One number going the wrong direction came from the Indiana State Excise Police over the weekend. It reported arresting a record 110 people on 129 charges during tailgating for the Indiana-Ball State football game Saturday. That’s the highest number of tailgating arrests to date at IU or any other Hoosier college or university.
A couple other numbers that should be of concern: 15, the age of the youngest person cited, and .20, the blood alcohol content level hit or exceeded by “several” of the individuals arrested, according to authorities.
Numerous sources regarding blood alcohol levels note that at .20, the drinker feels dazed and disoriented and may need help to stand or walk. Some people experience nausea and vomiting at this level, and blackouts could occur. At .25, the level reached by a few of the people arrested, all mental, physical and sensory functions are severely impaired, and increased risk exists for asphyxiation from choking on vomit and of a serious injury due to a fall or other accident.
Trouble’s ahead. Count on it.
From the (Bloomington) Herald-Times
President one again to bypass Congress
President Obama seems determined to reign over one of the most imperial White Houses in history.
He is poised to demonstrate that once again, to judge by reports he plans to issue an executive order to protect critical U.S. computer systems such as those regulating financial systems and power grids.
No one argues some new safeguards are not needed. But Congress has debated a package of rules — and rejected them.
Now Obama is preparing to issue an executive order containing some of the very proposals that concerned many lawmakers.
Some businesses have complained the rules would make it difficult and/or more expensive for them to operate. Enough lawmakers agree with them that legislation on the matter stalled.
Yet Obama plans to go ahead, once again bypassing Congress as he has done on major issues including air pollution rules that will increase electricity costs for tens of millions of Americans.
It has become clear during the past 3½ years that once Obama sets his mind on doing something, he will not tolerate roadblocks — even those set up by Congress, the elected representatives of the American people.
From Ogden Newspapers