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Archive for October, 2008

Ballot Battle

Friday, October 31st, 2008

A Marion County Judge is ordering County Clerk Beth White to instruct all poll workers to treat any challenged mail-in absentee ballot like a provisional ballot.   Marion County Republicans argued that the Clerk’s training manual was incorrect when it told poll workers to put all absentee ballots into voting machines. The GOP said the clerk […]

Tall Township Tales

Friday, October 31st, 2008

Marion County Assessor Greg Bowes is disputing claims by the township assessors that the property tax appeals are proving their initial assessments were more correct than the reassessed property values.   The assessors, who are fighting a proposal to consolidate their office functions to the county level, say many of the residential appeals show homes […]

It’s a C-o-n-spiracy!

Thursday, October 30th, 2008

The guys at Politico have done a great piece on the most idiotic campaign rumors and why none of them are real stories. I suggest some of you read this and go relax for a while.   Trust me, you’ll feel better.

Citizen Obama

Thursday, October 30th, 2008

Much to the chagrin of conspiracy theorists and their ilk, Barack Obama is a U.S. Citizen. Now get out of your basement and off the Internet and try using a real issue, like taxes and fiscal policy.

Assessing The Assessors

Thursday, October 30th, 2008

Current Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard and former Mayor Bart Peterson are having a news conference today to promote the consolidation of the township assessor functions into the county assessor.  So in that spirit, I’m reprinting a letter  a listener to my morning radio show sent me in support of consolidation. Consistency Trumps Accuracy in Assessing […]

End On a High Note

Wednesday, October 29th, 2008


Internally Yours

Wednesday, October 29th, 2008

One way to get a feel for how an Election will go is to look at internal polling done by campaigns.  If the news is good, they usually leak the results.  If the results aren’t all that great, they keep it under their hats. But sometimes, things leak out. Internal Democratic party polls are showing […]

Let Me Make One Thing Perfectly Clear

Tuesday, October 28th, 2008

Normally I use this space to express my thoughts on major issues and leave it at that.  But today I have to use this space for a point of clarification. Lately I have been accused of being a shill for Barack Obama.  What’s funny about that is that I’ve also been accused of being a […]

Another Day, Another Poll

Tuesday, October 28th, 2008

Another poll will be released this afteroon on the Presidential and Governor’s race in Indiana.   Word is that it will be good news for  Mitch Daniels and not so good news for Jill Long Thompson.  I’ll be watching to see if there was any movement in the Presidential race. Meanwhile, here’s one from the […]

Make It All Go Away

Monday, October 27th, 2008

I’m off tonight to the IU School of Law in Indianapolis for an event, but I wanted to pass this along.  The new word on the street is the City-County Council Democrats are taking Paul Bateman off the ethics committee and replacing him with Joanne Sanders.   That way there will be a quorum on […]