Tuesday, January 08, 2013


* Was there a college football game last night? The only Ohioan that cared was in attendance. John Boehner went to the BCS game in Miami, according to Politico.

** There is big news in Ohio politics!

Former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland will not seek to reclaim his old job in 2014, saying in a statement Tuesday that he would “continue to stand with working men and women to build a stronger Ohio” but not as an elected official.....

...A Quinnipiac University poll last month found Kasich vulnerable to a Democratic challenger: just 36 percent of Ohio voters said he deserves another term, while 43 percent said he doesn’t and 21 percent were unsure.

In November, the Democratic firm Public Policy Polling found Kasich drawing 44 percent support against an unnamed Democratic challenger’s 43 percent.

Ohio's working men and women have always had a great friend in Ted Strickland.

**** Plunderbund has some important observations about Gov. John Kasich latest scheme in a post titled Could Kasich's "flimflam finance" bankrupt the Ohio Turnpike? Kasich is gambling with the new debt while counting on future income from the Turnpike to pay it off.  Both the Pennsylvania Turnpike and Indiana Turnpike have had financial disasters related to the increase in tolls and drivers avoiding the toll roads.  Read Plunderbund and you too will worry about this latest idea from Kasich.

>>>  Did you know that Macy's is closing some stores? According to Cincinnati.com, six Macy's stores are closing.


....Macy’s said it will close six underperforming stores as part of a normal review of its business. The stores include a Bloomingdales Fashion Show Home Store in Las Vegas, Nev.; and Macy’s in Paseo, Colo.; Belmont, Mass.; Honolulu, Hawaii; St. Paul, Minn.; and Houston, Texas. Closing the stores will cost $2 million to $4 million taken in the fourth quarter....

Consumers should expect this kind of retail madness.