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Community Comment archive for Oct. 2009

SATURDAY, OCT. 31, 2009

David Horsey,, (The Spokesman-Review)

Sat., Oct. 31, 2009, 1 p.m.

Trick or treat at Glenn Beck's house...

Good morning, Netizens... David Horsey takes a close look at what would happen if Barak Obama and some friends were to go trick-or-treating at Glenn Beck's house with what some might observe to be predictable results. Of course this is only a cartoon. Can you...

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Sat., Oct. 31, 2009, 7:58 a.m.

The Daze of October...

Good morning, Netizens... Here are a few important (and unimportant) holidays this month of October 2009 which you might or might not have heard of much less missed: Adopt a Shelter Dog Month Yes, by all means help America's animal shelters by adopting a shelter...

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FRIDAY, OCT. 30, 2009

THURSDAY, OCT. 29, 2009

Thu., Oct. 29, 2009, 7:18 a.m.

A love note...

Good morning Netizens...Here is an anonymous note I received this morning (although various suspects do come to mind) I will seek and find you.I shall take you to bed and have my way with you.I will make you ache, shake & sweat until you moan...

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Photo Credit: Seattle PI (The Spokesman-Review)

Thu., Oct. 29, 2009, 6:03 a.m.

A few other warning signs...

Good morning, Netizens...If you thought to yourselves that the picture might possibly be a bit over the edge, you know for a fact your cat(s) are sneaking up on you when any of the following takes place:1. You receive an e-mail message from UR.CAT informing...

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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 28, 2009

Wed., Oct. 28, 2009, 11:37 a.m.

Jeanie is back home!!!! 

Good morning, Netizens... There have been times in my life which always stand out above other memories, and perhaps the glowing memories of my incredible friends are among the best memories that feed me, console me and keep me warm in cold times. This morning,...

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David Horsey,, (The Spokesman-Review)

Wed., Oct. 28, 2009, 10:53 a.m.

Debt, starvation and taxes... 

Good morning, Netizens... Ah, the federal debt. David Horsey shows a lifelike rendition of what it must feel like to be our ostensible founder and guardian, Uncle Sam, sitting beneath the incredible weight of our national debt. He makes a point of bringing former President...

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TUESDAY, OCT. 27, 2009

Tue., Oct. 27, 2009, 1:09 p.m.

Coming swine flu regulations... 

Good morning, Netizens... Now that President Obama has declared Swine Flu an emergency priority, here are some things our government might do to prepare us for the coming Apocalypse. Ban all pig feed lots, mud bogs and other places where pigs do those gross and...

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Tue., Oct. 27, 2009, 5:01 a.m.

Hot Mormon Muffins... 

Good morning, Netizens... Some considerable rattle, hue and noise is being raised about Hot Mormon Muffins Calendar ( both from within the vast Mormon Church and in the news media as well. This tasteful but tongue-in-cheek calendar features Mormon Women in what Mormons Exposed, the...

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MONDAY, OCT. 26, 2009

Mon., Oct. 26, 2009, 6:25 a.m.

Child molestation at Halloween... 

Good morning, Netizens... Here's an idea from the Associated Press Wire we in Spokane might put to good use. HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) -- Registered sex offenders in a northern Alabama city won't have a hard time making Halloween plans. They're expected to attend a mandatory...

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SATURDAY, OCT. 24, 2009

AP Photo/Don Ryan

 (The Spokesman-Review)

Sat., Oct. 24, 2009, 1:55 p.m.

A quiet day in autumn... 

Good morning, Netizens... Photo Credit: AP Photo/Don Ryan This colorful fall canopy above a Portland-area pedestrian is a familiar sight this time of year, given that we have so many parks, each filled with a full spectrum of colors of the autumn palette. There is...

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FRIDAY, OCT. 23, 2009

Fri., Oct. 23, 2009, 7:42 a.m.


Good morning, Netizens... THANK GAWD IT'S FRIDAY! Those of you who faithfully study the Word A Day listings that appears each day may have noticed there was no word yesterday, but today we have two words. I don't know what happened. Perhaps a bolt slipped...

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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 21, 2009

David Horsey,, (The Spokesman-Review)

Wed., Oct. 21, 2009, 8:54 p.m.

David Horsey jousts with Tim Eyman... 13 

Good evening, Netizens... David Horsey has taken on Tim Eyman, and frankly, I am uncertain if Eyman is quite the glinty-eyed ogre that David Horsey would make him out to be. On the other hand, I am no fuzzy and warm fan of Tim Eyman,...

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TUESDAY, OCT. 20, 2009

Tue., Oct. 20, 2009, 4:48 a.m.

That atomic cloud of bugs... 

Good morning, Netizens...That atomic cloud of incredibly small bugs you see everywhere, what are they?They are called blue ash aphids, sometimes called midges. If you open your mouth, you can breathe them. I am told they are not tasty, but can be tolerated with tobasco...

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October 19, 2009
Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images

Joanne Ryan (R), mother of USMC Sgt. James McIlvaine, holds McIlvaine's daughter Alexa McIlvaine (C) while being comforted by Eric Cembrook (L) during a visit to Section 60 at Arlington National Cemetery during the burial service for Spc. Stephen Mace Monday in Arlington, Virginia. McIlvaine and Mace were both from the Purcellville, Virginia area. McIlvaine was killed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in April 2009, and Mace was killed October 3, 2009 along with seven other U.S. soldiers in the Nuristan province of Afghanistan.
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Tue., Oct. 20, 2009, 4:32 a.m.

The long goodbye... 

Good morning, Netizens...This is how you say goodbye forever... with heart-rending tears. Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images Joanne Ryan (R), mother of USMC Sgt. James McIlvaine, holds McIlvaine's daughter Alexa McIlvaine (C) while being comforted by Eric Cembrook (L) during a visit to Section 60...

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Tue., Oct. 20, 2009, 3:59 a.m.

Sporadic outage(s) yesterday... 

Good morning, Netizens... Since I am already up, have fresh coffee and since the Spokesman's web site is once again speaking proper network-ese, I suppose I should apologize to everyone for the temporary meltdown which took place sporadically yesterday, with the result that no one...

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Tue., Oct. 20, 2009, 3:18 a.m.

I dream of Jeanie... 

Good morning, Netizens... I awoke just now, dreaming of Jeanie with the light red hair. This week, Jeanie is wandering in a delightful mini-vacation in Disney World in Florida while getting her dialysis done on a regular basis with the assistance of an extended library...

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MONDAY, OCT. 19, 2009

David Horsey,,
the NRA (The Spokesman-Review)

Mon., Oct. 19, 2009, 5:15 a.m.

another view of the NRA... 24 

Good morning, Netizens... This morning's David Horsey cartoon could get interesting as he takes on the National Rifle Association. It seems New York Mayor Bloomberg is pushing Congress to prohibit the illegal sales of guns at gun shows. Although I do not have any statistics...

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SUNDAY, OCT. 18, 2009

David Horsey,, (The Spokesman-Review)

Sun., Oct. 18, 2009, 1:18 a.m.

A simple health care system... 

Good morning, Netizens... David Horsey's cartoon yesterday submits an efficiency in health care design that is sorely-missing from every design submitted thus far. The only problem is what do you do when you cannot pay the hospital bills? The logic is impeccable. If you cannot...

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SATURDAY, OCT. 17, 2009

FRIDAY, OCT. 16, 2009

Fri., Oct. 16, 2009, 4:56 a.m.

When is it racism? 10 

Good morning, Netizens... By MARY FOSTER, Associated Press Writer Mary Foster, Associated Press NEW ORLEANS – A white Louisiana justice of the peace said he refused to issue a marriage license to an interracial couple out of concern for any children the couple might have....

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Sterling Savings Bank, (The Spokesman-Review)

Fri., Oct. 16, 2009, 4:37 a.m.

Sterling Savings Bank ... more to the story  

Good morning, Netizens... The local news media is absolutely astir over the situation involving Sterling Financial Corporation. It all started late Wednesday when the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp and the Washington Department of Financial Institutions served them with a cease-and-desist order, and Chairman Harold Gilkey...

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THURSDAY, OCT. 15, 2009

David Horsey,, (The Spokesman-Review)

Thu., Oct. 15, 2009, 2:33 p.m.

The new health insurance program...

Good afternoon, Netizens...David Horsey once again picks up the gauntlet of health insurance, this time looking rather dismally (and perhaps accurately) into the future of health care claims. Do these poor patients look willing? If I interpret the various versions of the new health insurance...

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Getty Images/Rubberball (The Spokesman-Review)

Thu., Oct. 15, 2009, 3 a.m.

What are your alternatives today?  

Good morning, Netizens... [Reuters] When you were a kid and said a bad word in front of your parents, did you ever have your mouth washed out with soap? Back in those days did you immediately associate white bars of Ivory Soap with bad language?...

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