Monthly Archives: November 2008

Lieberman Tries to Make Amends

November 25, 2008
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Connecticut senator Joe Lieberman gave a speech today to try and make amends with his Democratic colleagues. However, he seems to have a selective memory and to minimize the consequences of his actions. HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman took another step Tuesday toward mending his relationship with Democrats, saying that Barack...

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Great Sports Weekend for CBus

November 24, 2008
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Twenty years ago if you would have asked me if a weekend like this would happen in Columbus, I would have asked what you were smoking and could I have some. However, I no longer use mind altering substances, so I’m pretty sure this weekend happened. 1- Ohio State kicks Michigan’s butt by a...

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Looks Like DeWine Survives

November 24, 2008
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Several days ago I wrote about comments made by deputy chairmain Kevin DeWine that may signal a return to a more open Republican Party. This angered some conservatives who questioned whether DeWine should be the state party chair. It appears he has weathered the storm. Despite an intraparty furor caused by the deputy chairman’s...

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Soldiers Substance Abuse Counseling Needs Go Unmet

November 22, 2008
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An article appeared in yesterday’s USA Today stating that soldiers substance abuse needs are going unmet. FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. — The number of soldiers seeking help for substance abuse has climbed 25% in the past five years, but the Army’s counseling program has remained significantly understaffed and struggling to meet the demand, according...

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Are Social Conservatives Losing Clout

November 20, 2008
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Two articles caught my eye today regarding social conservatives. One called Giving Up on God by usually conservative Washington Post columnist Kathleen Parker. The second an article at The Other Paper by Lyndsey Teter called Gay Old Party?. Parker’s article suggests the Republicans need to loosen the grip Christian evangelicals have on the the...

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Missions Accomplished

November 19, 2008
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Missions Accomplished

I have been struggling over the last few years to explain why Bush is the worst president of all time. I have been successful on some occasions, not so on others. But here from an unlikely source, The American Conservative, comes this. When Bush wreaked havoc on American’s, apparently that included Republicans as well....

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Colemen’s Budget Perplexes City Council

November 19, 2008
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Mayor Coleman presented his initial budget to City Council last night. However, Council members were surprised he did not include in the budget possible pay raises for city workers who are currently negotiating contracts. Last night, City Council members questioned a decision by Mayor Michael B. Coleman to ignore the possibility of pay increases...

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Social Workers to Aid People with Financial Problems

November 19, 2008
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CNN reports that there is movement among Social Workers to help those who are having financial problems. Social Workers were always trained to help with the emotional problems stemming from money issues. But, they were not trained in basic financial management. Now many schools are giving Social Workers training in this area. Positive results...

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Some Budget Cuts May Cost Columbus More

November 18, 2008
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Times are tough all over. I understand the sacrifice needed to get our nation, our state, and our city budgets in line. A sacrifice the Bush administration was not willing to ask Americans to make when it started a war of choice and gave tax breaks to the rich. Now that sacrifice needs to...

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Ballot Challenges Show Party Differences

November 13, 2008
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Just a quick thought. Two stories regarding lawsuits and ballot challenges caught my eye today. Minnesota Democrat Al Franken has sued for access to data on voters who had their absentee ballots rejected. In other words, he is trying to make sure someone was not denied their right to vote. On the other hand,...

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The Madrigal Maniac

A Central Ohio Social Worker striving to bring justice to the City of Columbus and the State of Ohio through respectful conversation.

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  • Charities transform lost items into gifts for needy
    Among the hats, coats and gloves donated to charities this holiday season are lots of hats, coats and gloves given, well, by accident. […]
  • Woman who stole from blind group enters diversion program
    A Westerville woman has been placed on diversion and has paid restitution for stealing more than $25,000 while working as an administrative assistant for the American Council of the Blind of Ohio. […]
  • Veteran pilot dies after crashing plane in Union County
    MARYSVILLE, Ohio — An experienced military pilot who was a veteran of combat missions in Iraq and Afghanistan died yesterday after crashing his plane near the runway of the Union County Airport during an aerobatic maneuver. […]
  • Mayor’s ex-wife gets 10 days in jail
    Frankie Coleman, the ex-wife of Columbus Mayor Michael B. Coleman, was sentenced yesterday to 10 days in jail, fined $575 and placed on probation for three years after pleading guilty to driving while intoxicated. […]
  • Praise flows for Franklinton mission’s Pastor Joe
    The Rev. Joe Johnson was a bit irritated that The Dispatch wanted to publish a story about him. “I’m not a bragger,” he said. And, he noted, he was already in the newspaper, “about 50 years ago." Then, after consenting to an interview, the pastor scolded Inner City Ministries volunteer Jeff Baker for saying too many nice things about him. […]

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