User Profile: ohiowordguy


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  • [12] June 25, 2015 at 3:56pm

    Apparently there are a couple Blazers who need to rewatch National Lampoon’s “Animal House…

  • [47] May 23, 2015 at 10:35am

    The 17th amendment — and its more well-known sibling, the 16th — are glaring examples of early Progressive successes. Those amendments “fundamentally transformed” America.

    ONLY when we repeal both of these monstrosities will we enjoy true freedom and a government that is responsive to the people.

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  • April 24, 2015 at 11:06pm

    I have said for years that EVERY American should visit Arlington National Cemetery. If it doesn’t humble you, and make you appreciative, there is something wrong with you.

  • March 30, 2015 at 10:22pm

    Angie’s List is not some two-bit blog where angry schlubs can post libelous reviews anonymously. That’s what Yelp is for.

    Were you an Angie’s List member? Probably not. That’s why they wouldn’t let you post a review. See, for someone to just go on their system and report being “ripped off” would be tantamount to libel/slander. Angie’s List is is a MEMBER-driven system of reviews of businesses that have been invited to list their verified info. They have a pretty well-defined system of handling bad reviews/complaints.

    No; I don’t work for them. A client of mine does very well with them and I handle all his marketing and paperwork. I get angry when people slam businesses about which they obviously know very little.

    Is their system perfect? NO! Show me one that is. And yes, Angie’s List is getting hit hard by competitors. And yes, their announcement is politically correct garbage.

    And as far as them “catering” to businesses, I could tell you a very compelling story that actually proves quite the opposite. Trust me when I tell you that paid members wield a lot of power at AL.

    If you were ripped off, you need to report it either to the police or prosecutor’s office, especially if you truly “feared for your life.”

  • [2] March 30, 2015 at 9:56pm

    “They pick a name from a Contractor who lists themselves.”

    NOT true. Do you have any idea the Angie’s List process really works? I do.

    You cannot list your business yourself. If someone reviews/recommends you, then they invite you to list your business.

    I am NOT an apologist for Angie’s List — I think their advertising is misleading in some respects. They say, “No one can pay to be on Angie’s List.” That’s true, but once you get reviewed they come after you for big bucks — BIG bucks.

    But they do, in fact, verify a great deal of info on the people who are listed. How do I know? I have filled out the paperwork for a client of mine who is doing very, very well on Angie’s List.

    Now, he’s spent a lot of money advertising with them, but he is attracting a very well-qualified clientele that is pre-qualifying themselves. From a marketing standpoint, it couldn’t be better. He’s been able to eliminate the tire-kickers almost completely (he offers a very expensive service).

    AL does not just “pick a name.” That’s just a ridiculous claim that shows your ignorance about AL.

    The reviews are absolutely the key. People really read them. And businesses live and die by them. But Angie’s List does NOT “pick a name” and give it to customers. Clients choose a business themselves, most often based on the business’ reviews.

    I don’t agree with everything they do; and this announcement smacks of knee-jerk political correctness. But your characterization of their business practices is wrong.

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  • March 27, 2015 at 9:44pm

    The White House knew EVERY BIT of the circumstances surrounding Bergdahl’s desertion very early on.

    Anyone who says otherwise is a fool or a traitor.

    I am convinced now more than ever that Barrack Hussein Obama has but one goal: destroy America.

    As for Bergdahl…perhaps we could arrange a little “reunion” with his former comrades. I’m quite sure they missed him a great deal, and would just love the chance to get reacquainted.

  • [26] March 27, 2015 at 9:26pm

    Block Flash player. Solves a lot. Unbelievable the amount of garbage running when you visit The Blaze.

    This site used to bring my machine to an absolute crawl, and cause it to massively overheat (MacBook Pro, BTW). Same thing at Daily Caller website, too.

  • March 27, 2015 at 8:11pm

    Perhaps you should change your screen name to “liberalapologist.”

    Of course, when you cite Wikipedia as a source, I dismiss you completely.

  • [4] March 27, 2015 at 8:08pm

    Research what Gary Sinise already has done to support our military. THEN make your comment.

    Normally, you would be right. In this case, you are not.

  • [2] March 16, 2015 at 4:21pm

    You are, of course, referencing the Ford Pinto — which wasn’t introduced until 1971.

  • [1] March 11, 2015 at 10:01pm

    Two days and Troy Landry will have that place gator-free.

    CHOOT ‘EM!

  • March 5, 2015 at 9:04pm

    Seriously? OK, first, not all Conservatives are overtly religious (or evangelical). Next, even believers can have a sense of humor!

    Actually one of my favorite Carlin bits was a particularly off-color, vulgar joke about Marilyn Quayle.

  • March 5, 2015 at 8:57pm

    I’ve been predicting for 25 years now that one day we will “mine” our landfills for raw materials. Can you imagine how much steel, aluminum, glass and plastic we could recover?

    Our stockpile of “unnatural” resources is huge — and growing.

  • [1] March 2, 2015 at 8:20pm

    As a writer, editor and now publisher with 30 years of experience I say without hesitation that The Blaze is edited by absolute amateurs. Sometimes it’s all I can do to read the stories. Don’t even get me started on the headlines…

    Frankly, the amateurish copywriting and grotesquely inaccurate and/or sensational headlines are a big part of why I often skip this website for weeks at a time.

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  • February 20, 2015 at 10:09am

    Please allow me to tell you a little story…

    We have a place in Wooster, OH called Coccia’s Pizza. Third generation; awesome pies. The other night, just when this latest Arctic blast hit, my family and I decided that instead of cooking, we would treat ourselves a bit. After phoning for half an hour just to place our order, I arrived 10 minutes before they opened, to pick it up.

    The parking lot was already packed, with people who also had called ahead. When they opened the doors at 5 p.m., I said to one of the folks traipsing in with me, “I wish I had a business where 50 people were waiting for me to open the doors.”

    There’a a reason people buy Apple products, and are willing to wait in line to do so.

    There’s also a reason people DON’T camp out for Windows products…

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  • February 20, 2015 at 10:01am


    Have you ever seen the comparison of Windows to cars? Even funnier than this. Here’s a version of it:

    Hey..for all you Wintel fans, how’s that Zune music player workin’ for ya?

    What version of Windows are they on now? I hear it’s code named, “We hope this one really works.”

  • [2] February 20, 2015 at 9:55am

    My fear exactly.

  • [30] February 20, 2015 at 9:52am

    Who edited this story?!

    “Someone had drove off with their van, the couple said.” DRIVEN, not drove.

    “According to the Langley’s…” This is a plural, NOT a possessive!

    C’mon, Blaze. This is basic grammar. Let’s step it up a notch, shall we?

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  • [1] February 19, 2015 at 8:57pm

    THANK YOU for your perspective. Incredibly well stated. I think you’re probably correct in every observation you made.

    Best wishes to you and your family.

  • [9] February 19, 2015 at 8:50pm

    I think you’re wrong. You can’t force friendships!

    Sometimes, as much as parents try to explain that “everyone is different,” a child simply doesn’t bond with another child like we would hope.

    Kids also may be uncomfortable with someone they don’t understand. If the boy is autistic, how does it manifest itself? Silence? Outbursts? It’s entirely possible that the other children aren’t comfortable around him and really don’t want to go to his party.

    I’m not judging either way. Just trying to point out that I doubt very much that the parents said “no.” More than likely, at least a few of the parents tried to talk their child into going, but the child refused.

    Again; I don’t care what the circumstances are, you can’t force friendship and it’s wrong to try. Regardless of the situation, receiving an invitation does not obligate the recipient to attend — or to explain nonattendance.

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