From the daily archives: Tuesday, September 27, 2016

I’ve spent the last few weeks watching this election in a post surgery percocet haze. I don’t recommend drug use mixing with politics but, it’s worked for me lately. Now that the treatment is behind me I’m appalled by everything.

Close polls are disturbing though in 2012 polling gave us President Romney. So, I’ll stand back a bit there. The polling does give us a snapshot. And this selfie of America shows the worst of us gravitating to The Donald. His running mate Mike Pence is the anti gay/pro life poster child for the far right. The alt right drones embrace Trump for bringing […]

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The Debate

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OK. It’s behind us. The historic first debate between Donald and Hillary, I mean. Considering the media hype, I hung on to the end hoping to see the Martians land. lnstead, it was Donald the Mud Wrestler being Donald the Mud Wrestler and Hillary the Calm Diplomat being Hillary the Calm Diplomat. Sorry if I gave away the ending.

Obviously, even Roger Ailes, the predatory media exile who was Trump’s advisor for the debate, didn’t do much good. You discovered that much when Trump credited himself with being smart about not paying taxes. And despite volumes that recorded his approval […]

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The Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow, Ohio’s premier pig-in-a-poke “school choice” scandalpalooza, keeps on delivering the hits, with an audit revealing that the enterprise inflated attendance by 9,000 students, bilking the state out of $64 million it didn’t deserve.

From the Cleveland Plain Dealer:

In a letter to the school today, the (Ohio Department of Education) tells the school that it has proper documentation for only 6,300 of its 15,300 students – a 59% gap.

The letter does not spell out how much money ECOT could be forced to return, but with ECOT receiving $109 million last year for the […]

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The Submissive Ohio GOP Pols

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From the party whose foul-mouthed leader says that he knows more about ISIS  than all of the generals, who insists that Mexico will pay for his wall, who asked Putin to hack Hillary’s emails,   who built his favorite tower on the backs of undocumented Polish workers, whose career has moved from one bankruptcy to another, who lives each  day with a vision of his name added to the U.S. Constitution and his face on Mount Rushmore, I am ashamed to admit as an Ohioan that the GOP political class in Columbus has  endorsed him.  Gov. Kasich is the only one […]

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