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Community Comment archive for July 2010


Sat., July 31, 2010, 3:49 a.m.

Severe thunderstorm warning... 

Good morning, Netizens... The U.S. Weather Bureau has recently, as of 3:30 AM this morning, put a severe thunderstorm warning around Spokane. Here is the official weather warning: SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNINGWAC019-043-063-065-075-311130-/O.NEW.KOTX.SV.W.0007.100731T1035Z-100731T1130Z/BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTEDSEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNINGNATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPOKANE WA335 AM PDT SAT JUL...

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David Horsey,,

Wed., July 28, 2010, 6:48 a.m.

Designed by Committee? 

Good morning, Netizens... Let us suppose, as cartoonist David Horsey's cartoon this morning suggests, that creation was performed by a committee. Given all the somewhat-hilarious possibilities that Horsey has come up with, there are a few others that come to mind. Who invented women's four-inch...

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TUESDAY, JULY 27, 2010

David Horsey,,

Tue., July 27, 2010, 8:30 p.m.

The downslide of the middle class?

Good evening, Netizens... Here is another David Horsey cartoon that probably hits the mark for most people reading it. In addition to teachers and blue collar jobs, we can add newspaper journalists, since their numbers have been steadily dropping for several years. Although I do...

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MONDAY, JULY 26, 2010

Mon., July 26, 2010, 10:34 a.m.

The malfunction 

Good morning, Netizens... After closely following the misadventures of our own Jeanie of Spokane and her computer meltdown last week perhaps you can imagine how I felt late Saturday when, after over nine continuous years of nonstop service, the primary hard disk on my personal...

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FRIDAY, JULY 23, 2010

Fri., July 23, 2010, 6:09 a.m.

A bison with an attitude... 

Good morning, Netizens... This video, taken from KREM-2, shows how utterly stupid people can get. The video at shows two people who apparently are operating without a clue, approach a bull bison in Yellowstone National Park. Someone, and it remains to be seen who...

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David Horsey,,

Thu., July 22, 2010, 3:47 a.m.

Assessing President Obama...

Good morning, Netizens... As Richard noted yesterday, sometimes it is difficult to hold a factual or even cogent discussion of National Politics or the economy based upon a David Horsey cartoon. Today's cartoon is a generalization of opinion of President Obama that shows neither Left...

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David Horsey,,

Wed., July 21, 2010, 3:19 a.m.

Where did the jobs go? When are they coming back?

Good morning, Netizens... David Horsey's cartoon this morning is very painfully truthful, especially considering how many people have been laid off/downsized in the recent economy. Nowhere is this more-deeply felt than in the newspaper industry, as well David Horsey should know. Journalists are an endangered...

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TUESDAY, JULY 20, 2010

Tue., July 20, 2010, 6:05 a.m.

On fist fights and battles... 

Good morning, Netizens... Jeanie of Spokane wrote something yesterday at that brought back some ancient memories when she mentioned young men getting into fistfights. Oh, do I remember my days of being in fist fights! Driving long-haul trucks and hanging out in various truck...

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MONDAY, JULY 19, 2010

David Horsey,,

Mon., July 19, 2010, 1:41 a.m.

Horsey: Traffic cops return to Wall Street? 

Good morning, Netizens... David Horsey asks, “Are Liberals economic idiots?” Judging by the current state of the financial industry, it might seem that way, but do you blame the Democratic liberals or the leftover mess created by Conservative Republicans? But when do you call in...

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SUNDAY, JULY 18, 2010

Sun., July 18, 2010, 7:50 a.m.

Just for today... 

Good morning, Netizens...Back in the dark ages, former President Ronald Reagan declared July as National Ice Cream month, which somehow seemed like a pretty good idea, given the heat of mid-summer. However, with temperatures hovering at or above the century mark over a considerable portion...

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David Horsey,,

Sun., July 18, 2010, 7:47 a.m.

What goes over the side? 

Good morning, Netizens... David Horsey's cartoon is perhaps a bit off-center here, but it does ask a perfectly-valid question: if such a thing is actually taking place, where the wealthy are getting huge tax cuts while the unemployed benefits are being cut, what does it...

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TUESDAY, JULY 13, 2010

Photo Credit : San Jose Mercury News, date unknown

Tue., July 13, 2010, 5:54 a.m.

Walter Hawkins passes...

Good morning, Netizens...Photo: Walter Hawkins, center. I waited awhile to see if any of the local news services would pick this story up, but no one seems to remember the Hawkins Family. If you lived in the East Bay Area during the 60's and 70's,...

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SUNDAY, JULY 11, 2010

Associated Press (Lennox Mclendon / Associated Press)

Sun., July 11, 2010, 5:49 a.m.

Christies Auction in New York...

Good morning, Netizens... Picture Credit: Associated Press You are an antique if you remember watching Roy Rogers, his horse Trigger and Dale Evans on black and white television. Well, Christie's, a New York auction house is selling the remnants of the King of the Cowboys,...

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(AP Photo/Island County Sheriff's Office via The Herald) NO SALES (Anonymous - AP)

Sun., July 11, 2010, 5:05 a.m.

Barefoot Bandit captured in Bahamas...

Good morning, Netizens...This July 2009 file self-portrait provided by the Island County Sheriff's Office shows Colton Harris-Moore, the so-called "Barefoot Bandit". Police were hunting across a tourist island Tuesday July 6, 2010 for signs of a pilot who vanished after wrecking a small plane in...

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FRIDAY, JULY 9, 2010

Fri., July 9, 2010, 8:07 a.m.

Friday on the fly... 12 

Good morning, Netizens... I hasten to add if you are reclining on a lily pad here in Spokane, already some of the warmest Netizens in the Pacific Northwest, you will be cooking soon as today's temperatures are aiming for the lower 90's. The talking heads...

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Wed., July 7, 2010, 7:02 a.m.

Highway 231 blocked N of Valley, Washington

Good morning, Netizens...Picture: Courtesy of KREM-TV News.A log truck lays on its side three miles north of Valley, Washington. The single-vehicle accident has resulted in the temporary closure of Highway 231, although there were no injuries noted at this time. Dave

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David Horsey,,

Wed., July 7, 2010, 6:47 a.m.

What are the motives of the Russian spies?

Good morning, Netizens... Here we have cartoonist David Horsey's “spin” on the Russian spies recently caught by our government in our midst. For the sake of those too young to remember, Boris Badenov, a pun on Boris Godunov, and Natasha Fatale, a pun on femme...

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Sat., July 3, 2010, 6:20 a.m.

Fourth of July Eve observations... 12 

Good morning, Netizens... Well, here we are at Fourth of July Eve, if there is such a term. Judging by the number of people who were not available at their workplaces yesterday, I would hazard the guess that as many people as could possibly do...

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FRIDAY, JULY 2, 2010

David Horsey,,

Fri., July 2, 2010, 7:03 a.m.

Closed minds... 

Good morning, Netizens... I have been accused of spending far too little time on Spokane issues, spending time instead on whatever regional or national news stories that happen to catch my eyes. Part of this is because I simply do not have the disposable time...

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