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    Anarchists Who’ve Watched Too Many Movies

    by  • May 1, 2012 • Uncategorized

    Five Weathermen-wannabes have been arrested for plotting to blow-up a Cleveland highway bridge. Apparently, the plan was originally about toppling some financial institution signs off of some downtown Cleveland buildings, perhaps as part of the Occupy Wall Street nonsense scheduled for May Day. But the masterminds figured they needed to create a diversion to occupy the police elsewhere...

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    A Day At the Zoo : Raking In New Tax Dollars

    by  • April 30, 2012 • Uncategorized

    Pretend you’re the manager of a major Ohio city. Your city’s population and industrial tax base are shrinking, as are its tax revenues. But your city’s expenses aren’t dropping, and you can’t cut the payroll without getting major grief from union officials and politicians. So what do you do – besides telling the firefighters and...

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    Dog and Pony Shows

    by  • April 19, 2012 • Uncategorized

    It’s always depressing to see political processes devolving in an infantile direction. A case in point came up in today’s news when the Columbus Dispatch reported that another dozen or so groups wish to be added to the current list of over 30 groups and companies that hope to weigh in on the regulatory reworking of the...

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    Tipping the Scales

    by  • April 10, 2012 • Uncategorized

    Congressman Eric Cantor (R) recently came into criticism when it came to light he had donated to the Campaign for Primary Accountability, a super PAC which, among its activities, had spent $132,000 running ads against Rep. Jean Schmidt during the lead up to her March 6 primary loss. The situation brings up the problem of...

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    Libraries Used to be About Books.

    by  • April 5, 2012 • Uncategorized

    I recently walked into my township’s new library for the first time. And as a conservative, I naturally looked around to see how my local taxes were being spent. Now let me say up front, I’ve always been in love with public libraries. They’ve exposed me to countless wonderful things that I’ll always treasure....

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    Wow… Green Energy.

    by  • April 3, 2012 • Uncategorized

    Every once in awhile you learn, well after the fact, that Republican governmental officeholders sold you out on some issue of which you weren’t even aware. In such cases, you’ll read how Republicans felt they made the best deal they could, and of the benefits they supposedly obtained. But in the end you’ll find...

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    Start With the TSA

    by  • March 24, 2012 • Uncategorized

    I’ve had a strong preference for one of the Republican presidential candidates for most of the past year. But at times, I think I would’ve lined up with anyone who would have promised they’d make a priority out of shutting down the TSA (the Transportation Security Administration). Let me explain. Political parties need to market themselves....

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    Re: Curtain Call for Dennis the Menace

    by  • March 20, 2012 • Uncategorized

    A couple of minor complaints were directed at my recent posting about Congressman Dennis Kucinich’s loss in the recent Democrat primary election. Interestingly, they weren’t concerned with any injustice I might have inflicted upon Kucinich. Rather, they focused on my next to last paragraph, which read: “That’s why I was miffed when was recently...

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    Curtain Call for Dennis the Menace

    by  • March 19, 2012 • Uncategorized

    At the time of the Ohio primary election, I was otherwise busy, which is why I’m belatedly noting the apparent end of Dennis Kucinich’s career as a political office holder. In 1969, I was growing up in the Cleveland area. So I was aware of Kucinich when he was first elected to the Cleveland...

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    The Need for Paddles

    by  • March 15, 2012 • Uncategorized

    In view of Rick Santorum’s victories in Alabama and Mississippi, it seems the general media response is, ho hum, no big deal. As they say, while stifling yawns, no one “in the know” expected Mitt Romney to do all that well in the deep South. Besides, as they’re quick to point out, Romney made...

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