From the monthly archives: March 2006

Band of Brothers (video)

On March 22, 2006 By

The strongest voice of all may have been electorally silenced here in Ohio, but there are plenty of vets running that need support. The illusion that the right is the sole home of security and defense is about to be turned on it’s head:

The now completely dispelled notion that Republicans are the ones who will keep us safe (despite the fact that 9/11 happened on their watch) is going to be on full display this November. The fact that the Republican leadership (mostly rich white kids with no military service in war) continues to send our kids off […]

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GOP Circus in the 18th

On March 22, 2006 By

Let’s see. We’ve got the corrupt “Representative #1” and the guy who somehow escaped certain death on 9/11 and makes up his own words (lobbymander). The Hill lampoons it all in a recent article.

So while you may be crying at some of the shenanigans going on at your own party, at least you can laugh at the other guys!

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Smells Like Teen Beat Boxing

On March 22, 2006 By

Wanna know what happens when you get sick and and have no energy to do anything other than watch Magnum PI reruns and surf the web for meaningless diversions? Well…you come across a Japanese guy going all Bobby McFerrin on Nirvana’s Smells Like Teen Spirit. (Warning: Please swallow whatever beverage you may be currently drinking. I will not be held responsible for laptop damage!)

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…and now back to your regularly scheduled program…

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Target = soccer moms?

Everyone…all together now: Awwwwww.

Some discussion on this going on over at BSB.

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via email:

Columbus, Ohio: John Swords, a candidate for Ohio?s 12th Congressional District, today decided to end his campaign and endorse the candidacy of former Congressman Robert Shamansky, a Columbus area lawyer and businessman, who represented Ohio?s 12th Congressional District from 1981-83.

Citing Former Congressman Shamansky?s commitment to fiscal responsibility, education, and real prescription drug reform, John Swords said, ?He has a clear vision for Central Ohio that is consistent with my own values. It is a great honor for me to endorse his candidacy.?

?I will never forget this campaign and the people that I met, but now our […]

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Ten Facts that Show White House Incompetence Hurts Ohio

In response to President Bush’s speech at Cleveland’s City Club, Sherrod released the following 10 facts that show how the White House’s incompetence hurts Ohio.

1. Ohio has lost more than 175,000 manufacturing jobs since 2001 (Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services)

2. Ohio has lost 49,866 jobs due to NAFTA (Economic Policy Institute)

3. Ohio has lost 58,000 jobs to China between 1989 and 2003 (Economic Policy Institute)

4. As of January of this year, home heating costs were expected to increase by 74 percent throughout the Midwest, with […]

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Does this get old or what?

(from PD Openers):

President Bush hasn’t said a word yet in his appearance at the City Club of Cleveland, but at least one member of the “citadel of free speech” already has a beef with him.

Long-time member Walt Nicholes said the City Club is breaking from tradition by not allowing members to line up at the microphone to ask questions. He said City Club officials at first said members who wanted to ask a question would be picked from a lottery, but now they say Bush will call on people from the […]

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Pushing The Long War

On March 20, 2006 By

Remember “The Long War“? Voinovich whips it out today to prep the crowd for the Bush visit:

(from PD Openers): Be patient and keep up the good fight: That’s George Voinovich’s message this morning as Cleveland awaits President Bush’s speech on the war on terror.

“If we’re not successful in Iraq, then it’s a threat to the security of the United States of America and will make homeland security effort a lot more vulnerable,” the Ohio senator told the Fox News Channel this morning.

“The war’s going to last a long time,” Voinovich, a second-term Republican, said. “It’s the […]

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Bush will be in Ohio today (just watched AF1 take off on CNN Pipeline a bit ago). He’ll be asking that we “look beyond the violence“:

President George W. Bush will mark the third anniversary of the Iraq war in Cleveland on Monday by asking for patience.

The president will be speaking at the City Club about the war in Iraq and the war on terror.

You can watch the president’s speech live on ONN.

Bush is hoping to boost public support by getting Americans to look beyond the violence.

It’s the latest in a series of speeches, […]

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I’ve noticed this before. Evan Bayh is no Democrat. The latest (from IndyStar):

Before he spoke, Bayh told reporters that he does not support efforts by Sen. Russ Feingold, D-Wis., another potential 2008 presidential candidate, to censure Bush for authorizing domestic eavesdropping. Bayh said it’s not clear whether the law requiring court approval before surveillance was broken, and he instead favors revisiting and possibly updating the law.

As he’s traveled the country preparing for a potential presidential run, Bayh’s top selling point has been the five statewide elections he has won in GOP-dominated Indiana. He pointed out Monday night […]

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You gotta love the Euphemism Conversion Chart! Jon handles the whole Iraq IED Iran sourcing issue like only he can. Check it:

(hat tip C&L)

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