Elkhart sheriff stands up for homeowners in sewer dispute | ABC57 | South Bend IN News, Weather and Sports | Local News

The City of Elkhart has been pressuring some county residents to pay a new monthly fee.

Mayor says residents must sign new sewer contracts | ABC57 | South Bend IN News, Weather and Sports | Local News

“I don’t know if they expected us to draw a line and our police department meet up with their police department out on Valley View? I’m not quite sure. I’m not quite sure what that was all about. I heard about them protecting them. I said, ‘Protecting them from what?’” said Moore.

FLASHBACK: Valley View residents upset with city of Elkhart’s compact fee request | TRUTHiNESS

The residential compact sought by the city would include a $50 fee plus a charge based on usage. While the total might be close to what some neighbors pay right now, the sticking point for many involves a provision in the agreement that leaves residents open to the possibility of being annexed into the city without a chance to oppose it.

Senate Votes In Favor of Internet Sales Tax | Geekosystem

The recent vote is non-binding, and even though it went clearly in the favor of the tax, the 24 Senators who voted it down seem to be very much against it. There’s even a petition courtesy of the National Taxpayers Union that members of the public can use to tell their senators they’re against the Marketplace Fairness Act, the bill that actually proposes the tax.

Online Sales Tax Inevitable, Senate Passes Marketplace Fairness Act – Forbes

the days of tax-free clicks are numbered. The Marketplace Fairness Act doesn’t impose a federal tax or even a new state tax. Online sellers are already required to collect sales tax from customers in their own states. But under the Supreme Court’s 1992 holding in Quill v. North Dakota, retailers don’t always have to collect.

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Py7OHW3HELk] Jim Carrey’s ‘Cold Dead Hand’: Hey, here’s a song for ‘heartless motherf*ckers unwilling to bend for the safety of our kids’; Update: Doubles down; Update: Video released | Twitchy

‘Cold Dead Hand’ is abt u heartless motherf%ckers unwilling 2 bend 4 the safety of our kids.Sorry if you’re offended… http://say.ly/jtu5rar

Snort! Chuck Woolery asks why the Constitution is not taught in schools; Actor Nick Searcy has the answer | Twitchy

We need to teach our children the constitution and what it means to our country. Schools should and they used to. Why not now?

Comcast gun commercial ban hits Indiana gun stores » Evansville Courier & Press

A decision by Comcast Corp. to ban commercials touting firearms and ammunition has left some Indiana gun stores searching for new ways to advertise their products.

Comcast gun commercial ban hits Indiana gun stores – SFGate

Gun control advocates are pleased with Comcast’s decision and hope other influential media businesses will follow suit. Time Warner Cable and Cox Communications already have restrictions on certain types of weapons ads.

Starbucks CEO: No tolerance for traditional marriage supporters – National Republican | Examiner.com

At the Starbucks annual shareholders meeting on Wednesday, CEO Howard Schultz sent a clear message to anyone who supports traditional marriage over gay marriage: we don’t want your business. After saying Starbucks wants to “embrace diversity of all kinds,” he told a shareholder who supports traditional marriage that he should sell his shares and invest in some other company.

NYC Mayor Bloomberg: Government has right to ‘infringe on your freedom’ – Washington Times

“I do think there are certain times we should infringe on your freedom,” Mr. Bloomberg said

U.S. Border Patrol Uniforms Manufactured in Mexico | CNS News

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has granted uniform contracts to VF Imagewear, Inc., an apparel company that relies on manufacturing sites in Mexico for a “significant percentage” of its occupational garments.

Pakistani firm whose chemicals were used to kill US troops seeks subsidy for Indiana plant | Fox News

A Pakistani fertilizer maker whose chemicals have been used in 80 percent of the roadside bombs that have killed and maimed American troops in Afghanistan is now seeking U.S. taxpayer subsidies in order to open a factory in Indiana.

Koutz calls for CBS to apologize to Vietnam veterans | The American Legion

CBS Apologizes to Veterans Following ‘Anti-American’ Episode of ‘The Amazing Race’ | TheBlaze.com

Flowers Foods Buys Hostess Bakery, Workers Want Jobs Back | News – Indiana Public Media

Newland says he hopes Flowers Foods starts the bakery back up soon so he can return to Bartholomew County to be with his wife and son. But he will need the company to offer him a pension and a job.

Rove: I Could See GOP’s 2016 Candidate Supporting Same-Sex Marriage – By Andrew Johnson – The Corner – National Review Online

With the Supreme Court set to hear two cases on the issue of same-sex marriage this week, Republican strategist Karl Rove told This Week’s George Stephanopoulos that “I could” see the Republican party’s next presidential candidate supporting same-sex marriage. This comes on the heels of Ohio’s Republican senator Rob Portman’s recent support of the issue.