Monday, December 30, 2013
The Duck Dynasty reality star that recently got in trouble for his views on African-Americans, and gays, has also revealed his thoughts on women. Phil Robertson, the Duck Dynasty star embraced by conservatives, has some other caveman-like opinions.
....some Americans could also be shocked to find out that Robertson believes that the age of 15 is the perfect time for girls to get married — as long as they can cook and carry a Bible.
At a Sportsmen’s Ministry talk in 2009, Robertson had some advice for a young man.
“Make sure that she can cook a meal, you need to eat some meals that she cooks, check that out,” he said. “Make sure she carries her Bible. That’ll save you a lot of trouble down the road. And if she picks your ducks, now, that’s a woman.”
Obviously, a young woman's education is not a priority for Mr. Robertson.
To the ladies out there----
If you meet someone that claims that they love Phil Robertson and the Duck Dynasty people, run away from them as fast as you can.
Friday, December 27, 2013
The following is an example of some of the Ohio Republicans who've been elected in the state legislature.
Buchy doesn't care or want to know why a woman would seek an abortion. Like most Ohio Republicans, it is just their way of controlling women.
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In case you are interested, there is no economic miracle in Ohio. If Gov. John Kasich and member of the Ohio GOP try to tell you that, just call it what it is---- BS.
.....The national unemployment rate not too long ago exceeded the rate here. That has reversed, Ohio at 7.4 percent, the country at 7 percent....
....Part of the trouble facing the governor results from his own actions. If he has closed a huge budget hole and launched initiatives, from the third-grade reading guarantee to JobsOhio, he also celebrated early, when Washington was no less troubled, declaring on his watch mounting interest in a “miracle” here.....
....there has been a sharp slowing the past year of momentum, the state adding a mere 19,800 jobs....
Kasich has been a failure at creating jobs in Ohio. W.P. Carey School of Business notes that Ohio is 46th in job creation. The only people that benefit are those CEO's at corporations that have received tax incentives and grant money from JobsOhio. The regular people in Ohio are losing jobs, services, and are facing cutbacks to our schools. The increase of school levies on the ballot demonstrates that Kasich's cuts to schools have forced districts to go to voters more frequently.
Someone is making out on Kasich's "trickle down economics" and it isn't the people of Ohio.
Monday, December 23, 2013
If you live in Ohio, you know that Gov. John Kasich's lack of leadership on job creation has resulted in Ohio being ranked as the 44th state in job creation. Kasich has used his "trickle-down" policies to reward the rich and corporate buddies by granting tax cuts, while the poor, unemployed, and even school children suffer because of his cuts. Hopefully, 2014 will bring us a new governor like Ed Fitzgerald.
The saddest part is that Kasich had the chance to save 1,000 jobs at Ormet, but he didn't make the effort. As a result, former Ormet workers and their families are faced with a depressing future---- no jobs and no gifts under the tree.
Best wishes for a New Year with a new Democratic Ohio governor and Democratic elected officials!
What! Another questionable appointment has been made by Gov. John Kasich!!!!
The Toledo Blade reports that an appointee to the Owens Community College board had some incredible background!
We'll just add this latest Kasich appointee to the list of people that should not be appointed to any office.
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
*** If you need further evidence of Gov. John Kasich's failure to stimulate the economy and hiring in Ohio, you need to look at the ODJFS Warn page. Two more companies have announced layoffs--
http://jfs.ohio.gov/warn/current.stm, and that includes BEF (Bob Evans Farms) and Huntington (Camco Financial Corporation). Considering the millions of dollars that Bob Evans Farms received from JobsOhio, layoffs like this should not be happening.
>>> A civil rights violation in the government of Ohio?????
Plunderbund has uncovered a serious investigation in the Kasich administration:
....we have confirmed that the Ohio Inspector General is indeed investigating Rutherford and Ryan. The Inspector General’s Office has not yet released the report and is not commenting on the investigation.
We have also confirmed that ODOT’s Office of Equal Opportunity has a case pending on Mr. Rutherford involving an allegation that he “retaliated against another Department employee for engaging in a protected activity under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.”
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act prohibits discrimination of employees based on an “individual’s race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.” Later court decisions have also held that sexual harassment in the workplace is illegal under the act. The act also prohibits retaliation by an employer against an employee who has filed an equal opportunity complaint or an employee who testifies as a witness regarding a complaint....
The lack of diversity in the Kasich administration has been documented. If this civil rights accusation is true, it is just another problem for the Kasich administration.
Friday, December 13, 2013
*** By now you've heard Fox News talker Megyn Kelly claimed that both Jesus and Santa Claus were white (see RawStory). I'd suggest that Megyn Kelly and the rest of the right wing racists on Fox check out the history of St. Nicholas (AKA Santa Claus). Kelly might want to look at where Jesus lived and the fact that Jesus was a Middle Eastern Jew. Any educated person knows that Megyn Kelly and Fox News are just plain wrong on this and everything else.
** Will Gov. John Kasich accept the invitation to pass out Christmas gifts to the families of the jobless Ormet workers and their families? The USW has offered Kasich an invitation, according to BizJournals. Is Kasich willing to face them after he ignored them for so many months?
Would you like to see Kasich's job creation? It is all located at ODJFS Warn page. These are the
layoffs in the state.
•••••••• Plunderbund has a big story on how JobsOhio has altered their recent report:
If you recently tried to read our story about JobsOhio’s disappointing third quarter report you may have noticed that the link to the report no longer works. That because JobsOhio removed the original report and replaced it with a new, modified version of the document.
The first file had a create date of 11/21/2013 at 3:18:08 AM and a modified date of 11/22/2013 at 3:29:08 PM. It was quietly released on JobsOhio’s website sometime over the weekend of November 29th......
......Based on an automated comparison of the two documents, we determined that the document had been altered by modifying the text describing the number of job commitments made by companies in the quarter.....
Thank you, Plunderbund, for your hard work exposing Kasich's shenanigans.
* As the winter continues to hit us with snow, it is nice to have a few websites to divert our attention from the cold. Here are a few of my favorite places to visit:
The Tiny House movement is showcased at
Beaches in the U.S. worth a visit like
Monday, December 09, 2013
The Republican Party has had a difficult time getting support from women voters. Now, the GOP is going to try some special training so that Republican candidates learn how to talk to women.
Republicans may be pretending to learn how to talk to women, but don’t get the idea they really care what women think. Nothing with regard to the substance of Republican policies toward women is really changing.
The GOP has spent all of 2013 trying to prevent women from having access to contraception or access to accurate medical information about abortion – let alone access to an abortion itself. Just look what they did in Kansas early this year if you must have an example.
For Republican men, women are still the second-class citizens, the inferior humans, they have been historically. Pretend the Nineteenth Amendment never happened: When Republicans want an opinion out of a woman, they’ll give it to her and then tell her to “shut her hole” and let the cranky old white men govern as God intended....
Women are smart enough to know that Republicans are still going to pedal the same old right wing agenda. It won't matter if Republicans take sensitivity training because they are still against women's reproductive rights, limiting birth control, blocking equal pay for equal work, public schools, and keeping Social Security. These are concerns of women and Republicans don't care about any of these items.
If you are interested in what women really think of Republicans, check out Jezebel's opinions on the GOP outreach to women. Face it---- women believe the GOP is a party of old white guys that care only about old white guys, especially those with lots of money.
Wednesday, December 04, 2013
Apparently, the organization known as ALEC is facing some financial problems and has lost some corporate members. ALEC promotes a pro-business, anti-labor, anti-public school, anti-middle class agenda by pushing their own legislation to state and federal elected officials.
The Guardian has an article about ALEC's financial crisis:
...The Guardian has learned that the American Legislative Exchange Council (Alec), which shapes and promotes legislation at state level across the US, has identified more than 40 lapsed corporate members it wants to attract back into the fold under a scheme referred to in its documents as the "Prodigal Son Project".
The target firms include commercial giants such as Amazon, Coca-Cola, General Electric, Kraft, McDonald's and Walmart, all of which cut ties with the group following the furore over the killing of the unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin in Florida in February 2012.....
...Despite the losses, Alec continues to be supported by some of the largest rightwing foundations in the country, including the energy tycoons the Koch brothers, the Bradley Foundation and the Searle Freedom Trust set up by the creator of NutraSweet. Alec's list of corporate members includes companies such as the telecoms firm AT&T, energy concerns Exxon Mobil and Peabody Energy, the pharma company Pfizer, drinks giant Diageo and the tobacco multinational Altria....
Visit the article at The Guardian for a very interesting article, including documents about membership and finances.
>>> The Guardian has another article about how ALEC is trying to go after people who are using solar energy.
Monday, December 02, 2013
Do you need another reason to vote Republicans out of office?
HuffingtonPost has the proof that the Republican controlled House of Representatives is definitely the worst ever:
...The House is only scheduled to work eight days between now and January 7, when members return for the second session of the 113th Congress.
The House had 239 days off scheduled during 2013, and they have even more off days scheduled for next year.
The 2014 calendar for the House, released in October by House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.), shows members will only work only 113 days. That's down from 2013, when House lawmakers were scheduled to meet for 126 days. Only 107 days were scheduled in 2012....
Boehner, Cantor, Issa, and the rest of the GOP should be ashamed of themselves. Unfortunately, they are too arrogant to feel shame.