If you have ever been past these places
at twilight, just as the exterior lights are coming up, the dichotomies
of our shadowy citizens “living” near a casino in proximity to two
entertainment districts are illuminated as the houses of justice become
the beds and toilets for the indigent.
FRIDAY SEPT. 13: Ohio is a great state with a lot of smart
people in it, but somehow it seems like the dumbest people in it end up
in really important positions. Take Debe Tehrar, the president of the
Ohio School Board.
Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear is moving the state forward
with its revisions to statewide science education standards, which will
focus more heavily on evolution and climate change, despite opposition
from a state legislative committee; some Republicans are worried
teaching evolution could result in “the promotion of socialism and
resulting genocide and murder.” WORLD +1
THURSDAY SEPT. 5: For being a really old daily newspaper, The Cincinnati Enquirer
is not known for being great at many things (although its recent plan
to do a better job covering Northern Kentucky by having zero reporters
stationed there is a pretty good idea and should pay off in the long
• Accurate reporting requires context. Why is gassing
hundreds of Syrian civilians in Damascus worse than shooting and killing
as many or more civilians about in and around Cairo? Why is the killing
and wounding of thousands in Cairo worse than endlessly raping,
wounding, mutilating and killing millions of civilians in the horribly
misnamed Democratic Republic of Congo?
I’m not saying whites can’t and shouldn’t
keep recording Blues, Hip Hop, Jazz, Gospel or they should quit
appropriating black African influences. Please. Keep it up. Let’s us know we’re alive and that we were here. Just stay in your lane.
THURSDAY AUG. 29: In a move likely to garner mass likes and
shares from your more sheltered or stupid Facebook friends, a Buckeye
State politician is pushing legislation that will require drug testing
for welfare applicants.
When her pet chicken ate her valuable diamond earring, a
woman in England decided to wait eight years for the chicken to die to
get her jewelry back rather than possibly killing the pet poultry by
removing it surgically. WORLD +1