Following the signs

Submitted by lmcshane on Tue, 01/06/2009 - 09:23.
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Jimmy Malone for Mayor!

On this St. Paddy's Day! A great satirical piece submitted by Jimmy Malone.

Yes, Virginia, there is a Cuyahoga County sheriff, though you can't see him

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

I took the above photo in January 2009...three months later...

http://blog.cleveland.com/metro/2009/03/city_to_remove_signs_marking_s.html

See Henry Senyak's post on Santiago in the comments.

I'm beginning to think Guy

I'm beginning to think Guy Templeton is not as far out there as everybody thinks.  He surely can't be any worse that what we have running the show.  The regular folks might have a voice on the board if he gets elected. 

You know one of the first things people do when they don't want to be found out is call the person who's doing the telling "off" or "not playing with a full deck" - I've even heard some worse names - but right now - I think it would be in our best interest to give Mr. Templeton a shot - what do you say folks.

The Four Cats Four

I WAS SENT THIS BY QUESTMINISTERIES  

The Four Cats 

Four men were bragging about how smart their cats were. 

The first man was an Engineer, 
The second man was an Accountant, 
The third man was a Chemist, and 
The fourth man was a Government Employee. 

To show off, the Engineer called his cat, 'T-square, do your stuff.' 
T-square pranced over to the desk, took out some paper and pen and promptly drew a cir cle, a square, and a triangle. 
Everyone agreed that was pretty smart. 

But the Accountant said his cat could do better. He called his cat and said, 
'Spreadsheet, do your stuff.' 
Spreadsheet went out to the kitchen and returned with a dozen cookies. He divided them into 4 equal piles of 3 cookies. 
Everyone agreed that was good. 

But the Chemist said his cat could do better. He called his cat and said, 'Measure, do your stuff.' 
Measure got up, walked to the fridge, took out a quart of milk, got a 10 ounce glass from the cupboard and poured exactly 8 ounces into the glass without spilling a drop. 
Everyone agreed that was pretty good. 

Then the three men turned to the Government Employee and said, 'What can your cat do?' 
The Government Employee called his cat and said, 'CoffeeBreak, do your stuff.' 

CoffeeBreak jumped to his feet....... 

Ate the cookies........ 

Drank the milk....... 

S**t on the paper....... 


Screwed the other three cats....... 

Claimed he injured his back while doing so........ 

Filed a grievance report for unsafe working conditions....... 

Put in for Workers Compensation................and 

Went home for the rest of the day on sick leave............ 


AND THAT, MY FRIEND IS WHY EVERYONE  WANT'S TO WORK FOR THE GOVERNMENT!!

Sweeney's Way

When I mentioned to someone from the media that developers are getting urban properties along commercial corridors (West 25th/Clark/Pearl Rd./Denison) demo'd and BOR cleared at taxpayer expense, the media rep said "And, that is bad?"

Yeah--I am sorry, but that is what you would call "BAD." 

Also, FTR, the demo I mentioned on West 28th St. behind 2401 Denison?...it was a fire/demo...

And the NRP "green development" links with a suspicious demo to benefit a developer at 2000 Denison can be found here.

And here.

 

Will politicos rename the street and replace the sign  pictured above with "Sweeney's WAY" ??

Same response I got

The local TV media does not want to look into this at all about Demo's, Developers, and Tax Money

Quicksand

  The lack of interest in probing the obvious corruption that exists between HUD, Building and Housing and contractors relates to the fact that many good people have been sucked into the quicksand. 

Demos, developers and tax money

Laura, I got your message. I was out of the office Friday. I do plan to explore the links you mentioned.

There is a lot of material to sift through, however, and some of the stories that might shake out might not be quick turnarounds. There is one housing and development-related story that I have been working on since before Christmas, but it requires scores of public records and the time to analyze them. And I cover a beat that produces daily news, as the recent redistricting at City Council illustrates. For me, it's not an issue of interest, it's an issue of time.

Unrelated to that project, if anyone knows how to get in touch with Frank Giglio, please send me his contact info or have him call me. I would like to hear more about his case. I can be reached at 216-999-5405.

NPR

  Thanks Henry G and Henry S, NPR is also working on the HUD story.  

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