Monday, December 31, 2007

Looking Back at 2007

I thought I'd end the year with a look back at some of the calls I made a mere 12 months ago. Some were good, others didn't pan out quite as well as I'd hoped.

So, with no further ado:
Unemployment in Ohio will rise above 6%. Unemployment in October reached 5.9%, with November at 5.6%. We won't get December numbers until next month, but I'm going to call this one a qualified sort-of...

No border fence with Mexico. Nope, don't see one yet. *ding*

Hillary will wait before announcing her candidacy. *buzz* I admit, I missed this one. And look where it's gotten her - a big early boost, followed by falling numbers that may cost her in Iowa.

No ground will be broken on new arena. Missed this one by a couple of months - and was feeling quite secure with winter coming on.

Fees on garbage pickup. A big *ding* on this one. And to think, the "temporary" 3/4% income tax hasn't been repealed.

Erie Street Market to remain closed. In all fairness, has anyone realized it is open? Look for a possible resolution to this money pit from City Council on Jan. 2. (yeah, right)

Steam Plant shows not sign of progress. Can I get a "whoop whoop"? Well, the David and Jimmy Show sure did, with new tax credits!

Southwyck Mall remains on It is still listed as a "museum." *ding*

Blade labor dispute to last several months. The issue lasted into July - I do believe that qualifies. *ding*


LisaRenee said...

I'll give you a *whoop whoop* on the Steamplant.

I hope you have a wonderful New Year.


Barb said...

Nice to hear from you at long last, RWT!

I was down by the Erie St. Market late last night trying to postmark mail by 2007 --very colorful looking. I remember that it was one of Marcy Kaptur's pork projects. I always get lost down there because there are two post offices --aren't there? in downtown Toledo? and the main one on St. Clair is hard to find if you don't go there often. we were looking on Erie st. but I had a vague memory that the P.O. was east of the market. but the map my son pulled off the internet was absolutely no help and may have been for a P.O. on Erie --there is one separate from the one on St. Clair? We didn't find it either.

My son in law says the proposed development downtown using more city dollars is a waste --because no one wants to go down town for their entertainment. I see Spaghetti Warehouse is still holding forth.

I live near Southwyck and am sorry for its demise --I hope it revives because I can't imagine these outdoor malls remaining popular except now for the novelty. I would think the baby boomers would prefer getting inside and on their scooters! A scooter mall where everyone can ride --I can see this as REALLY fun and entertaining! Need traffic cops, of course.

mud_rake said...

barb says you block my comments because I'm too far left.

Speaking of left, have you left this blog?

Right Wing Toledo said...

No Muck, I don't block comments because you're too far left. The comments I block (yours or others) are often because they stray off topic or deviate into the personal attack.

As to my absense from this blog, a post is forthcomming regarding this.