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Archive for November, 2014

My “Racial Profiling” Experience

Sunday, November 30th, 2014

Whenever I get asked if I have ever been the target of “racial” profiling, I jokingly reply “when you look this good, you don’t mind getting profiled, just make sure they get both sides.” But seriously,  due to recent events in Ferguson,  I thought it was an appropriate question. My answer, maybe.  Allow me to […]

Signs of the Times

Saturday, November 22nd, 2014

Some people just have way too much time on their hands. The City of Indianapolis is looking at revamping its zoning laws to allow for digital billboards.  However, opponents say this is the first sign (pardon the pun) of the apocalypse. They present a laundry list of reasons why digital billboards are bad, but allow […]

Republicans Getting Played on Immigration Issue

Saturday, November 22nd, 2014

In this week’s debate over immigration the President played the GOP opposition like a Stradivarius violin, which is surprising following the recent mid-term election results. In a nutshell, the President’s plan gives legal status (not citizenship nor permanent residence) to about 5 million undocumented immigrants.  They have to have kids who are American citizens and […]

Another Reason Not to Join the NAACP

Sunday, November 16th, 2014

I am not a big fan of the Indianapolis chapter of the NAACP.    In the past I found them to be outdated and particularly ineffective. For example their “education” platform is really just a page out the out of any teachers union playbook.   And when it came to responding to Charlotte Lucas’ rant about minorities […]

Hogsett = Ballard

Thursday, November 13th, 2014

I am no longer disappointed that my good friend Greg Ballard isn’t running for a third term, because Democrat Joe Hogsett is doing it for him. As I listened to the speech that Hogsett gave Wednesday at the Kennedy-King Memorial at 17th and Broadway, everything he spelled out that he wanted to do Ballard has […]

Take These Jobs and Shove Them

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

I have officially decided to quit all my jobs and move to Geist.  Say what?!  That’s right no more radio talk show host, attorney, political commentator, teacher, none of that!  I am tossing all that out the window and moving into the biggest and most expensive home in Geist that’s available. And when the seller […]

Ballard Taking a Pass on a Third Term

Thursday, November 6th, 2014

Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard tells me  that he is not running for a third term. In his office Wednesday  afternoon Ballard said after eight years it was time to move on.  He says he was not phased by Tuesday’s Democratic victories in Marion County.  He cited polling that had his approval ratings in the 70s. […]

So Much for Ritz and the Revolution

Thursday, November 6th, 2014

You may not be aware of this, but Glenda Ritz  announced her re-election bid this week and Tuesday night she lost. At an education forum on the west side of Indianapolis, Ritz told the “pro-public education” crowd that she was going to run again for the job.   And then Tuesday happened. Although the Superintendent of […]

Nationally, Voters Send Mixed Signals

Thursday, November 6th, 2014

Although I spend most of my time focusing on state and local politics, I do enjoy the national scene as well, particularly when I see voters appear to contradict themselves.  At the same time they put Republicans in power, they vote for policies usually promoted by Democrats. Thanks to my WIBC producer Matt Bair, we […]

A New Sheriff in Town?

Sunday, November 2nd, 2014

When Marion County Democratic Chairman Joel Miller tried to kick me out of a get ot the vote rally his party was having Saturday, I politely told him to go engage in self-copulation and he walked away. Miller has never been one to have an endearing personality to begin with, but this time he seemed […]