Arrow-right Camera
The Spokesman-Review Newspaper
Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883

Community Comment

Another Day in Paradise…

Here, there and nearly anywhere departments...

Here, from the wires of various presses, are the stories that are making news at mi casa this morning, that wonderfully terribly-well managed news we all love and worship so dearly done with just a dusting of irreverence:

Katie Couric may be leaving CBS News sometime soon. According to various rumors this morning, her ratings are sagging nearly as badly as my aging fat body, just in different ways is all. There is even talk of her taking over for Larry King on CNN, and vice-versa and do sound-overs. Say, couldn't we just switch their heads and see if anyone noticed a difference?

Haven't you noticed how quickly the news media dropped the implied name “Mormon” entirely from the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Texas? Did you know the Mormon Church was once 100% based in polygamy? You can get into very deep turbulent water indeed if you study religious history. All sorts of things that are now considered illegal or sinful just seem to jump right out at you.

Pope Benedict is coming to the United States soon, his first U.S. visit since assuming control of Rome. Until someone in the State Department grabbed hold of him, President Bush was purportedly planning a whirlwind tour of Disney World to celebrate the Pope's arrival. The rumors have it that the State Department changed the itinerary to include a trip to Bush's Crawford, Texas ranch, instead. Is it true if you have been to Disney World, you have seen the ranch at Crawford, the differences being the cattle and the polygamists down the road?

Well, there's my updated version of the news. What is news in your neck of the woods this morning?


Spokesman-Review readers blog about news and issues in Spokane written by Dave Laird.