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(NBC News)   Three local firefighters are facing possible disciplinary action for: A) Firehouse parties. B) Refusing to save kittens. C) Appearing with President Obama during a press event   (usnews.nbcnews.com) divider line 30
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2013-02-23 11:04:19 AM  
except that they are not.
 
2013-02-23 11:14:31 AM  
Except that they're not, and the department is wanting to know why the IAFF union scheduled a PR appearance using DC Firefighters in their department uniform without getting permission of the department first.

The only story here is one made by NBC news.
 
2013-02-23 11:48:40 AM  
I got in trouble for A one time

/might as well make it worthwhile
 
2013-02-23 12:43:22 PM  
So is this subtard doesn't read the article before they write a headline day?
 
2013-02-23 12:51:07 PM  

Lurking Fear: except that they are not.


Yep....R-ingTFA is an uncovers some wonderful tidbits that there hidden right with dastardly intent and aplomb, smack dab in the center of the article and italicized. I almost missed it the first 6 times I scanned the headline.

Contrary to reports in local media, the DC Fire and EMS Department is not considering any disciplinary action against uniformed personnel for appearing alongside President Obama. At the request of the Deputy Mayor for Public Safety and Justice, DC FEMS is simply reviewing its internal protocols for such appearances to ensure that both the Department and its employees are fully informed.

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2013-02-23 01:55:49 PM  

cretinbob: So is this subtard doesn't read the article before they write a headline day?


Isn't that everyday?
 
2013-02-23 01:56:16 PM  

cretinbob: So is this subtard doesn't read the article before they write a headline day?


So today's like any other day then?
 
2013-02-23 01:58:08 PM  
I'd fire them for consorting with a piece of shiat pinko like Obama.
 
2013-02-23 01:59:47 PM  

armoredbulldozer: I'd fire them for consorting with a piece of shiat pinko like Obama.


Seriously, get a real pinko next time.
 
2013-02-23 02:00:22 PM  

Lurking Fear: except that they are not.


Contrary to reports in local media, the DC Fire and EMS Department is not considering any disciplinary action against uniformed personnel for appearing alongside President Obama.
 
2013-02-23 02:01:08 PM  

cretinbob: So is this subtard doesn't read the article before they write a headline day?


no, it's Drew doesn't care as long as it clicks day.
 
2013-02-23 02:01:24 PM  
Yeah, it's payback.
 
2013-02-23 02:01:40 PM  
Isn't anyone who works for D.C. a federal employee? How do you come up with a reason any of them shouldn't appear with the president?  Especially in his second term when he's never running for election again?  File this under "some people are mad that Obama does things and people him".
 
2013-02-23 02:02:17 PM  
...people HELP him...
 
2013-02-23 02:06:25 PM  

Blue_Blazer: armoredbulldozer: I'd fire them for consorting with a piece of shiat pinko like Obama.

Seriously, get a real pinko next time.


I don't know why. But at first I thought you said Plinko and got real excited for a second.
 
2013-02-23 02:09:31 PM  
Has anyone pointed out that the personnel in question are not facing disciplinary action, contrary to the headline?
 
2013-02-23 02:25:01 PM  
FTA: Contrary to reports in local media, the DC Fire and EMS Department is not considering any disciplinary action against uniformed personnel for appearing alongside President Obama. At the request of the Deputy Mayor.....

Oh, nevermind.  Ground covered. Carry on, then.
 
2013-02-23 02:48:20 PM  

Nem Wan: Isn't anyone who works for D.C. a federal employee? How do you come up with a reason any of them shouldn't appear with the president?  Especially in his second term when he's never running for election again?  File this under "some people are mad that Obama does things and people him".


Traditionally it's considered unethical or at least disdainful to use uniformed gov't workers for campaigning and photo ops. The loophole is to visit them while they're working.
 
2013-02-23 02:51:24 PM  
Huh? Eh? What?
 
2013-02-23 02:51:52 PM  

Uranus Is Huge!: Has anyone pointed out that the personnel in question are not facing disciplinary action, contrary to the headline?


FTFA: Ellerbe says the three firefighters have each been ordered to file a special report on the event detailing how they came to appear with the president and who authorized it.
Filing extra paperwork due to something they did sounds like a disciplinary action to me. I know some companies are all about forcing paperwork on people who screwed up. *cough*IBM*cough*
 
2013-02-23 03:07:40 PM  
FTFA: Ellerbe says none of the firefighters is facing termination, but added one of those involved is a woman who is new to the department and still on a probationary period.

yeah nothing coercive about that at all. some one got butthurt and BY GOD THEY ARE GOING TO PAY.
 
2013-02-23 03:11:56 PM  
FTFA:
"Ed Smith, president of Local 36 of the firefighter's union, said his office facilitated the appearance by the firefighters. "The request came through the International Association of Firefighters," Smith said, adding that it's not the first time D.C. firefighters have been asked to appear with the president.
But he said, it's the first time it's been an issue. "We've done this before. I would hope it doesn't come to any discipline. They were supporting our president," he said."

YAY! Another first For President Obama!


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2013-02-23 03:13:09 PM  
Gotta love it when they sneak the adds into the bottom of the page...
 
2013-02-23 03:14:46 PM  

derpy: cretinbob: So is this subtard doesn't read the article before they write a headline day?

no, it's Drew doesn't care as long as it clicks day.


So.......a day like any other day.
 
2013-02-23 03:22:56 PM  

Jormungandr: Uranus Is Huge!: Has anyone pointed out that the personnel in question are not facing disciplinary action, contrary to the headline?

FTFA: Ellerbe says the three firefighters have each been ordered to file a special report on the event detailing how they came to appear with the president and who authorized it.
Filing extra paperwork due to something they did sounds like a disciplinary action to me. I know some companies are all about forcing paperwork on people who screwed up. *cough*IBM*cough*


Subby?

Seriously though, sounds like it's part of an investigation into who in the department screwed up. The actual attendees sound like they're clear.
 
2013-02-23 03:35:51 PM  

Mrbogey: Traditionally it's considered unethical or at least disdainful to use uniformed gov't workers for campaigning and photo ops. The loophole is to visit them while they're working.


Or serve them a plastic turkey in Iraq
 
2013-02-23 03:36:30 PM  

Nem Wan: Isn't anyone who works for D.C. a federal employee? How do you come up with a reason any of them shouldn't appear with the president?  Especially in his second term when he's never running for election again?  File this under "some people are mad that Obama does things and people him".


No, much like the Post Office, DC is technically separate... congress manages them into the ground, then uses that separation to say "look at how bad those guys are doing!"
 
2013-02-23 03:37:23 PM  

jaytkay: Mrbogey: Traditionally it's considered unethical or at least disdainful to use uniformed gov't workers for campaigning and photo ops. The loophole is to visit them while they're working.

Or serve them a plastic turkey in Iraq


Or land on their aircraft carrier after a Mission Accomplished banner mysteriously appears.
 
2013-02-23 07:15:27 PM  
FTA: In 2012 Alvarado was placed on leave after he wore a uniform with an outdated logo.

Hoo boy, what a rule breaking rebel this guy is.  Almost as bad as the incorrect-punctuation-on-paperwork fiasco of 2005.  Oh, was there some gnashing of toofs that day.
 
2013-02-23 07:24:24 PM  
Ellerbe says the three firefighters have each been ordered to file a special report on the event detailing how they came to appear with the president and who authorized it.

"A guy from the White House Press Corps came by and asked if anyone wanted to stand behind the President at a press conference. I was off duty that day and I said I did. The watch commander said it was okay. So what's the big deal, Charlie did it before and he didn't have to write a special report."

If this douchebag put a firefighter on leave for having an "outdated logo" on his uniform, either he's got a hardon for having his guys write unnecessary paperwork, or he's got something against the President and this is just some kind of coverup.
 
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