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Georgie Porgie ran away

In retrospect, it had to happen this way. The end would not come with any sound and fury. There would be no splash, no bang. Instead, it had to some with a meek and soft “farewell.” Thus endeth the story of Georgie Porgie the Finance Director and his eight point two million blunder. Just like

We Don’t Like Flowers As Much As Tom Waniewski

Earlier this week, The Blade published an article with one of the worst quotes we’ve ever heard from a local politician: “If a woman has her flowerpot stolen that is as much of a crime as someone shot in the central city.” That was Tom Waniewski, a Republican Toledo District 5 councilman currently running for Mayor of

Plus c’est la même chose, Deux: Why Tom for Mayor is a bad idea

Two down, one to go. We’ve spent the last two columns taking down two of the Big Three candidates for Toledo Mayor. First we laid out the case why incumbent Mayor Paula Hicks Hudson does not deserve re-election. Then we methodically took apart challenger and LC Treasurer Wade Kapszukiewicz. If neither of them deserves to

Plus c’est la même chose

Call us naysayers. Call us curmudgeons. Call us doom and gloom sticks in the mud. Whatever. This is how we see it. Last column we made the case for why Toledo Mayor Hicks Hudson shouldn’t be mayor. Let her shower you with flowers and rainbows, we brought the never ending rain clouds. That doesn’t mean

Breeding the law: A Quick and Dirty Breakdown of Senate Bill 331

Few recent pieces of Ohio legislation have caused as much outrage among animal rights activists as Senate Bill 331. Sponsored by Senator Bob Petersen (R., Sabina), SB 331 proposes regulations—arguably, deregulations—regarding the sale of dogs from breeders to pet stores. The bill, supported by Petland, an Ohio-based private corporation boycotted by activists for doing business

The Case against the Mayor

It’s time for a change. Or so it seems. We’re talking about a change at the top of T-Town guvmint. Where the buck stops. The twenty-second floor of one guvmint center. We need a new mayor. That’s the premise for today’s installment of Hubris by Hildo. We realize Mayor Paula Hicks Hudson will eagerly lay