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Here are some numbers for your amusement and entertainment…

1.6  million – Amount raised by Mike Pence for Governor campaign.

900,000 – Amount raised by Dick Lugar for U.S. Senate campaign.

700,000 – Amount raised by John Gregg for Governor campaign.

930,000 – Amount raised by Jim Wallace for Governor campaign.

440,000 -Amount raised by Joe Donnelly for U.S. Senate campaign.

300,000 -Amount raised by Richard Mourdock for U.S. Senate campaign.

20,000,000 -Potential budget shortfall facing the city of Indianapolis this year due to declining sales and income tax revenue.

51 – Number of murders in Indianapolis in 2011. Last year at this time it was 55.

717 -Number of aggravated assaults in Indianapolis in 2011.  Last year at this time the number was 848.

2,979 -Number of illegally possessed guns confiscated by IMPD in 2010.

250 -Number of juveniles in the Marion County Justice system who were involved in gun crimes.

3 – Number of potential challengers Dan Burton is facing in 2012.  My sources tell me former U.S. Attorney Susan Brooks is going to run.  Former Marion County Coroner John McGoff is in the race and former Congressman David McIntosh is expected to give it a go as well.

274,000 -Amount of money Marion County Sheriff John Layton spent on leasing new vehicles.

100,000,000 – Likely number that upcoming state revenue forecasts are up over last year’s projections.

60 – Number of days I have to by the Lovely Mrs. Shabazz’s second wedding anniversary present.

Out of town this weekend for an I-74, I-55, I-65 road trip.  See you Monday.

  • Anonymous

    -As to Congressional Seat:  Burton needs to go.  Thanks, Dan!  I’ve supported you in the past, but your successor must be named.

    -As to crime stats:  I think Straub Lies!  (…much like Bart Lies). 

    -As to the Juvenile Crime issue:  The Juvenile Judge is to blame!  She needs replaced.  Voters, please do what has to be done and do not cast a vote for this supporter of violence and criminal activiity.

    -As for Sheriff Layton WASTING our TAX money by leasing luxury vehicles for his cronies:  TAX AND SPEND may be the motto of Democrats, but that must end.

    -As for the Mrs.:  Get her something nice.  She deserves the best.

  • Wurstnitemare

    0- The number of times that Andre Carson and Mayor Ballard have     spoken out about the gang shootings in Indianapolis since the 4th of July.

    200,000 – The number of bucks given by two rich dudes to the Pence campaign. Hmmm,thats 15% of his total campaign funds.

    18,250 – The number of days that Wilson has woken up and wished that he was Black

    3- The number of times that Ernie has Belly bumped Ed

  • Think Again

    Burton never should’ve been there.

    The second anniversary is an important one.  You’d better go for jewelry.  

  • Jack

    Interesting point about reporting crimes: my son is a police officer in a major city (not Indy) and the officers have been told to report crimes in particular categories (that is, how crimes are to be reported).  This is being done to present a particular “picture” of crime in the area.  So, games are played but hard to mask gun related homicides. 

  • Scooter

    Lines 1 – 6,  How much of these contributions are from out of state?

    Line 7,  3/4′s could be recovered if we had not of given the Pacers a bail-out this year.

    Burton…. the circus clown that called Clinton a “… sleaze…” while he had fathered a child out of wedlock, and kept the child on the QT…

    Congrats on Anniversary #2 !!!!    Just a hint…. there’s a cool little B & B in Door County, Wisconsin that overlooks Lake Michigan…. It’s about 3 hours north of Milwaukee.

  • pascal

    Sleaze is the best word that applies to both Clintons.  Burton managed to impeach the draft dodging pervert but failed to find Republicans to finish the task-too many rinos? 
         And, Dan has a ton of seniority….why are the stupids so all fired ready to dump that?  Do any of the really stupids have a decent answer?

  • Anonymous

    My sleaze bags are better than your sleaze bags?

    It would interesting to run a tally; Rs vs Ds

    On the R side I can think of

    Dan Burton
    One of the Crane brothers
    Larry Craig (tapped toe in men’s room)

    On the D side I can think of

    Wiener
    Clinton
    Gore
    Edwards
    T Kennedy w/Mary Jo
    J Kennedy w/Monroe

    Who am I missing?

  • pascal

    The R from Florida who the D’s were all upset about because he liked pages and Barney Frank who ran a whorehouse out of his DC pad. Then there is the R from Ohio who went to prison and another Ohio R who went swimming in the Capitol basin with some dolly.  There is Newt G and his replacement Speaker, then the CA R who took bribes and got caught and the PA guy who recently died without being caught.  Then there is the Congress who did away with ABSCAM.

  • Ramon

    What about Indiana’s own Mark Souder?

  • Indyernie

    You mean the number of times Ed the belly bumped me…

  • Anonymous

    yep

  • Anonymous

    National . . .

    Michele Bachmann signed a pledge that reads,

    “Therefore, in any elected or appointed capacity by which I may have the honor of serving our fellow citizens in these United States, I
    the undersigned do hereby solemnly vow* to honor and to cherish, to defend and to uphold, the Institution of Marriage as only
    between one man and one woman.” etc

    Here is the pledge signed by Bachmann:

    http://www.thefamilyleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/themarriagevow.final_.7.7.111.pdf

  • cynical sam

    The 12 Repubs who sponsored HR2411 (Reduce Americas Debt Now Act of 2011) where you can now voluntarily contribute up to 3% of your wages/income to the treasury to pay off debt. Not tax deductable and they are leaning on some large businesses to extract funds automatically (read any fine print you may receive from your employer).  This may go beyond sleaze.

  • pascal

    Wow!  Proprositions with footnotes!  Stuff you can’t find in a newspaper as those cravens don’t footnote their lies and many of the proprositions fly in the face of media bias.  Almost more than cool the way they oppose social engineering for the results such has delivered. It is almost a set of marching orders for Black Ministers and Indiana legislators.  Add in Gilder’s and Murray’s prescriptions on how to avoid poverty and your basic Black problems go away.

  • Think Again

    Burton is a sleaze and a moron.  Hard to top that.

    As for “seniority,” he used it (under Newt, another sleaze) to conjure up hearings on Vince Foster’s suicide.  Exhibit 1: he shot a pumpkin in his backyard, to demonstrate gunshot effect son brain splatter.  Murder, He Wrote.

    There are enough smart Republicans in leadership, still left, who were around during that comical time, to keep Burton away from anything remotely serious.

    We had our Hoosier shot at smart Republican House leaders in Pence.  Now he’s moving on to other pastures.  Nary a leader in the remaining Hoosier GOP House members.  And we’re poised to send batshit crazy Jackie Wilorski next year.  Great.

  • Think Again

    She had to issue that pledge.  She opined loudly and clearly last week, that New York’s marriage law was a states’ rights thing, therefore, OK.  Tea Party=states’ rights, yeah?

    Ahhhh.  The consistency thing.

    She resides at that reckless intersection of Pander and Consistency.  Just up the street from Personal Business Benefitting From Government Programs village.  

    I hope she stays in this race a loooooong time.  It’s fun. It’s our Palin moment for this campaign.

  • James

    Are these crime stats the real ones or they the ones Straub and Ballard doctored up?  

  • Taxpayer_834512

    I’m onboard for your sentiments regarding Burton and Ballard.  My collective summation is one word:  corruption.  However for Bachmann, she’s not my first or second choice, but at least seems to believe in economic reality, limited government, and a more literal interpretation of the Constitution. 

    Given our present collective dysfunctionality, that’s a considerable step-up.  However, with her baggage scrutinized by a media refusing to even acknowledge that the other guy has baggage, that may not be enough.

         

  • Anonymous

    Sleaze, in the case, is defined a sexual impropriety.

    I’m wondering if HR2411 isn’t a gift to the Democrats;
    call it the “Michael Moore Put Up or Shut Up” bill.

  • Anonymous

    Sleaze, in the case, is defined a sexual impropriety.

    I’m wondering if HR2411 isn’t a gift to the Democrats;
    call it the “Michael Moore Put Up or Shut Up” bill.

  • Think Again

    Straub “doctored up.”  Funny.

  • Think Again

    Uh, Taxpayer, you disappoint” she’s a flaming hypocrite.  Check our her husband’s clinic, in which she’s a partner.  Full-fledged Medicare participant.  

    Talk, meet Walk.

    Or not.

  • Think Again

    In terms of ideological purity, Pence had my attention.  I disagree with almost everything that comes out of his mouth, and I think he’s borderline dangerous as a governor.

    But I listen to him often–that man doesn’t utter a word that he doesn’t live 24/7/365.

    Consistency: a lost political art.

  • cynical sam

    Since the sleaze is in fact defined as sexual in nature, the mental images drawn with regards to your elected masters is so …..disturbing…. I can no longer continue. ………wheres that damn barf bag…………..

  • Anonymous

    I’m opposed to property taxes; yet I pay them.

    Am I a hypocrite?

  • Taxpayer_834512

    I don’t know how to make the subjective call of “too much” corruption universally agreed upon.  Especially if somebody is devoted to a particular political party beyond what I think’s logical.  Ernie and Wilson come to mind, but again, this is  subjective.  Ballard, Burton, and Vaughn are too corrupt for me, but that’s in the context of much lesser stakes than the survival of our country. 

    I’ve read a couple of articles on Bachmann in Rolling Stone and elsewhere that would peel paint at 90 yards as far as real or claimed flakiness.  But, I would contend the Presidential bar has been incredibly lowered:  You can basically be reared outside the United States.  You can advocate “redistribution” of wealth.  You can attend a church for 20 years and hear a loads of hate-filled bile.  You can have very, very little real-world and business experience.  You can call those you disagree with “stupid” and “enemies”, and yet accuse them of being devisive as you fail to lead yourself, get away with it in the media- and still get elected and face the possibility of reelection!  

    I think Michelle Bachmann and every other Republican in the Republican primary would be a step-up (as would Hillary Clinton).  President Obama is the symbolic apex of the possibilities that can be achieved in this country, but the most inexperienced and dogmatic President in my lifetime. 

    More warfronts, not less?!

    If you thought Bush was Gomer Pyler for President, we’ve got Barney now.  Sadly, electing Thelma Lou would be a step-up.   

  • Think Again

    Not even remotely the same thing.

  • Think Again

    Barney?  Really?

    Boy, that’s warped.  And woefully inaccurate.

  • pascal

    The dopes don’t even have a budget-speaking of warpage. Haven’t had one for two years-dopey? The Dope submitted one earlier in the year and his own party voted it down-he’s TA Smart?(I think the Senate vote was 97 to 0).
         The only thing that keeps Barney afloat are the guilt ridden newspapers and MSM-the same fools who sold America this clown. By the way, the dumboraps own the recesssion, they own the unemployment, they own the deficit, and their only answer is to raise taxes.  What a bunch of Petersons!

  • Taxpayer_834512

    So is Gomer and Thelma Lou.  But, lie the man says, their idea for a budget didn’t get 0-97 support.

  • Taxpayer_834512

    like

  • Turk182

    I just returned from vacation, but I always see Senator Lugar’s PIO sending out how much money he has in his war chest, I’m not political, but it seems to me that Lugar is bragging about having the biggest male member, rather that substance.
    Is this a scare tactic by the old stately should have been retired senator, just to scare off any voter.
    This guy had years to accumulate this war chest.
    One could put in another way too, When Senator Lugar was elected into the Senate he was above average in income, now his worth is in the millions.
    Now I know why he wants to stay in the Senate.
    I like Richard Lugar, I think he is a nice guy, but his type of politics is over and it’s time to go!
    Enjoy retirement Dick!
    Oh while on Vacation I was with friends from Utah, and the good Senator Oren Hatch, Lugar’s friend is having the same issues as Lugar,
    Time for Hatch to retire too!

  • Turk182

    TA, are you going to do what the Trial Lawyers Assoc, did to Palin, and have frivolous lawsuits against her, so she will have to resign from the senate almost declare bankruptcy
    Now I see what type of fun you like to have.
    Destroy peoples lives in the name of liberalism!

  • cynical sam

    Uh, again, memebers of the US CONgress, their staffs, and the US Supremes are not subjuect to insider trading laws like nailed Martha Stewart. Not hard to “make” money when fraud is legal.

  • Anonymous

    Yeah, and it’s an insult to Barney.

  • Ramon

    I am a fan of President Obama and I only wish that he was as dogmatic as you claim that he is…..

  • Think Again

    Smartest comment on here in days

    But, he’s a Socialist.  Ask Pascal.  So it’s immaterial. 

  • Think Again

    Turk: Naw, whenever I hear that line of crapolla, I usually have only one comeback, and it works every time;

    She quit.  Halfway through her term.

    Poof.  Gone.

    She is entertaining though. A laugh a minute.

  • Think Again

    Categorically not true.  

    Where DO you get this stuff?

    Members may be exempt (I doubt it), but the rest?  Nah.

  • Taxpayer_834512

    0-97.

    Somebody was incredibly, ideologically stubborn (some would call that “dogmatic”).

    Would that the Senators of both parties on one side, or our President on the other?

  • Taxpayer_834512

    0-97.

    Somebody was incredibly, ideologically stubborn (some would call that “dogmatic”).

    Would that the Senators of both parties on one side, or our President on the other?

  • cynical sam

    H.R. 682  March 2009

  • Ibviral

    TA, She quit and is laughing all of the way to the bank. $30K to speak for 30 min?  Im sure that the money was just too good to turn down

  • Turk182

    Looks like I’m on the cutting edge, there is an article in the Indianapolis Star today, talking about an ad that’s circulating on TV.
    This is about my comment about Lugar and Hatch.
    http://www.indystar.com/article/20110712/NEWS05/107120311/Anti-tax-group-s-ad-takes-shot-Sen-Richard-Lugar?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|IndyStar.com

  • pascal

    http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2011/07/sessions-to-dems-obey-the-law.php  Ask Pascal and you might learn more than you wanted to.  Obama is affirmative action exemplar. He is also a nitwit.  There is another fool who posts here who voted for him but the other fool probably will not do so again. 

  • pascal

    She farts and liberals like TA can’t wait to whiff at it. She twitters and it is front page news.  They even lie about having had read her books (or book in the instant case). 
         She has reloaded.

  • pascal

    Gone silent again?  Facts are stubborn things.

  • pascal

    It was not the trial lawyers.  They made a lot of money defending the crooks Palin sent to jail.  But, ask TA who they really were since he claims to have read her book and, the dumbass actually has posted that every false claim “had teeth”…which is par for his course using his gummy jaws.