P.E. MacAllister

P.E.
MacAllister

MacAllister is a long-time Republican leader.

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MacAllister is a long-time Republican leader.

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February 11, 2016 12:17 PM

Not What, But How?

Aware of the selection process going on in the Republican ranks and evaluating the contenders one by one through the lens of our own fallible and biased mind set, there is an element missing in the perilous ritual.  We do sense some unanimity in terms of what is wrong and needs to be fixed, beginning with addressing our profligate spending and minimizing our debt; maybe helped by stimulating job creation. All want a revision of our tax…

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January 18, 2016 6:14 PM 4 Comments

Absolute Conviction Does Assure Validity

The more liberal elements in the community are all over Governor Pence for their take on the validity or necessity of clearer action that extols the stance, pose, and posture of the LGBT people. There is a philosophic and religious difference in the two camps which seems irreconcilable.  What strikes me in this land of freedom to choose, to differ on major issues, is the strident infallibility of the liberals and their penchant to abandon…

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January 11, 2016 6:15 PM 2 Comments

Trust

Read a blog from an old, erudite, and perceptive friend who deplored the lack of trust these days. May be true for a lot of people, but must disagree since in my world, there is no alternative more essential than trust.  We run a little heavy equipment business in Indiana that requires a staff of a thousand people and functions out of 16 or 17 stores.  We will do thousands of transactions a month ranging in spread from a couple…

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November 29, 2015 9:12 AM 4 Comments

LGBT

The most recent “tempest in a teapot” appears to be the prevalence of the LGBT issue, quavering to and fro from one period to the next. Or maybe more like Macbeth’s soliloquy is merely “…full of sound and fury, signifying nothing”. Some of us are dying hard over this conundrum, probably because for two thousand years, sex between members of the same gender has been taboo.  A “no-no”. Not too long back, it was a…

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November 9, 2015 4:41 PM 1 Comment

Campaigns And Confusion

The election cycles this year seem to be more vitriolic, passionate, and prolific than ever.  Almost as though they were designed by publicity agents who reap more benefit from same than candidates. What we have (actually what THEY have) achieved is nonstop campaigning costing zillions of dollars, 80% of it totally wasted.  Because there is so little change in the formula.  How and where are they more effective than the 1940 race between Roosevelt and…

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September 30, 2015 12:13 PM 1 Comment

Memory Lane

I attended the recent Progress Committee banquet where the last five Indianapolis Mayors were feted, which allowed them – and us – to review (and re-live) their combined…and individual… terms of office; as brought forth by the interlocutor (Jim Shella). They were seated on stage in debate fashion and in the order of their respective tenures. The same questions were asked of each, and the responses allowed them to revisit certain initiatives, programs or legal steps significant…

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August 24, 2015 9:42 AM 3 Comments

Unimpressed with The Donald

I am not impressed with Donald Trump’s candidacy and take issue with his abrasive, even cocksure style. First off, I happen to know all seven of our Republican congress people as well as our senator and find them all most all decent, thoughtful patriotic people honestly concerned about America’s future and of course about its present. They are not stupid moochers.  Much of the fault lies in the intricate process of legislation and the recourse…

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May 21, 2015 11:57 AM 1 Comment

Let’s ask Bush Jr.

The weekend saw the press expose what they thought to be a weakness in the Florida presidential candidate as he bobbled a question about his brother’s invasion of Iraq.  Jeb appeared to say, in answering the tricky query, “…knowing what we know now about chemical weapons, I would not have launched the attack on Iraq”.  Everyone gasped.  He blew it.  He is not supportive of his brother’s strategy. But just a minute please.  I think we are a little…

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April 21, 2015 12:36 PM 4 Comments

We the people

Many of us greet the future with great apprehension, maybe because our “news” is slanted. “If it is good news, don’t print it’ the reader will yawn; if it is catastrophic, run it on the front page, he’ll eat it up”.   In the process are we informed, or misinformed? But, fair and square, it is virtually impossible to write a major story without bias.  We can’t filter out the personal bent subtly inserted because our adjectives, verbs, emphasis invades…

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April 16, 2015 3:56 PM

Presidential Ritual Underway

The uneven course of the presidential ritual is underway for at least one of the parties, and we are assailed with rhetoric, postulation, positions and promises…. if you are a Republican.  The Clintons achieved a fait accompli, avoiding all this nonsense and present the thread worn legacy of ward-heeler politics, (practiced by the current administration, to the benefit of cronies regardless of competence or character.)    So the Republican voters now negotiate the Scylla and Charybdis of…

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