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Indianapolis Bakery Now Selling a “Mike Pence” Cupcake with Rainbow Sprinkles

Gen Con, one of the biggest gamer conventions in the nation, kicks off this week in Indianapolis. Ahead of the popular convention, which sells out annually, local bakery The Flying Cupcake has released their list of special treats with nerdy themes.

But on that list is a puzzling choice that does not fit in with the Game of Thrones, My Little Pony or Star Wars themed cupcakes: the Mike Pence.

The list was published on their Instagram earlier today and the cupcake named after the former Indiana governor and current VP is described as a “vanilla confetti cake with Rainbow decor and glitter.”

It’s an obvious nod to Pence’s views on same-sex marriage and probably also alludes to the controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act which allowed businesses to refuse service to same sex couples. Pence signed the bill back in 2015 and Gen Con threatened to move their convention, but ultimately decided to remain in the Circle City.

Shortly after the initial bill passed, Pence signed a “fix”.

 

The Flying Cupcake has the best cupcakes in Indianapolis. It’s unlikely their business will be hurt by the “Mike Pence” cupcake but as you can see in their Instagram comments, some fans of the establishment just want to eat cake without politics thrown in.

VP Pence Votes Absentee but Lists Governor’s Mansion as his Address

Former Indiana governor and current Vice President Mike Pence voted absentee in Tuesday’s primary. However, WIBC reports that the VP listed his address on the ballot as the Governor’s Mansion.

That must have come as a surprise to current governor Eric Holcomb, who moved in last year.

From WIBC:

John Zody, the chairman of the Indiana Democratic Party, released a statement about the vote.

“We agree with the Vice President’s rhetoric – we should be working to strengthen Hoosiers’ confidence in our electoral system,” Zody said. “Asking for more information about how he cast his vote in this primary election will go a long way toward that.”

Zody noted that according to Indiana law, a person’s has intention to return to their residence, meaning Pence would eventually live at the Governor’s Residence again.

“If the Vice President intends to return to the Governor’s Residence, I’m betting that’s news to Governor Holcomb and to Hoosiers,” Zody said. “We are requesting an explanation.”

This continues to be an issue with candidates in the state of Indiana. For some reason, they have a very hard time keeping an address in their home state and it’s cost several of them their elections.

Senator Richard Lugar was registered to vote at an address he hadn’t lived at for thirty years and it likely cost him his senate seat back in 2012. He still owns a family farm  in the state and after the residency issue,  switched his voter registration over to that address instead.

When he was running for Senate back in 2016, Evan Bayh also gave an incorrect address for his Indianapolis residence.

And most recently, Congressman Luke Messer who was vying for the Indiana GOP Senate nomination was attacked by his primary opponents for moving his family to DC instead of keeping a home in his congressional district.

This is such a simple problem to solve. Don’t sell your home and if you do, don’t list your address someplace you don’t live! I think voters would prefer a politician who is honest about where he lives rather than finding out during the campaign cycle that they are trying to fool their voters into thinking they still live in the state where they are running for office.

As for Mike Pence, well, that was a REALLY dumb thing to do and I’m not sure his vote should even count.

Trump campaign to Rokita: Take down your yard signs

They say there are only two things we can be sure of in life: death and taxes. Well, we might as well add another to that list: political campaigns with yard signs.

Every candidate likes seeing their signs with their name, website and ill-conceived logo and color scheme in a voter’s yard. That has to be the case, because why else would campaigns spend valuable funds on signs.

Anyway, one campaign that isn’t too thrilled with another candidate’s signs is none other than President Donald Trump’s campaign. And the candidate’s signs they aren’t real thrilled with: Todd Rokita.

As you can see, the Rokita campaign is prominently displaying the fact that they are endorsed by Trump/Pence. Except, that’s not actually the case.

You see, Rokita was actually endorsed by the Trump campaign’s Indiana leaders. That distinction is emblazoned underneath the much bigger Trump/Pence.  But hey, who really cares, right? Well, apparently the Trump campaign.

The Trump campaign has ordered those signs be taken down, stating that it gives the false impression that Rokita has the support of the president in this contentious, increasingly negative race.

The Rokita campaign’s response to demand?

“We don’t comment on yard sign strategy.”  Huh? Really?

It’s actually fairly embarrassing, especially for a campaign and a candidate that spouts “pro-Trump” ad nauseam.

Revolving door within Trump administration continues; McMaster out, Bolton in

Staff turnover within the Trump administration continues as H.R. McMaster is being replaced with John Bolton as national security adviser.

The mustached-one, Bolton, a Fox News commentator, previously served in the W. administration as ambassador to the United Nations. He’ll take over the post from McMaster, who is set to resign.

Bolton will be Trump’s third national security adviser. McMaster accepted the position after it was discovered that Trump’s first national security advisor had lied to Vice President Pence about his discussions with the Russians.

Whatever your feelings about Bolton’s hawkish positions towards antagonistic countries, the amount of turnover in this administration is pretty astounding.

There’s already been two chiefs of staff, will be two secretary of states, two heads of the CIA and soon-to-be three different national security advisers.

At this point, Pence must be constantly checking Trump’s personal Twitter feed in order to learn if he still he has a job.

While Trump may have been on The Apprentice, his administration looks more like Survivor. Who will be the next voted off?

-BZ

 

‘Conservative’ Trump proposes skipping due process, grabbing guns

In case you didn’t know, Donald J. Trump is not a conservative. Yes, he may have an “R” by his name, but the man is not a conservative.

Don’t believe me? Still insist that the man currently occupying the Oval Office is a conservative? Ok, but just take some time and take a gander at the little clip below.

Still think the man who “wants to take the guns first” and “skip due process and take the the guns,” is a conservative?

In what world, besides that of Sean Hannity, Laura Ingraham, Kimberly Guilfoyle and anyone else entirely sold out to Trump, is gun grabbing a conservative position? The truth is, it simply is not.

What Trump is proposing in this clip is gun grabbing. Gun grabbing is the very thing so many Trump supporters said and feared Hillary would do if she became president. It’s the very thing so many Trump supporters told us that Obama wanted to do.

Now, what Pence was articulating before Trump jumped in and decided to say one of the most asinine things ever, was the conservative position. You know, adhering to the law, working with law enforcement and the courts and not going around the law, doing whatever pleases President Trump.

“But, but…Trump was our only choice. He was so much better than Hillary.” Well, not so much, remember there was Rubio, Cruz, Bush, Kasich, Christie, Huckabee, Carson, Paul, Walker, Sanctorum, Fiorina, Jindal and Graham.

Also, something else to remember that was said over and over by many a Trump supporter: “Hillary was “gunna take ‘er guns!”  Now, President Trump has actually verbalized taking guns…without even duue process.

Not a conservative, not by a long shot.

– BZ

 

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