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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.


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


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?

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

coming to a school near you.....



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.


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

Poll Worker Draft


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!


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

7-Eleven at Secor and Laskey Closes


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.


01/27/07 Board Retreat Citizen Report

I am not HistoryMike, so don't expect perfect English.

Rules don't apply to me

Note: I release all photos on this page from copyright. Use and duplicate as you wish.

After today's retreat, when I left the building, I noticed one of our board members parked in a handicap spot (see photos). I guess rules don't apply to that board member. A lot more happened at the meeting, but that will be in a different report.

Can you guess which one it was? Yes, you were right Larry Sykes. Maybe he has a handicap sticker in his car, I did not see one. So take this as you want. I will tell you I have never seen him park in a handicap spot at board meetings.

Here's an Idea

Tester aims for Senate transparency online

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Whether it's a visit to the gym, a meeting with the founder of the Montana Meth Project, or an interview with Wolf Blitzer, staff for freshman Sen. Jon Tester, D-Montana, post his entire schedule online each workday -- a Senate first.

UT in talks to improve city schools

What is strange about this story?

Some city leaders have been meeting behind closed doors for at least a month to explore whether the University of Toledo could help guide the academically and financially struggling Toledo Public Schools.

Officials emphasized yesterday the intent is not to have the university take control from the district's elected school board, which formally learned about the meetings just yesterday - two days before they will interview seven people vying to become superintendent.

Dogs are Welcome, Smokers are Not

So....a state that told businesses they couldn't serve smokers are going to try to tell them they have to accept dogs. I don't make this stuff up, folks (sadly).


Popularity of Web brands signals power shift

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - A consumer poll on Friday exposed the worst kept secret in the business world: Internet companies are becoming more important to people than firms that operate in the real world.

Google retained its title as the world's most influential brand, and video-sharing site YouTube and online encyclopedia
Wikipedia were catapulted into the top five at the No. 3 and 4 spots, according to the annual survey by online branding magazine brandchannel.com.

China censorship damaged us, Google founders admit

Google's decision to censor its search engine in China was bad for the company, its founders admitted yesterday.

Google, launched in 1998 by two Stanford University dropouts, Sergey Brin and Larry Page, was accused of selling out and reneging on its "Don't be evil" motto when it launched in China in 2005. The company modified the version of its search engine in China to exclude controversial topics such as the Tiananmen Square massacre or the Falun Gong movement, provoking a backlash in its core western markets.

Fire Chief Bell informs city that he is retiring

I know this is old, but what do you think about Mike Bell retiring? I met the gentleman a couple of times and was impressed. What do you think? Do you agree with Carty, he should be considered for TPS superintendent?

In the Blade:
Toledo Fire Chief Michael Bell said yesterday that he will retire March 22

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