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.

Appeals court rules against Bush

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WIRELESS INTERNET PROPOSAL - City council members speak up

With so much what if and maybe it could work and the general overall reports about ad driven services it is refreshing to see some city council members speaking out on an issue and not waiting till the 11th. hour.

"Opposition strengthened yesterday to Mayor Carty Finkbeiner


The website Recallcarty is up and running! Dont miss the Press Conference Tuesday May , 29 @ 11;30 there will be free parking, so bring signs, banners , friends and family to show your support! We will meet in the back of the building. SEE YOU THERE!

Blog Contest: How High Will Gas Get?


I am running a contest on my site to guess the highest price of gas this summer at the station near my house. First prize: $20 gas card.

Follow the link above to leave your guess in the comments section of the post on gas prices. Good luck!

Regressive Thoughts on a Progressive Tax - Regressive Thoughts on a Progressive Tax

Regressive Thoughts on a Progressive Tax - Regressive Thoughts on a Progressive Tax
By Scott W. Johnson, John H. Hinderaker

Posted April 15, 2002

We all know the income tax can be complicated, burdensome, even infuriating. But how does it square with the principles of the Constitution?

Great ablog on the health Nazis

This woman makes some good points here, especially enjoyed the link that referred to PETA ("Your Mommy is killing Animals!").


New study analyzes fiscal impact of the nation's school choice programs

For Immediate Release
May 9, 2007

School choice has saved $444 million
New study analyzes fiscal impact of the nation's school choice programs

INDIANAPOLIS-A landmark new study finds that school choice programs throughout
the country generated nearly $444 million in net savings to state and local
budgets from 1990 to 2006. Contrary to opponents' predictions, the analysis also

Roberta de Boer - blog and the Harner story

Article published Wednesday, May 2, 2007
TPS (Still) Seeking Hand on the Tiller

Roberta has a column on her blog (just found out she has a blog) which addresses the Harner situation and some communication she has had with him.

Because of the Republican Primary Debate

Since the Republican Primary Debate was a few days ago, and I have little desire to comment on what I heard, I've decieded to share some photos I took of two of the men that participated in it. I took these photos at CPAC 2007 that was held in March in DC.

Blade Coverage/Copy of Letter to the Blade

I'm copying over a copy of a letter I rec'd - with a request to publicly post.

I truly wish I did not have to write to members of the Blade about a recent story, Toledo school board is urged to reopen Harner talks. However, I do believe it is incumbent on the public to challenge the accounts in the media when they are inaccurate.

National Labor Relations Board rules Toledo Blade engaged in unfair labor practice

The entire .pdf, including the history of the complaint, the finding etc. can be read here:

The short story is the Blade lost this case before the NLRB big time. Here\'s the end game:


Artical on a poll, (which I generally question the efficiency and accuracy of, but like this one:-) on media bias.


Poll: Bias 'alive and well' in press

By Jennifer Harper
March 16, 2007

State Bigwigs Eat Well Off Our Tax Money


I'm beginning to like our new Governor. This would NEVER have happened under Taft's administration.

Toledoans to Protest Troop "Surge"

From 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm Thursday evening (1-11-07), Toledoans will gather at the corner of Central and Secor to protest President Bush's decision to send an additional 21,500 troops to Iraq.

More about the protest on my blog.

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