From the daily archives: Monday, November 19, 2007

I really wanted to call out Ted Strickland after I read the first few paragraphs of this AP article posted today on

According to the article, our governor recently signed an executive order that banned discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in the (government) workplace.

The order forbid state agencies from offering a “rate of compensation” that was different for gay and straight employees. Which is, in my opinion, a pretty damn good idea.

Unfortunately, the concept of “rate of compensation” only applied to salary and did not include benefits.

Which, again in my opinion, […]

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Wikipedia defines Public Safety as ?the protection of the general population from all manner of significant danger, injury, damage or harm, such as may occur in a natural disaster, and the prevention of the same.?

Notice that the definition does NOT say ?protection of the English speaking population? ? it says ?the general population” – i.e. everyone.

So when the Ohio Department of Public Safety looks to hire dispatchers and customer service representatives- it certainly makes sense that they would search out people who can communicate with ALL Ohioans- not just those who have mastered the English language.

And, […]

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CNN is reporting that Homeland Security Adviser Fran Townsend turned in her resignation letter and “will be looking for new opportunities outside government.”

“I’m going to just take another job doing 20-hour days, but this time in the private sector,” said Townsend, who has spent 25 years working in law enforcement and government.

It’s about time someone quit without claiming it was to “spend more time with my family.”

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Mark me down for Pro. This is the first in a series. Look or a new one each morning all week!

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