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Want to snark on someone? Let's do a smackdown of all the snobs. Some website operator with too much time on his hands looked at 101 places in Indiana with population of 5,000 or more and came up with a "scientifically prove and absolutely irrefutable" list of the  Top 10 Snobbiest Places in Indiana. And the winner is:


Public nuisance

Officials in a lot of towns would like to stick it to Walmart. One Indiana mayor has found a creative way to do it:

My mom the jailer

One of the coolest "take your kids to work" experiences ever:

 GREENFIELD, Ind. (AP) — Few people who have stayed a night in a county jail have a desire to return and reminisce on their experiences. But for Phyllis Anderson, the old brick building at 27 American Legion Place conjures up fond family memories.

Leading from below

Sometimes we get so obsessed about how big and overreaching the federal government is that we don't pay enough attention to what's going on at the state level:

The "R" word

The language police are on patrol again:

 The governor conducted a ceremonial bill signing Friday for a law that makes the Indiana code more politically correct.

This is all about the “R” word.

It’s a term that was once considered appropriate, but is no longer: retardation.


Undoubtedly, you've heard about this:

Fort Wayne Community Schools officials have begun discussions to change the Redskins name used by North Side High School for its athletic teams, marching band and school nickname.

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Dealer's choice

Puffed up

Get 'em while they're still (relatively) cheap, smokers:

INDIANAPOLIS — Public health may bump up against politics as lawmakers step into a debate over doubling the state’s cigarette tax.

A sorry performance

Welcome to your new home, fellow Hoosier!

BOSTON (WISH/AP) — Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is coming to Terre Haute, Indiana, a judge ruled during his sentencing hearing Wednesday, 24-Hour News 8’s sister station, WPRI-TV reports.

Tsarnaev also spoke for the first time in the courtroom, apologizing to victims.

Gay in South Bend

As noted in an earlier post, this country has likely already had a gay president, or at least a bisexual one, in James Buchanan. Of course, that's back when sexuality wasn't even talked about, let alone celebrated. If anyone had known about Buchan's sexual nature, he wouldn't have gotten near the White House.