A paragraph in the article says that company's have moved to non-union states and other countries. Wouldn't it be easier to make Lucas County like the other states and countries than to bring in illeagal immigrants er I mean immigrants? Then maybe more residents, at least the ones left here, could start business's without government interferance.
I try to stay west of Talmadge Road as much as possible. But a family member was in town and from her days in Toledo, she was familiar with the layout of the Kroger store on Monroe and Secor. So I took her over and waited in the car, Wow--talk about your sociological experience!
First, I see this interesting fellow in a pimped-out Mercedes (gold trim, fancy rims) pull up to a spot in the far reaches of the lot. Sure enough--a woman who looked like she would be more at home on a section of Monroe Street in the heart of downtown--gets out of her car. The Mercedes dude, wearing his rust-colored zoot suit (with matching shoes), gets out of his car. They embrace, she gets into his car--and off they go into the night. I felt the need to immerse myself in a vat of antibacterial soap.
Then there was the beggar at the traffic light exiting the parking lot. Her sign said she was a mother of two and "anything would be appreciated." My friend was shocked to see this. People weren't begging on street corners when she left Toledo 8 years ago (yeah, and Obama wasn't President then either).
As we left, there was a homeless man with all his worldly belongs strapped to his back walking down Monroe headed for Secor.
In its series on blight in Toledo, The Blade offered up such solutions as encouraging more downtown residential opportunities--wow, we've never tried that. Clueless.
If The Blade can come up with a list of solutions, we all might as well give it a try. Here are my suggestions:
1. Turn the blighted areas and known gang territories into police states. Assign a cop to every 4 blocks in the deteriorating neighborhoods. Arrest thugs for every reason you can come up with--jaywalking, littering, etc. Blight occurs because either the people who own the houses don't keep them up or the people who would keep them up have moved because they don't want to live among the crime and the losers who commit the crime. You have to make it uncomfortable enough for the thugs to motivate them to move out.
2. How do you afford to employ the needed police suggested in #1? Privatize all city and county services. When government workers' contracts expire, don't renew them. Hire private companies for everything. This eliminates many direct costs like health insurance, vacation/sick time, and retirement benefits.
Have you ever wondered why a pair of shoes that seems to cost the manufacturer so little to produce, costs YOU, the consumer, so much to purchase? There are various “hidden” costs placed on shoes sold in the United States, for example:
A pair of shoes costs a footwear producer $20.00 to manufacture at their plant.
There are $7.40 in duties/tariffs/taxes placed on the product BEFORE it even comes to a U.S. shelf~
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A couple of questions concerning the lucas county commissioners.
1) How much do they get paid?
2) Do they receive a pension for serving in that position? If they receive a pension can they receive it after only one term and how much do they actually receive? Thanks!
A Democrat Left Wing LIberal Wacko Environmentalist took hostages today at the Discovery Channel building in Silver Springs, Md. It's obvious that Al Gore and the television news channels MSNBC, CNN, ABC, NBC, and CBS with their support of the Global Warming movement have ginned up this man's anger. What role do those stations and the liberal talk radio crowd have in this incident? Who's responsible for this man's behavior, what caused him to snap? Was it perhaps this from Chris Mathews suggesing that BP execs get the same treatment as Chinese polluters?
Tuesday morning at 7a Rebecca Heimlich from Americans for Prosperity will be on and the Spending Revolt bus will be at the WSPD parking lot from 7-8a. Stop by and sign the pledge to cut government spending. If we return to federal spending of jut 20% of the GDP we can get the fiscal house in order.
I notice that the Favicon that the Lucas County Website uses looks an awful lot like the Islam religious symbol. Coincidence or subliminal message? You decide.
There will be a meeting tonight at 6:30 p.m. in the McMaster Center at the Main Library downtown concerning the new form of county government being proposed by Ben Konop. I encourage everyone to attend and ask Konop a few questions about his proposal.
I blogged about it here, and for more information check Maggie Thurber's blog: Konop Forces Failed Ideas Into His County Charter Proposal
I'm just curious. Since Ben Krompak didn't finish high school, and didn't finish college, what faith can we put in his ability to finish anything he starts as a commissioner? I can only imagine what a Blade editorial might say about a Republican or Independent candidate with these credentials.
According to a release this afternoon a Blade reporter has approached Jeff Simpson with information taken from Mr. Simpson's personal notebook which went missing after a Young Republican meeting in February. The notebook was delivered to Tom Troy of the Blade. Simpson met with Troy and asked for the return of his property. So far only copies of certain notes have been returned.
Jeff will be my guest Thursday morning at 7a to discuss.
Another TAX. Where does it end? We are not asking them to do with less. Just NO MORE! We already have to many taxes. And there all to darn high. NO MORE.
VOTE NO on May 4th. The Toledo 3/4 % pay check tax !
Taxes Are Like Drugs, Just Say NO !
Hay, Toledo. Call your City Conunsel Members and Tell Them NO more Taxes or fees ! If they do, Don't re-Elect them !!! Better call all of them and the Mayor too. Or we will get taxed and fee'ed to death. Make cuts.
Ben has decided to not run for another term, citing the "old boy's network" for not allowing his agenda to work. Will he actually go away, or is this an attempt at gathering sympathy to see if he would run again. I have a feeling he wouldn't have won if he were to run again. I was going to write about what I think of Ben Konop and some of his fresh "ideas", however, I think Maggie Thurber had a good discussion of this over at her Blog, Thurber's Thoughts.
People are telling me that JR Block threatened Democrat Party Chairman Redfern. Redfern was told that if Konop has an opponent in the primary everyone will suffer the consequences. Can anyone confirm this? What have you heard? JR wouldn't have done this without Konop's approval. It's despicable but I won't be surprised to learn that Konop is rigging his reelection through intimidation. And with Stainbrook's long-standing relationship with JR that our "leadership" is part of this.
From the Toledo Blade Letters to the Editor: November 22, 2009
Headline: Let sick workers stay home
As a nation and a region, we are battling uniquely difficult circumstances created by a harsh economic recession and a national health emergency — the spread of the H1N1 flu.
Call it a request or a suggestion, but to avoid having one problem compound the other here in Lucas County, we’d like all workers to be able to stay home when they’re sick with the flu.