Community Comment archive for Dec. 2011

FRIDAY, DEC. 30, 2011


Thoughts on Christmas traditions...,

Good morning, Netizens... For Cindy... I read an article by Cindy Hval in yesterday's Spokesman-Review called Front Porch: Christmas Traditions Move Along that spoke volumes to me about Christmas Traditions, most of which I never enjoyed until recent years. In her piece, Cindy opens up...

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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 28, 2011

Sears and Kmart to close...

p { margin-bottom: 0.08in; }a:link { } Good morning, Netizens... With the news that Sears and K-Mart have already publicly announced that they may be closing as many as 120 stores nationwide, largely due to tough economic times, one can see the impact of Christmas...

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SUNDAY, DEC. 25, 2011

The Story of Christmas...

Good morning, folks, As a writer and journalist, I strive each year to create vivid characters that reach out to your imagination, to indwell in your consciousness and allow you to enjoy all the rich, full range of the emotions. Each year, as has been...

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Tale of the Teddy Bears...

Tales From the Front, an ongoing series of stories started four years ago, offers a means to explore aspects of human nature which often go unnoticed in the rush and throng of modern society. In this, the first of four Christmas Tales From the Front...

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THURSDAY, DEC. 22, 2011

Santa's Ride...

p { margin-bottom: 0.08in; } Hello Everyone! This is yet another of my almost-true stories about Christmas. However, unlike most, in this story I became not only the author but the protagonist, as well. Although in the final version, which you are about to read,...

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MONDAY, DEC. 19, 2011

Town Marshall Shooting in Reardan...

Good afternoon, Netizens... Even after making repeated phone calls, I'm not going to touch the story regarding the shooting of an unnamed suspect by the Town Marshall of Reardan in the Reardan Cemetery earlier today. At this time, there simply aren't enough facts available for...

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SUNDAY, DEC. 18, 2011

The China Doll... 

None of the stuffed animals reclining against the overstuffed sofa in the front window of the Swap and Shop on West First Avenue actually saw the blue china doll arrive, since she was obviously inside a set of pasteboard boxes,although they all could clearly see...

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The Christmas Present 

The Christmas Present Copyright December 2000 by Dave Laird The weatherbeaten old highway had seen better days, lots of patch jobs hastily done by county employees who didn't care how well it held up. Where it crested the steep grade, the roadway generously overlooked part...

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FRIDAY, DEC. 16, 2011

Christmas in Iraq...

Good morning, Netizens... Ostensibly the War in Iraq is over. At least American's parts in this most-bloody vicious war is over, according to all the news wires. But what about Christmas in Iraq in this new “peacetime” Iraq? Christmas was first observed in 2008 in...

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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 14, 2011

Down but not out at Christmas... 

Good evening, Netizens... By this time, almost 10 days from Christmas, if I were following my traditions of years past, I would have already begun writing about Christmas, both in fiction and comment. What I didn't count on this year is that two weeks ago...

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THURSDAY, DEC. 8, 2011

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Harry Morgan passes on...

Good morning, Netizens... I would be remiss in my duties if I did not note the passing of Harry Morgan, who played the crusty yet sympathetic Col. Sherman T. Potter in the sitcom "MASH" and the hard-nosed LAPD Officer Bill Gannon in the television drama...

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On the road to recovery...

Good morning, Netizens... After nearly four days and counting, I have finally crawled from bed after suffering a bad bout with a cold, complete with all the dandy side-effects that typically accompany such things. When I was much younger, I used to catch one of...

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MONDAY, DEC. 5, 2011

Somehow we must win this war... 

p { margin-bottom: 0.08in; } Good afternoon, Netizens... Some of you already know Larry Shook who, in my opinion already had a proven history of telling the truth the way he sees it. He put this in my INBOX earlier today and I found it...

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Magic and Christmas are often the same... 

Good morning, Netizens... If you haven't been looking, it is almost Christmas, and Santa Claus has already arrived in a typical blast of public relations gusto at most malls and other public places. Yet if you peer closely at those faux Santas at the malls,...

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SATURDAY, DEC. 3, 2011

Davd Horsey,davidhorsey.com,seattlepi.com

Herman Cain quits his Presidential run...

Good afternoon, Netizens... Although this David Horsey cartoon of Herman Cain does not truly apply to a perceived conspiracy of the liberal news media, perhaps the truth of the bra over his eyes is more accurate than one can imagine. However, at some point, Cain...

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Herman Cain is Getting Out of the Bed

Well, it has begun - all the sniping, gutter-swiping, yellow journalism, affairs, un-affairs, and innuendoes have finally sent Herman Cain out of the bed he was lying in. He has "exited the political campaign" according to news sources (CNN for one). I hate politics, don't...

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FRIDAY, DEC. 2, 2011

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