Thursday, July 2, 2015
Yes, The New York Times is making fun of Indiana once again. This time with coverage of A Church of Cannabis Tests Limits of Religious Law in Indiana. With the homicide rate (and police-action shootings) on the rise, where were our police officers? Surrounding an Eastside church.
"Lt. Richard Riddle of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police declined to say exactly how many officers were at the church, but there were officers outside, posted on nearby corners, behind the church, and riding in pairs on bicycles," reports the NYT
A peaceful assemblage of citizens (at which no arrests were made) required such a large contingent of Indianapolis' Finest? Really?
The Church of Cannabis is, of course, but one unintended consequence of RFRA. The Indiana Civil Liberties Union has now filed suit to contend that not allowing sex offenders to attend churches with attached schools is an undue burden on religious rights under the RFRA.
Posted by Indianapolis Observer at 5:23 PM
Sunday, June 7, 2015
"Save up a group of your containers.... Place them in boiling water until you are able to easily remove the labels, and the glue. Then box or bag them and send them to the Malawi Project."
Why? "It will help families in a third world country keep their medicines clean, out of reach of small children, and safe while they are being used."
Malawi Project Inc.
3314 Van Tassel Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46240
This is such an easy thing to do -- and the charity sponsoring it is right here in Indy!
Your Indianapolis Observer is going to start saving those medicine bottles right now.
Posted by Indianapolis Observer at 3:02 PM
Friday, May 29, 2015
Indiana’s First Church of Pot hoves into view.
"Hoosiers, get your Hookahs," writes Jay Michaelson in The Daily Beast.
"In the latest Unintended Consequence of the 'Religious Freedom' laws now sweeping the country, an Indiana church today was granted tax-exempt status by the IRS. But not just any church: The First Church of Cannabis, which proposes to exploit Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) to smoke pot at its services."
Posted by Indianapolis Observer at 8:24 AM
Monday, May 25, 2015
All trash collection services will operate one day behind on a slide schedule. Trash routes will be collected as follows:
• Monday trash collections will be collected Tuesday.
• Tuesday trash collections will be collected Wednesday.
• Wednesday trash collections will be collected Thursday.
• Thursday trash collections will be collected Friday
• Friday trash collections will be collected Saturday.
All trash collection services will return to normal next Monday (1 June, 2015).
Posted by Indianapolis Observer at 12:30 AM
Friday, May 22, 2015
Here's a bit of commentary from a PR professional out East: "Governor Mike Pence continues to draw negative attention, not just for this divisive law but for cutting back food stamps and justifying that with comments about 'ennobling' the poor. The governor then did what many people in crisis situations do - go into major denial. Pence declared the controversy over, and hired Porter Novelli to clean up the mess at taxpayer expense."
Ain't God good to Indiana?
Posted by Indianapolis Observer at 2:47 PM
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
"Caution Flag: The Indy 500 is turning into a car-flipping debacle" is just one of the reports of what's happening out at the IMS.
As Ben Smith reports, "The problem, unbelievably, is that no one thought to test the speedway aero kit on an actual speedway before, you know, actually coming to a speedway."
Posted by Indianapolis Observer at 9:05 AM
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
"Linda Vaughn and Me: a coming-of-age story" by third-generation Indy resident Will Higgins remains the best feature on the 500-Mile Race.
Miss Hurst Golden Shifter is as indelible an icon of May as Jim Nabors ever was.
Posted by Indianapolis Observer at 12:39 PM