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UT president is fired--but let's pretend it's his decision

So UT President Lloyd Jacobs is leaving at the end of this month (one year earlier than previously announced) because he’s been “nominated” to be a fellow for some sort of council in Washington. It’s a sabbatical (wink, wink) and he’ll return as a professor of surgery in 2015. Wouldn’t we all love to work someplace that rewards our incompetency by replacing the embarrassment of saying we were "fired" with some lame explanation?

Here’s a look at part of the legacy Jacobs leaves behind:

1) Funeral Parlor?--This is my absolute favorite. When his mother-in-law passed away a few years ago, friends and colleagues were instructed to go to the UT-owned presidential house in Ottawa Hills (which Jacobs never lived in). People were shuttled from a campus parking lot to the house (wonder who paid for that). Most individuals expected they would be paying their respects to the Jacobs, but were surprised to find that Mrs. Jacobs’ mother was laid out in a coffin in the house. Who knew that was even legal? I guess a $400,000-a-year guy couldn’t afford a funeral home.

"Kelly Bensman not tied to the problems of the past" LOL

Jon Stainbrook:

Putting people on that know the process is the first step to getting the board of elections turned around,” Mr. Stainbrook said. “Kelly’s not tied to the problems of the past, and neither is Ben. I’m disappointed that he left John Irish on there.”

Jon must be a real joker, or thinks everyone is stupid, let's refresh on Kelly Bensman:

Where does Kelly Bensman live? Courts recorded she moved

Kelly owes/owed money, while that is of interest, the thing that is more interesting is that the courts can't locate her. Either they are wrong (hard to believe or she does not live at her address).

Toledo Municipal Court:
Case Number: CVF-12-17392
05/13/2013 As to KELLY K BENSMAN, DEFENDANT(S) NOTIFICATION LETTER returned moved, left no address.. Clerk entry
They were able to garnish her wages from her employer Hull and Associates.

According to case Case Number: CVF-12-19618 where she owes $2144 to Capital One, they can't find her either.

Lucas County GOP BOE candidates unqualified and part of the problem

This was sent to me via e-mail:

Below is an open letter I have sent to Secretary of State Jon Husted and members of the State wide press core asking for him to deny the proposed unqualified Board of Elections candidates sent to him by recently fired Board of Elections member and Republican Establishment Faction Party Chairman Jon Stainbrook.

Please read the below letter and if you have any questions please contact me via the listed means below.


Dear Secretary of State Jon Husted

Republicans vote for new chairman at special meeting

Republicans Vote for New Chairman at Special Meeting
Dave Kissinger elected Chairman of the Lucas County Republican Party

MAUMEE – In an unexpected turn of events the Lucas County Republican Central Committee (LCRCC) met for a second time in a week to elect a new Chairman. In a remarkable display of civility and openness the LCRCC gathered at the Maumee Senior Center on Wednesday night to elect party leadership.

Two must read stories on Obama's foreign policy

Dick and Liz Cheney's op-ed in the Wall Street Journal:

As the terrorists of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) threaten Baghdad, thousands of slaughtered Iraqis in their wake, it is worth recalling a few of President Obama's past statements about ISIS and al Qaeda. "If a J.V. team puts on Lakers' uniforms that doesn't make them Kobe Bryant" (January 2014). "[C]ore al Qaeda is on its heels, has been decimated" (August 2013). "So, let there be no doubt: The tide of war is receding" (September 2011).

Congressional Candidate Richard May's Campaign Suspends Lucas County Activities After Violent GOP Meeting

The Richard May for Congress campaign has suspended all activities and appearances within Lucas County in reaction to the disturbing events of last Wednesday, June 11. That evening the Republican Party of Lucas County gathered to organize itself after a bitterly contested primary to elect its Chairman and leadership. In the course of that meeting physical confrontations ensued between security controlled by the re-elected Lucas County Republican Chairman Jon Stainbrook and his opponents supporting local liberty activist Bill Delaney for chair.

Chairman Stainbrook illegally appointing ward chairman by fiat

Obama Administration’s Foreign Policy Put U.S Made Stinger Missiles in the Hands of the Taliban

Last year we reported on the fact that the late ambassador to Libya, Chris Stevens was involved in a buyback of US made Stinger missile from Al-Qaeda. We also know that 20,000 missiles were reported stolen in 2011, following the overthrow of Muammar Gadhaffi, and at least 400 surface-to-air missiles were stolen in Benghazi.


If you can't find Tom Hartmann on alternet, here's another option

RT, Russia Today, carries the ultra left wing liberal activist Tom Hartmann show despite calls from stateside liberals to cease his relationship.
The channel is owned and funded by the Russian Government and according to former KGB operative Vladimir Putin “Certainly the channel is funded by the government, so it cannot help but reflect the Russian government’s official position” .

DHS Armored Vehicles and Support Helicopters Target Small Town of Kalispell, Montana

Last week Attorney General Eric Holder launched a domestic terrorism task force. The new executive committee claims it will help keep America safe, but Holder’s own comments suggest what should be obvious, that the initiative is designed to target any American believed to be engaging in “dangerous” and broadly defined extremist activity.

Obama: “Order and Progress Can Only Come When Individuals Surrender Their Rights to an All-Powerful Sovereign”

Editor's Note: I've decided to put this at the top since many people simply read a title and never read the content of articles. Then they pontificate about the article's content as though they read it or even watched the video if supplied. If you don't read the content of the article, then you have no authority to comment on it. I find this incredibly ironic considering many conservatives are so upset their representatives don't read legislation before voting on it. I added the full video before publishing Leon's article, so that you can view it all the way through.

Judge Andrew Napolitano: The Penalty for Obama Aiding and Abetting Terrorists is Ten Years to Life

Shepard Smith asked Judge Andrew Napolitano whether or not the Taliban prisoner exchange was legal under the NDAA H.R. 1960 Statute.

The judge explained that the swap was illegal because taxpayer dollars were spent to remove these prisoners from Guantanamo Bay without giving Congress 30 days notice. However, Napolitano goes a step further by pointing out that Obama has provided material assistance (human assets) to the Taliban, which has been identified by Congress to be a non-state terrorist organization.

Navy Seal Thom Shea: ‘We didn’t give up five to get Bowe Bergdahl. There’s another deal in play.’

Navy SEAL Thom Shea was part of Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl's rescue effort in 2009. Joshua Cook spoke with Shea about Bergdahl and more. Here is an excerpt of that interview:
Cook: Can you really trust this administration?

Jon Stainbrook re-elected chair through only way possible, not following rules

Why is it that chaos and fighting always follows Jon Stainbrook around? Must be everyone else.

Lucas County Republican Party chairman Jon Stainbrook has managed to hold on to his post despite a challenge by a tea party candidate.

Backers of former bar owner Bill Delaney gave voice to their anger before Wednsday night's vote.

Bush Paid Ransom to Terrorists!

Well now, here we are, Bush paid CASH MONEY for hostages to a State Department Officially Listed Terrorist Organization!

Tea Party dead according to some low information voters

What was it Mark Twain said- House Majority Leader Eric Cantor was defeated Tuesday by a little-known economics professor in Virginia's Republican primary, a stunning upset and major victory for the tea party.

Lucas County Central Committee Question--Is this correct?

I was notified by a friend that the Lucas County Republican Party Central Committee is having a meeting this Wednesday night. I looked on the Party's web page and it says:

"Pursuant to Ohio R.C. 3517.04, I, Meghan Gallagher, Lucas County Republican Party (LCRP) Central Committee Chairman...."

Is Gallagher the chairman? I thought that Jon Stainbrook was. Of course, the way these two twist the rules--who's to say how such a switch may have occurred.

Msnbc commentator stiffs the university of toledo

Obviously, many of us who post on SB don't agree on all topics. But I'd like to think that we all have a sense of responsibility that would motivate us to pull through on our promises.

Such is not the case with former BET and current MSNBC commentator Jeff Johnson. Johnson attended the University of Toledo in the early 1990s. He has periodically come back to UT to give speeches and to assist with the Africana Studies program.

In 2011, Johnson was honored at a special Black Alumni Weekend Homecoming event. An announcement was made that he was donating $10,000 to establish a scholarship for Africana Studies majors. It was a big deal and the UT Foundation feted Johnson at several events over that weekend.

Just one problem--Johnson has never actually given a dime of what he promised.

What Should United Negroes Do?

Can't wait to read the dance on this one.
In a move that is sure to confound--and enrage--the left, the Koch brothers have donated $25 million to the United Negro College Fund (UNCF), the foremost source of financial support to African-American students.

The UNCF launched the "Koch Scholars" program Friday, which "will provide nearly 3,000 merit- based awards to African American undergraduate, graduate, and post-doctorate students seeking scholarship assistance."

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