You’ve heard of 6 degrees of separation from Kevin Bacon? In Dayton, it’s rare you’re more than 1.2 degrees of separation from people, unless you are an elected official or hold a patronage job. Then the factor goes down to .2 If you could look at the list of Precinct Captains of the political parties Read More
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Regular readers of Esrati.com know that I’ve long talked about what I call “the Monarchy of Montgomery County”- the cabal of politically connected hacks who practice nepotism, favoritism, elitism and above all corruption on a daily basis. Actually, they don’t practice corruption- that one they have down to a science. Please note, this isn’t an Read More
Rightfully, the outgoing governor, Ted Strickland, overruled Judge AJ Wagner on his retirement reversal- but only after former Montgomery County Democratic Party Chairman Dennis Lieberman stepped in to mediate. The Dayton Daily News even came out against the Crown Prince Wagner in an editorial, but of course will endorse him again when he runs for Read More
It’s bad enough that we have 10% more government overhead than the rest of the country- with plenty of duplication of services, but now we also have a rampant case of illegal nepotism being exposed in the region. Of course this is nothing new, it’s been going on forever. This “exposée” in the Dayton Daily Read More
How many “political families” do we have in Dayton that collect tax-dollar supported paychecks? Civil service standards? Whatever. We’ve got a “famiglia” in town that takes care of its workers, it’s called the Montgomery County Democratic Party and its patronage system is what keeps the good “earners” in line. I can’t do all of this, Read More