Archive for February, 2012

ROLDO RIGHTS ON NEWSPAPER SUICIDE…

February 28th, 2012

Roldo Bartimole writes: Newspapers are killing themselves. How? By giving the public the same brand of coverage they’ve always been offering. They’re stuck in the past. Generations of journalists have been trained in the same manner. The lesson of what a news story is supposed to be. It continues day after day. It’s known as […]

KNOWING ONLY MAKES THE MAGIC GREATER…

February 26th, 2012

When I was grade school I had a couple of magic sets and later, in high school, I worked for a time as an usher at the Colony Theater where magician Tommy Windsor used to hang out on Saturdays with the boss and I learned a bit of of close-up magic — mostly card tricks […]

MIDNIGHT IN THE GOP’S AMERICA…

February 26th, 2012

They took women away when they tested positive., They always came back, but they didn’t seem the same. And most of the time they were visibly pregnant in a few months. Grace had never managed to convince one to talk about what had happened, but that was mostly her fault, not theirs. Once someone was […]

DOWN 50 POUNDS, WILLPOWER AND INTROVERTS…

February 25th, 2012

Yesterday I passed a milestone on my way to my weight-loss goal: there were 50 pounds less of me than when I began back on 14 November of last year (yes, insane me decided to start losing weight over the November/December holidays). Coincidentally I also had a doctor’s appointment yestrday at the Veterans Administration with […]

IF THIS WAS FOR A MANDATORY PROSTATE EXAM…

February 22nd, 2012

OK, so now they’re just getting cocky — snicker, snicker — and daring anyone to even mention pitchforks and torches…

EDUCATING AND PROPAGANDA…

February 22nd, 2012

1022: Heartland Institute exposed as a propaganda outfit 0834: Unintended consequences

OH COME ON, YOU KNOW YOU HAVE TO KNOW…

February 22nd, 2012

ROLDO RIGHTS ON MORE CLEVELAND GIVEAWAYS…

February 21st, 2012

Roldo Bartimole writes: Does this make any sense? Or do we have the same pay-to-play game today that we’re seeing exposed in the Akron trial. You figure it: Cuyahoga County taxpayers are ponying up some $800-million dollars in sales tax revenue for a new convention center and medical mart. We’ll be paying for 20 years […]

THE BLACKBOARD WISDOM OF BART SIMPSON…

February 18th, 2012

ASKS FOR $57,750… GETS $1,061,221+…

February 18th, 2012

And it wasn’t a government grant… What I want to know is this: what happens to the other $1,003,471?

MUSEUM IN 1:7 SCALE…

February 18th, 2012

OHIOANS: DEMAND YOUR RIGHT TO WORK…

February 18th, 2012

…Out, so we can all join the race to the bottom favored by our 1 percent overlords…

WRAP THAT RASCAL…

February 17th, 2012

OHIO’S BIGOTS GOING WILD AGAIN…

February 16th, 2012

Santorum Pulls Ahead of Romney in Ohio Poll Nuff said…

BERT WRITES GUD…!

February 15th, 2012

Or so Ralphy tells me, and I agree: Bert does write gud. Plus, Ralphy’s illustrations don’t hurt.

ROLDO RIGHTS ON MAYORAL CONTROL’S FAILURE…

February 14th, 2012

Roldo Bartimole writes: When the Democratic mayor of Cleveland pushes a school reform program by talking with the Greater Cleveland Partnership, the foundations and the kill-all-unions Republican Governor but ices out the Cleveland Teachers Union something is woefully wrong. Dreadfully wrong. Mayor Frank Jackson seems to be taking lessons from former Mayor Michael White who […]

ALCOA ON METAFILTER, PD STILL…

February 13th, 2012

I noted the news of Cleveland’s ALOCA stamping mill on Friday. Metafilter picked the story up today and the Plain Dealer has responded with…

HOW THE 1 PERCENT ROUGHED IT IN COLLEGE…

February 13th, 2012

The Franklin Delano Roosevelt suite at Harvard…

THE SUICIDAL PANIC OF THE 1 PERCENT…

February 13th, 2012

Ted Rall writes: America’s corporate rulers and their pet politicians know that people are furious. They understand that their actions and policies are accelerating the pace of income inequality and creating a growing, permanently alienated underclass. They know history. Sooner or later, the downtrodden rise up, overthrow and kill their oppressors. It’s not a nice […]

AN ACADEMY AWARD WORTH VOTING FOR…

February 11th, 2012

The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore from Moonbot Studios on Vimeo.

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