Community Comment archive for Nov. 2008

SUNDAY, NOV. 30, 2008

Kids love a parade at Christmas...

Good morning, Netizens...Photo Source Associated PressParade-goers look on in excitement as the Boise Holiday Parade passes down South Capitol Boulevard in downtown Boise. (Idaho Press-Tribune, Charlie Litchfield)(November 29, 2008)This could be anywhere there is a parade and kids, for holiday parades, especially just before Christmas,...

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SATURDAY, NOV. 29, 2008

Mr. President?

Here we have another excellent David Horsey cartoon that begs a good question. When someone asks a question they do both seem to be answering.Dave

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THURSDAY, NOV. 27, 2008

Mumbai still under seige this morning...

Good morning, Netizens...Photo Source: CNN There were more explosions and a rapidly-moving fire that broke out this morning according to CNN. At 4:24 AM PST this morning, CNN is reporting there are 101 dead and 314 wounded that resulted from yesterday's and this morning's terrorist...

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WEDNESDAY, NOV. 26, 2008

Tradition is beginning...

Good evening, Netizens...According to the gossip, the first annual Virtual Thanksgiving Day dinner is being prepared by a collaboration of the most grandmotherly-type ghosts in the Virtual Ballroom, and as I arrive this evening, after another long, arduous day of working, I see them over...

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TUESDAY, NOV. 25, 2008


The Turkey and the Chicken

Everyone is hustling and bustling, preparing for Thanksgiving and the feast and family it surrounds. What are you thankful for this season?I am preparing for my first Thanksgiving without my sons as they set off to start their own traditions. As we enter the holiday...

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Freedom of Speech, or is it?

Photo Credit: Getty ImagesGood morning, Netizens...This morning one of our pictures of the day takes us into a somewhat racy statement made by PETA in Moscow. Lisa Franzetta, right, and Lauren Bowey of the organization People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), wearing only...

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MONDAY, NOV. 24, 2008

Touching the face of God...

Photo Credit: Getty Images Good morning, Netizens...In this morning's picture of the day, a little girl attending a mass after a procession for peace on Sunday in Managua's cathedral, is pointing out something that she sees to her mother, who hushes her. (November 23, 2008)However,...

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SUNDAY, NOV. 23, 2008

Picture of the Day --The amazing monarch...

One day you shall flit about again, my friend: Insect Good Samaritans Jeannette Brandt and Mike Parwana rescued this monarch butterfly from a roadside in rural Hadley, N.Y., and patched its broken wing with two white splints. When it regained its health, they persuaded a...

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FRIDAY, NOV. 21, 2008

WHAT was he thinking?

Good evening, Netizens...Far be it from me to speculate too loosely over such an event but the story that appears in today's SR, about the man who robbed the Shell gas station at Third and Maple and then calmly waited outside for the police to...

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Multiple Choice Question for November 21, 2008

Photo Credits: REUTERS Good evening, Netizens...For the first time in the history of our illuminating Virtual Espresso Bar, we have a multiple choice question tonight for everyone to consider. The above picture is which? Choose one or contribute one of your own interpretations in case...

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Quote of the Day --November 21, 2008

The old ways are dead. And you need people around you who concur.That means hanging out more with the creative people, the freaks, the real visionaries, than you're already doing. Thinking more about what their needs are, and responding accordingly. Avoid the dullards; avoid the...

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Thanksgiving Day humor...

Picture from my archives Good morning, Netizens...TGIF!What better way to start off the approaches to Thanksgiving with a bit of humor? By the way, having raised some turkeys from the time they were chicks, I can tell you with absolute authority that, other than being...

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THURSDAY, NOV. 20, 2008

Disposable life...

Photo Source: EPAGood morning, Netizens...I have been closely following a parallel set of events, the legal battles in Nebraska over being able to anonymously drop off children at area hospitals, and then this picture, which says a whole lot more to me. What has created...

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My morning rant...Part I.

Photo Source APGood morning, Netizens...In my reverie this morning, I gazed repeatedly at this picture of a woman carrying firewood using a headband and her 18-month-old daughter down a dangerous road in the African Congo. This was shot on the road linking Rupango to Sake,...

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WEDNESDAY, NOV. 19, 2008

Quote of the Day November 19, 2008

Sitting at the table doesn't make you a diner, unless you eat some of what's on that plate. Being here in America doesn't make you an American. Being born here in America doesn't make you an American. Malcolm X (1925 - 1965), Malcolm X Speaks,...

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Love and death in the desert...

Good morning, Netizens...Tina Loesch and Skye Hanson had a pretty good run of it in a sick, demented sort of way. If half of what one surmises, reading the official releases from the Post Falls Police Department are accurate, the lesbian lovers were directly or...

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Aunt Lucretia's Thanksgiving...

Good morning, Netizens...This morning, we begin a fictional review of Thanksgiving past, as viewed through my particular aperture on life. It should be noted that the Safeway Store that this story refers to is no longer there, thus making Aunt Lucretia make the trip on...

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TUESDAY, NOV. 18, 2008

The Greater Tragedy...

AP photoGood morning, Netizens...It is not quite dawn and while I sit in solitude on the stoop in front of the Virtual Ballroom, Spokane awakens, awakening from her sleep, she combs the beer cans out of her hair and makes preparations for another day's business....

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MONDAY, NOV. 17, 2008

California Dreamin'...

Good morning, Netizens...In a scene somewhat familiar to people in Spokane from last summer's wild fires, stairs leading up to a home destroyed by fire are seen at the Oakridge Mobile Home Park in the Sylmar area of Los Angeles, Calif. on Sunday, Nov. 16,...

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Revisionist Uncle Sam...

Good morning, Netizens...In one of our pictures of the day, we have another vision of Barack Obama as Russian artist Farid Bogdalov poses next to his painting of US President-elect Barack Obama dressed as Uncle Sam in a gallery in Moscow. Picture: Courtesy of APUncle...

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SATURDAY, NOV. 15, 2008

Right Wing Radio...

Good morning, Netizens...Call them right-wing whack jobs, extremists or other less-exemplary bits of nomenclature, what is unavoidable in such discussions is that the ultra-conservative elements of the Republican Party have about the same rights as the Ultra-left-wing members of the Democratic party who often appear...

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FRIDAY, NOV. 14, 2008

Remembering others...

Good morning, Netizens...Today is the beginning of the Salvation Army's traditional holiday funding drive. Yes, it's that time of year again, and as the Season of Giving inexorably begins creeping upon us all, the Salvation Army's Red Kettles begin appearing in front of area stores...

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Understanding our predicament...

Good morning, Netizens...This is a multiple-choice question from the Seattle-Post Intelligencer's David Horsey, and once again I think he's got the choices just about down pat, with the possible exception of (D) Let the so-called free market operate and let our finances take their course....

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