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U.S. Sends Millions to Help Youths in Countries Invading it With Illegal Alien Minors

Besides getting slammed with the exorbitant cost of caring for the recent invasion of illegal immigrant minors, U.S. taxpayers are doling out $2.5 million for juvenile justice reform in the Central American countries where they are coming from.

Judicial Watch: Benghazi Documents Point to White House on Misleading Talking Points

(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that on April 18, 2014, it obtained 41 new Benghazi-related State Department documents.

Liberal Newspaper Rebukes Obama, Calls for IRS Special Prosecutor

Not a SMIDGEN of evidence.
President Obama made headlines in Minneapolis on Thursday, rolling out his “phony scandal” rhetoric to address the cascade of questionable acts now receiving public outrage, and not just from Republicans.


Barack Obama to Ask Congress for $2 Billion in Tax Payer Money to Fix Illegal Aliens Problem Because He Wouldn’t Enforce the Law

Talk about Cloward and Piven on immigration… Reuters is reporting that Barack Obama will ask Congress for more than $2 billion to deal with the influx of illegal alien children that are flooding our borders. First, he doesn't enforce the law that would stop this mess, now he's demanding that we pay for it!

The flood of illegals coming across our southern border has overwhelmed Border Patrol to the point where they are no longer even attempting to stop the invasion (Yes, that's what it is) of illegal aliens coming into the United States.

could this be the place?


Okay--so this is not an important subject, but I posted a week ago about trying to find out the name of a Toledo-area reception hall (no longer in business) that used to have a gazebo outside with peacocks roaming around.

Someone suggested the name of the hall was Berman's. I think that may be it. Does anyone have memories of where Berman's was? A description of the hall and its surroundings?


Good idea here:
Let the people in this area help. And this time, we butt out!

Tim Walberg: Fossil Fuel Neanderthal


members of the UT board of trustees are the jon stainbrooks of education

Joe Zerbey, president and general manager for The Blade and the chairman of the University of Toledo Board of Trustees, in an article in the newspaper has denied that UT President Lloyd Jacobs was asked to leave. This is the latest chapter in what are the bizarre occurrences of the UT Board and its administration.

1) Jacobs, who reveled in his power at UT, just decides that he's going to accept an unpaid fellowship at the Council on Competitiveness. (As an aside, the CEO of that Council was the UT commencement speaker in May.) In the meantime, Jacobs refuses to talk to the media about this decision. Doesn't seem like the type of reaction you would get from someone who is voluntarily leaving.

2) If this was just a matter of Jacobs bowing out early from his contract, why was a new 13-page agreement needed to define the terms of his departure? Along with the more than $1 million severance package, the contract includes a stipulation that the Board won't speak negatively of Jacobs--and vice versa. The implication is that there is a fear on one or both of the parties' parts that this would be likely to happen. What "goods" do they have on each other--and as a public institution, shouldn't we be allowed to know?

I'm just like you

Of course to come hang out with you will require lots of vehicles, many security people, jet fuel to fly out here, expensive hotel stays, and inconvenience to everyone else. But hey it will look like he's doing something while the GDP falls.

Hi, everyone --
Yesterday, I had lunch with a woman named Rebekah at Matt's Bar in Minneapolis.
Rebekah wrote me a letter earlier this spring telling me about the challenges facing her family. More and more, she told me, she and her husband are working harder and harder just to get by.
So I decided to reply to her letter in person.

Jazz Society, African-American Historical Museum, Toledo-Lucas County Library?


Why haven't any of these groups stepped forward to save this house? It is the boyhood home of Art Tatum perhaps the greatest Jazz pianist to have ever lived. It's at City Park and Woodland

Liberal-Quality Of Life


Here's one small example of what liberals call quality of life. This is the splash pad at Savage Park on Vance St. near Nebraska. These were taken today at 2:50p when the temp was 78 degrees and it was muggy. Sounds like a perfect time to take advantage of a free quality of life service from your friendly neighborhood Democrats. Each year the pools lose money, this is why.

Gun Control through the U.N.

President Obama having made repeated suggestions that he would mandate gun restrictions through Executive Order should state and federal legislatures fail to act.

Justices limit cellphone searches after arrests

In a strong defense of digital age privacy, a unanimous Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that police may not generally search the cellphones of people they arrest without first getting search warrants.

Just Say No

From the Husted letter to Stainbrook- Accordingly, under my authority and for the reasons outlined below, I will not appoint either
Kelly Bensman or Benjamin Roberts to serve on the Lucas County Board of Elections.
As you are keenly aware, for three years my office has found itself in the position of regularly
having to intervene at the Lucas County Board of Elections in order to ensure the proper
administration of elections and board operations. My most recent action resulted in the removal
of board members. In taking this action, I laid a framework for all to work within as we move

Free U.S. Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi Suffering with PTSD from Mexican Prison. Sign Petition

Arrested since 4/1/2014, since incarceration his life has been threatened; sustained a neck wound requiring hospitalization and chained in a 4-point restraint, 26+days. The affect of this unjust incarceration on a decorated combat Marine is despairing. Tahmooressi supported by U.S. Consular Services yet low hope.

need help from old-time toledoans


OK--this is probably more like a Toledo Talk question, but I don't have an account on that site--so here goes. My cousins and I were reminiscing about family weddings and we were trying to recall the name of the reception facility that had a gazebo outside of the hall (where many an obligatory wedding party photo was taken). The other thing about it is that we think there were peacocks that roamed the grounds.

A cousin, who wasn't at our gathering, was married at St. Charles church in South Toledo and we all recall it was a lengthy drive to get to that reception facility.

Beautiful Northwest Ohio


Spent the last two days riding my bike through Northwest Ohio as part of the annual Bike To The Bay. There are some beautiful farms out there and a number of family farms that go back one hundred years and more. Some of the family farms were rest stops for us as we biked from Perrysburg to Port Clinton. Those guys are the real backbone of this area, self sufficient, family oriented, productive, and if the number of flags is any indication-patriotic. I managed to burn off a few sandwiches also biking over 120 miles over two days.

UT president is fired--but let's pretend it's his decision

So UT President Lloyd Jacobs is leaving at the end of this month (one year earlier than previously announced) because he’s been “nominated” to be a fellow for some sort of council in Washington. It’s a sabbatical (wink, wink) and he’ll return as a professor of surgery in 2015. Wouldn’t we all love to work someplace that rewards our incompetency by replacing the embarrassment of saying we were "fired" with some lame explanation?

Here’s a look at part of the legacy Jacobs leaves behind:

1) Funeral Parlor?--This is my absolute favorite. When his mother-in-law passed away a few years ago, friends and colleagues were instructed to go to the UT-owned presidential house in Ottawa Hills (which Jacobs never lived in). People were shuttled from a campus parking lot to the house (wonder who paid for that). Most individuals expected they would be paying their respects to the Jacobs, but were surprised to find that Mrs. Jacobs’ mother was laid out in a coffin in the house. Who knew that was even legal? I guess a $400,000-a-year guy couldn’t afford a funeral home.

"Kelly Bensman not tied to the problems of the past" LOL

Jon Stainbrook:

Putting people on that know the process is the first step to getting the board of elections turned around,” Mr. Stainbrook said. “Kelly’s not tied to the problems of the past, and neither is Ben. I’m disappointed that he left John Irish on there.”

Jon must be a real joker, or thinks everyone is stupid, let's refresh on Kelly Bensman:

KKK In Wood County-Michael Brooks

Michael joins me this Monday to talk about his new book at 7:35a. Another veiled attempt by a highschool grad, 3 hour working, union hating, race baiting, Koch bought talk show host to redeem his tattered reputation with those who live in Michigan but don't listen to the show anymore and only hear about it from friends once in a great while, if it happens to come up. It won't work.
Here's me looking penitent

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