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Has anybody seen AMC's "Mad Men"? New series on 1960 ad agency in N.Y. - Really captures the era.

Enter the provocative world of MAD MEN, a new original series from Emmy-winning writer and executive producer Matthew Weiner of The Sopranos. Set in 1960 New York City, MAD MEN pulls you into an unexpected new world -- the high-powered and glamorous golden age of advertising where everyone is selling something -- and nothing is ever what you expect it to be.






The city is ready to use eminent domain

The city is ready to use eminent domain to get control of the Southwyck project
WTVG--August 10, 2007 - Next week city council will take up another big issue concerning Southwyck. Earlier this week 13 action news reported the mayor was threatening to use eminent domain to get control of the Village at Southwyck project, tonight, confirmation the city is ready to act.

Passenger sues over Arabic T-shirt

By DINO HAZELL, Associated Press Writer Fri Aug 10, 1:09 PM ET

NEW YORK - A discrimination lawsuit charges federal officials and JetBlue Airways with racial profiling for refusing to let a passenger board an August 2006 flight at Kennedy International Airport because he wore a T-shirt inscribed with an Arabic phrase.

Meteor shower peaks this weekend

By ALICIA CHANG, AP Science Writer Fri Aug 10, 5:57 PM ET

Toledo Public Library Will Shoot MySpacers!

Some time ago, I put up a post somewhere about how Toledo Public Library's need to make changes for computer use. I have found myself having to wait 30 or 40 minutes for an available computer while old men chat on-line at dating service sites...or teenagers playing video games or myspacing.

I tend to think public library computers should be used for actual research purposes.

Cart Finkbeiner Needs to Wake Up

Open Letter to the Mayor of Toledo, Ohio

Downside to Diversity

I found this article, what do you think?


"Some Toledoans will undoubtedly suggest that Mr. Finkbeiner simply leave his pet at home during the work day, but if the mayor wants his faithful companion by his side and Scout

Mr. Sleazy?

Well, this article, http://www.toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070810/NEWS16/70..., seems to indicate that Mr. Szollosi isn

"Scout's" Interview

This week's edition of the Toledo Free Press has a nifty article by Michael Miller, "Wagging the Dog". It's an "interview" with Scout :-)


Election commission dismisses Ashford case

From the Toledo Blade: The Ohio Elections Commission yesterday dismissed a complaint against Toledo Councilman Michael Ashford for accusations of campaign violations, the commission said.

Visit the Argument Clinic

1 quid for a 5 minute argument or 8 quid for the course of ten.


Why punish the poor with higher taxes?


8/9/2007 9:17:00 AM
Why punish the poor with higher taxes?

Marc Kilmer

If a politician ever suggested that taxes should be raised on the
poor in order to pay for a product that people in the middle or upper
class could already afford, it is not likely that this politician
would have much of a future in office.

Why Do Smokers ALWAYS have to Pay For Other People's Kids???????????

BLAH, BLAH, BLAH!! Why are smokers the ones who always have to pay for the care of other people's kids? (And, how many are illegals? My sister said this CHIPS program is also in Texas, and it pays for the Mexican illegals' kids medical care. She's fuming - said she's smoking generic cigs since the tax hikes, and even they are going sky high.) What WOULD they do, if every smoker - stopped?

This should make us all feel a little smarter:

This should make us all feel a little smarter:

On September 17, 1994, Alabama's Heather Whitestone was selected as >>> Miss
America 1995.

Question: If you could live forever, would you and Why?
Answer: "I would not live forever, because we should not
live forever, because if we were supposed to live forever,

which is why I would not live forever,"

What Kind of Animal Wouldn't It Bother You to Leave In A Car?

It Is Raining and You Have a Handicapped Sticker (Not Your Own). Do You?

Recall Carty Push

Recall Carty Supporters,

We want to do 2 corners this Saturday for the drive through signing... Dorr and Secor and Secor and Laskey. I would also like to be able to extend these hours longer than just noon to 4. If you can help, please email me - thomasjmo@yahoo.com or call 419-475-1894. This is the easiest petitioning you will ever do. If you can give an hour or 2, I need you to help. Don't expect someone else to fill this is in.

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