Archive for the 'Ohio' Category

SEN. BROWN ENDORSES ZIMON FOR HD 12…

April 24th, 2014

From the Zimon Campaign: Jill Miller Zimon has been endorsed by U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown in her bid to be the Democratic nominee for State Representative in House District 12. Senator Brown said, “Jill is a strong leader with the intelligence and experience to make a difference in Columbus. She is one of the hardest […]

I ENDORSE (& SUPPORT) JILL MILLER ZIMON…

April 14th, 2014

Jill is the woman in the arena…

BRUNNER FOR 10TH DISTRICT COURT OF APPEALS…

March 20th, 2014

I wish she were running for Senator or Governor, but I’ll take what I can get. We need a lot more people like Jennifer Brunner in public office.

THIRD MAYOR ENDORSES FOSSACECA…

March 7th, 2014

THE FACES OF BIGOTRY AND HATE…

February 28th, 2014

State reps Andy Thompson (R-Marietta) and Bill Patmon (D-Cleveland) From my hometown newspaper: A proposed Ohio law whose broad language would allow business owners to cite religious beliefs in refusing service to whomever they choose was pulled Wednesday by its sponsors in response to overwhelming criticism to a similar bill in Arizona. Supporters of House […]

FOSS SCORES BROADVIEW HEIGHTS’ NOD…

February 27th, 2014

SEN. PORTMAN TO OHIOANS: SUCK IT UP…!

February 20th, 2014

From Progress Ohio: Earlier this month, Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio cast the deciding vote to kill renewed unemployment insurance, letting down more than 50,000 Ohioans who are looking for work. Sen. Portman chose party politics over his constituents, particularly those who have fallen on hard times. Sen. Portman can still make right by us. […]

WHAT’S TO COME IN OHIO…

January 28th, 2014

From my hometown newspaper this morning: As revenue continues to drop at Ohio casinos and horse race tracks, beware of how the state legislature responds. And look no further than West Virginia for a preview. Gambling proprietors in West Virginia are beneficiaries of enormous gifts bestowed upon them by politicians. Voters never had a say […]

ELIZABETH WARREN IN 2016…

October 3rd, 2013

WHERE’S OUR COMMANDER’S INTENT RIGHT NOW…?

October 2nd, 2013

Mark Stevenson writes: It’s not always easy to keep optimistic. As the famous military maxim goes “no plan survives contact with the enemy”, which is why successful military leaders give those under them the freedom to improvise, but make sure they always know what the goal is. Americans call this ‘Commander’s Intent’. What I have […]

ARIZONA SENATOR JOHN MCCAIN BATS .500…?

October 1st, 2013

This is the new Republican Party… Last week Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said: “I don’t know what all the scenes are, but I’ve seen how this movie ends. We will end up not shutting the government down, and we will not defund Obamacare.” McCain clearly underestimated the crazy factor of the beast he helped release […]

FROM ZERO TO CRAZY…? OR…?

September 21st, 2013

Robert Reich writes: Congressional Republicans have gone directly from conservatism to fanaticism without any intervening period of sanity. First, John Boehner, bowing to Republican extremists, ushers a bill through the House that continues to fund the government after September 30 but doesn’t fund the Affordable Care Act. Anyone with half a brain knows Senate Democrats […]

AMASH AMENDMENT FAILS, BATTLE ON…

July 25th, 2013

How Ohio voted… Ayes: Steve Chabot (R-1), Jim Jordan (R-4), Bill Johnson (R-6), Marcia Fudge (D-11) and James Renacci (R-16); Noes: Brad Wenstrup (R-2), Robert Latta (R-5), Bob Gibbs (R-7), John Boehner (R-8), Marcy Kaptur (D-9), 10th — Rep. Michael Turner (R-10), Patrick “Pat” Tiberi (R-12), Tim Ryan (D-13), Rep. David Joyce (R-14) and Steve […]

TAX INCENTIVES FOR BUSINESSES ARE A SCAM…

December 2nd, 2012

I, and others like Roldo Bartimole, have made the case that tax giveaways as incentives to businesses are gifts that have no promise, or even hope, of return to the tax payers who pay the bills. This morning’s, above-the-fold, headline in the New York Times reads: The Empty Promise of Tax Incentives. Writer Louise Story […]

ROLDO RIGHTS ON GOP’S SELF DESTRUCTION…

November 7th, 2012

Roldo Bartimole writes: Are Ohio Republicans in a suicide mode? The ability of the Republicans to design Congressional districts to benefit its candidates certainly helped them here and elsewhere to retain control of the U. S. Congress. However, those Congressional districts do not apply to offices of the State of Ohio. You have to run […]

THIS IS HOW JIM CROW ROLLS IN OHIO…

October 16th, 2012

[Update @ 1304: Supreme Court won't block early voting in Ohio.] In his piece written for Slate, Richard Hansen writes that: Ohio’s cutback of early voting could have a negative effect at the polls and was done for no good reason. Indeed, the Ohio legislature probably eliminated the last weekend of early voting for purely […]

ROLDO RIGHTS ON GOP AVARICE AND RAPINE …

October 9th, 2012

Roldo Bartimole writes: Give Republicans like Gov. John Kasich one inch and they’ll be taking your Social Security and Medicare. We know that’s their agenda. Short term and long term. Let’s put everything within Wall Street and insurers reach, they say. The policy is a crack at your every penny by the sharpies. The ones […]

JOSH WAS A ROSH HASHANA LUNCH TOPIC…*

September 17th, 2012

*The conversation wasn’t pretty…

OHIO AS DUMPING GROUND FOR THE MIDWEST…

September 14th, 2012

Via What’s Up… WHAT: Fracking Waste and Ohio’s Injection Wells WHERE: West Shore Unitarian Universalist Church WHEN: Saturday, 15 September at 3:30 p.m. Teresa Mills, representative from the Buckeye Forest Council and CHEJ, will give a free (with free parking) presentation titled, “What You Need to Know About Toxic Fracking Waste and Ohio’s Injection Wells,” […]

CASINO BLOOM AND BOOM FADING…

September 12th, 2012

From my hometown newspaper: No doubt state and local government officials in Ohio were rubbing their hands together in glee earlier this summer, when the money started rolling in from two new gambling casinos. After several years of belt tightening due to budget crunches, the future suddenly looked brighter. During June, casinos in Cleveland and […]

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