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Monday, June 29, 2015

Gay Marriage Right or Wrong ???

 The BatBlog has somewhat mixed feelings about the recent Supreme Court ruling on gay marriages. On one hand we are happy for all the gay couples who now can have a sense of legitimacy in a legal sense for their love for their gay partners and benefit from the status of being in a legal union. On the other hand we are not not sure this case should have even been brought before or decided by the U.S. Supreme Court. In our opinion the gay marriage issue should have stayed at the state level and decided by state courts.

  Never the less and even though this is a case of more intrusion into our daily lives by government, it is the right thing to do. Every human being should  be able to share equally  the matrimonial benefit of their love of another, no matter their sexual orientation. We're pretty sure God doesn't differentiate between a gay or heterosexual no matter what the right wing bible thumpers might think and preach.

 Even with the SC decision you will still hear the paranoid ramblings from the right wing worried about infringements on religious rights and other nonsensical thoughts like this is a sign of the end of the world. But that's just the way they operate when progress interferes with their narrow minded view of things. Preach hate in the disguise of that's the way God wants it....

 In the end though all that matters is a Congratulations to all the gay couples nationwide who if they choose can hopefully enjoy and prosper in a marriage with their loved ones,,,,their time was way overdue...

Saturday, June 27, 2015

I'm Baccckkk !!!!!

After a much deserved tropical cruise the BatBlog has returned tanned , reinvigorated and ready to dive into the topics and issues of today....Lots to cover, the Supreme court ruling on gay marriage, the upcoming fall election and much,much more...Stay tuned to the award winning BatBlog for all the stories of the day national and Jeffersonville and Clark  Co......

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

What's Wrong With Jeffersonville High School ???

 Lots of discussion lately about Greater Clark Co. Schools, the referendum and the future of the GCCS system. On a personal note, I just wonder what is wrong with Jeffersonville High School ??? My children (both of whom graduated from JHS) are adamant about their children (my grandchildren) NEVER attending JHS. Their reasoning is the disruptive atmosphere not conducive to learning  and maturing that they witnessed while attending JHS.

 Certainly every student has their own personal experiences and memories to drawn from but I am curious about the overall picture and conditions that would cause my children to feel this way. They have both grown into fine adults who both furthered their education at the college and professional levels and now both own their own small businesses. So just what is it that brings the strong negative feelings they have toward their alma mater and high school experience.

 I didn't attend JHS I went to a private Catholic school so I have nothing to add on a personal level, And I thought at the time JHS was a good option for a diversified experience after being well satisfied with the elementary education they received. Only after becoming adults did both my children say that both Parkview and JHS was not an option for their children's (my grandchildren) education....

 Any thoughts or experiences that agree or disagree with their views ??? I'm curious ???

Monday, June 1, 2015

Jeffersonville Traffic Problems...When Do They Get Attention ???

With major expansion occurring in and around the Veterans Pkwy., the Riverport, and the east end near Amazon, city officials have pretty much dropped the ball on keeping the traffic patterns and road infrastructure up with the expansion. While the new east end bridge may help alleviate some of the huge influx of traffic to Amazon and other businesses in River Ridge that come down Hwy. 62 from the Kennedy Bridge. Major changes and planning need to applied immediately to the Veterans Pkwy and the Clark Maritime riverport areas.

 With only minor changes over the years Jeffersonville has basically the same traffic infrastructure that was used in the 60's. Allison Lane, Middle Road and especially Holman Ln. was never meant to handle the huge amount of traffic that has increased the last 50 years and has created a logjam of traffic everyday at rush hour and beyond.

 Utica Pike, Allison Lane, Holman Ln.and Middle Road all need to be four lanes and a new route to the Jeffersonville side of Veterans Pkwy. and Clarksville needs to be built and soon. It's almost impossible to make a turn off or on Holman during rush hour Holman Ln. was basically a country road when built and is thirty years out of date.

 Every mayoral administration including the present one has ignored traffic patterns and problems for years. The new businesses, jobs and progress is nice but traveling around this area is a nightmare a solution and acrions are needed...

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Look for More Obstruction....It's All About Politics

Once again mayor Mike Moore has a plan in the works to develop the main entry into Jeffersonville along the 10th St corridor. Yesterday's proposed development includes two retail centers, three restaurants and hotel. It appears to be an impressive proposal to enhance the major "Gateway" into the city that will bring tax dollars, jobs and improve the aesthetics of this important area.

 So let the political games and obstruction begin.....It's no secret that the Jeffersonville city council and the mayor pretty much despise each other. With this being an election year, this is a plum announcement by the mayor with the election being less than six months away. You can almost bet your last dollar head obstructionist Ed (Moe) Zastawny is "googling"(that's his way of doing research) "Keystone in an attempt to dig up some dirt on the proposal's developer. Already Moore's biggest critic NHBSM (Not Honest But Simple Mike) is dissing the chosen developer (Keystone) though he knows nothing about them.

  Hopefully the Moore administration has done their homework and crossed their T's and dotted their I's this time so as not to allow another frivolous lawsuit like the one filed last year. Not Honest Mike's lawsuit not only delayed a similar project but scared off the potential developer White Reach from
doing business with the city.

 The BatBlog predicts this hapless Jeffersonville city council will now go into their political stall mode to hold up this project as long as possible (remember where you heard it first). They will want no part of breaking ground anytime before election day to minimize Moore's re-election chances.

 The last project they (council) stalled over sewer problems, traffic thru restaurants and other petty issues...and look for more of the same on this project. This councils wants to feel important but they end up looking foolish and stupid like they have with wanting the new Jeff "Green team" manager to have a certification that only 37 people in the whole world have, ending Jeff city court and the ritzy glitzy, over priced soccer complex no one wants.

 Moore isn't without fault in this feud between him and the council, but he has shown a propensity to get things done with attractive projects ...Veteran's Pkwy., the riverfront and the east end are  thriving under Moore's leadership..... he has earned a second term,... especially when his opponent Dennis Julius has shown NO leadership capabilities during his term on the city council.

As for the new entry way project......Let the games Begin !!!

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

HT...The Only "Qualified" Candidate for "Green Team" Manager

It appears that the BatBlog's own HT (Hoosiertaxpayer) is the only "qualified candidate" for the newly formed Jeffersonville "Green Team" manager. The Jeff city council has been griping about the new manager hired by mayor Mike Moore as not having the certification for the position. Since there are no certified Horticulturist in Indiana or Kentucky and only 37 worldwide with the credentials the council says is necessary. HT has come forward with his certification to fill the position if needed.

 HT is a Master of Horticulture and has the certificate to prove it and years of experience in the field of horticulture. The only problem appears to be the difficulty HT might have working with the idiots  on the council ,none of whom are "certified" to be city council members....It should be interesting....

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Ed (Moe) Z's Certification Program Exposed

Ed "Moe" Z is big on certificates and certification
Congratulations and good job to Integrity Matters of the Clark County Chatter. She has exposed the certification program that Jeffersonville city councilman Ed (Moe) Zastawny wanted to use in the recent hiring of the City's "Green Team " manager. It appears that the organization Moe cited for "certification" is nothing more than a money grabbing scheme for what may or not be a group of supposed Horticulturists. Neither Indiana or Kentucky has anyone that has attained any of the 3 certifications the group offers. Probably because of the outrageous prices they charge to  be a member or take their certification test.

 The BatBlog believes the reason that only 37 people nationwide and one Saudi Arabian has achieved this certification is because the certificate and it's credibility isn't worth the paper it's written on. This is just another case of Ed. Z and his city council cronies trying to blow smoke up the taxpayer's asses and expecting us to buy into their stupid ideas and actions. Like the decision to eliminate Jeff city court and the soccer facility scam earlier this council has proven their poor ability to provide leadership with our tax they continue to play childish political games instead of working toward progress...Most likely the council's cry for certification was just another political jab at mayor Mike Moore's choice for the position...another case of political jealousy and counter productive behavior from an non productive city council...

Stay Vigilant My Friends...