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Re: “City Council President Kevin Kelley is on Trial, Whether He Likes it or Not

...somebody recorded it on their phone

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Posted by Joe Bialek 1 on 05/23/2017 at 9:42 PM

Re: “City Council President Kevin Kelley is on Trial, Whether He Likes it or Not

ok roll the phones with the event recorded...

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Posted by Joe Bialek 1 on 05/23/2017 at 9:41 PM

Re: “Local Music Fest Roar Along the Shore to Return in August

I feel old typing this, but I sure wish this was a weekend event.

Posted by Amanda Hogue on 05/23/2017 at 9:33 PM

Re: “City Council President Kevin Kelley is on Trial, Whether He Likes it or Not

Thank you, Sam Allard, for the excellent report. I've been looking all day for coverage of last night's Cleveland City Council meeting, and this was the only place to find it. Unbelievable!

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Posted by RCarla on 05/23/2017 at 8:29 PM

Re: “City Council Rejects 20,603 Q Deal Petition Signatures on Questionable Grounds

and the impetus behind the whole issue?

second verse...same as the first
This issue is the absurdity of absurdities. Let me get this straight: the
purpose of the Sin Tax is to gouge those who purchase alcohol and cigarettes
not because anyone is trying to discourage consumption but rather so the
County can use that money to pay for sports stadiums that do not produce
anything but a fleeting moment witnessing the passing of a football, the
dribbling of a basketball and the throwing of a baseball so that such a minute
tidbit of diversion can be enjoyed by all. The stupidity of this proposition is
enough to make your head spin even though the spin doctors advocating
passage of this nonsense are already doing a pretty good job of hypnotizing
the voters to actually consider supporting it. At least the Robber Barons
of the previous centuries provided something tangible such as oil, steel,
railroads etcetera. These team owners do not even provide one tangible thing
that could ever be considered with the term value added. Almost everyone
discusses this enterprise as though it is the same thing as industry {which
it is not}. The price of admission is essentially a voluntary tax paid by those
who can afford it to pay those who dont need it. If this isnt a transfer of
wealth I dont know what is.

The real outrage here is the fact that taxes on alcohol and cigarettes will
not be used to aid in the reduction of addiction {hence the reference to sin}
but rather to stuff the pockets of all three teams who could easily afford to
pay for the repairs themselves. The vote was rammed through the last time
{under somewhat suspicious circumstances} and hear we go again. But this
time...not so fast!!! We the voters of Cuyahoga County are going to fight the
proponents on this one and we don't care if the teams up and go somewhere
else {please see my views on entertainment below} because quite frankly there
are simply more important things than sports and the unearned money that
comes with it. Those in public office who are too stupid and lazy to find other
ways to grow a major American city need to resign and leave their self-seeking
political ambitions on the scrapheap of history. Dont ever let it be said that
this was time when the tide ran out on Cuyahoga County but rather was the
time when the voters rose up to welcome the rising tide of change and rebuked
this pathetic paradigm our previous elected leaders embraced.
Let the battle be joined.

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Posted by Joe Bialek 1 on 05/23/2017 at 4:50 PM

Re: “A Drug Deal Turned Deadly is Pepper Pike's First Homicide in More Than 20 Years

Why were they at this one particular house?

Posted by Sad on 05/23/2017 at 4:33 PM

Re: “An Excerpt From: 'You're Welcome, Cleveland; How I Helped LeBron James Win a Championship and Save a City'

Hey. shmuck, you can't even spell your own (new) jersey right...it should be R-A-N-T...you big shmegegge...

Chuckles the Clown

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Posted by Chuckles the Clown on 05/23/2017 at 3:56 PM

Re: “City Council Rejects 20,603 Q Deal Petition Signatures on Questionable Grounds

Do the players even care what the facilities are like? Hell, no.
Is someone going to make a killing off this deal? Hell, yes.

Why does every major-sport venue need an upgrade after 15 or 20 years, and even less? Is it because they were built like shit to begin with? Doubtful.

Or is it arm-twisting from the franchises who are holding cities hostage with veiled threats to move? That's more like it.

And then there are the wannabe "big-league" towns down South and out West that build something fancy because they are jonesing for a relocated team, which leans that established cities like Cleveland have to keep up with the Jonesvilles.

It's all bullshit. And why allow a petition drive if it ends up as the City Council's toilet paper supply?

That's even more crap...but not bullshit. Human shit. And that stinks even worse.

Chuckles the Clown

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Posted by Chuckles the Clown on 05/23/2017 at 3:48 PM

Re: “Proposed Ohio Bill Would Legalize Fireworks for Private Use

Bill Seitz is a clueless circus clown.......Martin Sweeney was a dopey gofer for Jimmy Dimora.

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Posted by LakeErieSeaGulls on 05/23/2017 at 3:18 PM

Re: “The Mike Polk Jr. Show Live

Zzzz...Who wants the over/under 10 in total attendance tonight (excluding the venue staff).
$5.00 cover charge ? - That's less than a 12 pack of Natty Light of which you should drink before going in to see this show...

Posted by PALE ALE on 05/23/2017 at 2:21 PM

Re: “City Council Rejects 20,603 Q Deal Petition Signatures on Questionable Grounds

This article is exactly why so many people are opposed to this deal: because it stinks of funny business, and our elected officials are waaay too excited about pushing this through. It hasn't been that long since doughnut-loving Jimmy D and his gang got hauled out of town on corruption charges. I read this, and I'm getting flashbacks to those days. At least now I know everyone I need to vote against.

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Posted by AdamHall on 05/23/2017 at 1:37 PM

Re: “Ohio Supreme Court Justice Advocates Full Marijuana Legalization, Taxation

Cannabis is now COMPLETELY LEGAL in California, Massachusetts, Maine, Nevada, Colorado, Washington, Oregon, Alaska, Washington DC and Vermont!

29 states have legalized cannabis for medical use. Uruguay and Jamaica are now completely legal, Canada will go fully legal in 2018 and Mexico is moving forward toward full legalization.

According to figures from the FBI over 100 BILLION is spent on illegal recreational cannabis annually in the USA and all that money currently goes to criminals.

30 BILLION is lost in potential tax revenue.

Another 15 BILLION is spent on enforcing draconian cannabis laws that make absolutely no sense and destroy people's lives daily.

The Center for Disease Control posts that cannabis is much safer than booze or tobacco!!

Legalize, regulate and TAX!

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Posted by FreedomFighter on 05/23/2017 at 12:58 PM

Re: “Latest Trump Budget Proposal Would Still Eliminate Great Lakes Restoration Funds

SAVE GREAT LAKES ! DORTMUNDER FOREVER !!!

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Posted by PALE ALE on 05/23/2017 at 12:35 PM

Re: “Want to Sign the Q Deal Referendum? Here's How

The Q should ban your reporters from future concerts. Your readership will plummet like a rock.

Posted by Kent Millstead on 05/23/2017 at 11:30 AM

Re: “Jamaica's Sound System Culture is Coming to Cleveland This Summer

Nice article Eric Sandy and congratulations to Tim Smith!

Posted by pmalley on 05/23/2017 at 11:00 AM

Re: “City Council Rejects 20,603 Q Deal Petition Signatures on Questionable Grounds

MJK, two of those five have opposed it only because they're intending to run for Mayor. The other three, who knows what their underlying agendas are. I'd like to think their motives are pure, but has anybody ever been able to say that about any politician since the beginning of time? Perhaps, but I've never personally witnessed it.

Oh, and as far as the former #six of those 17 is concerned: EFF YOU, Mr. Cummins. You spineless jellyfish turncoat. Benedict Cummins.

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Posted by Luke Wi on 05/23/2017 at 10:21 AM

Re: “Ohio Supreme Court Justice Advocates Full Marijuana Legalization, Taxation

At the very least, the stance should keep in the forefront the muddled joke that is the medical marijuana bill.

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Posted by LakeErieSeaGulls on 05/23/2017 at 10:12 AM

Re: “Ohio Supreme Court Justice Advocates Full Marijuana Legalization, Taxation

I hope they can at least see how other states have done it and what works for them to try.

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Posted by Krystal LaFontaine on 05/23/2017 at 9:11 AM

Re: “City Council Rejects 20,603 Q Deal Petition Signatures on Questionable Grounds

Before throwing out all 17 bums, please do consider that five of them have opposed this scheme at every turn. :-)

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Posted by MJK on 05/23/2017 at 8:03 AM

Re: “32 Photos from Rock on the Range

Great pics check out my video I'm pranking at Rock on the Range I will be uploading more as I edit
https://youtu.be/avEmRSEj22U

Posted by Bearded blunder on 05/23/2017 at 6:43 AM

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