Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Newest New York Senator has been chosen...

Just heard that Caroline Kennedy is going to be chosen to be the Senator of New York. I find that interesting simply because, despite her name of "Kennedy", she has 0 experience as a public official. Wonder how much the seat was sold for in NY.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Scandal already....

I know we've had Presidents in the past involved in scandals....but this maybe the first time that a President is in a scandal before taking office....,CST-NWS-SNEED16.article

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Forbes endorses Blackwell!

Steve Frobes has come out and endorsed Ohio's own Ken Blackwell for RNC Chair.

Below is the article and letter that was printed in the Dayton Daily News.

Steve Forbes backs Blackwell for national RNC chairman
By Anthony Shoemaker | Wednesday, December 10, 2008, 02:15 PM

In a letter sent Tuesday, Dec. 9, to Republican supporters, former Ohio Secretary of State Ken Blackwell announced that Steve Forbes (right) will serve as the honorary chairman of his campaign to lead the Republican National Committee.

In a letter to RNC members, Forbes called Blackwell “someone who is a reliable conservative who has a record of standing up for our conservative principles; Someone who can broaden the appeal of the Republican Party; Someone who has a history of winning elections Someone who has clearly established himself/herself as a successful fundraiser, and; Someone who is an articulate and experienced spokesperson.”

The letter was posted to

Forbes ran for the Republican presidential nomination in 1996 and 2000.

Here’s the full text of Forbes’ letter:


To: Republican National Committee Members From: Steve Forbes Date: December 9, 2008 Subject: Ken Blackwell for Chairman

Ken Blackwell is a courageous and extraordinary leader and longtime personal friend. I have served with Ken on the boards of a number of conservative political organizations and worked with him for many years. He is a loyal, competent, and sincere individual.

During your discussions about the future of our party and the election of a new RNC chairman, I ask you to please consider supporting Ken Blackwell.

Ken brings a winning political record to the table, having been victorious 13 of the 17 times that his name has been listed on a primary or general election ballot. The significance of his three successful statewide elections in Ohio as a Republican should not be understated.

Were we to make a list of the qualifications for a new chairman, we might agree on these five:

Someone who is a reliable conservative who has a record of standing up for our conservative principles; Someone who can broaden the appeal of the Republican Party; Someone who has a history of winning elections Someone who has clearly established himself/herself as a successful fundraiser, and; Someone who is an articulate and experienced spokesperson; All five of these qualities are abundantly present in the life of Ken Blackwell.

Ken will be ready to lead our party on Day 1. He is well acquainted with Washington, but he has never become part of the system. He has ruggedly maintained his anti-establishment views and reform agenda. Simply put, Ken will affect Washington. It will not affect him. It never has.

For all of these reasons and more, I am pleased to inform you that I will serve as Honorary Chairman of the Ken Blackwell for RNC Chairman campaign.

In this capacity, and as a Republican voter from the state of New Jersey, I humbly ask you to vote for Ken Blackwell for Chairman.

Thank you for your service to our party.


Steve Forbes

Uncle Teddy is cracking!

A once highly popular Governor is starting to show some true colors. As people learn more about our own Governor Strickland his popularity has been steadily decreasing. Maybe he should have spent more time being the Gov. in 2008 rather than schmoozing with Hillary and Obama.

This is from the Dayton Daily News.

By William Hershey | Wednesday, December 10, 2008, 08:48 AM

Gov. Ted Strickland’s job approval rating has fallen to 54 percent, the lowest of the year, but the Democrat still appears in strong shape for re-election in 2010, according to a new Quinnipiac University poll released today, Dec. 10.

The poll also found that former U.S. Sen. Mike DeWine, the Cedarville Republican, is the best known of Republicans considering a challenge to Strickland in 2010, although former U.S. House members John Kasich of the Columbus area and Rob Portman of the Cincinnati area are well regarded among those who know them.

In another development, the poll found that Republican U.S. Sen. George Voinovich may face a tough fight for re-election to a third term in 2010. In the poll, 36 percent want to give him another term while 35 percent backed an unnamed Democratic candidate.

The poll also found that Democratic Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner could face re-election problems. She is viewed favorably by 26 percent of voters, compared to 24 percent who view her unfavorably and 49 percent who don’t know enough about her.

Her possible Republican opponent, House Speaker Jon Husted, R-Kettering, is a blank slate to 86 percent of voters who havent’ heard enough about him to have an opinion.

For full poll results, click here.

In the new poll, 54 percent approved Strickland’s job performance while 25 percent disapproved. This is down from a 60-25 percent approval rating in August. His highest approval rating in the polls since taking office in 2001 was 61-15 percent in November of 2007. His lowest was 45-12 percent in February of 2007.

“He’s in good shape,” said Peter Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute. “Most governors would be very happy with those numbers half way during his term. He’d have to be considered a favorite for re-election…”

His approval rating still was higher than that of the Republican-controlled legislature. In the poll, 46 percent viewed the legislature’s performance favorably, while 35 percent had an unfavorable view.

Among possible Strickland opponents, Mike DeWine, defeated in his 2006 re-election bid, is viewed favorably by 43 percent of voters, compared to 24 unfavorably. Kasich is viewed favorably by 18 percent and unfavorably by 8 percent. Portman is viewed favorably by 12 percent and unfavorably by 7 percent. High percentages of voters hadn’t heard enough about Kasich or Portman to rate them.

While Voinovich is a nip and tuck battle in the poll with an unnamed Democratic opponent, he still was viewed favorably by 51 percent of voters compared to 31 percent who disapproved.

The contradictory results may indicate that voters are saying “he’s part of the past. We’re in the mood for something new,” said Brown.

The poll was taken Thursday, Dec, 4- Monday, Dec. 8 with 1,468 Ohio voters and has a margin of error of plus of minus 2.6 percentage points.

Now he says we don't need to cling to guns....

The below article comes from the Chicago Sun-Times

December 8, 2008

BY ABDON M. PALLASCH Political Reporter
As gun sales shoot up around the country, President-elect Barack Obama said Sunday that gun-owning Americans do not need to rush out and stock up before he is sworn in next month.
"I believe in common-sense gun safety laws, and I believe in the second amendment," Obama said at a news conference. "Lawful gun owners have nothing to fear. I said that throughout the campaign. I haven't indicated anything different during the transition. I think people can take me at my word."

But National Rifle Association spokesman Andrew Arulanandam said it's not Obama's words — but his legislative track record — that has gun-buyers flocking to the stores.

"Prior to his campaign for president, his record as a state legislator and as a U.S. Senator shows he voted for the most stringent forms of gun control, the most Draconian legislation, gun bans, ammunition bans and even an increase in federal excise taxes up to 500 percent for every gun and firearm sold," Arulanandam said.

Obama answered "yes" in 1996 to a questionnaire from an Illinois group on whether he supported a handgun ban. But he later said a staffer filled out that answer and he did not support a ban.

Nationally, background checks for gun purchases jumped nearly 49 percent during the week Obama was elected, compared with the same time period last year, according to the FBI's National Instant Background Check System.

Anecdotally, gun dealers around the country have reported spikes in sales. The Illinois State Rifle Association Reports gun sales for November were 38 percent higher than last year.

"We don't dispute [the gun sales hike] because the numbers from the federal system certainly confirm that there is increased activity out there. We just think it's a bit stupid," said Peter Hamm, spokesman for the Brady Campaign against Gun Violence.

"Anyone who thinks they need to rush out and buy a firearm clearly has not been paying attention to how quickly we make progress on this issue. We don't think these are first-time buyers. We think they are people who already have more than enough guns at their homes to protect themselves and are buying more."

Thursday, December 4, 2008

No recession for Gun sales!

The article below comes from

Truth In Politics: Gun Sales Boom After Election

CHICAGO (CBS) ― Gun sellers say the election of Barack Obama is helping them avoid the recession. Sales of new guns are booming - up an estimated 50 percent in the suburbs.

In Wednesday's Truth in Politics, CBS 2 Political Editor Mike Flannery reports the gun lobby spent big trying to defeat Obama this year, outraged by his promise to reinstate a ban on military-style assault weapons. On talk radio, he was denounced as a "gun grabber." Now, as Obama heads to the White House, millions are rushing to reload.

Business has rarely been better for certified arms instructor Jan Gofron.

He's teaching a flood of new students about semi-automatic handguns as well as tactical shot guns some call "street sweepers."

The most powerful weapons are disappearing fastest from local gun shops. At Elmwood Park's Illinois Gun Works, sales started soaring as it became apparent Barack Obama would win the White House.

"Once people started to realize that the Democrats had a better chance, or seemed to have a better chance, they started getting nervous about certain gun regulations," said Illinois Gun Works' Owner Dan Mastrianni.

Recent gun sales are up nationally 42 percent. In Illinois, they are up 38 percent; and in Chicago's suburbs 50 percent.

"It's simply paranoia," said Thomas Mannard of the Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence. "And it's irresponsible, from my point of view, to be touting how wonderful this is. More guns definitely equal more death."

Mannard worked with then-state Sen. Barack Obama to pass Illinois' ban on assault weapons. Obama also helped close a loophole that allowed gun shows to sell weapons without doing background checks on buyers. Mannard now hopes for a national law.

Gun dealers say the threat of new rules will keep their sales booming.

"I don't expect this to slow down anytime soon," Mastrianni said. "What happened during Prohibition? Whatever people can't have, that's what they want. They can't get enough of it."

Like many, Mastrianni does not believe gun issues are anywhere near top of the president-elect's political agenda. Senior Advisor David Axelrod declined to discuss what, if any, gun-related legislation the administration might propose, nor when. He noted they are busy picking people for top jobs.

(© MMVIII, CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved.)

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

A new plan to upset the Left!

You know what would really UPSET the Democrats...

Bush should resign now,
Then Dick Cheney becomes President,
Then he appoints Condoleezza Rice as VP.
Then Cheney resigns.and Condoleezza Rice, a
Republican, becomes the first BLACK - WOMAN President!

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Austria chosen to lead!

The article below is from

Austria chosen to lead freshmen Republicans in CongressBy David DeWitt, Reporter
Congressman-elect Steve Austria (R-Beavercreek) has been selected as president of the Republican freshmen class in Congress during the orientation for incoming representatives last week.

Austria was selected by his fellow Republican freshmen in a vote.

In a statement to the Dayton Daily News, Austria said he was happy to be selected.

"I'm excited to be part of a very talented and focused freshman class, which has many good ideas to address the problems we face," Austria said. "The elections are over and our work in Congress has already begun."

As part of his position as president of the freshmen class, Austria is likely to serve on the Congressional Republicans' steering committee, which determines committee assignments.

Austria was elected to replace retiring U.S. Rep. David Hobson (R-Springfield) in Ohio's 7th Congressional District. He beat out attorney Sharen Neuhardt (D-Yellow Springs) for the position, winning 58.7 percent of the votes compared to 41.3 percent for Neuhardt.

With several seats still undecided, Republicans will have at least 19 fresh faces in the 111th Congress, compared to at least 32 for Democrats.

DAVID DEWITT is a Reporter and can be reached via email at

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

To my Democrat friends...

No Hard Feelings...

The election day is over, The talking is done.

My party lost, your party won.

So let us be friends, Let arguments pass.

I'll hug my elephant, You kiss your ass.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

A Thought to ponder

Think about this...

Why is President-Elect Obama willing to sit down with foriegn leaders like Hugo Chavez but he isn't willing to talk with Sean Hannity?

Ponder that and let me know what you think.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Comments from a friend

Below I've copied an e-mail from a close family friend that had some comments about the Election results. Very powerful word. My friend is an immigrant from the former Czechoslovakia that left due to their form of Government.

Hello to all on the Veterans Day:
as promised, you got no e-mails from me last week.
I was in mourning for elections - president's choice.
I mourned for people -
who didn't use the brain
and didn't vote for McCain.

As I watch TV on election night and saw Ohio go blue, I knew, it was over...
As I watch TV for president - elect speech - I did what most of people at the park did - I cried...
Difference - however, their tears were tears of Joy, mine were Tears of Sorrow...
Sorrow that this, the greatest country in the World lost something very special -
it's Freedom as we used to know. Freedom for each so many people in military lost their lives.
Freedom for which many people of the former Eastern Europe lost their lives as well, as they
tried to swim for Freedom via Danube River and being shut, or tried to brake through barber wires,
run for it, just to be shut...

The worship-like expression on the faces of people I did see on TV that night, reminded me
very much of the faces in Russia - for Lenin & Stalin, and in Germany for Hitler.
I once read a book title: "The Nation of Sheep" by William Lederer. (published 1961, 1967)
Never before did I believe in its content as much as that night.

It makes me wonder:
Do so many people in this country really believe that Socialism is the way to go?
Even after Russia and all Eastern Europe are free of it, for it didn’t work?
Or they really don’t get it that “Spread the Wealth around” is a basic principle of Marxism – Leninism – Socialism – Communism?
Is that what they really want for this country?

The choice has been made…be careful what you wish for…but all of us have to live with it.
I pray and ask you all to pray that our country will survive with our Democracy intact.
May God Help us, Protect us, and Watch over us. For He is the only one that can.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Obama supporters show true side

Very interesting. Even his own supporters believe he will bring Socialism.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

The Newest Mike Crites ad...

I love the part when Marc Dann "runs" in...

This is how we roll....

Martin Wins Endorsement!

Greene County Fraternal Order of Police Endorse Martin
Local arm of the State’s largest law enforcement organization believe Martin is the best choice in Ohio’s 70th House District

BEAVERCREEK, OH. (10/23/08) – The Greene County Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #37 has announced their endorsement of Jarrod Martin, candidate for the Ohio House of Representatives.

The Fraternal Order of Police is the voice of those who dedicate their lives to protecting and serving our communities. The FOP has a national membership of 325,000 sworn law enforcement officers with over 25,000 of those members from the State of Ohio.

“I have a great deal of respect for our law enforcement community and I welcome the opportunity to work with them for the safety of our citizens,” Martin said.

Ma rtin continues to receive broad based support and his campaign has been endorsed by the Associated Builders and Contractors of Ohio, National Federation of Independent Business, Ohio Right to Life, Ohio Gun Collectors Association, Ohio State Medical Association, Ohio Chamber of Commerce, Buckeye Firearms Association, Ohio Society of CPA’s, National Rifle Association, and the Dayton Daily News.

Martin owns a business in Beavercreek and works on behalf of families throughout Greene County. As a member of the Beavercreek City Council; he has worked to eliminate waste and reduce expenses, saving taxpayers thousands of dollars.

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Paid for by Friends of Jarrod B. Martin, 2098 Fairknoll Drive, Beavercreek, Ohio 45431, Ralph C. Harper, Treasurer

Jarrod B. Martin
Candidate For
State Representative
70th House District
O: 937-426-0176
C: 937-475-2235
F: 937-490-2251

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Widener wins Endorsement!

Widener Endorsed by Springfield
News Sun
Widener has shown he can solve problems
SPRINGFIELD, OH (October,29) Republican Chris Widener and Democrat Roger Tackett are two of the more prominent names in Clark County politics.

They are facing off for the 10th District seat in the Ohio Senate held by Steve Austria. Austria is running to replace the retiring David Hobson in the 7th Congressional District.

Widener is currently serving a third term representing the 84th Ohio House District, and Tackett is serving his seventh term as county commissioner.

Tackett is a well-liked figure in county politics and veterans affairs.
His race has drawn support from the top of his state's party, including Gov. Ted Strickland.
And Tackett says he would like to return the favor by backing Strickland and his agenda in the Legislature.

Perhaps Widener's main accomplishment during his time in the Legislature has been the bill to effectively end usury by the payday lending industry.
His bill reduced the 391 percent annual percentage rate charged payday customers and reduced it to 28 percent. (The payday industry is now challenging that bill with Issue 5 that would keep the current regulations.)

Widener also has been active in trying to make Ohio more competitive in attracting new business by changing the tax code and lowering taxes.
The News-Sun Editorial Board believes both men are qualified, but that Widener holds the edge in experience.

Widener is fundamentally conservative, but he has demonstrated a willingness to simply solve problems without being doctrinaire.

Ohio faces tremendous challenges to its economy. Its educational and health systems need help from the Legislature.

Widener has proven to have a grasp of the issues and the ability to work with both Republicans and Democrats to solve problems.

To Read Article Click here.
Widener has received broad based support and endorsements for his senate campaign including,The Ohio Manufacturers' Association, The Fraternal Order of Police, Ohio Chamber of Commerce, the Ohio Farm Bureau-"Friend of Agriculture," Ohio Nurses Association, Associated Builders and Contractors of Ohio, Ohio State Building and Construction Trades Council, Buckeye Firearms Association, Ohio Society of CPA's, International Union of Operating Engineers, and the Ohio State Medical Association.

Widener is a licensed architect and has owned his own firm for more than 18 years. Prior to starting his own business he was the first full-time Historic Preservation Officer at Wright Patterson Air Force Base and served as a civil service architect.

Widener currently represents Madison County and portions of Clark and Greene Counties in his fourth term as a member of the Ohio House of Representatives. As a legislator, he worked to cut personal income taxes by 21 percent, provided much needed prescription drug coverage for 1.4 million Ohio seniors without any additional costs to taxpayers and helped pass a state budget with the lowest growth in spending in nearly half a century.


Paid for by the Committee to Elect Chris Widener, Peggy Hupp, Treasurer
23 S Center St, Suite 103, Springfield, Ohio 45502

For more information about Chris Widener please visit

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

A new Plan for Business Owners...

Dear Fellow Business Owners:

As a business owner who employs 30 people, I have resigned myself to the
fact that Barack Obama will be our next president, and that my taxes and
fees will go up in a BIG way.

To compensate for these increases, I figure that the Customer will have
to see an increase in my fees to them of about 8-10%.
I will also have to lay off six of my employees.
This really bothered me as I believe we are family here and didn't know
how to choose who will have to go.
So, this is what I did.
I strolled thru the parking lot and found eight Obama bumper
stickers on my employees cars.
I have decided these folks will be the first to be laid off.

I can't think of another fair way to approach this problem.
If you have a better idea, let me know.
I am sending this letter to all business owners that I know.

JOOA Corp.

I don't think there are any federal anti-discrimination laws that would
apply here

John McCain in Columbus!

Join John McCain and Arnold Schwarzenegger
in Columbus this Friday!

John McCain will appear at his FINAL Road to Victory Rally of his Ohio Campaign this Friday in Columbus.

Road to Victory Rally with John McCain & Arnold Schwarzenegger
Columbus, OH
Nationwide Arena
200 W. Nationwide Blvd
Columbus, OH 43215
Friday, October 31st
Doors Open: 3pm

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Obama for illegals!

Happy Halloween kiddies!

Bearrack Obama!

The photo below captures a disturbing trend that is beginning to affect wildlife in the US .

Animals that were formerly self-sufficient are now showing signs of belonging to the Democratic Party... as they have apparently learned to just sit and wait for the government to step in and provide for their care and sustenance. This photo is of a Democrat black bear in Montana nicknamed 'Bearack Obama'!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Jarrod MArtin wins Endorsement!

NRA and Buckeye Firearms Endorse Jarrod Martin for State Representative

BEAVERCREEK, OH. (10/08/08) – Beavercreek City Councilman Jarrod Martin, running for election to the Ohio House of Representatives 70th district, has received the endorsement Buckeye Firearms and the National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF). The NRA-PVF has also given Martin an ‘A’ rating for his solid stance on Second Amendment issues.

“As an avid outdoorsman, I am a staunch supporter of the Second Amendment and strongly believe in the individual’s right to keep and bear arms. I am both humbled and honored to have the NRA-PVF and Buckeye Firearms endorsement and I look forward to working with both organizations to defend and advance the right of Ohio citizens to own and use firearms for all legal activities including self-defense, hunt ing, competition, and recreation” Martin said.

Buckeye Firearms Association is a grassroots political action committee dedicated to defending and advancing the rights of Ohio citizens to own and use firearms.

Established in 1871, the National Rifle Association is America’s oldest civil rights and sportsmen’s group that has grown to four million members strong. The NRA continues to uphold the Second Amendment and advocates enforcement of existing laws against violent offenders to reduce crime. The Association remains the nation’s leader in firearm education and training for law-abiding gun owners, law enforcement and the armed services.

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Paid for by Friends of Jarrod B. Martin, 2098 Fairknoll Drive, Beavercreek, Ohio 45431, Ralph C. Harper, Treasurer

Jarrod B. Martin
Candidate For
State Representative
70th House District
O: 937-426-0176
C: 937-475-2235
F: 937-490-2251

Widener hits goal of 20,000 doors!!!

Widener for Senate has Knocked on over 24,000 Doors in the last 20 Weeks
Candidate for State Senate feels best place to listen to voter concerns is at their front door

SPRINGFIELD, OH (10/20/08) - In June, Chris Widener, candidate for Ohio's 10th Senate District, announced a grassroots program aimed at knocking on 20,000 doors over the next 20 weeks. To date the Widener for Senate campaign has knocked on over 24,000 doors.

"Going door to door, talking to voters, there is one main thing that is on their mind, and that's jobs," said Widener. "That's why as state representative I co-sponsored a ground breaking $1.57 billion economic stimulus package to create 57,000 new jobs. I also voted to cut income taxes by 21% that will save Ohio taxpayers approximately $2 billion each year."
Widener has received broad based support and endorsements for his senate campaign including,The Ohio Manufacturers' Association, The Fraternal Order of Police, Ohio Chamber of Commerce, the Ohio Farm Bureau-"Friend of Agriculture," Ohio Nurses Association, Associated Builders and Contractors of Ohio, Ohio State Building and Construction Trades Council, Buckeye Firearms Association, Ohio Society of CPA's, International Union of Operating Engineers, and the Ohio State Medical Association.

Widener is a licensed architect and has owned his own firm for more than 18 years. Prior to starting his own business he was the first full-time Historic Preservation Officer at Wright Patterson Air Force Base and served as a civil service architect.

Widener currently represents Madison County and portions of Clark and Greene Counties in his fourth term as a member of the Ohio House of Representatives. As a legislator, he worked to cut personal income taxes by 21 percent, provided much needed prescription drug coverage for 1.4 million Ohio seniors without any additional costs to taxpayers and helped pass a state budget with the lowest growth in spending in nearly half a century.


Sunday, October 19, 2008

Why I am voting Democrat....

Why I'm voting Democrat:

I'm voting democrat because Barbara Walters is my idol and so is P.Diddy.

I'm voting Democrat because English has no place being the official language in America.

I'm voting Democrat because I'd rather pay $4 for a gallon of gas than allow drilling for oil off the coasts of America.

I'm voting Democrat because I think the government will do a better job of spending my money than I could.

I'm voting Democrat because when we pull out of Afghanistan and Iraq, I know the Islamic terrorists will stop trying to kill us because they'll think we're a good and decent country.

I'm voting Democrat because I believe people who can't tell us if it will
rain in two or three days, can now tell us the polar ice caps will
disappear in ten years if I don't start riding a bicycle, build a windmill or inflate my tires to proper levels.

I'm voting Democrat because it's alright to kill millions of babies as
long as we keep violent, convicted murderers on death row alive.

I'm voting Democrat because I believe businesses in America should not be
allowed to make profits. Businesses should just break even and give the
rest to the government so politicians and bureaucrats can redistribute the money the way they think it should be redistributed.

I'm voting Democrat because I believe guns, and not the people misusing them, are the cause of crimes and killings.

I'm voting Democrat because when someone with a weapon threatens my family or me, I know the government can respond faster through a call to 911 than I can with a gun in my hand.

I'm voting Democrat because oil companies' 5% profit on a gallon of gas are obscene, but government taxes of 18% on the same gallon of gas are just fine.

I'm voting Democrat because I believe three or four elitist liberals should rewrite the Constitution every few months to suit some fringe element that could never get their agenda past voters.

I'm voting Democrat because illegal aliens are not criminals, are not sucking up resources through government aid, hospital services, education,
or social services, but are just people trying to make a better life by coming to America illegally. We can't blame them for that, can we?

I'm voting Democrat because the same teacher that didn't teach my child to read can reasonably educate them about sex.

I'm voting Democrat because my trial lawyer's crippling multi-million dollar lawsuits against doctors, hospitals, drug companies, and HMO's will make health insurance and medicine much more affordable.

I'm voting Democrat because Al Sharpton, Louis Farrakhan, and Jesse Jackson will end racism once and for all.

I'm voting Democrat because Christians in the Republican Party are intolerant, theocratic warmongers and atheists like William Ayers have never hurt anybody.

I'm voting Democrat so that no family member of mine will die in a hospital bed. They will still be waiting in line for Obama's socialized medicine, so they will never actually make it into a hospital bed.

I'm voting Democrat because I like eminent domain and big business and government kicking me out of my home and taking my land.

I'm voting Democrat because everyone knows that raising taxes at the top won't hurt people at the bottom.

I'm voting Democrat because skin color and good oratory skills are more important than judgment and experience.

I'm voting Democrat because protecting barren wasteland is more important than energy indepedence.

I'm voting Democrat because my college professor told me that America is evil and should give up its place in the world.

I'm voting Democrat because I believe that Cuba, Russia, and China should be on the United Nations Human Rights Council.

I'm voting Democrat because I believe that everyone is essentially good -- even people like Ahmadinejad who call for the destruction of Israel. He just needs a little understanding.

I'm voting Democrat because we should all be forced to drive ugly cars with the horsepower of a riding lawnmower.

I am voting Democrat because I believe in change; although I don't know WHAT the change will be, or HOW it will happen, AND I am pretty sure that I won't WANT to actually change anything I do, but still....I believe in change.

I'm voting Democrat because the government knows how to raise children better than parents do.

I'm voting Democrat because I want the rich to work harder, give me their money, and pay for my services so I don't have to.

I'm voting Democrat because I don't give to charity or do volunteer work and then I complain about how selfish everyone else is.

I'm voting Democrat because I've seen welfare help so many poor people become self-sufficient and upwardly mobile.

I'm voting Democrat because I'm not driven enough to realize my dreams without the government holding my hand the entire way.

I'm voting Democrat because I want America to be Europe's prosthetic limb.

I'm voting Democrat because I think we all should be equal...equally unhappy and unsuccessful.

I'm voting Democrat because life just isn't fair and I deserve what other people have without working for it.

I'm voting Democrat because I like hearing the word "Change" 50 million times in presidential debate, seeing the word on celebrities' t-shirts and bags, on signs outside of million dollar houses, and know that the only change that is going to happen is that I'm going to work 40 hours a week and not even see a penny of my paycheck because taxes will go through the roof!!! YAY!!!!

I'm voting Democrat because Barack Obama is better than you, and he knows it!

I'm voting Democrat because I like how democrats can cause financial crises' like Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and have the temerity to blame them on Republicans.

I'm voting Democrat because Obama was endorsed by Hamas and terrorists endorsements are a must to achieve world peace.

I am voting Democrat since I believe those who are lazy, druggies, high school drop outs, etc. should be entitled to the money I wake up every morning and work my ass off to make!

I'm voting Democrat because fire can't melt steel.

I'm voting Democrat because for some reason "change, change, change" the mantra for the obama, since he won't explain what 'change' is...i guess he's asking for parking meter fare?...i have three quarters in my wallet.

Im voting democrat because it's the COOL thing to do. I'm hip and in the majority.

Im voting Democrat because I listen to and believe all the celebrities/actors who so passionately want Obama to win because I can't think for myself at all. The same celebrities who WE make rich because we GO SEE their movies and watch their T.V. shows put millions of dollars into their pockets! but...these multi-million dollar celebs are so disheartened by AMERICAN ways and the capitalistic economy we have and the world will come to and end if another Republican comes into office...hmmmmm...

I'm voting Democrat because I'm a dumbass and because "Hillary said so"

I'm voting Democrat because I won't be subjected to any criteria for meeting U.S. terrorists and having a cool-aid with any of them, and one last critical factor.

I'm voting Democrat because of the War on Terror. We have not been attacked once since Sept. 11, 2001, and that was caused by Bill Clinton, but I still don't feel safe.

I'm voting Democrat because communist economics always work. Look how well off the Soviet Union is right now. That wall in Berlin has never looked better.

I'm voting Democrat because I agree with Joe Biden, that it really is patriotic to pay more taxes. So I'm going to pay a "direct tax." Instead of wasting time giving it to the government for redistribution, I will give my money to derelicts who loiter outside of liquor stores and methadone clinics. That's where it ends up anyway. YES WE CAN ... screw up this country like never before.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Excuse me sir we are going to need to see some Identification

By Jon Chris tian Dryer
October 3, 2008
On September 29, 2008 US District Court Judge R. Barclay Surrick, the federal magistrate for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania ruled in the matter of Philip J. Berg vs Barack Hussein Obama, et al as the world was distracted by the $700 billion subprime mortgage crisis. Obama signed a breathe of relief as the mainstream media chose to ignore the question: "Can Senator Barack Hussein Obama legally seek the office of President of the United States ?"
The flap began in June when National Review's Jim Geraghty raised the question and asked the Obama Campaign to release a copy of his birth certificate in order to prove that he actually was born in the United States . (Reports had previously surfaced claiming that Obama's Kenyan grandmother, Sarah Hussein Obama, told reporters that Obama was not born in Hawaii , but in Kenya . She reportedly told reporters that when her son, Barack Hussein Obama, Sr. returned to Kenya he was accompanied by a pregnant white wife who was close to term.)
Obama's family did not take to Stanley Ann Dunham Obama well according to Sarah Obama because she was white. Shortly after she arrived in Kenya Stanley Ann decided to return to Hawaii because she did not like how Muslim men treated their wives in Kenya . However, because she was near term the airline would not let her fly until after the birth of her baby. Obama's grandmother said the baby was born in Kenya and that shortly after Barack Hussein Obama, Jr. was born, Stanley Ann returned to Hawaii ..
Purportedly, when she arrived back in Hawaii , Stanley Anne registered her son's live birth as an event which had just happened-in Hawaii . This supposition is based on the appearance, shortly after Nov. 6, 2007, of a Hawaiian birth certificate that was issued, as a duplicate birth certificate, by the State of Hawaii to a US Senator who requested it.
While the Internet screamed that the birth certificate, which appeared on the Obama Campaign's "Fight The Smears" website and was also downloaded and used by far left blogger Markos Zuniga on his website, Daily Kos, it was not an electronic image concocted by Daily KOs as was hypothesized by a self-described cyvbersleuth who uses the cyber pseudonym Techdude. It was the real McCoy-even if it was issued as a political favor to a prospective Democratic presidential candidate by a Democrat official in Hawaii . The county clerk who issued the document, which purports to be a copy of an original document, was date stamped "Nov. 6, 2007" on the reverse side of the birth certificate in blue ink which bled through and is visible on the front of the electronic image.
Attorney Philip J. Berg, the former head of the Montgomery County .. Pennsylvania Democratic Party and a former member of the Democratic State Convention and, reportedly a Hillary Clinton supporter, wanted to learn the truth from the myriad of rumors that also suggested that Sen. Obama may also have been a citizen of Indonesia . The only consistent part of the story was Stanley Ann returning to Hawaii to claim he had been in the United States and was a US citizen. In his ruling, Judge Surrick noted that the "...cause came before the United States District Court Judge, Honorable R. Barclay Surrick on defendant Barack Hussein Obama and the Democratic National Committee's motion to dismiss." The order continued, "Having reviewed the motion and plaint iff's opposition to said motion and for good cause shown, it is hereby ordered that the motion to dismiss pursuant to F.R.C.P. 12(b)(1) and 12(b)(6) is denied. It is further order of this court that the following discovery is to be turned over to plaintiff within three (3) days.
1. Obama's "vault" version (certified copy of his "original" long version) birth certificate; and
2. a certified copy of Obama's Certificate of Citizenship;
3. a certified copy of Obama's oath of allegiance."
In his original filing, Berg specifically asked for those three items. Berg told the court that " the time Plaintiff's complaint was filed, Plaintiff was requesting protections from the court in order to stop Obama from being nominated by the DNC as the Democratic Presidential Nominee as Obama is not eligible to serve as President of the United States. However, Obama was nominated by the DNC...For that reason, Plaintiff must amend his complaint and will be amending this complaint to file a First Amendment complaint...."
Berg argued that he felt it was the role of the Federal Election Commission to ensure that presidential and congressional candidates are eligible to hold the positions for which they were seeking, and that those candidates run a fair and legitimate campaign. "In vetting the presidential candidate," Berg argued, "the DNC and the FEC are required to ensure the eligibility requirements pursuant to our Constitution are met and the Presidential nominee, if elected, is qualified and eligible to serve pursuant to our United States Constitution. In order to be eligible to run for the Office of President of the United States , you must be a "natural born" citizen.
"There appears to be no question that Defendant Obama's mother, Stanley Ann Dunham, was a US citizen. It is also undisputed, however, that his father, Barack Obama, Sr., was a citizen of Kenya . Obama's parents, according to divorce recorded, were married on or about February 2, 1961.
"Defendant Obama claims he was born in Honolulu , Hawaii . on August 4, 1961 and it is uncertain in which hospital he claims to have been born. Obama's grandmother on his father's side, his half-brother and half-sister all claim Obama was born not in Hawaii but in Kenya . reports reflect that Obama's mother traveled to Kenya during her pregnancy; however, she was prevented from boarding a flight from Kenya to Hawaii . at her late stage of pregnancy (which apparently are normal restrictions, to avoid births during flights). By these reports, Stanley Ann Dunham Obama gave birth to Obama in Kenya , after which she flew home and registered Obama's birth. There are records of a "registry of birth" for Obama, on or about August 8, 1961 in the public records office in Hawaii .."
Berg's investigators revealed that Obama's own half-sister Maya Soetoro-with whom he was raised-seemed not to know where her own brother was born. In the Nov., 2004 interview by the Rainbow Newsletter Maya Soetoro said Obama was born on Aug. 4, 1961 at Queens Medical Center in Honolulu , Hawaii . In February, 2008 Maya was interviewed by the Star Bulletin. This time she told reporters that Obama was born on August 4, 1961 at the Kaliolani Medical Center for Women and Children. On June 9, 2008 Wayne Madsen, a journalist with Online Journal published an article in which he said a research team went to Mombassa, Kenya and located a Certificate registering the live birth of Barack Hussein Obama, Jr. to his father, a Kenyan citi zen and his mother, a US citizen.
Berg's argument to the court was that under the US Nationality Act of 1940, Section 317 (b), a minor child follows the naturalization and citizenship status of his or her custodial parent. In Obama's case, Berg argued, a minor child follows the naturalization and citizenship status of his or her custodial father. Obama's Indonesian stepfather, Lolo Soetora signed a statement acknowledging Obama as his son, giving Obama natural Indonesian citizenship, which explains the name "Barry Soetoro" and his citizenship listed as Indonesian. Loss of US citizenship, under US law in effect in 1967 required that foreign citizenship be achieved through "application." Which, according to Berg, is precisely what happened to Obama when his m other married Soetoro and the family moved to Indonesia .
When Obama and his mother moved to Indonesia , Obama had already been enrolled in school-something that could not have happened under Indonesian law if Soetoro had not signed an acknowledgment (the application) affirming that Obama was his son, it deemed his son to an Indonesian State citizen. (Citizenship of Republic of Indonesia, Law No. 9 of 1992 dated 31 mar. 1992, Indonesia Civil Code): "...State children of Indonesia include: (viii) children who are born outside of legal marriage from foreign State citizen mother who are acknowledged by father who is Indonesian State citizen as his children and that acknowledgment is made prior to children reaching 18 years of age or prior to marriage; Republic of Indonesia Constitution, 1945." Furthermore, under Indonesian law, if a resident Indonesian citizen marri ed a foreigner-in this case, Lolo Soetoro marrying Stanley Ann Obama-she was required to renounce her US citizenship.
In his lawsuit, Berg demanded a copy of Obama's Certificate of Citizenship, a document Obama must have applied for to regain his citizenship-which was lost in Indonesia . He will have that document only if the proper paperwork was filed with the US State Department when Obama returned to Hawaii in 1971 since that is the only way Obama could regain his US "natural born" status. Berg is convinced that Obama was never naturalized in the United States after his return. Obama returned to his maternal grandparents in Hawaii without his mother. Since she is the only one who could have filed for the reinstatement of his citizenship, it is unlikely it ever happened. If it did, his Certificate of Citizenship would affirm his right to seek the office of President. Without it, Barack Obama is just another resident alien who can't legally hold his seat in the US Senate.
) 2008 Jon C. Ryter - All Rights Reserved

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Obama's plane has B.O.

October 7, 2008, 3:24 PM
Reporter's Notebook: Seeing How The Other Half Lives
Posted by Dean Reynolds| 218

(CBS)From CBS News' Dean Reynolds:

(NASHVILLE, TENN.) - After most of the previous 12 months covering Barack Obama's campaign for the presidency, it was interesting, instructive and, well, relaxing to follow John McCain for the last few days. The differences between the two are striking.

Obama is the big time orator, McCain is the guy who struggles with a teleprompter or even note cards strategically placed nearby. Obama's crowds are larger, more enthusiastic. McCain's events are smaller, but to my eye, better choreographed. And now with the addition of Sarah Palin to some of his events, McCain can boast of crowds that match Obama's in energy.

There is an urgency to the McCain campaign now that I don't think was there before. Due to the fact that he is running second, no doubt, but it may also be because McCain has a finishing kick. Whatever the case, he is sharper on the stump than he was before. (Though I would suspect a candidate running behind would want to schedule two or three appearances per day, instead of the one McCain usually does.)

It is true that McCain enjoys taking questions from the audience in town hall-style settings. That doesn't mean he is the master of that kind of forum, it just means he's good at it. He likes to converse with voters. Obama does it well too, but seldom achieves that intangible bond with the people that all politicians crave -- or fake.

Behind the scenes, where the public is not allowed, there are other differences.

Obama's campaign schedule is fuller, more hectic and seemingly improvisational. The Obama aides who deal with the national reporters on the campaign plane are often overwhelmed, overworked and un-informed about where, when, why or how the candidate is moving about. Baggage calls are preposterously early with the explanation that it's all for security reasons.

If so, I would love to have someone from Obama's campaign explain why the entire press corps, the Secret Service, and the local police idled for two hours in a Miami hotel parking lot recently because there was nothing to do and nowhere to go. It was not an isolated case.

The national headquarters in Chicago airily dismisses complaints from journalists wondering why a schedule cannot be printed up or at least e-mailed in time to make coverage plans. Nor is there much sympathy for those of us who report for a newscast that airs in the early evening hours. Our shows place a premium on live reporting from the scene of campaign events. But this campaign can often be found in the air and flying around at the time the "CBS Evening News with Katie Couric" is broadcast. I suspect there is a feeling within the Obama campaign that the broadcast networks are less influential in the age of the internet and thus needn't be accommodated as in the days of yore. Even if it's true, they are only hurting themselves by dissing audiences that run in the tens of millions every night.

The McCain folks are more helpful and generally friendly. The schedules are printed on actual books you can hold in your hand, read, and then plan accordingly. The press aides are more knowledgeable and useful to us in the news media. The events are designed with a better eye, and for the simple needs of the press corps. When he is available, John McCain is friendly and loquacious. Obama holds news conferences, but seldom banters with the reporters who've been following him for thousands of miles around the country. Go figure.

The McCain campaign plane is better than Obama's, which is cramped, uncomfortable and smells terrible most of the time. Somehow the McCain folks manage to keep their charter clean, even where the press is seated.

The other day in Albuquerque, N.M., the reporters were given almost no time to file their reports after McCain spoke. It was an important, aggressive speech, lambasting Obama's past associations. When we asked for more time to write up his remarks and prepare our reports, the campaign readily agreed to it. They understood.

Similar requests are often denied or ignored by the Obama campaign aides, apparently terrified that the candidate may have to wait 20 minutes to allow reporters to chronicle what he's just said. It's made all the more maddening when we are rushed to our buses only to sit and wait for 30 minutes or more because nobody seems to know when Obama is actually on the move.

Maybe none of this means much. Maybe a front-running campaign like Obama's that is focused solely on victory doesn't have the time to do the mundane things like print up schedules or attend to the needs of reporters.

But in politics, everything that goes around comes around.

Did he just call it "Wassilly"??

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Democrats praising McCain

The Poll they don't want you to see...

Crites Gains Momentum

A new poll has the race for Attorney General closing to single digits!

Our candidate, Mike Crites, has gained nine points on his opponent since entering the race just a few weeks ago. That's some amazing progress considering Mike's running against a career politician who's been on the ballot statewide four times in 10 years.

Mike Crites is one of the hardest working candidates I know, and he'll work even harder as Ohio's next attorney general.

He's a career prosecutor, former U.S. Attorney and Navy captain who wants nothing more than to restore honor and integrity to Ohio's top law enforcement office.

Here's what you can do to help get him elected:
  • Forward this email or send a personal note to friends and family asking them to remember to vote for Mike Crites when they cast their ballot.

  • Watch Mike's latest TV ads and pass them on to your email list.

  • Visit and make a contribution to Mike's campaign.
The closing poll numbers prove Ohioans are responding to Mike's message. Let's put someone who will work for YOU back in the Attorney General's Office, not someone looking for the next step on the political ladder.

Elect Mike Crites for Attorney General!

Friday, October 3, 2008

Widener wins Endorsement!

Ohio Manufacturers' Association Endorses Widener
Group representing more than 800,000 manufacturing workers and 1,700 manufacturing companies feels Widener best understands that a strong manufacturing sector means a strong Ohio.
SPRINGFIELD, OH (10/2/08) - The Ohio Manufacturers' Association (OMA) has announced its endorsement of Chris Widener, candidate for the Ohio State Senate.
"Manufacturing is the engine that drives Ohio's economy, and it is imperative that we elect policymakers who understand that reality," said OMA Board Chairman James McGregor, president of The McGregor Metalworking Companies. "The OMA Board believes that Chris Widener is the Senate District 10 candidate who best understands that a strong manufacturing sector means a strong Ohio, and we are pleased to endorse his candidacy for the Ohio Senate."

"Ohio manufacturers face serious challenges, ranging from fierce global competition, to significant increases in the costs of doing business, to a growing demand for highly skilled and technologically proficient workers," added OMA President Eric Burkland. "We need policymakers in Columbus who are willing to rise above partisan politics and work collaboratively with us to address these challenges and to solve the many complex policy issues that impact the competitiveness of Ohio Manufacturers."

"I am pleased to receive the support of the OMA." said Widener. "As State Representative I've worked to reduce the tax burden on Ohio families and businesses. I've voted to cut state income taxes 21 percent - the largest income tax cut in Ohio history that will save taxpayers $2 billion each year, and was part of the effort to overhaul our outdated tax code, eliminating onerous business taxes that were discouraging new companies to invest in Ohio and stifling job creation. As your next State Senator I will continue to fight for job creation in Ohio."

Widener continues to rack up broad based support and endorsements for his senate campaign including, The Fraternal Order of Police, Ohio Chamber of Commerce, the Ohio Farm Bureau-"Friend of Agriculture," Ohio Nurses Association, Associated Builders and Contractors of Ohio, Ohio State Building and Construction Trades Council, Buckeye Firearms Association, Ohio Society of CPA's, International Union of Operating Engineers, and the Ohio State Medical Association.

Widener is a licensed architect and has owned his own firm for more than 18 years. Prior to starting his own business he was the first full-time Historic Preservation Officer at Wright Patterson Air Force Base and served as a civil service architect.

Widener currently represents Madison County and portions of Clark and Greene Counties in his fourth term as a member of the Ohio House of Representatives. As a legislator, he worked to cut personal income taxes by 21 percent, provided much needed prescription drug coverage for 1.4 million Ohio seniors without any additional costs to taxpayers and helped pass a state budget with the lowest growth in spending in nearly half a century.

Paid for by the Committee to Elect Chris Widener, Peggy Hupp, Treasurer
23 S Center St, Suite 103, Springfield, Ohio 45502

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Don't Vote

Early voting issues

I just wanted to share my plan for the current situation the Democrat Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner has helped implement for me.

I've called all my friends in Georgia and Alaska (states that are clearly leaning Republican) and had them register to vote (using the local YMCA's address) and to apply for an absentee ballot so the ballot will be sent to their homes in GA and AK.

This window of opportunity where folks can register to vote and vote absentee is ridiculous. The democrats are trying to skirt tail the election process and having people register to vote using YMCAs, Churches and other addresses to register and then cast their ballot. Democrats are busing people from all over to take advantage of this loop hole.

And in reality, someone could vote 3 times this election. UNBELIEVABLE. This gives a whole new meaning to Vote early and Vote often.

Martin wins Endorsement!

Martin Endorsed by Ohio Chamber of Commerce PAC

The state’s leading business advocate says Martin is best for 70th House district.

BEAVERCREEK, OH. (10/01/08) – Jarrod Martin, candidate for State Representative recently received the endorsement of the Ohio Chamber of Commerce PAC, the state’s leading business advocate.

“The Ohio Chamber of Commerce works every day to sharpen Ohio’s competitive edge and grow the state’s economy. It is our conclusion that you [Martin] are the candidate in this race who has demonstrated both the best understanding of the issues of concern to our state’s employers and the highest commitment to working to achieve a strong economy and a favorable business climate in Ohio” said Political and Candidate Education Director Keith Lake.

Accepting the endor sement Martin said, “Stimulating our economy and creating jobs are priorities of mine. The Ohio Chamber of Commerce supports our businesses and works to add jobs. I am pleased to have their support and I look forward to working with them.

Martin is a member of the Beavercreek City Council and owns a business in Beavercreek that is active in the Xenia, Fairborn, and Xenia Area Chambers of Commerce. He is involved with organizations throughout Greene County and has worked tirelessly on behalf of taxpayers and families. For more information about Jarrod Martin, please visit the campagin website at:

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Monday, September 29, 2008



I have 4 extra tickets for the Robbie Knievel
(son of Evil Knievel) event at the Ford Center this weekend
if anybody wants them.

He's going to try to jump 1,000 Obama
supporters with a bulldozer.

Should be a pretty good time.

Charity, give a little....

Biden Has Given Little to Charity

Democratic vice presidential nominee Joe Biden has released his personal income tax records — revealing that the Delaware senator and his wife have been very stingy when it comes to charitable gifts.

The Bidens had an adjusted gross income of $319,853 in 2007, including his Senate salary, book royalties, and his wife’s salary as an English teacher.

But their charitable gifts totaled $995 — just 0.31 percent of their income, according to the TaxProf Web site.

The year before, they earned $248,859 and donated just $380, or 0.15 percent of their adjusted gross income.

Over the past decade they reported giving an average of $369 a year to charity, reports.

According to Independent Sector, the average annual charitable donation among households earning in excess of $200,000 is $20,434.

The Bidens’ “lack of charitable giving at that level of income would definitely be outside the range of what we say is normal,” Russell James, a professor at the University of Georgia who conducts research on charitable giving, told Bloomberg.


Republican presidential nominee John McCain’s tax returns show he had an adjusted gross income of $386,527 last year and had charitable givings of $105,467, or 27.3 percent of income. His wife Cindy files separately.

His Democratic rival Barack Obama (YOUR EVERYDAY AVARAGE GUY) had $4.13 million in income in 2007 and gave $240,370, or 5.8 percent. (THAT AFTER HE REGISTER TO RUN FOR PRESIDENT. EVERY YEAR BEFORE THAT HE GAVE 2-3%)


Martin Wins Endorsement!

Martin Endorsed by the Ohio Society of CPAs

The Ohio Society of CPAs believe Martin will be a positive influence in the Ohio General Assembly

BEAVERCREEK, OH. (9/25/08) – The endorsements continue to roll in for Ohio House of Representatives candidate Jarrod Martin. His recent endorsement by The Ohio Society of CPAs is a testament to the broad-based support Martin has received.

“On behalf of the over 23,000 members of The Ohio Society of CPAs, we are pleased to formally endorse [Martin’s] candidacy for the Ohio House of Representatives, [he] will be a positive influence in the Ohio General Assembly” Barbara Benton, CAE and Vice President of Governmental Affairs for the society said.

Martin said; “I appreciate their support and I look forward to the opportunity of working together in the House.”

Martin is a member of the Beavercreek City Council and owns a business in Beavercreek. He is active in organizations throughout Greene County and has worked tirelessly on behalf of taxpayers and families.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Thanks Uncle Teddy...

The below article was published in the Dayton Daily News on September 19th.

Ohio's jobless rate highest since 1992

By William Hershey

Staff Writer

Friday, September 19, 2008

COLUMBUS — Ohio's unemployment rate increased to 7.4 percent in August, the highest state jobless rate since October of 1992, according to data released on Friday, Sept. 19, by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services.
The August unemployment rate was up slightly from 7.2 percent in July and more than a point higher than the 5.7 percent rate in August of 2007.
The U.S. jobless rate for August was 6.1 percent, up from 5.7 percent in July.
"Ohio's labor market continued to mirror the national trend by showing signs of decline in August," Helen Jones-Kelley, ODJFS directors, said in a press release. "Larger decreases in the goods-producing sectors resulted from continued losses in manufacturing and durable goods."
Overall, Ohio's nonfarm wage and salary employed dropped by 3,700 over the month, from 5,410,500 in July to 5,406,800 in August.
The number of unemployed workers in the state in August was 445,000, up from 432,000 in July.
During the past 12 months, the number of unemployed has increased by 106,000, from 339,000.
The unemployment news comes against the backdrop of a gloomy national economy, declining state tax returns and a continuing state budget crisis that saw Gov. Ted Strickland announce $540 million in budget adjustments last week, including $198 million in spending cuts.

I wanted to bring this article to your attention because Gov. Ted Strickland made promise after promise in speech after speech in 2006 to "turn around Ohio" while campaigning. And now here we are being guided by the Strickland administration and the Jobless rate is the highest its been since 1992. Ironically the last time the rate was this high was under another Democrat Governor, Dick Celeste...quite possibly the original "Slick Willy". This article points out that month after month Ohio continues to lose jobs. It has gone up a full percentage point in one years time. And Ohio is ahead of the National average, in a category we do not want to be leading.

While local governments are working to bring jobs to Ohio Gov. Strickland continues to make it harder by imposing new restrictions and limitations on businesses wishing to locate in Ohio (ie Honda Plant choosing Indiana over Ohio). The only jobs Strickland seems to be concerned about creating are full time positions in Columbus and placing Republican leadership in them so they can't run for re-election of their respected districts. A brilliant and solely political move on his behalf as he works to take GOP leadership out and have them replaced by tax and spend liberals in the House. (Strickland has made it a personal priority to take back the House in Ohio)

So..."Thanks, but no Thanks" Uncle Teddy. Your leadership has left more people in Ohio without a job when you clearly promised to help people find and keep jobs.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Widener wins Endorsement


For Information: Michael Bir

Campaign Manager

(937) 369-1540

Fraternal Order of Police of Ohio Endorses Widener

State's largest law enforcement organization feels Widener is the best choice in the 10th Senate Race.
SPRINGFIELD, OH (09/16/2008) - The Fraternal Order of Police of Ohio has announced its endorsement of Chris Widener, candidate for the Ohio State Senate.
With more than 25,000 professional law enforcement members in Ohio, the FOP is the largest law enforcement organization in the state.

"I am humbled by the support of Ohio's law enforcement community." said Widener.

"As a State Rep, I have voted to impose tougher penalties on sex predators to keep them off the streets and away from our children. I have also worked with law enforcement to give them the means to deal with new threats like Internet predators. As your State Senator I will continue to arm law enforcement with the tools they need to keep our children safe."
Widener continues to rack up broad based support and endorsements for his senate campaign including, Ohio Chamber of Commerce, the Ohio Farm Bureau-"Friend of Agriculture," Ohio Nurses Association, Associated Builders and Contractors of Ohio, Ohio State Building and Construction Trades Council, Buckeye Firearms Association, Ohio Society of CPA's, International Union of Operating Engineers, and the Ohio State Medical Association.
Widener is a licensed architect and has owned his own firm for more than 18 years. Prior to starting his own business he was the first full-time Historic Preservation Officer at Wright Patterson Air Force Base and served as a civil service architect.

Widener currently represents Madison County and portions of Clark and Greene Counties in his fourth term as a member of the Ohio House of Representatives. As a legislator, he worked to cut personal income taxes by 21 percent, provided much needed prescription drug coverage for 1.4 million Ohio seniors without any additional costs to taxpayers and helped pass a state budget with the lowest growth in spending in nearly half a century.

Paid for by the Committee to Elect Chris Widener, Peggy Hupp, Treasurer
23 S Center St, Suite 103, Springfield, Ohio 45502

For more information about Chris Widener please visit

Perales wins Endorsement of Dayton Daily News!

This endorsement was published in the Dayton Daily News on Sept. 15th.

Mr. Perales was elected four years ago. A former Beavercreek mayor and city council member, he is entrenched in activities in both Greene and Montgomery counties. In addition to his position on the commission, he has a full-time job with the University of Dayton managing its campus master plan.

Mr. Perales talks knowledgeably about Greene County issues. He understands that, going forward, delivering affordable, plentiful water is an issue that the commission has to keep its eye on. The county's problems in this area are partly due to the housing boom that prevailed until lately; and then there's also the fact that water infrastructure has to continually be updated.

He also says that county government is not customer-friendly enough. He wants county employees to be more sensitive to the fact that navigating the bureaucracy can be frustrating for people who have urgent, as well as mundane, problems.

Mr. Perales' opponent is Cedarville University education professor Eddie K. Baumann. He has not run for office before and makes no complaints against Mr. Perales or about how the county is operated. He laughingly says his friends in conservative Greene County tell him that he probably will be the only Democrat they will ever vote for.

Mr. Baumann is earnest, but he doesn't have the background of community service that Mr. Perales has. That experience matters in government when part of the job is knowing people and being familiar with public issues that are hot in particular communities and in the wider region.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Martin Wins Dayton Daily news endorsement!

State Representative Candidate Jarrod Martin Endorsed
by the Dayton Daily News

Largest newspaper in Dayton area believes Martin is best for the 70th District.

BEAVERCREEK, OH. (9/11/08) – The Dayton Daily News has endorsed State Representative candidate Jarrod Martin for Ohio’s 70th House District which includes Fairborn, Beavercreek, and Xenia in Greene County.

The Dayton Daily News editorial board said, “Mr. Martin is better suited by temperament and the better choice for the district.” Martin responded, “The Dayton Daily News reaches thousands of voters and I am both humbled and honored to have their endorsement.”

Martin is a member of the Beavercreek City Council. He owns a medical billing business in Beavercreek and is a member of the Beavercreek, Fairborn, and Xenia chambers of commerce.

Each candidate is asked to provide an endorsement letter from someone of their choosing to be published along with the views of the Dayton Daily News editorial board. Martin’s endorsement letter is reprinted below:

Jarrod Martin is well known to me. I have had the opportunity to observe his dedication to this community and notable commitment to his family. Jarrod’s willingness to work hard and long to accomplish any of his undertakings is self-evident in all his actions. Willingly helping his numerous friends and neighbors with virtually any task, like that recent weekend spent shoveling gravel for the local baseball program; Jarrod is a regular to be counted on. He has an MBA from the University of Dayton and owns a thriving business in Beavercreek. These strengths united with his leadership on the Beavercreek City Council guarantee that we have a leader willing and anxious to take on greater responsibility in the service to our voters of this district. It is with great pride and enthusiasm that I wholeheartedly support Jarrod Martin for State Representative and I warmly encourage all of you to join me in voting for Jarrod Martin this November 4th!

CMSgt. Edward P. Gallagher
USAF Retired


Paid for by Friends of Jarrod B. Martin, 2098 Fairknoll Drive, Beavercreek, Ohio 45431, Ralph C. Harper, Treasurer

Jarrod B. Martin
Candidate For
State Representative
70th House District
O: 937-426-0176
C: 937-475-2235
F: 937-490-2251

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Desperate Democrats

They're Getting Desperate

The vicious smears on Gov. Sarah Palin are out of control. They're attacking her family, her faith, her experience, and even her hair.

And here's what Barack Obama said today in what some view as a not-so-subtle reference to John McCain's running mate:

"You can put lipstick on a pig. It's still a pig."
("Obama, Dems sharpen personal attacks on Palin," Jim Vandehei & Mike Allen, Politico, 9/9/08)

Just yesterday, Obama was mocking her as a "moose shooter." It's clearly panic time for the Democrats. These disgusting, chauvinist comments have no place in our politics.

Help us defend Gov. Palin and her family by contributing $25, $50, $100 or $500 today.

While the media and the Democrats attack, our volunteer activity is going through the roof, and the enthusiasm for the McCain-Palin ticket across Ohio has been phenomenal. As I write this, we're adding new staff to accommodate the surge of support.

Help us keep the momentum going! We need critical funds for television ads, candidate mail, phone calls and slate cards.

Donate $25, $50, $100 or $500 right now with a secure, online contribution.

Tell the Democrats you're tired of their smears on Gov. Palin. Enough is enough. Let's win this thing.

Kay Ayres
Vice Chair
Ohio Republican Party


Friday, September 5, 2008

Silly Obama....

Why Obama Can't Close the Sale

September 3, 2008; Page A23

Even before John McCain shook up the presidential race by tapping Gov. Sarah Palin to be his running mate, polls weren't showing the late-August lead that Barack Obama (and many Republicans) expected. Why so?

It's not because of the brilliance of the McCain campaign. Rather we believe that -- despite the media's best efforts to exempt Mr. Obama's policies from critical examination -- American voters aren't sheep. They pay attention to the candidates and positions and make wise decisions about who should lead the country.

True, Mr. Obama enjoys several advantages. Republicans are struggling nationwide in head-to-head contests. Democrats lead in voter registration, and have a well-funded presidential candidate.

Yet Americans have not committed to Mr. Obama. Why?

Clearly, Mr. Obama's weakness on foreign policy is a factor. He has a knee-jerk preference for diplomacy with China, Europe and Russia over the security of the American people and our closest allies. He hasn't explained his shifting positions on Iraq and Iran, among other hot spots. And he felt compelled to make up for his experience gap with Mr. McCain by picking Sen. Joe Biden to be his running mate.

But here's the thing: It's not that Mr. Obama hasn't been specific enough in his governing plans. To the contrary, he has been very specific about his tax policy, health-care and energy proposals. It's that voters are paying attention and appear not to like what Candidate Obama is saying.

Mr. Obama has proposed a massive tax increase on investors, business owners, and the "wealthy." At a time when the American people rate the economy as the central issue of the campaign, a tax hike doesn't make a lot of political sense. Voters know that a tax hike won't help the economy.

Moreover, Mr. Obama's tax plans would directly or indirectly harm U.S. investors by raising the capital gains and dividend taxes. More than half of U.S. households are equity owners, so Mr. Obama's proposal risks alienating half the population.

Mr. Obama claims to offer a tax cut to moderate-income families, but a significant portion of Mr. Obama's tax plan is a welfare giveaway costing more than $648 billion over 10 years, according to the Tax Policy Center.

How so? He would authorize a hodgepodge of refundable tax credits covering everything from education, mortgage payments, child care and other items for people who do not pay income taxes now.

About 38% of U.S. households pay no income tax today. Under a President Obama (whose policies would shave 15.3 million households off the tax rolls) that share would grow to nearly half of all American households.

We have been repeatedly told that everyone should pay their fair share. So this sounds grossly unfair and like a return of tax-and-spend liberal economics. No wonder there is a lot of doubt about the wisdom of the junior senator from Illinois.

Mr. Obama's health-care proposal is not quite HillaryCare, but it comes close. A national health insurance, heavily subsidized by taxpayers, would be offered to the currently uninsured. Mr. Obama's instincts on health care are always to move more people onto rolls of government-paid and government-mandated insurance, while depriving the marketplace the oxygen it needs for greater innovation, life-saving cures, and efficiency.

Americans have heard the refrain for government-provided health care before and know an expensive government giveaway when they see it.

Mr. Obama's energy policy is to drill less, consume less, tax more, and spend more. With barely a nod to nuclear energy -- the only meaningfully large, carbon-free source of domestic energy -- he is promising a massive increase in domestic, noncarbon-based energy from sources that produce only a fraction of our energy now.

He has also proposed massive tax increases on U.S. oil and gas companies while continuing to cut off vast swaths of U.S. territory to drilling.

Again, Americans are wiser than they are given credit. They know that if you restrict supply and tax production, prices go up.

The economic wisdom of Americans should not be doubted. They can see through Mr. Obama's proposals. They know that they will have to pick up the bill if Mr. Obama sends checks to people who already don't pay taxes; they know a centralized government-controlled health-care system will be more expensive, less efficient, and less friendly to patients and doctors. They know that the most effective way to bring down energy prices is by keeping all our energy options open, including more drilling in the U.S.

And they know that if a candidate has spent his entire career taxing more and spending more, that's what you'll get -- and more of it.

Mr. Obama is wondering why he can't shake Mr. McCain. His problem isn't his plans for the campaign. It's his plans for governing the country. Americans just aren't buying into them.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Convention Night Party!

Please join the Greene County Young Republicans for a Convention night celebration on Thursday Sept 4th at 7 pm. The celebration will be at the Republican Victory Center 3317 Seajay Rd in Beavercreek. All are welcome to attend. Soda and food will be provided.

Lets all celebrate Sen. John McCain accepting the nomination from the Republican Party!!!

If you have question please e-mail us at

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Just who is Sarah Palin?

I found this video pretty good about Sarah Palin and easy to understand. Hope you do too!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Austria Wins Endorsement!

Major Business Organizations Endorse Steve Austria for Congress

The National Federation of Independent Business and the Business Industry Political Action Committee (BIPAC) both recently endorsed Senator Steve Austria (R-Beavercreek) for election to the United States House of Representatives.

BIPAC President and CEO Gregory S. Casey said, “Steve Austria is no stranger to sound business practices, and whether it’s his previous experiences as a financial advisor, a small businessman or his time in the legislature, he has a history of working to promote pro-prosperity issues. We expect this trend to continue and strongly endorse his candidacy.”

The National Federation of Independent Business is the nation’s leading advocate of small and independent businesses with offices in Washington, D.C. and all 50 state capitals. BIPAC is an independent, bipartisan organization, supported by hundreds of businesses and trade organizations.

On Tuesday, Senator Austria took part in the first candidate forum of the campaign, where he clearly demonstrated his knowledge of the issues that are affecting both businesses and American families, such as high energy costs and rising taxes. To learn more about Sen. Austria's plan to lower gas prices and to give Americans tax relief, please visit

How Red is the 7th District?
Can you guess when the last year the 7th district was not represented by a Republican?
B. 1959
C. 1939

The answer is at the bottom but it might help to know these facts:

  • In 2004, President George W. Bush won the 7th district with 57% of the vote.
  • In 2006, Congressman Dave Hobson, who has strongly endorsed Senator Austria’s election, won his final term in office with 61% of the vote.
  • In the 7th District, all eight counties are represented by Republican Legislators in the Ohio House and Senate, all of whom have endorsed Senator Austria for Congress.
  • Senator Steve Austria’s current Senate District comprises nearly half of the population of the 7th Congressional District including all of Greene and Clark Counties where he was reelected in 2004 with 69% and 59% of the vote respectively.

The 7th District has been continuously represented by a Republican in Congress since 1939!