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Archive for September, 2009

Map Maker, Map Maker, Make Me a Map

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

One bit of consternation from the City-County Council’s recent budget vote was the allocation of $290,000 for redistricting.   In 2010 a new census will be taken and those figures will be used to draw a new City-County Council map.  What makes this interesting is although the census is being taken in 2010, the full […]

Where the Voters Are

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

I was doing some research this morning and came across this interesting factoid regarding where the voters are in Marion County. As of 29 September 2009 there are nearly 582,000 registered voters in Indianapolis.    You would think that Center Township had the largest number of registered voters, but it doesn’t.  It’s actually Washington Township.  Here’s […]

Mayoral Q & A

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

Democrat Joe Hogsett exiting the race for Mayor of Indianapolis raises a lot of interesting questions. Now that Hogsett is out, where will his supporters go?  Will they flock to Melina Kennedy, will they look at Kip Tew, Jose Evans or Brian Williams? Does Hogsett’s exit pave the way for a “dark horse” candidate to […]

Hogsett Exits Race for Mayor

Monday, September 28th, 2009

Just got this e-mail from Joe Hogsett. In recent months, many friends and long-time supporters have encouraged me to run for mayor in 2011.  They all expressed concern that Indianapolis is moving in the wrong direction — for our families, for our economy and for our future.  It’s a concern I share and it is […]

Hogsett Exit, Stage Left?

Monday, September 28th, 2009

Terry Burns over at Indianapolis Times is blogging that Democrat Joe Hogsett has decided NOT to run for Mayor in 2011. According to Terry… Democrat Joe Hogsett has decided not to run for mayor in 2011, at least not for now. Hogsett made his decision over the weekend for “professional, personal and political” reasons. Terry […]

Not Just Me…

Monday, September 28th, 2009

I was told I was crazy and had no clue as to what I was talking about when I said Congress’ efforts to deny funding to  ACORN for its activities might be unconstitutional because the body could be passing a bill of attainder. Well apparently I’m not alone in this assessment.  The Congressional Research Office […]

Where There’s Smoke

Monday, September 28th, 2009

My very reliable sources are telling me the anti-smoking people are about go at it again and try to push for a total public smoking ban in Marion County.  Under the current law smoking is only allowed in places that are either not open to the public or only allow adults; a reasonable compromise that […]

Friday’s Follies

Friday, September 25th, 2009

I have to hit the road this weekend, but I couldn’t leave without dropping these tidbits of gossip, rumor and blatant innuendo.  Enjoy. Super Bowl Shuffle The head of the Marion County Emergency Management Agency has managed to get on the bad side of the FBI.  As the City puts together its plan for security […]

Whatever Happened to the Revolution?

Thursday, September 24th, 2009

I got a notice in the mail at the radio station Wednesday from the Nora-Northside Community  Council regarding their October 1 meeting.   There will be a presentation by the folks at Wishard Hospital on the new referendum. The presentation has been just one of hundreds Wishard has been doing to drum up support for […]

We Interrupt This Blog…

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

We’ve had to do something with Indiana Barrister this morning that normally we don’t like to do, delete comments. One comment was just over the top and another, was included enough factual errors about an elected official that it warranted taking down. At Indiana Barrister we pride ourselves on promoting free speech and spirited, yet […]