Sunday, March 31, 2013

Derek & the Dominos, Music Hall 1970

Saturday, March 30, 2013

I was kinda disappointed when I found out the Cincinnati casino would not have an auditorium. I had hoped they would bring in some second tier / has been acts like they get in Las Vegas. I am heartened that they will be hosting second rate musical acts outside, however. No way I'm going to pay that kind of money to sit out in a monsoon, but, whatever, I'm sure someone will.
The Horseshoe calendar is here
The Fishwarp did a story about the brutal slaying of a young family in the Cincinnati area back in 1966. The crime went unsolved and the Ohio Attorney General is publicizing the case again hoping for leads.
The investigation of the slaying of the Bricca family is documented in the book, Queen City Gothic by J. Townsend. I wrote about the book here. While I'm not thrilled with the book, it's one of those things where, the more you learn - the more you want to know. Townsend has a lot of interesting details the cold sketch in the Fishwarp omits. While any leads might seem impossible so many years after the act, one of the chapters in Townsend's book told of people investigating a murder being anonymously threatened decades later.

Fishwarp article here
Leadership = Salesmanship
A recent Fishwarp editorial called out city councilmembers & the Mayor for not doing a good job of explaining themselves & the parking lease to the citizenry. As we saw the discussion was quickly defined by self serving opportunists like the Windbag & Sillyman and GOP shock troops, COA T.
It's pretty easy to get your message out there using tools like blogs. heck, I did it and the guy in Pakistan who is always looking for porn seems to be finding something…..
Qualls used Blogger for a while but quit David Pepper used Blogger for awhile, too. Some city councilman from Mariemont tried using his blog to discuss ideas and proceeded to send the unions into conniptions. Maybe people don't like to read. But it's easy to do Youtube videos, too.
Mallory appears to have completely disappeared at this point.
So, anyway, while this post is longer than what an average shmoe is going to read, council candidate Mike Moroski has posted a piece about the parking lease that lays out the issue in great detail. This is what we need in coucilmembers and in the mayor's office. Mind you, I'm not endorsing the guy at this point, but his willingness to lay it all out on the table is refreshing.

Friday, March 29, 2013

Not exactly my cup of tea, but some gothy metal crap from some kids on the other side of the planet.
Two Steps Forward ...
Government is frequently chided for not being more businesslike. Cities & states vie for private business investment in their borders. One of the things city governments did about 100 years ago was establish city managers in an effort to take politics out of the nuts & bolts managing of the city. It was seen as an excellent idea at the time and when Cincinnati adopted such an organization, it was widely hailed as a well governed city.
Now, another thing that private businesses do is make fast decisions. In the city of Cincinnati, an ordinance doesn't go into effect til 30 days after it's passed. That's fine if you are raising fines or littering or something along those lines but when you are dealing with businesses you can't wait 30 days. You might recall the hubbub when the Skyline in Oakley wanted a zoning variance. Republican appointees clamored on about the slow moving city and sought immediate relief for the store. Now, bear in mind, the store was in Oakley and not in Murray's & Lippert's home neighborhood of Hyde Park where their heads would have been mounted on stakes at Madison Road & Erie Avenue if they had tried to ram through a zoning variance.
Anyway, this is where the "Emergency Clause" has been an invaluable tool in Cincinnati governance. It makes the city more nimble and more businesslike. Most of the decisions the city council makes are business oriented and not policy issues so the emergency clause is used a lot. Indeed, mayoral candidate John Cranley has voted for emergency clauses frequently while on council.
Judge Robert Winkler R, in response to a suit filed by, presumably, business oriented, small government Republicans tossed that option out the other day, however, putting the city of Cincinnati at a competitive disadvantage with neighboring cities and similarly sized cities for years to come.
Worse than Winburn?
The Cincinnati Blog describes John Cranley's not-a-plan to balance the Cincinnati budget as worse than Chuck Windbag's not-a-plan.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

But Are The Signatures Legal ?
Rumour has it signatures for the latest COA T/NA CP referendum aren't being collected legally. Collectors aren't monitoring the signing and misinformation about the parking plan is being disseminated.
UPDATE: More illegal unmonitored petitions spotted. Have Brinkman's minions failed to learn their lesson?
County Judge Rules Against City
If there was any doubt west side Republican Robert Winkler wouldn't rule in favor of his east side Republican pals, the verdict is in. The NA CP / COA T plan to lay off Cincinnati police officers is now firmly in place. All that awaits is the FUD campaign.
Of course the city would appeal and what judge gets the appeal? Why, another Winkler, of course.
Now about those questionable petition signatures…..

WCPO article here

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Pirates of the Arcade
John Cranley
~ On the Issues ~
Bad to Bizarre
John Cranley proclaims
City Hall has repeatedly cut bus routes and increased fares. I will reverse that trend by adding routes routes and reducing fares.
Well, ok, Council has to approve fare hikes, dunno about arbitrarily setting them, but routes are pretty much the sole domain of Metro/SORTA. Nevermind that, tho, does it make sense to cut funding and increase spending? Again, Cranley's math goes beyond bistro & into the bizarro.
In the past, Cranley has worked to block Metro fare increases and wound up hampering service & deferring maintenance. The metro manager warned Cranley that his short sighted austerity would only make repair costs higher in the long run - Cranley didn't listen.
Meanwhile - are Cincinnati fares out of whack? FWIW, I frequently see people pay cash & only ride 1 or 2 stops. Anyway, here's what other towns charge.
  • Cincinnati - $1.75
  • Columbus - $2.00
  • Cleveland - $2.25
  • Indianapolis - $1.75
  • Lexington - $1.00
  • Louisville - $1.75
  • Detroit - $1.50
  • Pittsburgh - 0 - $2.50
  • St Louis - $2.00
  • Baltimore - $1.60
Pittsburgh has a "free zone". I don't know how big it is but from eye witness experience in Porkopolis, having simple fixed fares & routes eliminates a lot of confusion and promotes efficiency.
As far as new routes go, I can only hope Cranley intends to be as critical as he has been on the streetcar. oh, wait, that was just obstructionism, Cranley's real talent ~well~ when not promising free stuff…..

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

I Don't Get It
I have a problem with porn. I don't think it's bad. I'm not a Phil Burress type. I just want to know what the characters motivations & relationships are. I need some kind of context. Why is the lady wearing underwear in the shower? I'm kinda like Castiel, I guess, but I'm no angel.
So what the heck is going on in this photo? I think it's a Klaw picture. It kinda reminds me of the scene in Airplane when the passengers are told to assume crash positions.
And - why isn't there a lamp on the table?

Monday, March 25, 2013

Horror Sells
These illustrations were not meant to sell cars but to sell the ad agency, an Indian firm that does work with Ford. While light & whimsical, they do offer a bit of horror, binding & gagging celebrities & stuffing them into the trunk of your subcompact Figo. Granted I'm not up on pop celebrities, but I don't know who any of these people are. I might have this one, Paris Hilton & some Kardashians?
The illustrations remind me of pinball machine art. There were probably some B&D pinball games but I never played one. I am completely clueless on this'n
So, while I would have maybe pointed out you don't have to slice up the bodies to fit 'em in anymore (cue chainsaws), it's still kinda horrific. Of course the civil rights loonies outrage & attacks on Ford, who had nothing to do with the campaign is probably more horrific.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Dark Side of the Moon released 3/24/1973 in the UK
The Flock

Saturday, March 23, 2013

I Thought We Needed to Buy a Bridge
When your household is planning on a major purchase, it's always a good idea to look at the total budget & trim the fat / cut the unnecessary & frivolous spending. You certainly don't cut your income, heck, you probably go for all the overtime possible.
So, Ohio needs wants a new bridge expected to run $3 BILLION dollars but with cost over runs will probably come in around $6 BILLION dollars, why would the Ohio legislature bump up the speed limit 5 miles per hour? On top of that, they propose cutting revenue collected from scofflaws & deadbeats.
motorists who are late registering their vehicles will face a $10 fine after a 30-day grace period, down from a $20
Our shadow government, The Insurance Industry doesn't like the higher speed limit and will most definitely tax each and every Ohio driver for the speed limit change. But beyond that we will be spending all sorts of money replacing signs, manuals, pamphlets, etc. for a tiny incremental speed limit change will save no money at all.
Indeed, this is like a head of a household, wanting to buy a new car, cutting his work hours, upping his cable service and shouting, "FASTER!" at his bus driver.

Frogtown Noose Son story here

Friday, March 22, 2013

John Cranley
~ On the Issues ~
Bad to Bizarre
Cincinnati mayoral candidate John Cranley states"Quite Simply, I will work to get kids and guns off the streets and to put more cops on the streets. "
Now Blogging isn't Cool is all for getting kids off the street, they are noisy and get in the way. He also points out that one of his law & order successes was "introducing tasers". As part of that triumph, he sided with Councilman Sam Malone, who was arrested for beating his son to the point the kid had to be taken to the hospital, with the practice of tasing 5 year olds.
Cranley has pursued his police state utopia before when he was on council and voted to hire extra police officers the police chief didn't want or need. Tom Streicher actually warned the council that the inflated complement could prove too costly to maintain in the long run and the new officers would only get laid off after a few years. Turns out the Chief was right although the city council has taken pains to retain the officers.
Cranley repeatedly spends money without thinking, ignores the experts in the city administration and draws the ire of civil rights organizations.
Council & the city manager have recently drafted a plan to fix a current budget hole & keep officers on the payroll but Cranley is vehemently opposed to this because, as is his MO, cost is never an object.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Can You Trust a Parking Meter ?
When the lying socialist Cincinnati city council sells the streets and parking meters to Xerox, one has to wonder how the business intends to enforce payment of their insanely high rates. I doubt Xerox has a detention facility but they ARE a copying company. Is there anything to stop them from getting your DNA off the grime on your dime, cloning you and replacing you?

Steve Chabot - Not a Cincinnatian, Not an American
As Steve Chabot is presumably supposed to represent his district in America, it's troubling to see his focus is more on preserving The Holy Republican Order.
His 3/20/13 ramble is titled, "Can The Republican Party Be Saved?". He whines about losing 2 seats in the district-less Senate & losing 8 seats in the House (composed of gerrymandered districts) where Republicans should have had an advantage. He mentions "hanging on" to his seat in a district virtually impossible for him to lose. It's like the guy is talking about sports.
Then he cites a study done at the behest of GOP poobahs. It stated people who had abandoned the party described it as, "scary, narrow-minded, out-of-touch and the party of stuffy old men. The party needs to catch up with the times, it's too ideologically rigid and indifferent to the struggles of average people", etc.
He doesn't mention classist, superstisious, war-mongering & batshit crazy.
When it comes to suggestions from the report - fewer debates during the primary. Obviously the less the GOP opens it's collective pie hole, the less embarrassment.
What recommendations Chabot didn't like? Mainly reality based stuff like, "comprehensive immigration reform and inclusive and welcoming on social issues". The latter is totally unacceptable to the religionist Chabot who MUST ram his religion down every American' throat. Never mind the anti abortion crusade has been a lost cause for 40 years now.
Chabot does agree that the GOP should get better at social media. But he still doesn't take comments or questions on his "blog". I guess he will want to tweet more…..
Chabot sums up his article with "And, in my opinion, yes, the Republican Party CAN be saved".
Great, Steve, but howzabout America, Ohio & Cincinnati (yes, even Westwood)?

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Ohio Republican Legislature Moves Forward Consolidating Power - Eviscerateing Citizens Role in Government
Since neutralizing the citizens role in elections through aggressive Gerrymandering, Republicans have taken to illegally restricting the referendum process.
This is obviously in response to Issue 2 in 2011 when Ohio citizens handed the legislature it's ass after they tried ramming legislation down the citizen's throats. The Republicans don't have to fear losing seats, their only agenda now is to restrict voting & silence the people's own legislative power that has been in existence for over a hundred years.
As the centralized big government statist Republicans seek to weaken the cities, one wonders if they will try to weaken referendum power on the local level - a major tool (as well as lawsuits) for Republican agitators in Cincinnati.

Frogtown Noose Son story here

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Cincinnati to Spend $10K on the Neighborhood of Westwood
Given the secessionist leanings of the Cincinnati neighborhood and the tendency of the neighborhood residents to identify their neighborhood as an actual town - it seems to me that before the city of Cincinnati wastes any more money on the neighborhood, that they demand an oath of loyalty from the colicky residents first.

WVXU story (complete with whiny arguments by "westwood taxpayer") here

Monday, March 18, 2013

The Power of Victimhood
In a recent Fiswarp article by "Local Expert" Dan Hurley, the author issued some thoughts about stabilising & re-invigorating Cincinnati's neighborhoods. He said:
First, will upwardly mobile newcomers to Over-the-Rhine find creative ways to live with, not just beside, the poor who have lived there for more than a century?
Second, can West Side neighborhoods quit bemoaning the influx of displaced African-Americans and build mixed-income, mixed-race neighborhoods?
If successful, they can provide an instructive model for residents of Hyde Park, Avondale and all of us that diverse, inclusive communities are more interesting, exciting and culturally richer places to live than what existed in the past.
But did the westies appreciate him suggesting they take a leadership role in the city?
Not on your life!
Instead they just wailed & moaned and did everything Hurley had mentioned was their current unsuccessful MO. They ain't changing a thing, just wallowing in their own self pity.

The whole story here
John Cranley
~ On the Issues ~
Bad to Bizarre
From John Cranley's mercurial website:
"Instead of the uneconomical streetcar plan, I support the efforts of Hop On Cincinnati, which is a plan for a trackless trolley system bus that will connect entertainment districts like the Gateway Quarter, Mt. Adams, The Banks, and the Casino."
While the streetcar plan Cranley opposes is geared towards building long term, sustainable residential & business investment, Cranley wants to invest in a cheap party bus. Maybe one of these?
FWIW, we already have a Fun Bus and when it comes to this kind of transit idea, a free traveling vehicle is a good idea as the entertainment hot spots tend to come and go. 2nd Street used to be HUGE and, later, Main Street and while there are other reasons they are gone, both were in decline before their coups de grases. Fact is, there's reasons to have fun buses AND a streetcar. Unfortunately, Cranley's vision is as limited as his message of shallow populist fawning.
Bread and circuses without the bread - all Cranley's got.
A blast from the past.....

Sunday, March 17, 2013

The Obsolete Man
Corpse Eating Multi Rat Brained Robot Bees With Mounted Laser Weapons
The 21st century is killing me.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

The United States, beginning with the American Colonies was pretty much a White Protestant boy's club. In the mid 1800s a whole lotta Irish Catholics converged on the boomimg young nation and kinda shifted demographics around. yup CHANGE.
The Catholic immigrants took a lot of heat & faced a lot of discrimination. The Ancient Order of Hibernians was created to
act as guards to protect Catholic churches from anti-Catholic forces in the mid-19th century, and to assist Irish Catholic immigrants, especially those who faced discrimination….
So, why has the Cincinnati chapter decided to discriminate against a similarly founded group this St Patrick's day?
yeah, change sucks.

Friday, March 15, 2013

How the Pope Affected My Life
Printing is weird. It has it's own measuring systems and those aren't universal or even constant. Points, picas and the worst - columns…
Back in the 70s I worked at an engraving shop. The owner was raised Baptist in West Virginia but wasn't much of a practitioner. His wife was in volved in, as his brother told me, "that church, if you can even call it a church…", or, as most people refer to it, the Catholic Church. I was raised Presbo.
So, the local Catholic chapter had a newsletter that was printed letterpress & Charlie did engravings for 'em for free. One day they brought in a photo of the new pope, John Paul I & gave me dimensions for the halftone measured in columns. I had to ask what the hell a column was & I set out to determine the size of the reproduction. It worked out to about 10x12". Kinda big, but it was the head of the church & it was a church publication, so, ok….. I made the halftone, passed it off to Charlie's "if you can call it a church" brother & he made the big ass plate.
When the printer received the plate he said something along the lines of WTF?!? He came back and admitted he had given us the wrong info, apologized and asked us to make another smaller plate. We did, but only after Charlie screamed at me for making an obviously oversized halftone. The printer was somehow blameless, Charlie's brother was somehow blameless - it was the kid's fault.
The thing about this pope was, he was only in office a few weeks when he died. So, about a month later, we had a new request for an engraving of the pope's, John Paul II, picture for this newsletter. Much fact checking this time around.
I was so young & so ignorant of Catholic affairs, I remember thinking, "How often do these guys get new popes? Are they all called Paul? How often are e going to go through this?"
Anyway, everybody mentioned in this story, including the engraving shop, is dead.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

A 911 on Pi Day
Wether Cincinnati's emergency clause was handled correctly will be diced Friday. The Cincinnati Business Courier reports that local attorney Louis Sirkin sez:
Emergencies are only justified if they’re needed to keep the peace – when there’s a threat of riots or a natural disaster, for example – not for routine revenue raising measures
But that's not how it is used hundreds of times a year In fact, as Roxanne Qualls points out, John Cranley might bitch but he's voted for emergency clauses as much as anybody
Emergency clauses are routinely attached to City Council motions. During Mr. Cranley’s years on Cincinnati City Council, from 2001-2008, he voted for over 180 items with emergency clauses attached.
The emergency clause seems to be used on almost everything that relates to relesing money for projects & such because the business community doesn't work on the tedious schedule the governemnt does. What's particularly humorous about the people bringing this lawsuit is that the same people bitching about this are usually the ones saying the government should operate more like a business.
Anyway, it's in the hands of the Winkler dynasty now - part of the hotbed of intrigue in the Green Township GOP which should work in the favor of the Anderson Township GOP ambulance chasers.
Attention "Lane Takers"
For all the cyclists out there wanting to "take the lane" for "safety", here's the scoop - you're illegal &, more to the point, rude.
Per Ohio Revised Code

4511.22 Slow speed.
(A) No person shall stop or operate a vehicle, trackless trolley, or street car at such an unreasonably slow speed as to impede or block the normal and reasonable movement of traffic, except when stopping or reduced speed is necessary for safe operation or to comply with law.
4511.27 Overtaking and passing of vehicles proceeding in the same direction.
(A) The following rules govern the overtaking and passing of vehicles or trackless trolleys proceeding in the same direction:
(1) The operator of a vehicle or trackless trolley overtaking another vehicle or trackless trolley proceeding in the same direction shall, except as provided in division (A)(3) of this section, signal to the vehicle or trackless trolley to be overtaken, shall pass to the left thereof at a safe distance, and shall not again drive to the right side of the roadway until safely clear of the overtaken vehicle or trackless trolley.
(2) Except when overtaking and passing on the right is permitted, the operator of an overtaken vehicle shall give way to the right in favor of the overtaking vehicle at the latter’s audible signal, and the operator shall not increase the speed of the operator’s vehicle until completely passed by the overtaking vehicle.
And, specific to bicycles:
4511.55 Operating bicycles and motorcycles on roadway.
(A) Every person operating a bicycle upon a roadway shall ride as near to the right side of the roadway as practicable obeying all traffic rules applicable to vehicles and exercising due care when passing a standing vehicle or one proceeding in the same direction.
(B) Persons riding bicycles or motorcycles upon a roadway shall ride not more than two abreast in a single lane, except on paths or parts of roadways set aside for the exclusive use of bicycles or motorcycles.
(C) This section does not require a person operating a bicycle to ride at the edge of the roadway when it is unreasonable or unsafe to do so. Conditions that may require riding away from the edge of the roadway include when necessary to avoid fixed or moving objects, parked or moving vehicles, surface hazards, or if it otherwise is unsafe or impracticable to do so, including if the lane is too narrow for the bicycle and an overtaking vehicle to travel safely side by side within the lane.
(D) Except as otherwise provided in this division, whoever violates this section is guilty of a minor misdemeanor. If, within one year of the offense, the offender previously has been convicted of or pleaded guilty to one predicate motor vehicle or traffic offense, whoever violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor of the fourth degree. If, within one year of the offense, the offender previously has been convicted of two or more predicate motor vehicle or traffic offenses, whoever violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor of the third degree.


Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Grasping at Straws
When planning a sidewalk event one can either stand in front of public areas (like parks) or block access to businesses in an attempt to leech off of their business. As it can be bad for business, polite people will ask businesses if it's ok to leech. Dope dealers like to hang out in front of stores so they can have access to restrooms, change & snacks. It doesn't mean the business endorses the leeches & dope dealers. When petition gatherers asked if they could stand in front of Graeter's ice cream stores the owner replied yes, they were public pathways. He might have just figured most people would walk right past the petition signature collectors, ignoring them.
But city council's #2 opportunist has taken this, and announced it, as an endorsement. This is, of course just what desperate people do and Smitherman has a reputation for just making stuff up anyway.
Of course there's no sure bet they even have a reason to collect signatures but this is the kind of feeble tactic radical minorities use. HSUS continued to collect signatures for an Ohio referendum even after they withdrew the thing. It's always good to have those names & contact info when you go begging for more money.

Fishwarp article here
Fortunately, Ohio's General Assembly is dominated by liberty loving, business friendly, small government types because, otherwise, they'd be shuttering businesses and prohibiting popular entertainment in the state. As it is, they are offering a, "I might have shot you but I didn't kill you" option.
House committees have 2 bills to regulate & kill internet cafe gambling. Obviously, you need oversight & regulation on games of chance to make sure they're not rigged & folks in the industry agree, but warn the onerous HB7, promoted by a pentad of freedom loving, business friendly Republicans could wipe them out.
Who are they trying to help?

Noose Son story here

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

The Dead Vote
How immoral & how unexpected is post-mortem voting in a society that generally believes in eternal life / life after death?
In the 2012 elections in Hamilton County, 2 of the 3 cases of voter fraud involved people submitting ballots for deceased intimate co-habitants. Neither seem like bad people - one was a nun & a dean at a college. Could these violations of man's secular law actually have been made based upon a deeper belief in spiritual law? We have elements of society purporting life before birth. Should life extend some period after death as well? Perhaps the momentum of a persom's life should count for something.

WKRC story here
What Do You Want on Your Tombstone ?
A lady in Florida is suing a Catholic Cememtery because they will not accept a tombstone emblazoned with logos of NASCAR & the Indianapolis Colts. The PIC claims that all tombstones need to have Catholic oriented imagery only.
It's their cemetery - they can do what they want.
What surprises me is that NASCAR & the NFL will allow the use of their logos on the tombstone in the first place.
The Spring Grove Cemetery doesn't appear to have any policies listed but other cemeteries seem ok with such imagery on headstones.
This'n is in Indiana & has logos for a whole bunch of companies. Having an ad on your tombstone for Viagra is a particularly nice touch - doubtless it will lead to at least a few rumors about the interred's demise. Again, I guess the companies are ok with the use of their trademarks?

Daily Male article here

Article about the Greenwood grave here

Monday, March 11, 2013

City to Install Dangerous & Costly European Style Pedestrian Crosswalks
As the liberals lead the United States down the rabbit hole of disastrous European socialism, their latest ploy is to install new striping for pedestrians in roadways. The European style markings require vast amounts of paint - way more than our efficient, economical & traditional, American markings. This paint is also slippery when wet making them a dire hazard in the rain.
As we all know, MILLIONS of Europeans die while floundering around in intersections trying to get up after slipping only to be mowed down by drunken communists driving cheap Dacias.
Pedestrians, like Negroes and Mexicans, have long been allies of the leftists and, as is their way, the elitist authoritarians have turned on them, too. There is no end to the hatred and bloodlust of the American Liberal.

Need Some Punishment ?
Tuesday, 3/12/13, the Side by Side series will pair the corrupt vile opportunist Ken Blackwell (D,C,R) & the vile opportunist Jerry Springer (D).
Both have been mayors of Cincinnati.
5:45 - 8:00 PM @ Kresge Hall, 231 Albert Sabin Way on the sloping UC Medical College campus.

More info here
The Fishwarp wants to know what your local TV noose anchor dream team would be. Thing is these are just actors reading a script and the script is so bad - it might be worse than nothing at all. Reading comments their audiences post on their websites, it's quite obvious he local news media isn't doing their job - so why not use Spanish speaking masked Mexican wrestlers to deliver the local news?
They certainly have better reputations.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Fund Drive
While Blogging isn't Cool has no financial problems - heads of state, drug kingpins and captains of industry routinely reward us with lavish gifts of cash, people & small islands for our advice, the same is not true for other bloggers.
Cincinnati's second best blog has taken to begging doing classic fund drives to keep the row on the shoad.
To find out more, check out Building Cincinnati
Why Does Steve Chabot Hate Liberty & Small Government ?
Another telephone "Town Hall Meeting", another channeling of Stalin by Steve Chabot. In these 2 calls that invaded my solitude the other night, Steve Chabot's loyal vassals both sought ways to screw the unfortunate. This is something very close to Chabot's CINO heart. In both cases, Chabot admitted to the government using force on citizens. He proclaims it unfortunate when this force is leveled on his followers but welcomes even more force, restrictions & invasions of privacy on the poor - or those who probably don't support him.
Chabot shouldn't be questioning why some people are drug tested, he should be questioning why anybody is drug tested. Presumably "George" is a good employer & hires qualified workers with good track records. Presumably he would suggest a medical intervention if one of his employees was slurring or staggering - indeed, the worker might have suffered a minor stroke. But, no Chabot wants employees, in a fairly un-American fashion, to prove their innocence.
The second caller is worried about new neighbors that might not be of the same caliber as her friends & fam. Chabot fairly butchers his explanation of block grants, but, again, offers no recommendation of liberty enhancing smaller government.
Negativity & big intrusive government ~ all Chabot has to offer.

Saturday, March 09, 2013

And Right Now It's Time…
for Northside Second Saturday!!!!
I want Some of What Todd's Smoking
If you told me our new sheriff had given the keys to the evidence room to our Hamilton County Commissioners, I wouldn't be surprised. Hartman is telling the city to shorten the enforced meters time but his own departments could probably save the bankrupt county government money by shortening their own hours rendering the conflict moot. Todd Portune, an ex-Cincinnati resident is trying to dictate meter rates. Hey, why not get rid of 'em - everybody likes free stuff…..
But Portune's real gem is his Eastern Corridor Oasis line. A project that will cost almost a half BILLION dollars and almost $20,000,000 per year to operate. And where can a Cincinnatian go on the train line? Parking lots.
While folks out east in places like scenic Milford & idyllic Newtown can drive to these parking lots, park & hop on the train to town like Don Draper, a person taking the trip east would need some good hiking shoes. Dunno what the scoop is on taking bikes on the train.
It seems the train would only need to make a couple rush hour trips in the morning & evening. It really wouldn't serve much purpose on wekends. I don't know what value this thing would have for special events. Even metro has stopped it's Riverfest specials. And this is what really has Portune freaked out. He wants to get this train running by a major sporting event. Why? Will baseball fans want to take the train to a Milford parking lot? Perhaps a lot of east siders are avid baseball fans - ok - how do you schedule the train around the game AND the other festivities?
Seems like an awfully expensive Park & Ride.
Anyway, Mt Adams is sure to veto the plan.

Friday, March 08, 2013

what he said.

Thursday, March 07, 2013

Paul Bearer RIP
One of the greatest pro wrestling characters ever, Paul Bearer, Bill Moody, has passed away. He will be missed.

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Cincinnati #10 Best Spring Break Destination

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

A London Brothel Menu circa 1912
I guess package deals needed to be negotiated…..

Monday, March 04, 2013

What the hell is Wrong With the Fishwarp ?
The Cincinnati Enquirer covered the parking lease debate today like juvenile grade school reporters. Their high tech internet coverage was, essentially, a childish tweetfest that encouraged participation to engage in equally banal juvenile behavior. They could have done something radical like, I dunno, setting up a camera & microphone with a live feed???
Amateurish, juvenile bullshit - the community was not served. Fortunately it will be available to people running the Windows operating system on their computers eventually.
You can find it here.
Drones Cross Rubicon
With the use of surveillance cameras on the rise, one has to wonder how can people ever sift through all the mind numbing footage of people milling around scratching their noses & texting their moms. The answer is ~ they're not. The current electronic surveillance is just the groundwork being laid by the pink moles of the percolating Robot Army. Obviously, the machines are better suited to digest all the boring info than the quivering flesh bags, but the fleshbags are much more at ease seeing their own install the core infrastructure that will eventually enslave them.
With the knowledge of who is better suited for manual labor as human/animal hybrids, being wetware or just human battery power, the Robot Army can more rapidly execute their morbid plans when they achieve critical mass.

For more on the plans to subjugate the Queen's Robot Enclave, check out The Fishwarp

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Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes?
Ohio State Assemblyman Louis Terhar has proposed legislation to advance secrecy in state business in an effort to "ensure public transparency". Terhar, is of course, the spouse of the state education board president who was recently outed for posting fallacious memes on faceBook like a drunken teenager. He was appointed to the seat of disgraced Assemblyman Robert Mecklenborg, who resigned after being arrested in Indiana for driving drunk & stoked to the gills with viagra using an invalid driver's license & in the company of a 20 something 'showgirl'. He hails from Green Township, long known for scandals ranging from HUD manipulation to the board of trustees bending over backwards & breaking their own rules to give patronage jobs to spouses of top Hamilton County GOP officials. Terhar was officially elected after his district was radically Gerrymandered redrawn. Coming from such a culture of corruption, Terhar's Orwellian logic makes perfect sense.
He is circulating a proposal to make it harder to find out about applicants for state jobs. He wants to conceal the details concerning people who would be paid with taxpayer money to attract "the best & brightest". Hiding the sub par qualifications of Jennifer Triantafilou would have saved Green Township a lot of problems. Covering up Robert Mecklenborg's arrest could have saved the leach face. I doubt Terhar would take a Dumbocrats word for it that no shenanigans would go on behind closed doors. No matter how well intentioned he is, and I doubt he is, our government needs to be transparent & his attempts at surreptitiousness should be aborted.

Fishwarp story here

Sunday, March 03, 2013

Cranley Promotes Lax Law Enforcement
Cincinnati Mayoral Candidate John Cranley proclaimed that fines for illegal, anti-social behavior are a "hidden tax". As part of the old school Cincinnati Democrat machine, coddling unions & brushing crime under the rug probably just comes naturally to Cranley

Fishwarp article here.
Everybody's Gonna Die
Here's how to get to Ohio's last casino - and probably the last place you will ever go ~ you won't be going home.
As you can see by the map, it's a veritable gauntlet of thugees, assasins, dacoits & C.H.U.D. . The streets of Cincinnati will be rivers of blood and gore when the casino opens March 4. The fires, like mass pyres, will light the night sky for miles while inhuman shrieks & howls will echo off brick walls - gorges of madness and pain.
Go ahead, roll the dice….

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Saturday, March 02, 2013

Chinese Graves
United States society is a blend of conservatism, enlightenmentism & capitalism. Our English roots are the conservative part which include a dedication to our society, traditions and spirituality. Our enlightenment aspect rejects class, nobility & superstition. Capitalism helps us grow & become greater people both as individuals and as a society but has a common pitfall of overshadowing our commitment to our society & individuals & becoming a soul crushing path to avarice, lust & gluttony. We have a bit of a balancing act & we see Americans slip one way or another every day. We also tend to see some of the greatest successes in the world.
A hallmark of commieism is a spiritless soul crushing arbitrarily defined pragmatism. While China was, for thousands of years, an incredibly conservative society, about 60 years ago, they did a complete 180 - bypassed enlightenmentness and went full throttle commie. In later years they started going capitalist but without the traditional human factor to govern their velocity - no balancing act at all. So where's that get ya?
The rampant desecration of over 2,000,000 graves
Two million tombs in Zhoukou, one of the oldest cities on the mainland, have been removed over the past few months under a new provincial government policy to make more land available for agriculture.
The above video was made to protest this action. Some of the words the kids added were
For thousands of year, we have visited our ancestors’ graves.
This is our tradition.

You wipe your ass, dig up our ancestors’ graves
and they are homeless.
The spirit is still there, it's just being trampled by the lust for money & power that consumes the soulless government billionaires.

More translation here

And to clean Gangnam Style out of your noggin, go here

Friday, March 01, 2013

Happy Birthday, Ohio
Born March 1, 1803 sorta....
Ohio legislator Dale Mallory, impeached by his neighborhood community council, riding on his family's coattails to Columbus & whose political opponents have suffered arson attempts has co-sponsored legislation restricting cash strapped cities, counties & townships from using inexpensive technology to fight crime & promote safety. With Columbus tax breaks to the rich, made on the backs of local governments & new taxes for the middle class, this will add yet another burden to the taxpayers.
Apparently, the statist neocon Columbus mentality has rubbed off onto him. Thankfully this disgrace to the Queen City is in his last term. We need people in Columbus who will restore liberty to the people and remove the shackles from local governments so they cn be more competitive.

H. B. No. 69