History: Some Presidential Tweets

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General George Washington on Traitor Benedict Arnold Damn that Arnold, traitor turn-coat, left wife behind too, no worry-we will treat her well–pretty young thing.  SO SAD! Adams to Jefferson on Missing His Inauguration  Tommy, skipping the big “do”, catching early stage to Philly, give Sally a kiss and my best to the kiddies. DRESS WARM! […]

Great Wall: Trump Targets FEMA

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Proposed $370M Cut Donald Trump’s signature campaign promise, a multi-billion dollar wall on the southern border, will apparently be paid for, at least in part, by steep cuts to FEMA. Politico reports the cuts will come from the, “agency’s program for countering violent extremism and preparations for a wide-scale terrorist attack.” The New York Times […]

War: Deadly Kabul Hospital Attack

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Never-Ending Afghanistan We may have gone to war in Afghanistan in 2001 to destroy Bin Laden and al Qaeda, but yesterday’s deadly attack on a military hospital in Kabul which killed 30 and wounded 50, was staged by ISIS, our newest enemy there. Our actual “enemy of note” isn’t even ISIS but rather the Taliban, who […]

Shady Schait: Facing the Music

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First Time Ever There are a few people, Kelly Fox, Jim Lee and Kevin O’Connor among them, who were in Harold Schaitberger’s original “Inner Circle” and who recall how he dominated the IAFF in order to win the presidency in 2000. That domination has continued ever since, made much easier once he had control of […]

Corrupt Schaitberger: The $1,000,000 Question

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Gorman Cites Additional Retaliation Peter Gorman, a 34-year FDNY member, former president of local 854 during the 9/11 attacks, and Schaitberger’s chief of staff for seven years, was fired in 2015 after he raised concerns regarding hiring practices at the IAFF. In firing him, Schaitberger said, according to court documents, “That he no longer trusted […]

This Evening at Iwo

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Sunset, Saturday, March 4, 2017

Religion: Washington, Hitler and Toleration

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Into the Trumposphere Just like Haley’s comet, every few decades bigotry reappears here resulting in some group suffering oppression, often violent and obscene. Jews are a perennial favorite but over time Catholics, Mormons, Italians, Irish and others have had their “turn in the barrel.” The bigotry and hate very often comes under the guise of […]

The Donald and Some Deep Throat

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“The FBI is totally unable to stop the national security “leakers” that have permeated our government for a long time. They can’t even find the leakers within the FBI itself. Classified information is being given to media that could have a devastating effect on U.S.” Trump “I’m, like, a smart person” DJT, our “so-called president” (as […]

Safety: U.K. Fire Results in Guilty Plea

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In July of 2009, a mid-afternoon fire in a residential high-rise in London killed six people, among them three children. The fire occurred in Camberwell and the Guardian now reports that officials there are agreeing to plead guilty to breaking fire regulations. Over the years since the tragic event there have been a number of reports […]

Springtime in Washington?

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February and 75 degrees with trees in bloom, yesterday at Arlington Cemetery, as I toured with a group of students from Finland where that is as warm as it ever gets — no wonder they wanted to stay outside–I did, too!

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