Maher throws out protestor

I've been critical of Bill Maher at times in the past. Overall I have found his shows to be entertaining even though I don't agree with him most of the time. However I will definitely give him credit where I feel it is due.

This week he threw out a 9/11 conspiracy theorist who interrupted his show. Here's the video

The Odyssey Years

Published: October 9, 2007, NY Times

There used to be four common life phases: childhood, adolescence, adulthood and old age. Now, there are at least six: childhood, adolescence, odyssey, adulthood, active retirement and old age. Of the new ones, the least understood is odyssey, the decade of wandering that frequently occurs between adolescence and adulthood.

Toledo in a Nutshell

Stephen Goldsmith is the Chairman Emeritus of the Manhattan Institute's Center for Civic Innovation. While serving two terms as Mayor of Indianapolis, Steve earned a national reputation for innovations in government.

Who Owns You Americans? (great 4 minute clip by George Carlin) - Sadly, so true.

Well worth the 4 minute watch. Sadly, so true. If this doesn't make you angry, you need to wake up.

The Cretin Hop

Excerpt from Greg Gutfeld's article in the American Spectator:

A progressive is just a mugger who can't afford a weapon.

Don't forget tomorrow's Toledo City Coucil Primary for Districts 2, 4 and 6 - 20% or greater turn-out?

Voting will reduce 3 races for council
"We're hoping for a 20 percent or greater turnout," said Jill Kelly, executive director of the Lucas County Board of Elections.

Partisan politics ought to be about issues, not personalities

Here in Toledo and Lucas County, partisan politics means party politics. You're either a Democrat or a Republican. Yes, some do wear other labels - Libertarian, independent, Green - but let's face it, the great majority of voters align with one or the other of the two major parties.

Q&A with Karen Shanahan City Council Candidate

Q: What one piece of writing has most helped to shape your individual political philosophy and why?

Q&A with Jeff Simpson

Q: What one piece of writing has most influenced your political philosophy

A: I would have to say The Bible.

When rights turn to 'privileges' (article)

colorado voices
Property rights become privileges
By Mark Hillman

Anyone who has grown up on a farm or ranch hears this maxim: "Take care of the land, and the land will take care of you."

A farmer or rancher who doesn't take care of the soil will soon find that the soil won't produce enough to make ends meet.


Submitted by richbuckeye on Wed, 2007-08-15 15:43.

Bill Cosby hit it right on the nose. Please read below...I think this apples to the problems we have in our schools.

"They're standing on the corner and they can't speak English. I can't even talk the way these people talk:
Why you ain't,
Where you is,
What he drive,
Where he stay,
Where he work,

Why punish the poor with higher taxes?

8/9/2007 9:17:00 AM
Why punish the poor with higher taxes?

Marc Kilmer

If a politician ever suggested that taxes should be raised on the
poor in order to pay for a product that people in the middle or upper
class could already afford, it is not likely that this politician
would have much of a future in office.

Court rules Perz not liable for probe cost in Noe case

From the Toledo Blade: A local Republican who took money from Tom Noe to attend a presidential fund-raiser in 2003 won a challenge to the order that she pay for portions of the Ohio Ethics Commission

WTOL Editorial: If Neo-Nazis Show Up, JUST STAY HOME

Bob Chirdon at WTOL Channel 11 had this to say: The people of Northwest Ohio should just stay home if the Neo-Nazi losers march in Toledo on August 17. Their hate-filled message disgusts me. If we just stay home, there is no way the riots of 2 years ago can be repeated.

A Famous Toledo Resident That Doesn't Have Local Fame

"Our government gets more than thugs in a protection racket demand, more even than discarded first wives of famous rich men receive in divorce court. Then this government, swollen and arrogant with pelf, goes butting into our business.

Irish, Montalto are stepping down over stripper scandal

(Posted at 4:30 p.m.) PORT CLINTON

Vote opposes eased coke plant permit

"The audience in Oregon City Council chambers erupted into applause after council unanimously voted on a resolution opposing any modification request made by the proposed FDS Coke Plant to increase emissions from a permit approved in 2004."

City union accepts fact-finder's proposal

City union accepts fact-finder's proposal
Supervisors to pay some health costs


A Toledo city employees' union yesterday agreed to accept a three-year contract that will make it the first group of city workers, other than City Council, to contribute to their own health-care coverage.

Back to the Wi-Fi drawing board

Mayor to retool Toledo Wi-Fi plan, eliminate taxpayer funding.

"Yesterday, Mr. Finkbeiner returned to the position he said he expressed in January - that Wi-Fi should be accomplished without city funding. Exactly what that means for the proposal from MetroFi, of Mountain View, Calif., which was being recommended to city council by the mayor, wasn't clear."

Summer is often a stressful time for small businesses and their owners

At Joyce M. Rosenberg writes "Although the summer is supposed to be a slower time for many companies, small business owners often find themselves busy and stressed.

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