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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  

What Kind of Question Is That?

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Do you look forward to your job every day? Do you do for a living something you would do for free, anyway? I do, don’t you?  

Worst Week Ever!: Oct. 16-22

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Audit Finds Simon Leis as Unreasonable as He Always Appeared: Former Hamilton County Sheriff Simon Leis probably saw this day coming when his handpicked successor lost last year’s election to Democrat Jim Neil, who campaigned on pretty much doing things the opposite way Leis had done for 25 years.  

Difficult Conversations

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 23, 2013
 Of course, that obsession with raunch culture in the first place is sometimes what necessitates the hard, unpleasant conversations about preventing rape and sexual assault in this country. Cause and effect.
  

Worst Week Ever!: Oct. 9-15

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 16, 2013
City’s New Police Chief Wants to Dress to Impress and Arrest: Like all cities, Cincinnati is a place where crimes are committed. Strategies constantly evolve as law enforcement tries to thwart all sorts of criminal enterprises.
  

Curmudgeon Notes 10.16.2013

1 Comment · Wednesday, October 16, 2013
 I’ll be the odd man out for now. If I have to write about Manning, I’ll probably refer to him as Bradley and explain why he now calls himself Chelsea.  

Kinda Like Crazy

2 Comments · Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Generalizing to make a point, barring slave revolts, domestic violence and deadly gun play during drug deals gone wrong, blacks, historically, haven’t been much for mass public shooting sprees or for violently acting out in public to instigate what can only be called “death by cop.”  

Cincinnati vs. the World 10.16.2013

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 16, 2013
So far, Cincinnati’s mayoral and City Council elections are on track to experience the lowest voter turnout ever. CINCINNATI -2