From the daily archives: Wednesday, July 25, 2007

According to the Enquirerer, Mary Taylor our politically-lonely Republican state auditor, is finally stepping up and calling out some charter schools on their poor financial reporting.

Ohio?s state auditor warned charter school operators Tuesday that if they don?t provide satisfactory financial documents for public oversight, they could lose state money.

Auditor Mary Taylor told about 60 charter school officials in Dayton that her department will punish charter schools under Ohio?s new budget law if their financial books are ?unauditable? for more than 90 days.

Way to go, Mary.

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Jonathan over at has a good post up today discussing the fight in congress over expansion of the Children’s Health Insurance Program.

House Republican leader, Representative John A. Boehner of Ohio has threatened that “Republicans will fight these proposals”.

And the Democrats have accused Boehner and the Republicans of trying to deny the Democrats a political victory through their “diligence to the cause of obstructionism”.

Which does seems reasonable.

But Jonathan takes it step further, suggesting that some of these Republican lawmakers are actually ideologically opposed to giving kids healthcare.

Given that “Americans support the idea of expanding […]

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Our boys over at RABid (HT BSB) had a cow yesterday afternoon… Quoting from a “Patton Revisited” video they posted…

Thank god, I really wonder where we’d be today if some of our current members of Congress were residing during World War II. I think we’d all be speaking German right now and the world would have a serious shortage of jews.

Curious they should say that, since the President who led us thru that very necessary war was FDR, one of our greatest, and the anti-war America First Committee – Gerald Ford was a member, BTW – had […]

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That headline there is factually correct – an Oregon DA has dropped felony charges against two people who were slapping 13 year old girls’ asses. But there’s a twist – the persons charged (now with misdemeanor sexual assault) are 13 year old boys. (If you read the link, you’ll get their names, but they are minors, and I don’t feel comfortable publishing their names, so I’ve edited appropriately.)

[name redacted] and [name redacted], both 13, were arrested in February after they were caught in the halls of Patton Middle School, in McMinnville, Ore., slapping girls on the rear end. […]

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LMAO. A reader sent me this one. Couldn’t pass it up really. A band out of PA called Pelvic Fury has a YouTube site under the name Hickmania. They explain what that means:

HICKMANIA – adj. – (hyk-mane-e-a): Anything about or dealing with insanity. i.e. – random acts of senseless crazy.

See also; Mission, crack-head, drunk, funny.

Now, obviously this is not our own Dave. However, I give you Hickmania:

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