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

PIPELINES ARE LEAKING LIKE THE WHITE HOUSE…

May 24th, 2017

So, most mornings I post one new pipeline story to my running Keep Carbon In The Ground page, but this morning my news feed gushered. First up is this story from Taylor McKinnon at The Center For Biological Diversity—Public Records Sought Over Rover Pipeline’s Compliance With Environmental Laws. McKinnon writes: The Center for Biological Diversity […]

SOMEONE IS THINKING IN THE WHITE HOUSE…?

May 23rd, 2017

Be sure to click through for the punchline…

[UPDATED AT 4:03 A.M. ON 24 MAY] THEY’RE LYING ABOUT QUICKEN ARENA DEAL—IT IS A FRAUD

May 22nd, 2017

NOTE: THIS UNFOLDING STORY IS STUCK TO THE TOP OF THE PAGE NEWER, UNRELATED, STORIES DO APPEAR BELOW [Updated @0403 on 24 May—Sam Allard is possibly the only working journalist in Cleveland: City Council President Kevin Kelley is on Trial, Whether He Likes it or Not. [Councilman and Mayoral candidate Zack] Reed stated what he’d […]

PRESIDENT TRUMP: KNEE DEEP IN DEAD CANARIES

May 21st, 2017

So, the impeachment discussions have begun and we need to carefully consider President Donald John Trump’s pocket ju-ju that Steve Bannon promised would protect him from removal from office: Vice President President Michael Richard Pence who operatives may have been setting up for a 10-year term in the White House from the get-go. Writing in […]

THE PRESIDENT IS AWAKE… OMG! HE’S TWEETING…

May 19th, 2017

Then there’s Seth Myers and Stephen Colbert… Time to start the Robert Mueller clock…

HAS MAYOR FRANK JACKSON’S MESSAGE BEEN
“DROP DEAD” TO CLEVELAND’S NEEDY?

May 18th, 2017

For the past 10 years or so Mayor Frank Jackson’s message to Cleveland’s most needy neighborhoods has been seen by many as: Drop Dead. Back in 1975 when New York City was on the brink of bankruptcy President Gerald Ford delivered a speech essentially offering no federal help to our largest city. The New York […]

SANDERS/KASICH: NOT RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT…

May 17th, 2017

WHAT’S IN THE PIPE IS THE PROBLEM, NOT LEAKS…

May 17th, 2017

The increasing cadence of that annoying drip is becoming a pas de charge. Michael Schmidt, reporting in Comey Memo Says Trump Asked Him to End Flynn Investigation for The New York Times, writes: President Trump asked the FBI director, James B. Comey, to shut down the federal investigation into Mr. Trump’s former national security adviser, […]

BUT, BUT BENGHAZI, WHAT ABOUT BENGHAZI…!

May 16th, 2017

From the newspaper that brought us Bob Woodward, Carl Bernstein and Deep Throat comes Greg Miller, Greg Jaffe and a source-to-be-code-named-later in Trump revealed highly classified information to Russian foreign minister and ambassador. Note that neither in the headline nor the body of the story does The Washington Post uses words like allegedly or reportedly. […]

REPUBLICAN CONGRESSMAN JIM RENACCI (OH-16):
ROGUE ETP PISSING ON OHIO AND OUR HISTORY…

May 16th, 2017

My congressional representative Jim Bupkis* Renacci remains silent on the rogue fossil fuel company pissing on his constituents living along the scorched-scorched earth path of the Rover pipeline. This morning I learned two additional ways that Energy Transfer Partners is flipping the bird at Ohioans as workers gleefully bulldoze a path across the state, regardless […]

REPUBLICAN CONGRESSMAN JIM RENACCI (OH-16):
MEET ETP, THE ROGUE COMPANY PISSING ON OHIO…

May 15th, 2017

If you were an Ohioan pissed off at those protesters in South Dakota supporting the Standing Rock Sioux tribe in the attempt to halt Energy Transfer Partners construction of the Dakota Access Pipe Line, then environmental karma is coming for your land. ETP has already had the first leak in the not-yet-opened DAPL and—surprise, surprise—dumped […]

THIS NEEDS TO BE A CHANGE MAYORAL ELECTION

May 14th, 2017

It was eight years ago that I wrote this about Jeff Johnson: The retirement of Glenville Councilwoman Sabra Pierce Scott should mean a return to city hall of Jeff Johnson. With a bit of humility Johnson becomes a strong future possibility for Mayor of Cleveland. He’s got the guts for the job. I also wrote […]

JOHN OLIVER UPDATES NET NEUTRALITY FIGHT…

May 14th, 2017

WHY WE CAN NEVER WIN IN THE MIDDLE EAST…

May 13th, 2017

Leslie Neilson, of all people, in his television role as American Revolutionary war hero Francis Marion make the precise case why no foreign power—from Alexander The Great to the Soviet Union—has ever come out out a winner in Afghanistan. Any leader is insane to believe that this time will be different. Ralph Nader, in The […]

THIS IS SHERRY MILLER’S SHERRODSVILLE, OHIO…

May 12th, 2017

Sherry Miller did not say that taking her land, at any price, was acceptable, but when a giant fossil fuel company—with the full support of climate-change denying Republican politicians—comes banging on your front door, there is no good choice but to believe that David could smite Goliath and win the good fight. So Miller fought […]

TRUMP THINKS HE’S STILL ON THE APPRENTICE…

May 11th, 2017

Comey had this to say to his colleagues at the FBI: To all: I have long believed that a President can fire an FBI Director for any reason, or for no reason at all. I’m not going to spend time on the decision or the way it was executed. I hope you won’t either. It […]

ONLY THE FIRST OF MANY TO COME, I’M SURE…

May 11th, 2017

When you run a for-profit business there is only one rule: do all that you can to maximize your profits. That generally means shaving corners in ways that keep you ahead of your competitors and if those corners involve potential injury and risking legal action, well, you have to weight the potential profits against the […]

BERNIE AND JIMMY HAVE A CHAT…

May 10th, 2017

Part II Zaid Jilani, reporting in Jimmy Carter and Bernie Sanders Explain How Inequality Breeds Authoritarianism for The Intercept, writes: On Monday night, one day after the far-right Marine Le Pen lost France’s presidential election but garnered a record number of votes for her political party, Bernie Sanders and Jimmy Carter sat down together to […]

TRUMP FOLLOWS IN FOOTSTEPS OF CLINTON…*

May 10th, 2017

Of course, Stephen Colbert also had a few choice words. What we know this morning: “Our Democracy Is in Danger”: Key Reactions to Donald Trump’s Firing of FBI Director James Comey; and Donald Trump fires FBI director, raising questions over Russia investigation: US president cites Comey’s handling of Clinton email investigation. James Comey is only […]

SEN. BROWN CALLS TRUMP ON NAFTA PROMISE…

May 9th, 2017

Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown has a plan for fixing the North American Free Trade Agreement. He writes: I have spent my entire career fighting for a trade policy that puts Ohio workers first. Two days after last November’s election, I called the president-elect’s transition team and offered to work with them to make good on […]

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