Covering Al Franken

Memo to my bosses (all of them):  If, and when, comedian Al Franken decides to run for the U.S. Senate from Minnesota against incumbent Norm Coleman, I’d like to be assigned to cover his (Franken’s) campaign full-time.  I’ll even work nights and weekends–occasionally. Before he was the host of his current Air America radio talk show, he wrote some very funny books like…
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Listening Tour

Thanks to everybody at the Traill County Senior Citizens Association for the invitation to speak at their annual picnic in Hillsboro Sunday.  It was the first stop on my 2006 Listening Tour.  It’s also the only stop on my 2006 Listening Tour. What I heard on my Listening Tour is that the news in general, and television…
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Miss Manitoba

Just about the time you think all hope is gone and civilization is about over, along comes something really refreshing.  This time it’s the Miss Manitoba competition, of all things.  Apparently, for some time the people running the competition have cared more about finding a convincing spokesperson for the province than a beauty queen.  Already, the…
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Lance Is Gay, Oprah’s Not

Item one:  At least 20 per cent of ‘N Sync is gay.  Lance Bass tells People magaine he is gay and in a stable relationship with an actor. On a related note, Bass and Joey Fatone, another ‘N Syncer, are developing an Odd Couple-like sit-com in which Lance’s character is gay.  That should be good. Item…
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Monopoly, British Style

I’m not much of a game-player, but I can be coerced into a round or two of Trivial Pursuit every other year or so.  My current wife Ginny and I will also kill a couple of hours every now and then when we’re really bored playing Monopoly. So, I was interested to learn from the Associated Press of…
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