first_imgWe 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?IS IT TRUE we have been told by reliable sources that former Mayor Jonathan Weinzapfel will be announcing that he will be running for United States Congress in a few days?  …we are told that Congressional candidate Weinzapfel will be faced with the challenging task of convincing the Rick Davis supporters to vote for him?  …many local Democrats are still blaming former Mayor Wienzapfel for causing a major split in the Vanderburgh County Democratic party that allowed Lloyd Winnecke to be elected Mayor of Evansville?  …that split still exist today?  …it looks like Mr. Weinzapfel has a lot of fence-mending to do? … party chairman Scott Danks will be the key person to help heal the political wounds of the past?IS IT TRUE it also looks like Congressional candidate Weinzapfel may have to spend a great deal of time and money to defeat a well known and highly respected primary opponent?IS IT TRUE we are told that Congressman Larry Buschon will receive large campaign donations from the State and National Republican party but also from many special interests groups doing business in Indiana and Washington, DC?  …Vice President Mike Pence and Governor Eric Holcomb will pull out all stops to see that Congressman Larry Buschon is re-elected to Congress?IS IT TRUE we are completely surprised that not one member of the local mainstream media hasn’t reported on the 2016 findings of the State Board Of Accounts audit for the City of Evansville?  …just in case City Controller Russ Lloyd, Jr didn’t e-mail them a copy we have attached the link to the Indiana State Boards Of Accounts audit for the City Of Evansville for 2016?  …here’s a copy of the audit reports?IS IT TRUE we are extremely encouraged that members of our local law enforcement are putting “boots on the ground” and arresting many of the law-breaking thugs in our community?  …once our elected official’s start putting more money in the crime-fighting budgets our law enforcement professionals will be able to hire more “boots on the ground” and invest in additional up-to-date crime-fighting equipment? IS IT TRUE the delusional belief of certain members of the mainstream media was recently on full display in yet another round of TDS (Trump Derangement Syndrome)?…upon a report by the President’s doctor that he is in good health with full mental capacity and tipped the scales at 239 pounds, the questions from the press were just insane?…there were questions about how many bowls of ice cream or McDonalds burgers that the President consumes which was simply surreal?…we didn’t know the press cared so much about the President’s waistline?…seeing so many reporters masquerading as nutritionists, mental health doctors, or swami’s at the carnival who guess people’s weight was simply comical? …there are those who say that President Trump acts like a spoiled brat and sometimes he does, but in reality, it is the press that needs to also grow up, get their emotions in check and start to concentrate on issues of importance to Americans? …Jon Webb of the Courier and Press gets it that saying the word sh—hole to describe certain places that reporters don’t go on vacation does not constitute the start of world war three?IS IT TRUE it was encouraging to learn that Vectren is making a major investments in solar farms to offset some of the carbon that is polluting the air in Evansville on a daily basis?…this is a good first step and we are glad that Vectren has joined the modern world by putting a solar field on vacant land owned by the City of Evansville? …as prices of solar panels have crashed to nearly nothing and land in SW Indiana is cheap, we hope that similar investments will result in a rate decrease for certain people of this region when it comes to utility bills?IS IT TRUE that the freezing weather has once again taken a toll on the century-old dilapidated water pipes that still are in use in many parts of Evansville?…there have been multiple reports of these old cast iron pipes bursting and creating havoc under roads, yards, and even inside of buildings?…for a place that is addicted to spending millions of dollars on fun and games, just sit and by and watch another year of bursting pipes? … then they shriek in amazement that such a thing could happen really makes the those who shriek look like they were born last summer?…we often wonder if the leadership of Evansville has any memory at all because like the dog that keeps chasing the car after getting run over, they seemly keep being surprised by the exact same predictable disasters?  ..the harsh reality is that it may be a matter of time before that spiffy new $18 million bike path bike path has a pipe burst under it and collapses too?IS IT TRUE that the snow is also causing problems for the people who need to drive to work or to stores?…the absolute astonishment of people who just moved in from a colder climate where local governments are equipped to remove snow is comical?…at least the locals don’t have the expectation of a plow coming by their home on any kind of schedule but these new people can’t believe the sad state of affairs?…on the humor side, we must remind our readers of the days when Yukon Cornelius was chasing the Abominable Snow Bumble in downtown Evansville and slipped on that sidewalk and broke his hip?…it would have been better if Yukon had fallen on the Bumble because as we all know from our childhood that Bumbles Bounce?IS IT TRUE the former DCS Director Judge Mary Beth Bonaventura is joining the staff of Attorney General Curtis Hill?  … that former judge Bonaventura said, “I am honored and excited to have the opportunity to work with (Attorney General) Hill on continuing the fight against the opioid crisis and tackling the many challenges facing Hoosiers and their families”?  …we are fortunate the talents and experience of former Judge Bonaventura will continue to be available to us?Todays “Readers Poll” question is: Do you feel that its time that our elected official’s start investing more money in the crime-fighting budgets?Please take time and read our articles entitled “STATEHOUSE FILES, CHANNEL 44 NEWS, LAW ENFORCEMENT, READERS POLL, BIRTHDAYS, HOT JOBS” and “LOCAL SPORTS”.  You now are able to subscribe to get the CCO daily.If you would like to advertise on the CCO please contact us City-County [email protected]’S FOOTNOTE:  Any readers comments posted in this column do not represent the views or opinions of the City-County Observer or our advertisers FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more