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I’m happy for everyone in the ALS community, but the “ice water challenge” has to be one of the most poorly thought out campaigns in history

I should start out by saying that I love the ALS Association. Having grown up with a grandmother who suffered from Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, I cannot express how thankful I am that there’s an organization out there successfully raising money to fund research. It’s not a disease that many people have direct knowledge of, and, […]

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Still a rip-off, the Color Run returns to Ypsi

In preparation for this weekend’s big Color Run that will be wreaking havoc in Ypsi, I thought that I’d repost what I’d written about the event last year, just as the “charity” event was wrapping up. Let me start out by saying that I like that the Color Run took place in Ypsi this morning. […]

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$500 matching grant announced for contributions made to Ozone House by the end of the day today

Last night, I mentioned here that a dozen or so friends and I, through the micro-philonthropic organization, A2Awesome, had contributed $1,000 to Ozone House, a local nonprofit that has been serving runaway, homeless and at-risk youth since the 1960s. The response, as you might expect, was overwhelmingly positive. There was, however, one dissenting voice. Our […]

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Speaking on behalf of Christ, Santorum warns of Obama’s plans to feast on the blood of euthanized seniors

I heard a comedian by the name of John Fugelsang do a pretty brilliant bit the other day on the incredible disconnect between the teachings of Jesus and the actions of those who invoke his name in the pursuit of political power. It’s nothing we haven’t discussed here before, but I enjoyed Fugelsang’s perspective, given […]

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Stewart and Colbert on the debt ceiling “compromise”

Here, for those of you without basic cable, is what Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert had to say about the so-called compromise. The Daily Show – Dealageddon! – A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering CompromiseGet More: Daily Show Full Episodes,Political Humor & Satire Blog,The Daily Show on Facebook The Colbert ReportGet More: Colbert Report Full Episodes,Political […]

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