David Esrati

Matt Joseph and Chris Shaw playing race cards

I got a mailing from the incumbent team the on Friday, my fellow challenger, Shenise Turner-Sloss got the same thing Wednesday- or is it? Here’s the one mailed to me in South Park: Here’s the one that was mailed to Shenise Turner-Sloss in Southern Dayton View: Besides the photos changing- apparently black people don’t want Read More

Esrati wants you to die, violently and other fan fiction

Polarizing. It’s a word people like to throw around when talking about me. I’m used to it. I understand that some people love me and others hate me, and a lot have opinions about me, fact or fiction. There is a Facebook page very similar to the “Fuck You Mark Zuckerberg” about me- yes, that Read More

Dayton City Commission Candidates on the issues

The Dayton Daily news sent us all questionnaires with softball questions. I’m reprinting them here so you can find them easily. I will update as each day progresses. If you think everything is “Great in Dayton” you can reelect Matt Joseph for his fifth term or Chris Shaw to his second. If you want to Read More

Why Chris Shaw and Matt Joseph need to go away

I just got back from the candidates event hosted by Neighborhoods over Politics at Sinclair. Called, “Rock da Vote” it comes complete with a wisecracking MC and a DJ. Unfortunately- it didn’t come with a ton of voters, but since it was livestreamed on FB- maybe it will reach more folks than most of these Read More

Forums on Media and Democracy that aren’t forums

I stepped up to the microphone to answer a question about what we can do to change things locally, after being mislabled as a cameraman from DATV, and before I was a few sentences in, Dr Donald Nguyen screams out and interrupts me with “What’s your question.” This is not how a public forum discusses Read More

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