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Community Comment archive for Oct. 2010

SUNDAY, OCT. 31, 2010

Sun., Oct. 31, 2010, 2:13 p.m.

To Protect and To Serve 

Can the Spokane Police Department improve its image with billboard ads? I passed one today while traveling west on Trent. Two officers are pictured along with the following statement: "It's Our Community. We Stand Ready to Protect and Serve." How I hope that statement is...

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SATURDAY, OCT. 30, 2010

David Horsey,,
Halloween and politicsl...

Sat., Oct. 30, 2010, 4:13 a.m.

Happy Halloween?

Good morning, Netizens... Egods! Cartoonist David Horsey has struck paydirt on the theme of Halloween. Could it be possible that Dino Rossi is the opponent or, by comparison, could that be Pork Barrel Patty? It's hard to tell this Halloween. They each are taking their...

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Sat., Oct. 30, 2010, 3:36 a.m.

Irreverent view of terrorist threat levels... 

Good morning, Netizens... Now, from Marty Hibbs and his friends, we have an irreverent view of terrorist threat levels. At this time of heightened security in Europe it's important to review how our allies handle terrorist threats. The English are feeling the pinch in relation...

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Sat., Oct. 30, 2010, 3:23 a.m.

Forecasting the weather in E. Washington... 

Good morning Netizens... It's late fall and the Yukapatooie Indians on their small reservation in Stevens County, Washington asked their new chief if the coming winter was going to be cold or mild. Since he was a chief in a modern society, he had never...

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FRIDAY, OCT. 29, 2010

FILE - In this Oct. 19, 2010, file photo Republican Senate candidate Carly Fiorina talks about her own life struggles in an attempt to reach out to women while speaking before a group of businesswomen and women small business owners in Sacramento, Calif. Memo to novice political candidates: Know thy Constitution. Don't tell Hispanics they look Asian. Pay special attention to what you say when you are in front of cameras. Fiorina regretted 'the whole situation' when a live mike caught her calling opponent Barbara Boxer's hairdo 'so yesterday.'  (Rich Pedroncelli / Associated Press)

Fri., Oct. 29, 2010, 2:07 a.m.

Gaffes in the media.... 

Good morning, Netizens... In this Oct. 19, 2010, file photo California Republican Senate candidate Carly Fiorina talks about her own life struggles in an attempt to reach out to women while speaking before a group of businesswomen and women small business owners in Sacramento, Calif....

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THURSDAY, OCT. 28, 2010

Thu., Oct. 28, 2010, 2:21 p.m.

Mortgage Down the Drain? 

This is a switch in topics for Community Comment. Let's talk mortgage. Remember when your Dad told you that having a mortgage was better than renting. Remember how it used to be that if you rented, you were essentially just throwing your money down the...

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David Horsey,,
Boxer versus Fiorina

Thu., Oct. 28, 2010, 6:24 a.m.

Barbara Boxer versus Carly Fiorina... 

Good morning, Netizens...If David Horsey hadn't done such a fine job of capturing Barbara Boxer in this cartoon this morning, I might have passed on it entirely. Fiorina, the former head of HP, doesn't appear to be winning the hearts and minds of Californians, despite...

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Thu., Oct. 28, 2010, 5:52 a.m.

When it will end... 

Good morning, Netizens... The people grinders are hot after it in this pre-election campaign, and I, for one, have found myself growing increasingly grumpy with each robotic phone call. Regardless of the time of day or night, each time my phone (or even my cell...

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MONDAY, OCT. 25, 2010

Mon., Oct. 25, 2010, 11:24 a.m.

Officer-involved shooting... 33 

Good morning, Netizens... I am sick to death of people getting killed by officer-involved shootings, such as the incident that took place this weekend. I am quick to concede that some of the people involved in these incidents did not deserve to die as in...

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Rev. Robert H. Schuller of Chrystal Cathedral in Garden Grove, CA
Photo/Kevork Djansezian

Mon., Oct. 25, 2010, 5:30 a.m.

Tower of Power files for bankruptcy...

Good morning, Netizens... Reverend Robert H. Schuller, founder and former pastor of the Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove, California, took to the pulpit with tears in his eyes, asking his parishioners for more money after the church filed for bankruptcy protection from $55 million dollar...

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SUNDAY, OCT. 24, 2010

Sun., Oct. 24, 2010, 12:56 p.m.

I Will Follow You 

I loved Jim Kershner’s article (Distinguished Woman Left Us A Legacy) about Frances Scott in Saturday’s Spokesman Review. (Click here to read article.)Frances Scott lived most of her influencial life here in Spokane. Mrs. Scott was the forerunner in equal rights for African-Americans. She passed...

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FRIDAY, OCT. 22, 2010

Fri., Oct. 22, 2010, 4:14 a.m.

Wacky Westboro... 

Good morning, Netizens... Yesterday we were witness to the whirlwind tour of the Westboro Baptist Church demonstrations throughout Spokane, and there were a remarkable number of counter-demonstrations nose-to-nose across the street from one another. Having been involved in several demonstrations in the 60's and 70's...

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David Horsey,,
Tea Bagger Headquarters

Fri., Oct. 22, 2010, 3:47 a.m.

Is this the real Tea Party?

Good morning, Netizens... We have heard a lot about the Tea Party during the run-up to the November election, and still if you listen closely, you may end up not knowing just who they really are. You hear they are fighting for the disenfranchised, hard-working,...

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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 20, 2010

David Horsey,,
Political pond scum

Wed., Oct. 20, 2010, 3:25 a.m.

Political Pond Scum... 

Good morning, Netizens... Ah, yes, cartoonist David Horsey takes on the battle of the political ads, particularly Patti Murray and Dino Rossi. There has been a fine political brouhaha unfolding on prime-time television, with each candidate calling the other all sorts of nasty names and...

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SATURDAY, OCT. 16, 2010


Sat., Oct. 16, 2010, 2:44 p.m.

Farewell to Bob Glatzer... 

Good afternoon, Netizens... As belated as it might be, I join with many others in our Spokane community in acknowledging the passage of Bob Glatzer, who passed away yesterday after a stroke earlier in the week. Just because he was a consummate film critic, advertising...

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FRIDAY, OCT. 15, 2010

David Horsey,,
Whitman called a whore...

Fri., Oct. 15, 2010, 2:09 a.m.

The whore of politics.... 20 

Good morning, Netizens... Cartoonist David Horsey takes a shot at the California Governor's race. In the California Governor's race, a Jerry Brown associate called political opponent Meg Whitman a whore and people in California began howling like a pack of mad dogs. One has only...

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THURSDAY, OCT. 14, 2010

Michael Dinneen/AP

Little Red Wagon of Wasilla, Alaska

Thu., Oct. 14, 2010, 2:43 a.m.

Little Red Wagon from Wasilla...

Good moning, Netizens...We have the little red wagon down in Riverfront Park, which is pretty cool. Then we have the little red wagon of Wasilla, Alaska that does 70 MPH on the freeway. In this AP photo, Judy and Fred Keller take their Radio Flyer...

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David Horsey,,

Thu., Oct. 14, 2010, 2:29 a.m.

Legal pot in California... 29 

Good morning, Netizens... This morning's David Horsey cartoon addresses California Proposition 19, which would allow adults 21 and older to possess up to one ounce of marijuana for personal use and cultivate gardens up to 25 square feet. It leaves the decision on whether to...

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TUESDAY, OCT. 12, 2010

Photograph: Ron Scherl/Redferns
Joan Sutherland as Norma in 1982

Tue., Oct. 12, 2010, 11:20 a.m.

Dame Joan Sutherland dead at age 83... 

Good morning, Netizens... I have often written eulogies of various people I have only marginally known, and today is no exception. I first heard Joan Sutherland sing in New York's Metropolitan Opera on a fluke. A friend had seats to attend Sutherland singing as Donna...

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Tue., Oct. 12, 2010, 4:22 a.m.

Subset of a road ramble... 16 

Good morning, Netizens... My beloved spouse and I often participate in what I colloquially call “rambles”, which consist of simply wandering all over the countryside for the single purpose of spending some time with one another as far away from our combined responsibilities as possible....

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SATURDAY, OCT. 9, 2010

David Horsey,,

Sat., Oct. 9, 2010, 5:58 a.m.

How does one educate for success? 

Good morning, Netizens... Despite having attended several universities and colleges, I have never particularly been a strong advocate of traditional education as taught in our public schools today. Instead of today's students being encouraged and aided to learn at their own levels and speed, our...

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FRIDAY, OCT. 8, 2010

David Horsey,,

Fri., Oct. 8, 2010, 6:39 a.m.

The fading lines... 

Good morning, Netizens... This morning, cartoonist David Horsey appears to be speaking directly to me with a cartoon that takes a shot at Jon Stewart, the host of The Daily Show. However, Horsey makes a few truly good points in his examination, several of which...

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THURSDAY, OCT. 7, 2010

Pat Wade of the SF Chronicle

Thu., Oct. 7, 2010, 4:10 a.m.

Farewell gentle spirit...

Good morning, Netizens... One of the truly gentle spirits of Berkeley's Telegraph Avenue has died, and with her, a part of me also has gone. This picture, taken by Pat Wade of the SF Chronicle does her justice I think. Patricia Cody, the quiet but...

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ABC News

Thu., Oct. 7, 2010, 2:56 a.m.

Spate of UFO's appear over Mongolia...

Good morning, Netizens... For decades our country has been “blessed” with various reports and pictures of unidentified flying objects (UFO's) ranging from the incredibly-detailed movies to grainy pictures that wouldn't fool your grandmother for a moment. This picture, taken from ABC News is a picture...

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