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Re: “Peace, Love & Little Donuts Opens Third Cleveland Location

Just a friendly reminder that the "hippie" owner has been charged with cheating on his taxes and publically spoke out against gay rights, among other statements calling gays and lesbians an "immoral minority."

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Posted by Cory Roberts on 09/20/2019 at 9:48 AM

Re: “A Stencil Artist's Works are Conspicuous on the Near West Side. How Does Cleveland Feel About Them?

How do we know that this artist is a "he"?

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Posted by they/them on 09/19/2019 at 5:54 PM

Re: “Lit Cleveland Celebrates New Ledership With Expansion, Membership Engagement

It would be great if they had classes and workshops scheduled during the evenings and weekends as opposed to all during working hours. Some writers have to go to a job daily until they can sustain a life with writing.

Posted by Veronica Thornton on 09/19/2019 at 2:50 PM

Re: “Cleveland Says Muni Lot Won't Open Until 2 p.m. for Sunday Night's Browns Game

Anything just to make it even more inconvenient for people who want to actually come downtown and spend money!!! Taxin Jackson and his numerous incompetent cohorts need to resign now!!!

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Posted by What a Dump! on 09/19/2019 at 1:57 PM

Re: “Report: Secret Fracking Chemicals a Concern for Ohio

All of the Safety Data Sheets (they're called SDS not MSDS now) for the chemicals used in fracking are available on site. There's a thing called osha that requires it. This story is nothing more than an hit piece meant to inflame the public against the gas industry. If the fire chief is that concerned he would stop by a well pad or make a phone call, there's plenty of people that could help him out if he wanted.

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Posted by KH on 09/19/2019 at 4:21 AM

Re: “Carl Monday, Tom Meyer, Tom Merriman Hired by Fox 8 as Local TV News Arms Race Goes Thermonuclear

We need all of these investigative reporters so that they can be based full-time at City Hall trying to uncover the nonstop corruption and waste of taxpayer funds by Taxin Jackson and the rest of his incompetent and thieving cohorts!!!

And when the crew is not at City Hall, theyll be over at the county investigating thief Budish and his virtual daily corrupt shenanigans over there!!!

8 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by What a Dump! on 09/18/2019 at 10:42 PM

Re: “Carl Monday, Tom Meyer, Tom Merriman Hired by Fox 8 as Local TV News Arms Race Goes Thermonuclear

Fox-8 hires reporters and investigators..Ch. 3 hires comics and clowns. No contest.
Age and skintone has nothing to do with investigative ability, Sam.
Experience does, you jerk...but you had to get that ageist and racist snark in, didn'tchoo?

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Posted by Monday, Monday...I trust that day... on 09/18/2019 at 6:24 PM

Re: “Frank Jackson Dons Authoritarian Garb to Deny Involvement in Grandson's Investigation

Nobody thought to level the tripod? Nobody?!?? Echoes of a sinking ship of an administration

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Posted by Terk on 09/18/2019 at 6:19 PM

Re: “Boaz Cafe to Open its Second Restaurant in Former Sweet Melissa Space in University Heights

Beassica"s prices are not user friendly, IMHO. I hope Boaz does better by its customers...

Posted by JudyB on 09/18/2019 at 5:44 PM

Re: “Louis C.K. Brings His Non-Apology Tour to Hilarities Next Week

I think the people suggesting that Louis CK always asked for permission need to read the NYT article again. The two women in the story's lede said they thought he was joking and laughed it off, but he did it anyway. That is absolutely NOT the same as receiving permission. One woman even says that he started masturbating while he was on the phone with her and definitely did NOT ask for permission, others said they felt like they needed to say yes. And in his own statement he acknowledges that he took advantage of his position of power over these women. Additionally, if asking for permission made everything okay, then why was his manager going around trying to get people to stop talking about it? You can't just hand wave away this stuff because he asked nicely.

And yeah, he apologized in one statement. And then went on a comeback tour consisting of transphobic shows in which he mocks school shooting survivors. Beyond one conciliatory statement to the Times (which reads like it was penned by his PR flak) he's done nothing to prove that he understands the consequences of his actions, or shown that he's tried to better himself, or tried to make show business safer for women. Take a look at the leaked clips. If anything, he's regressed.

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Posted by Patrick Cooley on 09/18/2019 at 4:40 PM

Re: “Louis C.K. Brings His Non-Apology Tour to Hilarities Next Week

"Non-apology tour?" Just to remind you, below I have copy/pasted Louis C.K.'s full apology. If this is a "non-apology", what counts as a 'real" apology"? Seems like there's nothing he could say or do for these losers to accept his apology as genuine.

>"I want to address the stories told to the New York Times by five women named Abby, Rebecca, Dana, Julia who felt able to name themselves and one who did not.
These stories are true. At the time, I said to myself that what I did was okay because I never showed a woman my dick without asking first, which is also true. But what I learned later in life, too late, is that when you have power over another person, asking them to look at your dick isn't a question. It's a predicament for them. The power I had over these women is that they admired me. And I wielded that power irresponsibly.
I have been remorseful of my actions. And I've tried to learn from them. And run from them. Now I'm aware of the extent of the impact of my actions. I learned yesterday the extent to which I left these women who admired me feeling badly about themselves and cautious around other men who would never have put them in that position.
I also took advantage of the fact that I was widely admired in my and their community, which disabled them from sharing their story and brought hardship to them when they tried because people who look up to me didn't want to hear it. I didn't think that I was doing any of that because my position allowed me not to think about it.
There is nothing about this that I forgive myself for. And I have to reconcile it with who I am. Which is nothing compared to the task I left them with.
I wish I had reacted to their admiration of me by being a good example to them as a man and given them some guidance as a comedian, including because I admired their work.
The hardest regret to live with is what you've done to hurt someone else. And I can hardly wrap my head around the scope of hurt I brought on them. I'd be remiss to exclude the hurt that I've brought on people who I work with and have worked with who's [sic] professional and personal lives have been impacted by all of this, including projects currently in production: the cast and crew of 'Better Things,' 'Baskets,' 'The Cops,' 'One Mississippi,' and 'I Love You Daddy.' I deeply regret that this has brought negative attention to my manager Dave Becky who only tried to mediate a situation that I caused. I've brought anguish and hardship to the people at FX who have given me so much The Orchard who took a chance on my movie and every other entity that has bet on me through the years.
I've brought pain to my family, my friends, my children and their mother. I have spent my long and lucky career talking and saying anything I want. I will now step back and take a long time to listen.
Thank you for reading."

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Posted by Christopher Morrison on 09/18/2019 at 3:53 PM

Re: “Louis C.K. Brings His Non-Apology Tour to Hilarities Next Week

He did get permission from the girls. Although it was creepy he did get permission. Why are journalists lying about this constantly?

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Posted by joeseph on 09/18/2019 at 2:11 PM

Re: “A Stencil Artist's Works are Conspicuous on the Near West Side. How Does Cleveland Feel About Them?

I love seeing his work. I wish we had more street artist in Cleveland.

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Posted by Brad Simon on 09/18/2019 at 11:56 AM

Re: “Louis C.K. Brings His Non-Apology Tour to Hilarities Next Week

Laura, did you read the initial NYT report prior to submitting this article? He asked, the women said ok. That's not permission? I can't deny that there was a power dynamic (although the allegations did occur prior to his breaking out as a comedian) or that the behavior was inappropriate, but you're LYING when you suggest that he did not have permission. Please please please be a better journalist, WE NEED YOU.

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Posted by please on 09/18/2019 at 11:52 AM

Re: “Carl Monday, Tom Meyer, Tom Merriman Hired by Fox 8 as Local TV News Arms Race Goes Thermonuclear

The nail in the print "news" media in cleveland.

5 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Saving trees on 09/18/2019 at 10:42 AM

Re: “Carl Monday, Tom Meyer, Tom Merriman Hired by Fox 8 as Local TV News Arms Race Goes Thermonuclear

yay! they can chase each other into bathrooms for "scoops"

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Posted by Tim Russo on 09/18/2019 at 9:39 AM

Re: “A Case for Not Making a Big Deal About Finding Hair in Your Food, and Not Even Sending the Plate Back

I feel the same way. I've pulled a few loose strings out of my dishes over the years and just kept going. I've sent back meals that revealed plastic pieces and a shard of glass, but a stray here or there is only a speedbump.
My wife could not endorse or recommend my indifference to leftover produce from the follicle garden.

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Posted by eat me on 09/18/2019 at 8:31 AM

Re: “Lit Cleveland Celebrates New Ledership With Expansion, Membership Engagement

lol Mark Schumman on the board? hell really does have no bottom

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Posted by Tim Russo on 09/18/2019 at 6:22 AM

Re: “Marta's, the Czech Gem, will Close its Doors After 25 Years on Sept. 28

I live at the opposite corner of town, but perhaps I will czech it out.

"Marta's is Czeching Out, Closing After 25 Years on Sept. 28" would have made a much better headline.

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Posted by Who writes this stuff? on 09/17/2019 at 1:26 AM

Re: “City of Cleveland Issues Advisory Against Vaping

I wonder how many vape store owners will hang around for the lawsuit portion of this experiment. Internet cafes with illegal gambling... Vape stores causing lung disease... what's next in the wild west that is Ohio.

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Posted by Phil Smith on 09/16/2019 at 11:46 PM

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