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Konop's Wikipedia page protected from the truth

Lucas County Commissioner and Mayoral candidate Ben Konop, who by running for mayor is warning us he is a liar, has his Wikipedia page protected from any truth. With his embarrassing video all over the internet, CNN, Comedy Central, and MSNBC, one would hope that a quick visit to Konop's Wiki page would provide some insight. The man has demonstrated a lack of character by breaking pledges. ( http://thetommorrissey.com/toledo-free-press/ben-konop-honor-your-word/ )

However, the Controversies page has been removed more than once by user "BKonop." The man is a LC Commissioner, running for Mayor, and is editing his Wikipedia page - talk about qualified.

A few highlights from the first 500 pages of the 1000 page Healthcare Bill in Congress

A few highlights from the first 500 pages of the 1000 page Healthcare Bill being fast-tracked by Congress.

Take note of number 50 and number 65!!

IT'S OFFICIAL! WE HAVE 23 CANDIDATES TO CHOOSE FROM FOR THE TOLEDO CITY COUNCIL AT-LARGE BALLOT!

According to the Lucas County Board of Elections, below are the 23 candidates who will be on the ballot for the 2009 Toledo City Council At-Large election.

John Adams
Terry Biel
Joe Carter
Mark W Clark
Phillip Copeland
Jeff Cromwell
Tyrone Daniels
Rob Ludeman
Patricia Lyons
Adam J Martinez
Joe McNamara
Kevin Milliken
George Sarantou
Hans G. Schnapp
Terry Shankland
Constantine P. Stamos
Steven C. Steel
Steven L. Sulewski
Polly Taylor-Gerken
Jeremiah VanBuren
Stephen Ward
David (Prez) Washington
Michael R. Watson

Right Wing Hate Monger Interviews Mayoral Candidate Wednesday On WSPD

Local "harmful right wing propogandist" Fred LeFebvre (hey that's me) will have mayoral candidate Keith Wilkowski on Wednesday at 7:30a. This is part of the continuing series of interviews WSPD will have with all the viable mayoral candidates this summer and fall. Mike Collins will be on with Brian Wednesday afternoon, and I'm sure Mike Bell and Jim Moody will be making return appearances.
Council candidates not afraid of tough questions will also be on with us on a regular basis. Should be fun.

City Council Candidates Poll

What twelve City Council Candidates do you think will advance to the General Election?

According to NBC 24 here is the list of those who made the deadline to turn in their petitions:

Official Council-at-Large candidate list:

John Adams
Terry Biel
Joe Carter
Mark W Clark
Phillip Copeland
Jeff Cromwell
Tyrone Daniels
Rob Ludeman
Patricia Lyons
Adam J Martinez
Joe McNamara
Kevin Milliken
George Sarantou
Hans G. Schnapp
Terry Shankland
Constantine P. Stamos
Steven C. Steel
Steven L. Sulewski
Polly Taylor-Gerken
William J. Terry
Paul Tetuan

Get on the Horn!

I decided to call all the Moderates in the Senate to voice my opinion of the Kennedy-Dodd HC bill, Cap and Trade, and the current fiscal responsibility. Here's my call list, in case you've got some free time and want to take a stab at swaying the vote your way.

Moderate DEMOCRATS
Evan Bayh, Indiana(202) 224-5623
Kent Conrad, North Dakota(202) 224-2043
Mary Landrieu, Louisiana(202) 224-5824
Joe Lieberman, Connecticut (Independent, but caucuses as a Democrat)(202) 224-4041
Blanche Lincoln, Arkansas(202) 224-4843
Ben Nelson, Nebraska(202) 224-6551

Right Wing Propaganda Thursday With Martinez And Lopez On WSPD

The right wing onslaught continues on Thursday when Adam Martinez, Democrat candidate for council visits to talk about his non partisan effort to defeat the Nine Is Fine proposal. I will try to spin it so it looks like Martinez is being controlled by Dick Cheney.

United North DEMS Sponsor Event for Ian English

United North DEMS Sponsor Event for Ian English

Toledo, Ohio. Mickey Finn, owner of the Democratic Pub, announces that the
United North Democratic Club is sponsoring an event for members of the
community to meet Ian English, the candidate for Toledo Municipal Court
Judge who is endorsed by the Lucas County Democratic Party.

This event benefits the English for Judge campaign.

DATE: Wednesday, June 17, 2009

TIME: 5:00 - 7:30 pm

PLACE: Democratic Pub

602 Lagrange at Huron

(enter through Mickey Finn's Pub)

WSPD Exclusive From This Morning

Brian and Maggie will pick up this story later this afternoon on WSPD, and WSPD news will have the full story but here's the part I aired this morning.

Ohio BMV stamps 1 million new plates, decides NOT to issue

Okay, so the Strickland administration decided Ohio needed a new look for our license plates. A basic design was created, Mrs. Taxin' Ted made some changes, and the design was finalized. Apparently the Ohio BMV created over 1 MILLION sets of plates, because we were going to go through a mandatory "replate". Personally I think this was a good idea, because many older plates are no longer reflective, rusty, and illegible. Most states do have some kind of mandatory replating after 5 to 10 years.

Ride Your Bike To Work Day-Style Over Substance

Today is Bike To Work Day so both Keith Wilkowski and Mayor Finkbeiner will be riding thier bikes to work, sort of. Wilkowski will bike from Ottawa Park which is near his home and will finish at his campaign headquarters. Finkbeiner will start at Walbridge Park and head to One Government Center which is about 4 miles.

The Democratic Promise: Saul Alinsky

Democrats are finally owning up to being Alinski followers...

Just who is this Alinksi ?

First off...if you dont know...you simply arent paying enough attention...

Democratic Pub Hosts Tribute to Paula Ross

Democratic Pub Hosts Tribute to Paula Ross, Former Lucas County
Democratic Party Chair and Community Leader

Toledo, Ohio. Mickey Finn, owner of the Democratic Pub, announces an
event for members of the community to pay tribute to Paula Ross,
Executive Director and Chairman of the Lucas County Democratic Party
from 1995 - 2004.

Ross is currently a research associate for the University of Toledo
Urban Affairs Center, where she works to enhance the economic vitality
and the quality of life of the Toledo region. Her projects include

PMA client, earmark recipient, gets money, produced 34k faulty combat helmets

A disgusting story of how earmarks and Congress corruption could threaten the lives of soldiers.
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Lawmakers may give recalled combat helmets more scrutiny
The Army has issued a recall of more than 34,000 advanced-combat helmets that failed ballistics tests, a move certain to attract scrutiny on Capitol Hill.

But an added element of intrigue that may also catch lawmakers’ attention is the firm that lobbied on behalf of the helmet’s manufacturer: the PMA Group.

http://thehill.com/the-executive/lawmakers-may-give-recalled-combat-helm...

Everyone here take note: Law professor says Kaptur co-sponsored bill would make it a felony to post certain things here

A law professor is putting up the warning flag on this proposed law (HB 1966) and the very vague terms in it. It is being based on the tragic events that lead up to the death of Megan Meier and interestingly enough, the woman who intimidated Megan was convicted, so apparently current laws do work. One has to wonder then why this a one is being proposed. Read it yourself and see how alarmingly vague it is, how it appears to open up a whole can of worms if passed and how that could toss a bucket of cold water on free speech.
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2 examples from the blog:

Blatant Media Alert- Ty Daniels With Fred Wednesday On WSPD

The latest candidate for council at large seat, Ty Daniels, will join me on Wednesday morning. I will pepper him with right wing extremist questions while telling you about my favorite restaurants (star diner, carrabba's) where to buy flowers (proflowers.com) and filling you in with traffic, weather, and the mayor's latest idea for Southwyk- horses.
Plus the latest on the dead horse that is the Erie Street Market. We are now being sued by the local unions, and it appears the mayor may have struck another secret deal with Rob Croak and Moussa Salhouk to run the ESM.

Finkbeiner Uses Friend's Suicide To Bolster His Crime Theory

The mayor today used the suicide of a man he referred to as a "very good friend" to prove his point that fewer police don't contribute to crime. He actually said that we won't hear this man's mother complain that there were no Toledo Police patrolling the park where her son decided to kill himself. The mayor of course didn't mention the fact that that the man shot himself in Side Cut MetroPark which is in Maumee and wouldn't have Toledo police patrolling anyway.

Blatant Media Alert-State Auditor Mary Taylor With Fred Tuesday Morning

State Auditor Mary Taylor visits Tuesday at 7:30 to talk about the State of Ohio budget which is now in the Senate.
Taylor also will talk about a recent audit of the Medicaid program in the state and her report which shows how we could save $122.2 million. The state reps refused to include the savings in the budget passed on to the senate.
Taylor also has some strong thoughts on the huge deficit we will be facing in three years because of Strikland's spending this year.

WSPD Reports On New Police Procedures

New procedures will be in place for Field Operations Officers with the layoffs after today. The elimination of the Theft Unit, Auto Theft Unit, Check Unit, and Reduction in Burglary Unit make these changes necessary.
Number 6 on the list is particularly troubling since most people who have been a victim of burglary are distraught already. It reads "Tell victims the report will be on file. DO NOT tell victims that a detective will call them or promise any follow-up that you cannot personally deliver. In most cases, there will be NO follow-up."
CARTY GETS RESULTS

No Confidence Vote On Finkbeiner To Be Taken? WSPD Breaks Story

Working behind the scenes a Toledo city councilperson is gathering enough support to call for a vote of "no confidence" in Mayor Carleton S. Finkbeiner. In order for a special meeting to take place for the vote the councilperson would need 7 members to agree, or for council Pres. Sobczak to call for the meeting. WSPD broke this story at 3p and will have details throughout the afternoon on it's progress.

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