From the daily archives: Monday, July 2, 2007

New Plundermonkies!

On July 2, 2007 By

Update: Melissa Giraud will also be joining the crew. Give her a warm welcome as well. I met Melissa during Video the Vote stuff this last cycle. She should provide a great new voice to the blog!

I just wanted to take a minute to welcome a couple of new people to the Plundercrew. Joining us are Jeff Parsons (formerly of Madrigal Maniac) and Lorraine Bieber. You might know Lorraine as someone who has commented around a bit. She also does work with IndyVoter.org. I’m excited to say after a couple of near misses that we finally have […]

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Surprise! Surprise! Surprise!

WASHINGTON (CNN) — President Bush has commuted the prison term of former White House aide I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby, facing 30 months in prison after a federal court convicted him of perjury, obstruction of justice and lying to investigators.

This is why you give these people no quarter, because they get idiots and their buddies into office and pull this shit. It’s actually quite good news because I’m sure his polling will plummet even further and fundraising among Dems should run even stronger than it is.

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Unreal.

President Bush spared former White House aide I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby from a 2 1/2-year prison term in the CIA leak case Monday, stepping into a criminal case with heavy political overtones on grounds that the sentence was just too harsh.

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I live near the Olentangy River and go fishing there every chance I get. This season has been pretty good for fishing- and everytime I do well, I debate taking the fish home for dinner.

Fortunately, I won’t have to think about this too much longer. Thanks to the Ohio EPA, soon there won’t be any fish left to catch.

That’s because:

A state plan to shield the Olentangy River from further pollution has been shelved after complaints that new rules would cripple development in Delaware County.

I think Eric said it best when he said: “like fucking delaware […]

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Support and investment in the arts and other cultural organizations is a vital part of improving the quality of life in our state.

Art museums, the ballet, historical sites, recreation facilities… these are the things that make our state a great place to visit and a desirable place to live.

Not surprisingly, the idiots over at the Buckeye Institute don’t seem to understand this.

In their latest porker of the week post, the Buckeye Institute claim Ohio’s taxpayers are getting screwed by the Cultural Facilities Commission. As proof, they list all of the budget items for the commission.

In […]

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