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Preacher Crosses Political Line – But Whose Line

Those religious political moonbats. No, not the preacher who invited candidates to church. The ones 31 coalition of liberal religious moonbats.

Russell Johnson, pastor of Lancaster’s Fairfield Christian Church, lashed out on Tuesday against a coalition of 31 other Columbus-area religious leaders who filed an amended Internal Revenue Service complaint against Johnson and another pastor, Rod Parsley, last week.

“They were concerned about having the folks coming to our events that are running for public office. We were asking them to come to our events before they were ever candidates for public office,” Johnson said.

I wonder where these 31 were when the Dems touted their liberal spew from the pulpit and at funerals. What hypocrites.

“The IRS says that you cannot endorse a candidate. There has never been a time on a Sunday morning where we have set up and said, ‘Vote for this person,’ or, ‘Take up an offering. We’re going to help this person with their campaign funds,’” Johnson said.

If it really comes down to it… just drop the 501 tax exemption and stop worrying about the IRS rules that go along with it. It isn’t anything more than the liberal wing of the church trying to silence conservative Christians from being involved.

April 10, 2005 | | Uncategorized

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Soros: Nazi Collaborator

Soros forges papers and pretended to be Christian so that he would be saved from the concentration camp. Understandable that one wants to live and great he a someone to cover for him. But no sorrow? No sense of guilt that he profited from Nazi actions. Soros the 14 yr old collaborator and star of the Democratic party puts it this way.

Steve Kroft: And you watched lots of people get shipped off to the death camps.

George Soros: Right. I was 14 years old. And I would say that that’s when my character was made…

Steve Kroft: …My understanding is that you went out with this protector of yours who swore that you were his adopted godson.

George Soros: Yes. Yes.

Steve Kroft: Went out, in fact, and helped in the confiscation of property from the Jews.

George Soros: Yes. That?s right. Yes.

Steve Kroft: I mean, that?s?that sounds like an experience that would send lots of people to the psychiatric couch for many, many years. Was it difficult?

George Soros: Not-not at all. Not at all. Maybe as a child you don?t – you don?t see the connection. But it created no-no problem at all.

Steve Kroft: No feeling of guilt?

George Soros: No.

Steve Kroft: For example that, ‘I’m Jewish and here I am, watching these people go. I could just as easily be there. I should be there.’ None of that?

George Soros: Well, of course I could be on the other side or I could be the one from whom the thing is being taken away. But there was no sense that I shouldn’t be there, because that was-well, actually, in a funny way, it?s just like in markets- that if I weren’t there- of course, I wasn’t doing it, but somebody else would-would-would be taking it away anyhow. And it was the-whether I was there or not, I was only a spectator, the property was being taken away. So the-I had no role in taking away that property. So I had no sense of guilt.

Right Wing News says this about the interview.

Soros is right that he didn’t send any Jews to the gas chamber, but every time a Jewish family was sent off to their deaths, it helped put money in the pocket of George Soros. In other words, George Soros was making money off of the Nazi’s genocide and he doesn’t feel bad about it. If that’s the environment in which his, “character was made,” that really doesn’t say much for his character.

That seems to be the Dems new tag line for everything… “No Regrets”. They profit from the Nazi party and they say… “George how about some more money.”

January 23, 2005 | | Uncategorized

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I’m Too Fat To Die

“Help. Don’t kill me, I’m too fat to die” is the new cry for mercy for a society that hates fat people. They are discriminated against. A Federal Judge gave a reprieve as a convicted killer of two Akron University Students is now hiding behind Fat. It appears they are fearful they will have a hard time finding the veins in those layers of fat produced at tax payer expense.

Perhaps the State should reduce his calorie intact to 1,000 per day. Either he dies of starvation or is executed when they can easily find the veins. Of course there is always the bullet which still has no trouble finding its target no matter how big the person is. What a scam his lawyers are running. Sad thing is the legal system is buying into it… at least some are.

Obese Ohio death row inmate asks state for mercy

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS – 16 hours ago

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A death row inmate who says he’s too fat to be executed received poor legal help during his trial and later when he appealed the death sentence, his lawyers said Monday during a clemency hearing.

It’s the second time that Richard Cooey, convicted of killing two University of Akron students in 1986, has asked the state for mercy. The Ohio Parole Board denied a similar request five years ago, and Cooey came within a day of being executed in 2003 before a federal judge issued a reprieve.

In a lawsuit filed this month, his lawyers said that executioners would have trouble finding Cooey’s veins and that his weight could diminish the effectiveness of one of the lethal injection drugs.

Cooey stands 5 feet 7 and weighs 267 pounds. His execution is scheduled for Oct. 14. It would be the first execution in the state since the end of a moratorium while the U.S. Supreme Court reviewed Kentucky’s lethal injection procedure.

Cooey didn’t attend Monday’s clemency hearing, and neither side argued the merits of the obesity lawsuit.

His lawyers said that Cooey’s original defense team didn’t properly present evidence about the effect of beatings he received as a child, as well as the impact of Cooey’s alcohol abuse.

Cooey, 41, isn’t the same person who committed the murders and is remorseful to the point of self-loathing, said Dana Cole, a University of Akron law professor who represented Cooey at the parole board hearing.

“If he’s killed on Oct. 14, we will kill a changed man,” Cole said. “He’s not the same man who committed these crimes.”

The Associated Press: Obese Ohio death row inmate asks state for mercy.

November 29, 2003 | | Uncategorized

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Strickland Closes LCI Prison Hopes

The population of prisoners is booming and after Taft closed the prison for political reasons the new Governor Strickland refused to reopen it. Strickland is on a roll… Ohio has few jobs, finances are really tight (despite Marc Dan’s expenditures) and you can already hear the call for more taxes and /or casino gambling as the magical cure all for the state. Yes. This talk of tough finances is leading to something and with him you can count on it NOT BEING tax cuts. Why not eliminate the cat tax…. lower the sales tax and spur the econnomy on toward recovery? Seems as if Strickland isn’t all that different from Taft.

LIMA — Lima Correctional Institution won’t open any time soon, Gov. Ted Strickland said this week.

Strickland, asked about a report detailing a projected prison population increase, said reopening LCI is not an option.

“This is a serious problem that we have in Ohio. I’ve got some ideas regarding some things that may be done to help alleviate the situation but … I have not been talking about or planning for the reopening,” Strickland said this week, according to Gongwer News Service.

Strickland said he won’t pursue “that particular course of action” of LCI when addressing prison overcrowding.

The governor is “seriously considering” reopening LCI in some fashion in the long-term, but Ohio’s tight finances do not allow for it in the next two-year budget Strickland will propose in March, Strickland spokesman Keith Dailey said.

Maybe someone call tell me where Ohio’s limited resources are going and why the budget is going to be so tight. Something tells me it will only get worse if we get the “quality” education amendment passed.

September 8, 2003 | | Uncategorized

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Ohio Kills “Too Fat To Die” Violent Perv

ap_richard_cooey_080804_mnVulgar to the end. Defiant, fat and just waiting to die yet he still didn’t want to die. His lawyers argued he was too fat to die. His weight wouldn’t have been an issue if justice was swifter. The rape and slayings took place in 1986. Good grief. We have paid for this man too long. You can’t release him.
“Whoever sheds man’s blood, By man his blood shall be shed, For in the image of God He made man. Genesis 9:6
This act is a true act of justice and mercy for his victims.
Ohio executed a 5-foot-7, 267-pound double murderer Tuesday who argued his obesity made death by lethal injection inhumane.
Richard Cooey, 41, had argued in numerous legal challenges that his weight problem would make it difficult for prison staff to find suitable veins to deliver the deadly chemicals, a problem that delayed previous executions in the state.
There were no such difficulties, said Larry Greene, a spokesman for the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility.
During preparations, though, Cooey shouted for one of his attorneys as prison staff tried to insert a shunt in his left arm. He was worried the staff would botch the execution, said Greg Meyers, an attorney with the Ohio Public Defender’s Office.
Cooey, who killed two University of Akron students in 1986, walked into the death chamber wearing gray pants and a black short-sleeve shirt and was strapped onto the gurney.
“For what? You (expletive) haven’t paid any attention to anything I’ve said in the last 22 1/2 years, why would anyone pay any attention to anything I’ve had to say now,” Cooey said looking at the ceiling. He made no other comment.
Cooey tapped the fingers of his left hand several times before he died and his face took on a purple shade.
Six family members of one of his victims quietly watched the execution. Mary Ann Hackenberg, the mother of Dawn McCreery, who was 20 when she was killed, looked to the ceiling and let out a sigh when Cooey’s death was announced at 10:28 a.m.
Summit County Prosecutor Sherri Bevan Walsh said the family was disappointed that Cooey was vulgar and hateful to the end.
Ohio Executes ‘Too Fat to Die’ Inmate.

June 23, 2003 | | Uncategorized

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Ford, Grobe Cuts Affect Allen County

Lower revenue is bringing the County and other business in the area to make some large cuts. It started with news about Lima Engine plant and Grobe and rumblings about the County raising sales tax though the article didn’t find anyone committing to that idea.

Since then there are been a lost of revenue from investments and extra money spent to keep the jail open to save money. With a budget vote soon it appears cuts will appear in all of the following areas in the county according to the local news articles. Not all of them are related to the budget vote.

Library – $221,000 in cuts
Sheriff’s office – 21% cuts
County Airport – $85,000
Civic Center – County cut their payment for utilities (about $350,000)

It doesn’t appear that it will improve much for any county in Ohio. It will be a very tight year unless something in the economy locally turns around and that includes the entire State.

-70 workers at the Lima Engine Plant received notice they would be laid off indefinably.

The layoffs around the region Friday didn’t end there.

Grob Systems Inc. in Bluffton announced it was laying off 38 employees, effective Friday. The company manufactures machine tool equipment, primarily for the automobile industry.

Dave Rabe, president of United Auto Workers Local 1219 at the Lima Engine Plant, said Friday the 70 employees, some with 8 to 10 years on the job, were laid off as part of the company’s efforts to scale back in the face of a drying economy and huge company-wide losses.

“It did become official. It’s effective as of today,” Rabe said.

The company has also scheduled a two-week shutdown for February which will include most of the 730 employees at the plant, Rabe confirmed earlier.

October 22, 2002 | | Uncategorized

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Elida Staff Sgt. Jason Burkholder killed in Afghanistan

Allen County’s finest paid the ultimate price. Staff Sgt. Jason Burkholder is the third killed from Elida in Allen County Ohio. He leaves behind a new wife who will sorely miss her new husband.

There are no words which can best express our thanks for his service nor console his family and friends.

ELIDA – The message on a local soldier’s Facebook message board was simple – “Freaking out.” It was the first response of a newlywed wife who just learned her husband was never coming home.

The message was posted shortly after noon on Sunday on the Facebook page for Staff Sgt. Jason E. Burkholder, 27, a 2000 graduate of Elida High School. Burkholder died Sunday alongside another soldier of the Illinois Army National Guard in Helmand, Afghanistan, when a bomb they were near detonated, the military said in a news release.

Several hours later, Burkholder’s widow, Amanda, posted another message to her late husband’s profile. The couple married in November before he left for Afghanistan.

“It can’t be true. You can’t be gone,” Amanda Burkholder wrote. “We have so much left to do. I need you. I know you are in Heaven looking over me and my heart will always be with you. You are my one true love and always will be. I will never let you go.”

Burkholder, a resident of Marshall, Ill., enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps in January 2000. After completing his obligation to the Marines four years later, he enlisted in the Ohio Army National Guard in December 2004. He transferred to the Illinois Army National Guard in April.

September 23, 2002 | | Uncategorized

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Lima’s City Law Director Argues Before Supreme Court

2867091694_05930496d7_mTony Geiger, Lima’s City Law Director will hope that Ohio’s Supreme Court sides with him. He hopes that they will uphold a law requiring new hires to live within the city. Smart economics because it enables the city to recoup taxes on the income and boost local business from their income.

Will the State trump the local laws? Should they? Whatever side you may be on the decision process is beginning.

COLUMBUS – Deciding whether a city’s employees should live in the city is best left to local government and not the state, Lima’s Law Director Tony Geiger argued Tuesday before the Ohio Supreme Court.

Geiger was trying to persuade the state’s highest court to side with the city of Lima, as well as numerous other cities across Ohio, in saying local government can force its employees to live in the city as a condition of employment.

A state attorney argued the decision is best left up to the state.

In Lima, the ordinance enacted in 2000 requires new hires to live inside the city or move into the city shortly after being hired, typically within a year. Any employees hired prior to that are not required to live in Lima.

The case landed before the high court when the state appealed a ruling by the 3rd District Court of Appeals in December 2007 that sided with the city of Lima. Other similar cases are pending across the state, and Akron will argue its case with the high court immediately after Lima.

May 6, 2002 | | Uncategorized

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