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2014-06-14 02:11:00 AM  
For what it's worth, I've been wafting my methane at them for some time now
 
2014-06-14 06:52:30 AM  
Oh sure, they're an interior state, they're looking to pick up some ocean front property
 
2014-06-14 07:06:49 AM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: For what it's worth, I've been wafting my methane at them for some time now


Came to say something about people directing their methane, see that it was covered, moving on.
 
2014-06-14 07:07:49 AM  
I couldn't be more proud.

/dumb Ohio head
 
2014-06-14 07:17:50 AM  
I know we need to vote these assholes out, but this just further cements that opinion. They've raised taxes on the poor and middle class, cut education spending and given the rich a nice big tax break on state income taxes.  Throw in some of the anti-birth control and abortion opinions mixed with the usual religious herp-a-derp and we're about to start heading into North Carolina territory soon.

The only thing Kasich has done that's gone against GOP mantra is he accepted the Medicare expansion under the ACA.
 
2014-06-14 07:44:40 AM  

Dog Welder: I know we need to vote these assholes out, but this just further cements that opinion. They've raised taxes on the poor and middle class, cut education spending and given the rich a nice big tax break on state income taxes.  Throw in some of the anti-birth control and abortion opinions mixed with the usual religious herp-a-derp and we're about to start heading into North Carolina territory soon.

The only thing Kasich has done that's gone against GOP mantra is he accepted the Medicare expansion under the ACA.


Well hey, at least gay marriage is allowed... For now...
 
2014-06-14 07:46:53 AM  
Fark you Kasich.
 
2014-06-14 07:50:22 AM  

Dog Welder: I know we need to vote these assholes out, but this just further cements that opinion. They've raised taxes on the poor and middle class, cut education spending and given the rich a nice big tax break on state income taxes.  Throw in some of the anti-birth control and abortion opinions mixed with the usual religious herp-a-derp and we're about to start heading into North Carolina territory soon.

The only thing Kasich has done that's gone against GOP mantra is he accepted the Medicare expansion under the ACA.


And even then only begrudgingly.

I will say this, though: As stupid, anti-intellectual, and evil as the Right can be, they are incredibly savvy about packaging their BS for the masses. They know how to get people on their side.

It's why we can't have a reasonable discussion on gun control no matter how many crazed shooter rampages we have, why all evidence to our negative effect on the environment is met with calls of "think of business" and "FREEDOM," and people can believe all this made up birth certificate, Muslim secret agent crap. They know how to write a compelling narrative.
 
2014-06-14 07:53:02 AM  
The coal-heavy state of Ohio rebelled against Barack Obama's climate change agenda common sense on Friday, becoming the first state to roll back measures promoting wind and solar power and energy efficiency.

Fixed that for them. Farking dumbasses.
 
2014-06-14 07:57:18 AM  
We don't want none of that unlimited free energy from the sun or the wind, we want to get our electricity from good old, expensive, dirty American coal & oil!
 
2014-06-14 07:57:41 AM  

Dog Welder: I know we need to vote these assholes out, but this just further cements that opinion. They've raised taxes on the poor and middle class, cut education spending and given the rich a nice big tax break on state income taxes.  Throw in some of the anti-birth control and abortion opinions mixed with the usual religious herp-a-derp and we're about to start heading into North Carolina territory soon.

The only thing Kasich has done that's gone against GOP mantra is he accepted the Medicare expansion under the ACA.


I know, it is ridiculous. The real messed up thing is that at one time the GOP said that they weren't against that stuff, just that they felt it should be implemented on a state level in order to make them fit the needs of each state. Then once they started getting that done, they start trying to eliminate them at the state level. Take away from the obvious of creating 50 of the same individual agencies is more expensive and inefficient, their real goal it seems of moving the services to the state level was to make them easier to dismantle.

There is no compromise with them because they ave shown no good faith in keeping their side of the deal.
 
2014-06-14 08:02:49 AM  
Thanks a lot, assholes!
 
2014-06-14 08:06:56 AM  

heavymetal: Dog Welder: I know we need to vote these assholes out, but this just further cements that opinion. They've raised taxes on the poor and middle class, cut education spending and given the rich a nice big tax break on state income taxes.  Throw in some of the anti-birth control and abortion opinions mixed with the usual religious herp-a-derp and we're about to start heading into North Carolina territory soon.

The only thing Kasich has done that's gone against GOP mantra is he accepted the Medicare expansion under the ACA.

I know, it is ridiculous. The real messed up thing is that at one time the GOP said that they weren't against that stuff, just that they felt it should be implemented on a state level in order to make them fit the needs of each state. Then once they started getting that done, they start trying to eliminate them at the state level. Take away from the obvious of creating 50 of the same individual agencies is more expensive and inefficient, their real goal it seems of moving the services to the state level was to make them easier to dismantle.

There is no compromise with them because they ave shown no good faith in keeping their side of the deal.


See also: Abortion, gun regulation, gay marriage, marijuana legalization, and pretty much everything that Republicans say should be 'left to the states'. The only exceptions are things they want their buddies to profit off of (at the expense of consumers, of course).
 
2014-06-14 08:07:05 AM  
State governments is the pockets of the coal industry. Wonder why that is.
 
2014-06-14 08:07:44 AM  
Instead of the Buckeye state of Michigan?
 
2014-06-14 08:12:21 AM  
FTFA: It also gives a boost to Republicans in Congress who can point to the rollback in the bellweather political state of Ohio as evidence of grassroots opposition to Barack Obama's climate change agenda.

The GOP's blind obedience to the dictates of Big Energy concerns is evidence of grassroots opposition now?

/Also it's "bellwether", FFS.
 
2014-06-14 08:15:00 AM  

LordJiro: See also: Abortion, gun regulation, gay marriage, marijuana legalization, and pretty much everything that Republicans say should be 'left to the states'. The only exceptions are things they want their buddies to profit off of (at the expense of consumers, of course).


Also see gun control, where they take an absolutist stance on the Constitution that takes away any power from the states to regulate guns. The reality is that "states rights" has always been an ideology invoked by those who think they can get more of what they want at the state level rather than the federal one. This isn't even limited to conservatives.
 
2014-06-14 08:16:18 AM  
rebelled against Barack Obama's climate change agenda...opposition to Barack Obama's climate change agenda.

good shilling, doubleplusgood if I may say so.
 
2014-06-14 08:16:42 AM  
The sociopath part of my brain says we should take advantage of the anti-EPA anti science mentality. Coal ash, radioactive waste, fracking waste when some red state claims it is safe give it all to them.  Fracking waste has high levels of salt I say bottle it and tell the anti-science types it has electrolytes in it.  A small part of me thinks politial conservatism could be large scale Darwin award.
 
2014-06-14 08:26:04 AM  

CarnySaur: Instead of the Buckeye state of Michigan?


Gah...

Blasphemy...

sapac.umich.edu

Go blue!
 
2014-06-14 08:31:17 AM  
At the Red River Gorge they say watch for falling buckeyes...
 
2014-06-14 08:46:15 AM  
As a 6 year Ohio resident, I can say with some confidence:

"Die in a coal fire, dick bag"
 
2014-06-14 08:52:22 AM  
This was on local talk radio a lot the past couple of weeks. Every single day, there was some person that called in and would say something like, "The sun goes down every night. If we go with solar, we won't have any electricity at night."
 
2014-06-14 09:03:19 AM  

God--: Well hey, at least gay marriage is allowed... For now...


Gay marriage isn't allowed. The state has to recognize gay marriages performed in other states, but it's not allowed here.

LordJiro: The only exceptions are things they want their buddies to profit off of (at the expense of consumers, of course).


Kasich might be the worst offender of 'em all. American Greetings, Diebold, Bob Evans. Massive giveaways.
 
2014-06-14 09:17:13 AM  
I hate my state sometimes...well most of the time
 
2014-06-14 09:24:35 AM  
Your state is trying to make you dependent on power companies and keep you from producing your own power on the cheap... because Obama.
 
2014-06-14 09:42:12 AM  

chico_suave: I hate my state sometimes...well most of the time


That's ok, I hate your state all the time.

/grew up in OH
//got the F*CK out of there at the first opportunity
 
2014-06-14 10:12:14 AM  

God--: Dog Welder: I know we need to vote these assholes out, but this just further cements that opinion. They've raised taxes on the poor and middle class, cut education spending and given the rich a nice big tax break on state income taxes.  Throw in some of the anti-birth control and abortion opinions mixed with the usual religious herp-a-derp and we're about to start heading into North Carolina territory soon.

The only thing Kasich has done that's gone against GOP mantra is he accepted the Medicare expansion under the ACA.

Well hey, at least gay marriage is allowed... For now...


...but that took a court ruling to do, which of course makes the federal courts all libby libs who want to destroy the state.
 
2014-06-14 11:06:28 AM  

HMS_Blinkin: chico_suave: I hate my state sometimes...well most of the time

That's ok, I hate your state all the time.

/grew up in OH
//got the F*CK out of there at the first opportunity


Come to Michigan. It's like Ohio, but with scenery
 
2014-06-14 11:17:36 AM  

PeopleFood: HMS_Blinkin: chico_suave: I hate my state sometimes...well most of the time

That's ok, I hate your state all the time.

/grew up in OH
//got the F*CK out of there at the first opportunity

Come to Michigan. It's like Ohio, but with scenery


Nice people, too. But those Michigan left turns kill me!
 
2014-06-14 11:22:22 AM  

PeopleFood: HMS_Blinkin: chico_suave: I hate my state sometimes...well most of the time

That's ok, I hate your state all the time.

/grew up in OH
//got the F*CK out of there at the first opportunity

Come to Michigan. It's like Ohio, but with scenery


And without that horrible hotdog water smell.
 
2014-06-14 11:28:26 AM  

Shadowknight: PeopleFood: HMS_Blinkin: chico_suave: I hate my state sometimes...well most of the time

That's ok, I hate your state all the time.

/grew up in OH
//got the F*CK out of there at the first opportunity

Come to Michigan. It's like Ohio, but with scenery

And without that horrible hotdog water smell.


Say what you want about Ohio, but at least all of our cities are bankruptcy free.

/There's a reason Robocop is set in Detroit
 
2014-06-14 11:33:01 AM  

HMS_Blinkin: Thanks a lot, assholes!


Don't blame me, I haven't missed an opportunity to vote against Kasich since the 80's.
 
2014-06-14 11:42:17 AM  

dustman81: Shadowknight: PeopleFood: HMS_Blinkin: chico_suave: I hate my state sometimes...well most of the time

That's ok, I hate your state all the time.

/grew up in OH
//got the F*CK out of there at the first opportunity

Come to Michigan. It's like Ohio, but with scenery

And without that horrible hotdog water smell.

Say what you want about Ohio, but at least all of our cities are bankruptcy free.

/There's a reason Robocop is set in Detroit


Which is weird, because I'm pretty sure Toledo is just a shiattier version of Detroit.
 
2014-06-14 11:43:45 AM  
But I need my CO2 to make cola!
 
2014-06-14 11:47:52 AM  

llortcM_yllort: dustman81: Shadowknight: PeopleFood: HMS_Blinkin: chico_suave: I hate my state sometimes...well most of the time

That's ok, I hate your state all the time.

/grew up in OH
//got the F*CK out of there at the first opportunity

Come to Michigan. It's like Ohio, but with scenery

And without that horrible hotdog water smell.

Say what you want about Ohio, but at least all of our cities are bankruptcy free.

/There's a reason Robocop is set in Detroit

Which is weird, because I'm pretty sure Toledo is just a shiattier version of Detroit.


Woah woah woah. I lived most of my life in Toledo. I would never want to live in Detroit.

/Also, fark the governor. We'd get a ton of wind energy off the lake.
 
2014-06-14 11:52:08 AM  

dustman81: Shadowknight: PeopleFood: HMS_Blinkin: chico_suave: I hate my state sometimes...well most of the time

That's ok, I hate your state all the time.

/grew up in OH
//got the F*CK out of there at the first opportunity

Come to Michigan. It's like Ohio, but with scenery

And without that horrible hotdog water smell.

Say what you want about Ohio, but at least all of our cities are bankruptcy free.

/There's a reason Robocop is set in Detroit


Oh, that's cold.
 
2014-06-14 11:55:45 AM  

Pichu0102: Fark you Kasich.


As a near lifelong (and current) Ohio resident, I'm right there with you.
 
2014-06-14 12:03:59 PM  
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/oblig
 
2014-06-14 12:26:55 PM  
Sure, Ohio's dipshiat of a Republican governor signing an asinine bill "proves" that there is "grassroots" opposition to climate control measures.
 
2014-06-14 12:31:04 PM  

Cheron: The sociopath part of my brain says we should take advantage of the anti-EPA anti science mentality. Coal ash, radioactive waste, fracking waste when some red state claims it is safe give it all to them.  Fracking waste has high levels of salt I say bottle it and tell the anti-science types it has electrolytes in it.  A small part of me thinks politial conservatism could be large scale Darwin award.


You could seriously get right wingers to drink fracking chemicals if you bottled it and wrote "piss off a liberal" on the label.
 
2014-06-14 12:40:02 PM  
You can send all your excess CO2 to the Buckeye state of Ohio

California's already doing that. We're allowing companies to purchase carbon credits from other states in order to meet its Global Warming Solutions [sic] Act.
 
2014-06-14 01:02:13 PM  
This kinds of puts the kibosh on the whole climate skeptic/free market gag. It's really all about greed and malice.
 
2014-06-14 01:20:18 PM  
The Buckeye State of Louisiana? The Buckeye State of Kurdistan?

It's, "Ohio, the Buckeye State."

/And fark Kaisich
 
2014-06-14 01:33:49 PM  

heavymetal: The coal-heavy state of Ohio rebelled against Barack Obama's climate change agenda common sense on Friday, becoming the first state to roll back measures promoting wind and solar power and energy efficiency.

Fixed that for them. Farking dumbasses.


This, seriously. I can understand thinking climate change is wrong. But to be against two new technologies that have application far beyond just climate change? Seriously?
 
2014-06-14 01:56:21 PM  
The weird thing about Ohio is that if you look at it on a map, it's actually square on both ends, and low in the middle.
 
2014-06-14 02:02:52 PM  

Musikslayer: God--: Well hey, at least gay marriage is allowed... For now...

Gay marriage isn't allowed. The state has to recognize gay marriages performed in other states, but it's not allowed here.

LordJiro: The only exceptions are things they want their buddies to profit off of (at the expense of consumers, of course).

Kasich might be the worst offender of 'em all. American Greetings, Diebold, Bob Evans. Massive giveaways.


And they "save" like 100 jobs each and all he can do is talk about how he's bringing jobs to Ohio.

Soooo many pro-coal "jobs" billboards along the major highways here.

The only good things this a-hole have done are voting for Medicare expansion and tax increases on fracking.
 
2014-06-14 02:10:00 PM  

Wyalt Derp: We don't want none of that unlimited free energy from the sun or the wind, we want to get our electricity from good old, expensive, dirty American coal & oil!


You know, it really doesn't help when you spout off 5th-grade logic.

It's just cheaper to dig up and burn existing high-density energy than to build and maintain apparati for collecting much lower density energy (and until the high-density energy becomes scarce, it will continue to be almost by definition).  Renewable energy, carbon neutrality, and a clean planet is a worthy goal but we need to acknowledge that it's something we get at cost, especially in the short term.  It's not cheaper.

(Now, if I know Fark, some assclown is going to come by with a claim that if you include environmental cleanup costs and average it out over the next three millenia or something solar is actually cheaper!!!  Sure thing, bud, that's gonna really help investors pull out their wallets.)
 
2014-06-14 02:24:05 PM  

aerojockey: Wyalt Derp: We don't want none of that unlimited free energy from the sun or the wind, we want to get our electricity from good old, expensive, dirty American coal & oil!

You know, it really doesn't help when you spout off 5th-grade logic.

It's just cheaper to dig up and burn existing high-density energy than to build and maintain apparati for collecting much lower density energy (and until the high-density energy becomes scarce, it will continue to be almost by definition).  Renewable energy, carbon neutrality, and a clean planet is a worthy goal but we need to acknowledge that it's something we get at cost, especially in the short term.  It's not cheaper.

(Now, if I know Fark, some assclown is going to come by with a claim that if you include environmental cleanup costs and average it out over the next three millenia or something solar is actually cheaper!!!  Sure thing, bud, that's gonna really help investors pull out their wallets.)


Nice strawman there. Did you build it yourself or did your daddy help you?
 
2014-06-14 03:02:37 PM  
I apologize.
Not everyone in Ohio is an idiot.
Some of us are trying not to be like Florida, Texas, and Arizona.
 
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