The Scolai

“Just a Good Guy…With a Few Bad Habits”

Big shoes to fill

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While my good friend Scoali is doing his “cowboy” thing he has given me the keys to the liquor cabinet. While I am certain that the bottles are marked I will take a pull from time to time.

Please allow me to opine about todays “them VS me” society.

The media is awash in stories about how “they” make too much or “they” have too many benefits or “they” get (insert any number of other things that they get). Has anyone stop to think about how “they” got what they now have? It might just be due to the fact that “they” have been toiling to keep this country great for the last 40 years. It might be that “they” did jobs that no one people with less of a constitution couldnt or wouldnt do. Are folks really naive enough to think that their turn isnt coming? What sacred cow that you have worked your fingers raw for is next on the chopping block?

Organized labor (with all its faults) has raised the standard of living in this country and in my profession ( Like my friend the Scolai I am a firefighter ) I liken our union to more of a professional organization. There are any number of other organizations that advocate for safety and the disemination of information to forward the profession, ours is no different. The secret is that our members are a cross section of America just like any other profession, political and social views vary just as they do anywhere else, the days of every member being a Democrat are long gone.

Were it not for our union I have no doubt that the sleazebag politicians would have some sort of a prop that they call a “Fire department” in order to fool their voters. Rest assured that when the defication strikes the rotary oscillator that it would fall far short of the response we muster now.

Please lets put the “US” vs “Them” back on the shelf where it belongs, drop the envy and the hate and lets get back to the business of showing the rest of the world how things are really done.



Written by thescolai

May 4, 2007 at 7:38 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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  1. Please oh Please can you get your own site, I know there is so much more of this……good stuff

    Spicy McHooligan


    May 4, 2007 at 9:28 pm

  2. Great Blog !! Keep up the “facts in your face” writing !!! America loves that kind of truth !!

    William Hampton

    May 7, 2007 at 8:30 am

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