When encountering any article or publication or statement about Cleveland’s “renaissance” or “recovery” or “comeback,” you must mentally eliminate any and all claims based on entertainment venues or any kind of real estate development. Those are trailing indicators; they don’t build anything. Examples “Millennial Influx Helps Cleveland Shake Rust Belt Reputation.” This is a two-fer, […]
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I don’t know if you heard it here first, but if you heard it here first remember that you heard it here first: Trump’s gonna win. I don’t have a lot of logic to back it up. Yet. But something about this seems weirdly inevitable. I think the main thing has to do with my […]
When your city isn’t doing so well, and there’s a national news article saying your city’s not doing so well, you know how to solve the problem, right? Right. “Cleveland to send letter to New York Times over article.” That will fix everything.
I don’t know why people keep saying this. Another on my list of “things people fervently believe and argue on Facebook that do not make any sense at all.” Stated: I’d love to support Bernie but he’s so far left he won’t get anything done with Congress. Why that makes no sense:
At 6:39 this morning: “Longtime Councilman @JoeCimperman leaving…” My immediate response: “Why no mention of the ethics investigation? That would seem to be relevant.” At 3:14 p.m. today: “Cleveland Councilman Joe Cimperman’s departure not part of a deal to close ethics inquiry.” Seriously? This doesn’t become an issue until I bring it up?
LeBron to save Cleveland? Spare me. This is exactly what’s wrong with Cleveland. We keep expecting someone with money and fame to “save” the city. It’s always LeBron or the Browns or the or the fracking people or the Rock Hall inductions or that goddamn Republican convention. Along with the stupid bridge over the railroad tracks and […]
A friend posted this fantastic image on Facebook just now. It’s from early this afternoon in Chicago, with the following text: “Over two and a half hours later much of Michigan Ave, Water Tower & many surrounded stores are still SHUTDOWN for Laquan McDonald.” (Photo credit to @MinkuAzad from Chicago.) Now let me get out […]
A friend posted this link on Facebook recently: Before You Applaud Termination Of Officer, Here’s The One Thing You Missed. Here’s what I think about it after spending some time reading it carefully. Maybe I overthink. Maybe I ask a lot of questions. Maybe I see a lot of complexity in things. But that doesn’t […]
I finally got around to reading Ohio Issue 2. The answer is NO. If passed, it would work like this. Every “initiative” (any change in law that you get on the ballot by circulating petitions) will have to go through the Ohio Ballot Board. The Board will decide if the proposal will “grant or create […]
“I’m a progressive who likes to get things done.” (Hillary Clinton from the Democratic debate the other night.) No. Hillary Clinton is not a progressive. She’s gone out of her way, “for decades” according to her supporters, to distinguish herself from the progressives. This is the kind of disingenuous bullshit that makes people not trust HRC. She’s […]