From the monthly archives: June 2007

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These guys don’t give up, do they?

President Bush threatened Tuesday to veto the D.C. budget bill unless it barred the District from using federal funds to register domestic partnerships.

In a memo to Congress, Bush said he opposed House efforts to strike that longstanding stipulation.

?Under federal law, legal marriage is the union between a man and a woman,? the memo says. ?Federal tax dollars are not used to extend employment benefits to domestic partners of federal employees and D.C. should not enjoy an exception to this rule.?

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Three Libertarian candidates (Steve Kubby, George Phillies, Wayne Allyn Root) and one Green candidate (Alan Augustson) participated in the ‘Third Party Candidate Debate’ last night- broadcast live on internet radio and moderated by ‘young online radio guru’ Koko.

Despite the name, there was actually very little debate. The four candidates actually seemed to agree on most of the issues.

Much of the discussion was about the viability of a third-party candidate and the funding needed to run a campaign. On this topic, Wayne Allyn Root, self-proclaimed “television pitchman” and “infomercial expert”, was the only candidate who seemed to have […]

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Why wingers don’t get it

On June 29, 2007 By

So, we here at PB have taken some heat for attacking Matt Naugle for his falsehoods and irrelevant personal attacks. I understand that some people think we are wasting our time, and to a certain extent, I understand that view.

But I also understand that the “most prominent right-wing blog in Ohio” has a responsibility – be a good citizen in the blogging community. Lying about the facts is not a part of good citizenship. Neither is attacking family members of politicians or bloggers. I think ignoring these attacks is a mistake. I believe that this kind of […]

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The group Columbus 9/11 Truth is bringing their Truth Film Festival to my neighborhood theatre this weekend.

According to The Other Paper, the Truth Film Festival is:

a slate of five muckraking documentaries that attempt to expose various shady dealings within the highest reaches of media and government, including a couple of films that radically question the accepted explanation for 9-11.

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William M. Todd, Republican candidate for Columbus Mayor, and

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I couldn’t make up something this funny. I’m including all the text because it’s JUST THAT HILARIOUS.

The Sacred Secrets of Saddam’s Super Secret WMDs
26 June 2007

Why do people still believe Saddam had WMDs? Because Jesus tells them so. Well, not Jesus, but his modern disciples.

Rod Parsley, a rising star of charismatic fundamentalism who’s had a heavy impact on national politics, features on his “Breakthrough” program tonight Dr. Perry Stone, an apocalypse scholar who claims top national security sources and Israelis assure him that inspectors discovered enough WMDs in Saddam’s bunkers before the war […]

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Last year Deb Pryce (R) almost lost her job as the rep from Ohio’s 15th district. The close election (she won by only about 1,000 out of 220,000 votes) was, in large part, due to TV ads run by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) that accused her of voting to increasing her own pay.

She was recently quoted in Congressional Quartly saying: ?It was one of the most effective ads against me, and it ran constantly.”

The CQ article described the results:

As Ohio Republican Deborah Pryce campaigned for re-election at parades and other public appearances last year, […]

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The Plain Dealer has a funny story today about another labor dispute between the Federal Aviation Administration and the Air-Traffic Controllers Union.

But this one isn’t over money or overtime- this one is about pants.

Specifically, an FAA-imposed dress code for controllers.

The part that caught my eye was the controller in Oberlin who was reprimanded because his aquamarine pants were “not gender appropriate.”

The union spokewoman (Melissa Ott) called the policy silly and, in defense of the bright-blue pants guy, added: “He was angry. He said they were questioning his sexuality because of his pants. And aren’t […]

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While Ken Blackwell whines and warns us about Democratic plans for “big government takeover” of our health care system – our Democratic Governor is actually doing something good to help Ohio’s children.

The legislature passed Ted Strickland’s budget yesterday and, as promised, the budget includes:

Healthcare Access for All Ohio?s Children

* All children up to 300 percent of the federal poverty line will have access to healthcare through the State Children?s Health Insurance Program.

* Families at incomes above 300 percent of poverty will be able to buy health coverage from the state for children with […]

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