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Archive for September, 2010

My Three Candidates

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

Sorry to post so late in the day, but I got tied up with a few things this morning.  Here’s the latest gossip, rumor and innuendo.  As always, take it for what it’s worth. Good News and Bad news The National Rifle Association has endorsed Democrat Brad Ellsworth in the race for the United States […]

A Point of Personal Privilege

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010

I got some flack Tuesday for a blog post I wrote regarding the rocket scientists over at the GM stamping plant who voted themselves out of a job.  I had a number of people ask me what would I do if my employer wanted me to take a 50-percent wage cut? I can answer that […]

White Fight

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

I’ve got teaching obligations this afternoon, so I’ll make this quick.  Indiana Democrats are calling for the Secretary of State to investigate what they claim is voter fraud on behalf of Republican candidate Charlie White.  I’ve pasted their news release in this blog post. Today, Indiana Democratic Party Chair Dan Parker held a press conference […]

Idiocracy, Thy Name is UAW Local 23

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

I can’t think of a more appropriate blog title for the decision by an overwhelmingly majority of local union workers to literally put themselves out of a job. You know the story, Illinois-based J.D. Norman Industries wanted to come in an buy the GM stamping plant in Indianapolis.   In order for the transfer to go […]

White Out

Monday, September 27th, 2010

Indiana Democrats have called a news conference for Tuesday morning regarding Republican Secretary of State candidate Charlie White.  The release reads as follows… In response to recent revelations concerning discrepancies in Secretary of State candidate Charlie White’s voter registration, residency in Fishers and service on the Fishers Town Council, Indiana Democratic Party Chair Dan Parker will […]

Is Indy Sitting on Untapped Millions?

Monday, September 27th, 2010

As the city of  Indianapolis looks deals with budget shortfalls,  a few million dollars could be just a couple of clicks away.  A number of municipalities have filed suit against on-line hotel booking companies for failure to pay the correct amount of taxes and have come up successful. For example, in November of last year […]

On the Air

Saturday, September 25th, 2010

A couple more candidates have hit the airwaves.  Republican State Senators Mike Delph and Jim Merritt have cut commercials.  Word on the street is Frank Anderson, Merritt’s opponent, is planning a TV buy.  No word yet on whether Delph’s opponent Robin Shackleford will do the same. Mike Delph Bio from Mike Delph on Vimeo.

Sorry, Charlie

Friday, September 24th, 2010

The Democrats are abuzz in the blogosphere over the recent revelation that Republican Secretary of State candidate Charlie White did not reside in his Fishers Town Council District and had to resign the post.   The information is politically embarrassing to White who is not only a candidate for the top election officer in the state, […]

40 Days & 40 Nights

Thursday, September 23rd, 2010

I’ve got quite a bit of teaching work to catch up on today, so I am opening up the blog to your political predictions.  With 40 days to go until Election Day, what are your top three predictions?  They can be state, local or federal.  The winner gets bragging rights.  Have fun!

Practice What You Screach

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

I frankly don’t know which is scarier this video message or the fact that 1st District Republican Congressional candidate Mark Leyva calls himself a Tea Party candidate and he’s filed for bankruptcy. Just for the record Leyva, filed Chapter 7 bankruptcy about a month before the primaries.   Between 2002 and 2007, Leyva wracked up $131,000 […]