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U.S. Rep Steve Chabot is refusing to help the battered Northeast United States with federal disaster relief.
by Jac Kern
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Jac's roundup of pop culture news and Internet findings
busted through the Northeastern U.S. this week like a good girl-gone-bad
chasing after Danny Zuko. Thankfully, the worst of the weather has passed and we Americans can work on
repairing damage, helping those in need and recounting evidence of how our
country comes together during crisis.
hurricane-meets-nor’easter was revving up Sunday but meteorologist and (way too)
frequent IJCGE reference Lindsay Lohan just wanted everyone to calm the hell down.
I mean, hasn’t
anyone else read The Secret? Don’t
you people know the power of positive thought?
Twitter became a
useful source of photos and updates, as it often does in times of crisis, but
unfortunately many of the messages and images tweeted were false or doctored
(as they often are in times of crisis). Go here
to check out some incredible popular images (and find out if they're real or fake).
At this point
you’re probably wondering when beloved superstar Coco is going to weigh in on the storm. Don’t
worry, Mrs. Ice-T reported live from their New Jersey home:
Sandy was ruining homes and shutting down electricity, the creators of The Jersey Shore continued their own assault
on America. With the MTV hit ending
after this season (not to mention the destruction of Snookie and Co.’s stomping
grounds, the iconic boardwalk at Seaside Heights) 496 Productions has reportedly set its sights on Bengals cheerleader and
teen-banger Sarah Jones for a new reality series. Cameras will follow the 27-year-old former teacher and her relationship with
the now 18-year-old Cody York. Jones began an affair with York when he was a 17-year-old
student at the high school where she taught.
So, for the record, the woman
cheated on her husband with an underage student and not only does she
not get jail time or have to register as a sex offender, she will actually
profit from it. Yes, I will
obviously be watching this show.
Since it is
Halloween, check out these pics of the best Canadian bitch move in history,
aka Sum 41’s Deryck Whibley and his girlfriend dressed as D’s ex, Avril
Lavigne, and her current piece, Nickelback’s Chad Kroeger. (Most vomit-inducing sentence ever?)
destruction and anguish for one day. Enjoy this video of a pug hopping up stairs.
0 Comments · Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Xavier University has reversed its controversial decision
to not pay for employees’ birth control as part of healthcare plans
after realizing that since announcing the end of the coverage July 1,
the school has actually continued to cover birth control costs. CINCINNATI +2
by German Lopez
In-person early voting is underway in Ohio. Find your nearest polling booth here.
Hurricane Sandy slammed the East Coast last night. At
least 16 people are believed to have died from the storm, and as many
as 7.5 million were left without power. Areas of New York and New Jersey
also faced major flooding. It took until 4:30 a.m. for Sandy to go from
hurricane to tropical storm.
The Anna Louise Inn will be in court at 9 a.m. today arguing in front of the First District Court of Appeals, which could overturn a May ruling and allow the Inn to move forward with its renovation. CityBeat will have online coverage for the hearing later today.
Hamilton County’s probation department is facing
sexual harassment charges. The charges are coming from a county worker
who said her promotion was denied due to her actions “for opposing
discrimination and encouraging others to exercise their right to be free
from acts of discrimination.”
The Coalition Opposed to Additional Spending and Taxes
filed a lawsuit Friday in an attempt to reverse the August reworking of
the Blue Ash airport deal. For COAST, the lawsuit is mostly to stall or
stop the financing for the $110 million Cincinnati streetcar.
City Council will vote next week to decide whether
the city should borrow $37 million to fund development projects and a
portion of the Homeless to Homes program. But Homeless to Homes is
generating some concern due to its requirement to move three shelters.
Three Cincinnati charity groups are coming together to
help veterans with disabling injuries. The organizations will pool
available resources to hopefully find jobs for veterans.
Mitt Romney is running a new ad against President Barack
Obama in Ohio that says Chrysler is moving Jeep production to China. The
ad, which Chrysler says is false, warranted a snarky response from the
car company: “Despite clear and accurate reporting, the take has given
birth to a number of stories making readers believe that Chrysler plans
to shift all Jeep production to China from North America, and therefore
idle assembly lines and U.S. workforce. It is a leap that would be
difficult even for professional circus acrobats.” The Obama team also
responded with its own ad. It is somewhat understandable Romney would be
getting a bit desperate at this point in the race. Ohio is widely
considered the most important swing state, but aggregate polling has
Romney down 1.9 points in the state. Romney is up 0.9 points nationally.
State Republicans are refusing to pull an ad that accuses
William O’Neill, Democratic candidate for the Ohio Supreme Court, of
expressing “sympathy for rapists.” This is despite the fact that Justice
Robert Cupp, O’Neill’s Republican opponent, has distanced himself from
the ad. At this point, even the most nonpartisan, objectives watchers
have to wonder why the Republican Party can’t keep rape out of its
messaging. In comments aired first on Aug. 19, U.S. Senate candidate
Todd Akin of Missouri said on pregnancy after rape, “If it's a
legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole
thing down.” On Oct. 23, Richard Mourdock, the Senate candidate for
Indiana, said, “I struggled with it myself for a long time, but I came
to realize that life is that gift from God. And, I think, even when life
begins in that horrible situation of rape, that it is something that
God intended to happen.”
Ohio is getting closer to the health exchange deadline
with no plan in sight. Obamacare asks states to take up health exchanges
that act as competitive markets for different health insurance plans.
States are allowed to either accept, let the federal government run the
exchanges or take a hybrid approach. As part of the health exchanges,
the federal government will also sponsor a heavily regulated nonprofit
plan that sounds fairly similar to the public option liberals originally
wanted in Obamacare.
Meanwhile, Ohio and other states still haven’t decided
whether they will be expanding their Medicaid programs. In the past,
state officials have cited costs as a big hurdle, but one study from
Arkansas found Medicaid expansions actually saved money by reducing the
amount of uncompensated care. Some states that expanded Medicaid also
found health improvements afterward.
An inspector at the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) was
caught not doing her job. The inspector was supposed to do 128 site
visits for in-person safety inspections, but she apparently never showed
up to some of the schools and filed fraudulent reports.
Peter Cremer North America could add 50 jobs in Cincinnati over three years in an expansion.
A San Francisco firm bought a major stake in Cincinnati Bell.