Category: Political

Jan 20

Inauguration Day – 2017

Today Mr. Donald Trump transits from being President Elect to President. ¬†Inauguration Day is always a historical event in this country, and today is no different. ¬†Unfortunately there are too many people who are simply sore losers. ¬†There are too many people who are incapable of putting partisanship aside and accepting the fact that Donald …

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Oct 09

Control The Guns

Why is it that anytime an incident occurs in the country that involves firearms someone or many someones will take advantage of the event to politicize the time-worn topic of gun control. It does not matter if it is a mass shooting or a tragic accident involving a child. Personally I think that most of …

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Jul 18

You Must Prepare!

Yesterday’s terror attacks on US Military establishments in Chattanooga, Tennessee have left me horrified and frightened. Every time we have a domestic terror attack in the United States it is reported as a senseless act that we must learn to live with. It is reported as something that just happens but not as something that …

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Jun 11

The Most Qualified Candidate Is . . .

On June 4th, 2015 Cincinnati Executive Assistant Police Chief Paul H. Humphries announced his intention to retire after 30 years of service to the City of Cincinnati. Paul has accepted a job¬†with the Coca Cola Company in Tampa, Florida. I know Paul, having worked with him, and for him, over those 30 years. I have …

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Jun 06

The “Flexible Deadline‚ÄĚ

In an article appearing on Cincinnati.com entitled ‚ÄúAnti-crime plan deadline passes, but not an issue‚ÄĚ, Cincinnati City Manager Harry Blackis quoted as saying ‚Äúthe Friday deadline was always meant to be flexible‚ÄĚ. ¬† This caught my attention as I was always under the impression that a deadline was meant to be rigid. Admittedly, there is …

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Feb 21

Pot or Not?

Recently, for the sake of research, I posed this question in Facebook: ‚ÄúWould making recreational marijuana legal in Ohio be a good thing or a bad thing. ‚Äú. The results of my highly unscientific poll were interesting and varied. Respondents who I assumed would be against the drug were for it, and others who I …

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Aug 02

City Manager Selection

As you may recall, last December almost immediately after being elected, Mayor John Cranley nominated Park Board Director Willie Carden for the position of City Manager to replace outgoing City Manager Milton Dohoney. Very soon after that, and prior to his confirmation by the council it came to light that an ethics complaint had been …

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May 23

Un’friend’ly People

As you may recall, several months before the November 2013 election I conducted an experiment with social media, specifically with Facebook. I was attempting to see how responsive to a friend request current council members, and potential council members would be. So, I submitted a friend request to each category above, as well as to …

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Apr 26

Big Government Concerns

Big Government is invading your privacy, is seizing your lands and taking your money. Big Government, whether it be Federal, State, or Local, are constantly and consistently infringing upon the rights of Citizens and for the most part, the citizens are powerless to do anything about it. What concerns me is how did we let …

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Apr 12

Federal Government Abuse of Power

I have been watching with interest, and with growing concern, the chain of events as they unfold in Clark County, Nevada with regards to Cliven Bundy’s fight with the Federal Government. The back story is this: In 1993 the Bureau of Land Management, a federal government agency, declared public grazing land, owned by the State …

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