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Watch Out, Obama — Real Socialists Are Running in 2012

Durham and López want healthcare for all

{CommentsCant} · Thursday, February 23, 2012
If President Obama hopes to rely on all the socialists who in 2008 elected him with hopes of seeing all of America’s wealth get spread around, he better come up with something even more radical this year. Something called the Freedom Socialist Party announced in December that it is running two candidates in a nati...  
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Mitt Romney Misquotes Seinfeld

Jason Alexander burns him in response

{CommentsCant} · Thursday, February 23, 2012
During a debate last night Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney was in the middle of an awesomely cliché jab at President Obama about his ruining of the American dream and all, when the eager audience interrupted him with a round of awkward applause. The break prompted Romney to look over at Rick Santorum and say, “As George Costanza would say, ‘When they’re applauding, stop.’” ...  
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Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill Now Open

Banks restaurant/concert space offers live music, Whiskey Girls, touch of xenophobia

{CommentsCant} · Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill this week became The Banks’ newest tenant, opening its red, white and blue doors and offering “family friendly” lunch and dinner, ongoing live performances and a guitar-shaped bar where patrons can drink beer out of Mason jars. The official website says its family friendliness makes it “the perfect spot for everyone,” though it is assumed to ...  
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Cincinnati Rollergirls Kick Off Season This Weekend

Team travels to Grand Rapids, Mich., Saturday; will host tryouts next week

{CommentsCant} · Friday, February 17, 2012
Roller derby fans won’t be able to catch the Cincinnati Rollergirls’ season-opening contest against Grand Rapids this weekend because it’s taking place in Michigan, but the group will host its second tryout of the season next week, leading up to their March 10 home opener against St. Louis. On Saturday the Cincinnati Rollergirls will get their season started with a bout against the  
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UC vs. Providence Live Blog! (Recap)

{CommentsCant} · Thursday, February 16, 2012
It was a late night at Fifth Third arena for our esteemed live bloggers, but the Bearcats came away with a much-needed Big East win. The 'Cats moved to 18-8 overall and 8-5 in the Big East. They're currently tied with No. 18 Louisville for sixth place in the conference.
UC will host Seton Hall, winners of three straight, at 4 p.m. Saturday, followed by a visit from Louisville next Thursday. With only five remaining regular season games, the Bearskins have some work to do to ensure that Selection Sunday doesn't become "Where the hell do they play the NIT Monday."



  
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Who Is Jeremy Lin and What Does He Want?

{CommentsCant} · Thursday, February 16, 2012
Cincinnatians don’t generally follow a lot of NBA, but even those of us who would rather spend two hours golfing rocks into the Ohio River than watch 48-minutes worth of NBA hoops have heard about, seen highlights of and come to find interest in this Jeremy Lin dude. “Linsanity” is apparently very real. Here’s the abbreviated story: Lin played college basketball at Harvard, went undrafted, signed a deal with his hometown Golden State Warriors, got cut by them and the Houston Rockets this preseason and then joined the New York Knicks, who have won seven straight games since he broke out with a 25-point, 7-assist, 5-rebound game against the New Jersey Nets on Feb. 4. Lin has scored in double figures in every game since, including dropping 38 on the Lakers Feb. 10. He’s averaging 9.1 assists per game for a team that lost last year’s starting point guard during free agency. The Knicks’ best player, Carmelo Anthony, was injured during the second game of Lin’s run, and the team is still playing as well as it has all year, evening its record at 15-15 with last night’s win over Sacramento, during which Lin had 10 points, 13 assists and 5 rebounds in 26 minutes of play. Here’s an NBA-produced piece on Lin and his 38-point effort against L.A.

Lin has already compiled a badass highlight reel, and this, along with the ridiculous notion of an unheralded player coming out of nowhere to find success in one of the most demanding professional sports leagues in the world, has launched the term “Linsanity,” and the media is so enamored with this kid’s story and his game that he and Anthony are facing stupid questions about how they’re going to be able to coexist once Anthony returns. There’s also the fact that Lin is an Asian American playing in a league that has had very few Asians in its league history. He’s the first American player in NBA history to be of Chinese or Taiwanese descent. This means the media, in addition to its typically loaded questioning, is certain to make insensitive remarks about Lin and his race the faster it tries to crank out cute headlines about the phenomenon. USA Today put together a rundown of some of the insensitive and/or offensive coverage that has occurred so far. Here’s a rundown:  

Feb. 8-13: Worst Week Ever!

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Recording artist Whitney Houston might have abruptly died last week during preparations for the Grammy Awards, but the real tragedy was the news overshadowing both the show and the most important industry news of the week — Beyonce and Jay-Z giving the media pictures of their baby for the first time.   
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Kasich Being Kasich

Governor’s real persona is more offensive than his political one

{CommentsCant} · Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Ohio Gov. John Kasich yesterday delivered his second “State of the State” speech, a reportedly hilarious mockery of political tradition that ranged from harmlessly wacky to straight-up sexist, while making a pit stop in the “Parkinson’s disease is funny” category. Kasich’s apparent intention was to announce a new broadband plan, introduce an award honoring courageous Ohioans and try to say that his plans for shale drilling in the Northeastern part of the state are totally going to respect the environment. But the 90-minute speech in a Steubenville elementary school auditorium included far more Kasich bloopers than usual. The Enquirer included in the first paragraph of its recap Kasich’s references to “non-bluetongue cows going to Turkey” and “a dream about Jerry Seinfeld in the back seat of a car.” The AP described the speech as “peppered with Kasich's usual array of off-the-cuff, sometimes puzzling remarks.” Those familiar with Kasich’s governing style will find these descriptions to be only slightly surprising. Remember last January when he called a police officer an “idiot” in a speech for giving him a speeding ticket? Or when he mocked Ohio’s drivers license for being pink (PINK IS SO GAY!)? Or that time he told a group of business owners that he wanted to make Ohio cool because the executives at LexisNexis said all their employees would rather live on the coasts instead of sucky-ass Ohio?  

Awake at the Wheel

Conscious Living Center teaches self-awareness, personal growth

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Back in 1999 Deborah Ooten found herself filling her gas tank at the Shell station in Clifton Heights when something spoke to her: The universe told her that she was going to start the Conscious Living Center.    

Worst Week Ever!: City Council 2011

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Cincinnati City Council in 2011 saw councilpersons resigning, replacements immediately campaigning and, eventually, the ousting of four incumbents in favor of young people and Democrats. Here's the year in City Council as reported by WWE!