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Seeing the Political Forest for the Trees

Monday, December 12th, 2011

One of the fun things I get to do with political musings is get on the e-mail lists of candidates and organizations.  However, because a significant number of people in this town aren’t crazy about me, I try to not to use my “Abdul” e-mail addresses, but instead, one of several other ones.  It works […]

The New Cheat Sheet

Friday, September 30th, 2011

The latest Indiana and Indianapolis political gossip is now available.  Subscribe to the Cheat Sheet.  In this edition… Will the next session of the Indiana General Assembly actually start? Who will replace outgoing State Rep. Bill Crawford? The latest on the Indianapolis and Lawrence Mayor’s Race. Ed Treacy’s attempt to make peace with the Black […]

Political Potpourri

Tuesday, July 19th, 2011

Now that we’ve cleared the Indiana Black Expo hurdle, I can post about some other things that have been going on. So here is all the gossip, rumor and political innuendo fit to print.  Take it for what it’s worth. The Decatur Township Small Claims Court has made the Wall Street Journal, and not for […]

Did They Get Permission?

Sunday, March 6th, 2011

A legitimate question has been asked regarding the absentee Indiana House Democrats.   If their pay is being docked because they have unexcused absences at the legislature, does that same rule apply for those who work for other units of  government? According to the Indiana Chamber of Commerce Directory, the following State Reps hold the following […]

House Party?

Sunday, August 29th, 2010

If  you are rooting for Indiana Republicans to take back the State House of Representatives, I’ve got some good news for you and some bad news for you.  First, the good news.  If the election were held today, you would win by a very comfortable margin. I’ve been doing some analysis as of late and […]

Conspiracy or Just Good Strategy?

Wednesday, August 25th, 2010

The following post is based on a number of conversations with individuals in Marion County. None wanted to go on record for fear of repercussions, but they were more than willing to talk as long as I kept their names out of all this.   What you take away from this post will likely depend […]

Time for New Leadership?

Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

If you don’t think it’s time for new leadership to step up to the plate in Indianapolis’ Black community listen to these two interviews.  One is with State Rep. Bill Crawford and the other is with Rev. Charles Ellis of the 10-point Coalition. I spoke to both gentlemen Tuesday about Black Expo and the new […]

Keeping Your Head Above Water

Tuesday, May 18th, 2010

After Monday night’s Council vote on the proposed transfer of the city’s water and waste water facilities to Citizens Gas I walked over to Nikki Blaine’s for a quick martini before calling it a day.  While I was there I met a guy named Ron.   He works as a server downtown.  I asked him what […]

Strange Bedfellows

Tuesday, March 9th, 2010

My Marion County Democratic friends had a news conference today calling on Republicans to join them on township government reform.   I’m a little hurt they didn’t send me any notice (although I hear Ed Treacy is afraid to answer any of my questions) because they would have discovered I actually agree with them. State Representative […]

Saturday Slatings

Saturday, February 13th, 2010

In a rare joint blogging venture I asked Chris Worden of Indy’s Painfully Objective Political Analysis to tag team with me in covering the local slating conventions of both the Marion County Democratic and Republican parties.   He hung out with the Democrats while I was with the GOP.  His comments appear right after mine. *********** […]