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  • Online Armageddon (Conservative Blogosphere vs. Brett Kimberlin; Friday June 7, 2012)

    06/07/2012 10:32:06 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 12 replies
    American Spectator ^ | June 7, 2012 | Robert Stacy McCain
    Online Armageddon "An Army of Davids" unites against a campaign of intimidation. Somewhere between the time in October 2010 he threatened to sue Patrick Frey and the decision last week to make a similar threat toward Ali Akbar, Brett Kimberlin crossed a Rubicon of desperation and burned the bridge behind him. In the past three weeks, Kimberlin and his allies have escalated their deceitful war against conservative bloggers to the point that it cannot be ignored, and must now be fought to a conclusion with the entire political world watching. A convicted perjurer and drug smuggler, Kimberlin became infamous as...
  • Pregnant 10-year-old’s family speaks out in Marion molestation case

    05/19/2017 5:53:09 PM PDT · by digger48 · 32 replies
    WISH ^ | May 19, 2017 | Megan Sanctorum
    MARION, Ind. (WISH) – The grandmother of a young girl who was molested and impregnated in Marion says the man charged with the crime was someone they trusted. 34-year-old Nicholas Deon Thrash is facing 10 counts of child molestation. “He’s not type of person that you’d think would do something like this,” said the grandmother. She said she met Thrash multiple times. “We invited him into our home. He helped my husband all he could,” said the grandmother. Now Thrash is behind bars, and family says the young girl is 20 weeks pregnant. “Now her whole life has changed. …...
  • Pence Creates PAC ahead of 2018, 2020 Elections

    05/19/2017 6:16:51 AM PDT · by blueplum · 8 replies
    NBC news via MSN ^ | 18 May 2017 | Vaughn Hillyard
    Vice President Mike Pence is launching his own PAC — the "Great America Committee" — to aid his own future political interests, including helping Republican candidates ahead of the 2018 midterms. The group, which filed paperwork with the FEC on Wednesday, will be able to use the funds to cover the costs of the vice president's travels on Air Force Two to campaign on behalf of GOP candidates across the country. A source close to the Vice President said the organization will "provide resources for the Vice President to actually support candidates who are supportive of the president's agenda."
  • Butler University Changes Anti-Trump Course Description after Outcry

    05/10/2017 7:01:58 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 11 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | May 10, 2017 | Spencer Irvine
    Academia loves to offer us "teachable moments." Now, it appears, Butler University is having one. Butler, located in the politically-red state of Indiana, had a college course on U.S. democracy. However, part of the course description was critical of President Donald Trump, "Donald J. Trump won the U.S. Presidency despite perpetuating sexism, white supremacy, xenophobia, nationalism, nativism, and imperialism." After some outcry and criticism, the university has changed the course description to the following: "This course offers a broad historical, political, and critical communication studies approach to understanding the rise of Donald Trump as a political and social phenomenon. The...
  • Butler University offers anti-Trump course with ‘strategies for resistance’

    05/04/2017 3:44:20 AM PDT · by Libloather · 23 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 5/03/17 | Douglas Ernst
    Students at Indiana’s Butler University will soon learn “strategies for resistance” to oppose President Donald Trump. Students paying roughly $36,000 in tuition have signed up for a “Special Topics” class titled “Trumpism & U.S. Democracy.” The course, which begins in August and runs until December, explicitly charges the Republican with “perpetuating sexism, white supremacy, xenophobia, nationalism, nativism, and imperialism.” "This course explores why and how this happened, how Trump’s rhetoric is contrary to the foundation of the U.S. democracy, and what his win means for the future,” reads a description on Butler’s website, first reported Wednesday by The Heartland Institute....
  • Records show $1 million worth of medical equipment missing from VA hospital

    05/05/2017 12:22:33 PM PDT · by digger48 · 18 replies
    WISH ^ | : May 4, 2017, | Bennett Haeberle
    INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — More than $1 million worth of medical equipment has been declared lost from the Indianapolis VA Roudebush Medical Center in recent years, an I-Team 8 investigation has uncovered. At best, VA officials concede that the losses are small in terms of the inventory’s size, but may indicate poor record-keeping. At worst, the records show a systemic pattern of hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of items that go missing each year at the Indianapolis VA. What’s more, I-Team 8 discovered that four years after the VA inked a massive $543 million contract to install tracking devices on...
  • Laurence Fishburne’s drunk daughter pulls Trump-card to get out of DUI, then pees in front of the co

    05/03/2017 1:24:27 PM PDT · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 96 replies
    Daily Mail UK / Bizpacreview.com ^ | May 2, 2017 | Nicole Haas
    It’s almost as if she was having a good time. Montana Fishburne, daughter of famed actor Laurence Fishburne has been through the DUI protocol before and bragged about it to a Florida Highway patrol officer on the side of an interstate on March 11, oustide Fort Lauderdale. Actor Laurence Fishbourne is reportedly estranged from his wayward daughter. Image: Shutterstock. The video shows an intoxicated Fishurne playing it up in front of the cameras and waving around her high-heel shoes while being pulled over for drunk driving. “I’m not tripping, I’m a f****** ratchet,” Montana told trooper Juan Pinzon in footage...
  • This day in WND history: Jury finds fraud put Obama on '08 ballot

    04/26/2017 10:36:42 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 5 replies
    WND ^ | 04/25/2017 | na
    Jury finds fraud put Obama on ’08 ballot April 26, 2013: Two Democrats in Indiana were found guilty of submitting unauthorized names on the petition that placed then-Sen. Barack Obama on the 2008 presidential election primary ballot, meaning he likely did not qualify {..snip..}
  • Neighbors react after 80-year-old arrested on rape charge

    04/25/2017 6:45:53 PM PDT · by digger48 · 44 replies
    WISH ^ | April 25, 2017 | Howard Monroe
    KOKOMO, Ind. (WISH) — People in Kokomo are on edge following the arrest of an 80-year-old on rape charges. A woman told police it happened Sunday night on Lafountain Street. According to Kokomo police the woman went to the man’s house to sell him a tablet. It’s not clear how this transaction was initiated, but police say it didn’t originate online. The 29-year-old woman says she was held against her will at gunpoint. Police arrested William Graham for rape, armed robbery and confinement. 24-Hour News 8 was able to speak with the man’s brother, who says this is out of...
  • Court rules officer can’t sue gun shop after being shot by suspect

    04/24/2017 6:37:24 PM PDT · by digger48 · 18 replies
    WISH ^ | April 24, 2017 | Staff Reports
    INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — The Indiana Supreme Court says an Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officer cannot sue a gun shop for damages after a suspect shot him with a gun bought at the store. According to court documents, Demetrious Martin, a convicted felon who was unable to legally purchase or possess a firearm, shot IMPD Officer Dwayne Runnels during a traffic stop in December of 2011. The vehicle was stopped after matching the description of a car connected to an armed robbery and shooting. As Runnels approached the vehicle, Martin exited the car and proceeded to fire two shots at Runnels....
  • Police: ISU prof. faked anti-Muslim threats after being told he was losing job

    04/24/2017 6:26:54 PM PDT · by digger48 · 8 replies
    WISH ^ | April 24, 2017 | WTWO Staff Reports
    TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO) – An assistant professor at Indiana State University has been arrested in regards to recent emails threatening the Muslim community. ISU officials say Azhar Hussain, an assistant professor of aviation technology at the university, was arrested on a felony charge of obstruction of justice, and a misdemeanor charge of harassment. Hussain has also been immediately suspended from his teaching duties, according to Provost Mike Licari. ISU officials say the charges stem from emails that were received on campus, containing anti-Muslim messages and threats toward members of the Muslim community. Officials say the first report of the...
  • He wanted ‘sympathy’: Muslim prof arrested for reporting bogus anti-Islamic threats

    04/23/2017 4:48:04 AM PDT · by C19fan · 12 replies
    College Fix ^ | April 22, 2017 | Staff
    An Indiana State University professor was arrested yesterday for reporting phony anti-Islamic threats. He also had claimed he was physically assaulted outside of his office.
  • Professor Arrested After Allegedly Making Up Anti-Muslim Threats and Assault

    04/22/2017 3:25:07 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 35 replies
    Aviation students at Indiana State University will need a new teacher. That’s because Professor Azhar Hussain was arrested on Friday for making up an assault, and also anti-Muslims threats. Not only might he face prison time, but his employers have already distanced themselves from him. In a statement obtained by LawNewz.com, the school said charges originate from a number of emails with anti-Muslim messages and threats. Back then it wasn’t clear who sent these, only that the writer pointed out Hussain as a possible target. The first of these messages occurred on March 8, and things didn’t end there. On...
  • White privilege ‘shapes the world,’ says dorm display

    04/17/2017 8:11:20 AM PDT · by C19fan · 75 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | April 17, 2017 | Anthony Gockowski
    Another “white privilege” board discovered at Indiana University declares that privilege “shapes the world in which we live.” According to a photo of the board obtained by Campus Reform, white privilege is not necessarily defined as something that white people “do, create, or enjoy on purpose,” but rather as a “transparent preference for whiteness that saturates our society.”
  • Facebook killer may be on the loose in another state

    04/16/2017 10:48:37 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 52 replies
    NY Post ^ | April 17, 2017 | Chris Perez
    The deranged gunman who randomly executed an elderly Cleveland resident and posted footage of the killing on Facebook has possibly fled the city — and may be on the loose in another state, cops say. Police warned early Monday that residents in Pennsylvania, New York, Indiana and Michigan should be on the lookout for 37-year-old Steve Stephens, who is driving a white Ford Fusion and is believed to be armed and dangerous. “Suspect may be out of state at this time,” officials said in a statement. “Those outside of Northeast Ohio: Contact Local Authorities.”
  • Wabash Valley officials, truckers oppose tolls on I-70

    04/12/2017 12:12:54 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 5 replies
    The Terre Haute Tribune-Star ^ | April 1, 2017 | Dave Taylor
    For some, the possibility of tolls on Interstate 70 across Indiana is going over like a flat tire. But Republican lawmakers who control the legislature say they could help fund new driving lanes and only those who use the road would pay for them. “I think it’s totally unfair,” said Judy Anderson, president of the Vigo County Board of Commissioners. “I don’t think we would be supportive at all.” Pending legislation would let the governor place toll lanes on interstates and bridges, subject to federal approval. Many Vigo County residents commute to jobs in Indianapolis and a large number of...
  • Indiana Toll Road asks drivers to 'Put the Phone Down'

    04/11/2017 11:02:37 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies
    WNDU 16 ^ | February 27, 2017 | Travis Robinson
    When you're driving, there's a good chance you've seen someone on the phone, and maybe you've even been that person. Fifty-seven percent of American drivers admit to being on their phone while driving. Indiana Toll Road construction for the 80/90 Push project is just about halfway done. They expect to be finished July fourth, but in order to do that, they need workers to stay safe. So they're trying to cut down on those numbers. It really is difficult to put a dent in those numbers because we're all on-the-go. On top of that, you probably haven't met anyone who...
  • Notre Dame students ‘feel unsafe’ about Pence invite, start protest campaign

    04/11/2017 1:16:31 PM PDT · by kevcol · 72 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 11, 2017 | Douglas Ernst
    Vice President Mike Pence’s scheduled commencement speech at Notre Dame has prompted a protest campaign by seniors who feel “unsafe.” ... “For me personally, [Mr. Pence] represents the larger Trump administration,” Ms. Mondane told school’s newspaper, The Observer, on Monday. “His administration represents something, and for many people on our campus, it makes them feel unsafe to have someone who openly is offensive but also demeaning of their humanity and of their life and of their identity.”
  • Electronics retailer hhgregg is going out of business

    04/07/2017 10:23:08 PM PDT · by PittsburghAfterDark · 57 replies
    MSN ^ | April 7, 2017 | Associated Press
    INDIANAPOLIS — Consumer electronics chain hhgregg Inc. is going out of business and shutting down all its stores. Founded in 1955, the retailer had 220 stores in 19 states selling major appliances like washers and TVs, as well as computers and home theater systems. As of May last year, it had about 5,000 employees. Just days before announcing its bankruptcy protection filing last month, hhgregg said it planned to trim down by closing three distribution centers and 88 stores. But the move was not enough to salvage the chain.
  • Anti-capitalist protesters disrupt work, traffic at IU

    04/07/2017 10:00:15 AM PDT · by C19fan · 12 replies
    College Fix ^ | April 6, 2017 | Marissa Gentry
    A rally Wednesday afternoon resulted in a disrupted workplace and gridlocked traffic as student protesters marched to demand more diversity at the Indiana University-Bloomington campus. The rally and march was organized by the student group Students Against State Violence (SASV) in support of a Resolution on Diversity that was passed last April by the Faculty Council, because according to the SASV, the university “has been delaying and opposing its implementation.”