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Michael Vick indicted - This guy and his brother have always just missed the reach of the long arm of the law. It now appears he will get caught on this one.
posted by MikeyA to sports at 01:38 P.M. EST on Wed Jul 18, 2007 26 comments
Ohio worker confidence slips but still higher than last year - This is based on Rasmussen's reporting on the Hudson Employment Index. I was actually surprised that it's been this high over the last few months.
posted by MikeyA to business at 10:42 A.M. EST on Fri Jan 05, 2007 11 comments
Stopping the Brain Drain - The results of Carty's survey are out and here is his solution. To start hiring the young people from the local colleges and high schools.
posted by MikeyA to culture at 11:26 A.M. EST on Sun Dec 24, 2006 77 comments
Buckeye Cable and BCSN. A waste? - I have DirectTV and I love it. My parents have Buckeye. They contemplated switching to DirectTV but I encouraged them not to switch when Buckeye added BCSN because my family is HUGE college football and high school football fans.
posted by MikeyA to entertainment at 08:14 A.M. EST on Tue Nov 21, 2006 23 comments
231 years ago tomorrow the government gave birth to one of the most feared military forces of all time. - 10 November is my birthday. I was born in a bar called Tun Tavern in Philadelphia Pennsylvania. I am the United States Marine Corps. I have encircled the globe many times over. I come to the aid of America's citizens in every climate and place be it by air, land, and sea.
posted by MikeyA to history at 11:16 A.M. EST on Thu Nov 09, 2006 12 comments
Did John Kerry give up the farm to the GOP? - The conservatives were hot on the issue of this comment from Sen. Kerry ... "You know, education, if you make the most of it, you study hard, you do your homework, you make an effort to be smart, you can do well. If you don't, you get stuck in Iraq."
posted by MikeyA to politics at 08:31 A.M. EST on Wed Nov 01, 2006 133 comments
Council hopeful comes out against trash policy - I know we've all discussed this stupid policy but city council hopeful and fellow toledotalker Dave Schulz is the first candidate I've seen to openly criticize this policy in the media.
posted by MikeyA to politics at 02:00 P.M. EST on Mon Oct 30, 2006 12 comments
Local News on the radio - I seriously hope one of the AM channels in town can put together some decent local talk during the day. It seems the trend here is that if it's local people will only listen during the drive time. While I do listen to the radio during the day I don't like any of the Toledo programming and I immediately pull up my XM radio.
posted by MikeyA to media at 07:46 P.M. EST on Fri Oct 20, 2006 25 comments
Army gets a new slogan - The Army is getting a new slogan. "Army Strong" will replace "Army of One". When the Army of One commercials came out myself and many of my fellow Marines laughed at it. It was counterproductive to the values taught to us of working as a team, protecting each other, and accomplishing the mission first and foremost.
posted by MikeyA to media at 07:26 A.M. EST on Thu Oct 19, 2006 36 comments
Halloween ideas? - A few years ago I became angered when I observed that no one in my area was doing anything to "scare" the kids in my area on halloween. They put up a few cutsy decorations and passed out their candy and that was it.
posted by MikeyA to entertainment at 08:24 A.M. EST on Thu Oct 12, 2006 19 comments
The coming ballot - Well it looks as if COSI will be on the ballot. I'm glad because I didn't support this venture when it went in in the mid 90's and I said it probably wouldn't be profitable. Now it's in trouble and they want the taxpayers to foot the bill. My vote is going to be a big NO! I can think of 15 different things that could go in there and be profitable. It costs too much already for what it offers. If COSI wants to continue in Toledo the only way I'd support it is if it were attached to the Zoo or the Museaum (where I already give my taxes).
posted by MikeyA to culture at 07:02 A.M. EST on Thu Aug 24, 2006 16 comments
Military dismisses more homosexuals - I saw this and it caught my eye because when I was on active duty I had dealt with this same problem.
posted by MikeyA to news at 09:45 P.M. EST on Mon Aug 14, 2006 209 comments
Terrorists stopped in Marietta - I think if anything the terrorists were relieved they weren't stopped in the Toledo area so they wouldn't have to pay the "fee" Toledo charges for responding on top of all those Federal charges they'll be hit with.
posted by MikeyA to news at 10:25 A.M. EST on Thu Aug 10, 2006 18 comments
Area Irish Pubs - Having just moved from the Metro DC area there is one thing I know they have that Toledo does not have. A REAL IRISH PUB. I've been to a couple of the "Irish Pub's" in the south end but anyone who's been to one of the popular ones ones in Boston, DC, or anywhere along the East coast knows these are not real pubs.
posted by MikeyA to entertainment at 05:43 P.M. EST on Sun Jul 16, 2006 32 comments
Soliciting for a smoking ban - Well the Amer. Cancer Society had their signature getters out this weekend. I ran into them in the parking lot of the Springfield Meadows Target. I politely refused to sign the petition but then I thought about it and decided to inform the Target management they had solicitors on their property because I felt that since I couldn't solicit on Target property for Toys for Tots then they shouldn't be allowed to solicit to prevent Ohioans from taking part in a perfectly legal action.
posted by MikeyA to commentary at 02:06 P.M. EST on Sat Jul 01, 2006 233 comments
I hate agreeing with Russ Lemmon but... - I really hate agreeing with Russ Lemmon but I think he really nailed WSPD right on the head today. Brian Wilson's new lineup is starting to imitate the Frantz/Schaffer lineup but with less entertainment.
posted by MikeyA to media at 10:39 A.M. EST on Mon Jun 26, 2006 26 comments
My Weekend in Toledo - I thought I'd go out and enjoy our town with my nephew who's visiting for the weekend. He's three so I knew of plenty for us to do.
posted by MikeyA to outdoors at 07:55 P.M. EST on Sat Jun 10, 2006 16 comments
Marina District Ideas - I'm tired of the debate about the arena and the Marina District and Bass Pro Shops. Obviously for anything to get done the County needs to be the one to get the ball rolling. So here's my idea.
posted by MikeyA to entertainment at 08:31 A.M. EST on Tue May 30, 2006 12 comments