Archive for July2016

Trump on Firefighters: “Don’t Know What the Hell They’re Doing”

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Schaitberger on Sidelines as Trump Bashes Us Our Dear Leader has been silent lo these many months as Donald Trump, bigot in chief, hurled slurs in all directions aimed at people of color, women and others. Whether we support Hillary Clinton or not is completely irrelevant given Trump’s behavior. If Schaitberger really cared about a […]

Department of Irony: Trump, Clinton and the Obama Effect

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Trump as the Anti-Obama It has been said that Donald Trump is the exact opposite of Barack Obama and therefore the perfect antidote for those stricken deathly ill after eight years of a knee-grow president. Trump’s spewing of racist and bigoted commentary and the support he draws puts Obama’s blackness center stage and seals the deal […]

Obama, O’Reilly and the Slaves

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Well Fed, Decent Lodgings First Lady Michelle Obama, in her DNC speech the other night, referenced the use of slaves in the building of the White House. Last night, Fox News’s Bill O’Reilly ended his segment clarifying that there were also “free blacks, whites and immigrants at work on the massive building.” O’Reilly also said […]

Health: Facebook Traumatic Stress Disorder

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The “Faces” of FTSD There I was, fidgeting anxiously in my shrink’s waiting room, thumbing through magazines, nervous for the session to start, but also afraid of where the conversation might go. I had been struggling for months with anxiety and paralyzing panic attacks, unaware of the cause of my deepening distress or even that […]

IAFF Politics: Tim Kaine and Being on the Sidelines

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Schaitberger’s Cowardly Dithering Many will know that Harold Schaitberger’s latest excuse for sitting out Campaign 2016 is waiting to see who the respective vice-presidential choices are, as if that could, or should in any way influence the decision on who to support. He probably knows by now that HRC chose Virginia’s Tim Kaine, who has […]

Books: When the “Japs” Weren’t Coming

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American-Japanese Concentration Camps When Admiral Yamamoto’s forces conducted their mostly successful raid on Pearl Harbor, many Americans panicked over the thought of a follow-up invasion of the west coast. U.S. Army officers baldly asserted that American-Japanese were all under the control of the Japanese Emperor and therefore consisted of an enemy “fifth column” waiting for […]

“One-Two” Punch: Is the GOP Moving On?

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Kasich Rolls the Grenade John Kasich, the sitting governor of the presidential bellwether state of Ohio is asserting, according to CNN, that, “Trump’s son, Donald Jr., tried to entice Kasich with a position as the most powerful vice president in history, but he turned it down. Kasich would have been in charge of all domestic […]

Schaitberger’s VP Dodge: Now He Knows, Now What?

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Happy to Let You in on the Big Secret So, Our Dear Leader has been furiously stalling, telling us the reason the IAFF is dead-in-the-water politically, is because he was waiting to find out who the US vice-presidential candidates would be. Well, now he knows that Bigot Trump has chosen Indiana’s Mike Pence, a virulent […]

War, Terror, Policing

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Death in Baton Rouge Three Baton Rouge, Louisiana, police officers were murdered yesterday in a daylight ambush by Gavin Long. Long was later killed. He  was from Missouri and apparently leaves behind a trail of social media posts defining his radical views and beliefs. According to the Guardian, “In May 2015, Long filed court papers […]

Schaitberger Hides as Trumka Takes on Trump

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Trumka Proves Real Union Leaders Do Exist AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka fights back against Donald Trump’s bigoted speech and actions in stark contrast to IAFF General President Harold Schaitberger’s complete silence. NBC News quotes Trumka,”If you are trying to raise wages for working people, you cannot do that so long as racism exists…” USA Today […]

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