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Google ranking bump

Some belated news: Last week, through your discussion and posting of articles since the site's inception, our Google ranking went from a 3 to a 4. Yes that sounds small on a scale of 10, but it is hard to move up a number and it is a result of the interest that has been drawn here. This score does not raise over night or in a weeks time, but is the result of 6-12 months of activity.

I am not on 24/7 and a reminder about the flag option

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Many times, people think I am sitting on the site 24/7 reading every single byte that passes through the server. That is not true. I have received many comments recently wondering how I allow certain things. I probably only read 30% of the stuff posted here. Some stuff just does not interest me, while other things may. I chime in where I need, and the stuff that is not interesting I just ignore.

During boom in crop prices, lawmakers harvest subsidies

With food prices soaring, it takes some gall to force Americans to pay billions of dollars to millionaire agribusinesses. Yet that's what the latest farm bill would do.

Metro area ripe for shift into global trade portal

Local officials and developers have preached the same sermon for years: The Toledo area is ideally situated to become a major freight distribution center for the northeastern United States and southern Canada.

Gay-marriage ruling splits faith leaders

Nowhere is the opinion divide on gay marriage sharper than in the nation's religious communities. And last week's same-sex marriage ruling will do little to bring agreement on the definition of marriage, a social and religious touchstone that has torn apart families, congregations and entire dioceses.

Teachers approve fact-finder report, strike authorization

Is Johnny Hildo really the President of the Toledo Board of Education?

Is Johnny Hildo at the City Paper really the president of the Toledo Board of Education? All indications point to it, given the words written in the Hildo column this week. Johnny Hildo contrasts his amoral behavior to a possibly “perfectly chaste and sober” Darlene Fisher.

Ted Kennedy having DT's again?

Chaplain Fired for using Jesus' name to Pray

WND Exclusive FAITH UNDER FIRE
Chaplain who prayed 'in Jesus' name' to fight
Says he wants to return to Navy and worship according to conscience
Posted: March 01, 2007
9:00 pm Eastern

© 2008 WorldNetDaily.com

Lt. Gordon James Klingenschmitt

California Marriage Law: 4,618,673 to Four- they could have waited 'till Nov. vote

California Marriage Law: 4,618,673 to Four

Florida, Michigan cannot save Clinton

Michigan and Florida alone can't save Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign. Interviews with those considering how to handle the two states' banished convention delegates found little interest in the former first lady's best-case scenario. Her position, part of a formidable comeback challenge, is that all the delegates be seated in accordance with their disputed primaries.

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Republican CC meeting postponed - again

In via e-mail:

This afternoon Judge Skow of the Sixth District Court of Appeals issued a stay on
our Central Committee meeting scheduled for tomorrow. Obviously there is no meeting,
further information will be issued as soon as we know the situation. We can assume
at this time that the meeting will be rescheduled for 15 days after the judge makes

Troy Neff Show: TFT President Fran Lawrence is Playing Hardball

Troy and Stephen Flagg of the Urban Coalition of Toledo, discuss the fact-finder report regarding the new TFT contract.

Get more info from The Blade

Troy Neff Show: The politics of personal destruction is alive and well in Lucas County

Doug Haynam, who is chairman of the central committee, brings up some interesting facts about Jon Stainbrook. After listening to this interview, do you think Jon is the guy you want to lead the Republican Party? Is he even a Republican?

Doug Haynam

Check out more interviews @:
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Bush uses Republican quote to smear Obama

Bush smeared Obama in Israel yesterday using this quote:

McCain's "sugar mommy" refuses to release tax returns

Cindy McCain says she will never make her tax returns public even if her husband wins the White House and she becomes the first lady.

E-mail from a new group

This just in via e-mail from a group calling themselves "Concerned Republican Stain Remover"
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Dear Republican Leader,

13 Toledo apartment sites fetch $1.5M

Toledo homes may not be selling rapidly, but income-generating rental properties are.

Thirteen apartment complexes were auctioned off in Toledo this week as one of the largest commercial auctions in the area by the Pamela Rose Auction Co. LLC.

Up for bid were 17 properties with up to 28 units each, and 40 potential buyers participated at the event in Gladieux Meadows in south Toledo.

No New discussion or comments - This religion & racial hating brush I've been painted with blows me away.

I've been told that some people seem to think I have attacked their faith. I don't believe I attacked people's faith - I took issue with, questioned, and challenged those points they made - but I have never attacked their faith or religion.

Bare-breasted STARBUCKS logo prompts Christian group to call for boycott...

Seems that one person's smut is another person's morning latte.

A Christian group based in San Diego found grounds for outrage over the new retro-style logo for Starbucks Coffee.

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