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The case against tyranny

As some of you know and who are probably tired of reading my posts, I am a strong advocate of the American people's rights and of minimal government interference in our lives. But I believe the issue is serious and our freedoms are in jeopardy. Here is a timely article to think about.

Obama Makes History

Barack Obama made history Tuesday night when he became the first African-American in U.S. history to clinch a major party's presidential nomination.


Designers add trees, ivy, bushes to facade of new Toledo arena

Final drawings for the arena under construction in downtown, to be unveiled today by the Lucas County commissioners, show a green side - literally.

The designs include not only environmentally friendly construction with efficient heating and cooling systems, but also a lobby packed with trees and bushes as well as an ivy-covered glass "Green Wall" greeting visitors at its south entrance.

Troy Neff Show: The Mayor gets a loud message from Collins on Burroughs, Townley project

Local company recognized nationally!! Nothing mentioned here in town...



Anybody every watch crazy investment guru Jim Cramer on CNBC's Mad Money??

Texas Public School Allows CAIR To Declare Allah One True God To Students

A texas elementary principal allowed CAIR to indoctrinate students at a public school. Also, the school did not inform parents that CAIR would be at the ceremony. CAIR declared that Allah is the one true god, went over the five pillars of Islam, and how to dress and pray to Allah. Even liberals like Dick Schumer and Harry Reid are outraged, even acknowledging that CAIR has terrorists ties.

I Can't Take Any More of The Insanity of the Godless

I just read this article on WorldNet Daily. I am sickened. What's next America?
God, I am so thankful for the mercy you will provide to those who will come to you and repent. I pray for these people to have their spiritual blindness removed so they may repent someday and see your holy glory before it's too late.


First Solar CEO cashes half his stock in $257 million deal

First Solar Inc.'s second-largest shareholder sold half his shares, a signal that the world's biggest solar company may soon fizzle.

Mow your lawn... or risk jail time in Canton, Ohio


CANTON, Ohio (AP) — Homeowners who don't mow their grass in the northeast Ohio city of Canton now face stiffer penalties — including possible jail time.

The city council unanimously passed a law Monday that makes a second high-grass violation a fourth-degree misdemeanor carrying a fine of up to $250 and as many as 30 days in jail.

GM Announces Plant Closures; Possible Sale of Hummer Brand

General Motors Chief Executive Richard Wagoner told investors Tuesday that the automotive giant will close down four truck and SUV factories in North America, increase production of fuel-efficient cars, and the possible sale of its Hummer unit.

The announcements come as GM (GM: 17.44, +0.34, +1.98%) and the American consumer deal with the reality of $130 a barrel oil and $4 gas.

Finkbeiner shuffles legal execs; 'lateral move' is mutual, spokesman says

The Toledo law director and the No. 2 lawyer for the city had their jobs switched yesterday by the Finkbeiner administration - which insisted the shuffle was a "lateral move."

John Madigan - who in January, 2006, was named acting law director and installed permanently in the post at the end of that year - is now general counsel for the city.

What's in a name?

Nobody is probably interested in this, but the FYROM (Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia) is trying to change its name to the Republic of Macedonia. Well, who cares? Greece, that's who. And they have good reasons to object.

Anything going on during the festival?


Anything interesting going on during the festival? Will any of you have something going on at your house? Let me know. I love going to the Old West End festival.

Carty's Committee

I must be in a good mood, because I had a lot of chuckles today. Don't you think it is funny when Carty says he wants to form a committee to study the Intermodal? First that says, he is not an expert on intermodals and needs to assemble some, which means why is saying some place is better than another? Who is he going to assemble who has not talked in the Free Press or on WSPD?

Groundhog day? Another Irony Award goes out to Stainbrook

I thought I read this story before in the Blade :)
Stainbrook wins another Irony Award for the few things that made me chuckle:

"They were standing at my voting location, they're handing out literature saying Riley Troup is the endorsed Republican," Mr. Stainbrook recalled. "I was devastated. I was hurt."

What about the Old West End people getting phone calls saying their candidate was endorsed by the Lucas County Republican Party...(long pause)...grassroots coalition. Listen at:

The Fed embraces inflation

The Fed is cranking up the printing presses to smooth over the rough edges in our economy. Meantime, prices go higher and higher. Gasoline is pegged to the dollar and that goes up along with everything else we buy. In 1920s Germany they took shopping bags full of money to the market to buy stuff. Is that where we're headed?

White House report backs climate change warnings

President Bush's top science advisors issued a comprehensive report Thursday that for the first time endorses what most scientific experts have long asserted: that greenhouse gases from fossil fuel combustion "are very likely the single largest cause" of

Michael Collins: Referring to the Mayor as a male organ on the twenty second floor is over the top, he says.

Interview Highlights

• Toledo Intermodal

• Collins commenting on how a local radio station is going over the top when referring to Mayor Carty Finkbeiner as a male sex organ.

• Toledo Marina District in jeopardy?

• Six months in and Collins questions the “real agenda” of Frank Szollosi and Michael Ashford

Does Ben seriously not have anything better to worry about?

Another post says that 16% of lucas county people are on food stamps, and Ben Konof is seriously worrying about THIS??:


"Lucas County mulls policy on sweatshop apparel
Commissioners support restrictions on clothing purchased for prisoners"

China’s Cyber-Militia


Computer hackers in China, including those working on behalf of the Chinese government and military, have penetrated deeply into the information systems of U.S.

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