Monday, April 13, 2009


> The U.S. Senate seat being vacated by retiring Republican Sen. George Voinovich has been the center of attention for months here in Ohio. Several prominent politicians have announced their intentions to seek the seat. Among the names interested in being Ohio's new U.S. Senator are Democrats Ohio Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner, and Lt. Gov. Lee Fisher, as well as conservative Republican Rob Portman, a former member of the Bush administration. It should be a very interesting race to watch.

> The total insanity right winger Glenn Beck's '912 Tea Party' campaign has been demonstrated in the video at the Huffington Post. In the video (YouTube video), one attendee suggests "...burn the books..." and another suggests the government is doing some "brainwashing." On the video, one tea party person suggests that "....Obama is a puppet of George Soros....."

Hmmm. Let me see if I get this straight. There is a loosely organized group of people, organized by an over the top, emotional, extreme right wing radio/TV personality, who advocate "burning books" and not paying taxes. Some of them believe that the government will start "brainwashing" the citizens when our TVs go digital. It looks like these people watch too, too much Faux News.