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Re: “Dennis Kucinich Decries Syria Strike, Wants Tribe Scorecard to Monitor Military-Industrial Complex

TIL: Dennis Kucinich is still alive.

Thought he had moved to Hawaii and died.

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Posted by aannoonn on 04/14/2017 at 10:59 AM

Re: “Mansfield Frazier Enters City Council Race, Ward 7 (Hough) a Toss-Up

I would say "anyone but TJj" but now I say WE MUST ELECT BASHEER! He is young, savvy, great intentions, a brilliant public service future!

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Posted by aglazen on 04/14/2017 at 10:52 AM
Posted by aglazen on 04/14/2017 at 10:51 AM

Re: “MLB Commissioner Wants Indians to Ditch Chief Wahoo

Yes, I am being sarcastic about Wahoo becoming illegal...that would probably never stand up in a court of law...just as it is LEGAL to wear the Confederate flag patch or the Nazi swastika. But the powers-that-be can make things difficult for those who chose to wear such symbols, and Wahoo could easily become one of them.

What is NOT so funny is that it's quite possible that the ball club could easily decide to ban Wahoo from being worn in the stands in the future, the way Disney bans "objectionable" clothing. Read the Tribe's Fan Guide...there's probably a clause in that booklet which would allow them to ban the Chief...or make "guests" turn their clothing inside-out. Gotta tell ya, though...my tongue-in-cheek "Chicago Jews" shirt (I am both) has never been a problem.

Being a lifelong Cub fan, I travel to Pittsburgh every season. The "A-to-Z Guide" put out every year by the Pirates (whose PNC Park is a jewel and only two hours away...I recommend it highly) has a "Guest Conduct" page that lists the kinds of conduct that is "inconsistent with a safe and enjoyable atmosphere at PNC Park"...including (pardon the legalese, please):

"Wearing clothing which, in the judgment of the Pirates, is indecent or otherwise detracts from the "experience" {(roll eyes here] of other guests."

So no more fun shirts like YUCK THE FANKEES or CUBS BLOW DEAD DONKEYS or even TRY NOT TO SUCK. Indecency is in the eye of the franchise holder, not the ticketholder. Their house, their rules. MLB leans on the organization enough, any and all Wahoo gear is banned from the premises. No exceptions, no-how (and no, that is not a Native American pun). Maybe "THE TRIBE" will even be forced to undergo a name change down the road, although the Redskins, kicking and screaming, will probably have to go first.

Oh, and in smaller italics at the bottom of the PNC list: Violators may be subject to ejection AND/OR POSSIBLE ARREST.

This is the new, great America. It can easily happen. Here. In Cleveland. Will I be shocked? Yes? Surprised? Hell, no.

Chuckles the Clown

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Posted by Chuckles the Clown on 04/13/2017 at 11:30 PM

Re: “Why is the Cleveland NAACP Supporting the Further Enrichment of a White Billionaire?

The purpose of the NAACP is CIVIL RIGHTS, as such, they do not have to "economically develop" anything as an organization. They are here to insure that in the case of initiatives such as the Q renovation, everyone has an opportunity to participate in every aspect. That is why the economic develop committee is involved. What has Zack Reed had developed in his ward that has made any significant impact in all the years he has been in City Council? I can't hear you. All Zack is interested in is seeing his face on the 11 o'clock news.

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Posted by Nathan110 on 04/13/2017 at 5:16 PM

Re: “Why is the Cleveland NAACP Supporting the Further Enrichment of a White Billionaire?

@Garry Kanter: What of the two Civil Rights organizations that have come out against this "deal?" What is your motivation for your membership in the NAACP? Nothing you do or say is going to stop the NAACP from moving forward.

Posted by Nathan110 on 04/13/2017 at 5:04 PM

Re: “Cleveland Will Host USA Triathlon National Championships in 2018 and 2019

Though the history is somewhat buried under a long shadow from the rich road racing tradition, triathlons have bounded around the area for three-plus decades. While the Cleveland Triathlon will be celebrating 31 years on July 23, the Emerald Health Triathlon - a grueling Ironman 70.3 event - was held for several years starting back in 1984....and had as one overall champion a teen prodigy who later became (in)famous in pro cycling - Lance Armstrong.

Posted by LakeErieSeaGulls on 04/13/2017 at 5:00 PM

Re: “Dennis Kucinich Decries Syria Strike, Wants Tribe Scorecard to Monitor Military-Industrial Complex

Dennis "Olive Pit" Kucinich has had a strange fetish for Bashar al-Assad that dates back at least a decade. A June 2011 online story in POLITICO - under the headline: Kucinich's Syria visit raises eyebrows - briefly outlines the history to that point, along with chronicling his wanderings around Damascus and flirty devotion to the dictator.

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Posted by LakeErieSeaGulls on 04/13/2017 at 3:44 PM

Re: “Is Cedar Point Retooling the Mean Streak as a Steel-Wood Hybrid Coaster?

My sore buttocks

Posted by Roughloving on 04/13/2017 at 11:04 AM

Re: “Why is the Cleveland NAACP Supporting the Further Enrichment of a White Billionaire?

What people are failing to realize is the the Q employs a lot of black players. It's not to just support a white millionaire, but to support the athletes, the Cavs, who play in the Q. Don't get me wrong, I hope this deal fails as the Q does NOT need to be renovated.

Posted by Pootie on 04/13/2017 at 10:51 AM

Re: “Video: Here's Some Awful Stuff Tribe Fans Said to Chief Wahoo Protesters Yesterday

These ""loyal" fans probably scampered back home when the temperature dropped to a "frigid" 55 degrees. Actually, the video should be plopped onto the desk of Paul Dolan....to begin a lengthy interview on the logo, nickname, uniform topic.

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Posted by LakeErieSeaGulls on 04/13/2017 at 10:36 AM

Re: “MLB Commissioner Wants Indians to Ditch Chief Wahoo

^Are you actually saying that it should be made ILLEGAL to wear the wahoo? I really hope I'm just not reading into your sarcasm correctly.

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Posted by Anon on 04/13/2017 at 9:05 AM

Re: “State Laws Allowed AT&T to Exclude Cleveland's Poorest Neighborhoods From High-Speed Internet Service

Pay close attention to the person that sponsored SB-117 the restrictive legislation, no other than Armond B. Thanks to the Black Pack aka the Black pastors of Cleveland for endorsing this man who by the way has done nothing for the people that pile into your pews dropping their hard earned pennies into your pockets listening to your ignorance and stupidity. You with others are the ones that are keeping your people repressed and dependent. When was the last time any of you even visited, talked with and sat with those in these now called DSL redlined neighborhoods, noting that most of you live so far away in the glitzy burbs you have to pay tolls or use your GPS devices to find the way. How funny sad it is that you then have the gall to stand and complain about the poor progress of the CMSD children because in some cases that don't have adequate access to the Internet. How we forget, your kids have the best and the brightest in the burbs. Shame on all of you that say that Frank and Armond are the best for us.

See ya in hell.

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Posted by Mayberry on 04/13/2017 at 8:54 AM

Re: “Video: Here's Some Awful Stuff Tribe Fans Said to Chief Wahoo Protesters Yesterday

It's one thing to want to keep the Chief (as I do), and maybe wear a red-T-shirt with a Wahoo big enough to cover the whole front of your body (I still have mine, from 1994)...but it's another thing entirely to act like an obnoxious a-hole (too many beers is not an excuse) and make Cleveland look like Little Rock or Birmingham or Mississippi...or even Brooklyn and Chicago.

These buffoons and assclowns do the same thing every year, and have done it for decades now, and they do this city no favors with their boorish behavior.

The world already has plenty of real reasons (and imaginary excuses) to laugh at and pity Cleveland. Every year, these jamokes give them yet another one. Anyone who thinks this Wahoo crap isn't seen worldwide has their head up their wazoo.

But hey, Agent Orange won a week after the Cubs did, so I guess this behavior is okay now, isn't it? Yeah, right. Extremely right. It's really okay to act like an ignorant Trumpian slob. Thanks for nothing, boys.

Chuckles the Clown

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Posted by Chuckles the Clown on 04/13/2017 at 1:23 AM

Re: “MLB Commissioner Wants Indians to Ditch Chief Wahoo

If it's April, it must be time to drag out that Samhoo (Sambo + Wahoo) image yet again, and continue to beat the drum (sorry) and also beat this dead-horse issue into dog food and glue yet another time... same story, different year. Every time a local TV station runs a survey, thousands respond, and it's always the same result...3 to 1 or 4 to1 or even 9 to 1 in favor of keeping The Chief. The die-hards and the stubborn geezers are not going to throw away their well-worn gear, or make them look like something a wino would wear.

Bottom line...unless the organization is willing to ban Wahoo from the premises, the way Disney does with "offensive" clothing in its parks...and unless the wearing of Wahoo in public is made illegal and subjects violators to possible arrest...you will continue to see people (like me) wearing that grinning face for AT LEAST another two decades, no matter what MLB thinks of it, or thinks of defiant Clevelanders who will openly flaunt it even more.

Or until the last of the hard-core Wahoo supporters are all...finally... dead.

So get used to it, and deal with it. Wahoo is not going to disappear any time soon. Ask any Southerner about symbolism. . The colder the north wind, the tighter the traveler holds on to his hat. And jacket, And jersey.

Hell, yeah, people are getting crazier every day in this town, and the streets are more and more dangerous, and the odds of being a crime victim or facing bodily harm or a bullet in the head get greater each year. Cleveland has a LONG list of problems...and depending on how much time you've got, I can start ticking them off. Here's a little heads-up: Wahoo isn't one of them.

Chuckles the Clown

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Posted by Chuckles the Clown on 04/13/2017 at 12:59 AM

Re: “State Laws Allowed AT&T to Exclude Cleveland's Poorest Neighborhoods From High-Speed Internet Service

The question is moot. Everyone knows that white men can't jump, blacks are illiterate and don't use computers, and Asians have poor eyesight and can't possibly fly fighter planes.

Chuckles the Clown

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Posted by Chuckles the Clown on 04/13/2017 at 12:38 AM

Re: “White Boy Rick Movie, Starring Matthew McConaughey and Others, Will Film in Cleveland This Spring

Really disappointed in Matthew. My husband worked hard & long hours on the gun show part & Matthew couldn't even say hi to him sitting 2 foot from my husband. Couldn't even comment on his very nice display he had. Changes my view of him!

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Posted by Sandy on 04/12/2017 at 10:39 PM

Re: “A Lot of Bluffing and Some Poignant Redemption in 'Between Riverside and Crazy'

The actors were all phenomenal and Ms. Ganier was sooooo good, I'd see the play again just to see her part again!!!!

Posted by Bernadette on 04/12/2017 at 9:36 PM

Re: “MLB Commissioner Wants Indians to Ditch Chief Wahoo

To Charles Xavier --

Maybe working on small things like getting rid of Wahoo -- and helping teach those who stand by it how it's racist and marginalizes indigenous Americans -- is a step to working on the larger divisions in America? Rome wasn't built in a day, sucka, and ya gotta start somewhere.

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Posted by LudaChristmas on 04/12/2017 at 7:21 PM

Re: “Video: Here's Some Awful Stuff Tribe Fans Said to Chief Wahoo Protesters Yesterday

I've never viewed it as a racist red sambo? Just the writer's opinion. Not mine.

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Posted by Judy Godnavec Degnovivo on 04/12/2017 at 5:49 PM

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