Archive for June2017

What Would George Think?

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How About a Little Self-Control? George Washington, President Number One, is known to have been a man of few words. Historians point to his rather humble beginnings and his lack of a formal education as reasons for his relative silence. He was also in the company of intellectual big dogs, Adams, Jefferson and others, who […]

Fox Leaves Board; Shady Schait Kept in Dark

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Out-Foxed? Recently elected IAFF Seventh District vice-president Kelly Fox is reported to be resigning from the board to take a position with the California public employee retirement system, a.k.a. CalPERS. Sources say he held his cards close to his vest, or at least close enough that Harold Schaitberger did not know until just about everyone […]

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 […]