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Archive for June, 2008

Watered Down

Monday, June 30th, 2008

The word is in on the number of signatures collected by Taxpayer Party candidate John Waterman.  So far Waterman has 128 reported signatures that means he has to collect 32, 872 by the end of today.  Do you believe in miracles?

My Brother From Another Mother

Sunday, June 29th, 2008

I’m wrapping up my business trip to St. Louis this morning, but I had to share this story from dinner last night. My old law school friends and I got together and started talking about the Presidential race. One of my good friends who is a true-hearted conservative from Kansas asked me who I thought […]

Lock and Load

Thursday, June 26th, 2008

The U.S. Supreme Court has said you have an individual right to own a gun. It also said you do not have the individual right to own a weapon that can be fired from the shoulder. The opinion in D.C v. Heller went through a very detailed (157 pages) analysis of the 2nd Amendment. In […]

Watch Out

Thursday, June 26th, 2008

I’m taking a few days off to go play attorney in Missouri. In the meanwhile, I’m leaving the forum open for you guys and gals to talk about whatever floats your boat. Here are a couple things to watch out for while I’m out. Watch for the GOP to select youth worker Gabrielle Campo as […]

Why Can’t We Be Friends?

Wednesday, June 25th, 2008

I’m trying to figure out what’s up with Democratic candidate for Governor Jill Long Thompson and former candidate Jim Schellinger.  Schellinger wrote an op-ed piece for the Ft. Wayne Journal Gazette reflecting on the primary.  He said while running a statewide campaign was challenging, he enjoyed meeting with Hoosiers from across Indiana.  He also admitted […]

The Just Us League

Tuesday, June 24th, 2008

I’ve been spending some time going over the recent lawsuit filed by the League of Women Voters of Indiana over the state’s Voter ID law.  Although the law was upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court, the League argues it violates the State Constitution. The League says Voter ID violates Article 2, Section 2 of the […]

Your Government In-Action

Monday, June 23rd, 2008

Here are the three big things that happened at tonight’s City-County Council Meeting. The Council approved a measure putting the issue of keeping the township assessors on the November ballot. It also voted down a procedural motion which would have allowed you to pay your property tax reconcilliation bill in installments. Democrats say the law […]

County Dems Speak Out on Minton-McNeill

Monday, June 23rd, 2008

Marion County Democratic Party Chairman Mike O’Connor has issued a statement regarding the arrest of CCC member Doris Minton-McNeill. It reads as follows. “As this situation moves forward and we learn the facts, it is important that the process be allowed to work without any outside interference or partisan distractions. Councillor Minton-McNeill deserves the same […]

Watch This When You Get Home

Monday, June 23rd, 2008

This is a friendly reminder on obeying the law from 21st Century philosopher Chris Rock. If more politicians would follow these rules everybody’s life would be easier…  

A Few More Simple Rules

Monday, June 23rd, 2008

My counterpart Jennifer Wagner has posted a few simple rules that people in politics should follow that can save them a lot of grief and hassle.  In that spirit, and in the wake of the news of the arrest of City-County Councilor Doris Minton-McNeil, I figured a few more rules might be in order for […]