Tuesday, October 9, 2012
"Un-employ" Obama! Shouted one of the estimated 12,000 people who turned out to either support or protest the Republican presidential candidate.
Thousands of Ohioans turned out to see Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney at the Cuyahoga Falls Natatorium Tuesday afternoon. Lately, Ohio has become a revolving door for presidential candidates because it is traditionally considered a swing state. President Barack Obama campaigned at Ohio State University Tuesday just hours before Romney's evening stop in Cuyahoga Falls. WATCH: Crowd Roars Over Romney's 5-Point Plan "Ohio, are you ready to get the job done?" asked New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie who joined Romney on Tuesday. More Americans like Romney this week, but he still isn't as popular as Obama nationally, according to a ABC/Washington Post poll. Of those polled, 47 percent said they liked Romney but 55 percent liked Obama…
Friday, July 13, 2012
See what the bloggers on Mentor Patch had on their mind this week
1. There is no truer version of baseball, no purer distillation of the sport, than the kids' summer league. It has no prolonged contract negotiations, no steroid scandals. What it has is a bunch of children playing the game of baseball and loving it. If you like baseball, then you'll love following Mentor Patch blogger Sterrin Kraska. In Kraska's latest post, she talks about how the Mentor teams did at the recent Mayfield Heights tournament. 2. Want a suggestion for a good movie to watch this weekend? Trust Pratik Patel, Cedar Lee Theater's resident cinematic connoisseur. His latest favorite: Safety Not Guaranteed, the comedy-suspense-thriller starring Parks and Recreation's Aubrey Plaza and The New Girl's Jake Johnson. The two, along with…
Sunday, July 1, 2012
The folks we follow on Twitter had much to say about the Supreme Court's health care ruling this week as well as the sweltering weather
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Now that the bill is deemed constitutional, LaTourette said it's the politician's job to see if it's good policy. Do you agree?
U.S. Rep. Steven C. LaTourette (OH-14) today released the following statement on the Supreme Court's ruling on the President's health care overhaul: "The decision today should put to rest the notion that Chief Justice Roberts is a partisan rubber stamp. Today's decision, while disappointing, is an example of what the Founding Fathers envisioned as three independent branches of government. Now that the Supreme Court has ruled the bill is not unconstitutional, it is for the nation's elected leadership to determine if it is good policy," LaTourette said. "I've always believed there were some good things within the law, like covering pre-existing conditions and keeping your children on your insurance up to age of 26. Now that the highest …
The Supreme Court upheld the individual mandate of so-called "Obamacare." What do you think?
The Supreme Court ruled today that the individual health care mandate is constitutional, according to the Huffington Post. Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. wrote the opinion in support of upholding the provision, according to the Washington Post. Conservatives have criticized the mandate, saying it is unconstitutional. The presumed Republican presidental candidate, Mitt Romney, has vowed to overturn the law if he is elected, reported the New York Times. For more details on the health care law, check out healthcare.gov.
Monday, June 18, 2012
The congressman draws a conclusion from the public's rejection of both Senate Bill 5 and the Affordable Care Act
At face value, both Senate Bill 5 (which restricted unions' collective bargaining abilities) and the Affordable Care Act (also known as Obama care) have little in common. They would also seem to have diametrically opposed political supporters and detractors. However, the voters of Ohio rejected both by a sizable margin. Consequently, Congressman Steven LaTourette drew a conclusion from the Ohio electorate's actions while talking with members of the Mentor Area Chamber of Commerce Wednesday morning at Molinari's as part of the Chamber's Coffee & Conversation series. "I think the public is tired of having things jammed down their throats," he said. Other videos from LaTourette's talk:
Saturday, June 16, 2012
Congressman Steven LaTourette talks about what he thinks the Supreme Court will do with the Affordable Care Act
Congressman Steven C. LaTourette (R-Bainbridge Township) talked with members of the Mentor Area Chamber of Commerce Wednesday morning at Molinari's as part of the Chamber's Coffee & Conversation series. LaTourette discussed some topics that were on his mind -- primarily the need to fix the national budget -- as well as answered questions from members of the Chamber. One chamber member asked LaTourette what he thought the Supreme Court would do with the Affordable Care Act, colloquially called ObamaCare. The congressman replied that he suspected the court would need to either throw the law out in its entirety or keep it all. LaTourette noted that he thought some measures of the law were worth keeping and that the "good parts" would be …
Thursday, June 14, 2012
The congressman shares a story with Mentor Chamber members about the Republican Party's "War On Women"
Congressman Steven C. LaTourette (R-Bainbridge Township) talked with members of the Mentor Area Chamber of Commerce Wednesday morning at Molinari's as part of the Chamber's Coffee & Conversation series. LaTourette discussed some topics that were on his mind -- primarily the need to fix the national budget -- as well as answered questions from members of the Chamber. In this video, he tells a story about the Republican Party's perceived War on Women, as well as where some of the money for nationalized health care went. Other videos from LaTourette's talk:
Friday, September 2, 2011
Finding 16 $100 bills on the sidewalk in front of my bank is a blessing
Friday, September 2, 2011
The Insufferable Know-It-All (IKIA) answers your questions about love, sex, marriage, sex, family, sex, relationships, sex, finances, sex and offshore faith-based tax shelters. ********************** Dear Mr Know Everything, Our weather seems particularly crazy this summer, with violent thunderstorms almost every night. My sister says it's because of global warming. I do not believe in global anything, especially warming, when it's ten below in February. I believe the government is manipulating the weather because the aliens from the Oxypraxyc galaxy are making them do it. Does this seem plausible to you? Signed: Afraid of the ET's Dear Afraid, Not only does it sound plausible, I'm having some of the Oxypraxyc crowd over for drinks and …