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Smoking: Bittersweet for the State government

Will the smoking ban cost us? The State gets 1 billion dollars from taxes on smoking. What will happen with the smoking ban? What will happen when the 1 billion dries up? Will they come to us for higher taxes?

Read more about it in the article in the Toledo Blade here

Karloffornia Rep wants to ban light bulbs....Nannys march on..

http://www.redherring.com/Article.aspx?a=21087&hed=Could+California+Ban+...

NUTS! When was this state supposed to fall off the continent? I personally have used flourescents since the 70's, but no one told me I HAD to do it. More of the fallout from the smoker ban horseshit-nannys everywhere.

Local Crackheads Not Minding Arctic Freeze So Much

Local crack cocaine afficianado Thomas "Tweaky" Williams, speaking with Toledo Tales reporters, said that the current cold wave is "not a big deal" to he and fellow crack users in the abandoned house they hole up in on Oakwood Avenue.

Read the rest of the story here.

The 'New' Communism

I saw this on another blog/board and thought it was the greatest thing I've read in years. It's a long read, but I think it's EXCELLENT!!

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http://speakeasyforum.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/8821083241/m/2401015581

Grossman wants to fine, then close businesses - He's out of touch

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http://www.toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070202/NEWS16/70...

Dr. Grossman thinks that the fines for a business violating the Ohio smoking ban ($2,500 to $5,000 per occurrence) aren't adequate to "bring these people into compliance". How can a person be so out of touch with reality? The clear implication is that the taverns that have a history of opposing his various smoking bans are netting well over $2,500 a day. How many of the taverns bucking the smoking ban do that kind of business? I'd guess none of them.

Carty watching the workers

As heard on WSPD: Carty has another run in with employees taking their break today, this time on Broadway. Apparently the forestry employees were taking their contract assured break and Carty stops in the middle of the street to ask them what they are doing. This is on top of the incident when the employee was at the Elder Berman lot taking his break, and remember those two gardening employees before?

Grandmother beaten at school

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http://www.toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070202/NEWS03/70...

Did you read about the couple that pulled the grandmother out of her car then beat her, all because she apparently cut in front of them? That is messed up!

Why not Dr. Earl Murry for superintendent?

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Why was Toledo

Oh, Drinkers...the noose is going to get tighter...

Well, my, my-yet another sign of the times. It's for 'the public health', you know, after all.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2007/01/31/nalcohol...

Actually, I think we should put exorbitant taxes on everything. Only then can we have utopia. 8^D

Mayor pushes night club to cancel hip hop act

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I just heard on WSPD that the FreePress reported that the mayor pressured a night club near UT to cancel a Yin Yang twins concert. Anyone have any other information? This does not seem right.

Net neutrality?

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Yes
48% (14 votes)
No
45% (13 votes)
Maybe so
3% (1 vote)
Maybe no
3% (1 vote)
Total votes: 29

coming to a school near you.....

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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070130/ap_on_re_us/teen_drinking

concerned about big brother? worried about your public school stepping on your "parenting" toes? upset with how your taxdollars are being spent? join the club.

Drinkers turn in the barrel coming......

MMMMM........ain't nothing quite like the aroma of oppression ...enjoy the socialist state.

http://www.abqtrib.com/news/2006/nov/23/no-alcohol-flights-suggests-task...

01/30/07 School Board Report

OK here is the scoop from the meeting:

School Board Candidate Finalists:
1. John Foley
2. William Harner
3. Thomas Maher
4. Creg Williams

The board acted incredibly nice today. It was weird actually. Maybe this is a trend?

The board approved to extend the Union contracts another year.

The audio is on Toledopoliticians.com at
http://toledopoliticians.com/01_30_2007_tps_board_meeting

Poll Worker Draft

http://abclocal.go.com/wtvg/story?section=local&id=4983787

Channel 13 reported tonight that Fledgling Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner suggested last week that Ohio might try enlisting poll workers like courts enlist jurors. In other words, occasionally working the polls would be a mandatory part of a registered voter's life.

Kaptur fails?

I read the article in the paper today regarding the shipyard and I have have to ask about the power Marcy Kaptur has in Washington. The grant she promised did not come through does anyone know what she is doing in Washington? It seems like such a senior member of Congress would have power in a Democraticly controlled congress. Does anyone have any information?

What does your desk / workplace look like?

I am outing myself as a Messy Desk Person. How about you? Are you one of those admirable people whose workplace is a bastion of organization and neatness, or does your desk resemble mine?

Americans Losing the roof over their Heads!

http://www.toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20061102/NEWS33/61...

Foreclosures are up across the U.S.A. with Lucas County rated 9th out of
88 counties with record breaking filings of 3,000!

Decent hard working Americans are losing everything...with our region
dependency on Industry being hit hard with unemployment, bankruptcy and
HOME FORCLOSURE....

7-Eleven at Secor and Laskey Closes

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Anyone know about the closing of the 7-Eleven on Secor at Laskey?

One minute it was there, the next minute it was gone...

The Nazi State Marches On.Part #64

Hmmm..Karloffornia is finally
Getting around to boozers. Well, well...but, then, it's for the children.

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2007/01/18/BAGCONKGHF1.DTL

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