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Just Don’t Bed The Young White Chicks

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Mandingo Invasion The state of Maine is in the thrall of a serious opiate epidemic.  In a state with less population than the borough of Manhattan they are experiencing an average of five overdose deaths every week. But Governor Paul LePage used his bully pulpit this week to sound the cry against the real culprit: […]

DCFEMS Does it Again

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Cardiac Arrest News sources are reporting that once again the District of Columbia Fire and EMS Department (DCFEMS) failed to provide services after being notified of an emergency. This time, units were dispatched for a heart attack and the first arriving fire company mistook police activity on the block of the actual address for their […]

The Bundy Bunch: Citizens for Constitutional Freedom

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Rancher Welfare The Bundy family is back, once again hiding behind a fake constitutional argument that because they raise cattle the US owes them a living by allowing free grazing. They have taken over the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon and are engaged in an armed stand-off with authorities. The kinder and gentler feds are taking […]

Stand With Ricky Walsh?

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Tell Me More My friend Scott Brines upbraided me over a recent post regarding candidates to succeed the ousted IAFF 7th district vice-president Ricky Walsh. He said, in part, “Bravo to Brothers Womack and Fox for having the courage to step up and lead … both of these Mag 7 leaders have what it takes.” […]

Merry Christmas, Board

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From: Eric Lamar <ericslamar@gmail.com> Date: Fri, Dec 25, 2015 at 11:04 PM Subject: Merry Christmas To: “Romaka, Bill” <bromaka@iaff.org>, “Woolbright, Mark” <mwoolbright@iaff.org>, btaylor@iaff.org, Todd Danny <dtodd@iaff.org>, fleblanc@iaff.org, Ferguson James <jferguson@iaff.org>, jjohnson@iaff.org, Osborne Larry <losborne@iaff.org>, lwest@iaff.org, “Rahne, Ray” <rrahne@iaff.org>, McGhee Sandy <smcghee@iaff.org>, tthornberg@iaff.org, dburry@iaff.org, phufnagel@iaff.org Board- I hope you took time to read my blog today […]

IAFF Politics: 7th District 800 lb. Gorilla

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Walsh Jumped by IAFF Board Ricky Walsh was forced out as 7th district vice-president by Harold Schaitberger who lied and stole his emails in a trumped up smear campaign. Schaitberger and the rest of the board jumped Walsh in a surprise attack at a meeting two weeks ago. Well, it wasn’t a complete surprise; Schaitberger […]

IAFF: Release the “Confidential” Emails?

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Was Walsh Really Sacked Over Secret Stuff? If Schaitberger and the board say that Walsh’s expulsion was over the release of confidential emails then it’s fair for all members and especially those from the 7th district to be curious about their content. Exactly what qualifies as being so “confidential” that a duly elected and well […]

Why The Walsh Sacking Matters So Much

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The Death of Local Autonomy We have had something extremely important taken from us and most do not realize it. The IAFF as a union was created with a “bottom up” philosophy. That is, the strength and the power come from below. Individual local affiliates are supposed to have great autonomy and freedom in decision […]

Stop Harold Schaitberger: The New Year’s Resolution

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It’s a Lot Easier Than You Think Schaitberger is in sole control of the IAFF. He absolutely proved it when he forced out Ricky Walsh on trumped up, bullshit charges. The vice-presidents are both complicit and impotent in his reign of terror. They went along with Schaitberger’s plan to destroy Walsh. Stop Him In His […]

Walsh Resigns, Schaitberger Triumphant

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A Very Strange Saga IAFF 7th district vice-president Ricky Walsh resigned from office after receiving an ultimatum from Harold Schaitberger to do so or face charges. Walsh says he has been accused of violating the IAFF Constitution and By-Laws (IAFF-CBL) and also admits doing so. He does not, however, say what his actual transgression was. […]

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