Dayton’s “Rock and Roll” Mayor, Paul Leonard weighs in

I was curious. Since 3 out of 5 living Dayton mayors had backed A.J. Wagner, I wondered what Paul Leonard would say. So I wrote him an e-mail. He gave permission to publish- as long as I didn’t cut anything. It’s worth a read. From: David Esrati <[email protected]> Sent: Tuesday, October 29, 2013 9:13 AM Read More

Veterans don’t need to commit suicide: message is clear

Friday morning was a little harder than most. Writing this post has taken 2 days, and I’m still not sure what to say. The Dayton Daily News closed comments- yet asked strangers to send condolences. Condolences don’t cut it. Neither did the headline of the DDN’s other story: Did war vet kill self to make Read More

David Esrati will not be a candidate for Congress, OH-3

The petitions were signed, the signatures were all valid, the money has been paid. But next Tuesday, the Montgomery County Board of Elections will declare them invalid. Forget the will of the people- who signed the petitions. Forget the idea of democracy. I put the date of turn-in in the Declaration of Candidacy- instead of Read More

About time we had some debate: Obama vs. Republicans

When the people are finally sick and tired of being spoon-fed partisan BS coming from the corporate puppets we elect- and the tide has turned against the leader, they finally decide to try something new- that’s as old as democracy itself: Debate: President Obama denied he was a Bolshevik, the Republicans denied they were obstructionists Read More


In today’s Dayton Grassroots Daily Show (or the Greg and David show as some are calling it) we start off talking about campaign finance reform- but end up talking about the differences between a democracy and a democratic republic. Greg Hunter makes a case for the electoral college, and well, I try to get my Read More

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