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Archive for November, 2011

Star Struck?

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

I’ll have some thoughts about this over the weekend, but more than 100 employees of the Indianapolis Star protested Wednesday over pay and work conditions.  I interviewed Newspaper Guild spokesman Robert King.  I asked if a strike was possible. I found his response interesting.  You can hear it below.  It runs about 7 minutes total. […]

HSE Schools Respond to Bullying Death Lawsuit

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

Hamilton Southeastern Schools just sent out the following e-mail regarding a lawsuit that they failed to prevent bullying against a student which resulted in suicide. ******* We wanted to share a message with you first that we will also be sending to our parents via a Skylert email as well as our media contacts: You […]

Right to Work Air Attack

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

I was e-mailed this the other day. It started airing Sunday in Indianapolis and Ft. Wayne on the morning public affairs shows.  It will also be running on cable TV in the Indy-metro area. This tells me the GOP is serious bout passing right to work legislation.

Marion County Superior Court Judge Admonished by Judicial Qualifications Commission

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

The following is reprinted from a news release from the Indiana Supreme Court. The Indiana Commission on Judicial Qualifications has issued a Public Admonition to Marion Superior Court Judge Rebekah F. Pierson-Treacy.  The admonition is the result of language in an August 2011 invitation to an election fundraiser that gave the appearance that monetary campaign […]

Are Council Democrats Suffering From Premature Evaluation

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

Some of my Democratic friends on the Indianapolis City-County Council are not happy campers right now.  They are upset that outgoing Council President Ryan Vaughn is moving forward with a plan to draw new council maps.  The first public hearing was held Monday.   In-coming Council Vice President Brian Mahern called the move an act of […]

New Maps

Monday, November 28th, 2011

I just spoke to Indianapolis Attorney David Brooks regarding the new proposed district maps.  It’s in two parts.  In part one, Brooks explains the process of drawing the new maps.  In part two,  he says the new maps increase minority participation on the Council and don’t give Republicans an advantage.  the run time is about […]

Is “Right to Work” Wrong?

Monday, November 28th, 2011

While at the Statehouse on Organization Day, I took some time to speak to some of the protesters in the hallways about potential ‘Right to Work” (RTW) legislation.  I made it a point to keep an open mind and listen to their arguments against RTW.  After speaking to about half a dozen or so, I […]

A Christmas Carol

Sunday, November 27th, 2011

Watching the news this weekend about the silliness associated with Holiday shopping, this song immediately came to mind.  The sad part is that it is more than 50 years old and still applies like it was yesterday.   It also makes me glad I don’t celebrate Christmas.

Happy Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 24th, 2011

I just wanted to take a quick moment and wish all of you Happy Thanksgiving!  As heated as some of the debates get on this website we should all be thankful that we live in a country, despite it’s current problems, that allows us to freely debate these issues without political repercussion. Enjoy your day.  […]

Map Quest

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

Outgoing City-County Council President Ryan Vaughn has unveiled his new proposed council district maps.  By law new maps must be redrawn every ten years in accordance with the census.  The move has been controversial as Democrats have complained Vaughn exceeded his authority in drawing the new maps and he should not have contracted with Election […]