Thursday, August 30, 2007

Blog: Mayor Coleman Welcomes Terrorist to Columbus

There is a lot of compelling information on the blog, Central Ohioans against Terrorism. Their latest post accuses the mayor of Columbus knowingly welcoming someone with ties to the 1993 bombing of the WTC.
On February 2, 1995, Siraj Wahhaj was named by US Attorney Mary Jo White as an unindicted co-conspirator in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing that killed six people, injured 1,042 others, and foreshadowed the horror of 9/11.

On September 8, 2007, Ahmad Al-Akhras, close advisor to Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman and president of the Islamic Foundation of Central Ohio (IFCO), will host Siraj Wahhaj as guest speaker at an IFCO fundraising dinner here in Columbus. Mayor Coleman has appointed Al-Akhras to numerous Columbus city government boards, commissions and committees.

The author, Patrick Poole goes on to explain,
Siraj Wahhaj says that he isn't sure that Osama bin Laden is responsible for 9/11; he calls for the return of the global Islamic caliphate and the imposition of Islamic shari'a law, including punishment by amputations and stoning; and he calls for the violent overthrow of American government.

Take a look. This site is worth a read!

One has to wonder what is going on in Mayor Coleman’s office. Why is there even room for the appearance of impropriety? I know that this is not a new concept for the Mayor but maybe his too distracted with the goings on at home to focus on running a tight ship at work... And remember, Central Ohioans pay for it.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007


Even on Steroids The Browns Suck

Former No. 1 NFL draft pick Tim Couch had doping regimens that called for anabolic steroids and human growth hormone, according to documents obtained by
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Maybe a shaved head pretty boy who was humiliated on draft day will help Cleveland.


Castro Endorses Hillary. Birds of a feather. I guess

Communist and “Victim” Fidel Castro has endorsed Hillary for president. Golly gee, all she needs is Hugo Chavez, a bunch of labor unions and Al Qaeda to complete the whole set.

HAVANA (Reuters) - Ailing Cuban leader Fidel Castro is tipping Democratic candidates Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama to team up and win the U.S. presidential election.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Seen in Idaho

An Open Letter To Gay Republicans Politicians

Come out or get out, it is that simple. It is ok to be gay but it is not ok to be gay, lie about it and grandstand against gays so that you can fight what you consider the demons inside. Also, you hurt the party and fuel Democrats arguments about, well, I am not sure what. Whenever a Republican is outted as gay they attack. They claim it is because of hypocrisy and they are right, but in reality they also know homosexuality is titillating…

Now Dems are no saints, but there is no defending a closet homosexual that is so passionate about being anti-gay. If you have internal conflicts, deal with them, but when elected to high office you have a responsibility to be honest and if you can’t be honest with yourself or your family, how can we expect you to be honest with your constituents.

The log cabin has closets… I would just prefer they be filled with clothes and not politicians.

Hillary Takes Money From Anywhere, Even if Laundered to Avoid Campaign Finance Laws

Does she? Hmm, you be the judge. I say yes. This is so obvious even a Miss Teen USA contestant from South Carolina could see it. Ugh.

Also, in related news, I am sure Hillary wishes she could go back in time and ban cigars too, eh!

Monday, August 27, 2007

Stupid, Stupid, Stupid Girl

This is priceless. Miss Teen South Carolina recently competed for Dumbest Chick in America. I think she won.

Actually this was for the crown of Miss Teen USA… As in the competition to highlight the best America has to offer under 18.

“Like being smart is, like, so 2003, like you know. I mean, like Paris, Lindsey and Brittney are like, rich, and like, they aren’t, like smart, like, you know”

P.S. To the parents of Miss Teen South Carolina: You make me want to be a better parent... than you :-)

Smoking Bans In the Workplace: Healthy or Harassment?

Many employers across the nation, to say nothing of Ohio, have gone smoke free. The idea of prohibiting smoking IN the workplace seems to be common sense. I do realize that in the old days this was not so (I watch MAD MEN and wonder what those offices smelled like) but today in Ohio smoking in work spaces and bars and restaurants is illegal; a law passed by an overwhelming majority of voters.

Many employers have taken this even farther by banning smoking near the building or on the property. Recently the Detroit Free Press reprinted a USA Today story about this very subject. They even cited an Ohio employer
Employees who smoke are fast becoming an endangered species as companies ban smoking on all corporate grounds, including parking and other outdoor areas where smokers were once allowed to gather.

It's a radical change from just a decade ago, when smoking was tolerated, even if frowned upon. But now being a smoker can even risk your job as more companies pass policies banning the hiring of smokers or firing those who refuse to quit. What some employers are doing:

-As an employer and health care system, the Cleveland Clinic recently announced a no-smoking policy that will begin Sept. 1. That includes outside the buildings.
The not-for-profit academic medical center will begin testing potential employees for nicotine as a part of the standard health and wellness screening during pre-placement physical exams. An applicant who tests positive through the urine test will not be considered for employment until he or she has quit for two weeks. Current employees who smoke will not be fired.

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It has been reported that companies like Scotts Miracle-Grow have adapted smoke free policies that prescribe the firing of any employee who does not quit tobacco, period and any smoker will not be hired. Any use at any time, home or at work, is grounds for dismissal. They even go so far as to do routine checks, akin to how athletes are checked for steroids I guess.

Many studies have shown that smokers cost employers thousands every year in lost productivity and additional health costs.

Some others would argue that other health issues are not factored into employment such as obesity, recreational lifestyles (such as skydiving or extreme sports) or risky sexual behavior.

This leads me to this week’s questions:
-Are anti-smoking policies for employees even handed or are they one sided?

-Do they go too far or are they justified?

-What is your employer’s policy?

Thursday, August 23, 2007

NAACP and Sanders: Blaming Vick is Racially Motivated and Wrong

The race for Media Whore is always a close one but the NAACP makes another case for winning. As if we did not hear enough from that origination of irrelevance this year, today the president of the Atlanta chapter felt the need to chime in about Michael Vick.

What? Yes.

A multi-millionaire football star allegedly bank rolls a dog fighting operation and personally participates in fights and the execution of dogs by angina and drowning… This DEMANDS a reaction from the NAACP, right? Huh?

From CNN
R.L. White, President of the Atlanta Chapter of the NAACP said, "The way he is being persecuted, he wouldn't have been persecuted that much had he killed somebody."

Really? Well, the NAACP supported OJ Simpson, maybe he has a point. But anyway, back to Captain Fantasy:
He urged the National Football League, the Atlanta Falcons and Vick's commercial sponsors not to dump the troubled athlete.

"We feel that whatever the courts demand as a punishment for what he has done, once he has paid his debt to society, then he should be treated like any other person in the NFL," White said.

Really? Really? Are you F-ing kidding me!?!?!? Just like that organization said about Don Imus, right? Before the whiners speak up, I know these are two different situations. Don Imus broke no laws and he is white, so yeah, F- him. Vick is a black athlete so he is entitled to special treatment and forgiveness. Got it.

What the NAACP and other are truly angry about is that this “Fight Club” has been broken wide open. It would appear that this is the tip of the iceberg. An awful lot of folks have come out and are speaking about dog fighting as if it is a norm.

Deion Sanders even went as far as to pen a piece to explain to the rest of America that we should not judge because:
What a dog means to Vick might be a lot different than what he means to you or I.

This genius goes on to explain:
And some people enjoy proving they have the biggest, toughest dog on the street. You’re probably not going to believe this, but I bet Vick loves the dogs that were the biggest and the baddest. Maybe, he identified with them in some way.

You can still choose to condemn him, but I’m trying to take you inside his mind so you can understand where he might be coming from.

But wait for it. Here is the best part:
I believe Vick had a passion for dog fighting. I know many athletes who share his passion. The allure is the intensity and the challenge of a dog fighting to the death. It’s like ultimate fighting, but the dog doesn’t tap out when he knows he can’t win.

It reminds me of when I wore a lot of jewelry back in the day because I always wanted to have the biggest chain or the biggest, baddest car. It gives you status.

See, he had a PASSION for it, that's all and he sees dogs differently than us so it is ok. Of course Germans saw Jews differently in the 30s and 40 and had a ‘passion’ for them too. Am I comparing Dogs to humans? No. I am simply saying that passion does not supersede the law or simple ethics and morals.

Now I know that the NAACP and the likes of Sanders are quick to compare this to hunting. But you see hunting is legal. If you want to legalize dog fighting, lobby for it, but until then, the law is the law, even for those millionaire athletes who rise and sleep under a feeling of entitlement.

Of course I am not sure how you can get drowning and hanging of dogs legal, but good luck.

So what have learned today? Well that ANYTHING, and I mean ANYTHING dealing with an African American means that it MUST be a racial issue. We have also learned there is a huge dog fighting culture that has yet tot be fully exposed and that it is ok as long as you have a “passion” for it and if you are doing it for the sake of status.

BTW, for those who actually read Sanders' (Crap) piece, you will enjoy my response to him.
Hey, Primetime… going after Vick doe not mean other crimes go uninvestigated, Stupid.

Uh, he said people like his WHAT?!?!

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Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Polls Show Americans Unhappy with the Government in General

With the President’s approval numbers in the crapper, Congress decided that they should follow suit.
From Gallup
PRINCETON, NJ -- A new Gallup Poll finds Congress' approval rating the lowest it has been since Gallup first tracked public opinion of Congress with this measure in 1974. Just 18% of Americans approve of the job Congress is doing, while 76% disapprove, according to the August 13-16, 2007, Gallup Poll.

That 18% job approval rating matches the low recorded in March 1992, when a check-bouncing scandal was one of several scandals besetting Congress, leading many states to pass term limits measures for U.S. representatives (which the Supreme Court later declared unconstitutional). Congress had a similarly low 19% approval rating during the energy crisis in the summer of 1979.

Is there any part of the Government that is getting positive numbers?

On a side note, can anyone tell me what the Congresses in 1992, 1979 and today have in common? Anyone? Anyone? (Cricket noise)

Monday, August 20, 2007

Is Business Too Casual?

For ten years I served on Active Duty in the Navy. One of the best parts of the job was not having to decide what to wear to work. They literally tell you what the ‘Uniform of the Day’ is and I had very few options (Hmm, shall I wear khaki, khaki, khaki, or oh, maybe blues/whites). When I came home to Ohio recently and began working in the private sector, the issue of my wardrobe (or lack thereof was a stressful one.

You can not imagine how much shopping I had to do. I like shopping to a point, but I tend to buy a lot of the same of everything so I guess I am not good at it. I knew I should own a few suits, a lot of slacks and shirts, shirts, shirts. I remember that the day before I started at my new job a few months back, my supervisor made a point to me that I should NOT wear a suit. She said, “We dress casual but for business.”

On a daily basis I wear a button down shirt, slacks of some kind and nice shoes. On Friday I wear jeans (expensive trendy ones) and some sort of shirt (cue the dramatic music) untucked.

Recently I had lunch with a friend of mine who is a lawyer at a very prestigious and traditional law firm in Ohio. He bragged about how they were cutting edge because they went “Business casual.” Now, for them, that simply meant no ties.

I work at an Advertising and PR agency. We have people who work in the Creative Department that don’t even own ties. However, they do own and wear a lot of t-shirts.

It seems that suits and ties (And the equivalent for woman) is a dying norm in business these days. Is this good? Is this bad? I don’t know.

My question is this: At your place of business, is it “Business Casual” and if so, what does that mean at your company and do you think business has become too casual?

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Pryce Not Seeking Re-Election

From Columbus Dispatch
WASHINGTON — Republican Rep. Deborah Pryce of Upper Arlington will announce Thursday that she will not seek re-election to the congressional seat she has held since 1993.

Word is that former AG James Petro will go after the GOP nom and that Democrat Mary Jo Kilroy is stupid enough to run again.

Why stupid? Well if you are a Democrat and could not win in 2006, you ain’t ever going to win. Any other election Kilroy would have been smashed by 10 or more points but the national disgust with the GOP and the President GAVE her those votes she had. Kilroy is delusional if she thinks she can win a middle school student council election, to say nothing of a congressional seat.

Anyway, back to Rep. Pryce. She is holding a news conference Thursday but the reason has already been given. Apparently it is just too hard to raise her daughter, Mia, while being away so much.

I can’t blame her… lets be honest.. Dealing with one whiney child is bad enough, dealing with another is just too much.

Fair winds and following seas, Rep. Pryce. I am proud of the job you did and hope that you do not leave public service. You are valuable.

UPDATE: Fox News reports

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Nappy Headed Ho Sues Imus

I am sorry, I couldn't resist.

Sadly though, this is true.
Don Imus is facing his first lawsuit from a player on the Rutgers Women's Basketball team for derogatory comments that cost him his job as a radio host in April, ABC News has learned.

Kia Vaughn, star center for the Rutgers Women's Basketball team, has filed a lawsuit against Imus for libel, slander, and defamation -- the first civil suit to be filed against the former radio host. Vaughn is asking for monetary damages of an unspecified amount.

Since when is offending people against the law or finable offense? And who the hell does she think she is that her feelings are so damn important. She never heard of Don Imus until someone told her about him and she was only “offended” because she was told to be. She is not a Ho, she is a money and publicity whore. There, since “Ho” is not allowed, I will say whore.

She is a pawn being used to further this assault on free speech. What happened to the days of “I may not like what you say, but I will defend your right to say it’? Oh, wait, that doesn’t apply if you are black and the likes of Sharptn need attention… Like a child.

By the way, I would never hire Vaughn for anything. She obviously is easily manipulated and is weak. My only question is, when she heard Imus (Did she ever actually hear the show?!?!), did she cry? I bet she did.

Seriously, if an old man on the radio using a quote from a SPIKE LEE movie ruins your life, you were worthless to begin with. Toughin’ up, Babe.

It just dawned me. This chick dropped a lawsuit on Imus AFTER it was announced that CBS Radio settled with Imus for $20 million. Wow, she actually IS a whore!

The XM / Sirius merger would suck

I have been against this merger from the beginning. Not only do I truly believe that Sirius' CEO Mel Karmazin would nickel and dime subscribers to death... to say nothing of cutting off XM in favor of Sirius based platforms (Requiring new radios sooner rather than later... I love my Inno and I think the Stiletto is a piece of shit) but also I fear that Mel’s boyfriend, Howard “Hoo-Hoo, I invented everything” Stern would have way too much input. This, of course, means that O&A and R&F stand to be let go, and that would suck.

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Rumors and Whispers For 8/11

Rumor has it a certain former member of the Ohio delegation to Washington D.C. has his eyes on the Ohio Attorney General's job.


If you have a rumor or whisper you would like to report or ask me to look into, email me.

Thursday, August 09, 2007

Bearing Drift Ohio Contest. Win a Blogga' Wear T-Shirt!

I LOVE limousine Liberals.
From Drudge
Prominent liberal blogger Jerome Armstrong has agreed to pay nearly $30,000 in fines in a settlement with the Securities and Exchange Commission over allegations that Armstrong touted the stock of a software company, without disclosing that he was being paid to do so, the NY TIMES reports.

Armstrong is the co-author of _Crashing the Gate: Netroots, Grassroots, and the Rise of People-Powered Politics,_ with Markos Moulitsas of Daily Kos. He is also the founder of the Democratic activist site

Under the agreement, Armstrong neither denies nor admits to the allegations.

"It's good to see the matter finally end," Armstrong said in an e-mail message to the TIMES.


I will give a free Blogga’ Wear T-Shirt to anyone who can send me clips and or text of this ass-clown ranting against the rich, big business, standard liberal babble, etc or about blogging ethics or attacking any paid bloggers. Email me.

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

T-Shirts, Mugs and More For Bloggers By Bloggers

Not too long ago to help subsidize my blogging habit I opened up a Café Press store called
Blogga Wear.

Come by and you will find great t-shirts, mugs, stickers etc that express what we all know. We have issues, we have blogs.

Please take a moment and look. You won’t be disappointed. Makes a great gift for those you know who can’t seem to break free from the computer!

Clinton/Obama Ticket. Don’t Count On It

There has been some talk from the likes of Newt and even Giuliani that there might be a ticket in 2008 made up of Senators Clinton an Obama. Stories like this and exchanges like the one below at yesterday’s AFL CIO Forum in Chicago (Which replays of can be heard on XM channel 130, POTUS) show me that this is unlikely to happen.

This is only the beginning and I imagine that these two will only go after each other more… as Edwards chases them like a little puppy to be included and relevant.

What do you think? Do you see a Clinton/Obama ticket or just two candidates who are going to tear each other apart?

“Really? I am shocked” he said sarcastically

From WaPo
Army investigators have concluded that the private (Private, Scott Thomas Beauchamp) whose dispatches for the New Republic accused his fellow soldiers of petty cruelties in Iraq was not telling the truth.

Oh, by the way, Beauchamp is married to New Republic reporter Elspeth Reeve. Really. Oh then he can’t be lying, er I mean exaggerating [rolls his eyes]

Bonds Hits 756: Pelosi Congrats, Bush Snubs

Pelosi Story
Bush Story

I don’t blame Bush. Had he done something people would have attacked for spending time on sports rather than America’s problem, but now he is being attacked for snubbing that doping, cheating SOB, Barry Bonds. Wait, what… Did I editorialize a bit there? Sorry.

Monday, August 06, 2007

More Black-on-Black Crime

Apparently when you question conspiracy theories that insist that the government is after African Americans, you not only get pressure, you get fired. Former Radio One/XM Satellite Radio The Power channel weekend hosts Casey Lartigue and Eliot Morgan air out their grievances in the Washington Post, alleging that they were fired by the channel for challenging the authenticity of "Memorandum 46". Memo 46 is something that some conspiracy-happy African-American activists insist prove that the US government under the Carter administration plotted against black Americans.

Read what Casey Lartigue and Eliot Morgan have to say in Wapo.

Oh, and by the way, Al Sharpton got a gig on that station and XM when they were bumped. And I thought he got an XM gig as a quid pro quo for not firing Opie and Anthony. Who knew...


Wednesday, August 01, 2007

To Catch A Chris Hansen

Chris Hansen of DateLine NBC does a regular feature where he sets up pedophiles and busts them on TV. It is a great series.

Today he was a guest, again, on Opie and Anthony. This time they had cookies and lemonade for him. Very funny clip.

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Best News For The GOP Prez Hopefuls: Hillary Ahead

The poll by The Wall Street Journal and NBC news showed the New York senator surging to a 21-point lead over her nearest challenger, Barack Obama, with 43 percent support against his 22 percent, the newspaper reported.

If she wins the Democratic nomination it will only make it easier for a Republican to win the White House. She can not win a general election. Not because she is a woman, but because she is... Hillary. America does not want a screaming, utopias-socialist mindset of a President who has demonstrated her obsessive and desperate need for power.

I say, in regards to the primaries, Go Hillary!