From the daily archives: Friday, July 27, 2007

I was never a big John Mayer fan in the past, but I absolutely love this song. And if it offends you, you suck.

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I saw this on CNN the other day. Watch it a couple of times- it gets more funny each time…

So what do YOU think… Is the reporter squatting down for some reason? Is he sitting on a sinking chair? Did the camera guy just get lazy?

Not sure. But it’s still pretty funny.

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Give it up for Governor Strickland, folks. More internet access means more blog readers…

Governor Establishes Broadband Ohio Network To Expand High Speed Internet Access in Ohio

In order to coordinate and expand access to the state?s broadband data network, Ohio Governor Ted Strickland has signed an executive order establishing the Ohio Broadband Council and the Broadband Ohio Network.

The order directs the Ohio Broadband Council to coordinate efforts to extend access to the Broadband Ohio Network to every county in Ohio. And the order allows public and private entities to tap into the Broadband Ohio Network ? […]

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When I finally got close to the front of the line at my polling place in 2004, a pollworker told me to cover my T-shirt. It had the words “Vote Explosion” on it.

Seeing as I had nothing to cover it with and had just spent 3 hours in line, I politely pointed out that there was no partisanship expressed by the shirt. Vote Explosion was just a loose group of friends registering folks to vote at rock shows. She replied that they were trying to avoid even the slightest possible implication of impropriety.

OK, fair enough. Polling places are supposed to be inner sanctums of nonpartisanhip. Neither voters nor pollworkers may wear political shirts, stickers, or buttons within a 100 foot radius. Although the words “Vote Explosion” aren’t explicitly partisan, neither are the words “Eagle Forum” or “MoveOn.” I think it was a wise move to err on the side of overzealousness, and simply prohibit T-shirts bearing all of the above.

The guy behind me in line loaned me his sweatshirt, and I was able to step forth to express my partisanship in the privacy of the voting booth. As an ongoing tribute of thanks to sweatshirt guy, ever since that day I’ve stowed an extra large, plain T-shirt in my purse whenever I go to vote – just in case a fellow voter is asked to cover up.

Until I read Monday’s Columbus Dispatch, it had never occurred to me that I might someday want to offer my spare shirt to a pollworker.

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Long awaited and long promised, the PlunderTee is here! Long ago when I coined the term “Plundercrew” (before Jerid’s apt Plundermonkey), I promised those on the crew T-shirts. Well, not only did I deliver for them – I’ve delivered for you. These are going to be hot kids. HOT! I had 20 made and before I could even get home was down 4. There are currently only 10 in inventory and I’m sure they won’t last long at Bloggapalooza, but never fear. We’ll make more.

If you’ll be at the ‘plooza you can get one there. […]

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Naugle’s long-lost brother?

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I’m sorry, I couldn’t let this slide. Maybe it has something to do with the last name? From Pandagon:

Janet Folger, head of Faith2Action, wrote a completely unhinged column at WorldNetDaily in support of the madness of homophobic Mayor Jim Naugle, who wanted to install $250K autocleaning toilets to prevent the nonexistent gay sex that occurs in the public beach restrooms.

The Homosexual Agenda?s opposition to Naugle, in her mind, is that the LGBT community and its allies are proponents of nonstop man-on-man sex in beach restrooms. [Oh, nevermind Naugle?s decade-long obsession with gays and how he believes they […]

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In case you couldn’t tell, I’m a fan of lists.

So here’s one more for you…

The latest issue of the Other Paper has a list of Best Of Columbus top picks made by the paper’s readers.

Readers voted Governor Ted Strickland the top Democratic Politician and State Senator Steve Stivers the top Republican Politician.

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Senator Brown didn’t make the top 10 list, but he was listed as one of the top 50 in The’s 50 Most Beautiful People on Capitol Hill

Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio)
Age: 54
Hometown: Mansfield, Ohio
Political party: Democrat
Dating status: Married to wife, Connie Schultz

Ohio?s Democratic senator may not be as sharply dressed as his home-state colleague, House GOP leader John Boehner, or as smoothly polished as another Midwestern freshman, Barack Obama of Illinois. But Sherrod Brown?s combination of rumpled cool and passionate progressivism makes him the unsung beauty of […]

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Heh. OK. WooPoo U was one of many beloved nicknames cadets had for West Point – probably more since I was there. The rock. The point. You get the picture. This news came back in April, but I just wandered upon it in one of those odd multi-tiered search expeditions. WP graduates are leaving at a record pace.

Now there always was a 5 and fly mentality in some. Deal was you last 4 years (very tough…just 1.5 for me), then 5 more and bail. Write your ticket in the private sector. Highly respected companies like Harley Davidson […]

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