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O.J. 2.0

4 Comments · Wednesday, September 11, 2013
The man who shot and killed Trayvon Martin will go to jail for something.We just do not know yet exactly what the charge will be. This is the O.J. Factor.  

I Got Robbed

1 Comment · Wednesday, September 11, 2013
There have been some unexpected little silver linings; one, I remembered how and why I live in Over-the-Rhine, and two, I remembered how to live.
  

Worst Week Ever!: Sept. 4-9

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 11, 2013
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 run).   

Cincinnati v. the World 09.11.2013

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Sen. John McCain, former CANDIDATE FOR PRESIDENT, was caught playing a poker game on his phone by a Washington Post photographer during a congressional hearing on U.S. intervention in Syria. WORLD -1  

Curmudgeon Notes 09.04.2013

Media musings from Cincinnati and beyond

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 11, 2013
• 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?
   

Wash-Off Color

5 Comments · Wednesday, September 4, 2013
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.  

Fantasy Football Is Better than a Lot of Stuff

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 4, 2013
For a brief moment, the person who owns a fantasy football team and is off work on Sunday is god-like and in charge of everything. There’s no other feeling like it.
  

Worst Week Ever!: Aug. 28-Sept. 3

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 4, 2013
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.  

Cincinnati vs. the World 09.04.2013

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 4, 2013
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   

In This Life

2 Comments · Wednesday, September 4, 2013
Time has a way of healing, but Jered is always in my thoughts. The month of September brings him back full force.   

'Enquirer'-Kentucky Relationship Strained by Rocky Coverage

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 4, 2013
Covering or writing about a community are very different. One requires being embedded; the other is what reporters do when they parachute in and too-often rely on the usual suspects. 
  

Humans' Newest Enemy: Sinkholes

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Just start Googling sinkholes and you can bring up any number of images of the beasts in action. And while they may be more common in regions with soluble rock terrain, heavy rains, etc., sinkholes can happen anywhere. Anywhere!
  

#Free? #At Last?

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Annually, those of us who care about such things beyond the gates of Black History Month either ask ourselves quietly or discuss the question with our intimates: Has “The Dream” been fulfilled and how much farther, Brother Martin, ‘til we reach the promised land here on Earth?  

Worst Week Ever!: Aug. 21-26

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 28, 2013
FRIDAY AUG. 23: Fascism is a scary word that most people think was invented in Germany to try to exterminate a race of people and make everyone left drive shitty cars. In turn, it is not the most interesting subject to conservative Americans.
  

Cincinnati vs. the World 08.28.2013

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 28, 2013
A woman who was impregnated by rape at age 14 is suing the state of Massachusetts after being court-ordered to share parental visitation rights with her convicted attacker. WORLD -2