Friday, May 1, 2009

TFP Column: Konop Shows His Stripes ...

Once again, the publisher and editor in chief of the Toledo Free Press have gambled with their reputations (and perhaps their fortunes) by printing the political rantings of a stogie-smoking Curmudgeon. This weekend, I decided that some of the nonsense over stimulus package money being perpetrated by Lucas County Commisioner and mayoral candidate Ben Konop needed a bit of light shined on it.
As usual though, there is much more to this weeks TFP than my bit of insanity.
  • Michael Miller talks about his continuing experience with the Red-light cameras in Toledo
  • Tom Morrissey gets trashed by those who feel that only the Big 3 make quality or patriotic automobiles.
  • Publisher Tom Pounds throws the gauntlet down to those who would threaten the TFP
  • You can even read about (and hear) the winner of the "Song of Toledo" project.
It looks like a sunny weekend here in NW Ohio, so pull out that lounge chair, grab a cool drink (smoke 'em if you got 'em) and enjoy some great reading.


Winky Twinky said...

Excellent article, Tim! I couldn't agree's people like young Ben there who make Toledo look even worse from the outside, and residents like me feel apologetic for living here...yeah, that's just what this city needs more of...

Tim Higgins said...


Thanks for the compliment. I know that this probably takes me off of Young Ben's Christmas card list, but I'm prepare to make the sacrifice.

Roland Hansen said...

Young Ben's Christmas card list???
Isn't he Jewish?

Tim Higgins said...


Somehow I doubt the principles of any kind prevent Young Ben from sending out the "politically" correct cards of every season

Hooda Thunkit said...


I always look forward to reading "The FREEP" on line every Friday morning.

As usual, good job everyone!

(Like I would expect anything less...)