Community Comment archive for June 2011

THURSDAY, JUNE 30, 2011

David Horsey,davidhorsey.com,seattlepi.com
Do not tax the wealthy; tax the poor and disenfranchised

The reverse Robin Hood... 

Good evening, Netizens... I must admit present economic times have dealt a disheartening series of blows to some of our worlds. With real estate foreclosures and unemployment both rising, and no end in sight of the cutbacks to those who are on Social Security and...

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TUESDAY, JUNE 28, 2011

Restricting violent video games for children... 

p { margin-bottom: 0.08in; } Good afternoon, Netizens... States cannot ban the sale or rental of ultra-violent video games to children, the Supreme Court ruled Monday, rejecting such limits as a violation of young people’s First Amendment rights and leaving it up to parents and...

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SATURDAY, JUNE 25, 2011

Me in Hoopfest? No way! 

Good morning, Netizens... There is no way in hell I would ever attend Hoopfest. In fact, given the parking dilemma of monstrous proportions that takes place when you inject an expected 250,000 people into Downtown Spokane, most of my family are avoiding even passing through...

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California Zephyr t-boned by truck... 

Good morning, Netizens... I've traveled by train numerous times, but one ride on the rails that sits in my mind as being beyond the exceptional is my ride on the California Zephyr from Chicago to Emeryville, California. Some may ask what makes this prolonged train...

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THURSDAY, JUNE 23, 2011

Humpty Dumpty had a great fall... 

Good evening, Netizens... Having been distracted in a major sort of way, I return only to find cartoonist-extraordinaire David Horsey is having a field day with Newt Gingrich who, it seems, has lost most of his staff who have abandoned him. How can you say...

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MONDAY, JUNE 20, 2011

Monday summary...

Good afternoon, Netizens... Before I begin rattling the keys too strenuously, I cannot help but point to an excellent article written in Community Comment yesterday named simply, “Happy Father's Day” written by Jeanie of Spokane. I seldom have much to say about Father's Day as...

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SATURDAY, JUNE 18, 2011

Happy Father's Day

I wrote this for my Dad, Don Rice, who passed away December 19, 2003, former features editor for the Spokane Daily Chronicle. I will be forever grateful that I sent this letter to my Dad the summer before he died. That is a blessing all...

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Martha Stewart comic book to be released... 

Good evening, Netizens... As the news hit the wire that societal maven Martha Stewart has a new comic book coming out next month, some folks have been scratching their heads while others may be angry. The comic book Female Force: Martha Stewart, will be 32...

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FRIDAY, JUNE 17, 2011

How to reelect President Obama... 

Good morning, Netizens... We have reached Friday, and for the most of us, we have done so without trips to the hospital. Now that we've seen the events of the week confront us, then wither away into the inconsequential it is time once again to...

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TUESDAY, JUNE 14, 2011

The price of doing business... 

Good morning, Netizens... After last night's Republican candidates debate, and still reeling with the vision of the various candidates gleaming beneath the lights, attempting to distance themselves from other Republican aspirants to the Presidency, each attempting to portray themselves as something they are NOT, that...

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SUNDAY, JUNE 12, 2011

Oakland Tribune (D. Cameron / Bay Area News Group)

Harold Camping has stroke...

Good morning, Netizens... Harold Camping, the Doomsday radio preacher who sparked international media attention by predicting the Rapture, the end of the world, has been hospitalized after suffering a stroke at his Alameda home Thursday night. The 89-year-old radio evangelist and president of the Oakland,...

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SATURDAY, JUNE 11, 2011

David Horsey,davidhorsey.com,seattlepi.com

Just say no, Nancy once said... 

Good morning, Netizens... Cartoonist David Horsey asks the same question some of us have been asking since Democratic Representative Anthony Weiner unzipped his drawers and sent pictures of his Johnson to various women on Twitter. What the hell was this purportedly smart guy thinking? We...

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THURSDAY, JUNE 9, 2011

Dennis Hession running for Council President... 

Good evening, Netizens... Dennis Hession has thrown his hat into the ring of potential candidates running for City Council President, and once again, it seems as if Spokane is unwilling or unable to learn from its own history. Given that Hession has a long and...

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TUESDAY, JUNE 7, 2011

David Horsey,davidhorsey.com,seattlepi.com
David Horsey submits that stupidity among politicians is non-partisan.

Stupidity in public... 

Good evening, Netizens... I will state at the beginning of this conversation that (putting hand over my heart) I will not succumb to temptation and begin telling deplorably bad Weiner jokes, of which there are so many on the Internet the last few days. As...

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Saving history for posterity...

Good morning, Netizens... At my somewhat advanced age in life, there is hardly a place in each day when I turn around a corner and I can visualize a piece of what, for most people, is old history still staring me in the face. People...

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THURSDAY, JUNE 2, 2011

David Horsey, davidhorsey.com,seattlepi.com

The Pied Piper of Wasilla... 13 

Good afternoon, Netizens... I've often had a spot of fun watching Sarah Palin but David Horsey's cartoon this afternoon absolutely left me gasping with laughter on the floor as it is dead on. Here we have the Pied Piper Palin leading the national news media...

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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1, 2011

Nasty squall line hits North Spokane...

Good evening, Netizens... Due to the hockey semi-finals, KHQ-TV broadcast their evening news at 8:00 PM tonight. Ironically, they let their Success by Six food drive supersede the news, as at 7:14 PM this evening, parts of North Spokane were hit by a serious regional...

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