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Archive for December, 2008

The Top 10 for 2008

Wednesday, December 31st, 2008

With today being the last day of 2008, it’s only fair we at Indiana Barrister note the top 10 most interesting news events of the year.  I decided to mix local, state and national stories.  As always, feel free to add your own suggestions. 10.  Townships Assessors voted out and the IPS bond referendum is […]


Tuesday, December 30th, 2008

Blagojevich’s Rush to Roland

Tuesday, December 30th, 2008

Just when I thought the situation in my home state could not get any more bizzare, it just did.  Soon to be formally indicted Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich today appointed former state Attorney General Roland Burris to the seat vacated by President-elect Barack Obama. Burris is a nice guy, but hasn’t held elected office since […]

Get Well Soon

Tuesday, December 30th, 2008

Best wishes for a speedy recovery to John Marshall Middle High School Principal Jeff White.   White tells me he suffered serious stress-related chest pain, but not a heart attack, this week and had a defibrillator installed.  He’s in good spirits and on medication and bed rest.  I knew the some folks in the IPS […]

Greg Ballard Redux

Tuesday, December 30th, 2008

I sat down with the Mayor of Indianapolis this morning for the standard end of the year interview.  Here are some of his thoughts local issues. Biggest Accomplishment: An honestly balanced budget and being a good steward of the taxpayers’ dollars and saving them close to $50 million in his first year. Crime: The city is […]

Mitch Daniels Redux

Monday, December 29th, 2008

Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels plans to present the budget to lawmakers on Tuesday, January 6. He sat down with us media folks Monday morning and answered some of our questions on the budget, education, government reform and other issues. Here’s a summary of portions of that conversation. Biggest Accomplishment of 2008: Property tax reduction. It […]

How I Spent My Winter Vacation

Monday, December 29th, 2008

Although vacations are notorious for accomplishing absolutely nothing, there were some things that I learned while being “gone” for the last week or so.  Here they are. The people who are still trying to prove Barack Obama is not eligible to be President have way too much time on their hands. You know your future […]

12 Months in 120 Seconds

Friday, December 26th, 2008

Merry Christmas!!!

Wednesday, December 24th, 2008

Hope you have a great Chirstmas!  See you in a few days!      

Festivus For the Rest of Us

Wednesday, December 24th, 2008

Only in my home state of Illinois is something like this possible. A Christian group wanted to put a  nativity scene in the Capitol, so the Secretary of State who oversees the facility, against his better judgement, put one up. Then the atheists got mad and then they got a display. Then the Jews were […]