Thursday, September 15, 2011

More Reasons to Vote NO on Issue 2---

* The IndependentCollegian has information about an anti-SB 5 rally on the campus of the University of Toledo.  Besides voicing opposition to SB 5, the speakers also talked about how HB 194, another Ohio GOP/Kasich plan, limits your rights to vote.

Here is an excerpt from the IndependentCollegian:

....teachers in local schools are fighting for their positions and are "likely to be outsourced should [Issue 2] pass."
Other groups of public union workers will be negatively affected by the bill, Sherry said, including firefighters.

"These people are heroes, but under Issue 2, Kasich positions them as the public enemy," Sherry said. "One of the worst things about Issue 2 is it endangers the safety of firefighters. They cannot argue for minimum staffing levels on fire engines when they're going to fight fires. That puts their lives in danger; our heroes."

Read the entire article and then go motivate friends and families to Vote NO on Issue 2.  

By the way, if you don't think that outsourcing teaching would not happen, you haven't seen what is going on in England where the teaching of math has been outsourced to India.  Check out the following articles:, BBC, HuffPost, Times-standard, etc.

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*  Michelle Bachmann's recent crazy statement about the HPV vaccine has physicians, scientists, and normal people shaking their heads.  Bachmann is not a doctor, a scientist, or even normal.  Most women would want to protect their daughters from cancer, except for Bachmann.  Why should Bachmann or any other person decide what is best for my daughter's future? 

* Gov. Kasich is featured in the new anti-SB 5 ad. 
We Are Ohio, the group seeking to repeal Senate Bill 5, has its second ad up on the air – and this one features pictures of Gov. John Kasich.

“The more Ohioans learn about Issue 2, the more they understand it didn’t have to be this way,” says Melissa Fazekas, spokeswoman for We Are Ohio. “Politicians didn’t have to attack Ohio workers like firefighters, police officers, teachers and nurses, they could have chosen a different path. At the same time they were asking hardworking Ohioans to make ‘shared sacrifices’ they were literally giving out huge pay raises and bonuses to their staff members. Their hypocrisy is appalling. Once again these politicians are playing by one set of rules, while expecting the rest of us to play by another.”

* Vote NO on Issue 2. *

*  The redistricting map announced by the Ohio Republicans is making a lot of people wonder if the GOP is looking for some sort of federal lawsuit.  The redistricting map marginalizes various groups of people.  I'm still holding to my idea that the map was drawn up by a toddler.

>>>>  OMG!  OMG!  Can you believe it?????  Republican candidate Josh Mandel is over 120 days late in his personal financial disclosure statement for candidates running for the U.S. Senate.  

Unbelievably, Ohio’s ethically-challenged Treasurer Josh Mandel found time for a media blitz last week where he dodged questions about his shady campaign cash, but STILL refuses to file his Personal Financial Disclosure Report (PFD). Today is September 14th, a full 120 days past the PFD due date and Josh Mandel is the only major candidate for Senate not to file. Josh Mandel’s continued refusal to file his PFD a full four months past the due date suggests that our absentee Treasurer is hiding something......

....Personal Financial Disclosure Reports for candidates are due within 30 days of becoming a candidate or by May 15th, whichever date is later.  Mandel filed his campaign committee on April 6th, 2011 with the FEC, and as a result his PFD report was due May 15th, 2011.

“Now 120 days past due, Josh Mandel’s continued refusal to file his Personal Financial Disclosure report has moved well past arrogance and incompetence, and into the realm of the ridiculous,” said Ohio Democratic Party Press Secretary Justin Barasky. “Mandel’s demonstrated from the beginning that believes the rules don’t apply to him, but at this point one has to wonder what exactly Josh Mandel is hiding.”

What is the deal?  But wait, there is more on Mandel, and it has to do with something he said that has been ruled FALSE.

......"Well, the majority last quarter of Sherrod Brown's campaign contributions came from outside of the state of Ohio," he said. "The majority of ours, came from inside of the state of Ohio."

That provoked a new question: Really?

....On the Truth-O-Meter, Mandel’s statement is simply False.

Tsk. Tsk.  Tsk.