Saturday, November 26, 2011

Issue 2 Failure Symptoms Surfacing in Lake County--proposed cuts (threats) and more levies to follow!

Turkey day is over.  Now it is time to face some hard realities.

Let's take the Crown Jewel of Lake County, Eastlake Ohio.

Eastlake is facing around a $2 million in shortfall in its 2012 budget.

The voters in Eastlake had the sense (not in every area on election day) to defeat the 4 mill levy/5 year levy that the elected officials and bargaining units wanted.

Now that SB 5 is dead the City has its usual tools to deal with its expenses: proposed layoffs and levies.

Imagine a world in which SB5 passed.  The City of Eastlake and its elected officials could have told the bargaining units something along the lines of: "hey--our levy didn't pass.  YOU WILL take $2 million in concessions, but everyone keeps their jobs."

No chance of that now.  Just more levies and threats.

Yep.  More threats (the City asking department heads to make lists of proposed cuts to threaten the residents with) and more levies (three proposed for March).

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Mourning Over, Game On

OK.  Our mourning period for Issue 2 is done.  It is game on.

SB5 has been killed by a swarm capital sucking parasites.  These pests feed on the fruits (capital--money) of our society by gorging themselves with banked sick days, retirement in the 50's, gold plated benefits packages and leave the rest of us with a bill.

They killed any and all reform of the problems they have caused using and incestuous relationship with elected officials.  In general, most elected officials are deathly afraid of the bargaining units working in their jurisdiction.   These elected officials usually work in concert with the cops, firemen, and other workers to raise our taxes.  The methods are always the same: bully, intimidate, scare, and lie to the public.

More later....

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Harry Field's October Surprise: D.U.I. Arrest a couple of years ago

Interesting.  The News-less-Herald has been aware of this for awhile.

So wait a minute.  The acting judge that is working hard to be the next judge was popped for a DUIy?

That's what it looks like.

The News-less-Herald hates the news--it is part of the Local Media/Goverment Complex.

Mentor Municipal Court TRC 0302413B

Well that was fast!

A few days ago we learned that John Eklund will follow Judge Grendell-2, former State Senator Tim Grendell, to fill the OH-18 seat.

For months Taxn' Trustee Galloway has been slithering about the State of Ohio with State Senator Tom Patton trying to grease his way through the narrow pass guarded by the State Senate Republican Caucus.  Too many people despite Taxn' Trustee Galloway.

Here's the inside baseball:  Tom Patton (former democrat) met Taxn' Trustee Galloway at Blue Technologies...worked some of his...and was flipped from D to RINO in the process.  Along the way Taxn' Trustee ticked off a lot of people.  At the same time State Representative Ron Young was honing his conservative acumen and ticking off a lot of people too.  Let's not forget former State Representative Callender; he voted for Taft budget--'nuff said (not really, this is just taking too much space).  Last year Judge Grendell-2 ran for a few too many seats, but decided to abandon them both for an easy job on the bench.  The long and the short is that Taxn' Trustee and Ron Young accumulated too many enemies.  This left only John Eklund and Colleen O'toole as the compromise choices for OH-18.  O'toole is nice enough--but, just wasn't going to cut it.  The only one left standing was John Eklund.

Taxn' Trustee and his sycophants raged!  Nasty facebook posts ensued.  Sources tell us Taxn' Trustee was to rededicate himself to his constituents (read raising their taxes), his business (read working for both sides and threatening potential clients with primaries), ..., and family.  Boo hoo.  He wasn't going to run for office again.  Boo hoo.

Guess was.  Taxn' Trustee and Scott Marn want to be your next County Commissioners.   How can that be?  Taxn' Trustee just said he wasn't running for anything else; he was going to build this business (read recruiting dupe clients to threaten legitimate clients with primaries--that pretty Kyle-Sisk-esque).

Will this be another scenario where Taxn' Trustee pulls petitions for County Commissioner in a bid to scare someone into a deal?  How will Taxn' Trustee's clients benefit from a threatened Commissioner's run?

Hey wait!  Taxn' Trustee wasn't running for anything else!

Well that was fast!

Tune here for a lot more blow-by-blow coverage and analysis.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

News-Herald Catches up on OH-18. You Mad Taxn' Trustee?

The News-less-Herald is always behind...out of the loop...and refusing to publish various news.

They got the (blog) memo on the demise of Taxn' Trustee's hopes of becoming a State Legislator.

You mad Taxn' Trustee?

Tom Patton is raging!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The Galloway camp weeps...and retools to cut and run to a county race.

...and Harry Field has an October Surprise (well, early November).




Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Tick-Tock-Tick-Tock: OH-18 Appointment on the Clock!

That's right, it is time.  It is November 2nd.  The Ohio Senate Republican Caucus has a decision to make.  A screening  committee consisting of seven Ohio Senate Republicans will make a recommendation to the Caucus.

The actual appointment will probably not happen until after November 8th--the day Issue 2 goes down--Election Day.

Anyhow, we know the leading contenders are State Rep. Ron Young, Taxn' Trustee Chris Galloway, Former State Rep. Jaimie Callender, and the dark horse John Eklund.

The real question is whether State Sen. Tom Patton (former democrat and Galloway client) can whip up the votes for Tax loving Taxn' Trustee Chris Galloway.  Can Patton (former democrat and Galloway client) convince the caucus not pick State Rep. Ron Young?

The question no one will answer is whether or not the caucus cares about Taxn' Trustee Chris Galloway working for both the Ohio Democratic Party and Ohio Republicans at the same time.