Travis Fischer

04/26/2016 - 4:35pm
     It was another marathon public forum in Mason City last Thursday as the city council heard both positive and negative comments about entering into a development with Prestage Farms to build a pork processing facility.      The development agreement would require Prestage Foods to create 922 full-time jobs during the first phase of the operation. The bulk of...
04/26/2016 - 3:13pm
Potty pettiness        Having utterly and completely lost the cultural battle against gay people, social conservatives have moved on to the next battle line in their never ending mission to be on the wrong side of history.      Their new target for bullying: Transgendered people.    ...
04/19/2016 - 4:15pm
White as a ghost      This week Paramount released the first image of Scarlet Johansson as “The Major” in their upcoming adaptation of “Ghost In The Shell,” and people were shocked to discover that Johansson was, in fact, white.      Outrage ensued.      Let’...
04/12/2016 - 3:54pm
     Area residents packed City Hall in Mason City April 5 to offer support and opposition prior to the council’s vote on a development agreement with Prestage Foods to build a new pork processing plant south of town.      The has project has become the talk of the area since its announcement last month....
04/12/2016 - 3:19pm
Left behind      I enjoy politics. Largely because it gives me a chance to apply all the things I’ve learned reading X-Men comics over the years.      For instance, when most people think of opposing ideologies regarding the X-Men, they probably think of Professor Xavier and Magneto. After all, they...
04/05/2016 - 2:07pm
Looking on the bright side      I considered making this week’s column about “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” but I’m not going to for two reasons.      One, I haven’t bothered getting around to see it yet. I’d long assumed the movie was going to be a train wreck and...
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