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Waynedale Opinion Articles

Our local writers give you insight of their original opinions on the latest Waynedale (Fort Wayne), Indiana news and entertainment topics. Movie, restaurant, show and event reviews are in this section.

SCHINDLER SEZ: THE RETIREMENT & ARBOR DAY

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Why is Greenland mostly ice
and Iceland mostly green?

The Retirement
The fifteenth of April,
Is National Tax Day,
What you worked so hard for,
They taketh away.
They're not even hungry,
Yet they spend it on pork,
Give it to people who hate us,
And those who won't work.
The politicians are busy,
They seldom rest,
They're working their tails off,
Feathering their nest.

The taxes collected,
The influence they hold,
Are quickly turned,
Into silver and gold,
And if they're still living,
When out they must bow,...

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WALK ON

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In ancient Jerusalem there was a pool of water called Bethesda. The location served as an impromptu hospital ward, a collection point for the sick, blind, and paralyzed. These infirmed went to Bethesda to receive a hoped for healing – not from a physician – but from the therapeutic waters themselves.

Back then it was a common belief that an angel came from heaven at certain times and "stirred up the water" of Bethesda's pool, resulting in miraculous healing for anyone who could get in the...

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AT THE MOVIES WITH KASEY BUTCHER: "THE HOST"

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If 2012 was a banner year for Hollywood, so far 2013 has set out to counter that success. Most movies I've seen since January have been pretty mediocre at best, and The Host continues that trend. The new movie from Stephanie Meyer, creator of Twilight barely manages to produce sympathy with a colonized human race.

In The Host, Earth has been colonized by alien "souls" who take over the bodies of other species and run their planet smoothly and peacefully. Since humans were inhabited by the...

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SCHINDLER SEZ: COMPLETE AND FINISHED & SOCIALISM

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If home is where one hangs their hat, does that mean a hatless person homeless?

Complete and Finished
In a recently held linguistic competition in London and attended by the best linguist in the world, Samsundar Balgobin, a Guyanese, man was the clear winner with a standing ovation that lasted over five minutes.
The final question was: How do you explain the difference between COMPLETE AND FINISHED, in a way that is easy to understand? Some people say there is no difference.

Here is his amazing...

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AT THE MOVIES WITH KASEY BUTCHER: "THE CALL"

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Every now and then I see a movie that takes a pretty simple story and executes it in such a way that the impact is greater than any special effects could accomplish. As someone generally more pleased by character development than an intense plot, these sorts of films really excite me. Initially, The Call seemed to balance a thrilling plot with strong characters and a low-frills real-life focus. By the end of the movie, however, I was rolling my eyes at the cliched and exaggerated turn it...

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SCHINDLER SEZ: THE BOOT

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The Boot
Connolly is me Irish friend,
He's as Irish as can be.
"What happened to your O," I asked,
The O' in O'Connolly?

'Tis a long and painful story mate,
So order us a jar or two,
And we'll sit here by the fireside,
And I'll tell the tale to you."

O'Leary was a bloody bully,
Barmen trembled at his sight.
He was strong as a bull and dumb as an ox,
And he loved to drink and fight.

When I walked into O'Dwyer's pub,
Where I'm known as gentle man,
But when O'Leary remarked
about me mum,
The manure hit the...

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