FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail Dr. Richard Moss Criticizes Bucshon’s Move To DC Dr. Richard Moss, candidate for Congress, wonders if anyone knows the whereabouts of Congressman Larry Bucshon?“Where’s Larry?” Dr. Moss asked Republicans recently in Clay County. “Has anyone seen Larry?”“It didn’t take Larry long to become a typical DC politician. He’s even taken a page out of the Evan Baye, Richard Lugar playbook by moving his family to Washington. He doesn’t even live in the area he represents. Larry prefers to be with Washington insiders then do what the voters of Indiana sent him to do. Hoosiers voted Baye and Lugar out for becoming typical Beltway politicians and they ought to do the same to Larry. We have to help President Trump drain the swamp beginning right here in Indiana’s 8th district.”“When a politician moves to Washington it says something about his priorities. It means he sees the world through the prism of DC, through the eyes of the lobbyists, consultants, and special interests that inhabit DC. In other words, through the eyes of the swamp creatures that run the nation’s capitol. Larry doesn’t want to drain the swamp, he’s part of the swamp.”“Every year Washington DC spends $4 trillion or roughly the equivalent of the economy of Japan, the third largest economy in the world. With all that money being spent in one place, it’s no wonder Washington is so corrupt and filled with lobbyists. We need to break the power of Washington and give it back to the states, to communities, and to the people. When a politician moves to that corrupt city instead of staying in his home district, he is saying that he supports the corrupt ways of Washington and wants to become part of it. It’s not a good sign, and it’s not what we need for Indiana.”“We want a leader who will stand up and do what’s right for Indiana and the country every time even if it means going against his own party. We need someone who will help drain the swamp not become part of it.”Dr. Richard Moss is a board certified head and neck cancer surgeon and was a candidate for Congress in 2016. He graduated from the Indiana University School of Medicine and has been in practice in Jasper and Washington, IN for over 20 years. He is married with four children. FOOTnote: For more information visit RMoss4Congress.com. Contact us at [email protected] Find Moss For Congress on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
View Comments The cast is now set for the New York premiere of Kimber Lee’s brownsville song (b-side for tray). Sheldon Best, Sun Mee Chomet, Lizan Mitchell, Chris Myers and Taliyah Whitaker will star in the LCT3 production. The play, directed by Patricia McGregor, will run from October 4 through November 16 at Lincoln Center’s Claire Tow Theater. Opening night is set for October 20. The play tells the story of the family of Tray (Best), a spirited 17-year-old whose life is cut short, as they navigate their grief and find hope together. brownsville song (b-side for tray) will feature sets by Andromache Chalfant, costumes by Dede Ayite, lighting design by Jiyoun Chang, sound design by Asa Wember and choreography by Paloma McGregor. Best’s previous New York stage credits include The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner, The Box: A Black Comedy, Romeo N’ Juliet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Geek!. Chomet has appeared previously in regional productions including Dirt Sticks, Othello, How to Be a Korean Woman, The Intelligent Homosexual, Elemeno Pea and Metamorphoses. Mitchell’s Broadway credits include Electra, having Our Stay, So Long on Lonely Street; off-Broadway, she has been seen in Cell, Rosmersholm and Gum. Myers returns off-Broadway after receiving an Obie earlier this year for An Octoroon; additional credits include Honky, Alondra Was Here and Phoebe in Winter. Whitaker is a series regular on Wally Kazam; she has also appeared on the small screen in Team UmiZoomi, Odd Squad and Sesame Street.
The 13th Annual First Contact Sports and Cultural Festival played at the Brisbane Metropolitan Touch Association’s Whites Hill Sporting Complex on 25-26 November 2006 was a resounding success with a record number of teams competing underneath the sweltering Queensland sun.The First Contact Festival draws 10,000 people annually and features fast and furious on field action, sprint races, and unique non-stop entertainment on the main stage featuring performers and singing and dancing troupes from various cultures. There is a real family atmosphere for the tournament with free rides for kids, and food and market stalls offering modern and traditional fare and arts and crafts from different cultural backgrounds.Over 102 teams competed for $ 30,000 in prize money and trophies in this unique cross-cultural event in Men’s Open, Mixed Open, and Schools divisions.The fourth annual “Battle of the States” between New South Wales and Queensland Indigenous Teams was also contested across the three competing sections.To cap off a feast of high quality representative Touch Football, the Inaugural “Challenge of the Nations” featured a New Zealand Maori selection up against the Papua New Guinea Birds of Paradise, and the 2007 FIT World Cup Australian Open Mixed Team taking on the First Contact Invitational Australian Indigenous Mixed Team. The International games were prefaced by emotional renditions of National Anthems and traditional dances that created a wonderful atmosphere for participants and crowds alike.The “Challenge of the Nations” game featured a white hot New Zealand team led by Drummayne Dayberg-Muir and 2007 New Zealand World Cup representatives Troy Skinner and Rachel Stevenson who defeated a game PNG side 11-3.The highlight for many spectators was the lunchtime history-making clash between the First Contact Australian Open Mixed Indigenous selection and the current Federation of International Touch (FIT) Mixed Open World Champions, Australia.Department of Human Services (DHS) Ambassador for Indigenous Servicing, and Rugby League “Immortal” Arthur Beetson (OAM), was on hand to present the playing strip to the Invitational Indigenous Australian Mixed Team that included 2007 World Cup Open Australian Representatives Bo De La Cruz, Phil Gyemore, and Peter Stoddart, as well as 2005 Youth World Cup players Ricky Morris and Katie Shaw.The First Contact Indigenous Aussie team began brilliantly and scored first for a 1- 0 lead, but the Australian Mixed team, who were involved in an arduous 3 day training camp in the South East Queensland corner over the weekend in preparation for the 2007 World Cup, was stung into action and settled to find their rhythm to complete a 5 – 1 victory at full-time.Australian Mixed Open Co-Captain Tony Eltakchi produced a dominant performance and was well supported by Amy Fong, and Ben Mc Cullen in a solid team effort from the World Champions.In the Battle of the States Queensland claimed the 2006 title with victory over New South Wales in two out of three divisions.Queensland defeated New South Wales in Schools 8-5, and in the Mixed Open 5-3, but the Blues salvaged some pride with a thrilling 5-4 victory over their traditional Interstate rivals in the Men’s Open battle.In the main section of the tournament, Kempsey won the Schools section with a 5 – 2 defeat of Woodenbon Central, with Kempsy’s Kieran Vale (Male) and Megan Archibald (Female) winning the Player of the Final awards.In the Mixed Open Division Koori Kama 1 prevailed over Freeze ‘N’ Hot 5 – 2, with the talented Shaw family scooping the Player of the Final Awards.Luke Shaw (Male) and daughter Katie (Female) capped a memorable weekend for the family with their awards adding to the First Contact Indigenous Australian Invitational Team selection and Battle of the States selection for Queensland for the three sisters – Katie, Missy, and Jess.In the premier Men’s Open Division Galaxy Touch, led by player of the Final Chris Lukins had a resounding 7 – 3 win over Hoops ‘N’ Health.Teams, referees, and spectators traveled from far and wide to be a part of the 2006 tournament and the First Contact crew and the Brisbane Metropolitan Touch Association worked tirelessly to produce a fantastic experience for all participants.In 2007 Touch Football Australia and Queensland Touch will assist First Contact with additional tournament support and assistance to consolidate the Festival as a nationally recognized calendar event.First Contact ChairPerson Robbie Williams,who has been the driving force behind the tournament since its inception in 1994, is extremely proud of the event and looks to the future with optimism.“It’s a great event – it brings all cultures together in a 100% drug and alcohol free environment. It is a true community festival, where pride in your people and heritage is expressed. It showcases sporting ability and many Indigenous artists. It is exciting that we have now reached a standard where this tournament is considered worthy of major event status.” Mr. Williams said.Queensland Touch Branch Manager Jeremy Sorensen is equally pleased with the strengthening of ties between First Contact and the State and National affiliated bodies. “There are on-going discussions and plans to strengthen our involvement to help the tournament in technical areas such as refereeing, coaching, and selecting and to assist with the promotion of participation from affiliated teams from around the State.” Mr. Sorensen said.All the different ’mobs’ that traveled from far and wide have headed home happy to have caught up with the extended Indigenous family, and to have made new friends from across the cultural spectrum. The victors have their trophies and some extra money in their pockets for Christmas presents, but on a weekend such as this there are nothing but winners everywhere you look.
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Brighton boss Hughton rules out loan departure for Gyokeresby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBrighton boss Chris Hughton has ruled out a loan departure for Viktor Gyokeres.Gyokeres has battled to make a breakthrough this season, but Hughton feels the Swede’s development is best served by keeping him close.There has been talk of Gyokeres being loaned out this month, but Hughton has shut that down.”Right now we’re leaning on keeping him instead of loaning him,” said the manager.Gyokeres could see action in the FA Cup this weekend against Bournemouth.
Lille striker Loic Remy has no Liverpool regretsby Paul Vegas22 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLille striker Loic Remy has no regrets over his failed Liverpool move.The Frenchman was all set to replace Luis Suarez at Anfield only for the Reds to pull the plug on a deal after the striker failed his medical, with him later joining Chelsea.He recalled: “I was supposed to sign for Liverpool. I went for the medical in Boston, then apparently I failed the medical.”For me, everything happens for a reason, which means at the end of the day, Chelsea. We had a fantastic season.”This year Liverpool had been in trouble, it was not the Liverpool of the previous season.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
CALIFORNIA CITY, Calif. – Former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson is becoming a California marijuana entrepreneur.TheBlast.com reports that Tyson and partners on Dec. 20 broke ground on a plot for a cannabis resort in California City, a remote Mojave Desert town that’s about a 110-mile (177-kilometre) drive north of Los Angeles.Partner Robert Hickman tells the website that the undeveloped lands are primed to be cultivated and that Tyson Ranch will be an oasis.In a video of the event, California City Mayor Jennifer Wood thanks Tyson for his commitment to the community, saying the industry will provide medical marijuana to people in need, revenue, jobs and income for residents.Calls and emails from The Associated Press to a Tyson representative and the mayor were not immediately returned Tuesday.
MONTREAL – The embattled Just for Laughs group says it has found a buyer.The Montreal-based company says it has reached an agreement in principle with an unnamed group of investors.The company says the deal puts the ball in the court of media giant Quebecor, which can exercise its right to first refusal and equal the group’s offer in the next 12 days.Just for Laughs was rocked after several women came forward last fall with allegations of sexual assault and sexual harassment against its founder and majority stakeholder, Gilbert Rozon.Rozon said he would sell his majority shares in the Just for Laughs company he founded in response to the allegations, which he has denied and which have not been proven in court.Companies in this story: Quebecor (TSX;QBR.B)
Sydney: The Australian lawmaker who had an egg cracked on his head by a teenage boy for his comments about last month’s New Zealand mosque shootings faced a stinging attack on Tuesday in the first sitting of Australia’s Parliament since the attacks. Independent Sen. Fraser Anning was the target of widespread condemnation after the Christchurch shootings, in which 50 people died, when he blamed the massacre on immigration policies that he said allowed Muslim fanatics to migrate to New Zealand. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from USAustralian white supremacist Brenton Tarrant has been charged with murder in the shootings. After his comments, Anning faced more criticism for physically striking the teenager who cracked an egg on his head at a Melbourne public appearance 17-year-old Will Connolly, who became known around the world as “Egg Boy.” Anning will face an official censure motion in Parliament on Wednesday for the comments, which caused more than a million people to sign an online petition calling for his removal from the national legislature. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential pollsBut when Parliament resumed in Canberra on Tuesday following a monthlong break, one senior fellow lawmaker took the opportunity to lash out at Anning. Echoing Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s comment that Anning should be charged for striking Connolly, acting government Senate leader Simon Birmingham attacked Anning for his lack of humanity after the shootings. “The lack of compassion you have shown demonstrates, frankly, a basic lack of basic humanity,” Birmingham told Anning, adding that his conduct “betrays the rights you have to freedom of speech.” Birmingham said Anning acted in a way that would potentially fuel more acts of terrorism and violence. “You have failed the test of character I would expect of anybody who is elected to this place,” he said. Birmingham’s outburst came after Anning arrived at Parliament saying he had “no remorse” over his comments. Anning then used the Senate’s question time to bring up the egging incident. He quizzed the government about its response to the episode, asking whether it believed politically motivated violence was acceptable in some circumstances.
To get dragged into legalities of the LG-CM turf-war in Puducherry is pointless, as the conflicting views can be supported with contradictory legal judgements on the matter. Unfortunately for the LG, the recent clarification of the Madras High Court was both, unequivocal and embarrassing in observing that incessant interference in the administration of the state government, tantamount to ‘parallel government’. The unrelenting view from the Puducherry Raj Niwas, that the gubernatorial appointment in Puducherry afforded a more interventionist role was blunted, for now. The LG was quick to publically share a contradictory judgement on the social media, of a previous Chief Justice of the Madras High Court who had earlier adjudged that ‘Unlike the President of India or the Governor of a state, the Administrator of a Union Territory has powers to act independently, irrespective of the advice given by the Council of Minister headed by the Chief Minister’. Like Puducherry, Delhi, too, has been mired in the dissonance surrounding the LG-CM disaffections on the ‘limits’. The finality on the legalese of the matter notwithstanding, it is the diminishment of Constitutional spirit by the ostensible ‘conscience keeper’ of the Constitution in the Union Territory, that is the moot point in the prevailing discourse. Also Read – Hijacking Bapu’s legacyUnlike some other gubernatorial appointees who come from the fount of deeply ideological and partisan sensibilities – the incumbent LG of Puducherry is a distinguished member of the ‘Uniformed’ fraternity, who would be well versed with the governance imperatives of rectitude, restraint, and the uniquely service-related sensitivities of not ‘stepping-out-of-line’. However, such expectations militate against the reality of instances like the LG stopping two-wheelers on the roads of Puducherry, and asking them to wear helmets. As a former cop and one-time head of traffic police in Delhi, surely the LG would be expected to have a natural proclivity and gravitation towards road-safety matters, however the backdrop of such-like ‘interferences’ had led to an unprecedented protest by the Puducherry Chief Minister and his cabinet outside the Raj Niwas, which lasted nearly a week. The immense administrative experience, knowledge, and wisdom acquired over years of administrative service herself, is expected to be imparted in a more dignified, inclusive and far-impacting way, than perhaps by policing herself. In the short run, such actions of ‘public activism’ do impress the masses who have their own justifiable angst against the perceived ineptitude of the political classes and the administration. However, beyond the optics and symbolism of ‘rolling up the sleeves’, very little is achieved on the ground. On the contrary, the opportunity to make fundamental and systemic changes are lost in the petty battle of whataboutery one-upmanship, that can be avoided, whilst still achieving a lot more than pulling up a few irresponsible motorists. Also Read – The future is here!The Puducherry LG has contextualised her activism with her disdain for the ‘rubber-stamp’ appointees, and to that extent, she has a point as Raj Bhawans have increasingly acquired a notoriety as ‘old age home’s’ for pliant and loyal geriatrics, who are not adjustable in the Central Government. However, the full import of ‘rubber-stamp’ is not just in implied inaction or disinterest – it also manifests in the equally dangerous manner if not more, when the ostensible ‘rubber-stamp’ appointees toe a blatantly partisan line, ignoring his or her appointment to the constitutional chair on account of swearing by the Constitution, and not to a political party or obligation. A certain degree of apprehension owing to the difference in political parties of the state government and that of the LG-appointing Central government, is natural. As also, the tendency of the state political classes to get emotive and voluble given their partisan instincts in the State capitals – however, the onus of maintaining sobriety in public discourse is loaded onto the gubernatorial appointee, who is expected to be the ‘bigger person’ as the apolitical custodian of constitutionality. The current diatribe in Puducherry suggests a fight for supremacy, not amongst the constitutionally mandated unequal’s, but perhaps amongst the politically driven, equals. Mainstreaming issues on social media and picking up the cudgels oneself is also suggestive of the futility of the constitutionally mandated recourses available to the LG like reporting the concerns to the President of India, or even the Home Ministry for administrative issues. Such bypass assumes the incapacity or dereliction of these high chairs to get the requisite course-corrections suggested by the LG, other than by challenging the delicately posited federal structure and spirit of the constitution, that insists on the ‘voice’ of the masses through its elected representatives. The intrinsic spirit of democracy and the Indian Constitution bestows the responsibility of governance through the elected representatives (with the public empowerment to change dispensations, with the subsequent elections) – whilst bestowing the ‘moral’ supremacy onto the ‘conscience-keepers’ to exercise their powers with morality and sensitivity, in deference to the democratic traditions. Great constitutionalists and preservers of our democratic impulses like Presidents KR Narayanan and APJ Abdul Kalam were able to bear moral pressure on the governance and politics of the day by actions like ‘returning the files for reconsideration’. Away from media glare, these giants of constitutionalism worked silently behind the scenes and ensured that the dispensation of day, stayed the course of India’s constitutional obligations. Though these constitutionalists were appointed through a process of political majority – and sometimes these individuals erred in their decision-making, but no one could ever imply any partisanship or unwarranted ‘activism’ onto these two individuals, in their constitutional conduct. These men meaningfully reversed the notions of ‘rubber stamp’ ascribed on Rashtrapatis, without taking recourse to public-spats, accusations and lowering of decorum. Constitutional institutions, appointees and the overall spirit of the Indian constitution are coming under increasing strain – this leads to the frequent questioning of the essence, letter, and definition of ‘India’. Herein, the opportunity to exemplify the lofty spirit of our constitutionalism, federalism, and our civilisational truth of civility and wisdom, especially when you have an imminently qualified and well-versed LG like in Puducherry, is a lost opportunity for the Union Territory, and for others to emulate. Lt General Bhopinder Singh (Retd) is a former Lt Governor of Puducherry and Andaman & Nicobar Islands. The views expressed are strictly personal