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When the people are finally sick and tired of being spoon-fed partisan BS coming from the corporate puppets we elect- and the tide has turned against the leader, they finally decide to try something new- that’s as old as democracy itself: Debate: President Obama denied he was a Bolshevik, the Republicans denied they were obstructionists […]

Today Apple announced the iPad. I’m not in love with the name- sounds like a feminine hygiene product to me {update- a skit from 3 years ago makes fun of this name- not for those easily offended} , but, since Apple makes it- it will sell no matter what it’s called. I would have preferred […]

I like Gary Leitzell. I even liked Rhine McLin- both nice people. I’m sure that Gary isn’t on the take- and has the people’s best interests at heart. But today he announced his “Leadership Council”- and I’m really wondering how this group is going to come up with BIG ideas. Especially after hearing Mr. Leitzell […]

Real news is hard to come by in the Sunday Dayton Daily News- but, we thought for today’s Dayton Grassroots Daily Show we’d dissect it for you. The DDN just figured out that Governor Ted Strickland isn’t looking too good for a second term. Too bad he doesn’t have a Dem challenger- a primary would […]

Ohio License plate fees

by David Esrati on January 23, 2010

in Esrati video, Ohio government issues

As the State goes broke and is looking for ways to raise revenue (without raising taxes) look to new fees, penalties and other scams to reach into your pocket. We already saw dog licenses go up (still no need to license cats- which I don’t understand). Greg got hit with the new late fee for […]

My Dad on Dayton

by David Esrati on January 22, 2010

in Esrati video, guide to living in Dayton

Sometimes we take things for granted- you know the saying you never miss it till it’s gone. My father has lived a lot of different places growing up- but Cleveland ended up being where he spent more than half his life. Making the move to Dayton was a tough decision, but now that he and […]

Today our country was officially sold out. In a 5-4 split along ideological lines, the Supreme Court gave corporations carte blanche to buy their politicians. Overruling two important precedents about the First Amendment rights of corporations, a bitterly divided Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that the government may not ban political spending by corporations in […]

Prophets?

by David Esrati on January 20, 2010

in Esrati video, underdogs

The “told you so” edition of the Dayton Grassroots Daily Show. It’s easy to listen to the company line, until the company decides to pull up stakes and head out of town. We’ve been hit like a punching bag for the last ten years, and if you only look at Dayton proper, since busing was […]

Today is Martin Luther King Jr. day- and we had marches, speeches and memorial remembering the King Legacy. We often hear from those who marched with Dr. King- but, not many who say they didn’t see eye to eye with the legend. My father knew Martin, when he was just Martin- as students at Boston […]

While Haiti isn’t on most American’s radar, until a disaster strikes, we’ve been screwing the country for the last hundred or so years. In fact, our “help” has actually caused many of the conditions that made this earthquake even more deadly. For a great synopsis of our history, read this piece from the St. Petersburg […]