Community Comment archive for May 2009

SUNDAY, MAY 31, 2009

In this file photo taken Jan. 11, 2009, Chevrolet Beat concept car, which will be introduced as a production car Spark, is shown at at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. General Motors Corp. said Friday, May 29, 2009, that it plans to reopen a shuttered U.S. factory to build compact cars that will likely be the smallest vehicles GM has ever produced here. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
 (The Spokesman-Review)

GM future and past... 

Good evening Netizens... In this file photo taken Jan. 11, 2009, Chevrolet Beat concept car, which will be introduced as a production car Spark, is shown at at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. General Motors Corp. said Friday, May 29, 2009, that...

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SATURDAY, MAY 30, 2009

Susan Boyle, susan-boyle.com (The Spokesman-Review)

Second Place for Susan Boyle... 

Good evening, Netizens...The results are already final...singer Susan Boyle won Second Place at the finals of Britain's Got Talent. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rdATv6gir4MThe dance group Diversity took First Place, and Susan Boyle Second Place. Is this the end of life in the big lights for Boyle, or just...

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FRIDAY, MAY 29, 2009

The dog ate my homework 

You know that dream you have where you wake up (in your dream) and realize that today is the final exam for a particular class that you never attended because you could never find the classroom in all the ten weeks you wandered the university...

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Photo from AP
North Korea tests another missile, number 6.  (The Spokesman-Review)

North Korea poised for war?  15 

Good morning, Netizens... The North Koreans have successfully launched a new type of missile overnight according to the Associated Press. The North fired the missile from its Musudan-ni launch site on the east coast, a South Korean government official said. He spoke on condition of...

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WEDNESDAY, MAY 27, 2009

North Korea adds to its threats... 

Good morning, Netizens... North Korea has created world enmity and discontent with its actions the last few days, from launching 5 test missiles and ostensibly exploding an underground nuclear device. As if to add insult to injury, this morning North Korea threatened to launch military...

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TUESDAY, MAY 26, 2009

KREM-2 in the prophecy business? 15 

Good morning, Netizens...In this morning's news on KREM-2 TV while the voice-over droned on and on about the missile testing of North Korea they sat there with a picture of a nuclear bomb, the mushroom cloud plainly visible on-screen. Given that North Korea also did...

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MONDAY, MAY 25, 2009

Susan Boyle, susan-boyle.com (The Spokesman-Review)

Susan Boyle rocks the house again... 

Good morning, Netizens... Much like Simon Cowell, the first time I heard Scottish singer Susan Boyle perform on Britain's Got Talent, I sat there with my mouth gaping wide open because it was one of the biggest surprises ever. This frumpish, somewhat dowdy woman from...

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SUNDAY, MAY 24, 2009

Preface to Memorial Day... 

Good morning, Netizens...I receive a lot of e-mail from this source, and although he is barred from posting live, occasionally he writes so eloquently, so very much from the heart, that I cannot help myself but post his messages. Sitting in front of the open...

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SATURDAY, MAY 23, 2009


Black, white East Bay churches meld in worship
Aurielle Trapps (arms crossed) and Lisha Bell perform a devotional dance at their church, Imani Community Church, as Piedmont Community Church choir members and their pastor, the Rev. Bill McNabb (right), watch. (Kat Wade / Special to The San Francisco Chronicle) (The Spokesman-Review)

Just how integrated are we?

Good morning, Netizens... Despite the fact we now have our first Black American as President, and despite all the warm, fuzzy feelings that members of various factions in this country sought to engender in all of us during the election campaign and resulting inauguration, my...

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FRIDAY, MAY 22, 2009

David Horsey,davidhorsey.com,seattlepi.com
David Horsey's take on Gaia, and life on Earth... (David Horsey / The Spokesman-Review)

Horsey's take on Gaia... 

Good morning, Netizens... I love the way where occasionally David Horsey takes us down a side road, often with unpredictable results, and still makes his point. The Gaia Theory was first formulated in the 1960's by a research scientist who was working for NASA named...

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THURSDAY, MAY 21, 2009

When the Dreams died... 

Good evening, Netizens... When the dreams died, a group of us stood just outside the city limits, watching the skies expectantly as if suddenly everything would be whole again, but in the steadfast silence, which was all that was left of it after the Change,...

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Loves and hates about Spokane... 

Good evening Netizens... From the depths of the rather long-winded discussion about the Ombudsman, I heard a recurring theme come wafting down the elevator shaft deep in the basement of Spokane where I often spend hours and hours hopefully peering upward toward the street grate...

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WEDNESDAY, MAY 20, 2009

David Horsey,davidhorsey.com,seattlepi.com
Horsey on Pelosi. Talk about torture! (The Spokesman-Review)

Nancy Pelosi spills the beans... 

Goodness sake, Netizens... Oh, don't get me started on Nancy Pelosi. Today David Horsey takes on Nancy Pelosi, and this time it is her on the table to be tortured into telling the truth, if you believe certain conservative Republicans. On the other hand, Democrats...

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TUESDAY, MAY 19, 2009

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

The economy falls on its prat... 

Good morning, Netizens... David Horsey occasionally errs or otherwise make mistakes, and in today's cartoon he understated the obvious. Our national economy is not a truck wreck. It is a train wreck, one that has reached across not only our entire country, but has impacted...

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Ombudsman Candidates coming to town... 41 

Good morning, Netizens... Spokane Mayor Mary Verner yesterday announced the three candidates who will be considered for the position of Police Ombudsman. All three candidates will be in Spokane May 29 through June 1 to attend public forums, interviews and various other meetings. The finalists...

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MONDAY, MAY 18, 2009

Parts is Parts 

It’s that time of year again – the bi-annual, trek through the quagmire of endless seas of car parts event in Monroe, Washington. You remember that my Mechanic Man gave ME a cart that I drag along with me, through miles and miles and MILES...

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

Roman or Christian?  

Good morning, Netizens... In his prologue to his column, which typically accompanies his cartoons, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer's David Horsey states in part that “Our descent into torture as policy has compromised our founding vision. We, today, have become too Roman.” He then cites a poll...

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SUNDAY, MAY 17, 2009

A hen duck and her 12 ducklings create a parade-like atmosphere as they cross the Lilac Parade route while trying to march to the Spokane River on Saturday in downtown Spokane. For the second year, Mama Duck laid her eggs in a concrete awning at the Sterling Savings Bank building, where they were watched by banker Joel Armstrong, left, and Crystal Tobeck, right. A group of bank employees, media and bystanders followed the slow walk to the water by the duck family. Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review  (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)

I love a parade! 

Good morning, Netizens... Looking over the news this morning, I could not help but become aware of two females who, in their own respective ways, somehow managed to grab the golden spot atop the news wires since Friday. The first, a horse named Rachel Alexandra...

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SATURDAY, MAY 16, 2009


A family flees a military offensive in the Swat valley approach in Dargai, located in the Malakand district, about 100 miles northwest of Pakistan's capital Islamabad. REUTERS/Mian Khursheed
(May 15, 2009) Reuters
 (The Spokesman-Review)

The Grapes of Wrath Revisited?

Good morning, Netizens... Having been an avid fan of John Steinbeck's writing for decades, when I first glanced at this picture this morning, my mind warped back to Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath and the Joad family fleeing the Dust Bowl for the promise(s) of...

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FRIDAY, MAY 15, 2009

Engage brain before opening mouth... 

Good morning, Netizens... One of my favorite slogans, particularly if the day isn't getting itself properly attired and ready for another prosperous business day is, “It's another wonderful day in Paradise”, typically spoken with a leer on my face, a mild-mannered form of non-verbal punctuation...

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THURSDAY, MAY 14, 2009

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

The new cars require a diet... 

Good morning, Netizens... There are some David Horsey cartoons that hit far too close to home for personal comfort and this is one of them. While it is true, I have been on a strict weight-loss diet for some time, I recently looked at one...

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