Category: Political

Budget Bludgeoning

Laughable Laure

It is over. The City of Cincinnati has a budget. Not necessarily a good budget. Not necessarily a structurally balanced budget, but a budget non the less. It was an interesting process to watch it unfold. I attended, via recorded video, all three budget hearings held to allow citizen input. Several things stand out. First …

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City Hall Ha Ha!

The title of this blog article is appropriate because it seems as if anything thing coming out of City Hall is laughable. It is almost as if they feel the people are slow-witted and cannot see for themselves exactly what is happening. An interesting decision was made to move the Fiscal Year from January/January to …

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The More Things Change. . . . .

Recently my wife and I decided to watch a few episodes of an old TV series called The West Wing, via the magic of Netflix. The West Wing was originally broadcast on NBC from September 22, 1999 to May 14, 2006. The show chronicled the adventures of a Democrat president named Jeb Bartlett, and the misadventures of …

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Teachers With Guns – The Prequel

The debate contains on gun control. The president has signed executive orders. Politicians are trying to decide what weapons to ban, what ammunition to ban, what size magazine should be legal, and our children remain in jeopardy. Once the debating is over and the legislators begin drafting laws we will have to wait until the …

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Police Chief Gets A Pay Raise!

Payraise

Recently I read an article about the Cincinnati Police Chief receiving a pay rise. The article indicated the increase was granted following his review, which was very good. Congratulations to the Chief for a good review. It was reported that the Chief was granted a three percent pay raise. Now I don’t intend to bring up …

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Merry Chri$tma$, “Dough”honey

A fly on the wall during a closed door session reports it like this. Now I must admit I do not speak “fly” with any fluency so this is a loose translation. Here is what was reported. First Council person said, “You know, Milton keeps trying to be fiscally responsible by calling for Police layoffs, …

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On Responsible Voting

The election is over. the polls have closed, speeches have been made and concessions granted. No more political ads, no more political signs. It is finally all over. Some folks are happy, some are not. We no longer have to listen to a barrage of political ads, political news, and poll results. Let’s get back …

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Politically Speaking!

We The People? I, for the most part, am not a political animal. I believe in personal freedom, states rights, and small government. I realize that my political views will not change the hearts and minds of those with opposing points of view. But there are certain basic concepts that all people should agree upon, …

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Corruption In Cincinnati City Government

It's not who you know . . . . .

There is a form of corruption in City Government that is insidious and is undermining the Civil Service process. As a tax payer, you have the right to expect that individuals being hired and promoted within the Civil Service Process are the best candidates, the most qualified, the best bang for your tax payer’s buck. …

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There’s A New Police Chief In Town!

Unorganized Thoughts would like to welcome the new Police Chief of the City of Cincinnati, James T. Graig. This starts a new era of policing in Cincinnati as this is the first Chief ever who has been appointed from outside the ranks. Traditionally, all Police Chiefs in the City came up through the ranks. Originally, …

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