Tag Archives: leadership

Leadership: Bearing Witness

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  Ike Goes to Ohrdruf President Dwight Eisenhower understood, long before he took office, that true leadership means dealing with the thorniest issues. John Kennedy said the day before his inauguration, Eisenhower told him, “…no easy problems ever come to the President of the United States.” We expect our leaders to tackle the tough ones and […]

Thank You for Your Service

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In Harm’s Way In this 17th year of the war in Afghanistan, we Americans express thanks to the troops, the question is for what? Two days ago, at least 55 people were killed and 94 injured in a suicide bombing in the capital, Kabul, during an event “commemorating the birth anniversary of the prophet Muhammad,” […]

IAFF FirePac: Suckered, Again

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So Much for Leading From the Front A favorite piece of American history is the vision of 56-year-old, Brigadier General Theodore Roosevelt, Jr., hobbling Utah Beach with a cane as troops landed on D-Day. He was the oldest man in the invasion and the only general to land by sea on that day. Roosevelt was […]

IAFF Politics: Tim Kaine and Being on the Sidelines

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Schaitberger’s Cowardly Dithering Many will know that Harold Schaitberger’s latest excuse for sitting out Campaign 2016 is waiting to see who the respective vice-presidential choices are, as if that could, or should in any way influence the decision on who to support. He probably knows by now that HRC chose Virginia’s Tim Kaine, who has […]

Fire and Race: “That Nigger Funeral Home”

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“You Know I’m Not a Racist.” News services report that a North Carolina volunteer fire chief, Todd McNeill, who also works as a career firefighter in a nearby department, was ousted this week after referring to a Sanford, North Carolina, funeral home as the “nigger one.” McNeill applies the vilest racial epithet also to the […]