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Archive for December, 2011

Jib Jab & 2011

Saturday, December 31st, 2011

It’s not as good as previous years, but the Steve Jobs part is pretty cool. Happy New Year!

My Top 10 of 2011

Friday, December 30th, 2011

As tradition dictates, it’s time for me to do my top 10 list of political stories for the year.  The criteria are the same as always, magnitude and impact.  Ironically, it was a pretty easy list to put together.  So with that said, here we go, in reverse order. 10. Richard Mourdock challenges Dick Lugar […]

Crime and Punishment in 2011

Thursday, December 29th, 2011

About this time of year I start doing my review of crime stats to see how the city of Indianapolis is doing.  Overall, crime was up in 2011, but less than 4%.  According to the preliminary data released by  Department of Public Safety, there were 44,693 incidents in 2011 as December 24.   That number was […]

First 5th District Forum

Tuesday, December 27th, 2011

Three of the five candidates for the 5th Congressional District will meet in a couple weeks for their first joint appearance in front of Republican voters.   The Howard County Republican Party is announcing that Susan Brooks, David McIntosh and John McGoff will all participate their Century Club candidate breakfast on January 14 at 8:45 at […]

Merry Christmas from Indiana Barrister

Saturday, December 24th, 2011

I wanted to take a second and wish all of you Merry Christmas!  We’ll be going dark for a few days but be back up on Tuesday.    I hope you have a great day.  And for our regular posters I hope many of you get what you want for Christmas and the rest of you […]

Seasons Greetings From Mike & Jim

Friday, December 23rd, 2011

It’s no big secret that political candidates like to record holiday greetings but sometimes you have to wonder if  Republicans Mike Pence and Jim Wallace are using the same media production companies. And just so you know, as soon I get a holiday greeting from Democrat John Gregg and Libertarian Rupert Boneham, I will post […]

Marion County Judge Rules White Ineligible to be Indiana Secretary of State

Thursday, December 22nd, 2011

Marion County Judge Louis Rosenberg ruled late Thursday that Indiana Secretary of State Charlie White was ineligible to hold the office and ordered he must vacate it and the seat goes to Democratic challenger Vop Osili.   White had come under fire for voting from a precinct where he did not live. White had argued it […]

Indictment Addendum

Wednesday, December 21st, 2011

I wanted to add a couple quick things to the news about the indictment of outgoing City-County Councilman Paul Bateman and two other men for alleged public corruption and wire fraud. Here is the link for the actual complaint filed by the U.S. Attorney’s Office. And here is the link for the audio of today’s […]

Bateman: “I Didn’t Do Anything Wrong”

Wednesday, December 21st, 2011

Outgoing Indianapolis City-County Councilor Paul Bateman says he did not do anything wrong with respect to an indictment being handed down against him today by a federal grand jury. The Indianapolis Star is reporting that Bateman, along with two others, is being charged with fraud and money-laundering for allegedly defrauding an elderly Indiana physician out […]

Keep Fighting Reform

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

As I sat and watched the oral arguments Monday over vouchers in Marion County Superior Court all I could think is why do teachers unions continue to fight reform?  Why do they continue to want to deny parents and their kids the opportunity to get a decent education?  And for a bunch of people who […]