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How many Hialeah firefighters does it take to pull down a DLP campaign sign?

We now know the answer to the age-old question: How many Hialeah firefighters does it take to pull down a campaign sign?

Three, plus a firetruck with a ladder.

That was the case earlier this morning when opponents of state House candidate Renier Diaz de la Portilla apparently complained about his sign being affixed to a fence at the JFK library. And yes, it was caught on video. Diaz de la Portilla said other candidates' signs were leaning against the fence, so he had his attached a little higher to make it stand out.

Call the fire department!

Diaz de la Portilla, a sitting school board member, said the city elders of the Hialeah machine have frequently targeted his signs, which he places next to rival Manny Diaz's -- only to see them taken down.

"As long as it's just Manny's signs up, it's fine. But as soon as mine go up, then they have to go," he said. He likened the action to state censorship in Cuba. (Hey, it's Hialeah. Commie opponents are everywhere, right?)

Diaz de la Portilla's  older brother and fellow state House candidate, Alex Diaz de la Portilla, said it was a waste of time for first responders to handle a campaign sign. Especially three of them.

"Don't they have a cat they can get out of a tree somewhere?" he asked.

Perhaps. But this also has hazard over-time pay written all over it.

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Nascar Dad

More than one, and obviously they need equipment. If this is so hard, I'm sure their ladies are feeling the need for real men. Nevermind, while these guys show their bravado at taking down a sign, mama is gettin some.

whasup

Our tax dollars at work. It's way past time to get the firefighters out of politics and back to fire / rescue work only.

joe blow

the firefighters should all be awarded medals for ridding the community of the DLP brothers trash. Miquel, Alex and Renier are the Cuban version of Moe, Larry and Curly except the original stooges are a lot smarter than the DLP brothers!
None of them ever had a real job. All they've done is suck off the taxpayer tit.
As far as Alex and being a real man, wasn't he the one who fled the country to avoid prosecution for kidnapping a dog after his ex wife divorced his sorry *ss? What a wimp!
Now that they've busted the Hialeah bolero crew looks as if Alex and Renier will have to start looking for a job at Walmart.

Bagdevotee

Embarrasing....Hialeah is probably the only place where they ulitize firefighters to tear down signs....As far as the boletera, (the last person's comment) Did you not see the picture of her balcony??? Manny Diaz Jr, Jose Olivas and Eddy Gonzalez..

Jimmy Stanton

WOW, THIS IS SERIOUS BUSINESS. WHAT A TOTAL MISUSE OF TAX PAYER DOLLARS. IF I LIVED IN HIALEAH. I WOULD VOTE FOR DIAZ DE LA PORTILLA. IT LOOKS LIKE THEY ACTUALLY HAVE IMPROVED THE LANSCAPE OVER THERE. THIS MANNY DIAZ GUY IS A FLUNKIE.

Rty

Wat a waste of taxdollars. And a joke.

I agree. Go save a cat out of a tree.

joe blow

poor little Renier just can't get any good press. first he gets bashed over his proposal to stop that bad old Michelle Obama from giving a speech at a Miami Lakes High School.
then he LOSES twice on Tuesday school board votes dealing with the bond issue and his communist proposal to limit free speech.
now Hialeah firefighters are taking down his ILLEGAL SIGNS.
looks like poor little Renier isn't gonna make the cut this time. well cheer up, maybe Dick Scott can throw him a job as his new TURD POLISHER. Renier has lots of experience doing that!

whasup

How many firefighter's does it take to remove a campaign sign?

As many as their union boss says so.

And these "public servants" p.r. flacks have the nerve to call them hard working government employees.

Baby 45

To the morons attacking the firefighters. Don't shoot the messengers. The firefighters on the truck are not in charge of the calls they run, they are ordered to run calls by their fire department heads, and not their Union either. And, the department heads have no say either. They are ordered by their bosses, who are the politicians who run Hialeah government. So place blame on the correct party, the politicians! Have you no commone sense to figure out who pulls the strings?! I'm sure these FF's were not happy when they drove over there to remove it, but they had no say in it. This is ignorance in South Florida of not knowing who orders what's done and always placing blame on the wrong party. Get educated, get some common sense or go home!

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