Movie Review – The Hobbit

Jan 31, 2013
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Peter Jackson has released the first of three films based on The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien. He is cashing in on his success with the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Many people are questioning how he can make three movies from one book when he made three movies from six books (three volumes […]

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Should Driver’s License Tests Only Be Available In English?

Jan 30, 2013
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Some states have have are making written driver’s license exams only available in English. This is clearly a method to deny licenses to illegal aliens. However, the advocates of this change often insist that this is a safety issue, and is unrelated to immigration. So let’s set aside the immigration issue and answer the basic […]

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NFL Pro Bowl

Jan 28, 2013
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The Pro Bowl is the all star game for professional football. This year, the National Football Conference won in pretty convincing fashion. This is interesting since they were missing more of their selected players than the American Football Conference. This year they are back in Hawaii rather than in the Super Bowl venue, but again […]

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Manti Te’o Got Catfished

Jan 23, 2013
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Last week I was going to write this, but with the Lance Armstrong story breaking, and being a cancer survivor myself, that story took precedence over the big news story that was simply a made up one. Oh yes…then there is Manti Te’o. Teo’s story is already added some phraseology to the ever changing slang […]

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49ers and Ravens Win Conference Championship Games

Jan 21, 2013
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So the Super Bowl is set. The Harbaugh brothers will face off in New Orleans in two weeks. My prediction of Atlanta vs Houston was completely wrong. The majority of the sports talk community was only half right, predicting a New England San Francisco match up. Let’s review the story lines beyond the sibling rivalry. […]

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Don’t Take Away My Right To Bear Arms

Jan 18, 2013
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I’m a mom. I have four boys. I grew up in a small town in West Central Iowa. I knew people who had guns. I know people who have guns. I know people who hunt and target shoot. I’ve even been to a range a time or two. My husband served in the Reserves and […]

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Lance Armstrong Confesses to Oprah

Jan 15, 2013
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The big news of Monday was Lance Armstrong sitting down, meeting with Oprah, and once and for all admitting that he did in fact use performance enhancing drugs. Journalists from a variety of types and outlets of media, be it sports talk – writers- columnists – bloggers or reporters all seem to have their opinion. […]

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