Sunday, August 14, 2016

Pence Ridiculed on Twitter (Again)

#PeriodsforPence began after he signed that stupid "anti"abortion bill last spring (funerals required for spontaneous miscarriages? really?).

Now that our failed gov has bailed on his re-election bid and signed himself up for a lifetime of ridicule as the Orange Clown's running mate, there's a new Twitter meme: #PenceScience

It beggars description how an allegedly well-educated man (BA, JD) can be so incredibly stupid.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Pence Bars Washington Post Reporter from Rally

No surprise here for a man who once tried to set up a state-run "news" bureau to report on Indiana government business.

Indiana's lame duck governor, Mike Pence, held a political rally in Wisconsin yesterday, and his goons barred a Washington Post reporter from entering the arena to cover an appearance by the Republican vice presidential candidate.

No sense having the national press listening to whatever he's touting, eh?

Read about it here.

Friday, July 1, 2016

The End of Pence's Career

Our governor is meeting with the GOP Presidential candidate (aka the Orange Clown) to discuss being his vice-president choice.

'Nuf said!

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Hoosier's Terrorist Attack Thwarted

"20-year-old James Wesley Howell was arrested in Santa Monica [California] after assault rifles and chemicals capable of creating an explosive device were found in his vehicle early Sunday morning, police say. He reportedly admitted to officials that he was planning to “harm” the West Hollywood [California] gay pride parade that was taking place about seven miles away later Sunday [12 June]," reports Salon.com.

"Howell was first reported as a prowler by concerned neighbors around 5:00 a.m. Sunday morning. Officers responded to the location and made contact with Howell, who was seated in a white four-door Acura sedan with Indiana license plates, according to the police."

UPDATE:

"Man Headed To LA Pride Festival Hit With Felony Weapons Charges

It's not his first gun-related offense. "In 2015, Howell was charged with two felonies after he allegedly pointed a gun at his neighbors in Charlestown, Indiana," Huffington Post reports.

Monday, May 30, 2016

Holiday Means Trash Delays

In observance of the Memorial Day holiday, there was NO residential trash, heavy trash or curbside recycling service Monday, 30 May. All routes will operate on a slide schedule this week. Services will be delayed by one day through Saturday, 4 June. All services will return to normal schedules 6 June.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Hoosierland Mystery

Your Indianapolis Observer often cringes to read descriptions of inhabitants of our fair state, Indianans though we aren't.

The latest assessment comes courtesy of The New York Times:

Indiana is "a working-class state with below-average educational attainment among white voters," writes the NYT in an article about Donald Trump's GOP primary chances.

Wisconsin "is better educated than Indiana, it has higher marriage rates, and it has more voters with an ancestry rooted in predominantly Protestant countries in northwest Europe," Nate Cohn continues.

"Most obviously, the Indianapolis area — and the state of Indiana — is conservative and tends to vote Republican. That’s underpinned by the demographic characteristics of the state: It’s more evangelical, less educated and, in particular, has fewer people with postgraduate degrees."

Friday, March 25, 2016

"How Dare You, Gov. Pence?"

It boggles the mind that GOP legislators and governors have such little regard for the female half of the population.

Obviously these (mostly white, mostly middle-aged men) don't trust women to make their own decisions about their lives.

Gov. Mike Pence (and the Indiana GOP legislators) showed that they preferred political games over women's reproductive rights once again with the anti-abortion bill he just signed. With a prayer, no less.

This Indianapolis Observer thinks Gov. Pence needs a remedial course not only in constitutional law (this sadistic piece of legislation will end up costing Hoosier taxpayers big bucks to defend before it's shot down) but in basic human decency.

How dare he (and his ilk) impose himself on a woman's decisions regarding her own body? How dare he (and his ilk) require a woman to carry a deformed fetus to maturity? How dare he (and his ilk) require women to pay for internment of the results of the abortion?

This Indianapolis Observer knows that if men got pregnant, abortion would be a sacrament.

As Suzette Hackney wrote in today's Indianapolis Star, "How dare you, Gov. Mike Pence?"