Archive for the 'Are you revolted enough yet…?' Category

CONSERVATIVE QUOTE OF THE DAY…

July 26th, 2017

From The National Review: [President Donald Joh]Trump is not a victim. He is the hamster spinning the wheel in the massive Rube Goldberg machine that is the spectacle of presidential dysfunction. —Jonah Goldberg

HOW TO INTIMIDATE A UNITED STATES SENATOR…

July 26th, 2017

I should have called Senator Robert Jones Portman yesterday, but I didn’t. That’s on me. This morning, however, I did call (and write) the senator’s office and left this message: Good morning. My name is Jeff Hess and I live in North Royalton, Ohio. I’m calling this morning to encourage Senator Rob Portman to not […]

REPUBLICAN CONGRESSMAN JIM RENACCI (OH-16):
THE RENACCI-LEWANDOWSKI-TRUMP THREESOME…

July 26th, 2017

Last week as I listened to the discussion on WCPN’s Sound Of Ideas concerning the invitation extended by the City Club to Corey Lewandowski to speak, the first question that came to my mind was: who thought that inviting Corey Lewandowski was a good idea. Only after the show did I discover the answer: my […]

NOON, TODAY: PROTEST PNC AND ROVER PIPELINE…

July 26th, 2017

From the Cuyahoga County Progressive Caucus: WHEN: Noon, Today, Wednesday, 26 July. WHERE: PNC Bank, 1900 E. 9th St., Cleveland. PNC is a major financier of the Rover Pipeline. Why is this a bad thing? The Rover Pipeline will run 365 miles across Ohio to transport fracked gas to the Gulf of Mexico and Canada […]

JACKSON CATERING TO NEIGHBORHOODS—TOO LATE

July 24th, 2017

Mayor Frank Jackson has spent most of his decade plus service to Cleveland catering to its corporate community. It’s difficult to find where he has ever said, “NO” to the corporate czars here. Now, he’s trying to make up to the neighborhoods he has neglected. To me his actions come not only as surprising but […]

OHIO REPUBLICAN SEN. ROBERT JONES PORTMAN’S
ISRAEL BOYCOTT BAN MIND-BOGGLINGLY STUPID

July 22nd, 2017

What is Ohio Republican Senator Robert Jones Portman to think when the grand ol’ lady of Conservatism calls his legislation mind-boggingly stupid? That being the tool of the American-Israeli Political Action Committee might not be a smart path? That accepting political contributions from some lobbyists might come with negative consequences? That the Constitution of The […]

WE THE PEOPLE ARE NOT WITHOUT OUR POWERS…

July 22nd, 2017

Ralph Nader argues that half of democracy is showing up. I put the number much higher, up around an Allenesque 80 percent. Showing up, in my book, includes doing your homework, understanding how to form a defensible argument; skills that are hard to find on Facebook or Twitter. We are powerless only if we choose […]

THE U.S., RUSSIA AND THE MAGNITSKY PROBLEM…

July 21st, 2017

So, before this morning I had never heard of Sergei Magnitsky and I confess to scratching my head reading about how the meeting between Donald John Trump Jr. and Natalia Veselnitskaya (with a supporting cast of only they know how many) on 9 June of last year somehow involved the adoption of babies. Now, thanks […]

OHIO REPUBLICAN SEN. ROBERT JONES PORTMAN:
SAY NO TO S. 720, THE ISRAEL ANTI-BOYCOTT ACT…

July 21st, 2017

People who know me know that I am a rabid supporter of the First Amendment of our Constitution to the extreme that I think we do have a right to shout fire in a crowded theater. There is no more vital right of an American citizen that that of free speech. That is why I […]

CORBYN/KLEIN: GETTING THE WORLD WE WANT…

July 18th, 2017

Key moments, for me, in the discussion include Jeremy Corbyn’s examination of root causes and his 15 February 2003 speech before Parliament and his take on the power of Social Media; You can also read the transcript of their discussion at The Intercept.

WHAT I SAID TO SEN. ROB PORTMAN THIS MORNING…

July 18th, 2017

After reading of the cowardly plan by Senate Majority Leader Addison Mitchell McConnell Jr. (R-Ky.) to duck-and-cover by repealing the Affordable Healthcare Act without a viable replacement I called and wrote to my Republican senator, Robert Jones Portman, to let him know how I feel. This was my message: Good morning, My name is Jeff […]

LYING BY IGNORING

July 17th, 2017

Why is it so hard for the Plain Dealer (and TV news and Ideastream) to tell the truth about major league sports and the costs to this community? Why can’t they take hard looks at the dollar/revenues of the three major league sports teams? It reveals how obscene treating the teams as welfare clients. Why […]

WHERE I’LL BE TAKING A LEAP THIS EVENING…

July 17th, 2017

From Steve Holecko at the Cuyahoga County Progressive Caucus writes: The Regional Community Issues Forums are much like the Regional Meeting’s we had earlier this year. The agenda is the same for all of the meetings. Choose the date and location that best fits your schedule. Meeting Agenda: 1) CCPC update 2) Indivisible CLE update […]

SOUND ADVICE: TRUST…, DEFEND NOTHING

July 14th, 2017

[Update at 0546 on 15 July: see my inline note to French’s reference to Jonah Goldberg below and my comment this morning.] Starting back in November, The Guardian launched Burst Your Bubble, a weekly collection of items produced by conservative journalists and writers on the administration of President Donald John Trump. Reading these pieces is […]

OH… MY… (BEST EVER…!) PRECIOUS…!

July 13th, 2017

GETTING AHEAD OF THE STORY V. TRANSPARENCY

July 12th, 2017

President Donald John Trump’s official statement on his son’s email chain regarding a 3 June 2016 meeting was: My son is a high-quality person and I applaud his transparency. That high-quality son, Donald John Trump Jr., commenting on his release of the email chain wrote: To everyone, in order to be totally transparent, I am […]

CARL STOKES —PROMISES NOW SADLY FADED

July 10th, 2017

We are getting close to the 50th anniversary of the election of Carl Stokes as the first black mayor of a major American city. It’s hard to imagine that so much time has passed. We need the thrust of those days of dissent against the imbalance of today’s Cleveland. The difference we endure between prosperity […]

MEET PRESIDENT TRUMP’S STOSSTRUPPS…

July 6th, 2017

There are two ways to deal with repeated shocks: become numb or become tougher for the fight. In 2017 America, President Donald John Trump and his Republican sycophants, hope for the former; we must deliver the latter. Naomi Klein, reporting in How Power Profits From Disaster for The Guardian, writes: This strategy [of using the […]

WHAT SEYMOUR HERSH KNOWS…

July 5th, 2017

I continue to be troubled by the silence following the publication of Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Seymour Hersh’s Trump’s Red Line on 25 June. In an interview with The Real News Hersh is very careful to not speculate or share what he thinks happen. Midway through the interview, however, Hersh emphatically says what he does […]

THE NATIONAL RACIST ASSOCIATION RANTS…

July 5th, 2017

When I was in school in the ’60s, the National Rifle Association was an organization that focused on hunting safety. Representatives from the organization came to class to teach us to respect guns, to teach us that they were not toys, to show us how to be safe hunters. According to the General Social Survey, […]

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