Apparently We Missed A Really Big Party

Indianapolis Police are looking for a disgruntled former beer delivery driver who, after being fired from his job, stole the delivery truck he drove and parked it on the west side of town. The trailer, which had contained 14,000 cases of beer, sat open for six weeks while people help themselves to the contents. Police discovered the location of the truck after someone attempted to sell a pallet of beer to a liquor store.

Police said they were surprised that there was still beer left in the truck when it was discovered on Wednesday.

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IPS: Sign The Yellow Petition

Currently in Indianapolis, there is a plan to renovate the crumbling Indianapolis Public Schools system by renovating 12 schools. The plan will cost $200 million and will be paid for through the sale of property taxpayer-supported bonds.

The plan is “controversial” because the greedy Republicans in the suburbs don’t want to pay for inner city kids to go to school. Consequently, the plan is the subject of two petitions, both for (yellow forms) and against (blue forms). Which every side of the issue collects the most verified signatures before December 30 will succeed.

Sure, IPS students under-perform in comparison to the well-funded suburban schools. That’s not too surprising, if you read a first-hand account from someone who’s been in both types of schools.

And that’s why the greedy Republican suburbanites are at it once again, leading the charge against the IPS bond. You can thwart their efforts by going to I Support The IPS and finding out how to sign a yellow petition.

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Republican “moral values” hypocrites, part 247

Shamelessly borrowed from Atrios, with some additions:
Monday, 10/06/2004:

Bush introduced Mike and Sharla Hintz, a couple from Clive, whom he said benefited from his tax plan.
Last year, because of the enhanced the child tax credit, they received an extra $1,600 in their tax refund, Bush said. With other tax cuts in the bill, they saved $2,800 on their income taxes.

They used the money to buy a wood-burning stove to more efficiently heat their home, made some home improvements and went on a vacation to Minnesota, the president said.

“Next year, maybe they’ll want to come to Texas,” Bush quipped.

Mike Hintz, a First Assembly of God youth pastor, said the tax cuts also gave him additional money to use for health care.

He said he supports Bush’s values.

“The American people are starting to see what kind of leader President Bush is. People know where he stands,” he said.

“Where we are in this world, with not just the war on terror, but with the war with our culture that’s going on, I think we need a man that is going to be in the White House like President Bush, that’s going to stand by what he believes.

And Tuesday, 12/07/2004:

A Des Moines youth pastor is charged with the sexual exploitation of a child.

KCCI learned that the married father of four recently turned himself in to Johnston police.

Rev. Mike Hintz was fired from the First Assembly of God Church, located at 2725 Merle Hay Road, on Oct. 30. Hintz was the youth pastor there for three years.

Police said he started an affair with a 17-year-old in the church youth group this spring.

More on the incredibly moral Mike Hintz:

Special Guest speaker for the event is Pastor Mike Hintz from Des Moines First Assembly of God and a 1993 graduate of Trinity Bible College. Mike has worked with teenagers for the past eleven years. What he really loves about working with youth is seeing God take them out of their comfort zone and radically change the way they see God. One of his biggest passions is taking groups on missions trips.

Mike’s vision for youth ministry is seeing God raise up young men and women of uncommon character who walk in awe of God and ignite spiritual transformation in their communities. He will also take time to share some of his unique methods of ministering to the youth of this generation.

UPDATE: Check out the White House press release on Bush’s visit with the Hintz family, along with a spiffy picture of Bush next to his pal, child abuser/adulterer Mike Hintz.

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The Coming of the Third Reich

I started reading The Coming of the Third Reich by Richard J. Evans a few weeks ago. It’s profoundly disturbing, not just as a work of history but as a harbinger of ill-omen surrounding the current political situation in America. There are parallels that are shocking. And considering that right-wing bloggers are busy making jokes about “re-education camps” and threatening to use female Democrats as “comfort women,” I’m not the only one uneasy about this sort of thing.

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Rupert Sightings

So far, we here at IndyScribe have had two close encounters with Rupert Boneham, beloved star of Survivor: Pearl Islands and Survivor: All-Stars. The first was at P. F. Changs Restaurant at Keystone at the Crossing. Rupert came in and ate at the bar with friends, prior to the season finale of Survivor: Pearl Islands, and we were able to spot him. Later we saw him again, this time with an entourage (his, not ours) outside Shalimar Indian Restaurant at 1043 Broad Ripple Ave. The second sighting was after he had been awarded a million dollars as America’s favorite Survivor during the Survivor: All-Stars finale. On neither occasion was he wearing tie-dyed clothes. Stay tuned to IndyScribe for all of your Rupert Boneham news.

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