Editorial

Editorial

Toledo I want to see you in a KIA! NOT!

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Make Korea free trade pact fair to Americans
by Ron Gettelfinger

Let's say for the sake of argument that you are considering buying a Hyundai or Kia built in South Korea. Would you still purchase the vehicle if it meant that the government would audit your income tax forms?

My guess is you'd be a little intimidated by that prospect. But that's what used to happen to Koreans when they purchased vehicles imported from the United States and elsewhere.

The Real Threat to Our Future: GOP Tea

The Real Threat to Our Future: GOP Tea
March 12, 2010
http://fiegertime.wordpress.com/
There’s a lot of media jabber these days about how the deficit spending of the Obama Administration is threatening the future of the next generations of Americans. Most people with a sense of reality and history, understand the difference between what Obama is doing and what his GOP and tea bagger critics are advocating.

Photojournalism Ethics: Pathos and Fakery

In a truly righteous world (a world where bankers go to jail, American Idol isn’t fixed, and Thomas Friedman buys a thesaurus), photography in news publications would serve only two purposes: either to draw attention to a printed story, or to illuminate and bring impact to the written word. All too frequently, these functions are woefully subjugated to agenda, resulting in ethical dysfunctions (cue the oversight committees) of a size befitting the conglomerated juggernauts that dispense them.

Epitaph for America?

America is under a curse and those who treacherously voted for that fraud and foreigner are helping to make Marxist Jeremiah Wright’s wish come true that God damn America. Shame! -
Black Day in America: Obama Wins, America Loses

2 Kings 17

This is why reform is needed- Toledo Blade

The Toledo Blade March 24, 2010
This is why reform is needed
http://www.toledoblade.com/article/20100324/OPINION03/100329859
Because of my teenage daughter Cassandra’s epilepsy and Asperger’s syndrome, every insurance company rejected her for coverage because of pre-existing conditions — a denial that health reform would make illegal (“Health reform approved,” March 22).

Waterloo, for whom?

Waterloo
Conservatives and Republicans today suffered their most crushing legislative defeat since the 1960s.

It’s hard to exaggerate the magnitude of the disaster. Conservatives may cheer themselves that they’ll compensate for today’s expected vote with a big win in the November 2010 elections. But:

(1) It’s a good bet that conservatives are over-optimistic about November – by then the economy will have improved and the immediate goodies in the healthcare bill will be reaching key voting blocs.

(2) So what? Legislative majorities come and go. This healthcare bill is forever. A win in November is very poor compensation for this debacle now.

So far, I think a lot of conservatives will agree with me. Now comes the hard lesson:

A huge part of the blame for today’s disaster attaches to conservatives and Republicans ourselves.

State Government Should Be Accountable to the Taxpayers

In the words of the President Ronald Reagan, “Governments tend to not solve problems, only to rearrange them.”

This is especially true in the current state biennial budget, which fails to fix the deficit with structural improvements to the way Ohio does business and instead procrastinates Ohio’s true problem—skyrocketing spending and waste, as well as the unbearable tax rates that support it.

CAFE Vs. Toyota

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Quote from article:
http://www.investors.com/NewsAndAnalysis/Article.aspx?id=526928
Let us take a look at the Corporate Average Fuel Economy Standards enacted by the federal government in response to the Arab oil embargo. Lately, supporters have sought to increase these standards in the name of fighting climate change. They have neither reduced our dependence on foreign oil nor saved the Earth.

Drive foreign while out of work

Toledo Blade Letter to the Editor March 10, 2010
Drive foreign while out of work
http://www.toledoblade.com/article/20100310/OPINION03/3100329
People wonder why the city trash fee and taxes have to be raised, why America is owned by China, why our children face cutbacks in schools, and why police and fire face cutbacks.

It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out why we lost thousands of jobs from Chrysler, General Motors, Ford, their suppliers, and many other manufacturers. Fewer people in the work force equals less tax collecting.

Attitude is everything!

We went into slavery a piece of property; we came out American citizens. We went into slavery pagans; we came out Christians. We went into slavery without a language; we came out speaking the proud Anglo-Saxon tongue. We went into slavery with slave chains clanking about our wrists; we came out with the American ballot in our hands.
- Booker T. Washington

A Fourth Leg For Conservatives' Big Table

A Fourth Leg For Conservatives' Big Table
By RICHARD A. VIGUERIE 02/22/2010
http://www.investors.com/NewsAndAnalysis/Article.aspx?id=521876&Ntt=vigu...
On Feb. 17, most of the leaders of the traditional conservative movement gathered in Arlington, Va., to plan strategy, and issued a statement of conservative principles. However, the conservative movement is rapidly changing and significantly expanding because of the addition of millions of Tea Partyers.

Hospital Health Assurance

This in via email from Tom Obst:

Remaining anti-whatever accomplishes nothing

Toledo Blade
Article published February 18, 2010
By Marilou Johanek
http://www.toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20100218/COLUMNIST...
ONLY a fool would dismiss the Tea Party phenomenon as nothing more than a bunch of radical right-wing nuts gathering to vent.
Only a fool would allow himself to get swept up in baseless hysteria created by talk-show hosts getting rich off inflamed lemmings.
Only a fool would discount positions because they come tainted with meaningless labels, such as liberal or conservative.

Mr. President

Edit: This video is no longer available and has been removed by poster

TPS levy: thoughts and analysis

This in from Steven Flagg of the Urban Coalition http://www.tpsinfo.org .
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Tomorrow, February 4, 2010, the Toledo Board of Education meets in a special board meeting to, most likely, pass a resolution putting a levy on the May 4th primary election ballot.

Does Toledo Mayor Mike Bell pander to blacks and reward race hustlers?

...the controversial payouts to two former city employees who claimed they were fired illegally by former Mayor Carty Finkbeiner were not settled last night.

Council put off for at least two more weeks voting to approve $300,000 for Dwayne Morehead, former co-executive director of the city's youth commission, and $150,000 for Perlean Griffin, formerly director of the Office of Affirmative Action.

Facts and Fiction About House Bill 428 - remove the $20 late license plate renewal fee

Over the past two months I have received many calls from constituents objecting to the new $20 late vehicle registration fee that was implemented by House Bill 2, the biennial transportation budget. When this fee was first brought to my attention during the debate on HB 2, I had to admit that I was perplexed. I already thought it was illegal in the state of Ohio to operate a motor vehicle with expired tags.

Toledo Blade: New GOP religion is just grand

Article published January 29, 2010
New GOP religion is just grand
http://www.toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20100129/OPINION03...
This President and his administration were delivered a nation and economy on life support a year ago. No one understood whether the world economy would implode, resulting in a global depression.

Fortunately, we have stepped back from the abyss and the economy is slowly recovering, but all we hear from the media is why are we not yet out of the woods.

We Need Jobs Now!

Let Haiti help themselves

Haiti is not our problem

We can help Haiti by leaving them to fend for themselves, to get their act together, to finally form some proper government and stop demanding the White Man do everything for them or we should restore colonialism, new and improved, full force!

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