Todd Nuttman

Top TV shows of all time: Our man Nuttman calls ’em

I have given the impression that I hate television and all it stands for. Not true. I do enjoy some television, but it has to meet my high standards as a person with a brain.


Column: Beware of bad karma with illicit Web sales

As the nation continues its economic troubles, people are desperate for any and all discounts, deals and markdowns. My family is in the same lifeboat… Continue reading


Fix financial crisis, not the blame

When John McCain or Barack Obama wins the presidential election come November, one is going to inherit a nation full of angry, tired and fed up people.


Whatever happened to customer service?

Is customer service dead as we know it? I’m not sure it’s dead, but the toe tag has been affixed and a priest has been called to administer last rites.

Why we watch reality television

Next on Jerry Springer, teenage prostitutes and their pimps! This is a great example of schadenfreude, a malicious satisfaction obtained from the misfortunes of others.

No easy solutions to guns and gun control | GUEST OP

I love social media. Mainly to see what my too cute for words nieces and nephews are up to.

Music: It’s always open-mike night in the U.S.

I’ll admit it. I love music. My favorites are Western swing, Country and Western, and early Rock and Roll. I grew up with the delicious… Continue reading

Nuttman on family reunions: They’ll make you laugh; they’ll make you cry

Recently I took the family to the Willamette Valley part of Oregon for a family reunion. Normally family reunions give me a case of the heebee jeebees. I have never liked them up front; it always takes me at least two beers to loosen up and start talking.

Demos won the veep debate

As the first round of the presidential debates has ended and the vice-presidential debate just wrapped up, I am reminded of the ‘70s pop classic “I shot the sheriff, but I did not shoot the deputy.”

Time to mend our country’s divisive ways | Nuttman

I was on FaceBook recently and was looking at what my cousins were up to. I have too many to list and too many to remember.

Still backing my beloved Mariners | Nuttman

The Mariners are enjoying a spring training splash under the Arizona sun. Why should I care? The M's have disappointed me year after year.

Second Amendment needs an overhaul

When I am not fighting grammar wars writing these columns, I can be found usually awake, at my other occupation, selling sporting goods for a… Continue reading

Obama, McCain both worthy of respect

In a few weeks we will decide who will lead our nation for the next four years. And for the first time in eight years I can start to respect the office of the President again. Both senators McCain and Obama have earned the respect of the nation by fighting battles both here and abroad, and it will be a tight race come November.

Pledge of Allegiance or blind obedience?

Late last week four students from Dilworth, Minnesota were suspended from school. Not for carrying firearms, dealing drugs, or fighting during school hours. These four rebels with a clue were suspended for {gasp!} not standing during the Pledge of Allegiance!

Sesame Street wrong to pull Katy Perry off episode

Do you remember this song? “Can you tell me how to get, how to get to Sesame Street?” Of course you do. Unless you have been living under a rock, sharing space with Mel Gibson, this was one of the shows of my generation and generations before and after. Now I’m afraid that after 41 years of educating youth, the head cheeses over at Sesame Street corporate have turned soft. They recently pulled a Katy Perry song for being inappropriate.

TODD NUTTMAN: How to thank your Dear Old Dad

As Father’s Day approaches, I’ve been giving some thought on what to get Dads out there. My own Dad passed away years ago, but I am a father, and since I still remember what it is like to give my dad a gift, here are a few ideas about what to get, or what not to get, Dad this weekend.

Time for Kent to add traffic cameras | Todd Nuttman

Last month the City of Puyallup announced that it had issued 2,165 tickets for the month of May from red light traffic cameras. The fines totaled $268,460 in revenue for the city. Is this just another example of George Orwell’s “1984” coming to fruition? Or is it just another means for raising some cash for the city coffers? Or could it be the best reason for the traffic cameras is that they save lives?

Owner accountable when dog attacks

Like many of you, I am sad and concerned about the rash of dog attacks lately. Everywhere we turn, we hear about another person – or, God forbid, a child – attacked by someone’s dog. These attacks are often blamed on “pit bulls,” but instead the blame needs to be shifted to their irresponsible, idiotic owners.

Certain people drive me crazy | Nuttman

Recently in the news cycle, I've noticed more than a few accidents have involved senior citizens and their vehicles.

Valerie Bertinelli: Meet AARP’s newest cover girl

Valerie Bertinelli recently graced the cover of AARP magazine. This fact alone has made me finally realize something that I hate talking or writing about. The fact that I am (gasp) getting old. Valerie Bertinelli is turning 50, and I can’t get my head around that.