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Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Provisional count starts in Hamilton County

But they don't need to be finished until April 4.


at 11:18 AM, March 26, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do you mean to tell me that the wasteful CPS levy could still be defeated?
I have my house up for sale at a reduced price to get out of this constant tax oppression.
What's the chance this gets overturned?

at 12:40 PM, March 26, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

You mean we have to wait at least another week for the fools at The Cincinnati Beacon to embarrass themselves with another hysterically inaccurate story about the vote count?

at 2:19 PM, March 26, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Speaking of innacurate vote counts, will the Enquirer bother to send anyone to cover "Uncounted" at the Esquire tonight?

It shows the massive disenfranchisement of African Americans and Democrats throughout the state of Ohio. The 2004 election was stolen, but there's nothing to see in the Enquirer about it.

at 3:22 PM, March 26, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

And then let's get together to discuss the disenfranchised votes (by Dems) this March in Ohio and the soon to be disenfranchised Dem votes in all of Michigan and Florida (by the Democratic Party)

at 3:44 PM, March 26, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anon, 11:18 AM, Do you mean to tell me that the wasteful CPS levy could still be defeated?

First of all, I am sorry to hear that you do not support public education and the children of Cincinnati. Second, if I was you, I would not take down your sign, as we won the election. Also, did you know that Hamilton County has 11 other school districts that have higher school taxes than CPS? Good luck in one of those districts. However, I am sure you will be complaining about paying school taxes in which ever district you choose to reside.

at 5:33 PM, March 26, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anon 3:44 Unfortunately, you are one of those people who think property owners cannot be overtaxed. I work and it's a strain on my household, but I really feel sorry for the retired who live on fixed incomes.
CPS has new buildings, pools, astro turf fields, etc. I never had those niceties at my school, but I did learn because my father kept me focused.
CPS results are abysmal; you can't solve those issues by throwing money at them. You need parental support to educate students and in many cases this important piece is missing.
You keep making the same mistakes to the detriment of the taxpayer so I'm forced to move. You always try to make us feel guilty about the children, but that ploy has been overworked to exhaustion.

at 6:06 PM, March 26, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

When was the last time administrators or teachers refused pay or benefit increases "to support public education and 'the children'"?

at 7:35 PM, March 26, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

So because the right wing moron didn't go to a decent school, the children of Cincinnati shouldn't be able to go to one either?

Don't let the door hit you in the *ss on the way out of town, moron.

at 8:12 PM, March 26, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ever drive by West High and see all those kids roaming around. I agree with 5:33. Tax money pissed away on kids who could care less.

at 9:31 PM, March 26, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

One could double the money going to CPS and still get the same poor results. Money is not the problem... When will voters wake up?

at 10:20 PM, March 26, 2008 Blogger The Great Stephen Dapper said...

What about term limited representative Tom Brinkman’s 34th district seat won by merely 175 votes. I wonder how many of qualified 9,000 provisional ballots are from 34th district?

To all anonymous posters concerned over funding for Cincinnati’s Youth Propaganda Camps I’ll point out the New York Times reported Feb. 27 that fewer than half of American teenagers know when the Civil War was fought, and one in four believe Columbus sailed to the New World some time after 1750. About a quarter of the teenagers were unable to correctly identify Hitler as Germany's chancellor in World War II, instead identifying him in a multiple-choice test as a munitions maker or premier of Austria.

Why is anyone surprised? The academic curriculum is the "cover," the "front." The real goal is not to ensure education, but rather to ensure against successive generations developing a cohesive philosophy of self-sufficiency, a code of ethics appropriate to a free people living under a government of limited powers. The goal is to make sure successive generations are powerless to muster the historical and economic context, logic and critical thinking skills necessary to see through the latest scheme to seize yet more of our wealth and use the loot to hire more bureaucrats to regulate yet another portion of our lives, our industry, our commerce.

California's 2nd District Court of Appeal on Feb. 28 declared the parents of most of that state's 166,000 home-schooled children to be outlaws, ruling the law requires parents to send their children to full-time state-certified public or private schools or else have them taught at home by "credentialed" tutors – which most home-school parents, presumably, aren't.

"California courts have held that ... parents do not have a constitutional right to homeschool their children," Justice H. Walter Croskey said in the 3-0 ruling, which makes it clear those parents can be criminally prosecuted for failing to comply.

And did Judge Croskey and his black-robed ruling-class pals say this was because the home-schoolers weren't doing as well at teaching reading, writing and 'rithmetic?

Of course not. They couldn't say that, because tests consistently shows home-school kids, taught by parents without state "certificates" or licenses, score 30 to 37 percentile points higher than their public school peers across all subjects.

So why ban home-schooling, if the academic results are far better?

Judge Croskey obligingly explained: "A primary purpose of the educational system is to train school children in good citizenship, patriotism and loyalty to the state and the nation as a means of protecting the public welfare."

Imagine that. "Loyalty to the state." Almost as if what they're running are, I don't know ... mandatory government youth propaganda camps, or something.

at 10:32 PM, March 26, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Since you have time to drive by West High during the day, perhaps you should volunteer your time to some of the so called kids who could care less.

at 10:38 PM, March 26, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...


It appears that you have made of your mind. Good luck in your new school district.

at 9:42 AM, March 27, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

To annon 3:44. I understand the frustration of the person you responded to. I have yet to put my house up for sale, but I also would like to see the levy defeated. I'm not sure if you are a property owner within CPS, but if indeed you are have a look at you recent tax bill. I reside in Cheviot and I'm included within CPS. My recenet tax bill amount was $831.00.Of that 527.00 went to CPS. Roughly 2/3rds of my money went to CPS which in my view does nothing but baby sit a bunch of disrespectful idiots. I work downtown and walk past several bus stops and notice the behavior of these students. If they are not eating (and throwing their wrappers/garbage on the ground) then they are screaming at each other and acting like a bunch of animals. The language they use is embarrassing to me and should be to them. Every other word if M F this or F that and they are very, very loud. I guess at least this tax increase will classify them as educated animals. Bottom line, the property owners that have the burden of paying for CPS, should be the only ones that can vote to raise their taxes. Not renters that don't care how much the property tax rate is, because their children will be someone else's responsibility from 8 am until 3 pm.

at 11:17 AM, March 27, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

To Anon 7;35
It's that entitled, arrogant attitude that you promote that makes CPS look even worse. As more and more taxpayers realize the scam, they too will move.
You can turn out the lights since you'll be the last to leave.
After all, you feel entitled and want something for nothing.

at 2:44 PM, March 27, 2008 Anonymous CincyCapell said...

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at 4:45 PM, March 27, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

I always knew that Stephen Dapper was a raving lunatic, but I never knew what a deadbeat he was until I followed that link to the clerk of court's website! this guy a scumball who apparently stiffs everybody that he ever owed money to. He's been sued more times than i can count. No wonder he has such a sick, twisted view of the world. This guy has some serious mental problems.

at 4:51 PM, March 27, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why is Dapper chiming in on Cincinnati's schools? this guy lives in Mt Carmel!

Hey Dapper, let those of us who actually live in the City worry about our schools. Perhaps you should focus some of your free time focusing on paying your bills and staying out of jail.

at 3:42 PM, March 30, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

In regards to provisional votes, lets hope they get counted.I saw UNCOUNTED and over 3 million votes were lost in the 2006 congressional election.

That's enough to have elected some of the candidates some of you voted for.This isn't a partisan issue.Its a democracy issue.

As an exit poller, I witnessed things that give me concern over the provisional vote count.In my precinct alone, I noted over 20 times that provisional voters did not receive the yellow slip they were supposed to get in just my precinct alone.Multiply that number times the number of precincts precincts in Ohio-

Thats a lot of possible miscounted votes.

at 9:55 AM, March 31, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

I sure hope there are enough provisionals to overturn that wasteful CPS levy.
That money rathole needs a huge dose of fiscal reality.

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