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(HT: Jo Ingles at WOSU/NRP Statehouse Correspondent)

Yesterday, I was testifying in front of the House Finance and Appropriation Committee about how these programs don’t work and how three of the top five States in unemployment have these entities.

One of those entities is Florida—the State John Kasich LOVED to say Ohio should model itself off of during the campaign.

Little did I know that at that same time, newly elected Governor Rick Scott of Florida was declaring publicly that he was largely ending Florida’s experimentation with public-private economic development:

Gov. Rick Scott has proposed restoring […]

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Florida privatized economic development efforts. It didn’t turn out so well. John Kasich’s plan means Ohio would be copying off of… MICHIGAN?!? Nevada’s tried Kasich’s business leaders economic development council idea… how’d that work out? “Sh!t My John Kasich Says”- Moving at the Speed of Business (on Indiana) “Can CEOs lure business to Ohio?” [Associated Press, Oct. 11, 2010]

Surprisingly, a D.C. think tank recently concluded a study into the performance of State Economic Development Agencies similar to the JobsOhio plan that Governor Kasich wishes to implement.  […]

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Maybe all their base are NOT belong to them afterall:

A Florida conservative has registered an official “Tea Party” with the office of the Secretary of State, and is promising to run candidates against Republicans and Democrats in state and national races.

Whoops. GOPers will be in a frantic pile on top of Palin…er…um…Pandora’s box trying to get that pupply closed! Here the best part:

O’Neal compared his party’s role to that of the Conservative Party in New York’s 23rd District.

Oh joy! Someone please pass the popcorn.

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Rallies? We Got Rallies!

On October 20, 2008 By

So I know my buddy Nixguy likes rally headcounts. Loves them in fact. He gets all excited when Palin crests 20k or some such. I thought I’d give he and other wingnuts an update on some recent Obama rallies. Call this one of those Mike DeWine circa 2006 “in case you missed it” updates:

St. Louis – 100,000 (U.S. record…in a “red” state)
Kansas City – 75,000
Ft. Lauderdale FLORIDA – 50,000


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I want a complete investigation. Can someone get the FBI on the phone? This is serious:

SACRAMENTO — Dozens of newly minted Republican voters say they were duped into joining the party by a GOP contractor with a trail of fraud complaints stretching across the country.

Voters contacted by The Times said they were tricked into switching parties while signing what they believed were petitions for tougher penalties against child molesters. Some said they were told that they had to become Republicans to sign the petition, contrary to California initiative law. Others had no idea their registration was being […]

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Oil Rig as Bush Monument

On June 18, 2008 By

via tweet by dewitz, who twits a tweet from Nat Irons:

Oil drilling rigs offshore of Florida (and only Florida) would be sort of a perfect monument to the Bush administration.

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After the voting is complete in Kentucky and Oregon, Obama will declare victory having the lead in every meaningful metric – and most importantly the delegate lead he has held since sweeping 11 primary contests in a row. Hillary, of course, will set up a nasty 11 day fight until the DNC Rules and Bylaws Committee meets to consider what to do about Michigan and Florida.

From Politico:

On May 20 we’re going to declare victory,” said an Obama senior advisor who asked that his name be withheld to speak candidly, adding that after those contests they will be […]

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Clinton WILL Go Nuclear

On May 6, 2008 By

In case anyone was still wondering the answer is yes. Yes she will burn this thing down around her:

Hillary Clinton’s campaign has a secret weapon to build its delegate count, but her top strategists say privately that any attempt to deploy it would require a sharp (and by no means inevitable) shift in the political climate within Democratic circles by the end of this month.

With at least 50 percent of the Democratic Party’s 30-member Rules and Bylaws Committee committed to Clinton, her backers could — when the committee meets at the end of this month — try […]

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