Montgomery County Ohio Issues

This is illegal. On July 26th Five Rivers Metroparks started pushing a new policy to vendors at the 2nd Street Market- to take effect 8/1/2014. But before we even get to what the policy they are implementing is- we have to start with the e-mail signature of the person sending out the policy – it […]

Last week, Esrati.com gave you the long list of potential candidates to fill OH-42 existing term, and the ballot position for Terry Blair’s seat. You may have read about it in the Dayton Daily news a few days later. Today, the DDn ran a press release from the “Conservative Republican Leadership Committee”- read that the […]

Terry Blair died in office last week. He was up for re-election in the fall. As usual, the Dayton Daily news doesn’t give you the basic information you need to understand what happens next. Of course, since the political parties are involved- they aren’t exactly open and transparent either- and the questions about who is […]

When Robert Scott stepped down as chair of the Montgomery County Republican Party last October, the party machinery didn’t quite work the way it was supposed to. Typically, there is an order of ascendency, and the vice chairmen would become chairman. However, vice-chairman Nick Brusky stepped down too, and next on the pecking order was […]

The Montgomery County Board of Elections is in the basement of the County Administration Building. Basements are notorious as places where it’s damp, dark and mold grows. Slimey mold. So, despite the claims that the BOE always meets now at 11 a.m. (when they claimed I misrepresented the time of the proper William Pace denial […]

In today’s Dayton Daily news, Mike Bock, publisher of www.DaytonOS.com, had a letter to the editor urging Dems to run for precinct captain seats. He also covered it in a few posts on his site: The MCDP Is Disenfranchising County Democrats Of Their Right To Vote For New MCDP Leadership Basically- this is the letter: […]

It came today. I’m not sure why. I almost didn’t want to write about it, to give it more credit than it’s due, but there it was- an unsigned glossy printed postcard smearing local attorney Richard Skelton for possibly running  as an REP against DEM Judge Frances McGee Cromartie. Note, the filing deadline isn’t until […]

The Montgomery County (Ohio) Board of Elections is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to nepotism and favoritism exhibited by the two major parties in Dayton Ohio. The offices of every elected official are run in a similar manner. The parties are run by a small group of elected officials and party faithful who have stacked the deck with their friends and family, in the mostly ignored, in the central party elections which only take five signatures to be placed on the ballot and most run unchallenged. They then control ballot access of others- trying to eliminate primary elections by “screening” and “endorsing” their own.

One of the things our data driven, self-organizing, self-filtering, irrational decision making world seems to be bringing is complete and utter polarization. We self-select our friends, our news sources and our environs, first virtually and then in the real world. “Because most of the people” is the most dangerous rationale for most business decision making, […]

Want to lose friends in high places in Dayton Ohio- ask questions about who is ultimately responsible for misuse of public funds. I ask- I lose friends. I’m not part of the friends and family program that makes sure our “friends and family” all have jobs. I asked “Who’s the criminal? SCLC, Montgomery County, Caresource?” […]