Archive for the 'Cleveland' Category

JACKSON ADMITS CLEVELAND GAVE AWAY BILLIONS

August 25th, 2016

What got Mayor Frank Jackson so agitated that he acted as if he were the Mayor of Cleveland’s residents and not just its business community? Maybe a princess kissed him and he woke up to what he’s been done in the last decade. He finally admitted he was the servant of Cleveland’s powerful corporate community. […]

CRITICISM OF $2 MILLION BIKE TRACK NOT RACIST

August 18th, 2016

Blaine Griffin’s charge that the basis of complaints about a $2-million dirt bike proposal by his boss are racist is pathetic. Griffin, at $105,000 a year, heads the city’s community relations department. That’s wonderful thinking for good community relations. Calling people racists. And it’s 20 to 30 years out of date. There’s plenty of real […]

FRANK JACKSON IS DONE

August 12th, 2016

I’ve concluded that Mayor Frank Jackson WILL NOT run for re-election. I don’t believe he has the fight left in him for a fourth term. And he has to know that he will not have an open field with only fake opposition as Ken Lanci, who had money but nothing else to offer. In other […]

CLEVELAND AVOIDS RIOTS, YEA US…!

August 10th, 2016

Clevelanders, and the rest of America to a lesser degree, breathed a great sigh of relief when the last delegates to the Republican National Convention fled our city for whatever safer and saner gated community they live in because there was no riot. Seriously, that has become the standard of success. We hosted a national […]

DO CLEVELAND MEN FEEL EMASCULATED…?

August 1st, 2016

Well, maybe. Brendon Marotta, drilling down in Can Movies Change Your Testosterone Level? writes: One of the most established aspects of testosterone is that winning raises your testosterone and losing lowers it. The interesting thing is that it doesn’t even have to be you that loses. Testosterone changes during vicarious experiences of winning and losing. […]

WE DIDN’T LEARN THIS IN JOURNALISM SCHOOL…

July 31st, 2016

We’re not watching the main event because we think the outcome is historic, we watched both political conventions, and we’ll keep watching the campaigns until November because we expected to see shit get blown up. Matt Taibbi, reporting in How Trump’s Disastrous RNC Doomed the GOP for Rolling Stone, writes: whatever their personal leanings, influential […]

CLEVELAND MAYORS GIVE AWAY CASH, THEN ASK
FOR MORE AND MORE AND MORE AND MORE AND

July 29th, 2016

Why does Cleveland need a hike in its local income tax? Answer: Decades of rare generosity to wealth. Call it Give Aways. All ways. Cleveland has mortgaged its future. Now it wants workers to pay the bills again. Back in the 1950s downtown property owners, among others, got a big tax break when state law […]

CLEVELAND & HOUGH: A ’60s RECIPE FOR VIOLENCE

July 26th, 2016

In the summer of 1966, three American soldiers patrol Hue, Vietnam Cleveland, Ohio. There has been a lot of media coverage of the 50th anniversary of the Hough riots. But not much about causes or the real actors of that period. Nothing happens in a vacuum. It didn’t just happen because someone was denied a […]

BRINGING FEELINGS TO A FACT FIGHT…

July 25th, 2016

So, here’s the nut. Feelings trump facts 99.999 percent of the time, just ask anyone who has ever uttered a prayer or ridden a little faster through Sleepy Hollow.

RIDE THE VOTE AND BUILDING A MOVEMENT…

July 24th, 2016

Tristan Rader at the Cuyahoga County Progressive Caucus emails: We have two very important Cuyahoga County Progressive Caucus events coming up that I wanted share with you. This Thursday, 28 July at 5 p.m.—Ride The Vote: This is a voter registration event starting at the RTA’s Windermere Station, to ride the rails and register voters […]

NINA TURNER ON THE NIGHTLY SHOW PANEL…

July 23rd, 2016

WHEN YOU NEED HILLARY CLINTON TO SAVE YOU…

July 22nd, 2016

PRESIDENT TRUMP WILL MAKE AMERICA GREAT…

July 22nd, 2016

There has been a political conspiracy meme running this election year(s) that Donald Trump is actually in cahoots with the Clintons, more effectively than anyone could have imagined, to destroy the traditional Republican candidates and then self-destruct so that Hillary can dance into the White House. Or, maybe the run is all a prank gone […]

THE PEOPLE PAY AND THE BILLIONAIRES PLAY…

July 20th, 2016

Steve, Matt and Tristan with Chuck D of Public Enemy, during the march. The Cuyahoga County Progressive Caucus emails: Can you make it to The Bevy in Birdtown this evening? We are showing the movie Pay 2 Play, which is about how corporations have taken over our democracy. We are asking for $10 donation if […]

SAMANTHA BEE GETS THE LOGO HALF-RIGHT…

July 17th, 2016

There are lots and lots of NSFW takes on the Trump-Pence 2016 logo and Samantha Bee’s team came really, really close, but over at Free Thought Blogs, commenter Lassi Hippeläinen nailed the real, hidden meaning behind infamous logo which may have surpassed the 2012 London Olympics logo fiasco. Mano Singham had earlier predicted that Sarah […]

GROUND ZERO, CLEVELAND AND DONALD TRUMP…

July 17th, 2016

In Nothin’ But Blue Skies: The Heyday, Hard Times, and Hopes of America’s Industrial Heartland, Edward McClelland wrote in 2013: [Cleveland’s Slavic Village] was more than 50 percent African-American. After the slumlords came the speculators, the house-flippers. Ohio had some of the weakest lending laws in the nation. Slavic Village, a neighborhood full of unwanted […]

THIS COULD BE YOUR FATHER’S CONVENTION…

July 15th, 2016

When the movers and shakers in Cleveland, my adopted hometown, celebrated the landing of the 2016 Republican National Convention which begins in three days they were not thinking about Chicago in 1968 when police rioted because fewer than 500 protesters were not happy with, among other issues, the way President Lyndon Johnson had handled the […]

JOIN NINA TURNER IN THE FIGHT TO STOP TRUMP…

July 11th, 2016

Nina Turner emails: As a former state senator in Ohio—and someone who campaigned hard all over the country for a real economic populist, Senator Bernie Sanders—I won’t be silent as Donald Trump comes to our doorstep to be officially named the Republican presidential nominee after the Republican National Convention comes to Cleveland one week from […]

COMING TO CLEVELAND ON MONDAY, 18 JULY…

July 9th, 2016

Derf’s interpretation of George Bellows’ Stag at Sharkey’s.

WHEN WILL MAYORAL CANDIDATES STEP OUT?

July 8th, 2016

For a candidate to run for Cleveland Mayor, he or she needs issues to propel a campaign. Sooner rather than later. The candidate needs a head start to run against an incumbent as Mayor Frank Jackson. Jackson is expected to run for an unprecedented fourth 4-year term. As someone has said—because he has nothing better […]

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