Today, John Kasich said we should trust a venture capitalist from California to be in charge of ushering Ohio’s transition from an Ohio Department of Development to a privatized JobsOhio corporate board.

Okay, so what has this venture capitalists brought us into the past?

Fake car phones in the late 1980s.

Phony Cell Phones

There’s only one demographic that could be so fake and empty of a human soul as to go so far as buy a fake status symbol like a mobile car phone in the 1980s.


Yep. Check out the smartphone this guy’s got. . . . it does . . . nothing.  It let you have the ability to scream at people who couldn’t hear you solely so you could look like a massive tool at a bar.

Yep, not only did he sell phoney cell phones, he convinced people to buy them by having them on sale.

Yeah, I know.  I can’t decide whether we should be disgusted at a guy who made money selling nothing or admire him for demonstrated just how vapid and soulless the yuppie generation would show itself to be in order to fit in.  You should have heard them talk about business cards sometime.

Okay, so we have a novelty venture capitalist in charge of our State’s economic development.  That doesn’t mean he isn’t ill prepared for the job that Kasich laid out for him:

Kasich said Kvamme’s job will include sorting out tax incentive and job creation programs and determining which are most effective.

Some of the department’s current programs, such as weatherization, will be moved to other agencies, Kasich said.

Kvamme acknowledged at the news conference that he knows very little about public policy, but said he looks forward to learning that aspect of the job quickly.

(Source: Washington Post/Associated Press)

Yeah… this should end well.

  • Fotogirlcb2002

    Geez theres so much in here about this man today if you started writing comments on all of it you would have a large novel–
    isnt it sad – we are going to have to watch our state suffer so much and not thing we can do but wait out the 4 years
    I am outraged over his huge salaries to all his buddies !!
    outraged over having to pay for extra patrol on his home– because they seem to be to good to live in the mansion
    outraged over having to pay rent for him and his staff to have offices in the Riffe building-when he can offices in the statehouse like others do
    this is the beginning of the end of Ohio
    God help us

  • Coleman Kane

    This might be the one member of Kasich’s staff who’s getting paid the market rate for the value they bring to state government

  • Anastasjoy

    I keep telling myself that IF the Democrats can get their act together and message this properly, Ohio could do really well for Democrats in 2012 — help us keep Sherrod in office, re-elect some people to the state house of Representatives, and maybe even defeat a couple of their Supreme Court Justices.

  • Green Iris

    The question is ‘can’ not ‘if’, I’m afraid. The Dems tend to behave like a abused dog against opposition.

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  • Camilo

    That is one step away from a piano-key necktie.

  • buckeyekelly

    During the campaign the Republican Governor’s Association made a big deal about the fact the rebate work for the cash-for-appliance-clunkers was outsourced to a firm in Texas who then outsourced it internationally. Although this was done without Ted Strickland’s knowledge and was in direct violation of state laws and regulations, they somehow fleeced voters into thinking Ted arranged the damned thing.

    That was a small financial program.

    Now an ENTIRE DEPARTMENT that is responsible for bringing, cultivating, and keeping business here in Ohio is being outsourced to California.


  • Fotogirlcb2002

    thanks for giving me some hope — I will gather my strength and write letters and e-mails — it just seems no one is listening–they are just everywhere ( sorta like the bedbugs) and we cant rid of them…

  • Anonymous

    I’m sure you’ve never made a typo… Geez. That’s the best ya got?

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