Skip to main content

...or the Colts or farming or any other of the stereotypes associated with Indianapolis and Indiana - or at least I frequently try to convince myself and others of that.

 photo frusty.gif

Until I become independently wealthy or find my dream job in the San Francisco area, Indianapolis is my home now. I am a 'born & bred' "Hoosier" and will be for life no matter where I end up.

 photo mapIn_GIS-2K110827213376.jpg

I knew I couldn't be the only square peg in a round hole in this area, and the current 24 - member - strong membership in Indianapolis Kossacks proves me right! :D

National issues important to me take on a new light in my fair city & state. As far as the issue of women's reproductive decisions being between her & her health care provider, remember my Governor is Mike "Planned Parenthood is Evil and Defund It!" Pence. We nearly had our own version of vaginal ultrasound hell made into law, but cooler heads prevailed - for the moment. The GOBP has a super majority in both the House and the Senate, so who knows what fresh hell from them will be.

pro choice photo:  GOPregulationhypocracy.jpg

For years and years and YEARS, intolerant homophobic "Christians" have pushed to make anti - marriage equality part of our state Constitution. Before now, the crackpot idea never even got out of committee. However, with the aforementioned GOBP super majority, all it has to do is pass both the House and the Senate again, and the amendment will show up on Indiana ballots next year. However, an ACTUAL & well - organized BIPARTISAN group are trying to put the kibosh on such shenanigans. Some people, at least, are beginning to realize the negative state economic impact of such hateful marginalization of such a diverse and talented group. The question now is will economic pragmatism win out over the "Gay?! Ick!!" factor.

 photo MarryingCousins.jpg

As far as any sort of censorship or attempts at book banning, my state is actually sort of downright enlightened in that area. But, how bone - headed would the birth state of Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. look if we tried. Granted, there are plenty who could give a shoobie - doobie, but I'll take any REAL Hoosier pride where I can get it! :D

 photo Vonnegut.jpg

So, that's me & where I live - both literally and figuratively. Now, hopefully lots of Indianapolis Kossacks will drop by to introduce themselves & talk a little about what motivates them!

 photo IndianapolisKossacks_TEXT_zpsbd5f1bbc.jpg
 photo shapiros-deli-logo_zps634b130d.png


Saturday, September 28th

Indianapolis Kossacks First Ever Meet-up

TIME: 2:00 PM
LOCATION: Shapiro's Deli
808 S Meridian • Downtown Indianapolis

ORGANIZER: Send CityLightsLover a kosmail to attend.

RSVPs:
1. CityLightsLover
2. annan
3. Mokurai
4. Alexandra Lynch
5. dylanfan
6. zenbassoon
7. Hawksana
8. MKDAWUSS
9. Greek Goddess
Maybees:
Photobucket

Originally posted to CityLightsLover on Wed Sep 25, 2013 at 07:27 AM PDT.

Also republished by Indianapolis Kossacks and Friends of Keith Olbermann and Rachel Maddow.

EMAIL TO A FRIEND X
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