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Michigan Congressman Wants 50-Cent Tax Hike on Every Gallon of Gas

http://www.foxnews.com/printer_friendly_story/0,3566,339589,00.html

What a flippin' idiot. This is so stupid I wont be surprised if they dont try it here in Toledo!

THE TOLEDO PLAN

We have done an extensive study of The Toledo Plan and feel that it should be abolished as it is supposed to rid the school system of “bad” veteran teachers through evaluation, instead it is being used to rid the school system of first year teachers through peer mentoring. Its target, primarily, is the non traditional first year teacher.

McCain Suspends Staffer for Circulating Obama-Pastor Video

Child's Dying Wish to See Dad Unfulfilled

Sad. Its unfortunate that something couldn't be worked out - not necessarily for the Dad's sake, but for the little girl's. He's scheduled to begin a work release program in August, but the girl won't likely make it until then.

(Yes, if he hadn't gotten into trouble in the first place, he could have been there this whole time for his daughter. But I still feel sympathy for the kid though.)

What TV channel was the green energy special on the region on (CNN or CNBC)?

I heard on the radio this morning that there was a program on the alternative energy on one of the major cable channels. Does anyone know which one? Was it CNN?

WOMAN REFUSES ORAL SEX BECAUSE MAN IS A SMOKER (Doctor agrees, says it could kill her)

It has come to this. I believe it's time to stock up on ammunition, all of manking has gone completely mad.
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http://www.netdoctor.co.uk/ate/sexandrelationships/femalesexproblems/200...

GOP committeeman called into question

Voters in a North Toledo precinct were urged in a postcard from the Lucas County Republican Party to vote for their neighbor, James A. Arthur, because he is "a longtime Republican."

Mr. Arthur went on to win a coveted spot on the Republican Party Central Committee in the March 4 primary, defeating his opponent, Erin Thacker, 12-4.

Another GOP scandal

National Republican Congressional Committee officials acknowledged publicly today that they have found discrepancies in their books of more than a million dollars and evidence that the NRCC's former treasurer, Christopher Ward, made "several hundred thousand dollars" worth of unauthorized wire transfers out of the committee that appear to have ended up in Ward's own bank accounts...[

McCain confused about Iraq, Iran, Al-Qaeda

Speaking to reporters in Amman, the Jordanian capital, McCain said he and two Senate colleagues traveling with him continue to be concerned about Iranian operatives “taking al-Qaeda into Iran, training them and sending them back.”

Robert Culp Discusses the Controversy Surrounding Senator Barack Obama

"If Barack Obama had have disowned Jeremiah Wright he would have lost his black base, he knows that........Black America would have deserted him in a hurry, it was just that hey he's too white."

Robert Culp

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When Ohio gambling is legal

It always bugs the hell out of me when I read about some church or charity throwing their annual "gaming" events. The Ohio bluenoses, who rage about slot machines and roulette wheels in bars and other businesses, suddenly go soft and mushy for their local fundraiser, grab their wallets, and go off to spend the evening putting money on a spinning wheel and playing blackjack.

Lucas county population exodus persists - Wood county growing

My son moved to Seattle after high school !

U.S. CENSUS ESTIMATE
Lucas County exodus persists Some move to outlying areas '06-'07 POPULATION SHIFTS

The issue with Jon Stainbrook and thoughts

I have not said much about Jon Stainbrook, but here are my observations. This is a 1 am post, so who knows what it will be :) :

New Newspaper Coming To Toledo

NEW NEWSPAPER IN TOLEDO!!!!!!

I was talking with a friend, and he told me that he heard there is a new newspaper coming to Toledo in April. He said the release date is going to be on March 31.

I hear it is going to be a community paper with all types of news…but the paper is going to be strictly online.

Write your own story. What is this snowy owl thinking when it recently landed on a house in West Toledo?

Heritage foundation says area to lose 208 million if Kaptur and other Dems implement budget

The Heritage Foundation says Marcy Kaptur's support of the budget could cost the 9th district 208 Million dollars and 2000 jobs.

District and Rep: OH 9 Marcy Kaptur (D)
Pop, 2006: 624,654
Non-Farm Emp, 2006: 292,873
Avg Tax Increase Per Taxpayer, 2012: $1,645
Loss in Jobs, 2012: 2,001
Loss to Local Economy (Millions), 2012 : $208 million

Kaptur calls stimulus checks "Welfare" for middle class

These comments were back in January, but still interesting. I especially like: "Giving a little bit out because it is an election year so everyone says oh you gave me a little bit. I don't think people are that naive."

Yes we are not naive.

http://talkradionews.com/2008/01/rep-marcy-kaptur-states-opposition-to-s...

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Chinese Company wants to manufacture in.........Erie Township Ohio

ERIE TOWNSHIP — A Chinese company that makes environmentally friendly wallboard and construction materials is considering locating its first U.S. plant at a local business park, officials said.

http://www.portclintonnewsherald.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080319...

Erie Township is by Port Clinton, near the old armory near Camp Perry

Toledo, the center of prostitution?

A disturbing set of stories in the last few days and weeks. Do we have a prostitution problem? These are not murders or assaults, but it is sure getting regional coverage in a negative way. I bet these are not a part of the statistics that the city puts out on crime.

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