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Re: “Riley dominates opponents in funding race

Time for Riley cronyism to end! Get out and vote for any of these candidates other than Joe!

Posted by firefightersforthetruth on November 2, 2011 at 9:59 AM

Re: “D’Oh! Riley critic calls the wrong potential donor

Hiding and bullying and not taking personal responsibility for your actions- Joe are you speaking about yourself because you are Rusty Thomas have yet to take personal responsibility for you negligence in the death of Nine CFD firefighters. You speak with a forked tongue. Your good old boy cronyism has bullied folks all the way to Columbia. You are the ultimate at hiding facts that you do not want the public to know.

Posted by firefightersforthetruth on October 27, 2011 at 4:38 PM

Re: “D’Oh! Riley critic calls the wrong potential donor

"Hiding and bulling and not taking personal responsibility for you actions" Joe you need to hear what you just said. You and Rusty Thomas have yet to take responsibility for the negligent death of nine CFD firefighter at the SSS. Joe your powerful cronyism has bullied everyone in the state. The power of your good old boy system runs all the way to Columbia SC. Joe you speak from both sides of your mouth.
TIME FOR JOE TO GO. CITIZENS OF CHARLESTON GET OUT AND VOTE. Show Joe you are tired of his bulling.

Posted by firefightersforthetruth on October 27, 2011 at 4:30 PM

Re: “Riley critics fear retaliation, source says

Funny Joe hates it when others hide behind a false front , yet Joe has hid so much for the public that his response to this all is a laugh. Cronyism rules his town. When Rusty Thomas was allowed to retire after his neglect in the SSS fire, two major reports CFD frozen in the 70's, Joe's crony"s rewarded him with a new F-150 truck and 1500 in cloths, Not only that The uniform shop that Rusty owns interest in won a 10 year contract with the city last year.
Yet Rusty or Joe has come forward to accept responsibility for the nine good men killed. Joe covered his tracks all the way to SLED in Columbia.


Posted by firefightersforthetruth on October 27, 2011 at 11:09 AM

Re: “Review team wanted Thomas out, Riley says he was never told

Rex, We are but mushrooms here that Joe likes to keep in the dark and feed crap to. Our Local 61 was formed in 1918, one of the first Fire departments in the nation to join the IAFF. There have been many good things done by the union prior to 6-18-07. One is that we fought two cases against Joe Riley and the City of Charleston and won. These cases had to do with the FLSA that Joe had ignored for over 15 years. Facts be know that the City received hundreds of thousand of dollars that belonged to the firefighters. That money was most likely spent on the waterfront park or the aquarium. Joe built this city on the backs of his employees and has done everything he could to keep us dumb so as to not ask why! Now we ask! Now there are nine dead men and he acts as if it is no big thing. Why did they die? Negligence by the Mayor for allowing a uneducated man to run ruff shot over a department through the use of Nepotism, favoritism, and cronyism. These are facts that are on tape coming from the mouth of Rusty Thomas in 2004 spoken at a recruit class. Go the the IAFF web site, type in Charleston fire department, go to the training tapes and go to the third tape about 12 minutes into it an listen for the next 20 minutes. No one put these words in his mouth. They came from his ignorants and disregard for any of his firefighters. This is how the department was run! "IT'S MY WAY OR THE HIGHWAY!" "IF YOU CAN NOT HACK IT GET YOUR JACKET!" Are these the words of a educated person? Are these the words of a leader of men? Is this the way we expect a public servant to speak? Now tell me, is this right!

Posted by firefightersforthetruth on August 17, 2010 at 11:54 AM

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