Wild Wind Farms in Wells County and Other News – Open Item
Wind farms have been a controversial issue in northeastern Indiana… companies have made a number of pitches in the area about setting up a wind farm but had no takers after stops in Whitley and DeKalb Counties among others. Anyone who travels west from Fort Wayne on U.S. 30 is confronted by miles of windmills dotting the landscape in Van Wert County, Ohio, but no communities have gone along with it.
What makes the AP item that ran in the Evansville Courier Press and tons of other publications across the country is that it makes little mention of a major dispute related to the wind farm, where a County Commissioner actually demanded the resignation of another elected official during an open meeting. That official happens to be Third District Republican Committee Vice Chair Phil Stoller, who also serves as a county council member in Wells County. You can get Stoller’s take on a public Facebook note he published about the incident.
Outside of wind energy politics and posturing, the Benghazi storm continues to swirl around the Obama administration and it’s not exactly clear how long they’ll be able to weather it. Indianapolis Star cartoonist Gary Varvel shares his take over the weekend on what the practical implications of the ongoing media firestorm over Benghazi.
The U.S. House Ways and Means Committee is now gearing up to take the Obama administration to task for targeting groups connected to the tea party movement for extra review. CNSnews.com has an item that goes into greater detail including the questions the Ways and Means Committee would like the administration to answer in the wake of the IRS admitting some employees improperly targeted tea party organizations.
Finally, it wouldn’t be commencement season without some dispute about a speaker. You may remember a few years back when President Obama was invited to address students at the University of Notre Dame and then-Bishop John D’Arcy refuesed to attend the ceremony. Well Cardinal Sean O’Malley has taken the same tack in response to Boston College inviting the Prime Minister of Ireland, Hon. Mr. Enda Kenny to speak to the graduating class due to Kenny’s “aggressive support for abortion legislation.” Greater Fitchburg for Life’s blog has all the details, including O’Malley’s full statement.
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