Archive for the 'Politics' Category

HOW MANY TIMES DO YOU GO TO THE SAME WELL?

February 7th, 2016

It’s another easy tax hike the Plain Dealer can cheerlead. And push it onto ordinary people. They do it all the time. Thoughtlessly. They’ll tell Clevelanders that they won’t be paying the tax. Ha! Suburbanites will pay it. As if all people in the suburbs had excess resources ready to give to whatever new or […]

BERNIE COMES FROM BEHIND TO SPLIT IOWA 50/50…

February 7th, 2016

From The Guardian: With more than 99% of the precinct results in, Clinton led 49.9% to 49.5% over Sanders after seeing an apparently comfortable lead slip. The Associated Press and multiple outlets said the race was simply too close to call. Both candidates will now move on to New Hampshire buoyed up, Clinton with a […]

ISSUES FOR YOUR TOP-OF-MIND AWARENESS…

February 7th, 2016

End Racism in America… Stop Global Warming… Free Raif Badawi…

BERNIE OWES THE PEOPLE, HILLARY THE BANKS…

February 6th, 2016

Mano Singham offers one of the best reasons yet to vote for Bernie Sanders: The fact that Sanders and his young following scare people like [Lloyd] Blankfein is a good reason to vote for him. Then there is the matter of Mano’s stance on Hillary Clinton: Clinton, along with her husband, is a fully paid […]

HOW OUR MONEY FLOWS FROM COUNTY AND CITY

February 5th, 2016

Cuyahoga County paid bondholders for the 1990 construction overruns of the Quicken (then Gund) arena another $8,321,713 on Jan. 15th. Yes, we’re still paying on 1990 debts for Gateway. The County does it every Jan. 15th and will through to 2023. So far the bonds—thanks to Tim Hagan, Mary Boyle and Jim Petro—have cost taxpayers […]

THOSE WHO GIVE GOVERNMENT A BAD NAME NO. 2

February 4th, 2016

On Monday Cuyahoga County’s new reformed part-time Council will be voting. To give themselves a raise. Of course, they work hard. They told us so. They want raises from $45,000 to $52,000, a 15.5 percent raise. You’ve heard plenty about how hard they work. Part-time work suggests you have time for other work or play. […]

THOSE WHO GIVE GOVERNMENT A BAD NAME

January 29th, 2016

You should have expected it. It’s back to the same old political mentality: Taxpayers swallow. Cuyahoga County Council members want to raise their pay by a whopping 15.5 percent. This is the reform Council, remember. Let’s not be cheap about it. But that’s what you might expect for corporate executives pay raises. Not public servants. […]

QUINNIPIAC PUTS BERNIE UP BY 4 POINTS IN IOWA…

January 27th, 2016

From Quinnipiac University: With strong support from men, very liberal and younger voters, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders takes 49 percent of Iowa likely Democratic Caucus participants, with 45 percent for former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and 4 percent for former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today. This is […]

ROBERT REICH DEBUNKS BERNIE’S SKEPTICS…

January 26th, 2016

Robert Reich writes: 1. He’d never beat Trump or Cruz in a general election. Wrong. According to the latest polls, Bernie is the strongest Democratic candidate in the general election…. 2. He couldn’t get any of his ideas implemented because Congress would reject them. If both house of Congress remain in Republican hands, no Democrat […]

TIME NOW TO BREAK FREE FROM FOSSIL FUELS…

January 23rd, 2016

Will Bates of 350.org writes: Dear friend, It’s official: this week NASA confirmed that 2015 was the hottest year ever recorded. And it’s not just warmer weather that people have been feeling. The impacts of a climate being cooked by a reckless fossil fuel industry are being felt right around the world. From devastating flooding […]

WHY I NO LONGER IDENTIFY AS A DEMOCRAT…

January 19th, 2016

I vote in the Democratic Party primaries. I’m supporting Democratic Socialist Bernie Sanders with more money than I have any political candidate in the past; and I can’t imagine a bizarro world where I’d vote for a Republican, but I stopped self-identifying as a Democrat some six years ago after Barack Hussein Obama—a man I […]

MCGINTY—O’MALLEY RACE BAD FOR ALL

January 18th, 2016

The danger in the Tim McGinty/Michael O’Malley race for County Prosecutor is the possibility of a return to the corrupt politics of the past. The divisions are already apparent. Rep. Marcia Fudge and two black ministerial groups have refused to meet with County Prosecutor McGinty. This is counterproductive for the black community. Much of the […]

BUSINESS GLUTTON OF YEAR—SANDY!

January 13th, 2016

You may notice that publications just love to name their Business Executive of the Year. So much fun! It’s so easy to do. Publications love easy, quick stuff. Lazy too. I used to hate, when I was a young reporter, an editor telling, “Go look up the clip to see how we did it last […]

MOVEON ENDORSES BERNIE OVER HILLARY: 79:15…

January 12th, 2016

I’m no fan of Moveon, but this news is welcome. U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders on Tuesday welcomed the endorsement of MoveOn.org Political Action. Sanders won an overwhelming 78.6 percent of the 340,665 votes cast by members, a record number of votes and the largest margin of victory in a presidential endorsement in MoveOn history. “I’m […]

THE PROBLEM BERNIE SANDERS DOESN’T HAVE…

January 10th, 2016

YALL QAEDA OCCUPIES A BIRD SANCTUARY…

January 7th, 2016

In his essay England Your England, George Orwell explained why British soldiers don’t goose-step. One rapid but fairly sure guide to the social atmosphere of a country is the parade-step of its army. A military parade is really a kind of ritual dance, something like a ballet, expressing a certain philosophy of life. The goose-step, […]

FEELING THE BERN ON THE NIGHTLY SHOW…

January 6th, 2016

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COMEDIANS PRESIDENTS IN CARS GETTING COFFEE…

January 4th, 2016

DONALD TRUMP IS BRILLIANT…

January 2nd, 2016

Cartoonist Scott Adams pointed me to his video. He wrote: Donald Trump, graduate of Wharton’s business school, builder of empires, master of several different domains, and probably the next President of the United States is “not smart” based on the evidence that his intentional speaking pattern is more effective than the competition. Did you see […]

CLEVELAND—MORE THAN ONE TERRIBLE STAIN

December 31st, 2015

The New York Times spanked Cleveland hard this week with an editorial entitled, Cleveland’s Terrible Stain. The starkness of those words contain an assessment that really calls for much more than the one incident—the senseless killing of a 12-year old Tamir Rice by police. Cleveland’s “stains” go far beyond what the Times finally acknowledged on […]

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