Mickey Finn Hosts Election Day Party

Toledo, Ohio. Mickey Finn, owner of Democratic Pub at Mickey Finn’s, announces a special evening for voters. Everyone who wears an “I VOTED” sticker, or brings in other proof of voting in this year’s General Election, will receive a free beer.

WHAT: Election Day party

Tuesday, November 4, 2008
4:00 p.m. – 2:30 a.m.


Joe the Plumber had more snooping than previously thought

More checks were run by Obama supporter who is also head of Family Services. Governor Ted Strickland defends the checks. The Columbus Dispatch has the latest


I'm confused....250K, 200k, 150k which is it?

In the past week I have read or heard the Obama campaign preach about tax breaks for those making from 250K or less all the way down to those making 150k or less as evidenced by the following:

From www.barackobama.com
Under the Obama Plan:
Middle class families will see their taxes cut – and no family making less than $250,000 will see their taxes increase.

Is Sarah Palin qualified to be President? Of course

The poll in NY Times is saying Sarah Palin is pulling down McCain and that many people feel she is not qualified to be president.


Obama volunteers flock to Toledo from out of state

  I work outside in the Old South End.   The last couple of months ,  I have seen and talked to   many small  teams of Obama workers going house to house .  They are from New York and other states.   I am not an Obama supporter ,  but it is fascinating to see the large amount of energy and committment  in his ground team. 

This is simply incomprehensible:

This is a travesty. Eight years after the Florida debacle, we're still dealing with this situation? Hey, it's only the most important thing we do as a democracy. No need to get it right.

Damaging Obama quotes from the secretive LAT video? You decide.

RED ALERT Tip: Two quotes from the Obama-Khalidi videotape

...statements Obama said to rile audience up during toast. He congratulates Khalidi for his work saying
"Israel has no God-given right to occupy Palestine"
"genocide against the Palestinian people by Israelis."

Look out Nashville, here comes Plumber Joe

Some of you oldtimers (besides myself) may recall 'Country Joe' and the Fish. They played at the legendary Woodstock concert. Well, here comes 'Plumber Joe' and the (you fill in the blank...Wealth Spreaders? Uncertifieds?)...
I recommended this guy make the most of his 15 minutes; looks he's doing just that.

Rewind: Childrens Services surplus fund math does not add up.

So, not only does the Lucas County Children Services use questionable wording on their campaign material, but as Maggie Thurber wrote in August, they also have questionable math. And they want us to trust them?

A really good read:


Convicted Felons Can Vote

I always thought that convicted felons could not vote. I even heard on a national talk show a guy joking about felons not being able to vote. A friend of mine convicted for non-payment of child support thinks he cannot vote.


Ohio Elections Complaint Filed Against Darlene Dunn

Sylvania, OH – House District 46 candidate Darlene Dunn and the Ohio Democratic Party have recently released television and printed ad campaigns against State Representative Barbara Sears that claim Rep. Sears would support a plan for health insurance companies to deny coverage of early autism detection, diabetes and early breast cancer screening for Ohio families.

Sarah Palin at Bowling Green Live Blog

Coverage will start around 10am. Stop by this thread to see if it will happen or not. It all depends on what is allowed in. You can ask questions using the question box and I will try to answer them during the event. The rally is supposed to start anywhere from 9:30-10:15. So there are a lot of factors at play here.

The American Conservative (Francis Fukuyama) Endorses Obama

November 03, 2008 Issue
Copyright © 2008 The American Conservative

Francis Fukuyama

Interesting poll data


The presidential race has no doubt tightened in national polls (Reuters, Rasmussen, others) but it's not reflected in the key state-by-state breakdowns. Still, this could end up closer than some thought possible couple weeks back:


Obama overkill?

When I learned of this up-coming spot some weeks back, my initial thought was 'too much' and probably 'unneccessary'. After three Prez. debates and wall-to-wall ads since Labor Day, this could well be over-exposure:

StopSylvaniaMerger vs. OneSylvania on Channel 13

The Sylvania merger "study" is getting play in our local media. I find it interesting that OneSylvania protested when the Sylvania Township trustees took a position on the merger in a 3-0, but now the Sylvania City Council President is the "pro merger" spokesperson? Isn't that a tad hypocritical? Are there any "Joe the Plumber" types in favor of a merger?

Christian right's mailings depict disastrous future under Obama

Terrorist strikes on four American cities. Russia rolling into Eastern Europe. Israel hit by a nuclear bomb. Gay marriage in every state. The end of the Boy Scouts.
All are plausible scenarios if Democrat Barack Obama is elected president, according to a new addition to the campaign conversation called "Letter from 2012 in Obama's America," produced by the conservative Christian group Focus on the Family Action.

The imagined look into the future is part of an escalation in rhetoric from Christian right activists who are trying to paint Obama in the worst possible terms as the campaign heads into the final stretch and polls show the Democrat ahead.

Sarah Palin's message on my answering machine

Here is the message that Sarah Palin left on my answering machine. Of course I want to believe she called me personally, but I know better. You can tell it is crunch time and that Ohio is in play. I do like how Sarah's message does not sound like she is reading it, but that she is personally making the calls.

Issue 40 wants you to believe a 35% tax increase is "not a new tax" - Mental Health and Recovery Services levy

How can a 35% tax increase not be a “not a new tax”?: Issue 40, the Mental Health and Recovery Services levy campaign wants you to believe it is so.

Racism in Ohio

Fairfield City and school district leaders have "condemned" the actions of a Fairfield resident who last week displayed a ghost with Democratic presidential nominee Sen. Barack Obama's name on it — hanging from a tree by a noose.

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