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Archive for May, 2015

The Origin of Abdul

Friday, May 22nd, 2015

This weekend will mark a historic milestone in human achievement and accomplishment, it’s my birthday.  However, instead of engaging in the usual shameless self-promotion that marks the Abdul existence the other 364 days of the year, I decided to give you a gift.  That gift is an explanation of how I became me.  No I […]

Just Say Joe

Sunday, May 17th, 2015

Well, it’s not every day I get asked to leave a political event where the public is invited, but Sunday was one of those days.  The Joe Hogsett Mayoral campaign held a “jobs fair” at Marian University.  The point of it was for Joe to go into more details about his plans to put a […]

God and Cable

Friday, May 15th, 2015

Whenever someone asks me to describe my attitude towards religion I always say it’s like cable TV. I tell them God is like cable and religion is the cable company.   I really do like cable, it gives me lots of choices, stimulates me to occasionally think outside the box, makes me laugh, cry and I’m […]

Tea Party Takes It on the Chin

Saturday, May 9th, 2015

You might not be aware of this, but the folks who call themselves the “Tea Party” took it on the chin in last Tuesday’s primary. There was a major fight taking place at the ground zero of Indiana Republican politics; Hamilton County.   It was a fight between the Hamilton County GOP and the “Constitutional Patriots” […]

Voter, Heal Thyself

Friday, May 8th, 2015

Whenever I get into discussions about low voter turnout and the solutions to the “problem”, I always fall back on the title of this blog post. I recently sat on a panel with former Marion County Clerk Beth White and IUPUI Professor Sheila Kennedy for the Indy Chamber about voter participation and why it was […]

Three Cheers for “Balti-Mom”

Saturday, May 2nd, 2015

I’ve been preoccupied this week with Statehouse matters so I haven’t had the chance to really chime on the situation in Baltimore.  Allow me to correct that now with a shout out and “you go girl” to Toya Graham, the Baltimore mother who has been seen around the world smacking her idiot son upside the […]