From the monthly archives: October 2009

Twitter Updates for 2009-10-31

On October 31, 2009 By

@EndTheRoboCalls nope in reply to EndTheRoboCalls #

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If you want to convince a large number of people to vote No on a given ballot issue the standard strategy is to present as many different objections to the issue as possible hoping that at least one of them will resonate with each voter.

And that is exactly what the anti-issue 3 folks have been doing. The polls still bode positively for the casino backers, but the numbers in support of Issue 3 are down slightly over the past few weeks thanks to the constant, diverse, and often contradictory attacks against the casino plan.

So far we’ve heard […]

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Twitter Updates for 2009-10-30

On October 30, 2009 By

Just got a robocall from Ted Strickland and George Voinovich urging me to vote FOR Issue 2. Don't think I will. #

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Twitter Updates for 2009-10-30

On October 30, 2009 By

Just got a robocall from Ted Strickland and George Voinovich urging me to vote FOR Issue 2. Don't think I will. #

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Twitter Updates for 2009-10-29

On October 29, 2009 By

RT @VizionQuest: Tea Party Movement Returns, With Much More Dangerous Rhetor http://bit.ly/2TKLF9 #

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Twitter Updates for 2009-10-27

On October 27, 2009 By

RT @mmfa: The dumbest article you'll read all week (Yes, it's from Politico): http://bit.ly/4pCGK1 #p2 #noisemachine #

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Elmo and the Governor

On October 27, 2009 By

Regardless of what you think of Governor Ted Strickland, you have to find this flu-related PSA pretty cool.

http://transparency.cit.nih.gov/psa_congress/elmo/audio/Ohio.mp3

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Wavering support for Afghanistan

On October 27, 2009 By

Today Matthew Yglesias pointed out a rather… insightful resignation letter from Matthew Hoh. It’s only 4 pages, and worth reading, but let’s cut to the chase here:

I have doubts and reservations about our current strategy and planned future strategy, but my resignation is not based upon how we are pursuing this war, but why and to what end. To put simply: I fail to see the value or the worth in continued U.S. casualties or expenditures of resources in support of the Afghan government in what is, truly, a 35-year old civil war.

Matthew Hoh is a former […]

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Lee Fisher’s Google Ads

On October 26, 2009 By

Everywhere I look I see Lee Fisher’s ads online…

I’m not sure how useful this advertising is. It’s probably not worth the cost. But it does show that Fisher has cash on hand to spend on random crap like Google ads.

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Better Ideas Than Issue 1

On October 26, 2009 By

Issue 1 will force the State to change our constitution and to take out $200 million in loans in the middle of a huge budget crisis. It will also require that Ohio’s taxpayers dish out and extra $100 million in interest for those loans.

And what do we get in return?

Monthly checks of $50 to every veteran in Ohio.

It really seems like a waste of money if you ask me. And it seems like there are plenty of better ways to help Ohio’s veterans.

For example, what if we gave the most needy veterans low-interest loans?

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