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Not the story line you've heard


Prepare yourself for the expected videos on the Koch brothers, Citizen United, and other "dark money" groups that are sure to follow this story from Mike Flynn

The Supreme Court decision in Citizens United, which reinforced the precedent that money is speech, spawned hand-wringing across the left media. The decision, though, merely leveled the political funding playing ground. Democrats are now publicly embracing the SuperPacs born of the decision; not to catch up with Republicans, but to maintain their funding edge.

Do you think this site is being used as a platform for union bashing by conservatives?

Great column from Detroit News


Here's a couple of highlights for you slow readers-
-The demands of the UAW helped to lead General Motors and Chrysler to bankruptcy, and helped bring the entire domestic industry to the brink of collapse a mere five years ago.

-the UAW now boasts a fraction of its one-time membership high of 1.5 million, and last year it had to sell millions in assets just to balance its books.

Drugs, Gangs, and Guns are problems at Jeep Plant


Had an enlightening conversation with two Jeep workers this evening--one is a relative who was recently hired and another is a friend who has worked at Jeep for 27 years. They both told stories of the current plant environment which has been recently inundated with workers from Detroit.

Apparently, these Detroit workers have brought with them a gang element which has both collided with and supplemented the Toledo gang members who were already at Jeep.

My relative told stories about both drug use and sales--inside the plant and in the parking lot--with union officials looking the other way (why would they blow the whistle on their dues-paying members). He also has seen gun sales/trades on the plant floor, as well as in the employee break areas.

Black Discrimination in America


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Student Group set to hand out free cigarettes to protest University of Toledo tobacco ban, Monday (2/24/14)

Next week (Monday, January 24th) the University of Toledo Young Americans for Liberty will be handing out free cigarettes* and collecting signatures for a petition to repeal recent legislation school wide calling for a full tobacco ban on UT's main campus. There is an asterisk by the word cigarette because what we give out will not really be cigarettes but a note rolled into a cigarette shape to illustrate the tobacco ban.

Greater Toledo Train & Toy Show

Come to the annual GREATER TOLEDO TRAIN & TOY SHOW on Sunday, March 9, 2014 at Owens Community College/Student Health and Activities Building (30335 Oregon Road, Perrysburg, OH 43551).

Black History is American History!

I cannot help but believe that the vast majority of white people just don't get it regardless of how culturally sensitive, how much exposure they have had to black people or how much education they have. They just don't get it. To me that is sad. CASE IN POINT:

War of the Roses

Here's to Chuck, Coward, and of course Dale, all the androgynous creatures who post on FB. This is #7 of the ten points made in the article. I look forward to your little girl kicking and screaming how inaccurate these observations are.

7) The “Privilege” Trap

Can't find post?

Can anyone direct me or tell me what happened to the post WB made about a former Democratic congressman getting busted for filming models in a hotel room? I can't find it anywhere. Thank You!

What's worse- sitting Senator talking or arson?

Liberals are frantic over the words Sen Corker from TN before the Chattanooga VW vote. No matter how inflammatory though, they were in fact just words, easily ignored.
That's not the case however when union thugs want to get their way. Words aren't enough, it requires action to convince people of the value of union labor.
Here's the story and some highlights - http://www.fbi.gov/philadelphia/press-releases/2014/racketeering-and-ars....

VW workers may block southern U.S. deals if no unions: labor chief

VW workers may block southern U.S. deals if no unions: labor chief
Reuters BERLIN Wed Feb 19, 2014

Volkswagen's top labor representative threatened on Wednesday to try to block further investments by the German carmaker in the southern United States if its workers there are not unionized.

Larry Ealy for Governor


I am jumping on the Larry Ealy bandwagon early. Ealy will be challenging career politician Ed FitzGerald for the Democrat Nomination for Governor during the primary run with the winner to face off against John Kasich, part time Republican.

Maybe the blade should clean-up its own act before going after others

The Blade loves to find a good (created or otherwise) "scandal" and blow-it-up to proportions it doesn't deserve. This week it's Joe the Plumber getting a job at the Jeep plant. Wow--that's some good readin'.

But the Blade seems to be in a bit of its own conundrum lately. You see--Joe Zerby, the president and general manager of the Blade, is also the chairman of the University of Toledo Board of Trustees. This probably makes J.R. Block giggle with excitement to think that he now has a foothold in the operation of one of the biggest employers in Toledo.

Recently, UT employees have noticed that negative comments posted on the newspaper's website about UT President Lloyd Jacobs (or about the University) are quickly pulled from the site. I witnessed this myself last week with a comment attached to an article about one of UT's $1,200-a-day employees, Richard Stansley, resigning.

An individual had marveled at how Jacobs keeps his job considering declining enrollment, a member of his upper management team being investigated by the Federal government, and several other issues of which I can't recall. I checked the website a couple of hours later and sure enough--all of the other comments remained, but the one criticizing Jacobs was deleted. And there's more.

Wal-Mart leading the way


Liberals heads are about to explode all over the country. The company they hate, Wal-Mart, is helping to save something they love, the environment. The new WAVE truck is not only more fuel efficient, it uses American manufacturers like Peterbilt. I can hear the veins in some foreheads popping already

Smoke cleared, balanced eyes look at VW vote

Great editorial from the Detroit News today on the failed attempt by the UAW to force people to join the union. It's clear the UAW had nothing to offer, and even though outside forces like President Obama urged a yes vote, workers knew what they wanted.

Here's a portion- "Even President Barack Obama weighed in, urging workers to vote yes.

The UAW had everything going its way except for a compelling reason for workers to unionize.

Minimum wage raise-maximum jobs lost

You can find statistics that argue both sides of this argument but the CBO has weighed in now and they say it isn't pretty http://www.freep.com/article/20140218/NEWS07/302180138/minimum-wage-incr...
Here's a section of the full article-" President Obama's call to raise the federal minimum wage could help lift 900,000 workers out of poverty, but at a cost of as many as 500,000 jobs, according to an analysis released today by the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office. "
A small price to pay right? Tell that to the 500,000 who will lose their jobs.

Detroit on the road to recovery

The emergency manager is finally getting some cooperation from a council that has fought him tooth and nail. The city of Detroit will "privatize" it's trash pickup. It's not real privatization but it's a good deal for the city. For the price they are paying now they will get extra services and not have to deal with public sector unions anymore. http://www.freep.com/article/20140218/NEWS01/302180127/Detroit-City-Coun...
Good move Detroit!!!

Our Slaveowner Founding Fathers

Untold History: More Than a Quarter of U.S. Presidents Were Involved in Slavery, Human Trafficking

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