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McCain now knows "We're Strong for Toledo"?

From the Wall Street Journal. Ok who taught McCain and Carly Fiorina? Fess up.
The campaign trail is perhaps a more spontaneous environment than Ms. Fiorina's executive past. Wednesday in Kentucky, she climbed aboard the "Straight Talk Express," and Sen. McCain quickly summoned her to sing "We're Strong for Toledo," a century-old song he had learned the night before.

The Jon Stainbrook Saga told by Staind

Jon Stainbrook runs against Larry Kaczala - Mudshovel

Stainbrook being on the outside of the party after not winning the primary and burning bridges - Outside

To Keith, this one goes out to you

18 months is a long time my friend

Man Robbed During a Time of Grief

On 13abc:
WTVG -- He had just lost his brother at Hospice of Northwest Ohio along Detroit Avenue when his car gets broken into.

This weekend a man was robbed during a time of grief. He had just lost his brother at Hospice of Northwest Ohio along Detroit Avenue. While there, his car was broken into.


Have any SwampBubblers utilized the services of the Angelfood Ministries. My Mom did this month. We picked her groceries up from the Maumee Senior Center. What I thought was a program for struggling families is actually open to anybody with $30.00 to plop down for approximately $60.00 worth of food.

Recent Site Changes

I recently made 3 changes:
1. I created some local groups based upon location, which will allow you to talk about area specific news and events.
2. "Recent Comments" on steroids.

The Toledo View - This Week

This week on the Toledo View:

Judge Tim Kuhlman talks about crime in Toledo, Stryker Corrections Center, racism within the justice system, and so much more!

Also controversial editorials entitled:

"Toledo, A City With a Lust For Titles and Accolades"

"Why I Hate Black People"

"God Damn America, The Truth"

"The Media Is Full Of Dirty Tricks"

Global Food Crisis? It's the corporations fault

From the "scratching your head" desk, in the Philadelphia Enquirer:
The global food system feeds gluttonous corporations first

The Pot Vending Machine Has Been Stolen by the Feds!

Remember the recent report about a medicinal marijuana vending machine opening in Los Angeles?

Pot vending machines take root in Los Angeles Machines distribute the drug to people with cards authorizing use

LOS ANGELES - The city that popularized the fast food drive-thru has a new innovation: 24-hour medical marijuana vending machines.

Patients suffering from chronic pain, loss of appetite and other ailments that marijuana is said to alleviate can get their pot with a dose of convenience at the Herbal Nutrition Center, where a large machine will dole out the drug around the clock.

Complete list of things caused by Global Warming



Everything from Acne to the death of 'Nessie', to witch burning -

This is solar activity people. Going green is a good thing and we should be doing this all along, as we are the ones given the task of being caretakers for this planet.

Downtown falls short of expectations

Opinions on what downtown Toledo needs have been as bountiful through the years as vacant storefronts are today.

For Jessica Bosworth, a 23-year-old college-educated professional, downtown worker, and apartment dweller, the answer is simple: grocery stores.

Spending Too Little on Abstinence

Spending Too Little on Abstinence
By Tony Perkins and Moira Gaul, MPH

Soldier Sues Army, Saying His Atheism Led to Threats

FORT RILEY, Kan. — When Specialist Jeremy Hall held a meeting last July for atheists and freethinkers at Camp Speicher in Iraq, he was excited, he said, to see an officer attending.

Google Maps

I wonder why Toledo's satellite view is not updated on Google maps ?. Everywhere else seems to be. I just a search for a friends home he just purchased in Clayton, NC and Clayton has nice satellite view. Even his home in country. Just an observation

Carefully define debate on trade

IT'S easy to play bumper-sticker politics with trade. But it gets us nowhere.

Social Conservatives waste $1.3 billion on abstinence-only

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Programs teaching U.S. schoolchildren to abstain from sex have not cut teen pregnancies or sexually transmitted diseases or delayed the age at which sex begins, health groups told Congress on Wednesday.

Senate passes genetic discrimination bill

WASHINGTON - People learning through genetic testing that they might be susceptible to devastating diseases wouldn't also have to worry about losing their jobs or their health insurance under anti-discrimination legislation the Senate passed Thursday.

Court upholds city law

An appellate court sided a third time with cities in their battle to enforce laws requiring municipal employees to live in the cities for which they work.

Ohio's 6th District Court of Appeals in Toledo struck down a 2006 state law prohibiting cities from imposing a residency requirement as a condition of employment.

Bull market in gold creates a strong demand for old dental work

NEW YORK - Dazzled by the bull market in gold, people are digging through drawers for old dental caps, fillings and bridgework they saved years ago and selling them at prices that would make the tooth fairy blush.

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