The Daily Iowan

Hawkeyehoneys.com a sad site

NICHOLAS KELLY

April 1, 2009

I admit I am aware of Internet Rule No. 34: “If it exists, there is porn of it.” I am also aware that it this rule is absolutely true (and if you don’t believe, go ahead and Google Image Search “Rule 34” with the safe-search...

Let the first lady be, biceps, triceps, and all

MEGHAN DAUM, SPECIAL TO THE LOS ANGELES TIMES

April 1, 2009

I’m having a hard time forming an opinion about first lady Michelle Obama, mostly because there are already so many out there, and they’re almost uniformly inane. There’s the constant clucking about her wardrobe: the election...

Four-letter therapy for hard times

DI EDITORIAL BOARD

March 31, 2009

As the economy continues to go deeper and deeper into the shitter, many Americans are finding themselves looser with their lips. A recent poll on MSNBC revealed that almost 40 percent of the respondents let obscenities fly in...

Bail faster

BEAU ELLIOT

March 31, 2009

How do you say “Chrysler” in Italian? I don’t know, either, but it appears as though we’re going to get the chance to find out pretty soon. Now, I don’t really know that for sure, because I don’t speak Italian, beyon...

Obama, Notre Dame, and commencement season

TIM RUTTEN, LOS ANGELES TIMES

March 31, 2009

These days, protests over college commencement speakers herald spring’s arrival as surely as longer days and greening leaves. The most interesting of this season’s controversies involves President Obama’s scheduled appearance...

A week on the road: gator road-kill and shuttle launches

EMILEIGH BARNES

March 30, 2009

In Mississippi, we call this time of year spring, for which thesaurus.com offers these related words: bud time, flowering, prime, and springtide. Excellent. Better yet, in Florida, where I spent my spring break, they call this...

Relax, administrators: It’s just a food fight

KATIE GADIENT

March 30, 2009

There is something strange in the sloppy joes being served at Dubuque Senior High School. A senior prank involving the saucy loose-meat sandwiches and a food fight in the school’s cafeteria resulted in the repainting of a wall...

On condoms, the pope may be right

EDWARD C. GREEN, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON POST

March 30, 2009

When Pope Benedict XVI commented this month that condom distribution isn’t helping, and may be worsening, the spread of HIV/AIDS in Africa, he set off a firestorm of protest. Most non-Catholic commentary has been highly critical...

Papa Obama knows best

CHRISTOPHER PATTON

March 27, 2009

It’s a good thing we have President Obama leading this country. Without his enlightened guidance, ordinary little people such as ourselves would likely wander blindly, unsure of what path our lives should take. But because...

Healthy choices, healthy lives

KATIE GADIENT

March 27, 2009

Eating well and making healthy choices, forget about it. It’s too complicated and too contradictory. The seemingly easier solution is to consume a little bit of everything occasionally. If only it were that simple, but taking...

Labor’s ‘card check’ tricks trap the workers

JONAH GOLDBERG, LOS ANGELES TIMES

March 27, 2009

At the end of the 19th century, unsuspecting workers were “shanghaied” to work on British ships heading for eastern Asia, which desperately needed the labor. All manner of tricks were used to hoodwink the poor souls into service...

Skip your tickets, the state skips you

DI EDITORIAL BOARD

March 26, 2009

Pay your fines or lose your tax refund, because the state of Iowa is cracking down on overdue court fines and fees. Thanks to a computer-software upgrade, some Iowans won’t see their tax refunds. Instead, they will see letters...