Ward Addresses City Council Appointment Issue

Toledo, OH – Yesterday, Mark Sobczak submitted his resignation as President and an At-Large member of Toledo City Council. The resignation will take effect following the City Council meeting on June 23.

Teamwork Toledo Member to Seek City Council Appointment

Teamwork Toledo member Kevin Milliken will seek the unexpired term being vacated by Toledo City Council President Mark Sobczak, who tendered his resignation earlier today.
“There has never been a more appropriate time for an independent voice to assist Toledo City Council in its efforts to reduce the current deficit, balance the budget, and restore our public safety forces to full capacity,” Milliken said.

Sobczak resigns

June 11, 2009

Dear Mr. Dendinger,

It is with a strong sense of optimism for Toledo's future that I tender my
resignation as President and an At-Large member of Toledo City Council.
This resignation takes effect following the City Council meeting on June 23.

During my three-and-a-half-years on City Council, I have sought to be a
voice for labor and to bring about a successful blending of the needs of my
fellow union brothers and sisters with the needs and wants of the city's
residents. I hope time will show this approach has been successful.

Obama Opposes Affirmative Action

As noted by George Joyce at the American Thinker, in his speech in Cairo while sucking up to the Muslim world, President Obama made the statement, "Given our interdependence, any world order that elevates one nation or group of people over another will inevitably fail.”

Affirmative action promotes minorities over the majority simply because of racial and ethnic status. Effectively, affirmative action is telling minorities that they are too stupid to make on their own and they need outside help to make anything out of their lives.

It's good to see Obama realizes this and is coming around on the issue.

Venezuela Chavez says "Comrade" Obama more left-wing

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez said on Tuesday that he and Cuban ally Fidel Castro risk being more conservative than U.S. President Barack Obama as Washington prepares to take control of General Motors Corp.

President O'Blame-a

OK. I am trying to keep an open mind about our President, but if he says one more time he "inherited" the problem I am going to puke. I don't care where the problem came from just fix it. This guy spends too much time on PR and not enough time running the country.

And for the record Mr President - what you inheritied was at the very least was liberal economics - but I am willing to meet you half way and say it was both the republicans and the democarts that started this mess.

What you inherited is now your job to fix. Be a leader.

Ohio Congressman signs onto legislation to "Encourage the President to designate 2010 as ‘The National Year of the Bible’

Apparently, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Urbana) just doesn't get the church-state separation thing.


Encouraging the President to designate 2010 as ‘The National Year of the Bible’.

Whereas the Bible has had a profound impact in shaping America into a great Nation;

Holy Toledo, median Toledo house price last quarter was $65,500

National Association of Realtors released the numbers for 2009 quarter 1 and the median Toledo house price was $65,500. One year ago it was $89,700. Over the past three years the median value has dropped from $110k in 2006, to $106.6k in 2007, and $91.2k in 2008. This is bad news for Toledo home owners and let us not forget who brought us here. Read the press release and get the numbers below.

Under Restructuring, GM To Build More Cars Overseas

Under Restructuring, GM To Build More Cars Overseas

By Peter Whoriskey
Washington Post Staff Writer
Friday, May 8, 2009

The U.S. government is pouring billions into General Motors in hopes of reviving the domestic economy, but when the automaker completes its restructuring plan, many of the company's new jobs will be filled by workers overseas.

According to an outline the company has been sharing privately with Washington legislators, the number of cars that GM sells in the United States and builds in Mexico, China and South Korea will roughly double.

Chrysler workers rally in Kenosha to keep plant open

More than 300 auto workers rallied in Kenosha Monday night, booing Chrysler’s decision to close their engine plant and urging President Obama and Chrysler to reverse the move.

Toledo Young Republican May Happy Hour

Please join the Toledo Young Republicans this Thursday, May 7th, 2009, at Nick & Jimmy's Bar & Grill at 4956 Monroe Street, in Toledo, Ohio from 5-7PM.

As you know, this is an opportunity for club members and guests to get to know each other in a relaxed and informal setting. We look forward to seeing you there!

Jeff Simpson
Toledo M.A.V.Y.R.C.

Hundreds rally for jobs for Middle America

Hundreds rally for jobs for Middle America

By LARRY RINGLER Tribune Chronicle
May 3, 2009
WARREN - It didn't attract a crowd that covered every blade of grass in downtown Warren's Courthouse Square, but as one of the organizers suggested, Saturday's middle-class worker rally was a start.

Ward Calls For Salary Reductions In City Administration

Toledo Independent City Council At-Large Candidate Stephen Ward, calls for salary reductions in city administration. Recently, Councilwoman Lindsay Webb and Councilman Tom Waniewski along with the organization, Toledo COBRA held a press conference calling for a reduction in City Council from twelve members to nine. They cited that half of Toledo faces under-representation, and also tax dollars can be used to maintain some police officers.

Obama's REAL first 100 days.

Obama and his good friend Hugo Chavez

Air Force One Photo-Op

NEW YORK (CNN) -- A White House official apologized Monday after a low-flying Boeing 747 spotted above the Manhattan skyline frightened workers and residents into evacuating buildings. Witnesses reported seeing the plane circle over the Upper New York Bay near the Statue of Liberty. The huge aircraft, which functions as Air Force One when the president is aboard, was taking part in a classified, government-sanctioned photo shoot, the Federal Aviation Administration said.

Radio stations cut costs in economic downturn

Radio stations cut costs in economic downturn
Portland stations have imposed salary reductions, layoffs and other cuts to reduce costs.
The economic crisis is affecting Portland's radio stations, with owners imposing salary reductions, layoffs and other cuts to reduce costs in the wake of declining advertising revenue. (MORE)

Democracy 21 and other groups will push for PMA Scandal probe next week

It appears the push for a probe into the PMA Scandal has even riled the groups that originally worked with the Democrats to push for ethics. So much so, next week they plan to publicly push for a probe into the PMA scandal.
From Roll Call:
Next week, Democracy 21 and other good-government groups are expected to ask the House ethics committee next week for an investigation into lawmakers with close ties to defunct lobbying firm PMA Group, Democracy 21 President Fred Wertheimer said on Friday.

Another very bad administration appointee

Putting MADD in Charge of America's Highways - President Obama's troubling nominee to head the...
Reason ^ | April 24, 2009 | Radley Balko

President Obama's troubling nominee to head the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Earlier this month, President Barack Obama nominated Mothers Against Drunk Driving CEO Chuck Hurley to head up the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

Bob Latta is confused (again)

"First-term congressman Bob Latta (R-OH) believes that President Obama’s energy reform policy means that Obama “has declared war on Ohio and Indiana.” Latta, who won his seat with the support of $34,250 in oil and gas money, claimed that setting standards for global warming pollution is tantamount to a military invasion of his state.


WASHINGTON- Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green), a member of the
House Committee on the Budget, made the following statement regarding
today's proceedings:

"Now that the President's outrageous spending plan has been revealed we
must focus on massive cuts to the budget to bring this plan anywhere
close to a reasonable dollar amount. This budget plan does nothing more
than dump trillions of dollars on our future generations in debt
payments so that we can fund new government programs right now. As we
speak, families across the country are forced to make tough decisions

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