Tuesday, September 1, 2015

" I DON'T CARE ANYMORE" phil collins


I'll do alright by myself, Cos I know


Time for a confession. I don't care anymore. Don't care about Town Hall Meetings, The P.O.C. candidate debates whatever will be will be, the futures not ours to see!

People asked me if there will be a candidate debate this election?  Why bother one candidate won overwhelmingly in the last election and didn't show up for anything. AND still having a hard time showing up. One candidate's actions in the last election was just plain embarrassing, so no city wide debate. Maybe a Ward I debate at Elm St. School before the election. Because both candidates seem to want to make their views known.

Jenkins vs. Werner? Well Katie what have you done for us? Offhand my only complaint is you have voted for some ridiculous zoning changes for whatever reasons only you can explain? And Hal sorry you seem to be a one trick pony. Quite reading to us and pontificating like a college professor and talk to us as a bus driver.

Mike DeLeone vs. Rev. Marbel  well it's nice to see Mike in this neck of the woods finally. Mike be careful on what you claim are your accomplishments. A sign really? The Rev gets a sign because he and his wife attended my father's funeral. Best reason so far.  You know Mike the Rev just seems more authentic.... And he doesn't think I'm getting old and forgetful? .

Paul Hach vs. Nobody  That said to you souls in Heisley Park I guess your on your own.

P.O.C. guess it didn't take off like many of us thought it would. The reality is that most people just want to bitch about what's going on and see no need to hold anybody responsible.

Town Hall's as the opportunity there the responsibility. Very few responsible I guess?

Want a real taste of Painesville? attend a COUNCIL MEETING!

Oh, I still plan to attend council meeting. The best kept Painesville secret? The best comedy show on a Monday night. These Council Meeting should be a reality show. Just watching faces and body movements is priceless. Law Director Gurley at times looking skyward and wondering where is he/she planning to take this conversation? Paul Hach slow to learn how a meeting's order progresses. Nothing but nothing tops Bill Horvath telling people to shut off their cell phones and vibrators meeting after meeting!

Will still be blogging But thinking about changing the title from What's Happening Painesville to the End of Days Painesville.

Speaking of Taste Of Painesville as a reason to go Downtown. Check out the fake brick sidewalk's on the north side of Main St. and St. Clair St. Best guess it won't be long before they all look like this?

Also, I wonder who the Streetscape Horticulture expert was? Seems most plants aren't fairing to well. Maybe we should have brought the Palm trees back from a few decade's ago! Remember them? 

You win! I don't care because the majority of Painesville doesn't care. Cos I Know! Ah, tomorrow  I just might care again.


Here's a wild prediction  Megyn Kelly to leave FOXNEWS for CNN didn't appreciate Roger Ailes throwing her under the GOP bus! 

Monday, August 31, 2015

"IT'S ALL ABOUT THE BENJAMINS" puff daddy


Tryin to get my hands on some grants like Horace


There are many times I believe the bureaucracy of a city or school system  is well set-up for the system. Residents as well as students are just used as props in the operation.

Take Painesville City Schools we operate with a Superintendent making north of $125,000. an Assistant Superintendent with a salary of  $104,197

Now comes the whaaat?

Director of Teaching and Learning               $80,802

Director of Business and Personnel               $89.449

Director ELD Services                                   $87,015

Special Education Supervisor                         $65,000

Director, Special                                             $98,014

Administrative Secretary                                $39,274

Ex. Emp. Asst.  Treasurer                               $70,414

Accounting Clerk/Grants                                $38,723

Ex. Secretary to Superintendent                      $46,238

Ex. Emp. Secretary to Business Mgr.              $39,274

Food Service Director                                       $55,032

Communication Director                                   $42,286

Ex. Emp. Tech Coordinator                               $81,049

Ex.Emp. Communication Director                     $43,863

These people all are positioned at the BOE

Now I have left off administration staff such as Principals only because the are on the front lines.

Educating students.

So the next time you hear 'It's for the Kids" remember this short list and who it's really for.

The whole system has a pecking order from Bus Drivers to Janitorial staff.



Seems our President has changed the name of Mt. McKinley named after Ohioan President William McKinley to a high priced GMC  pick-up truck called the Denali?

Saturday, August 29, 2015

'THE WAY YOU DO THE THINGS YOU DO" temptations



And baby you're so smart, you know you could have been a schoolbook.


So much talk on immigration lately. Have you noticed we have gone from building a fence to now a how high 2000 mile wall? We even have dragged in the Great Wall of China in on this.

Changes to the 14th Amendment. With a snap of a finger by Congress! You know those people that accomplish so much.

Here's  a novel idea lets just follow the law's and  REGULATIONS we currently have?

Ohio would make a great test state. We have a Republican governor that's thrown his hat into the Presidential race. Along with the GOP controlling both houses in the state.

Instead of fences and walls we take the government of Ohio and pass law's about employer's using E-verify as mandatory  law in the State of Ohio with violations being in fines as well as jail time. Make it the law. And if your caught with people working for you that don't have the proper documentation you pay the piper. Close all the loopholes if you use outside contractors to supply your workforce, sorry your still responsible. They may get a check from Acme employment but they are doing work for you.

Now how do you find these employer's? You put up a bounty. 3% of the fines collected go to the 'whistleblower' legal or illegal resident. Cold uh?

I've mentioned it before the word comprehensive and now this getting rid of government regulations both scare me about the same. The next time a politician tells you he want's to streamline government by reducing regulations ask him which regulations are you wanting to get rid of.

Do regulations mean no longer inspecting coal mines? No longer inspecting the meat we eat? Or no longer regulating who's legally working where and for whom here in this country?

Think I'm full of hot air? Who do you think the biggest lobbyist's to get rid of E-verify in Washington D.C. is? HOLA? No... how about the National Chamber of Commerce? You don't have to wonder where their skin in the game is?

Now what would be the biggest reason Ohio government not pursuing this? Well many businesses will pack up and move to Illinois, Georgia or wherever state they will be safe operating in.

The answer isn't a wall or fence it is just making employer's responsible citizens. We already know Greed is Good..

While they have us chasing our tails about fences and wall's the middle-class life style is leaving the U.S.A. is this planned?


Really at this time in the election season did you ever think in your wildest dreams Jeb would make "W" look like Yoda?

Thursday, August 27, 2015

"DON'T YOU FORGET ABOUT ME" simple minds


"Slow change may pull us apart"

Another Thursday, another County Commissioners meeting.

As with all meeting, they all start the same with everyone waiting on Commissioner Troy.
I told the person sitting next to me is that they should play 'Oh, Sherry' by Steve Perry when the exalted one enters the chamber.

Run through all procedures of the meeting  then comes the visitor time. Two county residents that must attend all commissioner with documentation on why the commissioners should revisit that ordinance on the Mexican Matricular Card.

Now during both of their presentation's Commissioner Troy managed to do everything but listen to them. He signed, read papers anything but listen to the people. At that time I decided why bother to mention anything he probably read the sports section of the paper until I was finished.

Talking about finished I think the other two commissioners time will be done next November. And for what?

I was going to ask if county residents signed  a petition on the commissioners revisiting the card if that might sway you know who?

Something tells me we could walk into the commissioners meeting with 10,000 signatures and sadly it wouldn't change Commissioner Troy mind.

Meeting at 10:00 AM and 2:00PM I guess in some of those at the meeting things must be great. No one comes to complain? [Well their all out working to support your rearend]

Now if we could do something about these pests that for some odd reason keep coming back to meetings just to be ignored?


I predict that Trumps rating will go up at least 5% after the brush up with Univision anchor Jorge Ramos. First Mr. Ramos wasn't called on and second as a reporter he is to ask questions not debate the candidate. Wonder if I'm correct?

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

"I'LL THINK OF A REASON LATER" lee ann womack



It ain't Christian to judge a stranger



Let's see in today's News-Herald 08/25/15  there was a story about a business that although the City of Mentor approved this business the property owner decided to not issue a lease.

 Headline; Mentor Distillery project back to square one.

Kenneth Howard general manager of Traditional and Innovative Spirits LLC
A company that he planned to produce Whiskies, Vodka, Wine, Vinegar, Beer and Candy.??
To be sold at retail outlets, on-line or by appointment.

Now a business near where he would operate objected after it was reported in the news. So the property owner changed his mind.

This business would be all electric so as to cut down on flammability which the Mentor Fire Department had approved.

Now my question is should our esteem  Community Development Department step in and have a conversation with Mr. Howard about locating his business in Painesville?

Or do we have so many businesses clamoring to locate here in the Ville'. Is our community two uppity to except income from property taxes or income taxes for a venture such as this?

Seems presently Mexican Restaurant's seem to be the only thing moving into town.

I may be the Terminator but Paul Hach must be the Demolishinator  got another building on State Street, heard it will be replaced by....... you guessed it another Mexican Restaurant.

Seems as if Painesville can provide great frosting for a cake, we just have forgotten how to make cake?

Hell, Hershey Pa. built a town on chocolate maybe we can build one on taco's?

I expect a lot of blow-back on this suggestion, I'll think of a reason later why I even brought it up?

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Andy Flock Ward I Town Hall meeting Thursday August 27, 2015 7:00PM Elm St. Elementary School. Open to all residents with any and all concerns of the city.


If as Donald Trump can tell us that the 14th Amendment can be changed by an act of Congress, then couldn't the same be said of the 2nd Amendment? Or for that matter any Amendment? What say you Constitution scholars? Do we really want to go down that rabbit hole?

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

"SUMMER N THE CITY" lovin' spoonfuls



'All around people looking half dead'

You don't have to look to hard or to far to find someone who has a complaint about one city department or another. It seems to be the nature of the beast.

You have to be tough to put up with a lot of the crap that goes around here. I thought with a new administration things would change, and to some degree it has. But it seems it's hard to teach an old dog new tricks. Being rude just must come with the turf.

Along with if you somehow cross one of these department heads or inspectors you may pay an expensive price. Some instances were pretty obvious like the hoops Steele Mansion had to go through. Then there are others where average residents just get caught in this tangled web.

The first thing I would ask is that the city monitor and tape ALL conversation between a resident and someone who is answering the phones at City Hall or to different city departments. This may lower blood pressure amongest residents. Also the rudeness that some show  on site discussions. Inspectors should be taught who pays their salaries and to treat those people with a little more respect. I'm not suggesting they kiss someone's a**, just be a little civil to them. In the big scheme of things you really aren't anyone welding that much power.

First off, to certain city employees that own rental property in Painesville please  pay your property taxes. Then again, if all of us didn't pay ours, maybe we would have fixed up the multitudes of violations you seem to find in our properties. I guess I have to add... who inspects your property?

Second, quit suggesting to delinquent renters what they should do with their rent payments. Put them in escrow?  Really? One of the reasons they're getting evicted is due to months of nonpayment of rent. Never realized the city inspectors provided this kind of service.

Also, do inspectors have the power to 'Stop Order' utilities to a homeowner? Let's see, if a renter is kicked out on Monday you shut off all utilities on Tuesday? By who's decree? And mark it as a vacant property to boot? City Council should review some of the Ordinances recently passed by them... it seems inspectors are not taking it in the vein in which they were passed.

To many of you in charge in the city, news flash....currently only 47% of the people live in homes they purchased... the other 53% are rentals. May not like it but facts are facts. And for those of you that would like to know where I got those numbers...if I can navigate the National Census site...so can you.

Isn't it time that the powers that be quit pretending that we are something that we are not? Instead of the punitive policies against renters and landlords (over half of the city population), deal with reality as it is rather than as you wish it were. And for the lower level city echelon - quit undermining landlords that are trying to keep decent properties...especially since some of you are allegedly one of them.

Who watches the watchers?

And to Mr. Carson I think it's past time you took a certain 'inspector' to the woodshed she think she is responsible for things she's not. Case in point if your interested I will share the name of a city resident she has been quite rude too.

Also I have checked this post with my attorney and this time I don't expect a police detective to ask for my computer.

And could the watchers please pay their property taxes they owe before making life miserable for some that live here in Painesville not out in Western Geauga County?





While Mr. Trump is trying to build a fence, along with trying to stop Ford from building a 2.5 Billion dollar plant in Mexico. Have the Donald check on Hershey Bars and Reese Cups that are now made in Monterey, Mexico? Production has ended in  Pennsylvania . Now only a distribution site.

Friday, August 21, 2015

"KING OF PAIN" police



There's a blind man looking for a shadow of doubt


Well Thursday morning took another foray into the Lake County Commissioners meeting.

Let me explain myself here. My opposition to the commissioners passing a resolution about the Mexican Matricula Card is in the same vein as the letter sent by a former council-president  to our senator, and former council people going on FOXNEWS welcoming legal as well as illegals to our area. It's the perception that we act as a sanctuary community. Look we have enough to deal with  without laying out a welcoming mat.

Well as some of you by now realize I have been a registered Democrat since 1971 I don't vote a straight ticket by any  means. But as a lifelong Democrat I must admit I am ashamed of the actions as well as attitude of Commissioner Troy. Look up arrogant in a dictionary and it might have a picture of him.

Myself and two others  came to the meeting to make the commissioners realize this Resolution passed on this card in 2005 was a mistake. We all presented our reasons. My main one was instead of discussing the future of the county.  In the next election in 2016 there will be two open seats for commissioner. I suggested that their opponents in the next election will hit these two present commissioners over the head with this Matricula card which in reality they never voted on. Only commissioner Troy was  a commissioner at that time.  Someone else brought up county contracts and if these employers use E-verify. Commissioner Troy stated that argument should be taken up at the state level? Really commissioner just maybe this card should have been dealt at the state level also.. Another told of local banks using these card to secure bank loans, and banking privileges even after the FBI as well as the local law enforcement claiming how much fraud is involved in this card. As a surprise commissioner Troy made some of the best argument against this card claiming it's completely worthless? I was now really confused. When I asked him if this card carried as much weight as a Mickey Mouse Club membership he agreed? When I asked if the commissioners would revisit this resolution I  immediately was answered NO!

So let me understand this one Democratic commissioner is willing to throw two other Democratic commissioners under the bus over what he calls a worthless card? I can only hope commissioner Moran  and Malechek realize what's going on before it's to late. Commissioner Moran didn't get where she's at by being thrown under a bus over something she had nothing to do with.

You would think a political heavyweight such as Troy would realize what's coming. He just squeaked a victory last November over a political newcomer who didn't even have full backing of the Lake County Republican Party and she has thrown in her hat against commissioner Moran next year.

Now thinking about it who needs three commissioners when only ONE King seems to matter?

If things don't happen commission Troy will be looking at new faces sitting with him in 2017.

I might have been mistaken about V.D. and HOLA being the big mover behind this. My years have proven to me that this kind of resistance only comes with large amounts of green cash behind it. No other reason makes sense.


Let me understand this the stock market dropped 358 points yesterday and it'd Disney's fault?