Posts by: Jerid

Best of Wishes to Staff!

On December 21, 2006 By

Our friend over at the Buckeye State Blog announced this evening his retirement from the blogosphere.

Present Plundercrew (Jerid, Joe and Brian), along with Plundermonkey alumni (Eric) want to wish Russell all the best in his new endeavor with Ohio Treasurer Richard Cordray. The blogosphere is losing one of it’s best today, but the state of Ohio is gaining a tremendous asset. Stop by BSB and give Mr. Hughlock a warm sendoff in the comments.

All the best Russell!

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Here come the Dems. Hot damn. Blockin’ Congress’ auto-payraise. YeeHaw!

Officials said Rep. Nancy Pelosi of California and Sen. Harry Reid of Nevada, the party’s leaders, had notified Republicans they will try to add the anti-pay-raise provision to a bill that provides funds for most government agencies through Feb. 15.

“It is unconscionable that members of congress would get yet another pay raise while the minimum wage has been stuck at $5.15 an hour for the last 10 years. Senator Reid intends to do all he can to ensure that Congress won’t get a raise until working families do,” […]

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Heads up, Marie Wilson will be speaking on Wednesday 11/29 at the OSU John Glenn School of Public Affairs at 4pm.
If you’re not aware of Marie Wilson, I’d seriously recommend checking out both the Whitehouse Project website and her bio.

If I didn’t have class I’d make the drive down for this one. It should be good.

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You Want Bipartisan Spirit?

On November 22, 2006 By

Fine, Speaker-Elect Pelosi is thinking about giving the GOP just that, except not the kind of bipartisanship they really care about. Via the Hill:

Incoming House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has drafted legislation that would grant soon-to-be-unemployed Republicans severance pay while they look for jobs after Democrats take over control of the chamber on Jan. 4, according to a senior Democratic aide.

Democratic aides have kept details of the proposed severance package secret, such as how much former Republican aides would receive and who would be eligible for compensation. And it is not certain that Pelosi will introduce the […]

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Outgoing Congressman Jim Ryun, R-KS, needs someone to pass him a tissue on his recent loss to Nancy Boyda. Today in the Topeka Capital-Journal Ryun gave one of the primary reasons for the loss:

Rep. Jim Ryun, R-Kan., blamed his re-election defeat Thursday on a range of influences, including overconfident campaign volunteers, news reports that questioned his honesty and distortion of his voting record by Democrat Nancy Boyda.

Yeah, you read that right. He blamed his defeat on his volunteers.

Of course he didn’t think Mr. 38% hurt him at all:

Ryun said he didn’t think it was […]

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Strickland’s wrong

On September 12, 2006 By

But don’t worry, Blackwell’s wrong too…

An article over at RABid caught my eye a couple of minutes ago about a judicial challenge to John Boccieri’s (D-New Middletown) new law barring protests at military funerals. The Beacon-Journal also wrote a McNews worthy article in their morning edition. The sudden spike in interest regarding the new state law, which creates a 300 foot buffer zone around funerals proceedings, is due to a recent court challenge as to the constitutionality of the law. Additionally, both Blackwell and Strickland have thrown fuel on the fire by publicly condemning the challenge and […]

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