I posted earlier about the abrupt silence after the Kasich-Daniels event in Cleveland. I guess the hits just keep on coming as it relates to Kasich’s latest #failweek:
Republican gubernatorial candidate John Kasich drew a crowd of about 150 people to his afternoon campaign event Thursday at Zinc Restaurant’s outside patio on Euclid Avenue downtown.
Flanked by his running mate, State Auditor Mary Taylor, Northeast Ohio businessman Ed Crawford, Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels and others, Kasich complained that Ohio’s business climate is driving people out of Cleveland and out of the Buckeye State.
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As with all tragedy, there is opportunity.? The destruction by fire of one of Cleveland’s most treasured African American institutions is yielding a lot of declarations of support.? But in a city that has been careening downhill for decades, there is precious little money to bring the Lancer back to life.
Hmmm….now who in town has a lot of money?? I wonder…….
If I were Lebron James or Shaquille O’Neal, I’d be considering an investment in not only the history of Cleveland’s African American community, but in their own legacy, via the rebirth of The Lancer.? Who wouldn’t applaud that?Full Story... →
PD’s been on top of this story, good for them.
A passerby reported the building ablaze at 5:30 a.m. Sunday. Fire officials said Monday they are still seeking the cause but that, so far, nothing appears suspicious.
Dixon is not so sure. His alarm company notified him of something amiss before dawn and he drove to the restaurant with his wife and son.
“When I turned the corner, I knew it was gone,” he said. “I watched it burn.”
He said he noticed that glass was shattered on a side door. Maybe the force of the fire blew it […]Full Story... →
What a sad piece of news.? The Lancer Steakhouse, one of the most venerable African American businesses in Cleveland, was completely destroyed by fire early this morning. No one was injured, but there was no insurance.
The Lancer was one of the centers of African American political and social circles in Cleveland for decades.? I spent much of election night in 2008 there, and unveiled a portrait of Barack Obama across the street from the Lancer with artist Loren Naji on inauguration night.? My favorite food there was the fried Lake Erie perch….so damn good.
I hope something […]Full Story... →
Welcome to the circus of Cleveland racial politics, everyone!? Woohoo!? Make sure you have plenty of popcorn!? So what the hell is going on here?? Simple.
If you had any doubt that Issue 6’s passage in Cuyahoga County has created in a single county executive one of the most powerful elected positions in the entire state, erase that doubt now.? How can you tell?? George Forbes has crawled out of his hole.
And who the fuck is George Forbes?? He’s the most powerful clown act to ever grace Cleveland politics.? From 1973 to 1989, Forbes was president of Cleveland City […]Full Story... →
This is the editorial cartoon accompanying this week’s article in Cleveland’s Call & Post attacking State Senator Nina Turner for her support of county reform Issue 6 instead of the “Old Guard” African-American leadership/union back Issue 5.? Amazingly, the article states:
Lastly, Nina Turner should stop telling the lie that Black leaders have threatened her. When asked by this newspaper who issued such threats, she refused to answer.
Senator Turner didn’t need to answer.? Your column is graphed with a depiction of an accomplished, intelligent, political leader as an ignorant, ebonic speakin’, house slave.? It’s pretty obvious […]Full Story... →
Update 2: CNN reporting that she has NOT died. WTF? I’m seeing headlines change left and right. It must be a situation where she probably will not make it, but hasn’t officially passed away. Hopefully someone will get what really is happening soon.
Update: I’m hearing now that Tubbs Jones has passed away. Massive brain trauma and she was taken off life support this morning. Rumors of her demise appear to be true.
CLEVELAND — Representatives for U.S. Rep. Stephanie Tubbs Jones are expected to update her condition around noon.
Her condition is […]Full Story... →
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