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A fight at the Board of Elections over Vacation time turns into a Hockey Game

From the department of who gives a crap any more comes this from our friendly local Lucas County Board of Elections

It was supposed to be an open and shut case of approving what had always been done in the past. A half day off with pay for Christmas and New Years for all the Board Employees.

Not so simple when you're a Scrooge in Charge of the local Republi-can'ts.

I'm almost sorry I missed the drama, but then again it's Christmas week!

http://www.toledoblade.com/Politics/2013/12/24/Members-vote-to-make-half...

society needs to leave some school kids behind

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I recently attended a seminar that included a significant number of retired public school teachers. They shared some stories about their teaching experiences that made you realize that there is a certain percentage of the U.S. population who are, frankly, beyond help and hope. Here are a couple of stories:

One retired female teacher who had taught for 30 years in Detroit Public Schools (God bless her!) talked about the time she had chastised a male high school student for continually not paying attention in class. The student walked up and urinated on her desk. He was suspended, but back in class after a week.

A retired TPS junior high school teacher said that she was responsible for coordinating the substitute teachers assigned to her building. She would meet with the subs in the morning; and if they were females (especially young), she would give them the following advice: "In the course of a day, it's very likely that a male student will ask you to be in his sex video. The best thing to do is not to react to that statement." Also, she would warn all of the substitutes that students using the f-word is not considered an issue because--as she had been told by many parents over the years--"That's acceptable in our community."

Add your Government subsidized industry here

I would like to try an experiment and you participation is needed.

Think of an industry. Any industry here in the United States and think of a way they might receive a Federal Subsidy. Not just one company but how a segment of our economy might receive a tax break or tax payer money back through the Government.

Here's how this idea started. We all now know of the video from Cleveland where a paid Obama supporter was bragging of her free paid Obama phone.
http://youtu.be/tpAOwJvTOio

Mysterious Library Donors

I'm a real bad person. I had a couple posts removed from Face Book today.

All I wanted to do is point out that the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library has a sizable campaign chest. Over $18,000 in funds to purchase all those big signs I've been seeing.

Where did the money come from? I checked out this Augusts Semi-Annual filing and saw they obtained $7,000 in two donations from the Sylvania Friends of the Library. Funny how those round numbers just show up.

Occupy Toledo Quits

Is it twew? Is it twew? Occupy Toledo after eating all the snacks in the house and hiding out in Wolfman's Mom's basement has decided to call it a day? https://www.facebook.com/events/314444755285346/

Are we on the road to Socialism?

Marcy is demanding answers on the ethics leak - according to the Hill

Marcy is demanding "a full accounting" of the leak showing she was brought before the ethics committee about her connections with the disgraced PMA Group. Why not?

Was the residency requirement the real reason Brian Schwartz resigned?

Yesterday, Brian Schwartz filed a lawsuit against the City for wrongful termination based upon the City of Toledo residency requirements.

In the filing posted on this site, you will see the different reasons and the history he lays out regarding why he was terminated even detailing a letter he received from the City in April of 2008 saying he was not compliant with the residency requirement.

Before and during Brian's time as the Mayor's spokesperson, he was a frequent poster

Kaptur: Give me liberty or give me death - Is this a joke?

I can not believe Marcy is saying that squandering our money is a problem, Ms. 3 Billion Dollar Woman. She says our financial dependence on foreign governments concerns her, but she is a part of the problem. Does she actually hear the words coming out of her mouth? This is unbelievable. What a hypocrite. What not a perfect example of the problems with Washington and how we have just some of the biggest idiots there. Oh I am complaining about our reliance on foreign governments for money, but oh how are we going to pay for my 3 billion dollar bribe? How can a Congresswoman stand here and actually have the brains to say this when she is a part of the problem? They are all brainless-brainless indeed. Welcome to the United States and we put these people here. God help us.

Ok, I am worried for James Damas’ health - Update

Ok, in going over the finance reports, I noticed something strange. The signature for James Damas (Lucas County Republican Party treasurer) has changed 4 times over the past year and *sort of* settling on a soft sharpie signature for Jan 2009.

July 2008

October 2008

December 2008

January 2008 1

Let The Fun Begin

Well, the Toledo Political Season is officially here. The sniping, sign stealing, lying, etc. If you examine each candidates staff's you'll find some interesting characters. What I find most interesting is how many of Carty's cronies are working with the Mike Bell Campaign. Is there a message we are seeing? Konop is recruiting very young, inexperienced people like himself to run his campaign. I quess people over forty don't matter in Toledo anymore. Is Collins going to be another Frank Rizzo? He's already been accused of double dipping. Will Moody have time to be Mayor?

Where is the other $20,673 Jon?

In the expose on corruption and vestiges of the Lucas County Republican Party mini-series that ran on Sunday and Monday of this week had a very interesting proclamation by Jon Stainbrook. In the article “Old guard 'left us broke'; Look at books raising more questions” it said:

“Mr. Stainbrook said he has raised nearly $50,000 in cash and in-kind contributions since taking the party reins last year.”

Ben Konop heckled at press conference

If you did not see this, check it out. Ben Konop was heckled at his press conference over the weekend. What do you think about what the heckler was saying? I thought it was Tom Morrisey at first :) Thats fair...

For the low down, please see:
http://justinbillau.blogspot.com/2009/06/ben-konop-heckled-at-presser.html

Update 7/31 - Konop makes MSN
http://swampbubbles.com/20090730/konop-heckler-viedo-makes-front-page-ms...

Flash video:
http://swampstation.com/20090702/homeowner-calls-ben-konop-liar

The Marina District will have a major breakthrough on Friday? - Update

The details of the deal are even better than what was heard earlier this past week. Read more about it n the Blade today:

Toledo Marina District financing package completed

The long-awaited Toledo Marina District project has a road, a boat dock, and a dockmaster. By the end of the year, it could have a sprawling waterfront park.

Developer Larry Dillin said Friday he has assembled a private investor group that will provide $3.6 million to buy 58 acres of the 128-acre site in East Toledo, and that construction could start on the waterfront park by July.

The Toledo Take-Back

If you did not see The Simpsons last night, here is "The Toledo Take-Back": The clip is only 1.5 minutes long and "The Toledo Take-Back" is introduced before it is proclaimed so watch for the whole clip for context.

Kaptur files disclosure only after being asked by CQ Politics why she did not

Kaptur has another problem and what is interesting is the group of people her name is coming up with. The peer group of people who did not file are some of the same players in the PMA Scandal. The law says she must file 3/29; she did not.

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Lawmakers Slow to Comply With New Filing Requirement

Some senior congressional appropriators are among those with known connections to committees that did not register as leadership PACs, until after being asked about missing the deadline.

40-45,500 said Carty has to go

 #TBTOL To put that in perspective, Carty (the endorsed Democrat), won in 2005 with 48899 votes (PDF). Congrats TBT.

Read more:

http://www.toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20090409/NEWS16/904090281

James Parlin: The most talked about show that no one saw

The most talked about show that no one saw is how Pennsylvanian artist James Parlin describes the controversy surrounding his exhibit at the Little Gallery on the Firelands branch of Bowling Green State University in Huron, Ohio. Yesterday evening, I got the chance to catch up with Mr. Parlin to talk about what happened and what he plans on doing next.

How can Carty's spokesperson help when he thinks Carty is digging his political grave? - updated

Jason Webber, the current spokesperson for the City of Toledo, must have a difficult job. On Jason's Myspace blog he says Carty is digging his political grave in a post titled "Workin’ for the man...":

Tom Skeldon announces Paris Hilton to provide consulting service to office, promises to recalibrate staffers

In response to the outrage over the senseless death of the vicious dog, Princess, Dog Warden Tom Skeldon has hired Paris Hilton as a consultant for the Lucas County Dog Warden office.

Tom Skeldon stated, “Paris is an expert on dogs like Princess, and her expertise will be invaluable to the other deputies of the office. She can provide us handling and cornering advice that we clearly lack.”

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