Brickbat: So Close


Jackson, Tennessee, Fire Department Battalion Chief Gregory Pewitte has resigned after admitting to hacking a fellow battalion chief's email and sending a racist message about himself to others in the department. Pewitte was just a few months shy of retiring with a full pension. He will still receive a partial pension.

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  1. So, months away from retirement and sends an email to smear a guy? What a dumb ass

    1. Close isn’t the same as there, is it?

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  2. Sometimes one must strive to attain victimhood.

  3. I’ve heard of self-loathing, but why could he not wait a few months to retire, when he could have even more time to disparage himself in other people’s emails?

  4. Hahahaa, we do this all the time at work. Just not in effort to get someone else fired and to promote ourselves; also they are typically humorous and anyone with half a brain would question their veracity.

    1. I used to do vaguely similar stuff as well… Here these are your critical ingredients: “… typically humorous and anyone with half a brain would question their veracity.”

      I once sent an email (copied the boss and a few other folks) and accused a guy of something silly. This guy (Weird Al Gore Vidal Sassoon) used to run around and say this: “You’re busted, I’m disgusted, you can’t be trusted!”

      Well OK, the silly thing was, installing gaming software on a test-host PC, spilling more details here… That’s what had broken the test…

      So the email copied the boss and Weird Al Gore Vidal Sassoon and others, and basically went, hey, Weird Al Gore Vidal Sassoon, I know that it was YOU who done it (no one really knew who did it), and, “You’re busted, I’m disgusted, you can’t be trusted!”

      But if you pay me $20, I won’t tell anyone!

      Silly boss didn’t know for sure that it was a joke, asked me about it!

      1. None of this made up nonsense is true.

        Also, not funny.

        1. Liar, liar, pants-on-fire MONSTROUSLY large ego-head thinks she can detect truth v/s lies by what, your magic tin-foil hat?

          And YOU are the Master of Space, Time, Dimension, and what is funny, and what is not? Get some HELP for your vast narcissism!

          If you can’t afford the so-called “expert” shrinks, or doubt their powers, I largely see and agree… But at least read this!

          M. Scott Peck, the People of the Lie.

          You’ll be happier and better off if you give up some of that HUGE ego of yours! It gets to actually being EVIL, you jerk and asshole! WAKE THE FUCK UP!!!! Unlike your buddy Tulpa, there IS still hope for you!

          1. Take your meds Hinh

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              1. You’ve pulled the “Tim” analogy, with me alone, at least three times now, Hihn.

                Great balls of fire.

                1. He’s posted this exact same post hundreds of times. He’s a raving lunatic.

                  1. “He’s a raving lunatic” is absolutely, astoundingly funny and original thought, Einstein! We all adore and admire THEE, Stable Genius!

                2. “Take your meds Hinh” is absolutely, astoundingly funny and original thought, Einstein! We all adore and admire THEE, Stable Genius!

                3. Once again: IT’S NOT HIHN.

                  There’s more than one brain-damaged autistic freak with Internet access, dontchaknow.

  5. One wonders; clearly this shows he suffered brain damage from the job, and not only should get full pension, but tax free as disability pension. Where was the union in all this?
    Alternative wonder; why was the “we are investigating this disturbing report” part stretched out until full retirement was attained?

    1. NOT stretched out, of course.
      (I suspect I have defective coffee this morning)

    2. Perhaps the slurs he sent about himself were indicative of how others in the department actually felt and he had worn out his welcome.

  6. Time for the Smollett defense?

    1. Juicy Smollet’

  7. This is a supply/demand issue. Clearly the demand for racism exceeds the supply, and that inevitably leads to an increase in manufactured racism.

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