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Leaning To The Right With President Of Institute For Liberty Monday Morning On WSPD

Monday morning Andrew Langer of the Institute For Liberty joins me at 7:30 to talk about the stimulus bill. God, the name Liberty even sounds like it leans to the right doesn't it? The Institute focuses on free markets and government powers that are limited and transparent.....boy there's some righty ideas for you. Check out the website at http://www.instituteforliberty.org/

In Democrat-led Toledo, talk radio still leans to right

And the last election proves a "fairness doctrine" is not needed. Radio stations should be allowed to do what they want to do.
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It starts at 6 a.m. every weekday in Toledo and continues nonstop for hours, a persistent drumbeat on the radio air waves:

Barack Obama's stimulus plan is larded with corruption, pork-barrel politics, and waste.

http://www.toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20090208/ART18/902...
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More Joe the Plumber news

Joe the Plumber proves you can't keep a good man down:
Joe the Plumber now advising the GOP on the economy - http://features.csmonitor.com/politics/2009/02/03/joe-the-plumber-now-ad...

Conservative Internet TV Brings Joe the Plumber to D.C. -
http://sev.prnewswire.com/multimedia-online-internet/20090205/DC67278050...

Joe the Plumber to address GOP Hill aides -
http://blogs.usatoday.com/ondeadline/2009/02/joe-the-plumber.html

Sale of Lima station complete

LIMA - Lima's Fox station is now officially a part of Block Communications Inc., the parent company of NBC station WLIO.

The sale of TV 67 Inc. - which includes WOHL Fox Channel 25 - to Block Communications was finalized Thursday, said Bruce Opperman, president and general manager of NBC Lima.

http://www.limaohio.com/news/communications_33900___article.html/block_l...

Marcy Kaptur home this weekend, should she be?

Stopped at Sofo Foods on Monroe St. this evening, and as we got to the register, the wife says to me "I think that was Marcy Kaptur two people in front of us". Lucky for Marcy, I wasn't paying attention, but sure enough, I see a Ford Five Hundred sedan with the plate MCK 9 backing out of a parking space.

I wish I'd realized it was her. I doubt she gets to talk very often with an actual constituent who hadn't been cleared by her staff. I would have loved to share my opinion on the "Porkulus" bill, though I doubt it would change her mind.

CNN Breaking News: 100 idiots trapped on ice near Toledo

You just gotta love it..... Flipping thru channels, and as I pass CNN, I see a map of Lucas County on the screen. I stopped and went back (like I'd watch CNN, puh-leeze), and sure enough we are currently breaking news. 51 degrees here, and 100 idiots decided to go ice fishing. Gee, the ice is breaking up and they are trapped..... Apparently both Lucas and Ottawa Counties are involved in the rescue.

Water commisioner retires over lewd text messages - nothing done for 6 weeks

The Newsmeister, George Tanber, is reporting on Toledo's own text messanging scandal. You can hear more on Fred's show on 1370 WSPD at 7:30am.
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TOLEDO,Ohio – When the city's water commissioner, Willie Perryman, Jr., suddenly retired on Sept. 23 from his $65,000-a-year job, there was little surprise at City Hall.

Perhaps Mayor Carty Finkbeiner and his top aides, Tom Kroma and Robert Reinbolt, encouraged him to leave. Or maybe Perryman, the longtime pastor at Jerusalem Baptist Church on Dorr Street, had had enough after a tumultuous six weeks.

We will take 2nd place

Fitch downgrades Oregon City School District Bond rating to A- negative

Oregon City has been downgraded to a A- negative, which is worse rating than Toledo got last week.
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NEW YORK - (Business Wire) In the course of routine surveillance, Fitch downgrades the rating on Oregon City School District, Ohio's (the district) $42 million outstanding unlimited tax (ULT) general obligation (GO) bonds to 'A-' from 'A+'. The Rating Outlook is Negative.

UT College Republicans to Help Local Businesses

The University of Toledo College Republicans have started an effort to give back to the community by choosing local businesses to visit each month to bolster their sales totals with the large group and are asking other community organizations to participate. Tonight, the UTCRs will be heading to Murphy's Place in downtown Toledo around 8 pm.

Interstate 73 may get a new look

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Interstate from Toledo to Columbus? Would they convert 23 into 73?
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Among other projects that could get a new look are two interstate highways last proposed in the early 1990s.

Interstate 73 would provide the first interstate link between Toledo and Columbus, continuing on to Portsmouth. A proposed 84-mile Interstate 74 would link Cincinnati to I-73 at Portsmouth.

http://www.cleveland.com/news/plaindealer/index.ssf?/base/news/123382646...

13abc digs through some of the less than $10,000 expenditures

Can Toledo's 2008 budget deficit be blamed on some small-ticket items the mayor approved?

13 abc's Bill Hormann dug into a list of nearly 2,000 expenditures and found some items that raise eyebrows. He examined the vendor payment lists for October and November of last year.

Husky/BP joint venture problems?

It appears that the Husky OilSands agreement may be running into a rough patch. Husky Energy is only going to spend less than 1/3 what they originally planned in the Oil Sands. BP says if need be, they will refine crude from other companies in the Oil Sands project.
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CALGARY _ BP says it would have options for its refinery in Ohio if joint-venture partner Husky Energy Inc. (TSX:HSE) decides not to go ahead with its Sunrise oilsands development.

Have you noticed the roads falling apart?

I don't know if you have noticed, but I have watched roads really get eaten up this winter by the temperature differences. I have also seen a couple of roads develop frost heaves and I have watched roads visibly degrading over the last couple of weeks. Have you noticed the same thing? Sound off about your neighborhood. If you have not done so, be sure to report your road condition:
http://swampbubbles.com/blogs/krazykat/20090106/toledo-s-crumbling-streets

Economic fears snuff out smoking bans

We'll see whether David Grossman and other Ohioans get this message, but probably not. ***The economy is getting so bad that lawmakers are now rethinking smoking bans in an attempt to help businesses. "As recently as last year, many states and major cities seemed ready to adopt complete indoor smoking bans. But the movement to kick all smokers outdoors has stalled as the recession worsens and lawmakers fear hurting business at bars, restaurants and casinos."

LATTA OPPOSES DIGITAL TELEVISION TRANSITION DELAY

WASHINGTON- Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) made the following statement after voting against S. 352, the DTV Delay Act.

Squatters "Rights"?

I'm surprised no one else posted this--

Marcy Kaptur tells homeowners facing eviction to exercise their squatter's rights. She told Congress earlier this month, "I say to the American people, you be squatters in your own homes. Don't you leave," and was interviewed by Lou Dobbs last week on the subject.

Read the Blade story here:http://toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20090131/NEWS16/901310383/0/SPORTS08

I just saw the most surreal report on Fox Toledo

Just as I was changing channels, I caught the words the City can't find 15 thousand dollars to bring intermodal jobs to the area. I immediately switched back. The report said that the City could not find $15,000 to help a project that will bring intermodal jobs. Joe McNamara was on saying there is a deficit and they are having a hard time finding the money. And I was just thinking you are such a hypocrite. How about cancel the 20 some thousand for a solar field or just work and get someone else to fund carenet, which was done last year.

Spring is Coming!

Forget about the groundhog. The first sign to me that spring is around the corner is when I can have my first chili dog at Nettie's. I might not have been first in line yesterday, but I was close.

Pizza Papalis / downtown toledo!

have you checked out Pizza Papalis yet?
We swung by this weekend, and had a great time.
The new building is amazing, and the food is top-notch.
Even the service was great!

It's really nice to see some new life in downtown toledo...

http://enjoyingtoledo.com/2009/02/pizza-papalis-now-open/

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