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By Louie b. Free (Contact) | 304 entries
Louie Free hosts his daily radio show at louiefreeshow.com and also blogs for Vindy.com.


Senate President Tom Niehaus, a Republican from New Richmond, said Wednesday he does not intend to bring up the bill before the end of the lame duck session. The chamber’s last voting session of the year could be today. “I have concerns with the bill,” Niehaus said. “I continue to look at it, but I don’t expect it to come up. ... We appear to treat abuse of animals and penalize people more for that than we do for the abuse of children. And I think that just doesn’t make any sense.”



Thanks for Giving,Dad.

Thanks for Giving,Dad.

MEN to boys: GROW UP!!!

MEN to boys: GROW UP!!!


the y-town option





Oh Fathers, Where Art Thou?

Oh Fathers, Where Art Thou

Pa'ko: Tipping Point ?

Y'all may not have read, but have certainly heard of Malcom Gladwell (Tipping Point,Blink,etc). One of Malcom's quotes:"We have, as human beings, a storytelling problem. We're a bit too quick to come up with explanations for things we really don't have an explanation for." After Pa'Ko Lacey and Juanetta Franklin were ...

“You must do the thing you think you cannot do”

“You must do the thing you think you cannot do”.......... OHIO House Bill 108,FINALLY passed (the Ohio House)today. So where's the credit due??? I know where --- to LIZ and TOM, THAT is where the credit goes for OHIO HOUSE BILL 108'S passage late this afternoon. CREDIT is DUE,primarily to TWO people. Those TWO people are: LIZ RAAB and TOM SIESTO ---PERIOD!!!! LIZ & TOM, these two people have fought, TIRELESSLY, through their tears for the past YEARS to help us, here in OHIO. LIZ & TOM are from NYCity. It would make sense to me if, after the murder of their family member NITRO, they went home to New York and never looked back...but, as we all NOW know, that is NOT LIZ RABB and TOM SIESTO. They came back to Ohio to pick up the remains of their beloved family member,NITRO, after Steve Croley sentenced innocent Nitro to death by starvation in Croley's 'concentration camp for dogs'...here in Ohio, here in Ohio where we STILL lack ADEQUATE laws for the abuse of our companion animals, our pets, our four-legged family members. LIZ & TOM came back, came back HERE to YOUNGSTOWN,OHIO seeking SOME justice, some minimal justice for the painful murder of their family member, but, received no justice. LIZ & TOM returned to New York City, never taking time to grieve, never taking time to rest, but began a campaign to change the laws HERE in OHIO, for OUR companions! NOTHING they could do could ease the pain that they suffer, yet LIZ & TOM have tirelessly worked for YEARS to have a NEW law here, in OHIO. TODAY House Bill 108 FINALLY passed the Ohio House. It passed NOT due to the work our our, so-called, representatives, but it passed because of LIZ & TOM's work. Not a day has gone by that Liz hasn't called,emailed,and/or posted contacts/addresses for WE-the-PEOPLE of OUR state, to contact. LIZ & TOM found the phone numbers and emails,LIZ & TOM contacted OUR representatives insisting that they listen and act...for LIZ & TOM ???? NO!, for those, here in OUR state, that cannot speak for themselves, and we, who love them ! All too often we've seen RE-ACTIVE elected officials realize that a grass-roots movement is gaining momentum, the re-active elected officials THEN attempt to get IN FRONT of that movement (not unlike what we're seeing today with the fracking/injection wells/hazardous waste issues) and act as if they've been there all along, and in fact LEADING that movement. In the case of , what we hope will be NITRO's LAW,again, please KNOW that without the tireless effort of New York City Nitro's LIZ and TOM, nothing would have happened today. LIZ and TOM have organized and executed an amazing campaign for we,the people of Ohio. They've worked to change Ohio from the heartbreak of it all, to the HEART of it all...... for the protection of OUR companions and, of course, in memory of their dear NITRO.

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