Opportunity Ohio Releases 2012-2013 Teacher Salaries

dodlOpportunity Ohio released new K-12 teacher salary data this morning.  Check out their website to search the database.  This information is especially important as many school districts are asking taxpayers for additional money in November.  Generally speaking, employee compensation accounts for about 80 percent of any district’s expenditures.  Also, keep in mind that most school employees only work about 180 days per year, whereas the normal work year consists of 260 days. PRESS RELEASE September […] Continue reading

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Ted Cruz Explains His Strategy

Ted Cruz“So What Is Cruz’s Strategy? See how senator plans to derail Obamacare”

WASHINGTON — Critics accuse Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, of having no real plan to defund Obamacare and say he’s just grandstanding to promote himself and his career.

But the senator went to great lengths to spell out a highly detailed “multi-stage” strategy he said has been in the works for months, and WND was there when he revealed it to a small group of reporters in a conference call Thursday.

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The next Obamacare fight in the Senate

Capitol Hill Building ,Washington DC.After Senator Cruz ended his speech on Wednesday, the Senate had a vote on the question whether to “take up” the House bill presented to them that fully funds the government but defunds Obamacare. UPDATE TO THIS POST – Lee: GOP has the votes to stop funding Obamacare All 100 Senators voted in favor of taking up the question of the House bill, including Ted Cruz. Now that the bill has been agreed to be […]

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Fixing “pre-existing conditions” without Obamacare

keyboard with  stethoscopeI have heard legislators and others become stumped again and again when confronted with the objection that by opposing Obamacare, they are heartlessly leaving individuals with pre-existing health problems out in the cold. Another sticky issue with regard to the topic is the “burning house scenario” which relates to individuals who may wait until they get sick before buying insurance. Here is a way to solve the puzzle of pre-existing conditions in respect to access […]

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Ohio State University Now Has an Armored Fighting Vehicle

Ohio-State-military-vehicle-Reddit-imgurThe war against being tardy to class has a new weapon. The Ohio State University Department of Public Safety has added an Armored Fighting Vehicle to its arsenal. Why would a college Public Safety department need an Armored Fighting Vehicle? Apparently they don’t, but since it was free from the Federal Government they took it. Sadly the vehicle was not free to American Taxpayers. The Director of Media Relations at OSU, Gary Lewis, claims that […]

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Three ways to honor Ted Cruz’s efforts and make a real difference

Ted_CruzIf you are stirred by the speech in the U.S. Senate today by Senator Ted Cruz, honor his fight for liberty by pledging to take effective action and make a real difference. Here are three ways: (1) Run in the primary to be your neighborhood “precinct committeeman.” You may never have heard of this position, but these people have a HUGE say in determining which candidates ultimately appear on the ballot. If you are sick […] Continue reading

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GOP United on Policy Goal, Divided on Strategy

National Review Online’s Robert Costa reports on the debate playing out among congressional Republicans: “Ted Cruz Punches Back: The senator defends his effort to defund Obamacare.”

The internecine tensions spilled over to the House on Wednesday, when a group of Republicans knocked Cruz on Twitter for appearing to back down from the defunding fight. Speaker John Boehner had just decided to bring a Cruz-inspired bill to the floor, and instead of rallying the Senate, Cruz issued a statement that left the burden of defunding Obamacare squarely on the lower chamber.

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Breaking: Lois Lerner to Retire

Lois LernerRepublicans’ congressional investigations are making progress.  NRO’s Eliana Johnson, who has been doing yeoman’s work covering the developing story of the IRS abuses, reports:

A congressional source has confirmed to National Review Online that embattled Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner, who has been on paid administrative leave since May, is retiring. The Associated Press is reporting that Lerner’s retirement is effective Monday. According to the ranking member of the House Ways and Means Committee, Sander Levin (D, Mich.), Lerner’s resignation comes as the Accountability Review Board investigating the scandal was set to recommend her termination on the basis of mismanagement and “neglect of duties.”

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Common Core Public Meeting: Parkway School District, Mercer County

images-1Parkway Local Schools in Rockford, Ohio, Mercer County, will host an informational meeting on the Common Core standards Monday September 23rd. Heidi Huber of Ohioans Against Common Core will provide background information on the development of the standards, what they mean to the quality of student education and the cost involved both financially and in terms of the loss of local control of schools. All members of the public are encouraged to attend. Common Core […] Continue reading

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Reducing Voter Fraud


Established in 2011, the Ohio Voter Integrity Project (OVIP), currently under the leadership of Greater Cincinnatians Denise Mayer and Mary Siegel, has made substantial progress in achieving its objective of “ensuring transparency and integrity in the election process throughout Ohio”. This report from them is one example of the sometimes outrageous voter registration requirements that need to be addressed.

Knowing that Mr. Allah is a fraud, the Board DID NOT remove him from the voter rolls but rather voted to challenge him if he tries to vote in the future. . . . Ohio VIP expected that the non-existent Mr. Allah would be removed from the voter rolls without question.

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1851 Center Moves to Protect Ohioans’ Initiative and Referendum Rights

1851 Center for Constitutional LawFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 20, 2013 MEDIA CONTACT Maurice A . Thompson Legal Center Moves to Protect Ohioans’ Initiative and Referendum Rights from Legislative Suppression Key features of Senate Bill 47 “reform” violate Ohio Constitution and First Amendment speech and associational rights, restrict free trade Columbus, OH – The 1851 Center for Constitutional Law today moved in federal court to immediately enjoin the state from enforcing Senate Bill 47′s new limits on Ohioans’ initiative and referendum […] Continue reading

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ACLJ’s Jordan Sekulow to Keynote at We the People Convention

Jordan SekulowWe the People Convention 4682 State Route 43 • Kent, Ohio • 44240 866-427-9257 • 800-846-4632 (Fax) • www.WethePeopleConvention.org PRESS RELEASE Thursday, September 19, 2013 Contact: Tom Zawistowski Media Note: Sekulow Photo Attached   ACLJ’s Jordan Sekulow Announced as Keynote Speaker at 2013 WTPC KENT, OH – Tom Zawistowski, President of the We the People Convention, announced today that Jordan Sekulow, Executive Director for the American Center for Law & Justice (ACLJ), will be the Keynote Speaker at […] Continue reading

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Graves Bill Passes House with Support from All Ohio Republican Reps

images-1House Republicans were unified today in their support of the Graves which passed  230 -189, one Republican voting against, Rep. Scott Rigell (Va), and two Democrats voting for the bill, Reps. Jim Matheson (Utah) and Mike McIntyre (NC).                          The bill defunds and delays Obamacare and fully funds the federal government at sequestration levels for one fiscal year. After the vote, the Republican caucus […] Continue reading

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Ohio Tea Party Groups Top IRS Targeting List in Documents Released By USA Today

IRS UnbalancedPortage County TEA Party 4682 State Route 43 • Kent, Ohio • 44240 • 330-474-3878 • 330-673-4672 (Fax) PRESS RELEASE September 18, 2013 Contact: Tom Zawistowski OHIO TEA PARTY GROUPS TOP IRS TARGETING LIST IN DOCUMENTS RELEASED BY USA TODAY Kent, Ohio – Late Tuesday, September 17, 2013, USA Today published a story that indicated that “newly uncovered IRS documents show the agency flagged political groups based on the content of their literature, raising concerns specifically […] Continue reading

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GRAVES BILL UPDATE: Vote Set For Friday, Calls Needed NOW

imagesGRAVES BILL UPDATE:   Tea Party Patriots held a conference call Wednesday evening with Congressmen Tom Graves and Mark Meadows to discuss the defunding of Obamacare. The Congressmen reported that the House Republican caucus has agreed to adopt Rep. Graves bill which defunds and delays Obamacare while fully funding the federal government at sequestration levels for one fiscal year. The bill also includes “Full Faith and Credit” language guaranteeing that US debt will be honored. […]

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3rd Annual “We the People Convention” Coming to Columbus on September 28

The 3rd Annual "We the People Convention" will be held in Columbus on Saturday, Sept 28We the People Convention 4682 State Route 43 • Kent, Ohio • 44240 866-427-9257 • 800-846-4632 (Fax) • www.WethePeopleConvention.org PRESS RELEASE Tuesday, September 4, 2013 Contact: Tom Zawistowski MEDIA NOTE: Convention Program Schedule Attached KENT, OH – Tom Zawistowski, President of the We the People Convention, announced today that the 2013 We the People Convention will be held on Saturday, September 28, 2013 in Columbus, OH. A main focus of the 2013 WTPC will be […]

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Cincinnati East Tea Party T-shirts Now Available for Purchase

CETP T-shirtBy special arrangement with Burke’s Tees, CETP T-shirts are now available on demand.  Simply go to Burke’s Tees on Cafe Press or Burke’s Tees on Zazzle, navigate to the Tea Party section (Cafe PressZazzle), select the product(s) you want, and make your purchase.  (Note that with Cafe Press, you can also get the CETP logo on other products, such as canvas bags or drinking glasses.)

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Only four Ohio Reps co-sponsoring defund Obamacare bill

Capitol Building, Washington DC.A bill to defund Obamacare and avoid a government shutdown was proposed late last week by Georgia Representative Tom Graves (R) – the Stability, Security and Fairness Resolution (link).  As of this writing, the bill has 74 co-sponsors but only four of them are from Ohio. The four Ohio Republican Representatives co-sponsoring the bill are; Steve Chabot (OH-1), Bob Gibbs (OH-7), Jim Jordan (OH-4), and Brad Wenstrup (OH-2).  Link for current co-sponsor list: http://beta.congress.gov/bill/113th-congress/house-joint-resolution/62/cosponsors?q=hjres%2062&cosponsor-state=Ohio The […]

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