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Ben Konop: "That's never been the strong suit of that person who chooses to remain nameless."

"That's never been the strong suit of that person who chooses to remain nameless."
That’s what Ben said after Troy asked him about the PWCTRN (person who chooses to remain nameless) research.

Troy Neff Show: Oregon mayor Marge Brown and Commissioners Tina Skeldon Wozniak, Pete Gerken and Ben Konop discuss the LCIC.

McCain’s Gas-Tax Plan May Be a Clunker and could cost tens of thousands of US jobs


The Arizona Republican and presumptive presidential nominee today urged Congress to institute a “gas-tax holiday” by suspending the 18.4 cent federal gas tax and 24.4 cent diesel tax from Memorial Day to Labor Day....

Can You Serve Two Masters?

Can you really be in charge of finding the head of an organization that you are also trying to destroy?

Troy Neff Show: Pete Gerken, Tina Skeldon-Wosniak and Ben Konop LCIC

Pete Gerken, Tina Skeldon-Wosniak and Ben Konop from the LCIC with be on the show today 4/16/08. Call the show to ask them your questions. Troy wants you to get involved.
419-240-1230 or e-mail Troy troy@troyneff.com

We will be sure to post the audio after the show.

Hacker proposes to girlfriend via casual puzzle game Bejeweled.

You're probably accustomed to seeing big-screen proposals at ball games, in crowded restaurants, and scrawled across the sky by aircraft. But popping the question by hiding a message in your intended's favorite computer game is rather more unusual.

Kaptur: Columbia free trade is ONLY about oil

Looking for an animal? Check out the Toledo Animal Shelter animals

Sapara and Robinson Respond To Konop Attacks

Matt Sapara and Rob Robinson of the LCIC will appear with a radio host to be named later, Wednesday on the Morning News on 1370 WSPD at 7:30a. They will respond to charges and innuendo brought by commissioner Ben Konop at Tuesday's meeting. Expect questions that are direct and to the point.

How do you feel about Ben Konop's position on the LCIC?

I like it - it should be shut down
61% (46 votes)
I don't like it - he does not know what he is talking about
17% (13 votes)
I agree that there are problems but would not go all the way like him and say shut it down
12% (9 votes)
It should be left alone
4% (3 votes)
I don't know or don't care
7% (5 votes)
Total votes: 76

How Effective Can Konop Be Now

Following todays commissioners meeting and the announcement by Oregon mayor Marge Brown that she will run against Konop when he is up for re-election, how effective can Konop be as a commissioner? What experience did he bring to county government when elected in the first place?

Bulldozing Towards Tomorrow

Southend Video Stores

I live in Southwest Toledo (Ragan Woods) and Movie Gallery is now closed at Cheyenne and Heatherdowns. I guess the video store closed over at Eastgate and Heatherdowns too…

What’s up with these closing? Is there anything closer then the Movie Gallery on Holland and Airport or the Family Video up on Conant and Illinois?

Troy Neff Show: Troy Interviews Wayne Root, the Libertarian Presidential Candidate


Troy and Wayne have an interesting conversation about the Libertarian philosophy and third party candidates.

Wayne Root

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Troy Neff Show: Troy Welcomes Mark Sobczak, Mike Collins, and Mayor Finkbeiner

Troy welcomes these three politicians to discuss the city's infrastructure and it becomes quite contentious between the Mayor and Mr. Collins.

Mark Sobczak

Michael Collins

Mayor Finkbeiner

Food costs rising fastest in 17 years

NEW YORK - Steve Tarpin can bake a graham cracker crust in his sleep, but explaining why the price for his Key lime pies went from $20 to $25 required mastering a thornier topic: global economics.

Chrysler, Nissan unveil car-truck production deal

DETROIT - Nissan Motor Co. said yesterday it will make a new small car designed by Chrysler LLC and Chrysler will make a full-size pickup truck designed by Nissan.

Both products will be sold in North America, and the new Chrysler subcompact will also be sold in Europe and other global markets starting in 2010. No financial details were disclosed.

Billions of gallons of oil in North Dakota, Montana- Geological Survey calls find largest reserves outside Alaska

Let's get it ! There is no substitute for American oil !

By Jerome R. Corsi
© 2008 WorldNetDaily

A shale formation stretching North Dakota and Montana may have an estimated 3 to 4.3 billion barrels of technically recoverable oil, according to a U.S. Geological Survey assessment.

Not too smart, Obama - Updated

The Republican fight for central committee, an audio log

The local radio stations have been doing a really good job talking to different Republicans about the battle. Here are some links to interviews, so you can make your own decision.

4/04/08 - Bob Riechert - Troy Neff
Troy notes that John Robinson Block was with Jon Stainbrook at the Mudhens opener and other things.

4/04/08 - Joanne Wack - Troy Neff

Republican Convention Supporter or SwampBubbles Groupie?

The National Republican Party has created a 2008 Convention Facebook page where you can become a convention supporter. If you are interested in becoming a supporter use the URL below:


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