A Matter Of Opinion archive for Jan. 2009

FRIDAY, JAN. 30, 2009

THURSDAY, JAN. 29, 2009

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 28, 2009

Wednesday's Loose Thread 84 

Q. Why won't Obama release his real birth certificate? A. It shows he wasn't the product of a virgin birth.Got any good political jokes? Anything else on your mind? As always, keep it clean.

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TUESDAY, JAN. 27, 2009

MONDAY, JAN. 26, 2009

FRIDAY, JAN. 23, 2009


THURSDAY, JAN. 22, 2009

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 21, 2009

Kennedy drops Senate bid 24 

Caroline Kennedy tells the New York governor that she won't be seeking the Senate seat vacated by Hillary Clinton, who, by the way, was confirmed as secretary of state.Kennedy says her uncle's decline factored into the decision. Strikes me as a decision looking for a...

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Portland is having a Spokane moment 

The Oregonian calls for Mayor Sam Adams to resign after he confesses to lying about a relationship with a teenage boy. Unlike Jim West, Adams is openly gay. The age of the boy when the affair started is a point of contention: 17 or 18?The...

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TUESDAY, JAN. 20, 2009

Tuesday's Loose Thread 105 

Almost called it Monday's Loose Thread. Four days' work in five days. Ready, set, go!(Obama citizenship comments should go in Friday's Loose Thread for continuity. Thanks)

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FRIDAY, JAN. 16, 2009

THURSDAY, JAN. 15, 2009


Thursday's Loose Thread 29 

Started working out again. How long has it been? Well, let's just say I was surprised to see that none of the women were wearing leggings and those carefully torn sweatshirts.What has you sweating today?

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WEDNESDAY, JAN. 14, 2009

Wednesday's Loose Thread 

You know, the nearer your destination the more you're slip-sliding away. But enough about my adventure on the fog-shrouded roads.What's on your mind today, besides that Paul Simon song I just embedded into your brain.

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TUESDAY, JAN. 13, 2009

Election reforms 15 

Washington Secretary of State Sam Reed has submitted a package of election-reform measures for the legislative session that began this week. Among his proposals:-Allow online voting by military and overseas voters-Require that mail-in ballots be received by elections officials on election day, not just postmarked-Move...

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MONDAY, JAN. 12, 2009

Don't report on wars, says reporter 27 

As you might have heard, Pajamas Media has sent Joe the Plumber to report in Israel. Joe tells the media there that he wants to return to yesteryear, when we got our war news from the movie theater reels (long after events had transpired.). Yeah,...

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FRIDAY, JAN. 9, 2009


Epic job losses; goodbye, P-I? 

The U.S. recorded the most job losses in 2008 than in any year since 1945. The jobless rate is now over 7 percent.Do you feel safe? What should be done?UPDATE: Looks like Seattle is about to become a one newspaper town. Wow, that's awful news...

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THURSDAY, JAN. 8, 2009

Cell phone ban has a hang-up 13 

We all see people flouting the cell-phone law as they drive. So do the police, but they can't act on that offense, because it is considered secondary. Solution? Make it primary. That's Our View.What's yours?

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