Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Carnival of Ohio Politics, #155 - The Survivors Edition

The number of individuals who have lived to tell the tale of U.S. Airways Flight #1549 is 155. And I for one wouldn't mind in the least if every single one of them wrote a book about their experience. (FYI - I used this video because it was one of the first Google results - nothing hidden re: CBS, please - I watch the statistical equivalent of zero television.)



Will the blog survival rate be as good when the 2010 election finally rolls around? I don't know but the following are all hardy participants:

Roland Hansen Commentary wants to see President Barack Obama nominate Ohio Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur for Secretary of Commerce.

Co-editor Ben Keeler of Keeler Political Report wants to know how Sherrod Brown plans on measuring the saving/creation of his projected 133,000 Ohio jobs under the stimulus. Ben also reflects on how, "fair or not with the circumstances, Brown owns the deciding 60th vote for the stimulus." And, Ben gets in the first of what is sure to be many posts dealing with the official entrance of Ohio SOS Jennifer Brunner and Lt. Gov. Lee Fisher into the 2010 Democratic primary race for being the party's nominee to fill retiring U.S. Senator George Voinovich's seat.

Here's an idea that's definitely in line with the times: Whalertly tells us about an online suggestion box from Ohio Citizens to the Ohio legislature. In another 21st Century style PSA, you can get answers to which TV stations shut down and which are still broadcasting in analog.

Who will be the next CJ (Chief Justice)? Read the reflections at Buckeye Punditeers for the answer. If you didn't get that one right, read up on the response to this: What is ground zero for so-called culture wars? You might be surprised at what the Punditeers name.

I don't know about you, but stories like this one about a teacher whose penny pinching leads to a $2 million gift, highlighted as a Positivity story at Bizzy Blog, alway make me smile. Bizzy also offers his take on the run-up to Sherrod Brown's deciding vote, previously noted by Ben Keeler.

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Although Just Blowing Smoke says he's still, "off in the wilds of Bogota, Columbia," he wants to instruct us on both the Fairness Doctrine from afar and the stimulus package - as opposed to a care package, I assume, riiiight?

Divided We Stand, United We Fall
explains his opinion that President Obama is embracing what he calls "the Bush/Cheney unitary executive" idea "again and again and again."

What gets people through the tough times, and who has the qualities to get through those tough times is the subject of History Mike's exploration in Tough Times, Tough People.

Conservative Culture defines his idea of compassion and stimulation for the Ohio economy in a post that examines Governor Ted Strickland's grant of clemency to a death row inmate. What do shootings, chain saws and mad racoons - oh, and Ohio politics - have in common? You'll have to read for yourself.

Co-editrix Lisa Renee of Glass City Jungle writes about how some of the verbal exchanges that happen in her local media has created discussion about the Fairness Doctrine (hint: it involves parasites and cowards!). Then, as many of us have come to expect from GCJ, it tackles the phenomenon of how some Republicans are closet socialists-*Gasp*

On a wonderfully positive note, Rowsey Blog takes time to notice and note how Westerville is continuing on its path to going green.

It's pretty hard to escape the economy or economics, especially here in Ohio and Free Market Politics is no exception with its offerings this week: consider the ignored lessons of history, Part II, a compare and contrast of Mankiw versus Newsweek, and finally, on the main street level, what's overheard at a grocery store during times like the present.

I've been writing like I've been talking in regard to the Democratic field of U.S. Senate hopefuls, but also about the failure, again, for the local media to cover large, local entities like, oh, say - the Cleveland Clinic taking its act to Israel and a chance for Ohioans to see a state by state comparison of how the stimulus act is anticipated make an impact.

Thank you again for participating in whatever capacity with the Carnival of Ohio Politics. Let us know if you want a button to put on your blog and please spread the word. It seems that as the 2010 races are coming to light, and municipal elections are practically around the corner, there are indeed more and more Ohio political blogs. Let's get a cacophony, yes?!

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Tim Higgins said...

Jill,

A great Carnival as always, and I agree on the book deal, though my library is alreay pushing me out of the house.

Just as an FYI, I am still in Bogota at the writing of this comment, and am not looking for a care package. What I would prefer instead is for someone to GET ME OUTA HERE!

Harold Thomas said...

I posted something that "really was news" to Jill?

Wow. Makes me feel as though I've arrived...! ;)

Jill said...

I don't know Tim - I think a few of us might be interested in joining you...

Jill said...

Seriously, Harold - you have a very unique niche - I mean, how many stories can we read about Lee Fisher and Jennifer Brunner, really? I like them both and am keenly interested in the race but everyone has their threshold. I like different! Different is still good. :)

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