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The Full Slate…

Friday, July 1st, 2011

Here’s most recent list of the slate of candidates for Mayor and City-County Council as of Thursday.  An asterisk indicates which candidate is the incumbent.   As you can see both the Democrats and Republicans have someone running in virtually every seat and the Libertarians are running more candidates than usual as well.  Regardless of which […]

New Year, New Resolutions

Sunday, January 2nd, 2011

With the start of the new year comes the new year’s resolutions.   We all have goals to lose weight, quit smoking, be better people, or in my case finish that novel that’s been sitting in my laptop for three years.   I’m not sure what resolutions some of my favorite politicos in Indiana made for the […]

What Have They Done for Her Lately

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010

I realize that most of the blog space I have dedicated to the Baptist Ministers Alliance of Indianapolis (BMA) has not been flattering.  I freely admit to being skeptical of an organization that says it’s been around for more than 140 years when it filed as a not-for-profit with the Indiana Secretary of State’s Office […]

Party of No Becomes Party of Go

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010

When I was a kid there was nothing better than a trip to the circus.  Monday night’s Council meeting was a return to my childhood. I don’t know which contributed more to the circus-like atmosphere.  The Council Democrats who got up and walked out of the chamber before Mayor Greg Ballard delivered his budget address.  […]

Are You the Light of the World?

Saturday, July 10th, 2010

There’s an old saying that politics and religion don’t go together.  Someone should post that reminder at the door of the Light of the World Church.   At an ecumenical service slated to kick off  Indiana Black Expo this week, Bishop T. Garrett Benjamin took the opportunity to not only engage the audience, but also take […]

Williams Exits Mayor’s Race

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

Brian Williams is exiting the race for Mayor.  Here’s the message he sent supporters on Facebook. Last year, I entered the Indianapolis Mayor’s race with a vision of building an Indianapolis that works for all of us. An Indianapolis that works for kids with a safe, academically rigorous education, an Indianapolis that works for families […]

Who’s Throwing This Party?

Monday, March 15th, 2010

I picked up some interesting information regarding local party politics this week.  It goes to precinct committeemen filings for the Marion County Democratic Party and who exactly might be running the show next year. According to Marion County Clerk Beth White’s Office there were 542 PC filings.  The number takes into account withdrawals and successful […]

Second Day Story

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

Okay, here’s the follow up to yesterday. Contrary to popular opinion, Indiana lawmakers are not stupid and see the handwriting on the wall when it comes to property tax caps by overwhelmingly voting them out of committee.  In addition, the committee also overwhelmingly voted to cap tax bills to the previous year, plus the consumer […]

Monday Morning Mayoral Musings

Monday, November 23rd, 2009

Although 2010 is a few days away, it never hurts to take a sneak peak at 2011 and the Indianapolis Mayor’s race. Here’s what I’ve heard so far. Brian Williams has put together what could be considered the first political ad of the season. Melina Kennedy is touting another Union endorsement, that makes two if […]

Thursday’s Thoughts

Thursday, October 8th, 2009

For some strange reason, I picked up quite a few tidbits of interesting gossip, rumor and blatant innuendo Wednesday.  So instead of keeping it all to myself, I decided to share.   It must be the socialist in me who creeps out every once in a while.  So without further adieu… The state revenue numbers are […]