Community Comment archive for Jan. 2010

SATURDAY, JAN. 30, 2010

Where is the Center of the Road?  

Good morning, Netizens... Cartoonist David Horsey takes a fresh shot at the Republican Party, and in so doing, examines the political distance between President Obama and the Republican Party. Is President Obama really a centrist? Is there a strong centrist in the Republican Party priming...

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Papa Johns to reopen soon? 

Good morning, Netizens... [Portions from KREM-2 News] As you may well know by now, North Country Pizza, Inc., the franchisee for the local Papa Johns Pizza franchises, has closed the Spokane-area Papa Johns Pizza stores rather abruptly, leaving their employees jobless, and rattling the local...

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FRIDAY, JAN. 29, 2010

David Horsey,davidhorsey.com,seattlepi.com

Kiss National Parks goodbye... 

Good morning, Netizens... Cartoonist David Horsey seems to hit the bulls eye once again, with this morning's cartoon about Obama cutting the National Deficit. While I freely admit I was unaware that one of the cuts on the fiscal chopping block was the National Parks,...

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Salinger passes away...

Good morning, Netizens... J.D. Salinger, one of my personal favorite authors has died. His most-notable book, “Catcher in the Rye”, was banned by the schools when I attended high school. However, I had already shifted my literary tastes to where I no longer was dependent...

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THURSDAY, JAN. 28, 2010

A little piece of health care; a whopping price 

There is an interesting article in the January 17 issue of the Spokesman-Review, http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2010/jan/17/more-east-side-clinics-coming/, by John Stucke, “More kidney dialysis clinics coming to Eastern Washington.”Ok, it’s personal. Not sure anyone else is interested in this article, other than the 5,467 dialysis patients in Washington. We...

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WEDNESDAY, JAN. 27, 2010

David Horsey,davidhorsey.com,seattlepi.com

The true state of the union?

Good morning, Netizens... Here we have cartoonist David Horsey's State of the Union summation. Granted, while it is not truly a speech, but I submit its contents speaks volumes about the true State of the Union as it exists today. Although there were several different...

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TUESDAY, JAN. 26, 2010

In this March 30, 2007 photo, Michelle, right, and James Cadeau play ball with their children, Elliot, 2, left, and Justin, 5, in the backyard of their home in West Orange, N.J.. The surge of interracial marriages and multiracial children is producing a 21st century America more diverse than ever, with the potential to become less stratified by race.
(AP Photo/Mike Derer) (Mike Derer / Associated Press)

Have times truly changed? 13 

Good morning, Netizens... In this March 30, 2007 photo, Michelle, right, and James Cadeau play ball with their children, Elliot, 2, left, and Justin, 5, in the backyard of their home in West Orange, N.J.. The surge of interracial marriages and multiracial children is producing...

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MONDAY, JAN. 25, 2010

James Mitchell passes away...

Good morning, Netizens... I do not generally watch “All My Children”, a venerable soap opera that runs five days per week on ABC-TV, but am vaguely aware of some of its cast and characters, including that most mean-spirited SOB of a character, Palmer Courtland, formerly...

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SUNDAY, JAN. 24, 2010

Reverie on Sunday evening... 

Good evening, Netizens... I admit I took a “day off” today from the Blog, simply because I had been over-working this week and I simply wanted to sit and watch the NFL football playoffs. It was nice sitting in my recliner like the somewhat-aged doddering...

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FRIDAY, JAN. 22, 2010

Did the Supreme Court just kill Democracy? 51 

Good evening, Netizens... The Supreme Court just changed how Democracy works, and hardly anyone seems to be noticing. Perhaps the biggest change to take place in American government just kicked in, and at first, I wasn't even certain anyone from either the mainstream news media...

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THURSDAY, JAN. 21, 2010

David Horsey,davidhorsey.com,seattlepi.com

A Tea Bagger's revolt? 11 

Good morning, Netizens... This morning's David Horsey cartoon may either please or displease, depending upon which side of the political aisle one sits. For those still searching for affordable health care insurance, there is an ominous air wafting across the country, because as of recent...

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Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate Scott Brown celebrates with his daughters Arianna (L) and Ayla (R) along with his wife Gail after giving a speech after winning the special election to fill the Senate seat of the late Edward Kennedy in Boston, Massachusetts January 19, 2010.
REUTERS/Adam Hunger (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS)

The candidate's qualifications are...

Good morning, Netizens... Left over from yesterday, but thought-provoking nonetheless, Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate Scott Brown celebrates with his daughters Arianna (L) and Ayla (R) along with his wife Gail after giving a speech after winning the special election to fill the Senate...

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WEDNESDAY, JAN. 20, 2010

Choose your disaster... 

Good morning, Netizens...A 6.1 aftershock has hit Haiti this morning, sending people screaming into the streets and endangering those rescue workers attempting to retrieve the dead and injured from beneath the rubble. At the present, there are no official reports of damage or reports of...

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TUESDAY, JAN. 19, 2010

SATURDAY, JAN. 16, 2010

David Horsey,davidhorsey.com,seattlepi.com

The before and after of Haiti... 23 

Good morning, Netizens... Cartoonist David Horsey has never been particularly shy about speaking what he believes is the truth, and in this cartoon, he has illustrated the before and after of Haiti with exquisite anguish. Haiti was poor, empoverished, before the quake, and with most...

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FRIDAY, JAN. 15, 2010

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Pat Robertson channels Satan... 17 

Good morning, Netizens... [Picture credit: apologista.files.wordpress.com/2009/08] On his television show The 700 Club, recently Dr. Pat Robertson made the statement that the earthquake and resulting disaster in Haiti was because, desperate to get rid of the French, the Haitians “made a pact with the Devil”....

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THURSDAY, JAN. 14, 2010

Big Brother May Be Watching More of You 

The Spokane County Assessor, Ralph Baker, is proposing having a series of high-resolution, low-altitude aerial photographs taken of YOUR property. That means, your back yard, the shed you built but didn't get a permit for, the garage that you added a work shop to, your...

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Summation of conditions in Haiti this morning... 

Good morning, Netizens... [Portions from CBS-News, ABC-News, CNN-News and the New York Times.] Day two in Haiti's horrid disaster and we still may not know how many people have died or been injured in yesterday's 7.0 earthquake. All through the night emergency medical teams have...

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WEDNESDAY, JAN. 13, 2010

When will it stop? 

Good morning, Netizens...As cartoonist David Horsey so clearly shows in this morning's cartoon of the day, we have had to give up a lot of things to the TSA in our search for security. Unfortunately, very few of the things we have surrendered have given...

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The Haitian presidential palace stands in ruins in Port-au-Prince after a huge earthquake measuring 7.0 rocked the impoverished Caribbean nation.
(AFP/Lisandro Suero)

Quake devastates Haiti capital...

Good morning, Netizens... [Photo Credit] The Haitian presidential palace stands in ruins in Port-au-Prince after a huge earthquake measuring 7.0 rocked the impoverished Caribbean nation. (AFP/Lisandro Suero) The entire world waits breathlessly for news from Port au Prince, Haiti this morning after yesterday afternoon's 7.0...

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TUESDAY, JAN. 12, 2010

What is marriage? 

Good morning, Netizens... (Elizabeth Chase from Los Angeles, and Kate Baldridge from Fresno, at a vigil being held on Monday, January 11, 2010 at the Plaza of the Phillip Burton Building in San Francisco, Ca., before United States District Court proceedings challenging Proposition 8. Photo:...

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MONDAY, JAN. 11, 2010

FILE: In this July 26, 2009 file photo, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin gestures during her resignation speech in Fairbanks, Alaska. Palin is joining Fox News as a contributor. (AP Photo)

Sarah Palin going to Fox News... 

Good evening, Netizens... Picture: AP Photo shot during her resignation speech... 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin is joining Fox News as a contributor, the news channel announced Monday. Now before you toss your beer cans at your monitor, you might think about her...

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SUNDAY, JAN. 10, 2010

AP Photo of Florida orange crop freezing on the trees (Chris O'meara / Associated Press)

Freezing in the fruit basket... 

Good morning, Netizens... Icicles cling to oranges Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2010, in Lakeland, Fla. Farmers spray their crops to help protect them against the cold temperatures. Temperatures in the area dipped into the mid-20's, and farmers are working to salvage millions of dollars' worth of...

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SATURDAY, JAN. 9, 2010

This courtroom drawing shows Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, 23, right, charged with attempting to blow up a Detroit-bound U.S. airliner, at his hearing in Detroit federal court on Friday Jan. 8, 2010.
(THE ASSOCIATED PRESS/Verna Sadock)
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 (Verna Sadock / Associated Press)

What route to justice? 49 

Good morning, Netizens... This caricature of Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, 23, right, charged with attempting to blow up a Detroit-bound U.S. airliner, at his hearing in Detroit federal court on Friday Jan. 8, 2010 (THE ASSOCIATED PRESS/Verna Sadock) doesn't do the man much favor, but as...

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