Tag: Cleveland

Second Banana: Tim Conway

 

Over the last couple of years, comedic actor Tim Conway has been in the news quite a lot and not in a good way. As Alzheimer’s ravaged one of television’s funniest minds his wife and daughter were in a court battle over his care. That battle is done as of this morning as Conway has passed away aged 85.

Born Tom Conway, he started his career in local television in the late 50s and early 60s in his hometown of Cleveland. He was writing and co-starring in comic skits that aired as filler for B-movies shown on the CBS affiliate WJW. His partner in crime was Ernie Anderson, whose greatest claim to fame was as the primetime announcer for ABC in the 1970s and 80s (“Next week on The Loooooooooove Boat!”) and the father of movie director Paul Thomas Anderson (Boogie Nights). It was in these sketches that he was discovered by actress Rose Marie who was visiting the station during a promotional tour for The Dick Van Dyke Show. She secured him an audition on The Steve Allen Show and his national career took off from there. Tom became Tim in order to avoid conflicts with another, already established performer.

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George Orwell Has Moved to Cleveland. (Or Is It Common Sense?)

 

Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street building has been renamed, every date has been altered. And the process is continuing day by day and minute by minute. History has stopped.”

 – George Orwell (1984)

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Being a Cleveland sports fan is normally a recipe for the acquiring of intestinal fortitude through acute suffering. Well, the Indians have just clinched the American League Championship. They are going to the World Series for the first time since 1997. The last time they won the whole shebang was 1948. What impresses me about this particular […]

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Trump Wants Dollars to Follow Students

 

-a97c8b5d79899838Donald Trump unveiled several policy specifics Thursday during a visit to an Ohio charter school. At the inner-city Cleveland Arts and Social Sciences Academy, Trump said, “As President, I will establish the national goal of providing school choice to every American child living in poverty.”

He added, “If we can put a man on the moon, dig out the Panama Canal and win two world wars, then I have no doubt that we as a nation can provide school choice to every disadvantaged child in America.”

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RNC Day Four Wrap Up

 

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Yesterday was the final night of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. The theme was “Make America One Again.” As usual, the start of the festivities was loaded with minor figures: Sheriff Joe Arpaio, Pastor Mark Burns, Fran Tarkenton, Brock Mealer, Rep. Marsha Blackburn, Gov. Mary Fallin, Lisa Shin. Things got going after 9 pm when Reince Priebus spoke, followed by Peter Thiel around 9:30 and Tom Barrack a little after that. But the headliner of the evening was, of course, Donald Trump, who was introduced by his daughter Ivanka.

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RNC Day Two Wrap Up

 

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Yesterday was the second day of the Republican National Convention. It featured noticeably less drama than Monday. At 7:12 pm ET, the official tallies were read and Trump was formally nominated. Mike Pence was nominated soon after by acclamation.

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RNC Day One Wrap Up

 

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There were fireworks yesterday afternoon on the floor of the Republican National Convention. At one point, the body was set to vote on the rules for the convention. A group of delegates, headed by Sen. Mike Lee and Ken Cuccinelli, were seeking to unbind the delegates from voting for Donald Trump on the first ballot. According to the current rules, they needed a majority from seven state delegations to request a roll call vote on the matter. They had nine.

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Never Trump Forces Halted on Convention Floor

 

Mike Lee RNCMany were predicting a floor battle Monday at the the Republican National Convention and they certainly got one.

A group of delegates, led by Sen. Mike Lee of Utah and Ken Cuccinelli of Virginia, sought to unbind delegates from voting for the presumptive Republican nominee. A majority of delegates from nine states had agreed to their plan for a roll call vote on the official party rules, and they only needed seven states to make the plan stick. Another key part to their effort was to encourage states to hold closed primaries, allowing only Republicans to vote.

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On behalf of the Greater Cleveland Visitors and Convention Bureau let me extend a hearty welcome to the delegates and visitors to the 2016 Republican National Convention at Quicken Loans Arena, home of the NBA World Champion Cavaliers! While you’re here for Trumpalooza ’16 you’ll discover that our fair city, a five-time winner of All-American […]

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A friend of mine works on the assumption that, at some point in an otherwise successful year, an athlete representing the city of Cleveland will look down at his road uniform, see the name across his chest and fold like a cheap lawn chair. It is the Curse of Cleveland. More

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Dallas vs. Cleveland

 

shutterstock_181823792The RNC just announced that the choice for the location of the 2016 convention has narrowed to two cities: Dallas and Cleveland.

My choice, as I’ve mentioned before, was Detroit, which represents, tragically, the failure of modern progressive activism. What better place to announce that there’s a better, smarter, more compassionate, more effective, and more liberating way to run things? How cool would it have been to have events in broken down factories and ruined neighborhoods, all brought to you by the Democratic party? This, the RNC could have thundered, is what we’re going to change.

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Religious Extremist Cabbies Refuse to Promote ‘Gay Games’

 

First it was wedding cake bakers, then photographers, and now it’s cabbies. When will GLAAD, the ACLU, and the courts rid our society of these intolerant Christian fascists forcing our LGBT brothers and sisters back into their closets?!

Roughly 25 Muslim drivers dispatched to Cleveland Hopkins International Airport are refusing to drive cabs adorned with advertising for the region’s upcoming Gay Games, citing religious reasons.

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