Friday, April 18, 2008

city councilors "blast" firefighters ha ha

The Boston Globe's article about "blasting" firefighters leads with this quote:

"If this practice is happening, it's not right, and it's not fair to the people of Boston," said Councilor Salvatore LaMattina. "It's not fair if people come to work and fake injuries, and then go on workman's comp and disability."

That's blastin em, Sal! Take that!

If it's happening!?? If?? Of course it's goddam happening. It's a matter of public record.

The other examples of city councilors courageous "blasting" of the firefighters, from the article:

"For the last few years we've had diminished funds, and if these allegations are found to be true, we will certainly see to it that the practice is ended," Councilor at Large Stephen J. Murphy said in an e-mail. Murphy added that the actions of a few could taint "an otherwise honorable department."

Councilor Sam Yoon, a strong supporter of the firefighters' union, said he hoped the probe would "provide some much-needed transparency and accountability to the department."

Such withering blasts!

Seventeen-year-old kids have to pee in a cup to work at PetSmart, but Boston firefighters will only consider drug testing if it's part of "contract negotiations". In other words, we'll submit to a drug test if you give us more money. How about they get as much money as the kids at PetSmart?

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