Thursday, August 29, 2013


* Things are getting strange in the administration of Gov. John Kasich, Republican of Ohio.

The Department of Education has hired the husband of Gov. John Kasich’s chief of staff to a new position that will oversee the expansion of school choice in Ohio.

David J. Hansen, former president of the conservative Buckeye Policy Institute and husband to Kasich’s chief of staff Beth Hansen, is the state’s first executive director for the office of quality school choice and funding. The position comes with an annual salary of $105,000.

Mrs. Hansen, who ran Kasich’s successful 2010 campaign for governor, is the governor’s highest-paid employee at about $170,000 per year.

Rob Nichols, a spokesman for Kasich, said the governor’s office played no role in Mr. Hansen’s hiring......

 If you believe that, I might be able to interest you in some swampland........
This story follows the investigation of another Kasich appointee being investigated for nepotism as posted in Plunderbund (August 21, 2013). Ohioans had better wake and and see how Kasich is running the state.

* Did you catch what Pat Robertson said?

Televangelist Pat Robertson claimed on his show, the "700 Club," on Tuesday that gay people in San Francisco have deliberately spread AIDS using rings designed to cut people, according to a video published by Right Wing Watch.

"You know what they do in San Francisco? Some of the gay community there, they want to get people. So, if they've got the stuff, they'll have a ring. You shake hands and the ring's got a little thing where you cut your finger," Robertson said in the video. "Really. I mean it's that kind of vicious stuff, which would be the equivalent of murder."

Right Wing Watch said the clip was edited out of the version of the show that was placed on the "700 Club" website and that the comments were made when Robertson was responding to a question from a viewer who was worried about driving with a man who had AIDS.....

Pat Robertson needs to retire. People don't need to hear these lies.