Our Broken political system

The wacky world of Dayton politics

Looking at the petition turn in on the Board of Elections site and so far, there are some surprises: Dayton 1-term school board member, John McManus has switched parties to the Republican side to run against minor-league party boss Russ Joseph for County Treasurer. Joseph, who lost to Republican Mike Foley after being appointed to Read More

Why quoting Dave Chappelle loses you an election and other dime store philosophers advice for failed politicians

Apparently I came in last because I’m “not allowed to type or say the nword” He comes back with a screen shot of my post after watching Dave Chappelle’s WYSO benefit. Here’s the official damning screen shot: Because George Carlin said the 7 words you can’t say on television, this instantly sums up all of Read More

Oakwood bans short term rentals (AirBnB) shows lack of creativity

The Mayor of Oakwood, William Duncan, runs a very friendly, welcoming, open meeting. Speakers are treated with respect, and even given second opportunities to address the council. There was no question that he approached this ordinances passage with an open mind. The author of the ordinance, Vice Mayor Byington, was the exact opposite, even having Read More

A real mayor for Dayton?

Nan Whaley hasn’t been looking so hot lately. Ever since the indictments by the FBI and the DOJ where they said Dayton had a “culture of corruption” she’s been looking haggard. At least after the tornado she had the excuse that she didn’t have any water to shower, but, when you realize that a lot Read More

“A culture of corruption”- but only if you’re black

Full disclosure: Joey Williams and I first met on the campaign trail when I was running for Mayor to unseat Richard Clay Dixon and he was running for school board. I consider Joey a friend. I’ve watched him get married, his kids grow up, and his career do exactly what he wanted to do. I’ve Read More

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