Reconstructing Dayton

Sunlight is the ultimate disinfectant of dirty government

Last Friday turned out to be a pretty OK day for Esrati.com You may remember my last post- questioning why AUSA Brett Tabacchi was handing out letters from 2021. Yesterday, talk began that he should be taken off the Higgins case and replaced by AUSA Rob Painter. Judge Rose wanted to hear about the back Read More

Self-inflicted governmental failure

While the idiots we elected to Congress continue to debate if it should be $600 or $200 a week in extra unemployment that is invested in stopping the complete collapse of our country while the death toll continues to rise, the local level idiots still seem to think they are doing something to solve a Read More

Meet the newest enemy to the Monarchy of Montgomery County

You’ve heard of 6 degrees of separation from Kevin Bacon? In Dayton, it’s rare you’re more than 1.2 degrees of separation from people, unless you are an elected official or hold a patronage job. Then the factor goes down to .2 If you could look at the list of Precinct Captains of the political parties Read More

Pivot: cut cities, not services.

The Coronavirus Crisis is going to cause havoc with municipal budgets that run off income tax. With huge swaths of newly unemployed not kicking in to the local government coffers, most cities are tightening their belts and reassessing where they allocate funds. Some early projections show cities may lose 10% to 20% of 2020 projected Read More

$39,446 says you can take photos in a library or in public

This is non-pandemic news. As civil rights laws are being trampled in the name of saving the human race, some of you may ignore this. Some may think it’s not important when people are dying from something we can’t see. And, like it or not- civil rights are something most of us don’t think about Read More

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