Nice Ride, Dude

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When Only the Very Best Will Do Anyone working, or trying to find work, during the recession of 2009 will not soon forget it. Things were so bad that Paul Krugman, the well-known economist, termed it the beginning of the Second Great Depression. Danielle Kurtzleben has written that median household wealth fell 35% in the […]

9/11: The Box Cutters

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Our Selfie Culture Jerry Casale, aging rocker, married Kristi Napp on the 14th anniversary of September 11th in an event which included  the Twin Towers as wedding cakes and box cutters as keepsakes. Thus, the death of 3,000 people becomes the amusing backdrop for Hollywood nuptials. What would Tish Baldridge think? We are at that […]

Remembering 9/11: Osama, Kim and Sharee

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The Religious Life Whenever I take students to the Pentagon 9/11 memorial I try to leave time for a brief discussion of Osama Bin Laden’s reasoning as we cannot defeat our enemies unless we understand them. His worldview was informed by Sharia, a so-called religious and moral code which acts in place of civil and […]

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