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Community Comment archive for May 2010

MONDAY, MAY 31, 2010

Mon., May 31, 2010, 8:22 a.m.

It is the Veteran...

Good morning, Netizens... From my wife and consort, here are a series of observations about today, Memorial Day that bears contemplation: It is the VETERAN, not the preacher, who has given us freedom of religion. It is the VETERAN, not the reporter, who has given...

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SUNDAY, MAY 30, 2010

Photo Credit MP

Sun., May 30, 2010, 8:09 a.m.

The passage of Dennis Hopper... 

Good morning, Netizens... The passage of Dennis Hopper, 74, leaves a vacancy in Hollywood that will probably never be filled. I am reasonably certain there are certain luminaries in Star City that are hoping in their private moments that no one will ever rise to...

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SATURDAY, MAY 29, 2010

Sat., May 29, 2010, 2:47 p.m.

Using a different brush... 11 

Good afternoon, Netizens…Like a mother hen doting over her hatchlings fresh from the eggshell, I have sat and contemplated how to speak up about a series of comments about the Cowles, who own this newspaper, blog and numerous other investments throughout the Spokane area. I...

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FRIDAY, MAY 28, 2010

Fri., May 28, 2010, 9:09 a.m.

Anger Management 

Good morning, Netizens...Here we have a classic case in anger management as taught by two elderly members of our community. Although the ownership of this pair of pictures is unknown at present, I wonder if they still use their toothbrushes each day.Dave

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Fri., May 28, 2010, 3:36 a.m.

The things we consume...

Good morning, Netizens... Now that the damage to my body has been done, that I am a Type-II Diabetic with high colesterol collateral and resulting damage to my heart, I have a confession to make. I probably did it to myself from slurping down approximately...

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THURSDAY, MAY 27, 2010

Reuters News Wire

Thu., May 27, 2010, 3:06 a.m.

The passage of Art Linkletter... 

Good morning, Netizens... [Picture Credit: Reuters News Service] Art Linkletter, the Canadian-born entertainer has passed away. A mainstay of American broadcasting in the 1950s and '60s with long-running shows like "People Are Funny" and "Art Linkletter's House Party," died of natural causes at his home...

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Chairman of BP and one of his victims courtesy of Huffington Post

Wed., May 26, 2010, 3:49 a.m.

Who do you trust? 

Good morning, Netizens... Picture Credit: Huffington Post Here we have Carl-Henric Svanberg, the chairman of BP, and in his own opinion a very important guy who told The Financial Times ( that BP is a very important company. Ooh, I'm impressed. Big and important people...

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TUESDAY, MAY 25, 2010

David Horsey,,

Tue., May 25, 2010, 3:32 a.m.

The state of matrimonial bliss... 

Good morning, Netizens... This rerun of a David Horsey cartoon still bears careful consideration over the passage of time. It speaks to the ageless question, just what is marriage anyway? Of course Judeo-Christians quickly will assert that marriage is defined as a union between male...

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MONDAY, MAY 24, 2010

Mon., May 24, 2010, 4:50 p.m.

A Show of hands if you will, please... 18 

Good afternoon, Netizens... Tonight's City Council Meeting promises to be interesting, and that is putting it mildly. City Councilman Bob Apple has brought forth a proposal to change the terms under which the current Spokane Police Ombudsman operates, giving him new powers and the authority...

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SUNDAY, MAY 23, 2010

Photo Source: AP

Sun., May 23, 2010, 8:31 a.m.

Know your moose well... 

Good morning, Netizens... Don't try this at home department. May 21, 2010 Alison Redlich/AP For Pete's sake: David Lawrence feeds an apple to Pete, a moose who is blissfully unaware of how close he came to death at a game preserve in Irasburg, Vt. Pete...

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SATURDAY, MAY 22, 2010

Sat., May 22, 2010, 5:07 a.m.

The Return of the Daily Reverie... 

Good morning, Netizens... Rumors of my demise or other world-changing events in my personal life are simply not true. I have not acquired hoof rot, beri-beri or a sexually-transmitted disease. What I have done is simply taken a self-imposed vacation from writing in this blog...

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THURSDAY, MAY 20, 2010

David Horsey,davidhorsey.,com,

Thu., May 20, 2010, 7:02 a.m.

The solution to the problem...

Good morning, Netizens... In this morning's David Horsey cartoon, David Horsey asks the question regarding the Gulf Oil spill which has been asked by everyone from the President of the United States on down. How do we stop the flow of crude oil flowing into...

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TUESDAY, MAY 18, 2010

May 17, 2010
Itsuo Inouye/AP

Tue., May 18, 2010, 4:53 a.m.

I do, he/she said mechanically...

Good morning, Netizens... May 17, 2010 Picture Credit: Itsuo Inouye/AP 'I do,' she repeated robotically: Bride Satoko Inouye puts a ring on her groom Tomohiro Shibata as I-Fairy, a four-foot robot wearing a wreath of flowers, directs their wedding ceremony at a Tokyo restaurant. This...

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AP Photo

Tue., May 18, 2010, 4:15 a.m.

The evolution of the Episcopal priests... 

Good morning, Netizens... May 17, 2010 Photo Credit: Mark J. Terrill/AP New bishop: Rev. Canon Diane M. Jardine Bruce, left, and Rev. Canon Mary Glasspool congratulate each other after their ordination and consecration ceremony in Long Beach. Glasspool, of Baltimore, became the second second openly...

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SUNDAY, MAY 16, 2010

Sun., May 16, 2010, 5:38 p.m.

The empty nest... batching it...

Good morning, Netizens... There is a hole in my life just now. Yesterday morning, I shipped my beloved wife off to Chicago on the train and ever since there is a huge chasm where she normally lives, constantly tending the needs of so many, nurturing...

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Wed., May 12, 2010, 8:33 a.m.

When will we hear an answer? 14 

Good morning, Netizens... Our new police ombudsman may now have a massive challenge sitting on his desk, or so suggests journalist Larry Shook this morning. Turn your web browsers to and read the first piece, called “America's Most Dangerous Cop”. Take your time, as...

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David Horsey,,

Wed., May 12, 2010, 6:30 a.m.

Elena Kagan for Supreme Court Justice?

Good morning, Netizens... Thank God we have gotten David Horsey back from his vacation in time to shine his creative cartoon flashlight on the the nomination of Elena Kagan for Supreme Court Justice. Some members of the Republican Party, according to Horsey's cartoon this morning,...

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TUESDAY, MAY 11, 2010

Tue., May 11, 2010, 4:56 a.m.

Something about the Constitution... 

Good morning, Netizens... Port Wentworth, Georgia The Augusta Chronicle The Senior Citizens are back to praying before their meals at Port Wentworth's Ed Young Senior Citizens Center in Georgia. Senior Citizens, Inc., the owners of the Ed Young Senior Center informed everyone that...

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MONDAY, MAY 10, 2010

Mon., May 10, 2010, 7:58 p.m.

Mothers Day in retrospect... 

Good morning, Netizens... There is hardly a morning that rises on its delicate gray feet but what I ponder my Mother but in ways far different than most. While most men and women of my generation have well-established relationships with their mothers and fathers, due...

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Singer Lena Horne  in 1995.  (File Associated Press)

Mon., May 10, 2010, 9:08 a.m.

Lena Horne passes away...

Good morning, Netizens... She was, in life, one of the truly great singers, who brought America from outright racism to acceptance of Black performers. Lena Horne passed away yesterday in New York, and the chasm she leaves in her wake may be difficult to fill....

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SUNDAY, MAY 9, 2010

CDA Press

Sun., May 9, 2010, 2:39 a.m.

Home is where the heart is... 

Good morning, Netizens...The kitty who loved solid waste: An employee at Idaho's Kootenai County Solid Waste transfer station tried to adopt Shy Guy, a tabby who had hung out at the station for about a year, and took him to his house in Coeur D'Alene....

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FRIDAY, MAY 7, 2010

Fri., May 7, 2010, 9:16 p.m.

Before we vote yes on the new jail... 

Good evening, Netizens... On May 12th at 5:30 pm Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich and Lt Sparber will be giving the final presentation on the siting of the new jail at the County Commissioners Hearing room in the Public Safety building on Mallon. This might be our...

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Unknown Source: Probably AP

Fri., May 7, 2010, 7:14 a.m.

Put a lid on it!

Good morning, Netizens... Facing certain destruction if not elimination of the sensitive Gulf Coast wetlands and beaches, the engineers and scientists of British Petroleum have come up with what they hope will be the solution to the massive oil flows erupting from deep beneath the...

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May 5, 2010
AP Photo/Sergio Torres

Actor Antonio Banderas is seen before being awarded a doctor honoris causa degree by the University of Malaga in Malaga, Spain, on Wednesday.

Thu., May 6, 2010, 3:33 a.m.

Dr. Banderas, if you will... 

Good morning, Netizens... Photo Credit: May 5, 2010 AP Photo/Sergio Torres For those who catatonically worship the man, here is a picture of actor Antonio Banderas before being awarded a doctor honoris causa degree by the University of Malaga in Malaga, Spain, on Wednesday. Somehow...

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MONDAY, MAY 3, 2010

Mon., May 3, 2010, 6:44 a.m.

We'll know when it blows...

Good morning, Netizens... If you haven't fastened your hats down this damp Monday morning, it might be an auspicious time to borrow a neighbor's staple gun and take care of that little detail as, otherwise, you might stand in danger of losing your headgear. Given...

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