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Cincinnati vs. the World 07.24.2013

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 24, 2013
A super-conservative Christian consultant group tried to ease equally super-conservative Rep. Michele Bachmann’s migraine pain by gifting her with a head massager but accidentally bought her a “female pleasure machine” instead. WORLD +2    

Facts vs. Perceptions in Trayvon Martin Coverage

9 Comments · Tuesday, July 23, 2013
If Zimmerman is guilty of anything, it was prosecutors, not jurors, who let him walk free. That kind of over-charging isn’t alien to Hamilton County, but it too rarely is questioned by reporters, especially when pleas to lesser charges are accepted by prosecutors and judges.
  

Curmudgeon Notes 7.24.2013

0 Comments · Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Northern Kentucky’s Sarah Jones is a statistic, one of many public school teachers caught having sex with students. Jones’ conviction joins her local identity with “former Bengals cheerleader.” Now, she could become more widely known as winner of a vexing First Amendment case.   

Empty Bedrooms (for Trayvon, for Us)

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 17, 2013
I talked to my kids about Trayvon Martin, the flaws and intricacies of the American judicial system, about racial profiling and about how the smallest of bad choices can keep them from coming home at the end of the day.  

Let's Talk About Street Harassment

1 Comment · Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Finding yourself subject to foreign ogles comes with the territory when you’re a female urban-dweller, I’ve accepted. It’s part of the rhythm of every day, and it’s often more an annoyance than an actual physical threat. But it’s a meaningful annoyance.  

Cincinnati vs. the World 07.17.2013

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 17, 2013
About three women in India are victims of acid attacks each week, reports The Atlantic Wire. WORLD -2  

Worst Week Ever!: July 10-16

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 17, 2013
SATURDAY JULY 13: There are only so many ways to hurt somebody with a tampon, but Texas state troopers today made sure that society would see none of them during the Texas State Senate’s vote to restrict late-term abortions.   

Curmudgeon Notes 7.10.13

'Business Courier' redesign, Quebec rail disaster and more media musings

0 Comments · Thursday, July 11, 2013
I’m undecided about the value of the redesigned Cincinnati Business Courier print edition. Previously, the weekly was helpful to a general reader who wanted to follow corporate doings and influence in Cincinnati. Now, I’m less sure of its usefulness.   

Cincinnati vs. the World 07.10.2013

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 10, 2013
A research study found that China’s policy of giving residents free coal to heat their homes has reduced life expectancies of its residents by about 5.5 years, causing increased cardio-respiratory deaths and higher rates of heart and lung disease. WORLD -2  

Until It's Time for You to Go

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 10, 2013
We’re all, most of us, anyway, waiting together for 93-year-old Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela to go. But, really? How much can one man bear? How much beating? How much ostracization? How many lies? How much defamation, alienation and starvation?   

A Celebration of Our Greatest Appendage

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 10, 2013
 Without thumbs we couldn’t hitchhike; give thumbs up; give a handjob; use a hammer; use the full vocabulary of sign language; pick up a cup; make a phone call; recreate Star Wars with only thumbs (see: Thumb Wars); use a lighter; do an accurate Fonzie impression; text while driving; or tweet without a laptop on the toilet. 

  

Worst Week Ever!: July 3-8

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 10, 2013
SUNDAY JULY 7: It must be difficult to be a business owner during today’s changing times — 50 years ago no one had to pay women an equal wage or even hire black people, and now there’s all this social media and Obamacare making everything confusing.  

'Enquirer' Takes Questionable Approach to Covering Meyers Ordination

Daily refuses to cover "illegal" ordination, but Gannett weekly covers it

2 Comments · Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Thirty-nine years ago, Enquirer editors agreed to cover a global story that still reverberates through some of Christianity’s oldest denominations: the acrimonious debate over whether women may be priests.    

Post Pride

4 Comments · Wednesday, July 3, 2013
I have noticed during more than 25 years of paying attention to it that many gays and lesbians of color in this still greatly segregated city further segregate ourselves because sometimes we feel pressure to choose between our selves of color and our same-sex-loving selves.   

Cincinnati vs. the World 07.03.2013

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 3, 2013
A victory for watery beer lovers everywhere: The MillerCoors brewing company in Colorado, the nation’s biggest stand-alone brewery, is now landfill-free. WORLD +2