A couple people over at City Hall are thinking outside the box.
The Cincinnati Nation is telling us that the voters in Hamilton County may get to vote on cutting the salaries of Cincinnati City Council members in half. Council members Leslie Ghiz and Chris Monzel are leading the charge on this. I say good for them!
Council members currently make $60,000 a year for a job that’s part-time. Cutting the salary in half could save other city workers from losing their jobs. Ghiz and Monzel are actually thinking of the welfare of their coworkers. How refreshing. How very unlike Cincinnati.
Speaking of jobs, do you think Glenn Beck might lose his? Sponsors have been pulling out from this asshole’s show for the remarks he’s been making lately and now Beck is suspiciously on vacation from his Fox show. Wonkette gives us the details.
Reality is Beck getting cancelled is only wishful thinking. Will he come back? Of course. Does Fox want him back? Yes. Why? Ratings.
Have an opinion on this death panel bullshit? Just for fun, let’s go to Majikthise and watch Jon Stewart make a fool of Betsy McCaughey, the lady who started this nonsense.
Don Hewitt, the guy who created “60 Minutes” passed away last week. Lesley Stahl at WowOWow gives us her thoughts on this news legend.
Did you know that 90% of our U.S. currency is contaminated with Cocaine? Slate tells us it’s a fact. Did you know that there’s a party in Sweden’s pants and we’re all invited? Daily Dish confirms it!
So let’s take our cocaine laced money and head to Sweden. I’ll call Chris Monzel and Leslie Ghiz to see if they want to go with us.
(Photo from flickr.com)
Cincinnati is different things to different people, but one of the things it is not is an expensive city to live in,
Want to know the 10 most expensive cities? Click here if you’re interested.
Now if this list was about cities that have the most bedbugs, chances are we’ve be near the top.
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I was in Knock Back Nats on 7th Street last week to have a couple vodka and tonics and I noticed a sign on the wall.
Burger Bear has returned to Cincinnati. I guess it’s been back for a few months—guess I’ve been sleeping.
Burger Beer was the first beer I ever had. I’m thinking I was 16-years-old.
Here’s a new commercial for it. . .
Kidding! That commercial is probably even older than me.
Really? There’s something better about a Burger? It’s probably one of the worst beers I’ve ever tasted, always gave me a headache. Why bring it back?
Oh yeah—Cincinnati tradition, cheap price, long time association with The Reds—all that.
I still that I’ll pass.
(Photo from ohiobrewenana.com)
Here we go again. Another restaurant/bar bites the dust downtown.
The Cincinnati Nation informed us late yesterday afternoon that Sully’s, the bar and pub on 7th Street downtown, has closed their doors. Here in Cincinnati, this chain operation has been around since 2007. Click here to read more details about the closing.
Apparently a bartender showed up for work and found the doors closed. I guess that’s a bit better than when Redfish closed down in the same location in 2006. With that closing, the entire staff showed up—then was told to go home.
Those who read me on a regular basis know I’ve never been a fan of Sully’s. In CityBeat’s Living Out Loud column some time back, I once wrote about how most of the employees there seemed unhappy. In January, on this blog, I wrote about walking in during happy hour and despite the fact that the place was fully staffed, it took forever to get a drink.
At this point, I don’t know what will work downtown or which bar or restaurant will close next. As far as something new downtown, I still think a Waffle House would work. Hell—give it a damn liquid license.
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Would it be a stretch to say that right here in Cincinnati, we have our very own little version of New York’s Bernie Madoff?
I’m referring to Roger Ach. Once again, there’s an allegation against him.
This time around, he’s being sued by a former business associate and friend (perhaps the “friend” part no longer applies) Chad Wick. Wick is stating that Ach never repaid a $50,000 loan from 1995. Click here to read about the allegation.
And this is the just the latest. We’ve written about Ach many times here. Click here to read the last one.
All these allegations: Is Ach really ripping people off right and left or is he simply misunderstood? I mean for the second time, his mansion in East Walnut Hills was put up for public auction because of lawsuits, and for the second time, Ach somehow got off the hook. Did he do this by clearing up a “misunderstanding?”
I’m playing around here, of course. I’m sure Ach saved his house yet again by doing something slippery. He’s not stupid—you have to give him that. He gets himself out of messes, but hopefully that’s coming to an end.
Those allegations—all that evidence is catching up with Ach. At this point, most sane people wouldn’t give him a nickel.
Unlike Madoff, who’s “allegations” finally caught up with him, Ach is still walking the streets in Cincinnati wearing his expensive suits. Madoff is now pacing around in his jail cell wearing his prison garb.
(Photo of Bernie from scraptv.com. Photo of Roger from Cincinnati Enquirer)
This past Saturday afternoon, gay people (yes, we do have gay people even here in Cincinnati) went to Fountain Square downtown and kissed each other. About 50 U S cities took part in this National Kiss-In.
Click here to read more about it.
No one was detained. No arrests were made. No crazy, white straight people shot anybody. Nobody vomited. Clocks did not stop.
With everything wrong in Cincinnati, in our state and in our world, gays kissing means nothing to me and if it means something to you, if you think it’s wrong, please don’t kiss my lips but kiss my ass instead.
(Photo ripped off from The Cincinnati Enquirer)
It was a week of town-hall meetings to discuss health care. It was a week of more bank failures. It was a week of layoffs for city workers.
And it was a week when poor Kate was forced to leave her house, because Jon wouldn’t let her in. Yes, even the police had to get involved.
But wait! Jon and Kate met up the following Friday after that horrible, nasty event. US Magazine fills us in.
You know, I think I caught 15 minutes or so of “Jon and Kate plus Eight” a few years back and I thought it was kind of cute—but now it’s turned into a sideshow don’t you think?
My thoughts? Fire Jon and Kate, cancel the damn show and be done with it! Get this miserable, separating couple out of our faces! Enough!
But maybe that’s just me.
Belated congratulations to former senator John Edwards. He’s expected to admit he is the father of his former mistress’ 18-month-old daughter. WRAL.com gives us the details. Will John be passing out cigars?
And why is C.A. MacConnell visiting a ghetto dermatologist here in Cincinnati? Wouldn’t it be more fun to Visit Zola Pub and Grill in Covington? The Cincinnati Man thinks so too.
Jen Lee at Daily Beat is saying “Don’t hate on the Nati.” Jen, I would never say anything negative about our wonderful city. It’s just not my nature.
The Cincinnati Nation reports that the Bengals are back in action, losing their preseason opener in New Orleans against the Saints 17 to 7. Figures. Carson Palmer may be back, but get ready for yet another losing season. They will totally suck out loud.
Hmmmm. Maybe being negative is my nature.
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