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  • Ohio Voters Choose To Opt Out Of Health Mandate (Reject Obamacare)

    11/08/2011 7:14:30 PM PST · by 50mm · 51 replies
    OhioVotes2011/AP ^ | November 8, 2011 | Staff
    Voters in Ohio have approved a ballot measure intended to keep government from requiring Ohioans to participate in any health care system. The constitutional amendment passed is largely symbolic, coming in response to the 2009 federal health care overhaul, a provision of which mandates that most Americans purchase health care.
  • No Rx for Mitt Romney’s Bay State headache

    03/05/2011 10:22:26 PM PST · by 50mm · 33 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | March 6, 2011 | Howie Carr
    The good news for Willard Mitt Romney is that his religion won’t knock him out of the Republican race for president next year. The bad news is, he’s got an even bigger problem now than the magic underwear jokes — Romneycare. “That’s the question he has to address,” Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H) was saying Friday afternoon. “Not just in New Hampshire, but nationwide.” You know how big a headache this is when even Mitt’s highest-profile supporters are dodging brickbats over the chaos that is Massachusetts health care.
  • Brown apologizes for Hitler-Stalin remark (Sen. Brown (Commie-OH))

    03/05/2011 9:39:47 AM PST · by 50mm · 28 replies
    Columbus Dispatch (Ohio) ^ | March 5, 2011 | Jack Torry
    WASHINGTON - U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown has apologized for a speech in which he invoked the names of Adolf Hitler and Joseph Stalin while he criticized Republican efforts in Ohio and Wisconsin to curtail the power of public-employee unions to bargain with state and local governments. In a statement yesterday, the Ohio Democrat said he is "passionate about fighting for the middle class. Ohio's teachers and nurses and police and firefighters are facing the loss of their collective-bargaining rights, and I think that's wrong." "But in speaking about this, I should not have mentioned the hostility of tyrants like Hitler...
  • Guilty plea in Easter killing sends woman to prison for 18 years to life

    11/10/2010 4:31:52 AM PST · by 50mm · 20 replies
    Columbus Dispatch ^ | November 10, 2010 | John Futty
    Evelyn Burgess was in a jealous rage when she assaulted her teenage cousin for wearing what she considered an inappropriate outfit to Easter dinner. But she relaxed after chasing 19-year-old Danielle Pickens outside and fatally shooting her in the face as she cowered in a car parked in front of Burgess' North Side house. "(Burgess) calmly walked away and stated, 'I killed the bitch,' and placed the gun on the mantel above the fireplace," Assistant Prosecutor Laurie Arsenault said in Franklin County Common Pleas Court. The 42-year-old defendant pleaded guilty yesterday to one count of murder in the April 4...
  • 3C train dead in its tracks, Kasich tells Strickland (GOP Gov.-elect in OH)

    11/06/2010 2:10:19 PM PDT · by 50mm · 69 replies · 1+ views
    Columbus Dispatch ^ | November 6, 2010 | James Nash
    Gov.-elect John Kasich is calling on Gov. Ted Strickland to immediately end two studies of the 3C passenger rail route across Ohio, saying the train plan is as good as dead under a Kasich administration. Strickland and his transportation director, Jolene Molitoris, should sever the 3C contracts right away, said Rob Nichols, a spokesman for Kasich. The governor-elect plans to communicate that in a letter to Strickland, Nichols said. "Given that the train is dead under John, no additional state or taxpayer dollars should be spent on this project," Nichols said. Kasich wants the Ohio Department of Transportation to terminate...
  • Kasich(R) Projected Winner Governor Ohio (Beats Incumbent Rat)

    11/02/2010 9:08:24 PM PDT · by 50mm · 7 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 2, 2010 | Fox News
    Kasich beats incumbent rat Strickland. Republicans are sweeping statewide offices.
  • Pictures From Tea Party Express Rally Today in Central Ohio

    10/30/2010 1:03:50 PM PDT · by 50mm · 25 replies
    Me ^ | October 30, 2010 | Me
    Some photos from the Tea Party Express rally in Central Ohio today. Turnout was surprisingly good for a cold, college football Saturday. I estimate the crowd was between 200 and 400.More hotos below.
  • Pants On Ground Prompts Bullet In Butt

    10/04/2010 10:14:15 AM PDT · by 50mm · 51 replies · 2+ views
    The Smoking Gun ^ | October 4, 2010 | Staff
    Incensed when two teenagers ignored his demands to pull up their saggy pants, a Memphis man allegedly shot one of the youths in the back, according to police. Kenneth Bonds was arrested Saturday night and charged with two counts of aggravated assault and jailed on $25,000 bond. Bonds, 45, is pictured in the mug shot at right. Investigators contend that Bonds admitted to shooting Cameron Tucker, 17, following a September 25 argument on a Memphis sidewalk. The teenager was accompanied by Isaac Taylor, a 16-year-old friend. Tucker told cops that he and Taylor were walking to a candy store when...
  • Phone call about dead cat to blame for the deaths of nine people in Hudson River mid-air collision

    09/15/2010 7:04:27 AM PDT · by 50mm · 21 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 15, 2010 | Mail Foreign Service
    A fatal mid-air collision between a helicopter and a small plane, which resulted in the deaths of nine people, was caused by an air traffic controller talking on his phone about a dead cat, an investigation has found. A government safety panel said the incident over New York's Hudson River last year occurred after the controller became distracted by the call. Five Italian tourists were killed on August 8 2009 when their tour helicopter smashed into a light aircraft flying over the city. The U.S National Transportation Safety Board said the Federal Aviation Administration rules between New York and New...
  • Judge's ruling lets Tancredo stay on ballot

    09/15/2010 6:00:01 AM PDT · by 50mm · 12 replies
    The Denver Post ^ | September 15, 2010 | Karen E. Crummy and Lynn Bartels
    Third-party gubernatorial candidate Tom Tancredo on Tuesday survived a legal maneuver to remove him from the ballot, setting up a potentially brutal political brawl within the GOP as members continue to pick sides between him and Republican Dan Maes. Denver District Judge William Hood's decision in Tancredo's favor also may create more headaches for Maes. Tancredo on Tuesday released a stinging television ad impugning Maes' character, and a Rasmussen Reports poll showed Maes for the first time trailing the former GOP congressman. "It's lucky for conservatives that I'm here, because they wouldn't have any options if I wasn't," Tancredo said....
  • Ted Strickland Unhinged (Video of rat gov. of OH in Dean rant)

    09/10/2010 4:50:25 AM PDT · by 50mm · 32 replies
    YouTube ^ | Republican Governors Association
    Strickland channels Howard Dean as he rants against Republicans. He's trailing Kasich in his reelection bid for Governor of Ohio and getting desperate. Link
  • Utah gun-permit process draws Ohioans

    09/02/2010 3:20:59 PM PDT · by 50mm · 17 replies
    The Columbus Dispatch (Ohio) ^ | August 31, 2010 | James Nash
    While about 200,000 Ohioans have obtained permits to carry concealed firearms through the state, nearly 2,000 others have bypassed Ohio's requirements and gotten licenses from Utah - without even having to visit that state. Ohio requires people to undergo 12 hours of handgun-proficiency training before they're eligible for a license to discreetly pack heat. Utah requires applicants to take a certified course but doesn't specify a number of hours. Ohio also adds the names of permit holders to a law-enforcement database, whereas Utah does not. Because the two states honor each other's handgun licenses, a resident of Ohio can take...
  • Judge tosses out 'Joe the Plumber' privacy lawsuit

    08/05/2010 5:32:04 AM PDT · by 50mm · 55 replies
    The Columbus Dispatch (Ohio) ^ | August 5, 2010 | James Nash
    A federal judge yesterday threw out a lawsuit by Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher - the northwestern Ohio man immortalized as "Joe the Plumber" in the 2008 presidential campaign - alleging that three high-ranking state bureaucrats violated his privacy by running his name through confidential databases. U.S. District Court Judge Algenon L. Marbley said Wurzelbacher could not show that he had been harmed by the snooping. Three top managers of the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services ran database checks of Wurzelbacher, who briefly vaulted to fame in October 2008 when he confronted then-candidate Barack Obama about the effects of his...
  • Jobless claims jump 37,000 to 464,000

    07/22/2010 5:47:26 AM PDT · by 50mm · 55 replies · 1+ views
    MarketWatch ^ | July 22, 2010 | Staff
    The number of people applying for initial state unemployment insurance benefits rose 37,000 to 464,000 in the week ended July 17, the Labor Department reported Thursday. Economists surveyed by MarketWatch had expected an initial claims level of 450,000.
  • Professors and Pharisees

    07/22/2010 4:38:04 AM PDT · by 50mm · 16 replies ^ | July 22, 2010 | Mike Adams
    Recently, someone wrote to me complaining of a “recent and dangerous trend” of attacks on intellectuals coming from “those on the right.” The writer’s ostensible purpose was to shield intellectuals from “attacks.” His real purpose was to shield them from criticism. Nothing could be more dangerous than shielding today’s intellectual, particularly the secular university professor, from criticism. It is precisely because they are so coddled and shielded (read: tenured) that they have become modern day Pharisees. Jesus was not nice to the Pharisees. In fact, He had this to say to them: “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For...
  • Music star arrested on sex charge in Licking County (KC & Sunshine Band)

    03/25/2010 5:24:03 AM PDT · by 50mm · 63 replies · 2,073+ views
    Th Columbus Dispatch ^ | March 25, 2010 | JOSH JARMAN
    NEWARK, Ohio— The man behind pop-music classics Get Down Tonight and Boogie Shoes has been arrested in Licking County and accused of having sexual contact with a teenage boy. Richard Finch, 56, co-founder of KC and the Sunshine Band, was arrested Tuesday by deputies with the Licking County sheriff's office. He is being held on a $250,000 bond on a charge of gross sexual imposition, according to court records. A boy contacted the sheriff's office last week, saying Finch had sexual contact with him at Finch's home, Sgt. Chris Slayman said.
  • Prayer Request for Darkwing104 [surgery was successful, now resting at home]

    03/22/2010 3:52:01 PM PDT · by 50mm · 108 replies · 1,032+ views
    Me | March 22, 2010 | Me
    Our fellow FReeper Darkwing104 is having surgery early Wednesday morning. Please join me in praying for a successful procedure and a speedy recovery. Thanks.
  • Record Teen Unemployment: Only WSJ Seriously Looks At Minimum-Wage Hikes As Cause

    10/05/2009 4:30:56 AM PDT · by 50mm · 18 replies · 1,335+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | October 5, 2009 | Tom Blumer
    Based on the data, the current job situation for teenagers in America is the worst on record. According to Uncle Sam's Bureau of Labor Statistics: Seasonally adjusted teenage unemployment hit 25.9%. That is the highest rate in the nearly 62 years BLS has been reporting this number. The previous record was last month's 25.5%. The record before that was 24.1% in November and December of 1982. A graphic of the complete history of the teenage unemployment rate that will open in a new window is here. Unemployment among black teens not enrolled in school is over 50%. The rate among...
  • Lame Gray Lady: NYT Scrubs Major Portion of Original Obama-Olympics Article [FR mentioned]

    10/04/2009 11:40:54 AM PDT · by 50mm · 129 replies · 8,514+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | October 4, 2009 | Tom Blumer
    <p>Those who read the New York Times's coverage of the unsuccessful results of Barack and Michelle Obama's attempt to seal the 2016 Summer Olympics bid for Chicago on Friday afternoon ('For Obama, an Unsuccessful Campaign") might want to read it again.</p>
  • Secretary slams political 'trash talk' [Useful idiots and RINO alert]

    09/23/2009 4:36:12 AM PDT · by 50mm · 37 replies · 1,363+ views
    The Columbus Dispatch (Ohio) ^ | September 23, 2009 | Joe Hallett
    A Republican member of President Barack Obama's cabinet blistered conservative talk-radio hosts and cable-television news yesterday, saying they have eroded civility and impeded the nation's ability to solve big problems. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood told The Dispatch that the level of "harsh discourse in Washington has probably reached an all-time high," and he partly blamed it on "all of this trash talk about the process and about politicians 24/7" on cable television and talk radio. LaHood referred to criticism Obama received for appearing Sunday on five television news shows to promote his health-care overhaul. The secretary also indicated that even...
  • CBS: Ben Stein Slams CNN’s Carville for Calling 9/12 Protestors ‘Classless’

    09/21/2009 1:43:37 PM PDT · by 50mm · 42 replies · 2,706+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | September 21, 2009 | Kyle Drennen
    Appearing on CBS’s Sunday Morning, commentator Ben Stein ripped into CNN political analyst James Carville for claiming anti-Obama protestors were "classless": "the elitist anger of the liberal Democrats is boiling over as some ordinary citizens show they don’t like being pushed around....Contempt for the ordinary citizen is just not American and it does not win elections." Earlier in his commentary, Stein wondered: "I thought the Democrats were the party of the little guys and those who aren’t classy or well born...So now the Democrats are admitting they’re the party of the rich?" He went on to point out that Democrats...
  • ACORN offices in Ohio to close temporarily (Whining, race card and training to prevent stings)

    09/18/2009 7:40:10 AM PDT · by 50mm · 48 replies · 2,021+ views
    The Columbus Dispatch (Ohio) ^ | September 18, 2009 | RANDY LUDLOW
    The director of ACORN in Ohio says neither she nor other employees of the social-justice group have ever offered to help pimps or prostitutes ply their trade in the state. But the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now and would-be clients in poor, black and Latino neighborhoods are paying a price nonetheless, said Amy Teitelman, the group's Ohio leader. ACORN, which says it has about 7,500 dues-paying members in Ohio and operates offices in Columbus, Cincinnati and Cleveland, has temporarily stopped offering help to clients in the wake of an undercover video shot by self-styled investigators. From conservative standard...
  • Retread Ron Paul spammer (Gardiner Atse this time) zotted again

    04/09/2009 6:18:16 PM PDT · by 50mm · 159 replies · 4,819+ views
    April 10, 2009 | 50mm
    Got this spam a few minutes ago in my FReepmail: Hello Friend, I have been a long admirer of yours here at the Free Republic. So I thought I’d take the time to write a personal letter to only you to inform you about Ron Paul’s Campaign for Liberty. Please keep this letter between just us. After Paul dropped out of the 2008 GOP primary; he started the Campaign for Liberty. It has since grown into the largest Constitutionalist, Austrian economics advocacy group in America with over 140,000 members. Their latest project is to pass H.R. 1207: the audit the...
  • MSNBC’s O’Donnell and Politico’s VandeHei Praise Obama the ‘Rock Star’

    04/02/2009 8:23:32 PM PDT · by 50mm · 12 replies · 718+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | April 2, 2009 | Kyle Drennen
    At the top of the 3:00PM EST hour of live coverage on MSNBC, anchor Norah O’Donnell and Politico executive editor Jim VandeHei were practically tripping over themselves declaring Barack Obama the "rock star" of Europe in the wake of the G-20 summit. O’Donnell began by asking: "Can we gauge this meeting as a success?" VandeHei replied: "I think early indications are it probably was a big success...I think they'll hail that as a big success. I think the fact that he's just been greeted like such a hero overseas...and I think that that press conference will probably get a pretty...
  • CNN's Alina Cho: Obamas are the 'Royal Family of the United States'

    04/01/2009 4:40:12 PM PDT · by 50mm · 87 replies · 1,980+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | April 1, 2009 | Matthew Balan
    CNN correspondent Alina Cho loaded the regal language into her report on Wednesday’s American Morning about Europe’s “apparent love affair” with Michelle Obama. Besides the obligatory Jackie Kennedy references, Cho gave a preview of the first lady’s tea with Queen Elizabeth II: “On today’s schedule: tea with the queen, and insiders say the queen and America’s queen bee will be fast friends.” The correspondent even compared Mrs. Obama to Princess Diana. She also referred to the Obamas as the “royal family of the United States.” Cho began her report by hyping the first lady’s popularity, how it apparently isn’t exclusive...
  • CBS’s Rooney Dismisses Viewers Criticizing His Pro-Obama Bias

    03/30/2009 5:15:31 PM PDT · by 50mm · 27 replies · 1,848+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | March 30, 2009 | Kyle Drennen
    On Sunday’s CBS 60 Minutes, commentator Andy Rooney read from some viewer letters: "It's always fun to read the letters people send, I get a lot of them, although, to be honest, if I took all the letters seriously I wouldn't ever say anything again. I get quite a few bad letters and, of course, I pay least attention to those. I don't want you to see me cry." Some of those "bad letters" came from viewers who criticized Rooney’s and the media’s pro-Obama bias: "Thomas Overley writes from Oceanside, California. He's mad because he thinks I like President Obama....
  • State drops warnings over 'militia' members

    03/28/2009 11:17:34 AM PDT · by 50mm · 37 replies · 1,054+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | March 28, 2009 | Bob Unruh
    The chief of the Missouri highway patrol is blasting a report issued by the Missouri Information Analysis Center that linked conservative groups to domestic terrorism, assuring that such reports no longer will be issued. The report warned law enforcement agencies to watch for suspicious individuals who may have bumper stickers for third-party political candidates such as Ron Paul, Bob Barr and Chuck Baldwin. It further warned law enforcement to watch out for individuals with "radical" ideologies based on Christian views, such as opposing illegal immigration, abortion and federal taxes. Chief James Keathley of the Missouri State Patrol issued a statement...
  • Just In Time For 'Earth Hour': Americans Care Less Than Ever About Globaloney

    03/26/2009 7:38:25 PM PDT · by 50mm · 45 replies · 1,102+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | March 26, 2009 | Tom Blumer
    Gallup has issued two polls in the past couple of weeks showing that the reality is breaking through the non-stop, years-long propaganda blitz known properly known as the Great Global Warming Hoax (characterized by me since January 2007 as globaloney): On March 11, the pollster told us that "Although a majority of Americans believe the seriousness of global warming is either correctly portrayed in the news or underestimated, a record-high 41% now say it is exaggerated." That's up from 30% three years ago. On March 19, we were informed that "For the first time in Gallup's 25-year history of asking...
  • Slow Free Republic

    03/21/2009 5:51:14 PM PDT · by 50mm · 69 replies · 1,644+ views
    50mm ^ | March 21, 2009 | 50mm
    Anybody else having slow response issues with FR? This could be hugh! I'm series!
  • A Fatal Trajectory

    02/24/2009 7:49:26 AM PST · by 50mm · 37 replies · 1,202+ views ^ | February 24, 2009 | Thomas Sowell
    An increasing number of recent letters and e-mails from readers strike a note, not only of unhappiness with the way things are going in our society, but a note of despair. Those of us who are pessimists are only a step away from despair ourselves, so we may not be the ones to offer the best antidote to the view that America has seen its best days and is degenerating toward what may well be its worst. Yet what hope remains is no less precious nor any less worthy of being preserved. First of all, the day-to-day life of most...
  • Be a patriot and pay up

    02/24/2009 6:36:24 AM PST · by 50mm · 16 replies · 769+ views
    Denver Post ^ | February 24, 2009 | David Arsanyi
    Given that most of you will be paying your neighbors' mortgages soon, it only seems prudent that we start thinking in bolder terms. And by "thinking in bolder terms," I mean "thinking about me." Why, for instance, should I be on the hook to pay those grating high-interest credit cards I signed up for? Or those detestable car payments? For you folks who are less than ecstatic about straightening out my fiscal affairs, I have two things to say: 1) Don't be selfish. 2) Forget everything you ever have heard about the American Revolution. Taxes, extreme government spending and wealth...
  • Northland High student faces expulsion for firing Nerf gun

    02/19/2009 5:14:12 AM PST · by 50mm · 31 replies · 1,067+ views
    The Columbus Dispatch (Ohio) ^ | February 19, 2009 | TANISHA MALLETT
    A Northland High School student could be expelled after playing with a Nerf foam-dart gun in school. Devon Smith, 14, said he could not resist firing the toy at a friend after a classmate brought it to class. "He was shooting at another one of my friends, and I moved closer, and I had a shot and missed somebody," Smith said. Smith was suspended from school and faces an expulsion hearing this morning. Columbus City Schools spokesman Michael Straughter said he couldn't discuss Smith's case. But he said the district follows the state's zero-tolerance policy, as well as the Gun-Free...
  • Why I Endorsed Michael Steele

    02/03/2009 4:58:14 AM PST · by 50mm · 20 replies · 838+ views ^ | February 3,2009 | Ken Blackwell
    Last week, Michael Steele made history as the first African-American elected chairman of the Republican Party. Although the GOP is currently the minority party in our two-party system, Chairman Steele takes the reins at a moment of tremendous opportunity. Mr. Steele’s publicly expressed commitment to conservative principles and the platform of the party, led me to urge the GOP leadership to elect him as chairman. January 29 and 30 were rollercoaster days for all of us running to become the next chairman of the GOP. We appeared before the members of the Republican National Committee, making our case about how...
  • Exhuming James Madison

    02/02/2009 5:11:26 AM PST · by 50mm · 32 replies · 1,161+ views ^ | February 2, 2009 | Mike Adams
    During the fall of 2000, a political science professor at my university stated, quite correctly, I think, that the Democratic and Republican parties were becoming so alike that Americans were given no real choice in a given election year. I agreed with him then and I agree with him now. Many Republicans, myself included, voted for George W. Bush because we didn’t think it possible that he could be as fiscally irresponsible as his father, our 41st president who was replaced by a more fiscally responsible – though considerably more morally flawed – Democrat. In 2004, after the inexcusable expansion...
  • Whitehall defending manger once again (Ohio atheist scrooges)

    12/19/2008 8:57:36 AM PST · by 50mm · 11 replies · 452+ views
    The Columbus Dispatch (Ohio) ^ | Dec. 19, 2008 | ELIZABETH GIBSON
    It's becoming a holiday tradition -- secular activists again have asked Whitehall's mayor to scoot baby Jesus off government property. The Freedom from Religion Foundation, an association of atheists and agnostics, sent the mayor a letter that called the Nativity scene in front of the city's municipal building unconstitutional. "The Nativity stands alone, right at the front entrance, and that's a problem," said Rebecca Kratz, the staff attorney who wrote the letter for the Wisconsin-based foundation. "You can't get into the building without noticing this symbol of religion." Reynoldsburg packed up its manger in 2006 to avoid a hassle when...
  • Prosecutor looking into phone records to see who might be linked to 'Joe' check

    12/19/2008 4:39:22 AM PST · by 50mm · 19 replies · 972+ views
    The Columbus Dispatch (Ohio) ^ | Dec. 19, 2008 | CATHERINE CANDISKY
    The Obama campaign and Strickland administration both deny involvement in the "Joe the Plumber" background check, but Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O'Brien still is examining Helen Jones-Kelley's phone records to see who she spoke with around the time when her office accessed confidential state records. Jones-Kelley resigned Wednesday as director of the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. However, she still could face criminal charges for authorizing the improper search of computer databases. The probe into a private citizen's confidential records ignited a furor across the country when it was revealed by The Dispatch. O'Brien said he is reviewing...
  • Top 'Joe the plumber' snoop quits

    12/18/2008 4:53:16 AM PST · by 50mm · 45 replies · 1,389+ views
    The Columbus Dispatch (Ohio) ^ | Dec. 18, 2008 | Catherine Candisky
    Helen Jones-Kelley, director of the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, resigned last night near the end of a monthlong, unpaid suspension for mining state computers for confidential information on "Joe the Plumber." Two senior managers suspended for their roles in the scandal that spiced this year's presidential campaign also are leaving, The Dispatch has learned. The administration fired Doug Thompson, deputy director of child support. Fred Williams, assistant agency director, resigned effective Jan. 31. The action came soon after the Republican-controlled General Assembly approved a measure cracking down on state workers who improperly conduct checks involving Ohioans' personal...
  • Local controls on guns debated (Ohio Supreme Court Case on Concealed Carry)

    04/07/2008 5:27:32 AM PDT · by 50mm · 6 replies · 52+ views
    The Columbus Dispatch (Ohio) ^ | April 7, 2008 | JOHN MCCARTHY - Associated Press
    Ohioans have the right to ban hidden guns from their homes and places of business, but if the landlord is a city or county, that right evaporates under a new section of Ohio law, a group that wants it overturned says. The Ohio Supreme Court hears arguments in the case Wednesday -- the day after the fourth anniversary of the state becoming the 46th to allow residents to carry a concealed weapon. From April 8, 2004, through 2007, Ohio sheriffs issued 108,868 licenses to carry hidden guns. The licenses of 482 people were revoked because the holders no longer were...
  • Boy, 10, charged with rape

    04/01/2008 4:03:55 AM PDT · by 50mm · 22 replies · 66+ views
    The Columbus Dispatch (Ohio) ^ | April 1, 2008 | Randy Ludlow
    Schoolmate, 6, and brother, 4, are alleged victims Tuesday, April 1, 2008 3:12 AM BY RANDY LUDLOW THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH A 10-year-old Marion County boy has been found mentally incompetent to stand trial on delinquency counts of rape and gross sexual imposition. Marion County officials declined to provide details about the case, but a Prospect-area woman says the boy molested her 4- and 6-year-old sons last summer. The woman is upset that the 10-year-old continues to attend the same Prospect school, South Elgin Elementary, as her 6-year-old first-grader. "I'm furious, but my hands are tied," the woman said yesterday. She...
  • Kasich gets set to run in 2010 (for Ohio Governor)

    03/27/2008 5:03:06 AM PDT · by 50mm · 32 replies · 1,909+ views
    The Columbus Dispatch (Ohio) ^ | March 27, 2008 | Joe Hallett
    Former U.S. Rep. John R. Kasich says he's prepared to leave a lucrative private-sector career and run for the Republican nomination for governor in 2010. Kasich, 55, said yesterday he will make a final decision early in 2009, but he is paving the way now for a gubernatorial bid. "The important thing for people to know is that the success I've had in the private sector is not going to keep me from doing this," said the former congressman from Westerville. Since launching a short-lived presidential campaign in 2000 and then leaving the House in 2001 after 18 years, Kasich...
  • Librarian sues OSU to get his job back

    03/15/2008 5:05:57 AM PDT · by 50mm · 34 replies · 1,267+ views
    The Columbus Dispatch (Ohio) ^ | March 15, 2008 | Jodi Andes
    A former Ohio State University librarian accused of sexual harassment after recommending a conservative book for freshmen has filed a lawsuit against the university and some of its faculty. Scott Savage, who said he resigned because of personal and professional attacks on his character, asks for his job back and for OSU to be forced to change its sexual-harassment policies. OSU is "an aggressive proponent of the homosexual lifestyle by virtue of its practices and policies," Savage says in the lawsuit, filed in federal court because he says his civil rights were violated. "OSU is therefore a naturally hostile environment...
  • Haditha Marines Still Need Your Help!

    03/11/2008 5:28:12 PM PDT · by 50mm · 15 replies · 657+ views and e-mail from CFIF ^ | March 11, 2008 | Christopher Ruddy
     Urgent Letter From Christopher Ruddy Publisher,  Dear CFIF Activist:Two Marines need your help . . . again. Last year, I wrote to you about the plight of three American heroes, Lance Cpl. Stephen Tatum, Lance Cpl. Justin Sharratt, and Staff Sgt. Frank Wuterich. The three were under investigation for allegations that they committed atrocities in Haditha, Iraq, in November 2005. When I first wrote to you about these courageous men, they were under Article 32 investigation — the military equivalent of a grand jury hearing. The hysteria against these Marines was set off by a Time magazine reporter whose...
  • US launches airstrike in Somalia

    03/03/2008 7:31:28 AM PST · by 50mm · 6 replies · 123+ views
    Associated Press ^ | March 3, 2008 | MOHAMED OLAD HASSAN
    MOGADISHU, Somalia - The U.S. launched an airstrike Monday on a Somali town held by Islamic extremists to go after a group of terrorist suspects, U.S. defense officials said. Three missiles hit Dobley, a town four miles from the Kenyan border, destroying a home and seriously injured eight people, police and witnesses said. The remnants of an Islamic force that had once ruled much of southern Somalia took over Dobley last week. "It was a deliberate, precise strike against a known terrorist and his associates," one U.S. military official said in Washington, speaking on condition of anonymity because he was...
  • Delusional Democrats: The Warm Fuzzies of Infanticide

    02/18/2008 9:57:49 AM PST · by 50mm · 44 replies · 152+ views ^ | February 17, 2008 | Phil Harris
    To vomit, or not to vomit: That is the question: Whether ‘tis nobler in the mind to dispose of one’s supper, or to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous equivocation, and take arms against a sea of fellows and colleagues, and by writing in opposition, reveal thoughts conceived in fraudulence. Perhaps that sounds like so much gobbledygook to you, and no doubt, Shakespeare is flopping about in his coffin like a grounded catfish. Therefore, you may have some sense of my pent-up irritation, having endured as a witness to the systematic programming of my fellow citizens. Conscientious, moral people...
  • Ron Paul on War

    12/19/2007 5:34:25 AM PST · by 50mm · 215 replies · 320+ views ^ | December 19, 2007 | John Stossel
    Ron Paul is the only Republican presidential candidate saying we should get our troops out of Iraq now. Here's more of my edited interview with the congressman. Some people say that if we don't attack the enemy there, they'll attack us here. Ron Paul: I think the opposite is true. The radicals were able to use our bases in Saudi Arabia and the bombing of Iraq (from 1991 to 2001) as a reason to come over here. If China were to do the same thing to us, and they had troops in our land, We would resent it. We'd probably...
  • To Assimilate or not to Assimilate: That is the Quesion

    12/10/2007 4:18:07 PM PST · by 50mm · 1 replies · 98+ views ^ | December 10, 2007 | Phyllis Schlafly
    Are you tired of anonymous voices on the phone telling you to "Press 1 (or sometimes 2) for English"? The ability to speak and communicate in English is the litmus test of whether immigrants are assimilating into U.S. culture. To become a naturalized U.S. citizen, the law states that the immigrant must demonstrate "the ability to read, write and speak ordinary English." All public opinion polls confirm by majorities approaching 90 percent that this is what the American people want.
  • Rudy Perpetuates the Republican Taint

    12/10/2007 3:45:59 PM PST · by 50mm · 12 replies · 88+ views ^ | December 9, 2007 | Matt Mayer
    Maybe the Democrats were right in 1998 when they defended President Bill Clinton during the impeachment process by noting that he only lied about having an affair with a White House intern. It was only about sex after all. Besides, despite the widespread knowledge of Clinton’s womanizing, he still won two terms as President. It wasn’t about official actions. Or was it? The problem with Clinton was that his moral relativism didn’t stop at the bedroom door. It permeated his life – public and private. Much to the glee of Republicans and the frustration of Democrats, Clinton’s moral relativism resulted...
  • Prayer Request

    11/06/2007 8:09:47 PM PST · by 50mm · 79 replies · 73+ views
    11/8/07 | Me
    Please pray for my mother. She's 79 years old and having a heart operation tomorrow morning. Thanks.
  • The Jeopardy of Reform

    06/15/2007 7:09:16 PM PDT · by 50mm · 14 replies · 526+ views ^ | June 15, 2007 | Charles Krauthammer
    <p>WASHINGTON -- Comprehensive immigration reform is in jeopardy because it is a complex compromise with too many moving parts and too many competing interests. Employers want a guest worker program; unions want to kill it. Reformers want to introduce a point system that preferentially admits skilled and educated immigrants; immigrant groups naturally want to keep the existing family preference system. Liberals want legalization now; conservatives insist on enforcement "triggers" first.</p>
  • Public Opposition Brings Down Immigration Bill

    06/13/2007 5:16:23 AM PDT · by 50mm · 175 replies · 2,142+ views ^ | June 11, 2007 | Georgie Anne Geyer
    WASHINGTON -- An amazing thing happened on the road to bringing 100 million illegal aliens into the American polity: "Amnesty" was defeated in our incoherent Congress. Not only did it die a death as strange as its brief life, expiring one night last week as the waves on a sandy shore wear out when the storm is over; but it actually was defeated by the American people -- unorganized and without unity of detail, but "mad as hell" at the way the lobby-paid and corporate-attentive Congress was giving the country away. Dan Stein, president of the Federation for American Immigration...