Community Comment archive for Feb. 2009

SATURDAY, FEB. 28, 2009


Is Obama's tax plan tax warfare? 

Good morning, Netizens...Is the Obama tax plan really class warfare? Or is it, as some have suggested, merely an adjustment from the Bush era back toward the middle of the road? Can it save our ecxonomy or will it lead us to worse conditions than...

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FRIDAY, FEB. 27, 2009

Vetting another cabinet member... 

<!-- @page { size: 8.5in 11in; margin: 0.79in } P { margin-bottom: 0.08in } --> Good morning, Netizens... Could it be possible, based upon David Horsey's cartoon this morning, whether President Obama is getting a violent rash each time he seeks to appoint someone to...

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THURSDAY, FEB. 26, 2009

Picture Rocky Mountain News  (The Spokesman-Review)

Another one bites the dust... 

Good afternoon Netizens…The picture of the newsroom doesn’t really do it justice, but Friday will be the last day the Rocky Mountain News newspaper prints, as it is closing its doors. Rich Boehne, chief executive officer of Scripps, broke the news to the Rocky staff...

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(AP Photo/Brian Lawdermilk) (February 25, 2009) (The Spokesman-Review)

Is that all there is? 

Good morning, Netizens...This AP picture of the post-Mardi Gras Bourbon Street pretty much summarizes the day in my opinion, and what a party it was! According to the numbers crunchers, they had more people attend this year's Mardi Gras than since before Hurricane Katrina pushed...

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WEDNESDAY, FEB. 25, 2009


One way to fix the economy...

<!-- @page { size: 8.5in 11in; margin: 0.79in } P { margin-bottom: 0.08in } --> Good morning, Netizens... As David Horsey's political cartoon opines this morning, we have some alternatives when it comes to our national economy falling into the toilet tank. Despite the fact...

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Obama before the nation 02/24/2009 35 

&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;!-- @page { size: 8.5in 11in; margin: 0.79in } P { margin-bottom: 0.08in } --&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt; Good morning, Netizens... Did you watch Obama's entire speech last night? If you did not, you can read his speech in its entirety at http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2009/feb/24/text-president-barack-obamas-address/ I made it a point,...

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TUESDAY, FEB. 24, 2009

Obama in world view?

Good morning, Netizens...A carnival float showing a flying President Obama followed by a flying Europe is seen during the traditional carnival parade in Duesseldorf, Germany, on Monday. Street spectacles in the carnival strongholds of Duesseldorf, Mainz and Cologne are watched by hundreds of thousands of...

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A Wall Street Oscar...

&amp;lt;!-- @page { size: 8.5in 11in; margin: 0.79in } P { margin-bottom: 0.08in } --&amp;gt; Good morning, Netizens... I'm late, I'm late for a very important date I'm late I'm late I'm late Somehow my real life personage keeps interfering with my Virtual Ballroom, and...

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MONDAY, FEB. 23, 2009

Mayor Verner, Rap Star 19 

<!-- @page { size: 8.5in 11in; margin: 0.79in } P { margin-bottom: 0.08in } --> Good morning, Netizens... You'd better set your coffee down, perhaps even brace yourself against the back of the couch on your front porch because this might startle you. Our very...

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SUNDAY, FEB. 22, 2009

In this photo courtesy of Teddy Meyer/Broadside, Ryan Allen, competing under his drag queen persona of Reann Ballslee, waves to the crowd at the Patriot Center in Fairfax, Va., after being crowned Ms. Mason on Feb. 14, 2009. Allen beat out two women for the homecoming queen title at the 30,000-studen tGeorge Mason University in suburban Washington, D. C (AP Photo/Teddy Meyer/Broadside)  (The Spokesman-Review)

A REAL homecoming queen...

Good morning, Netizens...In our picture of the day, we see the real-life personification of a homecoming queen--that is a drag queen. In this photo, Ryan Allen, competing under his drag queen persona of Reann Ballslee, waves to the crowd at the Patriot Center in Fairfax,...

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Rest in Peace, Socks... 

<!-- @page { size: 8.5in 11in; margin: 0.79in } P { margin-bottom: 0.08in } --> Good morning, Netizens... I suppose although it has been mentioned earlier in the week that Socks the cat, once the White House cat during the Clinton administration, has died. According...

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The arrival of the robins... 

<!-- @page { size: 8.5in 11in; margin: 0.79in } P { margin-bottom: 0.08in } --> Good morning, Netizens... Last week, the Virtual Ballroom was resounding with the huzzahs and exclamations as various residents crowded around the front window watching the arrival of a group of...

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SATURDAY, FEB. 21, 2009

David Horsey,davidhorsey.com,Seattle Post-Intelligencer (The Spokesman-Review)

Is the Inauguration already over?  

<!-- @page { size: 8.5in 11in; margin: 0.79in } P { margin-bottom: 0.08in } --> Good morning, Netizens... My goodness, according to David Horsey's cartoon this morning, they haven't finished cleaning up the mess from the Obama Inauguration yet and now some members of our...

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FRIDAY, FEB. 20, 2009

Thank God it's Friday! 

<!-- @page { size: 8.5in 11in; margin: 0.79in } P { margin-bottom: 0.08in } --> Good morning, Netizens! Thank Gawd It's Friday! ( The highly-ceremonial and somewhat questionable pompom Virtual Ballroom cheerleaders are out in full force this morning, despite the fact that GM's Saab...

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Non-Traditional Woman--Aunt Berl... 21 

<!-- @page { size: 8.5in 11in; margin: 0.79in } P { margin-bottom: 0.08in } --> Good evening, Netizens... Revisiting the message thread “Changing the Image” After reading some of the many different opinions expressed in the message thread “Changing the Image”, and quickly realizing that...

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THURSDAY, FEB. 19, 2009

Friends of David Elton... 

Good evening, Netizens...I received this information from David Elton's wife, Belinda, in e-mail, and because perhaps not everyone received this information, I am making it public.If you or anyone you know would like to write to David Elton during his stay in the Spokane County...

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