Skip to main content

CityLightsLover is back like a bad penny & diarying. :D If you've read my past diaries and comments, you know how much I enjoy living where I live. However, maybe living where I live would be more tolerable if I didn't feel like the only alien. What's the prescription for my "malaise"? Indianapolis Kossacks!


For those of you unfamiliar with Indiana geography, Indianapolis is right smack dab in the center of the state.

Indiana and its capital city are widely known for farming, basketball, and that car race on the west side of town during Memorial Day weekend. My Governator is Tea Bagger Extraordinaire - Defund PP - Not my Man Mike Pence. Even though I heave a good 'ol fashtioned Bronx raspberry or "one - finger salute" when I drive by the mansion every morning, he's still the Governor at the end of the day.


Our state legislature has a super - majority of GOBP members of MENSA, we are a "right to work" state, and a lot of folk still complain about having to change their clocks twice a year even though we've been doing it for 7 years.


So many people in "my fair state" are kicking and screaming their way into last century, but Indianapolis is also the birth place of Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. and David Letterman.

I've been a "Hoosier" my hole life; remembering those 2 greats plus others are "cut from the same cloth" gives me moments of actual "Hoosier" pride!

We get strength & comfort in numbers, so if you're in Indianapolis or what you would consider to be a reasonable driving distance from Indianapolis, please help me make this group a reality.

Originally posted to CityLightsLover on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 08:08 AM PST.

Also republished by Indianapolis Kossacks, Friends of Keith Olbermann and Rachel Maddow, Electronic America: Progressives Film, music & Arts Group, ClassWarfare Newsletter: WallStreet VS Working Class Global Occupy movement, and Pink Clubhouse.

Your Email has been sent.
You must add at least one tag to this diary before publishing it.

Add keywords that describe this diary. Separate multiple keywords with commas.
Tagging tips - Search For Tags - Browse For Tags


More Tagging tips:

A tag is a way to search for this diary. If someone is searching for "Barack Obama," is this a diary they'd be trying to find?

Use a person's full name, without any title. Senator Obama may become President Obama, and Michelle Obama might run for office.

If your diary covers an election or elected official, use election tags, which are generally the state abbreviation followed by the office. CA-01 is the first district House seat. CA-Sen covers both senate races. NY-GOV covers the New York governor's race.

Tags do not compound: that is, "education reform" is a completely different tag from "education". A tag like "reform" alone is probably not meaningful.

Consider if one or more of these tags fits your diary: Civil Rights, Community, Congress, Culture, Economy, Education, Elections, Energy, Environment, Health Care, International, Labor, Law, Media, Meta, National Security, Science, Transportation, or White House. If your diary is specific to a state, consider adding the state (California, Texas, etc). Keep in mind, though, that there are many wonderful and important diaries that don't fit in any of these tags. Don't worry if yours doesn't.

You can add a private note to this diary when hotlisting it:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from your hotlist?
Are you sure you want to remove your recommendation? You can only recommend a diary once, so you will not be able to re-recommend it afterwards.
Rescue this diary, and add a note:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from Rescue?
Choose where to republish this diary. The diary will be added to the queue for that group. Publish it from the queue to make it appear.

You must be a member of a group to use this feature.

Add a quick update to your diary without changing the diary itself:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary?
(The diary will be removed from the site and returned to your drafts for further editing.)
(The diary will be removed.)
Are you sure you want to save these changes to the published diary?

Comment Preferences

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site