Posts Tagged ‘dennis rubin’

LL Reads Dennis Rubin’s D.C. Fire So You Don’t Have To

LL spent the weekend with D.C. Fire, the memoir/textbook from Adrian Fenty-era fire chief Dennis Rubin. What mysteries about public safety circa 2007-2010 would be revealed?
As it turned out, not much. Rubin's book, which is meant to teach fire officials how to deal with crises, totally avoids one of the biggest scandals of his term: [...]

Pro-Fire Chief Rally Draws Small Crowd

With Ward 3 Councilmember Mary Cheh demanding his resignation and Ward 6 Councilmember Tommy Wells slamming his performance, you might think Fire Chief Kenneth Ellerbe doesn't have much support left in the city. And judging by today's Wilson Building rally in support of him, you'd be right.
The demonstration, organized by Ward 5 Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner Ronnie Edwards and [...]

Fire Proof

Mayor Vince Gray has not been shy about firing high-ranking officials when they become inconvenient. The mayor’s former chief of staff, Gerri Mason Hall, was gone after only three months, forced to take the fall for hiring little-supported-mayoral-candidate-turned-FBI-witness Sulaimon Brown. Former Department of Employment Services Director Rochelle Webb was shown the door a few months [...]

Unfriendly Fire

The D.C. fire truck specifically designated to save the president and the first family from a White House blaze has been out of service for 500 out of the last 1,000 days, according to some of its operators, and is, in the words of one firefighter assigned to drive the truck, a “piece of crap.”
Tower [...]

Loose Lips Daily: Safety First Edition

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Gray's AG Pick Has "Insulted ... Everyone Living in D.C."

Good morning sweet readers! Happy Friday, these pics of Niagara [...]

Washingtonian: Right One-Third of the Time!

It's not just bad form to make fun of another journalist's mistakes, it's bad luck. With this blog post, LL has practically guaranteed that he'll be making a giant, embarrassing error in the near future (possibly even in this very item!). But form and luck be damned—Washingtonian needs a good thumpin' for some whoppers in [...]

Loose Lips Daily: Can It Wait? I’m Hungry Edition

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David Gregory Gushes Over Michelle Rhee

Good morning sweet readers! Let's hear it for the leaves. Nothing gold can [...]

Gray Standing By His Man

Almost Mayor Vince Gray went on Newstalk with Bruce DePuyt this morning to try and speak for nearly an hour without making any news. Mission accomplished, Vince!
LL jests, somewhat; there were a couple of interesting tidbits:

Gray said he wished Still Mayor Adrian Fenty would have been more forceful in telling his supporters to drop the [...]

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