From the daily archives: Friday, December 10, 2010

Sometimes we find truth at the most unexpected times and in the most unexpected places.

Tonight it was written on the men’s room wall at the High-Beck Tavern in Columbus.

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I was sitting in my living room last night catching up on my TiVo recordings when I saw this wonderful ‘War on Christmas’ piece from Tuesday’s Daily Show. It’s one of the funniest things I’ve seen on the topic so far this year – and right in the right in the middle of it you’ll see a clip of then-Fox News host John Kasich attacking ‘the athiests’ for their ‘War on Christmas’.

The clip is funny enough to be worthy of a post even without the Ohio political connection. However it does seem worth mentioning that John Kasich spent […]

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I swear to God, we couldn’t make this stuff up if we tried.  According to the Columbus Dispatch’s Daily Briefing Blog, Stivers has been named to serve on the House Financial Services Committee, the Congressional Committee that legislates on the very industry Stivers was a state level lobbyist for.

John Boehner just named a former bank lobbyist to the House’s banking committee. 

Sigh.

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Judge Yvette McGee Brown will replace Justice Maureen O’Connor who defeated Strickland appointee Eric Brown for Chief Justice of the Court.  Justice Brown will be the first African-American female Justice on the court.

Justice Brown is the first African-American on the Court since Justice Lloyd Brown was on the Court in 1973, according to the Columbus Dispatch’s Joe Hallett.  (I wouldn’t know, I wasn’t even born yet.)  Justice Brown will be only the third African-American to have ever sat on the Ohio Supreme Court.

Brown has committed to run to keep the seat […]

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Back when he was running a shadow campaign for Governor starting in 2007 with his “Recharge Ohio” PAC, Governor-elect Kasich talked about two things: 1) Repealing Ohio’s income tax; 2) Repealing Ohio’s estate tax.  Here’s what Kasich said in March 2009 on the estate tax (before officially running for Governor):

Here’s what Governor-elect Kasich said about the estate tax during the general election: [cue crickets]

And here’s why.  A conservative group tried to get a state estate tax repeal as an initiative this year to help turnout the vote for Kasich.  They couldn’t even get enough signatures to get an […]

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After Kasich spent the entire campaign promising he’d find a way to convince the federal government to allow Ohio to keep the $400 million in 3C money even though he’d never agree to build such a project only to see the federal government do what we’ve predicted all year, how confident can the media be on Kasich’s similar promise that Ohio’s in no danger in losing another $400 million in federal “Race to the Top” education reform money?

Especially given that the U.S. Department of Education is saying similar things that the U.S. Department of Transportation […]

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