From the monthly archives: May 2007

This oddly-named blog (bullshitridiculous), authored by two characters from The Scarlet Letter just called us (plunderbund) Seers…

Seer (s?’?r)
1. One that sees: an inveterate seer of sights.
2. A clairvoyant.
3. A prophet.

Sounds about right.


Though I am taking whatever they say with a grain of salt given that they also linked to every other lefty Ohio blog. Well, that and, uh… well… they sound CRAZY!

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Big ups proper Sir Rodigan mahn. Look eat up if ya wahn know.

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Sure, I say I’m going away for the weekend and then something cool happens. Two things really. One, I’m deep in a big poker tourney, and Jerid is spotted on the MSM scene. This is pretty cool. WCAX in Burlington VT gives a mention to Buckeye State Blogger Jerid Kurtz and his ongoing work covering the ’08 Prez Primary.

Stump speeches on the road to the White House don’t seem to have changed much since the days of the old whistle stops.

But look closely, and you’ll see bloggers like Jerid Kurtz.

“I can pretty much post as soon […]

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Checking Out For The Weekend

On May 25, 2007 By

I’m not sure about other Plundermonkies, but I’m going to be checking out here for the long weekend. The only thing I have promised to myself was to write about my recent trip to Zen Mountain Monastery. Possibly a few other things, but the weekend will be filled mostly with a spring goodwill party featuring mojitos and chocolate martinis, The Asian Festival (my Shakuhachi sensei will be performing), and a cookout with some of our best friends.

Have a fun and safe weekend!

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…that’s what we always have to do with our kids when it gets late in the day and they get crabby: make sure they get a nap. John was all crabby yesterday and began whining and crying about Iraq War funding:

[Translation: Not having enough money to kill ragheads makes me sad!]

Now, I do want to say this. There is nothing wrong with emotion (though some on the right might argue it signals weakness and would surely pummel any Democrat male seen openly crying), but I can’t help but to wonder about why this particular topic gets […]

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Rothenberg’s Shadows on High this week is a good one. Brian wonders aloud why our legislature makes time for such pressing things as gay adoption, the distance between patron and stripper, and Wexner Indie films while human trafficking and forced prostitution exists in the state.

Then again, if history is an indicator, we can just forget human trafficking exists and move on to gay adoption or unrated, independent films at the Wexner or whatever the evangelicals choose next in our never ending quest for ?salvation-legislation.?

Salvation legislation. That’s a good line. Brian also points out that now that the […]

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Matt Dole gets invited to be an attack dog for OH18 on the NRCC’s “The Real Democrat Story” blog. Makes perfect sense. His blog has been typically known to follow the party line. The bad thing is he’s pretty bad at the attack dog thing. His big revelation on a “follow the money” post is that Democrat’s PACs give to other Democrats!


Weak. Zack ought to be able to defend the seat against this kind of claptrap, that’s for sure. Matt says taking PAC money isn’t wrong in and of itself. Right. Just when Democrats […]

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Update: That was fast. I hear the Obama camp gave Jerid a call and he’s setting up events with them, Edwards, and some others. Look forward to it!

As many of you might know, our friend and caretaker of the Buckeye State Blog Jerid Kurtz has been in New Hampshire for going on a week now. So far he’s brought us an incredible video of Tim Ryan’s “be the change” speech, an exclusive interview with same, video of a John Edwards speech (forgiving the lame copycat claims), a great look at the Clinton HQ, Vilsack […]

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via email from my friends at America Votes:

We hear it from the news, elected officials and our kids ? there are problems with Ohio?s schools that range from inadequate funding to classrooms being too full. Join America Votes, ProgressOhio, coalition partners and allies for a community forum on education.

We are bringing in the experts to talk about our schools and to answer your questions. Join us next Thursday, May 31st from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm.

Confirmed Speakers Are:

* Darold Johnson, Government Affairs Director of the Ohio Federation of Teachers
* […]

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So, the Ohio GOP (and the right-wing blogosphere) is apoplectic over SoS Brunner’s plan to encourage HS graduates to register to vote, and specifically, the counties targeted for the pilot test run of the program. The gist of the complaint is that of the 5 pilot counties (Knox, Lucas, Montgomery, Scioto, and Trumbull), only one (Knox) has more registered Republicans than Democrats. OK… so what?

The reason these counties were chosen is that four of the five are all below the state average in percentage of citizens registered to vote, and the fifth (Montgomery) is right […]

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