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I’ve become more and more critical of my profession lately, in case you haven’t noticed, what with my weekly Headline of Note feature. That criticism, while mostly designed to elicit a … more
Found out Thursday afternoon that a paragon of 1970s cinema, and certainly an example of rampant masculinity, Burt Reynolds, passed away at age 82. Reynolds was the quintessential man’s man, … more
I’ve been to Europe a number of times, and the thing that most stirs my passion is the history of the continent. I like the feeling I get when I walk on ground that I know has been under the … more
To the editor: Righteous indignation expressed by the media over claims of bias in, and manipulation of, the news falls on deaf ears here. The following information was gleaned from George … more
When I was getting started in the news business, my favorite comic in newspapers was “Bloom County.” One set of panels, very early on and in the mid-80s, dealt with people making comments and … more
I can’t seem to traipse through my normal news channels without some mention of a sexual nature. I don’t mean the act, but more of the “determining of” variety, meaning it’s because … more
As the mainstream media spends the majority of their time asking anyone who listens if they see them as “an enemy of the people,” they continue to sink further and further into blatant hypocrisy. more
The NFL season got underway this week with every team competing in a preseason game. Many rookies from April’s draft showed the league what they were capable of in a competitive atmosphere for the first time. more
As the mainstream media spends the majority of their time asking anyone who listens if they see them as “an enemy of the people,” they continue to sink further and further into blatant … more
From the Department of Weird Liberal Actions that Lead to Ridiculous Troll Wars, I give you the most puzzling law enacted to date: banning straws. The idea behind this is to start putting the … more
My brother just the other day posted something on his Facebook account that brought pretty much the whole family to tears. No, not an obituary, or a sad little poem about kittens; it was … more
As with previous weeks, and seemingly every week with the current president and his predilection for stirring the pot, there’s quite a bit to unpack in the world of politics. The Helsinki … more
Looking at the news lately brings out the exasperation in me. Just when I think people might finally get over the almost two-year-long tantrum over President Trump being elected, new things crop … more
Just as many of you did, I enjoyed the July 4 celebration at Lake Madison. Having grown up the son of an Air Force enlistee, the Fourth of July always was a serious, special time, given that … more
I’ve always enjoyed reading social media posts of my friends and family. It helps me keep up, keep grounded, and touch on things like the political mindset of those in my circle. Last week was a … more
No child, regardless of race, color, creed, etc., will EVER want to be ripped from its parents, and any sane person would never want to be in the position to make that call. The collective outrage … more
I was having a discussion with a coworker the other day, who was of the younger persuasion, and was unfamiliar with the assassination of John F. Kennedy, and the involvement of Lee Harvey … more
I’m like a lot of people these days, getting vicarious kicks reading some of the bizarre and fringe takes on the items of the day that show up on the Internet. One of my favorite sites is … more
Letter to the Editor: I am profoundly saddened by the election of Tony Leago because, according to his campaign statements, he represents exactly the big city and big government ideas I moved to … more
I only was able to attend circuses when I was older, mostly as escort for my young nieces or for my younger children. The things I would take away from the events is that everything is more … more
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