From the monthly archives: April 2016

Kaisch Winner Of GALL Award

On April 20, 2016 By

The past week’s winner of the Grumpy Abe Linguistic Lunacy (GALL) award goes to Gov. Kasich  for the hubris of his comments during  his interview with the New York  Daily News editorial board, which endorsed his presidential candidacy.

As reported by Plunderbund from the interview’s transcript, Kasich,  so full of himself , puffed:

“You know, it’s amazing that I know all of this stuff, isn’t it?  Cause there ain’t nobody else who can come in here [that] could answer any of this.”

Ain’t that a fact?     But you can know a lot of  things when  you make things up.


Full Story...

Just who exactly is the pleated-khaki, aww shucks, dork dad Republican Presidential candidate going by the name John Kasich on the campaign trail this year? He bears little resemblance to the person we know as governor of Ohio, save perhaps his perpetual awkwardness.

The false-front persona Kasich has been deploying since announcing his bid for the Presidency is nothing more than a political marketing product, and not a very believable one, but occasionally the mask slips.

OK, often the mask slips, and Kasich is returned to his arrogant, prickly, rude, off-putting jerk self. Not that anyone outside of Ohio would notice […]

Full Story...

It’s too bad the mobile gaggle of reporters who swam around Ohio Gov. John Kasich, to hear him discourse on why he’s still in the race when he’s only really finished first in one state, are so ill prepared to engage the 63-year old term-limited governor.

If any one of them took a little time to learn more about the governor, from his long record in congress and especially his last five years in Ohio—as he keeps telling them to do—they would have a field day with him on one issue after another. Were they to do so, they might […]

Full Story...

The Plunderbund Podcast is joined this week by Jaime Miracle, Deputy Director of NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio.

We discuss restrictions on abortion rights, the recent Supreme Court arguments on the Texas law that seeks to close down abortion clinics by imposing onerous regulations, and whether someone can be both pro-choice and a feminist.

Plus , we ask: Who should play John Kasich, Ted Cruz and Donald Trump in a movie version of the 2016 Presidential Race?  And, should Ohio enact a new law to prohibit Troy McClure from “going to Seaworld?”

Let us know your thoughts and ideas on Twitter.



Full Story...

After polls close next Tuesday night, it probably won’t take more than a New York minute for Ohio Gov. John Kasich to learn the Big Apples bites back and hard, even on sons of mailmen whose golly-gee-look-at-me, happy-warrior shtick comes up bupkis with hard-boiled New Yorkers.

Whether it was complaining he had to eat pizza in New York City with a fork because it was served too hot, or whether he was trying to schmooze Hasidic Jews sporting long black beards, Ohio’s term-limited, aging Anglican goyim governor knew he wasn’t in Westerville anymore.

If polling ahead of New York state’s […]

Full Story...

Moose McGillicuddy wiped down the bar at his tavern. Moose’s was a typical downtown Ohio bar. Politicians, college students, construction workers, and professors often leaned on the bar providing advice, seeking counsel, or just taking a break with a tall cold one.

This day was no different. The lunch crowd had disappeared and a couple tables looked ready to head back to work. Now that the university was back in session, there would be a good crowd of students that evening.

Then two frequent patrons walked in the door, well-known legislators. Already engaged in conversation, they sat down at the […]

Full Story...

The Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services released the March 2016 employment and unemployment data for Ohio Friday. The bottom line results show that for the 40th straight month, Ohio Gov. John Kasich just can’t get it up to meet the national average.

At the same time Gov. Kasich is spending yet more time out of his home state to campaign for president, in a race where he’s running third behind Ted Cruz in second place and Donald Trump in first place in the Republican primary, his boasting of how good he’s doing at creating jobs back home got […]

Full Story...

North Carolina reigns supreme right now in the realm of mixing unthinking bigotry, discrimination, and bad governance, but hold onto your butts folks, because the deranged Ohio General Assembly not only sees nothing wrong with North Carolina’s approach but is making designs to emulate it.

And meanwhile, it comes out, we have a candidate for Ohio Supreme Court who has all but promised to shield pro-discrimination legislation from legal challenge if elected to the state’s high court.

Appellate Court Judge Pat DeWine has indicated he would likely strike down laws protecting LGBTQ Ohioans if they come before the […]

Full Story...

“You know, it’s amazing that I know all of this stuff, isn’t it? Cause there ain’t nobody else who can come in here [that] could answer any of this,” Ohio Gov. John Kasich boasted, self-congratulating during his interview with the editorial board of the New York Daily News [NYDN] one week ago.

Reading through the entire transcript is enlightening because it offers an unobstructed view into Gov. Kasich’s mindset, which appears to be more like a hall of mirrors with occasional dead ends on policy pronouncements or outright misunderstandings of how the world works. John Kasich, a 63-years old relic […]

Full Story...

Speaking Tuesday afternoon to a friendly audience in a familiar union hall location, former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland talked about his big race to unseat first-term Republican Sen. Rob Portman.

Mr. Strickland, who lost a narrow election to John Kasich in 2010, said electing Republicans this fall, especially a GOP president, would “put everything we care about at risk.” What the former congressman who represented a district [OH-6] that ran from northeast Ohio to southeast Ohio cares about is keeping a Democrat in the White House, gaining control again of the U.S. Senate and installing a progressive judge on […]

Full Story...

On Tuesday morning in New York City, Ohio Gov. John Kasich delivered a warmed over talk called “Two Paths” to the Women’s National Republican Club.

He said one path is “riddled with negativity about America…it drags us into a ditch and it divides us. The other path is one that I’ve focused my entire campaign on. It’s one that offers American families a positive vision for the future of our country.” Mr. Kasich, who has only finished first in one state primary or caucus so far, Ohio, gave his reheated vision for moving forward. “We stay on the same path and […]

Full Story...