Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, I guess.
This morning, the Cleveland Plain Dealer’s Aaron Marshall becomes the first Ohio media journalist (outside of Plunderbund) who FINALLY reports what we’ve been saying for months now: there was no $8 billion deficit.
Here’s Marshall today:
Tucked away in the details of Kasich’s massive state spending blueprint released on March 15 was a projection that tax revenues will actually grow by about $800 million as the economy comes back from the recession of 2008.
That makes the $7.7 billion gap between spending and revenues actually about $6.9 billion […]Full Story... →
According to the Youngstown Business Journal:
Kasich Promises Openness for JobsOhio
Sept. 10, 2010 6:30 a.m.
By George Nelson
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Transparency will be a feature of the nonprofit corporation John Kasich wants to replace the Ohio Department of Development with, the Republican gubernatorial candidate said Thursday.
And yet, here’s John Kasich at the press gaggle at his announcement of JobsOhio:
Is anyone in the media going to call Kasich out on this whopper? Or is just us?
Also, John Kasich’s campaign spokesman implicitly praised Governor Strickland’s record on worker training programs—at an event […]Full Story... →
You’re not going to find me at a Marc Dann Fan Club meeting. I didn’t support him in the primary in 2006. I openly wrote that his attorney disciplinary history was a major liability for the general election. And I made the legal and political case for Marc Dann’s impeachment. However, today’s blog post by Steve Nash at the Dispatch’s Daily Briefing Blog is nothing more than tabloid Dann bashing… two years after Dann left the public eye.
For no apparently reason, Steve Nash feels it necessary to report to the public at large that the recently divorced […]Full Story... →
Ok, I haven’t even seen Capitol Square yet (you can’t get ONN on DirectTV), so I have no idea what aired or how it looked.
However, you can see I was disappointed. Matt Naugle and I have been sparring over the Internet for over five years. This was our first public joint encounter, and we were asked about our LeBron tweets?
It was like booking Ali and Frazier, but asking them to thumb wrestle. We’re there talking about ethics in blogging, but there was virtually no new ground than when Eric and some conservative blogger, or Jill and Naugle had […]Full Story... →
Jack Torry wrote a column in the Dayton Daily News this weekend asking why “nobody seems to want to give Fisher any money.” Look, Rob Portman is a Bush Republican. That means he knows how to raise special interest money better than any incumbent in Congress (actual fact about Portman’s campaign.) He also had no primary.
Lee had a competitive primary in which he spent a considerable amount of his money. Of course, the first quarterly report after the primary is going to show a big cash-on-hand gap.
But did you know that Fisher’s fundraising more […]Full Story... →
For over a year, we’ve been told that there’s this massive pro-GOP tide ready to come crashing down on Democrats come November. Where is it? Seriously.
We’re four months out of the election. At what point does this “GOP tsunami” start showing the top of the GOP’s ticket leading in Ohio? Because in our last tide election, 2006, the party that allegedly had the wind to its back was leading in the Governor’s race and Senate race by double digits by now.
The media is so bought into this narrative they’ve utterly failed to note the substantial evidence that contradicts […]Full Story... →
The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that Senator Tim Grendell and Rep. Robert Hagan (D-Youngstown) plan on introducing legislation to overturn a recent Supreme Court decision written by the GOP’s candidate for chief justice, Maureen O’Connor, which held that a person could be convicted of speeding (ordinarily a minor misdemeanor subjecting a person to a fine and points on their license) based on a law enforcement officer’s testimony without the aid of a radar gun if the officer has been specifically trained, certified, and experienced in visually determining if a vehicle is speeding.
Senator Tim Grendell, who lampooned against […]Full Story... →
Back on the 8th, the Columbus Dispatch ran a story by Mark Niquette titled “GOP swelling as Ohio voters switch parties” that was breathlessly picked up by just about every major newspaper in Ohio.
After reading it, you’d expect that you are the only person in Ohio who hasn’t left the Democratic Party for the Republican Party, and therefore, are missing out of the hottest political fad.
Except it’s all bullshit.
The Ohio Democratic Party has researched the story and found it to be one part highly misleading and one part out right false.
First, the Ohio Democratic […]Full Story... →
Yesterday, Joseph pointed out just how misleading The Other Paper’s story was. Instead of truthfully pointing out that Gov. Strickland has used the plane substantially less than Taft did, thus saving taxpayers nearly a quarter of a million dollars, the reporter merely stated:
Besides, she added defensively, Strickland flies less often than his predecessors did.
Never mind that the savings from that far exceed the costs of having to do a flight out of Port Columbus. If The Other Paper was interested in reporting the news, instead of letting its reporter push her political agenda, then […]Full Story... →
One of the supporting characters in the trumped up farce being called “Troopergate” is former Highway Patrol Superintendent/Col. Richard Collins.? Collins is part of the retired Superintendent’s forming “Trooper to Trooper” who are alleging that that Ohio Department of Public Safety is wrongfully trying to assert influence over Patrol matters.? He is an advocate that the Patrol be able to act independently of the Ohio Department of Public Safety even though it legally is not […]Full Story... →
Once you wade through the available public records and realize that the evidence that the contraband was drugs was always non-existent, but the evidence that the contraband was not criminal in nature was plentiful, the rest becomes easier.
The next political trick in keep a non-story in the news is to hold legislative hearings on it so the same reporters can essentially re-file the same story again, but this time mention that the same story this time was made during a hearing.
And after all, nobody would lie to a politician.? In fact, so confident is the Senate Republican committee […]Full Story... →
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