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Jul
2007
July 11, 2007
The NAACP held a formal funeral - casket and all - for the "n" word at its annual convention in Detroit on Monday.  With it went terms like 'pimps' and 'hos'. According to the Associated Press, Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick said, "Die N-word, and we don't want to see you 'round here no more."  NAACP Chairman Julian Bond said that they sent a certain cowboy back to his ranch (Imus), so they must be held to the same standards.  This is an emerging trend in the African-American community.  Sharpton and...
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11
Jul
2007
July 11, 2007
The long-lamented fact that Governor Daniels isn't a die-hard political party guy could come in handy right now with the property tax crisis.  He is uniquely situated to run up the middle between political factions and various levels of government.  The fact that he runs the state more like a CEO than a political hack is also pretty handy -  while others waste time explaining things, Governor Daniels is the guy who can stand at ground zero and take charge, lead, and give orders.  And that's what he does best anyway. ...
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10
Jul
2007
July 10, 2007
kurt.luidhardt
Kenn Gividen recently posted the following article on his blog, www.endiana.com. The story, from a Kansas City news source, is about a young lady who was stabbed in a Kansas City convenience store. Instead of helping her, one person stopped to take a picture on her cell phone and several others continued shopping, stepping over her dying body. By the time someone eventually called 911 two minutes later it was too late to save her. LaShanda Calloway was 27 and she leaves children behind. I don't know how to respond to this- except with...
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10
Jul
2007
July 10, 2007
Ryan.McCann
Governor Daniels announced yesterday that he wants to suspend state rules to give homeowners more time to pay their bills. If you’re alive and you live in Indiana, you know about the property tax crisis.  It’s been getting larger and larger for years.  Now, some folks will be suffering with more than 100% increases in their property tax bills.  That’s right, a whopping 100%! What did the legislature do, you ask?  Well, Speaker Bauer thought it wise to institute a rebate program.  And not just any rebate program. ...
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