Paul won't back McCain, even if he's nominated

Sen. John McCain, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, secured more major endorsements on Monday, including former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and evangelical leader Gary Bauer. But there's one vote he shouldn't count on, from fellow presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul.

Speakeasies in Cleveland

Like it or not, this is what happens when you start banning things. The activity you want to stop just goes underground. "They have succeeded in creating this underground, sleazy, cash-only business that cannot be regulated, taxed or secured by police."

Cleveland underground clubs allowing smoking, sex


Hilarious cartoon


Here's a hilarious -and sad- cartoon from Tom Tomorrow. Some things never change.

Ethanol Industry Is Losing Clout In Congress as Food Prices Climb

The stalling ethanol industry wants Congress to mandate greater use of the biofuel. But many of the industry's former friends have turned against it amid soaring prices for corn and other grains.

Sylvania to Create Gateway District

WSPD is reporting that "Sylvania to Create Gateway District"

If this is the case, then the rest of the state must be in dire shape

Article published Tuesday, September 11, 2007
Toledo area looking good for job seekers
Metro Toledo ranks among the best cities in the state in terms of hiring for the October through December period in a new survey.

Common Chemical May Contribute to Several Health Problems (NOT SHS)

Far More Exposure to Harmful Chemicals in Household Cleaners
Common Chemical May Contribute to Several Health Problems
Posted: 2007-08-13 10:54:45

Looks like the bars and restaurants across the border in Michigan will lose their smoking advantage over Ohio

Michigan House committee approves smoking ban bill
Does this mean that the Lucas County bars and restaurants will get back the customers who went to Bedford, Lambertville, etc. in Michigan so they can smoke?

Public Servants Code of Conduct

In Cincinnati a former fireman recently plead guilty to... walking around a city park in a blond wig and woman's bikini. Steven S. Cole, of Waynesville, pleaded guilty to a charge of operating a vehicle while intoxicated and disorderly conduct. Otherwise he would face charges of public indecency and having an open flask.

Which brings me to my point, what should the code of conduct be for all employees on and off the clock?

Census figures and the doubting Thomas's

"Council President Rob Ludeman said he believes at least his South Toledo district is growing in population, based on the number of new condo, villa, and single-family home developments.

"The population downtown and near downtown has increased. I question the validity of the figures," he said."

U Try Being UTube!

NPR reports how does it feel to have the same name as a company that's wildly popular with millions of people? Ask Ralph Girkins of UTube.

This UTube, a small company with just 15 employees, has had its Web site,, since 1996.

For all those who say 'we're sick of smoking threads'

Finally found this ancient thread on another board!!

The (Ir)Rational Consumer


Irony at its finest......"Mexican anger over US 'trespass'"

Mexican anger over US 'trespass'
A builder constructs a section of US-Mexico border fence - file photo
Many Mexicans see the border barrier as offensive
Mexico's Congress has condemned what it says is a border violation by US workers building a controversial barrier between the two countries.

Why is Brian Schwartz still in the service of the administration?

"Toledo mayoral spokesman Brian Schwartz tested the limits of public decorum yesterday during a forum about free speech."

And there are audio clips

The 'New' Communism

I saw this on another blog/board and thought it was the greatest thing I've read in years. It's a long read, but I think it's EXCELLENT!!


The Nazi State Marches On.Part #64

Hmmm..Karloffornia is finally
Getting around to boozers. Well, well...but, then, it's for the children.

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