IS IT TRUE August 10, 2012


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IS IT TRUE August 10, 2012

IS IT TRUE the City County Observer has confirmed with Mayor Winnecke’s office that Earthcare Energy has once again made the monthly interest only payment to the City of Evansville on the $200,000 loan that was made to them without so much as telling the Evansville City Council?…the outstanding balance remains at $184,000 in spite of the scuttling of the deal for an additional $4.8 Million loan that is still to this day authorized by the City Council?…no one should be surprised when this situation raises its ugly head again?

IS IT TRUE that last night’s Jefferson-Jackson Day dinner had a small fraction of the attendance normally seen at such events?…that many of the normal corporate table sponsors were either not invited or declined an invitation?…that unlike the normal swanky atmosphere, this one was held at Marina Pointe with a far more casual tone?…that we wonder whether the Democratic party chairman purposefully ignored corporate donors or merely forgot to ask them?….that surprisingly absent from much conversation was the issue of consolidation?…that emcee, Vanderburgh County Sheriff Eric Williams was wearing a “Yes” button and Rick Davis a “No” button but otherwise few activity related to that issue?….that we look forward to how the Republican Reagan Day dinner this fall will compare in size and atmosphere?

IS IT TRUE that missing in action at last night’s Jefferson-Jackson dinner was Joe Donnelly who is challenging Republican Richard Mourdock for the United States Senate?…Donnelly made an interesting choice in selecting someone to speak in his behalf was performed by former Evansville Mayor Jonathan Weinzapfel?…Mr. Donnelly has stated early in his campaign that he could not win the upcoming election unless he carries Vanderburgh County?…that his close association with the former Mayor may just put an end to that possibility?

IS IT TRUE there are according to a few good CCO Moles some serious impasses in the City of Evansville budget that are not very close to being resolved?…one of the considerations on the table is to have more session to the budget hearings and to schedule them over a couple of months due to the difficulties anticipated with these impasses?…the idea of changing the traditional August budget hearings to “preliminary” budget hearings or even planning sessions has been floated?…that it seems as though material packets are still being handed to the City Council members a few minutes before meetings rendering the discovery process moot as the members do not have even close to enough time to read them before being asked to make a judgment?…that politics does not have an emergency room and that taking the time to read the bill before passing it is a good attribute?…that passing without reading as the US Congress was instructed to do by former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi on the Obamacare bill, should not be tolerated in the Evansville City Council?…that this practice is why Pelosi is now the FORMER speaker and contributed to the election in 2010 of Congressman Larry Buschon to the Bloody 8th’s seat?

IS IT TRUE that the closing of the Dental Clinic for the indigent is sparking a feeling of disgust and confusion among nearly everyone who is asked?…even some members of the board of directors are getting into the fray for not having seen financial performance of the clinic during their time on the board?…the Evansville way with things like this is typically to seat a board of directors for ceremonial purposes but to let the executive committee run the show?…there are many instances where complete boards had the wool pulled over their eyes by their own executive committees?…that someone somewhere knew what the financial situation with the Dental Clinic was and either kept it quiet or was ignored?…waiting until there is a crisis seems to be standard operating procedure in the area and that someone was not as surprised by the closing as the other 117,000 of us were?…there are lots of ways to raise $200,000 through private channels and that with good full board involvement this may have been done without drama or closure of the free Dental Clinic?


  1. Editor, I believe the word is moot, not mute:

    ” a few minutes before meetings rendering the discovery process mute”

    • Are you new here? No one in this city can spell right, let alone use proper grammar or the correct words. And yet, our leaders wonder why we are the laughing stock of the state. Need an answer? Read our online papers.

    • Thanks, mute would be silent and moot is of course irrelevant so both would have worked but you are right.

  2. “Mr. Donnelly then stated that he could not win the upcoming election unless he carries Vanderburgh County?…that his close association with the former Mayor may just put an end to that possibility?” (Editor,CCO)

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    Mr. Donnelly’s “close association” with Butch Morgan:

    is reason enough for voters to reject him as Dick Lugar’s replacement. I would be surprised if Donnelly is able to hold on to his current seat when his term ends.


  3. If Mr. Donnelly’s old friends were forging signatures to put Obama on ballot in Indiana, was it legal for Obama to have been on the ballot in Indiana?

    • The put Stan Levco in charge of getting to the bottom of that mess. Where do you think it will go when you have democrats investigating democrats.

      Hell, I could not even get Levco to ask a judge if Mike Duckworth was holding dual offices!


    • There are forged, duplicate, & triplicate signatures on the re-organization petition, Chicago style politics here would be a welcome change.

  4. Will the government be hiring any Hessian mercenaries this time around?

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    EDITORIAL: The Civil War of 2016
    U.S. military officers are told to plan to fight Americans


    The Washington Times

    Tuesday, August 7, 2012

    Imagine Tea Party extremists seizing control of a South Carolina town and the Army being sent in to crush the rebellion. This farcical vision is now part of the discussion in professional military circles.

    At issue is an article in the respected Small Wars Journal titled “Full Spectrum Operations in the Homeland: A ‘Vision’ of the Future.” It was written by retired Army Col. Kevin Benson of the Army’s University of Foreign Military and Cultural Studies at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., and Jennifer Weber, a Civil War expert at the University of Kansas. It posits an “extremist militia motivated by the goals of the ‘tea party’ movement” seizing control of Darlington, S.C., in 2016, “occupying City Hall, disbanding the city council and placing the mayor under house arrest.” The rebels set up checkpoints on Interstate 95 and Interstate 20 looking for illegal aliens. It’s a cartoonish and needlessly provocative scenario.

    The article is a choppy patchwork of doctrinal jargon and liberal nightmare. The authors make a quasi-legal case for military action and then apply the Army’s Operating Concept 2016-2028 to the situation. They write bloodlessly that “once it is put into play, Americans will expect the military to execute without pause and as professionally as if it were acting overseas.” They claim that “the Army cannot disappoint the American people, especially in such a moment,” not pausing to consider that using such efficient, deadly force against U.S. citizens would create a monumental political backlash and severely erode government legitimacy.

    The vision is hard to take seriously. As retired Army Brig. Gen. Russell D. Howard, a former professor at West Point, observed earlier in his career, “I am a colonel, colonels write a lot of crazy stuff, but no one listens to colonels, so I don’t see the problem.” Twenty years ago, then-Air Force Lt. Col. Charles J. Dunlap Jr. created a stir with an article in Parameters titled “The Origins of the American Military Coup of 2012.” It carried a disclaimer that the coup scenario was “purely a literary device intended to dramatize my concern over certain contemporary developments affecting the armed forces, and is emphatically not a prediction.”

    The scenario presented in Small Wars Journal isn’t a literary device but an operational lay-down intended to present the rationale and mechanisms for Americans to fight Americans. Col. Benson and Ms. Weber contend, “Army officers are professionally obligated to consider the conduct of operations on U.S. soil.” This is a dark, pessimistic and wrongheaded view of what military leaders should spend their time studying.

    A professor at the Joint Forces Staff College was relieved of duty in June for uttering the heresy that the United States is at war with Islam. The Obama administration contended the professor had to be relieved because what he was teaching was not U.S. policy. Because there is no disclaimer attached to the Small Wars piece, it is fair to ask, at least in Col. Benson’s case, whether his views reflect official policy regarding the use of U.S. military force against American citizens.


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