From the daily archives: Thursday, November 8, 2007

The Chicks Pick Hillary

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Lifetime (television for women!) Networks announced the results of their presidential poll today.

This poll aimed to identify “which presidential candidate would better address the needs of military families as Commander in Chief.”

And the winner is….

On the Democratic side:

Clinton (31%)
John Edwards (13%)
Barack Obama (11%)
Bill Richardson (4%)
Joe Biden (4%)
Dennis Kucinich (2%)
Chris Dodd (1%)

And for the Republicans:

John McCain (32%)
Rudy Giuliani (15%)
Fred Thompson (5%)
Mitt Romney (4%)
Mike Huckabee (3%)
Ron Paul (3%)
Duncan […]

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House Finally Passes ENDA

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The house FINALLY passed the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) today (it only took 33 years).

The bill protects people from being fired or discriminated against at work because of their sexual orientation.

And, despite all of the whining and complaining from christofascist wingnuts that this bill would somehow infringe on the rights of good christians everywhere who want to randomly fire and discriminate against gay people at the office, this bill received decent bi-partisan support.

Not only was it re-introduced by two Democrats and two Republicans (including our own Deborah Pryce) but it also got 35 Republican votes today […]

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It seems Scott Pullins got something totally different out of the NYT article about Ohio’s failing charter schools.

Putting aside all of the facts and actual information in the article, Scott decided to publish an email he received from the Ohio Coalition of eSchool Families.

It’s seems they weren’t too happy with a quote from our governor that was included in the story.

Here’s the subject of that email:

Governor Strickland Calls Ohio Charter Schools “Shameful” and “Harmful”

The email urges readers to “STAND UP for our public charter schools” by writing to Strickland and to the […]

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Hey Bush: Veto THIS!

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The AP is reporting that the Senate voted 79-14 to overide Bush’s veto of the Water Resources Development Act. 34 Republicans voted with the Dems to override the veto.

Earlier in the week the House voted to override the veto 361-54. 138 Republicans voted to override.

Take THAT, Mr. Decider.

Now let’s get on to overriding some bigger and better vetoes like SCHIP and war funding.

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NYT Covers Ohio Charter Schools

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There is a a good piece in the The New York Times today covering the history of charter schools in Ohio and the recent battles between Democratic state leaders (Dann, Strickland) and Republicans in the legislature (Husted).

We already know that Husted and tons of other republican legislators received huge campaign contributions from for-profit charter school operator David Brennan.

But I still find it surprising that they have no shame about their obviously-biased support for one of their biggest campaign contributors.

For example, when asked about Marc Dann’s attempts to shut down failing charter schools, Husted responded:

“This […]

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This has been a great year for GOP-on-GOP violence.

And, with Latta v Buehrer behind us, it’s time for the next round of Coughlin v Arshinkoff.

Kevin Coughlin released a post-election statement yesterday that was little more than an attack against Alex Arshinkoff.

I congratulate all the candidates who put themselves before the voters this fall and look forward to working with them to better our region and our communities.

As chairman of the Summit County Republican Party, Alex Arshinkoff has a record of 6 wins and 42 losses over the last four years. Tonight’s results did little […]

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