From the daily archives: Monday, September 19, 2016

Pence: I Want To Be Cheney-2

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Did it surprise you to learn that Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, the Republican Veep candidate, wants to be Dick Cheney-2?

C’mon.  Even in jest, the times are too  serious to attach such idiocy to the snow-topped Republican who is proud of his reputation as a man of deep religious conviction.

But there he was on ABC’s “This week” as Cheney-2 by telling the audience,  “I frankly hold Dick Cheney in really high regard in his role as vice president and as an American”  and hopeful of being his role  model. I wonder if anybody reminded him that Cheney was not […]

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It’s been a horrendous year  for the national media ever since it grabbed a deranged tiger by the tail as the alleged Republican presidential candidate. Nor were many of the network gurus prepared to accept America’s first woman presidential candidate. I mean, a country as big as ours that Donald Trump, whose rap sheet would traverse Lake Erie, wants to make great again by keeping a mere unqualified “crooked”  female out of the Oval Office?

Ah, but the network execs were saying at the outset that Trump was an audience builder, a marketable quantity when they defended cutting away from […]

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The world isn’t flat and President  Obama is not a usurper.

We’ve known about the flatness thing since our kindergarten days.

But it wasn’t until Friday Sept. 16, 2016 that we  were informed by Donald Trump that the president was an American citizen in good standing. In a deplorable 27-second statement, the deplorable Republican candidate said  Barack  Obama was born in the United States. PERIOD.

Period? As the deplorable candidate explained  , he wants to get back to making America great again. For starters, he should get out of town.

Until yesterday, Trump had suckered his fans into  believing that […]

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Actor John Lithgow is not famed for his politics, but that’s what he discussed when he came to motivate canvassers for the presidential campaign of Hillary Clinton in Athens and other areas of Ohio on Saturday.

Lithgow is known for his television work including High Commander alien Dick Solomon on “3rd Rock from the Sun,” and the trinity killer on Showtime’s “Dexter,” as well as a long movie career including, “Twilight Zone: The Movie,” “Harry and the Hendersons,” “Terms of Endearment” and “Interstellar.”

Lithgow spoke to a group of about 30 door-knockers for the Clinton campaign at the Hillary for […]

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Ohio’s 43 straight months of subpar job growth under Gov. John Kasich got a breather last month when he finally broke the spell and outperformed the national average, in large part due to an increase in government jobs, the very category Ohio’s chief executive doesn’t like even though he’s drawn from the public trough for most of his adult life.

Kasich’s one-month Ohio miracle turned out to be a one-month fluke in reality, as job statistics for August show Ohio is back to its under-performing job growth ways.

President Barack Obama met with a variety of political and business leaders […]

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It’s Election Time Again. Have We Learned Anything From 2004?

by Denis Smith

“We have found numerous, serious election irregularities in the Ohio presidential election, which resulted in a significant disenfranchisement of voters. Cumulatively, these irregularities, which affected hundreds of thousands of votes and voters in Ohio, raise grave doubts regarding whether it can be said the Ohio electors …. were chosen in a manner that conforms to Ohio law, let alone federal requirements and constitutional standards.”

Is this quote a prompt to propel us back to the future? Maybe an excerpt from a Rod Serling Twilight Zone script?

Nope. […]

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While it’s pretty much common knowledge that Ohio’s junior Senator, Rob Portman, has millions of dollars coming into his reelection campaign from billionaires who don’t live in the state, a recent report has emerged that breaks down some of the murky (and unflattering) details about how this is being done and who it benefits.

The report, conducted by an advocacy group called Hedge Clippers — a coalition of policy, labor and grassroots organizing groups — details how “vulture capitalists” from Wall Street have destroyed companies and killed jobs in Ohio, and want to do more of the same, all while […]

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