Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Zack, Steny didn't get the talking points

Racist Comments

Hoyer, slave owner?
"He has "a career of slavishly supporting the Republican Party." – House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, (D-MD) on Maryland Lt. Gov. Michael Steele, an African-American Republican running for Senate

Republican Democrat Politicians and their lobbyist friends are looking out for themselves

House Democrats Redouble Wooing of K Street
"A House Democratic project designed to dip into deep K Street wallets entered its second phase of the 2006 cycle Tuesday, as a group of prominent moderate Members enlisted business donors to shell out thousands of dollars to help the party’s top-tier candidates. Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (Md.), along with Reps. Joe Crowley (N.Y.), John
Tanner (Tenn.) and Ellen Tauscher (Calif.), met Tuesday afternoon with roughly 50 business-minded Democratic consultants, lobbyists and corporate officers to get them to commit to writing checks to their most worthy party hopefuls next year."

Bring the troops home
Hoyer says “Stay the course”
"I believe that a precipitous withdrawal of American forces in Iraq could lead to disaster, spawning a civil war, fostering a haven for terrorists and damaging our nation's security and credibility."

If you thought Jay Inslee was a good for your campaign, Steny should be great! Eye to eye with ya brotha.

Monday, October 30, 2006

You have 2 minutes for rebuttal Mr Space

Government does not create jobs;

the role of government is to create

an environment that is conducive

to entrprenuership and to provide

the tools and the resources necessary

to grow the economy. For example,

we need to apply rules much like

those of the Telecommunications Act

of 1937, which dealt with the issue of

bringing telephones to rural areas. In

the same way we need to pursue today's

issues of bringing broadband/high-speed

internet and wireless connectivity to our

region of Ohio as they are no longer

choices but necessities for jobs and

economic development. Other solutions

include assistance to small business

startups, venture capital startups,

reducing regulatory burden, and reforming

the legal system so that American

businesses and workers can remain competitive.

Sunday, October 29, 2006

Okay, now to education

I've read a book "The World is Flat" by
Thomas Friedman, which is a book
about the global economy and where
American students fit into it. Years of
little accountability within America's
public school system have left students
unprepared to compete in this global
economy, so I support the goals of No
Child Left Behind. Many children in the
United States are seemingly unable to
improve their test scores on state, national,
and international exams. I do believe
that No Child Left Behind needs more
flexibility so that decisions can be made
in the best interest of each individual child.
Although federal funding for elementary
and secondary schools has increased 39%
since 2001, the federal government must
be cautious not to issue "unfunded mandates"
to states and local school districts.

Thursday, October 26, 2006

My next question concerns taxes and the economy

I believe tax cuts are working to grow
the economy. When we allow the
entrepreneurial spirit to thrive, freed
of government shackles, tax revenues
increase and the nation prospers.
But Congress must get control of
spending. Too many times, Republicans
have been just as guilty as Democrats
of too much pork spending. We have
to be responsible stewards of taxpayer

Cafaro conviction was lost on Space

Zack Space has made ethics a centerpiece of his campaign for the Democratic
party's nomination to run against incumbent GOP congressman Bob Ney of Licking County, whose ties to lobbyist Jack Abramoff are being probed by federal

But Zacko invites a Abramoff beneficiary, Jay Inslee, to help him campaign.

Space, who serves as Dover's city law director, held a press conference in
January, where he pledged that he wouldn't be "bought off by lobbyists or
special interests."

Zacko has a cushy job in which he got his own salary raised by a Bazillion % to add to his "shake down" law firm millions.

That didn't keep him from accepting a $2,000 campaign contribution from John J.
Cafaro of Youngstown, who pleaded guilty to illegally giving cash and gifts to
former congressman Jim Traficant and was fined $150,000. When Space's campaign was asked about Cafaro's donation today, a staffer said he'll return it.

"Zack isn't a politician and he didn't really follow all the intricacies of
what Cafaro was involved in," said Space campaign spokesman John Rowley.

At least Zacko is up front about being clueless about politics. Using his political saavy and his apparent inability to read, Zacko could do a real bang up job for people in DC.

The Cafaro family's involvement in the Traficant case has come up repeatedly
in another high-profile Democratic primary race. It has dogged John Cafaro's
daughter, Capri, as she tries to win the Democratic nomination for the 13th
District congressional seat currently held by Sherrod Brown.

Capri Cafaro received immunity from prosecution in exchange for
testimony in federal court, but maintains she did nothing wrong. Her campaign
has hired a lawyer to threaten to sue anyone who incorrectly describes her
immunity deal.The recent publicity about the Cafaro's links to Traficant didn't
register with Space, his campaign says."I don't think he is closely following
any race but his own," Rowley said.

-- Sabrina Eaton

Since Zacko can't get his central campaign thing working ethically, hasn't picked up a paper in the last decade and has admitted that he is clueless about the job he is applying for, maybe he can represent Capri in all of her potential law suits. He could make MILLIONS!

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Illegal Immigration Debate

Illegal is illegal! America needs to get
serious about securing our borders. If
we demonstrate that illegals will not
be granted amnesty, and that we are
serious about enforcing our own laws,
there will be less of a desire by illegal
immigrants to unlawfully cross the border.
Individuals do not fear breaking our
immigration laws because they see little
evidence they are being enforced. When
that changes, the tide of illegal immigrants
will be substantially reduced. We are a
nation of laws, and when those laws are
ignored or flaunted, everybody loses. I
support a catch and deport program that
gives local law enforcement the authority
to detain illegal immigrants for breaking
the law, and fully believe that illegal
immigrants should be denied federal
benefits such as Social Security and Medicare.

California Leftists are now a “local” concerned group pimping for Zack Space

While reading a “local” press release about a forum held by Working Families Win concerning Joy Padgett’s position on trade policies, I noticed the word “non-partisan” in reference to the forum’s sponsor – Working Families Win. I wondered just how “non-partisan” WFW was and to my surprise I found that they were not only not non-partisan, but WFW is just a small cog in the Vast Left Wing Conspiracy that stretches across the nation to California (and probably to George Soros’ back pocket).

Even though Zacko wants everyone to believe he is just a humble public servant instead of a lefty business shake down artist. Zacko hides from the media, voters whom he has stated he wishes to serve and, most especially, Zacko hides like a scared child from debating his opponent, Joy Padgett.

Well, now it appears Zacko is more than just your run-of-the-mill millionaire lawyer. Let’s start with the press release about the “local” group WFW I read.

Padgett: No “Joy” for Fair Trade

“Take a look at what Joy Padgett said in a small forum on October 12 with Working Families Win – a non-partisan group focused on the legislative advocacy around fair trade, healthcare, a just minimum wage, organizing rights, and ballot accountability.”

A standard press release with political stands and beliefs put forward. What is also is standard is the main stream media’s blind acceptance of characterizations these groups label themselves with. Non-partisan? Small forum? Local? Who are and where do these “non-partisan locals” come from?

Fair Trade in 2006

Citizens Trade Campaign is a national coalition of environmental, labor,
consumer, family farm, religious, and other civil society groups founded in 1992
during the fight over the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

National Unions – need I say more?

Working Families Win – sponsored by “local” Union Steelworkers Local 2737

WFW is “A project of the Americans for Democratic Action Education Fund”

Americans for Democratic Action – ultra leftist group

The ADA web site directs e-mail to igc.org

The IGC web site directs donations to The Tides Center

Tides Center – an ultra left – progressive – “charity”

founded in 1976 by Drummond Pike, a left-wing activist in California, as a vehicle to promote social change and support new, controversial and even radical efforts.

Follow the trail;

"WORKING FAMILIES WIN is unique in that we are focused not only on working class folk who are not union members; we are also working in communities that are often overlooked in the nation's political debate. By building worker power in Reading PA, Fayetteville NC, Waterloo IA, St. Cloud MN, Mansfield OH, and many more communities, we can make a difference not just in these places but nationwide. Thanks for your upport. For more information on Working Families Win, contact the Americans for Democratic Action Education Fund at 202-785-5980, or email project coordinator Jim Jontz at jontz@igc.org "

Visit the links below for more resources...

TRADE:Americans for Democratic Action Action For Community and Ecology in the Regions of Central America Canadian Center for Policy Alternatives Center for Economic and Policy ResearchCitizens Trade Campaign GATSwatch Global Exchange John F. Henning Center for International Labor Relations Our World is Not For Sale Public Citizen: Global Trade Watch Sierra Club TRADE BITS newsletterWitness for Peace Case Studies on Social & Environmental Impacts of NAFTA ‘Trade and Investment in Services: The Stakes for Workers and the Environment' by Elizabeth Barclay Minimum Wage:AFL-CIONational Council of ChurchesEpiscopal ChurchACORNWorkers Rights:AFL-CIOAmerican Rights At WorkJobs With JusticeADA Workers' Rights Forum

Health Care:
Health Care NOW!

When you go to the IGC “donate” page you get;


Tides Peace Strategies Fund Finding Peace. Funding Peace.
Continue to theGroundspring Home Page

Tides Statement for Peace

War is upon us.The Bush administration has abandoned diplomacy, shunned international alliances and ignored the largest global demonstrations for peace in history. Meanwhile pressing domestic concerns-such as a flagging economy, a continuing health care crisis and constant assaults on the environment and civil liberties-are either pushed to the side or exacerbated by an aggressive and unchecked administration.
But as bombs drop and the war machines roll, we must not abandon the fight for peace and justice. Organizations working to stop the war and advance peaceful, diplomatic and just alternatives to war need financial support today.
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Tides has a well earned reputation for finding and funding innovative and effective progressive nonprofits. We have a 27-year history of social change grantmaking, granting over $130 million during the past two years alone. Thanks to our committed donors, we have also granted more than $1.5 million since September 11, 2001, through targeted rapid response funds (via the Tides 9/11 Fund; the Tides Democratic Justice Fund; and the Iraq Peace Fund).
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The Tides Center;
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The Tides Center appears to bankroll and direct many “non-partisan local” groups;

From undueinfluence.com

The Tides Center began as a spinoff of the Tides Foundation. What is the Tides Foundation? It is not a private foundation, but is a public charity. It has 501(c)(3) and 509(a)(1) IRS designations, which allow it to seek contributions and distribute them where desired.
It’s not a traditional foundation. It doesn’t have an endowment. Instead, people and institutions that, for one reason or another, don’t want to be publicly identified with a certain cause give money to Tides as donor-advised funds, a little-known charitable giving vehicle that allows donors to recommend uses of their donations and also to remain anonymous.
Tides becomes the "fiscal agent" (money funnel) of any group that donors wish to fund or to create to fit their agenda. Tides gives the recipient shelter under its tax exemption. Tides can train new leaders and equip their organizations to stand alone or simply run a temporary ad hoc operation to fill a short-term need. Thus, Tides has created a haven for donor-selected nongovernmental organizations that, for various reasons, would rather not obtain their own tax-exempt status from the Internal Revenue Service. In this manner Tides has nurtured literally hundreds of new groups to plague the resource class and rural communities.
The Tides Foundation was founded in 1976 by Drummond Pike, a left-wing activist in California, as a vehicle to promote social change and support new, controversial and even radical efforts.

So, a bunch of rich whackos and liberal corporate foundations give untraceable money to a leftist “control-freak” group in California to front “non-partisan” groups that are made to appear to be merely local groups, all to influence our Ohio Congressional race and to help Zack Space appear to be just a local official wanting to help us poor dumb Ohioans.

Zack Space is a millionaire, “shake-down artist” lawyer who is extremely liberal and has brought his leftist cronies from California in to decide an election in Ohio.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

What does Zack Space stand for?

What does Zack Space believe in?

Nobody knows.

Zack hasn't told anybody.

Joy Padgett has laid out a complete platform that tells her beliefs and her stands.

Zack Space has not.

Can anyone tell me what Zack Space will do?

appalachiangreens got the blues

Republicans packing/kitchen is too hot/Chad M. Edwards etches in stone for the ages

"I'm sure by now you folks know that I really ain't no big fan of the Democratic Party. However, with dumbass candidates like Bob Corker in Tennessee, Joy Padgett and Kenneth Blackwell in Ohio, John Raese and Chris Wakim in West Virginia; I am thoroughly convinced that the Republicans just simply need to pack up their shit and move to another country where they'll be more comfortable. Like Iran. "

Kitchen heat turned up in the comments/Chad M. Edwards lays down truth-to-power at 10 cents an hour and throws in a wet dream!

"Iran was one idea- another is China. If the Republicans could only rule here like they do over there, they could just ban all other parties which would save them the hassle of having to fix all those Diebold machines. Plus they could get away with paying people ten cents an hour and if anyone asks any questions they just get to toss their critic's asses in jail- a Newt Gingrich wetdream!"

Yep, this is the mind of the liberal. He just makes Zack Space beam with pride, as well he should, because Chad M. Edwards is pure political genius. Bob Corker in Tennessee, Joy Padgett and Kenneth Blackwell in Ohio, John Raese and Chris Wakim in West Virginia, pack you bags and take all of your "dumb ass" supporters with you. You're not needed in Mr Chad M. Edwards perfect world. Besides, you're a nuisance to the one party system of today's Progressives.

How to twist your mind around hate

OH 18: Padgett plays the prejudice card Joy Padgett the woman that accused
former hostage Terry Anderson as being weak on terrorism has sunk into the
smelly bowels of prejudice this election. Her new ad "she is one of us" seems a
safe enough line, but then in between repeating this line she mentions the
marriage amendment and immigration. Yes Joy we get it, your one of us
means white, non-Hispanic gay hater
. I'm half surprised there isn't a
confederate flag or a burning cross somewhere in the commercial.Bad news Joy,
your not one of us, your an unethical, say anything do anything to get elected
joke of a candidate.I say it once again. Joy Padgett is the worse candidate for
congress in Ohio, yes that includes Jean Schmidt. (But she is a close
second.) Zack Space is the clear choice here. Leadership vs. Prejudice. Easy
decision. (Emphasis mine)

Okay Joe, I know you're a spiritual guy who likes to live that way, but where did you drop off your Bible? Who'd thought confederate flags and burning crosses would come to mind? I think this says more about your little festering demons than anyone else.

Your "stretch"condemnss a large part of America and I personally am offended by it. Your lack of depth and your slick linkage to things never implied are what deflects clear differences between candidates from modern campaigning. Your guttersniping impugns a good woman, her campaign and most of the 18th District of Ohio. You should be ashamed.

Oh, I shouldn't be so harsh, maybe you just read the daily kos talking points memo. Plus, way too much info on your "smelly bowel" problem.

Monday, October 23, 2006

Issues important, yeah, but not Mt. Vernon and Knox County

Padgett began by saying she wanted to clarify the TV ads. “I was subject to
an ethics investigation, and at the end of seven months the inspector general
found the allegations were baseless and I was cleared 100 percent,” she said.
“So that’s what you can say about those TV ads.”

Padgett said she considers national security one of her highest priorities, and noted there are five issues the people are talking about — health care, the budget,
education, illegal immigration and the war on terror.

“The thing is everybody recognizes what the problems are,” Padgett said. “What we need is someone with solutions, and I believe I’m that person.”

Regarding the budget, Padgett said she believes the tax cuts are working to grow the economy across the nation, although not as well in Ohio as we’d like it to be. She said Ohio absolutely needs to catch up.

“I believe jobs are not created by the government; jobs are created by the private sector, and it’s the government’s responsibility to provide the tools and resources back to communities, back to states in order that they can create jobs locally,” Padgett said. “When we allow the entrepreneurial spirit to thrive free of the government shackles as much as possible, tax revenues increase, the nation prospers, and we’re on our way to that balanced budget,” Padgett said, adding that Congress does need to get control of spending.

As for health care, she said the affordability of health care is only part of the equation, especially in rural areas. Accessibility to health care also has a direct bearing on affordability. In rural areas patients simply cannot access the care they need, which often drives up the cost since patients are forced to seek health care many, many miles away.

McHugh read from a statement written by Zack Space for his opening address. It contained a few points Space had prepared, “because I want you to know where I stand on issues important to our community.”
So important, "our community" is, that Zack sent Tom McHugh to discuss his views. Maybe Zack was counting his million$.

John Jay Jack Zack

Other times that this event occurs
-->Description Candidate for Congress, Zack Space will be here on Saturday, Oct. 21. 6:00 p.m.at the Horn Gallery, adjacent to Peirce Hall on College Park Road, Kenyon.Zack is a Kenyon graduate running for Bob Nay's seat. Come meet him.He will be accompanied by Congressman Jay Inslee from Washington state.

FEC records show that Jay Inslee accepted $5,000 from Jack Abramoff (and hasn't given it back).

"I am the only candidate running in Ohio’s 18th District that has signed a far-reaching ethics pledge not to accept dinners, gifts or junkets from lobbyists if elected to Congress.”

According to a recent FEC report, Space took a $2,000 donation from John Cafaro who pled guilty in 2001 to bribing Rep. Jim Traficant.

Friday, October 20, 2006

Joy Padgett has beeen a contributor to our distict and our community for years. Zack Space, what has he done? Zippo, nada, zero or put another way, Zack has done nothing.

Zack, the space, wants to tout that Joy and her husband are going throught bankruptcy. True. They went out on a limb, i.e., they tried, and didn't make it. What has Zack done? Zippo, nada, zero or put another way, nothing. Zack has never met a payroll, Zack has never tried to step into the American drean and create wealth. Poor sad Zack hasn't had the cajonis to do anything, but try to get the taxpayer to put food on his table. Sad Zack is a loser. Has he ever risked anything? No. Has Zack hoped to get on the government payroll.

I wouldn't vote for Sad Zack for love nor money.

PS, his cheap TV attacks on Padgett, paid by Howard "AAArrrggghhhhh" Dean, are childish. Apple from the tree. Maybe his father, Socrates, can polish it. Moron.