This is either serious or it reflects worse on Carty

Do you think this is a big deal or is Carty beginning to jump off of the deep end because he was run over by the intermodal train?
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Toledo Mayor Carty Finkbeiner is calling for the suspension of Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority President and CEO James Hartung based on alleged improprieties that involved Hartung, the chairman of the port authority's board of directors said.

William Carroll said he spoke with Finkbeiner July 8 and the mayor expressed concern about the alleged improprieties that involved Hartung and that Finkbeiner felt Hartung should be suspended from his position.
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Read the rest at:
http://toledofreepress.com/?id=8235

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Political Modus Operandi, to try and discredit another for one's own failures, etc.

http://www.wnwo.com/news/news_story.aspx?id=157710

“I don’t know. It’s financial impropriety is all I have heard,” Mr. Carroll said.
After reading his statement, Mayor Finkbeiner said he would take no questions.
http://toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080710/NEWS11/721166501

http://abclocal.go.com/wtvg/story?section=news/local&id=6257341

or wspd. Brian Wilson totally messed up the interview with Michael Miller. Michael will clear things up this morning with me. Also former port vp Jim Mettler will also be on.

I find it interesting at least that if the mayor has/had information about financial impropriety it didn't come out until now. The lobbyist in question has been gone for some time, as has Mettler. Take a scale and put this on both sides. Hartung-man of the year, port authority director of the year, etc. etc. Finkbeiner-lied about being man of the year, civil rights law suits, physical and verbal abuse of staff. Just something to think about. No one has claimed that this is about WSPD or the intermodal but it certainly is odd in it's timing. And how was it leaked to the Blade and the Free Press, and by whom?

Any statement I make is the opinion of me exercising my first amendment right to freedom of speech. Freedom of speech in the United States is protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and is generally permitted.

Every two to three weeks there is some kerfuffle, real or imagined that comes about.

July 1, 2008...

Kaptur, others will tour Nova Scotia site that may become link for Toledo freight shipments

"Other members of the delegation include James Hartung, president of the Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority, and Dr. Lloyd Jacobs, president of the University of Toledo."

July 10, 2008

Allegations of wrong doing.

Nine days, close enough for horseshoes and handgrenades

Carty was not invited to the Canada trip and got pissed off at it. If you do look at the list of names, it does seem odd he was not invited being he is on that large intermodal committee and Mayor of the city.

The Mayor or the city.

It should be a regional approach with regards to the intermodal ideas or plans.

There is a pattern of waxing and waning with regards to the allegations and kerfuffles.

Secret Shoppers to check on Hotel, after Mayor outraged, and so on and so forth.

If there is to be an intermodal project, the benefits to the region as a whole need to be addressed and one needs to have the skills to negotiate.

Not, this is not Burger King and you cannot have it your way, attitude, that is the norm.

First I'd say you might want to listen to Brian talking to Michael Miller yesterday. He did seem to imply a connection with WSPD and the intermodal. The mayor only recentlly became aware of the relationship. And, it was not leaked to the TFP or the Blade it was TFP footwork. I think they call it journalism. The Blade added nothing to the story, they were beat by the TFP.

That brown stain on your nose just keeps geting bigger and bigger.

Only a sycophant like you beleives his "guests" tell nothing but the truth. Your constant pimping for them and your No Listeners Pre-Recorced Giggle Show is boring. OK - you hate Brian Wilson even though you obviously listen to him, Fred and WSPD all day, everyday praying for something to rant about. You don't interview people - you sit and giggle while they spout their bullsh*t, then say some suck up comment as if you understood what it was all about.

As posted above:
July 1, 2008...
Kaptur, others will tour Nova Scotia site that may become link for Toledo freight shipments
"Other members of the delegation include James Hartung, president of the Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority, and Dr. Lloyd Jacobs, president of the University of Toledo."
July 10, 2008
Allegations of wrong doing.
Nine days, close enough for horseshoes and handgrenades

---- And all this just a couple weeks after WSPD stages a huge intermodal "seminar" at UT - with a star-studded audience including Finks's hit men.

And:
Carty was not invited to the Canada trip and got pissed off at it. If you do look at the list of names, it does seem odd he was not invited being he is on that large intermodal committee and Mayor of the city.

BUT CARTY DIDN'T DROP A DIME...etc. and his fingerpriints are all over it. But you're head's too far up your butt to figure that out - and you don't have the brains or balls to ask the tuff questions - which is what Wilson was asking. But Miller wanted to make sure his "journalistic principles" were pure (looking) trying to hide behind the "tax payer dollars" that went to the lobbyist. Miller tried to pin the motive behind Wilson's questions on the WSPD vs Finkbeiner feud. That's how Miller dodges the tuff qustions. Miller - and no one else - has to worry about that with you because you can't figure out what the questions are.

TFP's timing is obvious: TFP is in financial deep sh*t and has to find something to grab attention. The Blah had the rumor for days and decided not to run it until the PA made or did not make a move to investigate. Fink couldn't stand everyone else getting the credit. And if the dates are right, Fink's came the day Hartung was on WSPD with Brian Wilson talking about the succeess of the NS trip and how the future looked bright IF the political element can get it's act together.

BUT FINK DIDN'T DROP THE DIME ON HARTUNG!! THAT'S WHY HE TOOK ALL THOSE REPORTERS' QUESTIONS AFTER HE READ HIS "STATEMENT".
Quoting Sherriff bart: Damn (Neffy), you are soooooo stupid.

Hey - If it wasn't for WSPD, you'd have nothing. Fred has 900 times more listeners than you - since you continuie to post Whiite Space (see "0's") in the ratings. Guests and their families are all you got. Wilson beats you by 1,300%. You hate him because he whips your ass AND you didn't get his job (or Fred's). Boo-hoo! Personally, I'm mighty happy Stuart had the brains to get Wilson out here. he has made WSPD the most professional station in the market. No wonder you have -0- audience. Oh - and Maggie Thurber whips your ass, too. But you don't have the brains to attack her facts and you don't have her experience in the trenches.

Face it. You're just a common insurance puke with too much spare time and money enough to buy your way into what your extreme lack of talent can't get you. You are so pathetic you have to steal WSPD material to fill your waste of 4 hrs. Only an ego maniac with OK2NVME on his mercedes could be so blind to not see everyone laughing at him! Maybe if you got more attention at home?

Keep posting those Penetrating Interviews and Brilliant Comments! Swampbubbles needs the cartoon!

What is your fascination with my vanity plate? I feel quite comfortable with the questioning of my guests on this issue. And I'm an exceptional insurance puke, I prefer financial advisor. In fact, I make more than Brian, Fred and Maggie put together. Good thing your hiding.

“During the past month, I have had several recognized persons in our community ask me if I was aware Jim Hartung had been in an extramarital relationship with Kathy Teigland,” Mr. Finkbeiner wrote in his statement to the board of the port authority."

http://toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080712/NEWS16/845523303

I've met Kathy Tiegland and she's a fantastic individual. I don't understand why anyone would want to sling mud at her or Jim Hartung. I hear not so nice rumors about myself all the time. Some of the rumors I wish I was guilty of.

Takes the focus off the mudslinger(s).

The old slight of hand trick, don't look at me and what I do, look at these allegations.

What's better than an allegation of marital infidelity.

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