Remember that time Zac Taylor brought the gameball to a bar because he thought we as a fanbase deserved it, remember that time? https://www.rawchili.com/3193539/
Light Up the Lake brings holiday cheer before finals
The last time the Browns had to reach late in the season for an old veteran quarterback, because injuries had decimated the team https://www.rawchili.com/3193241/
[Schefter] Browns officially elevated QB Joe Flacco from their practice squad to their active roster to start Sunday’s game vs. the Rams. https://www.rawchili.com/3193091/
Trump to Iowa, "We've been waging an all out war on Amercian Democracy."
🔗 Ohio GOP endorses Donald Trump in 2024 presidential run, becoming first state party to do so.
Toledo football clinches MAC West title and punches ticket to conference championship game: Toledo Rockets clinch MAC West title, head to conference championship game. Coach Candle aims for back-to-back titles. Watch WTOL for updates! https://shut.net/2023/12/02/news-toledo-football-clinches-mac-west-title-and-punches-ticket-to-conference-championship-game?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=mastodon #Americanfootball #Headcoach #Detroit #Ohio #Utah
[Paul Dehner Jr.] Zac Taylor says Cam Taylor-Britt sprained his ankle in practice and now won’t play on MNF. Was trending to potentially play coming back from quad before that. Tee Higgins and Logan Wilson will play. https://www.rawchili.com/3192763/
#Censorship of higher education stalls in #Ohio. Good news, but Jesus Effing Christ, this bill managed to pass the Ohio Senate before losing steam in the House.
#JohnSnyder and his wife #KatherineSnyder ‘adopted’ 5 orphaned babies from #China to be abused captives for years in their Hamilton County, #Ohio #BasketOfDeplorables , killing one of them when he was 8 years old. They will now spend decades in prison. https://www.huffpost.com/entry/john-katherine-snyder-sentenced-son-death_n_656a5c26e4b07b937ff4b225
Ohio House Republicans introduce two bills to tweak Issue 2, marijuana law.
DeWine and others want something passed hurriedly by next week, Dec 7th when use and home cultivating becomes legal.
Some, including Gov #DeWine, want to make #issue2 impotent, without being accused of repealing. Things like letting local communities not only ban the commercial sale of #marijuana but to ban use of it in private homes. #ohio
It's time to flip the Ohio state Supreme Court blue. The state Democratic Party has just released its candidate slate for the November 2024 judicial election:
From the announcement:
"For too long, Ohioans have had to endure a state Supreme Court more interested in playing politics than protecting the fundamental freedoms of the people...
In November 2024, we have the chance to flip the Supreme Court in Ohio and put an end to these political power grabs."
From 01 Dec: When Given The Easiest Choice, Ohio Republicans Stay Quiet - Sometimes their silence says more than their words.When Given The Easiest Choice, Ohio Republicans Stay Quiet was first posted on December 1, 2023 at 6:36 pm. https://ideatrash.net/2023/12/when-given-the-easiest-choice-ohio-republicans-stay-quiet.html #politics #sexism #sexual-harassment #assault #bill-dean #ohio #rape #uspol
Just six years ago, Ohio faced the prospect of being without a Major League Soccer team, but on Saturday the Buckeye state will have two clubs going head-to-head for a place in the MLS Cup final. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/sports/2023/12/01/soccer/us-soccer-hell/?utm_content=buffer8d37a&utm_medium=social&utm_source=mastodon&utm_campaign=bffmstdn #soccer #cincinnati #columbus #ohio #mls
From 30 Nov: Ohio Rep. Bill Dean (R-Xenia) Casts Lone Vote To Defend Rapists. - All the trigger warnings for sexual assault, misogyny, etc.Ohio Rep. Bill Dean (R-Xenia) Casts Lone Vote To Defend Rapists. was first posted on November 30, 2023 at 7:23 am. https://ideatrash.net/2023/11/ohio-rep-bill-dean-r-xenia-casts-lone-vote-to-defend-rapists.html #ohio #sexual-assault #uspol
We lived full-time in an RV for about 1,300 days, and tonight is the last night I will spend in one as a full-timer for the foreseeable future. The blow is softened knowing that I have a king size mattress waiting for me at the house 😆.
All joking aside I'm so, SO excited to be moving back to town. I love RV life, but we're pretty tired, and have no wanderlust left in the tank right now.
Earlier this week, a mass shooter in #Ohio opened fired inside of a Walmart, injuring four people, before shooting himself.
Law enforcement found at his home Nazi flags and books. Sources interviewed by local news say he promoted Holocaust denial and other far-Right conspiracies.
This is just the latest example of individuals associated with and influenced by the far-Right and white nationalism carrying out horrific acts of violence and terror against the public.
Hardly a month goes by that we do not see a mass attack carried out by those on the far-Right. From Pittsburgh, to Charleston, to Buffalo, to El Paso, to Colorado Springs - ideologies that preach genocide and celebrate racist and anti-LGBTQ+ violence are a grave threat to our communities.
Antifascism is self-defense.
Ohio criminal defense attorney suspended for throwing poop-filled Pringle chip cans at least 10 times at the Nobel County crime-victim advocacy center.
Jack A. Blakeslee has been an attorney for 40 years. The high court suspended him for one year with six months stayed on Wednesday, finding he would get a thrill out of doing it to people he would see in court in 15minutes. Crime victims observed the latest one.
Three people are dead and one injured after an explosion led to a massive fire at an Ohio auto shop.
The explosion at Jimbo's Auto Repair in Hillsboro, located between Cincinnati and Columbus, occurred at approximately 4 p.m. Tuesday, officials said.
Ohio Republican Lawmaker Files Bill To Allow Cities To Ban Marijuana Use And Home Grow One Week Before Legalization Takes Effect because "voters didn’t fully grasp" what they voted for.
Listen up, MEDIA:
They’re not “mass shooters with Nazi tattoos & Nazi paraphernalia at home.”
They’re Nazis. Say it. He. Is. A. Nazi.
This Walmart is 45 min from me. So, too fucking close to home.
The bill’s sponsors insisted he supported the proposed bill’s amendment. He indicated no such support and was surprised when the Ohio Supreme Court contacted him with the information.
Representatives Pizzulli and Schmidt are liars.
HB 283 gets amendment https://www.peoplesdefender.com/2023/11/28/hb-283-gets-amendment/
There are some who do.
I have a feeling, though, if Issue 1 and/or Issue 2 hadn't passed, we would be looking at them passing the controversial anti-woke higher education overhaul above.
The "smart" members of the Ohio GOP, cough cough, got the message that voters are angry at these types of policies, shut it down but probably only did it to save themselves voter wrath. #Ohio
Ohio House blocks controversial anti-woke higher education overhaul bill.
It would have banned public universities in Ohio from having "bias" in the classroom, limited what "controversial" topics could be taught and elimination of the tenure system, making it easier for political termination of professors. It was anti-labor and would have stifled free speech.
The RW Christofascist organization founded by Ralph Reed, the Faith & Freedom Coalition, are sending out surveys in #Ohio that, at first glance, mimic IRS tax documents.
According to its website, the coalition opposes abortion, medical marijuana, and same-sex marriage, and otherwise supports limited government. #USPol
Reed wrote the book, "For God and Country: The Christian Case For Trump." The original title for the book was “Render to God and Trump."
Columbus Audubon considers name change
"Columbus Audubon leadership is considering a name change to distance the organization from its namesake, a slave owner and anti-abolitionist."
Ohio! Make sure to check out the high school level Buckeye submissions to Metallica's For Whom The Band Tolls below, then vote for your favorite!
There are fantastic efforts from the marching bands of: #AllenEast, #Boardman, #BuckeyeValley, #Dover, #Hubbard, #JacksonCenter, #LoudonvillePerrysville, #McCombLocal, #NormandyHigh, #NorthRidgeville, #ShakerHeights, #SouthRange, #SylvaniaNorthview, #UpperArlington, #Wadsworth, and #WestBranch in the running!
A lot of fun hearing local Hubbard and South Range students getting to include their guitar skills during their performances! From the tiny crew of Jackson Center to the behemoth of Shaker Heights, seeing all the kids having a blast playing Metallica was awesome. Well done, one and all! 🤘
Ohio Legislature exploring limits of THC in recreational marijuana.
Republicans don't respect the will of the voters
11 cases of #Listeria infection have been reported in 7 states in an outbreak linked with HMC Farms peaches, plums and nectarines, the #USA CDC said Monday. 1 person died, and 1 pregnant person who became ill went into early labor.
Racially motivated violent extremist ideology motivated Monday nights Beavercreek, #Ohio Walmart mass shooter, FBI believes.
Two Black women, one white woman and one white man were injured in the shooting.
The mass shooting happened at the same Walmart where police shot and killed John Crawford III in 2014 after a false 911 caller told police Crawford was pointing a gun in the store when he actually was buying a BB gun that the store sold.
Messages like 'Stop Bullying Me' and 'Falsely Accused' plaster the historic white estate along with the names of township officials
This is a beautiful home, too, even if this is the home of the urban legend Pond Run Road Hook Man (look it up) 7 bed 8 baths. 8,590 sqft. It was for sale until 11/3 for $1.5mil
Update. #Florida #Republicans are following the tactics of #Ohio Republicans. Fearing a referendum to amend the state constitution to protect #abortion rights, they're trying to jack up the difficulty of amending the state constitution.
Remember that a large majority Ohio voters (including many Republicans) voted to preserve majority rule.
Ohio businesses to re-create WKRP turkey drop, raise funds for vets memorial
The pair will use rubber ducks dressed as turkeys and not live turkeys.
Almost 50 yrs. ago, the #TVShow WKRP in #Cincinnati, a sitcom that followed the antics at a fictional radio station, aired the classic Turkeys Away episode where the stations manager arranged to have turkeys drop out of a helicopter, swearing at the end of the episode, he thought turkeys could fly. #Ohio
Another day, another…
Four people were shot Monday night in the Walmart in Beavercreek, #Ohio by a man who walked in and started firing, police in the Dayton suburb said. The victims were taken to area hospitals and their conditions weren't known, police said.
According to police, the gunman died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound and officers didn't fire any shots. #GunViolence
Going solar in Ohio is for the birds.
#Ohio You infuriate me and break my heart daily.💔😡
Ohio now taking bids from oil and gas companies for fracking within state parks and wildlife areas.
Acyn at the hellsite catches this from the Thanksgiving Family Forum, in De Moins, WA.
Here, Bob Vander Plaat, a social conservative, speaks to a group of #Republican candidates. Referring to #Ohio #abortion ballot which enshrined #abortionrights by constitutional amendment and passed by landslide:
Ohio had a successful implementation of Ranked Choice Voting in the past. This is not something I learned in Ohio History class growing up. It wasn't taught to my children either. Funny, that.
Ranked Choice Voting, formerly known as STV, did exactly what it's possible of achieving. It broke the hold of both parties over state and local issues. That's why BOTH parties fought so hard to remove it.
You can learn more of Ohio's specific history from the fairvote.org article below. Their site is a terrific place to learn about Ranked Choice Voting in general! ✌️
"We further learned, just a week ago, that #Ohio #Republicans plan to try to block a constitutional amendment protecting reproductive #freedom by stripping state judges of the power to decide such cases.
And we have learned in recent days of plans by allies of the new Republican House #speaker to reinstate the brutally repressive #Comstock Act so as to further limit sexual autonomy."
Welp, it’s happening. After 4 years of full-time travel, we’ve decided it is time to slide back into the rhythms of “normal” life, and signed a lease to move into a house in our hometown of Dover, OH for December 1st(!)
It's been 4 years and I've got no more go in my go yonders.
I'm sure it will come back, and I envision that I'll full time again in the future, but for now, we just want to slow down a bit.
Last week: Residents of #Ohio are celebrating legalizing recreational #cannabis and passing robust protections for #abortion access. Here's why it's currently impossible for Texans to pass similar initiatives ... and what would need to change so that we could. https://www.texasobserver.org/the-reason-texans-cant-vote-on-abortion-and-weed?utm_medium=social&utm_source=mastodon&utm_campaign=audience
Hopewell Ceremonial Earthworks in Ohio is a marvel of Indigenous science and astronomy — its geometric mounds and enclosures helped Native Americans organize cycles of planting and hunting. For centuries, it has been exceptionally badly treated by settlers, used for military barracks, a fairground, and a golf course. This @TheConversationUS story details its history and the efforts to protect it.
The People of Ohio are clear: a strong majority of us want health decisions to remain between patient and doctor and support LGBTQIA+ rights.
Our lawbreaking Republican government, however, does not give a shit, and will happily ignore the will of their constituents and do whatever they want.
Please note: Republicans only win in elections they can gerrymander. Even though we, the people, voted to stop that shit.
That's not a government by and for the people. That's goddamned fascism.
Update. To block #abortion rights, #Ohio #Republicans first tried to make it harder to amend the constitution. They lost that fight. Then they saw a significant majority (including many Republicans) vote to adopt an abortion-rights amendment to the state constitution. Now they're trying to strip the courts of jurisdiction to interpret the new abortion-rights amendment.
#Ohio Republicans are about to be up to some more very bad things ... "To prevent mischief by pro-abortion courts with Issue 1, Ohio legislators will consider removing jurisdiction from the judiciary over this ambiguous ballot initiative."
@RollingStone it would be good to look at all the ways the GOP undermines democracy, call it the GOP assault on democracy. In #oregon the gop minority walked out for over 6 weeks effectively killing our short legislative session. Then a voter approved measure that disallows running again because of excessive absenteeism is challenged. I’m sure this is the modus operandi in many states. #orpol #democracy #ohio #reproductiverights #healthcare #abortionrights
Ohio Republicans Say It’s Their ‘God Given Right’ to Restrict Abortion Access https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-news/ohio-republicans-stop-issue-1-abortion-rights-1234875333/
This is what the GOP Fascist Party does. Nothing matters but what they want, and the only laws, regulations, or votes that apply are those that benefit them. Trump 101.
Via Rachel Coyle:
This is an actual press release from the #Ohio House Republican Caucus.
They're claiming Ohio's new constitutional right to abortion access doesn't repeal the #abortion bans passed by the legislature
"The decision of Ohio’s voters to protect abortion rights on Tuesday has prompted a similar disdain for democracy there. The vote for that state constitutional amendment was not close—56.6% to 43.4%—but Republican legislators immediately said they would work to find ways to stop the amendment from taking effect."
~ Heather Cox Richardson
Charles Pierce comments on how Ohio Republicans, who control things due to gerrymandering, have informed voters that the GOP doesn't give a flip about voters' choices — and will go right on trying to outlaw abortion:
"Conservative Republicans occasionally feign surprise that their presidential frontrunner doesn't seem to respect the outcome of elections. Why should he? In the hinterlands, no Republican does."
Last night Ohio became the 7th state to put abortion rights into their constitution. They flipped a permanent bird to republicans and religious extremists.
The battle for body autonomy isn’t over by a long shot, but celebrating the wins is important.
#Ohio voters enshrine reproductive rights in the state's constitution: https://www.wgbh.org/news/national/2023-11-07/ohio-voters-enshrine-abortion-access-in-constitution-in-latest-statewide-win-for-reproductive-rights