Delaware County

OUR VIEW: Hoosiers decide transit issue

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OUR VIEW: Hoosiers decide transit issue

Watching CSpan the gentlewoman from DC spoke, waving a furlough notice and crying about the devastation of the sequester. Interesting a day before the government loosened up and $250 million will be given to Egypt and another $50 million for new uniforms for TSA employees.

For being the party of the people, they sure want to hurt the party of the people. Sounds a little like socialism to me.

We have a transit service here in Muncie. I’m glad we do and our Federal and local dollars help subsidize it. Used to be a regular on the bus. A bus which made trips to Indy failed and local commentators said the marketing was poor and the public basically unaware. Many said they were planning to use it. It went under.

I love trains and spent many a time riding. It’s great. But the love of trains doesn’t over shadow the cost associated and the perceived need. I guess we will all get to vote on the increase in taxes and that will be the deciding factor.

We want everything, but we can’t afford everything. Not in our personal finances and not in government programs.

As government grows, so does government debt. Many people have far more debt than savings and so there is a direct parallel to government and citizens. Perhaps this is why the $16 trillion deficit doesn’t bother some. Debt comes as natural as breathing.

Delaware County Sequester…well, sort of.

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$700,000 Plaza with $12,000 bench.

Yesterday Delaware County Council held a special meeting.

They are broke.

The day of financial reckoning  has come (again). Another meeting scheduled for Thursday March 7th at 2:00 PM.   Despite the ridicule of elected officials and their supporters, despite the fact of being  labeled liars, naysayers and obstructionists (as some examples) those following government,  watched as the projections came true.  There is no joy in being right.  It’s really serious.

It’s not some great revelation, or a possessing of superb intelligence.  No, it is nothing more than common sense and basic economics.    You can’t continue spending money you don’t have; you don’t vote on issues without examining for ramifications down the road.   Yet, despite placing the county in financial jeopardy for decades, they never seem to learn.

Some guy named Al Einstein said “always doing what you’ve always done and expecting different results.”  Is this person for real? Read the rest of this entry »

Stand by your man and show the world you love him.

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Standing by our man, Will Statom, Democrat…oh, I mean Republican chair just elected again.  After all he is just a man….

Lots going on in our neck of the woods.  The problem with this locale it never changes.  I don’t mean we hold on to the quaint village ways, I mean we stand still and continue to do the same things over and over again.  The wheels are spinning, yet you aren’t going anywhere.  That’s how I feel living here.

I’m not sure where the local Republican party is heading.  The Precinct committee members returned Will Statom as chair.  The vote, which was to be secret was cast right in from to him.  After two election losses and no real direction, at least none that I have seen, the party will remain stagnant.  

I wish more people would have listened to the vision Eric Welch and his extraordinary team had to offer   Sitting through the complete presentation and feeling the excitement in the room, I thought…”This is how it is supposed to be.”

Delaware County Republicans lost in 2011, and again in 2012.  Not because we lacked viable candidates.

To the contrary.    Fantastic people with leadership skills, vision, fiscal experience and that good old stand-by “common sense”  or in other words, candidates worthy of a vote.

2014 is a mid-term election and  is sometimes hard to get the message out to vote.  I’m not sure based on the past two elections we will pull a win off.  If the Republicans do win, it probably isn’t because the party chair worked his rear end off.

The campaign waged against the local Republican chairperson candidate was truly amazing.  I am still going to support my favorite candidates….they do good, they get my vote.  I’m loyal like that.

Sometimes it’s hard to be a Republican.  You expect to be trashed by the liberal left at every turn.  You don’t expect it from the local party leadership.



Celebration of the 2nd Amendment ~ February 25, 2013

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Charters of Freedom
Charters of Freedom – A new world is at hand

Celebration of the 2nd Amendment

Monday February 25, 2013 @6:30 PM

Kennedy Library

1700 McGalliard Road

Muncie, Indiana

Scheduled speakers:

Jeff Burke

Jeff Shore

Jeff Burke will be speaking on the NRA with a time for question and answers.  Jeff Shore ,an NRA Certified Range Safety Officer, will speak on CCW (Concealed Carry Weapons).

Charters of Freedom – A New World is at Hand


Sponsored by the Muncie Tea Party and 9/12 groups.

Eric Welch ~ Candidate for Chair of the Republican Central Committee ~ Delaware County, Indiana

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Exciting news! Eric Welch, local attorney, is running for Chairman of Delaware County Republicans.  Now, is the time for Republicans to have strong leadership.  Now, is the time to move the Republican party forward.    So without further ado, please take a few minutes to read a letter from Eric.   Without a doubt, you will find his ideas, goals and qualifications just what the doctor ordered.

Eric Welch’s letter to precinct committee members

Folks, we have had a long line of fantastic candidates never making it to the finish line.   Equally true, great leaders losing their seats. It’s time to start winning and building a strong party.  Please don’t let this opportunity slip away.  Contact your precinct committee person and ask them to take to heart the letter and consider voting for Eric Welch  on March 2, 2013.

Eric will be having three separate Meet and Greets and we all will have the opportunity to hear his ideas and goals for the local Republican Party.

Thursday, February 21, Kennedy Library, 6:30 to 7:30


Saturday, February 23, MCL Cafeteria, 10:30 to 11:30

MCL is not open until 11:00 but we can use the door
just to the west of the MCL carryout.


Thursday, February 28, Maring-Hunt Library, 6:30 to 7:30

Note: Not paid for or endorsed by any candidate, party or elected official. Just a regular person looking for a change.

Saturday ramblings – 1%; Silence is golden and the LLL Club

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The snow is white, the sky is pale blue and the air is crisp.  Despite the return of the head cold, life is pretty good.  Saturdays are sleep in, casual cleaning and cinnamon French Toast with real maple syrup.   Sipping a cup of yummy Free Trade java, don’t know about you, it’s the simple things I find so rewarding.  This is a long Saturday rambling. Read the rest of this entry »