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.

On second thought

In regards to the thoughts I had posted on a possible solution to one of our healthcare issuues.

Prominent pollster Rasmussen looks at Super Tuesday

Prominent pollster Rasmussen dishes on Super Tuesday
taking a pollProminent national pollster Scott Rasmussen says there's been a "huge shift" among Democratic voters since the Florida primary and former Senator John Edwards' decision to drop out of the race.

Like Making Love to An Anorexic Ashtray

For some reason Ann Coulter came to mind. I looked at a few pictures of the Right's pin-up girl, and saw that she smokes. I began to get some images in my prurient mind, and realized that she is a good image for the Right: a smoking ashtray. Out of date, and not much pleasure. Good to the last puff?

George Wallace spoke the truth

Here it is election year and the preceding polls ask us who to vote for. Well, George Wallace, the former governor of Alabama, once said, "There's not a dime's worth of difference between the Democrats and Republicans." Here's a take from overseas on American politics.

The Key To The Massa's House

By: Bishop Stephen Ward

On January 21 members of the African-American community gathered at the Kitchen For The Poor in support of a chapter of the SCLC being formed here in Toledo. While that press conference was going on...at another MLK event, the massa issued keys to the city.

Waving Goodbye to Hegemony

Here is a fascinating analysis of where we are going in the new century and our changing relationship with the rest of the world. "So let’s play strategy czar. You are a 21st-century Kissinger. Your task is to guide the next American president (and the one after that) from the demise of American hegemony into a world of much more diffuse governance.

A Glass City political fable

Every once and a while there is something that is worthy of highlighting. If you have not already read it, please stop over and read the Toledo Free Press article written by Michael Miller called "A Glass City political fable". Because of how the points are made, this post will be kept at the top for a few days. - Chris

Death of Border agent Bush's fault, says investigative journalist

Chad Groening - 1/24/2008 1:20:00 PM

Author and investigative journalist Dr. Jerome Corsi is in agreement with several members of Congress who are demanding the pardon of two former U.S. Border Patrol agents convicted of shooting a fleeing drug suspect.

Lighthearted Thursday Fun - Serious need not open

So, this isn't really news, I admit, but it is the great SNL skit by Will Ferrell impersonating GW in a talk on global warming. **intended for whimsical amusement purposes only** "Trying to make me look bad, by using facts...And scientific data" http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/3830

Resurrecting COSI in 2008 Category: Development

In a previous post, Mailman Chuck suggested that we all resolve to do something positive in the new year. So, here goes:
Let's Resurrect COSI! How ? By canvasing the entire Lake Erie West region for $5.- per family to keep Science/Technology a viable educational opportunity for our young people (and older ones too).

All of TPS' problems are solved, now they want to focus on how businesses do business

I can't believe I am reading this. The district has so many things challenging it (such as actually compiling with the law and working to fix the 54% of schools with a D or F ranking) and they want to collect diversity stats to check the diversity practices of the financial institutions? This type of ignoring the issues almost harkens back to trimming trees and other programs while the City sinks. I wonder who's harebrained idea this was?

50 Most Loathsome People in America, 2007

From The BEAST: America's Best Fiend... and because there just wasn't enough hate this year.


'No guns allowed here' placards in local stores and malls

'No guns allowed here' placards in local shops and mall -

It is an unfortunate reality that our society has its course and
raw side. Some individuals choose to feed their dark side on the
internet as did the young shooter in Colorado . National and local
media , including this newspaper, should start a policy of not

Taxes Bar Stool Style

Our Tax System Explained: Bar Stool Economics

Suppose that every day, ten men go out for beer and the bill for
all ten comes to $100. If they paid their bill the way we pay our
taxes, it would go something like this:

The first four men (the poorest) would pay nothing.
The fifth would pay $1.
The sixth would pay $3.
The seventh would pay $7.
The eighth would pay $12.

A Waste of Police Resources

The recent raid of Platinum Showgirls by three undercover police officers and a health department inspector, then by "a half dozen uniformed police officers", is a shocking waste of Toledo's stretched police resources. What was the purpose of the raid? Drugs, guns, white slavery, felony crime? No, they were there to bust smokers!

The Blade Beats the Drum

I'm sure everyone is tired of discussing the smoking ban. But, no, not the Blade. It's beating the drums again, this time in an editorial about Michigan. It avers, "By now the old arguments of ban opponents - that mandating the healthy change in public establishments would hurt business and economic development - have been debunked many times over." Bullfeathers!

WSPD radio is bad for Toledo

I passed by the Seagate Center today and I saw the bus of tonight’s performer parked outside. Yes, Glen Beck was in town to do his Christmas show.

Toledo Blade editorial: Some people are more equal than other people

As we have noted many times in this space, the mayor is one of those people who believes the rules that govern ordinary folks don't necessarily apply to him. Toledoans have known that for decades, and they have decided, by electing Mr. Finkbeiner to three terms as mayor, that it doesn't matter.

So why should anyone raise a howl over Scout's continued presence in the mayor's office?

Bait and Switch Tactics

Here's an unbelievable account of how the government lures soldiers into re-enlisting by offering them signing bonuses and then asks for the money back after they have been wounded and separated from the service because of their wounds.

"The U.S. Military is demanding that thousands of wounded service personnel give back signing bonuses because they are unable to serve out their commitments.

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