Sunday, March 29, 2015

Pence Digs In

"Indiana Gov. Mike Pence (R) refused to say on Sunday whether it should be illegal under state law to discriminate against gays and lesbians."

This Indianapolis Observer is aghast that the guv is doubling down on a bad bet.

Read more here: "Mike Pence Dodges Questions On Anti-Gay Discrimination In Indiana".

Hoosier Hospitality is officially defunct.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Honest to Goodness Indiana...

where it's always 1816.

Yes, we might as well update our tourism slogan, as Gov. Pence has shot an arrow through the heart of Hoosier Hospitality.

Conventions and meetings are being cancelled, expansion plans scrubbed and Indiana placed on the "no go" list.

"The measure, which Indiana Gov. Mike Pence (R) signed into law Thursday, allows any individual or corporation to cite religious beliefs as a defense when sued by a private party."

No matter what its proponents may say, this bill is cast as "anti-LGBT", which places Indiana squarely in the antediluvian camp.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Indiana: Home of the Stupid

Thanks, Gov. Pence, for making Indiana the laughingstock of the nation, once again.

The pullout of the best and brightest has begin:
Salesforce CEO Cancels Company Events In Indiana After Passage of Anti-Gay Law

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

"Religious Freedom" or License to Discriminate?

This Indianapolis Observer is confused.

Gov. Pence says he wants to grow Indiana businesses yet he's "anxious to sign" a really stupid piece of bigoted legislation opposed by every major employer in the state.

Conventions are threatening to pull out already, and who knows how many companies will decide to set up shop in a more welcoming environment!

But, you go ahead, Gov. Pence. Sign the "Religious Freedom" bill. It'll kill your presidential aspirations for sure.

Monday, March 2, 2015

." Until the people rise up and revolt..."

"The United States is no better than Russia where the government is operated for the exclusive benefit of wealthy oligarchs. The masses are nothing but mere slaves to the 1%, billionaire class of elitists who own virtually every elected public official who exercises any significant control over government tax dollars," writes Gary Welsh.

What's his target this time?

"Three Of Four Hoosier Billionaires Are State's Largest Welfare Recipients"

This Indianapolis Observer seems to recall that William Cook tapped the public trough for the West Baden hotel renovation, but the memories are hazy.

Other than that, Gary's spot-on, as usual. A good read with much food for thought as Indy votes tonight to hand more millions to a local business.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Guess Who Wants City Money This Time?

Louisville-based 21c Museum Hotels hopes to receive a $9.1 million loan from the city of Indianapolis to help it pay for a $55 million redevelopment of Old City Hall, reports

Word gets around fast that Indy's a soft touch for downtown development cash, eh?

Monday, February 23, 2015

Yep: No Trash Pickup Again Today

Due to extreme cold the City's Department of Public Works is cancelling residential trash, heavy trash and curbside recycling collection for today, 23 February. Residents affected by the cancellations will receive double collection on their next scheduled collection day.