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Re: “A Man Who Dresses in Medieval Garb and Walks Around Downtown is a Strange Ranger. But is He Dangerous?

Screw the children...and screw you...I'll yell in as many kids' faces as I please.
It's a nasty world...they need to get used to it early.
You wouldn't know a fascist until one bit you in the ass...or shoved a sword up it.

Chuckles the Clown

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Posted by Chuckles the Clown on 07/26/2017 at 12:21 AM

Re: “Cancer in Paradise

I am 60 yrs old and as a child remember my father talking about Avon lake. My parents decided to build their own home, so my mother set out to find the land. My dad tbought she was looking in Medina and Strongsville, but one night at dinner, she excitedly told him about a new development going up in Avon lake. My father said no to the the Avon lake development because he knew hazardous waste had been buried all over, in farmers fields. This happened in the fiftys and was a secret. The farmers were paid money and now this land was contaminated. I heard this story in the late sixtys. My mother stayed away from Avon lake after that.

Posted by Sandra redell on 07/24/2017 at 3:34 AM

Re: “What We Can Learn About Saving the Planet from Watching the Birds

Sorry...you lost me as soon as I saw the words "birders" and "birding".
If I wanted to hear that elitist stuff, I would have called my yupster sister.
The birds are over here. You are over there, watching them.
Hence..."bird-watching"...yawn....zzzzzzzzzzzzz...

Chuckles the Clown

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Posted by Chuckles the Clown on 07/22/2017 at 1:33 AM

Re: “A Man Who Dresses in Medieval Garb and Walks Around Downtown is a Strange Ranger. But is He Dangerous?

Chuckles has quite the erection for the knight. Maybe those two should take a long weekend away from the scary city and go out to the lake he talks about. Giv us a break from having the fascism idiots march around the city, yelling in children's faces.

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Posted by Cuckles the Clown on 07/21/2017 at 8:14 AM

Re: “At the All-Star break, a Conversation With Jason Kipnis on the Team's Struggles, His Struggles, and How They Can Get Back to the World Series

As someone else once said, "It's the economy, stupid..." Outside Yupsterville enclaves, folks are hurting. If you don't have a job, or have a shitty one that pays bupkis, the Indians become low-priority in your life.

It's a different world now. The days of being on unemployment and still having enough money to go to 53 games in a single season are gone. Long gone. No more four-dollar bleacher tickets and three-dollar beers and one-dollar Smokie Links. That was Wrigley in the lightless days of the early Eighties...the Reagan Era. Ancient history.Thank you, MisterDead President..

The Tribe tore out thousands of seats to create a foodie paradise, and a bar-like atmosphere for Millennials who would rather stand and schmooze and text and tweet than watch the game. Baseball isn't an essential for that crowd...they grew up playing soccer and they aren't die-hards. So that marketing plan failed. Thank you, Suits.

And the Boomer die-hard geezers are retired and are actually beginning to die off, so they are going less and less. Can't go if you are sick...or dead.

Kids and young adults just aren't into the sport the way they were even twenty years ago, let alone forty or fifty years ago. So MLB has problems attracting new blood to many struggling franchises. This will spell trouble down the road. They will try to speed up the game and add bells and whistles to make it "cool". Good luck with that noise. They will destroy baseball in order to save it.

If you can bring in food and water, then why do they do the TSA number at every game I go to? Most ballparks do not allow outside stuff, and enforce the ban strictly. it's in their "fan guides"...I have been to 19 or 20 parks myself, though many of them are now history and nearly all of them are (and were) in the Midwest...including all three in Chicago and all three in Minnesota. Things are not as loose as they used to be. Thank you, Mister Terrorist Shooter.

I don't worry about parking. I let RTA transport me there on the train. We are now one of the few cities where you have that option. Living in Chicago for almost two-thirds of my life, I got spoiled. early. I had to drive to games when I first moved here in the early Nineties, as the Rapid service stopped after 9 PM until The Jake opened. I am so glad I don't need to drive to games anymore. Thank you, RTA.

Nobody has money for games because there is still a lot of suffering here., despite all the "comeback" hype and gentrification. That's why there are so many fans disguised as empty seats, all season long. Unemployment is higher than in most other MLB cities. That's why you see fewer and fewer black faces. Also...because there are so few black players left.

The playoffs are irrelevant...it's the wealthy and the affluent suburbanites and the corporate greedheads whose asses are in the seats in October. Whole different ballgame in the post-season.

It's an embarrassment that a franchise which almost made history (after 68 years of futility) is at the bottom of the attendance stats. Maybe I'm totally "off base"...but I worked for the organization in the last days of the Stadium and the first days of the Jake...and those days...and especially the days of six straight years of sellouts...seem like a distant dream. Did we really do that? How? The economy was not so great here in those days, too. It's a puzzlement, all right.

Chuckles the Clown

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Posted by Chuckles the Clown on 07/19/2017 at 9:30 PM

Re: “A Man Who Dresses in Medieval Garb and Walks Around Downtown is a Strange Ranger. But is He Dangerous?

Wassamatta...too timid to sign up with a username? So the kids heard some four-letter words. BFD and boo fucking hoo. They probably hear worse at home and in the streets of wherever they live. Deal with it.

Obviously, the marchers had a permit to march into the square, or the city would have blocked the way with their bike cops.

And I will repeat what I said earlier...if that benighted Knight character tries to play vigilante or hee-row, especially when his friends in blue are not around, he will get a surprise he does not want or like, chain mail or no chain mail. Easy to rant and spew and play tough guy when your badge buddies can back you up. Wrong place, wrong time, wrong people, and he'll be toast. Simple facts.

And before you start pointing accusatory fingers yet again...I'm just playing Captain Obvious. This is Cleveland, not Mayberry or Lake Wobegon. It's smart not to be stupid or to act stupidly.

And no, I wasn't there...I was home mowing the lawn on Saturday. I'm getting pretty tired of marching in circles. Especially when anarchists and crazies behave the way they do--like they want to piss people off.

Chuckles the Clown

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Posted by Chuckles the Clown on 07/19/2017 at 4:34 PM

Re: “A Man Who Dresses in Medieval Garb and Walks Around Downtown is a Strange Ranger. But is He Dangerous?

Julie Jules- Was that your group on Saturday who circled the Latino Festival in Public Square around 2pm?! The festival was mostly children displaying their artwork. For almost an hour the Refuse Fascism people marched around the festival shouting explatives into the festival with microphones, speakers, megaphone, and musical instruments. Your group was obviously trying to disrupt the festival. We saw the knight standing with our police officers, keeping you agitators from ruining the day.

Thank you Cleveland PD. Thank you Knight.

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Posted by Anonymous on 07/19/2017 at 9:18 AM

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