Last Wednesday, InnovationOhio issued a press release attacking the Bureau of Workers Compensation budget (which like ODOT‚Äôs budget is considered separate from the rest of the State‚Äôs budget) for including nearly $1 million in funding for the Workers Compensation Council, an agency that presently has no director or staff whatsoever.
As this is the legislative baby of Speaker Batchelder and other conservative Republicans in the House, InnovationOhio‚Äôs press release was immediately attacked by State Representative Lynn Wachtmann (R-Napoleon) who attacked InnovationOhio was against ‚Äúspending a few thousand dollars to protect injured workers.‚ÄĚ
Which is, of course, hogwash. […]Full Story... →
Big Butter Jesus, a Southwestern Ohio national landmark/eyesore, was destroyed last night in a venegeful act of God/irony.
Here’s the before:
Here’s the after:
(HT: WLWT in Cincinnati for the images)
And here’s the Heywood Banks song that made Big Butter Jesus into a national treasure:
And here you can watch the statute burn in its sacrilegious glory:
This clearly was an Act of God and nothing to do with what happens when you wrap flammable Styrofoam in a big metal statute, drop it in a body of water in […]Full Story... →
Sometimes, when you browse the Google that John Kasich invented while ending special interests influence in Washington forever, you come across a headline like this that if you’re like me gets your imagination running wild with possibilities¬† Like how exactly does one disrupt mating?¬† By patrolling Moth Makeout Point?¬† Calling them randomly?
But despite dreaming up six impossible things by breakfast, I never imagined that Ohio would fight a gypsy moth infestation with a chemical that turns the male moths gay, which sounds like a weird plot line from a political satire […]Full Story... →
The more widespread this stuff becomes, the more likely we fall further and further behind the rest of the world technologically.Full Story... →
On of the guys who bleats loudest about the “War on Christmas” (other than Bill-O, of course) is Bill Donahue of the Catholic League. He’s now criticizing Huck for injecting too much religion into politics, specifically about his latest television advert.
Donahue, the president of the Catholic League and an ardent defender of Christmas in what he believes is a secular “war” against the holiday, told hosts of the Fox and Friends morning program that the ad had gone too far.
“The whole idea is to give the appearance of a cross,” he said, “and this is just […]Full Story... →
Did you know gay sex is a relatively new phenomenon in human history? Mike Huckabee sets the record straight.
The governor regards 1968 as the dawning of ??the age of the birth-control pill, free love, gay sex, the drug culture and reckless disregard for standards.??
Apparently the Greeks and Romans didn’t have widespread gay sex. Who knew? (Huck.) You learn something new every day!Full Story... →
Tony Perkins, head of the Family Research Council, had this to say about the shootings at two Colorado churches on Sunday (transcribed from Countdown):
It is hard not to draw a line between the hostility that is being fomented in our culture from some in the secular media towards Christians and Evangelicals in particular, and the acts of violence that took place in Colorado Sunday. But I will say no more for now other than that our friends at New Life Church and YWAM are in our thoughts and prayers.
So… a kid gets kicked out of a missionary program, […]Full Story... →
I just read an excellent article in Christianity Today about the “Merry Christmas” v “Happy Holidays” flap. One hard-core Christianists who rail against “Happy Holidays” might do well to read.
But since 2005, when the “war on Christmas” reached a fever pitch, some organizations and many individual Christians have put more emphasis on the season’s greeting. At the grocery store last year, I was surprised by the indignation of a fellow shopper when the clerk wished her “Happy Holidays.” The woman glowered for a moment, then responded, without a hint of merriment, “Merry Christmas.”
Apparently she wasn’t alone. One […]Full Story... →
Following up her rather astonishing claim that the Earth is flat (which I can’t seem to find in the archives here), Sherri Shepard now claims that Greeks threw Christians to the lions and that nothing existed before Christianity. Ironically, in direct conflict with what the Bible says.
Sherri makes Elizabeth Hasselbeck look like the smart one. Like I read elsewhere on “teh Intarwebs”…
As a result of this video, Sherri Shepard is now polling at 13% amongst Iowa Republicans and 18% amongst GOPers nationwide.
Michelle Malkin and Bill O’Reilly have weighed in saying The View should be open to […]Full Story... →
The implosion of the GOP is the fruits of their own labor. They worked so hard to court the far-wingnut-right, especially the “Values Voters”, that those hardline evangelical groups feel entitled to get their ideal GOP candidate. They aren’t very happy.
In June, [Focus on the Family’s James Dobson] said: ?I cannot, and will not, vote for Rudy Giuliani in 2008. It is an irrevocable decision. If given a Hobson?s ? Dobson?s? ? choice between him and Sens. Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama, I will either cast my ballot for an also-ran ? or if worse comes to worst […]Full Story... →
No comment needed except… 1) Wow! and 2) It will be interesting to see how this story will play out alongside the presidential primary election cycle. Surely there will be a hailstorm of commentary on that over the next few days.
DES MOINES, Iowa – A Polk County judge on Thursday struck down Iowa’s law banning gay marriage and ordered the county recorder to permit gay and lesbian couples to marry.
Less than two hours after word of the ruling was publicized, two Des Moines men applied at the Polk County recorder’s office for a marriage license, and for the first time the application was accepted. The process of granting a license to marry in Iowa takes three days.Full Story... →
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