User Profile: ohiowordguy


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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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  • [2] February 12, 2015 at 10:58pm

    NOW who looks stupid, Barry?

  • February 3, 2015 at 10:41pm

    “Plenty of people get arrested for not paying taxes.”

    Really, Blaze? Name one. Just one.

    Nonpayment of property taxes is a civil matter, NOT criminal. They take your house, not put you in jail.

    C’mon guys.

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  • [2] January 29, 2015 at 11:11pm

    You are mostly correct. See my post above. Consumer-based load management systems were pioneered in large part by Buckeye Power, Inc., a generation co-op owned by the electric co-ops in Ohio. I worked with these guys for years. GOOD, smart, dedicated people. This was not about “control;” it was about saving people money.

    The original systems used radio signals. Today’s system is satellite based. Originally, most northern utilities were winter-peaking. With the widespread advent of central A/C units, most utility systems are summer peaking today.

    All of this is voluntary, and historically it was a very successful program. It definitely was tied to incentives for co-op member-owners. In Ohio, a lot of co-ops actually gave away free water heaters and/or offered reduced rates for many, many years.

    This had nothing to do with “smart” meters. It was designed to keep wholesale power rates lower, and reduce the need for new generating capacity.

    Smart metering is probably mostly about control. It doesn’t at all appear to be voluntary. My guess is they want to level out load by interrupting power WITHOUT the consumer’s consent.

    A HUGE part of our nation’s success is having a reliable source of power. Mini-blackouts, brownouts, etc. in the name of “climate change” is what this probably is about. If the left/libs have their way, this will go a long way to turning our cities into third-world style areas. And, as always, follow the money.

  • [4] January 29, 2015 at 10:42pm

    I spent 15 years in the electric utility industry. Specifically, I worked in the cooperative field. Nearly 1,000 member-owned electric co-ops serve wide swaths of the USA’s land mass. I worked at both a statewide organization and a local utility.

    Our organization pioneered VOLUNTARY load-management programs that began more than 40 years ago. The idea (without getting into complex billing explanations) was this: At key times, power to water heaters was interrupted on a very short-term basis. Read: minutes. Later, a smaller number of systems controlled central A/C systems. Again, this was 100 percent voluntary, and it saved consumers a lot of money over the years (mostly in indirect costs by avoiding higher wholesale power costs and additional large-scale generating capacity).

    But…I’m not sure I see the need for smart meters. The City of Naperville claims smart meters will, “increase reliability, reduce operating costs, improve efficiency and reduce waste.” That’s mostly BS.

    Mechanical meters are very accurate. Most “high bill” complaints where the meter was tested resulted in finding the meter actually ran slow! As far as improving efficiency and reducing waste? Sorry; not without grid-tied smart appliances that have limited time usage windows. (See where this is going?)

    If utilities want to reduce meter-reading costs they should take a page from electric co-ops: have the consumer read and report their meter reading. It’s a system that has worked for 75 years.

  • January 22, 2015 at 11:04pm

    You are presuming that Obama has a conscience.

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