IAFF Corruption: Ahoy Asks

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“What is the consensus of the local fire department’s Union elected presidents? Do they support Leader? If this corruption is going on, why wouldn’t one of these “Presidents” step up to be heard? Especially if Leader is worse than Hitler! Just curious.”                           […]

IAFF, GOP and Right-To-Work

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You Wanted It, You Got It Yesterday’s New York Times includes a feature story detailing how the GOP is now in full control of 25 state governments and 33 governorships and what that means for organized labor. They report that while politicians in Congress may be confused about what to do, no such disorder reigns in […]

Leadership: Trump and the Three Branches

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A President in Training It’s often been said that there is no real training for presidents, they learn how to do the job by doing it, a fact that can have messy consequences, at least in the early stages. Being a successful president clearly requires a broad range of skills including having a vision and […]

Leadership: My Favorite Royal Moment

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I was in Starbucks the other afternoon standing in line, when my time came I ordered an English breakfast tea which caused the lady in front of me to inquire if I was celebrating the Queen’s platinum jubilee anniversary or some such award, given to the longest serving monarch ever. I replied in the negative […]

Corrupt IAFF: Shady Schait, Slevin and the Counter-Suit

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Slevin Stays Silent The news is out that Our Dear Leader has filed a counter-suit against Local 854 IAFF member Pete Gorman. Gorman alleges that he was fired from his staff position in an act of retaliation for bringing to light concerns about hiring practices at the IAFF. He states that Jim Lee, current IAFF […]

Guiding: Breakfast, Chompers and the Babe

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One Hell of an Omelet After seven years as a DC city guide I have long since grown accustomed to clients arriving here with some odd notions about touring, including some strange itineraries; this week, though, was a keeper. Here’s an (obvious) tip: the closer you stay to the city the more time you have […]

Shady Schait’s Corruption: Over 1/3 of a $Million

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How Many Locals Could Have Been Helped? Let’s flashback to September 2015 when Our Dear Leader and President for Life Harold Schaitberger hired “The Lenzner Group” a firm of private dicks, to spy on IAFF members and staff. Leader was furious that the details of his high living on the backs of IAFF dues-paying members […]

Step Right Up: Your Jew Free Holocaust

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“An Incredibly Inclusive Group” Today’s news may be dominated by Trump’s bungled attempt to institute a religiously based ban on Muslims entering the US, but as New York Magazine (NYM) points out, the White House offered up a  “Jew-less Holocaust Remembrance” on Friday, a nice bit of airbrushing. Perhaps the team over at the White […]

IAFF in Court

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“Wants This Case Over With!” Yesterday, the 27th, was the first appearance in DC Superior court in the matter of Gorman v Schaitberger wherein Pete Gorman, former IAFF Chief of Staff and longtime IAFF leader and member, alleges that Schaitberger fired him in retaliation for his bringing to light concerns about possible discriminatory hiring practices […]

Leadership: Department of Procedures

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Comey Freelances Last year, the FBI conducted investigations into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server when she was Secretary of State which broadened into a related review of emails found on a device owned by Anthony Weiner, serial sexter and all-around douche bag. In both cases, Comey defied FBI investigative procedure when he […]

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