The Rooster

D.J. Byrnes
Weekday morning ramblings on Ohio politics, culture, and sports.
Created 19 Dec 2018
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  • There is Only One Way to Hurt Jimmy Haslam
    05 Jul 20221 day ago
    Photo by Fabian Blank on Unsplash Oligarch Jimmy Haslam is an organized criminal who would be in prison in a functioning democracy. In the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave, however, he is de...
  • The Mind of Extremism
    01 Jul 2022 2 0
    HOUSEKEEPING: NO DISPATCH ON MONDAY, JULY 4TH. ENJOY THE NO. 1 DEMOCRACY IN THE WORLD. NORMAL SERVICE WILL RESUME TUESDAY, JULY 5TH. Photo by Worshae on Unsplash There is a trope in sports that winnin...
  • The Hilariously Predictable Downfall of P.G. Sittenfeld
    30 Jun 2022 2 0
    Disgraced forrmer Cincinnati Council President P.G. Sittenfeld, caught in the rare instance where he was remembering the pain he caused the world. It’s a mark of good fiction writing to establish thro...
  • Dave Yost Put Ohio's Abortion Ban on the Books and Immediately Got Sent to Hell
    29 Jun 2022 3 1
    Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost, another classic study in the accelerated physical aging that happens after a lifetime of conservative politics. There is a saying in the abortion movement that “everyo...
  • Failures of the Machine
    28 Jun 2022 1 0
    Photo by Mike Hindle on Unsplash There are things you realize while visiting the Communist Workers’ Republic of Illinois. Chief among them is that they have a governor with swagger and a mayor with a ...
  • Park with the Freaks
    27 Jun 2022 6 0
    Photo by Mike Benna on Unsplash I know what you’re expecting. Another alcoholic missive downloading my personal failures onto some mid-level bureaucrat. Especially after this week. But today, I’m tryi...
  • Some Dick Sniped a Bald Eagle for Some Reason
    24 Jun 2022 1 0
    Photo by Mathew Schwartz on Unsplash The blessed tribe that is President Xi’s Patriots Caucus doesn’t need a refresher on my views of the American regime. For those that do, let’s just say it would gr...
  • Who's This Legislative Dipshit? Meet Stte Rep Adam Miller (D-Columbus)
    23 Jun 2022 4 1
    It’s easy to serve as a politician within a minority party.. Nobody expects you to govern. You can blame any societal ill on the genocidal ruling party. It’s also easier to fundraise. Democratic seats...
  • There is No Proof Any Member of Columbus City Council Can Ride a Bike
    22 Jun 2022 1 1
    I understand why most Columbus residents have no interest in riding a bike. It requires a touch of insanity in a city that believes sharrows are adequate bike infrastructure. Think about all the peopl...
  • The Breaking Point
    21 Jun 2022 4 1
    In a past life, I was a freshman at the University of Montana with dreams of majoring in political science. It was like a lot of my dreams—dumb and stupid. I was naive enough to believe I could master...
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