A Matter Of Opinion archive for June 2009

TUESDAY, JUNE 30, 2009


Tuesday's Loose Thread 21 

As the new day dawned fresher than fabric-softened sheets, I endeavoured to ponder the stars for the deeper meaning of life, but the blasted sun blotted them from view. Epiphany postponed, I turned to the commenters here at A Matter of Opinion for insights into...

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MONDAY, JUNE 29, 2009

Monday's Loose Thread 

Every year it seems as if June is the month that flies by the fastest, even quicker than February. Hoopfest has come and gone. Already. Wow. What's on your mind today?

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FRIDAY, JUNE 26, 2009

Friday's Loose Thread 13 

Anybody lacing them up this weekend? Haven't done a Hoopfest since the injury of 2000 in a game against KREM-2. Apparently, the achilles tendon shrinks as you get older. Remember to stretch.What's on your mind today?

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THURSDAY, JUNE 25, 2009


WEDNESDAY, JUNE 24, 2009

Nixon and race and abortion 

He was a deeply disturbed man. Now we have a president that is from a mixed race couple. We've come a long way.Nixon reacting to Roe v. Wade: "There are times when abortions are necessary -- I know that. . . . Suppose you have...

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Wednesday's Loose Thread 31 

I guess it's appropriate that the missing South Carolina governor would be in the land of The Missing. He disappeared for four days. His staff said he was hiking the Appalachian Trail. He was in Buenos Aires. Strange.What's on your mind today?UPDATE: Yet another politician...

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TUESDAY, JUNE 23, 2009

MONDAY, JUNE 22, 2009

Indictment in Zehm case 24 

Federal grand jury indicts Officer Karl Thompson, who was the first officer to arrive at the Zip Trip. And this just days after the city said it was Zehm's fault.Two charges: Unlawful use of force and lying to investigators.Thoughts?

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FRIDAY, JUNE 19, 2009


THURSDAY, JUNE 18, 2009

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 17, 2009


Wednesday's loose thread 

Spokane Mayor Mary Verner has made her choice for ombudsman. What we need now is a weather ombudsman. What ombudsman vacancy would you like to see filled? Or what's on your mind in general?

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TUESDAY, JUNE 16, 2009

Tuesday's loose thread 15 

I've been reading about the Napoleonic wars and came across an anecdote about a British sailor named Robert Jeffery, who got in trouble for stealing rum and was dropped off on a Carribean island and left there. After several years, the captain who ordered him...

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Build it and they will protest 

As happened on Glenrose Prairie, some residents in the Indian Trail area across town are upset by plans for a youth baseball facility in their neighborhood. The arguments are familiar: traffic, noise, lights, vandalism. Are the planners dense and insensitive that they keep trying to...

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MONDAY, JUNE 15, 2009

FRIDAY, JUNE 12, 2009

THURSDAY, JUNE 11, 2009

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 10, 2009

Talk about paperwork 

Good ol' Dave Ammons, veteran AP newsman turned flack for the Secretary of State. His blog is full of interesting tidbits, including the following, as stolen by me:Sponsors of Referendum 71, the attempt to overturn legislation expanding domestic partner benefits, have had to design their...

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Tasers and mental illness 

A man who suffered from a mental illness was Tazed along a Utah highway. He died. His father is in charge of putting together a conference for editorial writers in Salt Lake City, which is how I found out. There has to be a better...

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TUESDAY, JUNE 9, 2009

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