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(Columbus Dispatch)   Cleveland still in the running for the GOP convention, because when you think "Great history of winning" you think "Cleveland"   (dispatch.com) divider line 69
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2014-05-23 09:18:45 AM  
The Republicans should hire an old fashioned Mark Twain style paddleboat to steam up the Cuyahoga river.
 
2014-05-23 09:20:35 AM  

vernonFL: The Republicans should hire an old fashioned Mark Twain style paddleboat to steam up the Cuyahoga river.


While it's on fire.
 
2014-05-23 09:26:05 AM  
Grover Cleveland spanked me on two non-consecutive occasions.
 
2014-05-23 09:34:14 AM  
Sure, GOP why not just pile on to the reasons not to go to Cleveland?
 
2014-05-23 09:42:43 AM  
Its all about winning the swing state of Ohio.  After a deluge of Republicans sweep through Ohio, Ohioans will be mesmerized into voting for the GOP in 2016.
 
2014-05-23 09:47:24 AM  
Cleveland is a very nice city with very friendly people, but...are there really enough downtown bars, hotels and succulent shaved twinks ready to answer a Craigslist ad seeking someone willing to hand out erotic chokings while dressed as Rand Paul and reciting dialogue from "Red Dawn" while an albino midget sings "God Bless the USA?"
 
2014-05-23 09:50:40 AM  

Mr. Coffee Nerves: succulent shaved twinks ready to answer a Craigslist ad seeking someone willing to hand out erotic chokings while dressed as Rand Paul and reciting dialogue from "Red Dawn" while an albino midget sings "God Bless the USA?


...I'll be in my bunk
 
2014-05-23 09:58:07 AM  
It would be kinda hilarious to see Ted Cruz accept the nomination and do the Johnny Manziel "cashing out" thing on the way to the podium.
 
2014-05-23 10:01:07 AM  

Mr. Coffee Nerves: Cleveland is a very nice city with very friendly people, but...are there really enough downtown bars, hotels and succulent shaved twinks ready to answer a Craigslist ad seeking someone willing to hand out erotic chokings while dressed as Rand Paul and reciting dialogue from "Red Dawn" while an albino midget sings "God Bless the USA?"


Is the Craiglist ad for the erotic choker or they expected to bring the albino midget too?
 
2014-05-23 10:14:03 AM  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Mr. Coffee Nerves: Cleveland is a very nice city with very friendly people, but...are there really enough downtown bars, hotels and succulent shaved twinks ready to answer a Craigslist ad seeking someone willing to hand out erotic chokings while dressed as Rand Paul and reciting dialogue from "Red Dawn" while an albino midget sings "God Bless the USA?"

Is the Craiglist ad for the erotic choker or they expected to bring the albino midget too?


The better hotels have the midget(s) on staff
 
2014-05-23 10:30:17 AM  
Oh that's nasty.
 
2014-05-23 10:32:59 AM  

Mr. Coffee Nerves: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Mr. Coffee Nerves: Cleveland is a very nice city with very friendly people, but...are there really enough downtown bars, hotels and succulent shaved twinks ready to answer a Craigslist ad seeking someone willing to hand out erotic chokings while dressed as Rand Paul and reciting dialogue from "Red Dawn" while an albino midget sings "God Bless the USA?"

Is the Craiglist ad for the erotic choker or they expected to bring the albino midget too?

The better hotels have the midget(s) on staff


Yeah, but this is Cleveland. Do you really think the Econo-lodge is going to have more than one midget available?
 
2014-05-23 11:00:33 AM  

scottydoesntknow: Oh that's nasty.


Winner.
 
2014-05-23 11:06:24 AM  
I hear it will be a real Steamer.
 
2014-05-23 11:06:42 AM  
If I'm not mistaken, more POTUSii have been from Ohio than any state not called Virginia.
 
2014-05-23 11:06:52 AM  

Mr. Coffee Nerves: Cleveland is a very nice city with very friendly people, but...are there really enough downtown bars, hotels and succulent shaved twinks ready to answer a Craigslist ad seeking someone willing to hand out erotic chokings while dressed as Rand Paul and reciting dialogue from "Red Dawn" while an albino midget sings "God Bless the USA?"


You're thinking of Lakewood.
 
2014-05-23 11:07:18 AM  
Chicago has a better chance of getting the Olympics.
 
2014-05-23 11:10:33 AM  
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2014-05-23 11:11:28 AM  
It will be Dallas. I originally figured Denver, but Dallas has way more Republican cash than Denver. Plus, "ZOMG MARIJUANAS!!!"
 
2014-05-23 11:11:59 AM  
I like Cleveland. There, I said it.
 
2014-05-23 11:12:21 AM  

MFAWG: If I'm not mistaken, more POTUSii have been from Ohio than any state not called Virginia.


So have more astronauts. Makes you wonder why people are so ready & willing to leave the state for Washington or space.
 
2014-05-23 11:16:00 AM  
img.4plebs.org
 
2014-05-23 11:18:40 AM  

SlothB77: Its all about winning the swing state of Ohio.  After a deluge of Republicans sweep through Ohio, Ohioans will be mesmerized into voting for the GOP in 2016.


Just like how the GOP won Florida after hosting the convention there.
 
2014-05-23 11:24:54 AM  

nekom: vernonFL: The Republicans should hire an old fashioned Mark Twain style paddleboat to steam up the Cuyahoga river.

While it's on fire.


And all the fish have AIDS.

/You can buy a house for a price of a VCR.
 
2014-05-23 11:27:26 AM  
Cleveland is one of the most affordable places in the United States. And Amazon delivers. You could do worse.
 
2014-05-23 11:28:44 AM  
www.lawyersgunsmoneyblog.com

Noting says welcome like burning rivers
 
2014-05-23 11:29:06 AM  
At least it's not Detroit!
 
2014-05-23 11:30:49 AM  
Never been to a convention protest before, but I think I could swing the 15 minute drive for this one.
 
2014-05-23 11:36:30 AM  
http://blog.sfgate.com/ontheblock/2014/05/21/how-money-do-you-need-to - make-to-own-a-home-in-san-francisco/#23585101=0&23595103=0

You need to make $29,788.67 a year to afford a median home in Cleveland.

You need to make $137,129.55 a year to afford a median home in San Francisco.

"Median" in each place is not the same thing, either. In Cleveland you get a house and a yard. In S.F. you get a 800 square-foot 1-BR condo with no parking, and that doesn't even include a monthly $350 "HOA" fee ... which ALONE is about what your entire mortgage would be in Cleveland.
 
2014-05-23 11:37:13 AM  

BMulligan: I like Cleveland. There, I said it.


Rocky River, FTW.

A poet friend of mine talked about his Great Good Place. Like Hannibal, Mo for Mark Twain. My Great Good Place is Rocky River, OH. Summer evenings there in the the early 60s, at the peak of the baby boom. looked like a street fair scene from aBruegel painting. I've never seen any other place, urban or suburban, that even got near it.

St. Christopher School. Rocky River Beach. The Valley.  Good times.
 
2014-05-23 11:37:15 AM  
They should hold it in San Francisco for the lulz
 
2014-05-23 11:41:23 AM  

clkeagle: And all the fish have AIDS.

/You can buy a house for a price of a VCR.


Their main export is crippling depression.

As a non-native Pittsburgher that's visited Cleveland a few times- the city's on its way back. It hasn't bounced back from the decline of the Rust Belt with the same vigor that Pittsburgh has, but they've doing some interesting things out that way.
 
2014-05-23 11:45:45 AM  

SlothB77: Its all about winning the swing state of Ohio.  After a deluge of Republicans sweep through Ohio, Ohioans will be mesmerized into voting for the GOP in take a shower and again decide the election in2016.

 
2014-05-23 11:46:56 AM  
If the GOP holds their convention in Cleveland, all of their posters and banners should be in Comic Sans font.
 
2014-05-23 11:47:20 AM  
Congrats GOP, you finally found something that sucks even worse than Cleveland.(yourselves and your convention).

Hey, maybe we can get them on a riverboat and hope the river catches fire again.
 
2014-05-23 11:47:52 AM  
Cleveland is the bluest major city in Ohio, it'll be interesting to see if the GOP considers it a 'lost cause' or if they think they'll be able to turn it purple and end up winning the state.
 
2014-05-23 11:49:09 AM  

eagles95: They should hold it in San Francisco for the lulz


Or the bathroom BJ's
 
2014-05-23 11:52:10 AM  

DeArmondVI: Never been to a convention protest before, but I think I could swing the 15 minute drive for this one.


Me too.  I would take a week off of work to protest with signs like "Take back our country...to the era of robber barons."
 
2014-05-23 11:54:31 AM  
 
2014-05-23 11:56:25 AM  
Fun fact: the last GOP convention held in Cleveland occurred in 1936.  The GOP nominated Alf Landon as their candidate.  He went on to lose the general election to FDR by one of the biggest landslides in history.  So, there's that.

yakmans_dad: BMulligan: I like Cleveland. There, I said it.

Rocky River, FTW.

A poet friend of mine talked about his Great Good Place. Like Hannibal, Mo for Mark Twain. My Great Good Place is Rocky River, OH. Summer evenings there in the the early 60s, at the peak of the baby boom. looked like a street fair scene from aBruegel painting. I've never seen any other place, urban or suburban, that even got near it.

St. Christopher School. Rocky River Beach. The Valley.  Good times.


I grew up in RR in the '60s too!
 
2014-05-23 11:59:29 AM  

monoski: [www.lawyersgunsmoneyblog.com image 850x394]

Noting says welcome like burning rivers


Exactly.. thats why I'm soo pissed off that the EPA fixed that..

We should've done away with the EPA long ago as we all know the corporations and free market would've fixed that problem years ago if the EPA wasn't always getting in their way...

Derpology aside and on a more serious note, how ironic that they might be holding their convention within sight of the river that was the main driver for the clean water act and the start of the EPA regulations that they all hate soo much. Now it stands as a symbol of indisputable proof that humans can/did cause harm to our environment and that we can Indeed work to fix it. I still wouldn't drink from the river, but I no longer worry that it will give me health issues just by living close to it.
 
2014-05-23 12:01:19 PM  

monoski: eagles95: They should hold it in San Francisco for the lulz

Or the bathroom BJ's


If the GOP holds their convention in San Francisco, you would need ear plugs before going into the bathrooms because the cacophony of foot tapping would sound like a Savion Glover clone army high on LSD and hooked up to Die-Hard car batteries.
 
2014-05-23 12:13:24 PM  
Heard Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings (D) say on the radio yesterday that it was currently his job to be a salesman to the RNC and say yes to whatever they needed. We've already got everything the GOP wants here: rich donors, buku hotels and convention space, a major airhub, and a vibrant gay nightclub scene.

My money's on Dallas.
 
2014-05-23 12:15:58 PM  

Rann Xerox: If the GOP holds their convention in San Francisco, you would need ear plugs before going into the bathrooms because the cacophony of foot tapping would sound like a Savion Glover clone army high on LSD and hooked up to Die-Hard car batteries.


*claps* bravo sir, you just won the internets and you owe me a new keyboard
 
2014-05-23 12:27:36 PM  

Ow! That was my feelings!: It will be Dallas. I originally figured Denver, but Dallas has way more Republican cash than Denver. Plus, "ZOMG MARIJUANAS!!!"


They need Ohio more than they need Texas (which they'll get).

Agree about Colorado.
 
2014-05-23 12:37:14 PM  

Mr. Coffee Nerves: Cleveland is a very nice city with very friendly people, but...are there really enough downtown bars, hotels and succulent shaved twinks ready to answer a Craigslist ad seeking someone willing to hand out erotic chokings while dressed as Rand Paul and reciting dialogue from "Red Dawn" while an albino midget sings "God Bless the USA?"


Hotels and bars, yup. Cleveland is booming, they are building a new hi-rise Hilton and they have added 1000+ rooms recently. No problem there.
 
2014-05-23 12:37:23 PM  

LessO2: They need Ohio more than they need Texas (which they'll get).


unless they figure that they could lose Texas in 2016
 
2014-05-23 12:46:56 PM  

LessO2: Ow! That was my feelings!: It will be Dallas. I originally figured Denver, but Dallas has way more Republican cash than Denver. Plus, "ZOMG MARIJUANAS!!!"

They need Ohio more than they need Texas (which they'll get).

Agree about Colorado.


Correct me if I am wrong but the conventions seem packed with the party's supporters. I really don't see them as swaying votes.
 
2014-05-23 12:48:20 PM  

t3knomanser: As a non-native Pittsburgher that's visited Cleveland a few times- the city's on its way back. It hasn't bounced back from the decline of the Rust Belt with the same vigor that Pittsburgh has, but they've doing some interesting things out that way.


As a side note: it's weird when folks from the Cleveland Chamber of Commerce and City Government come to Pittsburgh to see "how we succeeded."

/And as much crap as we give Cleveland, I doubt there are any Pittsburghers who seriously harbor any ill will towards them. Especially considering that they're living in Mad Max times.
 
2014-05-23 12:59:56 PM  

monoski: Correct me if I am wrong but the conventions seem packed with the party's supporters. I really don't see them as swaying votes.


it is, but the broadcasts are done to try and sell their ideas to the masses. That's, arguably, the only reason we still have these conventions around.
 
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