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Longtime election integrity and GOTV activist. Adept at whupping bricks upside heads.

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Gun Nuts have jumped the shark: Iowa is granting carry permits to the legally blind

http://bluntandcranky.wordpress.com/2013/09/09/gun-nuts-have-jumped-the-shark-iowa-is-granting-carry-permits-to-the-legally-blind/

From the article referenced in the blog post: "Private gun ownership — even hunting — by visually impaired Iowans is nothing new. But the practice of visually impaired residents legally carrying firearms in public became widely possible thanks to gun permit changes that took effect in Iowa in 2011.

“It seems a little strange, but the way the law reads, we can’t deny them (a permit) just based on that one thing,” said Sgt. Jana Abens, a spokeswoman for the Polk County sheriff’s office, referring to a visual disability.

Polk County officials say they’ve issued weapons permits to at least three people who can’t legally drive and were unable to read the application forms or had difficulty doing so because of visual impairments."

More at the link, including the usual cranky ranting.

Ohio’s 100% “Republican” government gets a “D+” for Spending Transparency (X-Post from GD)

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10023610175

http://bluntandcranky.wordpress.com/2013/09/06/ohios-100-republican-government-gets-a-d-for-spending-transparency/

Snips:

"But you needn’t take the Cranky word for it: as seen in the Dayton Business Journal, “The Buckeye State received a grade of D-plus from the Georgia PIRG Education Fund, which handed out grades in its “Following the Money 2013: How the States Rank on Providing Online Access to Government Spending Data” report.”

This news, on top of the new law banning the state Auditor from, well, auditing JobsOhio and its use of taxpayer funds (making it impossible to tell who is ripping us off) and a BGA survey ranking Ohio as the tenth most secretive state in the nation, you have to wonder why ANY Buckeye would trust these zeebs."



More at the link, including source material.

Ohio’s 100% “Republican” government gets a “D+” for Spending Transparency

http://bluntandcranky.wordpress.com/2013/09/06/ohios-100-republican-government-gets-a-d-for-spending-transparency/

Snips:
"But you needn’t take the Cranky word for it: as seen in the Dayton Business Journal, “The Buckeye State received a grade of D-plus from the Georgia PIRG Education Fund, which handed out grades in its “Following the Money 2013: How the States Rank on Providing Online Access to Government Spending Data” report.”

This news, on top of the new law banning the state Auditor from, well, auditing JobsOhio and its use of taxpayer funds (making it impossible to tell who is ripping us off) and a BGA survey ranking Ohio as the tenth most secretive state in the nation, you have to wonder why ANY Buckeye would trust these zeebs."


More at the link, including source material.

Here’s why the Steubenville Grand Jury Recessed Last Month:

http://bluntandcranky.wordpress.com/2013/09/04/heres-why-the-steubenville-grand-jury-recessed-last-month/

Just a short post to keep everyone updated:

"They are waiting for evidence to be analyzed. Turns out that checking throuh all those files on computers, cell phones, and phone company records is complicated work. Who knew? (Yes, that’s sarcasm.)

Of course, it could still turn out to be yet another American town pretending to investigate itself. We’ll know for sure when they actually release the results of their deliberations."


Nothing else at the link except some source material.

Federal Judge to Ohio: Yes, I mean it. Mark the man’s husband as such on his death certificate.

http://bluntandcranky.wordpress.com/2013/09/04/federal-judge-to-ohio-yes-i-mean-it-mark-the-mans-husband-as-such-on-his-death-certificate/

A second legally-married couple wins the right to be noted as spouses on death certificates. This is friggin' huge.

Snip:
" A while back, two men got married and won the right to be noted as such should one of them pass away. Now a man named Ives has died and the judge just bitch-slapped Ohio AGAIN, telling them to follow the law and note his legally-married husband as his “spouse” on the death certificate.

Kudos to Judge Black; condolences to Mr. Michener; and brickbats to Ohio’s fundagelical loons who want to persecute loving couples, just because of the positions in which they both can take a pee."


More at the link.

Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro found hanged in prison cell

http://touch.latimes.com/#tsection/-1/article/p2p-77265984/

"BY MATT PEARCE
September 4, 2013, 1:10 a.m.
Ariel Castro, the man who has been sentenced to life in prison for holding three Cleveland women captive for roughly a decade before their rescue this year, was found hanged in his cell and is believed to have committed suicide, Ohio officials said.

Castro, 53, was found in his cell at the Correctional Reception Center in Orient Tuesday evening, a prison spokeswoman told the Associated Press. He was pronounced dead at a hospital."


A coward to the end.

Diana Nyad is almost done with her record-breaking swim!

http://www.diananyad.com/

Ten miles to go from Cuba to Key West. This woman is a badass. Hope she makes it!

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