Spies: Of Harvey and Harold

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Birds of a Feather Disgraced entertainment guru and alleged serial sexual assaulter Harvey Weinstein is being outed again, this time over the revelation that he hired spies/private dicks in an effort to shut down unfavorable press about him in the New York Times and the New Yorker. According to the New Yorker, “One of the […]

Miami: Where’s the IAFF?

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Harold and Edzo, Missing in Action The disaster in Miami has become a worldwide news story; google “firefighter/noose” and see what you get. Or just go to CNN, AP or any other news outlet and there it is. Speaking of disasters, both Harold and Edzo love a good tragedy, especially if it offers an opportunity […]

Leadership: Miami Vice

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Symbolism 101 Six Miami firefighters, including two officers, have been fired and more may follow after they were charged with participating in, or consenting to acts, described as racist and sexual in nature. Reports say that a noose was left over the defaced family photos of a black officer. The photos had erect penises drawn […]

John Kelly and Honor

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When a Fifth-Grader Gets It Retired Marine General and Trump chief-of-staff John Kelly said recently that, Confederate General Robert E. Lee was  “an honorable man who gave up his country to fight for his state.” Kelly’s statement tells us much about how he personally views the concept of honor. The idea of honor is anchored […]

JFK Files: October Surprise?

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Kennedy Dies President John Kennedy was riding in an open limousine through Dealey Plaza in Dallas, Texas, on November 22, 1963, when he suffered a fatal gunshot wound. Kennedy was shot twice, the first round struck him in the upper back and exited near the adam’s apple while the second was a devastating head wound […]

Guiding: “No Comment”

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And the Laugh’s on Zuckerberg Well, the Fall guiding season is in full swing in our Nation’s Capitol with adults here to see the sights and visiting eighth-grade students here to prevent them from doing it. Just kidding. Sort of. I have guided adult mid-westerners on a retirement getaway, perhaps even from the grand children, […]

Leadership: Gold Star Madness

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Trump, Right and Wrong U.S. Army Sergeant La David Johnson was killed in action in Niger, one of four soldiers who died in an apparent ambush. The exact circumstances of his death remain in dispute as does the manner in which President Trump attempted to console his family including his wife Myeshia Johnson, and mother […]

Brunacini: Jesus on a Firetruck

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He Came From The Desert The man called “Bruno” died Sunday, age 80, apparently with, as they say, “his boots on.” As chief of the Phoenix fire department and afterwards, he was a constant professional presence, lecturing to the four corners of the world. He spoke the gospel according to Alan and he amassed legions […]

Stephen Paddock: Why?

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“Lone Wolf, Anti-Social, God Complex” Paddock, who killed 58 and wounded nearly 500 in Vegas last weekend, apparently left no clear indication of the reason for his rampage. The FBI and others are investigating every aspect of his life and so far no motive has emerged. Perhaps one never will. According to the Bureau of […]

Vegas: Our American War

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War needs neither cohesion, organization nor centralized purpose to levy a terrible price. Our American war is fought one-sidedly with high-capacity magazine weaponry made possible because of the “sacred” principle of unfettered gun ownership so, oddly, we fight simply for the right to maim and kill at will. Even more bizarre, in a nation which […]

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