Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Apparently our Indiana Bureau motor vehicles is now in charge of making sure no illegal aliens are getting past our borders and buying motor vehicles. If you look Hispanic, they make you show prove of citizenship to get title work done. Funny thing though they don't ask white or black people to show anything. All they do is ask for Social Security number. Here is what the BMV web site says you need to get a title on a vehicle.

For used vehicles:

* Application for Certificate of Title - State Form 44049
* Conforming Odometer Statement (generally found on the Certificate of Origin)
* Bill of Sale
* Vehicle Inspection Number (VIN) Inspection (if the vehicle was not purchased in Indiana)
* Social Security number or Federal Employer Identification number

Any vehicle coming into Indiana from another state, including those assigned to an Indiana resident on a manufacturer's certificate of origin, must receive a VIN inspection. This inspection may be done at any Indiana license branch for no charge, or may be completed by a law enforcement officer who may charge up to $5. The officer must fill out an Affidavit of Police Officer/Physical Inspection of an Indiana Resident's Vehicle/Watercraft - State Form 39530 when completing a VIN inspection.

No place does it even say you need a drivers license or any other ID, but if your Hispanic they ask for ID. Even if that person has a social security number (the same SS number used to pay state and federal taxes BTW). I just don't understand this system. Why does it matter? The State is collecting sales tax and charging a title fee. What does a drivers license have to do with getting a TITLE for a vehicle? The title just proves ownership, that really has nothing to do with operating it.

The reason I bring this up is because my Hispanic friend purchased a car and can't get the title transferred to her name or even get a license plate because the BMV people have decided they need some extra power. The dealer already filled out the title with her name and information, she can't even sell the car to someone else without getting the title in her name to transfer it again. There is limited space on the back of the title for transfers and it's filled up. I'm going to try and go to the BMV tomorrow and see if what they say when I ask them some question about what can be done. If you don't hear from me for a while, it might have something to do with me being in jail for causing a scene at the local BMV branch.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Clinton rally moves to park | The Journal Gazette

Clinton rally moves to park
The Journal Gazette

Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton will make her second stop in the Summit City on Saturday, but the location has changed, her campaign announced Tuesday.

The Democratic presidential hopeful, originally slated to visit Thursday, then to speak at Grand Wayne Center, is now scheduled to speak at 10 a.m. at the Headwaters Park Lincoln Pavilion. Gates open at 8 a.m. at the South Clinton Street entrance.

The stop is part of Clinton’s “Solutions for the American Economy” tour, which is also heading to Bloomington, Gary, East Chicago and South Bend this weekend.

On joy, here she comes again... This is her 2nd. trip to Fort Wayne, Bill was here a while back and last week Chelsea was here. If I wake up in time I may drive down there and see what kind of crowd there is, the Headwaters Park Pavilion is a pretty nice place for them to have this if the weather is nice. The forecast for Saturday looks pretty good for Fort Wayne. I see Clinton won the Penn. primary. Hopefully Obama will do some more campaigning around here so we can stop Clinton from helping McConjob win the presidency.

Monday, April 21, 2008 Opens voting for their Obama In 30 seconds contest.

Local blogger Robert Rouse from Left of Centrist has a video in the contest staring is children.

You can follow this link to vote

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Governor hopefuls joust | The Journal Gazette

With everyone focusing so much attention on the Presidential race. Seems we are forgetting that there is a Governor race going on in Indiana this year.

The most interesting exchanges of the night surrounded ethics and negative attacks. Long Thompson’s were direct, while Schellinger employed a more subtle approach.

Long Thompson started by questioning the use of Trident Air, a limited liability corporation formed by Schellinger and his business partners, three days before Schellinger announced he would run for governor.

It seems the democratic candidates are taking lessons from the presidential candidates with the attacks and such. If these people can't learn to get along we are going to loose so much instead of gaining anything.

Monday, April 7, 2008


"Will make Cheney look like Gandhi."
-- Pat Buchanan on McCain as president

I think that pretty much says it all.

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Movie Giant Charlton Heston Dies

Los Angeles (E! Online) - Charlton Heston did not do small.

Heston, the Oscar-winning actor who, as the biggest male star of Hollywood's outsize epic era of the 1950s and 1960s, parted the Red Sea, raced chariots and battled gorilla tyranny, died Saturday at his Beverly Hills home.

He was 84, his family said. He had been battling Alzheimer's disease for years.

Heston left cinematic, political mark

Better known in recent years as a fierce gun-rights advocate who headed the National Rifle Association, Heston played legendary leaders and ordinary men hurled into heroic struggles.

"In taking on epic and commanding roles, he showed himself to be one of our nation's most gifted actors, and his legacy will forever be a part of our cinema," Republican presidential candidate McCain said in a statement that also noted Heston's involvement in the civil-rights movement and his stand against gun control.

Heston's jutting jaw, regal bearing and booming voice served him well as Marc Antony in "Julius Caesar" and "Antony and Cleopatra," Michelangelo in "The Agony and the Ecstasy," John the Baptist in "The Greatest Story Ever Told" and an astronaut on a topsy-turvy world where simians rule in "Planet of the Apes."

"Charlton Heston was seen by the world as larger than life," Heston's family said in a statement. "We knew him as an adoring husband, a kind and devoted father, and a gentle grandfather with an infectious sense of humor. He served these far greater roles with tremendous faith, courage and dignity."

The actor died at his home in Beverly Hills with his wife, Lydia, at his side, family spokesman Bill Powers said. He declined to comment on the cause of death or provide further details Sunday.

One of the biggest box-office draws of the 1950s, '60s and '70s, Heston's work dwindled largely to small parts and narration and other voice roles from the 1980s on, including an uncredited cameo as an ape in Tim Burton's 2001 remake of "Planet of the Apes."

I don't exactly agree with his politics but I dont' think anyone could argue that
Mr. Heston made some of the greatest movies we have ever seen. I doubt anyone will ever forget the line "get you hands off me you damn dirty ape".

Friday, April 4, 2008

Here is the text from the speech Obama gave in Fort Wayne today.

Obama: Let’s bend that arc toward prosperity for all | The Journal Gazette

There is also are article from The Journal Gazette which has a video of the speech.

I didn't get to go, because the tickets were gone before I could get on the website to get one.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Obama to visit city on Friday

Presidential hopeful Barack Obama plans to visit Wayne High School, 9100 Winchester Road, at 11 a.m. Friday, Fort Wayne Community Schools spokeswoman Krista Stockman said Thursday morning.

The doors will open at 9 a.m.

The event is free and open to the public, but tickets are required. For tickets, visit

By the time I heard about this and went to the website to get tickets it said they are no longer available. I signed up for the waiting list just in case.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

STLtoday - Wal-Mart drops $400,000 reimbursement claim against injured former worker

WASHINGTON — Wal-Mart is backing off its attempts to collect nearly half a million dollars from the family of a Missouri woman injured in a traffic accident eight years ago.

The company said Tuesday it would no longer ask the family of Debbie Shank to reimburse $469,217 in medical expenses incurred after her car collided with a tractor-trailer in southeast Missouri.

Wow, someone at Walmart actually has a soul. That or the bad publicity was really getting to them. It's great to finally hear some good news about this case.