Indianapolis Star Editorial Board endorsement: City needs Melina Kennedy

Oct 30, 2011 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: The Indianapolis Star

Four years ago we said on this page that Greg Ballard wasn't 'remotely qualified' to be mayor.

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Oct 31, 2011
 
INDIANAPOLIS The Marion County Democratic Party has learned that Indianapolis Public Safety Director Frank Straub will not vote for Mayor Greg Ballard in the November 8th, 2011 Municipal Election.
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#23
Oct 31, 2011
 
Too bad you can't say the same thing for most of IMPD.
The FOP might back her with the unions money, but most police officers vote conservative because of the libtards support for catch and release program that endangers their lives daily.

So keep Straubs vote and we'll take the majority IMPD vote in exchange.

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Oct 31, 2011
 

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I did post "ballard" instead of "peterson." That was my error. But the point remains; the deal was NOT signed until after daniels intervened. Peterson was trying to keep costs down, and daniels decided to intervene. Where the indiana constitution allows for that, I am not sure.

Daniels spoke in error; I distinctly remember that the deal was NOT signed until your bitch mitch intervened. I followed it because it was SUCH a freaking waste of money; they already had a stadium, and that one wasn't paid off yet. Irsay kept threatening to take the colts elsewhere. Unfortunately, daniels convinced him to stay, mostly by rolling over.
tax and spend nutjobs wrote:
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http://www.theindychannel.com/sports/4009973/...
Dear nutjob, Ballard wasn't even in office when Bart the dumbshit Peterson inked the deal!
Read the entire article, daniels HAD to get involved after Bart inked the deal without financing. Bart even says HE's HOPING TO USE PULLTABS to pay for it.
The legislatures said its not going to happen!
Daniels said.....being that reading comprehension is an issue with you and most libtards.
"Its not fair to have people outside of Indy to have to pay for a deal Bart signed that benefits marion county"!
Read the article Melina! Barts spending, foreclosures and crime was why a no-name beat Peterson.....and she was part of that problem....but to a lib it doesn't matter...they usually don't pay taxes anyways.

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Since: Nov 09

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#25
Oct 31, 2011
 
And you are an idiot.

Nobody knows? Really? Did were suspend all accounting procedures when bart was in office?

Just for giggles--exactly how much power do you think a deputy mayor like kennedy had?
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You are absolutely correct "tax and spend nutjobs." Nobody realizes what truly happened on Bart and Melina's time. Now they can blame Mayor Ballard for Bart's overspending and putting this city in debt for millions of dollars. The are the democraps!
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cpeter1313 wrote:
I did post "ballard" instead of "peterson." That was my error. But the point remains; the deal was NOT signed until after daniels intervened. Peterson was trying to keep costs down, and daniels decided to intervene. Where the indiana constitution allows for that, I am not sure.
Daniels spoke in error; I distinctly remember that the deal was NOT signed until your bitch mitch intervened. I followed it because it was SUCH a freaking waste of money; they already had a stadium, and that one wasn't paid off yet. Irsay kept threatening to take the colts elsewhere. Unfortunately, daniels convinced him to stay, mostly by rolling over.
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Your right, the deal wasn't done because the financing wasn't there, but the 30 year lease signed by Bart was.
Thats the whole reason daniels HAD to step in, because the legislators basically said.......hey moron, you're not paying for shit with pulltabs because you dont' have the authority to make a decision that only legislators can make, you might be the mayor but you don't make the laws.

Read the article, he signed it and said it would be paid for by pulltabs, in response the legislators said....not so fast pal. So in order to keep the city from being sued and losing revenue...everyone was in scramble mode because of his ignorance while trying to appease Irsay and take creidt for saving the city and the colts.

The only option was the donut counties because the cost would've been so high for marion county because of his stupidity there was no other alternative. But Daniels refused a statewide tax also saying "it wouldn't be fair to make people who would never step foot in or benefit from the colts to have to pay for ....in nicer terms....because of Barts ignorance"

So that along with, no one figuring in the Operation cost of the stadium, the taxpayers paying for police overtime at colts events and the property tax fiasco........a homeless bum on the ballot would've beat the idiot........thus the reason for Ballards win.

So unless Melina was merely a secretary or sex toy....she's just as a guilty as Bart Simpson for wrecklessly driving Marion county into debt. Danels did nothing to put Marion county in debt....that was Bart and Bart alone.....and Melina.

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Sorry, but he didn't commit the city to the monstrosity we now have; he ws trying to either gt the colts to pick up more of the bill for a new stadium or get them to cut back on crap like the retractable dome. If daniels had thought financing was going to be a big problem, and he wasx already interfering in the process, he could have gotten irsay to cut back. But mitch insisted on giving the colts EVERYTHING they wanted. The easiest wy to finance it would have been to take the taxes created by vendors, etc, and apply them directly to the costs. The donut scheme was mitch trying to make it look like the democrats were so profligate that he had to force other counties to pay for their insanity, but the REALITY is tht if he had stayed out of it there would have been no soaring debt. We might have lost the colts--which was pretty unlikely since no other major city was looking for a football franchise at the time precisely BECAUSE they cost cities money. And if you don't understand THAT, this discussion is moot. We do not make money off of the colts.
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Your right, the deal wasn't done because the financing wasn't there, but the 30 year lease signed by Bart was.
Thats the whole reason daniels HAD to step in, because the legislators basically said.......hey moron, you're not paying for shit with pulltabs because you dont' have the authority to make a decision that only legislators can make, you might be the mayor but you don't make the laws.
Read the article, he signed it and said it would be paid for by pulltabs, in response the legislators said....not so fast pal. So in order to keep the city from being sued and losing revenue...everyone was in scramble mode because of his ignorance while trying to appease Irsay and take creidt for saving the city and the colts.
The only option was the donut counties because the cost would've been so high for marion county because of his stupidity there was no other alternative. But Daniels refused a statewide tax also saying "it wouldn't be fair to make people who would never step foot in or benefit from the colts to have to pay for ....in nicer terms....because of Barts ignorance"
So that along with, no one figuring in the Operation cost of the stadium, the taxpayers paying for police overtime at colts events and the property tax fiasco........a homeless bum on the ballot would've beat the idiot........thus the reason for Ballards win.
So unless Melina was merely a secretary or sex toy....she's just as a guilty as Bart Simpson for wrecklessly driving Marion county into debt. Danels did nothing to put Marion county in debt....that was Bart and Bart alone.....and Melina.
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Moe like a true idiot you are , You voted for Obama a very unpatriotic man who didn't even serve his country or run a business ever lol. You say Ballard had no experience to be Mayor lol.Bart Petersen came from his fathers business as he swayed city contracts his fathers way lol, I don't recall you being angry then Moe lol, Those many contracts you scream at Ballard about were inked in the Bart Petersen and Melina Kennedy days lol I recall JFK putting his own brother in as Top Attorney General with absolutely no experience lol.Moe whi8ne if Melina wins and you're taxes go ski high lol, Whine when those property taxes up again cause you to lose you're own home lol.Then you will blame Bush and Mayor Ballard and still say Al Gore really won lol.

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Chuckles, I'm about the same age as obama. "Serving our country" would have meant vietnam, and that would have been a waste of our time. On the other hand, elected officials DO "serve their country"; that is why they are called public servants. BTW--military experience does not mean you know how to run a country, state, or city.

Precisely which contracts are you talking about...or are you just aping the political ads?

The idea that taxes cannot or should not ever rise is ridiculous. It's why schools are shutting down, we have inadequate police presence, etc. Things cost money, even public service.
The Impressive Kaptoz wrote:
Moe like a true idiot you are , You voted for Obama a very unpatriotic man who didn't even serve his country or run a business ever lol. You say Ballard had no experience to be Mayor lol.Bart Petersen came from his fathers business as he swayed city contracts his fathers way lol, I don't recall you being angry then Moe lol, Those many contracts you scream at Ballard about were inked in the Bart Petersen and Melina Kennedy days lol I recall JFK putting his own brother in as Top Attorney General with absolutely no experience lol.Moe whi8ne if Melina wins and you're taxes go ski high lol, Whine when those property taxes up again cause you to lose you're own home lol.Then you will blame Bush and Mayor Ballard and still say Al Gore really won lol.

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