“IS IT TRUE” OCTOBER 10, 2018

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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?

Todays“Readers Poll” question is: Do you agree with Councilman Jonathan Weaver that the City of Evansville is having serious cash flow problems?

IS IT TRUE that City Council voted 8 to 1, passing a whooping $395 million budget for 2019? …that the 2019 budget is a 7% increase over this years budget?  …that City Council give city employees a 2% raise for this coming year?…that Finance Chairman and Councilman Jonathan Weaver was the only member to vote against the 2019 budget, saying the current (2018) budget is already $13 million over budget so far this year? …for this we give Mr. Weaver two (2) thumbs up for standing up for the taxpayers and voting against the 2019 in its current form?

IS IT TRUE we also give two (2) thumbs down to the 8 members of City Council for voting on the 2019 budget in it’s current form? …we are told that many people are disappointed in City Council members G. John Hayden (R),CPA and Justin Elpers (R) for not taking a stronger stance against the 2019 City budget?

IS IT TRUE we can’t wait to read the State Board of Accounts financial audit that was just completed on the City of Evansville ? …we expect the soon to be release SBOA audit could prove to be an embarrassment to the Mayor and the members of City Council who voted for the approval of the 2019 City budget?

IS IT TRUE that County Attorney, Joe Harrison, Barnes & Thornburg Attorney, Tom Pittman, and County Commissioner, Ben Shoulders appeared before Evansville City Council to ask for their approval of a Bond Ordinance within the “Burkhardt TIF” area in order to proceed with numerous road, bridge and trail projects? …that numerous community leaders, engineers, neighborhood associations, residents, tax payers and “Trail Coalition” board members spoke out in favor of this project?

IS IT TRUE that the only opposing public comment about this project came from County Councilman, James Raben?  …that County Councilman Raben called the “Burkhardt TIF District Trails Project” a waste of money and he also aledges that the entire Vanderburgh County Council, opposed this project?  …that the Evansville City snubbed Mr. Raben’s request to reject this project and voted to passed this Ordinance 7-2?

IS IT TRUE that the two “NO” votes against the “Burkhardt TIF District Trails Project” were City Councilmen Justin Elpers (R) and G. John Hayden (R), CPA? …that the ‘Burkhardt TIF District Trails Project” focus is on roads, bridges, infastructure, connectivity, quality of life and direct trails that will be the pathways to Deaconess Sports Park?
IS IT TRUE we are pleased that the Vanderburgh County Council forced the soon to retire Airport Manager Doug Joest to add back the three cut Safety Officers salaries into the 2019 Airport budget?
IS IT TRUE  we have been told that the total number of Airport Safety Officers before the budget cut may have been 18? …the number of Safety Officers reported by the Airport Manager to the Vanderburgh County Council was 15? …if this is correct, could that the extra three (3) Safety Officials (Captains) have been listed as a different line item in the Airport budget?
IS IT TRUE we find it interesting that Mayor Winnecke sent a letter to the Vanderburgh County Council asking them to keep the three cut Safety Officers positions in the 2019 Airport budget? …since the Mayor appoints 3 of the 5 Airport board members he could had directed them to fix this problem themselves without going to County Council?
IS IT TRUE we also find it interesting why didn’t members of the Vanderburgh County Council didn’t take the Airport board to task for hiring the new Airport manager, Nate Hahn without advertising this position in a local or National publications?
IS IT TRUE that the official costs to relocate the LST 325 next to Tropicana is more than the $3.9 million projected by the Evansville City Council and Mayor Lloyd Winnecke  earlier this year?
IS IT TRUE that the Port Authority Chairman Pat Wathen said LST relocation bids went over by $1 to $1.2 million?  …that this project was originally estimated by city officials to cost around $3.9 million, with the city contributing nearly $2.8 million?  … the other $1 million would come from other  funding sources? …because of cost over runs this project has to be rebid? …if the costs for this project can’t be reduced we wonder how the City will come up with the extra money to pay for it? …we consider this to be another developing story that the local mainstream media won’t follow ups on
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13 COMMENTS

  1. Trump outflanks the liberal left while they are still crying in their lattes over the Kavanaugh confirmation
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    “House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy will introduce a bill this week that will fully fund President Donald Trump’s planned wall along the U.S. border with Mexico, thereby setting the midterm elections up as a referendum on immigration policy, Breitbart News has learned exclusively.”

    https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/10/09/kevin-mccarthy-introducing-bill-fully-fund-border-wall-midterm-immigration-referendum/

    • Editors and Admin

      Can you please answer the question from yesterday in regards to the allowance of certain users who post the same right-wing misstatements and lies day after day? These people post repeated items that do NOT even respond to the items you have shared (such as the various Is Is True articles), and they fill the pages with various inaccuracies that are from sources with zero credibility?

      Why do you permit these users to fill the pages with cut and paste from websites that are not only easily disproved, the websites used are ranked as right-wing propaganda, websites that do zero fact-checking and the items are only pablum for the right-wing?

      It has gone beyond distracting, it is a disgusting aspect of the page that has driven numerous readers to stop bothering with the CCO? Discussions are no longer remotely related to the issues of the day, they are only the ranting of certain users who clearly take glee from just being annoying

  2. Police Union Refuses to Endorse Pocahontas Over Her Attacks on Law Enforcement

    “One of Boston’s largest police unions has refused to endorse Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren (Mass.) in her bid for re-election this year, citing the senator’s “derogatory” attacks on law enforcement.

    Last week, the Boston Police Patrolmen’s Association announced it could not support Warren because her tenure in the Senate and comments rebuking the criminal justice system as “racist” prove she doesn’t “stand” with law enforcement, according to the Boston Herald.

    The union, which represents over 1,500 law enforcement officers, has opted to endorse Warren’s Republican challenger, Geoff Diehl, instead.”

    https://freebeacon.com/issues/police-union-refuses-endorse-warren-attacks-law-enforcement/

  3. Hillary encouraging ANTIFA and other unhinged radicals of the Democrat party protest wing:
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    “Unless sobriety suddenly and miraculously returns to Democrats driven insane by their unexpected loss to Donald Trump, the United States is headed for a downward spiral of political violence of the sort that has destabilized democratic regimes (Weimar Germany and Taisho Japan) and led to fascism and world war. Only by the grace of God and the bravery of the Capitol Police was a mass assassination of the House Republican Caucus avoided.

    That is the context in which we must understand the irresponsibility and reprehensibility of Hillary Clinton’s statement to CNN’s Christiane Amanpour during an interview in Britain.

    “You cannot be civil with a political party that wants to destroy what you stand for.”

    The use of the word “destroy” is a deliberate attempt to portray violence as justified. If she had used the more appropriate term “oppose,” the thuggish intent would be less clear. Elections are – or least have been up to the present moment – the way we determine which party’s policies are followed and which are “destroyed.” But now that Hillary lost her precious lifelong goal, that bulwark against might-makes-right politics is to be discarded.

    The lists of incidents of violence and threats of violence against Hillary’s opponents is already alarmingly long. With Maxine Waters and Cory Booker calling on their followers to harass people they disagree with, and with the mental hospitals closed and firearms available, this kind of incitement can produce horrific consequences….

    Read more: https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2018/10/hillary_unleashes_the_thugs.html#ixzz5TXqDeocA
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  4. Editors and Admin

    Can you please answer the question from yesterday in regards to the allowance of certain users who REPEATEDLY post the same right-wing misstatements and lies day after day? These people post repeated items that do NOT even respond to the items you have shared (such as the various Is Is True articles), and they fill the pages with various inaccuracies that are from sources with zero credibility?

    Why do you permit these users to fill the pages with cut and paste from websites that are not only easily disproved, the websites used are ranked as right-wing propaganda, websites that do zero fact-checking and the items are only pablum for the right-wing?

    It has gone beyond distracting, it is a disgusting aspect of the page that has driven numerous readers to stop bothering with the CCO? Discussions are no longer remotely related to the issues of the day, they are only the ranting of certain users who clearly take glee from just being annoying

    Also, have you resorted to censoring these questions, since I posted this hours ago? Cannot answer questions?

    • Care for a little cheese with your whine. Joe’s posts may be annoying, but you cannot sit there with a straight face and call his posts as lies. I do believe that many of the links actually have documented facts/statements/events in them. Unlike the mainstream media and its leftwing cohorts, who use unnamed sources, opinions passed on as facts and then out right lies Also don’t forget their ability to parse news to fit their programmed agenda.

      I take offense of some troll, who can’t use their real name, pilfering a great leaders name for their replies. Grow up little man (or woman).

    • Mr. Reagan, the Fox News link has actual video of the Antifa and BLM abuse of innocent citizens in Portland. Unless, of course, you think it was staged like the Apollo moon landings?

  5. So, who is funding the already undergoing construction for the LST relocation project?
    The loading ramp from the Pavillion has been stripped of exterior siding and roofing. Trees have been removed. And it appears part of the former loading ramp(s) is being prepped for removal.
    Buchta is written of the sides of the construction equipment performing the work.
    I’d attach a photo but this blog won’t let me do that.

    • MustangMan. Please stop acting silly. Please send picture and we will promptly post it. If this is happening the city is out of line by allowing a company to do work on new LST dock without a sign contract. Thanks for the heads up. Editor

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