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Raven123's Journal
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August 9, 2023

An early look at Ohio's Issue 1 breakdown

I have been looking at some results from Ohio’s Issue 1 election from the SOS website. With about 58k outstanding, about 3 million votes have been counted so far. There were 4.2 million ballots counted in the November 2022 election. Remember that included a hotly contested Senate race between Vance and Ryan.

Last night the 3 most populous counties (Cuyahoga, Franklin, and Hamilton) accounted for about 890k votes. The no vote won by a 3:1 margin in Cuyahoga and Franklin (these include portions of Cleveland and Columbus respectively) and 2:1 margin in Hamilton (Cincinnati).

Also notable, the total number of ballots cast were over 70% of the totals in November 2022.

Pretty impressive.

August 3, 2023

The question Dems should stop addressing

Just saw Senator Blumenthal answer the “what do your GOP colleagues think of TFG” question. The answer is always the same. In private they say blah, blah…

This is a waste of air time. It is time they tell the interviewer something along the line of “I think that question is best answered by those GOP legislators.”

No one is persuaded by the Dems response. It does not further any arguments or discussion. Just gives cover to those too cowardly to take a public stance. Notice all -or at least nearly all - of the GOPers speaking out have nothing to lose.

February 15, 2023

Footage of the Titanic from 1986

The Wood Hole Oceanographic Institute released footage from the 1986 exploration of the Titanic.


September 18, 2022

Why doesn't the media go to the source of Abbott's and DeSantis' values?

You can’t make this up. This year, National Migration week runs from Sept 19-25 and is marked by the Catholic Church. So, go to the respective parish priests of these self-identified Catholics and ask them if misleading, transporting and dropping off migrants unannounced is consistent with the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops invitation to “encounter, accompany, pray and reach out to all migrants and refugees, displaced persons, and victims of human trafficking.” Ask them if bragging about such efforts is a Catholic value.

If you get no answer, ask the diocese’s bishop.
If you get no answer, ask the US Conference of Catholic Bishops.

September 15, 2022

Retiring Ohio Supreme Court Justice to join anti-gerrymandering effort

Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor sided with Democrats on litigation over redistricting. Let’s hope her efforts after retirement are successful.


August 12, 2022

I think I know why Garland's presser got a late start

Imagine how many times he had to rehearse that speech to make sure he could deliver it with straight face.

Seriously, I hope someone gets the story behind the decision to petition for release of the warrant. While I don’t doubt the rationale as indicated in the petition, part of me wonders if there wasn’t at least a little bit of an “aha moment” smile when they realized that Trump and his cult were out over their skis. Waiting 3 days for that to fully manifest itself was worth it.

July 22, 2022

I think I missed something in the J6 hearings

There were no calls (or any communication as far as we know) from TFG to the military, Homeland Security, National Guard or any other department/force in an effort to repel the riot. There was communication between Pence and at least Gen. Milley.

When did the latter communication occur?
Did Pence call anyone else?
Did Pence issue an order (did he have the authority?) that mobilized them?

What’s astounding is that Pence knew he couldn’t call TFG.

July 21, 2022

One question I have about the Secret Service deletion debacle

Did anyone follow the law and the directive to preserve data?

Per their website:

“The Secret Service employs approximately 3,200 special agents, 1,300 Uniformed Division officers, and more than 2,000 other technical, professional and administrative support personnel.”

If it can be demonstrated that the deletion detail was the presidential security detail, it would be pretty damaging to any claim of simple incompetence.

June 25, 2022

If I were Pelosi, I would devote much of the remaining legislative session to

Introducing legislative bills that address the consequences of the ruling on Roe, many of which are being discussed here.

Protect or expand access to contraception, health care, family leave, IVF, etc…

Force the GOP to vote and show the American people what they really face.

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