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Council votes to apologize; resolution aims to squelch mayor vs. Marines flap (Toledo OH..)
Toledo Blade ^

Posted on 02/13/2008 6:45:14 PM PST by Sub-Driver

Council votes to apologize; resolution aims to squelch mayor vs. Marines flap

Toledo City Council yesterday attempted to quell the controversy surrounding Mayor Carty Finkbeiner’s order to cancel a Marine Corps warfare training exercise downtown with a unanimous vote of apology.

Without discussion, the 12-member council approved a resolution apologizing to Company A, 1st Battalion, 24th Marines, based in Grand Rapids, Mich., for the mayor’s action Friday afternoon.

Mr. Finkbeiner, who has refused to apologize and has defended his decision, yesterday declined to say whether he would sign the resolution or if he believed the controversy would hinder the city’s attempt to renew the 0.75 percent income tax on the March 4 ballot.

Katerina Bekyarska, a spokesman for Mr. Finkbeiner, said the mayor had not seen the resolution and has 10 days to consider signing it.

Regarding the effect on the tax renewal, Ms. Bekyarska relayed the mayor’s comment: “We’ll see on March 5.”

People on both sides of the Marine issue testified before a council committee yesterday. Many blasted the mayor, and some even called for his resignation.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Ohio
KEYWORDS: apology; citycouncil; finkbeiner; marines; mayor; toledo; usmc
toss the mayor out on his rear end next election..
1 posted on 02/13/2008 6:45:22 PM PST by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver
Good idea, then he could move to Berkeley and run for Mayor there.
2 posted on 02/13/2008 6:51:17 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: Sub-Driver
toss the mayor out on his rear end next election..

Liberals would argue that sociopaths are safer in the controlled environment, like mayor's office, then being loose on the streets.
3 posted on 02/13/2008 7:01:05 PM PST by alecqss
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To: smoothsailing; Sub-Driver

I emailed him and told him he’d be welcome in Berkeley if he ever goes to California, among other things. I got a canned response from his office but it was just a bunch of mush. lol


4 posted on 02/13/2008 7:15:38 PM PST by jazusamo (DefendOurMarines.org | DefendOurTroops.org)
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To: BurbankKarl

Ping


5 posted on 02/13/2008 7:31:28 PM PST by freema (Proud Marine Niece, Daughter, Wife, Friend, Sister, Cousin, Mom and FRiend)
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To: Sub-Driver
Mr. Finkbeiner, who has refused to apologize and has defended his decision, yesterday declined to say whether he would sign the resolution or if he believed the controversy would hinder the city’s attempt to renew the 0.75 percent income tax on the March 4 ballot.

He has the mind of a child.

6 posted on 02/13/2008 7:37:41 PM PST by JoJo Gunn (Help control the Leftist population. Have them spayed or neutered. )
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To: Sub-Driver
Who is going to pay for the Marines’ 8 hour bus ride ?
Not Toledo ? I thought so.

Semper Fi

7 posted on 02/13/2008 7:39:52 PM PST by stylin19a
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To: JoJo Gunn

The King is a Fink!


8 posted on 02/13/2008 7:42:32 PM PST by Crim (Dont frak with the Zeitgeist....)
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To: jazusamo
I got a canned response from his office but it was just a bunch of mush.

He must have recorded it himself.

9 posted on 02/13/2008 7:55:19 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: Sub-Driver

Carty Finkbeiner...nah...I refuse to be taken in by the Onion or Scrapple again...no way, no how...Carty Finkbeiner...BWAAAHAAAHAAA!!!!


10 posted on 02/13/2008 8:08:40 PM PST by Sudetenland (Mike Huckabee=Bill Clinton. Can we afford another Clinton in the White House...from either party?)
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To: Sub-Driver
Mr. Finkbeiner

ROTFL! It's too funny to ignore. I propose that "Finkbeiner" be incorporated into FReeper lore, similarly to "Clymer".

Finkbeiner: "A traitorous scumbag busybody local government official".

11 posted on 02/13/2008 8:23:43 PM PST by rfp1234 (Phodopus campbelli: household ruler since July 2007.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Read more at toledoblade.com

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12 posted on 02/13/2008 8:27:13 PM PST by rfp1234 (Phodopus campbelli: household ruler since July 2007.)
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To: rfp1234

The Moronic Mayors (Mister Finbeiner and Master Bates).


13 posted on 02/13/2008 8:29:11 PM PST by rfp1234 (Phodopus campbelli: household ruler since July 2007.)
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