From the daily archives: Friday, February 26, 2010

First the original, by Soundgarden:

Now the cover by Johnny Cash:

Verdict? Cash in a 2nd round knockout. The original is fantastic and defines Soundgarden in a large way. They were a great live band and Cornell is one of the best rock vocalists ever. Cash, however, does the near impossible and makes the song not only his own, but redefines it completely – and pulls it off to perfection.

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Here’s the Indy story detailing how Zanotti lied about his gambling junkets with J. Kevin Kelley.? Below is the tape – the vid starts at James Renner’s question.? You can clearly here Zanotti say “ZERO” in a very irritated tone.

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At today’s TEDxCLE event in Cleveland, I learned about an extraordinary idea.? The NEO law firm of Dworken & Bernstein is spearheading an effort to pass a law in Ohio to force defendants to pay up unclaimed class action judgments, and donate the funds to charities.

Ohio Lawyers Give Back was founded by Dworken & Bernstein Co., L.P.A. to promote the use of cy pres in class action settlements. When a class action is settled, plaintiff and defendant agree to a fund amount to pay all class members. Since many class members have moved, passed-away, or can’t be […]

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Henry Gomez writes a good roundup of the challenges facing the Cuyahoga County transition.? However, in his coverage of the February 17 meeting, Gomez missed one very important point – transition advisory group co-chair Martin Zanotti lied to a reporter during the meeting.

Zanotti watched from the sidelines at a public meeting for the government transition process held at CSU February 17. After several audience members lobbed softball questions at the group of Democrats in control of the meeting, I stepped to the mic and addressed Zanotti directly. I asked him to go on record to confirm or […]

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So in between stumbling upon a very interesting story about WKYC (stay tuned!), I watched the health care summit.? I liked it.? It was an exercise in transparency that I don’t think any president in my lifetime has ever attempted.? So, what did we see?

We saw the Republican Party’s desperate refusal to govern in stark relief.? Republicans not only said “no”, they said it in a rehearsed, robotic, scripted display of total obstruction.? Late last night, Chris Matthews lined up all the instances of GOP talking points – “start over”, “kill this bill”, “scrap it”, “step by step”, “blank […]

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