Community Comment archive for April 2009

THURSDAY, APRIL 30, 2009

Thought for the Minute... 

Good evening, Netizens...Here is a contribution from one of my more conspiratorial amigos...It was once said that a black man would be president when pigs fly, sure enough 100 days into Obama's presidency Swine Flu.Dave

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610 Months 11 

The sentence for Shellye Stark is in. Six Hundred and Ten months. That ought to be quieting. Just over 50 years. Do you think it's enough. Too much? Life would be better? Does this bring justice to the death of a human being?

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Chrysler World Headquarters in Auburn Hills, Michigan (The Spokesman-Review)

No surprise! Chrysler is heading for bankruptcy... 

Good morning, Netizens...Chrysler, the third-largest automotive manufacturer, will seek bankruptcy protection and enter an alliance with the Italian automaker Fiat, the White House announced Thursday. According to my memory, it is the first time since 1933 and the days of the humble Studebaker, that an...

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Belated Happy Birthday to Jeanie... 

<!-- @page { size: 8.5in 11in; margin: 0.79in } P { margin-bottom: 0.08in } --> Good morning, Netizens... This morning, as I wavered past the flowering tulips outside the doorway that leads to the Virtual Ballroom, pausing in my introspection to admire the neat handiwork...

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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29, 2009

Are you concerned? Are you prepared? 

Good afternoon, Netizens...With the news still hovering in the air like a giant diseased bat about to land in your hair, the World Health Organization this afternoon raised the alert level for the so-called Swine Flu Virus to 5, one stop short of declaring a...

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Arlen WHO... 13 

Good morning, Netizens...In today's David Horsey cartoon we delve into a piece of American politics that perhaps few of us pay much attention to: switch hitters, people who switch from one party to the other. The former Republican Arlen Specter, who recently won accolades from...

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Alas, poor Keith Hindman... 

&amp;lt;!-- @page { size: 8.5in 11in; margin: 0.79in } P { margin-bottom: 0.08in } --&amp;gt; Good morning, Netizens... Over a decade ago I met Dr. Keith Hindman of the former Deer Park Hospital as most people meet a doctor for the first time, as a...

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TUESDAY, APRIL 28, 2009

Praise for Spokane Police Officer 15 

I love hearing positive things about people in our community. KHQ announced yesterday that Spokane Police Officer Glenn Bartlett will be receiving the Silver Star Medal April 29 for his courageous off-duty actions following a fatal car accident. http://www.khq.com/Global/story.asp?S=10257358Congratulations, Officer Bartlett. It's wonderful to know...

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The irreverent side of swine flu virus... 

<!-- @page { size: 8.5in 11in; margin: 0.79in } P { margin-bottom: 0.08in } --> Good morning, Netizens... Here are some facts about swine flu you might not have heard in discussions about swine flu or pork barrel politics:Q. What is swine flu? A. Swine...

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MONDAY, APRIL 27, 2009

Nuns wear face masks during a closed door mass at the Metropolitan Cathedral in Mexico City on Sunday. Churches stood empty Sunday in predominantly Roman Catholic Mexico City after services were canceled, and health workers screened airports and bus stations for people sickened by a new strain of swine flu that experts fear could become a global epidemic.(AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills)
(April 26, 2009) (The Spokesman-Review)

Swine flu continues to evolve... 

<!-- @page { size: 8.5in 11in; margin: 0.79in } P { margin-bottom: 0.08in } --> Good morning, Netizens... Today's picture is grim. Nuns wear face masks during a closed door mass at the Metropolitan Cathedral in Mexico City on Sunday. Churches stood empty Sunday in...

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David Horsey,davidhorsey.com,seattlepi.com (David Horsey / The Spokesman-Review)

Starvation in many forms... 21 

<!-- @page { size: 8.5in 11in; margin: 0.79in } P { margin-bottom: 0.08in } --> Good morning, Netizens... David Horsey takes on the issue of starvation, both forced and chosen as a way of life this morning. Quoting Horsey's Blog, he states that, “Today's pageant...

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SUNDAY, APRIL 26, 2009

A new addition to Community Comment... 13 

<!-- @page { size: 8.5in 11in; margin: 0.79in } P { margin-bottom: 0.08in } --> Good morning, Netizens... I fondly remember Milt Priggee from the days when he was employed by the Spokesman-Review; one of the first things I read in the paper in those...

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Quote of the Day -- April 26, 2009

<!-- @page { size: 8.5in 11in; margin: 0.79in } P { margin-bottom: 0.08in } --> Good morning, Netizens... The quote of the day comes from British writer Clive Barnes, who is frequently cited as thus: Television is the first truly democratic culture -- the first...

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SATURDAY, APRIL 25, 2009

Creating a policy for torture? 13 

<!-- @page { size: 8.5in 11in; margin: 0.79in } P { margin-bottom: 0.08in } --> Good morning, Netizens... In this morning's David Horsey cartoon we see the logical outcome of an American term called “waffling”, which is further defined, particularly outside of the U.S., as...

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FRIDAY, APRIL 24, 2009

Spokane County Cuts Hours 15% 

From the Spokesman-Review: http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2009/apr/24/building-department-reduces-hours/By: Jim CamdenUnion votes to cut pay 15%. Dozens of Spokane County employees are taking a 15% pay cut to avoid anyone being laid off. Employees of a Spokane County department will switch to a 4 day work week. Demand is down...

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Where does it stop? 

<!-- @page { size: 8.5in 11in; margin: 0.79in } P { margin-bottom: 0.08in } --> Good morning, Netizens... So, we've collectively got a huge deficit, right? What I think David Horsey is asking in his cartoon is, just whose deficit is it, anyway? Before, under...

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Here's a cup for you... 

<!-- @page { size: 8.5in 11in; margin: 0.79in } P { margin-bottom: 0.08in } --> Good morning, Netizens... It's FRIDAY again, and as we wind down from a long, hectic week, I saw this picture this morning and thought to myself, “I want a coffee...

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Quote of the Day -- April 24, 2009 

<!-- @page { size: 8.5in 11in; margin: 0.79in } P { margin-bottom: 0.08in } --> Good morning, Netizens... Our Quote of the Day struck a chord in my head... If you talk to God, you are praying. If God talks to you, you have schizophrenia....

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THURSDAY, APRIL 23, 2009

I've been remiss... 11 

<!-- @page { size: 8.5in 11in; margin: 0.79in } P { margin-bottom: 0.08in } --> Good morning, Netizens... For the better part of the last three days I have been engaged in what some of my peers might call the eternal trial by fire, as...

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Quote of the Day -- April 23, 2009

<!-- @page { size: 8.5in 11in; margin: 0.79in } P { margin-bottom: 0.08in } --> Good afternoon, Netizens... The quote of the day perhaps has even greater meaning than perhaps its author might have foreseen. Quote of the Day April 23, 2009 The government's view...

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Another truckload over the edge... 

<!-- @page { size: 8.5in 11in; margin: 0.79in } P { margin-bottom: 0.08in } --> Good morning, Netizens... We can add another piece to this David Horsey cartoon which aptly depicts the bailout of the American economy, as Freddie Mac Acting Chief Financial Officer David...

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TUESDAY, APRIL 21, 2009

Just south of Ione, looking at the mountain's reflection in the river. (Dave Laird / Dave Laird)

The Art of the Ramble... 

<!-- @page { size: 8.5in 11in; margin: 0.79in } P { margin-bottom: 0.08in } --> Good morning, Netizens... Report upon a good ramble... I suppose I need to admit it from the onset that my wife was right, that I had been stuck behind the...

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Never forget

<!-- @page { size: 8.5in 11in; margin: 0.79in } P { margin-bottom: 0.08in } --> Good morning, Netizens... For the late Mrs. Wilkerson: I will remember you for all the days I draw breath, for I constantly recall our days at the nursing home, when...

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MONDAY, APRIL 20, 2009

Is the party over already? 35 

<!-- @page { size: 8.5in 11in; margin: 0.79in } P { margin-bottom: 0.08in } --> Good afternoon, Netizens... The Summit of the Americas, huh? Today David Horsey's cartoon suggests that everyone was completely happy, that a newfound warmth exists between the United States and countries...

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