Delaware County

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

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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.

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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 »

Seeking full-time Donkey Whisperers in Delaware County. Steady employment.

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In the opinion sections of newspapers, Lee Hamilton, former U.S. House Representative,  wrote Some suggestions for improving Congress For the most part it’s interesting.  Love him or hate him,  depends on his topic.   For example,  Hamilton spoke at Minnetrista Center May 2011, the topic?   Civility in Civics. Sadly,  many of our elected officials didn’t show to hear his presentation

Perhaps if the Democrats had gone to hear Mr. Hamilton speak, they may have refrained from acting the fools on election night. I am pretty sure nobody sang  “Ding dong, Donati’s gone. Donati’s gone, Donati’s gone. Ding dong, Donati’s gone  when he lost his commissioner’s seat last November, and he is a red-blooded, toe-the-line party Democrat foot soldier.

Yet, election night 2011, Democrats  party loyalists sang with gusto “ding dong the witch is dead” they left messages on answering machines, they flocked like crazed maniacs to the public forums and posted over 200 comments in just a few hours.

Their candidate wins and this is how they celebrate?  This topic is better left for another day, another time.

If you are interested more of Hamilton’s writings visit Center on Congress.

Did you know every two years we vote for one person to represent us in Congress? Uh huh.    But, I’m not here to talk about Congress…  I’m here to talk about irony, double standards, and just plain donkey dung. Read the rest of this entry »

Saturday Morning Ramblings – Putting the Human back into Humanity

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Recently, actually before the election, I took to viewing liberal blogs, tweets and FaceBook pages.  What I found was astounding in the fact, the comments mirrored our local posters almost to a tee.

Take for example, what was written immediately after Mia Love spoke at the Republican Convention.  The “N” word flowed like a flood.  Ranging from Aunt Tom to a house “N” and other misguided, vulgar and very racist comments spewing from what was obvious leftist liberal sites.    Here was an articulate, beautiful, conservative woman running on a ticket not theirs.  In my opinion, color, race, ethnicity and gender respect is only applied if the liberal party can get a vote.  Outside of that, everyone else is racist, except for those calling a conservative woman the “N” word, then it is perfectly acceptable. Read the rest of this entry »

The Last Refuge

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The Conservative Tree House may be called a Last Refuge for each of us for different reasons. Whatever trail through the woods brought us here, we have shared the turmoil of storms as we have been finding our voices as individuals in this growing community.  Read more by clicking on the link.

Visit the Conservative Tree House

Another Saturday Night – Dig it!

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Property Tax helpdayThe annual Property Tax Appeal Help Day on November 17, 2012  had an extraordinary turnout.  With nearly 150 people in attendance and some with stories of increased assessment, we can’t call it a success until every property owner receives a fair assessment.  Rest assured we are working diligently to get the ear of our legislatures to address this issue.  It may be this year, or maybe not, it’s hard to say what the future holds.

alexanderAs you all may know, Scott Alexander won the County Council At-Large seat.  Scott has been attending county meetings for nearly seven years and brings to the table a wealth of information and practical experience.    With that being said, welcome Scott!

todd donatiDistrict 2 Commissioner, Todd Donati, lost his re-election bid and his last day will be December 31, 2012.  Prior to being commissioner he spent 12 years on county council.  Unfortunately, most people ignored his performance on council and elected him in 2008.   After four years of the most viral political games and outrageous spending, the people of Delaware County ousted him from office.  I heard the day after the election, many of the county employees had a smile on their faces.

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The Christmas Season is upon us and it looks like the downtown area will be decked out in lights.   Muncie has come a long way since that cold winter night in 2009 when Council President, Sam Marshall, announced he was cutting the streetlight budget in half.  Yes, 50% of the lights were scheduled to be shut off.    No Christmas lights for us , bah humbug.  And just about no streetlights in 2010 either.    Yet, despite the not so bright future, Muncie was able to leave to the new administration $7,596,218.00 to take into 2012.  Nobody got a bonus and only one person in the Tyler administration got a raise, but there were new copiers purchased and some other sundry things along the way.  So, now Muncie is flush with money and the budget has been increased by $2 million.  So much for Nora Powell, finance chairperson, getting the department heads to consider fiscal prudence.  Hey, if you got it, might as well spend it.

And the winner is…..Scott Alexander

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Scott Alexander leads the Delaware County Council race with a total of 22,113 votes!

Scott Alexander 11-7-12

Before the party begns
Right before the election returns and guests arrived.

Just starting to realize…the possibility he was winning!