Community Comment archive for Sept. 2011

THURSDAY, SEPT. 29, 2011

Did Queen Mary tell a whopper? 

Good afternoon, Netizens... It is entirely one thing when I, a lowly author of a Blog, takes Mayor Mary Verner to task for some of her perceived errors and gaffes, even tampering with her title by calling her “Queen Mary”. However, as of this morning...

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TUESDAY, SEPT. 27, 2011

Officer-involved shooting on South Hill... 

Good morning, Netizens... We have another Spokane Police Department office-involved shooting, dammit! Although clinical details are somewhat lacking, a solitary man, ostensibly 45 year-old James Rogers according to family members quoted by KREM-2, was employed by S.L. Start, a firm that helps handicapped people, and...

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MONDAY, SEPT. 26, 2011

SUNDAY, SEPT. 25, 2011

David Horsey,davidhorsey.com,seattlepi.com

A PETA porn show?

Good morning, Netizens... I grew up on a cattle ranch where we raised black-faced Angus cattle, chickens, pigs and even an occasional turkey. Once upon a cold winter we even raised piglets in our basement when the mother pig died shortly after giving birth. Talk...

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WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 21, 2011

Abstract humor... 

Good evening, Netizens... Four friends, who hadn't seen each other in 30 years, reunited at a party... After several drinks, one of the men had to use the rest room. Those who remained talked about their kids. The first guy said, 'My son is my...

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David Horsey, davidhorsey.com,seattlepi.com

Which piece of pie do we get?

Good evening, Netizens... Have you had a piece of pie lately? Which kind was it: the Republican slice of the pie or the pieces that are left over once the wealthy get their piece of the pie? As David Horsey's cartoon so adeptly shows, it...

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SATURDAY, SEPT. 17, 2011

Pat Robertson web site

Alzheimers and divorce, according to Pat Robertson... 

Good evening, Netizens... Religious broadcaster and former Republican Presidential candidate Pat Robertson stunned religious communities when he stated recently on his television show “The 700 Club” that it was OK for married couples to divorce if one of them has Alzheimer's Disease. Robertson's comments came...

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THURSDAY, SEPT. 15, 2011

Photo: Seth Wenig / AP

How do you scratch the itch? 

Good morning, Netizens... The Photo courtesy of Seth Wenig / AP I heard about this woman Chris Walton, who, according to the New Guiness World Record for 2012, has the longest fingernails in the world. Now my irreverent question is, how the hell will she...

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WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 14, 2011

The truth about Otto Zehm begins to emerge...

Good evening Netizens... We have been bystanders for over five years as the Otto Zehm homicide has inexorably ground its way through the news, and until recently we were none the better-informed for it. All we knew for a certainty was that an innocent man...

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SATURDAY, SEPT. 10, 2011

Have the wheels fallen off the cart? 

Good morning, Netizens... In case you haven't been following recent news surrounding the Otto Zehm murder investigation, yesterday events got even more harried, hectic and somewhat misleading than they have been in recent times, especially from the perspective of Mayor Queen Mary Verner and various...

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THURSDAY, SEPT. 8, 2011

Did Cecil fib to the feds? 

Good morning, Netizens... I do not believe in kicking someone in the shins when they are already down, but it does seem to me that perhaps Kevin Harpham's father, Cecil, might want to more-carefully examine his hole card before his son accepts or rejects the...

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David Horsey,davidhorsey.com,seattlepi.com

Romney's Job Plan a con game?

Good morning, Netizens... In this morning's David Horsey cartoon, we take a brief look at the Presidency campaign of Mitt Romney. Now before most of you bail out of our tiny boat, the U.S.S. Campaign 2012, gasping out of fear for your life vests, please...

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WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 7, 2011

SR photo

Spokane Mayoral candidates nose-to-nose... 

Good morning, Netizens... Picture: (David Condon, via the SR) I have been largely ignoring the upcoming mayoral elections, largely because I believe it has been bid on in a competitive manner by a diverse group of organizations. Everyone, it seems, has a say in who...

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FRIDAY, SEPT. 2, 2011

SR Staffers take buyout... 

Good morning, Netizens... [Taken from Huckleberries Online] At Huckleberries request, SR Editor Gary Graham issued this statement re: 12 veteran newsroom staffers who opted to take an early retirement buyout recently: “It's no secret that we're losing 12 veteran, full-time journalists by the end of...

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THURSDAY, SEPT. 1, 2011

Another fairy tale... 

Good morning, Netizens... A fairy tale of a decidedly different nature is taking place out at Oakesdale on Jerry Smart's 600 acre wheat farm, a legacy that has been played over and over as needed for decades. Years ago, I participated in one of these...

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