Community Comment archive for July 2009

FRIDAY, JULY 31, 2009

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

Council Candidates Duke it out... 

<!-- @page { margin: 0.79in } P { margin-bottom: 0.08in } A:link { so-language: zxx } --> 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?...

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Bad wreck on I-90

Good morning, Netizens...There is a bad wreck involving a compact car and a semi on I-90 westbound at the Freya Exit. Traffic is hopelessly deadlocked, Dave

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Brief news about Community Comment... 

<!-- @page { margin: 0.79in } P { margin-bottom: 0.08in } --> Good morning, Netizens... Before I wade into the pile of wildly-unpredictable material referred to as PENDING this morning, I need to make a few comments about some changes that are coming on in...

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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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Woman falls to her death at the Resort...

&amp;lt;!-- @page { margin: 0.79in } P { margin-bottom: 0.08in } --&amp;gt; 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...

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WEDNESDAY, JULY 29, 2009

All Hail King Joe! 

&amp;lt;!-- @page { margin: 0.79in } P { margin-bottom: 0.08in } --&amp;gt; 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...

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TUESDAY, JULY 28, 2009

Breakfast with the Oldies... 

Good morning, Netizens...Mhibbs and I are holding forth at our undisclosed location in about twenty minutes or os. Those in the know are invited to come by and watch two old goats plotting and scheming. Dave

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Things to sell more newspapers... 

<!-- @page { margin: 0.79in } P { margin-bottom: 0.08in } --> 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...

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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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New Stun Gun Can Fire 3 Times Before Reloading 

From MSNBC, you will love this:New stun gun can fire 3 times before reloadingNew Taser offered to police as way to hit multiple suspectsupdated 11:34 a.m. PT, Mon., July 27, 2009FOUNTAIN HILLS, Ariz. - Taser International unveiled its first new stun gun since 2003 Monday,...

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Private City Park Board Meeting/executive session 15 

<!-- @page { margin: 0.79in } P { margin-bottom: 0.08in } --> Good afternoon Netizens... Several sharp-eyed Netizens, including Ron_the_Cop, have made note of the City Park Board Executive Session meeting that was held at 7:00 AM this morning at the Maintenance Shed at Manito...

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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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The magic halo...

<!-- @page { margin: 0.79in } P { margin-bottom: 0.08in } --> 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...

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SUNDAY, JULY 26, 2009

Qwest DSL upgrade... 

<!-- @page { margin: 0.79in } P { margin-bottom: 0.08in } A:link { so-language: zxx } --> 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...

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THURSDAY, JULY 23, 2009

Arnold's perfect fantasy for his fans...

<!-- @page { margin: 0.79in } P { margin-bottom: 0.08in } --> 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...

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

Our national priorities revealed...

<!-- @page { margin: 0.79in } P { margin-bottom: 0.08in } --> 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...

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Jeanie facing tough times... 

<!-- @page { margin: 0.79in } P { margin-bottom: 0.08in } A:link { so-language: zxx } --> 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...

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

<!-- @page { margin: 0.79in } P { margin-bottom: 0.08in } --> 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...

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Students kiss their cell phones goodbye... 

<!-- @page { margin: 0.79in } P { margin-bottom: 0.08in } --> Good morning, Netizens... The decision has apparently already been made by Spokane schools to ban most cell phone use by students, with the exceptions of before and after school and their lunch breaks....

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WEDNESDAY, JULY 22, 2009

No one is above the law... 

&amp;lt;!-- @page { margin: 0.79in } P { margin-bottom: 0.08in } --&amp;gt; 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...

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Sichiro died for our sins of omission... 41 

&amp;lt;!-- @page { margin: 0.79in } P { margin-bottom: 0.08in } --&amp;gt; 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...

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TUESDAY, JULY 21, 2009

On being polite... 

<!-- @page { margin: 0.79in } P { margin-bottom: 0.08in } --> 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...

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MONDAY, JULY 20, 2009

How we remember Cronkite... 

<!-- @page { margin: 0.79in } P { margin-bottom: 0.08in } --> 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...

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