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Curmudgeon Notes 11.13.13

0 Comments · Monday, November 18, 2013
With all of the talk about “doing more with less,” it’s time to seriously, thoughtfully resurrect and reconsider the dreaded M Word. It’s not MuthaFuckah.
  

Worst Week Ever!: Nov. 6-12

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 13, 2013
NKY Republican: Paul’s Plagiarism Is Liberal Media’s Fault: Those of us who thought the term “liberal media” died sometime around the time Sarah Palin quit her job as a politician to write books and say crazy stuff on TV were happy to learn today that a Northern Kentucky Republican is still blaming those bastards (wait, is that us?).  

The Glass Is Half Full, Or at Least Not Empty

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 13, 2013
 When you see people who fought in World War II watching the Reds play at Great American Ball Park just the same as you are, it makes something click that the role of sports is not something that lessens over the time of a Cincinnatian’s life.  

A Brother and a Sister in Arms (Veterans Day Flashback)

1 Comment · Wednesday, November 13, 2013
He sat on that tiny chair across from me and poured tea and talked to me in the blackest British accent that was awesome and made me giggle. He turned up the pinky finger of his drinking hand and kept my little cup filled. (I took lemon and sugar.)  

Cincinnati vs. the World 11.13.2013

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 13, 2013
A old, white, anti-gay Republican narrowly won a community board of trustees election in Houston after he purposely misled voters in his largely black voting district to believe he was also black. WORLD -2  

Worst Week Ever!: Oct. 30-Nov. 5

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Future Republican Presidential Nominee Watches Sci Fi Film, Says Plot Could Totally Happen: While the liberals here at CityBeat prefer the nutty “everything is a conspiracy” brand of Republican politician over the “selectively interpret passages from the Bible to exert social control over a nation founded on the principle of separating state and church” kind, they both suck.   

48 Years a Slave

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 6, 2013
As we watched our hero Solomon Northup endure 12 years of kidnap, beatings, witnessing rape, being forced to lash another slave and learning the subservience of slavery in order to survive it, I couldn’t keep my eyes off the old black woman.Especially during the beating scenes. She never flinched or looked away.   

Curmudgeon Notes 11.06.2013

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 6, 2013
The student paper’s volunteer adviser, Emily Grannis, who also is a Reporter’s Committee for Freedom of the Press fellow, talked with student editor John Vodrey on the phone while he was in the station. That helped Vodrey cite appropriate state statute and legal language to ask for an incident report.  

Cincinnati vs. the World 11.06.2013

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Jimmy Jenson, 48, became the first runner with Down syndrome to ever complete the New York City Marathon. WORLD +2    

Paying Attention

2 Comments · Wednesday, October 30, 2013
I wrote about getting involved with a father slapping his child in the face in a grocery store in Clifton. Many readers thought I should have minded my own business.  

Shawn Carter, Holy Fail

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 30, 2013
What I saw in Carter’s ascendancy was lemmings swimming toward someone else’s manifestation of their own wet dreams of gaudy consumerism. If hypertension, diabetes and heart disease won’t kill black folks, then grabbing for luxury items someone else convinces us we need will.  

Worst Week Ever!: Oct. 23-29

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Cincy: Let’s Get Wasted in Public: Sometimes questions kind of answer themselves, like when you’re offered a sample of a little cracker in the grocery store and you feel like eating a cracker. An Enquirer headline today prompted a similar response, as its story titled, “Want to drink in the street?” was likely met by most readers with an excited, “Sure, when?”   

Cincinnati vs. the World 10.30.2013

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 30, 2013
A California Sriracha hot sauce factory is effectively macing all the people that live around it, releasing fumes that are causing burning eyes, throats and headaches. If that plant shuts down, hot sauce prices might jump and temporarily ruin ramen noodles for everyone.  WORLD -1  

Suggesting Ingredients in a Federal Shield Law

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 30, 2013
I still object to shield laws. They are a de facto form of licensing reporters. You are your sources are unprotected  if you’re not included in the definition of “journalist” or your work isn’t considered “journalism.”  

Cincinnati vs. the World 10.23.2013

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 23, 2013
A food writer for website Deadspin ranked eating Cincinnati chili as a more painful experience than getting hit by a car.  CINCINNATI -2