Annual pro- life fair . Over 20 organizations present and display their stuff
There will be over 25 pro-life organizations represented, door prizes from 6-7 vendors, 4 brief presentations, and of course, free refreshments!

TPS Budget Cuts

Toledo school board told plan shuts Libbey even if levy wins
Vote on cuts delayed as more details sought

A resolution presented to the Toledo school board last night calls for South Toledo's Libbey High School to be shuttered — whether or not voters approve a 0.75 percent tax on earned income on the May 4 ballot.

Tajci concert in west Toledo . She was famous in communist Yugoslavia
Her popularity in America is also spreading beyond churches. Her in-studio concert on XM Satellite Radio's 'Hear' eclectic music station drew an enthusiastic response and has been replayed a number of times.

Whether in large arenas or in intimate settings, Tatiana brings to her performances the knowledge that we are not alone. She has found her answers— in her faith, in her family and in her music.

What is Phil Copeland up to Now?

I don't read the Blah. I keep hearing that Phil Copeland(d.-Toledo)has tried getting paid for meetings he hasn't attended, or something along those lines. Maybe someone can tell me the gist of some comments he recently made about the subject, as I cannot begin to understand what he said on several clips being played on the radio and TV. I know he rarely makes comments on the air, and after hearing him speak, incoherently, about this issue-I can certainly understand why.

Raging elephants boot camp !

Apostle Claver Kamau-Imani is the founder and chairman of The non-profit organization was created to be an advocate of conservative-libertarian social, economic and political issues, to lobby political organizations and office holders, and to educate and organize the electorate on and for conservative-libertarian ideals. is a counterweight to liberal organizations like MoveOn, Emily’s List, ACORN and Organizing for America.

Benefit for Aidan Pennington

Come on out to Avalon (across from Dirty Bird) on February 12th for a fundraiser for Aidan Pennington.

Amazing live music by The Stags and The Rayz!

There will be a silent auction as well as 50/50 raffles!

Project iAm will be on site selling their necklaces and t-shirts, and promoting "Acoustics for Autism" which happens on March 7th at The Village Idiot.

Bring your friends!!

Hope to see you there!

Ohio gets our money back for a train service, let's all celebrate

Woo Woo Woo. I can't wait to pay more taxes to support a service that will not directly support Toledo. Looks like a future drain of our money...but hey we call can spread our wealth around right?

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio is getting about $400 million in federal stimulus money to restore passenger train service among its major cities.

Gov. Ted Strickland said Wednesday that U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood called him about the grant. Ohio is planning a 79-mph, startup train service connecting Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton and Cincinnati.

Stainbrook files more motions gets delay

Paralize the judicial system with a blizard of motions is always one way to buy time. Good for you, but bad for the legitimate cases. The Blade has the latest.
New motions added to the legal wrangling over control of the Lucas County Republican Party forced another delay yesterday in determining who is the rightful party chairman.

Lucas County Common Pleas Judge Charles Doneghy delayed until tomorrow a hearing on incumbent party Chairman Jon Stainbrook's petition for an injunction against an effort to have him ousted.

Do you face a food hardship? According to a new report many of you should.

What do you think? Is this self-justification or maybe statistics and lies or is it reality?
For one in five Columbus-area households, the economic decline is making for bare cupboards.

A report released today by the Food Research and Action Center found that 20 percent of households in the metro area faced "food hardship" in 2008 and 2009.

That means families answered "yes" when Gallup surveyers asked whether there were times in the past year when they did not have enough money to buy needed food.

El Tiempo Story: 2009 Foreclosure Numbers Show Mixed Picture

El Tiempo Article by Kevin Milliken
Lucas County’s 2009 foreclosure numbers show more properties continue to fall prey to the poor economy, but fewer homeowners are losing the biggest investment of their lives to a sheriff’s sale. It’s a mixed picture that suggests local foreclosure prevention efforts are succeeding, banks are giving up on situations that can’t be resolved—or both.

St. Andrew’s Hosts Chili Cook-Off to Benefit Outreach Programs

Toledo, Ohio. St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church hosts its annual Chili Cook-Off to benefit the parish’s community outreach programs. There will be two awards for Best Chili: the People’s Choice and the Celebrity Judges’ Choice. This family-friendly event includes Game Night where participants can play card and board games.

This year’s celebrity judges are friends from other churches:

Jane Weber, organist, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Maumee
Bob Morris, clerk of the Vestry, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Toledo

Mike "The Rocketman" Bell

Well we are finally free of Carty Finkbeiner. In The Blade I read that our newly inaugurated Mayor announced that the new Welcome To Toledo signs would not bear his name. No ego-massaging signs for Mr. Bell as we had for Finkbeiner. Instead of the new mayor's name being displayed on the signs we will see an image of a rocket! How great! The Blade's cartoonist Kirk stuck Finkbeiner with the title Hizzoner. A great suggestion for all the pundits out there: let's call our new mayor Mike "The Rocketman" Bell!

Careful Reference and more selectivity

From Tim Higgins' Just Blowing Smoke:
I usually try these days to avoid commenting on Blade editorials, as their voice becomes increasing more irrelevant over time. In spite of the fact that I have no ties to the Republican Party, I could not however, let pass without comment the editorial today "Dissension in GOP".

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This comment has been removed by author. God told me to remove this.


You are Invited to attend Darlene Fisher's last Toledo Public School's Board meeting .

Date: Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Time: 5:30 P.M.
Place: Thurgood Marshall Building (corner of Elm and Manhattan)

If you wish to speak and tell Darlene Fisher how much you appreciate what she has done to bring Transparency, Accountability and a Quality Education for all children to the public school system, plan on calling 419-729-8200 before 12:00 P.M and ask for the treasurer's office. They will put you on the agenda to speak.

Libbey Humanities "Make it and Take it" event

You’re invited
Libbey Humanities 3rd Annual
Make It and Take It
Who: Future Cowboys & Cowgirls
When: Saturday, Dec. 12, 2009 from 10:00 a.m.-1:00p.m.
Where: Libbey High School Cafeteria
Free Admission & Free Lunch
Arts and Crafts, Dance & Musical Performances, Cookie
Decorating, Homemade Popcorn Balls, Reading room, Science
Experiments and much more!
Ho! Ho! Ho! Santa Claus is coming too!
Bring a canned good donation to receive a holiday surprise from
Humanities (all canned goods will be used to supply holiday
baskets for those in need)
Write a letter to be delivered to Santa!

Automated Trash Pick up


I wasn't able to make it to the info meetings about this new trash pick up so I was wondering if anyone here might know the answer to this question.

I can sit a bag of trash on top of a snow drift but I'm a little unclear about balancing a 96 gallon trash bin on one. I'm thinking of just leaving them sit where they get dropped off instead of trying to drag them around my car through the snow.

Jingle Balls to Play Benefit!

Friday, December 18, 2009
8:30 p.m.

Jingle Balls, a garage band comprising the stellar and nearly-stellar talents of various members of the local legal community, will be performing a benefit for Wake Up Youth, Inc.

Band members scheduled to contribute their talents include:
Jim Yavorcik, Esq., President of the Toledo Bar Association
Judge Michael Goulding, Acting Presiding and Administrative Judge, Toledo Municipal Court
Jim Anderson, law clerk to Judge C. Allen McConnell, Toledo Municipal Court

A George Mason physicist's thoughts on unintended acceleration

A George Mason Physicist, Eugenie Mielczarek, saw Wolfman's post on unintended acceleration and wrote to send his thoughts on the issue. His theory is quite interesting. Eugenie is saying that she feels the Toyota cases of unintended acceleration could be a result of RF interference given all of the wireless controls on a car right now. He speaks with experience being he was a victim of his Subaru Tribeca taking off for no apparent reason.

Should the current so-called 'profanity' filter be continued on Swampbubbles?

Yes, I appreciate how the filter eliminates words I don't wish to see used in this forum. It adds to forum civility.
32% (24 votes)
No, tjhe filter is needless and overly-restrictive in a public forum where adults should be free to express themselves openly
68% (52 votes)
Total votes: 76
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