History: My, Don’t You Look Nice

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The Trump Effect It would be a rare president, indeed, who, when leaving office, wasn’t at least a bit concerned about their legacy. Our collective view of past presidents is constantly changing and the line-up, best to worst, can see some swap outs. A few years ago, Jon Meacham wrote a well received biography of […]

Warming to the Donald

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The Great Uniter Am I beginning to like the Donald as his true role emerges?  The other day he said of Congressman John Lewis of Georgia, the legendary civil rights Freedom Rider, “All talk, talk, talk — no action or results.” Lewis, a very young and brave man of conviction during the famous rides through […]

Shady Schait’s Uphill Battle

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Conspiracy? Former IAFF chief of staff Pete Gorman alleges in court documents that Harold Schaitberger, General President of the IAFF, retaliated against him “deliberately, with malice, with intent to injure, and in reckless disregard for Mr. Gorman’s rights.” Gorman also alleges that “Schaitberger began orchestrating the termination of his employment and enlisted other senior staff to […]

Race: Phil Says, “Comedy”

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Jordan, Robinson and Obama There’s a video circulating on the web entitled, “Farewell Video to President Obama.” During the video, Michael Jordan, when speaking of the President, mentions the legendary Jackie Robinson which caused me to note that, “When Michael Jordan references Robinson he connects 65 years of Civil Rights history and reminds us that […]

Shady Schait: Hot Seat?

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DC Superior Court Our Dear Leader is due in DC Superior Court the end of this month to face a charge that he retaliated against former IAFF chief of staff Peter Gorman “deliberately, with malice, with intent to injure, and in reckless disregard for Mr. Gorman’s rights.” It will be a pivotal moment, for sure. […]

IAFF: Who Will Represent Him?

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We Will, Of Course A reader asked the question regarding a possible legal action filed against IAFF President for Life and Our Dear Leader (ODL) Harold Schaitberger. Given what we know about how Our Dear Leader operates, it’s quite likely that the same firm representing the IAFF would also represent him; possibly even the same […]

2017: Schaitberger Sued?

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Happy New Year Harold Schaitberger, IAFF General President for Life, may be off to a rocky start in 2017. Word on the street is that he could be making an appearance in court, and soon, though the specifics remain hard to decipher. Hard because he hypocritically controls information that might cast a shadow on the […]

Christmas @ NGA Rotunda

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Washington has many impressive interior spaces and one of the best is the rotunda of the west building of the National Gallery of Art, designed by architect John Russell Pope who also created the National Archives on Pennsylvania ave., as well as the Jefferson Memorial.      

IAFF Politics: Shady Schait ‘Splains

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Windbag-in-Chief IAFF’s Harold Schaitberger waxed eloquently this week to an NBC reporter about the 2016 election. His conclusion: the Democratic Party supported minorities and college-educated whites over “blue-collar” types so we figured it was best to vote for Donald Trump and Mike Pence. Schaitberger terms himself “blue collar”, an abuse of words if ever there […]

Christmas in DC

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Rudolph Pulls It Off “National Weather Service reports a Dense Fog Advisory issued for December 24, 2016 until December 25, 2016 at 6:00 am eastern standard time. Visibilities: One quarter mile or less. Impacts: Areas of dense fog will cause sudden reductions in visibility and create dangerous driving conditions. Area affected: District of Columbia.” You […]

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