Posts Tagged ‘ Stupidity ’

Republican Official Doesn’t Even Know What She Did was Racist

April 18, 2011
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As many of you have probably heard, Marilyn Davenport, an Orange County Republican Official, sent out a racist email with Obama’s head photo-shopped onto a chimpanzee. Many republicans condemned it, but what I find more interesting is Mrs. Davenports reaction. She takes almost no responsibility for it. “I’m sorry if my email offended anyone,”...

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Sheen and Cage, Substance Abuse or Stupidity

April 16, 2011
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Sheen and Cage, Substance Abuse or Stupidity

On goes the continuing saga of Charlie Sheen and Nicolas Cage.  Their actions can only be explained by substance abuse or stupidity. I’m guessing a little of both. First of all they are really bad actors. Cage had a few successes early, but now has been regulated to “B” movies which are made for...

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  • Columbus council OKs union contract with raises, pension changes
    A new union contract between Columbus and about 1,200 professional, technical and supervisory employees will save the city money on pensions and include raises of less than 3 percent each year for the employees. City Council also approved last night borrowing $15 million to help casino developers pay for environmental cleanup once they annex the former auto […]
  • Pickerington reduces increases in pay-to-play fees
    Student athletes in the Pickerington school district won't be paying as much in pay-to-play fees as originally planned. The school board approved the fees for the coming school year tonight, reducing the amount that high-school participants expected to pay to $375 from $500, and the amount for junior-high students to $195 from $325. […]
  • Reynoldsburg advised to raise income tax, cut spending
    A five-member committee of financial experts has concluded that the city of Reynoldsburg needs to raise its income tax by 1 percentage point and cut spending. […]
  • ESPN sues Ohio State over public records request
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  • Protect wireless Internet from thieves by using password
    Got wireless? Get a password, or risk having the FBI pounding on your door some night. That almost happened to a Clintonville couple whose neighbor is accused of stealing their wireless service and using it to download thousands of pornographic images of children to his computer. […]
  • City opens fifth pool amid fierce summer heat
    Columbus City opened its fifth pool of the summer today, and the timing couldn't have been better. […]
  • Cuts in state aid top 10% for 17 area school districts
    When the dust settled on the new state budget, operating funds for Ohio schools were cut nearly $780 million for the next two years, with 17 central Ohio districts facing reductions that top 10 percent this school year. "I think schools did as well as they could have done," said David Varda, executive director of the Ohio Association of School Busi […]
  • Consumers' counsel cutting services, jobs after budget cut
    The effects of the new state budget have only begun to be felt at the Office of the Ohio Consumers' Counsel. Having had its funding slashed, the state agency that looks out for Ohio utility customers already has laid off 30 employees and will dramatically reduce its advocacy work. […]
  • Obama drug-control plan to focus on women with children
    National drug czar Gil Kerlikowske brought welcome news for Virginia O'Keefe and the women and children at Amethyst today. One of the three groups at the heart of President Barack Obama's 2011 national drug strategy is women with dependent children. The others are veterans and college-age young people. […]
  • Kasich names JobsOhio board
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RSS The Associated Press

  • Report: Systems to catch Medicaid fraud inadequate
    MIAMI (AP) — The federal government's systems for analyzing Medicare and Medicaid data for possible fraud are inadequate and underused, making it more difficult to detect the billions of dollars in fraudulent claims paid out each year, according to a report released Tuesday. […]
  • Cano wins HR Derby, beating Gonzalez
    PHOENIX (AP) — Robinson Cano thought about hitting the Miller Lite sign, a 472-foot drive off an advertisement a good 50 feet or more above and well behind the swimming pool at Chase Field. […]
  • Murdoch grip on reins comes under fire in hacking
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — As investors punished News Corp.'s stock again on Monday, questions arose anew about the leadership of its chief executive, Rupert Murdoch. […]
  • Eurozone weighs more powers for bailout fund
    BRUSSELS (AP) — Eurozone finance ministers opened the door to using the currency union's bailout fund to buy up distressed Greek bonds, thereby cutting the country's overall debt load as they scrambled to stop the region's debt crisis from spreading to larger economies like Italy and Spain. […]
  • Amid probe, Strauss-Kahn's NY court date delayed
    NEW YORK (AP) — Dominique Strauss-Kahn's next court date in his New York sexual assault case was postponed Monday, with prosecutors invoking a need for further investigation and defense lawyers saying they hoped it would lead to the end of the tumultuous case. […]
  • Minnesota shutdown stirs debate over who gets paid
    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — While thousands of Minnesota employees go without paychecks because the state government is shut down, many lawmakers are still being paid. And the list of workers whose services are deemed "essential" includes the governor's housekeeper and his personal chef. […]
  • Debt talks yield little; Obama rules out stopgap
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and congressional leaders on Monday emerged still deeply divided over how to slash the nation's debt, with reality sinking in that even a middle-ground proposal was not big enough to succeed and would not get through Congress anyway. […]
  • 100-degree heat grips the South, Midwest
    DALLAS (AP) — The temperature setting is stuck on broil across a swath of the Midwest and South, with Dallas and Oklahoma City sweltering through 100-degree heat for at least 10 days in a row. […]
  • No agreement on Mideast peace talks
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and its partners in the international diplomatic "quartet" on the Middle East failed on Monday to reach agreement on how to restart Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, dealing a blow to urgent efforts to avert a looming confrontation at the United Nations over recognizing Palestine as an independent nation. […]
  • Syrian protesters attack US, French embassies
    BEIRUT (AP) — Hundreds of Syrian government supporters attacked the U.S. Embassy in Damascus Monday, smashing windows and spray-painting walls with obscenities and graffiti that called the American ambassador a "dog." Guards at the French Embassy fired in the air to ward off another group of protesters. […]