Thursday, November 26, 2015


As you gather with family and friends this Thanksgiving, please pause for a minute to express your thanks for the bounty of blessings we all enjoy.

America is a land of abundance, prosperity, and hope and we should not take for granted the things that make our country great: a firm foundation of freedom, justice, and equality; a belief in democracy and the rule of law; and our fundamental rights to gather, speak, and worship freely.

May those of us who sit down to a Thanksgiving meal this year, also take a moment to give thanks for all of the good things and many blessing in our lives.

To our faithful readers,

May your Thanksgiving be blessed!
~ Freedom of Speech Staff

Sunday, November 22, 2015


Would Islamic Countries welcome millions of Christians?

Nuff said!

Saturday, November 14, 2015


We wholeheartedly agree with Donald Trump: "We need to blow the SHIT Out of Isis!"

VIVA La France.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015


On this Veteran's Day, we pray that all Americans consider the price of freedom, the feelings of those returning and those at home and still at war.

Be proud you are an American and think about the sacrifices that our men and women have made, and still our making in Iraq, Afghanistan and places which we don't even know about.

Freedom isn't free, and many have proudly paid the ultimate price for us.

We, as a free nation, should be ever grateful for our veterans...past, present, and future and all Military Personnel for having the courage to defend our flag and our country.

Thanks Dad, for serving our country.
God Bless America!

Tuesday, November 03, 2015


It's Election Day in the City Of New Albany. It's time to take this lying Mayor Gahan out of office. Remember, if you don't VOTE you don't have a right to B-I-T-C-H about local government....

See you at the polls...

Sunday, October 25, 2015


Is  operating in such a way that it is easy for others to see what actions are performed, according to Wikipedia.  It guides an organization's decisions and policies on the disclosure of information to its employees and the public.  

Examples of lack of Transparency with our current mayor and his administration follow:

1.  What sort of mayor does not show up for a debate when there is an election on the horizon?  

2.  When the city council is supposed to approve a budget, why do they not get that paperwork until the meeting for the vote?

3.  When the new swimming complex was to be built, and DLGF director says not to use TIF bonds to pay for such a thing, why then did that happen anyway?   Bonds being backed by property taxes.  One should care when this is not the only bond.   130 million dollars in bond debt.
And to add insult to injury, there isn't enough parking by any stretch.  Zoning isn't even aware of the under the table tax payer money being spent on "alternative" parking in peoples yards to the tune of $500 a month.  If you live over there and people are parking in your yard, be sure to go downtown and demand your $500.

4.  Why are we paying a whopping salary to the city attorney and THEN billable hours, which are hard to account for, such that nobody really has a clue where what a lump of taxpayer dollars that even is? 
5.  In the past, finding reports of police officers committing crimes has been impossible, breaking and entering, assault......threats, not to mention their ghost employment, working elsewhere and collecting undue comp time.   Quite ridiculous.  

6.  Is transparency when the mayor denies a formal chief of police to testify against the department?  Is transparency when the a video of a chief is denied to be used as evidence? 

What is all this hiding all about?  Things that lurk and hide, vampires, viruses, cancer.  None of it is good.  

SHAME.  SHAME.  SHAME on you Jeff Gahan.  

Taxpayers, govern yourselves accordingly at the next election.   This is NOT the change we voted for in 2012.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015


Everyday we recieve e mails on candidates, elected, officials, city employees and businesses, so we wanted to share with our readers a complaint recieved.

Dear Freedom of Speech,
Over the past ten years we have had first our wedding and all our anniversaries at bed and breakfasts, so we are pretty used to what to expect.   We stayed recently at the Admiral Bickknell Inn late this summer and feel completely mislead by the information on the internet.  The photos in no way reflect the decor or condition of the b and b.  It was a mess.  Children everywhere, not romantic or peaceful. We learned new owners had taken over this year which explains why the reiews were  so misleading. If you want to trip over Barbie dolls and shoes with wet towels hanging about, you might as well stay home.  

Freedom of Speech would like to say:  You are correct.  It is under new ownership and we don't think the 3.9 million dollar street improvement is going to help this business.   Just wondering, too, did the Hysterical Society approve the crazy blue shutters?   You can't fix color blind.