Friday, May 18, 2012

Richard Lugar's Perspective


"Legislators should have an ideological grounding…But ideology cannot be a substitute for a determination to think for yourself, for a willingness to study an issue objectively, and for the fortitude to sometimes disagree with your party or even your constituents…

"One can be very conservative or very liberal and still have a bipartisan mindset ( acknowledges that the other party is also patriotic and may have some good ideas. It acknowledges that national unity is important, and that aggressive partisanship deepens cynicism, sharpens political vendettas, and depletes the national reserve of good will that is critical to our survival in hard times…

"Our political system is losing its ability to even explore alternatives. If fealty to (partisan) pledges (in either party) continues to expand, legislators may pledge their way into irrelevance. Voters will be electing a slate of inflexible positions rather than a leader.

"I hope that as a nation we aspire to more than that."

(I think those are wise words from a wise man and they deserve to be repeated as often as possible -  Opinion of Bill Lamb from WDRB TV.)

Sunday, May 6, 2012


For the most part, I believe most politicians are like dirty diapers.  They both need to be changed, often.

Without further ado, the following lists candidates running on the Democrat and Republican tickets.  We were unable to obtain the Independents list due to time constraints.

(Blogger's note:  You have a right to your own opinion, but not a right to mine.  Everyone will have their own opinion and if you wish to disagree with someone may we suggest you try and make your argument in a constructive manner rather than being rude and crude and making personal derogatory remarks.  Thank you.)


I am aware of only one Independent.  His name is Rupert Boneham.  He became well known for winning Survivor in 2011.  I will be voting him to be Governor.


Barack Obama - Yes

Mitt Romney - Boo, Hissss!


Joe Donnelly - No

Richard G. Lugar - Yes (He has served Indiana well and I'm willing to let him retire after this next term, as a show of respect.)


John R. Gregg - I could handle him.  My hopes would be he could rescind some of the outsourcing Daniels implemented.  We need the JOBS.  Another hope would be he would look at some of these contracts implemented, for a loophole, i.e., Indiana Toll Road.

Mike Pence - Too shy of any Republican becoming Governor.


(R) Todd Young - Vote him out!

(D) Jonathan George - Vote For George!

(D) John Griffin Miller - Yeah, right......

(D) John W. Tilford - Don't know anything about him.

(D) Robert Winningham - Has a lot of signs up.

(D) Shelli Yoder - I've seen her signs, also.
 (Way to split the vote, Dems.....)

STATE REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT 70 (Precincts Franklin 1, Georgetown 6, Greenville 1,2,3,4,5,6)

(R) Rhonda J. Rhoads - I possess no knowledge about this individual nor the other two. 

(D) Alva J "Jim" Kincaid

(D) Terry L. Miller

STATE REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT 72 (Precincts New Albany, Georgetown 1,2,3,4,5,7 Lafayette 1,2,3,4,5,6,7)

(R) Edward Clere - Ed, it's taking a lot for me to vote for you again.  I hope you can, and will, take a step back from the Party line in your political actions/decisions.  The Right To Work Bill was/is just plain wrong (for various reasons, in my book).  There seem to be several states passing these absurd laws and then that state is sued because it's just plain wrong.  Where are the money savings in doing something like that?  And, for who?  The Right To Work Bill simply lowers wages at a time when wages need to be rising simply to meet the costs of living.  And, how can you expect a Union to represent a non-paying member?  Too far left field.  You've disappointed me in not making a stand on tolls.  Even if we have to be tolled, why not put a time limit a little bit more realistic than the one in place now?  Hey, I tried.

(D) Sharon Grabowski - Groomed "to be" by what some would call the good ole boy network.

(D) Thomas L. Lenfert - I don't think so, Tom.  Sorry.


(R) Louis Naville Endris - Go Louis!

(D) Maury Goldberg - An emphatic No.  Sorry.


(R) Linda Berger - It's unanimous - she wins!


(R) Thomas Sonne - Have no knowledge.

(D) Todd Caufield - Name sounds familiar.

(D)  Leslie Knable - Haven't heard any bad press.


(R)  William B. Gibson - No opponent.

(Represent all of Lafayette and Greenville, people vote countywide)

(R)  Bill Fender - NO

(R)  John Kettler - NO

(R)  Dave Matthews - I don't think so.

(D)  Charles "Chuck" Freiberger - Go Chuck!

(Represent all of Georgetown and Franklin, people vote countywide)

(R) Steve Bush - Steve, you are a good police officer and decent Commissioner - but..., if my understanding is correct you plan to run for Sheriff next year.  I do not wish for the Republican Party to appoint someone in your stead.  If that's not correct, I still do not wish to vote for you because I do not believe a police officer should hold office.  Sorry.

(D)  Dennis Roudenbush - GO Dennis!


(R)  Steve Burks - No

(R)  Billy W. Stewart - No

(R)  Jim Wathen - No

(R)  Cam Wright - No

(D)  Larry Clemons - YES

(D)  Ted Heavrin - NO - I haven't liked your attitude the past couple of years, Ted.  When they interviewed you in the Tribune about the new law going into effect where you would not be able to serve in office because you are a police officer I felt you came across as feeling you were "owed".  "You would retire in order to remain in office."  You were heavy handed with Warren Nash in what some have described as an abuse of your power as a police officer and that the actions taken by you were unnecessary  and arbitrary in nature.  Your attitude on the Parks isn't right, either.  Sorry.

(D)  Carol Shope - Yes

(D)  Brad Striegel - Yes

And, then, both parties vote for their Precinct Committee Persons.  Republicans provided theirs and the Democrats did not.

(R)  Ken Griffin - Georgetown 3

(R)  Stephen J. Sisk - Georgetown 3

That's all, Folks!!!!

Vote Tuesday and remind your friends...