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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving

Wishing a Happy Thanksgiving to all the readers of the BatBlog, online friends and their families. Remember this is a day to give thanks for all the blessing we have. Whether it be family, friends, your faith, or good health  make sure to take time to give thanks for the important people and things in your life...















A virtual Thanksgiving from the famous and infamous of the BatBlog !


Monday, November 24, 2014

New Poll... 2014 Biggest Political Turkey

New poll... who's the biggest local Turkey  in 2014 ??? The BatBlog presents the 1st annual "Turkey of the Year" award. Plenty of potential candidates but we've whittled it down to the top 9 turkeys...Be  sure to vote !!!--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------->>>

1. NHBSM (Not Honest) area political blowhard who thinks he knows everything, but is mostly hot air...Hangs around local politicians hoping for an appointment but never gets one...

2. Larry (the Can) Wilder local attorney who allegedly pulls strings in the local political scene and appears to sue the City at the drop of a hat....now buddies with NHBSM...

3. Tom (Canal digger) Galligan managed the local Democratic party to it's biggest beatdown ever by the GOP but who's ego refuses to let him  step aside for the betterment of the party...

4. Mike (Mr.Greenjeans) Smith City councilman dinosaur who is anxiously waiting for Galligan to return as mayor...

Birds of a feather
5. John (Toxic John) Perkins local politician who keeps getting appointed to plum positions by Democrats even though  as far as we know hasn't gotten over 25% in any election in the last 15 years..

6. Danny (Smooth talker) Rodden who traded C.C. sheriff gear (t-shirts, hats , etc.) to a prostitute for a  $@!&  ?*& (sorry this is a family blog)...

7. Jerry (you have no rights) Jacobi who's staff allegedly forgot about a few drug court defendants for over a year and left them in jail ...

8. Matt (lapdog} Owen allegedly when sheriff elect Noel tells lapdog to jump, he says how high...now trying to shut down city court...

Old Turkeys
9. Quasar (the Big Q.) who runs declining local blog (CCC) like a gestapo agent while spewing his right wing, Rush Limbaugh BS that no one is allowed to call him out on...

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The picture of turkey "Quasar" was too ugly to post afraid it would scare young children....

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Two Class People

 
Ever notice how the good public servants just quietly slip away, while the bad politicians (you know who they are) you just can't seem to get rid of them...voting them out of office isn't enough.
Well we'll lose two quality class people next year here in Clark Co., County clerk Barbara Bratcher Haas to retirement and judge Dan Moore was defeated in the Dem .primary, both will be sorely missed.

  Ms. Haas has just quietly done her job at several different positions for many years, providing excellent public service and class to the various offices she has held. Dan Moore likewise brought professionalism and character to his Circuit court judge position. Dan is a no nonsense, strict but fair and the perfect ideal what a judge should be. I always thought Dan wasn't real comfortable with the political side of being judge, but his work on the judicial bench is beyond reproach...

 Here's wishing Ms. Haas a wonderful retirement and good luck, Dan Moore we're hoping sometime soon you'll  be back somewhere as judge, because that's where you belong... and good luck to you as well....

Friday, November 21, 2014

Jamey Noel the Puppetmaster ??? City Court Controversy...

 
Concerning the recently proposed ordinance by City councilman Matt Owen to abolish Jeffersonville City Court brings up an interesting theory brought up by a comment left in an earlier post. to read CLICK HERE

The anonymous commentor seems to think that recently elected Clark Co. sheriff Jamey Noel maybe behind the scenes, pushing for the elimination of City Court through his campaign manager Matt Owen. The commentor points out several different connections between Noel and the controversy 1.) Owen  2.) Noel's sister Lisa Gill sits on the City Council. 3.) City Judge Pierce's comments about the Indiana State police of which Noel is member, bypassing his court...and then the BatBlog came across an interesting article from the 2006 sheriff's election CLICK HERE  in the article it mentions that Noel has expressed an interest in adding one or two more judges and courts in Clark Co.

Are these merely coincidental factors and people in the movement to remove Judge Pierce and the Jeff city court or is there something to this theory ??? The BatBlog doesn't know for sure but  the coincidences and timing right after the recent election are interesting to say the least.

Owen who also works for Noel as a marketing representative of the New Chapel fire and EMS...by the way why does a fire and EMS need a marketing rep. ??? seems rather strange but that's for another thread...

The BatBlog is not saying anything here is illegal but the circumstances are interesting. The BatBlog likes for our public officials to think on their own and be their own man, which may or may not be the case in this incident...Is Noel the master manipulator and behind the scenes manager of his agenda for the whole area ??? I guess time will tell. In the meantime...

The BatBlog's position remains this is a ridiculous move on Owen's part whether it has been manipulated or not. There is no doubt there is probably a need for another Circuit court in Clark Co., but eliminating City Court is not the way of bringing it about. The pretense of Owen's ordinance as a cost saving measure for area citizens  is far sighted and misleading...some would say an out and out lie.... Going forward hopefully the council will see this ordinance for what it and do the right thing and vote down Owen's proposal...Let your councilman know how you feel about this and as always "stay vigilant my friends".....

Thursday, November 20, 2014

New Record Set !!!

The Jeffersonville - Clark Co. Blog (BatBlog) set a new record for number of page views in October with 21,245 views. Thanks to all the readers and those who have participated through the comments section and e-mails. If you have a story or a tip that needs attention you can contact the BatBlog at hoosiertaxpayer@outlook.com where confidentiality is guaranteed. Again thanks for the support and as always "Stay vigilant my friends"

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

City Court Abolished ...Bad Move , Calling Goliath

  Everyone I've talked to today, including a couple of attorneys thinks the City council's proposed abolishment of Jeffersonville City Court is a bad move. Who else is more qualified and knowledgeable about the situation than the local attorneys who use the current system everyday and know the ins and outs, the good and bad of the court system.

 Matt Owen and Dennis Julius appear to be the main drivers behind the movement to end Judge Pierce's City Court citing reduced caseloads and the costs of operating the court as the factors in their decision.  My question is when did we start looking at costs and expenditures when public safety is concerned ???  Public safety provided by law enforcement and the judicial system is just something you can't put a price on. Eliminating one court (City) and putting more burden and strain on an
another court (Circuit) that is already stretched and full to the max is insane and irresponsible.Not to mention the financial strain the added caseload it will put on the County which is already faced with mandates just to operate. And an over crowded court docket is just begging for more mistakes to be made like the unfortunate release of a killer several weeks ago...Newly elected Circuit Court judge Brad Jacobs summed it up pretty well without the Jeff city Court and referring to the Circuit Court system "it's going to be a nightmare."

 Here's a grand idea for Owen and Julius who apparently didn't ask anyone how they felt or input about their proposal including the judges and attorneys who make up the system. How about Owen and Julius doing their jobs and get together with all parties involved including current judges, prosecutor, County Commissioners, Indiana St. police officials and work together to come up with a plan that would better utilize and increase the caseload of Judge pierce's City Court, and also work on a plan to increase revenue through fines , court costs etc. that would alleviate some of the financial shortcomings.

The easy way out was Owen and Julius'plan to just shut it down...How about showing some leadership qualities and do what you're paid for and try and work out a settlement and plan that is agreeable and works for all the parties involved...Unless of course the move by Julius and Owen was merely political in nature, then they should man up and just admit it's all political and we then we will know that public sentiment and safety don't really matter...because it all politics....

Hopefully the wise giant Goliath will weigh in on this, he's usually a voice of reason on these type matters....YO GOLIATH...You out there???


Monday, November 17, 2014

Can't We Just Get Along...

 *****************************************BREAKING UPDATE*****************************            As predicted by the BatBlog the dumbass City council moved tonight to have the Jeff City court eliminated citing financial costs... Coincidence the same day suit was filed ??? We think not, this has the distinct rotten smell of politics..... stay tuned for more on this developing story....
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 I guess Jeffersonville Democrats didn't hear about the county beatdown of Dem.s by the GOP. Two Democrat officeholders City clerk Vicki Conlin and City Judge Kenneth Pierce are in a pissing contest over some files with Conlin filing suit against Pierce. To make matters worse some of the idiots on the City Council are threatening to shut down the City Court and Pierce.

 Nice move Democrats.... give the GOP more ammunition  and another reason to remove two more Dem. positions to the Rep.s in the next city elections. The GOP is laughing all the way to the polls ... Get your act together ...surely this can be settled without a lawsuit that will just fritter away more taxpayer's money ... Larry "the CanMan" Wilder is making quite the reputation and $$$ suing the City and City offices...

Can't we just get along...Judge Pierce is one of the good guys surely some agreement can be reached before the dumb asses on the council do away with the court and then put a heavier burden on the already over stretched to it's limit Circuit Court...But then, when was anything around here ever done logically or sensibly ???