Community Comment archive for June 2010

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 30, 2010

Elton still in the race... 

Good afternoon, Netizens... If you look here http://www.inlander.com/spokane/switch.php?str=Elton&x=29&y=6&control=gsearch.c&c=all you will see where candidate David Elton has withdrawn from the political race for County Commissioner according to The Inlander. That would be newsworthy were that truly the case, but contrary to Inlander reporter Kevin Taylor, the...

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Supreme Court rules in favor of gun possession... 

Good afternoon, Netizens... If you were skeptical, or perhaps mistrusting of the process we call the Government, The Supreme Court said Monday that Americans nationwide have a constitutional right to have a handgun at home for self-defense, even in cities that until now have outlawed...

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TUESDAY, JUNE 29, 2010

Police Ombudsman to get additional powers... 

<!-- @page { margin: 0.79in } P { margin-bottom: 0.08in } --> Good morning, Netizens... Well, bless my heart! The City Council voted unanimously in favor of giving the Tim Burns, Police Ombudsman, additional autonomous powers last night. Until last night, the Police Ombudsman only...

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MONDAY, JUNE 28, 2010

I didn't attend Hoopfest... here's why 

Good morning, Netizens... Yet another year in the life of Hoopfest has come and gone, and all the numb sunburned bodies have finally laid their claims to fame and fortune or ill fame and misfortune as the case may be. But for me and mine,...

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FRIDAY, JUNE 25, 2010

The Morton Street Freeway...

Good morning, Netizens.... During a normal time of year with normal traffic patterns, North Nevada Street from North Foothills Drive to Broad Avenue is a virtual expressway, with cars easily cruising the four lane thoroughfare at speeds in excess of 50 MPH. This has nothing...

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THURSDAY, JUNE 24, 2010

David Horsey,davidhorsey.com,seattlepi.com

What becomes of General McChrystal? 

Good morning, Netizens... There is a burning car wreck of a war in Afghanistan, and the former General in Charge of conducting our war has left the building, figuratively handing Gen. David Petraeus the monkey wrench with which he has been unsuccessfully attempting to fix...

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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 23, 2010

Watch where you step, General... 

Good morning, Netizens...It isn't every day that a General in charge of conducting war in a far-off country is called back home to meet with the President of the United States. However, today General Stanley McChrystal is meeting nose-to-nose with President Obama, and political wags...

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When not to talk to the Rolling Stone... 

Good morning, Netizens... Before I even contemplate posting David Horsey's cartoon this morning, simply out of a sense of self-preservation I am going to add a few person comments about General Stanley McChrystal who, it seems, has been called home by President Barack Obama for...

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TUESDAY, JUNE 22, 2010

David Horsey,davidhorsey.com,seattlepi.com

Sex Americana 

&amp;lt;!-- @page { margin: 0.79in } P { margin-bottom: 0.08in } --&amp;gt; Good morning, Netizens... Men at the beach more often than not totally lose their mental processes upon encountering women attired in skimpy bikinis. That is just about the bare essentials. We don't need...

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SUNDAY, JUNE 20, 2010

Happy Father's Day 

As Father’s Day comes up in a few days, I am remembering my Dad, gone now for 17 years, which I find almost unreal, because memories of him are more like yesterday! Dad was my hero throughout my life, however, every now and then he...

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SATURDAY, JUNE 19, 2010

The Great Mancession...

Good morning, Netizens... An alternative view of Fathers Day. Boy, I have some questions. Wouldn't unemployed women take exception to David Horsey's cartoon? What does giving Father's Day cards have to do with the perception of breadwinner roles? Would the kids do the same thing...

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FRIDAY, JUNE 18, 2010

Photo: John D. Moore

City of Spokane 

Good morning, Netizens...This is the picture of the day, a pre-dawn shot of downtown Spokane taken by John D. Moore shot from atop the Clocktower in Riverfront Park. You can write your own cutline. Dave

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THURSDAY, JUNE 17, 2010

e-mail going away? 

Good evening, Netizens... Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg just dropped what, for some, might be a bombshell. Appearing at the Nielsen Consumer 360 Conference, she announced that e-mail will soon be going away in favor of FaceBook. Her logic is that teenagers indicate the trends of...

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David Horsey,davidhorsey.com,seattlepi.,com

Spewing on Capitol Hill 

Good morning, Netizens... After watching the news briefs from today as the CEO Hayward of British Petroleum took on the U.S. Congress, I wasn't certain whether it was a waste of my time either listening to the questions in the news footage or waiting for...

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Trusted friends and the weather... 

Good morning, Netizens... See? In all the fury and cry you missed out completely when one of my personal mentors, M. Hibbs, left town for one of my favorite places, Cody, Wyoming, and then tiptoed back into town all without so much as a how-de-doo...

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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 16, 2010

Saul Loeb/AFP / Getty Images

Louisiana Humor... 

<!-- @page { margin: 0.79in } P { margin-bottom: 0.08in } --> Good morning, Netizens... Image: Saul Loeb/AFP / Getty Images In the face of unspeakable horrors, of animals and plant life covered with oil sludge, while many in Grand Isle, La., have lost their...

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Oil alternatives...

Good morning, Netizens... Cartoonist David Horsey takes his shot at the billions of gallons of petroleum that modern society uses each day, and although he has only scraped the surface of the problem, he makes his point. If you look closely at the caricature you...

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TUESDAY, JUNE 15, 2010

On the campaign trail of David Elton... 

<!-- @page { margin: 0.79in } P { margin-bottom: 0.08in } A:link { so-language: zxx } --> Good morning, Netizens... I almost got into journalistic trouble the other day when I stated a bit prematurely that David Elton was running for County Commissioner. There was...

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SATURDAY, JUNE 12, 2010

AFP Photo

Down to the sea... 

<!-- @page { margin: 0.79in } P { margin-bottom: 0.08in } --> Good morning, Netizens... (Photo: AP Photo/Richard Hartog) The talking heads of televised news are hot to devour Abby Sunderland, who is pictured looking out from her sailboat, Wild Eyes, as she leaves for...

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FRIDAY, JUNE 11, 2010

David Elton files for Commissioner seat... 

Good afternoon Netizens...I understand via the grapevine that David Elton has filed to run for County Commissioner for District 3 just a short time ago. Now this could be an interesting campaign, given the amount of muscle and financial wherewithal that he can bring to...

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Photo: KXLY

Chief Kirkpatrick's e-mail to Seattle Mayor... 

Good morning, Netizens... It depends upon where you hear it, but Police Chief Anne Kirkpatrick may be leaving our fair city after all. The continuation of this story began yesterday when Sacramento, Calif. Police Chief Rick Braziel, one of the three finalists for the position...

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THURSDAY, JUNE 10, 2010

Irwin Fedriansyah/AP

Hoofing it on a slow day... 

Good evening, Netizens...This odd picture qualifies for the picture of the day after I recently returned from an evening walk that has become a regimen of mine. Of course, hoofing it doesn't always sell like hotcakes, even in Jakarta. Of course, if you have another...

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You can't win for losing... 

Good morning, Netizens...Sometimes you simply cannot win for losing, or so suggests cartoonist David Horsey. If Obama says too little the people rise en masse and scream he simply isn't showing any emotion. If he does show how angry he is over the Gulf Oil...

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Jason Kadah redux... 

Good morning, Netizens... I seem to have provoked a lot of comments lately about the local weather forecasts after KREM-2's weather forecaster Jason Kadah recently disappeared from our television screens. For the most part, I totally agree with what has been said and as several...

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TUESDAY, JUNE 8, 2010

Power out in North Spokane and beyond... 

Good morning, Netizens... There was a major power outage in North-Central Spokane this morning at about 5:00 AM (KXLY said 5:15), one that Avista still has yet to explain. With no rain, lightning strikes or cars hitting power poles, it would be nice to know...

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