Juuuuuust Kidding!

Well, our car blew up. In the middle of the motor way. Steam spewing out of engine. I guess it wasn't just a faulty sensor. ...

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“Anvil!” pursues its dream at all costs

[three and a half stars] out of four If sheer effort and dogged perseverance were enough to guarantee success, then Steve “Lips” Kudrow and Robb ...

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The biggest window in space

The astronauts that work in the International Space Station (ISS) are about to get an office with a view. The Tranquility node is slated to ...

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Because of Krugman’s ire, he missed a second count of treason

Logic and fallacies used to be introduced in 9th grade, but based on a review of recent congressional debates, reader's comments, and a New York ...

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Cherry Bombastic

We all have our favorite 4th of July traditions. We'll barbeque, we'll drink PBR, we'll light our leg hair on fire. Aside from all of ...

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Weather models not up to lightning speed quite yet

Weather models have a hard enough time dealing with quick changes. A thunderstorm is a perfect example of a “quick-changing” weather feature that weather models ...

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Writer dives into ‘Millionaire’ audition

Working at a newspaper isn’t exactly the formula for becoming a self-made millionaire these days. So that’s why I decided to audition for “Who Wants ...

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Computer prediction models not always so hot

So looking ahead to the next few days, there is most definitely one thing that is apparent. The models are teasing us with a bigger ...

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Health Care – yada –yada -yada

Nobody has provided any data that supports that a single payer government owned and operated system will be substantially cheaper then what we have now. ...

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Honoring Confederate Veterans

The 33rd USCT SC V, the only photo of first African-American troops in the US Army, circa 1864 Lonnie Randolph, state president of South Carolina's ...

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Harper’s Island: A subplot dies and takes the life of the party with it

The penultimate episode of “Harper’s Island": Kind of shocking. Kind of gory – and kind of a downer, as some of the most likable characters ...

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Ah, patriotism

My weekend of fun continued with another show on Saturday. I headed out to the Granada to watch local lovelies Fourth of July. I was ...

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Child abuse and neglect: Report it ,or look the other way

I have been a court appointed special advocate for 13 years. I have seen a lot of abused and neglected children due to parents who ...

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In Plain Sight, 6/28/2009

Previous: IPS 6/21/2009 Next:IPS 7/5/2009 Like last week's photos, the first image this week is clearly identifiable. It's location may not be. Thanks to mom_of_three ...

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Colorado River and Interstate-70: a small story from the West

While watching a TV documentary a couple of years ago, I savored some of the most beautiful scenery of western Colorado. However, one scenery particularly ...

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And the Adventure Continues…

Well we've come to that special time. That time where we begin hustlin' and bustlin' on down the road. We hit Glasgow at full speed, ...

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Lower temps: A pleasant way to end the weekend

So the front sweeps through and almost instantly, the whole area crawls out from the air conditioning and Northeast Kansas is outdoors again! What a ...

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There’s no place like home

Thank you, Lawrence! After a vacation that didn't go exactly as planned, I was so anxious to get back to Lawrence and check out some ...

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What About Free Market Health Care?

Well, I am new to blogging and I think I must have broken some rule. What I intended as a relative narrow piece on the ...

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From Des Moines, a link to the laugh of the year

Please, for the laugh of the year , click this news link from Des Moines. The picture and comments add to the humor. Do it!

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