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Tuesday, Mar 31, 2015

* “The Crossroads of America” is Indiana’s official state motto. I’m thinking they may need to amend that motto a bit, or maybe even throw it out and start all over again.

* The Question: Suggestions for a new or revised Indiana state motto?

- Posted by Rich Miller        

166 Comments
  1. - Levi - Tuesday, Mar 31, 15 @ 10:28 am:

    Notice that “Crossroads of America” doesn’t really say anything about anyone *stopping.* “A lot of people come through here. Nobody stays, but boy, do they ever pass through!”


  2. - 47th Ward - Tuesday, Mar 31, 15 @ 10:29 am:

    In the Crosshairs of America.


  3. - Mouthy - Tuesday, Mar 31, 15 @ 10:30 am:

    Dead End.


  4. - H - Tuesday, Mar 31, 15 @ 10:31 am:

    Indiana - we support crossroads just not crossdressers.


  5. - 47th Ward - Tuesday, Mar 31, 15 @ 10:32 am:

    There’s More than Scorn in Indiana.


  6. - Tornadoman - Tuesday, Mar 31, 15 @ 10:34 am:

    INdiana, not OUTdiana


  7. - Anon - Tuesday, Mar 31, 15 @ 10:35 am:

    “The envy of Illinois…. At least it’s governor.”


  8. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Mar 31, 15 @ 10:35 am:

    America’s Heartless Land

    The Who’s your Friend? State

    Making Tolerance Intolerable

    Welcome Home, the 1950’s

    Saying No in the name of religion

    Where Pence makes no sense

    Giving that ole time intolerance, it’s good enough for them

    Wanting diversity only under our terms

    Everyone is equal, unless…

    Because diversity is an old, old, wooden ship from the civil war

    Where lady justice is blind, and so should everyone else

    “Can we ask you a few …questions…”

    Making the Deep South liberal

    Where a fair shake is a slap in the face

    We love everyone whom we deem lovable

    If you meet our criteria, welcome, otherwise, get out. Thanks!

    Your money’s no good here. You know who you are.

    We’re not intolerant to those we want here

    Civil rights? Meh.

    Going backwards. That’s always been our way

    More like a private club than a free society


  9. - Anon - Tuesday, Mar 31, 15 @ 10:35 am:

    Its


  10. - William Jennings Bryan - Tuesday, Mar 31, 15 @ 10:36 am:

    In Indiana if you own a goat you are a rancher.


  11. - D.P.Gumby - Tuesday, Mar 31, 15 @ 10:38 am:

    Indiana–Have a Gay Old Time!


  12. - Em - Tuesday, Mar 31, 15 @ 10:40 am:

    The Armpit of America


  13. - Mayor McCheese - Tuesday, Mar 31, 15 @ 10:41 am:

    Indiana. “Without Us, Liberals Would have Nothing to Hyperventilate about.”


  14. - Wordslinger - Tuesday, Mar 31, 15 @ 10:42 am:

    Yes We Klan!


  15. - south side - Tuesday, Mar 31, 15 @ 10:43 am:

    Hoosier Daddy


  16. - Give Me A Break - Tuesday, Mar 31, 15 @ 10:46 am:

    Indiana: Welcome Ward and June.


  17. - Henry Moon - Tuesday, Mar 31, 15 @ 10:46 am:

    We’ll do anything to keep Wilco!


  18. - train111 - Tuesday, Mar 31, 15 @ 10:47 am:

    Indiana–where our interpretation of the Bible predates ISIS’ interpretation of the Koran


  19. - Rich Miller - Tuesday, Mar 31, 15 @ 10:47 am:

    Wordslinger takes a HUGE and possibly insurmountable lead.

    lol


  20. - Casual Observer - Tuesday, Mar 31, 15 @ 10:48 am:

    Where Bobby Knight taught us how to love.


  21. - 47th Ward - Tuesday, Mar 31, 15 @ 10:49 am:

    Taking the French out of French Lick.


  22. - Jocko - Tuesday, Mar 31, 15 @ 10:50 am:

    We put the “fun” in fundamentalism.

    Our guys play in white sheets…but you’d better not!


  23. - 47th Ward - Tuesday, Mar 31, 15 @ 10:50 am:

    Indiana: Home of Jay Cutler.


  24. - Mama - Tuesday, Mar 31, 15 @ 10:50 am:

    You can only drive backwards on the “Crossroads of America.”


  25. - AC - Tuesday, Mar 31, 15 @ 10:50 am:

    Indiana, be happy and gay, just don’t actually be gay


  26. - Roamin' Numeral - Tuesday, Mar 31, 15 @ 10:50 am:

    Indiana: Where man-to-man is only allowed on the basketball court!


  27. - south side - Tuesday, Mar 31, 15 @ 10:51 am:

    In Diana but not In Ron


  28. - Carl Nyberg - Tuesday, Mar 31, 15 @ 10:52 am:

    Indiana: the Mississippi of the Midwest


  29. - Mama - Tuesday, Mar 31, 15 @ 10:53 am:

    Change from ‘Crossroads to America’ to Indiana wants me, no I can’t go back there…


  30. - Rich Miller - Tuesday, Mar 31, 15 @ 10:53 am:

    “Better latent than never.” (HT: Robin Williams)


  31. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Mar 31, 15 @ 10:53 am:

    Playing for 2nd…

    The “burning cross” road of America


  32. - Dirty Red - Tuesday, Mar 31, 15 @ 10:54 am:

    Named for the Dog
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kO1MuJ_ijF8


  33. - West Side the Best Side - Tuesday, Mar 31, 15 @ 10:54 am:

    Indiana - The Burning Crossroads of America


  34. - And I Approved This Message - Tuesday, Mar 31, 15 @ 10:54 am:

    Um..Never Mind.


  35. - Fur and Loathing. - Tuesday, Mar 31, 15 @ 10:54 am:

    Indiana–Contrite When Caught.


  36. - West Side the Best Side - Tuesday, Mar 31, 15 @ 10:55 am:

    Rats, Oswego Willy beat me by a minute while I was hunt and peck typing.


  37. - RayRay - Tuesday, Mar 31, 15 @ 10:57 am:

    “The Social Crossroads of America!”


  38. - Sunshine - Tuesday, Mar 31, 15 @ 11:02 am:

    A Great State with Good People!

    Indiana, Where Religious Freedom Rules


  39. - Down South - Tuesday, Mar 31, 15 @ 11:03 am:

    The land that Lincoln left.


  40. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Mar 31, 15 @ 11:04 am:

    === A Great State with Good People!

    Indiana, Where Religious Freedom Rules===

    We’ll find a reason to not like you, ask us!


  41. - Rich Miller - Tuesday, Mar 31, 15 @ 11:06 am:

    Indiana, Where Religious Freedom Rules Over Your Remaining Civil Rights

    Fixed it for ya.

    lol


  42. - Nonplussed - Tuesday, Mar 31, 15 @ 11:07 am:

    No tsunami for 2 billion years!


  43. - Tommydanger - Tuesday, Mar 31, 15 @ 11:10 am:

    Indiana, Where what we do is copied in Arkansas.


  44. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Mar 31, 15 @ 11:10 am:

    Your discomfort comforts us.


  45. - Carhartt Representative - Tuesday, Mar 31, 15 @ 11:12 am:

    Come for the right to work, stay for our straight-only bakeries.


  46. - AC - Tuesday, Mar 31, 15 @ 11:12 am:

    Indiana, giving Mississippi a place to look up to


  47. - Tommydanger - Tuesday, Mar 31, 15 @ 11:13 am:

    Indiana, Where if you say your gay, you better mean you’re happy.


  48. - Quizzical - Tuesday, Mar 31, 15 @ 11:13 am:

    The who’syer friend,
    Whatya doing together,
    I’m not sure I want to sell this cup of coffee to you state


  49. - Illinois taxpayer - Tuesday, Mar 31, 15 @ 11:16 am:

    The Hate State


  50. - exbricklayer - Tuesday, Mar 31, 15 @ 11:17 am:

    Indiana, where we encourage church participation but not Union participation.


  51. - Linus - Tuesday, Mar 31, 15 @ 11:20 am:

    Indiana: Ill Will & Grace


  52. - Linus - Tuesday, Mar 31, 15 @ 11:24 am:

    Indiana: Where LGBT = Let’s Give Business Toeveryoneelse


  53. - ??? - Tuesday, Mar 31, 15 @ 11:26 am:

    Indiana - Where we’re proudly moving into the 19th Century!


  54. - Amalia - Tuesday, Mar 31, 15 @ 11:26 am:

    the no Cross dressing roads of America


  55. - Linus - Tuesday, Mar 31, 15 @ 11:27 am:

    Indiana: Up With straight People!


  56. - Tommydanger - Tuesday, Mar 31, 15 @ 11:27 am:

    Indiana, Bringing back the stone age and proud of it!


  57. - Rayne of Terror - Tuesday, Mar 31, 15 @ 11:29 am:

    Hoosier hospitality: come for the pork tenderloin as big as your head, but only if you’re straight.

    Our covered bridges are for cis people.

    Gerrymandering makes our legislature free to do as they want, any old time.

    Seriously though, I’m a 6th generation Terre Haute Hoosier and my Facebook is full of businesses who are open for business for everyone. I don’t see any support for this foolishness among my friends and family. I think My Indiana will rise up and make Eugene V Debs proud.


  58. - AC - Tuesday, Mar 31, 15 @ 11:31 am:

    Indiana, The punchlines write themselves


  59. - Rich Miller - Tuesday, Mar 31, 15 @ 11:34 am:

    Amalia takes a surprising lead!!!


  60. - Arthur Andersen - Tuesday, Mar 31, 15 @ 11:34 am:

    Indiana-Home of the Greatest Spectacle in Racing and the Greatest Debacle in Governing!


  61. - Linus - Tuesday, Mar 31, 15 @ 11:36 am:

    Indiana: Party Like It’s 1899!


  62. - Linus - Tuesday, Mar 31, 15 @ 11:38 am:

    Indiana: Putting the PFFFt! in PFLAG


  63. - zatoichi - Tuesday, Mar 31, 15 @ 11:44 am:

    Crosstalkers of America


  64. - Tommydanger - Tuesday, Mar 31, 15 @ 11:45 am:

    Indiana, We’re not bigoted, we’re simply stupid.


  65. - Rich Miller - Tuesday, Mar 31, 15 @ 11:49 am:

    Indiana: No, we’re not gonna “fix this now”


  66. - Captain Obvious - Tuesday, Mar 31, 15 @ 11:51 am:

    Common sense and good governance…unlike our bankrupt neighbor to the west.


  67. - late to the party - Tuesday, Mar 31, 15 @ 11:54 am:

    Indiana: Winning the Race to the Bottom


  68. - Tommydanger - Tuesday, Mar 31, 15 @ 11:54 am:

    Indiana, We don’t need directions, we have a moral compass.


  69. - Rich Miller - Tuesday, Mar 31, 15 @ 11:55 am:

    Indiana: Gay union members might wanna leave now.


  70. - Linus - Tuesday, Mar 31, 15 @ 12:02 pm:

    Indiana: No Unions, Civil or Otherwise


  71. - Tommydanger - Tuesday, Mar 31, 15 @ 12:03 pm:

    Indiana, If you liked the Old Testament, you’ll just love us.

    Indiana, New Testament not spoken here.


  72. - Tommydanger - Tuesday, Mar 31, 15 @ 12:09 pm:

    Indiana, Slow down. Gay radar enforced.


  73. - Wensicia - Tuesday, Mar 31, 15 @ 12:09 pm:

    The Crossroads for Straight America; U-turn if You’re Gay!


  74. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Mar 31, 15 @ 12:19 pm:

    Indiana; straight up happy only

    Indiana; no unions, no civil unions, no civility

    Indiana; Cousins marrying since 1816


  75. - Soccermom - Tuesday, Mar 31, 15 @ 12:22 pm:

    Indiana: “It’s Not Our Hearts, Lord, It’s Our Minds”


  76. - Soccermom - Tuesday, Mar 31, 15 @ 12:23 pm:

    Although I think Word has this one sewn up.


  77. - Soccermom - Tuesday, Mar 31, 15 @ 12:26 pm:

    47th, If you wanted to organize a protest march to French Lick, I am pretty sure we could get some sweet coverage…


  78. - MrJM - Tuesday, Mar 31, 15 @ 12:27 pm:

    Indiana: Like Dixie but without the Southern Charm

    – MrJM


  79. - VanillaMan - Tuesday, Mar 31, 15 @ 12:40 pm:

    Indiana: Cross-road-kill


  80. - 47th Ward - Tuesday, Mar 31, 15 @ 12:40 pm:

    Speaking of French Lick, Air Supply is scheduled to perform there April 11th, meaning that, officially, Indiana is All Out of Love.


  81. - VanillaMan - Tuesday, Mar 31, 15 @ 12:40 pm:

    Indiana: Wabash-ed


  82. - VanillaMan - Tuesday, Mar 31, 15 @ 12:44 pm:

    Indiana: Still clinging


  83. - Soccermom - Tuesday, Mar 31, 15 @ 12:44 pm:

    47th — I am literally laughing out loud. Well done.

    Gosh, the commentariat has been eating its collective wheaties today.


  84. - VanillaMan - Tuesday, Mar 31, 15 @ 12:45 pm:

    Indiana: Reminiscing it is still 2012


  85. - VanillaMan - Tuesday, Mar 31, 15 @ 12:53 pm:

    Indiana: Home of the Karmapolis 500


  86. - zing - Tuesday, Mar 31, 15 @ 1:01 pm:

    brokeback cornfield


  87. - Stones - Tuesday, Mar 31, 15 @ 1:03 pm:

    Indiana - our favorite son is Orville Redenbacher!


  88. - Random Acts of Protest - Tuesday, Mar 31, 15 @ 1:03 pm:

    A Haiku (5-7-5) Motto of Indiana:

    When on I-90,
    Or 94, Please Stop, Buy!
    Don’t Boycott Us - PLEASE?!


  89. - PolPal56 - Tuesday, Mar 31, 15 @ 1:03 pm:

    Indiana: A Great Place to Stop and Pee on the Way to Someplace Better


  90. - Mittuns - Tuesday, Mar 31, 15 @ 1:05 pm:

    Indiana, the birthplace of Gay Discrimination Zones.


  91. - Stones - Tuesday, Mar 31, 15 @ 1:06 pm:

    Indiana’s top 3 tourist attractions - The Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Notre Dame University and the Spilotro Brothers burial site.


  92. - Mittuns - Tuesday, Mar 31, 15 @ 1:08 pm:

    Indiana, Unions (civil or otherwise) Not Welcome.

    Indiana, The Right to Wrong State.


  93. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Mar 31, 15 @ 1:08 pm:

    Indiana; one river border is de Nile.

    Indiana; Check every box, if it applies…

    Indiana; reading the constitution and the bible and understanding neither


  94. - Michelle Flaherty - Tuesday, Mar 31, 15 @ 1:09 pm:

    Indiana: The Midwest’s angry closet since 1816.


  95. - zing - Tuesday, Mar 31, 15 @ 1:10 pm:

    Nowhere else to go !

    “Hoosiers”
    “A man your age comes to a place like this, either he’s running away from something or he has nowhere else to go.”


  96. - 47th Ward - Tuesday, Mar 31, 15 @ 1:17 pm:

    With all the crying Governor Pence is doing lately, maybe they should change the name to
    Indi-whaaaaaaaaaanna.

    There’s no crying in politics.


  97. - Jeff Trigg - Tuesday, Mar 31, 15 @ 1:17 pm:

    Indiana - At least we don’t discriminate against independent candidates in our election laws as bad as they do in Illinois.


  98. - howard - Tuesday, Mar 31, 15 @ 1:20 pm:

    Indiana….where men are men…..and the farm animals…..Oh never mind.


  99. - Sunshine - Tuesday, Mar 31, 15 @ 1:23 pm:

    This surprises me that so many are so small minded…maybe not?


  100. - G'Kar - Tuesday, Mar 31, 15 @ 1:26 pm:

    Indiana–More Southern than Mississippi.

    Indiana–Home of the 2016 Klantauqua!


  101. - BlameBruceRauner - Tuesday, Mar 31, 15 @ 1:29 pm:

    Indiana: Coming out of the closet is for your clothes only


  102. - Rich Miller - Tuesday, Mar 31, 15 @ 1:31 pm:

    BlameBruceRauner moves into the lead!


  103. - Amalia - Tuesday, Mar 31, 15 @ 1:33 pm:

    Indiana: The Bachman family is too liberal for us


  104. - Zing - Tuesday, Mar 31, 15 @ 1:36 pm:

    Why we keep Gary, ft. Wayne, & Richmond in three seperate corners.


  105. - A guy - Tuesday, Mar 31, 15 @ 1:41 pm:

    Just wait until the Elkhart Amish hear about this law, the reaction and the loss of Angie’s List. We’ll get a response when their rider shows up with a press release.


  106. - Wordslinger - Tuesday, Mar 31, 15 @ 2:07 pm:

    The Mideast of the Midwest


  107. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Mar 31, 15 @ 2:09 pm:

    Indiana; a Caste of Characters


  108. - Wordslinger - Tuesday, Mar 31, 15 @ 2:10 pm:

    A Guy , can I buy some weed from you? Based on your comments, it must be killer.


  109. - Rich Miller - Tuesday, Mar 31, 15 @ 2:15 pm:

    OW’s “Caste of Characters” noses to the front of the pack!


  110. - A guy - Tuesday, Mar 31, 15 @ 2:19 pm:

    Sure Sling, I’ll meet you at the corner of the Mississippi River in Rock Island. Cash only. Bring your Med Mar ID. If you don’t qualify, the law’s seriously flawed.


  111. - Carhartt Representative - Tuesday, Mar 31, 15 @ 2:20 pm:

    =The Mideast of the Midwest=

    I like it


  112. - Wisconsin Democrat - Tuesday, Mar 31, 15 @ 2:31 pm:

    Indiana: The Heteronormative Pit Stop


  113. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Mar 31, 15 @ 2:35 pm:

    Indiana; The Conforming State


  114. - Wordslinger - Tuesday, Mar 31, 15 @ 2:40 pm:

    Guy, geometry and geography, prevent meeting at “the corner of the Mississippi River at Rock Island.”

    I understand it’s a rough day to spin your shallow Babbitt bigotry, but, dude, it’s not my fault. You own it.


  115. - 47th Ward - Tuesday, Mar 31, 15 @ 2:47 pm:

    Word, I think A guy is just waiting for all of the hoopla about this law to die down. I mean, sure, people are mad about being targets of legal dsicrimination, but after they get used to it, everything will go back to normal.

    That’s the thing about civil rights. Once you give them to someone, everybody else wants them too.


  116. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Mar 31, 15 @ 2:54 pm:

    Indiana; We’ll be the judge, of you.


  117. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Mar 31, 15 @ 2:57 pm:

    Indiana; Thanks, but you’re not welcome


  118. - AC - Tuesday, Mar 31, 15 @ 3:03 pm:

    Indiana: Religious freedom’s just another word for ignoring everything Christ taught you


  119. - AC - Tuesday, Mar 31, 15 @ 3:06 pm:

    Indiana: Rauner’s former vision of Utopia


  120. - Wordslinger - Tuesday, Mar 31, 15 @ 3:09 pm:

    47, “hoopla” is a heck of a word, ain’t it?

    Seriously, though, what kind of American strives to use the power of government to abuse a class of citizens?

    Guy is a weak, very weak, apologist for bigots. Why, that’s his problem.


  121. - Amalia - Tuesday, Mar 31, 15 @ 3:09 pm:

    Indiana: Jim Nabors no longer welcome


  122. - Stones - Tuesday, Mar 31, 15 @ 3:11 pm:

    Heterosexual Hospitality!


  123. - 47th Ward - Tuesday, Mar 31, 15 @ 3:20 pm:

    Don’t call him an apologist. He hates that. He’s just defending a really stupid law that the rest of us are criticizing.


  124. - Long time listener - Tuesday, Mar 31, 15 @ 3:27 pm:

    Indiana - The only thing left about us are the turns at the 500!


  125. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Mar 31, 15 @ 3:28 pm:

    Indiana; open to the closed-minded


  126. - Joan P. - Tuesday, Mar 31, 15 @ 3:29 pm:

    Do unto others . . . uh, no, that’s not it.
    Love thy neighbor . . . no, that’s not it, either.
    As ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren . . . no, try again.

    Indiana, where we don’t know the Bible as well as we thought we did.


  127. - A guy - Tuesday, Mar 31, 15 @ 3:31 pm:

    Couldn’t be more wrong Sling/47. Bigotry in any form is the ugliest thing on the face of the Earth. Going around calling someone a “bigot” or implying so, carries a hell of a lot more responsibility than the back and forth comments in a blog. If I were a bigot, it would be a very hypocritical circumstance for me. Don’t know either of you well enough (or at all really) to know what you might have done to promote the cause of tolerance or fight discriminatory practices, but I know for sure what I’ve done. I feel safe stacking it up against either of you.

    We have a difference of opinion when it comes to the interpretation of this law. The State, the Governor, the communications folks around it could not have done a lousier job putting any clarity to what this does or doesn’t do. Their effort here flat out stunk.

    That being said, this thread and a few others have done the same in absolute reverse; you’ve condemned an entire state full of people with crass, over the line insults. The intent of this law was different than how it’s been portrayed. I heard 2 constitutional scholars say it’s materially the same as what we have in Illinois and 20 other states. It’s reported that in 20 years there hasn’t been a single case that survived a preliminary hearing making it “okay” to discriminate against gays. Not one.

    And yet, I’m sure it goes on everyday, well outside of any legislation. No matter how hard you try, you can’t legislate decency in behavior. Jerks are going to be jerks. And reading on this blog some of the comments about the folks one state over are no less “jerky” than the behavior you’re supposedly condemning. Go ahead a be proud of that if you want to.

    Call me a bigot and you’re way out of line. I’m the opposite.

    These last few days observing here and participating in some cases have been very disappointing. Very little of it has been intelligent. Ridicule is cutting both ways. It’s equally ugly.


  128. - Tommydanger - Tuesday, Mar 31, 15 @ 3:32 pm:

    Indiana, Where A Guy can be a guy as long as he’s not a gay.


  129. - A Citizen - Tuesday, Mar 31, 15 @ 3:33 pm:

    Hoosiers hold their liquor by the ears, woof woof!


  130. - A guy - Tuesday, Mar 31, 15 @ 3:36 pm:

    ==== Wordslinger - Tuesday, Mar 31, 15 @ 12:27 pm:

    I used to live at the corner of Mississippi and River across from Rock Island. Believe me, I know how the corps runs the show on the river.===

    This was the entry that had me choosing a corner on the river. It was a joke Sling. Loosen the jock a little. Everyone will feel better.


  131. - mokenavince - Tuesday, Mar 31, 15 @ 3:38 pm:

    The new home of Shria law. Public stoning’s every week. Plus Hoosier Mike Pence still trying to answer yes or no.


  132. - Jack Stephens - Tuesday, Mar 31, 15 @ 3:40 pm:

    Indiana: 1816-2015….99 Years Of Progress!


  133. - cutters - Tuesday, Mar 31, 15 @ 3:44 pm:

    Hey, that’s *my* cat! His name’s not Fellini, it’s Jake! I won’t have any “eenie” in this house!

    [to the cat]

    Dad: Your name’s Jake, you hear?


  134. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Mar 31, 15 @ 3:46 pm:

    Indiana; diverse in our closed mindedness.


  135. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Mar 31, 15 @ 3:56 pm:

    Indiana; Your Uncle thst can’t help but tell you how wrong you are.


  136. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Mar 31, 15 @ 4:02 pm:

    Indiana; the moral compass for immoral governing.


  137. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Mar 31, 15 @ 4:09 pm:

    Indiana; where the Pilgrims would call home, today.


  138. - Tommydanger - Tuesday, Mar 31, 15 @ 4:16 pm:

    Paging Evan Bayh. Paging Evan Bayh.


  139. - BlameBruceRauner - Tuesday, Mar 31, 15 @ 4:36 pm:

    Indiana: The Disney Land of Bigotry. Where all your discrimination can come true!


  140. - MrJM - Tuesday, Mar 31, 15 @ 4:56 pm:

    “Loosen the jock a little. Everyone will feel better.”

    It’s that kind of talk that could get a fella banned from the Hoosier state.

    – MrJM


  141. - Upon Further Review - Tuesday, Mar 31, 15 @ 4:59 pm:

    Even Lincoln Left Indiana.


  142. - Amalia - Tuesday, Mar 31, 15 @ 5:07 pm:

    Indiana: the not Naborly state


  143. - RetiredStateEmployee - Tuesday, Mar 31, 15 @ 5:24 pm:

    Where even the good laws need fixin’ - the gov


  144. - West Side the Best Side - Tuesday, Mar 31, 15 @ 5:38 pm:

    Indiana- Where the Hoosiers beat the Razorbacks to that old time religion.


  145. - Anonymous - Tuesday, Mar 31, 15 @ 5:39 pm:

    Indiana, the Loser State


  146. - PoolGuy - Tuesday, Mar 31, 15 @ 5:44 pm:

    Anon at 5:39, you mean the Loosier State?


  147. - PoolGuy - Tuesday, Mar 31, 15 @ 6:05 pm:

    Indiana - where even our corn grows straight


  148. - Rich Miller - Tuesday, Mar 31, 15 @ 6:17 pm:

    Good one, PoolGuy. Just a hair short of a winner, but good one.


  149. - Anonsense - Tuesday, Mar 31, 15 @ 7:04 pm:

    Indiana. Where gay weddings, just like vampires, can’t be photographed.


  150. - Anonsense - Tuesday, Mar 31, 15 @ 7:06 pm:

    Indiana. You’re in luck! We just had a cancellation!


  151. - walker - Tuesday, Mar 31, 15 @ 7:06 pm:

    Indiana where you’re free to be like me.


  152. - walker - Tuesday, Mar 31, 15 @ 7:06 pm:

    Indiana where you’re free to be like me.


  153. - Anonsense - Tuesday, Mar 31, 15 @ 7:11 pm:

    Hey Tim. How do you like them apples?


  154. - Anonsense - Tuesday, Mar 31, 15 @ 7:13 pm:

    The straight and narrow minded cross roads of America.


  155. - Anonsense - Tuesday, Mar 31, 15 @ 7:15 pm:

    Indiana. Where our presidential trial balloons are made of lead.


  156. - walker - Tuesday, Mar 31, 15 @ 7:20 pm:

    We hold our truths to be self evident.


  157. - Anonymous - Tuesday, Mar 31, 15 @ 11:41 pm:

    The flat earth state that’s 7000 thousand years old.


  158. - Arthur Andersen - Wednesday, Apr 1, 15 @ 5:57 am:

    Indiana: Turning to the right except on race day!


  159. - Tommydanger - Wednesday, Apr 1, 15 @ 7:20 am:

    Indiana, When we turn our clocks back we REALLY turn them back!


  160. - Tommydanger - Wednesday, Apr 1, 15 @ 7:22 am:

    Indiana, Haters are gonna hate.


  161. - 47th Ward - Wednesday, Apr 1, 15 @ 8:06 am:

    A Guy, first, I didn’t call you a bigot. Second, you’re wrong about the intent of the law. That’s been demonstrated repeatedly, so you are now willfully misrepresenting this law. Third, on Friday you described the controversey as a bunch of hoopla that would abate. You were wrong then too.

    Look, you’re a partisan blinded by party loyalty. That’s fine. I’m the same sometimes. But you are wrong about this bill and I’ll continue to push back at the misinformation you’re intentionally pushing here.


  162. - Anonymous - Wednesday, Apr 1, 15 @ 8:25 am:

    A hernia of the bible belt


  163. - Anonymous - Wednesday, Apr 1, 15 @ 8:36 am:

    The only drag is racing


  164. - Demoralized - Wednesday, Apr 1, 15 @ 8:49 am:

    ==this thread and a few others have done the same in absolute reverse; you’ve condemned an entire state full of people with crass, over the line insults. ==

    Oh, and grow up. This thread was meant to be snarky.


  165. - Anonymous - Wednesday, Apr 1, 15 @ 8:53 am:

    Darwin was wrong about evolution


  166. - Anonymous - Wednesday, Apr 1, 15 @ 9:04 am:

    We hate people who love each other


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* Illinois payrolls were up just 0.5 percent last year
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* State agrees to a $400 million consent decree
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* Thousands protest Trump at Illinois women's marches
* $1.9M in Mellon Foundation grants aid UIC humanities studies
* The Latest: Thousands protest Trump at Illinois marches
* Schools test approach that lets students learn at own pace
* Chicago police shoot man officers say was attacking woman
* Metra fares, service cuts coming in February
* EXCHANGE: Few shelters from cold for suburban homeless
* EXCHANGE: Cannery now handles weddings instead of pumpkins
* Serial stowaway arrested again at Chicago's O'Hare airport
* Former teacher sentenced to prison in child porn case

* Rauner order bars lawmakers from property-tax appeals
* Outdoor sports participants hoping for larger cut in farm bill
* U of I trustees approve 4th-straight tuition freeze
* Rauner to air extended ad of Pritzker, Blagojevich on wiretap
* Mendoza to keynote Women's March Saturday in Springfield
* Chicago mayor vows to step up Amazon second headquarters bid
* Under the Dome Podcast: More Blago-Pritzker talk, Rauner confirms Duke is racist
* U of I withdrew 35 job offers after background checks
* Frerichs: Can't get tax break for using college savings plan on private K-12 tuition
* Illinois governor to air extended ad of rival, Blagojevich on wiretap

* What you need to know about the L.A. Times 'frat-boy executive' scandal
* Law firms' 2018 resolution: Less paper
* Could this company become Chicago's own Salesforce?
* Manufacturers discover marketing
* In Chicago, does the new tax law mean a bonus?


* Man charged with DUI after fatal crash near Bolingbrook
* Point guard Kris Dunn has now been ruled out of Monday’s game in New Orleans
* UIC earns 87-80 road victory against Cleveland State
* Titans hire Texans’ DC Mike Vrabel as head coach
* Six Chicago public schools getting washers and dryers to help students in need
* Man, 64, dies weeks after being struck by vehicle in Belmont Central
* Late surge pushes Northwestern past Penn State for needed Big Ten win
* Max Strus scores 27 points, but DePaul falls to visiting Butler
* Burglars targeting vacant buildings in South Austin
* Man shot in the leg in Lawndale


* Trump plans gala at Mar-a-Lago on Saturday night, again renting a ballroom from himself
* Congressman ordered to repay taxpayer funds used to settle misconduct claim
* Tennessee Titans hire Houston Texans defensive coordinator Mike Vrabel as head coach
* 'Serial stowaway' got past TSA, spent night at O'Hare before flight to London: Prosecutors
* 1 dead, 1 charged with DUI after 4-vehicle crash on I-55
* Diversity group will seek Rooney Rule reforms after Jon Gruden's hiring by Raiders
* Shutdown grounds Air Force sports and upends NFL viewing; Navy to continue
* Around the world — and near Trump's home — women march in show of political force
* Geysers yes, Ellis Island no: Some U.S. parks open, some not
* West suburban residents return to Grant Park for Women's March, say there's more work to be done


» Chicago Schools Chief: Cost A Driver In Special Ed Overhaul
» One Year Later, Women’s March Demands More Than Attendance
» State Week: Education Funding, Pritzker-Blagojevich, Rauner-Duke
» Sheriff Offers To Help Review Police Shootings In Suburban Cook County
» A Prescription For Fruits And Veggies: One Solution To Food Insecurity in Illinois
» A Call For Transparency
» 2 Illinois Governor Candidates Spend $26M In Last 3 Months
» State Board of Education: Double School Funding Now
» Lawmakers Demand Fast Internet For Rural Schools
» 2 Dreamers Discuss Helping Other Immigrants Amid Uncertainty


* Statehouse Insider: Rauner goes after Madigan's other job
* Petty, Davidsmeyer both decry anti-Petty calls
* Ed Rogers: High stakes for Trump at the World Economic Forum
* Scott Reeder: Formula for political success is to listen to voters
* Rauner order bars lawmakers from property-tax appeals
* Outdoor sports participants hoping for larger cut in farm bill
* Point: Trump's stance gives hope to an Iranian majority that longs for freedom
* Counterpoint: Trump's assertive policies rally Iranian support for the Ayatollahs
* Thumbs Up: To investing in infrastructure
* Eugene Robinson: An administration with no credibility cannot lead


* Janet E. Konecky
* Still pumped for Trump in Southern Illinois: One year in, local voters voice support for president
* Local residents talk race one year into Trump presidency; some optimistic about future
* PHOTOS: Warrensburg-Latham Rallies Around Couple With Cancer
* Several hundred attend Women's March in downtown Carbondale
* Danville man dies in I-74 crash
* HS Girls Basketball: Mahomet-Seymour vs Central
* Hundreds rally for Q-C women's march
* State trooper revives driver who overdosed on interstate ramp
* MLK Community Celebration


* 3 suburban graduates make Forbes' '30 Under 30' list for VR office tool
* Chicago Bears' Nagy had no doubts about wanting to keep Fangio
* Images: Women's March in Chicago
* Rolling Avalanche get 9th straight win, 3-1 over Rangers
* Chicago White Sox forecast: One more season of growing pains

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* Thank you Sen. Donne Trotter
* Chance The Rapper Visited Uptown Last Night
* “Chicago” West?
* Donald Trump And The Rhetoric Of Dictators
* The Beachwood Radio Sports Hour #184: Bell & Bulls, Vic & Vikes, Corey's Confusion
* Thorner/O'Neil: Social Engineering: Transferring Parental Control of Children to Teachers
* 7 members of Illinois Congressional delegation co-sponsor Born Alive measure
* Chicago Ex Fest canceled amid allegations of sexual misconduct against its organizer
* Mom and Dad is a bracing Mad magazine-style satire


* Illinois Awarded Funds to Offer Advanced Training on Detecting Impaired Driving
* Illinois EPA Announces Upcoming Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events
* IEMA Highlights Emergency Preparedness for People with Access and Functional Needs in May - Ready Illinois website offers preparedness tips for people, caregivers
* First Lady Launches Illinois Family Connects
* Governor and Lt. Governor Unveil 2016 Journal of Local Government Shared Service Best Practices

  
* Women’s March embraces collaborative social app Crunchet
* Portrait Camera App 'Focos' Gains Real Lens Optical Effects and Improved Shooting Mode
* Shell wants to turn smartwatches into smartphones on a wing (or two)
* Gboard goes big on GIF creation in the suggestion bar
* iOS 11 is now on 65 percent of devices
* FCC sees US variants of Nokia 6 (2018) or Nokia 7
* Skagen Falster smartwatches are now available to buy

* Getting ready for Soxfest 2018
* White Sox seeking new flagship radio home
* Engel working to steady barrel in Year 2
* WLS parent company looking to end White Sox radio deal
* Inbox: Who replaces Rodon in the rotation?
* 2018 South Side Sox Hall of Fame Ballot
* With maturity comes lofty expectations for Eloy


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