From the monthly archives: January 2006

File Under: You Gotta Love This!

On January 31, 2006 By

Remember where Ney recently announced his bid for re-election amid a cloud of scandal and corruption? Tuscarawas County Republican Party headquarters in Dover. Which is right next to a “consumer lending” business. The juxtaposition is priceless.

From The Columbus Dispatch:

More than 100 supporters gathered at party headquarters for Ney?s campaign kickoff, and nary a one mentioned the signs outside. But across the street, protester Robert Danco, of New Philadelphia, took note. “That?s appropriate,” he said.

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Kaine Worse than Bush

On January 31, 2006 By

Ugh. This is really boring. Not only that, but the idiot plays into the hands of the Republicans by using the tired ass War on Terror frame. Earth to Tim and company: there IS no war on terror! Damn it. No wonder we lose.

Who the hell picked this guy? He’s parroting Bush and not saying much other than “Hey, we respectfully disagree”…we don’t need Mister Rogers.

Argh…he just said family farms. Ever hear of a ship that has sailed Tim?

Skip the Kaine blather and read the Hackett response. I’d love to hear me some Hackett […]

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Hackett Responds to Bush SOTU

On January 31, 2006 By

Update: Comment on this at the Hackett blog

via email:

Addicted to Rhetoric: Bush’s State of the Union

Senate Candidate Calls President Out for Empty Rhetoric

Cincinnati, OH — Paul Hackett, Iraq War veteran and Democratic candidate for Senate in Ohio, responded this evening to President Bush?s State of the Union address.

ADDICTED TO OIL?

The President said America is addicted to oil and far too energy dependent.

Paul Hackett said, ?A former oil executive telling us we are addicted to oil is like a tobacco company executive complaining that their employees take too many smoke breaks. Exxon made […]

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Not liveblogging, but close. Following are my thoughts as I listened in on the SOU speech tonight. Call it haiku coverage. Blink journalism. Here goes:

Wondering what war hero or mother of a killed infantryman will be present tonight. Always hated that days of our lives strategy.

Opens with King comments…nice. Almost a must, but still a good move. Brings back memories of New Orleans.

Actually pronounced the word rostrum correctly! Sweet George!

Civil tone he wants…LOL. Goodwill and respect for others – gotta love it.

George really needs a better comb…got bed head. Talking about securing peace, […]

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Hackett on Alito Confirmation

On January 31, 2006 By

from Hackett For Ohio:

Cincinnati, OH – Paul Hackett, Iraq War veteran and Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate, released the following statement today regarding the confirmation of Justice Samuel Alito to the Supreme Court.

“Today’s confirmation of Judge Alito to the Supreme Court is not in the best interests of the United States, and will tilt the Court far to the right. Judge Alito is not a fitting replacement for Justice O’Connor,” Hackett said. “During his confirmation hearings Justice Alito did little to address the fears many mainstream Americans have that he would use his position on the bench […]

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Grandpaboy: Cold Day

On January 31, 2006 By

I can’t say it any better than this, so won’t try:

Coretta Scott King passed away. The other day, I commented that I couldn’t know what it was like for Teddy Kennedy to see his brothers killed for their beliefs. For Mrs. King to have her husband murdered was unjust in the truest sense of the word. That she could carry on his work is laudable, and our country is better for it.

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The Gang of 19

On January 31, 2006 By

Voting yes to end the debate on the Alito nominatin, effectively ending a filibuster:

Akaka, Hawaii; Baucus, Mont.; Bingaman, N.M.; Byrd, W.Va.; Cantwell, Wash.; Carper, Del.; Conrad, N.D.; Dorgan, N.D.; Inouye, Hawaii; Johnson, S.D.; Kohl, Wis.; Landrieu, La.; Lieberman, Conn.; Lincoln, Ark.; Nelson, Fla.; Nelson, Neb.; Pryor, Ark.; Rockefeller, W.Va.; Salazar, Colo.

Remember the names, folks. They gave you the changing face of the modern Supreme Court.

Also, remember this little gang.

I’m sure they will all now vote against his final confirmation tomorrow knowing it is a throw away vote and will have “done their jobs”…cowards. So […]

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Hackett Fundraising Update

On January 30, 2006 By

From the new blog:

Newcomer Raises $465,779.31 in 1st 1/4 of Campaign

Cincinnati, OH – Paul Hackett, Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate and Iraq War veteran, announced today that he has raised $465,779.31 from 8,675 individuals during the first quarter of his campaign. Hackett announced his candidacy on October 24, almost a full month into the quarter.

Hackett’s tremendous showing ensures a competitive primary campaign against Sherrod Brown, an entrenched career politician who is expected to announce raising slightly more than Hackett despite serving in public office for more than 30 years.

BY THE NUMBERS:

Total Raised: $465,779.31
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OK, so blog is hard to rhyme. But Hackett does have a brand new blog:

www.hackettforohio.com/blog

Go create an account. This looks like a really unique tool that should come in handy. I look forward to seeing where it will go…

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Bob Ney Gets Piped

On January 30, 2006 By

No, not over the head – I would never advocate such a thing. He did announce his intent to seek re-election even after being caught up in scandal after scandal. I hear he didn’t wear a fedora and black coat though so that was a good move at least. He did get piped though, as protestors greeted him outside of a restaurant where he made a follow-up “I’m Alright” announcement:

The Dispatch reported Ney’s defiance despite the swirling trouble he appears to be in:

DOVER, Ohio ? Defiant in the face of scandal, U.S. Rep. Bob […]

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I’m not really sure what to file this under. I want to say “You Gotta Be Fucking Kidding Me”, but then again it could also go under “This Has To Be A Joke”. I guess I’ll just include a “see also”.

To be honest with you, this post sat in draft for a week now. Not until today when I got an email from John Sauter of ODP did I attempt to go back to it and blog on it. See, it makes me sick to my stomach and I hate that feeling. It also gave me chest pains […]

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