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The Social Media Ejaculation

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Last week the Washington Post reported, “During a heated exchange with another commenter, Guy Estergall, a 26-year veteran of the Cleveland Fire Department, wrote that the “overwhelming majority of pedophiles are homosexuals” before calling on the man to get psychiatric help “to become normal.” The smashup was in reference to a Facebook page showing a tearful […]

A Confederacy of Dunces*

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The Revisionist Itch Last week South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley signed legislation removing the confederate battle flag from the statehouse. A good move as the flag was a historical reference to US citizens turned traitors and latterly a symbol of hate appropriated by the KKK and others. While it is an inapt democratic symbol, current […]

In Harm’s Way, At Home

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The Killer Archetype in Transition? “While we expect our sailors and Marines to go into harm’s way, and they do so without hesitation, an attack at home, in our community, is insidious and unfathomable.”  Ray Mabus, Secretary of the Navy Yesterday in Chattanooga, Mohammad Youssef Abdulazeez attacked two military installations killing four US Marines and wounding […]

Special Forces Alert: When in Bastrop

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Do As The Bastropians Do Conservative patriotism apparently has its limits. Just ask the folks in Bastrop, Texas, population 7,218. US Special Forces are soon set to begin Jade Helm 15, a huge multi-state training exercise (Texas, Arizona, New Mexico, Utah) to help our troops fight effectively. But, some Bastropians, and others,  see a “darky” […]

Semper Fi: Deport Those Damn Marines

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JFK Would Still Be Alive President John F. Kennedy would undoubtedly have served a second term and retired to a long post-presidential career had it not been for the murderous Marines. Lee Harvey Oswald, JFK’s assassin, was a marksman trained by the Corp. Oswald enlisted in the Marines in 1956 and served in the Marine […]

Celebrating the America Ideal

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Tolerance and the Rule of Law Two hundred years ago this year, in 1815, America was embroiled in a war with England during which our capitol city was destroyed.  The war was fiercely unpopular with many Americans even though we were under direct attack. And, in 1915, one hundred years ago, we were once again […]

Formula for Mayhem: Booth, Oswald & Dylann Roof

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The Inner Struggle The news that Dylann Roof, a 21-year-old, was the murderer of nine black church-goers in Charleston, SC, has caused both grief and consternation as Americans express deep concern over his “radicalization” and racist views. Dylann Roof has historic company where acts of infamy and horror are concerned. He was a young American, […]

Race: The Colored Purpose

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How Quickly We Forget Rachel Dolezal, apparently of caucasic origin but who wished to be seen as black, has resigned from her leadership post at the Spokane chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. The Times reports that Ms. Dolezal told Matt Lauer on the Today Show that “I identify as […]

Slavery: Ben Affleck and Buyer’s Remorse

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 A Complicated Matter Hacked Sony emails show that Actor Ben Affleck, while participating in PBS’s Finding Your Roots, found his and wasn’t so thrilled. His very great granddaddy owned African slaves. I can remember when the scandal would have been the discovery of African blood coursing in “white” veins, certainly not owning a few. Is Affleck’s […]

Lincoln (and Liberty), Captive

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Abraham Lincoln died 150 years ago this morning here in Washington, D.C., as he lay propped sideways on a too small bed, unconscious and insensible. His costly triumph was the saving of the Union. In modern consciousness he not only freed the slaves but is a civil rights super hero, too. Busy man. Lincoln famously suspended the […]

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FE Talk: Humpday Hangout

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Dan
Schaitberger MDA Shakedown: “Unprecedented”
two major charity watchdogs, the BBB Wise Giving Alliance and CharityWatch, say that charities shouldn’t spend more than 35 cents for every dollar they raise. Put another way, the charities should receive at least 65 percent of the take. Looks like IAFF is getting about 5% . Seems like they are doing just fine! Stop…
2015-09-04 00:53:50
Marvin Wilson
Schaitberger MDA Shakedown: “Unprecedented”
This has been reported by Vinnie Bollon several years ago. It was published in the Firefighter magazine. Do y'all not read. Do some research and you will see that this has been happening. I agree with Dave Anders, put up or shut up!! File charges if you have the evidence and make yourself ethical eric.
2015-09-03 22:05:09
Edward FitzGerald
Schaitberger MDA Shakedown: “Unprecedented”
It shows why term limits are a good idea!
2015-09-03 17:50:37
Eric Lamar
Schaitberger MDA Shakedown: “Unprecedented”
Dave: If you think I am wrong that the MDA pays IAFF $1.4M a year to raise $26M, just ask your DVP. If you think I am wrong that the IAFF puts that money into their operating fund, just ask your DVP. You are the puzzled person. It's quite obvious that the IAFF shakes down…
2015-09-03 15:36:43
David R. Anders
Schaitberger MDA Shakedown: “Unprecedented”
I am trying to understand where you are coming from. Let’s see…..IAFF locals collect money for MDA and the local MDA chapter deposited it. Now you are saying the GP keeps a small portion of it. How does he do that without the MDA knowing it? You use words and phrases like “the IAFF is…
2015-09-03 15:25:52
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