Stranger Than Fiction Reality TV Shows On Cable Trying to Steal Network Viewers

By Janice Barlow Cable television is heating up for the fall season, in competition with the networks. Each year, the cable channels steal away some of the viewers from traditional shows on network television. Personally, I can’t recall watching any network TV show on a regular basis recently except for “24“. The fixation with reality shows continues. On the standard viewing circuit, the typical competition shows, complete with drama prevail. “American Idol“, “Dancing With the Stars“, “America’s Got Talent“, “Survivor“, and so on, have replaced sitcoms. But cable has taken…

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1950’s America – Dreaming Of Simpler Times

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by J. Lee Simpler times of days gone by! Who wouldn’t want to revisit the past when times were simple, considering all the turmoil in our daily lives and throughout our world? Many were not around to experience it. We can dream about it as we watch television re-runs. Merriam Webster – Yesteryear; time gone by; especially: the recent past I long for simple times such as in the days of  I love Lucy, The Andy Griffith Show, Father Knows Best, The Dick Van Dyke Show and The Rifleman. TV shows like those…

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Abortion: The Musical

video still of actresses in cast of Abortion - The Musical

by Dena Leichnitz Abortion is already a heated and polarizing subject, so leave it to the pro-abortion community to make it even more so by creating a musical about the killing of children. The Pig Iron School for Advanced Performance Training has decided to do a musical about abortion and set it to a song no less. With organizations like Silent No More Awareness Campaign and Rachel’s Vineyard out there on the battle lines, women are talking about abortion and what they are saying is that not empowering, it is…

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Parole Hearing Scheduled For Inmate #1027820 – A.K.A “O.J” Simpson

photo of inside cell area of Lovelock Correctional facility

by Richard Cameron This Thursday,  Lovelock Correctional Center’s Inmate #1027820 will sit for a formal parole hearing in Carson City, Nevada.  #1027820 is described in the prison records as 6′ 2″, 235 pounds, with a “medium” build and “dark” complexion. Brown eyes. Black hair. The height and weight would be ideal for football – maybe carrying the rock? The hair might have been more ‘black’ 8 years ago when #1027820 first came to Lovelock, but now it is more peppered with gray – quite a bit more. What crime did #1027820…

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Motorcycling Ministries – Overcoming The Popular Misconceptions

photo of motorcycle from rider's forward point of view with gloved hands on handlebars

by J. Lee I love motorcycling. I have loved motorcycles since I was a small child. Unfortunately my mother did not. She was terrified of bikes and bikers. I never heard the end of it in her attempt to destroy my love for bikes. My guess is my mom had a bad experience with bikers she never shared. If it was not a personal experience she lived in the era were bikers were badly portrayed in movies. Maybe she believed what she watched. Scary biker films were in abundance during the 1950-1970’s….

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The Healing Effects Of Laughter And The Science Behind It – Endorphins

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by J. Lee The healing effects of laughter have been near and dear to my heart for a long time now. In my college psychology class I wrote about it. In my speech class I spoke about it. I am happy to say I got a letter grade of ‘A’ in both classes. Years later after my graduation a wonderful movie came out about laughter called ‘Patch Adams‘. The lead role was played by comedian Robin Williams. It was about a doctor who had difficulty in medical school, because he…

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Dale Earnhardt Jr Wins The Pole For Possible Last Daytona Race

Dale Earnhardt Jr Wins Coke Zero 400 Pole

By Tyla MacAllister Dale Earnhardt Jr won the pole for tonight’s Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway. The race will be his last at Daytona as a full time driver for the Number 88 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet. It’s Earnhardt’s second career Daytona pole and the 14th pole of his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career. He hasn’t won a pole since September 2013 at Dover. Earnhardt’s lap of 190.973 mph bumped his Hendrick Motorsports teammate Chase Elliott to the second starting position. “I’m happy for those guys obviously, but…

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Trump’s Misogynistic Tweets – Donald Trump Is A Sad Excuse For A Man And A President

picture collage of Mika Brzezinski, Donald Trump and GOP Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins' Tweet

by Tony Wyman  Trump and his misogynistic tweets are just sad … There used to be a time in this country, back when it was greater than it is today, when men defended the honor and reputations of women against other men.  Maybe those were chauvinistic days, when men assumed that women were fragile, weak and defenseless. Perhaps women have never really needed the protection of men to the extent that some of us, myself included, are willing to offer them.  Perhaps all along women have been more than capable…

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Mr. Holmes And Deceptive Memories – The Man Behind The Myth, Movie Review

by Oletta Branstiter Based on the novel by Mitch Cullin titled A Slight Trick of the Mind, the movie Mr. Holmes – the Man Beyond the Myth reveals an exquisite portrait of a legendary detective suffering from dementia. Mr. Cullin reveals the inspiration for this story:     Jeffrey Hatcher excels at transferring the mystery and beauty of the novel to the screenplay. The viewer is treated to charming scenery surrounding a cottage estate near the White Cliffs of Dover in Kent, England and the streets and parks of London in the…

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Wonder Woman – She’s Not Lynda Carter, But Gal Godot Is Sensational Anyway

By Dena Leichnitz I don’t see movies twice very often and I certainly do not pay to see them twice if I do. However, Wonder Woman is the one film I had no problem giving my money twice to see. When I first saw who they picked for the role of Wonder Woman, I wasn’t too impressed. She didn’t look enough like Lynda Carter to me because when I think of Wonder Woman I think Lynda Carter. Lynda iconized the role and in my mind, no one could touch her….

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