From the monthly archives: October 2007

Oh the outrage! I wonder if the Dispatch will hold it’s writers and executives to the higher standard that the PeeDee appears to enforce willy nilly. Michael F. Curtin (who is vice chair and COO of The Dispatch Printing Co. and associate publisher of The Columbus Dispatch) donated to Kevin Coughlin’s campaign. A campaign our friends at The Chief Source called “the most spineless-gutter-smear-garbage-campaign we have seen in Northeast Ohio“.

He also gave $25,000 to “Vote No Casinos”. That’s a whole buncha “free speech” there my friends!

So let’s do this. Let’s go digging. Fire […]

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Strong economy? Weak dollar.

On October 31, 2007 By

The British Pound hit a 27 year high against the US Dollar today. 27 years….

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Happy Halloween!

On October 31, 2007 By

I’ve been hearing horror stories about this year’s pumpkin crop being destroyed by bad weather across the U.S. (Average Jane over at PO has a good overview of the situation ).

Despite the bad news for pumpkin growers- and the predictions of pumpkin shortages across the country- I had no problem finding pumpkins in Columbus, Ohio…

Happy Halloween!

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The Ohio Money Tree is still bearing fruit. Data is current as of last month too I hear. Turns out 4 PeeDee employees have given to political campaigns. Two are writers. How wide and how deep does Goldberg want this to go? We haven’t even begun to have fun with spouse names in case they are playing big games. Are we having fun yet?

Oh, and speaking of scrub a dub dub. Susan might wanna have Jean rewrite this. I’m sure it doesn’t apply anymore:

WIDE OPEN will be a no-holds-barred discussion of Ohio politics we hope to […]

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Even though Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner has pretty much closed the door on Issue 1, the Christofascists at Citizens for Community Values are still urging readers of their website to Vote Yes.

According to CCV.ORG: “there is still a slight possibility that the issue could qualify for an official vote”

The Dispatch agrees: “Technically (although chances are slim, slim, slim) the issue could still be certified for the ballot.”

I returned my absentee ballot last week. Issue 1 was included on the back of the ballot and I used a big, black pen to circle NO.

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…and to think I figured I’d have to wait until tomorrow for this. 😉

Jeff has a new post up about new PeeDee Editor Susan Goldberg’s attempt to ‘splain it all away. There is so much goodness in here it is truly hard to believe. I just want to point you to one little nugget. Susan says:

We didn’t bow to any political pressure. Had we known that he had contributed to the opponent of a person he was writing about, we wouldn’t have hired him in the first place. Once we learned of the issue, we asked him […]

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ONN is reporting that Governor Ted Strickland is going to appoint Mary Wiseman to replace Montgomry County Common Pleas Court Judge John Kessler.

Wiseman, a former Dayton city commissioner, is being called “Ohio’s first openly gay judge.”

Officials with gay rights group Equality Ohio say Wiseman’s appointment makes state history.

Forty-five-year-old Wiseman says she’s proud if the gay community sees her as a role model and says she believes the rest of society can grow more comfortable about gays and lesbians in public office.

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I’m pinning this to the top as well as clipping. Click through “Continue Reading” for the entire list!

Update: [squelch] Breaker 1-9. Looks like we got us a Blogswarm! [/squelch]

Looking for a way to make your voice heard? Give to LaTourette’s opponent Bill O’Neill (there is also his main ActBlue page), who must indeed have a smile on his face right now. Bill has always been a champion of the blogosphere and his oppenent is looking like the grinch who stole free speech right about now.

A running roundup of the commentary revolving the firing of lefty […]

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American Exceptionalism

On October 30, 2007 By

American prominence on the world stage has not been due to some issue of “national character”; our people are not inherently different than people anywhere else in the world. But we have, in the past, had better educational resources, and a greater emphasis on science and engineering. But no longer.

Back in September, I wrote that America is out of touch and behind the times on climate change and economic reform. It is mired in a stagnant war that the rest of the west has abandoned or is abandoning. American global influence is in decline, the country having lost […]

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Update 2: Comment left below by dave (aka Dave Stacy, David Stacy, Nixguy, and Dave) indicates he is not the David Stacy linked in the below update having given money to Jim Petro or OHIOANS FOR WILDLIFE CONSERVATION COMMITTEE. Maybe Mr. Stacy can clear up who he has donated money to in the past so that Jean DuBail can decide whether or not to keep him on in his current paid blogging role at the PeeDee.

Update: Maybe Jean DuBail will fire “Dave” (aka “Nixguy”, aka David Stacy) for having contributed $50 to Jim Petro in 1999 and […]

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Islamofascism Awareness Week

On October 30, 2007 By

David Horowitz spoke at Columbia University during “Islamofascism Awareness Week”.

What a tool.

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