Backassward Ohio

All I want for Xmas is…

Before the tornadoes, before the mass shooting in the Oregon District, before the pandemic, the FBI arrested a few folks and called it part of an investigation of a “Culture of Corruption” in Dayton. That most of the folks they indicted were Black was about par for the course. Law enforcement in this country is Read More

How to pull Wright State back from the self-inflicted sinking

Warning. This is a Too Long/Didn’t Read post (TL/DR). It’s a story in 3 acts. The first 2 happened, aptly, on Pearl Harbor day. The first, has Wright State shooting itself in the foot once again. The Second act is Dr. No’s speech to the faculty senate. The third act, is written in the future, Read More

Russ Joseph is as bad as Donald Trump

Today, finally, Russ Joseph conceded defeat to John McManus when the final vote was certified. Russ lost. Russ Joseph got 128,633 or 49.62%, John McManus got 130,592 or 50.38%.The people have spoken, they once again decided that even as the incumbent, Russ wasn’t worthy of keeping his appointed position. Usually, being an incumbent and a Read More

A mistake in the NY Times! Apparently NY is just as backassward as Ohio in appointing people to Board of Elections jobs.

Despite the Presidents constant complaints about the “Fake News” and biased media- especially the NY Times, I usually find it accurate and honest. Until this morning when I saw this: New York is the only state in the country with local election boards whose staffers are chosen almost entirely by Democratic and Republican Party bosses, Read More

Meet the newest enemy to the Monarchy of Montgomery County

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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