You have doubtless witnessed me whining about my lack of "inspiration" for my blogging experiences. I need to pay closer attention to what is going on in the neighborhood, and of course by neighborhood I mean all places inhabited by people.
In our neighborhood, Muncie where I once lived, a backyard picnic turned violent over the holiday weekend when a woman stabbed another woman in the eye with a barbecue fork in a disagreement over who got the last chunk of ribs. We take our BBQ seriously in Indiana.
We do, however, take our legislature as a joke. A recently passed law soon takes effect in Indiana. It requires a vehicle traveling in the left lane of a four-lane highway to move over when another vehicle approaches from the rear. Yes, this means that if you are traveling 70 mph in a seventy-mile zone and an idiot going ninety comes up on you, you must move over. Failure to do so could cause you to incur a fine of up to $500. More to the point, if the idiot is going 90, protect yourself at all costs.
Anyway, the idiocy ratio (IR) in our legislature is 100% in the house (97 - 0) and 59% in the senate (29 - 20) for an overall legislative IR of 86%. Seems about right.
Yes, I know it is idiotic to drive the speed limit in the left lane if the right lane is clear. But how dumb is it to pass a law that could impose a fine on an otherwise law-abiding driver in favor of a fool.
It is sufficient to treat the left lane as a passing lane only.
Credit, if any, where credit is due: It is my understanding that our fair state was not the first to endorse this legislation.
Headline: School destroyed by tomato plants now garden.
My fault. This is a case of faulty eyesight, not faulty writing or weird occurrences. It actually reads: School destroyed by tornado plants new garden.
The story is from Lafayette, also in the neighborhood, approximately as far west of us as Muncie is to the east.