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Archive for November, 2008

The China Syndrome

Sunday, November 30th, 2008

Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard is leading a delegation to China and Japan in hopes to increase foreign investment in the city.   While that’s nothing out of the ordinary, there’s a question as to whether the Mayor should be taking his wife along on the junket at the taxpayers’ expense, although he is reimbursing the […]

Is this Xmas??

Saturday, November 29th, 2008

As you guys know I’m Islamic and don’t really celebrate Christmas.  Well actually Islamic-lite, I love bacon, drink Scotch and smoke cigars. But I really have to wonder what’s going through people’s heads when a Wal-Mart greeter is trampled to death and two people are  shot dead at a mall on what’s supposed to be […]

Be Thankful…

Wednesday, November 26th, 2008

Tomorrow is Turkey Day.  I want to take this moment and thank all of you for reading this blog (as well as the other ones), listening to the radio show and watching me on television.  I enjoy what I do and am very appreciative of the fact that you have a lot of options to get […]


Tuesday, November 25th, 2008

Theoretically, I’m on “vacation” this week, but I’m still blogging.  Here are a few things that I’ve been noticing since I have time to sit around and almost do nothing… Do You Trustee this Man? Have us media folks let Washington Township Trustee Frank Short off the hook?  He’s the one who drafted the budget […]

Who You Callin’ a N***a?!

Sunday, November 23rd, 2008

Sorry about the blunt headline, but I had something that I had to get off of my chest this morning.   Now you might be thinking that I encountered racism this weekend and am writing about it.   Not really.  I’m going back, once again, to Thursday night’s Washington Township Board meeting.  In addition to […]

Township Taxes

Saturday, November 22nd, 2008

If this week’s antics with the Washington Township Board weren’t enough to make you think that this form of government really needs to go away, think about this as your 2008 property tax bills hit the mail in the next few days. Although schools were responsible for 76% of the increase in your 2007 bill, […]

Township Board Tells Voters Where To Go and What to Do With Themselves When They Get There!!!

Thursday, November 20th, 2008

The Washington Township Board tonight told its citizens to go have sex with themselves and by a 4-3 vote gave itself a near 60 percent raise.  The board took no public input and raised its pay from $2200 a year to more than $3600.  Who still wants township government? I am now more than ever convinced that […]

Make the Right Choice

Thursday, November 20th, 2008

Although I am no fan of township government, I’ve been thinking lately about one way they could stay relevant. Take poor relief and turn it into school vouchers. If you think about it, the whole purpose of poor relief is to help people in need and one way to help people in need is to […]

Colour By Numbers

Wednesday, November 19th, 2008

The above map courtesy of Blue Indiana, courtesy the New York Times, shows where Democrat and Republican votes increased in the 2008 election.  The more red or blue,  the more Republican or Democratic voters showed up. Studying this map has led me to the following conclusion.   If  white Republicans don’t do a better job […]

What I Learned on Org Day

Tuesday, November 18th, 2008

Although not much happens on Organization Day at the Legislature, I still get to pick up some pretty good gossip and tidbits along the way.  Here are some of them. If you thought the state’s unemployment problem was bad, check this out.  If you are a union worker and are temporarily out of work because […]