From the daily archives: Friday, March 30, 2007

Strickland is sticking to his guns on the charter school stuff. His only line-item veto on the Transportation Budget Bill was the part allowing charter schools to start their own bus service.

From the Strickland press release:

Strickland also announced that his only line-item veto would be a measure that would allow charter schools to establish their own transportation system and would require a per pupil transfer from the school district to the charter school without any agreement from their resident school district. Under current law, if a charter school desires to transport their own students they must have […]

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Update to this post.

OK, so it turns out you have to look really REALLY close to figure out how to read Joan Mazzolini’s article online. Apparently the stuff that looked like shilling would…because they are Bennett’s words verbatim (or his lawsuit’s words). Joan just made it look online like they were hers due to the inability of anyone at the Plain Dealer to figure out how to use unordered lists. Here is how you do it:

< ul >
< li >A bullet point< /li >
< li >Another bullet point!< /li >

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Dennis Kucinich voted against the war the first time- and he continues to vote against any additional funding.

Hell- he seems to be the only one.

We’re talking about $300 billion of OUR tax dollars here.

He gave a nice little speech on the house floor about it- in which he said:

“This war has sacrificed the lives of our troops and innocent civilians. This war has advanced the interests of oil companies and contractors in the manner of a criminal enterprise. It has undermined our national honor and alienated friends around the world. When will Congress stand for […]

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PeeDee Caught Shilling for GOP

On March 30, 2007 By

Update: See this post for an update on how the PeeDee print to web translation got FUBAR.

This can only be one of two things: 1. Horribly incompetent journalism or 2. Outright shilling for the GOP. In an article about Bob Bennett suing to keep his job on the Cuyahoga County BOE, Joan Mazzolini says:

Brunner, a Democrat, is attempting to remove Bennett, head of the Ohio GOP, because he supported her opponent in the 2006 election and plans to support Republican candidates in 2008.

This from a former Pulitzer Prize finalist? Joan. W T F? This is […]

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If you still can’t grasp the importance of the US Attorney scandal, I present to you current US Attorney, and former Bush “opposition research” man, Tim Griffin:

One film scene of the debate-night frenzy captures the prevalent attitude in national politics. As he directs the investigation of Gore’s statements in real time, Griffin, standing next to a sign that reads ON MY COMMAND?UNLEASH HELL (ON AL), pauses for a moment to reflect on his role. “We think of ourselves as the creators of the ammunition in a war,” he says. “We make the bullets.”

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