Thursday, November 21, 2013

50 Years Ago

On November 22, 1963, I was a seventh grader in a Catholic school. It had started out as an ordinary day, but that soon changed. Our principal came into our classroom and announced that President Kennedy had been shot, and that the entire student body would immediately go into the church to pray for the President and his family.

Soon after we returned to our classroom, someone brought a radio to our teacher's desk where we heard an update about the President. We were all in shock, and many of us were crying, especially when the announcement was made that the President had died. It was difficult to understand how something so terrible could happen to someone so young like President Kennedy.

The next few days, my family, and the nation were glued to the television. It was all so unbelievable and so very sad. We watched every interview and report surrounding President Kennedy and his family.

On Sunday morning, November 24th, 1963, my brother and I were watching television before we went to church. The news was showing Lee Harvey Oswald being taken out of a building and into a car. We watched in horror as Oswald was shot on live television. We yelled for our parents and told them what happened.

On Monday, November 25th, schools and businesses across the country were closed for the funeral of President Kennedy.  We watched the entire funeral on our black and white television. The streets of Washington, D.C., were lined with sobbing mourners. We saw Caroline and John-John with their mother, Jacqueline Kennedy, and then watched John-John salute. It was more than we could bear.

Fifty years later, and we still grieve and remember.

Monday, November 18, 2013


* The stupidity of Fox News is apparent in this item from RawStory, when Elizabeth Hasselbeck shows concern for elderly pregnant women under the ACA. If there are 70, 80, and 90 year old pregnant women, Hasselbeck should provide some examples and notify scientific experts.

>>> The good people at Plunderbund point out that Gov. John Kasich's Medicaid website is a disaster in itself. Check out the complete story at Plunderbund

*** Ohio has had the 9th suicide by a prisoner in a state correction facility. Circleville Today has the story. Rumors of a lack of prison staff might be true since it appears to be a lack of supervision going on in the state prisons.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Kasich's Cuts

The people of Ohio are upset about the cuts that Gov. John Kasich has made to local governments and school districts.  Ohioans just don't know the full extent of Kasich's cuts and how they've hurt their communities.  Luckily, a website will provide information on Kasich's

Here are a few examples from -

Washington County, Ohio: 
   Cuts to Education $9 million
   Cuts to Local Government $5 million
   Total Cuts to the community $14 million

Franklin County, Ohio:
   Cuts to Education $129 million
   Cuts to Local Government $133 million
   Total Cuts to the community $262 million

Hamilton County, Ohio:
   Cuts to Education $117 million
   Cuts to Local Government $105 million
   Total Cuts to the community $222 million

Check out how Kasich has hurt your community by visiting and share with your contacts.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Ohio Needs Him

Talking Points Memo has a super news item on Democrat Ed Fitzgerald, candidate for Ohio Governor.

Here is an excerpt from TPM

...According to FitzGerald, Kasich's policies are "laying the foundation" for corruption to be a major problem in Ohio.

"What they're doing with economic development out there, I am so opposed to the philosophy that's guiding it right now," said FitzGerald. "Here's what they've done, they've gone from saying government should be run like a business. ... They're running it as a private corporation. ... They took the state's economic development company, they put it into a corporation they claim is private, but the governor appoints all the members of it. They are approving loans to other companies that they have received compensation from and that they have sat on the board of, including some that they currently sit on the board of."

FitzGerald, who also worked as a country prosecutor, described the current situation in Ohio as reminiscent of his experiences in law enforcement...

Ohio needs Fitzgerald to clean up the state!


Oh, no! Joe Scarborough is on Hardball with Chris Matthews. Why do people like Scarborough idolize and worship Ronald Reagan??? I lived through 2 Reagan administrations and they were not good for average Americans.

Friday, November 08, 2013


Huffington Post has news about the latest action by employees of Walmart:

Surrounded by about 100 police officers in riot gear and a helicopter circling above, more than 50 Walmart workers and supporters were arrested in downtown Los Angeles Thursday night as they sat in the street protesting what they called the retailer's "poverty wages." 

Organizers said it was the largest single act of civil disobedience in Walmart's 50-year history. The 54 arrestees, with about 500 protesting Walmart workers, clergy and supporters, demonstrated outside LA's Chinatown Walmart. Those who refused police orders to clear the street after their permit expired were arrested without incident. Those who fail to post $5,000 bail would be jailed overnight, Detective Gus Villanueva, a Los Angeles Police Department spokesman, told The Huffington Post...

"Where is the American economy going if we're all working poverty wages?," Sellers said. "There will be no working class. We'll all be in a poverty class."

This is why I don't shop at Walmart. Period.

>>>  WKSU is reporting more info involving the Suarez Corporation investigation.

New details are emerging about the connection between North Canton-based Suarez Corporation Industries and several republican lawmakers.

The company’s owner has been charged with making illegal campaign contributions while facing a consumer protection law investigation in California.

Founder Benjamin Suarez sought help from numerous Ohio officials in the case, including Governor John Kasich.....

Read the entire story at WKSU.

*** It looks like CBS News has a problem with their report on Benghazi-----CBS got it WRONG!

Thursday, November 07, 2013

Ohio's Economy Under Kasich

If you are wondering how things are going in Ohio under the leadership of Republican Gov. John Kasich, you need only to view this video- YouTube:

What is going on in Ohio? A quick look at ODJFS Warn page shows how the state is bleeding jobs. Just since the first of November of this year, Ohio has lost 253 jobs, as noted on the ODJFS Warn page.

Monday, November 04, 2013

Progress? Not From GOP!

*  What is going on in Ohio? It appears that the backroom deals, and pay to play are happening again! Plunderbund has uncovered some of the major players and the benefits they seems to be receiving.

* The only way to make progress in America is to have a Democratic majority in the U.S. House and Senate. The Republican Party is interested in three things:
1.   blocking legislation for jobs and any proposals from President Obama,
2.   giving more tax cuts to the rich,
3.   returning your civil rights to the same as they were in the 1800's (white men in power).

With the Senate appearing ready to pass the ENDA legislation, John Boehner will block the bill from ever moving forward in the House. HuffPost has the sad details.