From the daily archives: Friday, December 31, 2010

Would “Ohio’s Greatest Home Newspaper” publish a news story (not an editorial mind you) saying that one of the best things to happen in 2010 was Republicans winning all state-wide offices and gaining control of the redistricting process?

Why, of course they would:

There was plenty of bad news this year. But there was some good, too, or cause for optimism. Or at least news of change, which some people think can’t be any worse than 2008 and 2009.

Republicans swept all five statewide executive offices in November, including winning the governor’s race. That puts the party in charge […]

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Did John Kasich Marry a Democrat?

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I have to admit I was pretty confused when I read that one of Kasich’s Inaugural events was a “Salute to Ohio’s next First Lady, Karen Kasich”. What could this possibly entail? A celebration of ‘staying fit’ and ‘little decisions’?

I’m still not clear of the purpose of this ‘salute’, but I did just read that money from the even will be donated to some very surprising sources: Second Harvest Foodbanks and Local Matters.

While neither of these organizations is political in nature, they are both organizations whose missions aren’t really thought of as jibing with the typical Republican […]

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Happy New Year!

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Set your accounts to auto-pay for everything, have a designated driver, give someone power-of-attorney to take care of you, and maybe we’ll all wake up in 2014, and it’ll all be over.

Happy New Year from the Plundercrew!

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Not even the Columbus Dispatch could report Kasich’s appointment of a former megafarm’s point person on keeping environmental regulators at bay and an Dubai oil and gas executive to the Ohio EPA and ODNR yesterday with a straight face:

"These departments are going to send a message to Ohio that we are open for business," Kasich said in naming Scott Nally of Indiana as head of the EPA and former American Electric Power executive David Mustine as director of Natural Resources.

Kasich, a former Republican congressman who will take office Jan. 10, emphasized that he doesn’t plan to […]

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