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Archive for December, 2009

Final Jab at 2009

Thursday, December 31st, 2009

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Indy’s Top 2000*

Wednesday, December 30th, 2009

This post is a little tricky as I’ve only been hanging around Indianapolis since the Fall of 2004.  But I think I’ve done enough research to fill in the gaps for the biggest news stories of the decade (although the decade doesn’t end until December 31, 2010).  If I missed something, let me know. 2000 […]

Top 10 of 2009

Tuesday, December 29th, 2009

As tradition dictates, it’s time for my Top 10 local news stories for 2009. 10.  Proposed tougher smoking ban rises from the ashes only to be extinguished by common sense. 9.    Tea parties start to form in Indiana, but most local meetings never get past talking about the Federal Reserve.  Will Mike Sodrel be their […]

What’s Wrong With This Picture?

Monday, December 28th, 2009

WARNING:  If you are someone who is easily offended or overly sensitive, I suggest you skip today’s post. I’ve been doing my end of the year look at the city’s murder rate.  I say murder rate because murder (an unlawful killing)  is different from homicide (a killing), police action shootings and shootings done in self-defense.   Unless […]

The More Things Change

Sunday, December 27th, 2009

Every political pundit and news organization is putting together its list of top stories of the 2000s.*   I will spare you my diatribe of how the decade doesn’t really end until next year and offer some perspective on events as well. I think I can honestly say we close out the decade the way […]

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays!!!

Thursday, December 24th, 2009

I wanted take a moment and wish friend and foe alike a Merry Christmas and joyful holiday season.   This will be the the third Christmas for me and Mrs. Shabazz, but our first one as a married couple, so this should prove to be interesting and a lot of fun. I’ll have some new thoughts […]

You Can’t Make This Stuff Up!

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009

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An Ed Treacy X-mas

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009

My Democratic friends are circulating a Night Before Chirstmas parody that mentions yours truly.  So not to be out done, and to show I’m a good sport, I took a sneak peak at the Marion  County Democratic Chairman’s Christmas carol collection and noted the following titles. Enjoy All I Want for Christmas is a Tax […]

Improve Education & Cut Costs-It Can Be Done

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009

I’m on “vacation”  for the next couple weeks.  The following is a guest column by Kevin Teasley, The President of  the Indianapolis-based GEO Foundation. The state’s call for savings in education combined with the public’s on-going need to improve schools can appear to be quite a challenge and indeed it is.  However, this challenge isn’t […]

Let Me Try This Again

Monday, December 21st, 2009

Although I’m in “vacation” mode I still intend to do some blogging.  And from some reading I’ve done in the local blogosphere lately, I couldn’t do it to soon. Some of my Democratic friends are screaming bloody murder over the Governor’s announced $300 million cuts to K-12 education funding.  Nevermind the fact that state revenue […]