Joe Biden is probably secretly grateful that Charlie Wilson is dead.

Jammie Wearing Fools sums the situation up nicely:

…blithering idiot Joe Biden last night declared he was going to say something outrageous and followed through in his inimitable style by calling Republicans neanderthals.

We can only imagine the shocked face on Democrats when Republicans don’t roll over for Obama when he needs their votes for his Syrian folly.

…but I will add this: since Joe Biden is so pumped about the Violence Against Women Act, I’m wondering where I can find where Joe Biden ripped into the notorious wife-beater (and now deceased) former Congressman Charlie Wilson of Ohio*.  He would have had an excellent opportunity to do that, given that Biden went to Wilson’s former district to make a stump speech at the same time that the former Congressman was unsuccessfully trying to get his seat back; but for some strange reason I can’t find Biden’s no-doubt righteously indignant attacks on Wilson. (more…)


Ariel Castro and his circuitous path to a death penalty.

Yeah I suspect that this is not going to be actually hard to do.

The murder case prosecutors hope to bring against accused Cleveland abductor Ariel Castro, who police say induced several miscarriages by beating and starving one young woman, will be complicated by a lack of physical evidence and medical records, legal experts say.

The case consequently could hinge on whether Castro’s three victims, whom he is accused of holding captive for nearly a decade, take the stand and testify that victim Michelle Knight was pregnant and miscarried, according to Thaddeus Hoffmeister, a law professor at the University of Dayton in Ohio.



Ohio shuts down another unsafe abortion clinic.

In case you were wondering whether the Kermit Gosnell case was making a lick of difference:

The state is shutting down an abortion provider in Cuyahoga Falls.

The Ohio Department of Health recently issued an order to Capital Care Network, 2127 State Road, saying it was revoking the clinic’s Health Care Facility license to operate an outpatient surgical facility. The clinic is prohibited from “performing medical services, including surgical procedures, pharmaceutical services and anesthesia services,” according to an April 16 adjudication order.

This was done for health reasons: the Ohio DoH reportedly found “numerous violations during a Feb. 21 inspection, including undertrained staff, failure to maintain a safe and sanitary environment and failure to maintain patient documentation.”  Capital Care’s Toledo facility has already come under criticism for skipping key paperwork in an agreement with the University of Toldeo; this news will probably not help the pro-abortion cause in Ohio.  Which is no doubt a shame, but then again Capital Care could have simply kept its facilities up to code in the first place.

I note all of this because it’s sometimes forgotten that there’s more than one front in the war for public opinion.  In this case, it has yet to be determined whether or not the media will allow the populace to get the full blast of what happens when you allow pro-abortion (as opposed to pro-choice) activists to take our current practical restrictions on third trimester abortions to… logical conclusions.  But it’s certain that the people who make up state legislatures know all about Kermit Gosnell, and his Chamber of Horrors.  And, fortunately, some of them are in a position to do something about it.

Moe Lane (crosspost)

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Election Fraud Watch: Ohio poll worker charged with long-term illegal voting.

Also… NAME! THAT! PARTY!!!!!

For the record: civics instruction, Democrats?

She admitted voting twice in the presidential election last November, and now, Obama supporter Melowese Richardson has been indicted for allegedly voting at least six times. She also is charged with illegal voting in 2008 and 2011.

The 58-year-old veteran Cincinnati poll worker, indicted Monday, faces eight counts of voter fraud. Two others, one of whom is a nun, have been charged separately.

Richardson had admitted on camera to a local TV station, “Yes, I voted twice,” claiming she was concerned that her vote would not count. She also said there “was no intent on my part to commit any voter fraud.

You’re doing it wrong.
(Bolding mine: H/T… everybody, really.)


Ohio now considering new tax reform plan.

Interesting tax reform plan coming out of Ohio from Governor John Kasich:

The plan’s centerpiece is a 20% cut over three years in all of the state’s nine income tax rates. The top rate would fall to 4.725% from 5.925%. Ohio allows its cities to impose add-on income taxes, so the current rate in cities like Cleveland can reach 8.4%.

The plan would also provide an income-tax deduction on half of all small business and Subchapter S income up to $750,000.



Tweet/YouTube of the Day, Chris Wallace Makes Axelrod Squirm edition.

Oh, this is entertaining:

For those without video: Chris Wallace points out that early voting in Ohio kind of, well, sucks for the Democrats – as in, ACCORDING TO THE ROMNEY CAMPAIGN (this is important), it’s at the point where the net gain for the Republicans will wipe out Obama’s 2008 margin of victory in Ohio. This is important because Republicans traditionally do better on Election Day voters than Democrats; if that holds true (which is quietly conceded by pretty much everyone), then Ohio is going to go for Romney. (more…)


So, I’m going through my spam filters* and I find this…

…exercise in Dear God, but these people are nuts.

I’ll give this guy the 1 Billion dollar thing – then again, nobody really expected Obama was going to be outspent – and the stuff about the election and either MO/IN is just the usual-pants-around-your-ankles posturing**.  But… are the Democrats REALLY telling their adherents that the House is in play? (more…)

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New Romney ad: “Revenge, or Love of Country.”

From those who missed it: the commercial is cut from two rallies yesterday:

The Republican nominee — who addressed a crowd approaching 25,000 people, the largest of his campaign — was referring to a comment made by the president during a rally in Springfield Ohio earlier in the day, after the crowd began to boo when he mentioned Romney’s name. “No, no, no, Don’t boo. Vote,” Obama told the audience. “Voting is the best revenge.”

Romney, who has been portraying Obama as a divisive leader in his stump speech of late, used the comments to highlight his point.

“Did you see what President Obama said today? He asked his supporters to vote for revenge,” he said, pausing and then repeating the line for emphasis. “For revenge. Instead, I ask the American people to vote for love of country.”

Three days until election day. Mitt Romney for President.


Scenes From the Class(less) Struggle In (Apparently) Ohio*…

…got to love Obama for America’s outreach program, huh?

Charming. Hopefully that camera has a zoom function…

Moe Lane

*If you’ve never seen Scenes From the Class Struggle in Beverly Hills… well. It’s worth watching, but… well… um… yeah. Hoo, boy, hard to describe that one.


And I’m not the only one to hear that rumor about Dem panic over OH.

From the Corner:

Something was wrong with President Obama last night, to judge by his performance. Was Ohio on his mind? An AP story says that the Obama campaign is now talking about a way to win without taking the state…

For the amused and curious, said alternate way is via winning “New Hampshire, Iowa, Wisconsin, Nevada and Colorado” – which the Guardian probably doesn’t fully realize is more or less impossible in any scenario where Obama loses Ohio.  Which is not to say that the Obama campaign won’t try to do that, if for no other reason than because if the campaign just gives up two weeks in it’ll end up being a downticket bloodbath from Bangor to San Diego.  Yes, I know: the President doesn’t care about that sort of thing.  His staffers, however, do.



Do you know what the best part of this Crazy Dan Rather Ohio conpiracy theory is?

It’s the part in bold:

“Keep in mind: The whole upper tier of Ohio state government is in the hands of the GOP now,” Rather explained in a Facebook post this morning.

Dan Rather, brought low by social media, is now forced to rely on social media to find anybody who will be willing to even listen to him.

Karma. It’s what’s for dinner.


Oh, those inconvenient early voting numbers in OH!

Oh, dear: I hadn’t realized that the pushback to this:

Four years ago, Democrats made up about 42% of the early and absentee vote while Republicans made up 22% – a dismal 20-point deficit that contributed to Sen. John McCain’s defeat in Ohio.

Through Wednesday, however, the margin has narrowed: Democrats account for 36% of the early and absentee vote while Republicans make up for 29%.

…was something as desperate as this:

Voters in Ohio do not register by party in traditional fashion. Instead, voters are only identified as Republican or Democrat based on their participation in a primary, making it difficult to know just where early vote sympathies lie.

Republicans had a competitive presidential primary earlier this year. Democrats did not. Is it possible someone that a Democrat in Toledo registered as a Republican to vote for Romney over Rick Santorum last March, but is now supporting Obama? Absolutely. But this hypothetical Obama supporter’s absentee ballot would be marked Republican.

In other words: Operation Chaos. :rolling eyes: Because that has to work sometime, right? (more…)

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