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Troy Neff Show: Stainbrook and His Goons Give Chris Myers a Warm Welcome - Updated

The lunatics have taken over the asylum. Chris Myers, Bob Reichert and Michael Miller are interviewed about the Stainbrook take over of the Lucas County Republican Party.
Pictures of bumper stickers taken at the meeting

Developer has ideas for Toledo river site

A large, empty plot of cleaned-up riverfront property near I-75 could soon be in the hands of a self-described "visionary developer."

Name change for this group ?

   Ok  ,   the 'evangelicals '  term  narrows out some folk.  And the defintion of  evangelicals is changing some too.,

 So  I  want to consider having a name that is inclusive of those who look to the bible as their guide.   This can/will  be a fun name too .    Post some suggestions   , like...

Small Ohio communities get buried trying to meet wastewaster regs

Throughout Ohio, towns with only handfuls of residents are facing orders to install multi-million dollar wastewater systems. And the bills for the costly sewer systems then run downhill to the village residents.
Such is the case with Continental, a small town southwest of Bowling Green.

My welcome to the meeting today and the results - updated

6/14 First about the results: I just got back from the meeting, Jon Stainbrook did win the chairmanship. Matthew Bartow was nominated as the interim chair which was sad Stainbrook associates himself with the corruption he says he wants to clean house of. I guess it depends on who is helping you right? The vote was around 87/100.

Blade omsbudsman defends former official's rap sheet coverage

Jack Lessonberry talks about the Blade coverage of Wack.


By serving as GOP executive director, Ms. Wack did just that. She was
not a mere behind-the- scenes functionary; she dealt with the media and
the public and wasn't shy about saying what she thought about Democrats.

Justice Antonin Scalia wrote that that "[our] nation will live to regret what the court has done.


Minneapolis Lures Buyers for Foreclosed Homes

Could this work here?

"After Lynn Albright survived a bout with breast cancer, she decided it was time to pursue some of those things she'd been dreaming about for a long time but hadn't gotten around to. High up on her agenda: buying a house for her and her 23-year-old daughter.

Sidestepping the law

This is what happens when you get too high and mighty. This administration ignored basic human rights issues and tried to slip around the system and the courts. Eventually, they were caught up in their own arrogance. Here's what really happened.

By denying Gitmo detainees basic legal protections, the Bush administration forced the high court to act.

Property rights according to The Blade

In an anti-gun editorial in today's Blade, an argument is made that property rights are violated by the new gun law. The Ohio Castle Doctrine will prevent landlords from forbidding tenents to have guns. The Blade says this is an abrogation of private property rights. How duplicitous of The Blade!

Brian McMahon Intermodal Presentation - updated

Originally posted 5/28 - updated to include video 6/14 - Courtesy of Brian Wilson at WSPD, here is the presentation that Brian McMahon gave about the Intermodal. It does not have sound, so you actually miss what Brian M. says, but it is still useful. You can download it on the attachments area below or view it on this page in the embedded screen below.

Ok, if ya dont like ANWR, how' bout the 'shelf? (like China's gonna do?)

SO ... IS CHINA REALLY DRILLING OFF CUBA? (from Neal Boortz website)

Yesterday Florida Senator Mel Martinez said that China drilling off the coast of Cuba was merely an urban legend. But...

Senators Caught in Mortgage Fallout

When Senator Kent Conrad of North Dakota wanted a mortgage for his beach house, he turned to a Washington insider, James A. Johnson, former head of Fannie Mae, the government mortgage giant, who then put the senator in touch with Angelo Mozilo, chief executive of the mortgage lender Countrywide Financial.

Just Luvin it

Just Sayin it!

make your own sign at:


Where is the justice ?

3 men can be found guilty of thinking planning and training to do harm. No where close do actually to acting on their desires. And now face years in jail. Then we have a celebrity in the news today. Acquitted. That was not him or her on the video tape. 22 people including the girl in questions own family testified that it was. What am i missing ?

Why Is Bush Helping Saudi Arabia Build Nukes?

Holy shit. What do you give a country where 15 out of 19 WTC hijackers came from? Nukes, of course!

Should we start drilling in ANWR?

39% (46 votes)
29% (34 votes)
I don't know. I want to ask Al Gore before I answer cuz him so smart.
1% (1 vote)
Yes, and on the Continental Shelf as well.
28% (33 votes)
What's an ANWR?
3% (4 votes)
Total votes: 118

Email from concerned Republicans

This in by e-mail:
Tomorrow the LCRP Central Committee will vote on our party chairman. Before that
vote happens there are some things you need to know about one of the candidates
for that office. Jon Stainbrook is what many would call a wolf in sheeps clothing.
I know many of you have received his letters and newsletters and it all sounds great

Intermodal Presentation

Here are some photos from the Intermodal presentation, I will post the video once it is uploaded, look for it early tomorrow morning (it is big).

A Simple Answer For The Mayor

The mayor wonders what a local radio station wants from him. I didn't hear him say this but I can read headlines on postings. I can answer the mayor's question very simply. JOBS. That's right mayor, JOBS, real long lasting, sustainable JOBS. Now you can't create them, no government can create jobs except the ones we pay for.

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