John McManus

Our democrat, not a democrat = not democratic

It’s long been a belief of mine that the Ohio Democratic Party and the local Montgomery County Democratic Party are the worst enemies of Democrats running for office in the state. Yes, a republican challenger candidate is a better friend to a democrat than their own party. The biggest expenditures for the Ohio House Democratic Read More

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

It’s long past time to fire Dayton City Manager Shelly Dickstein, or arrest her?

When the ship is sinking, people do desperate stupid things. Of course, if you’re the captain of the ship, and you know you were at fault, sometimes it’s just about self-preservation. Lucky for Dayton City Manager Shelly Dickstein (and her partner in crime, Mayor Nan Whaley) the FBI and the DOJ seem to have either Read More

School board hell bent on violating sunshine laws again- just to show they can at will

Expecting anything remotely resembling rational behavior from the Board of Education that hired two sociopathic superintendents in a row would be like suddenly believing in Santa Claus on your death bed. The board just had to pay their old attorney, Brian Wildermuth of Subashi Wildermuth & Justice, to file a response in my appeal to Read More

Scale, Scope and Effect: Culture of Corruption

Watching the members of the Dayton City Commission scurry to their cars to avoid saying anything, seeing the Mayor give a late statement and hearing that the City is going to investigate themselves probably didn’t help instill public confidence at all. The shutting down of the Human Relations Council, which is also the States Minority Read More

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