Tag Archives: Cleveland

Massive Nude Photo Shoot Planned For GOP Convention

Well, this will be interesting. From the Huffington Post: Calling all feminist activists, nudists, Cleveland-based Democrats, and people overdue for a laundry day. Photographer Spencer Tunick is looking for 100 bold women to pose nude for a Cleveland-based photo shoot on July 17, 2016. Also — you’ll be baring all at the Republican National Convention. If you’re not familiar with …

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Cleveland Cops To Family Of Tamir Rice: Use That $6M Settlement To Teach Kids How Not To Get Shot By Us

From the Cleveland Plain Dealer: The head of the Cleveland rank-and-file police union says the family of 12-year-old Tamir Rice should use money from a $6 million settlement to educate children about the use of look-alike firearms. Steve Loomis, the president of the Cleveland Police Patrolman’s Association association, was criticized on a national scale for statements he made to the …

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New RNC Site Readies Public For Contested Convention

Talking Points Memo reports: The Republican National Committee has launched a website to inform the public about what happens in the event of contested GOP convention, the Washington Examiner reported. The website, ConventionFacts.gop, lists party rules regarding the delegates required for a candidate to be nominated to lead the GOP’s 2016 convention, as well as the process if no candidate …

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CLEVELAND: Cops Want Riot Gear For GOP Convention

Cleveland.com reports: Cleveland is seeking to buy 2,000 sets of riot gear, including riot-control suits and collapsible batons, as part of the city’s latest move to spend a $50 million federal security grant for July’s Republican National Convention. The city this week posted to its contracting website a notice seeking bidders to provide the gear. City documents refer to the …

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CLEVELAND: City Files Claim Against Family Of Slain Youth Tamir Rice For Unpaid Ambulance Bill

Unbelievable. Via Gawker: The City of Cleveland has devastated the family of Tamir Rice several times over, and seems to have no intention of stopping. This afternoon in probate court, Cleveland Scene reports, the city filed a creditor’s claim for $500, saying that Rice’s family still owes them for the ambulance and paramedics that tended to the 12-year-old’s body after …

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New York Times Editorial Board: Cop Shooting Victim Tamir Rice Would Be Alive If He Were White

From the New York Times editorial board: Tamir Rice of Cleveland would be alive today had he been a white 12-year-old playing with a toy gun in just about any middle-class neighborhood in the country on the afternoon of Nov. 22, 2014. But Tamir, who was shot to death by a white police officer that day, had the misfortune of …

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First GOP 2016 Debate: August 6th

Via Politico: The first Republican primary debate will take place on Aug. 6 in Cleveland, the Northeast Ohio Media Group reports. The debate, sponsored by Fox News, will take place at the Quicken Loans Arena (or, “The Q”), home to the NBA’s Cleveland Cavaliers. The Q is also the site of next year’s Republican National Convention, which is scheduled for …

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CLEVELAND: 99 Year-Old Runner Ida Keeling Sets Record At Gay Games

Via local television: “My doctor told me two years straight I’m as healthy as a healthy 20-year-old. Hooray!” Keeling said prior to her race. Her coach and daughter, Shelley Kelling, reminded Ida to stay in her lane and focus on the finish line. When the starter fired his pistol, the crowd immediately began cheering for the senior citizen from New …

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Linda Harvey Slams Ohio Republicans For Welcoming Participants In Gay Games

Linda Harvey wants her followers to send emails to the Ohio GOP because they welcomed participants to the Gay Games in Cleveland. Sort of related: I’ve just figured out why Harvey’s voice has always sounded so familiar – she sounds exactly like the old biddy in A League Of Their Own who goes on the radio to complain about the …

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At The Gay Games Opening Ceremony

Via the Cleveland Plain Dealer: Safe to say, not many sporting events would include a trio of drag singers lip-syncing “Proud Mary” as the opening number. Or an athlete from Mexico decked out in a sombrero — and knee-high, red, platform boots and skimpy silver shorts. Or the delegation from the Russian Federation earning substantial cheers and a standing ovation …

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Obama Welcomes Gay Games Participants

“I know some of you have come from places where it requires courage, even defiance, to come out – some times at great personal risk. You should know that the United States stands with you and for your human rights – just as our athletes stand with you on the field at these Games. After all, the very idea of …

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Gay Games 9 Open In Cleveland

The opening ceremonies are underway at this writing. Follow along at the Twitter hashtag #GayGames.  The Windy City Times is live-tweeting as well.

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New From Florida Gov. Rick Scott

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Linda Harvey Praises Muslim Cabbies For Refusing To Drive With Gay Games Ads

Linda Harvey has praised the Muslim cab drivers in Cleveland who have refused to drive with Gay Games ads on their vehicles. According to Harvey, gay activists are hypocritical for not denouncing the cabbies because there would be outrage if the drivers were Christians. RELATED: The Cleveland Plain Dealer editorialized last week: It’s unfortunate that nearly one-third of the 75 …

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CLEVELAND: Muslim Cab Drivers Refuse To Work With Gay Games Advertising

Cleveland television reported on Friday that some Muslim cab drivers have walked off the job rather than drive taxis with the above advertising for the Gay Games, which take place there in August. 19 Action News reporter Brian Duffy spoke with about 20 cabbies at the airport who are still driving and all of them confirmed there are drivers who …

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Cleveland Gay Games 2014 Commercial To Air Tonight In Six Television Markets

Via Outlook Columbus: Organizers of the 2014 Gay Games will give viewers of tonight’s Winter Olympics opening ceremonies a subtle reminder of the anti-LGBT atmosphere in Vladimir Putin’s Russia. Thirty-second commercials for the Gay Games are set to air during NBC’s telecast in Columbus, Dayton, Toledo, Buffalo and the host cities of Cleveland and Akron. The Gay Games, an international …

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OHIO: Catholic Priest Charged With Soliciting Prostitution While HIV-Positive

Cleveland police have arrested a Catholic priest for soliciting prostitution in a public park. Father James McGonegal later revealed that he is HIV-positive, which brings additional charges. In the incident report released today, an off-duty Cleveland Metroparks ranger said McGonegal offered the ranger $50 to help him “get off,” then exposed himself and masturbated, all while sitting inside his late-model …

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Morning View – Cleveland MOCA

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Afternoon View – Cleveland Museum Of Art

The buildings on the right and left house the main exhibits. In the middle today local artists were selling prints of their work.

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Morning View – Cleveland Gear

The Positively Cleveland folks have had us on the go-go-go since the minute we arrived. Hopefully I’ll have time later today to recap some of the Gay Games items that we’ve learned. Tonight they have us finishing our evening at a club called Bounce. We’ll be there by around 10pm, so I hope to see some JMG folks there. Join …

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