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Our Incredibly Shrinking Earth!

Todd Epp

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/Jan/18/our-shrinking-earth.jpg The Earth is shrinking. Ok, not literally. But figuratively it is. Globalization, population growth, and other factors have brought us "together" as a world in some ways. And globalization is not just a recent phenomena. It's been going on probably at least since the Age of Discovery in the ...

Is The USA Haiti And The World's Social Worker

Todd Epp

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/Jan/17/Haiti_departments_numbered.png I don't mean to be mean. But what is the United States' responsibility to help Haiti and Haitians? What is your and my responsibility to help Haiti and Haitians? I don't know if Haiti can be listed as a "failed state" like Sudan or Somalia. Our nation and many ...

Barack Obama: Promises Made, Promises Kept

Todd Epp

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/Jan/17/300px-Official_portrait_of_Barack_Obama.jpg My Man Crush, President Barack Obama, has not only had one of the fullest agendas since President Lyndon Johnson, he's also kept or on the path to keeping an extraordinary number of his 500+ campaign promises in his first year in office. My national political reporter buddy Lou Jacobson ...

Scott Roeder Complains Like A Big Baby

Todd Epp

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2009/Jun/06/scottreder-thumb-200x149.jpg Convicted would-be mad bomber and accused murderer Scott Roeder bitches that he's being treated like a criminal. Boo. Hoo. I guess he forgot about that conviction for "criminal use of explosives" in 1996. Then there's that whole accusation that he killed Dr. George Tiller in front of a whole ...

Palin: Not Quite a Hail Mary But a Flea Flicker

Todd Epp

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 swiped Barack Obama's ...

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

Todd Epp

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 dog most responsible ...

Boris and Natasha Come to Aid of John and Sarah

Todd Epp

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2008/Sep/05/Moose--Squirrel.jpgThis wonderfully wacky cartoon comes from Bonny Fleming and Matthew Scholz and is used with their permission. Bonny is from Rapid City, SD and Matthew is from Knoxville, TN.And, we can thank (or blame) the internets for their inspired humor. This note from Bonny: Occasionally we use yahoo to chat ...

Len Dawson, QB and Broadcasting Legend

Todd Epp

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2008/Sep/05/LenDawsonCover785h.jpgBottom Line Communications (http://bottomlinecom.com/currentnews/mooredawsonmilestone.html) has a nice story today about Len Dawson and Larry Moore being together at KMBC-TV in Kansas City since 1968.Len Dawson is one of my childhood idols. He was cool under pressure at the helm of the Chiefs. The guy could play.But what is also remarkable ...

The GOP's New Math

Todd Epp


Even Leading GOP Experts Agree: Palin Is a Gimmicky Pick

Todd Epp

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2008/Sep/03/498474_eraser.jpgOk, my young Republican friends, you've given me a lot of grief about "picking" on Gov. Sarah Palin.Well, some of the stalwarts of your own party aren't so big on her selection either.Here's a transcript of an off camera discussion today about Palin's selection as Veep from venerable GOP heavyweight ...


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