Month: January 2007

BMV On The Move

In a 7-5 vote, the House Roads and Transportation Committee sent HB1262, authored by Scott Pelath, D-Michigan City, to the House floor. The bill would transfer control of the Bureau of Motor Vehicles from the governor’s office to the Secretary of State. Pelath believes that the change will force public accountability. He also thinks that […]

Indiana 3rd In Black Slayings

Trailing only Pennsylvania and devastated Louisiana, Indiana ranked 3rd in >black homicides in 2006 at 29.3 per 100,000 residents. The national rate for black homicides was 18.71, and the overall rate was 4.86. The vast majority were killed with handguns. The Violence Policy Center, which commissioned the study, called the trend “disproportionate, disturbing, and undeniable.”

Showdown In The Desert

Iranian ambassador to Iraq, Hassan Kazemi Qumi, has responded to the Bush administration’s bellicose accusations that his country is actively working to undermine American interests in Iraq. Qumi ridiculed such evidence as the Americans have professed to possess as verification for hostile intent, claiming it confirmed nothing and that the U.S. was making unfounded accusations. […]

Dynamite Dog

HAVE YOU HEARD ABOUT THE TWO DUCK HUNTERS FROM WISCONSIN? ABSOLUTELY A TRUE STORY HEARD ON A WISCONSIN RADIO STATION REPORTING ON THE INCIDENT.A guy buys a new Lincoln Navigator for $42,500.00 (with monthly payments of $690.00). ┬áHe and a friend go duck hunting in upper Wisconsin. It’s mid-winter; and of course all of the […]

Know Thy Holocaust

House Bill 1059, introduced by Clyde Kersey, D-Terre Haute, requires that all public schools instruct students about the Holocaust, in which 6 million Jews were murdered by the Nazis during WWII. “I’m a firm believer,” said Kersey, “in the idea that if you don’t learn the lessons of history, you are bound to repeat them.” […]

Almost Definite

Senate Minority Leader Richard Young, D-Milltown, filed his exploratory committee papers for the 2008 Indiana Governor’s race this morning. He is considered a dark horse for the office. Former first Lady Judy O’Bannon is the chairwoman of his campaign, giving him some well-known support. Young officially becomes the first nearly-official candidate in the race.

China Replies To Bush Space Grab

In a message aimed directly at the United States, China has destroyed one of it’s own satellites with a ballistic missile. When asked about the test, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Liu Jianchao said only that, “China will not participate in any kind of arms race in outer space.” China denies any intentions to develop space […]