From the daily archives: Tuesday, November 10, 2009

I’d never heard of The Columbus Coalition of Reason (ColumbusCoR) until today when I saw this great billboard they put up downtown…

According to their website, ColumbusCoR is “a group of like-minded member organizations from throughout Central Ohio that all believe that science and reason lead to more reliable knowledge than dogma and faith.”

Science and reason over dogma and faith?

Damn! Those certainly are some words to live by. I think I’ll be joining ColumbusCoR first thing tomorrow morning.

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Eating Gulf Coast oysters is dangerous. So dangerous, in fact, that the FDA recently announced it was planning to ban the sale of raw oysters harvested from the Gulf of Mexico in order to prevent people from getting horribly ill and possibly dying from the deadly bacteria (Vibrio vulnificus) that thrives in these bivalve molluscs.

In response to this announcement, Senator David Vitter decided to put forth a bill (S. 2752) to “ensure the sale and consumption of raw oysters” and to require the FDA to “conduct an education campaign regarding the risks associated with […]

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More evidence that privatizing the military is a recipe for continued disaster:

NYT: Top executives at Blackwater Worldwide authorized secret payments of about $1 million to Iraqi officials that were intended to silence their criticism and buy their support after a September 2007 episode in which Blackwater security guards fatally shot 17 Iraqi civilians in Baghdad, according to former company officials.

Blackwater continues to operate in theater despite the ability of the great American men and women in uniform who are fully capable of handling any security mission given to them by President Obama. Mr. President, why are these […]

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Was the driver named Moses?

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According to the Dayton Daily News, an unnamed driver wrecked and then fled after smashing a monument of the Ten Commandments at the Clark County Court of Common Pleas.  Leaving the County scratching their heads as to whether they can constitutionally fix the monument or replace it without getting a constitutional challenge from it.

Perhaps they could take the old monument and place it’s twain broken pieces into a golden chest, or arc, and then hide it away in the ancient Egyptian city of Tanis so the Nazis don’t find it.

Of course, as a Protestant Christian, I […]

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I like Ohio House Elections and Ethics Committee Chairman Dan Stewart (D-Columbus).? He was the main Democratic sponsor of H.B. 176, the bill that would have added sexual orientation and gender identity to Ohio’s housing and employment anti-discrimination laws.? But I don’t understand what his committee is doing killing the Golden Week of voting.

Today, his Committee voted out H.B. 260, which would make substantial changes to Ohio’s election laws.

According to the Columbus Dispatch, the Democratic House bill would get rid of the “Golden Week”- wherein people could register to vote and then cast an […]

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My friends at the Alliance for American Manufacturing directed me to this depressing article on the “Fastest Dying Cities” from Forbes. It says that Youngstown, Canton, Dayton and Cleveland are among the “worst” cities.

Luckily, AAM also linked me to this video about how this destruction of my home state can be reversed:

It looks like the federal government is extending a hand, but where are the companies – and the jobs? The fact that 84% of the stimulus money set aside for investing in clean energy has gone to foreign companies tells me something is […]

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DNC in Ohio? Of Course!

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I agree with Potts. Ohio would be a great place to have the Democratic National Convention. I’m torn though. I think a road trip really works better for blogging and documenting going to something like this. Driving to Cleveland or downtown Cbus doesn’t precisely qualify as a road trip. One thing’s for sure, we’d rock the coverage if it comes to our state. David may even get more than a couple posts up about it, including photos of his access badge! Heh. I kid. I actually love that kind of stuff.

Outside of our obvious OH-IO bias, what […]

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Saw this over at Harding’s PO blog. Glenn Beck apparently lost his arbitration on the rape and murdered a young girl in 1990 satire meme. The owner of the domain was obviously protected under the 1st Amendment. Funny Glenn never stood up for this right given how big he is on The Constitution and all.

In a big middle finger to Beck, Isaac Eiland-Hall sends him a letter doing a victory lap and then turning the domain over to him. Classic. LOL.

Still no word on whether Glenn Beck actually did rape and murder a young […]

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Doubling down on the Fox superstar, eh Rupert?

The funniest part of this for me is when I first read it at HuffPo they included Murdoch’s quote as “On the racist thing, that caused a [unintelligible],” Murdoch said in an interview with his Sky News Australia over the weekend.”

“Unintelligible?”, I thought. I bet I can figure it out. I’ve watched this damned video at least 10 times now and I have no fucking clue what the hell Rupert is saying there. That caused a what??? LOL

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Apparently, Lee Fisher’s Senate campaign believes that John Boccieri’s endorsement was a major get for them last month.  Otherwise, why else would they list it just below Governor Strickland’s?

Here’s what Lee said about Boccieri last month while announcing Boccieri’s endorsement:

“I am honored to have John’s support and counsel,” Fisher said. “John distinguished himself as a leader in the Ohio Assembly, and I look forward to joining him in Washington to pursue our shared goal of making Ohio the hub of America’s clean energy industry and bringing new jobs and economic development to northeast Ohio.”


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The Cleveland Plain Dealer:

If anyone thought Democratic Congressman John Boccieri’s vote against the health reform bill Saturday night would give him cover from the GOP, they might want a second opinion.

So does that mean everything is copacetic between Boccieri and the GOP since he voted no on the health bill? Will they take him off their endangered species list?


"Boccieri left his constituents behind a long time ago — when he supported the trillion dollar stimulus bill and the national energy tax, which will cost Ohioans jobs and nearly $2,000 in new […]

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