Wolfman review: “Kids Aren’t Cars,” sponsored by WSPD dismal failure

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“Kids Aren’t Cars,” documentary sponsored by WSPD radio and highlighted in the Toledo Free Press was a roaring failure. Empty seats adorn the Maumee Indoor Theatre last night. A virtual no show by Toledo. Just goes to show WSPD is entertainment only. No one takes the station seriously. Wolfman gives it (1) star.
http://www.toledofreepress.com/2011/02/24/wspd-to-host-%E2%80%98kids-are...

For the stalkers, the haters, the naysayers, and the liars!
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I thought this was you, Wolfman, at the Westwood. Hand check.

ö Kiss My Ring

Hand check!!!!

I'm still laughing!!!!!!

“Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end.”

I think you mean seriously. Educated in TPS Paul?

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.

I don't know about Wolfman, but I'm a TPS graduate and I know more about writing, spelling, punctuation and grammar than anyone here - including you, Fred.

Since the day I joined this board I've been somewhat shocked that you, a member of the media, have a barely average command of written English.

Tell me, Fred, where did you get your education? It wouldn't surprise me to find out it was the Catholic schools that employ your wife.

BTW, the correct written response should be, "Educated in TPS, (you left out the comma) Paul?"

Thanks, always, up, for some, critical thinking, when it comes to my, punctuation!

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.

You are quite the bombshell with your knowledge of conjugates and whatnot. If a person were to study diagnostic linguistics on a Masters level for two solid years, would they know more than you, a TPS graduate, about grammar?

You make an outstanding point -- punctuation is vitally important. For example, the sentence:
Will you help me see my Uncle, Jack, off?

would be a whole other topic had the commas been used incorrectly.

You also make a correct observation about Fred. Perhaps this is why he is on the air as opposed to hammering out text for the local rag. Oh wait, the point is moot.

ö Kiss My Ring

" I know more about writing, spelling, punctuation and grammar than anyone here"

I bet you can suck a golfball through a garden hose too......

“Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end.”

"No one takes the station serious."

"seriously" - not that I am a grammar Nazi, or a Nazi Monkey - it's just ironic that you were part of the automobile industry (putting autos together) when you can't string a correct sentence together.

ö Kiss My Ring

Blaming Toledo for the flop of “Kids Aren’t Cars,” is getting old. How many times has WSPD sponsored events and had near zero Toledo participation? To numerous to count. Isn't that the definition of insanity? Doing something over and over without a different outcome. Fred anyone with an ounce of intelligence could tell you clowns that you are nothing more than entertainers. I've said this before. Just look at some of your U tube videos and the count meter rarely goes over 50. You think you're going to change the world with that kind of following? Maybe you could get AndrewZ to play some music to boost your ratings.

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"Too numerous to count"

HAH! Couldn't resist.
Continue with the wacky antics...

Wolfman, if this WSPD you vilify are "nothing more than entertainers," what does that make you? A groupie? Handcheck.

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Uh oh. Paul has been caught listening to WSPD again. No one on here mentioned blame. I did mention it on air however. No Paul W. today Paul W? Lilly feel free to check for spelling and puncuation?

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.

After seeing the post by Paul Wohlfarth I wondered about the photo. I know he wasn't in attendance and the seats are not those of the Maumee theatre, so where did the photo come from? Apparently it is from this website http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/10178529/Stone?Language=en-US
Now of course he had to remove the watermark so no one would know that it wasn't taken at the Maumee Indoor Theatre, but what'a little deception among friends eh Paul?
@lily, please check for any grammatical errors.

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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.

I've made my point. Here's a little tip I learned as a kid: Reading is the key to learning how to write. Correct sentence structure, spelling, grammar and punctuation can all be found in the pages of a book. Pick one up sometime.

This statement is only true if a person is hearing or not hard of hearing to an educational deficit. Unless you are speaking in terms of the art of writing.

A language base must first be established which is through hearing and speaking. Then, a child learns to associate symbols with sounds. This leads to a basic reading vocabulary. Punctuation is very difficult for the congenitally deaf individual who does not have that said language base.

Also, just because a person "reads" does NOT mean they have a semantic grasp on what they are reading. What is more important: punctuation or semantics? You are gifted in punctuation. Fred is gifted in the art of semantics.

Now, let us see that trick you know with the golf ball.

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Fred isn't the only one whose writing skills are sub par. I had trouble deciphering the meaning of your first sentence because it's poorly written and the requisite punctuation is missing. Also, please explain the difference in meaning of "hearing" and "not hard of hearing." Your second sentence isn't a sentence at all because it lacks a subject. Your own inability to write clearly and concisely calls into question the validity of the remainder of your post. Before you lecture me about writing skills, make sure yours are superior to mine.

Lil

>>This statement is only true if a person is hearing or not hard of hearing to an educational deficit. Unless you are speaking in terms of the art of writing.<<

The first sentence makes sense. Your deficit is in knowing the educational definitions of "hearing" and "hard of hearing." The second sentence is a fragment. I am not trying to impress you. I write how I speak. The punctuation you are wanting to see has probably changed since the last time you read Strunk and White.

I also do not spell very well. I, however, DO know not to take ANYONE too seriously on the internet.

If you doubt the validity of my post, you could always Google these things. I wouldn't want you to hurt yourself, however... it must be a long drop down to us mortals.

I bet you don't read L33T -
50 70 3|\|D 7|-|1$ 1|\|73r(0Ur$3, 1 \/\/0ULD L1|<3 70 $4'/, "B173 /\/\3 |-|4rD."

... correct punctuation and everything, Your Royal Grammar Goddess.

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Your observation is correct Pope. Poor grammar is abound on the internet. The reason being is that it is written in informal language or the spoken word. Newspapers have for years been notorious of this and I continually correct individuals in formal written correspondence when they cite a periodical as reference to it being correct.

For a specific instance of the informal language on the internet I would submit that LOL is not acceptable grammar yet it is widely accepted on the internet. Someone like Lily fails to concede this point yet that does not make it untrue.

MikeyA

Your observation is correct Pope. Poor grammar is abound on the internet. The reason being is that it is written in informal language or the spoken word. Newspapers have for years been notorious of this and I continually correct individuals in formal written correspondence when they cite a periodical as reference to it being correct.

For a specific instance of the informal language on the internet I would submit that LOL is not acceptable grammar yet it is widely accepted on the internet. Someone like Lily fails to concede this point yet that does not make it untrue.

MikeyA

From the same site- so Paul Wohlfarth is just not a liar, it appears he may be a thief also. But that of course is alleged.

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Dogboy is a damn THIEF!!!!!

“Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end.”

Guess who owns the photo of Wolfman holding a sign outside the North American Auto Show?

That's right, Getty Images

There's a city full of walls you can post complaints at

Really ? Same photo? Wow. You better tell the person who sent it to me so they can make ammends.

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You're still on the hook. I suggest you start looking into which prison gang is right for you.

There's a city full of walls you can post complaints at

Fred Lefebvre look here:
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you are at it again......just wait till your father comes home......
@LilyPad, I will contest your statement about grammar, spelling, punctuation, correct usage of your, you're, their, there, there're, to, too and two. I will give you the crown but I ain't no slouch!

The photo of wolfman was used as parody. THAT is one sticky wicket in terms of editorial usage. Look up the terms of usage and you will find NOTHING in terms of PARODY.

Good luck getting anywhere with it.

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76 years of the UAW. Where is the protection of benefits for their retired members? (who btw, outnumber active members nearly 2 to 1).
They sit back and watch as retirees have vision and dental coverage dropped altogether, and have co-pays and deductibles raised. Then they push hard for passage of 0bamacare knowing full well THEY don't have to abide by it, they got grandfathered,(a waiver).

"We're all riding on the Hindenburg, no sense fighting over the window seats"-Richard Jenni

What do you foresee happening with the retirees with Obamacare?

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It wouldn't surprise me one bit if the UAW simply decided the retirees were too expensive to insure and dropped all or most of our coverage. They figure they need the active employees to vote for them come election time, not us retirees.

"We're all riding on the Hindenburg, no sense fighting over the window seats"-Richard Jenni

UAW owns 55% of Chrysler for the VEBA health care trust. Chrysler's sales are up and the company is in recovery from the twin disasters of the German Daimler occupation and the Bankster meltdown of our economy. Soon the shares will be sold on the market funding the VEBA. Come May big news of increased expansion of Toledo Jeep plant increasing production from the current 210,000 to over 400,000 units a year. making it the largest producing auto plant in North America. This will give Toledo a needed boost in tax revenue thanks to Obama and the hard work of the most efficient auto plant in North America built with UAW labor. The new Liberty will be fuel efficient by about 30% better just in time for higher fuel prices. Look to see Obama show his face on this one, as he should, because if not for this president all would be lost for the Chrysler retirees and the Toledo's tax base.

Other good news Buy American movement is taking hold as more and more are realizing the importance of manufacturing in this country. The public unions are now realizing the folly of buying non union foreign cars and the direct relationship to their own funding problems.
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And that's how it should be, Jeepmaker. When you don't contribute, you shouldn't benefit.

Decades-long generous retirements are coming to an end. They never made sense... moral sense or fiscal sense.

The post-WWII manufacturing era in the nation is over. It will never return. The era of cheap oil is also over. It will also never return. Frugality will save us. Those who refuse to be frugal will just be run over and squashed to death. And that's how it should be. The greedy should suffer, and they will. The uncaring should suffer, and they will.

We’re finally supporting the American worker – 30 years too late
Posted: February 25, 2011 by robertsrulesofdisorder
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My neighbor, a high school teacher, made the local news this week when he spoke at a Youngstown State University rally protesting Senate Bill 5. For those not in the know, Senate Bill 5 would effectively kill Ohio public employees’ collective bargaining rights, putting their wages, benefits, and standard of living in peril.

My neighbor made an impassioned speech. He’s a good man, devoted to his family and genuinely concerned for their future.

But he drove his Toyota Camry to the rally. Ironic, huh?

I didn’t bring it up to him. But for all the talk about the plight of the American worker in the last couple of weeks, that little detail illuminates an underlying cause of the current mess.

Americans talk the talk, but too few actually walk the walk. We’re hearing plenty of platitudes about the dignity of workers, but how many espousing them put their money where their mouths are?

When I watch news coverage of the public workers’ rallies across the Midwest, one question keeps coming to mind: Where the heck have these people been for the past 30 years?

The American worker has been under assault for the last generation. The first victims were the air traffic controllers who lost their jobs when they defied Ronald Reagan. Then, the hatchet was aimed at salaried employees in the private sector. There were no rallies for those poor souls as their defined benefit pensions were replaced with defined contribution plans. No media commentators gnashed their teeth as companies froze salaried workers’ salaries and made them pay more and more out of pocket for health benefits.

Private sector union workers were next in line for a lower quality of life. Their pensions were plundered and many of their jobs were outsourced. Some politicians postured meekly, but the go-go economy of the 1990s, along with lax enforcement of trade laws and the indifference of the American buying public to their countrymen’s plight, essentially squelched that dissent.

Now, public sector union employees are feeling the heat. To their credit, they are leveraging their political connections. And those politicians are drumming up support from their allies in the partisan media. But I’m afraid it’s too little, too late. Don’t get me wrong: I’m a public sector union employee, and I am blessed to be surrounded by hard-working colleagues who richly deserve their pay and benefits. I just doubt there’s much sympathy left out there for us.

And the Republicans know that. They have intercepted the class war ball from the Democrats and are running with it. This is a Republican attempt to attack Democrats in the pocketbook. Labor unions, particularly public employee unions, have helped finance the Democratic Party for years, nearly as much as big business has propped up the GOP.

The ongoing turmoil is political in nature, but don’t expect any solutions from our politicians. They’re too busy pandering to their bases and dividing us as a nation to be of any help.

The best way to support American workers is to buy the products they make and utilize the services they offer. As a society, we have failed miserably in helping each other out. I see that every day in the parking lot at work. Foreign cars outnumber American cars by three to one. Yes, I know many foreign-brand cars are made by American workers, but the profits from sales of those cars don’t benefit American communities.

Private sector employees need to step up, too. How about supporting the public education system? I sent both my daughters to Catholic schools for eight years before we switched to public schools. I’m glad we transferred them; we should have done it sooner. I hope all parents with pre-school kids conduct due diligence and give their local public schools thoughtful consideration before making a decision.

Public schools have become a favorite whipping boy as of late, but they do a remarkable job of educating our children, especially considering that many kids don’t value an education or, worse yet, have parents who don’t give a damn about their education.

My intent is not to demonize anyone who drives a foreign car or chooses private schools for their kids. We make choices that are best for us and our families. But we need to at least ponder the consequences of our actions.

Collectively, we should take a step back and think about our fellow American worker. A foreign car may have more cachet (at least in shallow social circles) than an American car, but isn’t that petty, superficial thinking? Don’t the times require us to be less trend-conscious and more compassionate?

Adjusting Americans’ attitudes requires a culture change. No political fix will accomplish that. But to steal a phrase from a politician, the current uproar should provide us with two teachable moments. We have to watch out for our fellow citizens, and our purchasing decisions have a wide-ranging impact on them.

So, spend wisely and thoughtfully.

Since I’m on a Buy American crusade, here’s a website that lists American-made products by category: http://www.stillmadeinusa.com/

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I get 46 mpg each tank in my 3 year old Toyota Prius. But since I'm not a teacher I don't have to worry about what my neighbor says about me on his blogsite.The government should force every union employee to buy a union built car (tongue in cheek) to support their union brethren. In fact the government should inspect each union member's home and remove any product not made in America. I wonder how many union members would stay as members then.

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teachers buy union-made automobiles, but automobile companies buy foreign parts and unions have no issue with that.

Smoke and mirrors

Driving a Toyota Prius and bragging about its gas mileage is smoke and mirrors. The true cost to America is much higher than the direct costs of gas mileage. The whole issue of unaffordable government comes down to the fact that we lost 42,000 factories during the Bush reign of terror. Along with the lost revenue from the loss of millions of private sector manufacturing jobs "W" gets us into stupid wars on Al Qaeda as if it were a country instead of a few thousand radicals. The whole thing should of been a policing effort not an invasion of countries. These two factors along with unregulated criminals on Wall Street got us where we are. We need to incentivize trade agreements to bring back the American Dream to main street not quick profits to Wall Street that have ruined our economy. Fred you always have your eyes cast down if you look up and see the evil that's lording over you just maybe you'll..... damn I forgot your paycheck comes from ClearChannel, they tell you what to say for pay.

Oh the apples and oranges of owning a Prius look its made in Japan all revenues produced by employing labor goes to Japan thus the mass majority of tax revenue supports the Japanese Government who also has Americans paying to defend its country with some 35,000 troops so they can then take that savings an develop cheaper cars using our money that we borrowed from China to defend them. So Fred your neighbor is not working at the plant and he's not contributing to the tax base HELL he's now sucking at the tax base cause there's no opportunity to make a Middle Class living in Northwest Ohio. And you drive by his dilapidated near foreclosed house every day thinking how wonderful am I that I'm getting this mileage when you house value went down another 5% this year because no one is working! Go out and buy a 2012 Jeep Liberty employ your neighbor and give yourself a tax break and home value an increase.

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How much of the money for a Chrysler goes to Italy? What is the cost of that to the American people?

"The whole thing should of been a policing effort not an invasion of countries." How well did that policing work after the first attack on the WTC? Khobar Towers? USS Cole? Daniel Pearl? Shall I go on?

MikeyA

"How well did that policing work after the first attack on the WTC? Khobar Towers? USS Cole? Daniel Pearl? Shall I go on?"

How well has it worked in Afghanistan and Iraq? Looks to me we learned nothing from when Russia invaded Afghanistan. That little number bankrupted the Soviets but dufus Bush ran into the raging fire. No our leaders full of hubris run the country into a ditch spending like fools on dumb wars that we can't afford. Now we see the results long after the goofs leave office. We're spending 550 billion/yr on defense and all the Republicans can do is go after social services and public unions. No the idiots (McCain) are thinking we need to get involved in Libya. These idiots think we're wealthy and can afford to borrow money from China to solve the worlds problems. Where is China? They got all the money let them deal with it instead of putting us on the hock for other peoples problems. We're broke people cut the defense fraud by 100 billion!

Close our imperial bases around the world and bring the troops home. Put them to work defending our borders and in factories building defense products that will be sold to the free loaders of the world that had us defending them while they spend their money on building products to export over here. I say its GOT TO END!

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"How well has it worked in Afghanistan and Iraq?"

In the current trend of Muslim countries experiencing massive turmoil and a fear of the government's being toppled Afghanistan and Iraq are NO WHERE near the realm of Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, Sudan, even Iran. I wonder why that is, don't you?

After reading your second paragraph I'm glad you are not in a position to determine anything towards the defense of our country. The current foreign basing strategy and forward naval basing strategy (look up a guy named Mahan for better understanding) have served our country well for over 120 years. SUDDENLY you think it's a huge problem. So I could believe your (snicker) "expert knowledge" of military strategy and 5th grade understanding of economics or I could rely upon 120 years of historical fact.

MikeyA

"In the current trend of Muslim countries experiencing massive turmoil and a fear of the government's being toppled Afghanistan and Iraq are NO WHERE near the realm of Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, Sudan, even Iran. I wonder why that is, don't you?"

It's called FACEBOOK the internet! Same thing going on in Madison Wisconsin and other cities across the country. The HUGE PROBLEM is the military Complex has broke us. Is it any wonder no one goes after the billions of dollars unaccounted for loss that is happening?
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In the current trend of Muslim countries experiencing massive turmoil and a fear of the government's being toppled Afghanistan and Iraq are NO WHERE near the realm of Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, Sudan, even Iran.

So you're saying we went to the car wash right before a thunderstorm. Except this car wash charged us over $3 trillion and killed thousands of our kids.

There's a city full of walls you can post complaints at

Public and Private-Sector Labor
When it comes to cars, solidarity can prove elusive
City school, police parking lots speckled with nonunion autos
http://www.toledoblade.com/Automotive/2011/03/06/When-it-comes-to-cars-s...

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All classes of labor in the U.S. are selfish and have undermined the national economy by failing to support domestic production. The ownership classes will enslave them in due time. Those in the labor classes who don't want to be enslaved and who see this process in action, really have no choice: They must reduce their dependency on corporations and consumption.

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