On Ted Rall:
Rall is not out on the streets begging for kitchen scraps because the New York Times canned him. He didn't get paid for those strips. He let the Times have them for FREE. So he has not lost one freaking cent, is not unemployed, will not go on welfare or work the corners and is still printed in many other publications. So nobody killed his career or cut off his life support. In fact, he probably gained a few readers from the publicity his "firing" got him.
On the IAFF
Gasp! A union supporting a Democrat? How strange! How uncommon!
Maybe I'll expand on this later, maybe I won't.