Archive for the 'Cleveland' Category

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 […]

HOW BERNIE VOTERS ARE BEING TRANSFORMED…

July 7th, 2016

One of the political questions of the moment is: how will Bernie voters be transformed post-convention when their candidate returns to being the only independent senator in Congress? An email this week from Northeast Ohio For Bernie Sanders provides a view: The United States Senate is voting on legislation as early as this week engineered […]

RTA NEEDS CASINO CASH—TAP $$$ SLOSHING AROUND DOWNTOWN VIA CUYAHOGA COUNTY

June 30th, 2016

If the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority needs an infusion of cash, which no doubt RTA does, it need no more trouble than looking above its central location at Tower City. I mean the Jack Cleveland Casino. And really, to Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish and Cuyahoga County Commissioners. The County bosses control a heavy […]

SANTA CLAUS FBI CHECKIN’ THEIR LIST…

June 27th, 2016

So, I missed this story over the weekend, Friday news and all that, but I’m reading Alice Speri’s FBI and Police Are Knocking on Activists’ Doors Ahead of Republican National Convention this morning and I’m not happy. Speri, writing for The Intercept ledes: Law enforcement agencies, including the FBI, have been knocking on the doors […]

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June 24th, 2016

Wait a minute. The Cavs won the NBA championship? Everyone feels great! I don’t think so. Because it really doesn’t change anything. Not anything real. We’re all losers in the actual count, money-wise. Buy a new CAVS T-Shirt, a new cap. Whatever they’re selling. Does that change anyone’s life? For more than a few moments. […]

THE GOP RIGS NBA FINALS SO THAT CLEVELAND…

June 22nd, 2016

Gawd I love a good conspiracy theory…

REALLY WANT TO PAY MORE CITY TAXES?

June 10th, 2016

City Council may have a hard time voting to raise the hourly rate of pay for workers in the city to $15 an hour. However, none of its 41 employees is paid less than $15 an hour. Indeed, only one ($17.68) is paid less than $20 an hour. Council members are paid, according to the […]

JIMMY HASLAM AND HYPOCRISY—FRIENDS FOREVER

May 20th, 2016

Hypocrisy abounds here among sports team owners. It’s almost as bountiful as their greed. That’s saying something. Dee and Jimmy Haslam play the two-faced game better than their team plays football. Not hard, I guess. We got a good example of it recently when the Plain Dealer and our TV news (what a joke—news?) gave […]

OK, WHAT YOU GOIN’ TO DO NOW, ASSHOLES…?

May 7th, 2016

First out of the race (11 September 2015) Rick Perry (his speechwriter, actually) on 22 July 2015 opined about Donald Trump: …America has been blessed for more than 200 years with magnanimous leadership in the presidency, individuals who were raised beyond their personal limitations to steer the nation through war, depression and disaster to a […]

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