Archive for the 'Ohio’s 16th Congressional District' Category

PROFITING FROM ILLNESS IS JUST WRONG…

May 30th, 2017

I have tried to make the case before that there are certain universal services that ought not be subject to profit. At the top of my list are education and healthcare. When a profit motive is introduced to either—no matter how well intentional or meaning—they are corrupted. When the question shifts from “how best can […]

JUST ONE WORD FOR JAMES BUCHAL: ALTAMONT…*

May 29th, 2017

The cheers, jeers and chants of candidate Donald John Trump’s campaign rallies continue to bring out Americans on the fringe. In the past there have been assaults and beatings, but now a pathetic hate-fueled white man unable or unwilling to take a breath, has killed to upstanders and injured a third in Portland, Oregon. Portlandia […]

REPUBLICAN CONGRESSMAN JIM RENACCI (OH-16):
MEET ONE OF ENERGY TRANSFER’S PARTNERS…

May 28th, 2017

When corporate mercenaries thugs strike are Americans safe? There is a long history in the United States of corporations using private armies to destroy those who threaten their profits. The latest permutation of this abomination comes in the form of Energy Transfer Partners’ (builder of the Dakota Access and Rover—here in Ohio—pipe lines) hiring of […]

HOW DO YOU SOLVE A PROBLEM LIKE JARED…?

May 28th, 2017

So, turns out that the FBI’s person-of-interest is President Donald John Trump’s son-in-law Jared Corey (of course his middle name would be Corey) Kushner and the investigation is focused, so far, on allegations that Kushner, in December talks with Russian Ambassador to the United States Sergey Kislyak, attempted to establish a back-channel communications channel between […]

MAXINE WATERS TWEETS THE FECKIN’ OBVIOUS…

May 27th, 2017

Maxine Waters (@MaxineWaters) Jared Kushner is under scrutiny in the FBI’s Trump-Russia investigation. In other news, water is wet. May 26, 2017

PIPELINES ARE LEAKING LIKE THE WHITE HOUSE…

May 24th, 2017

So, most mornings I post one new pipeline story to my running Keep Carbon In The Ground page, but this morning my news feed gushered. First up is this story from Taylor McKinnon at The Center For Biological Diversity—Public Records Sought Over Rover Pipeline’s Compliance With Environmental Laws. McKinnon writes: The Center for Biological Diversity […]

SOMEONE IS THINKING IN THE WHITE HOUSE…?

May 23rd, 2017

Be sure to click through for the punchline…

PRESIDENT TRUMP: KNEE DEEP IN DEAD CANARIES

May 21st, 2017

So, the impeachment discussions have begun and we need to carefully consider President Donald John Trump’s pocket ju-ju that Steve Bannon promised would protect him from removal from office: Vice President President Michael Richard Pence who operatives may have been setting up for a 10-year term in the White House from the get-go. Writing in […]

THE PRESIDENT IS AWAKE… OMG! HE’S TWEETING…

May 19th, 2017

Then there’s Seth Myers and Stephen Colbert… Time to start the Robert Mueller clock…

WHAT’S IN THE PIPE IS THE PROBLEM, NOT LEAKS…

May 17th, 2017

The increasing cadence of that annoying drip is becoming a pas de charge. Michael Schmidt, reporting in Comey Memo Says Trump Asked Him to End Flynn Investigation for The New York Times, writes: President Trump asked the FBI director, James B. Comey, to shut down the federal investigation into Mr. Trump’s former national security adviser, […]

BUT, BUT BENGHAZI, WHAT ABOUT BENGHAZI…!

May 16th, 2017

From the newspaper that brought us Bob Woodward, Carl Bernstein and Deep Throat comes Greg Miller, Greg Jaffe and a source-to-be-code-named-later in Trump revealed highly classified information to Russian foreign minister and ambassador. Note that neither in the headline nor the body of the story does The Washington Post uses words like allegedly or reportedly. […]

REPUBLICAN CONGRESSMAN JIM RENACCI (OH-16):
ROGUE ETP PISSING ON OHIO AND OUR HISTORY…

May 16th, 2017

My congressional representative Jim Bupkis* Renacci remains silent on the rogue fossil fuel company pissing on his constituents living along the scorched-scorched earth path of the Rover pipeline. This morning I learned two additional ways that Energy Transfer Partners is flipping the bird at Ohioans as workers gleefully bulldoze a path across the state, regardless […]

REPUBLICAN CONGRESSMAN JIM RENACCI (OH-16):
MEET ETP, THE ROGUE COMPANY PISSING ON OHIO…

May 15th, 2017

If you were an Ohioan pissed off at those protesters in South Dakota supporting the Standing Rock Sioux tribe in the attempt to halt Energy Transfer Partners construction of the Dakota Access Pipe Line, then environmental karma is coming for your land. ETP has already had the first leak in the not-yet-opened DAPL and—surprise, surprise—dumped […]

JOHN OLIVER UPDATES NET NEUTRALITY FIGHT…

May 14th, 2017

WHY WE CAN NEVER WIN IN THE MIDDLE EAST…

May 13th, 2017

Leslie Neilson, of all people, in his television role as American Revolutionary war hero Francis Marion make the precise case why no foreign power—from Alexander The Great to the Soviet Union—has ever come out out a winner in Afghanistan. Any leader is insane to believe that this time will be different. Ralph Nader, in The […]

THIS IS SHERRY MILLER’S SHERRODSVILLE, OHIO…

May 12th, 2017

Sherry Miller did not say that taking her land, at any price, was acceptable, but when a giant fossil fuel company—with the full support of climate-change denying Republican politicians—comes banging on your front door, there is no good choice but to believe that David could smite Goliath and win the good fight. So Miller fought […]

TRUMP THINKS HE’S STILL ON THE APPRENTICE…

May 11th, 2017

Comey had this to say to his colleagues at the FBI: To all: I have long believed that a President can fire an FBI Director for any reason, or for no reason at all. I’m not going to spend time on the decision or the way it was executed. I hope you won’t either. It […]

TRUMP FOLLOWS IN FOOTSTEPS OF CLINTON…*

May 10th, 2017

Of course, Stephen Colbert also had a few choice words. What we know this morning: “Our Democracy Is in Danger”: Key Reactions to Donald Trump’s Firing of FBI Director James Comey; and Donald Trump fires FBI director, raising questions over Russia investigation: US president cites Comey’s handling of Clinton email investigation. James Comey is only […]

ATTENDING THE REPUBLICAN PARTY FRAT KEGGER…

May 7th, 2017

While House Republicans partied, We The People occupied the barricades to push the barbarians back through the gate and all but nine House Republicans are diving for cover. Adam Gabbatt, writing in Big, angry crowds to fight back against Trumpcare for The Guardian, has the details: After working hard to pass a bill that would […]

WHY DOES CONNECTICUT HATE HEALTHCARE…?

May 6th, 2017

Ralph Nader, in Consumer Advocate Ralph Nader Asks Why the Entire House Congressional Delegation from Connecticut Refuses to Sign HR 676 or Full Medicare for All Legislation, writes: Dear Representatives Joe Courtney, Elizabeth Esty, Rosa DeLauro, Jim Himes and John Larson: There are 109 colleagues of yours who are co-sponsors of HR 676, Congressman John […]

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