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What was the best story of 2005?  We will putting up a poll tomorrow.  Let us know which LOCAL stories we should include.  Please leave suggestions in the comment section.

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I nominate the NSA "scandal" it has most likely saved the Bush Presidency!

(p.s. you only needed to ask once!)

Posted by: Right of Center™ | Dec 30, 2005 1:29:42 PM

Locally, that UMDNJ appears to be so foolishly, corruptly and politically administered. How this institution came to its current sorry pass surely begs for much, more coverage than the Star-Ledger has offered so far. How this state of affairs affects so many dedicated and quaified others, the physicians, nurses, technicians and patients, to date this all remains conspicuously and tragically uncovered in newspaper pagwes

Nationally-internationally, the determination of so many Iraqis to express themselves peacefully via the ballot box, despite the efforts of "insurgents" to stop them from doing so, and the lack of encouragement from both MSM outlets like the New York Times and many wet-feathered (and feather-headed) posters here for them to do so.

Posted by: cathar | Dec 30, 2005 2:33:21 PM

How about the unreported story of Sandy 'Burglar' Berger?
He steals confidential Government documents and lies...then admits to the crime and the 'liberal media' hardy mentions the story. Can u imagine for one second if he had been a member of a Republican administration? There would have been resignations, special prosecutors and democratic earthquakes.

Posted by: The Iceman | Dec 30, 2005 2:35:41 PM

Moe... Larry... Curly... You conservatives sure are quick off the blocks.

Posted by: walleroo | Dec 30, 2005 3:13:47 PM


Posted by: walleroo | Dec 30, 2005 3:17:22 PM

How about the nearly complete destruction of a major American city? The devastation of New Orleans, to me, is on a par with the destruction of San Francisco in the 1906 earthquake that we still talk about today. And of course the continued bungling of its cleanup and rebuilding.

Posted by: mauigirl52 | Dec 30, 2005 3:34:05 PM

How about the story of NJ condemning itself to another 4 years of of the same ole shit after electing Corzine. Taxes will keep going up, schools will get worse, more business will leave the state, aint it great! (not that Forester would have been any better)

Posted by: LiberalWeinie | Dec 30, 2005 3:38:37 PM

With unanimous consent, I'd like to revise and extend my remarks.

And now, ladies and gentlemen, the criminalization of politics is complete.

Happy Fitzmas everyone!

(see what you have wrought? happy now?)

Posted by: Right of Center™ | Dec 30, 2005 4:39:44 PM

Do I have to pick just one?

Posted by: Miss Martta | Dec 30, 2005 4:42:10 PM

Here is another story.

(Mark Steyn is my hero)

Posted by: Right of Center™ | Dec 30, 2005 4:50:08 PM

After much contemplation, I have to say that the most heart-wrenching, compelling story of 2005 is Paris Hilton losing her cell phone./snark off

Posted by: Miss Martta | Dec 30, 2005 5:02:25 PM

Marrta rocks...how bout TC losing it on Oprah's couch?

Posted by: The Iceman | Dec 30, 2005 5:20:06 PM

I nominate the NSA "scandal" it has most likely saved the Bush Presidency!

And that is why I can hardly wait to see which friend of Rove leaked it.

Posted by: buycopy | Dec 30, 2005 5:24:26 PM

I have a feeling these are supposed to be B'net stories not nat'l politics at large?.....Barista?

Posted by: PAZlocal | Dec 30, 2005 5:32:02 PM

"I have a feeling these are supposed to be B'net stories not nat'l politics at large?"


Posted by: Right of Center™ | Dec 30, 2005 5:41:04 PM

Airbus pilot maroons drunken passenger on desert island (Drudge)

Posted by: cstarling | Dec 30, 2005 5:54:33 PM

Yes, best story in what sense?

New Orleans certainly has the most resonance for me.

The development of a drug + therapy regimen that can selectively erase memories, as detailed in a recent issue of New Scientist, may be the most significant in terms of future cultural impact.

If we're confining ourselves to b-net stories, then I'd have to go with the $300 colander.

Posted by: crank | Dec 30, 2005 6:43:41 PM

The Disnification of Montclair

Posted by: Miss Martta | Dec 30, 2005 7:34:19 PM

My hopes for 2006:

1. The troops come home
2. We don't get anymore snow
3. The geese don't return to
Edgemont Park
4. The leaves stay on the trees
4. The town gets $4.5 million from
the McMullen Family to renovate
the Clary Anderson Arena and
Essex Pool complex so we can use
them year-round
5. Miss Marta loses some of that
cynicism and adopts a more
positive and healthier attitude

Posted by: Ed Remsen | Dec 30, 2005 10:08:32 PM

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