Community Comment archive for Dec. 2009

THURSDAY, DEC. 31, 2009

One more day to go...

Good morning, Netizens... Ah, the last day of 2009 has arrived. Like most days, I survived my birthday yesterday, sans parties or other social engagements. Instead I spent most of the latter part of the day sitting in a recliner, fast in love with Tylenol...

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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 30, 2009

Upon reaching 64... 

Good morning, Netizens... Today, December 30th, is my 64th birthday, which given my predictable penchant for getting myself into troublesome situations, is probably much older than anyone, myself included, should have expected I would reach. But, as I observed awhile ago, the wiring and plumbing...

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MONDAY, DEC. 28, 2009

AFP/File photo

Liar, Liar, pants on fire... 18 

Good morning, Netizens... Homeland Security's Janet Napolitano admitted she lied on Sunday's news talk shows this morning, and I, for one, want to know why she is still in charge of Homeland Security. She admitted this morning that the Homeland Security system failed. Failed? It...

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David Horsey,davidhorsey.com,seattlepi.com

Where are the elements of truth? 

<!-- @page { margin: 0.79in } P { margin-bottom: 0.08in } --> Good morning, Netizens... There is an element of truth in nearly everything you might read in newspapers, either online or in print edition, regardless of political affiliation. In this morning's David Horsey cartoon,...

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FRIDAY, DEC. 25, 2009

Believe

I love Christmas. I love Santa. I love decorated trees. I love all the lights and all the yard ornaments, the deer, the snow families, the giant lighted candy canes. It is all festive and exciting.. As a child, I would be breathless with anticipation....

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THURSDAY, DEC. 24, 2009

The Story of Christmas... 

Good evening, Netizens! In keeping with a tradition that is more than a decade old, an old friend, Connie E. sent me a copy of the King James Version of the Birth of Jesus. She and I have been doing this, posting the Christmas Story...

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Another True Believer...

Good evening, Netizens! This is yet another of my almost-true stories about Christmas. However, unlike most, in this story I became not only the author but the protagonist, as well. Although in the final version, which you are about to read, I gave Freddy the...

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev., center, answers questions outside of the Senate chambers on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 24, 2009, after the Senate passed the health care reform bill. From left are, Senate Finance Finance Committee Chairman Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., Reid, Senate Majority Whip Richard Durbin of Ill., and Senate Banking Committee Chairman Sen. Christopher Dodd, D-Conn..
(AP Photo/Mannul Balce Ceneta)
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It passed, or did it?  

&amp;lt;!-- @page { margin: 0.79in } P { margin-bottom: 0.08in } --&amp;gt; Good morning, Netizens... [PHOTO] Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev., center, answers questions outside of the Senate chambers on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 24, 2009, after the Senate passed the...

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Santa's Ride...

<!-- @page { margin: 0.79in } P { margin-bottom: 0.08in } --> Good morning, everyone... As many of you who have read The Used Kharma Lot for years and years know, each Christmas I publish a collection of fables, tales and stories about this most...

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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 23, 2009


David Horsey,davidhorsey.com,seattlepi.com

The Climate Carol...

Good morning, Netizens... Strictly in the Spirit of the impending Christmas Season, once again I present cartoonist David Horsey's Climate Carol, an irreverent play on that old favorite, “Santa Claus is Coming to Town”. Now I have read the portions of several recent message threads...

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Thoma

Sergeant Brad Thoma terminated... 

Good morning, Netizens... Former Sgt. Brad Thoma is no longer a police officer as of Monday according to an announcement made yesterday. You can read the Spokesman-Review story about his evolution from being a police officer to a citizen here http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2009/dec/23/police-chief-fires-officer-involved-in-hit-and-run/, albeit a citizen with...

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TUESDAY, DEC. 22, 2009

David Horsey,davidhorsey.com,seattlepi.com

Mudder Nature in Denmark... 

Good morning, Netizens... Cartoonist David Horsey once again takes on the Global Climate debate by depicting Mother Nature departing the climate conference in Copenhagen. My initial reaction to this cartoon is what is Mother Nature doing riding in what appears to be a limousine? Then...

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A handout picture released by the St Matthew-in-the-City Anglican church in Auckland shows an apparently naked Virgin Mary and Joseph in bed together. The billboard has sparked the ire of conservative Christians in New Zealand.
(AFP/HO/St Matthew-In-The-City)

Post-immaculate conception... 

Good morning, Netizens... Talk about creating a controversy. A handout picture released by the St Matthew-in-the-City Anglican church in Auckland shows an apparently naked Virgin Mary and Joseph in bed together. The billboard has sparked the ire of conservative Christians in New Zealand if not...

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MONDAY, DEC. 21, 2009

The Magical Christmas Tree...

<!-- @page { margin: 0.79in } P { margin-bottom: 0.08in } --> Good morning, Netizens... The Magical Christmas Tree Copyright December 2009 Yet another Christmas Story, this time about a magical Christmas Tree that transformed itself from a tree found in desperation on a ragged-looking...

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Community Comment Dancers... 

Good morning Netizens...O dear me. Our secret is out, and visible on Youtube here:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07U0WWmjHpcJeanie and Dave dancing in the Virtual Ballroom. Oh dear. Dave

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David Horsey,davidhorsey.com,seattlepi.com

We Three Kings... 

<!-- @page { margin: 0.79in } P { margin-bottom: 0.08in } --> Good morning, Netizens... In this morning's David Horsey cartoon, we have the three wise men, judiciously renamed the three wise guys. I suppose the nicest things one could observe about this odd manger...

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Morning comment... 11 

<!-- @page { margin: 0.79in } P { margin-bottom: 0.08in } --> Good morning, Netizens... It is grimy, gray and drip-dry outside this morning, and typically by now I would have already posted stories and comment, as that has typically been my daily regimen for...

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SUNDAY, DEC. 20, 2009

The China Doll... 

Good morning, everyone...Here is a Christmas fable for both the young and the young at heart. Written in 2001, and later copyrighted, but not before I substantially modified and edited it, this tale has more miles than my tired old van. For those who have...

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David Horsey,davidhorsey.com,seattlepi.com

Atlas Shrugged? 11 

&amp;lt;!-- @page { margin: 0.79in } P { margin-bottom: 0.08in } --&amp;gt; Good morning, Netizens... Holy thudpuckers! There is an invisible line being drawn by cartoonist David Horsey and Atlas in this cartoon that follows very closely behind some of the social theories expounded by...

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SATURDAY, DEC. 19, 2009

Saturday morning news... oh dear.  

Good morning, Netizens...O Lord, please spare me new news reporters at KHQ-TV! It seems like every two weeks (somewhat exaggerated, but not by much) news reporters and anchors at KHQ change, which means just as you were getting used to their brand of news on...

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FRIDAY, DEC. 18, 2009

The Mobius Project dies on the vine... 

<!-- @page { margin: 0.79in } P { margin-bottom: 0.08in } A:link { so-language: zxx } --> Good evening, Netizens... Let us look at the history of Mobius in retrospect for a moment. While the announcement much earlier today that the rocky marriage between the...

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Comcast

What is a hero or heroine?  11 

Good morning, Netizens... (Photo credit: Comcast) I seldom complain about advertisements, simply because I have an oddball television tuner card that I have hot wired into one of my few remaining Microsoft Windows boxes, which allows me to muzzle and in some cases, completely eliminate...

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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 16, 2009

Richard Drew, Associated Press

To touch the unknown...

<!-- @page { margin: 0.79in } P { margin-bottom: 0.08in } --> Good morning, Netizens... I once wrote about an empoverished school for the blind in Los Angeles, a tale which eventually became part of my Christmas Stories Collection. In all, back in the 60's...

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David Horsey,davidhorsey.com,seattlepi.ocm

How is the recession hitting you? 15 

&amp;lt;!-- @page { margin: 0.79in } P { margin-bottom: 0.08in } --&amp;gt; Good morning, Netizens... Cartoonist David Horsey takes a shot at recession, suggesting that the bankers aren't feeling the impact of the economic downturn nearly so badly as Americans who have lost their jobs...

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