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.
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.”
The racist brouhaha swirling around
University of Cincinnati College of Arts and Sciences Dean Ronald
Jackson should quell once and for all any lingering nonsensical verbiage
about a “post-racial” America or the “end of blackness” since the
election and return of President Barack Obama.
Walmart Finds New Way to Look Like Assholes, Surprises America: Halloween is coming up soon, and that
means you’ll probably get roped into attending a party and binge
drinking to avoid thinking about if it’s dumb or not to be in costume at
I feel some of the same vitriol expressed in many of these angry tweets. But it’s not that
hard to resist the urge to publicly express irrational rage related to a
sporting event. Especially so pointedly directed at a single person.
I was covering federal courts and agencies for the
Enquirer 17 years ago during the previous lockout. One impression
remains unshakable: most federal employees told to stay home were
offended by the “non-essential” designation. They didn’t think of themselves as bureaucrats, but more
as civil service; apolitical and doing the best job they could with the
resources provided by Congress.
Walking home, I remembered being in a decent mood before I
entered the store and now I felt pissed off. I’m in that damn Walgreens
at least three times a week spending plenty of money. Why the hell
would a cashier try to squeeze a little bit more out of me? And what
business is it of hers if I want to drink Diet Coke? If I wanted to
drink a gallon of Tide detergent, that’s my business and not hers.
Some of these folks have been around too
long or they keep reappearing as council candidates/members because
perhaps there is nothing else for them to do in the private sector. But what’s their platform?
I think that we, as humans, are natural
participators, but maybe we, as Cincinnatians, are isolated in the
Hinterland. We are so self-conscious about making a good impression that
when we are finally in close contact with other humans we become afraid
to break convention and make noise in support of something we purport
Local News Stations Restructure After Broadcasts Mistaken for Parodies of News Coverage: There are things you can almost guarantee
will be on the local TV news if for some reason you find yourself stuck
watching it. They
are: things on fire, poor people committing crimes and things about
people in the community doing something nice :)