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Comment Archives: stories: Voices: Hoppe

Re: “IndyGo’s Red Line: About time!

I, for one, am thrilled that Indianapolis is moving forward with the Red Line and the other lines in the Indy Connect plan, as well as rearranging local lines for more frequent services on a grid system. No respectable city or region has a transit system where going ten miles takes an hour by public transport. Other mid-size cities and metros have shown that automobile-dependency is not the way forward, Indianapolis cannot afford to continue to be the odd one out when we are competing with places like Minneapolis, Portland, Denver, Salt Lake City, Charlotte, and so on.

Yes, some parking spaces will go, but 90% of the spaces on College Avenue are staying right where they are. Things will be okay.

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Posted by G1991 on 02/03/2016 at 11:03 AM

Re: “We are Flint, why Flint is us

It bears noting that it wasn't as simple as the Flint River being polluted. The people who approved the water switchover willfully ignored the step of putting an additive in to stop the river water (which is higher in salt content than lakes) from corroding the lead seams in the pipes. This is a step that is normally done because river water having higher salinity is a known problem factor.

They skipped this step entirely, and THAT is why the pipe welds are now leaching lead into the water. That's not to say that the Flint River isn't polluted. But the saline content is the main culprit, and an entirely knowable and preventable one.

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Posted by DJ Shiva on 02/01/2016 at 4:06 PM

Re: “IndyGo’s Red Line: About time!

There are not enough street parking now and what does the city under Ballard do? Eliminate even more spaces for electric cars that benefit very few. Will this new idea end up benefiting few at the cost of the many?

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Posted by Bob Zeldendorf on 01/31/2016 at 1:01 PM

Re: “IndyGo’s Red Line: About time!

They got rid of the parking lid ?? World is going to hell!

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Posted by Jack Nolan on 01/27/2016 at 2:21 PM

Re: “Great Recession lingers in Indiana

Preacher Pence doesn't care about anyone except his well healed buddies and what his financial contributor's tell him to do. Oh, and his personal god.

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Posted by Bobbi Goodman on 01/25/2016 at 9:49 AM

Re: “Sweetheart deals beat fixing state’s economy

Indiana Dunes State Park is already a self sufficient park that the state lawmakers draw money from to support other state parks that do not make money. If you have an attraction that is self sufficient and continue tO siphon money away from it without taking care of the structures, it's mismanagement by the lawmakers in office and the DNR. Selling out to a "public"-private entity is just a ruse since the DNR is spending $25 million to build an inn at Potato Creek State Park. If you can't take care of what you have, what are you doing building more new buildings you can't take care of?
The people have spoken, the legislators should listen to the will of the people or they may find themselves out of office next season.

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Posted by Ed Dixon on 01/19/2016 at 6:31 AM

Re: “Pence hopes for best…keeps hoping

Well stated, David. Our governor has proven his lack of leadership from day one and not faltered. Remember, while he represented Indiana in Washington, his protocol was speaking to rabid Fox viewers via extremely supporting "news personalities" who didn't possess an ounce of journalistic training. He was never questioned about his beliefs. He was never challenged with, "What would you do differently?" Fox provides a friendly sounding board.

Just like the cast of republican stooges running for president who whined about the "tough questions" they were getting from "neutral moderators". Do we really want a Commander and Chief that can't handle tough questions? Do we really want a governor whose prejudice and bigotry is so glaring that he uses religion as his excuse?

Hoosiers must be asleep at the wheel. Hoosiers most likely support Donald Trump.

Sadly, there is a connection between the leaders we get and our Hoosier state, in general. As difficult as it may be to admit, Indiana is full of backward Fox watching bigots and racists.

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Posted by Todd Smekens on 01/16/2016 at 6:32 AM

Re: “Embarrassment: Indiana Republicans can’t get enough

The general public is not the same as the voting public. We have the lowest voter turnout in the country. If you want to know why our statehouse is full of bigots and racists - republicans - it's because good people stay home. They can't be bothered with voting because __________ [fill in the excuse du jour].

Voter apathy will allow our inferiors to lead. ~ Plato

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Posted by Todd Smekens on 01/07/2016 at 7:26 PM

Re: “Sen. Jim Tomes: The Statehouse in a nutshell

the problem with his transgender bathroom thing is it is totally unenforceable, unless we will be forced o walk around ans show our birth certificates to the bathroom security person. Also who is paying for the added security?

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Posted by Richard Hunt on 01/05/2016 at 10:42 AM

Re: “Sen. Jim Tomes: The Statehouse in a nutshell

And let him drop his pants so we can see his panties, fool.

Posted by TaylorMartin on 01/04/2016 at 6:37 PM

Re: “Sen. Jim Tomes: The Statehouse in a nutshell

(d) The flag should never be used as wearing apparel, bedding, or drapery. U.S. Flag Code

Posted by TaylorMartin on 01/04/2016 at 6:36 PM

Re: “Sen. Jim Tomes: The Statehouse in a nutshell

Is he going to patrol the restrooms so he can look up skirts and down pants and verify true gender? That is the only way the perv could probably know the difference.

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Posted by Jeffrey York on 01/04/2016 at 2:27 PM

Re: “What goes but what stays

just as Micheal responded I am amazed that any body able to get paid $4334 in 4 weeks on the internet
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Posted by Ali Prince on 12/31/2015 at 10:47 AM

Re: “One percent for the arts still too much for Indy

This is a perfect example of why people in more enlightened cities think we are all a bunch of hicks who live in a bubble.

Posted by MovingToChicago on 12/29/2015 at 7:42 AM

Re: “One percent for the arts still too much for Indy

sports only in Indy, always has been....YEE HAA !!!!

Posted by Steve Willoughby on 12/28/2015 at 11:58 AM

Re: “Who owns the beach in Long Beach?

U r all crazied....take the beach over our dead fish carcasses!!!
Forever live love eat sleep walk wandershare ALL of the beach...resist the greedy grinch
Stay strong beachers

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Posted by mermaid21 on 12/22/2015 at 7:59 PM

Re: “What I wish Obama said

I think this is the speech the President has been itching to give on Islam and hasn't had a chance, similar to his speech on race that he gave in early 2008, after the Jeremiah Wright controversy finally gave him an opportunity. Unfortunately, under the circumstances, I think his message was diffused and it was less powerful both on gun violence AND on rejecting anti-Muslim bigotry, than either one to two separate speeches could have been.

Posted by Ron Newlin on 12/07/2015 at 5:19 PM


I share many of your observations, David. The problem with Indy's corporate fixation is that it sentences the area to a future indistinguishable from most suburbs everywhere. Kudos for recognizing what we have lost in our attempt to gain approval from the Coastals...something, ironically, that was never really worth pursuing to begin with...

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Posted by Bob Sharpe on 11/15/2015 at 2:36 PM

Re: “What’s wrong with Indiana’s surplus?

If Indiana were a corporation, having such a large surplus and reserve would be outstanding. But Indiana isn't a corporation. It's a state, a public entity, that has ongoing needs that will never be resolved unless we invest actual time, energy, and money into finding solutions. I'm fine with paying taxes, as long as that money is being used to create a stronger, safer, healthier place for me (and my loved ones) to live. I spend hundreds of dollars a year on school fundraisers and charitable donations, PLUS pay taxes that should be supporting those entities? Sorry, but there's something clearly wrong here, and that something is our government's priorities. Gold star to you, Gov. Pence, for your gigantic surplus, but maybe you should stop playing Scruge McDuck with taxpayer money and actually use it for something constructive. Like actual construction on our roads? Or adult education programs? More quality police officers? Substance abuse treatment clinics? Any of this sounding like a good idea? I mean, really.

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Posted by Toree Peters on 11/11/2015 at 5:33 PM

Re: “Factories ain’t farms: HEC takes on CAFOs

Ordinary farming doesn't produce the problems referenced in this article. CAFOs are perverse. Pigs are more intelligent than dogs; would we allow dogs to be treated this way? You think we're unconcerned about feeding people?

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Posted by Kevan Barley on 11/03/2015 at 11:38 PM

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