We'll get to Terry's Grocery in Dodsonville soon enough, along with Jessica Noll's wonderful interview with Terry and Jane McGinnis.

But a few political odds and ends are in order, too.

• In a very rare moment of clarity this week, Democrat New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo actually admitted that "Our population – 1 percent of the population – pays 50 percent of the taxes" in New York. Thank you, Captain Obvious.

Cuomo is resisting more taxes on those 1-percenters because he fears they may leave New York for good if their taxes go up. Ya think?

"I literally talk to people all day long who are in their Hamptons house who also lived here, or in their Hudson Valley house or in their Connecticut weekend house, and I say, 'You gotta come back, when are you coming back?'" Cuomo said during a press conference this week.

"We'll go to dinner, I'll buy you a drink," Cuomo said. "Come over, I'll cook."

Too little, too late, Andy boy. You have taxed away your gravy train. Other New Yorkers – the 99-percenters – may be looking elsewhere, too.

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• On the Senate floor today, U.S. Sen. Rob Portman, R-Terrace Park, offered a common-sense proposal to extend for one week the $600 per week enhanced federal unemployment insurance (UI) supplement that expired on July 31 while negotiations continue on the next COVID-19 package, and Senate Democrats rejected that proposal.

Portman also discussed several ideas for extending the enhanced federal unemployment insurance benefit without creating a disincentive to work.

It's about time someone in Congress realizes that paying a person more to stay at home than to go to work is not a sound and lasting policy for our republic.

"If you look at what’s happened over the past couple of months, as the $600 has been put in place, it clearly has led to people making more on unemployment insurance, often, than they can make at work," Portman said today. "In fact, the Congressional Budget Office has said that if someone is on unemployment insurance today, they are likely to be making substantially more than someone who is not on unemployment insurance.

"In other words, people are making more not to work than to work. CBO says ‘roughly five out of every sixth recipient would receive benefits that would exceed the amount they would earn during those six months if you were to extend this until the end of the year.’ They’re saying 80 percent of UI recipients would make more on unemployment insurance than they would have at their old jobs, meaning that if you followed where the Democrat negotiators are and keeping $600 in place until the end of the year, that there would be an unprecedented disincentive to go to work in this country."

Portman could have added something about socialism or communism, but then, of course, he would have been obligated to add this common phrase among communist government workers: "The state can never pay us less than we can do." Ubi est mea? (Where's mine?)

Paying people more to stay home and watch TV than they earn in a 40-hour work week is pure socialism and pure nonsense. Laziness can become a habit.

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• Then, there was an email I received this week from "Team Kasich," representing former Ohio RINO Gov. John Kasich.

I don't know if "Team Kasich" is akin to "Team Householder," but these career politicians always seem to need their "team." Sometimes, the team gets caught with its hand it the cookie jar.

In a Boston Globe column (Ohio newspapers must not be good enough for the former Ohio governor), Kasich wrote: "The wild ride we’ve all been on since January 2017 doesn’t need to be our path going forward. There is a better path, but it requires something more from each of us. I’ve had enough of the path we’re on, a path I know will not end well. I am tired of worrying about America’s tomorrow. It’s time to come together and reject division, anger, indulgence and isolation. Now, more than ever, Americans must reject those forces that seek to divide us and, instead, unite as one people, with the individual freedoms to fulfill America’s promise to pursue all of our own varied, beautiful dreams, now and tomorrow."

Good grief, Kasich. Everyone knows Trump cleaned your clock in the 2016 primaries. Can't you simply say you are endorsing Biden and leave out all the excessively emotional and dramatic bull crap? Please come to Boston and live forever.

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• Now, we must give kudos to one Jessica Noll of Charter Communications and Spectrum News for a wonderful story about Terry and Jane McGinnis, owners of Terry's Grocery on U.S. 50 in Dodsonville. Earlier today, we put a link to her story on our website. You may read it at: https://spectrumnews1.com/oh/dayton/news/2020/07/30/a-sweet-story--business-built-on-love--community-and-gigantic-shakes----?cid=share_fb.

After reading her story, I learned a few things that I didn't know, including some similarities with my own family.

In the 1960s, I lived off Snowhill Road in Fayetteville and also in nearby St. Martin. I believe at one time, Jane (Gilfilen) McGinnis was one of our neighbors. Meanwhile, her husband, Terry, was an Elder graduate from Cincinnati's west side. My wife is a Western Hills graduate from the same neighborhood off Glenway Avenue.

Terry and Jane McGinnis have daughters named Bridget and Deirdre. I have sisters named Deirdre and Bridget.

As my mother, Rosemary Ryan, recalls, when we lived in St. Martin in Brown County, Jane (Gilfilen) McGinnis' family lived close to us. My parents were friends with Ed and Jane Gilfilen, and, according to my mother, their son, Hank, worked with my dad very briefly when he started his business. I did not know that until today.

The Gilfilens were very well-respected in that part of Brown County for many years, my mother told me. I am not surprised. Sadly, Jane Helen Gilfilen passed away last year at the age of 91.

To bring this full circle, this week Pam and I held our first grandchild at our daughter and son-in-law's home in Blanchester. On our way home, you guessed it, we stopped at Terry's Grocery for pizza. Watching the young people working hard and being so courteous with customers was something to behold.

In all honesty, I'd forgotten just how good Terry's pizza is. When I was a student at Chatfield College more than 30 years ago, I'd stop every week and bring home a Terry's pizza.

We'll be back Saturday.

Please read Jessica Noll's story at: https://spectrumnews1.com/oh/dayton/news/2020/07/30/a-sweet-story--business-built-on-love--community-and-gigantic-shakes----?cid=share_fb.

Rory Ryan is publisher and owner of The Highland County Press.