From the daily archives: Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Tremont School saved!

On February 23, 2010 By

Great news. My neighborhood is one of those places where folks mobilize when it really matters.? This is the third time that Tremont School has been on a closing list from the Cleveland School Board, and the third time that Tremonters mobilized to get it off the list successfully.

I argued that the school should be saved for all the obvious education reasons, but also because its closure would create a massive public nuisance smack in the middle of one of the few thriving neighborhoods in the city.? Whether or not this argument had any effect, who […]

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Jon Keeling’s post on today’s Quinnipiac poll is a lesson in bad propaganda.? It reminds me of how ever bad poll was spun by the McCain campaign to those infamous words:? “This is great news … for John McCain!”

Keeling tries his best to spin bad news, but he shouldn’t have bothered.? By simply trying (and failing) he reveals how Kasich has to resort to some major fallacies to put lipstick on this pig.

Keeling fallacy #1: “Comparing Quinnipiac’s ‘registered voter’ results to Rasmussen’s ‘likely’ voters results show that the more people know Kasich, the better he polls.”

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So, the President of GM North America was in town today to announce that later this year GM will add a third shift at its Lordstown plant.  The move will add 1,200 new jobs, with a third of those going to former laid off workers at the plant.  It’ll generate $47 million in new payroll, $470k in local income taxes and $1.4 million in state income taxes.

?Adding a third shift to build Cruze is an investment with impact far beyond General Motors. It?s an investment in the long-term value of Lordstown and the prosperity of Ohio,? said […]

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Here’s today’s Orly Taitz website comment of the day (could be a new feature @ Plunderbund!):

Submitted on 2010/02/23 at 1:58am

THIS IS BOLD AND GENEOUS MOVE, DR TAITZ. OBAMA WILL BE REMOVED BY HUMAN RIGHTS TRIBUNAL AND WE CAN HAVE NEW ELECTION WITHIN 6 MOS. WE NEED UN TO FORCE THIS DICTATOR TO OBEY CONSTITUTION AND TO STOP HIM FROM LETTING FOREIGN INTERESTS UNDERMINE OUR GREAT NATION.

I?M PRAYING FOR YOU TO WIN THIS ULTIMATE BATTLE EVERY DAY. YOU ARE OUR LADY LIBERTY, ORLY. DON?T LET ANYONE TELL YOU OTHERWISE.

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First, the Kasich campaign issues the web bio via e-mail asking its supporters to watch their “premier” video.

Then, Mark Naymik from the Plain Dealer notes that it misses any mention of Kasich’s eight years with Lehman Brothers (which is almost as long as he was in Congress.)

The Dayton Daily News notes that Kasich also makes no mention of his tax plan, and yet, promises revitalizing cities whose revenues would be DEVESTATED by Kasich’s tax plans.

Also, no mention of his relationship with Fox News.

So, if this video is expected to introduce Kasich to […]

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Finding GOP hypocrisy and political grandstanding is about as tough as finding melting snow outside today.

At first, the Dem HCR proposals were too damned long:

Now they’re too damned short:

“The White House’s ‘plan’ consists of an 11-page outline, which has not been scored by the Congressional Budget Office or posted online as legislative text. So they want to reorganize one-sixth of the United States’ economy with a document shorter than a comic book, and they’re complaining that they can’t find our plan on their own website? C’mon,”

You’ll note John says in the above video […]

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Jon Stewart again shreds the Beckster:

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c

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Answer is likely yes, it did.

The Columbus Dispatch has the story on the latest poll by Quinnipiac University on the Governor’s race, and it’s almost entirely great news.

Since November (the last Quinny poll), the race went from a dead heat to a five-point lead for Governor Strickland (44% to 39%).  Despite the addition of Mary Taylor to the ticket, the Strickland-Brown ticket has a major advantage with female voters (48% to 33%). 

Strickland now splits Independent voters, a key demographic.

Strickland’s improvement is across the board with both his favorability (+7 point jump) […]

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So Lee Fisher has raised all this money.? It’s less than 2.5 months to election day.?? Every poll has him within the margin of error or tied with Brunner.

Has anyone seen a Lee Fisher ad on TV?? I haven’t.

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