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:

Dave Chappelle complained about not being able to say “faggot” on national tv- but he could say “nigger”- just watched a bunch of hockey players say fuck on national tv as they hoisted the Stanley Cup. my how times have changed....

The “smoking gun screenshot” of Esrati being a racist

Because George Carlin said the 7 words you can’t say on television, this instantly sums up all of George Carlin apparently as well.

By the way- Carlin didn’t include the “n-word” in his list. And also, because I don’t believe in sugar coating things when quoting people, I don’t misquote them by changing Chappelle’s “nigger” to “n-word” because he said “nigger” not “n-word.” If you don’t believe me on that, well, obviously you don’t know a damn thing about that foul-mouthed gentleman, Mr. David Chappelle. You know, the guy who threw a big party to “cleanse the Oregon District” after a real crazy motherfucker shot the place up.

And in discussions about that party, I also suggested that a voter should be killed (but that story has already been discussed- see this post: “Esrati wants you to die, violently and other fan fiction

So, of course, no you shouldn’t elect me, despite anything else I might have said or suggested I would do once elected.

I also lost because I’m a dick, an asshole, a racist and a fool. I could probably find about a hundred other reasons in my Facebook feed, including the constant posting by the self-declared head of the “new black panther party” in Dayton of my photo with some other outrageous statement.

In jest, I wrote back to a guy who was asking for help with fixing up baseball fields in Dayton, I “channeled Nan Whaley” for my response- those words, which were the exact opposite of everything I stand for, became a reason not to vote for me as if that was my position. Apparently people on Facebook don’t know what the word “channeling” means- leading me to suggest a reading comprehension test for voters, which immediately branded me as suggesting we go back to our roots as a racist country that tries to disenfranchise voters by any means possible.

After reading all of these very un-reasoned and unsubstantiated claims, it’s easy to understand how this country elected Donald Trump and is still not out in the streets demanding he be removed from office for any number of his insane actions (yes, “insane” because none of it makes any sense unless you’re full blown crazy- don’t make apologies for him, because he’s draining the swamp- he’s also removing the meager protections from climate change and the EPA so we’ll all die sooner than later).

There are no perfect people, and especially no perfect candidates. People who choose candidates by looks or appearances over substance are what’s killing our country. When all the Bernie bro’s stayed home with their feelings hurt- we got Trump. When people say they don’t like me- vs “I really like our jail just the way it is” or “his views on economic development are all wrong, we should spend all our tax dollars buying junk buildings to give away to rich folks from out of town.” That’s real.
I’m a dick, an asshole and a narcissist too- because you almost half to be to think you should run for political office in this country and put yourself under the microscope.

Get used to it.

But not voting in 2020 because your choice didn’t make it through the primary will lead to Trump’s re-election, just like Tuesday got you four more years of mediocrity.

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Click on image to download complete PDF election results for Nov 5, 2019

If you want to know who really lost on Tuesday, try looking at the Board of Elections final vote counts and race results. Realize that it requires more votes to petition to remove Matt Joseph than he actually got elected by (the charter specifies you need 25% of the number of voters in the last gubernatorial race, which is WAY higher than the  6,878 votes he “won” with.

Or the even bigger losers, voters who didn’t even have a candidate to vote for- or had to vote for the only candidate on the ballot. That’s not indicative of a functioning democracy folks. We had 64 races where there was no choice, or even no candidate on the ballot in Montgomery County alone.
Why do Verona or Phillipsburg even exist as political jurisdictions? Is it really worth having local representation for a place where people can’t be bothered to run?

(hint- that was one of my main platforms, we have too many elected offices and jurisdictions in Montgomery County.)

But, I’ve distracted you. I lost because there is something wrong with me. I even caused Shenise Turner Sloss to lose according to the black pussycat on Facebook (yeah, I shouldn’t bait him, I know).

We need to be “perfect people” to govern. Or, we’ll suffer the fate of Katie Hill who resigned from Congress because she was outed for having nekkid pictures (OMG- there will never be a politician elected born after 1990 if this is the new standard).

Running for office requires incredible self-confidence in the days of the court of social media. It’s not just Russian trolls manipulating you to believe dirt, it’s your actions in spreading it and accepting it. At all levels. Someone wanted to challenge me to a debate AFTER the election on FB, but, hell, we don’t even have debates on the campaign trail- we have “forums” a sanitized version of political speech.

If you want to know why most people lose elections in America anymore you aren’t going to find it on this blog, or even in the news. The place to look is the campaign finance reports- where you can try to follow the money.

The reason I lost, the reason Shenise lost, and the reason Dayton lost, is that there are a lot more people in this city who rely on the culture of corruption to put food on their table and they spent wildly to make sure their gravy train keeps running on time.

Thank you to those of you who believed in me enough to donate, to vote and to believe that others might see through this sham we call elections instead of auctions.

Next time, volunteer early, dedicate serious time to walking and talking and making sure voters get educated, and of course, find a perfect candidate to run for office, if such a thing exists.

The right answer to Premier on Good Sam demolition and excavation

The folks who are buying the incumbents way back into office today asked for a $2M favor. Easy to ask after you’ve been funding the “Culture of Corruption” for decades. What’s a few hundred thousand into political pockets in exchange for a $2M get out of having to do the demolition right card?

Premier Health said it has always planned and budgeted for removing spread footers and foundation beneath the Good Sam buildings.

But if deep-drilled piers are discovered, they could cost more than $2 million to remove, Premier said.

Deep-drilled piers would be deep enough to support new structures on the site, reducing the costs of new construction, or they would be so deep that they do not cause any issues, unless the new building is also 10 stories tall, which is not expected, the group said.

The city says it wants more information before deciding whether to grant or deny a waiver. The city has issued a bid request for structural engineering services to evaluate the property, seeking a firm to identify the location and depth of the footings and foundation for the hospital tower and assess their re-usability.

Source: Premier asks to leave Good Sam piers behind – Dayton Daily News

Because Good Sam was a well built building, that never should have been torn down, it’s taking a whole year to demolish. Now, Premier wants to leave the deep pilings in the ground. “Someone might actually need them later”- yeah right.

Here’s the way to do the deal (since the current commission let them tear it down in the first place)- tell Premier you can leave the pilings in the ground if you release the illegal deed restriction against a medical facility on the site. Then, if any other user comes- and doesn’t want to use the pilings, you are still responsible for digging them up. However, if any other medical user comes and wants to build a new hospital, and they want to take the pilings out- it’s on them.

Of course, this deal will be done before January 2 if Shenise and I win. If only one of us wins- guaranteed Premier will get exactly what they want, because Nan will still have two more votes and whoever can count three votes- runs the city.

There is only one thing that Premier might not be counting on- and that’s if the DOJ and the FBI finally getting around to arresting the real perpetrators of the “Culture of Corruption” and the entire Dem party leadership and their patronage cronies get rounded up and charged with corruption and “pay to play.” Wouldn’t hurt if they rounded up the folks with the big money who’ve been willing participants in this racket for decades too.

They didn’t code name the indictments “Operation Demolished Integrity” for nothing after-all.

Nothing is sacred anymore, remember who is our president. Strange things happen these days.

Do not vote for Joe Lacey for school board

First, let’s be clear, there are 4 people running for 3 seats on the worst school board in the state. Anyone running for this position should have their head examined. 5 hour meetings, lawsuits, a superintendent who should never have been the superintendent, a bunch of cronies in high positions, schools in disarray, athletic sanctions, high turnover of staff, transportation issues- the list goes on.

All that said, there is Joe Lacey who has been on the school board looking to return. Don’t let him. Not that he’s a bad person, his heart is in the right place, but, let’s face it- he was totally ineffective when he was on the board, unable to sway people to his side, he was rude as hell to citizens, and lastly- he didn’t really have any agenda other than they shouldn’t have bought the palace from Reynolds and Reynolds- which he was entirely right on, but here we are 2 years into trying to get away from it- and still bleeding money on the deal.

All you have to do is watch this video to see how Joe treats a concerned parent:

He was voted out. He doesn’t need to return.

The other three candidates are all fresh faces. I’ve known all three people who are running for a while. I’ve heard them at candidates nights. All three are better than the “Slate” that ran last time- and mostly got elected. With any luck- since Harris would no longer be the sole “African American Male” which seemed to be his only qualification for being board president for life- maybe we can see a shift to someone with a functioning brain. And if you think I’m making this stuff up- watch this too-

The problem with the new candidates is they will be the minority of the board- unless any of them are smart enough and forceful enough to sway a vote or two- nothing changes.

Joe never learned that lesson. He also was in cahoots with Dr. Adil Baguirov for the last 4 years of his time on school board- and was complicit in the crime of allowing Baguirov to stay on the board despite not living in the district. Joe has to go.

The 3 other candidates, Will Smith, Dion Sampson and Gabriella Picket are all fresh faced to politics, don’t have ties to the “Culture of Corruption” (Joe works in a patronage job for the county) and have real ideas on how things could be different. Dion was often in attendance at school board meetings- for years.  They all deserve the position- you need to vote for them by a landslide, even though they have received big donations from PACs and other donors- they are on the right side of the kids and the voters.
The real question is- can they stop the insanity that has come with the rule of Libby Lolli? And bring stability back to the buildings? Turnover is epic, and the costs are higher.

I hope you’ll join me in voting for anyone but Joe Lacey on Tuesday November 5th.

What Nan taketh away, Nan giveth to someone else

In my business we like to say the best idea wins.

The idea to turn the city owned restaurant space in the transportation center garage into an incubator was done a long time ago, by my friend Tonia Fish. She’s one of the smartest people I know. She’s also honest as the day is long, which doesn’t work when you’re dealing with the queen of the “culture of corruption.”
This story pretty much writes itself- first- an excerpt from my blog 6 years ago:

The Great Thanksgiving Day Food Truck Massacre

It started on Tuesday, when Tonia Fish told me that her temporary lease on the old Chin’s/Elbo’s/Sa-Bai space at 200 S. Jefferson St. may not be renewed. A meeting of some sort had been held in City Hall and the decision was coming. Mayor Leitzell had told me that in the executive session last week, where this matter was being discussed, Nan Whaley wasn’t prepared to vote on it and it was tabled. Had they had another illegal meeting of the commission to discuss this lease? There wasn’t an announced session- and since Executive sessions have to be done either as an emergency and announced- or gone into from a regularly scheduled meeting- what had happened?

Full disclosure- Tonia and her husband Joe Fish have been my friends for a long time. They own the Chef Case in the 2nd Street market – and I’ve done a few projects for them. I’ve been left out of all of the Synergy Incubators marketing- because I’m too controversial.

Mrs. Fish is a force to be reckoned with. Having worked with high-powered people in big cities, she’s meticulous in her planning and in the execution of her plans. Her business plan was to turn the space in the Transportation Center Garage into a communal kitchen/teaching/banquet place for independent food operators. This actually dovetails with businesses like Thai 9 that routinely have to turn down large events that they can’t cater or book because it would disrupt their regular business- as opposed to the last tenant the city put in this space, Sa-Bai, that was direct, subsidized competition for Thai 9.

She’d already begun offering business education at the former Dayton Public Schools Central Kitchen which was in mothballs until she opened Dayton’s first mobile food business commissary. The kitchen is currently licensed as a prep kitchen which food trucks and carts use as home base. But, it’s a manufacturing plant- not a restaurant training ground. The city claims to be in favor of this part of her plan- and supports it. The sticking point that killed this local food incubator wasn’t the low rent- but the plan to help support this facility by having one day a month food truck rallies on this location. Hard to believe that drawing a few thousand people downtown once a month is a threat to any restaurant business- and no business owner would come out and say this, but, because this is Dayton. Ohio- where irrational behavior gets rewarded, the one-year lease/experiment got axed officially yesterday.

Source: Explaining irrational behavior in Dayton, Ohio | Esrati

Today in The Dayton Business Journal:

A shared kitchen concept will be making its way to downtown Dayton, giving local food entrepreneurs and caterers the opportunity to grow their businesses.

The kitchen will be located in the former Chin’s Restaurant at 200 S. Jefferson St., near the Dayton Convention Center. Although lease negotiations are still ongoing, the kitchen is planning to debut January 2020.

The concept is being led by three local businesswomen — Charlynda Scales, founder and CEO of Mutt’s Sauce; Dabriah Rice, owner of Divine Catering and Events; and Jamaica White, a self described “serial entrepreneur” with background in business development. The trio was connected by the Downtown Dayton Partnership through their shared belief there’s a need for a shared kitchen concept downtown….

The trio believes this shared kitchen concept is another reason why people should stay in Dayton.

“I’ve been doing this for 15 years and I believe if there was a program in place like this (when I first started), I could have gotten more guidance and mentorship,” Rice said. “For me, this is personal because I’ve been in the industry for so long. I know people here with passion to get to the next step, so this will bring us all together.”

Source: Shared kitchen concept coming to downtown Dayton – Dayton Business Journal

Funny how things change. Maybe I need to start checking all the campaign finance reports to see who donated to whom. Only problem is- there is no database to do this (for a reason) so it’s a long, painful process.

Ms. Fish is ecstatic that her dream will live. It’s just too bad there wasn’t a program like this in place when others started…

and remember, if Shenise Turner Sloss and I get elected this Tuesday, it’s the two of us plus Darryl Fairchild that make up the independent block- with three votes on the City Commission, and just Nan Whaley and Jeff Mims as the minority with two votes. At least until the FBI and DOJ decide to actually arrest some white politicians for the Culture of Corruption. So far, all they can arrest is Black folk. (Sorry, brutal honesty is kind of my trademark).

Chris Shaw, Matt Joseph and their dirty money

Yesterday, Nan Whaley said she looked back ten years at her campaign finance reports, and didn’t see any donations from Steve Rauch.

Chris Shaw gets $3000 from Steve Rauch on 5/31/2016

She should have looked over her friend Chris Shaws. On 5/31/2016 Chris got $3,000 from Mr. Rauch, 1550 “Solidiers Home-West Carrollton R” Dayton OH 45066 via check.

Or at Matt Josephs.
He got $1000 from Steve Rauch on 10/8/2011

Matt Joseph gets $1000 from Steve Rauch on 10/8/2011

Matt Joseph gets $1000 from Steve Rauch on 10/8/2011

Here are their campaign finance reports.

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Click on image to download PDF of Matt Josephs 2011 Campaign Finance report

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Click on image to download PDF of Chris Shaw’s campaign finance report PDF

Maybe the incumbents who don’t believe in the culture of corruption should give Mr. Rauch back his campaign donations- since he was indicted yesterday for a whole bunch of Federal offenses.

Of course, Matt and Chris have both said they don’t believe there is a “culture of corruption” in Dayton Ohio, which the FBI and DOJ both said there was, again, yesterday.

Think before you vote people. Campaign finance is how we get the best politicians money can buy.


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