Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Carnival #106

Here is what you have been waiting for all morning - the 106th Carnival of Ohio Politics. I am going to be honest here, I could not think of a picture for 106. I suspect it is going to get more difficult to think of themes for these higher numbers. But more importantly, here is some of the best from the Ohio blogosphere this week:

First up, Pho has in an depth report on the controversial mailer sent out by the Obama campaign this week regarding Hillary Clinton and NAFTA. The second submission Pho sent was about the similarities and differences between the electorate in Ohio and Wisconsin, and why Clinton as of now is polling better in Ohio than she did in the Badger State. And not related to Ohio politics, a "shocking" story regarding the male use of Enzyte.

This week at the Keeler Report I wrote about parents in Bexley demanding all-day kindergarten. Over at The Point site I touched on the following two issues: Obama's misleading mailers in Ohio and the OH-16 GOP primary where I had an exclusive first look at the new Kirk Schuring commercial.

Weapons of Mass Discussion sent in three links this week - and they compared candidates in Ohio races on issues. The first matrix features the Ohio 53rd House District - a race between Paul Nenni, Tim Derickson and Terri King. Next up was the breakdown of the candidates running to replace Dave Hobson in Ohio's 7th Congressional District. Lastly, Matt looks at the GOP race for the right to take on Zack Space in the 16th. These posts are very detailed and you can tell Matt put a lot of work and thought into these posts.

We were also fortunate to get three entries from Into My Own. OhDave says John Boehner needs a serious opponent in his district - with his latest example being that Boehner has his golf greens fees paid for by lobbyists. Always big on education related posts, OhDave has some information on Ohio PSAT results. Ohio has a gender gap in math among high school juniors. Finally, related to a visit McCain made locally - does he really want to play up that he is an "old white guy?"

Roland Hansen Commentary has a lengthy and detailed piece titled "University of Toledo: A Non-Responsive Bureaucracy." Roland sent an email detailing his problems to various high ranking officials at UT. It is now four months later, and he has still heard nothing. It leaves the author wondering if he should support UT financially.

The Campaign Junkie was kind enough to submit two entries. TCJ admits he was caught off guard by the Obama phenomenon - and concludes from what he has seen in Ohio that Obama will be a tougher opponent in November than he originally thought. TCJ also has some humorous thoughts on sequels that never should have been.

Jill at Writes Like She Talks, the one of CNN fame, also was good enough to send in three posts as well. The first is her piece on her opinion that the Plain Dealer is bombarding readers with endorsements of Joe Cimperman in his bid to unseat Dennis Kucinich. Related, WLST reviewed the debate for that race that was held last week at the Cleveland City Club. Next, Jill discusses the Jewish outreach in Northeast Ohio by both Obama and Clinton.

Divided We Stand, United We Fall did something pretty interesting this week - he liveblogged the livebloggers for the two debates! In what he called "Clinton's Last Stand, no really this time," he collected thoughts from various big name bloggers and what they were saying before, during, and after last night's debate. The same thing was done for the Texas debate.

Two things from Bearing Drift Ohio for this installment of the Carnival. The first is about the emergency landing that three US Senators had to make last week in Afghanistan. BDO also announces some small site changes on the site. Look forward to reading the new themed posts.

And last but not least, Conservative Culture weighs in with three posts. First, CC says the site Ohio's 15th doesn't have any clue on vote manipulation regarding Allen County. Next CC discusses a recent visit to Lima by Bill "Can I Have Your Phone Number" Clinton. Finally, something on illegal immigrants - and says that it is even a hot topic in Ohio.


Jill said...

Thanks, Ben - I know exactly what you mean about the hunt for the headline picture!

ohdave said...

Great job Ben.

Ben said...

yeah....we might have to think of new titles as opposed to the carnival numbers

elme said...

REAL News - Dick Cheney's NEXT Big Energy MONOPOLY Power RIPOFF:

Obama is the pre-packaged "New & Improved Chocolate Flavor" Presidential candidate PRODUCT - being hyped & PUSHED by GE and its WHOLLY-Owned subsidiaries NBC & MSNBC...along with Westinghouse & its subsidiary CBS...while slamming the Clintons all day every day. (Assisted by...CNN/FOX/ and a lot of newspaper & radio media dependent on advertising$$.)

GE is the 2nd largest corporation on the planet.

Obama is IN with the Nuclear Industry: Excelon Corp of Illinois has been one of his largest contributors from his entry into politics to the present. Excelon is the largest nuke operator on the planet;owns Con-Ed of NY; more nukes in Illinois than any other state.

GE, Westinghouse, Excelon & 3 consortiums of other companies are planning to build 29 new nuclear power plants. Their Wholly-Owned & Wholly Influenced "News" media are selling the Obama Product because Obama is in favor of Nukes.

In 2005 Obama Voted FOR the Cheney Energy Bill (H.R.6) which ENABLED the nuke industry to make its Plans to build 29 new nukes-by Guaranteeing Taxpayer Payback of any nuke loans that default. (No nukes were built for the past 30 years because the banks wouldn't loan the money - too risky)

Obama Voted FOR the Cheney Energy Bill-despite the fact the Congressional Budget Office rated the risk of default on the nuke loans at 50% or greater. (Does that sound like...GOOD...JUDGMENT to You?)

[NY Times has several articles about the nuke plans & a map showing all 29 locations; Wikipedia covers the subject]

Clinton Voed AGAINST the Cheney Energy Bill and said her Energy Plan does not include nuclear.

? "Its about the FUTURE...Turn The PAGE" ?

Nope. ts about Turning the PAGE BACK to the PAST: Obsloete 50 yr old nuke power plants-the dirtiest most expensive kind/centrally-controlled MONOPOLY POWER-instead of inventing New, Clean, Green De-Centralized inexpensive Energy.

An ad campaign has already begun on the TV media to re-package & re-name nuclear power plants as: GREEN & CLEAN -for-everybody too young to remember the 1970's anti-nuke movement and all the Bad News about nuclear energy.

Don't be taken in by the ad campaigns-Google:'nuclear waste dumps' & read about the hundreds of BILLIONS of gallons of nuke waste at the Hanford Washington dump; 140 tons of plutonium stored at Rocky Flats, Colorado; Barnwell, South Carolina; leaking into groundwater and rivers; plutonium released into the air around Denver from 500 instances of fires at Rocky Flats; stored on-site at every nuke reactor in America...presenting hundreds of potential "dirty bomb" targets for terrorists.

Is it true that Obama takes No Contributions/NO MONEY from Registered Federal Lobbyists?

Yes. It's a LawyerSpeak/Trick of: Speaking a Small truth covering up a Big Lie.

Nope, doesn't take money from REGISTERED FEDERAL Lobbyists.

DOES take money from STATE Lobbyists, Not Registered Lobbyists, AND the wives, husbands, law partners, aunts, uncles cousins...of Registered Federal Lobbyists. Gets money from the same big corporate donors as any other candidate.

Obama's campaign finances are involved in the prosecution (by Patrick Fitzgerald)and trial of his friend of 20 years Antoin Rezko. Some of the funds... allegedly...extorted by Rezko went into Obama's campaign coffers. Curiously, Iraqi Power Plants amd fraud are also involved in Rezko's trial. (Google: Obama -Rezko- Alsammarae-Auichi- IRAQ POWER PLANTS)

GE & the same wealthy people who sold the "new & improved vanilla flavor" Presidential PRODUCTS: Reagan & Bush/s 1 & 2 - are behind the massive ADVERTISING CAMPAIGN to sell you OBAMA.

At the beginning of this campaign season a large majority of voters were looking forward to electing Clinton. Then Obama stepped in and started the dirty campaigning that has created the DIVISION he so hypocritically decries. Obama played "the race card" so he could win in South Carolina. He was caught red-handed playing that race card-but the media blamed it on Clinton-even though they all knew they were pushing the Big Lie.

With nearly ALL "the mainstream media" pimping for Obama & slamming, smearing, and lying about the Clintons-it is truly amazing enough voters have seen thru the Media-Created Obama "movement"-for Clinton to STILL be in the race.

The only way a very small minority can CONTROL a very large Majority is: DIVIDE & CONQUER-Exactly the same Republican Strategy/Deception they have successfully pulled for most of the last century And ALL of this century, so far. . .

GE, the nuke industry/wealthy have hedged their bets & they will get Billions of your money via 29 new nukes IF either Obama or McCain is elected President.

Ladies & Gentlemen, Dads & Moms buy nothing GE & Westinghouse are selling - not Obama, not a washing machine, a dishwasher, 29 nuke power plants, or a garbage disposer .... because there is no garbage disposer for Radioactive Nuke Waste. Do not allow them to poison the earth and your children anymore.