Community Comment archive for Dec. 2010

FRIDAY, DEC. 31, 2010

Happy Birthday to me... 

p { margin-bottom: 0.08in; } Good morning, Netizens... As of 1:04 AM yesterday morning, December 30, I suppose it was an accomplishment, or perhaps not, but I am now officially 65 years of age, something I never really expected I would attain. I did a...

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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 29, 2010

Stage 2 Snow Emergency Declared 12 

p { margin-bottom: 0.08in; } Good evening, Netizens... The City of Spokane this afternoon declared a Stage 2 Snow Emergency. During a Stage 2 Snow Emergency crews will work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week until they complete a full-City plow that includes...

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TUESDAY, DEC. 28, 2010

David Horsey,davidhorsey.com,seattlepi.com
David Horsey visits global warming...

Is it weather or global warming?  

p { margin-bottom: 0.08in; } Good evening, Netizens... Today cartoonist David Horsey takes a shot at global warming and climate change in light of the blizzards, snowfall and bad winter weather on the Eastern Coast that largely shut down several major US cities. There are...

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FRIDAY, DEC. 24, 2010

From the King James Version... 

Good evening, Netizens... In keeping with a tradition that is more than a decade old, an old friend, Connie Estell sent me a copy of the King James Version of the Birth of Jesus. She and I have been doing this, posting the Christmas Story...

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THURSDAY, DEC. 23, 2010

David Horsey,davidhorsey.com,seattlepi.com

The Christmas Story Revisited...

Good evening, Netizens... Occasionally cartoonist David Horsey of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer says what I attempt to say with words with an eloquent pen, and in this case, he does so with a savage vision. If a man named Jose showed up at youir doorstep with...

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Explosions rock embassies in Rome...

Good morning, Netizens... Although this certainly qualifies as breaking news I simply am repeating what I have heard, thus far, on the news wires this morning. At least two mail bombs have exploded in two different embassies in Rome, Italy injuring at least two postal...

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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 22, 2010

The Blue China Doll... 

p { margin-bottom: 0.08in; } Good morning, everyone... Here is a Christmas fable for both the young and the young at heart. Written in 2001, and later copyrighted, but not before I substantially modified and edited it in 2009, this tale has more miles than...

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TUESDAY, DEC. 21, 2010

Santa's ride across the world... 

p { margin-bottom: 0.08in; } Good evening, Netizens... As many of you who have read The Used Kharma Lot for years and years know, each Christmas I publish a collection of fables, tales and stories about this most precious, magical season of the year online...

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e-mail to Chief Kirkpatrick blocked as SPAM... 

p { margin-bottom: 0.08in; } Good morning, Netizens... Let us take a brief aside from the business of the holiday season to examine something that Detective Ron Wright brought to my attention recently. Now I have to admit that Detective Wright can be, at times,...

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Hallelujah Chorus at Nordstroms...

Good morning, Netizens...Earlier this month, I commented upon the Canadian flash mob that performed Handel's Hallelujah Chorus and, at the time, I pondered whether anyone in the United States would perhaps pick the idea up and perhaps honor the Christmas Season by a similar performance,...

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MONDAY, DEC. 20, 2010

Becoming Part of Christmas... 

p { margin-bottom: 0.08in; } Good morning, everyone... After spending an entire week working on less creative but far more lucrative objectives, I am finally sitting back down to the keyboard to work on my Christmas story collection for this year. Thus far, I have...

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The Christmas schedule...

p { margin-bottom: 0.08in; } Good morning, Netizens... Now that we have reached the last day of Autumn, tomorrow being the first day of Winter, one might think that our weather this morning would somehow become benign, absent of any snowfall. However, such is not...

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SATURDAY, DEC. 18, 2010

Mess and mayhem in Spokane... 

Good afternoon, Netizens...It began snowing on the Lower Sourth Hill at approximately 10:00 AM and it took less than an hour for the streets and the freeway of Spokane to degenerate into a bumper car race. Two of three hills I drove over were largely...

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THURSDAY, DEC. 16, 2010

Stark's Conviction Thrown Out

Read the latest re Stark, whose conviction was thrown out by the Court of Appeals. Spokane woman's Murder Conviction Thrown Out Wow! I can hardly believe this. Now Shellye L. Stark will get a new trial. How does this affect her boyfriend, Brian Moore, who...

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David Horsey,davidhorsey.com,seattlepi.com
The sanctity of marriage

Isn't it about time? 20 

p { margin-bottom: 0.08in; } Good morning, Netizens... When has our national government ever led the way when it comes to social progress? In retrospect, it seems not. Our government damned near decimated our country during the Civil War in order to end slavery. School...

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An overview of WikiLeaks and its decisions...

p { margin-bottom: 0.08in; }a:link { } Good morning, Netizens... Are you one of the unfortunates that cannot decide where you stand on Julian Assange and his WikiLeaks organization? Like a pigeon sitting astride a skinny telephone line in a stiff windstorm do you find...

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TUESDAY, DEC. 14, 2010

Freeze or roasted blend... 

p { margin-bottom: 0.08in; } Good morning, Netizens... As I told several concerned Netizens over the last few days, I have been absent without official leave simply because I have been working more than usual for this time of year. A client's broken server, a...

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MONDAY, DEC. 13, 2010

Approach to Christmas

p { margin-bottom: 0.08in; }a:link { } Good evening, Netizens... About 18 years ago, I was living in a remote mountain community above Springdale, connecting to the Internet over a pair of dial-up modems, and ran a BBS (bulletin board) that was delivered to the...

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TUESDAY, DEC. 7, 2010

A note of thanks... 

Good afternoon, Netizens...I received this note from its author, Linda Radford, and am posting it with her permission. It is both a heart-warming and thought-provoking message for us all. A Note of Thanks To A Great City By Linda Radford Spokane is a great city!...

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Another Christmas tradition... 14 

Good morning, Netizens... As many of you may remember, each year about this time I begin a mini-series of stories, fables, tales and commentary about what I perceive of the magic and true meaning of Christmas. Some of these stories date back to the 1980's,...

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Julian Assange speaks to the press in London in October.  (Associated Press)

Julian Assange arrested in Great Britain... 11 

Good morning, Netizens...LONDON – Police say Julian Assange, WikiLeaks founder has surrendered to British police as part of a Swedish sex-crimes investigation, the latest blow to the secret-spilling website that faces legal, financial and security challenges. Assange was arrested at 9:30 a.m. (930 GMT) Tuesday...

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SUNDAY, DEC. 5, 2010

SATURDAY, DEC. 4, 2010


David Horsey,davidhorsey.com,seattlepi.com
Horsey delusional?

Another day in paradise... 

Good morning, Netizens... Today is Saturday, the fourth day of Hanukkah, just 21 days before Christmas. We should be girding our loins with industrial duty spandex as we prepare ourselves for the onslaught of TV's talking heads assuring us that they have the inside track...

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FRIDAY, DEC. 3, 2010

Free at last! 

p { margin-bottom: 0.08in; } Good morning, Netizens... Free at last! Free at last! Thank God we're free at last! At approximately 3:45 AM PST this morning a road grader of unknown ancestry arrived on Morton Street accompanied by a city snow plow and plowed...

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