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Re: “Big Opportunities: The Opportunity Corridor's New Director Discusses Project Goals and Controversy

remind me, how many mini-mansions and scupltured gardens will be torn down/paved over for this..."opportunity"?

Posted by makeda on 07/22/2014 at 9:52 AM

Re: “Bigger than Basketball: The Transformative Power of LeBron James

I suppose I am glad James is a Cav again...but the hoop-la and the fawning were embarrassing and ridiculously kiss-ass.

And what will people do if there's no instant title in a year or two? Will they burn their jerseys again and throw rocks again...at his image on a building?

Will there even BE an image to throw rocks at this time around? Damn betcha there will! It felt like the Second Coming last week. If Christ came to Cleveland, he would be wearing a wine-and-gold NBA jersey.

I'd love to see LBJ (no, not the ghost of that OTHER LBJ) mobilize his disciples to get out the vote...by any means necessary...and blow the Rethugs out of the water in this state. Is he even remotely motivated to do such a thing? Is he a political animal at all?

LBJ could change a lot of things in Ohio if he were so inclined. Bigger than basketball, indeed. One can only hope.

Chuckles the Clown

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Posted by Chuckles the Clown on 07/17/2014 at 4:15 AM

Re: “Bigger than Basketball: The Transformative Power of LeBron James

I've read this story three times and I still can't figure out what Peter Pattakos is trying to say. The first half of the article is strong, but then the second half turns passive without bringing home the author's point.

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Posted by Holly Strano's Unique Sex Trick on 07/16/2014 at 9:36 PM

Re: “The Art of the Autopsy: Photographer Seph Lawless Spends his Days Documenting Decaying Ruins

Seph Lawless is a well-known fraud who has only been doing exploring for under two years. He claims to have been arrested over 50 times, but Ohio court systems show no record of this.

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Posted by Seph Lawless is a fraud on 06/26/2014 at 12:10 AM

Re: “Savagely Yours: A Chat with the Guy You've Read in the Back of Scene for Years

That's too bad...you really missed something special. My wife and I gave up a beautiful afternoon at the Larchmere Porchfest so we could go downtown and see him.

Really glad we made that decision. There's a Porchfest every summer, but there's only one Dan Savage.

Chuckles the Clown

Posted by Chuckles the Clown on 06/21/2014 at 8:13 PM

Re: “Savagely Yours: A Chat with the Guy You've Read in the Back of Scene for Years

So bummed that I'm going to be out of town on Saturday.

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Posted by Gerette Gordon Braunsdorf on 06/19/2014 at 10:38 PM

Re: “Big Opportunities: The Opportunity Corridor's New Director Discusses Project Goals and Controversy

Gee, folks like me will be soon be able to get to CIA, CMA, and WOW (Wade Oval Wednesday) ten minutes faster from the West Side...and still spend an hour looking for a goddam place to park.

But I got wise...and finally figured out the solution to that problem...get to ANY University Circle event two hours before the announced start time.

The early bird gets the space, and the seats that the rich old East Side art-farts try to hold for all their rich old East Side art-fart friends. That's why so many folks hate Canadians.

Chuckles the Clown

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Posted by Chuckles the Clown on 06/19/2014 at 5:22 AM

Re: “Savagely Yours: A Chat with the Guy You've Read in the Back of Scene for Years

Dan Savage's compassion and wisdom just shines. I love this guy.

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Posted by Madeline on 06/18/2014 at 6:00 PM

Re: “King of the Silver Ball: All about Nudging, Tilting and High Scores at the Happy Dog Pinball League

Nudging? Isn't that a Jewish thing? Where you whine a lot and pester somebody else?

Oh, wait...different spelling...
And it's pronounced like it's spelled..."noodging"...

Never mind!

Chuckles the Clown

Posted by Chuckles the Clown on 06/18/2014 at 1:42 AM

Re: “Big Opportunities: The Opportunity Corridor's New Director Discusses Project Goals and Controversy

It might not fully be a "highway" but you'd be a liar if you said it was anything less than a "major boulevard". If they do it right it can work but that means putting as much emphasis on bikes/peds/transit as they do on cars. I'm talking wide sidewalks, a two way cycletrack, trees, permeable pavement, street furniture, gardens, art, etc.

But if they go cheap on all that stuff and make this all about cars, it will absolutely destroy everything around it.

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Posted by dmbader87 on 06/17/2014 at 1:45 PM

Re: “Star Trek's Cleveland Roots: Roddenberry at the Cleveland ConCoction

Not entirely accurate. ConCoction is CLEVELAND's first real convention for the general geek crowd in many years, but the N.E. Geek Expo has been running in the Ashtabula area for 3 years now.

Posted by Tony Meyer on 06/12/2014 at 11:03 PM

Re: “Get to Know JAK

Just saw this now as my mom sent it to me, I knew Jacob and Isaac back in the late 80's till the early 90's when i moved from Willowick, I skateboarded then and still do today, happy to hear about their success and all and still skateboard today, i mention them allot as the best rippers around i got to see allot, they were so rad. JimDeGray

Posted by JimDeGray on 06/12/2014 at 12:50 PM

Re: “Big Opportunities: The Opportunity Corridor's New Director Discusses Project Goals and Controversy

Can't help myself. Only in Cleveland do we call tearing down half the homes within walking distance of a rapid station (east 55th) and replacing it with a highway cloverleaf "transit oriented development." Ye-esh.

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Posted by Schmange19 on 06/11/2014 at 4:11 PM

Re: “Big Opportunities: The Opportunity Corridor's New Director Discusses Project Goals and Controversy

Thanks for asking some tough questions, so disappointed by the answers. 21st century urban design? bs

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Posted by Philip Hewitt on 06/11/2014 at 3:39 PM

Re: “Big Opportunities: The Opportunity Corridor's New Director Discusses Project Goals and Controversy

No public input needed, "the information is out there." That's a pretty lousy response. Especially when the majority of the plans were decided in in Steering Committee meetings with no public representative March-November 2005 before any media had even mentioned the project.

There has been a lot of negative public input at ODOT meetings, but very little changed in the final plans. Just because Kittredge is "been on committee working on this thing for seven years" we are supposed to disregard that decisions continue to be made behind closed doors, without community input as evidenced by City Hall and the whole planning process.

Also appreciate the softball question GCP are "bad guys" how about asking a more factual statement? For example, "some people believe a private chamber of commerce that doesn't need to follow sunshine laws and is largely made up of higher income white people should not be planning a road through low income neighborhoods of color? What do you say to that?"

The media coverage of this project is pathetic.

6 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Chris S on 06/11/2014 at 2:49 PM

Re: “Big Opportunities: The Opportunity Corridor's New Director Discusses Project Goals and Controversy

I'm sorry, how is the Opportunity Corridor not a "highway"? It's one thing to say it isn't a freeway or an interstate highway, but it's absolutely false to say it isn't a highway. USDOT defines a highway as "any road, street, parkway, or freeway/expressway that includes rights-of-way, bridges, railroad-highway crossings, tunnels, drainage structures, signs, guardrail, and protective structures in connection with highways. The highway further includes that portion of any interstate or international bridge or tunnel and the approaches thereto (23 U.S.C. 101a)." Pretty sure this fits the bill.

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Posted by Tim on 06/11/2014 at 2:45 PM

Re: “Big Opportunities: The Opportunity Corridor's New Director Discusses Project Goals and Controversy

Some of the lanes were 13 feet until the complainers complained. Now the largest lanes are 12 feet. And blasting through neighborhoods? I don't know if that's a misstatement. Also: John Kasich wouldn't have given us money for anything else? Did anyone actually ask him? I have a feeling that if GCP would have asked him for infrastructure money for something else, they would have gotten it.

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Posted by Schmange19 on 06/11/2014 at 2:40 PM

Re: “2014 World Cup: What You Need To Know And Where You Need To Go To Cheer On The Men's National Team With Cleveland's Biggest American Soccer Fans

The American Outlaws are the best group of people to watch soccer, learn about soccer, discuss soccer and cheer on the USMNT with! Come on out and join us just once; I guarantee you'll come back!

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by workofiction on 06/05/2014 at 1:02 PM

Re: “To Die For

Definitely missing Il Bacio, arguably the best restaurant in Little Italy. Tucked away in the shadows across the street from what was once the Baricelli Inn, Antonio has amazing food and a desire to make you anything you want within reason. This is something you rarely see anymore. I take solace in knowing its sidewalk tables are there for me when spring breaks through the winter. Best veal tortellini in the city.

Posted by Let There Be Baconfans on 05/23/2014 at 5:55 PM

Re: “King of the Silver Ball: All about Nudging, Tilting and High Scores at the Happy Dog Pinball League

Sweet commentary. ..I relate to all of it...I need to spend some time down there and learn a couple machines

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by eddiebusgetti on 05/22/2014 at 7:29 AM

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