From the daily archives: Thursday, July 29, 2010

The stories about Kasich treating people like crap are finally coming out. Not surprisingly there’s now a Facebook group where you can add your own. It’s called, of course, John Kasich Treated Me Like Crap.

You’ll read about an arrogant John Kasich trying to get an airline employee fired for doing her (national security related) job and about John Kasich ignoring comments from his constituents.

Click through. Hit “Join”. Enjoy.

But I also have to ask again: do you have a story that they won’t include on their Facebook wall? A story they won’t print in the […]

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I watch a lot of CNN. At home and when I’m on the road for work. For some reason lately I’ve been turning it on almost exclusively during Rick Sanchez and, I have to admit, his show can be kind of hard to watch. He’s not amazingly consistent. Some days are good and other days so-so. And some days it’s just unbearable.

Today, however, was absolutely amazing.

This afternoon while I was sitting in an airport lounge drinking a bloody mary and praying to the travel gods that my flight would be on time I saw one of THE best […]

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If you live in central Ohio, you’ve probably seen the news story about how the State of Ohio contracted out the administration of its Cash for Appliances out to a Texas company after a competitive bidding process in which the Texas company demonstrated that it has the best track record administering such programs.  Unbeknownst to the Administration, the Texas company outsourced its call center operations for the Ohio program to a call center in Central America.  When the Administration found out about it, the State demanded that the Texas company cease using its international calling center, but the company did […]

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We’ve been covering John Kasich’s angry, dickish, asshole-like behavior for nearly a year now at Plunderbund. But the stories seem to go back decades.

On the heals of Lyndsey Teter’s recent article in the Other Paper “Does Ohio need an SOB as governor?” documenting a bunch of examples of Kasich’s ungentlemanly like behavior, the paper has just added a reader’s letter to their site – a letter that documents a case from 2001 of John Kasich lashing out at a horribly sick guy at a hospital – a guy walking around with his IV in […]

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With much fanfare the Cleveland Plain Dealer recently announced that it was teaming up with “PolitiFact” to fact-check common claims made about Ohio politics.  Because it was just too much to expect the building of newsroom reporters to actually independently verify the claims of politicians they cover anymore… or something.

So, recently, the Plain Dealer gave former Bush outsourcing czar the ol’ PolitiFact treatment over his claim that Ohio lost over 150,000 jobs since the stimulus was passed.

PolitiFact rated the statement as half-true… which of course, is how you politely avoid telling a politician that they’re 50% […]

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The Ohio Highway Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association represents largely the uniformed officers of the Ohio Highway Patrol.  They announced this morning that they’re endorsing Governor Ted Strickland for re-election.

From the Strickland-Brown campaign’s presser:

“The O.P.B.A. endorses Governor Strickland based on his strong record on law enforcement and public safety issues, and his continued support for the collective bargaining rights of public employees,” said Terry Gallagher, Executive Director of the Ohio Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association.
Strickland has demonstrated his commitment to public safety by protecting the Local Government Fund from cuts and preserving local law enforcement jobs. He has also embraced […]

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The Dayton Daily News has confronted one of Ted Strickland’s “Wall Street” donors who are just as bad and responsible for this economic recession as John Kasich’s Lehman Brothers:

Buried on the 23-pages of contributions that GOP counted was $100 from Patricia Diven of Centerville who listed her occupation as ‘finance director.’

But Diven said she is no Wall Street insider. She said she works three days a week for a small non-profit agency with an annual budget of less than $500,000. She admitted that she did once visit Wall Street in the 1970s.

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Rob Portman and John Kasich keep using the factually false statement that Ohio has lost 400,000 jobs since Ted Strickland and Lee Fisher took office.  They’re only exaggerating the figure by some 25,000 jobs.

I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again, there’s a reason they continue to use the same figure despite knowing it’s not true.   And it’s not just because 400,000 is larger.  The Ohio Republican Party has a vested political interest in talking down Ohio’s economy.  And as I documented in a recent post, that’s consciously what they’re doing in the hopes that if they keep […]

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