Posted On May 3 2021 by

first_imgIS IT TRUE that it is time to batten down the hatches and set in for a stretch of extreme cold with a chance of snow?…while our children seem to enjoy the snow, adults are annoyed at best by the white powder if there is a bit of driving involved in their day to day lives?…another thing that comes with extreme cold in the City of Evansville is frozen water pipes in crawl spaces that disrupt the home fires but more importantly the aging infrastructure that delivers water to our homes also tend to burst causing giant pot holes and disrupting traffic?…it would be nice to see a plan from the City of Evansville to replace the old dilapidated water lines in favor of newer ones that won’t break when winter hits or make our water brown from rust and awful tasting?…if the truth be told, the people of Evansville by proxy are approving of our elected officials obsession with glamour projects instead of necessary ones?IS IT TRUE the word on the street is that the young man who was found dead at Central High School yesterday may well have been dealing with bullying?…bullying is a recurring problem in many high schools and the schools of the EVSC are no exception?…we reassert our compassion for the students of Central and the family and friends of this young man?…if bullying did indeed play a part in this death, we hope that the bullies are punished for their actions?IS IT TRUE the Speaker of the Indiana House of Representatives had publicly stated that a long-term road and bridge funding plan unveiled Wednesday morning will help put Hoosiers to work?…investments in infrastructure creates jobs both in and outside of the direct construction jobs that are temporarily put in place to complete the work?…in a manufacturing-heavy state, where people travel in cars to work because trains and bikes are seldom an option, having well maintained roads are vital to the economy?… the plan calls for the average Hoosier would pay $5 more per month than they do right now, and that in our way of thinking is a bargain?…the Evansville City Council and the Vanderburgh County Council and Commissioners could take a lesson in maintenance from the Speaker of the House?IS IT TRUE the 2016 Federal Register’s record-setting page count ends at 97,110 pages?…in 2016, more than 15,000 pages above the previous record were adopted which exceeds the previous record of 82,000 pages set in 2010?…the difference is more than 19 percent, which is no small feat for a document that has been published since 1936?…in percentage terms, this new record exceeds the difference between Babe Ruth (714) and Henry Aaron’s (755) home run totals by more than a factor of three?…Aaron would have needed to hit at least 850 home runs to beat Ruth’s record by the same margin as this year’s Federal Register beat 2010’s record?…Regulatory agencies issued 3,853 regulations, more than a 13 percent increase over last year, and the highest total since 2005?…if we really want to examine why in the daylights it takes twice as long and cost four times as much to build new infrastructure we need look no further than the cage of the regulatory beast which seems to have paralyzed our country for many years?FOOTNOTE: “READERS POLL” question is: Do you feel that local Attorney Scott Dank’s can make the Vanderburgh County Demo Party competitive once again?FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more