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Republicans: Are they about to select the worst possible candidate for November?

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According to the latest polls, the best candidate for the Republicans to nominate out of the "Final Three" is John Kasich. It's not even close. Those who read here regularly know that I do NOT like John Kasich AT ALL! I regularly call him Governor Sick, but the numbers are fairly consistent throughout February and March.
When running against Hillary, Kasich is a clear leader in all recent polls: http://www.electionprojection.com/latest-polls/national-presidential-pol...

Waterville Compressor OEPA Hearing March 16, 2016

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The Waterville Ohio EPA Nexus Compressor station Hearing is Wednesday March 16, 2016. Hearing starts at 6PM. Location is the Waterville Primary Community Room, 457 Sycamore Lane, Waterville, Ohio.

Things of note: Area governments have passed over 14 resolutions against the Nexus pipeline. Wood County Commisioners wrote a April 30 ,2015 letter to area politicians complaining of their lack of representation on this Nexus pipeline. http://i454.photobucket.com/albums/qq262/wolfmanwon/Waterville%20Compres...

According to dirtyenergymoney.com since 1999:

Who will you vote for today?

Time for your endorsements - the major players had their say. You have your say.

Vicki Donovan-Lyle campaign finance issues

A citizen emailed me this on Sunday - apparently Vicki has yet to file normal campaign finance reports. (Disclosure - I am not a fan of Vicki and will not be voting for her today nor ever again.)
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As you are aware I had filed a complaint against Kevin Haddad regarding misinformation on his campaign signs.

Vicki Donovan-Lyle appears to be incompetent in various aspects of political life in addition to her inexcusable failure to pay property tax on more than one occasion. I submitted a complaint regarding irregularities in her filings with the Election Commission.

Bernie Sanders Seagate 1:30PM Today!


Feel the Bern Not For Sale
A Future to Believe In Rally with Bernie Sanders
Friday, March 11
Doors opened at 1:30 pm rally ended at 6:00PM
SeaGate Convention Centre
410 Jefferson Ave, Toledo OH

https://go.berniesanders.com/page/event/detail/rally/4gtkr

Tonight could be the first major blow that ends the primaries

Tonight could be the first really major knockout blow in both primaries.

We're finally getting into winner-take-all states with a huge ammount of delegates.

Normally this is done by Super Tuesday but on both sides it's been just close enough to keep this interesting.

Michigan and Florida are the big ones. They hold a lot of delegates. Trump leads in both as does Hillary.

For the Democrats those two states make up almost 350 delegates or 14% needed. For the GOP they make up 160 delegates almost 13%.

Trump is forcing the GOP to going back to the "Party of Lincoln or be Detroyed.

The Republican Party once championed preserving the Union and the Civil War solidified that effort. Since Lincolns death some of the most evil people have arisen that worked to destroy good American values. Trump is demonstrating almost identical tactics and strategies the Nazis Party in Germany instituted in the Twentieth Century. Hitler used a democracy to gain power and once he did the world turned upside down. Take a look at the quality of candidates the GOP has running for POTUS. One of them might make a decent POTUS. The others don't come close.

Am I the only one who sees hypocrisy in The Donald calling for unity?

I listened to part of his speech. The Donald -- of all people -- decried the deep divisions in our country, after he has spent the entire campaign, since he entered the fray, ripping various ethnic and/or racial groups in our society.

Kasich had a good debate , stayed above the fray . Will he win Ohio on March 15 ?

Yes , Romney is right . Trumps antics are sophomoric. Kasich has a big day
37% (19 votes)
No. Folk cast off the establishment, are ripe for an insurgent candidate . Trump/ Cruz/ Rubio carry the day
63% (32 votes)
Total votes: 51

Trump and Finkbeiner are more similar than you think - don't fall for it

I am as shocked as the rest of you on how Donald Trump got to the point he is currently at because I was one of the people thinking he would implode at any time. But the personality he displays and the excusing of his bad behavior has made me uncomfortable. Trump's rise and character traits have some eerie parallels with former Toledo Mayor Carty Finkbeiner.

I am scratching my head about how he got this way, but the similarities between Donald and Carty that are too close for my comfort and I hope that other people see it too.

Spectra Energy Constitution Pipeline steal private property

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Spectra (owners of NEXUS pipeline) Constitution Pipeline in PA
To protect corporate interests of Williams LLC, our tax dollars at work to supply security by US Marshals. The message is don't get in the way of a pipeline pushed through by eminent domain and no signature from the landowners. B Nilson - pix — Bob Nilsson.

Kevin Haddad signs wrongly claim re-election - Haddad says they were vandalized

Tom Troy covers Kevin Haddad's sign debacle where either he forgot to cover up the "re" or it fell off or was pulled off. Tip to any candidate - don't reuse your sign unless you permanently alter them, because it is easy for the sticker to fall off. Kevin has used his signs multiple times and his "Working for you" assumes that he is already "working" therefore, it is not unreasonable for people to look at your sign with suspicion.

http://toledoblade.typepad.com/bladeslices/2016/03/haddad-sign-wrongly-c...

Two Sylvania teens lives change - it is not better in Sylvania

The Toledo Blade is reporting the names of the two teens who are now charged with forcing a developmental child to lick a push pop dipped in a urinal then punching and pushing the kids. Bullying is a common thing in schools, and many are affected by it, but what is so interesting is how much these kids are taught it is wrong during the school year so what makes matters worse is that these kids did it anyway.

The Donald: Is he a liar, an idiot, or both?

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Here is a link to an interview from this morning. http://www.businessinsider.com/cnn-anchor-jake-tapper-donald-trump-david...
David Duke publicly endorsed The Donald for POTUS. Duke stated that, "voting against Donald Trump at this point is really treason to your heritage [whiteness?]."

Republican convention this past Thursday!

Anyone watch? What a bunch of Jack off's. This is the best entertainment on TV. LOL

Where were this girl's parents (and the authorities) when she left Sweden?

Here's a link to an article showing how one young girl was convinced to go to the Middle East with a radicalized young man. https://www.yahoo.com/news/im-going-die-swedish-girl-tells-life-under-04... In short, she was so young, she had no idea what she was getting into. I guess she was "in love."
This girl was SO YOUNG. She was only 15! Why was she so free to travel without some parental involvement? Why didn't any authorities stop what amounts to kidnapping and statutory rape? And, shouldn't this story be shared with teenagers throughout the "West?"

Another "Feel Good" (albeit heart-wrenching) story.

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A ten year old girl gave her life to save two very young children who were in the path of an out-of-control SUV. Here's a link to the story: http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/guardian-angel-10-dies-while-saving-liv... Anne Frank said, in the midst of hiding from the terrorism that we label The Holocaust, "In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart."

Rich Kinder calls this stock market: "...a Chicken Little, the sky-is-falling market."

Rich Kinder is the founder of energy giant Kinder Morgan. His analysis of the current investment environment, I admit, parallels my own. But (very) Rich Kinder has much better credentials than do I. There are very knowledgeable people who disagree with (very) Rich Kinder. No one is infallible.

The Nazis, excuse me, the Republican's Presidental Debate February 13, 2016

Carson is an idiot and Trump, Cruz, Rubio and Bush are mad men. Kasich was the only candidate who appeared to be sane or knowledgeable. The rest of them are an embarrassment to the country, especially Donald Trump and Ted Cruz. Rubio needs Batman to team up with so he can play his role as the Boy Wonder. Carson should consider auditioning for a remake of the movie Lost in Space. The Republican debates are a joke, except it shows us that Kasich is the only candidate qualified to be the Republican nominee.

Those Who Believe In Trickle Down Need To See This

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The past few years have been very good for United Technologies. The contractor does billions of dollars a year in business with the federal government. CEO Gregory Hayes pulled down nearly $10 million in 2014, and over $20 million the year before. On Thursday, the company reported $7.6 billion in profits, up from $6.2 billion the year before, and $5.7 billion the year before that. In October, United Technologies even expanded its stock buyback program to $12 billion. Spending the company's money to purchase its own stock elevates the value of its share prices.

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