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Archive for March, 2010

Educated Fools

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

I owe my good friend and fellow political blogger Mike O’Brien an apology.  When he first wrote about the group Educators Against Mitch Daniels, I thought he was pulling an early April Fools Day prank, but they actually do exist on Facebook. I visited the website and the last time there was that much whining […]

Counting Calories

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

On most days I’m not a big fan of excessive government regulation, however this is one of those times when the regs don’t really bother me and in fact might actually do some good. Under the new health care law restaurants with more than 20 chains must disclose the number of calories in the food […]

Zoeller v. Uncle Sam

Monday, March 29th, 2010

Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller says the federal government is overstepping its bound so he is joining 13 other states in suing over the new health care law. Zoeller repeated his arguments that the individual mandate that all citizens have insurance is an overreach of the Commerce Clause because it requires individuals to buy a […]

Caught on Tape, Pt 3.

Monday, March 29th, 2010

Yes, there is more to this story.   By now you know Indianapolis Public School spokeswoman Mary Louise Bewley may have violated Indiana’s Open Door Law by expelling a Michigan film crew from a public meeting on the budget last week.  The film crew was not disrupting the meeting, however Bewley expelled them for being “disingenuous”. […]

When Smart People Do Stupid Things

Sunday, March 28th, 2010

Every once in a while someone will ask to see a picture of my lovely wife.  When they do I hand them my Blackberry and tell them to look at the wallpaper.  I keep her picture there for a couple reasons.  First, she is totally hot.  Secondly, and more importantly, when I contemplate doing something […]

The Great Debate

Friday, March 26th, 2010

Fox News Talk 1430 WXNT  Hosts First Broadcast Roundtable Debate of US Senate Candidates in GOP Primary (Indianapolis, IN)   Entercom Indianapolis Fox News Talk WXNT-AM announced today that all five U.S. Senate candidates will participate in a live roundtable debate on Thursday, April 8th at 4:00pm at the Pershing Auditorium at the Indiana War Memorial […]

Caught on Tape, Pt. 2

Friday, March 26th, 2010

Here’s that video of IPS Spokeswoman Mary Louise Bewley kicking out the two members of the Education Action Group from this past week’s public hearing of the budget.  The conversation starts about 3:00 into the clip.

Caught on Tape

Friday, March 26th, 2010

Indianapolis Public School Superintendent Dr. Eugene White may soon be defending more than his proposed budget cuts. At a budget hearing this week, IPS officials kicked out a couple attendees who were videotaping the budget meeting.  The attendees were from Michigan and were filming the meeting for a documentary on teachers unions.  They had been […]

School Daze

Thursday, March 25th, 2010

I heard another story yesterday about another school district in Indiana talking about laying off teachers because of budget cuts and property tax caps and blaming the Governor and Superintendent of Public Instruction.  Excuse me while I grab my crying towel. I been trying to figure out why I can’t find my sympathy for school […]

Polling for Reform

Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

One of the tools I use in my analysis of public policy issues is polling data.  By looking at the responses individuals give when answering questions, it helps me figure where people are coming from.  What’s interesting in the polls on health care reform is the dichotomy of  “something needs to be done” juxtaposed to […]