3rd times the charm

Looks like Toledo caved on the 3rd time COSI was shoved down our throats. I'm disappointed, not that we'll have a science museum but that the same people that controlled our first one will be running this one, that it will be in the same place with no room to grow and expand.

Now the question is just how "new" will it be?
Will we see the same old and tired exhibits?
I recall a post here sometime ago saying that all the old stuff was still sitting there.
To me that doesn't bode well for this being a "new" COSI.


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did the voters "speak" the first time? or the second time? or because it passed is THIS the time when the voters actually "spoke"?

Think we'll be given a couple more shots at it?

Oh I'm sure they will be back when the time comes for this tax to expire that they will be back for a 4th request.

We'll be paying for this one for the rest of time since Toledo seems to think that "renewing" all these tax requests is just the what is supposed to be done.


Yep. I voted against ALL taxes, whether new or renew, and I'm pretty sure every damned one passed. Never mind that the entire economy is in the toilet. I'm thinking of getting bumper stickers made up that say, "Toledoans LOVE taxes!"


'I used to have compassion, but they taxed it and legislated it out of existence.'


'I used to have compassion, but they taxed it and legislated it out of existence.'

I saw/heard the COSI director interviewed three times last night on different news programs. Each time she brought up that this time around, the Toledo business community has committed to providing new exhibits.

Will "learning" space be devoted to promoting the business? Will we see "This exhibit brought to you by.." ?

Will this be an advertising opportunity for these companies, thus generating a profit for a private concern with public-owned space?

Will the companies decide what information will be presented..and couldn't that be slanted to the corporation's interests?

Huh, I wonder if those of us who will be paying the utilites, rent, salaries, etc... will be credited individually, too?

I heard that same newsclip too but I'm not holding out much hope.  I'm curious to see how many they slap a different color paint on and give it a spiffy new name and call it the "New" COSI.

Except for a "Thanks Toledo for letting us attach to the tit of the taxpayer" sign I don't think you'll see much in the way of thanks from them.

Does this mean their books must be transparent? Will we know all the deals they have made? I wonder if all those business men that supported it are going to donate dollars? Hmm. By the way - how much was spent on advertising the levi?
I can't believe people voted for it without even a business plan.

The economy must be fine with all these new taxes and renewals that went through.. Good Job Toledo !

Will COSI be free now ?

At a bare minimum, I think that they should do something like the zoo does. (Set aside days/times where taxpayers can go for free.)

Toledo schools cannot educate our children in science or engineering.Two, this is just another Dimocrap/unionist, make work jobs for friends and cronies of the same pols who have driven people and businesses from Toledo like crazy! I ,for one am going to lay off two employees NOW,and probably three more after ALL,my other TAXES,go sky high,with the NEW National Socialist Party,that has been in Toledo for decades,and NOW,for all of America! My work and sacrifices are not going to be given to the most unproductive,lazy,uneducated ,selfish face feeders at the trough America has ever seen! GIMMEE,GIMMEE,GIMMEE! Yeah Riiight, I'll give you loafers a pink slip termination notice.Guess who will be gone today?

Ummm, ...... YOU ?

You sound like you are about to commit the ultimate manic act.

Better get that prozac prescription refilled NOW !

The problem is larger: EVERY TAX PASSED. Each and every one of them.

Toledoans want to tax themselves to death. That only means that they deserve it.

I can't wait until I see Toledoans standing in soup lines, wondering when they will find a job so they can make good on heavily-past-due tax bills.

Now that COSI is on welfare, other outlets will either arise to take advantage of the largess, or will apply for the same welfare. Art shows. Theatres.

Mexican dude,I think he was here illegally so,we called the feds' on him.I 'll keep his last paycheck since, we don't know where to mail it now.The black cat ,is also termed.The women here were very uncomfortable with him, his jokes were rather profane.And, the Muslim dude we were going to promote is gone.With the MASSIVE amount of payroll saved,payroll taxes saved,health insurance contributions saved,etc.etc.,the Chicago doper can raise our taxes all he wants and I, will definitely be better off.Not so with the three termed employees or their families but,I am not here as a welfare agency for B.Hussein Obama,and his socialist friends.I can still afford to KEEP my beautiful children OUT of the HORRIBLE,union/government toilets these indoctrinators call schools here in Toledo! It was easy ,peasy,japanese!! Tax the other buttsniffers, I'm all SET now!

 plumber.    You are a guy that actually employes people.   McCain was a terrible, ineffective expainer of issues.

Yeah, I said on another thread -I couldn't believe it. I voted against ALL of them...to no avail. I'm thinking seriously of getting some bumper stickers made up that say "Toledoans LOVE Taxes!" And selling them for a buck.


'I used to have compassion, but they taxed it and legislated it out of existence.'


'I used to have compassion, but they taxed it and legislated it out of existence.'

Yeah, that or something like "Welcome to TAXledo".

I'll have to chalk this up to Toledoans becoming so filled with pointless hope from this Obama nonsense that they went right back to thinking they'll be rich in a few short years of having some unspecified-but-better job, or selling their astronomically-appraised house, etc.

I still remember one of Toledo's dull normals telling me she always fared poorly under a Republican Presidency. Naturally, she had zero ambition, smoked like a chimney, and let even more moronic people push her around.

Our spending-crazy government and like-minded people are so heavily invested in the boom times that they not only created the largest financial bubble in all of modern history, but they are continuing to extend the "DENIAL" state of the boom-bust cycle. We're several years past the peak of the housing bubble, yet people are still polling in strong majorities towards thinking their houses have retained value and should even sell for MORE money than they "paid". I've never seen so many ostensibly educated people behaving in such deep denial about reality.

When you sell your $1 bumper stickers,
don't forget to add the 6.75% state gratuity!


LOL GOOD One GREAT screen name you came up with, by the way.


'I used to have compassion, but they taxed it and legislated it out of existence.'


'I used to have compassion, but they taxed it and legislated it out of existence.'

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