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McCainandPalinphobia

The American Psychiatric Association is carefully monitoring a new mental health disease sweeping the nation. The name coined for this new mental affliction is McCainandPalinphobia. Symptoms include shortness of breath, paranoia, self doubt, and depression.For those of us on the right side of the aisle it is ... Continue reading

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Sharing Nature with Children Part 2: A Late Summer Scavenger Hunt

I like to take my boys for a stroll in the neighborhood a few mornings a week. My five-year-old usually protests, though he often has a good time once we're out. Sometimes I think to create a "scavenger hunt" for him. He's not reading yet, so I ... Continue reading

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Kansas State Fair 2008

The Kansas State Fair is in full swing this week. Half of Kansas must have been there last Sunday. Well, perhaps a bit of an exaggeration, but many took advantage of a near perfect day to experience a Kansas tradition.No problem finding the fair. Hutchinson makes sure ... Continue reading

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Good news: Fuel prices decline

This just in from the folks at AAA: Fuel prices are down in Lawrence and elsewhere in the state.And that, of course, is a good thing.Motorists are paying an average of $3.51 for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline Tuesday in Lawrence, down 14 cents from a ... Continue reading

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Newell Post: Before they were stars

While waiting before Kansas coach Mark Mangino's press conference, I was surfing the Internet when I stumbled upon something interesting.I randomly typed "Todd Reesing" into Google, and the fourth item down was a [nice feature by Kellis Robinett,][1] formerly of the University Daily Kansan, on Reesing before ... Continue reading

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Palin: Not Quite a Hail Mary But a Flea Flicker

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2008/Sep/09/012407-misdirect.jpgOk, my fellow young progressive fellow babies. We've had our fun with Gov. Sarah Palin.Yes, she's awful. She might even be a kook. But she's catching on. Must be those sweet spectacles she sports.But we also need to give some props to Grumpy Old John McCain. He ... Continue reading

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Predatory credit card practices targeted

At the end of July the U.S. House of Representatives Financial Services Committee passed a bill that would curb predatory credit card lending practices. It now awaits a vote on the House floor.The bill, H.R. 5244, is called the Credit Cardholders' Bill of Rights and was introduced ... Continue reading

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Kansans Deserve More Senate Debates

Slattery/ Roberts Debate Update Having now watched the debate at the Kansas State Fair, I have no idea what anyone had to say. The television coverage of the debate was terrible. The viewer couldn't hear the questions being asked let alone what the candidates actually had to ... Continue reading

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Evolving dialogue

God: Charles?Charles: What?God: Thank you Charles.Charles: What?God: Thank you.Charles: For what?God: For the book.Charles: What book?God: "The origin of the species."Charles: Oh that one. Actually the title is "On The origin of the species." It initially had a longer title but we shortened it. Thanks. I think ... Continue reading

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The responsible vote

The right to vote allows people to make their own candidate choice based on research, knowledge, preference and whatever else they use to gauge. At least that was what I thought. I find that most people can argue a case for the presidential candidate but don't fare ... Continue reading

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Palin Hijacks Christianity via Palin

It's time to unite, Christians...This is a very interesting read from an unusual and religious perspective. I highly recommend checking it out:http://www.newsflavor.com/Opinions/McCain-Hijacks-Christianity-Via-Palin.240929 Continue reading

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Across the world, many ways to get to school

As a wee boy, I had many different ways of getting to school. Whether it was in the back seat of the family station wagon, on my sweet first bike, on a crowded school bus or in my own car, I usually got to school on time.But ... Continue reading

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Drivers anonymous

Hi. My name is Andrew - Drew - and I : I : drove myself to work the other day._Hi, Andrew - Drew._Uh, is this the point I talk about it?_If you'd like._Not really, but I guess that's why I'm here. There's really not much to say. ... Continue reading

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No screenings means no coverage: What are they hiding?

Since "[Tropic Thunder][1]" was released three weeks ago, there hasn't been much in the way of quality mainstream films in the theaters, which is good news for Ben Stiller's edgy comedy. Having spent three weeks on top of the weekend box office chart, it's now tallied up ... Continue reading

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So Much to See (9/7/2008)

Previous: SMTS 8/31/2008Next: SMTS 9/14/2008http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2008/Sep/10/cDSC_2401.JPGdrake identified the lighting system that helps pilots land on runway 33 at Lawrence Municipal Airport.oldvet correctly identifed the lighting system as an ALS, Approach Lighting System.3rd image:http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2008/Sep/09/cDSC_2401c.JPG2nd image:http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2008/Sep/08/cDSC_2401b.JPGhttp://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2008/Sep/07/cDSC_2401a.JPGgeeking_topekan identified last week's picture. Honorable mention to lori who has been on a hot ... Continue reading

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Has Lynn Jenkins sold out?

Lynn Jenkins likes to think of herself as a moderate and she even comes out and criticizes her own party saying that the previous Republican Congress messed up and that is why they were thrown out of office. YET, only days after the primary she fully embraced ... Continue reading

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And You Thought Your Kids Liked “texting”!

Many of your kids and, indeed, many of you, enjoy and use "texting" via cell phones.As I've said on numerous occasions, I'm pretty heavily into technology myself, although I like to think that I draw the line at those things I see as more of an interference ... Continue reading

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THE ART OF THE POSSIBLE …..

Republican Bill Lacy, director of the Dole Institute of Politics and campaign manager for Republican Fred Thompson's (failed) presidential campaign, Democrat Walter Shapiro, and Raymond Strother a political commentator on television, were part of a panel at KU today. The event, part of Kansas Editors' Day (sponsored ... Continue reading

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Who Wants A Pit Bull for a Neighbor—or Vice President?

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2008/Sep/06/pitbulltodd.jpgWe've all heard Gov. Sarah Palin's joke at the RNC about the only difference between a hockey mom and a pit bull being lip stick.Do we really want a woman who claims to be a pit bull as President?The statistics about pit bulls say no. * The ... Continue reading

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Pentecostal Palin

In a country.... where the separation of church and state has ensured equality and religious freedom for over a century.... one woman will single handedly turn back the clock....Sarah Palin....the Pentecostal V.P. Armed with nothing but a bible and fashionable belt, she pledges to take reproductive choices ... Continue reading

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