Thursday, April 23, 2015

Stu Easley funny Post Card - Very Funny claims

Stu Easley has send out a post card for his election campaign. All great words too bad they bad he has not lived up to them for years. Here are a few examples:

He said “Plan for the future Implement a comprehensive plan…”
Stu for the 20 years you have been on the Town and City Council you have not yet taken even a baby step towards a comprehensive plan. Now that you actually have to run for office you are saying the right words. Too bad your past actions have shown you don’t care about any planning within the Town/City limits. Too bad Fishers have no plan and are you going to start after no land is left.Where have you been for the past 20 years?

Keep HSE Strong: Once again he is all in favor of keeping HSE strong but the Town and City government have very little to do with the school system. The school is a separate taxing district and no city money goes to the schools. I love his statement that they lowered the school costs by a contract for snow removal. Yes they did do that but at the same time it impacted us the citizens of Fishers, the snow crews had to do the schools instead of the city streets. How many of you belong to an HOA that has to pay for private snow removal. Think about that it is a hidden tax you pay so Fishers does not have to plow your streets. So Stu you can take all the credit you want for doing the school parking lots while the city streets are under snow and they used to be done by contractors. I was also under the impression that Republicans wanted to move government functions to private industry and here you are the one who took away private companies jobs and transferred it to government.

Grow our taxes – by issuing TIF (tax increment financing) districts and reducing the tax base and also this takes money away from the school districts. Why did you give TIFs to a car dealership they would have come anyway. Why because this is where the customers are. Your TIF are gifts to your developer buddies. If you want to know who they are just look up the Campaign Finance Reports on line at :
People you will be shocked when you check out who has given him money for his election.
It is time to retire Stu from government.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Fishers Tax Dollars Political Shell Game

I heard that Stu (the Poo) Easley and the new Mayor last Saturday were at an area clubhouse to try and meet with voters. Well that is what you do when running for elections. Anything you do is tell people what they want to hear and sometimes leave out important details.

Here we go the Mayor talked about a forthcoming important economic development that will not cost taxpayers anything and be of benefit to the community. So in the Star on April 14 was an article about a new sports center proposed for Fishers by a developer, etc. So no tax dollars would be used to built it, but read on the City of Fishers would give them tax breaks to the tune of a few million dollars. Now if the City does not collect a few million in taxes and still has expenses doesn’t that mean the taxpayer is footing the bill of those millions. Sure sounds that way to me and to a few others I asked about it.

So Mayor the city is spending a few million in lost revenue that it needs to support the City. So maybe the City is spending taxpayer money after all and it is costing the citizens a few million. Or is this City accounting? Or how about the truth, nothing but the truth and the whole truth next time. You know the full story. Stu you like to talk a lot on the City Council meetings how come you didn’t correct the Mayor and speak up. Oh, I forgot you part of the Council that doesn’t want the voters to understand what is going on. 

OK folks watch my hands under which walnut shell is the pea, keep watching, am I moving too fast?

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Bizarro Nails Religions Freedom on the Head

Now the cartoon strip Bizarro is not form Indiana but in today's strip he says it all about the Religions Freedom Law. Memo to Indiana lawmakers you still have to fix this, your "fix" was a whitewash and is not a fix.

This years session has got to be one of the worst in many years and it shows you what can happen when you get a group of the same way of thinking in control. They have no regard for the people of Indiana as some have said - they are the best money can buy and you sure can tell that is true.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Republican’s in Indiana Spring Bloodbath

Well I notice the signs are starting to pop up and the dirty politics have started as the Republicans eat their own in the May local primary.  Too bad the Religious Freedom bill didn’t give us the right to discriminate against political primaries. What a pity. Well the in the Fishers City Council race in the district next to where I live the sign wars have started. No primary in my district.

What is interesting is the placement of the signs. One candidate better known to people living in the Geist area is Stu the Poo aka Stu Easley. Why Stu the Poo well years ago when the Town of Fishers was working to annex the Geist area Stu made some nasty comments about Geist people using Fishers sewers. Hence he was nicknamed Stu the Poo; of course the Geist people were paying to use the private sewer companies sewers. So Stu the Poo was out in left field with those comments. Well about his signs, big ones and almost all on commercial properties. In front of strip malls, banks, etc.

On the other hand Brad deReamer’s signs are in the yards of homeowners.  Brad used to be the Mayor of Greenfield, In before moving to Fishers.  

So what does the placement tell you. One is someone for the people and the other is for business. Well call me some names but I would rather have someone who has friends that are real people and not strip malls owners.

Then we get to an even more important look at the City Council.  Now most people in Fishers pay no attention to what the council does. But this council seems to vote in lock step and only in favor of their good buddies the developers. It would be nice to have someone who would raise questions instead of just falling in line and bow down to the strip mall owners and developers for placing their signs on the commercial property.

Think about who you want in office, someone who cares about the citizens or someone who cares about strip mall owners.

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Letterman for Governor

I saw an interesting article today, David Letterman for Governor. Since he is leaving his current job this May it would be perfect for him to run next year against Pence. He could move back home to Indiana and teach a course at his old college and also run for governor.

Just think he could present his state of state address in a top ten format. At least it would be a lot shorter, might even be more informative. He would tell off the House and Senators members with his wit and nasty tongue and get away with it. It would be so refreshing. But you say he has no government experience?

Neither does the present Governor he just thinks he does.

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Pence, Bosma & Long Hoodwink the People of Indiana

First they pass a Religious Freedom Bill, which allows business to discriminate and not to provide services to people etc. The law allows businesses to use it as a defense “regardless of whether the state or any other governmental entity is a party to the proceeding.”  This is the difference of Indiana Law over the Federal Law and those passed by other states. The Hose Democrats had offered an amendment clarifying that the religious freedom statute would prohibit discrimination by businesses. The Indiana Legislature as a whole rejected it.

Indiana does not have a law barring discrimination against the LGBT community, the same way against other classes of citizens such as racial minorities or the disabled. So a business could not serve anyone in that class. This Bill was a direct retribution by the state’s Republicans against the courts ruling of same sex marriage.

The revised legislation prohibits providers from using the law as a legal defense for refusing to provide services, goods, facilities or accommodations. It also bars discrimination based on factors that include race, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or United States military service.

So now the State’s magic three pass a fix to the law but the fix is only in effect in communities that have anti-discrimination laws on the books concerning sexual orientation. So within Indiana that applies to Indy and 11 more areas.

So Memories Pizza in Walkerton, IN can still refuse to serve certain customer if the place ever re-opens. They just can’t use the law as a legal defense.

It is tine for Indiana to stop this nonsense and enact a real Freedom Bill, removing discrimination from all people no matter what.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Indiana's 50% fix to Religious Freedom Bill

"Republicans had removed the Democrat committee members, so they could move the bill without Democrat support to the full House and Senate for a final vote today."

"Democrats said the changes didn't go far enough. They wanted a repeal of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, or full civil rights protections for gays and lesbians."
Indy Star 4/2/2015

The Republican went halfway to fix the mess they created. But what is very funny is how they did it. The Republicans discriminated against Democrats, so now as Speaker Bosma said Hoosiers don’t’ discriminated against anyone he left out that he does against Democrats.  What’s next a bill outlawing Democrats in the State of Indiana? Maybe after this mess they may not want to move forward on that one.

Speaking of a mess the Republicans may still want to approve a law to cancel the common wage bill. You see this would only have an impact on construction workers in a reduction in their wages and a positive impact on large construction companies. But what they don’t care about are 1000 of small business and retail business that will be impacted by the loss of wages of these fine folks. But who cares they don’t donate money to the party. The big companies do. Who cares about workers lets only care about the 1%ERS.

Now lets turn to the talking head our Governor. I am certain Mr. Pence will sign the new bill but mutter four letter words quietly. He proved he is incapable of leadership and dashed his ridicules belief he could run for President or Vice President.  Thank goodness. Now we the people of Indiana need to make sure we remove his man form office in the next election. Too bad we don’t have a recall law. He has clearly shown he is not a leader from trying to subvert the elected Superintendant of Education to this bill and other actions that benefit a few and the people of this state. In the last election he told people he had a roadmap for Indiana well so far all he has done is erect orange barrels with no work at all.

Everyone remember the damage he has done to this state in the next election and instead of voting party lines vote for the person.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Pence said what in 2000? Yes he did.

“Congress should oppose any effort to recognize homosexual's (sic) as a "discreet and insular minority" entitled to the protection of anti-discrimination laws similar to those extended to women and ethnic minorities.

Congress should ... ensure that federal dollars were no longer being given to organizations that celebrate and encourage the types of behaviors that facilitate the spreading of the HIV virus. Resources should be directed toward those institutions which provide assistance to those seeking to change their sexual behavior.”

Mike Pence 2000 Campaign Website.

Does anyone think he has changed his mind or his heart? It is time for everyone in the State of Indiana to make a pledge not to vote for him in the next election no matter what party you belong too. It is time to throw out of office all of the members of the house who voted for this bill. You know where they are – about 150 years ago at least in their thinking. It is time to start a boycott of businesses that are owned by these representatives or law firms, since many are lawyers. If you own a business you will be hurt by the millions leaving this state due to their actions, if you work for a living you will be hurt as the business you work for starts losing sales.

So now they are going to “clarify” what the indent of the bill was. Rather doubtful that they will tell the real reasons on why this discrimination law was passed. Of course none of us understand what this is all about, according to Mr. Pence none of us understand and the liberal press has blown this out of proportion. After all it is just like the one signed by President Clinton 20 years ago.  Funny a Republican saying a Democratic President did something right. Well it is not the same, in fact it is not the same as passed by many other states.  Most of the other states if not all have protections for all citizens and these laws are to limit what the government can do to its citizens. Not Indiana. This law is a direct assault against one class of people because they won a court case against the state the right to marry who they are in love with.

Governor Pence the only way out of this mess is to repeal this law. Admit you were wrong and move on. Or stand your ground and watch the ranks of those against you grow and grow and next election will be your last. 

Oh and by the way we need to thank Mr. Pence for letting the health department set up needle exchanges to stop an HIV epidemic.  Even if it was against his 2000 statement.