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More Big Brother

"A bill introduced last week by Representative Lamar Smith (R-TX) is beginning to raise eyebrows.

TPS Superintendent Candidates - Who would you choose?

John Foley
53% (29 votes)
William "Bill" Harner
36% (20 votes)
Thomas Maher
11% (6 votes)
Total votes: 55

PFW attacks military vehicle

The group People for a Free World (PFW) released the following statement yesterday:

Why is Brian Schwartz still in the service of the administration?

"Toledo mayoral spokesman Brian Schwartz tested the limits of public decorum yesterday during a forum about free speech."


And there are audio clips also....joy...

Positive negativity

WSPD's Brian Wilson has an OpEd piece in the Toledo Free Press called Positive Negitivity.

Ads on police cruisers in Toledo could be coming soon


From Glass City Jungle: We already have advertising on the City website being used as a plan to cover the salary and benefits of the webmaster hired by the Mayor and now, I heard on WTOL that police cruisers will most likely be the next to carry advertising to help pay for new vehicles. Yes, the dunkin donuts joke was mentioned as well as bail bonds.

Toledo 96th in Jobs behind other major Ohio Cities

Forbes announced their best cities for Jobs. Toledo ranked 96, behind other major Ohio cities.

Table: Best Cities For Jobs
Other Ohio cities ahead:
07 ---- 06
56 57 Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN
65 54 Columbus, OH
92 94 Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH
95 88 Dayton, OH
96 97 Toledo, OH


Anyone have any dealings with Direct Buy...the company that advertises on t.v. every weekend? They offer products/services for home improvement at manufacturer prices. Anyone know what it costs to join? Is it worth it?

Admin: Good question, but this thread is better on ToledoTalk. Respond at http://www.toledotalk.com/cgi-bin/comments.pl/28/3540

Well, your new saviour is going to raise taxes

Well-just saw on local news-the latest in the long line of guvs that have given OHEILO a screw job continues unabated. Strickland's first public comment since taking office shows he's just like the scumbag before him. He stated that taxes must be raised-this followed a report that the toledo area is losing several hundred more good-paying jobs at Chrysler.

Sanders to the rescue - maybe not

For once we are starting to get the real story.


What you read in this article sure is reminiscent of the entire tenure of Sanders as superintendent for TPS. He has rolled out the same game plan in Cleveland. The big difference: news reporters that actually do investigative reporting and look at all sides of the issue.

2/15/05 Superintendent Candidates Public Meeting

You can hear the super candidates and what they said at:

You can get a copy of their resume at:


problems navigating swampbubbles site

I realize I'm not the brightest bulb in the box, but I'm having problems figuring out how to navigate Swampbubbles. The Chat room says to turn on 'Java' - don't know what that is, or how to 'turn it on' (no instructions on site). I like the user friendly style of toledotalk where you can scroll & see posts easily.

TPS Superintendant Finalists to meet with Carty?

I had to make a quick run to the hardware store this evening, and I briefly heard them saying that three of the candidates for TPS superintendent will be meeting with Carty.

Nashville mayor vetoes English-only bill


NASHVILLE, Tenn. - "Mayor Bill Purcell vetoed a measure Monday that would have made English the official language of Nashville, saying it was unconstitutional, unnecessary and mean-spirited."

How so?? The article goes on to say that:

Friends with Benefits segment on 13 ABC

I've been seeing the promos for this segment on 13 ABC in the past week. Don't get me wrong, I am not a prude. Far from it, ha ha. But does anybody else think that this is just un-needed, trasy, tacky jounalism? I thought it was kind of "low" the way the whole thing was presented. Interested to hear others' thoughts...


And so it continues - in another city...

From the Carnival of Ohio politics is a link to KingsRightSite blog...interesting article on our former TPS superintendent and the troubles with a school construction oversight committee..


the war we will never win



lou dobbs is far from being one of my favorites and this piece doesn't improve my opinion of him.

he fails to mention the possibility of ending the drug war. lou does comment, though, on a few big reasons why our current drup policies are dim-witted and simple-minded. see for yourselves.

Chrysler: Wiedersehen Germany; Ni Hao China?

DaimlerChrysler to eliminate 13k jobs. Sale of Chrysler is an option-possibly to China.


"FRANKFURT (Reuters) - DaimlerChrysler raised the prospect of parting company with its loss-making U.S. Chrysler arm on Wednesday, a move which could unwind a blockbusting 1998 merger creating the world's No. 5 car maker."

What are you going to do during the Blizzard of 2007 with everything closed?

Try to figure out what my pet is saying by how it looks at me
14% (6 votes)
Get caught up on housework
14% (6 votes)
Relax and not do much
19% (8 votes)
Watch TV or movie on TV
7% (3 votes)
Hey it is Valentine's day, I am going to be busy
5% (2 votes)
I need to work regardless
29% (12 votes)
Frequent my favorite Internet site
7% (3 votes)
Learn something new
5% (2 votes)
Total votes: 42

Positive things are coming!

I just wanted to share a dream with all of you. Ya know - let ya in on something really wonderful that's shaping up in our fair city!

Take a gander at this site http://groundz4change.blogspot.com/ and make sure you read the manifesto.

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