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

TRUMPCARE IS THE GOP’S SHAMBLING ZOMBIE…

September 21st, 2017

Americans love vampires and zombies, in their fiction. Republicans in Congress and the White House, however, think that the solution to America’s rejection of their undead is making the monster even more horrible, more scary, more deadly because of… Jobs. Not mine, not yours, theirs. Alan Fram, writing in Worries of backlash help revive GOP […]

IF THIS BE MADNESS…

September 20th, 2017

America needs a Reverend Doctor Francis Willis; We the People need a Senator Howard Baker to stand up for us and all that is great about America. President Donald John Trump is so blatantly unstable, so dangerous to himself and our nation that members of his own party are questioning his sanity. His Strangelovian speech […]

WRONG ABOUT CORPORATIONS SINCE 1982…

September 16th, 2017

Ralph Nader has crushed a misconception I’ve touted as law for years. I can’t begin to number the times I’ve said that corporations have one, and only one legal obligation: to maximize shareholder value. I was wrong. Not only was I wrong, but I’ve been wrong since 1982, which means that I was never right […]

CATEGORY TWO IS MY FAVORITE…

September 15th, 2017

Jordan Klepper will never run out of material… (Coming 25 September.)

IF YOU SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING…

September 15th, 2017

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TRUMP’S IDEOLOGY IS WHITE SUPREMACY…

September 14th, 2017

So, if I had read this story yesterday, I might have read a paragraph or two and moved on. Today, however, I’ve read Ta-Nehisi Coates’ latest (see below) and I have to view the story through a different lens. I’ve said before, and I still believe my thoughts to be true and honest, that the […]

DON’T BE STUPID, BE A SMARTY, UNDERMINE THE…

September 14th, 2017

Also: Dreamers, Jesus and a patronizing slab of white privilege in aspic. Previously…

BLEAK ELECTION: LESS THAN 13% BOTHER TO VOTE

September 13th, 2017

I have said before that I’ll never underestimate Zach Reed. Mayor Frank Jackson should be very careful as the two will vie in the general election. What a disappointing election with fewer than 13 percent of Clevelanders bothering to cast a vote for mayor. Mike West of the Cuyahoga Board of Elections reported that 32,826 […]

‘CAUSE RIGHT NOW ALL WE HAVE IS THE DUMMY…

September 13th, 2017

From The Washington Post: An Ivy League graduate headed to law school, with eyes on becoming her state’s first female governor, Miss North Dakota Cara Mund knew the importance of answering a question head-on. So when judges at the Miss America competition asked her whether President Donald Trump was wrong to withdraw the United States […]

STEVE BANNON STEPS FROM BEHIND THE CURTAIN…

September 12th, 2017

Trevor is funny and on target, but if all you know about the 60 Minutes conversation between Steve Bannon and Charlie Rose comes from the late-night television show hosts (like Seth Meyers and Stephen Colbert for starters) then you’re grossly uninformed. I confess that I agree with much of Bannon’s assessment. I also disagree with […]

WE TOO CAN BE BRAVE AS CANADIANS AND LEAP…

September 8th, 2017

Central to Naomi Klein’s most recent book—No Is Not Enough: Resisting Trump’s Shock Politics And Winning The World We Need—is the document included at the end of the book: The Leap Manifesto: A Call for a Canada Based on Caring for the Earth and One Another. The document’s preamble sets up the challenge. We start […]

HARVEY, IRMA & JOSE: GET GOBERNMENT* DONE…

September 7th, 2017

*No, that’s not a typo… :)

QUICKEN ARENA DEAL SEALS JACKSON RE-ELECTION

September 7th, 2017

Well, the Democrats kicked away the first victory over sports-owner monsters and may have thereby easily re-elected Mayor Frank Jackson. That puts back for another four years a crew of has been city officials working the city for high salaries and little work. Jackson cannot seem to dump long-ago city officials who at least under […]

I WANT TO MOVE TO CLEVELAND JUST TO VOTE…

September 7th, 2017

The first reaction I had to reading Sam Allard’s piece The Q Deal is Officially Alive was Dang, I should move to Cleveland just so I could vote no on all the skininin’ and grinin’ toadies and sycophants seeking to further gorge themselves at the public trough. Then there are the people who lied to […]

POLICE, NOT POLICE UNIONS, ARE THE PROBLEM…

September 4th, 2017

The tale of Colin Kaepernick, Rodney Axson and many, many other African American athletes who chose to exercise their First Amendment rights to free speech and peaceful assembly continues despite the opposition of fans and now local police. Angela Helm, writing in Cleveland Police Union Refuses to Hold Flag During Browns’ Opening Game, Calling Player’s […]

TRUMP HACKS OFF LIMBS OF THE BODY POLITIC…

September 4th, 2017

President Donald John Trump could throw away millions of dollars in tax investment in our nation’s future to dodge the risk of silencing his cheering minions. Maggie Haberman, reporting in Trump Seriously Considering Ending DACA, With 6-Month Delay for The New York Times, writes: President Trump is strongly considering a plan that would end the […]

TAKING A KNEE IS ALIVE AND WELL IN AMERICA…

September 3rd, 2017

Last Fall I wrote quite a bit about Colin Kaepernick, Rodney Axson and a movement in protest of police murders of black men. Kaepernick, and others, continue those protests this season as they should because the murders continue unabated in Northeastern Ohio and around our nation. We can only expect the extra-judicial execution of people […]

WE’RE THE POLICE AND WE DECIDE LEGALITY…

September 2nd, 2017

Of course, Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III just made the situation much worse. Via Mano Singham: We all know why this happened: Police rage.

IT IS JUST THE SAME OLD STORY—SELLOUT!

September 1st, 2017

Fifty years ago this headline appeared in the Plain Dealer: “NEGRO PASTORS TO SHUN ORGANIZER ALINSKY” Things don’t change much in Cleveland, do they? Not in 50 years anyway. Unless you truly understand—they do change. They get worse. I wrote that story for the PD in 1967. I wrote: The United Pastors, a group formed […]

PROFESSIONAL SPORT IS BUSINESS, NOTHING MORE…

August 31st, 2017

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