Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Pelosi / The Dems just don't get it.

The USA is making a right hand turn and US House Dems selects a 76 year old socialist to lead them. That's going to work out real fine. 

He's playing with him!

Check out this photo from last nite's dinner. Study their faces. Trump is like a cat that finally caught that rat. He is going to play with him for awhile. Romney is seen here begging for the chance to be Secretary of State. Al this after Romney took to the airways last summer, MF ing Trump. 

There is no way Romney is going to be Secretary of State. He is totally unqualified and can't be trusted. 

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Today is Sunday, Hallelujah

Cops get a message

Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson on Saturday said he’s relieving the sergeant involved in the shooting death of a 19-year-old man of his police powers.
In a written statement emailed to the media, Johnson said he took the action because the department still has “many unanswered questions” about Wednesday night’s shooting in West Englewood.
The message here is don't shoot anybody. If you do, your job and personal liberty could be at risk. Better yet, don't carry any bullets. 
The is all because the politicians have decided the police are expendable. It doesn't matter that the missing gun (being a high priced commodity in that neighborhood) may have been picked up by someone else. The decedent's prior felony arrest mean nothing either. There is now a presumption against the police.


Friday, November 25, 2016

Hillary Clinton has had someone file for a recount.

NOT DONE YET
The Wisconsin Elections Commission said in a tweet Friday that Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein, unofficially working on behalf of Hillary Clinton, has filed a petition for a recount of the state's votes after a respected Michigan election security expert and others said that though unlikely, the only way to know if the election was hacked in three key swing states was to recount the ballots.
Petitions were filed by both Stein's campaign and that of “Rocky” Roque De La Fuente, the independent candidate for president for both the Reform Party and the American Delta Party. De La Fuente was on the ballot in 20 states and eligible for write-on in 17 other states.
It's unclear when the recount will begin. The recount petitions were filed hours before the deadline to do so in Wisconsin passed at 5 p.m. Friday. 
Stein said in a tweet that the recount will begin next week and that volunteers are needed to assist.

Could it be that Liberals have become Mentally Ill?

Read this for some perspective

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Why did the city pay for this?

An Instigator of Racial Division
Black Lives Matter is a BS organization and everyone knows it. It is headed by paid agitators who shouldn't even get the time of day. Yet, the city of Chicago brought 35 of them to Mt. Greenwood on this past Sunday afternoon so they could hurl racial accusations at the library. They brought them in on 3 CTA buses, paid for by the city. 

Last I checked, the government was supposed to preserve peace and order. This city government seems to be hell bent on opening racial wounds which healed years ago. The shocking thing is that local leaders went along with it. 

What the Democratic Party has become

Printed in 2014
Something has gone wrong with the Democratic Party. There was a day when Democrats and Republicans held out the same goals for our country, but disagreed on how to reach them. There was a day – as recently as the administration of President John F. Kennedy – when the two parties could unite against a common enemy like Communism.
President John F. Kennedy (Photo:  JewishCurrents.org)
President John F. Kennedy (Photo: JewishCurrents.org)
Those days are over.
Maybe it was Vietnam. Maybe it was Watergate. Maybe it was the left-wing candidacy of George McGovern. But whatever the tipping point was, today’s Democratic Party has turned mean and evil. Today’s Democrats don’t just just want to defeat their political opponents; they want to destroy them. They smear conservatives, take them to court, get them indicted, and allege that they are conducting “wars” on every conceivable group of people.
Today’s Democrats are liars.
This is not to say that the Party’s rank-and-file are all bad people. We are talking about the Democrats that are in charge – the ones you see as talking heads on TV and the ones that create a lot of the policies

Closing in on $20 Trillion

What 8 years of Obama and Obama thinking got us

Worst President of all-time

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Peace march and other B.S.

Attention Mt. Greenwood residents; This afternoon, activist members of Black Lives Matter and members of the media looking for a story, any story, are staging a "peace" march at 111th and Kedzie Ave. This march is in response to fabricated allegations of racism which were perpetuated by the media after a madman waving a gun around in a threatening manner, was shot by police. 

Since most of us do not harbor racist thoughts and motives, this march should be a non-event. It has nothing to do with us unless we allow ourselves to be drawn in. We have seen what BLM did in Ferguson and Baltimore. Fueled by the media, they were able to characterize non-racial events as racism. Lets not give them the validity they do not deserve. Stay home and watch NFL football. Don't take the bait. 

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Attention: City of Chicago Retirees

Aetna is offering an affordable and excellent health insurance policy which should be considered as an alternative to the Blue Cross package being shoved down your throat. 

Thursday, November 17, 2016

This is something that probably should have been done years ago

‘Hard truths’ in discussion of race relations in Mt. Greenwood

Activist Jedidiah Brown addresses reporters after attending a three-hour long meeting to discuss race relations at a Mt. Greenwood high school Wednesday evening. | Sam Charles/Sun-Times

Mount Greenwood residents and activists met for the second time Wednesday evening to discuss race relations in the Far South Side neighborhood in the wake of protests that were sparked by a fatal police shooting earlier this month.

The meeting of about 45 people — which began at 6:30 p.m. at the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences and ran until about 9:25 p.m. — was “tough” but “beautiful,” according to some attendees.

“We dealt with some very hard truths, some very hard realities as Americans in the city of Chicago,” said Jedidiah Brown, an activist. “We decided not to judge each other by the color of our skin, but by the content of our character, which came out in these hard conversations.”

Brown added that he was “honored” to have been able to meet “with some of the most brilliant minds in the Mount Greenwood neighborhood.”

Glen Brooks, an area coordinator with the Chicago Police Department, moderated the meeting and said the topics discussed were wide-ranging and there was “a healthy exchange.”

“At moments, it was tense, but the goal was to make progress, which they did,” Brooks said.

Another meeting to discuss race relations was held Tuesday night, and other events are being scheduled, according to Brooks.

Representatives from the Independent Police Review Authority were also in attendance and gave an explanation of their investigation process.

IPRA Chief Administrator Sharon Fairley told reporters she was proud to see the community addressing race relations.

“To see people whose sole goal is to try to come together to achieve peace and harmony and work out their differences in a positive and constructive way. . . . This is just tremendously important,” Fairley said.

Meeting attendees said a “solidarity dinner” will be held with community residents and activists at St. Christina Parish in Mount Greenwood.

At the beginning of the meeting, Brooks told the attendees that Tuesday’s meeting had been tense at times, though there was progress.

“We decided that we wanted to continue to have a frank and honest conversation,” Brooks said. “And I can tell you honestly there was a point in that conversation that it got heated. There were some exchanges, but everyone agreed this conversation has to go forward.”

Shortly after, Brooks asked a Chicago Sun-Times reporter to leave the meeting to allow the attendees to speak more freely. Other media outlets that arrived soon after also were not allowed inside.

The meeting came less than a week after Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson, Ald. Matt O’Shea (19th) and the principal of Marist High School had a meeting with representatives from Black Lives Matter Youth at Chicago Public Schools headquarters downtown.

In that meeting, Johnson agreed to meet once a month with Black Lives Matter Youth to discuss race relations in the city.
That meeting was prompted after a protest planned at Marist was canceled after potential protesters received death threats. That initial protest was aimed to be in response to “racially charged” social media posts involving Marist students following the shooting death of Joshua Beal by a Chicago Police officer earlier this month.‘Hard truths’ in discussion of race relations in Mount Greenwood



Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Clown


Tim Kaine Cites Importance of Senate Democrats as Check on Trump

Democratic vice presidential nominee back to work at the Capitol
Posted Nov 15, 2016 7:21 PM


Sen. Tim Kaine was back at the Capitol Tuesday with a raised profile, and reflective after his ill-fated vice presidential bid.

The Virginia Democrat said he would be focusing his energy on the same issues he had before, particularly military issues important to his home state and his work on the Foreign Relations Committee. He was fully aware that Senate Democrats may be spending a lot of time blockading the agenda of President-elect Donald Trump.

“The role of the Democratic Senate minority is going to be very, very important. And so it’s nice to get back to work after a little bit of kvetching to my wife and her kvetching to me over the weekend,” Kaine said.

“Because of the role of a Senate minority, you know, we have the ability to cast a very clear spotlight on things. We have the ability in some instances to slow things down that should have been slowed down and even the ability to stop things,” Kaine told reporters. “So, my motto coming back is advance everywhere we can and defend everywhere we must.”

Kaine said he was not going to prejudge decisions made by Trump, but the designation of Breitbart News executive Stephen Bannon as a top adviser in the White House next year did raise alarm bells for him.

“I will say this: the Bannon appointment deeply concerns me, putting somebody in with a history of connection to white nationalism, to anti-semitism, and to put that in a principal role,” he said. “I’m disturbed, but anybody’s who’s followed the campaign can’t be surprised at it. I mean, this is not an aberration. This is part of who Donald Trump is and who his supporters are.”

Last week’s defeat was the first of Kaine’s career as an elected official, and he now faces the prospect of a contest for his Senate seat in 2018.

“Thoreau said, ‘I love my fate to the very core and rind.’ It’s not all fruit, you know, there’s core and rind to it, so that’s part of life,” Kaine said of the loss.


Tuesday, November 15, 2016

The Trump Doctrine

AMERICA FIRST


However Donald Trump came upon the foreign policy views he espoused, they were as crucial to his election as his views on trade and the border.

Yet those views are hemlock to the GOP foreign-policy elite and the liberal Democratic interventionists of the Acela Corridor.

Trump promised an “America First” foreign policy rooted in the national interest, not in nostalgia. The neocons insist that every Cold War and post-Cold War commitment be maintained, in perpetuity.

On Sunday’s “60 Minutes,” Trump said: “You know, we’ve been fighting this war for 15 years. … We’ve spent $6 trillion in the Middle East, $6 trillion – we could have rebuilt our country twice. And you look at our roads and our bridges and our tunnels … and our airports are … obsolete.”

Yet the War Party has not had enough of war, not nearly.

They want to confront Vladimir Putin, somewhere, anywhere. They want to send U.S. troops to the

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Screw Mike Evans and the NFL

A total boycott of Pro Football is in order. 
Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans sat out the national anthem, saying he could not stand for "what's been going on in America," referring to Donald Trump's election victory. He declined to answer when asked if he would continue to accept American currency as payment as a football player. 

Eleven people were shot since Friday night on the South and West sides of the city, leaving two men dead, according to Chicago Police.


There was a candlelight procession in Mt. Greenwood, last nite.  Twenty young people and children that were obviously not from around here. They were protesting last weeks police  shooting of a crazed maniac around the corner. 

I suggest that if they want to have a meaningful impact on society, then they should have that candlelight procession in Roseland. There after-all, is where many of the shootings are taking place. It just makes sense.

The reason these protesters are targeting Mt. Greenwood and Marist H.S. is because we are easy. Generally speaking, we won't respond with violence or threats of violence.  Such cannot be said for the streets of Roseland, Englewood or Austin. 

Next time you see one of these protest, keep in mind that they are essentially good natured, idealistic tools that have been sent here by some paid community organizer. Ignore them. 

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Another Cook County tax, the soda pop tax

IT'S FOR YOUR HEALTH
Bastard democrat politicians didn't learn anything from Tuesday's election
Voting for the tax were: 
Luis Arroyo Jr., D-Chicago; 
Jerry "Iceman" Butler, D-Chicago; 
John Daley, D-Chicago; 
Garcia; 
Edward Moody, D-Chicago Ridge; 
Stanley Moore, D-Chicago; 
Sims; and 
Larry Suffredin, D-Chicago.
Remember them.

A Salute to Mt. Greenwood

BLUE LIVES DO MATTER
I want to commend the Mt. Greenwood residents that showed up at a pro police rally on election day evening. They conducted themselves with extreme dignity as they got the message out. 

The message is that society needs and supports the enforcement of the law and cherishes those whose job it is to enforce the law. For too long, left leaning local, state and national governments have looked the other way at law breakers and sent a signal that violators will be coddled. Locally, the Cook County jail has become nothing more that a 5 minute time out for non-violent offenders who are then released to commit more offenses. Nationally, we have a Justice Department that uses all of it's resources to monitor and second guess police actions. The criminals see this as a license to pillage. 

Mt. Greenwood has seen more than it's fair share of police funerals. I have to ask what have we taken away from these funerals if we sit silently while paid professional agitators come to the neighborhood and make accusations of us being racist and killers. All of it based on distortion and outright lies, we live our lives according within the confines of the law and won't be misaligned. 

Nationwide, we have witnessed law-abiding citizens and their elected "leaders" cower and hide for fear of being labeled something "politically incorrect" by the minions running these tyrannical governments. Mt. Greenwood is the only place in the country where the people have the balls to stand up for the truth. The truth is a wonderful thing and does set you free. 

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Trump it is

PRESIDENT ELECT TRUMP

Sunday, November 6, 2016

111th and Kedzie

I just drove by the area. There is nothing happening.

7 news trucks and 20 cops, all just standing around with nothing to do. 

This incident yesterday was nothing more than an angry man with lots of attitude, attempting to intimidate a cop by waving a gun around. He got what he asked for. 

Mt. Greenwooders need to stay in your houses and not take the bait. This will pass. 

Comey needs to be removed from head of the FBI immediately. He is obviously attempting to affect the election. Why?

WHAT COULD BE HIS MOTIVE? DOES SOMEBODY HAVE SOMETHING ON HIM?


BREAKING: Hillary OFF the hook as FBI Director James Comey reveals the department will NOT change its July decision after further email investigation

  • FBI announces it will not change the decision it reached in July after investigating Hillary Clinton's emails
  • Director James Comey announced the potentially election-changing news in an email on Sunday afternoon
  • The latest finding means the Democratic nominee will not be charged with anything from the email scandal 
  • Hillary's camp addressed Comey's letter after it was published, saying it is 'glad that the matter is resolved'
  • Donald Trump was quick to trash the latest decision, saying Clinton is being protected by a 'rigged system' 


It seems that the decedent in yesterday's shooting was not a stranger to law enforcement officials

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Pursuant to Ind.Appellate Rule 65(D), this Memorandum Decision shall not be regarded as precedent or cited before any court except for the purpose of establishing the defense of res judicata, collateral estoppel, or the law of the case.
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ATTORNEY FOR APPELLANT:
RUTH JOHNSON
Marion County Public Defender Agency Indianapolis, Indiana
ATTORNEYS FOR APPELLEE:
GREGORY F. ZOELLER
Attorney General of Indiana
MARJORIE LAWYER-SMITH
Deputy Attorney General Indianapolis, Indiana
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IN THE
COURT OF APPEALS OF INDIANA

JOSHUA BEAL, ) ) Appellant-Defendant, ) )
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vs.
) No. 49A02-1003-CR-347
) STATE OF INDIANA, ) ) Appellee-Plaintiff. )
APPEAL FROM THE MARION SUPERIOR COURT The Honorable Linda E. Brown, Judge
Cause No. 49F10-0908-CM-75068

December 27, 2010
MEMORANDUM DECISION - NOT FOR PUBLICATION

MAY, Judge
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Joshua Beal challenges his conviction of Class A misdemeanor battery1 and the order that he pay restitution to his victim. Because the record contains evidence and reasonable inferences therefrom supporting the judgment, we affirm.
FACTS AND PROCEDURAL HISTORY
On August 23, 2009, Beal was in his car waiting to turn left at an intersection when a truck driven by Porfiro Mendosa rear-ended Beal’s car. Mendosa’s vehicle pushed Beal’s car forward and straight thru the intersection, while Mendosa’s truck completed its left turn onto the new street. Beal drove his car around the block to find the vehicle that struck his.
Both vehicles parked and the men exited their vehicles. Beal wanted $660 to $700 from Mendosa and demanded Mendosa’s wallet. Mendosa had only $300 and was driving uninsured. When Mendosa could not pay the amount Beal wanted, Beal pulled out a gun and hit Mendosa on the forehead above his right eye with it. Beal then demanded Mendosa sign over the title to Mendosa’s truck.
Mendosa’s uncle arrived at the scene. He noticed Beal was angry and Beal had a gun tucked in his waistband. When Mendosa’s uncle called the police to report Beal’s possession of a gun, Beal walked to a nearby home2 and then returned without the gun. When police arrived they found Beal in a “very agitated” state. (Tr. at 30.) Beal was angry, and he was yelling and cursing at the officers, which led to his being handcuffed for officer safety. Mendosa, on the other hand, was “physically shaken up,” (id. at 33), and on his forehead was a knot that, as the officers talked to Mendosa, was growing larger and turning black and blue.
1 Ind. Code § 35-42-2-1.
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The knot also had a vertical line running through it.
The officers arrested Beal.
3 The State charged him with battery and with operating a
vehicle without receiving a license.4 Both officers who had been at the scene testified the injury was inconsistent with hitting one’s head a steering wheel, but consistent with having been hit with a hard object. Officer Cooper also testified the damage to the cars was very minor, which suggested to him the force of the crash was insufficient to have caused the injury to Mendosa’s forehead. The court found Beal guilty of battery. The court suspended a portion of Beal’s sentence and ordered him to serve probation. As a condition of probation, the court ordered Beal to pay $80 in restitution to Mendosa.
DISCUSSION AND DECISION
1. Battery Conviction
When reviewing the sufficiency of evidence, we consider only the probative evidence and reasonable inferences supporting the verdict. Drane v. State, 867 N.E.2d 144, 146 (Ind. 2007). It is the fact-finder’s role, and not ours, to assess witness credibility and weigh the evidence to determine whether it is sufficient to convict. Id. To preserve this structure, when confronted with conflicting evidence, we consider it most favorably to the trial court’s ruling.
Id. We affirm a conviction unless no reasonable fact-finder could find the elements of the crime proven beyond a reasonable doubt. Id.
Beal asserts the evidence is insufficient to convict him of battery because “it is just as
2 The record indicates the home belonged to Beal or one of his relatives. 3 The officers also arrested Mendosa, who was driving without a license. 4 Ind. Code § 9-24-18-1.
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likely the head injury happened when the complaining witness hit his head on the steering wheel during the auto accident.” (Br. of Appellant at 5.) However, it is not necessary that the evidence overcome every reasonable hypothesis of innocence; rather, the evidence is sufficient if we reasonably may draw an inference from the evidence that supports the verdict. Drane, 867 N.E.2d at 147.
The record contains multiple pieces of evidence that support finding Beal knowingly or intentionally touched Mendosa in a rude, insolent, or angry manner, and Beal’s touching caused bodily injury to Mendosa. See Ind. Code § 35-42-2-1 (defining battery). Mendosa testified Beal hit him on the forehead with a gun. Mendosa’s uncle testified Beal initially had a gun in his waistband, but did not have it after going inside the nearby house. Mendosa testified he was wearing his seatbelt when the crash occurred, which would have helped protect Mendosa from hitting his head on the steering wheel. Both police officers opined Mendosa’s injury was more consistent with being struck with a hard object than with hitting one’s forehead on a steering wheel. Beal demanded money from Mendosa, and Beal was so agitated and angry when the police officers arrived that they handcuffed him for officer safety. These facts support finding Beal caused the large knot on Mendosa’s forehead by striking him with a gun. See, e.g., Treadway v. State, 924 N.E.2d 621, 640 (Ind. 2010) (victim’s statements to others on the night of the crime and her in-court testimony were sufficient to convict defendant). Therefore, we may not reverse his conviction of battery.
2. Restitution
Beal asserts the court’s order that he pay restitution to Mendosa is erroneous on two
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grounds: (1) Beal was not responsible for Mendosa’s loss of earnings; and (2) the court failed to inquire into Beal’s ability to pay restitution. We address each in turn.
The statute controlling restitution provides in pertinent part: “the court may, as a condition of probation or without placing the person on probation, order the person to make restitution to the victim of the crime, the victim’s estate, or the family of a victim who is deceased.” Ind. Code § 35-50-5-3(a). The purpose of restitution is to impress upon defendants the magnitude of the loss caused by crimes and to defray the costs of crimes for the victims. Henderson v. State, 848 N.E.2d 341, 346 (Ind. Ct. App. 2006). Thus, one loss for which the legislature provided compensation is: “earnings lost by the victim (before the date of sentencing) as a result of the crime including earnings lost while the victim was hospitalized or participating in the investigation or trial of the crime.” Ind. Code § 35-50-5- 3(a)(4).
We review for an abuse of discretion a trial court’s decision whether to impose restitution under that statute. Id. An abuse of discretion occurs if the court’s decision is clearly against the logic and effect of the facts and circumstances before the court. Id.
The court ordered Beal to pay restitution to Mendosa for the one day of work that Mendosa testified that he missed as a result of his injury. Beal again argues the court’s order is unsupported because some other causation for Mendosa’s “injury” was “just as likely.” (Appellant’s Br. at 10.) Beal claims Mendosa’s arrest for driving without a license, not the knot on his forehead, was probably what caused Mendosa’s absence from work for one day, and Beal asserts he therefore should not have to pay restitution.
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However, again, there was evidence before the trial court that supports the trial court’s decision to hold Beal responsible. Mendosa testified he missed one day of work as a roofer because of his injury. He also testified it was not the day of the accident, it was the “next day.” (Tr. at 19.) Whether to believe Mendosa was a decision for the trial court to make, and we may not second-guess that determination on appeal. See, e.g., Drane, 867 N.E.2d at 146 (trial court assesses witness credibility and weighs evidence).
Beal also asserts the trial court violated statutory authority by failing to inquire into his ability to pay the restitution as a condition of probation. See Ind. Code § 35-38-2-2.3(a)(5) (“When restitution . . . is a condition of probation, the court shall fix the amount, which may not exceed an amount the person can or will be able to pay . . . .”). Trial courts are required to inquire into a probationer’s ability to pay because we should not imprison indigent persons for failing to pay restitution. Pearson v. State, 883 N.E.2d 770, 772 (Ind. 2008), reh’g denied.
Beal states: “Here, the trial court erred in failing to inquire into Mr. Beal’s ability to pay when ordering restitution as a condition of probation [Tr. 81].” (Appellant’s Br. at 10.) Beal is correct the court did not inquire about Beal’s income or obligations on that specific page of the transcript; however, as the State notes, Beal had already answered a number of questions about his employment history, his obligation to support others, and his future plans for employment. Beal had been working twenty hours a week at a minimum wage job, and he did not have to support anyone aside from himself. Thus, the court very well may have determined Beal would be capable of paying $80 in restitution over the 35 weeks he would
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be on probation, as it would be less than $2.30 per week.
In addition, we note the court was not releasing Beal to probation at the time of that

sentencing hearing. Rather, Beal first had to serve 108 executed days, which could end up being 54 days or 365 days, depending on Beal’s behavior. Because the court was not releasing Beal to probation immediately, it is unclear whether any analysis the court may have conducted regarding Beal’s ability to pay restitution would have been pertinent to whether Beal would be able to pay restitution when released. See Whedon v. State, 765 N.E.2d 1276, 1279 (Ind. 2002) (declaring in the context of ability to pay fines or costs, “a defendant’s financial resources are more appropriately determined not at the time of initial sentencing but at the conclusion of incarceration, thus allowing consideration of whether the defendant may have accumulated assets through inheritance or otherwise”). Thus, we remind the trial court that, when the Department of Correction releases Beal to probation, “the court shall fix the amount [of restitution], which may not exceed an amount the person can or will be able to pay, and shall fix the manner of performance.” Ind. Code § 35-38-2-2.3(a)(5)5.
For all these reasons, we affirm the Beal’s conviction and the order that he pay restitution of $80 to Mendosa.
Affirmed.
ROBB, J., and VAIDIK, J., concur.

5 The trial court also has the option to enter a judgment lien against Beal for the amount of restitution, see Ind. Code § 35-50-5-3(b), should it decide not to require payment of restitution as a portion of Beal’s probation.
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Obama Losing His Mind In Fayetteville, NC

It's official, Christmas trees are no more

Apparently the White House referred to Christmas Trees as Holiday Trees for the first time this year, which prompted Ben Stein, to say, on CBS Sunday Morning. Be sure to click on continue, & read to the bottom!
My confession: I am a Jew, and every single one of my ancestors was Jewish. And it does not bother me even a little bit when people call those beautiful lit up, bejewelled trees, Christmas trees. I don't feel threatened. I don't feel discriminated against. That's what they are, Christmas trees.
It doesn't bother me a bit when people say, 'Merry Christmas' to me. I don't think they are slighting me or getting ready to put me in a ghetto. In fact, I kind of like it. It shows that we are all brothers and sisters celebrating this happy time of year. It doesn't bother me at all that there is a manger scene on display at a key intersection near my beach house in Malibu. If people want a nativity scene, it's just as fine with me as is the Menorah a few hundred yards away.
I don't like getting pushed around for being a Jew, and I don't think Christians like getting pushed around