Community Comment archive for Feb. 2011

MONDAY, FEB. 28, 2011

Robotic surgery the way of the future... 

Good morning, Netizens... As many of you know, my wife Suzanne recently was diagnosed as having uterine cancer, which suddenly drove the fear of God into both of us. Fortunately, thanks to Sacred Hearth and Cancer Care Northwest, we had caught the cancer in its...

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FRIDAY, FEB. 25, 2011

Extreme cold... 

Good evening, Netizens... While the talking heads of local television weather forecasting were prattling among themselves this morning about how bitterly cold it is outside, I cannot help but wonder how many of them have been in Northern Minnesota during a really cold winters day....

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WEDNESDAY, FEB. 23, 2011

Life in Spokane in the rear view mirror...

Good evening, Netizens... I have crawled from, beneath my rock to peer at the snow ratcheting from the sky just in time to receive an e-mail from Marty advising me that the temperature in Arizona, where he is visiting, is 65 degrees and sunny. My...

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TUESDAY, FEB. 22, 2011

David Horsey,davidhorsey.com,seattlepi.com
Gadhafi

Libya teetering on the edge...

Good morning, Netizens... We had the opportunity to take Moammar Gadafi's regime down, put it out of power, in 1996 but we couldn't get the job done. Perhaps now it is too late, as some animals will not be put down without a fight. Gadhafi...

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MONDAY, FEB. 21, 2011

People walk past a church in Christchurch, New Zealand, which was destroyed after an earthquake struck Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011. The 6.3-magnitude quake collapsed buildings and is sending rescuers scrambling to help trapped people amid reports of multiple deaths.
(AP Photo/NZPA, Pam Johnson) NEW ZEALAND  (Pam Johnson / Nzpa)

6.3 quake shatters Christchurch, NZ 

Good evening, Netizens... Christchurch, New Zealand At least 65 people are dead, although that number may rise, and hundreds more may be trapped beneath the rubble after a 6.3-magnitude earthquake hit Christchurch, New Zealand at the peak of a busy workday. Video footage Tuesday showed...

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SUNDAY, FEB. 20, 2011

The Woes of David Elton... 19 

Good evening Netizens... Gee, and if you wondered why your e-mail INBOX has been so quiet all of a sudden, one of our favorite sources of local electronic entertainment may be out of commission for awhile. David Elton, ostensibly one of Spokane's finest gold-plated gadabouts...

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SATURDAY, FEB. 19, 2011

To Kindle or not to Kindle... 

Good evening, Netizens... When the Amazon Kindle http://www.amazon.com/ first made its appearance, given the volume of books I regularly read, I admit it was a strong temptation to slap down over $100 at my local Amazon Bookstore so I could read books online. After all,...

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THURSDAY, FEB. 17, 2011

David Horsey,davidhorsey.com,seattlepi.com
Horsey on Earmarks

Cutting earmarks... 

Good morning, Netizens... In his contribution to edification, cartoonist David Horsey attempts to depict the quandary surrounding earmarks facing our national leadership, regardless of their political affiliation. Earmarks, those subtle, sometimes very costly additions tagged onto otherwise existing pieces of legislation, have been the political...

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WEDNESDAY, FEB. 16, 2011

NASA--

It's coming! It's coming! 

p { margin-bottom: 0.08in; }a:link { } Good evening, Netizens... If you are somewhat paranoid, prone to ethereal blasts of half-baked fantasy or otherwise have been following some of the believers in latter-day theorists, perhaps you might want to don your tinfoil aluminum hats and...

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SATURDAY, FEB. 12, 2011

David Horsey,davidhorsey.com,seattlepi.com

The New Egypt... 

Good morning, Netizens... David Horsey has painted a picture of the possible new face of Egypt now that Hosni Mubarak has stepped down. However his imagery of democracy in Egypt leaves a fair amount, I believe. While events of the last 18 days in Egypt...

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FRIDAY, FEB. 11, 2011

Mubarak has resigned...

Good morning, Netizens... According to two different sources, Egypt's Hosni Mubarak has resigned. The news announcement, which came at approximately 8:00 AM PST this morning from Egyptian Vice President Suleiman, is that Mubarak has indeed resigned. Omar Suleiman made the announcement on national TV on...

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WEDNESDAY, FEB. 9, 2011

Suzie is back home! 

p { margin-bottom: 0.08in; }a:link { } Good evening, Netizens... End of day three... Closest to my heart is that my Suzie is back home from The House of Pain on the South Hill, having had her cancerous uterus removed during a robotic surgical procedure...

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FRIDAY, FEB. 4, 2011

David Horsey,davidhorsey.com,seattlepi.com
Mubarak wrapped up yet?

Mubarak to go?

Good morning, Netizens... I've been reluctant to cast my opinion on the collective waters about the Egyptian uprising, simply because life in Egypt currently is in such a state of flux, with daily riots and unrest, journalists being beaten and foreign citizens leaving the country...

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THURSDAY, FEB. 3, 2011

Courtesy of WGN-TV in Chicago

Addendum to Could It Happen Here? 

Good morning, Netizens... It is 5 AM CST Thursday, and in snow-blasted Chicago it is a bone-chilling 3 degrees while a great portion of the city remains closed. The public offices, schools and cultural institutions which will remain closed Thursday, include: • Chicago Public Schools...

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WEDNESDAY, FEB. 2, 2011

Could it happen here? 12 

Good morning, Netizens... You can hardly turn on your television this morning without reading or hearing about the blizzard which now covers a substantial portion of the Southern and Eastern United States. According to nearly everyone, the storm that hit Chicago, Illinois about 2 PM...

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