Ohio is scaring me

Cuyahoga Falls, I think.

RealityForAll said:

Where in Oh-High-Oh?


drummerboy said:

I don't get it. 
LOL

you probably only saw the "Han shot first" version


I lived in Ohio for about 2-3 years in the early 1980s (went to OSU for grad school).  Being at school, I was insulated somewhat from the general population, but after I graduated I worked at various temp jobs downtown Columbus.  I had to take a public bus to get to my job(s) and the bus was filled with what seemed like poor and mentally ill people. The bus workers went on strike and the bus stopped running and it barely made the TV news.  I was sweating bullets about getting to work and it seemed like most people had cars and could give a rat's a** about anyone who depended on alternative transportation.  

Other than that and the obsession with football and Ronald Reagan it was a nice place to live.  Much cheaper than Boston, where I was right before and there were some cultural things to do.  I met a lot of slacker type people who seemed to have a comfortable niche.  It's probably changed a lot since then. 


Tin soldiers and Nixon's comin'
We're finally on our own
This summer I hear the drummin'


I have an aunt, uncle, and adult married cousin who live there. Moved from this area about 30 years ago. The uncle is originally from there.

All Trumpers now, living in a rural part of OH, who I eventually had to unfollow on FB because I just couldn’t take it anymore.


We drove through there in 2019 when we moved to AB.  We spent the night in Marblehead on the lake which was charming but it was MAGA hats and Trump signs all the way from the PA border to Indiana (and really on up to Chicago).

I lived in Texas for some years and I can tell you that living under the jackboot of rightwing fascism wears on you after a while in subtle ways that you might not initially appreciate.


I know of one left-leaning, politically active couple who moved from Maplewood to Cleveland a few years back.  Like you, they had family there.  Cleveland is pretty far from Cuyahoga Falls, but maybe there will be some like-minded people in CH, too?  Nearest college town??  In any case, lower cost of living can be very comforting....


Cuyahoga Falls is kind of blue - their congressman is Dem. Tim Ryan.


“The farms of Ohio
Had been replaced by shopping malls
And Muzak filled the air
From Seneca to Cuyahoga Falls
Said, ay, oh, way to go, Ohio.”

Figured I’d get it in there before DaveSchmidt. ;-)


I have an old friend who lives in downtown Columbus and absolutely loves it.


drummerboy said:

PVW said:

drummerboy said:

I don't get it. 
LOL

Watch the scene where Han and co are escaping Mos Eisley, and ask yourself how that sorry lot of storm troopers ever managed to conquer the galaxy.

That's sort of what I thought. Has a storm trooper ever actually shot someone? (just talking the original trilogy)


PVW said:

yahooyahoo said:

this post is not up to your usual standards.


Strange -- was supposed to be a laugh-cry emoji! I tried to paste the emoji in, but looks like it didn't render.

I'll stick with the MOL-supplied one then.

oh oh


drummerboy said:

Cuyahoga Falls, I think.

RealityForAll said:

Where in Oh-High-Oh?

Best of luck in your new place.


What rfa said.  Your map looks pretty congenial, and there's sure to be some people you will be comfortable with, as well as some to keep you informed about other points of view...  Keep posting here too?


mjc said:

What rfa said.  Your map looks pretty congenial, and there's sure to be some people you will be comfortable with, as well as some to keep you informed about other points of view...  Keep posting here too?

I will never leave MOL.  grin


Do teachers each have a choice about gun training?  I did interdisciplinary teaching in a high school so at times I was in another classroom. Teachers also have lunchroom duty. Do we pack a gun? Is it secured in our homeroom? Carry to the teacher's room?

I have a steady hand when painting portraits but aiming a gun, I think I'd be pretty shaky. Teachers have had good health insurance, wonder how this new high risk requirement will effect coverage.


Morganna said:

Do teachers each have a choice about gun training?  I did interdisciplinary teaching in a high school so at times I was in another classroom. Teachers also have lunchroom duty. Do we pack a gun? Is it secured in our homeroom? Carry to the teacher's room?

I have a steady hand when painting portraits but aiming a gun, I think I'd be pretty shaky. Teachers have had good health insurance, wonder how this new high risk requirement will effect coverage.

I think that first the local school board has to approve of teachers carrying and I would have to assume it's the teacher's choice after that. I don't think they've reached the level of craziness where they would force a teacher to carry.

But I'm sure that's coming.


back to that 24 hour teacher training thing. surprise! and what a coincidence! 

https://www.news5cleveland.com/news/politics/ohio-politics/ohio-lawmaker-who-wrote-bill-requiring-gun-training-for-teachers-owns-gun-training-business

Ohio lawmaker who wrote bill requiring gun training for teachers owns gun training business


drummerboy said:

back to that 24 hour teacher training thing. surprise! and what a coincidence! 

https://www.news5cleveland.com/news/politics/ohio-politics/ohio-lawmaker-who-wrote-bill-requiring-gun-training-for-teachers-owns-gun-training-business

Ohio lawmaker who wrote bill requiring gun training for teachers owns gun training business

Would you recommend untrained teachers instead?  Who better to protect our school kids than trained teachers (not every teacher, but enough to insure safety throughout the building)?


mtierney said:

Would you recommend untrained teachers instead?  Who better to protect our school kids than trained teachers (not every teacher, but enough to insure safety throughout the building)?

You're missing the point, he's recommending that teachers not be armed when in the classroom.


Arming teachers is one of the dumbest ideas I've ever heard. Any off the rails kid with a deathwish would know what teachers are armed and start with them. And if a kid doesn't have a gun, just ambush an armed teacher and get that gun.

I'm sure there would be instances of heroic teachers stopping a psychopath in his tracks, but that would be the exception. 

Hard to see how any rational person thinks arming teachers is a good idea, net-net.


mtierney said:

drummerboy said:

back to that 24 hour teacher training thing. surprise! and what a coincidence! 

https://www.news5cleveland.com/news/politics/ohio-politics/ohio-lawmaker-who-wrote-bill-requiring-gun-training-for-teachers-owns-gun-training-business

Ohio lawmaker who wrote bill requiring gun training for teachers owns gun training business

Would you recommend untrained teachers instead?  Who better to protect our school kids than trained teachers (not every teacher, but enough to insure safety throughout the building)?

I'd recommend that Republican legislators get their heads out of their arses.

"who better" indeed. jeebus.

btw, how many teachers are enough to insure safety? Is that some special Republican formula?


Mt and DB, may I ask who is "insuring" the safety - GEICO or Progressive?


Smedley said:

Mt and DB, may I ask who is "insuring" the safety - GEICO or Progressive?

Hey, I'm just quoting.


Plus I just woke up.

Plus not enough coffee.


Smedley said:

Mt and DB, may I ask who is "insuring" the safety - GEICO or Progressive?

Aflac, as anyone who thinks arming teachers is a good idea is clearly a quack.


Smedley said:

Mt and DB, may I ask who is "insuring" the safety - GEICO or Progressive?

Armed Gekkos. 


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