Wednesday, February 28, 2018

What the Heck is Wrong with Mike Pence?

A kid with an assault rifle murders 17 other kids, and our former governor is lauding his progress at "ending" abortions?

How much better it would be if he could laud the progress of "his" administration in restricting access to military-grade weapons. Especially by kids not even old enough to drink!

How, exactly, is he working to "restore the sanctity of life to the center of American law”?

Check out: "Mike Pence Suggests Legal Abortions In U.S. Could End ‘In Our Time’"

Doesn't Pence know that women have always had abortions? But, then, he is a Republican male and his goal is to control women. Understanding the nuances of feminine existence is beyond him.

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Mike Pence Blindsides Small Business Owner

Indiana's former governor spends the Christmas holidays skiing in Aspen, Colorado -- and wrecking the seasonal business plan of a hot air balloon company there (with no prior notice, it must be said).

Read about it here:

Vice President Mike Pence once said the Trump administration is “the best friend that small business in America will ever have.”

Last week, Pence cost one such small business in Aspen upward of $10,000 in lost earnings, after his presence triggered flight restrictions and prevented a hot air balloon company from making any flights while he was in town.

Snowmass-based Above It All Balloon Co. had to cancel all of its planned flights during Pence’s six-day visit....

Way to go, gov'nor!

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Mitch Daniels Takes a Side Gig

Our former governor obviously has too much free time on his hands.

Daniels has been named a Contributing Columnist at The Washington Post.

He is currently the President of Purdue University, and previously served two terms as Governor of Indiana from 2004 to 2012.

Mitch can be found on Twitter at

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Few Takers for Pence Dinner Tix

Your Indianapolis Observer finds it amusing that the Hudson Institute (which fled Indy for the bright lights of New York City about a decade ago) is having trouble selling tickets for their November 28 dinner featuring Vice-President Mike Pence.

Their solicitations for purchase are increasing in frequency and evident desperation.

Maybe, just maybe, few people want to be seen in public supporting this enabler of the current president.

His credibility, after all, has been shredded during the past year.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Pence Wastes Indy Taxpayer Money (Again)

Remember Vice President Mike Pence's Colts game walk-out stunt last month? Yep: it cost Indy taxpayers big bucks for his 15 minutes of fame (or, depending on your point of view, infamy).

According to Huffington Post, we forked over $14,000 in extra costs accrued by the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (bringing the total for the piece of theater to close to $100,000).

“Vice President Pence should know better than to use taxpayer money to make a rhetorical point, but carelessness with taxpayer money seems to be a common theme with senior administration officials,” noted Noah Bookbinder, executive director of Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Pence's Agenda Doomed Indiana's Amazon Hopes

According to a report on, many analyses say Indy is out of the Amazon sweepstakes.


"As Harvard Business Review notes, Amazon’s selection criteria helpfully spell out the attributes cities MUST have if they want to be a serious part of America’s growing digital economy.

"This is a told-you-so moment for everyone who has championed K-through-college STEM education, strong infrastructure, green development, mass transit, walkability, placemaking and cultural diversity."

All things that the theocratic Pence agenda disdained (and a good part of the reason that his reelection bid was toast).

However, as the IBJ concludes: "We need to embrace this roadmap, and that’s no game."

Here's more:
"America’s latest parlor-game craze is 'Where Will Amazon Put HQ2?'

"It’s fun, because a huge portion of the country appears to be in the running for the $5 billion facility, if you start with Amazon’s requirement of a metro area with at least 1 million folks. That criterion produces a list of 53 urban/suburban areas, including metro Indianapolis.

"But the national media wants us to know that we’re entertaining a pipe dream.

"Several news organizations have analyzed ALL of Amazon’s criteria and determined the pretenders, the contenders, and the short-listers.

"It looks like Denver is the leader, while Indy is barely in the conversation.

"The New York Times probably does the best job analyzing the advantages and drawbacks of both cities. Slate likes Denver, Chicago and Philadelphia. MarketWatch stops at 11 contenders, including Denver. The Brookings Institution narrows it down to 20 contenders (not including Indy)."

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Sorry, Mike Pence, You're Doomed

Seriously. Our former governor thinks he can survive Trump.

Pundits (including Frank Bruni) disagree (see his column in the New York Times).

"So why has Pence formed a political action committee, the only sitting vice president ever to do so," asks Bruni. "Why is he taking all these meetings, building all these bridges? I guess there could be some imaginable future in which Trump falls and Pence is left standing strong enough to soldier on."

Right now, Pence "is squeezed tight into a corner of compulsory worship."

At least he's no longer in the State House!