We're finally on our own.
This summer I hear the drummin'.
Four dead in Ohio.-CSNY
Ohio has had it's share of troubles these last couple of years...As so in the past, with the whole Kent State incident...I was going to use a song from Imeem but they have made everything a 30 second clip...The Machine finally closed em down! Anyway, should have known it was going to happen...Sigh! Better start getting vocal about net neutrality!! But let's concentrate on Ohio from 2004 until now...The previous year 2003 Ohio bled jobs and was one of the hardest hit by outsourcing and that job loss or at least slow job creation continues until this day...
Ohio job market: No sign of improvement
The chart above and the following statistics, based on the latest seasonally adjusted ODJFS payroll numbers, highlight recent changes in the Ohio job market:
Job Change since 1/2001
Percent Change since 1/2001
6/05 (Ohio tax reform approved)
Job Change since 6/05
Percent Change since 6/05
Source: Employer Survey, Ohio Department of Job & Family Services and U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics, number of jobs in thousands. BLS numbers for months prior to February 2007, which sometimes differ slightly from ODJFS numbers, are used here and above.
Then there is the infamous 2k4 Ohio Elections...First from OpEdNews:
January 25, 2007 at 03:26:33
Two election workers in the state's most populous county were convicted Wednesday of illegally rigging the 2004 presidential election recount so they could avoid a more thorough review of the votes...A third employee who had been charged was acquitted on all counts...Jacqueline Maiden, the elections' coordinator who was the board's third-highest ranking employee when she was indicted last March, and ballot manager Kathleen Dreamer each were convicted of a felony count of negligent misconduct of an elections employee...The felony conviction carries a possible sentence of six to 18 months. MORE!
Let's not forget one of the biggest players (or Player Haters depending on your political affiliation) in 2k4, Ken Blackwell...Just a little reminder of who Blackwell is from Wikipedia:
John Kenneth Blackwell (born February 28, 1948), is a former secretary of state for the U.S. state of Ohio who made an unsuccessful bid as the Republican nominee for Governor of Ohio in the 2006 election.
Blackwell gained national prominence for his dual roles as Chief Elections official of Ohio and honorary co-chair of the "Committee to re-elect George W. Bush" during the 2004 election. Allegations of conflict of interest and voter disenfranchisement led to the filing of at least sixteen related lawsuits naming Blackwell. Regarding voter disenfranchisement, the US Court of Appeals ruled, in agreement with Blackwell, that provisional ballots cast in the wrong polling location should not be counted in the election. Blackwell was also named in a 2006 lawsuit related to his office's public disclosure of the Social Security numbers of Ohio residents. MORE!
I highlighted his Coon ass in a Coon alert HERE! when he was running for Governor of Ohio...Disgusting the things he did to try and disenfranchise the black vote in Ohio...All for Team Evil! Caught this today at TPMMuckraker...
DoJ Backed Ohio GOP Vote Challenge Effort From McClatchy: The case was triggered by allegations that Republicans had sent a mass mailing to mostly Democratic-leaning minorities and used undeliverable letters to compile a list of voters potentially vulnerable to eligibility challenges. In his letter to U.S. District Judge Susan Dlott of Cincinnati, Assistant Attorney General Alex Acosta argued that it would "undermine" the enforcement of state and federal election laws if citizens could not challenge voters’ credentials....
By Paul Kiel - June 25, 2007, 10:54 AM
Four days before the 2004 election, the Justice Department’s civil rights chief sent an unusual letter to a federal judge in Ohio who was weighing whether to let Republicans challenge the credentials of 23,000 mostly African-American voters.
The case was triggered by allegations that Republicans had sent a mass mailing to mostly Democratic-leaning minorities and used undeliverable letters to compile a list of voters potentially vulnerable to eligibility challenges.
In his letter to U.S. District Judge Susan Dlott of Cincinnati, Assistant Attorney General Alex Acosta argued that it would "undermine" the enforcement of state and federal election laws if citizens could not challenge voters’ credentials....
Here is the rest of the criminally insane of Ohio...First we start with Thomas Noe:
Thomas Noe is a Bush Pioneer fund raiser and has been involved in or connected to many different political scandals, involving a wide range of scandals including elections, fund raising, government investment, and conflicts of interest. He was found guilty for his actions in the Coingate scandal, and, separately, pleaded guilty on charges in May 2006 of money laundering in connection to his political fund raising. MORE!
Then there is EX-Representative Ney...
Robert William "Bob" Ney (born July 5, 1954) is an American politician from the U.S. state of Ohio. A Republican, Ney represented Ohio's 18th congressional district in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1995 until November 3, 2006, when he resigned. Ney's resignation followed his October 13, 2006 guilty plea to charges of conspiracy and making false statements in relation to the Jack Abramoff Indian lobbying scandal.
Now we have Mr Cutts...From AkronNewsNow:
6/23/2007 7:08:24 PM | Edward L. Esposito
The week-long search for nine-months pregnant Jessie Marie Davis ended Saturday afternoon as her boyfriend, Canton police officer Bobby Cutts, Jr., confesses and leads investigator to her buried body.
Reaction was muted in the Stark County Sheriff's complex off U.S. Route 62, where daily news conferences were held during the disappearance of and search for 26-year old Jessie Marie Davis. MORE! (lots of video and info HERE!)
I heard last night that he finally confessed...From National Ledger:
Jessie Davis Body Found, Bobby Cutts Jr Confesses, Police
|By Jon Shanks |
Jun 23, 2007
Jessie Davis body has been found and the father of her children has confessed police have announced in a press conference. Davis' body has been recovered in a park. A second person was involved in Davis' death, Swanson said. The name of the park where Davis' body was found wasn't available. MORE!
He tried to pull a "Peterson" complete with the I didn't do it defense! Again, From The National Ledger:
Bobby Cutts Jr Claims He Didn't Kill Jessie Davis
|By Lynda Johnson |
Jun 25, 2007
Bobby Cutts Jr has been arrested and charged with the murder of Jessie Davis and her unborn baby. He faces arraignment on Monday in Ohio and will be charged with killing the 26-year-old pregnant Ohio woman. Cutts is now behind bars awaiting that hearing. He will likely be denied any bail today.
Summit County Medical Examiner Lisa Kohler makes a positive identification of the body as that of Davis, with the fetus dead inside her womb. Authorities arrest Myisha Ferrell, a high-school classmate of Cutts on an obstruction of justice charge, with her arraignment set for Monday.
His defense may be 'I didn't do it.' Cutts, Davis' boyfriend and father of her children, said he did not kill Davis. Instead, he claimed he arrived at her home and found her dying. "He went to the scene. He saw Jesse Davis. She reached for his trousers. Her eyes rolled back and she died," said Canton Police Union Attorney Avery Friedman. "He panicked. He called a friend. The friend came over and assisted him in the removal of the body." MORE!
In conclusion a murder in Ohio while gruesome and totally unnecessary plaes in comparison when you look at the history of Ohio and it's criminals...Not that Ohio has more than any other state but with all the troubles that state has had because of the Shrub administration they might want to rethink that red state status...
More Dead In Ohio!
The New Defenders Of Sanity!