I smell another Apology Tour, 2.0. Next stop to kiss the ring of NorCom leader?
In a show of courage today the President normalized relations with the communist country that has been opposed to capitalism and free speech.
Oh!!!! It's Cuba! That's right.
I am sorry I get confused between those despotic communist countries that have been confiscating wealth and property from it's civilians, preventing free speech, and threatened to attack us.
Here's hoping he starts lecturing Israel on "stolen lands" that were taken through a war where Israel was unprovokingly attacked.
A recent comment I made to a story on Swampbubbles where I indicated that one way Toledo could afford to boost its police force (and thus help rid itself of the gangs and losers who have brought the City to the brink of Detroitism) is to privatize as many City services as possible.
It's a simple concept--get government out of the employment business. Other than covering the safety and judicial needs of its citizens, a City shouldn't have people on its payroll who perform services that the government could contract out. These services include maintaining City property (cutting lawns, etc.), clearing snow, fixing streets, etc.
My comment was met by one Swampbubbles contributor with the response, "prove that this would save money." Well, here's some proof.
The Andersons bringing back the giant cheese wheel that was a highlight of the Christmas season at Tiedtke's spurs memories of other Toledo holiday traditions. Here are things I remember--how about you?
*My family would make a seasonal trip downtown to the Bassett Nut Company. The smell of freshly roasted peanuts and cashews was amazing!
*As a kid, our family Christmas Eve tradition was to have dinner at either Linck's Cafeteria or the 4-E Ranch House and then on to a movie at the Colony theater.
*We stood in line for what seemed like hours to enter Children's Wonderland at the Lucas County Recreation Center. It didn't matter that the displays were the same year-after-year--it was magical. You would cleverly end up in a refreshment area where I would always convince my parents to buy me a paintable wax sculpture of Santa Mickey Mouse (you watched as the machine molded the 3-dimensional statue--really cool)!
Americans might be the most duped people in the world. December 1, 2014, was designated as "World AIDS Day." What a crock! The White House had a gigantic red ribbon (the HIV symbol) hanging outside of it. Malarkey!
World AIDS Day is just another manifestation of the liberal media/entertainers/politicians need to control what Americans should value. It's a disease that predominantly affects two of the groups upon which liberals rely for votes--gays and minorities. That's why AIDS is important--it always boils down to politics.
According to the Center for Disease Control, how many people in the U.S. are living with HIV infection? C'mon take a guess. Yep, 1.2 million. That's not even 1 percent of the U.S. population.
Would be to contact Ms. Bill Clinton, and have her send some folks from her "Bimbo eruption squad" to help Cosby tidy up his personal proclivities a bit.
Was reading through the Blade this morning and happened upon this story of a shooting in West Toledo.
Wondered if the victim's name seemed familiar to anyone else.
That's righttttttt! Lois Lehrners' "30,000 lost forever" e-mails have magically re-appeard. That will be a result of the rest of the dimocrats party scurrying up the gangplank and heading for the door(think: rat scene from "Titannic") She'll be revisiting Congress. Sooner rather than later
Remember the hope and change that we all were going to realize when we elected a black man to be President? Remember how Joe Biden bragged that Obama was "clean and a nice looking guy"--and he was black? Remember how Obama was going to reverse the negative image the U.S had around the world--while being black?
The thing we will remember about the Obama Presidency is that when you elect someone who has never accomplished anything outside of politics--you end up with someone who can't handle the job.
Most Presidents have something besides their political careers to their credit:
Jimmy Carter was a peanut farmer
George W. Bush was managing partner of a MLB team
George Washington was a land surveyor
Richard Nixon was a Lieutenant Commander in the Navy
Ronald Reagan was an actor
...and Barack Obama was a community organizer (which is code for a person who gets poor people to the polls to vote for Democrats). Oh yes, and he taught part-time at a college. Honestly, if your daughter brought a guy home who had those credentials wouldn't you think "she'll be supporting this guy FOREVER"?
Yet Gruber joined the HHS payroll right after Obama took office, in March 2009. He was paid $392,600 to consult on ObamaCare. Some might call this kind of arrangement “corruption.”
It’s like an expert witness appearing in court to swear that BP never spilled any oil while working as BP’s $400,000-a-year publicist.
Gruber made 1.5 million
Professor Gruber, an architect of obimacare, has made at least three videos attesting to the fact that the Bill couldn't pass, without the stupidity of the American Voter! That must be how the rest of the politicians in the democrats' party see their constituents. Although some are pissed off about Grubers' accurate assessment, I'm glad to for once, to see a democrat elite telling the truth.
With the news tonight that two people were shot in the Kroger parking lot, it brings back fond memories of the experience I had in that exact spot. I posted the article below on Swampbubbles in July describing the fine people I observed. DTOM commented then that he knew the names of the people I saw--Pimp George, Susie the panhandler, and Trick Willy the homeless guy. I shudder to think that any of these citizens were involved in tonight's shootings.
I try to stay west of Talmadge Road as much as possible. But a family member was in town and from her days in Toledo, she was familiar with the layout of the Kroger store on Monroe and Secor. So I took her over and waited in the car, Wow--talk about your sociological experience!
First, I see this interesting fellow in a pimped-out Mercedes (gold trim, fancy rims) pull up to a spot in the far reaches of the lot. Sure enough--a woman who looked like she would be more at home on a section of Monroe Street in the heart of downtown--gets out of her car. The Mercedes dude, wearing his rust-colored zoot suit (with matching shoes), gets out of his car. They embrace, she gets into his car--and off they go into the night. I felt the need to immerse myself in a vat of antibacterial soap.
They didn't get their message out, IMO. Next time, I suggest they campaign a lot harder, on issues like: the war on women, playing the race card more effectively, voter intimidation, and so on. And of course, from now on the DNC will have to have a Black person on the presidential ticket, or they lose the 2/3s forever.
God love Scott Walker! He's been dragged through the mud by the liberals and unions and has come out as a winner several times! The rest of the Republicans should take their cue from him.
Now's the time for Republicans to take the Country in a 180 degree different direction from Obama and his minions. Will they have the guts? Let's hope we don't hear any Republican say the following:
"We must reach across the aisle." (Nope--just use your majority to get things done the way the voters who elected you want them done.)
"We must repeal and replace Obamacare." (Repeal--yes, Replace--no.)
There are a lot of bills that will now move, and move swiftly through Congress for the prez to veto, earning him the name: Mr. Obstructionist.
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folks---I Love It!!
A couple of days ago, The Blade ran an article about 10 local black churches that will use vans to get their members to the early voting center this Sunday. This event will be called "Souls to the Polls." This is of particular interest to me considering that the clergy at my Catholic church was so extremely careful not to be political when Obamacare forced Catholics to betray their opposition to abortion and provide church and school employees with pregnancy termination coverage.
Much to many of his parishioners dismay, my priest explained that he couldn't talk at the pulpit to any specificity about the impact that Obamacare was having on religious freedom because the church was tax-exempt and couldn't participate in political discussion/activity.
So, how is "Souls to the Polls" not a violation of the law? It's certain that these church officials would say "we're only providing transportation." Yeah, sure.
I am tired of the "shoot everyone until the last one standing" approach to commenting here. Over the next several months expect some changes - one immediate change is that if you can't follow the commenting rules you are off for at least two weeks - it started this morning and will go back in time 32 hrs.
It is not going to require much to do this - all of you have been warned, so there does not need to be any more "please clean up your act." The worst offenders know very well what the problems are and justify their breaking the rules because others break the rules. I am going back through my flags and anything over the last 32 hrs. A newbie may get some guidance, but those who have been here and have been warned, well don't expect any warnings.
A new pipeline to go through Fulton County? Why are they skipping around Lucas County?
The Dept of Justice had previously stated that there was not enough to bring charges of any Civil Rights violations.
Now experts have say that the autopsy report supports the testimony of Officer Wilson.
The damning evidence is that there is a wound on Brown's thumb with gun powder residue inside the wound and Brown's blood inside the Officer's vehicle. That suggests there was a struggle over the weapon in the car.
In true "Let them eat cake" royal tradition, Michelle Obama is insisting that public school students eat meager lunches with such kid-friendly items as kale while her daughters are enjoying gourmet-like meals at their exclusive private school.
The Michelle inspired school lunch program has been met with such negative reviews that there's a Twitter hashtag (#ThanksObama) where students post pictures of their pathetic school meals.
However, Malia's and Sasha's lunches at the Sidwell Friends School are enough to fill tummies with mouth-watering delights. According to the school's website (link provided later), October 24's lunch will be:
Buffalo Chicken Salad