Author Archives: Eric Lamar

Leadership: D-Day + A Little Luck

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Hitler Micromanages Much is made of D-Day, but the Supremes would never have given it a go without a reasonable expectation that they could at least get ashore. Staying ashore was another matter entirely. Allied forces knew they would face an inevitable counterattack and unlike the decision to choose Normandy, they would have no say […]

IAFF: Bye, Bye Biden

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Schaitberger for Trump? The IAFF’s answer to North Korea’s Kim Jong-un, Our Own Dear Leader, Harold Schaitberger, finds himself in very hot water courtesy of Trump-loving IAFF members who aren’t taking his “we’re for Joe” message laying down. The Trumpies are busy showing Shady Schait that they know a thing or two about political organizing. […]

IAFF: The Schaitberger/Biden Memes

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Social Media Woodshed Since IAFF General President Harold Schaitberger enthusiastically embraced Joe Biden for the 2020 U.S. presidency, his members have been on the war path. Some are puzzled at the endorsement timing, a few think it’s way too soon in the process, but most appear to be ardent Trump supporters out for blood. They […]

IAFF: Harold, Joe and the Trumpies

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So Now They Hate Him Harold Schaitberger, president-for-life of the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF), endorsed Democrat septuagenarian Joe Biden the other day for U.S. President and now his members are pitching a fit about it. I say that he made the endorsement because he decides and the IAFF falls into line behind his […]

Guiding in DC:  A Texas Iwo and Capitol Karma

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Always Bigger in Texas It’s busy, busy, busy as the guiding season swings into high gear with cherry blossoms and spring break equaling an avalanche of visitors. I recently toured with senior citizens who traveled by motor coach from the mid-west to see the extraordinary blossoms at their peak. Having strolled along the Basin, where […]

Guiding: Ah Choo!

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Pretty in Pink We are amidst the bloom here in D.C. and it may be that all the rain has given us an extra dose of pollen; everyone is going about their business with a sneeze on their lips, including me. Arlington Cemetery, my favorite place, always looks crisp and fresh this time of year; […]

Fairfax: Sally Kraut’s Reply

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Sally Kraut: Written by a Female Lieutenant currently working for Fairfax County Fire and Rescue, please read my comment, I’m someone who has worked here for 14 years: I can’t believe I’m commenting because I wrote Eric’s CLICK BAIT articles off a long time ago, but this came up at work (I guess that’s what […]

Fairfax: Stephanie White’s Reply

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Stephanie writes: Serious question Eric, what year did you retire? I’m asking because I think that the men and women have done an amazing- truly amazing job of protecting the memory and reputation of Miss Mittendorf. If my memory serves me correctly you retired before this occurred. Had you been on the job, or spent […]

Suicide Watch: Fairfax & Nicole Mittendorff, Three Years On

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The “False Narrative” The third anniversary of the 2016 death of Fairfax County, Virginia, firefighter Nicole Mittendorff is just around the corner; it reverberates to this day after her suicide was linked to workplace bullying. Within the Fairfax County, Virginia, Fire and Rescue Department (FRD) and in the firefighter and paramedic union, IAFF Local 2068, […]

Leadership: First Responder Suicides, Another Look

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What Would We Do to Stop Them? Forbes Magazine recently reported that in 2017 more firefighters committed suicide than were killed in the line of duty, suggesting that the rate is more than ten times that of the general population. The 2016 death of Fairfax County, Virginia, firefighter Nicole Mittendorff reverberates to this day after […]

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