It cost Hamilton County $1 billion to build those stadiums down by the river. With that said, this is one of the reasons why our county has no money.
The Cincinnati Reds and Cincinnati Bengals would be willing to make some concessions in their agreement with the county to help out with the county’s massive deficit, but no agreement is in place. In fact, a lawyer for the Bengals says that a letter was sent to the county in October of last year offering concessions of $40 million. The letter went unanswered.
Click here to read more about it.
Honest to god—is there something in the water here?
Here are two professional sports teams recognizing the problem that Hamilton County has as far as money, are willing to help with these problems and the county does nothing—can’t even respond to a damn letter.
Is it just me or does this make the people who “run” Hamilton County look—yeah, I’ll say it—stupid?
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No, I don’t like Sarah Palin but I do like salmon and to those who know me, you know I like vodka—but salmon flavored vodka?
You can’t make this stuff up. Go to Gawker to get thirsty or hungry or both.
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Everybody at the Hamilton County Sheriff’s office is on their toes keeping us safe from crime, protecting us from bad people.
Earl Starr from Walnut Hills is one of those bad people. Earl got pulled over and the people protecting us from evil found 50 pounds of marijuana in his car.
Earl’s crime days are over. He’s now behind bars and won’t be able to spread this horrible drug to our children. As we all know, marijuana kills thousands of people each year, just here in Hamilton County alone.
Of course, smoking marijuana hasn’t really killed anybody, but I live here in Hamilton County and want to be a team player.
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At first, they came after us with their deadly Pringles Potato Chips, and then they wanted to kill our pussycats with their cat food. Now the Cincinnati corporate giant is going after our children.
Don’t let your children drink any of Proctor & Gamble’s Scope mouthwash because the outcome will not be pretty.
No, it’s not really deadly—just some kind of problem with the child-resistant cap—but your kids probably shouldn’t use it anyway. It tastes like shit.
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Around seven this morning, the electric went out where I live, maybe for a second, then the lights came back on and then the internet stopped working.
I don’t know what it was all about. Shit happens. We’re back now.
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Recently three bars in Covington were cited with serving alcohol to minors with one of them being one of my favorite watering holes, Cosmo’s Bar in MainStrasse.
On Friday, me and a buddy had a business meeting (not really a business meeting, more of a drinking meeting) and we headed over to Cosmo’s and I talked to that server who got charged.
Now I’m not going to get into what she said, because she plans on fighting the charge, but after hearing her side of the story, it sounds like she was tricked into serving that minor by the Covington Police. My friend, who listened along with me, agrees.
I hope Cosmo’s and that server who was just trying to do her job fight this charge and win. I mean entrapment by the police is never a pretty thing.
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→ Do you have a favorite Woody Allen movie? I have two—“Annie Hall” and “Manhattan.” Ever wonder what are Woody’s favorites? The answer may surprise you. Go to Gawker to find out.
→ Speaking of movies, there’s a new actress on the Hollywood scene. Some are saying she’s the new Meryl Streep, and here’s the most shocking news of all: it’s that idiot Michele Bachman. Really. Go to Wonkette to get grossed out.
→ With high unemployment and with benefits and extensions running out, this should be no surprise that Republicans hate the unemployed. Crooks and Liars provides us with a video clip of Rachel Maddow explaining this. I think we should return all this hate and vote these unfeeling politicians out of office, but you know how negative I can be.
→ I can’t think of anything or anybody that I like at Fox News, but Shep Smith isn’t too bad. Let’s go to The Huffington Post and watch him give it to an asshole defending BP Oil over that oil spill.
→ It goes without saying that the oil spill is wrecking wildlife. Here’s an example: did you know that BP is now burning sea turtles alive? Focal Point gives us the details.
→ Let’s wrap it up with something positive. If you’re not checking out the new Covington USA blog, you’re missing out on something that’s crisp and clever. It provides Covington news and national news, often times gives us a history of Covington and you can comment on what you read and see on a feed to Facebook. Yes, it’s something new and different and that’s why it’s in Covington and not in Cincinnati. We don’t like new and different here.
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Later this afternoon, I’ll be getting together with some friends. I’ve known these people for quite a while now and I’m looking forward to our outing.
As a writer, I’m sometimes amazed that people still want to be my friend as a lot of them end up in something I write—either here on this blog or in my CityBeat column.
I don’t know if I’ll be writing about what happens this afternoon or not, but for now, here are some other friends of mine.
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Fast food restaurants don’t give a damn if you eat healthy—no real surprise there—but it’s getting a little out of hand.
Yes, we still have the KFC Double Down Sandwich but here’s yet another way to kill yourself.
Step into a Friendly’s and get their new Grilled Cheese Burger Melt. Click here to make your mouth water or get grossed out.
I think Friendly’s wants you dead which, in my book, isn’t very friendly.
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If you’re thinking that good old Andy Rooney should leave 60 Minutes, don’t get all excited that he’s now 91-years-old and will retire soon. Andy says he’ll quit his job when he’s dead.
I get that. Yeah, I guess you do have to quit at that point.
I don’t watch television on a regular basis but I do go to YouTube on occasion to watch some of Andy’s television pieces. They’re still clever. They’re still smart.
What I like about Andy the most is his essays. After all these years, he’s still doing his column and he’s probably still one of the smartest essayists around.
I’ve e-mailed him about writing for CityBeat’s Living Out Loud column. He hasn’t answered me back. What a grump. Why is that?
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