Our Broken political system

On Friday, I was talking to Jan Kelly, the director of the Montgomery County Board of Elections. about a form. Trying to figure out how to accurately fill it out- and the cold hard fact was, it requested information that was totally impossible for a voter, or even the person in charge of checking that […]

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 […]

Last week I made an identical request for public records from the county and the city. In Montgomery County you send your request to the Auditor’s office, run by Karl Keith, the elected Democrat who is also Vice-Chair of the Montgomery County Democratic Party. They have a very informative page with all the info you […]

While political pundits are all in a tizzy right now about Ed Fitzgerald naming Dayton lawyer Sharen Neuhardt as his running mate, let’s be honest, no one in Ohio cares who the lieutenant governor is, nor do they even know who it is right now. Try asking your friends. In fact, I’d be impressed if […]

The almighty Mayor Nan and company believe that Dayton isn’t good enough for them to hold a retreat, instead, wasting our tax money and time- they scheduled a retreat tonight and tomorrow in Sharonville. I suggest they reconsider this- and am seeking counsel to file an injunction. From the Ohio Sunshine Laws Manual- page 88: […]

In today’s Dayton Daily news- “reporter” Laura Bischoff questions State Representative Jim Butler’s official bio: In his official Ohio House biography, state Rep. Jim Butler, R-Oakwood, tells the public that he “served in the United States Navy as a fighter pilot, flying the F-14 Tomcat. ”Butler trained on the F-14 but received a medical discharge […]

Mayor Gary Leitzell brought this up to the commission after I pointed out the problem with the commission. They did nothing. I also suggested changing the petition forms- since we seem to have so many failed applications. They did nothing. Finally- today (after the election fiasco- where nobody voted) they point it out: Dayton would […]

As long as I’ve been running for office, people in hushed voices have said, “That’s Esrati, he’s crazy.” Donning a black hood at a city commission meeting and getting arrested didn’t help dispel that notion. The fact that I don’t quit- running time after time, you know that quote they attribute to Albert Einstein “doing […]