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{CommentsCant} · Thursday, September 15, 2011
Hamilton County Sheriff Simon Leis came out of his bomb shelter today to describe the Hell on Earth that will ensue should SB5 be voted down in November. Leis says a $7.9 million cut to his department will mean closing three of his 10 jails floors and releasing inmates early. In general, the sheriff says SB5 will make us all safer. OK, fine, we'll vote for it.In typical Enquirer fashion, the newspaper responded to such worthy debate by posting a reader poll that includes the following choices: raise sales tax, restore Leis' budget or let him close the jails. One might prefer a third choice, something along the lines of “do something none of these cowardly mopes has suggested yet.” Or at least “other.”  

Morning News and Stuff

{CommentsCant} · Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Cue Waylon Jennings' Dukes of Hazzard narrator voice: “Them daggone Republicans gone and done it again, redistrictin' the whole state in their favor. Ain't that somethin'.” For real though, they'll likely hold 12 out of the state's 16 districts going forward, with Cincinnati's two (Chabot & Schmidt) being restrengthened with GOP-rich areas. Except in Cleveland, where Dennis Kucinich's district was generally left alone. Now he's going to stay in Ohio instead of moving to Washington where he'd be appreciated.  

Jaworski Drops S-bomb During MNF

{CommentsCant} · Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Did anyone else think they heard Monday Night Football broadcaster Ron Jaworski say "shit" during the Patriots-Dolphins game? I vaguely recall thinking something weird happened, but probably was too distracted by my fantasy football team getting totally destroyed.

Jaws apologized later in the broadcast, and ESPN said that was good enough for everyone to move on.
ESPN spokesman Bill Hofheimer says the network won't put out a statement since Jaworski himself apologized at the end of the game.
Gotta think Jaws was pretty much justified in cursing this throw. Brandon Marshall probably did, too.   

Sept. 7-13: Worst Week Ever!

1 Comments · Wednesday, September 14, 2011
We at WWE! wouldn’t know what it’s like to be a firefighter — scared of heat, untrained in CPR, never helped anybody ever. That didn’t stop today’s news of the difficult philosophical question facing some of Ohio’s bravest public employees — whether to force state Republicans to raise taxes on rich people or give up their collective bargaining rights forever — from affecting us.  

Cool Issue 2011:

2 Comments · Wednesday, September 14, 2011
We don’t need to spend a lot of time explaining to you, dear CityBeat reader, that John Kasich is not cool. You’re obviously a smart, cool and very attractive person if you’re reading our Cool Issue fall preview, while Kasich is a stuffy Republican who thinks it’s cool to sell bridges to private companies. “Look everybody! A toll booth! Cool!”  

Morning News and Stuff

{CommentsCant} · Tuesday, September 13, 2011
In cities where people don't need cars to get to and from work, grocery stores, entertainment and doctors offices, there exists a company called Zipcar that provides vehicles for short periods of time during the rare occasions when a car is necessary. Here are the wild details of such a service coming to Cincinnati. (OK, so they're only for UC students.)  

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{CommentsCant} · Monday, September 12, 2011
Cincinnati City Council is set to vote on a proposal that would ban police layoffs this year and next based on plans to secure funding and many other conditions. Such a complicated issue will probably be much easier to deal with during the 2013 election year.  

Morning News and Stuff

{CommentsCant} · Thursday, September 8, 2011
John Kasich reduced the charges against an Akron school teacher for using the wrong address to enroll her kids in a different school. Probably felt bad for running out of vouchers. Kasich also says to Obama, “Bro, let my dudes build a uranium plant in Ohio. Stop being a bureaucrat.”  

Morning News and Stuff

{CommentsCant} · Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Conservatives are angry about something, so The Enquirer told one of its few remaining staffers to spend a couple hours searching for quotes on conservative blogs. Maybe it's because reporter Carl Weiser included in his preview of Jerry Springer coming to town a list of Springer's upcoming show topics, as if they have any relevance to voter suppression and GOP election laws.  

Aug. 31-Sept. 6: Worst Week Ever!

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 7, 2011
So, you’re a proud American spending your weekend drinking and eating stuff, not arguing over whether bargaining rights are ruining America or if they already did when the Baby Boomers built all those cars, suburban homes and highways (dude, get over it). Either way, today was a day to put such partisan bickering aside and ... watch fireworks!