Archive for the 'Politics' Category

NO ON ISSUE 7 RALLY WEDNESDAY 23 APRIL…

April 17th, 2014

[Update @ 1445--In addition to the rally next Wednesday, 23 April, there is fundraiser this evening beginning at 7 p.m. See the details below.] From Coalition Against The Sin Tax: Issue 7 Brings People Together… TEAM UP WITH The Coalition Against the Sin Tax For a “Vote NO on Issue 7” Rally. April 23rd, North […]

IS THE//INTERCEPT IN A DEATH SPIRAL…?

April 15th, 2014

[Update at 0732: So, this story is beginning to spin off into Never Never land. I was working on an unrelated bit just now and had call to reference Eric Blair's Bugaboo and that gave me pause as I remembered John Cook's odd choice of art to illustrate his letter yesterday. I think I need […]

I ENDORSE (& SUPPORT) JILL MILLER ZIMON…

April 14th, 2014

Jill is the woman in the arena…

WHAT WOULD BRANSON SHOULD CARSON DO…?

April 13th, 2014

Then, there is this earlier permutation…

BABY KILLERS AND BUG SPLATS…

April 11th, 2014

I left this comment on Mano Singham’s blog this morning concerning his post: They are not ‘bug splats’ which focuses on a project to put human faces on those killed by U.S. drone strikes. Good morning Mano, I am much less concerned about the lack of compassion in the drone operators than I am in […]

SCHOOL STABBINGS AT FRANKLIN HIGH SCHOOL…

April 10th, 2014

I wrote in a comment to today’s Not The Marietta Times: Now, I find this interesting… While I was doing a search for general hits on the Marietta Times a few minutes ago, I found that the No. 1 News Story was Teen stabs 22 at Pittsburgh-area high school. Because I expected that the pro-gun […]

IT’S NOT PARANOIA IF THE BASTARDS ARE…

April 7th, 2014

…really out to get you!

DOING THEIR JOBS WOULD BE GOOD…

April 7th, 2014

ROLDO RIGHTS ON GIVE UNTIL IT HURTS MORE…

April 6th, 2014

Roldo Bartimole writes: I have finally figured out the dilemma of how to finance our three major league sports teams. And it could cost you nothing. Or you could be as generous as you wish. The answer is not the taxing way of today; but the charity way of tomorrow. And our noble past. The […]

IS IT REAL OR IS IT THE NSA…?

April 5th, 2014

Glenn Greenwald writes: This week, the Associated Press exposed a secret program run by the U.S. Agency for International Development to create “a Twitter-like Cuban communications network” run through “secret shell companies” in order to create the false appearance of being a privately owned operation. Unbeknownst to the service’s Cuban users was the fact that […]

ROLDO RIGHTS ON DEALING IN THE DARK…

April 4th, 2014

From left, Larry Dolan, Dan Gilbert and Jimmy Haslan Roldo Bartimole writes: Does is seem odd to you that the three men asking hundreds of millions of tax dollars from the public never even appear before the public or its representatives? It seems outrageous to me. Farcical. They take us for Moe, Larry and Curly. […]

ROLDO RIGHTS ON THE WHINES OF KEV…

April 2nd, 2014

Roldo Bartimole writes: One of the weakest arguments favoring the sin tax is the whining of Cleveland Council President Kevin Kelley that the city would have to pay out of its general fund for whatever the teams want. Bullshit. Kelley, new to leadership, keeps moaning about “his” budget and that it will be the only […]

ROLDO RIGHTS ON ROME CLEVELAND BURNS…

April 1st, 2014

[Roldo sent me this piece at 1352 on Monday,31 March, after I went "Thinking."] Roldo Bartimole writes: Many citizens of Cuyahoga County should be ashamed of themselves. They are not alone, however. They contribute to a totally out of balance society. Likely without even giving it a thought. This trivial thinking leads to community squalor […]

ROLDO RIGHTS ON OUR VERY CLEAR FUTURE…

April 1st, 2014

[Roldo sent me this piece at 1230 on Saturday, 29 March, after I went "Thinking."] Roldo Bartimole writes: Can we see into the future? Sure we can. When County Executive Ed FitzGerald indebted Cuyahoga County residents to build a $270 million, 600-room hotel, a reasonable person would tell you that he put taxpayers in a […]

ROLDO RIGHTS ON ARE YOU TAXED ENOUGH…?

April 1st, 2014

[Roldo sent me this piece at 1230 on Wednesday, 26 March, after I went "Thinking."] Roldo Bartimole writes: City and County politicians are trying to put Cuyahoga County residents in a box on the sin tax. They are counting on voters to be gullible and a credulous news media to do the selling job, aided […]

RACISM HIDING IN PLAIN SIGHT…

April 1st, 2014

Like me and Roldo Bartimole, Derf has been a long-suffering advocate for eliminating the racist Chief Wahoo image and the Cleveland Indians name from our city. So, just stop for a moment and consider how you would react to a baseball hat with any of these logos on the front. Not all offended? Who about […]

ROLDO RIGHTS ON SIN-TAX FINANCED TOYS…

April 1st, 2014

[Roldo sent me this piece at 1215 on Saturday, 22 March, after I went "Thinking."] Roldo Bartimole writes: The major issue of the vote for a 20-year extended tax on Cuyahoga County resident is the problem of rigged leases between Cuyahoga County and Cleveland and three major league sports teams. How did political leaders lend […]

I FAVOR THE CONSTITUTION OVER THE FLAG…

March 20th, 2014

I’m always suspicious of those whose noses get all out of joint because the America flag is ill-treated in a political protest protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, but don’t break a sweat when our Constitution itself is treated like a nose rag. This 2010 protest in Phoenix was in reaction […]

TEXAS GOES ALL DOUBLE-SECRET EXECUTION…

March 20th, 2014

From the Associated Press: Texas has obtained a new batch of the drugs it uses to execute death row inmates, allowing the state to continue carrying out death sentences once its existing supply expires at the end of the month. But correction officials will not say where they bought the drugs, arguing that information must […]

BRUNNER FOR 10TH DISTRICT COURT OF APPEALS…

March 20th, 2014

I wish she were running for Senator or Governor, but I’ll take what I can get. We need a lot more people like Jennifer Brunner in public office.

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