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Kaptur: Columbia free trade is ONLY about oil

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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:


Not interested? And of course, I am looking for Facebook Friends. You can add me at:

most and least reliable cars....


Most Reliable Small Car
Most reliable (Best score first)
Honda Fit
Toyota Yaris*
Honda Civic Hybrid*
Toyota Corolla

Least reliable (Worst score first)
Chevrolet Cobalt
2006 Nissan Sentra
Volkswagen Jetta (5 cyl.)
Chevrolet Aveo

Most Reliable Family Car
Most reliable (Best score first)
Honda Accord Hybrid
Toyota Prius
Honda Accord (4-cyl.)
Ford Fusion*
Mercury Milan*

Least reliable
Volkswagen Passat (4 cyl.)*

Most Reliable Upscale/Large Car
Most reliable (Best score first)
Lexus ES350

Union Killings Peril Trade Pact With Colombia

No wonder labor is so much cheaper in other countries. In Columbia, if workers feel they are mistreated or taken advantage of and want to unionize, they're simply killed.

Feds move to derail detainee transfer hearings

OTTAWA - The federal government is trying to derail hearings by the Military Police Complaints Commission into the transfer of detainees by members of the Canadian Forces to Afghan authorities, where they could be tortured.

What's in a name?

In another post, a public official was described as a Liberal Elitist and a wiki definition was linked. I read the definition and personally, I came to the conclusion that I didn't completely agree with the accusation.

I became interested in other names that are frequently used in political flame wars in the bloggosphere.

Two Views, Same Story

He whose name cannot be spoken had Doug Haynam and Jon Stainbrook on today for an update on the Republican party troubles. Both feel strongly about their positions and can be heard at www.wspd.com at the podcast site later this morning. Enjoy. He whose name cannot be spoken airs weekday mornings 5:30-9a on 1370 WSPD (shameless and embarassing plug)

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