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Date : October 2012

My Best Images: Softball: Consolation

Categories: Photography, Sports
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Published on: 2012.10.31

My recent entry (My Best Images: Softball) showcased what I think of as my best softball photos from my years covering that sport for a local newspaper in Oklahoma. Here, I’ll show off some photos that didn’t make the cut but that I still like very much. The following image, depicting the Konawa Lady Tigers[…]

Romney Was Against FEMA Before He Was For It

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Published on: 2012.10.29

In the News: Romney’s campaign — in light of the approaching storm in the northeast — said Romney has no intention of disbanding FEMA.

Voter ID Laws

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Published on: 2012.10.29

Voter ID laws are something I’ve had mixed feelings about for a while, and something that’s come up a lot — at least in the media — during the current U.S. presidential campaigns (though I haven’t seen either actual candidate refer to them much). Basically: most states have long allowed people to vote without showing[…]

My Best Images: Cheer

Some would argue that cheering isn’t a sport. But it’s officially classified as a high school sport in many states. If nothing else, it’s certainly an extracurricular activity that requires talent, practice, physical prowess and stamina. And, like many actual sports, cheerleading requires that you wear a ridiculous outfit. (15 images after the jump)

Clarification of Previous Entry

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Published on: 2012.10.26

My previous entry included the following paragraph: “In this case, it’s one or the other. Either you believe that conception and the life it creates are God’s intention, and therefore that child should be protected by law just as any other human being, or you believe that conception is random happenstance and that it’s not[…]

ITN: Rape Pregnancy Is a ‘Gift From God’

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Published on: 2012.10.24

In The News: Indiana Senate candidate says pregnancy from rape is God’s intent (Chicago Tribune) First, it should be clear to everyone — even bleeding-heart liberals — that Richard Mourdock doesn’t believe rape is God’s intent, or a gift from God. He said the pregnancy, regardless of origin, is a gift from god. Here’s the[…]

My Best Images: Softball

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Published on: 2012.10.22

Inspired by Richard Barron’s “Favorite Image” entries (travel, journalism, portraits), and continuing the theme of my previous entry (My Best Images: Baseball), I’ll post here my favorite (the best, in my opinion) softball photos. (14 images after the jump)

My Best Images: Baseball

Categories: Photography
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Published on: 2012.10.21

Not terribly long ago, my friend Richard Barron delved into his own rich photographic past to display his favorite images, divided into a few subcategories: travel, journalism, and portraits. This prompted me to think about by own images. I’m the kind of person who needs time — usually lots of time — before I can[…]

Obama’s Answer Was ‘Not Optimal’

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Published on: 2012.10.21

President Barack Obama has taken a bit of heat for his ‘not optimal’ remarks in an interview on The Daily Show (Comedy Central), responding to a question about the administration’s response to the Sept. 11, 2012, terrorist attacks in Benghazi. The heat was misplaced.

5 Maps Compared; Bing Wins

Categories: PlaceReview, TechReview
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Published on: 2012.10.17

Two weeks ago, I compared results on three different search engines, concluding that none of them were superior. A natural extension of that thought-process would be to test the various online mapping services, but I didn’t think of it until my mother tried it first. Here’s the test: type your own home address into the[…]

I Side With…

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Published on: 2012.10.15

Looking for another silly internet survey/quiz? Me neither. But I click on them occasionally. Today, my wife pointed me to www.isidewith.com, where you can answer several questions about which political stances you agree with (all questions have at least three answers), and say how important each question is to you. Then the site connects you[…]

No Surprise: Texas Polls

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Published on: 2012.10.06

A year ago, voter polls in Texas showed Republican candidate Mitt Romney leading President Barack Obama by just two percent in Texas (source). Since then, Romney has pulled away. The most recent Texas voter poll shows Romney leading by 19% in Texas.

Debates: The Anti-Trust Suit

Two U.S. Presidential candidates weren’t allowed to join the televised debates this year — Gary Johnson of the Libertarian Party and Jill Stein of the Green Party. Johnson has now filed an anti-trust lawsuit over the exclusion. So what’s the problem?

Admitting Error: A Good Thing

Categories: InTheNews, Politics
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Published on: 2012.10.05

In The News: Romney on ’47 percent’: I was ‘completely wrong’ Initially, presidential candidate Mitt Romney refused to disavow his infamous “47 percent” remarks, only saying they were “not elegantly stated”, but he’s now decided that the statement was completely wrong.

Debate 1: Romney: B, Obama C

Categories: Politics
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Published on: 2012.10.04

Last night’s debate between U.S. President Barack Obama and Republican candidate Mitt Romney seems to have resulted in a Romney “win”, even in the media that usually falls to the left of center. But the best headline I saw about it was from CNN: Romney wasn’t stellar, but Obama fell short. And of course the[…]

Election Time: Decision-Making

Categories: Politics
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Published on: 2012.10.03

My sister asked (here) how I choose a candidate — and what my criteria are for making a selection. It took a second for it to sink in, but I realized it was a good question. Many of our nation’s elections are decided at the last minute by previously undecided voters. Currently, 40-something percent are[…]

Google vs. Bing vs. Yahoo!

Categories: Internet, TechReview
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Published on: 2012.10.02

We started seeing Bing advertisements on TV a couple of days ago. My first thought was: “Why are they spending millions on advertising a free product?” But that’s a discussion for a different day. The commercials claim that in a “blind search test”, people actually preferred Bing’s results to Google’s results.

Journal: Waxing and Waning Political Interest

Categories: Personal, Politics
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Published on: 2012.10.02

My own political interests have not been strong for much of my life, even well into adulthood. These days, when I catch myself being surprised at people who aren’t politically aware, I have to remind myself of my own lack of interest for many years.

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