Jim Smith 
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Re: “Plain Dealer Right Winger Kevin O'Brien is Taking a Buyout

Maybe the era of point/counterpoint is ending, as readers have increased subscriptions to the New York Times, the Washington Post and the Wall Street Journal, and NPR stations are experiencing a jump in the Nielsen ratings. After all, if you're still willing to pay for your news sources, you'll spend your money on those that have reputations for quality reporting, and retain international bureaus and investigative teams. Those who want their news for free (and for its entertainment value) are more likely to be drawn to sources that tell them what they want to hear. So skip the phoney "balance" features: tell us what's really happening, and don't sugarcoat it, and you'll earn my subscription.

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Posted by Jim Smith on 03/25/2017 at 1:08 AM

Re: “Apparently People Are Finding 'Wads of Poop' All Over Ohio City

Cleveland. You Gotta Be Regular.

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Posted by Jim Smith on 04/29/2016 at 7:46 PM

Re: “Cleveland: Food Capital, USA

We still get to keep our town, right?

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Posted by Jim Smith on 03/22/2015 at 12:52 PM

Re: “New Operator Claims Old World of Beer Spot in Lakewood

The way World of Beer vanished within 24 hours, almost before anyone realized what was happening, makes it seem like a fly-by-night kind of operation instead of the steady, grounded and home-grown dining experiences afforded by its neighbors on "Restaurant Row" (this is the first time I've heard that term used in reference to Detroit Road in Lakewood, and I'm trying to adapt myself to using it. Restaurant Row, Restaurant Row, Restaurant Row). Matt's Melt and Eddie's Cerino's and Demetrios' Deagan's are all local restauranteur success stories, and I welcome another attempt at serving up local cuisine with some class.

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Posted by Jim Smith on 03/06/2015 at 7:29 PM

Re: “Ohio Man Arrested for 109th Time

Seems to me like a valuable lesson: going for the record isn't done all at once. You have to approach it by increments. You can't hit the world's record for arrests by doing more than petty theft. Grand larceny will land you in the courtroom for sure. Keep your thefts at the shoplifting level; the judge and/or prosecutor will blow it off rather than deal with the annoyance, the amounts will never get you jail time, and you'll get away with a lot more free merchandise--most of the crimes never even get any attention.

3 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Jim Smith on 02/17/2015 at 7:25 PM

Re: “Lakewood Five Guys Abruptly Shutters

High fat, high calorie, and at a high cost; not the choice of the hipsters, the oldsters and the creative class that's starting to come into its own in Lakewood. The Root, I notice, has really taken off in the same time period that it took Five Guys to close down.

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Posted by Jim Smith on 02/06/2013 at 7:37 AM


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