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Leadership: A Cracker and Some Fruit Loops

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A Fire Chief, Social Media and Gender Identity Last week Statter911.com reported that Charlotte, North Carolina, deputy fire chief Jeff Dulin was in the hot seat for a posting from his personal Facebook page. The image appears to show the famed athlete Bruce Jenner on the iconic cereal box as Olympic champion and then again […]

Sex and the City (Of Brotherly Love)

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Some Power Play? Philly.com reports that, “A Philadelphia paramedic has alleged that about a dozen fellow Fire Department employees pressured her into sex – including a supervisor and two Fire Academy instructors – over a four-year period, according to a source with knowledge of the woman’s account.” Indeed, one of the assignations is said to […]

“Fairy” Tale Atlanta: Kelvin and the Beasts

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According to media, Atlanta fire chief Kelvin Cochran, a former US Fire Administrator, has been terminated for lack of judgment in publishing and disseminating a book which compares homosexuality to bestiality and pederasty and for giving it to employees, some of whom complained. Cochran and others, including the Georgia Baptist Convention, charge that his religious […]

Sex, Religion and Power

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You’re On Mikvah Camera The religious world, or at least a segment of it, was shaken recently by the news of Washington Rabbi Barry Freundel’s arrest on charges of voyeurism. The Rabbi is alleged to have videotaped female congregants and others as they disrobed and used a ritual bath known as a “mikvah.” Freundel, in addition […]

Providence: A HoMo Horror

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The Ideology of Queerness? In 2001, Providence, R.I., firefighters drove a rig in a Gay Pride parade. Thirteen years later, that drive is the subject of a R.I. State Supreme Court case. Firefighters allege that their rights of free speech and religion were violated by then Mayor Vincent A. Cianci Jr.’s edict to participate. The Providence Journal […]

The Online Schmekel*

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Smile For the Camera Does our collective heart go out to soon-to-be former Navy War College professor John Schindler whose penis was apparently tweeted, so to speak? Perhaps not. The tweet was of a text message which  included a different sort of  member ID. Included in the press coverage is an email purportedly written by Mr. Schindler. […]

Texas VP Curtis Dunn: Queers OK

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Fire Fighters Vice President Supports Same Sex Stuff I wrote yesterday about General President Schaitberger’s betrayal of Darren Bates’s fundamental union rights. In reply, Texas Association’s Curtis Dunn commented: “In all due respect Eric, are you dating Darren Bates, that seems to be the focal point of most of your post…..and hey there is nothing […]

What’s Next for Virginia’s Firefighters?

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Terry and the Cooch Only a Ken Cuccinelli could pave the way for a Terry McAuliffe to emerge as victor of the gubernatorial race in Virginia. McAuliffe’s improbability as a successful candidate is matched only by Cuccinelli's fatal and self-inflicted fascist social rhetoric. McAuliffe has no elected governing experience and his chief accomplishment is his […]

The Lesbian and the Cookie

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  A “Butch” Too Far Just when you thought it was safe to bite into that coconut macaroon, out pops radio evangelist Kevin Swanson. Swanson blames it on the Girl Scouts and “it” is big: ”lesbianism”, abortion and perhaps worst of all, financial skills. We would be hard-pressed to say which is worse. And, Swanson […]

The Wenches of Weinerville

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  Real Housewives Move Over We forget that Anthony was a “dick” to his staff when he was in congress. This from an episode where he thought his staff forgot to give him some information: “His scheduler, John J. Graff, who was in the next room, suddenly heard the congressman yelling at him through the […]

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FE Talk: Humpday Hangout

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Eric Lamar
IAFF Ethics: Harold, Ed and the Silent Picket Line
Roger- I'm not Roger, you are. Please get in the game. I have no personal or professional relationship with any candidate. My info on scabbed-out volunteers is available on this thing called the "internet." You should check it out. Harold picked a fourth district candidate who is immersed in volunteer culture; an odd choice for…
2015-03-07 01:29:50
Roger
IAFF Ethics: Harold, Ed and the Silent Picket Line
UnionFire43 You make some good points and strongly agree on your point regarding health. However I feel you have also missed the true intent of this blog which is two-fold. 1. Roger has yet to reveal his source for the information found in this blog. Additionally he will not address his personal or professional relationship…
2015-03-06 13:40:12
UnionFire43
IAFF Ethics: Harold, Ed and the Silent Picket Line
You guys are amazing.... I'm going to ignore the fact that most of you have missed Eric's point completely, that he was making a statement directly at Schaitberger hand-picking a new district VP that would be more of a yes man, and speak to the "two-hatting". It is amazing that we have so many hypocrites…
2015-02-28 15:45:59
Eric Lamar
IAFF Ethics: Harold, Ed and the Silent Picket Line
Thanks for once again dragging in all the extraneous nonsense but this is all very simple. Harold Schaitberger attempted to recruit a candidate who has (at least) 20 members serving as volunteer chiefs in just one jurisdiction. That's extraordinary and it flies in the face of protecting the rights of brother and sister firefighters or…
2015-02-28 04:13:01
Chris Sullivan
IAFF Ethics: Harold, Ed and the Silent Picket Line
In the meantime...Eric Lamar still does not engage in meaningful conversation nor can he refute any of the comments here...Its obvious that you have a history with the IAFF President and maybe its warranted..however, because you do not like the man..don't bad mouth his choice for the 4th District President.....coming from a right to work…
2015-02-28 02:57:12
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