IS IT TRUE that U.S. Rep. Larry Bucshon just announced that he will only take written questions at his July 21 Friday night “Town Hall” meeting? …that 8th District congressman’s Bucshon has decided to only answers questions that are submitted to him on cards that are submitted to a moderator? …we find it extremely laughable that the congressmen will require questioners to stand up when their questions are read by the moderator, but he will not give them a microphone to make comments to him? …holding a “Town Hall” meeting on Friday evening is an obvious way for congressmen Bucshon to discourage his constituents from attending this meeting? …if 8th District Congressmen Bucshon can’t take the political heat he should get out of the political kitchen?
IS IT TRUE that a group of private citizens has formed a group to “Support Those Who Protect Us”? …that people from all walks of life shall be holding a “Public Safety Appreciation Ceremony” on August 23, 2017 on the steps of the Veteran’s Memorial Coliseum? …stay turned for additional information concerning this long overdue public event thanking the “Public Service Employees” of Vanderburgh County for doing an outstanding job in protecting us?
IS IT TRUE that the Henderson sized town of Desert Hot Springs, CA that has faced some serious financial challenges recently, has opened a new dog park?…one can debate whether or not this was a wise decision but an interesting thing about this dog park is that it only costed $60,000 to design and install a very state of the art dog park?…if we contrast that with the million dollar plus pooch park that was proposed by the Winnecke Administration for the Roberts Stadium lot, one must ask just how golden the golden retrievers of Evansville think they are?
IS IT TRUE that Mayor Winnecke’s Chief of Staff, Steve Schafer has challenged the study that proclaimed the long violent place called Gary, Indiana to be safer than Evansville on the grounds that assaults in Gary are not being reported?…Mr. Schaefer has done an analysis of the ratio of murders to assault in Gary being unexplainably low?…there is a problem with getting people to testify in places where the police are not well respected so we expect that Mr. Schaefer’s assertion has some merit?…the words “I didn’t see nothing” are the enemy of safe streets and while Evansville does have a problem with finding willing witnesses, we agree with Mr. Schaefer that Gary is benefitting from under-reporting of assaults by its citizens?…that for the time being the official FBI numbers support the assertion that Gary is safer than Evansville?…we don’t believe these “official” numbers any more than we believe the “official” unemployment numbers, or that the Affordable Healthcare Act has made healthcare affordable?…the only certainly with government data these days is that it is certainly gamed to the point of disbelief?
Todays READERS POLL question is: Do you feel that Congressmen Larry Bucshon is insulting his constituents by holding his Town Hall meeting late Friday evening?
Please take time and read our newest feature articles entitled “LAW ENFORCEMENT, READERS POLL, BIRTHDAYS, HOT JOBS” and “LOCAL SPORTS” posted in our sections. You now are able to subscribe to get the CCO daily.
If you would like to advertise in the CCO please contact us City-County Observer@live.com.
EDITOR’S FOOTNOTE: Any comments posted in this column do not represent the views or opinions of our advertisers.