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So much for that…

Friday, June 3rd, 2005

From an AP article by Chuck Bartels today: A feminist leader drew rounds of applause from Wal-Mart shareholders Friday as she chided company managers for having only two women on its 14-member board. In the end, though, the shareholders rejected the initiatives she backed. Martha Burk, chairwoman of the National Council of Women’s Organizations, had […]

See Jane Run (Run! Jane! Run!) (REPOST)

Thursday, May 26th, 2005

Reposted: Heads up, this event is tonight! And by that, I mean run away from any responsibility for her recent actions. Would you like to give her your opinion? She’ll be in West Park this week doing “City Hall in the Neighborhood” at Our Lady of Angels Church’s Linus Hall on Thursday (3644 Rocky River […]

Steelyard Commons debate on ExBe

Wednesday, May 25th, 2005

Wal-Mart, Steelyard Commons, are arts the answer?, how a dying San Francisco remade itself in the nick of time, Lakewood’s “gay renaissance” and lots, lots more under discussion in this thread at local online forum Experimental Behavior.

No Cleveland Walmart on Air America

Wednesday, May 25th, 2005

Heard from afar (Portland, Maine): this site was mentioned on the Ed Schultz show, which is carried on some Air America stations. Ohio currently has 4 Air America stations (Akron, Cincinnati, Columbus & Youngstown), with Cleveland coming soon. Jerry Springer, probably the most notorious ex-Ohio mayor, has a morning show (9 – noon daily) carried […]

Smart Development at Steelyard Commons?

Monday, May 23rd, 2005

Why not? I’ve started a thread here at Experimental Behavior to solicit local artists’ opinions on the possibility of an arts community in Cleveland, something like Boston’s Fort Point Arts Community, or Seattle’s 911 Media Arts Center. OrganicMechanic’s post supporting an entrepreneurial co-op on the site, my comments on arts communities, something I said to […]

Opposing Wal-Mart makes you a socialist!

Monday, May 23rd, 2005

From Media Matters, quoting Rush Limbaugh’s 20 May show: Some might say you’re getting very close to fascism here when the government starts telling everybody in business — at an increasing rate — how they have to run their business, allocate funds, and so forth. And it’s almost extortion to boot, because if Wal-Mart doesn’t […]

Wal-Mart Censorship

Monday, May 23rd, 2005

The recent Wal-Mart Nazi book-burning ad controversy (see the whole thing here — thanks, LakewoodBuzz!) brings to mind their own censorship. Wal-Mart says: “Should we let government tell us what we can read? Of course not.” And of course we shouldn’t let them do it, either. Remember when they banned Jon Stewart / The Daily […]

Mommy, why do liberals hate America?

Monday, May 23rd, 2005

A new twist on a favorite “conservative” line, from Right Angle Blog: The only reason these people are arguing against Wal Mart, that I can see at least, is that they simply don’t agree with the free market / capitalist society, and if that is the case, then what are they doing in America? Well, […]

It’s not just a union thing…

Monday, May 23rd, 2005

Sunday mornings at our house revolve around two things: coffee (lots of coffee), and watching Meet the Press. Occasionally, we wake up early enough to catch the last part of the morning news on Channel 3. There’s a section at the end where their political reporter (courtesy my boyfriend Tamas’ “investigative reporting”: his name is […]

A Trip Down Memory Lane…

Monday, May 23rd, 2005

Ah, Wal-Mart. A store both animal and human rights protesters can agree on. Remember when the Severance Town Center Wal-Mart opened? They had live bears and tigers on hand, and plans to bring in a wrestling bear that summer. (Because nothing — nothing says “quality shopping” like wrestling bears!) Sun News writer Jeff Sikorovsky wrote: […]

See Jane Run (Run! Jane! Run!)

Monday, May 23rd, 2005

And by that, I mean run away from any responsibility for her recent actions. Would you like to give her your opinion? She’ll be in West Park this week doing “City Hall in the Neighborhood” at Our Lady of Angels Church’s Linus Hall on Thursday (3644 Rocky River Drive, just north of Kamm’s Corners). From […]