June 2006

Esrati.com mentioned in Dayton City Paper- as a source!

The June 28- July 4 issue of Dayton City Paper- with “CSI Downtown Dayton- where’s the crime” story on the cover- mentions esrati.com and DaytonPolitics.com in the cover story- as a place to “keep a good score on… (Oregon District debates) as well as other local issues, and are sources of some creative and refreshing Read More

Real American Hero’s have nothing to do with Bud light

I have an intern who is in love with the “Real American Hero’s” campaign for Bud Light. We had a discussion in my veterans group today about who is a war hero and who isn’t- after being invited to yet another seemingly pointless networking event for veteran owned businesses to “connect with government buyers” which Read More

Dayton wasn’t Dayton last night.

I went over to the Cannery for “The Sideshow”- a very cool collection of art, music, artists- doing one night of installations, music, performance art- and a little bit of drinking and dancing. We have one person to thank for getting this all together- Laurrana Wong- who singlehadedly pulled off transforming Dayton into the center Read More

The best politicians money can buy

Dayton Politics » Husted’s money politics The first 5 times I ran for office, I tried to do it without accepting campaign contributions- and limited it to $1000- which seemed reasonable for a part time job- that paid $30K a year. I was an idiot. The last time I ran- back in 1997- I accepted Read More

Take me to your leader, please.

The other day I attended a meeting of Grassroots Greater Dayton (GGD)- a new(er) organization that is working on regional issues of sprawl and cooperation. I’m a firm believer in their platform, and would love to see the irrationally feared “uni-gov” come to Dayton. It’s sort of funny that to try to eliminate the redundant Read More

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