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Clowns Stop KKK/Nazi Rally

With all the hub bub about recently about the Nazi's talking about rallying in Toledo, I figured this would bring a smile to everyone's face this Labor Day weekend.

Toledo council's move to pick Ashford 'inappropriate'

The City Charter states the council only can elect a new president midyear after the

Bush to outline aid to mortgage holders

WASHINGTON - Offering federal help for strapped mortgage holders, President Bush is proposing to aid hundreds of thousands of borrowers hard hit by the housing slump.

Q&A with Jeff Simpson

Q: What one piece of writing has most influenced your political philosophy

A: I would have to say The Bible.

Idaho Values Alliance calls for GOP to rid Party of homosexuals


"The Republican Party platform clearly rejects the agenda of homosexual activists. The Party, in the wake of the Mark Foley incident in particular, can no longer straddle the fence on the issue of homosexual behavior.

Recycling thieves hitting the neighborhoods?

This may have already been a topic of discussion and if so, I apologize.

Has anyone else noticed and/or been disturbed by groups of people going through the recycling bins in their neighborhood?

Changing perspectives on global warming?

According to a new study, less than half of published scientists endorse current global warming theory:



When rights turn to 'privileges' (article)

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Property rights become privileges
By Mark Hillman

Anyone who has grown up on a farm or ranch hears this maxim: "Take care of the land, and the land will take care of you."

A farmer or rancher who doesn't take care of the soil will soon find that the soil won't produce enough to make ends meet.

Letters to the Editor

It would seem that people in the off line world, well some that have been published that is, fee the same way about the actions of the City Council.


Teamsters try to block Mexican truckers

The Teamsters Union said Wednesday it will ask a federal appeals court to block the Bush administration's plan to allow Mexican trucks to carry cargo anywhere in the United States.

The union said it has been told by officials in the Transportation Department's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration that the first Mexican trucks will be coming across the border on Saturday.

Got a beef with Buckeye Cable?

[From Multichannel News via the Consumerist]

Then let the CEO know personally:

Will Ted Nugent be blacklisted like the Dixie Chicks were?

Detroit Free Press--A video of Michigan rocker Ted Nugent on stage, yelling profanities about Democratic presidential candidates Barak Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton, was watched nearly 110,000 times in the first two hours after it was posted Friday, LiveLeak.com reported.

City Council buoyant about pedal-boat rentals on Maumee River

Robert Russ, the enthusiastic Toledoan who lit up his 21-story downtown high-rise for July 4, is embarking on a new venture: pedal boats.

If Mr. Russ is successful, as early as this weekend, pedal boats may be rented in the International Park boat basin next to the Docks.

Mr. Russ said he wants to show what a fun place the downtown can be.

Much of Hillary's contributions come from the bungalow by airport

This is a fun story I saw this on the Internet on Drudge.

One of the biggest sources of political donations to Hillary Rodham Clinton is a tiny, lime-green bungalow that lies under the flight path from San Francisco International Airport.

7th Grader hit crossing Byrne in front of Byrnedale today...

I saw a story on 13abc tonight about a 7th grader that was hit by a car this morning at Byrnedale. 13 made the story about the extremely long lines turning left into Byrnedale, how the area is congested and clogged during drop offs & pick ups, and how parents let off their kids in the wrong place to avoid the long lines... yet they never answered the first question that popped into my mind.

Bush warns of "nuclear holocaust" in the Middle East

George W Bush used his most inflammatory language so far towards Iran's Islamic regime, warning that letting Teheran acquire atomic weapons risked putting the Middle East "under the shadow of a nuclear holocaust".

In a wide-ranging speech to war veterans, Mr Bush tackled the issue of Iran's nuclear ambition

U.S. incomes down


NY Times--Americans earned a smaller average income in 2005 than in 2000, the fifth consecutive year that they had to make ends meet with less money than at the peak of the last economic expansion, new government data shows.

Some Southwyck Questions


Are the owners of Southwyck even on board on this renovation issue?

Are they investing their own money, or is it just ours?

All thru the Westgate renovation fiasco that's rolling along despite Carty's efforts to tank it, we heard on a regular basis from the owners.

City accounting system upgrade may cost millions

Toledo City Council received a briefing yesterday on a proposed $8 million to $10 million upgrade of the city's financial accounting system that, if purchased, will put even more burden on the city's strained capital improvements budget.

Answers awaited on Dems' meeting

The charter indicates that council is nonpartisan since ballots for election have no partisan identification.

So when the eight-person Democratic majority gathered last week to address internal party rancor, Mrs. Shultz concluded they held a clandestine session in violation of Ohio's open-meetings law.

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