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Posted: 3/22/2006 2:24:20 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/22/2006 2:26:03 PM EDT by gaspasser]
www.kare11.com/news/news_article.aspx?storyid=121333




Minneapolis fire chief put on paid leave


The Minneapolis fire chief was put on paid leave Wednesday.

Fire Chief Bonnie Bleskachek was sued last week by a female fire captain, who's also a former domestic partner of Bleskachek's.

The captain accused Bleskachek of interfering with her career.

A city spokeswoman said the paid leave is standard procedure for Fire Department employees who are the subject of human resources investigations.

Bleskachek will remain on paid leave pending the outcome of the internal investigation. An outside firm has been retained to conduct the investigation.

Bleskachek is believed to be one of the only openly gay fire chiefs in the nation, and is the first woman to lead a professional fire department in Minnesota.



Click link to check out this woman.

[edited to add photo]
Link Posted: 3/22/2006 2:25:39 PM EDT
Don't get your honey where you get your money.
Link Posted: 3/22/2006 2:26:09 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/22/2006 2:26:57 PM EDT
That's a woman in that photo??
Link Posted: 3/22/2006 2:27:51 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Barrelburner:
That's a woman in that photo??



Anatomicaly, yes.
Link Posted: 3/22/2006 2:30:32 PM EDT
i thought was a dude until the final line in the article.
Link Posted: 3/22/2006 2:36:08 PM EDT
woman???



I thought it was Lance Burton

Link Posted: 3/22/2006 2:52:52 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Bama-Shooter:
Don't get your honey where you get your money.



Don't get your meat and bread at the same store
Link Posted: 3/22/2006 2:59:10 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Remmy023:
i thought was a dude until the final line in the article.



+1
Link Posted: 3/22/2006 3:00:11 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Barrelburner:
That's a woman in that photo??

No shit,I thought it was a guy too!
Link Posted: 3/22/2006 3:00:47 PM EDT
What a flamer
Link Posted: 3/22/2006 3:01:39 PM EDT
Whoooa.. that's not a chick... yikes..
Link Posted: 3/22/2006 3:01:49 PM EDT
I wonder which one is the "man."

Link Posted: 3/22/2006 3:09:02 PM EDT

Originally Posted By MattyMattel:

Originally Posted By Barrelburner:
That's a woman in that photo??

No shit,I thought it was a guy too!



same here....i had to do a double check on the picture when I read that last sentence. Why cant all lesbians look like the porn lesbos??
Link Posted: 3/22/2006 3:09:33 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Remmy023:
i thought was a dude until the final line in the article.



+1

Link Posted: 3/22/2006 3:11:56 PM EDT
I bet the jakes up there are getting a lot of mileage out of this one....
Link Posted: 3/22/2006 3:13:54 PM EDT

Originally Posted By MattyMattel:

Originally Posted By Barrelburner:
That's a woman in that photo??

No shit,I thought it was a guy too!

+1. Honest to God thought it was a guy
Link Posted: 3/22/2006 3:22:45 PM EDT
They should have just hired a guy to do the job. Hell, they hired a woman that LOOKS like a guy, they shoulda just gone all the way and hired one.
Link Posted: 3/23/2006 1:22:23 AM EDT

Originally Posted By fxntime:
They should have just hired a guy to do the job. Hell, they hired a woman that LOOKS like a guy, they shoulda just gone all the way and hired one.



Thats an interesting observation shared by a lot of guys in government here. "Backseat Bonnie" (as the local conservative radio calls her) has only been on the fire dept 15 years. There's a lot more experienced men who were passed over by Minneapolis's uber-liberal mayor for her.
Link Posted: 3/23/2006 1:44:22 AM EDT
KD Lange
Link Posted: 3/23/2006 4:41:42 AM EDT

Originally Posted By gaspasser:

Thats an interesting observation shared by a lot of guys in government here. "Backseat Bonnie" (as the local conservative radio calls her) has only been on the fire dept 15 years. There's a lot more experienced men who were passed over by Minneapolis's uber-liberal mayor for her.




As a career firefighter, I am shocked, shocked I tell you, that politics would trump skill, talent, and experience. I just refuse to believe they wouldn't pick the best man (ahem *clearing throat*), for the job.

roy d.....did ya check that door for heat, Tim?
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