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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Sweet commentary. ..I relate to all of it...I need to spend some time down there and learn a couple machines
Did his victims writhe in agony at all? Good riddance!
.....and voters are stupid. They actually approved the sin tax, and simultaneously re-elected Jimmy Dimora at the same time.
Know William F. Chinnock, he is indeed a crook.
Is the Ohio DVR (Division of Vocational Rehabilitation) still functioning? Even a decade ago, statistics showed that only one of every eight "clients" ever found any type of productive, meaningful, paid employment. That's an 87.5% failure rate.
I've never known anybody who found a solution to their problems by dealing with DVR. Most of them were simply cut loose and had their cases closed--without so much as a "Good luck."
And those figures (1 out of 8) were from BEFORE Great Depression II. God only knows what their "success rate" is now.
Chuckles the Clown
If you're bringing 1,500 people to Cleveland and spending your money here, then you're more than welcome as far as I'm concerned. Glad he enjoys Cleveland; it really is a great place, and your dollar goes far here.
- Hell Bent for Leather -
Well, I am pleased to hear Mr. Rodriguez spoke to Mr. Roche with respect. Apart from that, the incident still chills me and nothing did more to drive home that the logo is no longer appropriate than his costume.
Perhaps if the subject were demeaning to Hispanic Americans, Mr. Rodriguez would finally "get it", but how sad is it that we need our own ox to be gored before we can feel the other guy's POV is sincere?
BTW, I still think Zach Reed is an ass and deserves to be roasted for his comments, but then, I think that almost every time he speaks.
She should stick to interviewing cats.
George Noory should contact Suzanne Stratford and get her on Coast-To-Coast AM for a couple hours.
I am the American woman who filed for myself in the 1999 challenge to the name and logo. Long story and yes I am still involved, still know the name and logo are racist and still maintian contacts and friends in Cleveland and on tribal lands. I am sad to see Cleveland exporting both ignorance and racism.
How many here know that Columbus died believing he had discoverd the "Indies"--today's India, according to his own diaries? It is time tpo do the city of Cleveland, the fans adn the entire MLB proud and demand change in the name and logo.
WHITEs don't understand that RACISM they practice and preach effects OUR children as well as the grandchildren.. WHY should they grow up with that stupid WHITE reasoning that "if yer White, yer right" nonsense.. My grandfather was JH Bowman, Codetalker during the WWII pacific war. My father served in Korea.. many uncles fought in Vietnam.. I myself got to tour Central America in the 1980's... Many Native Americans have fought and died for the United States of WHITE America, TRUE?? So, WHY perpetuate the stereotype of the "Indian" ?? WHY? and what gives YOU, "ANGLOs" the right to preach to "us" Indians anymore, anyway? Look at all the trouble WHITE policy has gotten America into in the world.. Doncha get it ?? WHITE folkways and mores are deceitful, dishonest and disrespectful to all those nations affected by your hypocrisy..
You know Frank, jealousy is an ugly, ugly emotion. Drew does more good for his fellow man every time a rerun of his sitcom hits the airwaves, than you will do in your entire obnoxious, sniveling life.
To many times we natives must hear what is racist to us by non natives. They say, we should not be offended because it is in the fun and spirit of the sport. More so they say we should be proud to have such honors to have people dress up in cartoon fashion.
Why is it that a race of proud people rely on another race to say, what is racist and what is racism. I never come to understand this act of having another tell us not to be offended or when we should be offended. To me this is a simple way of showing racism lives in America. That we natives must stand back because they say we should. No this is racism at it's fullest. Old cartoons depicting black people is racism. Why is it not the same for us natives. Is it because we lack political power by vote and must rely on others to step up and say it is racism.
I am a descendent of chiefs in my tribe. I have served my country in our military. I have been a enforcement officer of 28 years. I am a Native American enrolled member of the Colville Confederated Tribes. My children are also members of my tribe and they too are descendents of chiefs from both my side and their mothers side. My grandchildren are members of my tribes. Yet I think, what must they endure in their lives. Will they also be victims of hate, of anger and of racisim. All that I can do as a father as a grandfather is hope, pray and teach that racism is wrong. That racism carrys acts of hate, anger and violence upon a people of this nation.
We are offended by this act of sports portraying us Natives as subhumans. We are hurt by these acts of racism. So I ask when will the people understand that it is wrong and it is racism. All that is said is simple at best, racism lives in this great land. Being American also means to stand for what is truth, what is just and what is right. Yes, RACISM lives and it lives strong in our favorite past time in America.
So I ask this, is the humility placed upon a great people worth a mascot or a name of a team. Is the harm worth it. Racism lives.
I personally know Mr. Rodriguez and yes, he would dress in any "race" for the love of the game if that was the mascot or logo. He is a sports enthusiast and I know for a f act that he did not put on that garb with the thought or intention of "Hey who am I going to offend today." Nice to see a fan stick to their own beliefs and not be swayed by criticism or even this debate.
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