The decline: The Geography of a Recession

Here is an interesting time lapse of the unemployment rates by counties from January 2007 (4.6%) thru November 2009 (9.0%) . SAD and MAD!


Konop and Grossman Plead for PAID Sick Days

From the Toledo Blade Letters to the Editor: November 22, 2009

Headline: Let sick workers stay home

As a nation and a region, we are battling uniquely difficult circumstances created by a harsh economic recession and a national health emergency — the spread of the H1N1 flu.

Call it a request or a suggestion, but to avoid having one problem compound the other here in Lucas County, we’d like all workers to be able to stay home when they’re sick with the flu.

OK, I have to say W T F ?!


Why would we want to celebrate the anniversary of COMMUNIST CHINA???

Pool Boots Kids Who Might "Change the Complexion"

I’m admittedly naïve when it comes to these things, but what is this 1960’s South? http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/Pool-Boots-Kids-Who-Might-Chan...

More than 60 campers from Northeast Philadelphia were turned away from a private swim club and left to wonder if their race was the reason.

Pool Boots Kids Who Might "Change the Complexion"

Watch VideoKids at Creative Steps Day Camp were thrilled to go swimming once a week at the Valley Swim Club. But after only one trip to the private club, they were...

Chrysler won't repay bailout money

Chrysler won't repay bailout money
An administration official confirms that a $4 billion bridge loan and $3.2 billion in bankruptcy financing won't be paid back by Chrysler following bankruptcy.
By Chris Isidore, CNNMoney.com senior writer
Last Updated: May 6, 2009: 3:44 AM ET

NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- Chrysler LLC will not repay U.S. taxpayers more than $7 billion in bailout money it received earlier this year and as part of its bankruptcy filing.

150 down... we own this town?

A friend told me today that she heard there had been a group of teens hanging out down in Highland Park wearing T-shirts with "150 down We own this Town. I was just wondering if anyone here had actually seen anyone wearing a shirt like that and if they had did it upset them as a real threat or did they just take it as teens being teens?

Another very bad administration appointee

Putting MADD in Charge of America's Highways - President Obama's troubling nominee to head the...
Reason ^ | April 24, 2009 | Radley Balko

President Obama's troubling nominee to head the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Earlier this month, President Barack Obama nominated Mothers Against Drunk Driving CEO Chuck Hurley to head up the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

British 'Idol'-type contestant--Susan Boyle

Okay, I generally detest American Idol/Dancing With the Stars-type stuff, but someone forwarded this to me and thought I'd share. It's pretty damn cool. Turn your speakers up and maybe grab a tissue.


Illegal Alien Amnesty bill


Are they joking? That's one way to get more democratic voters I guess.
I just want to know, can I become an illegal alien?

McTigue Middle School PTA meeting tomorrow @ 6pm

I am looking forward to attending tomorrow's PTA meeting at McTigue. Mrs. King (a wonderful principal who has high expectations for both the students AND parents), according to the pre-recorded phone call left in our voice mailbox, has "retired", and the new leadership will introduce themselves at this meeting.

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.

America's Greatest Threat

The single most threat to the security of America today is Rush Limbaugh. The statements that I heard him make on Thursday and Friday are statements meant to inflame and incite. He called President Obama, “Saddam Hussein Obama.” This was a very irresponsible statement and could have far reaching consequences. What is the purpose of this rhetoric, if not to bring the country to it’s knees out of spite?

Mind boggling numbers

Merril Lynch got 10 billion dollars of the bailout money back in October.
Their CEO didn't have to beg and grovel for it. There was no long list of stipulations to be met.

Their CEO, John Thain, made 83 million dollars last year. Some of these huge numbers don't really sink in after a while.

83 million dollars means this guy made over $227,000.00 EVERY DAY! And thats figuring 365 days, you KNOW he didn't work every day.

Almost a quarter of a million every day?! Thats nucking futs!

Depression be Damned! Toledo stations begin weekend gouge again

Well, gas went up 20 cents again thursday....yep, nothing like it...try to keep making life a little harder for people while we're sliding into a full-fledged depression-originally started in no small part by the outrageous energy prices. Looks like we're in for it again, after weeks of their holding off. Ever wonder why it's almost ALWAYS twenty cents? I have.

Ah, what the hell...What's another 10 Billion?

GM, Chrysler request $10 billion in aid: sources

NEW YORK/DETROIT (Reuters) – General Motors Corp and Cerberus Capital Management have asked the U.S. government for roughly $10 billion in an unprecedented rescue package to support a merger between GM and Chrysler LLC, two sources with direct knowledge of the talks said on Monday.

Obama campaign recruiting children? (a bit scary)

Obama campaign targets children under 12 [send this to every parent you can find]
24AheadDotCom ^ | 10/26/08 | self

I have a question for all the parents in America: would you like your kids to fall under the sway of a creepy, Messianic cult led by a charismatic leader?

John McCain: changing his tune

John McCain, the phoney 'maverick', is dancing to a different tune now that the financial meltdown is upon us:


Yippee !!!! High school football is back

Who cares and if your an adult why would you ? What is the huge facination with all things high school football ? Big Board, Powerspack the Frenzy get over it. It is sloppy played amature sports. Even if you had a child participating does it really deserve this much media coverage ? I say No freakin way !

Lucas GOP fail to get Scotland on the ballot - Jon should resign or apologize for such a big mistake

In an unprecedented mistake, the Lucas County GOP failed to get Jan Scotland on the ballot for the November election the Toledo Free Press is reporting as well as Fox Toledo. More details to come. Apparently the deadline was today and the paperwork was filed late.

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