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Leave it to Pat to use the latest tragedy to spew his twisted version of Christianity. Yes, it's the fault of the people who live in Tornado Alley that their homes get hit by tornadoes. Of course, Tornado Alley actually takes up a large part of the central part of our country, leaving one to wonder where Pat thinks people should live, if you include his lumping in earthquakes and floods. I'm not sure if there are any places that are completely free of natural disasters, but if there are, I am sure that we couldn't fit everyone into it.

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Tue Jan 08, 2013 at 08:57 AM PST

In remembrance of Huell Howser

by SchuyH

Those of you who don't live in California may not have heard of Huell Howser, who died on Sunday. A Marine Corps veteran from Tennessee, for nearly three decades he was the host of several public television series spotlighting all that was beautiful, unusual or interesting in and around Los Angeles as well as the state as a whole. His aw-shucks demeanor and enthusiasm could seem exaggerated or silly, but in watching his shows it became obvious that he was genuinely interested in the places he visited, the people he met and the stories they had to tell.

Update: More remembrances and tributes in this diary.

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