Travis Fischer

05/24/2016 - 2:48pm
Pick a side        Now that I’ve sufficiently gushed over “Captain America: Civil War,” there’s still one question that must asked.      Whose side are you on?      Spoiler Alert: I tried to keep things vague in last week’s column. This week though, I’m getting into the nitty gritty so if you...
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...
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...
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