From the daily archives: Tuesday, March 8, 2011

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Comment of the day honors go to Random Thought for this great summary of the King’s Speech:

Underweight babies from the Cleveland Clinic, and old people who shouldn’t go to nursing homes, must eat Haagen-Daaz ice cream when they go to the opera house (next to the Sherwin-Williams store in Mexico) to watch Bono help Kasich combat hunger and poverty after he helps get all the prisoners released from jail to make room for the union protesters.  At least that’s what I got out of it… am I too far off?

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The State of the State address, especially for a first-term Governor, is normally the moment in which the person ceases to be the candidate and starts to assume the mantle of leadership.  It’s supposed to be the bully pulpit moment.  Kasich didn’t deliver a State of the State address so much as he delivered a “State of his Mind” speech.  And he seemed downright depressed throughout the speech.

There are so many layers of FAIL in Kasich’s speech, that I cannot possibly cover them all.  The main problem was this:  despite immersed in all the trappings of incumbency, Kasich […]

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According to a house source, Republicans have on the first day of hearings replaced a member of the Commerce and Labor Committee in order to ensure passage of SB5.  The makeup of the committee is 9-6 Republican.  There are two freshman on the committee and what they are apparently doing is letting one freshman vote no to avoid electoral fallout, but they can’t let two people vote no or SB5 will not make it out.

Ross W. McGregor (OH-72) is being replaced by William P. Coley, II (OH-55). They’ve actually already updated the committee website to include […]

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Watch as John Kasich mentions “collective bargaining reform” and gets ripped by protesters. He’s clearly rattled at first, but pivots to basically say “you can protest, but we’re still running over you with the bus”. To this the entire Republican majority and leadership gives a rousing standing ovation:

It’s extraordinary to note that what they are applauding is the decimation of the rights of firefighters, police, and teachers to be able to collectively negotiate the terms of their employment and conditions of their workplace. It should serve as a reminder that these are the same types of people who […]

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