11th Feb 2014
"Plenty of lore surrounds The Pine Club, which doesn’t accept credit cards or reservations and famously made President George H.W. Bush and his guests wait 40 minutes for a table back in 1988."
Source: there are a lot of really great stories about my hometown and the places and people in it, but this is forever my favorite. they don’t just not take reservations; they NEVER take reservations, even from the sitting president of the united states. (x)
7th Jan 2014

THIS IS WINSTON

HE’S IN THE BEST COMMERCIAL OF THE YEAR

6th Dec 2013
Why is this weather.com map of southwestern Ohio in Japanese though

Why is this weather.com map of southwestern Ohio in Japanese though

30th Jun 2013

Gov. John Kasich signed Ohio's budget and kept a provision requiring a doctor to seek a heartbeat before an abortion.

Well, Ohio, I hope you like getting fucked because there’s nothing you can do about it now!

Kasich just signed the budget and kept EVERY SINGLE PROVISION LIMITING THE RIGHTS OF WOMEN/PERSONS ABLE TO BECOME PREGNANT TO ADEQUATE MEDICAL CARE AND BODILY AUTONOMY AS WELL AS THEIR ACCESS TO CONTRACEPTION AND ABORTION.

30th Jun 2013

thirddeadlysin:

thirddeadlysin:

thirddeadlysin:

Dear Tumblr

This is the number for Ohio Governor John Kasich’s office:

614-728-7576

He is literally the only chance we have left of getting the anti-choice, anti-women amendments removed from the Ohio budget. If he doesn’t exercise his line-item veto to remove them:

  • Planned Parenthood loses its funding
  • rape crisis centers lose their funding
  • their funding is instead diverted to right-wing “crisis pregnancy centers” which bully pregnant persons into carrying unwanted pregnancies to term
  • abortion providers cannot transfer patients to public hospitals
  • people with the ability to get pregnant must have ultrasounds and a 24 hour waiting period before getting certain kinds of birth control like emergency contraception
  • pregnant persons must undergo (and pay for!!!) external ultrasounds to force them to “be informed of” the fetal heartbeat and the viability of the fetus before they can obtain an abortion
  • pregnancy is officially redefined as beginning at fertilization, which means that simply taking a morning-after pill could be considered an abortion requiring an ultrasound and ~counseling~

It’s … I don’t know what else to do. This isn’t like Texas. There’s no chance to stop it in the legislature. The budget bill is on his desk. We aren’t facing great odds here. He’s an ultraconservative who has indicated his satisfaction with these kinds of proposals in the past.

But if you could call and tell him that not vetoing these amendments is unacceptable, I and a lot of women here would appreciate it. 

(You can tweet him at @johnkasich with #veto4women too, or email him here courtesy of Planned Parenthood)

Other ways to contact:

(614) 328-9435

(614) 466-3555

Official form: http://www.governor.ohio.gov/Contact/ContacttheGovernor.aspx

If you’re required to give an Ohio address, the Statehouse where the legislature meets is:

1 Capitol Square, Columbus, OH 43215

 

And one last time. Tomorrow (Sunday) is the last chance to voice opposition to the budget provisions that will endanger women’s health and right to choose. 

Thanks so much to everyone who has taken the time to call, write, Tweet, or signal boost.

okay I lied about one last time. apparently the governor hasn’t responded to any individual or group at all about whether he’ll actually complete any vetoes! they’ve also stopped emptying the voicemail so it might actually be impossible to leave a message

30th Jun 2013

so by midnight tonight we’ll know if people in ohio who are capable of getting pregnant are still allowed to make their own decisions about their medical care and personal responsibilities!

i’m not real confident about our odds tbh!

29th Jun 2013

thirddeadlysin:

thirddeadlysin:

Dear Tumblr

This is the number for Ohio Governor John Kasich’s office:

614-728-7576

He is literally the only chance we have left of getting the anti-choice, anti-women amendments removed from the Ohio budget. If he doesn’t exercise his line-item veto to remove them:

  • Planned Parenthood loses its funding
  • rape crisis centers lose their funding
  • their funding is instead diverted to right-wing “crisis pregnancy centers” which bully pregnant persons into carrying unwanted pregnancies to term
  • abortion providers cannot transfer patients to public hospitals
  • people with the ability to get pregnant must have ultrasounds and a 24 hour waiting period before getting certain kinds of birth control like emergency contraception
  • pregnant persons must undergo (and pay for!!!) external ultrasounds to force them to “be informed of” the fetal heartbeat and the viability of the fetus before they can obtain an abortion
  • pregnancy is officially redefined as beginning at fertilization, which means that simply taking a morning-after pill could be considered an abortion requiring an ultrasound and ~counseling~

It’s … I don’t know what else to do. This isn’t like Texas. There’s no chance to stop it in the legislature. The budget bill is on his desk. We aren’t facing great odds here. He’s an ultraconservative who has indicated his satisfaction with these kinds of proposals in the past.

But if you could call and tell him that not vetoing these amendments is unacceptable, I and a lot of women here would appreciate it. 

(You can tweet him at @johnkasich with #veto4women too, or email him here courtesy of Planned Parenthood)

Other ways to contact:

(614) 328-9435

(614) 466-3555

Official form: http://www.governor.ohio.gov/Contact/ContacttheGovernor.aspx

If you’re required to give an Ohio address, the Statehouse where the legislature meets is:

1 Capitol Square, Columbus, OH 43215

 

And one last time. Tomorrow (Sunday) is the last chance to voice opposition to the budget provisions that will endanger women’s health and right to choose. 

Thanks so much to everyone who has taken the time to call, write, Tweet, or signal boost.

28th Jun 2013

thirddeadlysin:

Dear Tumblr

This is the number for Ohio Governor John Kasich’s office:

614-728-7576

He is literally the only chance we have left of getting the anti-choice, anti-women amendments removed from the Ohio budget. If he doesn’t exercise his line-item veto to remove them:

  • Planned Parenthood loses its funding
  • rape crisis centers lose their funding
  • their funding is instead diverted to right-wing “crisis pregnancy centers” which bully pregnant persons into carrying unwanted pregnancies to term
  • abortion providers cannot transfer patients to public hospitals
  • people with the ability to get pregnant must have ultrasounds and a 24 hour waiting period before getting certain kinds of birth control like emergency contraception
  • pregnant persons must undergo (and pay for!!!) external ultrasounds to force them to “be informed of” the fetal heartbeat and the viability of the fetus before they can obtain an abortion
  • pregnancy is officially redefined as beginning at fertilization, which means that simply taking a morning-after pill could be considered an abortion requiring an ultrasound and ~counseling~

It’s … I don’t know what else to do. This isn’t like Texas. There’s no chance to stop it in the legislature. The budget bill is on his desk. We aren’t facing great odds here. He’s an ultraconservative who has indicated his satisfaction with these kinds of proposals in the past.

But if you could call and tell him that not vetoing these amendments is unacceptable, I and a lot of women here would appreciate it. 

(You can tweet him at @johnkasich with #veto4women too, or email him here courtesy of Planned Parenthood)

Other ways to contact:

(614) 328-9435

(614) 466-3555

Official form: http://www.governor.ohio.gov/Contact/ContacttheGovernor.aspx

If you’re required to give an Ohio address, the Statehouse where the legislature meets is:

1 Capitol Square, Columbus, OH 43215

 

28th Jun 2013

thirddeadlysin:

Dear Tumblr

This is the number for Ohio Governor John Kasich’s office:

614-728-7576

He is literally the only chance we have left of getting the anti-choice, anti-women amendments removed from the Ohio budget. If he doesn’t exercise his line-item veto to remove them:

  • Planned Parenthood loses its funding
  • rape crisis centers lose their funding
  • their funding is instead diverted to right-wing “crisis pregnancy centers” which bully pregnant persons into carrying unwanted pregnancies to term
  • abortion providers cannot transfer patients to public hospitals
  • people with the ability to get pregnant must have ultrasounds and a 24 hour waiting period before getting certain kinds of birth control like emergency contraception
  • pregnant persons must undergo (and pay for!!!) external ultrasounds to force them to “be informed of” the fetal heartbeat and the viability of the fetus before they can obtain an abortion
  • pregnancy is officially redefined as beginning at fertilization, which means that simply taking a morning-after pill could be considered an abortion requiring an ultrasound and ~counseling~

It’s … I don’t know what else to do. This isn’t like Texas. There’s no chance to stop it in the legislature. The budget bill is on his desk. We aren’t facing great odds here. He’s an ultraconservative who has indicated his satisfaction with these kinds of proposals in the past.

But if you could call and tell him that not vetoing these amendments is unacceptable, I and a lot of women here would appreciate it. 

(You can tweet him at @johnkasich with #veto4women too, or email him here courtesy of Planned Parenthood)

27th Jun 2013

Dear Tumblr

This is the number for Ohio Governor John Kasich’s office:

614-728-7576

He is literally the only chance we have left of getting the anti-choice, anti-women amendments removed from the Ohio budget. If he doesn’t exercise his line-item veto to remove them:

  • Planned Parenthood loses its funding
  • rape crisis centers lose their funding
  • their funding is instead diverted to right-wing “crisis pregnancy centers” which bully pregnant persons into carrying unwanted pregnancies to term
  • abortion providers cannot transfer patients to public hospitals
  • people with the ability to get pregnant must have ultrasounds and a 24 hour waiting period before getting certain kinds of birth control like emergency contraception
  • pregnant persons must undergo (and pay for!!!) external ultrasounds to force them to “be informed of” the fetal heartbeat and the viability of the fetus before they can obtain an abortion
  • pregnancy is officially redefined as beginning at fertilization, which means that simply taking a morning-after pill could be considered an abortion requiring an ultrasound and ~counseling~

It’s … I don’t know what else to do. This isn’t like Texas. There’s no chance to stop it in the legislature. The budget bill is on his desk. We aren’t facing great odds here. He’s an ultraconservative who has indicated his satisfaction with these kinds of proposals in the past.

But if you could call and tell him that not vetoing these amendments is unacceptable, I and a lot of women here would appreciate it. 

(You can tweet him at @johnkasich with #veto4women too, or email him here courtesy of Planned Parenthood)

27th Jun 2013

The Fempire Wants YOU: Tumblr Rose Up to Support Texas, Let’s Support Ohio too!

thefempire:

This week has been crazy for us social activists and Fempire fighters.  Major strides for gay marriage, SB5 was stopped after Wendy Davis’s heroic filibuster efforts and Leticia Van de Putte’s contributing remarks.  But now Ohio needs our help.  

Today there are budget meetings going on (which you can watch live HERE) and the last minute backdoor amendments that were tacked on will not only jeopardize Ohio women’s bodily autonomy but their health and lives as well.  These stealthily added last minute amendments include:

  1. Requiring doctors to do an ultrasound to detect fetal heartbeat (a revamped version of a bill that failed last year) 
  2. A ban on abortion clinics from entering transfer agreements with public hospitals which poses an unnecessary health risk to women who may need advanced medical care
  3. A ban on expanding Medicaid (despite the fact Ohio Governor and Republican conservative John Kasich has proposed expanding it through federal dollars) potentially robbing Ohioans of a chance at better healthcare 
  4. Oh there’s also this provision that would let city councils, county boards, etc. keep the public out of budget meetings, economic development meetings, and the like.  So they can decide to do what they wish with the tax payer’s dollars without their input into the decisions.  

These are just a few of the issues with this budget that aren’t getting the attention they deserve (read more HERE). Don’t let the Ohio Senate get away with these added amendments without any debate.  They aren’t focusing on any of the controversial amendments and that’s the point—adding these back door amendments to a budet bill has helped them avoid public debate.  Watching the debate is like watching an old white man convention as the bumble about applauding themselves for lowering the unemployment rate, offering no debate on these extremely controversial points. 

What can you do? If you live in Ohio, call your representatives HERE.  Take to Twitter with us (our handle is the_fempire) and don’t let the hashtag #veto4women or #standwOHWomen stop trending.  Signal boost this on Tumblr if you can too.  

We rose up to support Texas don’t let Ohio down! 

 

oh god please help.

in adddition to the above: this bill will REDEFINE PREGNANCY to value the fetus above the body carrying it in ALL CASES and REQUIRES AN ULTRASOUND AND 24 HOUR WAITING PERIOD FOR BIRTH CONTROL

if this makes it out of the senate, based on how he’s reacted thus far: it will absolutely be 100% signed into law by Kasich without any of this vile shit being considered for line-item veto

21st Apr 2013

Our Ohio

This is the series I was talking about with the bees! I LOVE IT. Most of the focus is on agriculture because it’s sponsored by the Farm Bureau, but most of that focus is on green and sustainable operations! Man, I love my state, even though it keeps electing jerks.

15th Mar 2013
TUMBLR HELP
(it’s in the right column about halfway down the page)

TUMBLR HELP

(it’s in the right column about halfway down the page)

17th Dec 2012
usagov:

Image description: Today is Wright Brothers Day, commemorating the first successful airplane flight in 1903. This photo shows that feat. Learn about the first flight.
Photo by John T. Daniels, Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division

usagov:

Image description: Today is Wright Brothers Day, commemorating the first successful airplane flight in 1903. This photo shows that feat. Learn about the first flight.

Photo by John T. Daniels, Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division

23rd Oct 2012
Lincoln was here #dayton #ohio

Lincoln was here #dayton #ohio