I used to love this band even though they're a cover band. Saw them several other times. I just learned that three of the band members though have been replaced by look-alikes. No kidding. The lead singer, bass player and drummer are all replacements. The worst though, is that the lead singer does not have a very good voice at all. Not to be mean, but seeing this show made me feel like I've been duped.
Great article by chef Parker Bosley "Don't Swallow That" in the Dining Section.
Ohio Supreme Court Justice Maureen O'Connor, at a fall dinner at the University of Findley where she was a keynote speaker, said that Issue 2 is an "inappropriate use" of a constitutional amendment. That's according to an article at www.thecourier.com of Oct. 16, 2009. It also says she said Ohio's Constituion is a "much bigger document" and policy deicisons such as how farm animals should be treated should be left to lawmakers not a board. In addition, apparently recognizing that Ohioans want minor reform for farm animals, she said "Policy needs to evolve as our society changes." That pretty much sums it up. Vote NO on Issue 2.
We don't need a constitutionally mandated board of "experts" to tell us whether an animal should be able to turn around in its cage or lie down. The majority of the voters in California (63%) decided this all on their own through a ballot initiative. Eight other states have also decided that, also through their general assemblies. Ohio will be the only state with a constitutionally created board, if Issue 2 passes. How embarrassing. The amendment would take away the right of ordinary Ohioans to determine these basic policy issues, while it masquerades as a constitutional amendment for animal care. It's disgusting. It's not "outsiders" that are the danger to big agribusiness, it's Ohio citizens and consumers who vote and who think that animals raised for meat should be treated with basic human decency -- that's the real danger. That's why there is a proposed Constitutional Amendment that would take away that right and give it to an industry-dominated board . Governor Strickland should be ashamed that he led the effort to fast-track this to the ballot. The Cleveland APL, Capital Humane Society, Geauga Humane Society, Ohio League of Women Voters, major newspaers, ASPCA are all against this and had no input. Do you think Gov. Strickland will violate the Constitutional Amendment and give the humane societies more than one vote? What's next? if this board links the animal care issue to the environment as the vague language in the four-paragraph amendment regarding best-managment practices allows (e.g., manure lagoons) could they exempt themselves from the Clean Water Act? How about the Clear Air Act? Why not? Where in the vague amendment does it say they can't do that? After all they are a board created by a constitutional amendment. They would love to exempt themselves, and enforce their 1996 agricultural disparagement law with this board so Ohioans will have less and less free speech, due process. But why would we need free speech and due process when we have a board of "experts" to decide our issues for us? What a scam.
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