From the daily archives: Tuesday, September 4, 2007

This recent article from the Plain Dealer is proof that Mark Naymik can actually be quite funny when he wants.

In it, he composes fake “how I spent my summer” letters to Ted Strickland from misc. Ohio politicians.

This one is my favorite:

Dear Governor:

If you don?t know me by now, you should. I?m the real boss of Summit County?s Republican Party. And though my party is about as popular as toys from China right now, I still have statewide ambition. I could have your job in 2010.

I?ve spent a decade in Columbus as […]

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I’m back and forth on John Edwards- some days I like him and some days his annoying Carolina accent makes me want to scream.

Today, however, he’s looking a little better.

No- it’s not the new haircut- it’s because he’s pushing a health care plan that meets the two big criteria for success.

First: “It requires that everybody be covered.”

To make health care affordable for everyone, you need to spread the cost out across the entire population. Twenty-year-olds will often opt out of healthcare because they rarely need it while seventy-year-olds require constant medical- especially if they’ve had […]

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The War Tapes

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I watched the documentary The War Tapes over my break. Tremendous. Shot entirely by soldiers in-theater, with their own commentary. I especially like the liberal guy who immigrated from Lebanon as a kid, Zack Bazzi. He was snarky, funny, and aware of what was going on.

I highly recommend watching this. More clips after the jump.

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A win for Dancers for Democracy

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The strip-club regulation law will be going to the polls this fall.

In the battle for popular support, strip-club owners and dancers claimed an edge yesterday.

They turned in 120 boxes of petitions — 382,508 signatures total — to Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner’s office. Citizens for Community Values, the Cincinnati-based group behind tougher rules, submitted more than 220,000 signatures to get the legislative ball rolling early this year.

Funny that the party of “smaller government, out of your lives” feels the need to micro-regulate this. I don’t think this should be the province of state government, and instead […]

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Operation Iranian Freedom?

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Looming war with Iran? Barnett Ruben thinks so.

They [the source?s institution] have ?instructions? (yes, that was the word used) from the Office of the Vice-President to roll out a campaign for war with Iran in the week after Labor Day; it will be coordinated with the American Enterprise Institute, the Wall Street Journal, the Weekly Standard, Commentary, Fox, and the usual suspects. It will be heavy sustained assault on the airwaves, designed to knock public sentiment into a position from which a war can be maintained. Evidently they don?t think they?ll ever get majority support for this?they want […]

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YouTube Tuesdays – Anti-Semitism

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It appears the Patriot Dames aren’t the only people making anti-Semitic videos. Or anti-Belgian. Those pseudo-French bastards!

(That’s John Cleese of Monty Python, in case you don’t recognize him.)

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