Seven bite-size Lemmon Drops to nibble on while adjusting to those dreary pre-6 p.m. sunsets:
The National Socialist Movement a group that most of us hadn't even heard of a month ago seems intent on turning our lives upside down. It is planning to return to Toledo before the end of the year.
Not that the neo-Nazis sought our consent for either visit.
About 15 white supremists came here Oct. 15 to supposedly challenge two local black gangs. Toledo Police canceled the march, but the supremists' presence helped to ignite a riot that drew national media coverage. It was one of the ugliest days in Toledo history.
Not that the neo-Nazis care about wrongly painting Toledo as a racially divided city.
If rhetoric on the Web site overthrow.com is any indication, they will be more organized next time. And a "mandatory" training session which includes "riot/protest scenario wargaming" suggests they will be more aggressive.
Not that the neo-Nazis will help offset the law-enforcement expenses for either visit.
We are being used by an organization that promotes hate. All because we couldn't keep our emotions in check 15 days ago.
Shame on us for being outsmarted by bigots. Now, our city is playing a central role in their "divide and conquer" strategy.
It's going to take extraordinary political leadership to navigate this minefield.
How about honoring someone with local ties, such as Art Tatum or Jamie Farr?
The Star Wars film ranks No. 7 on the theater's list of top box-office draws this year.
Raise your hand if you're still buying the "business decision" reason for the theater rejecting a week-long screening of Twist of Faith.
"Isn't it a little bit ironic that Jim and Lou's bar had a violation-free inspection on Oct. 3?" he wrote. "Looks like it's too late for a green stamp from [WTVG-TV, Channel 13, and its Restaurant Report Card]."
(Background: Jim and Lou's bar was destroyed by fire during the riot.)
Ah, the power of advertising.