Recent comments from 'sillyoldman'
|Elliott elected county clerk|
Friday, November 30, 2012: 2:02 pm
Possibly you don’t realize that Morgan County does have 2 US House of Representative Districts now. Part of the county is in the 4th District represented by Todd Rokita and part of the county is in the 9th District represented by Todd Young. Depending on where you live you voted for one or the other Districts, NOT BOTH.
If you use this link below you can see the current congressional districts and the new districts that take effect January 2012. We just voted for the elected officials that will take office January 2012.
You may not also realize that Morgan County now has 3 State Representative Districts also.
District 47 represented by John Price, District 60 represented by Peggy Mayfield and District 44 represented by Jim Baird. Again depending on where you lived you ONLY voted for one of these not all 3 Districts.
The document that you reference on the Election Board Facebook page is a SUMMARY of all the offices voted for within Morgan County.
As far as the anti-nepotism bill, maybe you should go back and read it again. Stephanie Elliott is County “elected official”. Her husband John works for the City of Martinsville those are 2 different Governmental Entities and Stephanie does not supervise John in his job.
As far as Kivett, I am told that her husband Rick does not report to her directly so it does not violate the anti-nepotism law.
|Caucus to pick new county clerk on Nov. 29|
Wednesday, November 21, 2012: 2:13 pm
|I won't pick on career office holders solely because they have been in office a long time. There are several that are friendly, competent, and innovative, and I would vote for them for another term. However, Kivett is none of the above.|
|Commissioners pass county ATV ordinance on first reading|
Wednesday, November 21, 2012: 11:52 am
|The ATV's that have seat belts are the John Deere Gator, Mules, etc.. these are the only ones that I have seen that have seat belts and I think they are optional.|
|Beware ‘conservative’ Dem.|
Friday, October 19, 2012: 9:00 pm
|Mr. Tibbs also references Advance America's non-partisan voting guide. The 2012 version was just released. Mayfield was chosen in 9 of 10 categories. Welch received zero.|
|Welch displays convictions|
Friday, October 19, 2012: 7:56 pm
|Welch walked out for 5 weeks in the 2011 session to stand up for your rights? Yet in the Democrat walkout of 2012, when faced with representing a new district, she stayed because she'd had a change of mind? When asked at the Morgan County fair if she was Republican or Democrat, she answered, "I can be either." Recently, she answered that she is neither Democrat nor Republican. Seems like she is having a difficult time making up her mind, depending on which audience she is speaking to.|
|Beware ‘conservative’ Dem.|
Tuesday, October 9, 2012: 9:21 pm
|If Democrat Welch is pro-gun, why did her NRA rating drop from A- to C+? |
Peggy Mayfield (R) Grade: AQ Endorsed by NRA in this race.
Peggy Welch (D) Grade: C+
|Candidates make pitch to Tea Party Tuesday|
Monday, March 12, 2012: 10:53 pm
Ms. Mayfield's staff has done a great job. She is gone a great deal of the time attending meetings with all the statewide associations she is involved with. Leading up to the last race for Secretary of State she was absent for duty the majority of a year. She is on her quest to be a career politician.
Funny, I don't recall her ever running for the position eventually won by the now-disgraced Charlie White (who was also endorsed by our Republican County Chairman). Maybe she should have.
|MHS decathalon team to compete at state|
Friday, February 10, 2012: 10:22 pm
|This is an amazing group of determined young adults, supportive family, and some dedicated teacher coaches. This is what can happen when all three work together. Go team!|
|Rod Bray considering bid for state Senate|
Friday, January 20, 2012: 9:18 am
|Ryan Goodwin a social and fiscal conservative? I guess everyone has already forgotten that he supported the Mooresville School project that would have cost taxpayers in the Mooresville School District $200 million. And that he supported a liberal Democrat as a candidate for Mooresville School Board. It doesn't matter that School Boards run as non-partisan. Their core beliefs make them partisan.|
|PHMS staff are holding students accountable|
Thursday, January 19, 2012: 1:49 am
|I think he means "cliques", not "clicks". He's a principal??? And you wonder what's wrong with education?|
|Sen. Richard Bray Announces He Will Not Seek Re-Election to Senate District 37|
Tuesday, January 17, 2012: 1:56 pm
|And has he hand-picked his successor also?|
|Judge stays order ousting Indiana Sec. of state|
Friday, January 6, 2012: 9:10 pm
|Hardly. The judge is a Democrat.|
|HB 1005 addresses nepotism on govt. boards|
Friday, January 6, 2012: 5:51 pm
|So Voyles, Adams, and Goss could unanimously vote that only ONE of them will continue to exist--just like that. Would any voters out there trust any of these individuals to be the sole decision makers for the county?|
|Judge to force Bethany vote|
Friday, December 23, 2011: 11:41 am
|Duane Stanley and Walter Worley should be removed from office for failing to perform their official duties. They have been given several opportunities and sufficient notice. They are simply holding the town of Bethany hostage. Again.|
|Convicted molester arrested on new charges|
Wednesday, December 7, 2011: 11:36 am
According to the probable cause affidavit filed by Morgan County Sheriff’s Department Detective Sgt. Dan Downing, Standeford, 31, Martinsville, was charged after a preteen boy alleged Standeford made him perform sex acts. During one of the alleged acts, Standeford became sick and vomited. The boy told his mother Standeford was vomiting. When the motherasked why he was sick, the boy told her why.
This story is enough to make me want to vomit also.
|Commissioners pass new election map|
Tuesday, December 6, 2011: 8:00 pm
|Commissioner Norman Voyles said he didn’t like Mayfield’s suggested map because people in Heartland Crossing and Morgantown would be represented by the same county council member, and people in Brown Township and Baker Township would be represented by the same councilman. |
“I don’t call that compact,” he said.
BUT THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT THE COMMISSIONERS DREW INTO THEIR MAP! So Norman, are you stating that your maps are not compact either?
|Re-districting map in violation of state law|
Sunday, December 4, 2011: 5:10 pm
Have you thought why the same two councilmen were put in the same district on three of the "options"... you think that was just chance? That doesn't seem very probable... that's not gerrymandering but more like gerry-manipulating....sort of smells... not like a rat...but maybe rat bait.
Am I to read that you are accusing Clerk Mayfield of intentionally manipulating the suggested maps to purposely oust either Prather or Collier?
|County to stay self-insured|
Wednesday, November 9, 2011: 1:41 pm
|The council has REPEATEDLY stated that pay rates are for the POSITION, and not the qualifications of the person holding it. What made them stray from that philosophy?|
|Drug dealer agrees to plea deal|
Friday, October 14, 2011: 1:04 pm
|And to think that in eight years he can block access to his arrest and criminal conviction. In fact, he can ask that the arrests for the dismissed charges be blocked in a little as 30 days.|
|Showing our colors|
Tuesday, October 11, 2011: 7:09 pm
|Searched several times for a schedule of events in the RT online. If there was one, it should have been easier to find, expecially for a 4-day event like this. Maybe take into consideration next year? I would have liked to attend some of the special events.|
|Deputy argues against firing|
Thursday, September 1, 2011: 4:49 pm
|Jacob was a cheater, Peter had a temper, David had an affair and conspired to have the husband killed, Noah got drunk, Jonah ran from God, Paul was a murderer, Gideon was insecure, Miriam was a gossiper, Martha was a worrier, Thomas was a doubter, Sarah was impatient, Elijah was moody, Moses stuttered, Zaccheus was short, Abraham was old, and Lazarus was dead…but they were good enough to be called by God. Even Jesus showed a violent temper in the temple. I guess the rest of us just have to be perfect, especially if you're a public servant.|
|Fighting cancer with lemonade|
Saturday, August 27, 2011: 7:20 pm
|Now THAT's a story.|
|Township cuts clerk pay, benefits|
Friday, July 1, 2011: 5:28 pm
|For comparison, some county elected officials earn less than $ 23.35/hour (if salary is divided by scheduled work hours). Most county employees earn less than $15/hr and work about 35 hrs/wk. I don't know the woman or the workload, but that does seem a bit high for part-time work. The family situation just adds fodder for the rumor-mongers.|
|No health dept. shots for insured kids|
Monday, June 13, 2011: 5:38 pm
|George, however, doesn’t think it will affect many patients in Morgan County who come to the health department for immunizations now. |
“Most of our patients are uninsured or underinsured anyway,” she said.
I wonder if she knows that Dr. Broderick's kids all have received shots at the health dept. And he's far from uninsured, underinsured, or anywhere in the same galaxy as "less fortunate".
Another problem with the family doctor is the extra charge for an office visit. It wouldn't be as expensive if they simply charged for the immunization, or even a nominal record fee. But $65 for height, weight, nice-to-see-you-Doc, and then an assitant does the stick.....?
|New numbers force trust back to original re-insurance company|
Saturday, May 28, 2011: 3:49 pm
|"An unexpected estimate of $400,000"???? How does an amount of $400,000 just "sneak up" on you?|
|Fair board members must sign Purdue form|
Thursday, May 12, 2011: 11:35 am
|They deal with youth. Any organization (including churches, Scouts, youth groups, etc.) that has direct contact with youth is required (or should be) to sign the forms consenting to background checks. The organization could otherwise be held liable if inappropriate behavior occurred and it is shown that they failed due diligence.|
|Health dept. looks for vehicle solution|
Friday, April 22, 2011: 11:05 am
|42% out-of-wedlock births. Hmmmm.|
|Divorces — April 7, 2011|
Thursday, April 7, 2011: 4:59 pm
|Somebody actually reads the divorce filings? Twice?|
|New threat reported at West Middle School|
Monday, April 4, 2011: 4:58 pm
|Well, the bathrooms are the only place that the cameras don't reach. The bathrooms in the high school are locked during lunch periods. Yes, you read that correctly; students cannot use the bathroom around the cafeteria during the lunch breaks. |
So I guess now they should keep them all locked at all times, and only allow students that are escorted by a school staff member who inspects the stall before and after it's used. *SARCASM*
|WMS student shot|
Friday, March 25, 2011: 12:17 pm
|Sixteen and in middle school? Is that a reporting error?|
|Students, staff mourn East student’s suicide|
Wednesday, March 16, 2011: 5:21 pm
|Glad to see that the R/T has removed Bubba's comments.|
|County health plan ‘writes its own rules’|
Tuesday, March 1, 2011: 7:46 pm
|The employees aren't the only ones getting screwed. So are the taxpayers.|
|Turf project to get hearing|
Thursday, January 27, 2011: 12:27 pm
|Even if use of the capital projects fund is limited in scope, the School Board is telling me that they cannot find another capital project more worthy than turf????|
So our kids won't have to play in the mud. How will that prepare them to deal with away fields that are real grass/dirt? Sad to think there are college degrees sitting on this boards/school administration. Stupidity is free. I shouldn't be required to pay for it as a taxpayer.
|Artesian football field to get athletic turf|
Friday, January 21, 2011: 7:52 pm
|The sale of bonds will not exceed $1.9M. Maybe because if it hits $2M they require a referendum that will defeat the project?????|
|Senator wants school out all summer long|
Friday, January 14, 2011: 12:38 pm
|"Nancy Papas, representing the Indiana State Teachers Association, said having a schedule like the one Delph proposes would leave schools with fewer breaks over the course of the year. |
“Students and staff alike do burn out if they go for a long time with no break,” Papas said."
So do they want year round school where students supposedly will retain more with more frequent but shorter breaks? Or do they want more breaks , not for the students, but for their teachers? You can't have it both ways.
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