Since I’ve just arrived back home in Indiana to spend a week with my family and be with my mom on her birthday, I figured a themed update is appropriate.
- The Case of the Missing Zeroes: An astonishing act of statistical chutzpah in the Indiana schools’ grade-changing scandal – Even if you don’t care about local Indiana politics, read it for the stats and Republican cronyism.
- Purdue faculty ‘troubled’ by Mitch Daniels’ Howard Zinn comments – I still can’t believe that this guy is the head of my alma mater… Well, one good thing has come out of this controversy: I think I have another book to add to my reading list. If Mitch Daniel hates it so much, it must be at least somewhat interesting!
- Officer of the Year’ Caught on Camera Attacking Man Who Asked for Help – Indianapolis…
- Health commissioner: Indiana infant mortality rate is ‘horrible’ – Hey, at least we’re the 47th worst state and not 50th!
- But hey, it’s not all bad. Look at this nice welcoming committee I got during the drive from O’Hare to my home:
From a fellow Hoosier, I’ve got another link for your Indiana Blag Hag Grab Bag.
FOP spent $250,000 defending an officer who, while driving his patrol car with a BAC of .19, crashed into three motorcyclists, killing one and critically injuring the other two. Some additional background, because the story gets worse.
But hey, it’s not like we’re struggling to pay for public transportation or education or anything.
Gregory in Seattle says
You have never read “A People’s History of the United States”?! You should. It is “liberal” only in the sense that reality has an overwhelmingly liberal bias.
@ButchKitties #1 – Your second link is having problems.
Thanks, Gregory. Second link:
You aren’t going to be speaking at any skeptical/atheist type meetings while you’re out here, are you? Ha ha! Just kidding. There aren’t any of those. Well, there is CFI, but I could kind of see you not wanting to associate yourself with those folks at this point… I will say that the Coffee and Conversation in the downtown Indy location on Sunday mornings is usually pretty fun.