IS IT TRUE September 5, 2012


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IS IT TRUE September 5, 2012

IS IT TRUE that there was a time and it was not very long ago that the City of Evansville was asserting that the Johnson Controls contract was legal and binding and that nothing could be done to change a word of it?…we assume that this assertion was made on the advice of City Attorney Ted Ziemer who was also the author of the Earthcare Energy loan package for $200,000 that the people of Evansville are still on the hook for?…that with the IURC stepping in and forbidding the City from going into debt to pay for the Johnson Controls deal that the negotiating away of lots of parts of that ironclad contract seems to finally be the rule of the day?…the WIFI part is now gone and that two of our Civic Center Moles are telling us that the residential water meters are being taken out as well?…it was a single cherry picked bad meter used as real data that contributed to the IURC decision to forbid the deal based on flimsy research when it comes to saving the City money?…this is what happens when things get jammed through at the last minute by a lame duck administration or jammed through by a new Mayor without so much as even discussing worst case scenarios?…we hope that whatever comes out of this is done right, vetted right, and really saves the people of Evansville money because the way things happen in these parts they are going to need it?

IS IT TRUE that yesterday afternoon gas prices around Evansville magically increased by over 20 cents per gallon?…that Evansville, Indiana is the 17th most expensive reported gas on outside the State of California that has a 25 cent per gallon charge for pollution control additives?…that means that 150 places across this great nation are selling gasoline at a better price than it is being sold in Evansville?…we will reiterate our statement from the other day that with the gouging at the pump, Vectren’s near national high electric rates, and the coming $100+ per month water and sewer bills that Evansville will be a contender for the distinction of the highest price place in the country to live based on the number of hours of work required to purchase the basic services of life?

IS IT TRUE that the County Commissioners unanimously voted to cut the budget of the Human Rights Commission by 20%?…it is about time that the Commissioners actually followed through on a budget cut that they had ruffled their feathers about instead of folding their cards and giving in as they have on several other issues?…that if the public statement by Commissioner Joe Kiefer regarding the arrogance of the Executive Director toward the Commissioners is true they should have cut every dime of Vanderburgh County taxpayer money out of that budget?

IS IT TRUE the former North High School is now the home of the “Academy for Innovative Studies” as it has been christened by the EVSC?…that there are reportedly about 200 students in the old NHS that routinely handled over 1,500 students before the name was changed to an “Academy”?…that some students that behave in such a disruptive manner that they are expelled from the general population of students have always been sent to a different school but the name of that school has not been any stream of words with the term “Academy” in it?…an “Academy” has always been associated with excellence in learning and as a place where the best students are grouped together as a reward and to be able to work on a higher level?…that one can call REFORM SCHOOL and “Academy” if one wishes to corrupt the very invention of the word but it is still REFORM SCHOOL?…between this instance of calling a warthog a prize heifer and the other instances of trying to name away failing schools that has been rubber stamped by the Vanderburgh County School Board, we think it is time to expel the entire school board and elect 7 completely new people as the stewards of our public education system have become delusional?…that we now have a building for 1,500 that is occupied by a group of only 200 that will make the remaining 80%+ of the old NHS undesirable for other potential tenants or buyers?

IS IT TRUE the City County Observer would like to defend the Democrat Convention Party with regard to the omission of the word God from its official plank?…that the United States Constitution does not mention the name of God at all?…there is a veiled reference to a creator in the preamble?…that the monarchies of Europe of course all did mention God as the source of the dominion of kings over lesser men like serfs and the nobles?…based on this the Founding Fathers of the United States intentionally gave the authority from which power is granted as the people as opposed to God?…it was not until July 30, 1956 that Congress actually adopted the familiar term “In God We Trust” for our paper currency?…that prior to that date “In God We Trust” was on some coins at the discretion of the national mint but that only started officially after the Civil War?…that for those of you who are all about the Founding Fathers and the Constitution the Democrats got this one right?


  1. “that for those of you who are all about the Founding Fathers and the Constitution the Democrats got this one right?”

    From a dedicated conservative, I strongly agree!

  2. Pressanykey on September 4, 2012 at 6:59 pm

    Is it true….That the DNC has removed any reference God in their 2012 platform?

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    To that I will refer to the writings of a gentleman we all know and respect:

    “I have lived sir, a long time, and the longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this truth, that God governs in the affairs of men. And, if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without his notice is it probable that an empire can rise without his aid? We have been assured, sir, in the sacred writings, that ‘except the Lord build the house, they labor in vain that build it.;

    “I firmly believe this; and I also believe, that, without his concurring aid, we shall succeed in this political building no better than the builders of Babel;…

    “I therefore beg leave to move, that henceforth prayers, imploring the assistance of heaven, and its blessings on our deliberations, be held in this assembly every morning before we proceed to business: and that one or more of the clergy of this city be requested to officiate in that service.” (Benjamin Franklin)


    Brad Linzy on September 4, 2012 at 11:20 pm

    “History I believe furnishes no example of a priest-ridden people maintaining a free civil government. This marks the lowest grade of ignorance, of which their political as well as religious leaders will always avail themselves for their own purpose. ” — Thomas Jefferson 1813
    Pressanykey on September 5, 2012 at 9:06 am

    Jefferson was sitting in the room when Dr. Franklin uttered the above words. If he had objected, do you not think such a principled man would have spoken up?

    Acknowledging Divine Providence is not the same thing as a Theocracy. We, as a country, have acknowledged Divine Providence. It is the most prominent part of our constitution and it states:

    “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights,……”

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    I will not debate the subject further with you, as neither you nor anyone else will alter my position.


    • Good points Presskey…Jefferson in this letter was comparing the Enlightenment’s strengths of inspiring a republic with the weakness displayed in the administation of New Spain by the Catholic monarchy. Jefferson was pointing out that the Spanish crown had left New Spain woefully unprepared to govern itself becasue it never had the opprtunity to develop the institutions required for a republic to stand a chance. Jefferson’s comment was more tongue in cheek. As far as a religious people establishing a free society, what is that Mayflower Compact about?

  3. What a disservice you have done your readers today. You have no doubt driven many of them away.


    • I applaud the CCO for speaking the truth. Every time politicians, kings, or popes get their hands on an army they use it to do what they think is God’s work. Innocent people always die when religions run the government. From the Romans to the Crusades to the Inquisition to the Nazi war machine the results are always mass death in the name of God. The CCO is right to back the Dems on this. The job of a godly congressman or president is to serve the people from which their power comes.

    • Would you prefer that the USA adopted a position like Islamic Republics and scream “Allah ka Ahkbar” as they conspire with their governments to kill us infidels? Separation of church and state is the only way the United States can survive.

      • Through the wisdom of the founders, we have no State Religion, while at the same time they guaranteed religious freedom for all.

        Acknowledging that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, expressed their collective belief that certain rights are not granted by kings, nor dictators, nor grandees, but are Divine in origin.


  4. Separation of church and state.
    It’s a good thing.
    CCO got this one right, too.
    Christians want religion in public schools … as long as it’s THEIR religion. Ask them if they want buddhists or mormons or hindus or atheists or agnostics or jewish people or muslims to lead their child in prayer at Plaza Park Middle School and GASP! how could we possibly consider doing such a thing?
    Well, there are buddhists mormons hindus atheists agnostics jewish and muslim people who attend our public schools. They don’t want their child to sit through OUR prayers any more than we want to sit through THEIRS!

    • Of course you must have been referring to the “Plaza Park International Prep Academy” that was formerly known as Plaza Park Middle School. With a name change like that and a new gym that school must have rising ISTEP scores and be routinely seeing their kids exported to the Ivy League without even needing to attend high school.

    • I agree with almost everything you said, except one…

      Ironically, most of the hardcore Christians I know are happy persecuting just about every major world religion other than Judaism. The Christian Zionist movement has taught evangelicals that Jews are ok. They gloss over the fact that Orthodox Jews reject the Divinity of Christ, but most Christians think Israel is our “end times” ally, so they get more taxpayer foreign aid than any other country in the world.

      This is why I can’t stand social conservatism. It’s anathema to true conservatism, i.e. the conservation of the principles of the Constitution. It should not be up to mob rule democracy to determine the morals and personal habits of the people of a country. We should champion individualism as the individual is sovereign. Religion is collectivism.

  5. The Democrats do not need God because Obama is their God. Obama commanded them to have no other God’s before him in those tablets that he gave to Moses. To mention any other God would invoke the Wrath of Barack.

    • Can you imagine how intolerable this country would be if Barack Obama thought he was anointed by God. The sucker tramples the Constitution at will already. He is already a disaster thanks in part to his own God complex but if this dude got deluded into thinking leading the army of the lord the good old USA would have inquisitions going on by December.

  6. The Age of Enlightenment rescued humanity from the dark ages of religious fear, persecution, and superstition that burned scientists for asking questions. It took smart, courageous people like Thomas Jefferson to step out and oppose the adoption of state official religions in the new republic. Thank GOD he did.

    Politicians only invoke “God” when they have something truly sinister in mind. This has been the pattern and the lesson of history. To ignore it is to shove your head into the sands of willful ignorance.

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