Remains of the Day, 5-23-07

I’m lucky that I’m remaining at the end of the day. Here’s what else I’ve got:

1. Printable version of U.S. Congressman and Democratic candidate for president, Dennis Kucinich’s “It’s All About Oil” speech that he gave on the floor of the House today in Washington, D.C. Bedtime reading or nightmare inducing?

2. Plain Dealer Metro blog reports that “Charter school founder convicted of stealing money from the state.” Reverend Mark Olds, 62 counts. About 10 years in prison expected. For $1.4 million. Not sure what Judge Joan Synenberg said to Meet the Bloggers about Rev. Olds, but it might be worth a listen, hindsight and all.

3. Absolutely vile, how little thought or consideration went intothe public record by our legislators re: SB16, the usurpation of home rule over strip clubs law. Honestly. If you’re voting for something that you know will be constitutionally questionable, supported by just over 1% of the Ohio population (that’s the percentage of the 142K petition signatures out of our state’s population of over 11 million) and override a law you enacted less than nine months ago, you’d think that you’d have to have a pretty darn better reason for it than, Because Phil Burress told me to do it. Ugh.

4. Attorney General Marc Dann to regulate slot machines. Do I really need to editorialize on this one? Nah, I didn’t think so either.

5. Tomorrow, WCPN regional roundtable with yours truly and these topics:

Regional Reporter Roundtable
In the news this week: The Cleveland Schools Bond Accountability Commission reconvenes and finds a few promises won’t be kept. Congressman Kucinich takes shots at the Cleveland Fed for Ohio’s foreclosure crisis. The debate over tax abatements in Cleveland comes to a close – the status quo remains. And in the courts, Attorney General Marc Dann gets a victory against MySpace, and the U.S. Supreme Court rules in favor of two Parma parents. We’ll round up those stories and others on The Sound of Ideas roundtable Thursday morning at nine on 90.3.

Listen live here or by download later from here.

Phew. Made the donuts. G’night.

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