Tuesday, July 12, 2011

My News Station

I often find it depressing looking over the available Fort Wayne news sources available to us.

For example, here is a headlining news story in Fort Wayne, listed under "Local News":
Free Slurpees


Just a note, the closest 7-11 to us in Fort Wayne is 45 minutes away in Osceola.

Also, notice the link, "Free-Slurpees-come-with-a-twist-They-may-cost-you" - What is the twist? What is going to cost me?

This ranks up there with the "Local News" section including who was dismissed from "Dancing With The Stars"

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

My Demolition

Its absolutely amazing that 635 West Berry is now marked for demolition.

Journal Gazette conveniently leaves the house out of this weekends article about Fort Wayne's link to the Civil War HERE

ARCH has made an attempt at saving the house, but was only allowed a few weeks to arrange for moving it.
They had a letter to the editor HERE

Another parking lot for downtown Fort Wayne. Citizens rejoice!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

My Half-Asses Fix

Congratulations Wane, you "Half Assed"the fix on your website.

Still, the title on the article is completely wrong. Looks like we're on someone's RSS feed at WANE. The title was corrected within 3 minutes of the post.

My Auto-Spell Correct

Congrats Wane to your topnotch proofreading skills.

"Firm to Asses" - nice work

Saturday, March 12, 2011

My Well-Being

Actually not so well-being.

Gallup measured the "life evaluation, emotional health, physical health, healthy behavior, work environment and basic access" of communities across the country. The results were compiled into a Well-Being Index. You can see the results HERE

On the Well-Being Index:

Indiana ranked: 39/50
Fort Wayne ranked: 145/188 (but ahead of South Bend, Toledo and Evansville)
Congressional District 3: 189/435

At least we're not Huntington, West Virginia, right?

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

My Confusion-Angry White Boy and Hitler

Local blogger "Angry White Boy" aka Dan Turkette has a post criticizing Indiana Union Members depicting Governor Daniels as Hitler. I actually agree with Angry White Boy. That type of discourse is troubling.

What I also find troubling is Angry White Boy's obsession with Hitler on youtube. Here are a list of Hitler videos made by Angry White Boy:

Here is a Hitler video about Harry Baals: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4S7iBq6SPAg

Here is a Hitler video about Mayor Henry: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hhrNp9xcSlA

Here is a Hitler video titled "Hitler as Obama on the Olympic loss for Chicago" : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ZLni3Hs69k

Here is a Hitler video about former Congressman Baron Hill: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_T1hp8GtAY

Here is a Hitler video about Ashley Biden: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LhjmZ-o1Lfg

Here is a Hitler video about the last Fort Wayne Mayor's race: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vxoE9_yv4YU

Can you say.....Obsessed?

My Kudos

Kudos to Mayor Henry.

From the Journal Gazette:

Democratic Mayor Tom Henry received some warm words from an unexpected source last week – Rush Limbaugh.

And it’s all about Harry Baals.

Limbaugh on Friday read from a letter the mayor sent to the talk show host.

“The people of Fort Wayne are still chuckling about your send-up of our community, our former mayor, Harry Baals, and our search for a name for our new local government center. We love the joke.”

Henry invited Limbaugh to Fort Wayne, sent some info about the city – and included a T-shirt that reads: “You already know Fort Wayne has Baals. Come see our other assets.”

Limbaugh discussed his visit to the city to play golf, though he couldn’t remember the year (1999), the name of the pro-am (the Mad Anthonys) or where it was played (Fort Wayne Country Club).

“We just had a great time,” Limbaugh said. “What a great letter. It’s a great T-shirt.”

Thursday, February 24, 2011

My Lawbreaker

From the Journal Gazette: Brown fails to show for court date, pays fine late

Ouch. Is it that hard to show up to court, admit your guilt and pay the fine? Did she just forget to show up? I'd imagine the Mayor's schedule is a lot more demanding and just forgetting things will have greater consequences.

She should probably go see her biggest blogosphere supporter. He's been sued and has gone through bankruptcy...he probably has some great legal advice.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

My Lugar Backer: Steve Shine

From The Howey Political Report:

"Declaring that "It is bipartisanship that has brought us to the brink of bankruptcy," Indiana Treasurer Richard Mourdock kicked off his Republican primary challenge to U.S. Sen. Dick Lugar Tuesday morning. Mourdock cited the "lame duck" session of Congress last December and Lugar's role in successfully pushing for the START Treaty and the Dream Act that triggered his decision to run. "I was amazed at the lame duck session," Mourdock told a couple hundred supporters at the Indianapolis Artsgarden. "He's known for his bipartisanship." Mourdock announced the endorsements of Republican county chairmen in 67 of Indiana's 92 counties. But missing were the urban counties of Marion, Hamilton, Allen, Hendricks, St. Joseph, Johnson and Porter where Lugar is expected to run stronger."