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Voinovich: Administration "fucked up" the Iraq war - WASHINGTON (CNN) — A Republican senator says he warned top White House aide Karl Rove that President Bush quickly needs to craft a workable plan to withdraw U.S. troops fom Iraq in order to salvage his legacy.
posted by anonymouscoward to politics at 05:43 P.M. EST on Mon Jul 16, 2007 8 comments
Czarty declares War on Trees downtown - Yeah, I had me a nice spot where I parked downtown, until that bastard Czarty and his people cut down the perfectly fine trees planted in the sidewalk.
posted by anonymouscoward to environment at 07:52 P.M. EST on Mon Jul 09, 2007 15 comments
Any place that refills laser toner? - I know places like Walgreens can refill many inkjet cartridges, but is there anywhere around here the can refill laser toner? I've got a few printers with hard-to-find/no remanufactured available toner cartridges and I'd like to get them refilled cheap. Yeah, I could do it myself, but I feel I'm still being ripped off just for a bottle of toner sold online... and since I fix printers all day I don't want to muck with more toner myself.
posted by anonymouscoward to technology at 06:30 P.M. EST on Fri Jul 06, 2007 5 comments
Where to eat lunch in downtown Toledo - So I am now working in downtown. In case I'll ever be able to devote my unpaid lunch hour to something other than working, what's to eat in downtown?
posted by anonymouscoward to food at 06:36 P.M. EST on Sun Jan 21, 2007 16 comments
Anyone here work at GM Powertrain? What rumors have you heard? - I heard something about both 1300 people having taken the buyouts/early retirement and a second new transmission, possibly front-wheel, coming in as well. Anyone heard this or heard differently?
posted by anonymouscoward to business at 08:47 P.M. EST on Wed Dec 20, 2006 2 comments
Half of Teachers Don't Know Proper Apostrophe Use - Half of ToledoTalkers don't either. Bob the Angry Flower would like a few words with those of you who abuse the apostrophe.
posted by anonymouscoward to education at 11:10 P.M. EST on Sun Nov 26, 2006 47 comments
Big Oil Deliberately Squeezes Supply For Obscene Profits - [...]an Associated Press analysis suggests that big oil companies have been crimping supplies in subtler ways across the country for years. And tighter supplies tend to drive up prices.
posted by anonymouscoward to business at 05:22 P.M. EST on Sun Nov 26, 2006 8 comments
Financial Aid falls short for low-income and minority students - Mags and others here think there's plenty of financial aid available... and they're wrong.
posted by anonymouscoward to education at 12:07 P.M. EST on Wed Nov 22, 2006 20 comments
Wal-Mart's goal: 40% part-time workers, wage caps? - Investment analysts and store managers say Wal-Mart executives have told them the company wants to transform its work force to 40 percent part-time from 20 percent, the Times reported.
posted by anonymouscoward to business at 01:10 P.M. EST on Mon Oct 02, 2006 68 comments
M.B.A. students more likely to cheat - A survey of 5,331 students at 32 graduate schools in the United States and Canada found an "alarming" amount of cheating across disciplines, but more among the nation's future business leaders. Fifty-six percent of graduate business students admitted they had cheated at least once in the last year, compared with 47 percent of non-business students.
posted by anonymouscoward to education at 09:08 A.M. EST on Wed Sep 20, 2006 9 comments
Another attempt to teach Flying Spaghetti Monsterism in Ohio Schools - CINCINNATI - Americans who question evolution are testing a new tactic in Ohio, arguing that schools should be required to discuss all controversial issues from creation to stem cell research and global warming.
posted by anonymouscoward to education at 11:51 P.M. EST on Wed Sep 06, 2006 29 comments
Entry Level Job Wages Fall, Fewer Jobs Offer Benefits - Full text below in case this ends up behind the NYTimes "free registration". Bolding is my emphasis.
posted by anonymouscoward to business at 11:00 P.M. EST on Mon Sep 04, 2006 49 comments
U.S. DRIVERS SUBSIDIZE EUROPEAN GASOLINE!! - WASHINGTON, Aug 31 (Reuters) - U.S. drivers helped to boost Big Oil's record profits more than their European counterparts, by paying more for gasoline once taxes were taken out at the pump, according to a report released on Thursday.
posted by anonymouscoward to business at 07:14 A.M. EST on Fri Sep 01, 2006 6 comments
Who are the lefties here? - Just want to know if we have any southpaws here and who they are, out of curiousity. Wondering if there's anything to a study that tied handedness to religion and political views.
posted by anonymouscoward to other at 03:00 A.M. EST on Sat Aug 26, 2006 19 comments
Downloads boost music sales - In 2006, Screen Digest predicts that Europeans will spend 280m euros (£189m) buying music online.
posted by anonymouscoward to entertainment at 06:31 A.M. EST on Fri Aug 25, 2006 10 comments
Flying Toilet Terror Labs -- Why the liquid bomb plot is BS - So, you got all scared about the liquid bomb plot. How much do you really know about chemistry and the purported type of bomb? Read both pages of this lovely snarktastic article and see how easily you've been duped.
posted by anonymouscoward to politics at 04:36 P.M. EST on Wed Aug 23, 2006 10 comments
As if the Feds don't have enough to do, conservatives call for a War on Porn - A coalition of conservative groups that "strongly believe" hotel porn is prosecutable have issued an "urgent appeal" to the Department of Justice to "immediately investigate" two leading in-room adult movie distributors, RAW STORY has found.
posted by anonymouscoward to culture at 12:22 A.M. EST on Wed Aug 23, 2006 15 comments
Sci-Fi cancells Stargate: SG-1 - SCI FI Channel confirmed that it will not renew its record-breaking original series Stargate SG-1 for another season, but will pick up its spinoff series Stargate Atlantis for a fourth year. SG-1 aired its 200th episode on Aug. 18, and the SF series is the longest-running SF show on American television.
posted by anonymouscoward to entertainment at 04:21 A.M. EST on Tue Aug 22, 2006 27 comments
Bush admits no WMDs in Iraq, we won't leave Iraq as long as he's in office - From the transcript: "Now, look, part of the reason we went into Iraq was -- the main reason we went into Iraq at the time was we thought he had weapons of mass destruction. It turns out he didn't"
posted by anonymouscoward to politics at 04:10 P.M. EST on Mon Aug 21, 2006 37 comments
Gas Stations Screw Port Clinton Again - $2.82/gallon in Port Clinton, $2.79/gallon in Oak Harbor, and as of posting there's only three stations with gas prices at $2.82/gal on ToledoGasPrices.com -- and NONE above that. Would anyone like to reason WHY this is?
posted by anonymouscoward to business at 11:02 P.M. EST on Fri Aug 18, 2006 27 comments
Wal*Mart issues "voter guide" criticizing Democrats to its employees - NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- Wal-Mart Stores is hitting back at some leading Democratic presidential hopefuls who have joined with the company's critics recently.
posted by anonymouscoward to politics at 04:32 P.M. EST on Wed Aug 16, 2006 63 comments
Ohio #1 in Job Losses - The 217,000 jobs that vanished from all of Ohio's goods-producing industries between 1997 and last year -- along with their $9.3 billion in average annual wages -- were the biggest losses of any state in the nation. The state's 15.7 percent decline in total average annual wages also ranked Ohio dead last.
posted by anonymouscoward to business at 12:24 A.M. EST on Mon Aug 14, 2006 135 comments
ACLU files lawsuit on behalf of right-wing nutjob Christian fundies' right to protest at funerals - Well, I guess all the ACLU bashers who go on about how the ACLU is a pile of pinko commie liberal anti-Christians will have to shut up and eat it.
posted by anonymouscoward to culture at 02:42 A.M. EST on Mon Jul 24, 2006 112 comments
Progress on the Marina District? Savage Hall? Nepotism at Owens following a tuition increase? O RLY? YA RLY (and miscellaneous snarky A/C commentary and questions about Toledo) - So Dillin is in and they're supposed to start moving dirt in two weeks, according to 13 NEWS as well.
posted by anonymouscoward to commentary at 02:24 A.M. EST on Wed Jul 19, 2006 32 comments
Why is my use of obscenity a problem when our President and VP use dirty words too? - So Dick Cheney said "go f--k yourself" to a Senator on the floor of the Senate, and Bush can use the s-word to describe Hezbollah's actions to British Prime Minister Tony Blair, but people on this board criticize my mouth? What the f--k? And let's not forget how the FCC's got a hard-on for penalizing anyone for anything they deem obscene. Y'all impeached Clinton for getting a b--wj-b in the Oval Office, because extramarital sexual acts are bad, getting them in the Oval Office is worse, and it's super double plus wrong to lie about it. Why aren't you impeaching Bush and Cheney for their potty mouths? If you're prepared to accept this behavior from your elected leaders, then why criticize ME? And if you're not prepared to accept it from them, then you ought to be punishing THEM "pour encourager les autres".
posted by anonymouscoward to culture at 04:34 P.M. EST on Mon Jul 17, 2006 42 comments
Pinball around the Toledo area? - Can anyone tell me the locations of playable pinball machines in and around Toledo/Northwest Ohio? I'm trying to build a database for a friend.
posted by anonymouscoward to entertainment at 11:11 P.M. EST on Tue Jul 11, 2006 8 comments
Gubernatorial candidates don't care to debate in Toledo - Republican Secretary of State Kenneth Blackwell and Democratic U.S. Rep. Ted Strickland will debate in Youngstown, Cincinnati and Columbus, with a fourth debate tentatively set for Cleveland, according to a joint statement the campaigns released.
posted by anonymouscoward to politics at 03:02 A.M. EST on Fri Jul 07, 2006 35 comments
Rupert Murdoch, head of News Corp (Fox News), to host fundraiser for Hillary Clinton -
Ray: Fire and brimstone coming down from the skies. Rivers and seas boiling.
Egon: Forty years of darkness. Earthquakes, volcanoes...
Winston: The dead rising from the grave.
Venkman: Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together - mass hysteria. - More>>
posted by anonymouscoward to media at 05:15 P.M. EST on Wed May 10, 2006 17 comments
Tom Cruise to eat placenta after Katie Holmes gives birth - I've seen a lot of things on the Internet that have made me want to puke (the exploding whale, goatse.cx, and Stuff That Shall Not Be Named), but this is the first time I've READ something that made me choke back vomit.
posted by anonymouscoward to parenting at 03:05 P.M. EST on Tue Apr 18, 2006 23 comments