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Community Comment archive for Jan. 1, 2008


Father Pfleger has returned!

Good morning, Netizens...Scarlett Washington celebrates at St. Sabina when it was announced that the Rev. Michael Pfleger (inset) would be back soon. (Jean Lachat/Sun-Times/AP) That's right! After being removed from the pulpit by Chicago archbishop Cardinal Francis George two weeks before, last Sunday Pfleger was…

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TUESDAY, JUNE 17, 2008

Wild Card Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Today's morning picture features a baby bird that was trapped inside a kitchen wall for three days. It was finally freed after the homeowners enticed the bird out by playing a CD of birdsongs (RSPCA/PA)An alternate version of how this picture came to be is…

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MONDAY, JUNE 16, 2008

Wild Card Monday June 16, 2008

Good morning, Netizens...If we could change history department:If you stop and think about it, we should get down on our knees and thank Honda and other Japanese auto manufacturers for preparing us for these high fuel costs. If the people in Detroit were the sole…

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SUNDAY, JUNE 15, 2008


The Pride Parade...

Good morning, Netizens...Originally I was going to attend this morning's Pride Parade 2008 simply in case anyone else from the Mainstream News Media hadn't bothered. Very early this morning when I first began looking for news of this event, I was stunned to discover how…

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FRIDAY, JUNE 13, 2008

Wild Card Friday, June 13, 2008

Good morning, Netizens...This is 2-fer day, with two pictures since it is Friday the 13th, and simply because I am enamored of sand sculptures, here is a nicely-done AP picture of Indian Artist Sudarsan Pattnaik working on a sculpture named "Global warming" at the International…

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Today is also Loving Day...

Good afternoon, everyone...Today is the 41st anniversary of Loving Day, named for the Lovings, that could not live in their home state of Virginia because it was one of 15 states that did not recognize interracial marriage in the 1950s. The Supreme Court finally made…

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Severe Thunderstorm menaces, then fails...

Good evening, Netizens...We had an interesting little set-to earlier this evening, when the Spokane News Media collaborated once again with The Spokane Weather Bureau to broadcast a severe thunderstorm warning. It has been two years since we last had a really severe thunderstorm of any…

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A Vision of things to come?

Good morning, Netizens...In this morning's picture, a woman walks by empty shelves in a supermarket during a transport strike in Barcelona, Spain. Truckers in Spain stepped up protests against rising fuel prices, causing mayhem on highways and resulting in supplies not reaching stores. (Samuel Aranda/Getty…

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MONDAY, JUNE 9, 2008

Evening reverie, June 9, 2008

Good evening, Everyone...There are many aspects of my life that most members of the younger generation will never understand, such as the incredible awe at hearing Janis Joplin perform live in San Francisco, of the adrenalin rush of pre-NEXRAD weather radar days of chasing tornadoes…

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Kudos to S-R Helpers

Just noticed that our Recent Comments feature is working - very well! If you click on Recent Comments on the right, you will get the last few days of recent comments in order posted. Great feature! Thank you Magical S-R Wizards!

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Your Wild Card for Monday, June 9, 2008

Good morning, everyone...Since we were discussing old loves and new at the close of last week, I figured why not start the new week with a picture of a touching marriage and speak of the enduring qualities of love. In today's picture, Bernice Jenkins and…

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SUNDAY, JUNE 8, 2008

Remembering the love

Good morning, Netizens...In life, I did not particularly like President Ronald Reagan either as an actor or a politician. I did find, in his passage, that his austere funeral was truly moving, the kind of way I would envision a head of state should be…

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Early Reverie Saturday June 7, 2008

Good morning, Netizens...It is another blustery day outside the Virtual Ballroom this morning, and at this ungodly hour of the morning, shortly before 5:00 AM, there aren't a lot of people mingling at the Virtual Espresso Bar. Our virtual barrista this morning is proudly crowing…

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FRIDAY, JUNE 6, 2008

Father Pfleger's termination...

Good morning, Netizens...You do remember Rev. Michael Pfleger, the priest of St. Sabina Church in Chicago, don't you? He is the priest who made what many have stated were insulting comments about Hillary Clinton from the pulpit.Father Pfleger of St. Sabina parish was removed from…

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Early morning reverie and shots at life...

Good morning, Netizens...Dave wanders back in the doorway of the Virtual Ballroom, now eager for a hot Virtual Espresso after an early-morning do-or-die rescue mission for a client, and after answering a few messages, I sidle down by where our barrista, Juan Gomez, is peering…

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Wild Card Friday June 6, 2008

If giant pandas could talk:Ahhh, that's it, a little to the right if you please.Have you got an itchy spot you can't reach? Curl up in our Virtual Ballroom and Espresso Bar and let us scratch it for you. (Photo by Feng Li/Getty Images) (June…

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Incredibly Wild Card for Thursday, June 5, 2008

Good morning, Netizens...Hoo boy! In our picture of the day, Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., pats Carson Duncan, 6, on the head after upon arrival in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/LM Otero)(June 04, 2008)Do you think the news media could possibly taken an…

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