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Archive for July, 2012

The Hypocrisy of Outrage

Monday, July 30th, 2012

The best part about outrage is when it’s not real.  The worst part of outrage is when it insults your intelligence.    Allow me to explain. My political counterpart and occasional sparring partner Amos Brown has posted on his blog about raises being given in Mayor Greg Ballard’s  Office at a time when the city […]

A May Victory in November?

Monday, July 30th, 2012

This may sound crazy, but I’ve been doing some analysis lately of the new 7th Congressional District maps, and Republican Carlos May actually has a pretty good shot at pulling an upset victory over Democratic incumbent Andre Carson.  No,  I have been overindulging in martinis.  (I actually gave up alcohol for 30 days doing the […]

100 Days to Go

Saturday, July 28th, 2012

As of today, we are 100 days out until Election Day.  So I figured what better time to sit down and do a little political pontification and handicap the big political races here in Indiana. Now granted, the caveat in all this is the old adage that a day in politics is a lifetime and […]

The Indy Half-Time Report

Wednesday, July 25th, 2012

I am not a big sports person, but I can appreciate half-time reports because they give me a pretty good synopsis of what I’ve missed and they also let me know what to pay attention to for the rest of the game.  So if you don’t mind me taking a page out of the NFL […]

Mr. Saturday Night, Part Two

Sunday, July 22nd, 2012

Here’s my morning report on Indiana Black Expo’s second Saturday night.  It was uneventful.  A few minor incidents and to date, less than a dozen or so arrests.  IMPD did a great job.  Indiana Black Expo did a great job.  The 10-point Coalition did an awesome job. There was strict curfew enforcement and the cops […]

Mr. Saturday Night

Saturday, July 21st, 2012

It’s that time of year again.   It’s the second Saturday night of Indiana Black Expo and I’m getting ready to head downtown in a bit to work the door at Nicky Blaine’s.  I’m expecting it to be pretty violence free. IMPD has done a pretty good job of warning the trouble makers to stay away.  […]

Indy To Bid for 2018 Super Bowl

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

Sources close to the City of Indianapolis are telling Indy Politics to not be shocked if Mayor Greg Ballard announces another Super Bowl bid for 2018. The Mayor, Governor Mitch Daniels and a number of other officials are expected to announce tomorrow the economic impact of Super Bowl 46 on the city.  Those numbers, compiled […]

Republicans Winning Fundraising Race for Statewide Offices

Monday, July 16th, 2012

Indiana GOP Statewide candidates not only grossly out-raised their Democratic opponents but had a lot more cash on hand. In the Governor’s race, Republican gubernatorial candidate Mike Pence out-raised his opponent John Gregg by nearly 2-1 in the second quarter of 2012, taking in more than $3 million to Gregg’s $1.7 million. Pence also has […]

Missed Meetings

Sunday, July 15th, 2012

If it appears that the Indianapolis City-County Council hasn’t done much in 2012 it might be because its committees are hardly ever meeting. A check of  committee meetings from January through June showed the following… January – 11 meetings were scheduled; 5 meetings were cancelled;  (45.46%) February – 13 meetings scheduled; 2 meetings were cancelled;   […]

Does ISTA Do Its Homework?

Thursday, July 12th, 2012

For a union that is supposed to represent teachers and stand up for public education  ISTA has done a lousy job of doing its homework.   Of course, this really shouldn’t surprise anyone looking at their track record of  late. They perpetually whined about cuts to education and how it was hurting schools and student performance, […]