Archive for the 'Ohio' Category

REPUBLICAN CONGRESSMAN JIM RENACCI (OH-16):
SETBACK FOR NEXUS PIPELINE IN GREEN, OHIO…

November 24th, 2017

Even if their congressional representative Jim Bupkis* Renacci couldn’t care less (he’s already moved on to his primary race for governor) the more than 25,000 Ohio citizens living in Green have at least one political advocate in a battle to protect their homes from environmental degradation: Mayor Gerard Neugebauer. Sam Allard, reporting in Court Goes […]

VOTE NO ON ISSUE 1 AND VOTE YES ON ISSUE 2…

October 28th, 2017

[Update @ 1228 on 4 November—Mano Singham and I are in total agreement here.] A week from Tuesday, on 7 November, Ohioans lock down the vote on two key ballot questions: Issue 1 and Issue 2. Like many Ohioans, I’ve already cast my ballot, voting no in the first case and yes in the second. […]

OHIO GOVERNOR EPIC FAIL AT TIMEMARK 4:22…

August 17th, 2017

Shame, Governor Kasich. Shame. Shame. Shame. Shame. Shame. Shame. Shame. Shame…

OHIO SENATORS PORTMAN AND BROWN RESPOND…

August 5th, 2017

In recent weeks I’ve contacted my senators—Sherrod Campbell Brown and Robert Jones Portman several times to leave messages regarding Trumpcare via both the phone and email. The senators responded to my messages in emails. The first to get back to me was Sen. Brown on 27 July. Here is what he said: Thank you for […]

NOON, TODAY: PROTEST PNC AND ROVER PIPELINE…

July 26th, 2017

From the Cuyahoga County Progressive Caucus: WHEN: Noon, Today, Wednesday, 26 July. WHERE: PNC Bank, 1900 E. 9th St., Cleveland. PNC is a major financier of the Rover Pipeline. Why is this a bad thing? The Rover Pipeline will run 365 miles across Ohio to transport fracked gas to the Gulf of Mexico and Canada […]

WHAT I SAID TO SEN. ROB PORTMAN THIS MORNING…

July 18th, 2017

After reading of the cowardly plan by Senate Majority Leader Addison Mitchell McConnell Jr. (R-Ky.) to duck-and-cover by repealing the Affordable Healthcare Act without a viable replacement I called and wrote to my Republican senator, Robert Jones Portman, to let him know how I feel. This was my message: Good morning, My name is Jeff […]

WHERE I’LL BE TAKING A LEAP THIS EVENING…

July 17th, 2017

From Steve Holecko at the Cuyahoga County Progressive Caucus writes: The Regional Community Issues Forums are much like the Regional Meeting’s we had earlier this year. The agenda is the same for all of the meetings. Choose the date and location that best fits your schedule. Meeting Agenda: 1) CCPC update 2) Indivisible CLE update […]

SANDERS/KASICH: NOT RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT…

May 17th, 2017

SEN. BROWN CALLS TRUMP ON NAFTA PROMISE…

May 9th, 2017

Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown has a plan for fixing the North American Free Trade Agreement. He writes: I have spent my entire career fighting for a trade policy that puts Ohio workers first. Two days after last November’s election, I called the president-elect’s transition team and offered to work with them to make good on […]

KASICH, TRUMP & THE DAKOTA ACCESS PIPE LINE…

April 17th, 2017

While I continue to post daily updates on important stories concerning the Dakota Access Pipe Line under the Keep Carbon In The Ground banner, two stories popped up this morning that I feel deserve front-page treatment. The first concerns our governor John Richard Kasich and his decision at the beginning of November 2016 to send […]

WHEN REPRESENTATIVES CHOOSE THEIR VOTERS…

April 11th, 2017

SILLY CITIZENS, COURTS ARE FOR BILLIONAIRES…

March 9th, 2017

That lawsuits—like the one from infamous Stella Liebeck—are only filed by greedy ne’er do wells seeing fast money in suing big corporations with deep pockets hoping for go-away money, is a matter of dogma among a large segment of economically disadvantage (i.e. not on the Forbes’ 400 list) Americans. The dogma, of course, is pure […]

THEY GET TRUMP’S JOKES DON’T THEY…?

October 18th, 2016

So, how clueless is the Alt-Right? Pretty fecking clueless given the failure to get an obviously satirical tweet from raandy on Sunday that read: i love working at the post office in Columbus, Ohio and ripping up absentee ballots that vote for trump Of course the Trumpists went into full-blown pitchforks and torches mode at […]

REPUBLICANS USE POLICE TO SUPPRESS VOTERS…

October 5th, 2016

Republicans understand that their worst enemy is high voter participation. Here in Ohio our Secretary of State Jon Husted got smacked down for attempting to prevent pesky voters from, well, voting. To our immediate west, Indiana’s Republican Secretary of State Connie Lawson, is following Husted’s lead by shutting down the local manifestation of Patriot Majority’s […]

ANOTHER BLACK CHILD IS MURDERED BY POLICE…

September 16th, 2016

The scene above from the Scandal episode The Lawn Chair, aired on 5 March of last year is, of course, fiction. Like all good fiction, however, the writers take us closer to reality than we often like to go, and that is what good writers must do. In the real world we would never see […]

WHAT’S THE MATTER WITH OHIO? INDEED…

August 30th, 2016

Sean Posey asks and answers: Every presidential election cycle, journalists descend on the ever-reliable swing state of Ohio in an attempt to play prophet. Since 1964, every president-elect has counted Ohio in his column; no Republican presidential candidate has ever taken the oath of office without first winning Ohio. Once again this year, Ohio is […]

FIVE YEARS AGO TODAY IN OHIO…

June 29th, 2016

OHIO JUDGE SAYS 17-YEAR-OLDS CAN VOTE…!

March 12th, 2016

One of the topics of discussion at one of the high schools where I teach was the implications of Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted’s decision to prevent 17-year-olds who will be 18 on or before the November election from voting on Tuesday. In a case brought by a group of politically active and savvy […]

BERNIE WINS MICHIGAN…!

March 9th, 2016

Bernie writes: The results are in and we were just declared the winner in a very important state for our campaign: Michigan. That’s a major, game-changing victory for our campaign. The corporate media counted us out. The pollsters said we were way behind. The Clinton super PACs spent millions against us across the country. We […]

NOT ME…! NOT ME…! NOT ME…! NOT ME…!

October 10th, 2015

Clearly, only one choice remains…

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