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Archive for January, 2009

P.O.W. Parking

Saturday, January 31st, 2009

Every so often legislation winds its way through the Indiana General Assembly that leaves me scratching my head. A House committee Thursday passed a bill that would give unlimited free parking at meters to former prisoners of war.  HB 1258 would give anyone with a former P.O.W. license plate carte blanche to park at a […]

Man of Steele

Friday, January 30th, 2009

Former Maryland Lt. Governor Michael Steele has been elected the new Chairman of the Republican National Committee.  He’s also the first African-American to head the RNC.  (Now that’s change!) It took several (six actually) ballots.  Steele garnered major support when former Ohio Secretary of State Ken Blackwell dropped out of the race and endorsed him. […]

Still Waiting

Friday, January 30th, 2009

A couple weeks ago, I wrote the following column which appeared in the Indianapolis Recorder.  I issued a friendly challenge to AM 1310’s Amos Brown to debate the merits of Kernan-Shepard and township government and its impact on the African-American Community.  Amos still hasn’t gotten back to me yet, but if he takes me up […]

The Ghosts That Haunt Me

Friday, January 30th, 2009

A old friend sent me this video clip.  It was a promotional video from our college in Europe from back in 1987. I show up about five minutes into it.   I look like a Cosby kid. Enjoy.

When Smoke Gets In Your Eyes, Make a Choice

Friday, January 30th, 2009

Smoke Free Indy, an organization dedicated to banning all smoking in Indianapolis, held an open house downtown Thursday a smoke free restaurant to extol the virtues of smoke-free work environment and to stress the point that employees should not have to choose between clean air and their job. I would argue that by holding an […]

Property Tax Cap “Test” Fails

Thursday, January 29th, 2009

If today was a test vote of property tax caps in the Indiana House of Representatives, it failed. Lawmakers, primarily along party line votes, turned back an amendment that would have put constitutional property tax caps on the November 2010 ballot. House Republicans tried to attach the measure to HJR 6, which would combine the […]

Mike Young’s Act Is Still Old

Thursday, January 29th, 2009

Back in 2007 I wrote a blog post about Republican State Senator Mike Young.  Back then, as the Republicans were picking their new County Chairman, Young said current Chairman Tom John would get the job over his dead body.   It’s 2009 and I’m still waiting for Young to keep his promise. In the true […]

Do You Trust This Trustee?

Thursday, January 29th, 2009

I scribbled yesterday how Center Township Trustee Carl Drummer is leaving, but some how I’m thinking the wrong Trustee is stepping down. I found out yesterday that Wayne Township Trustee David “King” Baird has had some “interesting” expenditures as of late.  For example… The Trustee’s office spent $10,000 at a west side “weight loss and […]

Snow Job

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009

Here are my questions regarding the worst snow storm to hit the area since the “Macarena” was a hit. How did your municipality do with snow removal? How were the side streets? How were the strip malls?   I noticed parking lots would get plowed but not the entrances. How was your subdivision?

Is Drummer Abandoning a Sinking Ship?

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009

Center Township Trustee Carl Drummer must see the handwriting on the wall.  Rumor is  Drummer announced this afternoon he is resigning his post to take a governmental affairs position with Ice Miller.  Drummer has been township trustee since 1996.   Carl is not the type of person to run from a fight, but to bail […]