Community Comment archive for July 2009

FRIDAY, JULY 31, 2009

Photo Source: George Sands (George Sands / The Spokesman-Review)

Council Candidates Duke it out... 

Good morning, Netizens... [Picture Courtesy of George Sands] What is it about Spokane politics where election campaigns more-closely resemble half-hearted brawls at the neighborhood taverns than election campaigns? Although I must admit we have never seen a truly knock-down-drag-out fistfight between contentious candidates, I also...

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THURSDAY, JULY 30, 2009

Calling All Organ Donors 12 

As most of you know, I have been going through the process of getting on a waiting list for a kidney transplant. I have Polycystic Kidney Disease. In the United States, about 600,000 people have PKD, and cystic disease is the fourth leading cause of...

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Picture Credit: Marshall Smith (The Spokesman-Review)

Woman falls to her death at the Resort...

Good morning, Netizens... [COEUR D' ALENE, IDAHO) Picture by George Sands, other information by the Spokesman-Review A 36-year-old woman died early today in a fall from the 12th floor of the Coeur d’Alene Resort, police said. The woman, visiting Coeur d' Alene from Baton Rouge,...

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WEDNESDAY, JULY 29, 2009

All Hail King Joe! 

Good morning, Netizens... Spokane City Code Section 02.01.030 (Right to Speak) says this: All meetings of the city council are open to the public except an executive session. Members of the public shall have the right to speak to an item on the city council’s...

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TUESDAY, JULY 28, 2009


Things to sell more newspapers... 

Good morning, Netizens... Early last Sunday morning, because I chanced to be sitting in my lawn chair about the time the Sunday morning newspapers were being delivered by a kid traveling with an adult, I began seeing a different vision of the newspaper business. Within...

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MONDAY, JULY 27, 2009

Who is in charge of the Park Board?  

Good evening, Jeanie, everyone...This fine city is as well-known for a collective of citizens who try to force the politicians of the City of Spokane to obey the law as it is for the politicians who are busily rubbing various myths together in a vain...

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Sarah Palin's resignation speech... 10 

Good morning, Netizens...First, you can hear the first and second parts of her speech here:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hhAnDsXEPEIand the second part http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ALswHoIpPo&NR=1What is Palin up to? Everyone keeps asking the same questions, but it does seem she is setting the stage for something with her patriotic speeches. Of...

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July 26, 2009
AP Photo

Halo appears off the sun above a statue of Communist leader Mao Zedong in Taiyuan in north China's Shanxi province, Sunday.
 (The Spokesman-Review)

The magic halo...

Good morning, Netizens... In our picture of the day, a halo appears off the sun above a statue of Communist leader Mao Zedong in Taiyuan in north China's Shanxi province, Sunday. Photo: AP Now I want to see President Obama perform the same halo while...

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SUNDAY, JULY 26, 2009

Qwest DSL upgrade... 

Good afternoon Netizens... In Saturday's Spokesman's article on Qwest upgrading DSL http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2009/jul/25/qwest-upgrading-dsl/ author Tom Sowa does not make mention of the potential impact this much-needed project will have on ALL Qwest DSL customers, for despite all that you may have read on this issue, a...

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THURSDAY, JULY 23, 2009

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

Arnold's perfect fantasy for his fans...

Good evening, Netizens... Welcome to Part II of David Horsey's cartoon fantasies, brought to you through the auspices of the Golden State of California and its wonderful history of fantasy and unreality, including its governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger. As depicted tonight there is a wonderful new...

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

Our national priorities revealed...

Good evening, Netizens... Tonight we present another of David Horsey's excellent cartoons. This time we finally see the justification, through David Horsey's eyes, for the Republicans to waddle over to their side of the voting aisle and proclaim their reasons for rejecting Obama's Health Care...

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Jeanie facing tough times... 

Good afternoon, Netizens... In case you hadn't heard it from other sources, I have spent part of today worried about my counterpart, Jeanie of Spokane, who is being evaluated today for a possible kidney transplant. Being somewhat bull-headed about my health myself, I guess I...

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Breakfast is served at 9:00 AM today... 

Good morning, Netizens... It stands to reason that in times when the thinkers and those who hold the community visions as important, the great Mhibbs and myself are getting together this morning at 9:00 AM at our undisclosed location on a hillside in the North...

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WEDNESDAY, JULY 22, 2009

No one is above the law... 

Good morning, Netizens... [portions from Spokesman-Review, KHQ] Well, I'll be fiddled and diddled! Spokane Police Chief Anne Kirkpatrick was issued a $154 speeding ticket by a Spokane County deputy sheriff over the weekend for driving 13 mph faster than the speed limit. She was in...

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Sichiro died for our sins of omission... 41 

Good morning, Netizens... The attorney for the plaintiff in the case of Benites S. Sichiro referred to his client's death at the hands of the Spokane County Sheriff's Department as “falling through the cracks”. The 39-year-old man suffered multiple Taser shocks, was beaten unconscious and...

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TUESDAY, JULY 21, 2009

Attributed to Boston Globe (The Spokesman-Review)

On being polite... 

Good morning, Netizens... [Portions Boston Globe and his attorney's statement] The arrest of a pre-eminent African-American scholar, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., at Cambridge University in broad daylight inside his own home serves as an additional wake-up call to all Americans that we need to teach...

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MONDAY, JULY 20, 2009

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

How we remember Cronkite... 

Good morning, Netizens... It was inevitable that less than a day since the late Walter Cronkite became accustomed to hearing the sounds of the news-angels singing 24 hours a day in heaven, someone would have to dig up what they insist is the mud in...

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