The local news immediately covered this story, with the feeling (and I hope they’re right) that this has national implications
OUT FREAKIN STANDING!!!!!
Good news today in the eminent domain fight in the city of Norwood (which for on-local readers is part of what is referred to as Greater Cincinnati)
Don’t know if it will go to the supreme court or not….but a victory is a victory!
Jack: I was unaware that Taft has even been to Montgomery Inn….
As an aside: been using Stubbs for about a week now and it is stating to grow on me, but I am still having a hard time with the strong vinegary taste.
I would have thought he was asking you to smack me for "dissing" Montgomery Inn.
Write your governor.
As an addendum to my post earlier, while I did not get a reply when I urged that some action be taken, I DID get a nice letter today, a form letter no doubt, from the governor thanking me for thanking him for the temporary moratorium on use of eminent domain in the state of Ohio.
The wife opened it before I even saw it, thinking I was being summoned due to some misdeed. God love her 🙂
Its happening here,A Friend has Property that the County wants and He already has it under contract to sell but the County is going to try and take it first.Pretty much sucks to me.
The Supreme Court of Ohio has declared the method by which Ohio funds public schools (or to be more accurate, doesn’t fund them) unconstitutional five times. Bob Taft has taken absolutely no action. Nor has the state legislature.
Leadership? What leadership?
My mother supported Bob Taft early in his career, and became acquainted with him and his wife. He has slowly deteriorated into the clueless stooge of the monied interests he has become. Mom would not be pleased were she still with us.
Well, I’m in Cleveland, and Taft is an amoral, corrupt retard.
do you want to hear what I really think???
yes, I own my home.
I had never heard of Bob Taft, but this weeks Time magazine rates him as one of the worst in the country. What do the VOTERS in Ohio think of him?
Ohio’s governor, Bob Taft – and mind you, I am no fan of his – just signed a bill into law today, effectively immediately, placing a moratorium on any uses of eminent domain in the state of Ohio until Jan 1, 2007.
It needs to be made permanent, and I wrote him saying just exactly that, but at least Ohio has recognized that abuses are taking place and the corporate sector is now in a feeding frenzy following the supreme court ruling several months back.
The Travelin Man
Well, this may not be the example of a slippery slope that I was hoping for, but it looks like Daytona Beach is moving forward with their plans to "redevelop" the Daytona boardwalk. Lest anyone think that this is not on topic, one of the condemned businesses is Capt. Darrell’s Oyster Bar — a local restaurant and bar, owned by someone named — get this — Darrell. Said locally owned business is being replaced by "a pair of 23-story hotel-condominium towers, new retail stores and restaurants." Why do I get the feeling that the new restaurants will be something in the vein of a Melting Pot, Cheesecake Factory and a PF Changs?
Daytona is operating on its long standing premise that "blighted" areas can be condemned under eminent domain laws, so this actually has less to do with the Surpreme Court decision than one might think. But, the lawyers for Daytona claim that the Supreme Court ruling helped them "by reaffirming that what the city wants to do is constitutional."
Full story, without my personal commentary, can be found here: http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/local/volusia/orl-vdomain20_205aug20,0,1918037.story?coll=orl-newsaol-headlines
Never wear hats? Tell that to wafflehouserules. [;)]
I myself have built an entire personality on the concept of not being lucid.[:D]
All would be well-advised to check the record of this Supreme Court appointee. Many, many people will not like what they see, but corporations will smile. Your senators will want to know your feelings on this… or not.
I have not had the time to resond to this thread. (sorry) I did however wake up this morning in the midst of a thousand duties thinking, "damn, Copper, you forgot the smiley face with the comment about a political forum"
It was solely meant in jest, and I sometimes forget the smiley button. Bad judgement, considering I seemed to be shouting at the moderators, I should pay more attention to what evolves from my fingers..
Let me Say:
The Last Thing I want is a Political Forum. I learned that from my Dad (decorated Korean Vet). You Never/Ever talk politics at the TABLE….or wear hats.
Please Accept my Apologiesfor not being lucid,
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