Good news: Toledo moves to shut down Joe the Plumber

posted at 6:27 pm on October 16, 2008 by Allahpundit

Look on the bright side. The media’s finally starting to vet acquaintances of Barack Obama.

Wurzelbacher registered as an apprentice with the Ohio State Apprenticeship Council in November 2003, according to Dennis Evans, spokesman with the Department of Job and Family Services. Records show his training, which was sponsored by A & W Newell Co. of Toledo, should have been wrapped last year.

“We don’t have a record of completion,” Evans said. “All we know is that he registered in the program and has gone through to the point where we should have record of completion, but we don’t.”

And that’s not the only record that’s missing from Wurzelbacher’s file. He doesn’t have a plumbing license required by the city of Toledo to practice, according to a staffer with the Toledo Division of Building Inspection. Wurzelbacher, who now works for Newell Plumbing & Heating Co., said the owner, Al Newell, has a plumbing license and that “because he works for someone else, he doesn’t need a license.”

But even that’s not true, according to the Toledo Division of Building Inspection. Wurzelbacher can’t legally do plumbing work without a license, regardless of his boss’s certification.

A staff person with the Toledo Division of Building Inspection told On Call this afternoon that her division will contact Wurzelbacher to notify him that he can’t work without a license.

“We’re trying to track him down,” she said.

Also revealed: His boss’s business probably doesn’t bring in anywhere near $250,000 a year so he should stop dreaming about turning it into one that does and what that might mean for his taxes. Which should be easy enough; he’ll probably be out of work soon anyway. Should have known better than to ask a media darling a tough question before your affairs were in order, Joe. Exit question: The law’s the law and it is, after all, his own fault for not having the papers he needs. If, say, an illegal alien had asked McCain a tough question and some righty media source responded by bringing his status to light, would the left feel the same way?


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The lesson to be learned is that you do not have a right to expose a demoncrate for what they are on a public media. They just cannot tolerate the truth being told about their real goal – domination of your life for their good.

MSGTAS on October 18, 2008 at 11:00 AM

how can the media’s disdain for joe public(no pun intended) be so overt yet not percieved by the masses.. hopefully they are getting this..

DarianCounts on October 18, 2008 at 5:17 PM

Those dopes don’t get it. I’m Joe the Plumber.

And I hope Joe makes a pile for the stuff he’s taking.

JAW on October 19, 2008 at 6:43 PM

Just what the hell does Joe’s status as a plumber have to do with him asking a simple question? Welcome to the world of the KGB!!
Just a question….where the hell are all these millions $$ coming from that are pumped into Obama’s campaign every month? Is anyone even curious? Sure as hell can’t be coming from the millions of “poor” he so eloquently pushes his propaganda on! My take? This was the real reason for his European tour. A closer look will probably lead to the discovery of millions of dollars flowing in from overseas sources and masked as smaller donations.

I’m Jo the plumber and I’m mad as hell!!

hopefloats on October 20, 2008 at 8:38 AM

Just what the hell does Joe’s status as a plumber have to do with him asking a simple question? Welcome to the world of the KGB!!
Just a question….where the hell are all these millions $$ coming from that are pumped into Obama’s campaign every month? Is anyone even curious? Sure as hell can’t be coming from the millions of “poor” he so eloquently pushes his propaganda on! My take? This was the real reason for his European tour. A closer look will probably lead to the discovery of millions of dollars flowing in from overseas sources and masked as smaller donations.

I’m Jo the plumber and I’m mad as hell!!

hopefloats on October 20, 2008 at 8:38 AM

I could not have said this any better!

KMC1 on October 24, 2008 at 8:25 PM

Ohio State officials had time to check into this poor man’s background but had no time to check into fraudulent voter registrations?
AmericanUnderground on November 3, 2008 at 1:26 PM

But but they also checked into Joe’s voter registration and when he voted!

“Linda Howe, executive director of the Lucas County Board of Elections, said a Samuel Joseph Worzelbacher, whose address and age match Joe the Plumber’s, registered in Lucas County on Sept. 10, 1992.”

“He voted in his first primary on March 4 of this year, registering as a Republican.”
“Ms. Howe said that the name may be misspelled in the database”

WOW I though our voting was privet, isn’t that why we go into a both to vote?

From the Toledo blade
“Wurzelbacher registered as an apprentice with the Ohio State Apprenticeship Council in November 2003, according to Dennis Evans, spokesman with the Department of Job and Family Services.

Dennis Evans, spokesman with the “Department of Job and Family Services”

OPPPS so much for Helen Jones-Kelley claim that NONE of the info they got was released to the press.

BTW is Dennis Evans a license spokeshole?

DSchoen on November 3, 2008 at 7:10 PM

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