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Gun Control through the U.N.

President Obama having made repeated suggestions that he would mandate gun restrictions through Executive Order should state and federal legislatures fail to act.

Justices limit cellphone searches after arrests

In a strong defense of digital age privacy, a unanimous Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that police may not generally search the cellphones of people they arrest without first getting search warrants.


Romanian-American Ex KGB agent explains fake border crisis to Americans who are beginning to wake up

Thought this article by this guy was fascinating. We are watching this unfold before our eyes, and Americans ARE waking up. But maybe a little too slowly:


Public comment invited on Col. James Schoonmaker interior paint and woodwork restoration project

The City of Toledo is making plans for the next phase of restoration for the historic Col. James Schoonmaker which is now part of the “National Museum of the Great Lakes” that opened this spring on the east side of the Maumee River. Grant funding has been secured to paint interior spaces located on three decks of the ship including: the Engine Room, Boiler Room, Fidley, Windless Room, Dunnage Room and Foreword Crews Quarters. Other work includes: restoration of fumed oak paneling, trim work and ceiling beams in select interior spaces previously not available to the public.

Non-Partisan Iraq War Protest this Thursday!

Who: Anti-War Protestors including Ron Johns
What: Iraq War Protest
Where: Intersection of Byrne and Glendale in South Toledo, May use 1515 South Byrne, Toledo, Ohio to locate with a GPS
When: Thursday, June 26th, 4:30pm-6:30pm
Why: See Below

The president is at it again and by the president I do not just mean Obama but the office in general.

Iraq was a problem started by the first Bush and continuing presidents. Poor foreign policy by presidents Democrat and Republican caused blowback overseas which hit home.

I can see clearly now!

I can see clearly now, what is going down with TPS and Clear Channel, WSPD and Fred Lefebvre. A LEVY!!! So tell me what radio station will now promote more taxes for the Toledo taxpayer, by way of a levy to fill the coffers once again of TPS.....Yep, you guessed it! WSPD!!! https://www.toledoblade.com/Education/2014/06/24/Durant-lauds-TPS-succes.... Unholy alliances!

Farm Community rejects bobo's plan to stock their area with illegals

This is a really good example of why Cantor was shellacked and deposed in his primary:


As soon as American citizens saw this "sudden influx" and understood what was being shoved down our throats THIS time - they dumped Cantor. Now, even Dem reps are starting to worry about how this may affect them.

The following was in Limbaugh today, and is rapidly being spread across the internet:


Just Say No

From the Husted letter to Stainbrook- Accordingly, under my authority and for the reasons outlined below, I will not appoint either
Kelly Bensman or Benjamin Roberts to serve on the Lucas County Board of Elections.
As you are keenly aware, for three years my office has found itself in the position of regularly
having to intervene at the Lucas County Board of Elections in order to ensure the proper
administration of elections and board operations. My most recent action resulted in the removal
of board members. In taking this action, I laid a framework for all to work within as we move

Seligman Brothers

Anyone else remember this place on Sylvania Avenue? I heard a couple of callers mention Seligman's on Fred's show this morning and was taken back to that musty, dusty place run by a pair of mild-mannered albino-looking brothers. I remember finding gems in there such as "Weird Scenes Inside the Gold Mine," the Doors' double-album compilation, and Kraftwerk's "Autobahn" in the early 1970s. Hey, Fred, put "Autobahn" on your bumper-music list, all 22 minutes of it.

Should The Washington Redskins Change Their Name. Why, or Why not.

29% (15 votes)
71% (36 votes)
Total votes: 51

David Kissinger: Secretary of State Wisely Rejects Dysfunctional Nominees

Jon Husted seeks new nominations from the Lucas County Republican Party

Free U.S. Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi Suffering with PTSD from Mexican Prison. Sign Petition

Arrested since 4/1/2014, since incarceration his life has been threatened; sustained a neck wound requiring hospitalization and chained in a 4-point restraint, 26+days. The affect of this unjust incarceration on a decorated combat Marine is despairing. Tahmooressi supported by U.S. Consular Services yet low hope.


Flashback: Ben Roberts' questionable hours and link to past

Jon desperately wants to make it appear that that his picks for the board are clean and experienced. Quite to the contrary, let's flash back:

2010 - Ben Roberts as a political hack:

Thought this cartoon was funny

Some won't get it, some won't like it. But some DO get that what we see on nitely MSM TV is mostly "Theatre For the Truly Gullible". So this is for that last group.


[p.s., won't be responding in any way to flamers, trollies wollie, nor the plethora of sock puppets... just so ya know]

need help from old-time toledoans


OK--this is probably more like a Toledo Talk question, but I don't have an account on that site--so here goes. My cousins and I were reminiscing about family weddings and we were trying to recall the name of the reception facility that had a gazebo outside of the hall (where many an obligatory wedding party photo was taken). The other thing about it is that we think there were peacocks that roamed the grounds.

A cousin, who wasn't at our gathering, was married at St. Charles church in South Toledo and we all recall it was a lengthy drive to get to that reception facility.

Beautiful Northwest Ohio


Spent the last two days riding my bike through Northwest Ohio as part of the annual Bike To The Bay. There are some beautiful farms out there and a number of family farms that go back one hundred years and more. Some of the family farms were rest stops for us as we biked from Perrysburg to Port Clinton. Those guys are the real backbone of this area, self sufficient, family oriented, productive, and if the number of flags is any indication-patriotic. I managed to burn off a few sandwiches also biking over 120 miles over two days.

Rand Paul: Ask Dick Cheney about Iraq War

Rand Paul: Ask Dick Cheney about Iraq War
Quote from article:

THIS is the left's hero? Yikes they must be desperate!

Newly un-earthed tapes - Hillary (Muslim Brotherhood) Clinton "chuckling" about defending a rapist of a 12-year-old.


What an incredibly putrid female.

UT president is fired--but let's pretend it's his decision

So UT President Lloyd Jacobs is leaving at the end of this month (one year earlier than previously announced) because he’s been “nominated” to be a fellow for some sort of council in Washington. It’s a sabbatical (wink, wink) and he’ll return as a professor of surgery in 2015. Wouldn’t we all love to work someplace that rewards our incompetency by replacing the embarrassment of saying we were "fired" with some lame explanation?

Here’s a look at part of the legacy Jacobs leaves behind:

1) Funeral Parlor?--This is my absolute favorite. When his mother-in-law passed away a few years ago, friends and colleagues were instructed to go to the UT-owned presidential house in Ottawa Hills (which Jacobs never lived in). People were shuttled from a campus parking lot to the house (wonder who paid for that). Most individuals expected they would be paying their respects to the Jacobs, but were surprised to find that Mrs. Jacobs’ mother was laid out in a coffin in the house. Who knew that was even legal? I guess a $400,000-a-year guy couldn’t afford a funeral home.

"Kelly Bensman not tied to the problems of the past" LOL

Jon Stainbrook:

Putting people on that know the process is the first step to getting the board of elections turned around,” Mr. Stainbrook said. “Kelly’s not tied to the problems of the past, and neither is Ben. I’m disappointed that he left John Irish on there.”
Read more at http://www.toledoblade.com/Politics/2014/06/20/Hill-picked-for-elections...

Jon must be a real joker, or thinks everyone is stupid, let's refresh on Kelly Bensman:

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