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Ted Nugent, the Blade abd the Rib-Off!

The Toledo Blade is sponsoring the maniacal Ted Nugent to perform at the Lucas County Rib Off. There is a lot of criticism being voiced against this choice of a performer.

http://mediamatters.org/blog/2014/04/14/will-rising-tide-of-criticism-ag...

THE BLADE, THE UT BOARD OF TRUSTEES, AND PRESIDENT JACOBS WEAVE A TANGLED WEB

The University of Toledo President Lloyd Jacobs has the best bosses in the world! The members of the UT Board of Trustees (who are named later in this post) must be either clueless about and/or complicit with the failed tenure of Jacobs. What other supervisors would respond to the questionable actions of an employee for whom they are responsible by rewarding him with a year of well-paid employment instead of a pink slip? The UT Board—that’s who.

After the recent UT scandal involving Rick Stansley that resulted in representatives from the Ohio Attorney General’s office meeting with the UT Board, it wasn’t surprising that Jacobs announced his departure—but who would have guessed his exit wouldn’t be until 2015? How does a man who was at the helm of an institution that aided Stansley with sheltering his income from being garnished because of $1 million in back taxes not get the axe—like now?

Particularly interesting is that two of the Board members are officials in the banking industry. If anyone should be concerned with the importance of ethics and laws, one would think it would be these people.

Oftentimes, the public outcry over situations like the Stansley case is fueled by local media coverage. One thing that Jacobs has going for him is that the president and general manager of The Blade, Joe Zerbey, is the chairman of the UT Board. Jacobs catches all the breaks!

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.

President-general manager of blade elected chairman of UT's Board of trustees--what?!

On July 1, Toledo Blade president and general manager, Joe Zerby, will become the chairman of the University of Toledo's Board of Trustees. If you don't think that's a conflict of interest, then your name must be John Robinson Block.

There are so many issues that make this unethical.

First, UT spends a considerable sum of money each year advertising in the Blade and on Buckeye CableSystem--both owned by Block Communications. Who approves UT's annual advertising budget? That's right--its Board of Trustees.

Second, it provides JR Block with access to media outlets that he has been lusting over for years--including local radio. UT has a weekly program on WSPD. Its host, UT's Larry Burns, ultimately answers to the chairman of the Board of Trustees (Zerby) who in turn answers to Block. It's not a stretch to assume that if there's a feature that egotistical JR would like to see highlighted on the radio show, it will appear.

Third, how distasteful is it for us as citizens whose tax dollars are used to support UT to have one of the major news sources in the City have that level of control over one of the area's largest employers.

The Blade's introduction of a paywall will...

Fail
40% (57 votes)
Fail miserably
60% (86 votes)
Total votes: 143

Conservative filmmaker's view of '2016'

Conservative filmmaker's view of '2016'
http://www.toledoblade.com/KirkBaird/2012/08/24/Conservative-filmmaker-s...
Quote from article:

Given that the film was co-written and directed by conservative pundit and author Dinesh D'Souza, whose book The Roots of Obama's Rage serves as the template for the documentary, 2016: Obama's America predictably postulates doom and gloom for the United States, with a weakened military, crippling escalating debt, a growing threat by Islamists in the Middle East, and Israel "on its knees."
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Who is Hank Reardon?

Who is Hank Reardon? From his photo in the comment section underneath a number of daily local articles, I have a Man-Crush.

No, this isn't the Protagonist hero of Ayn Rands Atlas Shrugged. This is some dude with a measly 6 friends on Face Book, posting in Toledo's only daily newspaper.

He has an opinion on everything and seems to be aligned with the administration on what's good for us. His comments are constant apologetic and actually I think he would do Jay Carney's job better.

SHOES, CELEBS, AND YOU! Everyone is invited!

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Join NFL, NBA and International Recording Artists in the 2nd annual Summer Shoe Drive.

‘I don't want presents this year. I want to donate 101 pairs of shoes to kids that don't have shoes!

HOPKINS COUNTY, KY (5/18/12) – For their birthdays, most 6-year-olds want presents and cake. Not 6-year-old Jasmine “Jazzy” Larkins (pictured on far right beside her mother, and older sister Lilly). Jazzy has requested something much different for her 7th birthday this year on June 9th.

Toledo’s Jasinksi Sausage Company offers FREE “Gourmet Kielbasa & Killer Griller Cookbook!

Since 1932, the recipe for Jasinski’s Polish Sausage, Bratwurst & Kielbasa have always been a family secret. Now, you can feature that same award winning meat in over 20 recipes compiled into a new collection of tasty treats.

Made with real meat, pure pork…no fillers, no additives, no msg…no kidding. Some companies cheat and try to cut costs by using ‘liquid smoke’ Jasinski Smoked Sausage utilizes “real smoke” and our fans tell us all the time that they can really taste the Jasinski difference.

Stikii: A Perfect Fit – Every Time!

http://blog.stikii.com/2012/04/a-perfect-fit-every-time/

Hello friends and fans! Are you interested in learning a bit about Stikii’s latest and greatest innovation? We’re pretty sure you are. One of the many new things that we have developed to make our customers shoe-wearing experience more enjoyable is the creation of the “Stikii Size Chart”. The piece is fun, vibrantly colored and serves a very practical and useful purpose!

If the Stikii shoes fit, your child might just become famous!

Is your kid special, does he or she like performing, modeling, singing or acting? Does your child like to be on camera or take pictures? Is your little one-not-so-little? Are they outgoing, easy to get along with, a natural leader? If they are NONE of those things, are they just plain CUTE AND ADORABLE? Would they like free Stikii shoes?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may want to get your children involved with the Stikii Kids Club contest.

Qur’an burning ignited pent-up frustrations of war-torn Afghans

Interesting column by S. AMJAD HUSSAIN of the blade in which he claimed, among other things, that "The protests did not spread to other Muslim countries, including Pakistan.."
http://www.toledoblade.com/S-Amjad-Hussain/2012/03/05/Qur-an-burning-ign...

This is far from the truth, in my opinion, and it seems odd, that this fellow would not be aware of the protests in Pakistan on Feb 23. http://www.presstv.ir/detail/228258.html

The REAL 99% have a protest scheduled for NOVEMBER 25, 2011

The REAL 99% have scheduled a protest for November 25th, 2011 and we invite other like-minded individuals to attend..

On Black Friday, watch for real Americans to be camped outside of retail outlets for the

Occupy Wal-Mart protest.

When those Americans who produce, who work for a living, who cannot take time off of work to spend unwashed weeks in a public park sucking of the teat of Mommy Gubberment, will gather together in order to throw their money at huge corporations just to buy a big-screen TV, Nintendo, I-pod, etc for themselves and their loved-ones.

We have the Board of Elections they want us to have!

"WE HAVE THE BOARD OF ELECTIONS THEY WANT US TO HAVE!"

Lisa Rene Ward has out done herself! The Toledo Free Press was generous in devoting two pages to the subject of what is happening with the Lucas County Board of Elections.

(Unlike the recent article in the daily, this is correctly assigned a spot in the editorial section. You see, the powers in charge of the daily have problems writing editorials and publishing them as news. Perhaps they should make the change across the board, that way they would be forced to sign their names on what is now the editorial page.)

Story on Abducted South Toledo Girl

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I'm puzzled by a couple of things relating to the coverage of the story about the young developmentally disabled girl abducted and found in South Toledo.

Wonder what the swamp-folk think.

The Blade stories about the abduction say she was "abducted by two black men who forced her into a van." A story the other day went so far as to describe the scene...the men pulled up in a van, told her to get in, and when she refused, one of the men grabbed her by the throat and forced her into the van.

Story on Abducted South Toledo Girl

Tagged:  

I'm puzzled by a couple of things relating to the coverage of the story about the young developmentally disabled girl abducted and found in South Toledo.

Wonder what the swamp-folk think.

The Blade stories about the abduction say she was "abducted by two black men who forced her into a van." A story the other day went so far as to describe the scene...the men pulled up in a van, told her to get in, and when she refused, one of the men grabbed her by the throat and forced her into the van.

Isn't It Ironic

that the building preservation hue and cry uttered ad nauseam by the daily newspaper for edifices like the Seneca County Courthouse or the old United Way building hasn't been extended to Libbey High School?
Discuss..

In 2010, wolfman posted 161 blog entries. What % were related to race or racism?

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