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DCS; Then & Now

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

About seven or 8 years ago, a child who was a victim of abuse or neglect was probably better off being in the abusive household rather than being put in the hands of the Indiana Department of Child Services.  Here’s why. Back in 2004, 57 children were the fatal victims of abuse and neglect.  19 […]

Does “President” Daniels Have an Ethical Dilemma?

Monday, August 6th, 2012

Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels is waiting for a decision from the State Inspector General’s Office to see if as the President of Purdue whether he can lobby the state.  This stems from the Governor’s own Executive Order that prohibits state government lobbying by members of the executive branch for one year after leaving their jobs. […]

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 […]

Daniels Announces $2 Billion Surplus & Taxpayer Refunds

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012

Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels today announced that state coffers will show a $2 billion surplus at the end of the fiscal year, kicking in a taxpayer refund of $100 for individuals and $200 for couples who qualify. Daniels said today that since reserves total at least 14 percent of the state’s budget, most Hoosier taxpayers will […]

Democrats Admit They Can’t Win Without Republicans

Sunday, June 24th, 2012

I originally had planned to attend last week’s  Indiana Democratic Convention in Fort Wayne but unfortunately – or fortunately depending on your perspective – I had to attend a conference in Las Vegas. I did make it a point to follow my media colleagues on Twitter as well as read what they wrote when I […]

Let the Conspiracies Begin

Friday, June 1st, 2012

Well, it’s official.  Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels is part of the New World Order of global elites who are setting up an oligarchy which will hasten the collapse of the global economy, cause chaos which will result in martial law and the nation state system as we know will be dissolved in favor of regional governments […]

Sending out an SOS

Saturday, March 17th, 2012

Indiana Governor’s decision to pick State Senator Connie Lawson as Secretary of State has implications far wider than just simply restoring a sense of stability to the Office that has been rocked by turmoil for more than a year and a half. Daniels made the announcement Friday, saying he had called Lawson the day before […]

Political Potpourri

Thursday, February 16th, 2012

Things gave been a little busy as of late however, here’s a nice summary of what’s been going on lately with some decent links attached. The audio is courtesy of my other blog, IndyPolitics.Org. The Lugar Challenge Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels has said he will not convene a special meeting of the Indiana Election Commission […]

White Guilty of Voter Fraud

Saturday, February 4th, 2012

A Hamilton County jury has found Indiana Secretary of State Charlie White guilty of voter fraud.  Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels has appointed long time Secretary of State employee Jerry Bonnet to the position temporarily, he has currently been acting as Chief Deputy. According to the Indianapolis Star, White was found guilty on six of the […]

My Top 10 of 2011

Friday, December 30th, 2011

As tradition dictates, it’s time for me to do my top 10 list of political stories for the year.  The criteria are the same as always, magnitude and impact.  Ironically, it was a pretty easy list to put together.  So with that said, here we go, in reverse order. 10. Richard Mourdock challenges Dick Lugar […]