#Occupy

The Boston Marathon bombing will most likely be solved by analyzing thousands of photos, video footage, and a lot of difficult police work. This morning the New York Times tells us that video gives us the first clues: In the first major break in the hunt for the Boston Marathon bomber, F.B.I. personnel on Wednesday […]

According to the Dayton Daily News, Matt Joseph and Nan Whaley directed the city “public information officer,” Tom Biedenharn, to hold a press conference to talk about the national unemployment rate which is being used as a political football in the presidential race. Mayor Leitzell sat in the audience and reportedly told the paper that […]

In the last presidential election cycle, over $5 billion was spent on political campaigns. This cycle with the newly allowed superPACs, it could be double that. The mass media will never point out how ludicrous this all is directly, because it’s keeping them alive. If there is one reason to move the elections to July […]

“Principles have no real force except when one is well fed.” Mark Twain Politicians used to understand this. Promises of a better tomorrow, with jobs, a standard of living higher than it is today- were standard campaign promises. Now, we have “hope” and “change” with no promise whatsoever. If we likened life to a game […]

The “Super Committee” has now failed and the stock market dropped. We’re in a tizzy over imaginary actions that never happened, caused by something that wasn’t. The Dayton Daily News proclaims housing is rebounding in Dayton today. Really? How do we come up with these superlatives without any real justification? I was having a short […]

Sandy Gudorf is an overpaid tool of corporate America. As the president of the Downtown Dayton Partnership she is paid more than $100K a year to tax property owners and then give tax breaks to new businesses. She also hires cheap contract labor to do the job of cleaning downtown sidewalks as a way to […]

Back in December of 2009 I wrote about a young US Army paratrooper who was going to transform our fair city of Dayton: We listened to political neophyte (because he doesn’t want to be a politician) give an hour and 15 minute ramble on how the “real people” will bring “real results” to changing Dayton. […]

If you need further illustration of what is fueling  the #occupy movement, compare and contrast two local court cases. The first is a white-collar swindler, Michael Peppel, who robbed 271 investors of huge sums of money, caused at least 1,300 people to lose their jobs, made his suppliers eat his debts, and then sat in […]

It’s election time again. Not that voters really have any choices in our community thanks to our Board of (S)Elections and the obsolete Dayton City Charter which put the power of access to the ballot into the hands of unelected political party pogues. When I run for office, all my signs go on private property, […]

In the same issue where they proudly show how much money is being spent with TV stations on Issue 5- they cut the number in half of the people in the protest: Demonstrators allying themselves with protesters around the country who say they are fed up with corporate greed and perceived government indifference to Americans […]