Community Comment archive for Nov. 2009

SUNDAY, NOV. 29, 2009

[Seattle Times]

Four Lakewood officers identified... 

Good evening, Netizens... Updating the message posted by Jeanie earlier today...(Info and pictures courtesy of the Seattle Times) Sgt. Mark Renninger and Officers Ronald Owens, Tina Griswold and Greg Richards were identified as the Lakewood Police officers killed this morning in the coffee shop in...

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Four Police Officers Ambushed and Killed

Breaking news in Lakewood, WA – four on-duty police officers were ambushed and killed at a popular coffee house in Parkland, Washington - The Forza Coffee Shop – located near McChord Air Force Base in Tacoma. The officers, three men and one women, were working...

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Tax Lien on the Governor?  

Good morning, Netizens... [Partial credit LA Times] I have ignored this news-byte until now because I did not see any of the news wire services pick the story up. However, as of this morning, I was able to verify the unthinkable. No, this is not...

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SATURDAY, NOV. 28, 2009

Things I am thankful for... 

Good evening, Netizens... After some prolonged introspection, a bit of meditation and some considerable prayer, I have belatedly come up with the things for which I am most-thankful in 2009. They are presented in no particular order, but are submitted more for the sake of...

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US Citizenship test... 

<!-- @page { size: 8.5in 11in; margin: 0.79in } P { margin-bottom: 0.08in } --> Good morning, Netizens... Here is the old pre-October 2008 questions for citizenship of the United States. How many can you accurately answer?

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Put on your thinking caps... 

Good morning, Netizens... It is early on a Saturday morning, and while the fog hovers near the brackish river while we sit, high and dry, above the worst of it all. Our lives move onward, nonetheless, as we have jobs and businesses to maintain, bills...

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FRIDAY, NOV. 27, 2009

KREM-2 TV

Early morning madness? 

Good morning, Netizens... [Picture credit: KREM-TV] If you think I am going to drive to my nearest shopping center to capture a live picture of insensibly insane people willing to stand in long lines in the rain for hours, waiting for the doors to open...

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David Horsey, davidhorsey.com, seattlepi.com
David Horsey's history of religion

Horsey speaks on religion... 

Good morning, Netizens... I don't know why David Horsey chose today, Black Friday, of all days to write about a history of religion, but so be it. It is a hot enough button, and it is done well enough that it should inspire either some...

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THURSDAY, NOV. 26, 2009

AP Photo of Tom Turkey

My involvement with turkeys... 

Good morning, Netizens... Happy Thanksgiving to you and all whom you hold dear. Over the last week I have been distracted from any proper celebration of Thanksgiving Day, although in my quiet time each day I have been increasingly mindful of how many wonderful things...

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MONDAY, NOV. 23, 2009

Antonio

Banderas Merlot, Anyone? 10 

Oooooo, Antonio Banderas AND Hotel AND wine! Can you beat this wonderful combo – oh, and add Madrid to the mix! Antonio, a hunky 49, has a vineyard in northern Spain and wants to build a hotel there. The 620-acre property, called Anta Banderas, is...

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SUNDAY, NOV. 22, 2009

The magic of Black Friday gets scrutinized... 10 

Good evening, Netizens... We have until this Thursday, Thanksgiving Day, and there is little more needs to be said than the macabre and often delusional pre-Christmas Shopping Day known as “Black Friday” has already begun a bit earlier than usual and it appears to be...

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FRIDAY, NOV. 20, 2009

AP Photo/Paul Sakuma

November 20, 2009

Riots in Berkeley... 

Good evening, Netizens... November 20, 2009 AP Photo/Paul Sakuma Demonstrators struggle with police with a barricade in front of a closed off building on the University of California, Berkeley on the Berkeley, Calif., campus, Friday,. Nov. 20, 2009, during a demonstration against university fee hikes...

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Author unknown

Isn't she lovely???? 25 

Good morning, Netizens... I'm flying beneath the radar today, actually running to catch up with whatever I was supposed to be doing, and upon reading several comments about Cathy McMorris-Rogers in another message thread, and since one of my anonymous contributors sent me this picture,...

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November 19, 2009
AP Photo/The Indianapolis Star, Sam Riche

People wait in line in Fort Wayne, Indiana for Sarah Palin to sign her book, "Going Rogue"

Going Rogue drawing crowds... 42 

Good morning, Netizens... November 19, 2009 AP Photo/The Indianapolis Star, Sam Riche People carrying their copies of the former GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin's book, "Going Rogue," wait in line Thursday morning at the Borders Bookstore in Noblesville, Ind., for a chance to see...

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THURSDAY, NOV. 19, 2009

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 18, 2009

David Horsey,davidhorsey.com,seattlepi.com

Onboard the USS Titanic .. sort of... 

Good morning, Netizens... As David Horsey suggests in this morning's cartoon, the world's leaders are hemming and hawing over climate change like a group of farmers sitting around the Grange after a bad harvest is complete and they are wondering if they have enough profit...

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MONDAY, NOV. 16, 2009


David Horsey,davidhorsey.com,seattlepi.com

Okay, let's see where she is from... 

Good morning, Netizens...Here we have David Horsey's cartoon of the day, featuring a lot of journalists all standing in the unemployment line together. Then, at the end of the line we have a young woman dressed in a cheesecake blue bunny costume who is what?...

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SUNDAY, NOV. 15, 2009

This Nov. 11, 2009 booking photo made available by the Hillsborough County, Fla. Sheriff's Office shows Joshua Basso. Florida police say Basso, arrested for repeatedly calling 911 looking for sex, claimed it was the only number he could dial after running out of cell phone minutes. (AP Photo/Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office)

Strange news of the day...

Good morning, Netizens...This Nov. 11, 2009 booking photo made available by the Hillsborough County, Fla. Sheriff's Office shows Joshua Basso. Florida police say Basso, arrested for repeatedly calling 911 looking for sex, claimed it was the only number he could dial after running out of...

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SATURDAY, NOV. 14, 2009

Thoma Enrolling in  a deferred prosecution program

uniform criminal justice in Spokane? 18 

<!-- @page { margin: 0.79in } P { margin-bottom: 0.08in } --> Good afternoon, Netizens...Sergeant Brad Thoma of the Spokane Police Department was recently charged with drunk driving and hit-and-run after leaving the scene of an accident at Farwell and Highway 2. For a brief...

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David Horsey,davidhorsey.com,seattlepi.com

President Obama's decisions... 

Good morning, Netizens...Through the razor-sharp drawing of David Horsey, this morning we fire right off with President Obama and the War in Afghanistan. Recently President Obama sent his “think tank” of advisors back to the drawing board, suggesting that he didn't feel he had enough...

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A solution hoves into view... 

Good morning, Netizens...Earlier Jeanie mentioned offhand that she uses Wordpad in Windows to cut-and-paste into the administrative panel and when I tested it (using the only Windows box I own) it worked just as it should NOT. I should never be held captive against my...

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FRIDAY, NOV. 13, 2009

Friday the 13th... 

Good morning, Netizens...This is Friday the 13th, supposedly an unlucky day, and probably a good day toturn off the alarm clock, call in sick or otherwise go hide beneath a rocksomewhere that no one would ordinarily find you. On second thought, since weare about to...

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THURSDAY, NOV. 12, 2009

Enlightenment in Salt Lake City, Utah... 

<!-- @page { margin: 0.79in } P { margin-bottom: 0.08in } A:link { so-language: zxx } --> Good morning, Netizens... [Portions AP Press, Salt Lake City Tribune] Tuesday night Salt Lake City, Utah City Council passed legislation that bans discrimination against gays in housing and...

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WEDNESDAY, NOV. 11, 2009

Photo Credit: AP (The Spokesman-Review)

Remembering the fallen and the alive... 

<!-- @page { margin: 0.79in } P { margin-bottom: 0.08in } --> Good afternoon, Netizens... It is Veterans Day 2009, and now that I have cleared my desk of various other things too cumbersome for discussion, I am going to lean heavily on what this...

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