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Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Jerry Springer and CPS


The identity of contributors to the successful Cincinnati Public Schools levy campaign has been public information for more than a month, but another interesting tidbit came out this week, courtesy of the Clark Montessori High School newsletter (see page 6):

Perfector of the sleaze/chat TV genre and former Cincinnati Mayor Jerry Springer gave $1,000 to the campaign. He's listed as Gerald Springer in the campaign finance reports, and he gave an address at 175 E. Delaware in Chicago.

Many elections experts believe another Chicagoan, Barack Obama, is the primary reason the levy passed, by ginning up liberal voter turnout to carry the tax hike. But Springer, one of the campaign's largest individual donors, also played a part.


20 Comments:

at 5:55 PM, May 13, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

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Jerry has remained a strong supporter of this community !

He gives BIG chucks of money !


 
at 6:26 PM, May 13, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why is this news? Of course he's listed as Gerald Springer, that's his name. And he's required to give his address just like every other donor only you don't feel the need to publish everyone elses. Jerry regularly supports the things he believes in. This is his hometown why wouldn't he be generous when he certainly can afford to be?

 
at 7:20 PM, May 13, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Springer: yet another depraved slimeball democRAT.

Will the democRATS ever run out of these scumbags??!!

 
at 9:21 PM, May 13, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Isn't it amazing what record turnout for a Democratic primary can do for a school levy? That's because Democrats are committed to education for all, not pinching pennies and keeping opportunities for themselves and their own kids, like that other political party.

Does anyone else notice the increasing similarities between the GOP and Latin Amercian juntas?

 
at 11:10 PM, May 13, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe the Democrats can pick him to replace Marc Dann as AG.

 
at 12:16 AM, May 14, 2008 Blogger LadyofMtAiry said...

Anonymous coward must hate the children of Cincinnati to dump all over a donor who wishes them well.

Why do you care if Jerry gives money to causes he believes in?I bet the only causes you contribute to are: you, yourself, yours.

You should register as "Cowardly, Jealous and Mean".It would suit you more.

 
at 2:47 AM, May 14, 2008 Anonymous CincyJeff said...

Jerry Springer is making sure his bread gets buttered. The CPS school system has produced many fine guests for his trash tv show.

 
at 8:07 AM, May 14, 2008 Blogger Quim said...

Springer sees the need for quality education every day on his show.

 
at 9:17 AM, May 14, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here's a non-comment for a non-story:

 
at 9:33 AM, May 14, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't believe it. Eight pages of activities and events happening at one of Cincinnati's innovative and successful high schools, and all Fischer can pick out is one sentence about a donor to the levy? Did he read anything else in the newsletter--or think that maybe some of those topics might make good stories?

As long as the Enquirer reporters look for the juicy "hook" instead of the meaty story we'll continue to have the poor coverage of CPS that we have now.

 
at 11:49 AM, May 14, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

So Springer contributed $1,000. SO WHAT??? Where is the news in this? Who cares???

 
at 12:02 PM, May 14, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Isn't it amazing what record turnout for a Democratic primary can do for a school levy?

it sure is. it just goes to show that payback is a b***h, for those of you who remember the gay baiting that was used to flush out all those knuckledraggers who voted for bush in 2004.

 
at 12:08 PM, May 14, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anon 9:21's comments are ass backwards. Yes, Democrats will vote for any school levy, but that's because they want everyone to support what they are not willing to pay for themselves.
Why should someone who pays for their child's education at a private school support CPS? CPS has many amenities that private schools can't provide nor afford.
I'm required to work as a volunteer for my child's school to keep costs low. The school doesn't have layers of administration and the parents serve on the Board gratis.

 
at 3:30 PM, May 14, 2008 Blogger Cheviot Sports Authority said...

Could he really afford it?

ST CSA

 
at 11:41 PM, May 14, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Anon 9:21's comments are ass backwards. Yes, Democrats will vote for any school levy, but that's because they want everyone to support what they are not willing to pay for themselves."

Wrong 12:08. we are paying for it. If you want to send your kids to private schools, that's your decision, you still have to pay your taxes. Too bad. You can't pick and choose which taxes you will pay.

That's akin to saying that since you don't support the war, you should not have to pay the percentage of your taxes that go to pay for the Military. Sorry Charlie, it doesn't work that way.

 
at 7:46 AM, May 15, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Best cash the check before counting the contribution. There's at least one prostitute that can tell you Springer's checks bounce. Only Jerry would pay whores with checks. Current company not excepted.

 
at 2:42 PM, May 15, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

11:41 I support our troops and the war. Send my CPS tax dollars to our military.

 
at 5:36 PM, May 15, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shorter 2:42: "I HATE PAYING MY TAXES! WWWWAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!"

 
at 11:23 AM, May 16, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anon 5:36 Did you attend the CPS Board Meeting last night? Don't you think you should support your children's education by learning how the tax money is spent?
Guess it's not important since you feel entitled to keep raising the ante to those of us who choose the private school option.

 
at 11:41 PM, May 16, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you CHOOSE to send your kids to private schools, that's your choice. You still have to pay your taxes, and that includes school taxes. Ditto if you don't have any kids. Too bad, sorry charlie. Get over it.

 
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