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Bend Over, Indiana’s Gas Tax Increases by 10 cents July 1, 2017!

Indiana House Bill 1002 – aka “Transportation infrastructure funding”, or better known as a “Gas Tax Increase” – adds a dime per every gallon of gasoline sold in Indiana on July 1, 2017 and beyond.

The boring lawyer/politician version reads as follows:

Provides for a one-time fuel tax rate increase using a multiyear index factor based on the last time the particular fuel tax rate was increased and the current fuel tax rate per gallon. (Gasoline tax is currently $0.18, special fuel tax is currently $0.16, and motor carrier surcharge tax is currently $0.11.) The bill limits the one-time increase to $0.10 per gallon. It provides for an annual rate increase in fuel tax rates based on an annual index factor. It also limits the annual rate increase based on the annual index factor to $0.01 per gallon. The last index factor adjustment to the fuel tax rates is July 1, 2024.

In other words, they’re raising gas taxes by 10-cents on July 1, 2017. And it allows them to raise the tax by a penny for the next seven years (if I’m reading that right).

Bottom line, the total gas tax in Indiana will increase to 40.8 cents per gallon as of July 1, 2017. Oh, joy!!!

I Didn’t Vote For This

If you’re wondering how your representative voted on this matter, here you go.

Disappointing Bacon

The most disappointing thing about this? Someone named “Bacon” voted for this. Ron Swanson would not be pleased.

Meme from the Interwebs. NBC/Universal probably owns the copyrights. So go buy the P&R episodes on the Amazon (shameless affiliate link there) or somewhere similar. It’s funny. Unlike the gas tax.

So there you have it. You might need to buy a tanker truck today and fill up.

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Trump Supporter Shot at on I-465, Occupants of Car with Louisiana Plates Sought

Indiana State Police sent this bulletin at 06/15/2017 02:10 PM EDT

Indianapolis, IN – The Indiana State Police are investigating a shooting that occurred Tuesday, June 13th around 4:00 p.m. on I-465 near Emerson Avenue. A blue 2001 Dodge pickup truck was driving eastbound when it was struck by a bullet fired from a newer white Chevrolet Malibu.

A blue 2001 Dodge pickup truck was driving eastbound when it was struck by a bullet fired from a newer white Chevrolet Malibu.

After speaking with the victim and one witness, police believe the Dodge was displaying an American Flag as well as a “Make America Great Again” flag in the bed of the truck. A white 4-door passenger car with Louisiana license plates pulled up next to the truck, a black male passenger held a handgun out the window and fired several shots toward the Dodge. Fortunately, none of those bullets struck the driver. The driver of the Malibu was described as a black male approximately 23 years old and the passenger was described as a light-skinned black male with a “sleeve” tattoo on his right arm. The passenger allegedly fired several rounds.

Fortunately, none of those bullets struck the driver.

The driver of the Malibu was described as a black male approximately 23 years old and the passenger was described as a light-skinned black male with a “sleeve” tattoo on his right arm.

The passenger allegedly fired several rounds.

The Indiana State Police are asking anyone who may have witnessed this exchange to call the Indiana State Police at 317-899-8577.

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Trump Supporter Shot at on I-465, Occupants of Car with Louisiana Plates Sought

Indiana State Police sent this bulletin at 06/15/2017 02:10 PM EDT

Indianapolis, IN – The Indiana State Police are investigating a shooting that occurred Tuesday, June 13th around 4:00 p.m. on I-465 near Emerson Avenue. A blue 2001 Dodge pickup truck was driving eastbound when it was struck by a bullet fired from a newer white Chevrolet Malibu.

A blue 2001 Dodge pickup truck was driving eastbound when it was struck by a bullet fired from a newer white Chevrolet Malibu.

After speaking with the victim and one witness, police believe the Dodge was displaying an American Flag as well as a “Make America Great Again” flag in the bed of the truck. A white 4-door passenger car with Louisiana license plates pulled up next to the truck, a black male passenger held a handgun out the window and fired several shots toward the Dodge. Fortunately, none of those bullets struck the driver. The driver of the Malibu was described as a black male approximately 23 years old and the passenger was described as a light-skinned black male with a “sleeve” tattoo on his right arm. The passenger allegedly fired several rounds.

Fortunately, none of those bullets struck the driver.

The driver of the Malibu was described as a black male approximately 23 years old and the passenger was described as a light-skinned black male with a “sleeve” tattoo on his right arm.

The passenger allegedly fired several rounds.

The Indiana State Police are asking anyone who may have witnessed this exchange to call the Indiana State Police at 317-899-8577.

SOURCE:

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Squatty Potty Flushes Kathy Griffin

Squatty Potty, the designers, and creators of Squatty Potty® toilet stools and Unicorn Gold® bathroom products recently enlisted celebrity comedian Kathy Griffin to star in a new ad campaign for the company. In response to the egregious actions by Kathy Griffin, CEO Bobby Edwards has issued the following statement:

“We were shocked and disappointed to learn about the image Ms. Griffin shared today, it was deeply inappropriate and runs contrary to the core values our company stands for. In response, Squatty Potty has suspended its ad campaign featuring Ms. Griffin. We have acted swiftly and decisively to demonstrate our commitment to a culture of decency, civility, and tolerance.”

In other words, just because you’re a comedian, you can’t say or do anything you wish without possible actions. We only wish the word “suspended” was replaced with “terminated”.

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Squatty Potty Flushes Kathy Griffin

Squatty Potty, the designers, and creators of Squatty Potty® toilet stools and Unicorn Gold® bathroom products recently enlisted celebrity comedian Kathy Griffin to star in a new ad campaign for the company. In response to the egregious actions by Kathy Griffin, CEO Bobby Edwards has issued the following statement:

“We were shocked and disappointed to learn about the image Ms. Griffin shared today, it was deeply inappropriate and runs contrary to the core values our company stands for. In response, Squatty Potty has suspended its ad campaign featuring Ms. Griffin. We have acted swiftly and decisively to demonstrate our commitment to a culture of decency, civility, and tolerance.”

In other words, just because you’re a comedian, you can’t say or do anything you wish without possible actions. We only wish the word “suspended” was replaced with “terminated”.

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President Trump Makes a Statement, Invites The Media

Something about the demise of Obamacare is talked about, along with some chest bumps and high-fives. Some yuge words were used and the media was invited on purpose.

OK, we may have made some of that up. The media probably just showed up. It’s hard to say because we didn’t actually watch the video and we weren’t invited. But we don’t typically just show up places uninvited. That’s rude.

Anyway, the video is embedded above if you wish to subject yourself to politics.

However, we do advise having a beverage or two before doing so. That’s always sound advice when watching political TV, regardless of the party you choose to go to.

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EXCLUSIVE: Discussing Spy Microwaves with Barack Obama

A Naptown Buzz EXCLUSIVE interview with Barack Obama regarding “Spy Microwaves”.

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