Community Comment archive for Aug. 2010

TUESDAY, AUG. 31, 2010

Rest in peace, Pastor Creach...

Good morning, Netizens... In our ramble through our lives, there are only two categories of human beings: saints and sinners. Some may have problems accepting such a broad-handed statement, but I believe it is true and factual. There are those who, by their hostile actions...

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MONDAY, AUG. 30, 2010

David Horsey,davidhorsey.com,seattlepi.com

Happy Halloween early?  

Good morning, Netizens... David Horsey takes another shot at the Halloween mess we call the U.S. housing market today and, actually so long as you are renting, current on your mortgage, if you have one, or not attempting to get a mortgage, perhaps you might...

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New Orleans 5 years later... 

Good morning, Netizens... If one has been watching over the course of this last weekend, we have had a remarkable set of events unfolding. First, we had the fifth anniversary of the disaster of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, which was good given the normal...

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FRIDAY, AUG. 27, 2010

Public announcement at noon..., 

Good morning, Netizens...Spokane Co. Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich and Spokane Valley Mayor Tom Towey will make a joint statement from the Spokane County Courthouse at noon today regarding the office-involved shooting yesterday. Although I will be unable to attend, I trust that one or all of...

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Another week bites the dust... 

Good morning, Netizens... It's always tranquil just before dawn, it seems. The human race hasn't had the time to make any big mistakes in the new day, and for the most part, those criminally-inclined have finished their dirty business and crept back into the holes...

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THURSDAY, AUG. 26, 2010

Pastor and business owner killed in Spokane Valley 12 

Good morning, Netizens... We have an officer-involved shooting in the Spokane Valley this morning. The only problem they might have, in this case, is the police shot Wayne Creach, a 74 year-old Baptist Minister, an upstanding and well-respected member of the community and owner of...

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WEDNESDAY, AUG. 25, 2010

Permits for Highway 12 on hold...

Good morning, Netizens... Yesterday morning, Mhibbs and I had breakfast at one of our undisclosed locations, an event that we have kept largely to ourselves, simply for the freedom it gives us in what and when we discuss matters of the world of our choosing....

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MONDAY, AUG. 23, 2010

KREM-2 News

Justice for Todd Chism? 

Good morning, Netizens... [Picture of Todd Chism from KREM-2 News] Let me be absolutely clear about this: in no way can I condone nor tolerate persons who drink and then drive. Todd Chism should be held to the same standards that would apply to you...

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David Horsey,davidhorsey.com,seattlepi.com

Is it over? Is it REALLY over?

Good morning, Netizens...Former President George Bush once suggested that the war was over. Cartoonist David Horsey appears to ask the same question today that Americans asked back then. Is it over? Is it really over?We're leaving, aren't we? I suggest we wait and see. Dave

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Overview of Community Comment... 

Good morning, Netizens... Shannon Sullivan wrote: “Dave, Shannon Sullivan here. I was just wondering why the blog has gotten away from the local issues? With the election coming up, where are we suppose to go for updates, comments? I realize spin control has a lot,...

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SATURDAY, AUG. 21, 2010

Weather sighting... 

Good morning, Netizens...There is moderate sheet lightning visible in the sky East by South-East and due West at the present time. It is unknown whether the lightning is sky-to-ground. However, the general direction of travel, according to the NEXRAD Weather Radar, would tend to shift...

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Folks gathered at Lone Wolf Harley Davidson in Coeur d'Alene to view the flag-draped World Trade Center  beams that were on display on Friday.  (Kathy Plonka)

The beams of the World Trade Center... 

Good morning, Netizens... I close my eyes and in semi-repose tenderly consider a Texas husband-and-wife team of truck drivers that briefly touched life in the Inland Northwest the other day. They were hauling a pair of steel beams taken from the wreckage of the World...

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Matthias Schrader/AP

Chernobyl radiation still impacts wildlife... 

Good morning, Netizens... AP Photo: A boar family sniffs for bugs and grubs on a gravel road in Eglharting, Germany. Almost a quarter century after the Chernobyl nuclear meltdown in Ukraine, thousands of boar shot by German hunters show excessive levels of radioactivity. According to...

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FRIDAY, AUG. 20, 2010

David Horsey,davidhorsey.com,seattlepi.com

The modern party line... 11 

Good morning, Netizens... Early in my years and perhaps yours we had one of the greatest sources of misinformation and gossip known to man, commonly known as “the party line” telephone. For the most part my experience with the party line consisted of a wall-mounted...

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THURSDAY, AUG. 19, 2010

Beauty is as beauty does... 

Good morning, Netizens... Don't hand me a pretty face and expect I will immediately automatically gush, feel a heart throb and feel sexually attracted. At my ripened age of 64, while I might still feel that swooning sensation for my beknighted, gorgeous wife with bedroom...

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Huffington Post

Ever used a privy before? 

Good morning, Netizens... Some of the youngsters reading this message probably never spent any of their youthful lives sitting in a privy, although once when I complained about sitting in the privy during a real blizzard with a lantern for lighting, I was told by...

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WEDNESDAY, AUG. 18, 2010

David Horsey,davidhorsey.com,seattlepi.com

The Tea Party versus the Mosque... 

Good morning, Netizens... As I peer at David Horsey's cartoon this morning through bloodshot bleary eyes, try as I might I cannot consciously recall any Tea Party rallies being held at the Oklahoma City Bombing Memorial. Thus David Horsey's premise is somewhat obtuse and misleading....

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Who won? Who lost? 

Good morning, Netizens... Hang onto your drawers! Who won the primary? Well, allowing for the final ballot count which is slated to take place tonight at 6:00 PM according to the Washington State ballot count page http://wei.secstate.wa.gov/spokane/ElectionResults/Pages/ElectionResults.aspx it looks as if Patty Murray is going...

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The churches versus gay marriage...

Good morning, Netizens... The hue and cry is being raised by nearly everyone over gay marriage rights as a result of the pending court case for/against California's Proposition 8, but we need to more carefully consider who opposes gay marriage so virulently with perhaps a...

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FRIDAY, AUG. 13, 2010

NEWS4JAX.COM, Jacksonville, FLA

Bring back Jason Kadah, missing in action... 

Good morning, Netizens... After my piece on the demise of Jason Kadah, former KREM-2 morning weather forecaster, and many responses later, I sort of figured despite his humorous approach to weather forecasting in the morning, he was missing in Spokane, and nothing would ever bring...

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THURSDAY, AUG. 12, 2010

David Horsey,davidhorsey.com,seattlepi.com

David Horsey and the Obama Inheritance... 13 

Good morning, Netizens... David Horsey asks the question, what did Obama inherit, and then he answers it with a static conclusion. Did Obama or did he not avoid another Great Depression? For good or ill did he manage to pass Health Care Reform through an...

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MONDAY, AUG. 9, 2010

david horsey,davidhorsey.com,seattlepi.com

The Culture Wars 

Good evening, Netizens... David Horsey states in today's cartoon that while the culture war between the Republicans and Democrats may be over a diverse number of issues, the recent ruling by a California judge that approves of gay marriage could be the the hammer that...

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SATURDAY, AUG. 7, 2010

Hiroshima in retrospect... 13 

Good morning, Netizens... There is a macabre quality to a remembrance of the bombing of Hiroshima 65 years ago yesterday. There have been other catastrophes since 1945 equal to or exceeding the number of people who were killed either at the time the bomb was...

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THURSDAY, AUG. 5, 2010

Kagan Confirmed as Supreme Court Justice...

Good afternoon, Netizens...It comes as little to no surprise, but Elena Kagan has been confirmed as a member of the Supreme Court, the third woman to serve on the current Supreme Court bench. I don't claim to have any knowledge of Mz. Kagan, nor do...

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Northern lights a no-show in Spokane... 

Good morning, Netizens... I was hopeful. However, I also accepted that the night skies somewhat overcast with smoke and haze might not be the ideal situation for viewing of Northern Lights. Still, I optimistically set up my lawn chair occasionally glancing at the northern horizon...

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