A Matter Of Opinion archive for Dec. 2009

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 30, 2009

TUESDAY, DEC. 29, 2009

Headlines for 2010 80 

So what are some headlines you'd like to see in the coming year? Off the top of my head:"Media ignore celebrities"; "City, state, federal workers agree to pay cuts"; "Jobless rate plunges"; "Trader Joe's buys YMCA site"; "Eyman to head budget-cutting panel."What are your headlines?

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MONDAY, DEC. 28, 2009

THURSDAY, DEC. 24, 2009

There must be a pony in here somewhere 

If you value the ability to look on the bright side, you may enjoy this anecdote, courtesy of the lady who shared it last evening on my bus ride home. She and her boyfriend will be spending Christmas Eve with their respective children, but her...

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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 23, 2009

More clout for Washington? 10 

The Washington Secretary of State's Office is reporting today that preliminary population figures indicate the 2010 Census will result in 10th congressional district in this state. Nothing is certain until the actual count is taken next year, but if the analysis out of Olympia is...

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Wednesday's loose thread 

Sad news today about the Riblet Mansion, also known as Cliff House, where the Arbor Crest Winery maintains its tasting room. It was heavily damaged by fire. Sorry to see that happen to such a landmark, not to mention an important local business.That's one of...

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TUESDAY, DEC. 22, 2009

2 more officers shot 

As you may have heard, two Pierce County sheriff's deputies were shot and seriously wounded after they responded to a domestic disturbance today. Family men with children.Feel free to post your thoughts on this troubling news item.

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Who looks out for frazzled fliers? 

Federal regulators are giving airlines about three months to comply with new rules regarding those inordinately long delays that leave passengers trapped for hours on the ground, waiting to take off or deplane. In just the first half of this year, more than 600 planes...

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MONDAY, DEC. 21, 2009

FRIDAY, DEC. 18, 2009

Friday's Loose Thread 76 

1. New Rule: If you're going to be an idiot, do it on your own time, otherwise you might cause a retrial.2. What's that saying? "Everybody bashes cops until they need one." Corollary: "Every cop defends the department until they think they're wronged." (last item)3....

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THURSDAY, DEC. 17, 2009

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 16, 2009

TUESDAY, DEC. 15, 2009

Pleasant Dreamliners 

Within 10 minutes of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner's takeoff today, U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., issued this statement:“Today’s maiden flight of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner is a game changer. It marks a new level of technological excellence by combining the world’s best jet fuel efficiency...

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MONDAY, DEC. 14, 2009

Monday's Loose Thread 

"Once again, we come to the Holiday Season, a deeply religious time that each of us observes, in his own way, by going to the mall of his choice.” -- Dave BarryEither global warming has sucked all of the air out of the room, or...

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FRIDAY, DEC. 11, 2009

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 9, 2009

Tuesday's Loose Thread 

It seems every year at this time there's complaints about the assault on Christmas. What about the holiday's assault on me?Thoughts on this breezy, sub-balmy day?

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MONDAY, DEC. 7, 2009

TUESDAY, DEC. 1, 2009


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