Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Dale's Latest Fail

When Dale Mallory faced ethics & embezzlement charges in Hamilton county where people worship the Mallory dynasty, he got off scot free. Now he's being charged with ethics violations in Franklin County. Will the Teflon still work?
That being said, the ethics rules pertaining to the value of gifts that state legislators can receive seems to make pretty low end gifts illegal. $25? $75?
When were these limits set? $25 is lunch nowadays or maybe a delivered supreme pizza. I'd be fine seeing Dale get keelhauled on a BB riverboat but the monetary level of these gifts really does strike me as being pretty low.
And just because a Bengals ticket costs a lot, it doesn't mean it's worth it.

Are Republicans Really Humans ?

This ad kinda makes you wonder if Republicans are actually being a little too defensive.
Does anybody really think Republicans are not humans?
In a study 11% of Americans weren't sure if the planet was controlled by shape shifting alien lizard men and when you break it down by political party, Republicans believe more than 2 - 1 the space aliens rule the world over Democrats. Republicans believe Bigfoot exists a little less than half the number Democrats do.
The notion that these space aliens live in caverns and manipulate us with rays, chem-trails, electronic broadcasts are nothing new, there were David Icke's Anunnaki and Ray Shaver's Deros, and John Carpenter's They Live.
Basically, the Republicans are a little more concerned with mythical beings & conspiracies than Democrats. Is this an ad meant to soften their image or just a crack into their paranoid fantastical minds?
Or are they just trying to throw us off?

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Big Government Nanny State GOP

A recent tweet from HamCoGOP Chairman Al Triantafilou shows a frightening big government, big brother mindset that the Teabags purportedly reject.
In reality, of course, the police are a reactionary function that works with the courts to hand out socially accepted retribution.
Is this the society Triantafilou wants? Where people are arrested before they might commit a crime?
The HamCoGOP is certainly NOT a small government, personal responsibility oriented group. They are an authoritarian, dictatorial gang.
They need to be removed from American government ASAP.

Marek Tyszkiewicz v. Brad Wenstrup LWV Debate

An extremely high tech recording of the Tyszkiewicz / Wensrtup debate hosted by the League of Women Voters. Both appear affable. Both appear intelligent. Wenstrup's solutions seem a little more party line rhetoric than Tyszkiewicz's. Wenstrup's wrap up is fairly over the top, cue the patriotic music & fireworks while Tyszkiewicz's are pretty weak.
be nice to have something in between but who cares? District 2 will go with the Rs no matter how useless they are.">debate videos
tip for Mr Tyszkiewicz, Vimeo allows longer videos.

Monday, September 29, 2014


Charlie Winburn & his crazed zombie minions are out of control, placing his campaign signs illegally on the lawns of handicapped people regardless of whether they are in his jurisdiction or not.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Northside House Tour

Sunday, Sep 28 from noon to 5PM, visit the Hidden Treasures of Northside House Tour.
The Northside House Tour is not a mansion type house tour. It's more about what people have done with older houses, converting buildings that weren't meant to be houses into houses (Northside had a ton of corner stores that mid 20th century zoning laws put out of business), and innovative new housing.
It's about creating and re-using household items.
There's a street of Sears homes along the tour. There are some amazing tree houses on and along the tour.
There's bottle trees, converted meat markets, big old Catholic Churches on the tour.
Did I mention that the house that had the German Shepard on the porch roof is on the tour?
And there's all sorts of places you can get brunch grub in Northside while you are in the neighborhood.

The cost is $15 in advance and $18 the day of the tour at The McKei Recreation Center @ 1655 Chase Avenue.
Tickets available online and at these handy locations:
  • Building Value
       4040 Spring Grove Avenue
  • North Side Bank and Trust Co
       4125 Hamilton Avenue - Cincinnati
       906 North Bend Rd - Finneytown
       9315 Colerain Ave - Colerain TWP
       9407 Kenwood Road - Blue Ash
       633 Anderson Ferry Rd - Delhi
       8615 Shepherd Farm Drive - Westchester
       11628 Springfield Pike - Springdale
  • Shake It Records
       4156 Hamilton Ave
  • Taylor Jameson Hair Design
       4200 Hamilton Ave.
Be there or be square

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Cincinnati's Northside Neighborhood

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Who Needs Red Bike ?

Cincinnati's bike share program has always seemed odd to me. Who makes it downtown and, smacketoblowety, needs a bike to go somewhere else downtown?
In a Fishwrap article, a downtown worker states:
"I never bike to work. Ever. But I bike at work, from meeting to meeting several times a week. That’s not captured in the census data," McVay said. Her office in City Hall always has a bike around for that very purpose.
So, like I have mentioned before, just buy a cheap bike for your short trips around downtown…
But then this letter writer pointed out:
While it is an honorable endeavor to attempt to increase bike usage in Downtown Cincinnati through the new Red Bike bike-sharing program, it has one screaming problem: The system is incredibly economically exclusive . Requiring the use of a credit or debit card to use the bikes leaves out a portion of the city who may, ironically enough, have more use for increased city accessibility options.
This actually makes some sense.
This UrbanCincy article describes the extremely rare instances where the program makes sense and has a map of real and proposed stations. None of the stations are located by the homeless shelters, City Link, nor the new women's center on Reading Road. It might be hard for an individual to obtain an annual Red Bike membership on a monthly welfare check but it seems like the social agencies could find a way to pay the $80 lump payments while the poor people could make installments to pay the agencies back.
Did the bike share people even consider this element of the population?