Monday, May 23, 2011

Chris Bortz is better than Joe Deters (Bortz agrees to lie detector test)

*site wouldn't post my article, here's the cut and paste version**
Councilman Bortz agrees to lie detector test

On Monday Cincinnati City Councilman Chris Bortz was a guest on Lincoln Ware’s radio show that airs on WDBZ 1230 am in Cincinnati.

Bortz appeared on the show to answer accusations that he called Alice Folson and Shawn Allen,  sanitation workers, the “N” word and threatened to shoot Allen.
In a calm speaking voice Bortz denied that he called the workers names or that he was upset.
“I did not call the sanitation workers the “N” word, and I have never used that word in my life.”
Bortz denial is a contradiction to another published report in which he admitted to yelling at the workers and being upset.
Ware and a NAACP member asked Bortz if he’d be willing to take a lie detector test.  Bortz said yes.
Wares mostly African American callers were split pretty evenly as to if they believed Bortz hurled the racial slur.
One caller who identified herself as ‘Bortz’s Black housekeeper’ called in support of Bortz. She said no one in Bortz’s  household is racist and that Bortz’s  Dad often kisses her in the mouth.
Christopher Smitherman, president of the NAACP and Dock Foster, president of the Baptist Ministers Conference has called for Bortz’s resignation.
A date was not announced as to when Bortz would take the lie detector test.

At least Bortz  appeared on black radio to answer the allegations.  Deters won't go on Ware.  Punk.

Click on the link for the story.
Did Councilman Chris Bortz use the "N" word?

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Deters alleged reporter/lover Coolidge puts hit out on Tracie Hunter

Time for the Enquirer to fold. Fold paper.  Someone reported to this blog a few years back that Sharon Coolidge and Joe Deters had a thing. We never reported it because it was irrelevant.   Now comes Coolidge's hit piece on Tracie Hunter.

Shame on you " nasty" Coolidge - lover of Deters.  Check 2009/2010 blog posts on the Deters/Coolidge connection.

Tracie Hunter believes in our children.

Tracie Hunter's amazing journey.  A look back.

FBK is a unapologetic black writer

What the community thinks of Enqui-liar

"This story demonstrates that the Enquirer is yet again misplacing editorial opinion on the front page. To add insult to injury, the "opinion" is little more than Republican Party propaganda packaged to infer wrongdoing by a candidate who apparently has done no wrong. The inference is that, because a candidate for a judgeship has herself been involved in litigation, somehow that candidate should therefore deemed unqualified for the judgeship. None of the litigation discussed, or more accurately not discussed, raises any question that even remotely would disqualify this candidate. She has had issues pertaining to real estate investments. So what? She had some financial issues, yet avoided foreclosure. So what? Twice she was injured when in a car that was hit by another driver. So what? If the true outcome of any of the lawsuits truly impugned the candidate, it was not discussed in this article. This is simply the front page of the Enquirer being co-opted by the local Republican Party."

"Your own guidelines for comments are to not attack personally - this is exactly what this story does. What difference does this make at all? If any of this was frivilous, charges would have been made and your editors and the Bar Association knows that. This was a vicious attack made by the Enquirer typical by this conservative staff. While I'm not a big fan of Hunter's, I find this story to be lower than your newspaper's normal low standards."

So glad I voted for Tracie.

"Wow now that computers are used .... you can't claim that the dirt on our hands is just ink. Must have done a lot of digging only to come up with; Tracie Hunter loves God & what's is in the public record of a lot of Hamilton county officials. What's in yours that the public needs to read about? Did you stayed up all night to write this? It had to be hard to sleep after accepting silver for this story. @ "It is just amazing"...This story is going to be responsible for people getting cuts from all that broken glass. Also it's a shame this story has to appear with a story mentioning "forgiveness". Too bad, so sad."

I'm as conservative as they come (lower case 'c'), but I have to admit that while reading the first few paragraphs my first reaction was that it was a hit piece. Alex T found the numerated revelations to be 'disturbing'? What revelations were those and why? If the Enquirer told him about the discrepancies in her claimed employment history, then that's a fair 'disturbing', but those things were not mentioned until paragraphs following the quote of Alex T's reaction.

I've sued or been sued probably 5 dozen times. That doesn't make me unsavory. It makes me a businessman, but by Enquirer standards it presumably disqualifies me to be a judge. What a sensational and tilted headline, "Tracie Hunter has sued or been sued 13 times." Trying to imply something there Enquirer? National Enquirer standards is my take on it.

"When the article later noted that nothing was found about Williams other than a disorderly conduct, followed by the exculpatory "when he was 21", the case against the Enquirer was nailed shut for me. You could almost read the parenthetical 'but kids will be kids, so a disorderly conduct is ok with us'. How about some details about that crime, and then letting the reader decide if 'kids will be kids'?

"She is legally qualified to be a judge in Ohio: she's under 70, a registered voter, and has been a lawyer for six years.

Really? Sounds as if the Enquirer is implying that, beyond those criteria, she has no other qualifications. Why not mention the same thing about her opponent?

"Hunter refused to be interviewed for this story." Considering that the Enquirer has editorial privilege and the final say on quotes and inserting quotes out of context....I DON'T BLAME HER."


Saturday, May 14, 2011

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Tip of the Day!

Hi Blog Readers.

Faithful readers, we are sorry  that we have not posted in a week or two. Life comes at you fast. Really fast. If ever CAJD’s goes a couple of days without posting (and that doesn’t happen to often), please search this blog, as there are 400 plus post.

In the upcoming weeks we will focus on Cincinnati City Council elections. Politics and Politricks (Joe Deters). As always, keep your tips coming. We find them helpful.

Tip of the Day: Do NOT, repeat DO NOT talk politics or religion at work, school, etc. or with just anybody. There have been too many wars and too much blood shed between people that have different beliefs. It’s OK that we don’t all think alike, but because many of us must work or play together - we must be smart enough to know when to say NOTHING.

Zipped lips don’t sink ships.

Monday, May 2, 2011