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Sept. 28-Oct. 4: Worst Week Ever!

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 5, 2011
After months of speculation about when Apple would announce the launch of the iPhone 5, the company today finally scheduled the press conference that would change all of our lives forever ... and announced that there would be no iPhone 5. Tech geeks across the land responded with rage to the offer of an improved iPhone 4S, promising to switch to the Samsung Galaxy 2 and then weeping because they know it’s not true.  

Morning News and Stuff

{CommentsCant} · Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Cleveland officials are apparently trying to outlaw flash mobs, describing them as violent, unruly terrorizing of communities and family-friendly events. That's not how AT&T presents them in this cell phone commercial.  

Occupy Wall Street to Occupy Sawyer Point

Protest over corporate money in politics will take place in Cincinnati Saturday

{CommentsCant} · Tuesday, October 4, 2011
The Occupy Wall Street movement plans to occupy Sawyer Point this Saturday from 11 a.m. to 11:30 p.m., one of several protests planned in other cities since the protest over corporate money in politics began more than three weeks ago in New York. (UPDATE: The protest has been moved to Lytle Park due to an already scheduled event at Sawyer Point.)
The Cincinnati Enquirer did its usual muckraking on the subject, determining that the movement's “goals are vague” and then linking to a story quoting a member of the movement describing its goals quite succinctly:  

Morning News and Stuff

{CommentsCant} · Monday, October 3, 2011
The Enquirer over the weekend published a thoughtful story on contemporary African-American leaders, noting that it was less than 50 years ago when such discriminated-against individuals were busy working for the not-so-inalienable rights afforded by the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. As per usual, cincinnati.com commenters overwhelmed the post-story discussion with blame for affirmative action, black fathers and various demands for a similar story about today's white leaders. (Will this one do?)  

Morning News and Stuff

{CommentsCant} · Friday, September 30, 2011
Opponents of Ohio's new restrictive election law have gotten it postponed until next year at the earliest, with a potential repeal of House Bill 194 in November ending it before it begins.  

Morning News and Stuff

{CommentsCant} · Thursday, September 29, 2011
Ohio's new concealed-carry law will take effect tomorrow, allowing Second Amendment lovers the opportunity to reach into their pocket and feel the cold, smooth feel of safety while enjoying a non-alcoholic beverage at a bar or restaurant in Ohio. Seriously, y'all better not be drinking or the liberals will tell on you before you can get buzzed enough to go outside and fire a couple of funny shots up into the air.  

Music, Movies and the Not So Mundane

{CommentsCant} · Thursday, September 29, 2011
Arch West, the creator of Doritos (yeah keep reading, you frigging potheads), died Sept. 20 of natural causes at the age of 97. His remains will be cremated and buried in Dallas along with Cool Ranch, Blazin' Buffalo and Ranch and, of course, Nacho Cheese Doritos. West's family requested that friends and relatives who attend the funeral service be allowed to toss Doritos around the box in memoriam. "He would think it is hilarious," said his daughter Jana Hacker, a resident of the Dallas area. "The cemetery does not mind because they are biodegradable."  

Morning News and Stuff

{CommentsCant} · Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Here's reason No. 1,826 that Republicans will continue to try to ruin President Obama's jobs plan: a survey of economists said it “would push down the jobless rate in 2012” which would “possibly boost Obama’s reelection bid with the potential job growth.” Will calling himself a “warrior for the working class” help? Only if it involves  him dressing like Macho Man Randy Savage.  

Morning News and Stuff

{CommentsCant} · Friday, September 23, 2011
President Obama came to town yesterday, rolled up his sleeves and told a group of 1,500 supporters to tell Congress to get to work on passing his jobs bill. John Boehner and Mitch McConnell reportedly stayed in Washington, called the speech “political theater” and then ate some steaks. These mopes fact-checked the speech, finding that the major points were accurate, including the fact that all McConnell and Boehner really want to do is defeat Obama and eat steaks.  

Health Officials to Host HIV Public Forum Monday

Cite growing epidemic among African-American MSM

{CommentsCant} · Friday, September 23, 2011
Young, African-American men who sleep with men (MSM) are among fastest growing demographic groups for new HIV infections, according to Andrew Ruffner, director of the University of Cincinnati's Early Intervention Program (EIP), an HIV testing and prevention program. UC's Department of Emergency Medicine is among a group of agencies that will host a forum Monday, Sept. 26 titled, “Responding to the Crisis: Black MSM and HIV in Cincinnati” in order to educate the community about this growing trend.