Monday, August 29, 2011
Saturday, August 27, 2011
- At-Large Libertarian City-County Council candidate Bill Levin has had his commercial up online for about a month now, but it received relatively little attention until Advance Indiana posted it on his blog. AI's author, Gary Welsh, noted that the gentleman Levin was chatting up in City Market was none other than Carlos May. May ran in the 2010 GOP primary for the 7th Congressional district nomination, which he lost to perennial candidate Marvin Scott. May is now back on the 25th floor working for Mayor Greg Ballard, and according to Welsh, May appearing in a Libertarian's video didn't sit well with Ballard. The video is now back up with a disclaimer saying that "Carlos May does not endorse Bill Levin."
- Speaking of Levin, Melyssa Donaghy is hosting a fundraiser at her house on behalf of Levin. The fundraiser will be Saturday, Sept. 24 at 6pm. Contact info is available via her Blogger profile.
- I had a very nice chat with the local chapter of the Fraternal Order of Police concerning my City-County Council candidacy. It was an absolute honor to be able to sit down with them and be considered for their endorsement.
- I'm hearing Jim Wallace, who has been campaigning for the GOP nomination for Governor, is about to add a pretty high profile staff member next week. More on that later.
- Abandoned and neglected buildings have been one of my interests that got me back into the political scene. Keystone Towers, a condemned apartment complex that was taken over by the city in 2008, is set to be imploded at 8am Sunday. If you want to see it for yourself, get there a bit early. City-County Councilor Christine Scales (R-District 3) will be present, and the Towers fall in her district.
- And as to what makes this the "national edition", several GOP POTUS candidates either have or will be making their way through central Indiana soon. Herman Cain spoke at the Columbia Club not too long ago, former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman is set for next week, and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney is scheduled as well. I highly doubt Indiana will be "in play" as far as the GOP POTUS primary goes, but it shows how organized the GOP is at the state level that they're able to get candidates away from Iowa and New Hampshire for a few hours to spend time in a very red Midwest state. I'll be at the Huntsman event and if anything interesting happens, I'll let ya'll know.
Sunday, August 21, 2011
Saturday, August 20, 2011
Roswarski reacted after receiving a petition that was circulated among property owners and businesses in the area of Sixth and Main streets, including people who live directly to the north in The Cracker Factory condominiums.
"Part of the application process is to get a letter from the mayor. It's an important part. Without the letter, they won't get the license," Roswarski said. "I chose not to send the letter. I don't think it's the right fit for people who live next door.
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
One voter just called for the suspension of most government regulations, "including the ADA." ... "I agree with you 100%" Burton said.
Saturday, August 13, 2011
Friday, August 12, 2011
For Immediate Release
August 12, 2011
Contact: Ray Volpe, 317-602-3620, firstname.lastname@example.org
THE SINKING SHIP PARTNERS WITH THE ENGLEHART GROUP TO COMBAT
CONCERNS INDIANAPOLIS –
The Sinking Ship, a bar and restaurant in a revitalized neighborhood south of Broad Ripple in Indianapolis, has acquired the professional public relations counseling services of The Englehart Group to address the concerns of a small group of area neighbors.
“A few members of the Meridian-Kessler Neighbor Helping Neighbor Association have objected to The Sinking Ship receiving a renewal on their liquor license,” says Blair Englehart, President of The Englehart Group. “Their objections, as we understand them, primarily concern the clientele of the establishment – a concern which is completely baseless and unfounded and, quite frankly, seems to border on discrimination and harassment.
“The Sinking Ship is an outstanding corporate citizen that contributes significantly to the community,” Englehart adds. “They have invested approximately $750,000 in renovating the old Steck Plumbing Building, which had been abandoned. They employ 25 people and provide them with a substantial benefits package. And they maintain a peaceful premises, with appropriate rules, regulations and security.”
The Sinking Ship will next appear before the licensing board on Monday, August 15, at 9:00 a.m. to discuss their liquor license renewal. The public is encouraged to attend the session at the City-County to support the restaurant. Please join The Sinking Ship’s Facebook page for updates.
The Englehart Group is a Strategic Marketing Communications firm located in the historic Mass Avenue Arts District in downtown Indianapolis. The agency provides experienced, expert consultation, development and implementation in the areas of advertising, public relations and marketing. The Englehart Group is a division of Next Wave Systems, LLC, an engineering and technology company that specializes in alternative energy products and integrated defense and security systems based in Pekin, Indiana, with offices in Bloomington, Indiana; Merrillville, Indiana; Huntsville, Alabama; and Washington, DC.
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
- Working for the Melina Kennedy campaign to coach her in a debate, playing the role of Greg Ballard.
- Working for the Greg Ballard re-election campaign on how to effectively run against Bart Peterson...again.
- A 2 year sabbatical so he can get started on his authorized biography of Governor Mitch Daniels, tentatively titled "My Man Mitch: The Book"
- A 1 year sabbatical to travel with his buddy Thomas John on the latest Phish reunion tour.
- Finally getting that coveted 8pm-10pm slot on WIBC
In 2006, during the toll road debate, when Democrats weren’t opposing Major Moves outright they were trying to spend the money on everything else. In the years since – especially since 2008 when state tax revenue collapsed – Democrats have recommended that road money be spent on everything from Medicaid to education. When I was working for the governor in 2006 during the toll road debate, he had a simple response to these proposals: we spend one-time money on one-time expenses.If you spend one-time money on on-going expenses you’re going to run deficits when the money runs out.
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Monday, August 8, 2011
Most of the couriers ride bikes with a single gear that causes the pedals to spin at the same rate as the wheels. Typically, the only way to stop is if the rider reverses the pressure on the pedals and skids to a halt or uses his feet to slow the bike. Jamison has been riding a fixed-gear bike since 2005. He described his two-wheeler as “bare bones,” with no cables, levers or extra parts to weigh it down. But it’s the collection of parts — a Fuji bike frame, a rare fork from Japan, an Italian seat — that makes his bike perfect.
Friday, August 5, 2011
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Monday, August 1, 2011
The label of transgender male is not interchangeable with that of transsexual male although the two are often combined or mistaken for the same thing. The difference is that while transgender males identify with the male gender identity, transsexual males may intend to undergo physical changes to align their body with their gender identity. A transgender male is someone whose gender identity is male, but who does not necessarily change himself physically.