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  1. audidave

    Favorite Music At The Moment?

    ^You got it. Probably 10-15 people got to see the show. Not like they even charge to see the bands. Have seen several random great touring bands there with 12 or less people.
  2. audidave

    Favorite Music At The Moment?

    Thought I’d give a couple bands I’ve been listening to a lot lately a little love. Saw Miss Derringer accidentally at a dive bar in Akron on a Thursday probably 8-10 years ago. Astounding vocals and a unique sound. They are on Spotify. I listen to their cd Lullabies all the time. Its a unique southwestern theme in a garage punk styling. A lot of torch songs. Its very different from what i normally listen to. Just feel they should be bigger than playing in dive bars. The other band is pretty new out of Brooklyn. I became aware of them when they were Little Daylight. They had a song remixed by KFlay that sounded killer. So if Metric or Siversun Pickups are your cup of tea, you’ll be astounded by Me Not You. Also on Spotify. They have a new cd out and should be on tour soon.
  3. audidave

    Rural Ohio is dying

    From my limited perspective I’d say that things are surprisingly better now than they had been for many small towns in Ohio 5-10 years ago. I think it will be important for all the communities in Ohio to get their local taxes back from the state with next governor. I’ve been biking the towpath and completed it to Bolivar. All the towns seem to be in decent shape that I’ve been to. I think it definitely helps having good micro and nano breweries in many of these towns. I’d even say that a sign of a healthy town is that it has a brewery. Northeast Ohio is lucky to have breweries all over the place. Also with all the farmers markets in NEO plus the fracking a little further south, I’d say these really are the best of times as Ohio runs best on cheap energy. Visited Yellow Springs in June and that place is bumping. Visited Wooster in August for the first time and I’d definitely go back there. So, I'd say small town NEO is totally fine but yes could be better.
  4. audidave

    SCOTUS

    ^That will be the last Republican Senate seat in the Northeast.
  5. audidave

    SCOTUS

    The 2020 map is not all that favorable for Democrats. The only one likely to flip to red is Doug Jones in Alabama, but there aren't that many R-held seats that will be vulnerable - John Kyl in McCain's seat, Alaska, Colorado, Georgia, Iowa, Louisiana, Maine, Montana, North Carolina, Tennessee, maybe Texas if Beto can show a Democrat can win there. That's about it. I only expect half of those listed to really even be competitive. My point was that there are 19 Republican senators up for election in 2020. In a presidential election with more baby boomers dying off and more places to have to defend, the smaller, older, whiter GOP will have a very hard fime holding on to 8-10 of those seats.
  6. audidave

    SCOTUS

    Even the liberal and stridently anti-Kavanaugh Mother Jones disagrees with that view: https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2018/10/impeaching-brett-kavanaugh-is-a-liberal-fantasy-give-it-up/ I meant 2.5 years. After the next presidential election, there should be fewer again Republicans in the Senate. It will be their turn to have a bunch of them up for election. They could lose easily 8-10 seats. I imagine there will be a lot of retirements announced if Democrats take control of the Senate this time.
  7. audidave

    SCOTUS

    Kavanaugh will be impeached in 2 years right after trumpie
  8. audidave

    The Trump Presidency

    I don't think this statement is true at all. We're seeing what happens right here in Ohio when you cut funding for education and localities to give rich folks a break. Our universities have seen their state-supported funding drop precipitously over the last several years. Ohio University, my alma mater, has programs to help Appalachian and inner-city youth get an education that have been cut to the bone. And localities are struggling to balance their budget after losing state support. As a result they are cutting after-school programs, community centers, police protection, etc. Our decisions to value the wealthy over everyday folks has real-world consequences. I'll agree about the program cuts without agreeing about the estate tax. The estate tax raises only a pittance of federal revenue, and of course you're primarily talking about cuts in state revenue, anyway. The income tax is a far larger revenue source for both states and the federal government. Cutting that necessitates significantly harsher program cuts and/or significantly higher deficits (at the federal level where the budget doesn't need to be balanced). And in case my posts on this subject have been absolutely buried by the crush of other posts, I opposed the Trump tax cuts and even the Bush tax cuts all the way back in undergrad (as did George Voinovich for at least the second round of the latter cuts). There is zero reason for our federal government to be so deeply in the red, and the tempting ease of deficit spending actually increases program bloat because legislators are more apt to take budgeting seriously when they know the pain of a bloated budget (and not just the benefit) will be inflicted on their constituents immediately, i.e., before the next election. Gramarye, I think you missed the point. I'm not arguing for the estate tax as a revenue source, my argument is that generational wealth-building is contrary to the American ethos of "all men are created equal," have equal opportunity to succeed in life, and your success should be earned based on YOUR work, not your father's or your grandfather's, etc. Enjoy your wealth while you're alive, help your kids (and they should pay taxes on those "gifts" just like any lottery winner), and when you die some amount of money in excess of whatever we decide is reasonable should go back to the community via taxes rather than to enrich your kids. They did not earn that money from their own hard work, they were just lucky enough to have won the lottery by being born into the "right" family. The example of earmarking estate tax proceeds for education was not meant as a proposal to fully fund education (although doing so would soon be a windfall for education given the way education funding has been cut since the 70s). I would be ok with an estate tax to go exclusively to the most underserved areas of the state whether the East Clevelands or the deepest holler.
  9. audidave

    SCOTUS

    A Senator from Montana will not be available on Saturday to vote as he will be at his daughter’s wedding. So we now are at 46-48. I wonder if there will be any more last minute plans to get out of DC by GOP Senators.
  10. audidave

    SCOTUS

    Brant Lee (Cyberlaw) Wilson Huhn (Constitutional Law) and Alan Newman (Estate Planning). My three favorite professors. Coming up to 9:00pm the number of law professors that have signed is almost 2500! How many law professors are there?!?
  11. audidave

    SCOTUS

    The “key” detail that she doesn’t have the number of people at the party correct is a fallacy. She said she only remembered 4 boys and her friend being there. “There could’ve been more.’” Also who knows at a party when people arrive and when they leave. She said she was in a living room. There could be people in the kitchen (where the brewskis are kept cold) or maybe on a back porch even as it was summer time. It is stupid to refute someone’s testimony because she missed two people at the party 36yrs ago.
  12. audidave

    SCOTUS

    I swear there needs to be logic courses taught in high school. Judge’s book has been out of print for 25 years. There are so few people that have the book that copies are selling for $20k on amazon. It really would not be “public knowledge” that Judge worked at a Safeway until she mentioned it in her testimony and then people noticed it in his book. She knew who Kavanaugh and Judge were. She is not a random person that happened to live in DC. She was hanging out with Squee. That is why she was there.
  13. audidave

    SCOTUS

    Kavanaugh is damaged goods. Discounting the charges of any woman, his lack of unbiased judgement,partisanship, willingness to perjure himself, and his lack of humility are all reasons why the Senate should vote him down.
  14. audidave

    SCOTUS

    I’d like to know how often the dailycaller has been right with a scoop. I bet the percentage is very low. To me its trump fan fiction.
  15. My feeling is the employees “revolted”. I think it was probably felt in the ‘C’ suites to be a good move and so they pursued it but reality hit and hardly anyone wanted to make the drive to downtown Cleveland or move up north. The upper management probably lives in Hudson or Bath so it wouldn’t be a big deal for them to hop on 480 to 77 or just 77 vs heading down rt 8. There probably aren’t that many people that live in Northern Summit county that work there to make this kind of move easier. I think this is a better move as this is mainly an old line business that they dominate in. It is better to stay in a place that is known for the tire business as their vendors and customers are still mainly in Akron. They also are a manufacturer of plastic pallets, organizers and plastic boxes. Which is what they were probably trying to get people to differentiate from their mainline business with the move to Cleveland. I would wonder if this is a temporary move for them. They already own the Akro Mills building where they are now moving. I would think they can bide their time and build a new corporate building in downtown Akron. They complained initially they couldn’t find a building in downtown to move their HQ. I would think the Main and Market Summa building would be the right size for them but maybe they want more of a campus complex that the repurposed innerbelt downtown might afford.
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