RNC convention pick bearing fruit: LeBron James to return to Cleveland.

Hey, if the President can take credit for Osama bin Laden, then Reince Priebus and the RNC can take credit for bringing LeBron back to Cleveland.  I don’t make the rules, after all.  I just use them to be a royal pain in the sit-upon.

Four years after he bolted from Cleveland to Miami in pursuit of the N.B.A. championships that had eluded him, LeBron James is returning home.

At age 29 and with two N.B.A. titles now in his possession, James decided Friday to rejoin the Cavaliers, for whom he played in the first seven seasons of his storied professional career.

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Thank God: the 2016 GOP convention will be in Cleveland, OH.

I got nothing against Dallas, but Texas gets hot in the summertime. And Cleveland is a nice, respectable, straightforward choice. We are going to be running the Mother Of All A Return To Normalcy campaigns in 2016: there is a time for drama and there is a time for no-drama, and this is a time for no-drama.

Via Hot Air: I’m surprised that they didn’t use this video.

2016 GOP convention down to Cleveland and Dallas.

Personally, I expect it to be Cleveland.

Ohio will just be too important in 2016. As usual, sure, but in 2016 there’s going to be a GOP governor (unless John Kasich implodes, which so far he’s shown precisely zero signs of doing). Besides, Cleveland is pretty danged… undramatic. If you assume that the GOP is going to run a Return to Normalcy campaign (safe assumption), a lack of drama would be ideal.

Also: dear God but Texas gets hot in the summer.

#rsrh Occupy Cleveland would-be bomber rats out comrades, confesses.

That’s how you do it: you look for the weak one in the group, you make sure that he (it’s usually a he) understands just how much trouble he’s in, and then you start to squeeze him, psychologically.  You squeeze, and you listen for the pop.


One of five men accused of attempting to blow up the Ohio 82 bridge in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park pleaded guilty Wednesday and agreed to cooperate in the prosecution of his four former co-defendants.

Anthony Hayne, 35, of Cleveland, entered the plea at a hearing in U.S. District Court, where lawyers for the other four suspects indicated they would argue at trial that the foiled bomb plot was a case of entrapment by the FBI and a paid informant.

Mind you: Occupy Wall Street was pretty much a collection of the weak to start with, so this may have been a race to the bottom anyway.

Moe Lane

PS: Wonder what else Anthony Hayne knows about?  Because I’m sure that he’d love to reduce that prison time further…

Scenes from the class struggle in Cleveland, OH*.

Or, by the flexible standards of Eugene Robinson, evidence of the ongoing civil war within the Democratic party:

In a rare two-way race between two members of a third party, a member of the Green Party is beating out a member of the Communist Party for a seat on the Cleveland City Council.

Apparently both the Green and the Commie are also Democrats; Kuchinich had shown the light of his countenance upon the latter, to no real effect (the Greenie won).  Aren’t local elections fun?  The people reading this should really get into their own…

Moe Lane

*Classical reference.

Crossposted to RedState.