From the monthly archives: November 2009

Joseph noted that the lead suspect in the massacre of four police officers in the State of Washington was someone that former Arkansas Governor/National Kasich endorser Mike Huckabee.

This is days after Kyle Sisk said that Strickland’s political career may be over because he granted clemency (not a pardon) to a man who spent twelve years for a murder both the prosecutor and the trial judge has concluded he did not commit.

Curiously, after first removing from the post a gratuitous reference to the wrongfully convincted inmate’s race, Sisk has now scrubbed the post entirely from […]

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I always appreciate it when a candidate opens up to questions online, which Jennifer Brunner did today at DailyKos on the subject of President Obama’s Afghanistan speech tomorrow.? I like it even better when the candidate is responsive, which Jennifer was.? When the issue is Afghanistan, and a couple of questions immediately reveal the Hobson’s choice Barack now faces, you really begin to appreciate just how thoroughly George W. Bush fucked up our country.

Bottom line, Jennifer says it’s “Time to Bring Home the Troops”, “as soon as possible”, but when asked how this would affect our pursuit […]

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The long awaited speech on Afghanistan strategy moving forward is tomorrow night at 8pm.? Come back then as we’ll be doing a live chat during the speech as well as just before and just after.? We’ll probably open the chat room at 7:45.

Early reports are that the speech will include a “surge” of about 30,000 U.S. troops.? This seemed very likely from the moment I heard he was giving the speech at West Point.? You don’t go to The Rock and announce withdrawal.

Jennifer Brunner has a diary up at Kos and is taking questions from readers.? […]

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I wonder if I’m invited?

2010 Finance Committee Renewal Dinner with Former Vice President Dick Cheney: VIP Reception – 5:30 p.m. & Dinner – 6:30 p.m. RSVPs must be received by November 30, 2009.
5:30 pm
Cleveland Marriot Downtown – 127 Public Square
Contact: For more information, please contact Kathi Paroska at (216) 502-0040 or

You think a blogger with a camera could get in?? Wait, correction…. think they can keep a blogger with a camera out?

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TPM reports that Maurice Clemmons, the guy who is suspected of shooting and killing four police officers in Seattle today, had his 95 year prison sentence commuted by John Kasich’s best buddy Mike Huckabee.

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It looks like the MSM has finally picked up the story about LetOhioVote.

Julie Carr Smyth, Ohio’s AP Statehouse Reporter, put out a pretty good piece today summarizing what I’ve been talking about for weeks – and then taking it a step further.

She covered my main point at the beginning: everyone involved in LetOhioVote is in some way associated with Ken Blackwell. She even mentions Norm Cummings (proof she’s been reading Plunderbund?)

And then she moves a little closer to answering the question we’ve all been trying to answer: who’s funding these guys?

Phil Burress/Citizens […]

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I wander over to the teabagger websites on occasion, sometimes to see what they’re up to, sometimes to find opportunities to put lunatics on Youtube….and what did I see this morning on the Cleveland Tea Party Patriot blog?

Two of the videos on the Cleveland Tea Party Patriots’ blog video feed are teabagger videos I shot myself.? The teabaggers love me!!

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I’ve heard a lot of crazy theories that claim to prove the existence of God but this one from the nutjobs over at A Good Choice that uses Colonel Sanders (along with a bunch of random scientific measurements) as evidence that the Christian God exists has to be the most misdirected and poorly thought out example ever:

?The heavens declare His righteousness ?? (Psalm 97:6). Righteousness refers to a person?s uprightness or just moral character. So how can we see God?s moral correctness and justness by observing the heavens? Colonel Sanders said of the food chain he […]

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John Kasich is having pretty good luck right now. He has the endorsement of his party and no serious primary challenger to contend with. On top of that, he’s got the shitty economy that he can blame on his opponent.

For a guy who left politics nearly a decade ago after running a horrible failure of a presidential campaign, he’s looking pretty good except for the lack of money thing and the fact that 70% of Ohioans don’t know him.

And even that second part – the part about people not knowing him – that actually could be viewed as […]

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So John Kasich is traveling the country getting paid to speak at corporate events. Paid a lot, actually.

From Vegas to Minnesota, Kasich is raking in up to THIRTY THOUSAND DOLLARS a piece for these gigs. That’s more cash for a single afternoon’s work than many Ohioans make in a whole year. Nice work if you can get it.

And what exactly is John doing with all of this money?

Yesterday I discussed the possibility that he needed it to pay for his extravagant lifestyle. And that certainly does seem plausable. But it seems just as […]

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