Quotes by Jim Petro, Ohio Attorney General

Filed under: QUOTES,Uncategorized — tkm February 27, 2006 @ 4:0 am

“Public officials who perpetrate fraud on the people they are elected to serve do more than steal taxpayers’ dollars – they abuse our and erode the confidence we have in our governmental system.”

“Citizens entrust their government with the responsibility to protect their lives and property. The people have a right to hold their public servants to a higher level of accountability because of the power that government has to affect the lives and well-being of its citizens. When public officials abuse this power and betray the trust of constituents, our entire society is harmed, and those officials have forfeited the right to exercise the duties of their office.”

“As Auditor of State and now as Attorney General I believe governments have an obligation to be fiscally prudent and mindful of their responsibility to those they serve. I have seen too many examples of public servants who misspent taxpayer dollars and have taken action to hold them accountable.
Jim Petro, Attorney General”

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Alastair Farrugia

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Filed under: POEM,Uncategorized — tkm February 24, 2006 @ 23:0 pm

I asked for a flower,
He gave me a garden.
I asked for a tree,
He gave me a forest.
I asked for a river,
He gave me an ocean.
I asked for a friend,
He gave me “YOU.”

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FOOTPRINTS … A new version

Filed under: POEM,Uncategorized — tkm February 12, 2006 @ 0:0 am

This new version of the “footprints” story really caught me off guard at the end… What a blessing JUST READ IT!


Imagine you and the Lord Jesus are walking down the road together.
For much of the way, the Lord’s footprints go along steadily, consistently, rarely varying the pace.

But your footprints are a disorganized stream of
zigzags, Starts, Stops,
Turnarounds, circles, departures, and returns.

For much of the way, it seems to go like this, but
Gradually your footprints come more in line with the Lord’s,
soon paralleling His consistently.

You and Jesus are walking as true friends!

This seems perfect, but then an interesting thing happens:

Your footprints that once etched the sand next to Jesus’ are now walking precisely in His steps.

Inside His larger footprints are your smaller ones,

you and Jesus are becoming one.

This goes on for many miles,
but gradually you notice another change.
The footprints inside the large footprints seem to grow larger.

Eventually they disappear altogether.

There is only one set of footprints.
They have become one.

This goes on for a long time,
but suddenly the second set of footprints is back.
This time it seems even worse!
Zigzags all over the place.
Gashes in the sand.
A variable mess of prints.

You are amazed and shocked.

Your dream ends.

Now you pray:

“Lord, I understand the first scene, with zigzags and fits.

I was a new Christian;
I was just learning.

“But You walked on through the storm and helped me learn to walk with You.”

“That is correct.”

“And when the smaller footprints were inside of Yours,
I was actually learning to walk in Your steps,
following You very closely.”

“Very good.

You have understood everything so far.”

When the smaller footprints grew and filled in Yours, I suppose that I was becoming like You in every way.”


“So, Lord, was there a regression or something?

“The footprints separated, and this time it was worse than at first.”

There is a pause as the Lord answers, with a smile in His voice.

“You didn’t know? It was then that we danced!”

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Portsmouth Daily Times–Not the voice of the PEOPLE!!!!

Filed under: PDT,Uncategorized — tkm February 10, 2006 @ 12:0 pm

Below is a copy of a letter submitted to the Portsmouth Daily Times (PDT) and discarded by Rick Greene. The letter was submitted by Norma Ratcliff, 77 years young, a lifetime taxpaying citizen of Portsmouth who has subscribed to the PDT for nearly 50 years.

It brings me great sadness to report the PDT practices smothering the voices of our elderly. Norma requested to voice her opinion, in the “Letter to the Editor” Section of the PDT concerning an article that was previously published in this paper, but her voice was quickly suppressed by Rick Greene, Editor. The letter was responding to an article written by a staff writer (Jeff Barron) and in response to one of our Public Official’s (Mayor Jim Kalb) “quotes” that were printed in this article; she was rebuffed and silenced by Rick Greene.

CLICK: “Letter to the Editor” not published by the PDT.

It has been said numerous times in the past how the PDT is slanted and presents half-truths. This example will provide you the proof that shows the PDT picks and chooses who in our community is heard. If you are not a part of the elite group, affiliated with the SOGP, your voice is not essential.

 The Portsmouth Daily Times prints half-truths and misleading information.
 The Portsmouth Daily Times does not care about the experience of our elderly.
 The Portsmouth Daily Times only prints what they want to use to influence the community in a negative way.

I encourage everyone in the community to voice their NONsupport of the PDT.


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