Sunday, March 31, 2013


Jerusalem Obituaries 33 AD

Calvary-Jesus Christ 33, on Nazareth, died Friday on Mount Calvary, also known as Golgotha, the place of the skull betrayed by the apostle Judas.

Jesus was crucified by the Romans, by order of the Ruler Pontius Pilate.

The cause of death were crucifixion, extreme exhaustion, severe torture, and loss of blood.

Jesus Christ, a descendant of Abraham was a member of the House of David. He was the son of the late Joseph, a carpenter of Nazareth and Mary, his devoted mother. Jesus was born in a stable in the City of Bethlehem, Judea. He is survived by his mother, Mary, his faithful Apostles, numerous disciples, and many other followers.

Jesus was self educated and spent most of his adult life working as a Teacher. Jesus also occasionally worked as a Medical Doctor and it is reported that he healed many patients. Up until the time of his death, Jesus was teaching and sharing the Good News, healing the sick, touching the lonely, feeding the hungry and helping the poor.

Jesus was most noted for telling parables about His Father's Kingdom and performing miracles, such as feeding over 5,000 people with only five loafs of bread and two fish and healing a man who was born blind. On the day before his death, he held a last supper celebrating the Passover Feast, at which he foretold his death.
The body was quickly buried in a stone grave, which was donated by Joseph of Arimathea, a Loyal Friend of the family. By order of Pontius Pilate, a boulder was rolled in front of the tomb. Roman soldiers were put on guard.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that everyone try to live as Jesus did.
Donations may be sent to anyone in need.

Freedom Of Speech is wishing you a Happy and Blessed Easter! May we all remember the sacrifice of Jesus that was so freely given so that we may find the true meaning of Easter...

Friday, March 29, 2013


Is it true the City of New Albany purchased Gary Brinkworth's family property for $130,000?

Isn't this a Conflict of Interest by the Gahan Administration?

Our understanding the City Board of Works APPROVED the purchase of the Brinkworth property on Tuesday for $130,000.

Doesn't Mr. Brinkworth serve on the Sewer and Stormwater Board?

We're beginning to wonder if Doug England is back in office. This only sounds like something Dougie would pull....

Another question:

If the reasoning behind this $7 - $9 million Water Park is for the lower income children of New Albany, how can their family's afford a $10.00 per child entrance fee or a $200 yearly membership fee?

More of Gahan's Lies and Bull-Shit...

Thursday, March 21, 2013


The purpose of the  Second Amendment is to arm people in order to prevent future tyranny. They need the tools to do this.

The term "Well Regulated" in the Second Amendment meant "Well Manned and Equipped" in 1791 as was determined in 1939 United States v. Miller case after referencing the autobiography of Benjamin Franklin. The concept of Government Regulation, as we understand it today, did not exist at the time.

United States v. Miller also determined that the term "Arms" refers to "Ordinary Military Weapons" (not crew operated). American Citizens have the right to Keep and Bear, which means Own and Carry, any weapon that is legal.

The 2008 Heller v. Washington DC decision reaffirmed that the right to Bear Arms was an individual right. The 2010 McDonald v. Chicago decision reaffirmed it yet again and made it clean that it applies to every state, every city and every town in the United States.

To limit the Second Amendment would be equivalent of limiting the First Amendment to writings in quill pens.

Liberty is worth the risk of death.

We will continue to cling to our "Bibles, guns and OUR Faith in GOD not government."

Tuesday, March 19, 2013


City of New Albany HAS won court case against the County for the Two-mile fringe area.

What will the New Albany Little League do now?

Friday, March 08, 2013


Basic Theory of TIF:

1. Freeze property assessments at pre-development level in a designated area (an allocation area").

2. Issue municipal bonds to finance portions of redevelopment.

3. As property value (and assessments) in areas increase, use increment in tax revenues to meet debt service on issued bonds.

4. All public bodies benefiting from redevelopment share the costs of public improvements associated with the redevelopment. When the redevelopment cost have been paid, the tax allocation is discontinued and all public bodies enjoy the benefits of increased property tax value.

You would think as long as Councilman Coffey, McLaughlin, Caesar and Gonder have been SITTING on the council they would understand TIFS.

So, let's do some homework and see what we come up with:

First, Tax Increment Financing (TIF) is an area with designated boundaries (like circles) drawn on a city map and labeled as a TIF area. The taxes in the TIF area are FROZEN at the time the TIF area is approved.

All those new taxes on the "new development go into an account for that TIF area ONLY" for use in the TIF area for improvements such as roads and sewers.

NOT salaries!

Mayor Gahan says: we have plenty of TIF Fund Revenue to make bond payments on a $19.7 million dollar bond. What Mayor Gahan forget to tell the council members that we have $23,000,000 + additional bonds to be paid off by 2038.

Do you know and wonder why we don't have revenue?


TIF Districts...............AMOUNT Projected

Grantline Road ...........$703,004
Charlestown Road .....$844,689
Park East ....................$1,121,596
State Street ................$618,279
State Street Garage...$197,231
Old Monon Corridor..$342,883
Loop Island ................$11,000
Total Projected Taxes...$3,838,482

Source:Exhibit A

The above $3,838,482 Taxes stays in the above TIF areas and DOES NOT go into the General Fund.

Freedom Of Speech repeats: when the TIF Bond costs are paid off, the TIF area is discontinued (rescinded) so that the tax money can help the General Fund!

Why can't Gahan and Coffey look the citizens in the eye, tell them TIF'S affect property taxes and our General Fund.

footnote: "At this time the Downtown TIF has NOT repaid the $3,613,698 back to the EDIT Fund." We now understand why our city is on the verge of bankruptcy.

Councilman Coffey, did Freedom Of Speech answer your questions? Isn't this why you six council members are backing this $19.7 million BOND up with out Property Taxes?

See what happens Danny boy, when you know how to read TIF Spread Sheets!