Friday, April 18, 2014

CHRISTMAS IN APRIL....

* A new Fire truck

* New Police cars

Questions:

How come the News & Tribune never reported about:  Mr. Gahan's new (Chevy) take home car?

Is Legal Beagle Shane Gibson printing $$$ for Gahan?

We can purchases NEW toys for the City of New Albany Police & Fire Department, but we can't fix the pot holes, trim trees, fix Slate Run Road, or have paint for lines down the streets.

I guess this all falls under the: Quality of Life, but whose? 


Saturday, April 12, 2014

HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND....

We hope to see all of our friends and supporters of Freedom Of Speech at Buckheads tonight. Just maybe we might run into Mr. Gahan. We understand he gets free tickets again this year.

Enjoy this great weather and enjoy Thunder Over Louisville.

Thursday, April 03, 2014

QUESTION....

Why is the City removing 31 planters when they have illegal Handicap Parking Signs in front of the City County Building?

They act like they are so concerned for the local handicap citizens... Yell Right!

Hey, Mr. Nash, why don't you check it our and "refund all the $$$$ for illegal parking tickets" their giving too.

Tear Down those Illegal Parking Signs, Mr. Gahan.

Monday, March 31, 2014

WHAT A SWEETHEART DEAL....

We're now out of the frying pan and into the fire.

Guess who got a new contract?

Yes, our famous City of New Albany Police Department. 

Guess what's in their new contract package?

* $8,000  in Back Pay each,  thanks to former Mayor Doug England's Excutive Order 

* Raise - 3% and 1% Longivity pay raise

*  Insurance for "significant others."

* Increase in uniform allowance

* Vacation pay will "apply" to their pensions plan - time upon retirement

Freedom Of Speech would like to ask: what do they mean by significant others?

A person, such as a spouse, or lover, with whom one shares a long-term sexual relationship.

Source: The Free Dictionary

Your mate, spouse, husband, wife, boyfriend, girlfriend, steady and/or lover, used when the details are nobodys business.

Source: Urban Dictionary

We as taxpayers have a right to know where our TAX $$$$ are going. Let's see the News & Tribune print this one.

Our final thoughts on this contract:

Elect a boob and you get boobery.

Re-elect a boob and you get EVEN more boobery. Oy vey! 

Anyone but Gahan and England in 2015.

How in the "HELL" are we taxpayers going to pay for this contract?














Wednesday, March 26, 2014

WHY WE SUPPORT MARIA GRANGER FOR JUDGE SUPERIOR COURT 3

Maria Granger, who is the "most qualified" for the position of  Floyd County Superior Court 3.

If you do not know Maria, here is some important information that we hope will make your voting decision easier:
She is uniquely qualified to serve as Judge and will bring to our new court her experience on the bench deciding cases as an appointed Indiana Judicial Officer as well as serving the public in the courtroom fighting for the rights of children, elderly and the abused as attorney for the Floyd County Office of Family and Children and as a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney in Floyd and Clark Counties.


Her experience reflects her commitment to our community which also includes helping individuals and small business owners protect their legal rights in her general law practice and teaching students inside the classroom as an Adjunct Professor of Business Law at Indiana University Southeast.

In 2004 she received the honor of being chosen by Chief Justice Shepard of the Indiana Supreme Court as a Hearing Officer to conduct attorney discipline hearings. Her duties include hearing all testimony and ruling on motions and evidence, making findings of fact, issuing conclusions of law and recommending terms of attorney discipline to the high court. This appointment followed a complete background investigation and is a non-partisan judicial appointment based solely upon her character, temperament, judgement and fitness for judicial office.

In 2005, she advanced from a Judge Pro Tem and was appointed to the bench being named by presiding trial court Judges Nicholas South and Roger Duvall as Referee of the Superior and Circuit Courts in Scott County in charge of conducting hearings and managing a regular caseload. She continue to serve in these judicial capacities. As a member of the American Judges Association and the Association of Women Judges, she interacts with other judicial officers and looks for new approaches to improve our system of justice.

In 2006 she was humbled with the distinction of Woman of Achievement and recognized with a listing in Who's Who among Metropolitan Executives and Professionals.

We are proud to share with you our readers that since 2005, she continues to serve with Chief Justice Shepard on the Advisory Board of Indiana CLEO, a program which assists disadvantaged college graduates to obtain a legal education and enter the legal profession. This program is close to her heart because as an aspiring law student her future as an attorney was dimmed by socio-economic and other disadvantages. Indiana CLEO gives an opportunity to talented students who are beating the odds to let their light shine and brighten their futures and the lives of those they touch through legal service.

She stays active as a member of the American, Indiana, and Floyd County Bar Associations, Business and Professional Women, Floyd County Women's Democrat Club, American Legion Auxiliary, FOP Auxiliary, Tri Kappa Sorority, NAACP, One Southern Indiana, and as a Judge for "We the People" constitutional education program for local middle and high school students.

She is a graduate of Indiana University having earned a Bachelor of Science in Secondary English Education and a Doctorate of Jurisprudence from Indiana University School of Law in Indianapolis.

She lives in New Albany with her husband Steve Mennemeyer and her son Drake attends college now. They attend church at St. Mary's. Their daughter Sarah is a nursing graduate. Their eldest son, Sgt. Steven P. Mennemeyer, courageously gave his life August 8, 2006 serving his country as a Medic in Iraq, but his strength and gentle heart lives on in their grandson Andrew.

Her work on the bench is very fulfilling and rewarding. In the courtroom, she listens carefully with patience and understanding, uses common sense to make fair decisions, and treats everyone with dignity and respect. As judge, she will stress "integrity and fairness" in our Floyd Superior Court 3. She believes we need tough penalties for deserving violent and repeat offenders. Jail overcrowding and the caseload burden will be decreased by resolving cases in a timely and efficient manner.

Her recent endevors has been setting up a Veterans Court and a special Divorce Court.

Floyd County is her home, and she wants to give her best to our community to improve and raise confidence in our court system with integrity, fairness and respect.

Aside from her distinguished public career, it is also what we know about Maria personally that prompted us to support her candidacy. She has a well deserved reputation for honesty and integrity. She is fair and impartial. These characteristics, combined with her vast experience, are what makes her the best and only qualified candidate.

Freedom Of Speech is proud to endorse Maria Granger for Judge of the Floyd Superior Court 3, again.

Your VOTE is vital to achieving this important goal for our community.

Freedom Of Speech is asking you our readers to VOTE for Maria Granger again in May and the General Election in November 4, 2014.

Your VOTE for Maria will ensure dedicated "judicial leadership" in our Superior Court 3.

"Help us get Maria Re-elected!"

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

DUMBEST STATEMENT WE EVER READ.....

"Won't be a traffic study" but traffic will be studied."

We really do believe Mr. Speck says whatever pops into his head without forethought at all. $75,000 is just another EASY pay check and some free beer to him.

Talk about a Conflict of Interest.

Why are they wasting $75,000 of our money when there are "more important issues" that need dealt with?

A message to Mr. Warren Nash: How do you sleep at night?

Mr. Baylor if you want a walkable city, why don't you just do us all a big favor - move and stop "bullying downtown business owners."  Several businesses have told us, they put those stupid signs up just to shut you up!

Like the bible says: "the truth shall set you free."