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for the swampbubbles posters who are obsessed with 105.5 fm

There are certain SB posters who have recently become obsessed with Denny Schaffer and 105.5 FM. In the spirit of helping fellow posters, I wanted to make those people aware of something that should make them equally excited--Barry Manilow is releasing an album of duets he's done with dead people!

Yep, Barry sings with Mama Cass, Jimmy Durante, Andy Williams--along with a lot of other cryptors.

I smell a 105.5 special!

Unidentified gasbags

"Talk-radio gasbags"? The folks at WPOS? The Juice? Not WGTE? I wish Kushma would have been more precise in his name-calling. We're left with no solid idea about whom he's talking. He does admit that he asked the question that drew out the 9/11 response, but didn't mention how he phrased it.

WSPD's water crisis coverage better than in 2010 weekend tornado non coverage

Went to listen to the weekend WSPD programming and was shocked to hear Fred Lefebvre giving live coverage of the global warming Lake Erie toxic algae bloom. The water crisis is being covered by program director Scott Sands unlike in 2010 when a killer tornado tore through the Toledo area, on a weekend, while WSPD news staff enjoyed the weekend off. Tuning in for about five minutes Marcy Kaptur spoke live about the problems she is having getting funding to upgrade our crumbling infrastructure.

MSNBC gets spoofed--again

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FoxNews: Unfair & Unbalanced!

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Corporate move

I don't know why they're searching. They should just call the Blade, ask it to identify their new location, then start packing. After all, the Blade knows what's best for everyone in virtually every situation.

http://www.toledoblade.com/Retail/2014/07/04/The-Andersons-goes-shopping...

Fox News Makes People Stupider And Lean Further Right

“Only 12% of Americans who most trust Fox News for information about politics and current events correctly believe deportations have increased.

In contrast, nearly one-quarter (24%) of Americans who most trust broadcast news, one-third (33%) Americans who most trust CNN, and 35% of Americans who most trust public television believe the deportation rate has increased.”

Republican voters who watch Fox are more conservative in their views than Republicans who do not. Examples:

Msnbc commentator stiffs the university of toledo

Obviously, many of us who post on SB don't agree on all topics. But I'd like to think that we all have a sense of responsibility that would motivate us to pull through on our promises.

Such is not the case with former BET and current MSNBC commentator Jeff Johnson. Johnson attended the University of Toledo in the early 1990s. He has periodically come back to UT to give speeches and to assist with the Africana Studies program.

In 2011, Johnson was honored at a special Black Alumni Weekend Homecoming event. An announcement was made that he was donating $10,000 to establish a scholarship for Africana Studies majors. It was a big deal and the UT Foundation feted Johnson at several events over that weekend.

Just one problem--Johnson has never actually given a dime of what he promised.

The real reason the blade is shutting down printing in Toledo?

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As I do most Monday nights, I was sitting in the waiting area at the Y waiting for a family member to finish his sports practice. I heard two other people who were also sitting in the waiting area talking about their jobs. From previous conversations, I was aware that one of the guys has an administrative position at The Blade.

As the conversation turned to talk about the layoffs at the newspaper, The Blade employee said that it was sad that so many people would be losing their jobs, but there are places in Ann Arbor and Detroit that have more up-to-date printing facilities. He then added the following: "We've got guys who are making $70,000 a year doing menial jobs."

Talking the talk: the story of an influential conservative radio personality, against the backdrop of a presidential race

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PROOF THAT MEDIA LICKS THE BOOTS OF DEMS

Great article about a newspaper interview session, where reporter writes "blah blah blah..." when FEMALE Republican is answering one of their questions.

http://www.wnd.com/2014/05/republican-calls-out-reporter-gets-booted-fro...

Another Republican who spots what is going on - calls out the boot-licking reporter. That Republican gets kicked out of the meeting.

Be sure to cursor down and read what readers of this "rag" have to say. [Not complimentary.]

IT'S THE DEMS WHO ARE CONDUCTING A WAR ON WOMEN. Not to mention their parallel war on babies.

The Fool Shawn Hannity

Stephen Colbert Slams Fox News’ Sean Hannity Over Cliven Bundy Story: Video
http://www.deadline.com/2014/04/stephen-colbert-sean-hannity-cliven/
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AC's Favorite Song, Maybe?

I was just wondering if this might be ac's favorite song?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hnzHtm1jhL4

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.

Seattle Hosts Progressive Media Gathering - Is Radio Dead?

You gotta love it--liberal journalists getting a taste of Russia at the olympics

As the Russian Olympics approach, the U.S. journalists covering the event are tweeting their displeasure with their accommodations. Imagine that. The same people who gush over the theories of Marx and Lenin are now living the effects of what decades of Communism does to a country. Couldn't happen to a better group!

One reporter tweeted that her hotel has no water, and she was told by the front desk that if the water is restored "do not use it on your face because it contains something very dangerous."

Much has been made of the billions of dollars that Russia has put into preparing its infrastructure for the Olympics, but is that enough to take a country that has been deteriorating for one hundred years and bring it up to the 21st Century? Apparently not.

Too bad that none of these liberal media members has the ability to make the connection between Russia's past and Obama's plan for the United States' future.

The incomplete interview and commentary from WSPD on CAC

http://www.wspd.com/media/podcast-fred-lefebvre-podcasts-Fred/130-sarah-...

I listened,

This podcast conspicuously misses the pre-break commentary from Fred and Sarah...

Fred and WSPD prove themselves to be unfairly unbalanced once again.

Get the full thing and put it on the website with an apology for the selective editing.

TALENTLESS, VULGAR PERFORMANCES--SUMS-UP THE GRAMMYS

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If the Grammy Awards represent the best in musical entertainment, then the recording industry has hit (pardon the pun) rock bottom. Here's my summarized review of the show:

At any point during the festivities, was the host speaking English?

Did the country music kid who played the piano and sang some song about being invisible ever actually hit a note found on any known scale?

Beyonce should appreciate the fact that since she's black, undulating around your husband isn't considered "twerking." (I guess it's one of those double standards.)

Did I hear it wrong or did the lyrics of the new Paul McCartney song include "O-U-T spells out"? (Made me yearn for a Yoko Ono performance.)

On a positive note, I was glad to see that the Star Wars Stormtroopers have taken up a career in music. (Album of the Year--impressive!)

Duck Dynasty Is Fake!

Main Stream Media at its best!

Once again, CNN shows how relevant it really is by not only getting its story wrong, but by getting the hopes of a hard working store owner up. Do you really think CNN would make good with its huge mistake? Nah....

http://news.yahoo.com/store-owner-mega-millions-video-144609246.html;_yl...

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