Monthly Archives: September 2010

LDS doctrine on children who die fulfills a primal belief for us

Here is Cal Grondahl’s cartoon that goes with this post: The second-hardest thing I have ever done is hold my infant son in my arms and watch Ray die. The hardest task for my wife and me were allowing Ray … Read More

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Purdue newspaper apologizes for its sexual position of the week

From Romenesko’s blog at Poynter online: The Purdue student newspaper has apologized for the image in its latest installment of the “Sexual Position of the Week.” The Exponent’s editor in chief, Zoe Hayes, wrote this: “The Exponent’s ‘Sex Position of … Read More

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Taliban Dan ad from Grayson an example of how to kill a campaign

Rep. Alan Grayson, D-Fla., is a liberal bombthrower. He actually says things about his opponents that many liberals fantasize that all Tea Party candidates say. That makes him a favorite on MSNBC and a prime target for Republicans on Nov. … Read More

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Is it OK to call Karl Rove a turd blossom if George W. Bush does?

Another Standard-Examiner reader canceled his subscription over a column by liberal Tina Dupuy of Cagle Cartoons. This time it was due to her Saturday column, “Breaking the 11th commandment.” (Read it here) Besides disliking the message, the disgruntled reader — … Read More

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Colbert breaks character for a moment, and it was effective

I criticized Stephen Colbert for testifying in Congress about the plight of migrant farm workers while in satirical character that he does weekdays as a Comedy Channel talk show host. The problem is that Colbert’s comedy routine overshadows any impact … Read More

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Fast and testimony meeting provides a snapshot of an LDS ward’s diversity

To see Cal Grondahl’s cartoon that goes with this post, click here Anyone who says Mormons are all the same obviously hasn’t attended a ward fast and testimony meeting. For the uninitiated, a F&T meeting is the main church gathering … Read More

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Sesame Street says no to Katy Perry's cleavage mixed with song

(Did she kiss Miss Piggy?) Truth that real life is funnier than fiction: Sesame Street may have turned 41, but it’s still not mature enough to share a song with pop hottie Katy Perry. After outraged parents protested the singer’s … Read More

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Congressional hearings will jump the shark if Colbert testifies in character

Our executive editor, Andy Howell, told me that Comedy Central satirist Stephen Colbert plans to testify Friday at a U.S. House Judiciary subcommittee on immigration. Colbert, it seems, spent one day picking crops as part of a United Farm Workers … Read More

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Some readers just won't tolerate a dose of different opinions

We received a cancellation today. The reason was a familiar one: I just can’t stand the idea of all those INSERT LIBERAL OR CONSERVATIVE columns in the Standard-Examiner. This time the culprit is Cagle Cartoons liberal columnist Tina Dupuy, who … Read More

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Obama asked, Are hot dogs and beans the new reality?

President Obama had a town hall meeting broadcast on CNBC today, and the first question, asked by a middle class black professional woman with two kids, sums up what most middle class Americans are feeling today. Detailing a life of … Read More

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