Community Comment archive for March 2009

TUESDAY, MARCH 31, 2009

Quote of the Day -- March 31, 2009 

<!-- @page { size: 8.5in 11in; margin: 0.79in } P { margin-bottom: 0.08in } --> Good morning, Netizens... Our Quote of the Day: Storms make trees take deeper roots. Dolly Parton If what, as Dolly Parton states, is truthful, is it not plausible that despite...

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MONDAY, MARCH 30, 2009

AP (The Spokesman-Review)

Lightem if you've gottem... 

<!-- @page { size: 8.5in 11in; margin: 0.79in } P { margin-bottom: 0.08in } --> Good morning, Netizens... This afternoon I am going to take a road seldom-traveled and RANT. It's bad enough that our state and federal governments are taxing cigarettes to the point...

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Shriner's Hospital Future Bleak 

Just got a news alert from the S-R saying that Shriner's Hospital may close. (http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2009/mar/30/shriners-hospital-may-close/) I was born with curvature of the spine and not really bothered by it until I was in fourth grade. Add to that being pigeon-toed, so much that I had...

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

Superman to the Rescue?

Good morning, Netizens...I keep asking this same question, over and over again, and each time when I peer into my bowl of fortune-telling oatmeal, all I see are oats. What are we going to do to save our newspapers?Leave it to David Horsey's cartoon this...

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SUNDAY, MARCH 29, 2009

The Eiffel Tower is shown just after the 20,000 bulbs illuminating the tower went out for five minutes. The City of Lights went dim when thousands of Parisians joined in an hour "lights-out" campaign aimed at showing citizens concern over climate change. (AP Photo/ Thibault Camus) (March 28, 2009) (The Spokesman-Review)

What is your priority? 

<!-- @page { size: 8.5in 11in; margin: 0.79in } P { margin-bottom: 0.08in } --> Good evening, Netizens... Yesterday, the Eiffel Tower is shown just after the 20,000 bulbs illuminating the tower went out for five minutes. The City of Lights went dim when thousands...

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Photo Credit: Bretwood Higman / groundtruthtrekking.org via AVO
Mount Redoubt in Alaska blows its top again late last night, creating a fierce lightning storm.  (The Spokesman-Review)

Redoubt blows its top...

Good morning, Netizens...This is a spectacular nighttime picture of Mount Redoubt blowing its stack late last night near Anchorage, Alaska, which certainly brings back old memories of Mount St. Helens, doesn't it? Yes, for the sake of those who fortunate enough to be a safe...

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Quote of the Day -- March 29, 2009

<!-- @page { size: 8.5in 11in; margin: 0.79in } P { margin-bottom: 0.08in } --> Good morning, Netizens... This morning's somewhat-acerbic quote should certainly get the blood pulsing through your veins. Experts say you should never hit your children in anger. When is a good...

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Should Jurors be forbidden from the Internet? 

<!-- @page { size: 8.5in 11in; margin: 0.79in } P { margin-bottom: 0.08in } --> Good morning, Netizens... As our own Jeanie of Spokane has learned, subsequent to serving on a jury panel recently, there are a lot of rules placed on potential jurors in...

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SATURDAY, MARCH 28, 2009

Photo Credit: SFGate.com and Justin Sullivan / Getty Images (Justin Sullivan / The Spokesman-Review)

Thousands honor fallen officers in Oakland, CA

<!-- @page { size: 8.5in 11in; margin: 0.79in } P { margin-bottom: 0.08in } --> Good morning, Netizens... I once lived and owned a business in the ghetto area where four young police officers from the Oakland Police Department died; I know the neighborhood quite...

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FRIDAY, MARCH 27, 2009

Traffic Alert 

Dave Laird just called in to report there is a bad three-car accident about ½ mile west of Barker, west bound lane of I-90, blocking traffic back to Liberty Lake Exit. More later.

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Wrestling at the Child Care... 15 

<!-- @page { size: 8.5in 11in; margin: 0.79in } P { margin-bottom: 0.08in } --> Good afternoon, Netizens... YAY! It's Friday! [SPOKANE VALLEY] A large child care center in Spokane Valley was shut down by the state on Thursday after the owner and a parent...

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

David Horsey goes to the birds... 

<!-- @page { size: 8.5in 11in; margin: 0.79in } P { margin-bottom: 0.08in } --> Good morning, Netizens... In case you were trying to read the Spokesman this morning online, it has been notably offline since about 8:45 AM or thereabouts, but has recently returned...

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Quote of the Day -- March 27, 2009

<!-- @page { size: 8.5in 11in; margin: 0.79in } P { margin-bottom: 0.08in } --> Good morning, Netizens... Our quote of the day, which comes to us from television icon and sometimes-funny man, David Letterman, bespeaks how bad the air in Los Angeles is. Fall...

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Will Sgt. Pete Bunch skate again? 

<!-- @page { size: 8.5in 11in; margin: 0.79in } P { margin-bottom: 0.08in } --> Good morning, Netizens... SPOKANE - Disciplinary records for a Spokane County Sheriff's sergeant arrested in February show that Pete Bunch has a long history of misusing his authority and even...

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Strike three, you're out!

<!-- @page { size: 8.5in 11in; margin: 0.79in } P { margin-bottom: 0.08in } --> SHEBOYGAN, Wisc. -- A Spokane woman visiting Wisconsin last year was arrested for drunken driving three times in three days, according to court records released Wednesday. Jo A. Trilling, of...

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THURSDAY, MARCH 26, 2009

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

A True Democracy?

<!-- @page { size: 8.5in 11in; margin: 0.79in } P { margin-bottom: 0.08in } --> Good morning, Netizens... In one of David Horsey's pointed cartoons this morning, we have an Iraqi official warbling on and on about Democracy like a jaybird with its balls in...

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Photo Credit: http://www.satchelpaige.com (The Spokesman-Review)

A Little Zing for my day...

Good morning, Netizens...I carefully slid back into my favorite bar stool at the Virtual Espresso Bar very early this morning, noting with some degree of interest, that the Virtual Ballroom has its usual collection of ghosts, spirits and various other dignitaries floating around the ballroom...

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Quote of the Day -- March 26, 2009 

&amp;lt;!-- @page { size: 8.5in 11in; margin: 0.79in } P { margin-bottom: 0.08in } --&amp;gt; Good morning, Netizens... First, we delve into some essential truths about ourselves through the quote of the day: A diplomat... is a person who can tell you to go to...

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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25, 2009

Taser Death of Teen 14 

I always wake up to my radio - usually the news, sometimes music - some song that will rattle around in my head over and over and over - but it beats the shrill siren of the buzzer. This morning, however, I think I'd prefer...

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TUESDAY, MARCH 24, 2009

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

Who you gonna trust? 

<!-- @page { size: 8.5in 11in; margin: 0.79in } P { margin-bottom: 0.08in } --> Good morning, Netizens... Yeah, tell me about it! It sounded so nice, so respectable, so dependable when they signed us up for our 401k's, didn't it? However, now that we...

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Imogen Cunningham (Imogen Cunningham / The Spokesman-Review)

Quote of the Day -- March 24, 2009

&amp;lt;!-- @page { size: 8.5in 11in; margin: 0.79in } P { margin-bottom: 0.08in } --&amp;gt; Good morning, Netizens... We have a picture of Maugham, the author of our quote of the day, and what he wrote: Follow your inclinations with due regard to the policeman...

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MONDAY, MARCH 23, 2009

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

The Depilatory Wasteland... 16 

&amp;lt;!-- @page { size: 8.5in 11in; margin: 0.79in } P { margin-bottom: 0.08in } --&amp;gt; Good morning, Netizens... The New Jersey Board of Cosmetology and Hairstyling recently attempted to pass a law which would prohibit Brazilian Waxing after several women filed complaints of infections caused...

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SATURDAY, MARCH 21, 2009

We're Off! 

Good morning, Netizens...Coming off a hard two-day plague of work and being forced by my spouse to leave for most of an afternoon I hereby declare this to be a free fly day, so if you have topics you'd rather discuss, whip them out and...

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Photo Credit: Ali Yussef/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

Tourism in Iraq? Bridgett Jones, 77, a British tourist, bought wine and beer in Baghdad on Friday.  (The Spokesman-Review)

The shorter trip... 

<!-- @page { size: 8.5in 11in; margin: 0.79in } P { margin-bottom: 0.08in } --> Good evening, Netizens... It is obvious Spring is drawing close upon us. If not the obscenely-raucous hordes of robins in my front yard, then it has to be the appearance...

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