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Community Comment archive for Jan. 2009

SATURDAY, JAN. 31, 2009

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

Bipartisan government in action... 13 

Good morning, Netizens... David Horsey takes a long, hard look at bipartisanship this morning, and drew what I believe is a accurate sketch of what has already begun taking place in Washington. It seems that everyone on both sides of the political aisle want to...

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FRIDAY, JAN. 30, 2009

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

Al Gore to Testify... 

Good morning, Netizens...Whether you ever liked Al Gore or not, whether you believe his message that Global Warming exists or is/is not a threat, you have to admit he does has a certain degree of perseverence. In this morning's David Horsey cartoon, however, we are...

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THURSDAY, JAN. 29, 2009

Gov. Blagojevich at 4:51 p.m. today became the first governor in Illinois’ 190-year history to be driven from office by impeachment. Photo Credit: Chicago Sun-Times (The Spokesman-Review)

Yourrrrr OUT!!! 13 

Just in from Reuters: Illinois senate votes to oust Governor Blagojevich … CHICAGO (Reuters) – The Illinois state senate on Thursday convicted Governor Rod Blagojevich of abuse of power, removing him from office amid charges that he tried to sell the U.S. Senate seat once...

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WEDNESDAY, JAN. 28, 2009

Black Hole of Depression 62 

Unemployment.Layoffs upon Layoffs. I've never seen anything like it. First, yesterday's paper's headline shouted "One day, 40,000 job cuts" for household names like Caterpillar, Home Depot and Sprint Nextel. Then the news bulletin alert on my email stated that Mayor Vernor was planning nine layoffs...

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

Where did the money go? 

Good morning, Netizens... I think perhaps this is one of the David Horsey cartoons upon which we will all agree, when he asks the unspoken question, “Just where the dickens did all that money the government gave the banks go?” It seems each time I...

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TUESDAY, JAN. 27, 2009

MONDAY, JAN. 26, 2009

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

It's Off to Aghanistan we go! 25 

Good morning, Netizens... In today's David Horsey cartoon, he takes a long look at Richard Holbrooke, President Obama's special representative to Aghanistan and Pakistan. Holbrooke, is a top-ranking diplomat, magazine editor, author, professor, Peace Corps official, and investment banker to name a few of the...

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Revisiting the Chinese New Year... 

Good morning Netizens... Yesterday morning, I wrote a brief overview of the Chinese New Year which has already begun in China today. Perhaps I didn't state it fully, but there are several versions of how the animals of Chinese astrology came to be, but today,...

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SUNDAY, JAN. 25, 2009

Moose seen at EWU near the pub building. (The Spokesman-Review)

Wildlife at EWU 

Good afternoon, Netizens...Here we have a picture forwarded to me by SR's Ryan Pitts that proves, beyond a question of a doubt, that the only wildlife at Eastern Washington University is not in the various residence halls, pubs and after-hours celebrations. Ostensibly the moose were...

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The ox, one of 12 animals in the Chinese zodiac, symbolises calm, hard work, resolve and tenacity. The Year of the Rat was in 2008. Photo Credit: Getty Images (The Spokesman-Review)

The Chinese New Year draws near...

Good afternoon, Netizens... In just a few hours Non-Chinese and Chinese alike around the world will begin celebrating Chinese New Year, the year of the ox. Considered by most ethnic Chinese families to be the most-significant day in China, you might be surprised, as I...

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SATURDAY, JAN. 24, 2009

Aretha Franklin's hat at the Inauguration ceremonies... (The Spokesman-Review)

Changing trends in fashion... 

Good morning, Netizens... When I was a young man just beginning the transition toward adulthood, I occasionally attended an African American church, primarily because of the incredibly-powerful oratory of their pastor, the late Reverend Bill Saugus. Reverend Saugus had the ability, using the inflection and...

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

You haven't seen anything yet?

Good morning, Netizens... In this morning's David Horsey political cartoon, David Horsey's wit has been supplanted with some wisdom. Despite the liberties with which he has created a caricature of President Obama attired as General George Washington at Valley Forge, there is some profound wisdom...

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FRIDAY, JAN. 23, 2009

Peter Falk (Associated Press / The Spokesman-Review)

Circle the wagons! 

Good morning Netizens... After a wealth of politics and opinion regarding our new President, while I was cruising the used car lot of news in the paper online this morning, a story rose up and bit me where I live. Say it isn't so! Eighty-one...

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THURSDAY, JAN. 22, 2009

Homeless agency fires Illinois first lady 

From MSNBC:"The wife of impeached Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich was fired from her $100,000-a-year job as a Chicago homeless agency's chief fundraiser. . . . Patti Blagojevich is not accused of wrongdoing and has not spoken publicly since her husband's arrest. . . ."Does this...

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WEDNESDAY, JAN. 21, 2009

Seattle Post-Intelligencer David Horsey (The Spokesman-Review)

In the scope of Time... 

Good morning, Netizens...Perhaps this quote, from Obama's Inaugural Speech yesterday, spoke the loudest to me personally, and obviously this morning, it also spoke to David Horsey. For we are a young nation, and as such, we have a great deal to learn about governance, and...

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TUESDAY, JAN. 20, 2009

Obama's Inauguration Speech Text

Good afternoon, Netizens...Here, from the news wires is the entire text of Obama's Inauguration Speech:My fellow citizens: I stand here today humbled by the task before us, grateful for the trust you have bestowed, mindful of the sacrifices borne by our ancestors. I thank President...

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