Monday, November 07, 2011

Vote NO on 2!!!!

* In the November 14, 2011 issue of The Nation, Melissa Fazekas, of We Are Ohio, has a great quote concerning Issue 2 (SB 5): "The question comes down to whom do you trust?..........Real people who are our friends, family and neighbors, or deceptive and misleading ad funded by anonymous corporate donors?..."

Melissa Fazekas hit the nail on the head.  Do you trust John Kasich, a talk show host on Fox News,  and former Lehman Brothers Vice President , that helped our public employee retirement systems lose hundreds of millions of dollars?  Truthfully, you need to look for honesty, and guidance to those people in our community, "....our friends, family, and neighbors..." who work as firefighters, police, teachers, nurses, and public employees, who share your life and goals.

If you are looking for some outside views of Kasich's war on the middle class, check out these links:  DailyKos, Huffington Post, Malcontends, Findlaydem, and RawStory.

In case you are interested, our family cancelled our subscription to the Dispatch several weeks ago.


Vote No on Issues 1, 2, and 3.

(NOTE: A word to the wise----  When you go into your polling place, make sure that there are no pamphlets/political handouts in the lobby. Take a quick look around.  If you see anything, toss them in the trash.  I've seem some right wing religious groups sprinkle their  candidate/issue leaflets in polling areas.)

Does anyone else find it creepy that Republicans Josh Mandel and John Boehner refuse to give up campaign contributions from a former Republican candidate, Rich Iott?  Iott, also spends time dressing up as a Nazi re-enactor.


At least two Democrat-leaning political organizations are calling for Ohio Treasurer and U.S. Senate candidate Josh Mandel to return a $1,000 contribution he received from a former Republican congressional candidate who was involved in a Nazi re-enactment group. 

Specifically, both ProgressOhio and the National Jewish Democratic Council want Mandel, a Republican, to donate the contribution from Rich Iott, a former Toledo-area congressional candidate, to a charity such as the Wiesenthal Center, the Southern Poverty Law Center or “other appropriate charities.” 

Mandel, who is Jewish, received the contribution Sept. 5.....

How can they accept his money? Yuck.  I also find it disturbing that Iott listed his occupation on a campaign contribution in the following manner, and available at OpenSecrets: