Anti-abortion message on a wire hanger

The owner of this dry cleaner has to be the most unaware human in Ohio:

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Springdale Drycleaners of Cincinnati, Ohio, has been etching “Choose Life” ads on wire coat hangers used to hang dry-cleaning.

What’s worse is that this seems to be an ongoing effort. Reports of the “choose life” coat hangers already were on the internet back in March of 2011, when Joe.My.God posted a picture of the hanger then. And before that on Regretsy in 2010. So despite over two years of attention, the business continues to think this is an excellent cross-advertising campaign. In fact, the practice was losing them customers as far back as August of 2010, but still the dry-cleaner continues to use hangers as a place to offer inappropriate propaganda.

Does this person not know that wire hangers and anti-abortion laws are a horrifying combination? In the past two years, has no one told this person what this means?

Or do the people of Cincinnati approve? If they didn’t, wouldn’t this place have closed long ago because of lack of business?

Blocs of votes blocked

After the fiasco of 2000, you’d think Florida would have gotten its act together by now:

Don’t expect election results from Miami-Dade County anytime soon.

The county’s beleaguered elections supervisor told reporters Wednesday night that her employees, still processing thousands of absentee ballots, won’t finish until Thursday.

Supervisor Penelope Townsley acknowledged that mistakes had been made in the elections process, according to Miami Herald news partner WFOR-CBS4. She spoke after another day during which elections workers fed thousands of pages of ballots into scanning machines.

With the presidential race settled — but Florida still too close to call — Miami-Dade’s lack of final results have left a much-mocked blank spot on the long-decided electoral map.

There’s a troubling trend here. Virginia, Ohio and Florida all have Republican governors. In Tuesday’s election, northern Virginia, northern Ohio and South Florida, Obama strongholds, all reported screw ups in the voting process where machines didn’t work and people stood in line for hours to get their votes cast. And Republican legislatures have gone out of their way to introduce legislation to make it harder for people, particularly in minority areas to cast votes.

At a certain point, these consistencies across state lines become too blatant to ignore.

And that’s my conspiracy theory for the day.

‘Mandatory,’ from Romney supporters in coal country

I think I’m having some trouble understanding English (from the Cleveland Plain Dealer):

When GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney visited an Ohio coal mine this month to promote jobs in the coal industry, workers who appeared with him at the rally lost pay because their mine was shut down.

The Pepper Pike company that owns the Century Mine told workers that attending the Aug. 14 Romney event would be both mandatory and unpaid, a top company official said Monday morning in a West Virginia radio interview.

A group of employees who feared they’d be fired if they didn’t attend the campaign rally in Beallsville, Ohio, complained about it to WWVA radio station talk show host David Blomquist. Blomquist discussed their beefs on the air Monday with Murray EnergyChief Financial Officer Rob Moore. Moore told Blomquist that managers “communicated to our workforce that the attendance at the Romney event was mandatory, but no one was forced to attend.” He said the company did not penalize no-shows.

Did the definition of “mandatory” change since yesterday? Doesn’t it still mean that you have to do it? Or do Romney supporters have a special GOP dictionary?

Still, it looks like super rich presidential candidate screwed some miners out of a day’s pay.

Ohio government in inaction

Here’s an aerial view of the recent tornado destruction in Moscow, Ohio.

Now federal money is there to help clean up this mess and get people back on their feet. But Ohioans chose John Kasich as their governor. I’m sure the voters in Ohio are getting what they deserve:

Ohio Gov. John Kasich said thanks but no thanks to immediate federal disaster relief Saturday, even as governors in Indiana and Kentucky welcomed the help.

Kasich did not rule out asking for assistance later, but his decision means tornado-ravaged towns in Ohio will not get federal aid now and are not eligible at this time for potentially millions of dollars in payments and loans.

The governor said Ohio can respond to the crisis without federal help and he would not ask federal authorities to declare the region a disaster area.

“I believe that we can handle this,” Kasich said while visiting a shelter for storm victims at New Richmond High School. “We’ll have down here all the assets of the state.”

Clermont County Commissioner Bob Proud said he is confident the state can handle cleanup in hard-hit areas, such as Moscow. But he said federal help might be needed in the near future, especially with temporary housing for residents.

People vote these radicals into office and then wonder why the government doesn’t help them in their time of need. But hey, they knew what they were getting when they elected him. Is something like a devastating tornado going to change their minds?