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Saturday, November 22, 2008

Thanksgiving: Roland Hansen's Thankful Thoughts Of Sarah Palin

It's Thanksgiving time, and I have to say I have some very thankful thoughts regarding the former United States Vice President nominee of the Republican Party Sarah Palin.

After having read and viewed this, and also this, and this as well, I am very thankful that Sarah Palin did not get elected Vice President of the United States of America.

Maybe, Sarah Palin might be better suited to a political career in Turkey!

Monday, November 17, 2008

OSU President Pay Exceeds One Million Dollars

"E. Gordon Gee of Ohio State was the highest-paid public university president, earning $1,346,000, including a recently announced $310,000 bonus."

That sentence appears in the last paragraph of an article that appeared in the November 17, 2008 edition of Delaware Online.

Not bad pay for an appointed public employee!!! But, wait. The President of Ohio State University is not the only public university president to be getting wealthy and lining his or her pockets at the expense of the American taxpayers who are struggling to find the tuition to send their children to college.

Take a look and read The Wall Street Journal story Most College President's Pay Climbing.

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette has its story Public university presidents' pay up 7.6%; and from, you can read the Arizona Republic article University presidents' salaries on the rise.

Let me see now.
The Governor of Ohio, Ted Stricland, is paid $140,391.00.
The President of the United States, George W. Bush, is paid $400,000.00.
The President of Ohio State University, E. Gordon Gee, is paid $1,346,000.00.

Something just doesn't add up.
But, I have said it before.
Dollars and sense do not go hand in hand.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Karyn McConnell Hancock: Another (former) Toledo City Council Crook

Remember Ray Kest, the now-former Lucas County Treasurer who was forced to resign in disgrace in order to avoid prosecution and possible jail time?

Remember Robert "Bob" McCloskey, the now-former Toledo City Council member who was convicted of bribery, received a light jail sentence, and then received an early release?

Remember Karyn McConnell Hancock, the now-former Toledo City Council member, who fabricated a story about being kidnapped?
Well, Karyn McConnell Hancock is back in the news again.
This time, Karyn McConnell Hancock has been indicted for stealing more than one-half million dollars.

The history of politics in the City of Toledo and in Lucas County, Ohio is full of stories like these. A book could be written about it all. It could be a great follow-up to the book "Unholy Toledo" which I have read three times.

Unfortunately, that book, i.e. "Unholy Toledo" did not delve deeply into some of the more interesting political scandals and it is now out of print. I recall several stories that were told to me by several people, all now deceased, including a former mayor, a former county commissioner, and a former state representative. I also heard quite a few stories from a former county employee (a convicted felon who had been appointed to a civil service position in violation of state law as a reward for having kept quiet) who had previously served time in a federal prison rather than "tell all" to the federal law enforcement authorities.

As far as Karyn McConnell Hancock is concerned, in my opinion, she should be locked up and the key thrown away, just as should have been done with Bob McCloskey and Ray Kest.