• Welcome to Ohlifornia.

    by  • April 16, 2009

    Ohio has a problem. As we learned from the Governor’s budget: Counting state dollars, federal aid, and increased borrowing, Ohio will spend nearly 44 percent more in 2011 than it did a decade earlier if spending levels in the two-year budget that Gov. Ted Strickland has placed before lawmakers are adopted. Why is that...

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    This is so dumb.

    by  • April 16, 2009

    Today, the President made his daily message about the need for High-Speed Rail. Obama says an upgrade to the nation’s train system could relieve congestion, help clean the air and save on energy in morning remarks. “This is not some fanciful, pie-in-the-sky vision of the future. It’s happening now. The problem is, it’s happening...

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    Run, John, Run.

    by  • April 16, 2009

    Well, all reports from yesterday’s tea party in Columbus are that it was a rousing success. And it’s no surprise that it was Kasich who won the most applause. Among the politicians, Kasich drew the loudest cheers and chants of “Run, John, run!” He struck a populist tone, noting his own roots as the...

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    Ok, I’m impressed.

    by  • April 15, 2009

    I’ll admit. I was a bit skeptical of how these Tea Parties were going to turn out. Afterall, us conservatives aren’t exactly known for picketing/protesting/smelling like hippie. But it seems turnout at these events has been much higher than expected. The coverage on Fox has been constant, and even though CNN has been their...

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    RECORD ADULATION FOR OUR DEAR LEADER!!!

    by  • April 15, 2009

    Or not. As we wade through the puddles of today’s Tea Parties, I was curious where President Obama stood with his approval numbers. Per Rasmussen, the pollster considered the most accurate of the 2008 election, Obama’s approval rating stands at 55%. This seemed a bit low to me since the President should be experiencing...

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    2+2 = what in hell is this?

    by  • April 15, 2009

    It seems an entire House caucus is having trouble making sense of Strickland’s boondoggle of an education funding plan. This morning’s press conference to unveil the plan has been rescheduled to Thursday, as Democrats continue to pore over district-by-district funding runs. “We are working to ensure that the impacts of the legislative changes are...

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    Tea Party Day

    by  • April 15, 2009

    Today is the day. It’s gonna be interesting to see what kind of coverage these rallies get in the mainstream press. Obviously, Fox will be covering it, but will CNN, MSNBC and major dailies bother? Hell, can anyone remember the last time fiscal conservatives protested anything? That’s news, fellas. Either way, I’m interested in...

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    Making bureaucrats expendable.

    by  • April 14, 2009

    530 employees in Gov. Strickland’s Department of Education, and they still have to outsource. I look forward to seeing the Guv’s plan for scaling back this Department, since they’re clearly not necessary. The Strickland administration paid a Columbus attorney nearly $50,000 to help it draft the governor’s new school-funding plan. The state Office of...

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    Unnecessary allusion?

    by  • April 14, 2009

    In today’s speech, Obama said the following… It’s a foundation built upon five pillars that will grow our economy and make this new century another American century: new rules for Wall Street that will reward drive and innovation; new investments in education that will make our workforce more skilled and competitive; new investments in...

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    This is exciting. I’ve always wanted to be an Enemy of the State.

    by  • April 14, 2009

    The blogosphere is up in arms this morning, and rightly so, about a new report released from the Department of Homeland Security. The report is full of inflammatory statements, including: Rightwing extremism in the United States can be broadly divided into those groups, movements, and adherents that are primarily hate-oriented (based on hatred of...

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