Saturday, February 27, 2010
TUESDAY, MARCH 2, 2010
BEGINS AT 10 AM- ARRIVE 20 MINUTES BEFORE
IT IS VITAL FOR MANY OF US TO ATTEND THIS HEARING
Each person who testifies next Tuesday is to bring thirty copies of their testimony.
Senator Hughes office asks that we keep it as brief as possible - five minutes or less. It was suggested that we actually make it four minutes or less and then it gives us an opportunity to ask if they have any questions.
They have started a new procedure - they ask us when we arrive to sign in and after our signature they would like us to put an estimate for the length of time of our testimony.
SENATE BILL 35 sponsored by Senators Bill Seitz (R - Cincinnati) and Jimmy Stewart (R - Albany) would mandate that the Ohio Attorney General pursue a memorandum of agreement with Immigrations and Customs Enforcement to deputize Ohio law enforcement officers as immigration enforcement officers. This would provide for the enforcement of both criminal and civil violations of immigration law. This memorandum agreement is commonly referred to as a 287(g) program.
The bill language below is also available at: http://www.legislature.state.oh.us/bills.cfm?ID=128_SB_35
SENATE BILL 150 sponsored by Senator Gary Cates (R-West Chester), would provide that a board of county commissioners may direct a sheriff to take custody of persons who are being detained for deportation or who are charged with criminal violations of immigration law and to expressly authorize state and local employees and county sheriffs to render assistance to federal immigration officials in the investigation and enforcement of federal immigration law. Senate Bill 150 is a reintroduction of the last general assembly's Senate Bill 260, which contained the same provisions. The bill text is currently in the Senate State and Local Government and Veterans Affairs Committee.
The text is available at: http://www.legislature.state.oh.us/bills.cfm?ID=128_SB_150.
Senator Jim Hughes R
Senator Jimmy Stewart R
Senator Teresa Fedor D
Ray Miller D
Senator John Carey R
Senator Kevin Coughlin R
Senator Timothy Grendell R
Senator Bill Seitz R
Senator Nina Turner D
If you are unable to attend, please call, e-mail or fax your support for these Bills.
Grassroots Rally Team of Ohio
If Vermont wants to secede from the union, we should let them, if, and only if, they take Bernie Sanders with them.
Unwilling to pull his head out of the Hot Air Buffoon’s ass, Bernie, put on his braying jackass jackboots. Suitably attired, Bernie then vilified rational adults who want to see more than junk science bullcrap before they buy into this Globally Warmed whopper.Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders is comparing climate change skeptics to those who disregarded the Nazi threat in America in the 1930s, adding a strident rhetorical shot to the already volatile debate over climate change.
"It reminds me of an event that took place in this country and around the world in the late 1930s," said Sanders, perhaps the most liberal member of the Senate, during a Senate hearing Tuesday. "During that period of Nazism and fascism's growth-a real danger to this country and democratic countries around the world- there were people in this country and in the British parliament who said 'don't worry! Hitler's not real! It'll disappear!" (Hot Air)
Bernie needs to yank his head from the Tennessee Tonnage’s butt and pay a visit to objective reality for a change. While he’s in the real world, he should get up to speed on the fact that the lab-coated hooligans in the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) are fleeing from their own fatally flawed climate change whoppers like it’s tainted with Ebola.
Friday, February 19, 2010
From LA Times Blog --
Who could forget the $5 billion in Obama administration stimulus money that was going to rapidly create nearly 90,000 green jobs across the country in these tough economic times and make so many thousands of homes all snuggy and warm and energy-efficient these very snowy days?Thank God & Al Gore for Global Warming - huh?
Well, a new report due out this morning will show the $5-billion program is so riddled with drafts that so far it's weatherized only about 9,000 homes.
Based on the initial Obama-Biden program promise that it would create 87,000 new jobs its first year, that would be about 10 jobs for each home weatherized so far. Makes for pretty crowded doorways.
ABC News reports that the General Accountability Office will declare today that the Energy Department has fallen woefully behind -- about 98.5% behind -- the 593,000 homes it initially predicted would be weatherized in the Recovery Act's very first, very chilly year.
The Energy folks did tell ABC they've so far spent 522-million Recovery Act dollars on the program. So, let's see, about 9,100 homes divided into that chunk of stimulation change to believe in is -- gee! -- about $57,362 worth of very expensive weatherstripping for each home fixed up so far.
CBN News has learned exclusively that five Muslim soldiers at Fort Jackson in South Carolina were arrested just before Christmas. It is unclear whether the men are still in custody. The five were part of the Arabic Translation program at the base.
The men are suspected of trying to poison the food supply at Fort Jackson.
A source with intimate knowledge of the investigation, which is ongoing, told CBN News investigators suspect the "Fort Jackson Five" may have been in contact with the group of five Washington, DC area Muslims that traveled to Pakistan to wage jihad against U.S. troops in December. That group was arrested by Pakistani authorities, also just before Christmas.
It is being rumored that the Justice Dept. has determined since this may just be a difference in cooking cultures not to offend any Muslims, they will have Martha Stewart Mirandize the Jiffy-Pop cooking Jihadikaze's and all trial proceedings will be broadcast on the Food Network.
Thursday, February 18, 2010
Here are a few updates on our progress:
- On February 5th, I filed petitions with the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections, officially making me a candidate for State Representative in the 18th Ohio House District. As the filing deadline arrives this week with no other Republican candidates filed, our team’s hard work over the past 13 months has been rewarded with a clear path to the nomination. To all those who signed or circulated our petitions and knocked on doors with us in the cold, snowy weather for the past couple of months: THANK YOU!
- Joe Amschlinger, Campaign Manager
- Matt Long, Deputy Campaign Manager
- Nancy Schillace, Phone Calls Chair
- Beverly Goldstein, Senior Citizens Coalition Chair
- Heather Tenney, Data Management Chair
- Larry and Alice Frawley, Strongsville City Co-Captains
- Door-to-Door Chair
- Literature Drop Chair
- Parades/Events Chair
- Polling Places Chair
- Yard Signs Chair
Last week, I was invited to participate in a roundtable forum with several Berea small business owners. I had the opportunity to listen to their concerns about Ohio’s economy, its impact on their companies, and potential actions we can take to help restore an economic environment that fosters investment, growth, and JOBS. As we continue to build our platform on the key areas of economic development, job creation, high-quality education, and government reform, I invite other entrepreneurs, parents, teachers, and all interested citizens to offer their input. Together, we can Get Ohio Working!
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
H/T Darth Dilbert from Return of the Conservatives Blog (via Gateway Pundit)....
Last week-end, almost a thousand taxi drivers in the Norwegian capital Oslo and neighboring municipality Bærum went on what could be called a religious strike. Both on Friday evening and Monday morning, Muslim taxi drivers refused to drive in protest against Wednesday’s front page of the Norwegian tabloid paper Dagbladet. That day, the tabloid ran an article about some of the “dangerous” pages the website of the Norwegian security service PST links to, and illustrated that with a screen shot of a cartoon showing the prophet Muhammad as a pig trampling the Qur’an…
You can read more about the geitenneuker's going ape crazy over Allah in Norway HERE.
The last cartoonist to scribble so-called naughty pictures of Mohammad, Danish Cartoonist Kurt Westergaard, recently survived another attack from an axe wielding Jihadikaze that broke in his home to kill him and his family.
Westergaard is the artist who drew the picture of Ole Mo' wearing a bomb-laden turban (a Turbomb) that was responsible for getting the jihadikaze's so worked up in 2008 that they burned Danish flags, torched Danish diplomatic offices in Damascus and Beirut, and caused dozens of deaths in Nigeria, Libya and Pakistan.
Get your PBO decoder rings ready for this one!
President Barack O-Doublespeak is now in support of bank bonuses....
From Bloomberg --
President Barack Obama said he doesn’t “begrudge” the $17 million bonus awarded to JPMorgan Chase & Co. Chief Executive Officer Jamie Dimon or the $9 million issued to Goldman Sachs Group Inc. CEO Lloyd Blankfein, noting that some athletes take home more pay.
The president, speaking in an interview, said in response to a question that while $17 million is “an extraordinary amount of money” for Main Street, “there are some baseball players who are making more than that and don’t get to the World Series either, so I’m shocked by that as well.”
“I know both those guys; they are very savvy businessmen,” Obama said in the interview yesterday in the Oval Office with Bloomberg BusinessWeek, which will appear on newsstands Friday. “I, like most of the American people, don’t begrudge people success or wealth. That is part of the free- market system.” More...
Even though these bonuses are stock options, PBO appears to be again forgetting what he read off the teleprompter in a previous pitch.....
US President Barack Obama on Thursday proposed Wall Street pay a fee of up to $117 billion to repay taxpayers for the financial bailout, as he slammed bankers for their “massive profits and obscene bonuses”. “My commitment is to recover every single dime the American people are owed,” Obama said in a statement. “And my determination to achieve this goal is only heightened when I see reports of massive profits and obscene bonuses at the very firms who owe their continued existence to the American people,” the president said.
Aiming to distance himself from Wall Street amid mounting public anger over big bonuses at the banks, Obama accused the bankers of being out of touch with hardship endured by ordinary Americans who are grappling with double-digit unemployment. (Economic Times)
The only person out of touch with ordinary Americans is the bloviating Barack himself!
Monday, February 15, 2010
From Radio Iowa --
A bill introduced in the Iowa House would expand what’s required to be taught in schools to include “age-appropriate”, comprehensive sex education beginning in kindergarten. The legislation is being pushed by Mary Mascher, a Democrat from Iowa City, who is a longtime educator.
She says kids need more information than they get in schools where abstinence only is taught. “We need to give kids good information. We need to give kids the ability, the skill set to be able to make a good choice and good choices in their lives,” Mascher says. Mascher says parents would have the option to pull their children from the sexuality classes.
But the proposal still raises concerns among some private school administrators. The executive director of the Iowa Catholic Conference, Tom Chapman, says the idea violates the moral beliefs of many parents. “We think that the sexuality education is a job for parents, and we’d certainly would like to keep it that way. And this bill would require all Catholic schools to teach comprehensive sex education as defined by the state board of education, so we would have some concern about what they might approve as the curriculum,” Chapman said.
A couple points here.... first -- there is NO "age appropriate" sex education for a child in kindergarten! In kindergarten children shouldn't even be interested in the "you show me yours & I'll show you mine" game that kids play. In kindergarten the only thing kids should be worried about is having fun, learning basic skills and what time the "Wiggles" are on TV.
Sunday, February 14, 2010
The academic at the centre of the ‘Climategate’ affair, whose raw data is crucial to the theory of climate change, has admitted that he has trouble ‘keeping track’ of the information.
Professor Jones told the BBC yesterday there was truth in the observations of colleagues that he lacked organisational skills, that his office was swamped with piles of paper and that his record keeping is ‘not as good as it should be’.
Professor Jones also conceded the possibility that the world was warmer in medieval times than now – suggesting global warming may not be a man-made phenomenon.
And he said that for the past 15 years there has been no ‘statistically significant’ warming. (Daily Mail UK)
Jones and Al Gore should be banished to the North Pole!
Saturday, February 13, 2010
It looks like the Ohio Republican Party endorsed candidates will be wearing their handy-dandy endorsements like a scarlet letter when it comes to the support of the rank & file GOP members. Even with the smear campaign being waged against Seth Morgan by Chairman Kevin DeWine and his OH Elephant Clan cronies, Morgan handily defeated Yost in the Brown County GOP endorsement meeting....
From Return of the Conservatives --
Huber Heights, Ohio - State Auditor candidate Seth Morgan, CPA was endorsed by the Brown County Republican Party with 75 percent of the vote on Thursday, Feb. 11.
"Republican leaders in Brown County selected Seth Morgan overwhelmingly," said Rob Scott, Friends of Seth Morgan Communications Director. "This is just another example of leaders across our state publicly recognizing that Seth Morgan is the most qualified candidate of either party for Auditor of State."
Both Morgan and Delaware County Prosecutor Dave Yost were in attendance to ask for the county's endorsement for state auditor. Yost received 13 percent of the vote.
"This endorsement further solidifies the base of support Seth is gathering across the state. Not only is he being supported by the leaders of conservative organizations statewide as well as the Tea Party movement, the Republican 'establishment' is joining these groups and proclaiming Seth as their candidate for Auditor no matter what the Party 'elite' want the rank and file to believe", said Emery Phipps, Friends of Seth Morgan Political Director.
The Brown County Republican Party waived party rules in order to endorse Seth Morgan for Auditor of State.
Seth Morgan, CPA was elected to the Ohio House of Representatives in 2008 after serving seven years on the Huber Heights City Council. He is a Small Business Owner and Certified Public Accountant. For more information about Seth Morgan visit SethMorgan.org.
Even more telling and an indication the out of touch lemon-like leaders of the ORP have read the "tea leaf's" incorrectly because in the same meeting, Mike DeWine, who was the ONLY name presented in the AG race, failed to get the Brown County GOP endorsement.
Thursday, February 11, 2010
Labor lawyer Craig Becker's nomination for a seat on the National Labor Relations Board failed on Tuesday afternoon, as a few Senate Democrats joined a unified Republican front to block a key Obama White House nomination.
The vote was 52-33 — 60 votes were required to proceed on the nomination. The stalled nomination is a blow to labor unions and showed fractures in the Senate Democratic Caucus, which can no longer rely on a 60-vote supermajority.
Fifteen senators missed the vote when it became clear that Becker would fall well short of the 60 needed to break a filibuster.
Knowing that the labor unions would not have another voice for the Democrats on the NLRB, Labors own "talking tool" and do-nothing Senator from OH -- Sen. Sherrod Brown -- stomped his feet in disgust that they couldn't have their way....
"I'm frustrated. I'm unhappy with it," said Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio). "I hear them on the floor saying we shouldn't rush this. It's been 10 months. The Senate Republicans are the only people in the United States of America who think it should take more than 10 months to give us the option to vote up or down on a nominee who is clearly qualified."
President Odipweed, refusing to acknowledge the science behind the so-called global warming was "junk science" and that D.C. has been shut down for the last couple days from an ice age like storm that buried them in snow wants to form a new agency dealing with Global Warming....
Commerce Secretary Gary Locke and Jane Lubchenco, head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, planned to announce Monday that NOAA will set up the new Climate Service to operate in tandem with NOAA's National Weather Service and National Ocean Service.
NOAA recently reported that the decade of 2000-2009 was the warmest on record worldwide; the previous warmest decade was the 1990s. Most atmospheric scientists believe that warming is largely due to human actions, adding gases to the atmosphere by burning fossil fuels such as coal and natural gas.
"More and more people are asking for more and more information about climate and how it's going to affect them," Lubchenco explained. So officials decided to combine climate operations into a single unit. (TPM)
This phony agency will serve as a buttress for the Ruler of the Red Shed on the Hill plans of using the EPA under the guise of the Clean Air & Clean Water Acts for enacting regulations instead of legislation for the stalled country killing Cap & Trade bill.
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Monday, February 8, 2010
Jim Renacci claims he was only a minority owner in the Columbus Destroyers and a minor player in the restructuring of the Arena Football League (AFL). In fact, he was the leader of the AFL Board of Directors restructuring campaign and under his failed leadership, the league had to suspend the 2009 season and to date the 2010 season is effectively cancelled as well.
Mr. Renacci, lead a faction of owners that was disingenuous with their intentions concerning the league specifically, when it came to voting on whether or not to suspend the 2009season. When the first vote did not go their way, a second vote was demanded after Mr. Renacci and his cohorts convinced two other owners to change their votes thereby setting up a 75% threshold that would make future votes impossible to meet. These types of underhanded tactic as well as a centralized business model created by Mr. Renacci lead to the demise of the league.
In addition, many insiders to the process found Mr. Renacci’s lack of leadership to be a problem. Troubling as well is the concept of a centralized business model which is the anti-thesis of what people are looking for in a congressman currently. Is this centralized planning a model that he intends to bring to Washington, DC? One has to wonder because if so he will fit right in with the Democrats as this type of centralized planning is strangely reminiscent of President Obama’s agenda.
Voters of the 16th district need to decide if they want Jim Renacci who appears to be Obama light or a real conservative who actually listens to the people. You make the decision.
Arena Football restructuring leader Jim Renacci launches political campaign in Ohio
Scramble to call a timeout
Who Really Killed the AFL?
Sunday, February 7, 2010
From National Terror Alert --
The 180th Air National Guard at Toledo Express Airport trained for a terrorist attack Thursday. They were part of a NORAD exercise where two armed F-16’s took flight to intercept a passenger jet possibly hijacked by terrorists.
Michael Cornell, Director of Owens Community Colleg’s Center for Preparedness, says “It’s just another example of how well the country is working to prepare for what many feel is an inevitable attack.”
Cornell believes a terrorist attack is imminent, citing the failed Christmas Day bomber in Detroit.However, Cornell believes the U.S. has come a long way, but says there’s always room for growth and preparedness training. “I don’t think we’re where we need to be, but (we’re) a lot better off than we were five to ten years ago.”
You just got to wonder what one time State Attorney General candidate, now State Auditor candidate and puppet-boy for the lemon-like leadership of the Ohio Republican Party - Dave Yost - wants to be when he grows up.
Again obeying the wishes of his puppet master, the current maestro of political musical chairs -- ORP Chairman Kevin DeWine -- and performing in the sonata's of switcheroo for the "party" appears to be what Yost does best. Having political patronage jobs would be his other talent.
In 2/2003, Yost, abandoning the residents & his post as Delaware County Auditor before his term was up, all of a sudden and at the beck & call of the party powers, wanted to play Johnny Law Dog and be the Delaware County Prosecutor.From Right OH --
Voters won't elect a new county prosecutor for more than a year, but behind-the-scenes politicking is hot and heavy to decide who will be appointed this month to fill the position.
Delaware County Republican leaders will meet Tuesday to choose between a candidate with a proven track record as a criminal prosecutor and another with proven electability. Neither Assistant County Prosecutor Dane Gaschen nor County Auditor Dave Yost is confident enough to predict victory, but both say they deserve the job.
"The qualifications for this office are a lot more than just going into a courtroom," Yost said. "You need administrative experience. When you look at the entire picture, I believe I'm the most-qualified candidate."
Outgoing and politically savvy, 46-year-old Yost is seen by some as the front-runner: He's faced two elections for auditor, which have earned him valuable name recognition. He also built up political connections through a series of appointed government jobs, including deputy director of the Ohio Department of Health, press secretary to former Columbus Mayor Dana "Buck" Rinehart and assistant to the director of the Columbus Public Safety Department.
So in 2003, Yost as a County Auditor -- wanted to be County Prosecutor, now as County Prosecutor, Yost wanted to be State Attorney General and stated he is a prosecutor and not a politician. Then after a nice pat on the head & some warm & fuzzy words of encouragement from the party, like a true politician, Yost suddenly realizes he wants to run for State Auditor as an unqualified candidate.
I was wondering if you needed a college degree to be a puppet-boy for the lemon-headed leaders of the OH GOP.... I now see the only requirement is having a lack of integrity.
Saturday, February 6, 2010
How's this for political korrectness.... a korrectnik mom is upset her child is not allowed to do the same cheers as the other cheerleaders for Garfield-Palouse High School in WA. The Mom feels her child is being singled out and discriminated against......
Benjamin Grundy is a student at Garfield-Palouse High School (local population: 1,100) who says the school is discriminating against his wishes to do what all the other cheerleaders are doing. Namely, dance, wave pom-poms, wear a proper uniform and not just stand like there like a statue moving his arms.
That's what Grundy and his mom say he's been reduced to since the cheerleading coach instructed him he couldn't gyrate his hips like the girls do and the athletic director allegedly suggested he be the team mascot. Since writing letters to ACLU and a local congresswoman, Garfield has offered Grundy a uniform and pom-poms. But that's not enough, says his mom.
As you can see in the video, Grundy's mother is what you might refer to as a Grizzly Bear. A primal necessity considering (and this can't be emphasized enough) Grundy is a mentally challenged, biracial gay kid growing up in a small town who wants to be a cheerleader. So excuse her when she says she wants to take her poor son's plight to Congress. (Seattle Weekly)
Unwilling to accept that cheerleaders are supposed to have four pom-poms (two they shake and two that shake) and that if God wanted men to be cheerleaders and do splits, he wouldn't have given guys a "kick stand," the mom and her 'mo-like son the mom is taking her case to Congress and is enlisting the help of Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers.
This my friends shows just exactly how f***ing retarded the korrectnik lefties really are!
Friday, February 5, 2010
Thursday, February 4, 2010
Below is an interesting article from Redstate.com regarding Pelosi's spending spree.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has squandered over $101,000 tax dollars on “in-flight services” on congressional delegations since 2008, according to new documents obtained under the Freedom of Information Act by the government watchdog group Judicial Watch.
Expenditures on Pelosi-led CODELs, the group’s report shows, include thousands for liquor, beer and wine. Receipts show purchase of Johnny Walker, Grey Goose, Beefeater, Maker’s Mark, Courvoisier, Dewars, Bombay Sapphire and more, all courtesy of the American tax payer.
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Remember the mantra "Out in 2010"