Community Comment archive for Jan. 2011

MONDAY, JAN. 31, 2011

Dunk in the drink... 

Good morning, Netizens... NEAR SPOKANE -- Spokane County Sheriff’s Dive Team members rescued a 60-year-old Spokane woman after she drove her sport utility vehicle off Hangman Valley Road and into Latah Creek. Former Spokane KXLY-TV anchor Debra Gilbert Wilde was driving southbound when her 2002...

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SATURDAY, JAN. 29, 2011

Strike One-Half 

Hallelujah! No taser or gun was fired! I am pleasantly surprised that, in a struggle with a combatant citizen, the Spokane police officers were able to subdue him without firing their guns or using their tasers - and in this case, it would probably have...

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FRIDAY, JAN. 28, 2011

To explain my absences and other things... 

Good morning, Netizens... Thank God it's Friday! I have studiously avoided mentioning anything related to the ailment that Suzie and I have known about for nearly a month, simply because Suzie did not want to make a “big thing” out of it, and seriously wanted...

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WEDNESDAY, JAN. 26, 2011

The institution of marriage... 

Good morning, Netizens... I have referred to my wife as “my strong right arm”, which could be construed as a play on words since I happen to be left-handed, the latter of which I will concede is a demographic anomaly in its own right. It...

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TUESDAY, JAN. 25, 2011

Dinner Bell burns... 

Good morning, Netizens... The Dinner Bell Restaurant in Loon Lake, one of my favorite eateries has apparently burned to the ground this morning. Early information from the scene is that they suffered a grease fire, which got out of control. Dave

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THURSDAY, JAN. 20, 2011

David Horsey,davidhorsey.com,seattlepi.com
David Horsey examines the disposable world, including employees

Disposable society... 13 

p { margin-bottom: 0.08in; } Good morning, Netizens... Perhaps I am feeling my age, or perhaps it is the impact of David Horsey's latest cartoon this morning, when it is cold enough outside for even our resident starlings to stick close to their nests. I...

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WEDNESDAY, JAN. 19, 2011

We were lucky. Next time we might not be...

p { margin-bottom: 0.08in; } Good evening, Netizens... We were damned lucky last Monday! Of course, no one publicly made such a statement after a sophisticated bomb was left Monday directly along the path that Martin Luther King Day parade marchers would have been following...

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MONDAY, JAN. 17, 2011

The Miss America runner-up... 

p { margin-bottom: 0.08in; }a:link { } Good morning, Netizens... I did not watch the Miss America contest. In fact I cannot recall a time in my life when I watched it ever for a remarkable number of reasons which I will perhaps elucidate later...

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SUNDAY, JAN. 16, 2011

We Need to Dream Again

Tomorrow marks the anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birth (January 15, 1929). Mr. King was a remarkable figure in our history - for all cultures, for all faiths, for all beliefs, for all people. As we seem to be muddled in the middle of...

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Police-involved shooting on North Side... 10 

p { margin-bottom: 0.08in; } Good afternoon, Netizens... As if we didn't collectively have enough sadness and woe to fill our consciousness, as of early this morning we have another officer-involved shooting that resulted in the death of a citizen. Although there is very limited...

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SATURDAY, JAN. 15, 2011

David Horsey,davidhorsey.com,seattlepi.com
Christina Taylor Green's belief and hope for us all...

Carrying a child's coffin... 

Good morning, Netizens... I have have spent an entire week huddled meekly in the corner of my office contemplating all the various opinions that have rumbled forth from Community Comment regarding the shootings in Tucson, Arizona and for what? Could I by holding my peace...

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MONDAY, JAN. 10, 2011

Hallelujah revisited... 

p { margin-bottom: 0.08in; }a:link { } Good morning, Netizens... Before I even begin to wander through the malaise of claims and counter-claims surrounding the shootings in Tucson, Arizona this morning, because I feel compelled to be cautious in condemnation, slow to commit judgment and...

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SUNDAY, JAN. 9, 2011

David Horsey,davidhorsey.com,seattlepi.com
Horsey looks at the baby boomers now...

Looking in the mirror...

p { margin-bottom: 0.08in; } Good morning, Netizens... Several things leaped out at me from this morning's David Horsey cartoon about the aging of the Baby Boomers. I was a predecessor of the Baby Boomers, since I had nearly a year of age on top...

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Sarah Palin's targets

Find the cost of freedom... 80 

p { margin-bottom: 0.08in; } Good morning, Netizens... Was the person who shot and gravely injured Arizona's Rep. Gabrielle Giffords partially motivated by a website filled with rhetoric by Sarah Palin that featured gun sights in Giffords state, among others? Political rhetoric that encourages violence...

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THURSDAY, JAN. 6, 2011

David Horsey,davidhorsey.com,seattle-pi.com
The Republicans step into their new role...

New lobbyists take over House... 

p { margin-bottom: 0.08in; } Good evening, Netizens... Here we have cartoonist David Horsey taking a well-aimed shot at the latest GOP feather merchant class of legislators to hit the House and Senate. Although I have been avidly listening to the various members of the...

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Thumbs down for the Twilight Saga... 

p { margin-bottom: 0.08in; } Good morning, Netizens... With the announcement that the movie "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse” won top awards at the People's Choice Awards yesterday, I immediately reached for something to stem the immediate onset of diarrhea and an upset stomach, because I...

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WEDNESDAY, JAN. 5, 2011

Empyrean closes its doors...

p { margin-bottom: 0.08in; }h3 { margin-bottom: 0.08in; } Good morning, Netizens... As Tom Sowa noted in the Spokesman-Review online this morning, the Empyrean Coffee House will be closing its doors January 15, 2011. However, there is more to the story than was noted. Michelle...

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SATURDAY, JAN. 1, 2011

David Horsey,davidhorsey.com,seattlepi.com
Uncle Sam asks a fortune teller to forecast the future.

Forecasting the future...

p { margin-bottom: 0.08in; } Good evening, Netizens... It has been highly popularized that we should attempt to predict the future as we pass by the New Year, and cartoonist David Horsey has depicted poor old Uncle Sam getting his fortune professionally told. Given the...

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