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I spoke with several local candidates over the weekend as we get closer to next Tuesday's election, The list includes Mayoral candidate Chuck Brewer, Council candidates Colleen Fanning, Adrianne Slash and Jeff MIller. I also spoke with outgoing Mayor Greg Ballard. You can listen...
Let’s face it, up until now the race for Mayor of Indianapolis has been pretty boring. Up until now. You see, I was watching the October 16th debate on WISH-TV between Democrat Joe Hogsett and Republican Chuck Brewer . It was pretty standard stuff and the two candidates actually...
Watching Democratic Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is a lot of like watching comedian Larry David on Curb Your Enthusiasm. There's lots of yelling, ranting and screaming, except David knows you’re not supposed to take him seriously. It would be nice if Sanders knew that...
I am writing this to you to offer you all some friendly advice. Now I know I am not the person you usually want to hear from, but you know and I know you all read and listen to me on a pretty regular basis, if even you don’t like it or won't admit it. So here’s my advice, if you...
This is going to sound weird coming from a guy who makes a living, in part, by pointing out society’s ills and idiocy, but is it my imagination or has the whining in this country gotten completely out of control? As Americans it's our God-given right to complain, but it seems...
I attended a forum this weekend where both Joe Hogsett and Chuck Brewer spelled out their plans for Indianapolis. I recorded it, and so as a public service, I've linked the audio here . I've also included links to their position papers on crime, education and jobs as well as...
Have you ever had one of those days where something so bizarre occurred that it took a long time for you to even believe it happened? Well I did and today was that day. I was downtown patronizing one of my usual places when my buddy, the shop owner, asked me what I was planning...
It looks like when it comes to giving zeroes, the Hamilton Southeastern School District has a zero tolerance policy. According to the student handbook at Fall Creek Intermediate school, if a student doesn’t turn in an assignment, they don’t get a zero. Instead, according to the...
(Warning, this blog post contains language and themes that might not be suitable for more sensitive readers.) My parents raised five boys and when we were old enough to start dating, they gave us some frank, blunt advice, “don’t let the little head do the thinking for big one.”...