Monthly Archives: October 2010

Some things need to be said …

… and cannot be said too clearly. Clint McCance is, sadly, not alone.

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It Gets Better

President Obama recorded a video to be added to the You Tube “It Gets Better” project. The project was started a couple of weeks ago to support gay youth being targeted for bullying and harassment by peers and adults. In … Continue reading

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Beth Amphetamine

I think this article in the Chicago Reader falls under the category of things parents ought not know about their children. Beth (aka my daughter Lucy) has been feisty since the day she was born, and it doesn’t look like … Continue reading

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Oh, Jesus, Brett

I gather that Brett Farve’s dick is all over the internet this week, thanks to the ready availability of his cellphone camera and total lack of judgment. Don’t ask me what it looks like. I don’t care. Enough, already, Brett. … Continue reading

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Straight

I stopped by Marshall Town Hall to vote this afternoon. I usually vote for each office individually, splitting my ticket and voting for the best candidate running for each office, but this year I didn’t. All going down the ballot … Continue reading

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The Geezer Plan

Michael and I stopped at the US Cellular office in Portage this afternoon and got new cell phones. US Cellular is offering a new “Single-Line Security Plan” for $30 a month that is just what we need — 200 minutes … Continue reading

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Who?

I was startled to see Michael emerge to head for work this morning wearing a Badgers t-shirt. Michael, after all, was born in Georgia, raised in Texas and educated at Michigan State. It turns out that the library staff wear … Continue reading

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Autumn

I’ve had the occasion to be driving around the area a lot in recent weeks, and the autumn colors are just about perfect right now. I love the interplay of gold, red and green in the brief period before the … Continue reading

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Politics

The election is almost upon us, and roadside political signs are sprouting up like weeds in the spring. My favorite to date is an apparently abandoned business property in Portage, along Highway 16/51 alongside the levy, which is a virtual … Continue reading

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Arrgh!

Just to make things a bit tougher for locals, the Highway 12 bridge over Dell Creek was closed Friday night after cracks in one of the supporting pylons were discovered. The bridge isn’t in long-term danger — the cracks opened … Continue reading

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