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Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Play pundit: Make your predictions

Step right up and make your predictions for any races: president, 2nd Congressional district, CPS levy, otherwise obscure judicial races...


32 Comments:

at 8:38 AM, March 04, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

I predict that enough Cincinnatians realize how important good schools are that the CPS school levy passes.

 
at 8:46 AM, March 04, 2008 Blogger Hope Lives!! said...

I hope that Obama will get both Texas and Ohio...but I doubt this state will go his way. But he will get VT, and it will be close in RI. I have no idea why the Clinton camp states he needs to win all four to prove his messages are getting across. He has won the last 11. They are really hoping Americans are stupid enough to buy that line of bull. Even with all her talk of Obama being just fluff, people are still chosing him over her. TOO MANY PEOPLE JUST DON"T LIKE THIS WOMAN, and if she gets the nomination she will NOT beat McCain. Even if she took all the states today with a 55% margin, she still would not have enough delegates to pull ahead of Obama..remember, he would be getting the other 45%.

I think the school levey is going to fail. I hope it doesn't, but people are tired of the fiscal irresponsibility of CPS. I voted for it, because they are making changes and they have improved. I am taking a chance on them for the sake of the kids. If this city can build new stadiums, and pass a tax increase to take care of animals, then we better darn well invest in the children. Even if you do not have a child in CPS, you are kidding yourself if you think the children coming out of CPS won't affect you. Wulsin will lose, and I hope to God Jean Schmidt gets ousted. Watching the results tonight will be very interesting.

 
at 9:48 AM, March 04, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Schmidt DESTROYS Brinkman

 
at 9:50 AM, March 04, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Schmidt will handidly beat Brinkman; McCain coasts


flip a coin on the Dems
Wulsin will squeak by

 
at 9:52 AM, March 04, 2008 Anonymous Chance McGee said...

I predict we won't know who won Ohio until the wee hours of tomorrow. Look at how long it took to get Council results this past November. Well, Cuyahoga county switched to that system just 60-70 days ago. Given their usual tendency to be slow we may not know who has won for sometime.

 
at 10:05 AM, March 04, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

McCain sews it up tonight. He is my guy. Clinton in Ohio and RI, Obama in Texas and VT. This one could get uglier.

CPS levy will be close. I'm on the fence with this one. Leaning toward a NO vote. Until we get a system that allows bad teachers to be fired the system will never move forward. Also, I don't really care how we stack up against Akron, Columbus or Cleveland. CPS doesn't compete in that market. CPS is competing against Oak Hills, Mason, Fairfield, Maderia, Sycamore and other local districts. When we have to compete against these schools or we are throwing good money after bad.

 
at 10:07 AM, March 04, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope you are wrong and Wulsin wins because as a life long Democrat I will never vote for Steve Black (or Schmidt). I would prefer Mean Jean. At least you know what you're getting, a not so smart republican vs. a very dishonest, conniving one.

 
at 10:25 AM, March 04, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

CPS levy fails.

Hillary wins by 2 in Ohio.

McCain coasts.

Pat Dewine just wins by 5.

Vic Wulsin wins by 6.

Schmidt wins by 20.

 
at 10:31 AM, March 04, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just returned from my polling place Fairfield HS in Buter county.

As a 67 year old white male, Independent voter I selected the Democratic ballot and voted for Barak Obama.

I expect to see Mr. Obama become the first African American nominated by a major party to run for president.

Will I vote for him in November?

Perhaps as I see how he and John McCain handle each other in the debates. I like them both, and the best thing is neither of them is Bush.

 
at 10:35 AM, March 04, 2008 Anonymous fair-a-con said...

.

Wulsin BIG TIME over the 'black mole'

Elephant dung "schmidt' over on-the-brink-man !

Clinton BIG TIME over in the alley, bammm-eeeeeee !

Although he will sell the country out during his first water-board test, the Shell-Shocked Mc-Cocain over the huck-ster !

PATHETIC 'family values' !

HAD ENOUGH, VOTE DEMOCRAT 2008 !

 
at 10:55 AM, March 04, 2008 Blogger Quim said...

McCain will explode, Huckabee will rapturize, Clinton will have a breakdown & people will get tired of Obama & go back to following Paris Hilton.
Ron Paul will be our next president with 5% of the vote.

 
at 11:00 AM, March 04, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anon 10:05--

There is a program in place that intervenes with struggling teachers, with intensive assistance to improve over a year from an experienced teacher. If the teacher does not improve after that they are let go.

The only way to improve the schools to the point that we compete with surrounding districts is to give the children in CPS what they need to succeed. And that means passing the levy.

I ask you to consider that and please vote yes on Issue 10.

 
at 11:04 AM, March 04, 2008 Blogger Hey Barry Larkin! said...

It pains me to say it, but I'm sure the CPS levy will fail. Ignorant people in this city just don't realize how important education is. If you vote No on the school levy, never talk to me about "kids these days". The Zoo levy will pass as usual which is great, but it makes you wonder where your city is headed when you fund animals over children.

 
at 11:07 AM, March 04, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

The CPS levy will fail; the Zoo levy will pass, Schmidt will lose (please!); Obama will win Texas and lose Ohio. He WILL be the democratic presidential candidate. When that happens, Ohio, what will you do? Will the thought of an African American President have you running to the republican side?

 
at 11:09 AM, March 04, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Ron Paul will be our next president with 5% of the vote"

I'll have what 'Quim' is having. Make it a large one.

 
at 11:27 AM, March 04, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Catholic League denounces McCain

"John McCain yesterday happily received an endorsement from, and then expressed lavish gratitude towards, one of the most hateful and radical evangelical ministers in the country, Pastor John Hagee. As documented in that post, Hagee has a history of making some of the most extreme and twisted statements of any religious figure in the country towards multiple groups of Americans.

Among the many groups which McCain's new associate has targeted for hateful bigotry are Catholics. As a result, The Catholic League today issued a statement -- entitled "McCain Embraces Bigot" -- which pointed out that Hagee:

has waged an unrelenting war against the Catholic Church. For example, he likes calling it "The Great Whore," an "apostate church," the "anti-Christ," and a "false cult system."

The Catholic League demanded that McCain repudiate Hagee and his endorsement, just as Barack Obama did earlier this week with Louis Farrakhan (despite the fact that Obama, unlike McCain with Hagee, never sought out or accepted Farrakhan's endorsement).

Catholic League's President, Bill Donohue, regarding the profound anti-Catholic bigotry routinely displayed by Hagee and what John McCain's embrace of such a bigoted figure says about the presidential candidate.

In the interview, Donohue made some extraordinary statements. He compared Hagee both to Louis Farrakhan and Bob Jones, but noted: "Hagee is far more powerful than Farrakhan is today. . . . Hagee is a major player. There's no end to his money. He has an empire down there." Regarding the intense 2000 media controversy when then-Gov. George Bush spoke at Bob Jones University, Donohue said:

Why were they so exercised about Bob Jones? This is worse. . . . If someone said to me: who is the biggest anti-Catholic bigot in the evangelical community, I would say: hands down, John Hagee.
According to Donohue, Hagee has "made a lot of money off bashing the Catholic Church and blames Catholics for the Holocaust." What does it say about McCain that he would embrace such a figure? "This doesn't speak well for him. He's tolerating an endorsement by an inveterate bigot, and it's been brought to his attention."

Donohue was particularly insistent that McCain's behavior would severely harm his standing with Catholic voters -- the group of voters which Karl Rove maintains is the key group for enabling the GOP to win: "This thing seems to be to be blowing up in his face. McCain has stepped in it big time." And Donohue further vowed:

He's not going to get away with this with the Catholic community. . . . We're going to get this out to the Catholic community and Catholic press around the country. . . . We're going to ride this out and see how far he wants to talk about this.
For Catholics, McCain's association with someone like Hagee is simply intolerable: "At that point, Catholics cannot join with evangelicals. To the extent you're going to insult my religion, all bets are off."

Donohue contrasted McCain's embrace of such a hateful and radical figure with Obama's denunciation earlier this week of Louis Farrakhan: "Obama did the right thing. You've got to throw overboard the people who are the bigots even if they've done good work here and there. This is the problem I have with McCain." And he added that Hagee's bigotry is hardly confined to Catholics, noting that a "prominent rabbi" had contacted him earlier today to ask that they issue a joint denunciation of Hagee/McCain, as the rabbi was deeply concerned that "too many Jews have also been mislead by Hagee."

Asked whether he expected McCain to repudiate Hagee's support, Donohue seemed pessimistic: "McCain seems to be digging his heels in." But he pledged that McCain's association with such an extreme bigot would be an ongoing, paramount cause for the Catholic League: "if McCain doesn't do a 180 on this -- ask Edwards about this -- I'm relentless. We're not going to walk away with this."

Donohue, who typically receives massive media attention when he launches such campaigns against Democratic politicians and the entertainment industry, hasn't yet received that level of press interest. But he said that he is starting now to receive more interview requests to talk about McCain's association with such an extreme hatemonger. This is certainly a story which merits far more attention than it has thus far received.

 
at 11:33 AM, March 04, 2008 Blogger usefullidiot said...

Brinkman over the brink, poised to take on farmer Black and his manuare spreader.

The Zoo will have to rent cage space from Butler county.

All money grabs down in defeat!!!!

 
at 11:39 AM, March 04, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

The CPS PR campaign is much better this time around - I'm actually seeing lawn signs for this levy (unlike last time - the issue almost seemed to be invisible). I think the real problem CPS confronts here is demographics. This is strictly anecdotal, but it seems that many of the parents who were most likely to support a CPS levy have been moving into the burbs. I suspect the levy will ultimately fail but it's going to be a close call, much closer than last time.

The Zoo levy will make it. Who's gonna turn down Thane Maynard? Besides, the Cincinnati Zoo is something our city can genuinely be proud of - you feel better putting money into something that actually *works*.

Hamilton County Dems will vote in favor of Obama, but the state overall will tilt toward Hillary.

Finally, it would be sweet justice if Kathy King could pull off an upset over "brand name" Pat Dewine and force our potbellied GOP grandees to gag on a slice or two of humble pie.

 
at 11:58 AM, March 04, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

fair-a-con is the sad little troll who calls himself the Usful Idiot.

This sad little man, alone on his house, has nobody and nothing in life. Posting wingnut comments is all this sad little man has in life. We pity him, and we hope that he gets the help that he so badly needs.

 
at 12:25 PM, March 04, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hillary holds on. McCain wins easily. Wulsin manages to beat Black in a nasty one, but will lose in the general because Republicans will be smart enough to nominate Tom Brinkman instead of Mean Jean Schmidt. DeWine coasts.

 
at 12:46 PM, March 04, 2008 Anonymous common-sense said...

I wish someone would clearly explain to the voters what 8.5 mils really means to the typical $200,000. homeowner in Loveland school district!!! I think I read .85 cents per 100.00 valuation?? Does that really mean my taxes will go up $1700.00 next year?? $142.00 a month more than I am paying now??? Last bill came out to $323.00 per month!! I thought I OWNED this house, that it was not government property!! How can a retiree (I'm not) possibly afford to stay in his own home?? If they bail out and go into a nursing home, who foots the bill then???
Does anyone have any idea how to STOP TAKING MONEY FOR PET PROJECTS??? Schools must live within the means of the families supporting them, same as we all must live within our own means!!!!

 
at 12:58 PM, March 04, 2008 Blogger natenoy said...

Brinkman by 9.

http://thefdhlounge.blogspot.com/2008/03/jean-schmidt-poll-and-prediction.html

 
at 1:34 PM, March 04, 2008 Anonymous fair-a-con said...

.
"... Anonymous said...fair-a-con is the sad little troll who calls himself the Usful Idiot. This sad little man, alone on his house, has nobody and nothing in life. Posting wingnut comments is all this sad little man has in life. We pity him, and we hope that he gets the help that he so badly needs. 11:58 AM, March 04, 2008"

Does man = gender bias ?

Hey, thanks for making us your number one concern in this very critical election !

Must be a 'black mole' uprooting the elephant dung propaganda !

lol, loL, Lol, LOL !

Thanks for putting us on that 'blogger' pedistal !

Oh, it is hard to be humble when you are revered in soooooooooooo many ways !

Seems the 'black moles' may have become a little over exposed as they babble-on faster than the POW Mc CoCain sided with the commies !

Just wait until fair-a-con starts tightening the thumb screws !

PATHETIC 'family values' !

HAD ENOUGH, VOTE DEMOCRAT 2008 !

 
at 1:42 PM, March 04, 2008 Anonymous fair-a-con said...

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"Does anyone have any idea how to STOP TAKING MONEY FOR PET PROJECTS??? Schools must live within the means of the families supporting them, same as we all must live within our own means!!!! 12:46 PM, March 04, 2008"

Amen !

We did not vote for one tax levy !

Seems, it doesn't matter what party is in control, it is always tax and spend !

The only difference is that the Clinton's left the white House with a surplus and balanced budget !

PATHETIC 'family values'

HAD ENOUGH, VOTE CLINTON 2008 !

 
at 2:25 PM, March 04, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

My prediction THE END of the GOP is near.

 
at 4:51 PM, March 04, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

FAIR-A-CON...STEP INTO THE 21ST CENTURY AND GET OUT OF THE PAST!! THIS IS A DIFFERENT WORLD THAN WHEN BILL WAS ELECTED IN 1992. STOP LIVING IN NOSTALGIA. THIS WILL NOT BE A CO-PRESIDENECY..UNLESS YOU AHVE SOME INFORMATION YOU WOULD LIKE TO SHARE TO SUGGEST ORTHERWISE. TEH ECONOMY WILL BE JACKED UP FOR A WHILE NO MATTER WHO GETS IN TEH WHITE HOUSE. GO TAKE A DIVERSITY COURSE AND GROW UP.

 
at 6:04 PM, March 04, 2008 Blogger usefullidiot said...

" We pity him, and we hope that he gets the help that he so badly needs.

11:58 AM, March 04, 2008"

Around 70K in small bills would be a nice start!!!!!!

 
at 6:06 PM, March 04, 2008 Anonymous aunt marge said...

"GO TAKE A DIVERSITY COURSE AND GROW UP.

4:51 PM, March 04, 2008"

It got me real far, didn't it honey!!!!

 
at 7:07 PM, March 04, 2008 Anonymous lucy in the sky said...

FAIR-A-CON...STEP INTO THE 21ST CENTURY AND GET OUT OF THE PAST!! THIS IS A DIFFERENT WORLD THAN WHEN BILL WAS ELECTED IN 1992. STOP LIVING IN NOSTALGIA. THIS WILL NOT BE A CO-PRESIDENECY..UNLESS YOU AHVE SOME INFORMATION YOU WOULD LIKE TO SHARE TO SUGGEST ORTHERWISE. TEH ECONOMY WILL BE JACKED UP FOR A WHILE NO MATTER WHO GETS IN TEH WHITE HOUSE. GO TAKE A DIVERSITY COURSE AND GROW UP.

4:51 PM, March 04, 2008

 
at 7:26 PM, March 04, 2008 Anonymous fair-a-con said...

~
" lucy in the sky said...FAIR-A-CON...STEP INTO THE 21ST CENTURY AND GET OUT OF THE PAST!! THIS IS A DIFFERENT WORLD THAN WHEN BILL WAS ELECTED IN 1992. STOP LIVING IN NOSTALGIA. THIS WILL NOT BE A CO-PRESIDENECY..UNLESS YOU AHVE SOME INFORMATION YOU WOULD LIKE TO SHARE TO SUGGEST ORTHERWISE. TEH ECONOMY WILL BE JACKED UP FOR A WHILE NO MATTER WHO GETS IN TEH WHITE HOUSE. GO TAKE A DIVERSITY COURSE AND GROW UP. 4:51 PM, March 04, 2008 7:07 PM, March 04, 2008

Does AHVE = Have ?

Does TEH = the ?

Does ORTHERWISE = otherwise ?

Does TEH = the ?

Seems the wRong wingnut whacko, third-grade school drop-out has come all the way from, in the alley, bammm-eee just to teach us city-slickers about Who's your Daddy, or cousin !

PATHETIC 'family values'

HAD ENOUGH, VOTE CLINTON 2008 !

 
at 1:09 AM, March 05, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fair a con is one of many petty Clintonista Gore-whores, morally and ethically bankrupt, conversation fear, playing race and religion in the most vile, venomous way. A sorry display of political nepotism reminiscent of...W Bush ! If you hate something, don't you do it, too !
Out with the wannabee kings and queens and moneyed elitists.

Obama 08
Be the Change

 
at 12:58 PM, March 07, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Out with the wannabee kings and queens and moneyed elitists. -anon 1:09

In with the wannabe caliphs and socialist apparatchiks?

Obama 08
Be the Change
To Cuban-style Socialism

 
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