From the daily archives: Thursday, August 2, 2007

First is was banning gay-marriage. Then it was a ban on strip clubs.

Now, Citizens for Community Values is trying to stop hotels from offering adult movies to their guests.

This is not a new idea. CCV is always sticking their holier-than-thou noses into other people’s business- trying to force THEIR set of screwed-up christian values on to the rest of us.

But it’s not all bad news, folks.

The more wing-nut groups like CCV clash with businesses on issues of morality, to faster the Republican party’s tenuous alliance with evangelical Christians will fall apart.

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From the Club for Growth blog, a posting about proposed protectionist trade policy with China:

In 1930, Congress passed and President Hoover signed into law the Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act. At the time, this protectionist measure was vigorously opposed by 1,028 of the nation?s top economists. They rightly predicted the tariffs would devastate the economy. And, in fact, the country subsequently plunged into the Great Depression.

Sounds good, right? Unfortunately, however, the Great Depression was already underway, as the economic downturn happened in 1929. Higher tariffs did little but further suppress international trade. I have a hard time taking a […]

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I was out of commission yesterday, and most of the good stuff was already picked up in the rest of the Ohio ‘sphere, including this nugget, which is way too important for a Central Ohio blog to neglect to mention.

Bill Todd got 22% of his current funds for his Mayoral campaign from one David Brennan. You remember David Brennan, right? You should – we’ve talked about him quite a bit.

In case you are too lazy to look it up, Brennan is the Chairman of White Hat, the Akron-based charter school company. And […]

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Soccer fan first, person second

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I’ve been so buried at the paying job this week, it was leeching over into my time away from work. Finally had a chance to catch up on some episodes of The Daily Show last night, and this gem was on Monday. I had an ear-to-ear grin while watching it.

As Nick Hornby said (and John Oliver captured so brilliantly), “The natural state of the football fan is bitter disappointment, no matter what the score.”

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