We hope that today’s “IS IT TRUE” will provoke honest and open dialogue concerning issues that we, as responsible citizens of this community, need to address in a rational and responsible way?

IS IT TRUE for the several months month we have been hearing that Mike Braun a former Indiana State Representative and highly successful businessman from Jasper has a good chance of winning the United States Senate Republican Primary?  …that our recent non-scientific but trendy “Readers Poll”  predicted that Mr. Braun will win this primary in a close six (6) man race?

IS IT TRUE that the well respected political columnist Brian A Howey predict that “Mr. Braun is making this a 3 man race”? …Mr. Howey reported, “that Braun has $2.3 million cash on hand with $2 million raised in the fourth quarter, including about $1.75 million of his own money”. He added that; “Messer reported $430,000 raised and $2.4 million in cash. Rokita posted $459,000 for the fourth quarter and $2.4 million cash on hand”?  …that Brian A. Howey also wrote “this is a wide-open, toss-up race. With his personal wealth, Braun has run three flights of the statewide TV to gin up his name recognition, while the two (2) congressmen have been dark.”  …Mr. Howey also wrote that “Nobody has ever tried on the Senate level to come from the business side, outside of politics”. “They’ve gone through the feeder system that’s given (Congress) a 20 percent approval rating.” …in this article  Mike Braun calls himself a “disrupter,” saying of his worldview, “I’ve been in the trenches building a business, not through the lens of a politician. There’s never been a better time for the party to have one pathway versus the other.”

IS IT TRUE we urge our readers to learn more about this highly successful and self-made businessman?  … he’s a Harvard honors graduate and a conservative Christian businessman from a little town called Jasper, Ind?

IS IT TRUE below we have attached a link to the article about United States Senatorial candidate Mike Braun written by political columnist Brian A Howey for your reading pleasure?


IS IT TRUE its time that our local elected officials stop relying on money generated from Tropicana as their own political patronage slush fund?  …it’s also its time that our elected officials to stop dogging Tropicana to give them an advanced on future projected revenue to offset their bad spending habits?

IS IT TRUE that a couple of years ago nine Vanderburgh County jail inmates were formally charged for their alleged roles in a “jailhouse riot”? … all of the defendant’s charges including counts of aiding, inducing or causing a battery to a public safety officer, resisting law enforcement and rioting? …we are glad that the Judge throws the book at these idiots? …we were extremely pleased with the public statement made by Vanderburgh County Sheriff Dave Wedding that “He’s going to run the jail, the inmates aren’t”?  …all we can say to Sheriff Wedding we are pleased that he said the heck with political correctness and tell it like it is?

IS IT TRUE it looks like the election promise made by candidates during the last City Council election that they are going to be a fiscal watchdog is down the tube?  …don’t you just like it when political types run for election as a right-wing fiscal conservative and turn out to be a left wing tax and spend liberal?

IS IT TRUE last year we predicted that City Council will support some expensive capital projects in 2018?  …don’t be surprised that additional funds will be given to phasing in SpotShooter, designing and developing Roberts Park, designing a new Aquatic Center to be located at Roberts and Park unbudgeted projects at the Zoo?  …we hope when City Council give permission to fund these projects they will also put money in the budget to pay for upkeep and maintenance of these new endeavors?

IS IT TRUE one would expect after the last city election we would have more than two (2) strong independent thinking and the fiscally conservative persons on the city council? …this is the kind of results you get when only 7 percent of people turn out to vote in a city election?

IS IT TRUE when former Mayor Frank McDonald Jr left office he had $58 million dollars in the General Fund? when former Mayor Russ Lloyd Jr left office he had a disappointing $232,000 in the General Fund? …when former Mayor Jonathan Weinzapfel left office he had $4 million dollars in the General Fund?

IS IT TRUE we would like to wish Evansville own Channel 44 TV their upcoming “Happy Two Year Anniversary”?  …under the able leadership of News Director, Warren Korff and General Manager, Jeff Fisher Channel 44 has grown by leaps and bounds?  …we highly recommend that you set your TV dial to Channel 44 for nonbias, accurate and refreshing news?

Todays “Readers Poll” question is: Do you feel that the election promise made by candidates during the last City Council election that they are going to be a fiscal watchdog is down the tube?

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  1. Not surprisingly, Barack Hussein O’Bama’s fingerprints maybe all over this Chicago type of illegal political dirty tricks:
    FBI lovers’ latest text messages: Obama ‘wants to know everything’

    “Newly revealed text messages between FBI paramours Peter Strzok and Lisa Page include an exchange about preparing talking points for then-FBI Director James Comey to give to President Obama, who wanted “to know everything we’re doing.”

    The message, from Page to Strzok, was among thousands of texts between the lovers reviewed by Fox News. The pair both worked at one point for Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe of alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.

    Page wrote to Strzok on Sept. 2, 2016, about prepping Comey because “potus wants to know everything we’re doing.” According to a newly released Senate report, this text raises questions about Obama’s personal involvement in the Clinton email investigation.”


    • What?

      “Democrats flipped a Missouri state House seat Tuesday, marking the 35th seat that has changed from red to blue since Donald Trump became president.

      Mike Revis, 27, defeated his Republican opponent in a special election Tuesday by 3 percentage points.

      The 97th District in Jefferson County went for Trump in the presidential election by 28 points. In other words, the district has swung 31 percentage points toward Democrats since Trump won last year.”

  2. Who needs a border wall to keep illegal aliens out of the USA? We sure as hell do!:

    He is the world’s most persistent illegal immigrant: One Mexican managed to get deported 44 times in 15 years — which means he also managed to sneak back across the border at least that many times.

    The runner-up was ousted 40 times from 2001 to 2015. No. 3, 4 and 5 on the list were deported 35, 34 and 31 times, respectively, according to data provided to The Washington Times by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

    While those are the most extreme cases, repeat-illegal immigrants were back in the news this week after police said a twice-deported man was driving drunk in Indiana on Sunday morning when he plowed into pro football player Edwin Jackson and his Uber driver, killing them both.


  3. CCO gets called out. First you tag Repubs on City Council as Tax and Spend Liberals. Then further down you note the Gen Fund accounts of past mayors. Of note, tax and spend liberal Dems had huge positive balances when leaving office. Repub mayors mere pennies. One of those being Russ Lloyd is Winneckes money man. Lets not overlook the tax and spent current mayor Lloyd Winnecke. Is his spending and tactics that different from Weinzapfels?

    • Just wondering, has the City collected any of the $750,000 water bill due from the McCurdy Apartments? If not, why??

    • We don’t have republicans and democrats on our city council anymore,we have mayor mouthpieces,they do whatever the mayor wants them to do

  4. Braun has an excellent chance at this. If the message sent by people when Trump was elected holds, a man, not in the swamp and a successful buisnessman, might well win. No way can we say the city has watch dogs when we spend, spend and spend. How about we fix the crumbling infrastructure before adding anymore costly projects. Roberts Park, please. Another project that costs and after, will be neglected like the rest. Ever try to find a working rest room at a park?

  5. Here’s the thing, Ann. The constant barrage of FAKE NEWS about President Trump and the Republicans, while not true, does rile up the gullible Gruber Goober dem voters. Just as dem Gruber predicted it would.
    FYI. In Missouri dem fake news has added former Navy Seal Governor to their hit list.

    • You sell swampland don’t you, DannCoulter? Not even a good try, your comment.

      You don’t hear our Senate Majority Leader using the fake news squeal. You don’t hear our Speaker of the House using the fake news squeal either. We worked with the Chamber of Commerce for years. You know, where there are real Republicans, unlike “fake republicans” which is what you are.

      Dann, you are liquidating the value of the “fake news” label, just so you know. Cry wolf with fake news everytime there is news you don’t like, well, that makes you a fool.

      • Fool, eh.Tell me Shaefer, when have you seen me say I’m a McConnell or Ryan Republican? I’m not. More fake information invented by you. McConnell, Ryan, and the Chamber of Commerce, in league with dems, have flooded our nation with illegal aliens and more to come. If that’s what you think Republicans should be in favor of, look in the mirror when searching for a fool.


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