Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Mendenhall:Recall charades; Obama's choice; Norm Coleman

WHY DOES Warner Mendenhall, the unelected recall leader,  repeatedly insist, as he did in the Plain Dealer, that he does not have a  vendetta against Mayor Plusquellic  and then go on to assert: "This man is a danger against the community."?    Doesn't that connect the dots?   It sure does, and for that , I will give him a Grumpy Abe  Linguistic Lunacy (GALL) Award.  He also buzzed that he would be happy with anybody but Plusquellic at City Hall.  Question: How do you act out vendetta in charades?   Warner, you should have first paid up your tax liens to Uncle Sam before spending  foolishly on a white horse.   

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Keeping up-to-date:  From the June issue of  Harper's (magazine)  Index:
  • Rank of Texas among states with the nation's highest teen-pregnancy rates: 3
  • Percentage of Texas public-school districts that teach abstinence as their only form of sex education: 94.     
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Sweetness from Norm Coleman, who has obtusely held his state of Minnesota hostage for seven months while refusing to concede  his defeat in last November's Senate race by Democrat Al Franken.  He has issued a statement saying that when he is "re-elected" he will be fair in judging President Obama's U.S. Supreme Court nominee, Sonia Sotomayor!  All of this nonsense despite polls showing  about two-thirds of Minnesota voters want him to pack up and head for wherever losing senators go.   

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With the certain uproar from the right's Rush Limbaugh, Pat Buchanan and the GOP's backup crew of choristers over Obama's Supreme Court nominee,  it would be well for him to recall the words of  Joe Greene, the fearsome all-pro Pittsburgh Steelers tackle, who once spoke of the pathway to success:  "When you have your opponent down, you keep 'em down." The president's critics need only to do the math from the November election.      


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Anonymous said...

Akron) - Frank LaRose today announced his candidacy for the Ohio Senate in the 27th district promising to go to Columbus to fight for Summit County. LaRose, a Republican, is a former US Army Green Beret Sergeant First Class.

"Our county needs an advocate who understands the proper role of government and who will support measures that will make it easier to build businesses and create jobs," LaRose said.

LaRose earned a Bronze Star medal for his service with a Special Forces A-Team in Iraq. He also served with the peace-keeping operation in Kosovo. His journals during the mission were published in the Akron Beacon Journal.

"My country and my hometown have given a great deal to me," LaRose said. "I've always felt called to give something back. The honor of serving in the Ohio Senate will give me a chance to do just that."

LaRose said he will push for economic development, common-sense business regulation, and lower taxes.

"We've all seen the harsh reality of a down economy in Ohio. Our number one priority should be job creation," LaRose said.