Tuesday, August 23, 2005

I don't love this...

First, black bag searches of American homes and businesses, open medical, school and library records, and other assorted infringements of the beloved Constitution - compliments of Bush, Ashcroft and the Republican Congress.

Now Governor Taft and the GOP in our General Assembly want to do the same thing here in Ohio? I wholeheartedly commend The Blade for bringing this to our attention. Read their editorial here. And contact these folks and tell them to just say no.


Anonymous Sepp said...

Seems the Democrats forget how "beloved" the constitution is when it gets to the part about the right to bear arms then they get all fuzzy headed and forgetful. Try this, love the entire document and not just pick and choose the parts you think the people deserve.

11:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's right -- Let the terrorists win! Aren't you the same buffon who held the press conference denouncing the Patriot Act a few years ago that got you thrown out of the building. 9/11, the London Bombings, the Cole bombing ring a bell? I'm sorry, but the ACLU can't protect us from being killed at home. Toughen up Szollosi.

12:56 PM  
Blogger Frank said...

Buffon was an 18th century French naturalist.

I don't agree with everthing the ACLU does, but I will stand with them to fight some of the anti-democratic portions of the so-called Patriot Act. You don't protect democracy with fascism.

You protect democracy by investing in police, fire and rescue - not wartime tax cuts for the top 0.001 of income earners and pay-to-play coin schemes.

I fight pretty damn tough for our local safety forces - they are doing national defense work as far as I'm concerned.

1:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Francis, stop acting like the annoying kid who got picked on in high school. The world is a tough place. We are a far cry from "facism" (a favorite of the liberal left). If you don't want to put up a fight, move to France. Other than Toledo, that's the only other place you'd get elected.

5:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Szollosi for Senate

6:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Before you ask I am not joking

6:52 PM  
Blogger Toledoenne said...

Frank said: "You protect democracy by investing in police, fire and rescue - not wartime tax cuts for the top 0.001 of income earners and pay-to-play coin schemes.

I fight pretty damn tough for our local safety forces - they are doing national defense work as far as I'm concerned."

Then I would assume you did not support Jack Ford when he talked about cutting our Police and Fire due to city budget constraints.

Tell us Frank. Did you support that and support our local safety forces at the same time? If so, how did you explain it to those local safety forces? I'd love to hear about it.

7:43 PM  
Blogger Frank said...

And I'd love to talk about it...

I was then and will remain against police and fire layoffs. You can go ahead and click "print" now.

I'm grateful to announce that over the weekend I received a letter of endorsement from the Toledo Fire Fighters Union, Local 92. And I'm looking forward to upcoming interviews with the Patrolman's Association and Command Officers.

9:27 PM  
Blogger Frank said...

And by the way, the Mayor had everything on the table to force everyone on the budget task force, including myself, to come up with ways to tighten the belt.

Unlike many cities in the Midwest, Toledo did not layoff police and fire. I'd say the Mayor was pretty tough, and relieved to not only NOT layoff police and fire, but made sure other municipal employees had utility and other non-general fund positions to bump to.

It was just before Christmas last year, and I wanted an assurance noone from any bargaining units got a pink slip.

It's pretty bad, the AFSCME & teamster folks with Finkbeiner, not only did he double-cross them when he was mayor, he'll absolutely double-cross them again after they help him try and get back onto the 22nd floor. (which he won't)

But I know the unions have other considerations besides layoffs.

9:49 PM  
Blogger Toledoenne said...

Is it possible to post a comment without slamming the competition?
Trust me. I like Carty about as much as I like Ford - zilch.

Thank you for answering my question. You now have 1 good mark in my book, but you've got a lot of ground to make up! :)

10:34 PM  
Anonymous Sepp said...

The whole safety services layoff drama seemed kinda staged from the start. Pretty much a normal ploy for a candidate with everything to lose. Create the drama, let it stew for a few weeks, and then at the last minute come out with a solution. I found it odd that Ford was up all night pouring over the city finance records (anyone have an idea howmuch paperwork that is!?) and then just happens to "find" 6 million dollars that the city "forgot" about.

Excuse me sir is this yours?...Oh, yes! it's that six million dollars...must have forgot I had that!

11:42 AM  
Blogger WhiteAfricanAmerican said...

Yo! Frankie.

A couple of things.

"You don't protect democracy with fascism."

What do you know of fascism, eh?

I'd wager nothing. All you think you know centers around a clinical perspective taught to you by some college professor who, in turn learned his from someone.

None of you have ever experienced living under the boot of the facist.

Do do us all a favor. Restrict your comments and comparisons to things you really understand.

"You protect democracy by investing in police, fire and rescue - not wartime tax cuts for the top 0.001 of income earners and pay-to-play coin schemes."

And you sure as hell don't defend it by stealing national secrets from the Archives, ignoring terror threats despite what Military Intel tells you a full YEAR AND A HALF before an attack on this country.

You and your DNC buddies are in no position to be pointing fingers.

By the way, who was it that was standing ready to lay off Police and Firemen last year?

8:00 AM  
Blogger Frank said...

Just caught this post WAA, "yo" back to you, sir.

As a matter of fact, my grandfather was thrown into prison during WWII for not fighting for the Nazi's - he almost died of starvation, which would have made it difficult for me to be writing this reply here this evening. I talk to all four of grandparents about their lives and times often, and am grateful to those who've protected our country the past 100 years. We need to balance rights with responsibilities, protecting our way of life and our civil liberties.

Several of my colleagues on council considered supporting the layoffs, none actually wanted to, nor did the Mayor. I did not consider supporting the layoffs.

6:56 PM  

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