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  • It’s Time to Rethink America’s Failing Highways

    06/18/2018 8:13:18 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 79 replies
    National Review ^ | June 12, 2018 | Robert Poole
    Here are two recent events you might have missed: In March, House speaker Paul Ryan was widely quoted as saying, “The last thing we want to do is pass historic tax relief and then undo that, so we are not going to raise gas taxes.”The next month, in California, Republicans submitted 54 percent more than the required signatures to put on the November ballot a measure that would repeal the 2017 state law increasing gasoline and diesel taxes. Meanwhile, roads in Los Angeles are in such bad shape that it costs the average driver $892 a year in additional vehicle...
  • Cline Avenue Bridge project on schedule for January 2020 completion

    06/18/2018 7:46:04 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 2 replies
    nwi.com ^ | June 15, 2018 | Andrew Steele
    A new Cline Avenue Bridge is rising in East Chicago, with more than a third of 29 piers in place that will carry traffic 100 feet above the Indiana Harbor Ship Canal, and with the casting of surface segments well underway in a building erected for that purpose at the bridge's Riley Road headquarters. The privately owned toll-bridge is scheduled to open to traffic in January 2020. "The project is moving along — it's on schedule," said Terry Velligan, the bridge's general manager of operations, on Tuesday. Normally 168 workers are on-site each day, he said. Velligan works for United...
  • Pride flag replaces military flags at Fort Wayne VA hospital

    06/13/2018 11:20:12 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 62 replies
    wane.com ^ | June 13, 2018
    The five flag poles that line the entrance sidewalk to the VA Northern Indiana Health Care System at 2121 Lake Ave. typically fly flags of the country's five branches of military:  Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force and Coast Guard. On Tuesday, through, those flags were taken down and just one was flown in their place: an LGBT pride flag. -snip The VA Northern Indiana Healthcare System issued the following statement: "Logistically, we could not add a flag without removing a flag from the poles outside our VA. Rather than single out one military branch's flag to be temporarily replaced with the LGBT flag, we...
  • Man Claims He Was Asked to Leave Restaurant for Wearing Large Cross

    06/11/2018 6:19:29 AM PDT · by rktman · 52 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 6/10/2018 | Katherine Rodriguez
    A restaurant based in Indianapolis, Indiana, allegedly asked one of its customers to leave for wearing a necklace containing a large cross. Jerry Bond, who patronized Kilroy’s Bar N’ Grill with his minister and a few friends, claims a bouncer asked him to remove his cross necklace or leave the restaurant. “The bouncer comes back over, really bad attitude, [and says] ‘We’re going to ask you to either tuck your necklace, remove it or you have to leave,” Bond told WRAL. “I’m not going to tuck my cross in because of my beliefs. I believe in wearing this cross and...
  • Disabled protesters target Indianapolis home of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar

    06/10/2018 12:07:19 PM PDT · by DFG · 8 replies
    Indy Starr via wfaa.com ^ | 06/10/2018 | Justin Mack
    IDozens of protesters, many in wheelchairs, demonstrated Sunday outside the Northside Indianapolis home of a member of President Donald Trump's cabinet. The protesters from ADAPT chanted and hoisted signs at the home of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, near 75th Street and Washington Boulevard, in Meridian Hills. ADAPT, a national advocacy group for the disabled, says the protest was meant to draw attention to its claim that shock devices are used on developmentally disabled patients at the Judge Rotenberg Educational Center in Canton, Mass., and the Food and Drug Administration has stalled on rules on that would end...
  • Conway: Trump to Target Red-State Dems Like Donnelly, Tester

    06/07/2018 8:57:06 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 9 replies
    Rollcall ^ | June 6, 2018
    . White House counselor Kellyanne Conway on Wednesday said Donald Trump plans to target vulnerable red-state Democrats as the midterm election campaign heats up and denied the president is “serially untruthful.” She also disagreed with former Speaker John A. Boehner’s stance that the Republican Party is “taking a nap” that allowed Trump to take control of it, predicted more West Wing staff upheaval and offered a window into efforts to plug a series of leaks during a breakfast event with reporters. Conway insisted the president is busily preparing for his summit with his North Korean counterpart, but struggled to provide...
  • CrossFit exec fired after supporting Indy gym's decision to cancel pride workout

    06/07/2018 7:53:51 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 30 replies
    www.theindychannel.com ^ | 12:11 AM, Jun 7, 2018 | Katie Cox
    INDIANAPOLIS -- A CrossFit corporate leader has been fired after he offered support for an Indy gym’s decision to cancel a pride-themed workout this week. CrossFit's Chief Knowledge Officer Russell Berger Tweeted early Wednesday that he encouraged the gym's decision to refuse to hold the workouts, and thanked them for standing by their convictions and "refusing to celebrate sin." READ | Members leave CrossFit gym after they cancel a pride-themed workout “Thank you #CrossFitInfiltrate for standing by your convictions and refusing to celebrate sin by hosting an @indypride workout,” Berger shared on his personal Twitter account. "The intolerance of the...
  • LGBTQ community calls GOP platform proposal more inclusive

    06/02/2018 6:51:34 AM PDT · by Skywise · 32 replies
    WISH TV (Indianapolis) ^ | June 1, 2018 | Eric Feldman
    The LGBTQ community said the change is more inclusive. The change will be voted on next week at the party's annual convention. Republicans would remove the phrase "based on marriage between a man and a woman" when talking about strong families in the 2018 platform. “The prior sentence that said that was the only way to have a strong family; people felt excluded by that,” said Kyle Hupfer, the Indiana GOP Party chairman.
  • *LIVE THREAD* 102nd Indianapolis 500- The Greatest Race in the World!!

    05/27/2018 8:19:49 AM PDT · by God luvs America · 91 replies
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    The 102nd running of the Indianapolis 500- the greatest race in the world!!! Hometown and VP Pence family favorite Ed Carpenter sits on pole, the only driver to turn a lap in excess of 230MPH during qualifying. Marco Andretti has been strong the entire month of May but slipped in qualifying. Final race in the career of Danica Patrick, which will be covered annoyingly today. Gentlemen- Start Your Engines!!
  • 2 in critical condition, one in custody after shooting at Indiana [middle] school

    05/25/2018 8:05:17 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 49 replies
    www.wdtn.com ^ | 05/25/2018 | Staff
    NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (WISH) -- Two people are in critical condition and a shooter is in custody after a shooting inside of Noblesville West Middle School. Police are reporting that the situation has been contained. Police are on scene and a SWAT team is sweeping the building. The school is on lockdown. Officials are requesting more medical help on the scene. One victim is a 13-year-old girl. One victim is an adult. Both victims are heading to IU Health Methodist hospital. Families have been notified. One student told News 8 that he heard several shots fired but did not know if...
  • Vowel Movement: How Americans near the Great Lakes are radically changing the sound of English

    08/24/2012 2:10:57 PM PDT · by JerseyanExile · 137 replies
    Slate ^ | August 22, 2012 | Rob Mifsud
    On July 4, 1960, the Eugene (Ore.) Register-Guard rang in Independence Day with a dire Associated Press report by one Norma Gauhn headlined “American Dialects Disappearing.” The problem, according to “speech experts,” was the homogenizing effect of “mass communications, compulsory education, [and] the mobility of restless Americans.” These conformist pressures have only intensified in the half-century since the AP warned “that within four generations virtually all regional U.S. speech differences will be gone.” And so as we enter the predicted twilight of regional American English, it’s no surprise that publications as venerable as the Economist now confirm what our collective...
  • A Mayor Tries to Zone Out Free Speech; Pete Buttigieg of South Bend targets a pro-life center

    05/14/2018 12:02:00 PM PDT · by Brilliant · 8 replies
    WSJ ^ | May 13, 2018 | Margot Cleveland
    The U.S. Supreme Court is considering a constitutional challenge to a California law targeting pro-life pregnancy centers. The so-called FACT Act requires the centers to tell clients they may qualify for subsidized abortions—a clear example of compelled speech. But such laws aren’t the only threats to the centers’ freedom of speech. At the local level, activists have begun a quiet push to protect the abortion industry through zoning. Last month the Women’s Care Center, which operates 28 pregnancy and family-resource centers in 10 states, became the latest target. A Texas-based abortion-clinic chain, Whole Women’s Health, convinced the mayor of South...
  • Trump Generally Sticks to Hammering Donnelly at Indiana Rally

    05/11/2018 4:21:52 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 5 replies
    Rollcall ^ | May 10 , 2018
    Could be template for what Senate GOP wants to see from the president Senate GOP leaders might be smiling after President Donald Trump’s rally Thursday evening. The raucous event in Elkhart, Indiana, saw Trump deliver one of his typical campaign trail stem-winders, with plenty of reminders about the midterm elections and the importance to the president of replacing Democratic Sen. Joe Donnelly in November.
  • West Virginia, Ohio, Indiana, North Carolina primaries offer November clues, warning

    05/11/2018 12:14:06 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 9 replies
    foxnews ^ | 05/11/2018 | Douglas E Schoen
    Tuesday’s Republican and Democratic primaries in West Virginia, Indiana, Ohio and North Carolina provided some clues about what to expect in the upcoming November midterm elections – including warning signs for Democrats. In West Virginia, Attorney General Patrick Morrisey emerged as the Republican senatorial nominee in a contentious primary marked by the unusual candidacy of the controversial former coal executive Don Blankenship. Blankenship was convicted and sent to prison for a year for his role in a coal mine explosion that killed 29 workers in 2010. The surprising popularity of Blankenship in pre-election polling – despite his loss Tuesday –...
  • Trump lauds Indiana GOP Senate candidate, knocks Donnelly as 'Sleepin’ Joe'

    05/11/2018 3:10:49 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 13 replies
    The hill ^ | May 10, 2018
    President Trump on Thursday night heaped praise on newly minted Indiana GOP Senate nominee Mike Braun while escalating attacks on his opponent, incumbent Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.). During a campaign rally in Elkhart, Ind., Trump lauded Braun as an effective businessman and someone who will be a loyal backer of the president’s agenda while characterizing Donnelly as simply awaiting marching orders from Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.). “This November Indiana will face an important choice: you can send a really incredible swamp person back to the Senate like Joe Donnelly, or you can send us a Republican like Mike...
  • LIVE: President Donald Trump Holds Rally in Elkhart, IN 5/10/18

    05/10/2018 4:55:47 PM PDT · by Mechanicos · 14 replies
    YouTube ^ | RSBN
    Thursday, May 10th, 2018: RSBN's Tera Broaddrick, Tom O'Neill and Aaron Pangio will be on hand as President Donald J. Trump holds a rally at North Side Gymnasium at North Side Middle School in Elkhart, IN. Watch our all day live stream coverage beginning at 3:00 PM Eastern time.
  • Trump Rally in Elkhart, Indian[a] Tonight! [LIVE STREAM]

    05/10/2018 3:25:14 PM PDT · by Eddie01 · 226 replies
    Golden State Times ^ | 5/10/2018 | Live Stream
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JMhSl6CxF-Y
  • Six Months Out: The 10 Most Vulnerable Senators in 2018

    05/10/2018 11:03:50 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 14 replies
    Rollcall ^ | May 10, 2018
    Sen. Dean Heller is the only Republican running for re-election in a state Hillary Clinton won in 2016. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo) Senate Democrats are still defending 10 states that President Donald Trump won in 2016, but six months out from Election Day, the most vulnerable senator remains a Republican. Nevada Sen. Dean Heller no longer faces a primary threat, but he’s the only Republican up for re-election in a state Hillary Clinton won, and in this national environment that’s a tricky place to be. The Democrats’ odds of flipping a few GOP-held open seats in Arizona and...
  • Blue wave? Not so fast after GOP-friendly primary results.

    05/09/2018 5:28:33 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 37 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/09/18 | Terry Schilling
    SNIP Tuesday night’s primary election results in Indiana, Ohio, and West Virginia provided a major lift to the GOP’s likelihood of maintaining the Senate. In Indiana, Mike Braun, a pro-Trump businessman, capitalized on his grassroots support to defeat two sitting U.S congressmen in order to challenge Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) in the fall. Congressman James Renacci (R) won his primary in Ohio in decisive fashion in order to take on Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio). And perhaps most importantly, West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey pulled off a major upset in a three-way race, defeating the ever-controversial Don Blankenship, guaranteeing a...
  • .Indiana’s Mike Braun, Ohio’s Jim Renacci win Senate GOP Primaries

    05/08/2018 6:42:22 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 21 replies
    Foxnews ^ | May 8, 2018
    .DEVELOPING… The Fox News Decision Desk can now project that Ohio Congressman Jim Renacci, who has been endorsed by President Trump, will defeat businessman Mike Gibbons in the Buckeye State’s Republican Senate Primary. Renacci will advance to challenge incumbent Democratic Senator Sherrod Brown in November.