From the daily archives: Thursday, September 8, 2011

Yesterday, the Kasich Administration announced that the Director of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources was leaving the Cabinet… to become the energy industry “manager” position in Jobs Ohio.  As the Dispatch put it:

He moves from a post as director of the state Department of Natural Resources to a seat as energy manager for JobsOhio, Gov. John Kasich’s newly privatized development effort. Assistant Natural Resources Director Scott Zody will take over as interim chief of the agency.

Some of the new drilling might come on state lands he used to supervise; legislation passed this year allows […]

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This morning, the Dispatch updated the story we wrote about yesterday when Kasich talked about how failure of Issue 2 would embolden the private unions and somehow card check in Ohio would become law.

That wasn’t the half of it (literally):

Kasich also warned yesterday that if Senate Bill 5 were repealed “don’t be surprised if you see an increase in the (commercial-activities) tax to bail out a pension system.”

“Some of these pension systems are in bad shape,” Kasich said. “It’s not the end of the world, but I’ll tell you it’s a setback. And […]

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A Quick Note on Advertising

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One of the biggest pieces of feedback we receive via email and on our Facebook page is “why is [insert offensive advertisement] running on your site?”  The explanation we share with people individually we now have on our Advertise page:

Quick note on Google Ads:  We run ads from the Google network when there are not direct placement ads available for a given banner ad spot.  This allows us to still generate revenue while seeking qualified progressive advertisers.  We often hear feedback from our readers that they don’t like an ad that Google places there.  These are contextual […]

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You know how sometimes magazines will do photo shoots of celebrities without makeup just so people know what they are like unfiltered.

Today, we saw what happens when Governor Kasich is lacking most of his key staffers because they’re too busy to working for the Build a Better Ohio campaign, and it ain’t pretty folks:

Speaking to about 250 people at an event hosted by the Harvard Business School Club of Northeast Ohio and the Association for Corporate Growth, Kasich said, "if this bill doesn’t pass, don’t be surprised if you see card check."

The Dispatch had […]

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Short version: The only thing true in this ad is that Mike Bell is the Mayor of Toledo, used to be a firefighter, and was laid off in 1980.  That’s about it. That leaves 29 seconds of outright misleading and untruthful statements about Issue 2.

Bell doesn’t mention that his “layoff” was rather temporary.  So temporary, he doesn’t even mention it in his official bio.  And as Joseph has already pointed out, Bell’s short-term layoff occurred four years before the law that SB 5 is attempted to rollback existed.

[Flashback:] Also, Mayor Bell didn’t always […]

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