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Monday Rush Hour. Monday April 28, 2008

Good afternoon Netizens...

It's a quiet Monday afternoon, for a change; nothing broken causing me to work, and thus I have been reading in the ballroom for most of the afternoon. Thanks to my friend Michael who supplies Community Comment with its virtual beans that defy, I have been enjoying a cup of our stellar espresso of the day, Bach ala Rock. It is said that two cups of Bach ala Rock and you immediately begin to hear the Brandenburg Concerto in your head, but your results may differ. One aficionado of early Rock and Roll insists that he distinctly hears the music of Cream after only one cup, but that is perhaps part of the magic of drinking virtual espresso. Each to his or her own.

Contrary to what various talking heads of television have said, we have had no rain this afternoon, and the only thunderstorms on the NEXRAD weather radar have been hanging around Lake Chelan and Nespelem, but not in Spokane. Perhaps the sunshine and semi-balmy temperatures outside are caused by our overwhelmingly position attitudes here inside Community Comment.

We have had a robust and thoroughly engaging conversation about the Hanna Montana blow-out, but more about what we are teaching our children. Several new people have weighed in on the conversation and some really thought-provoking ideas have surfaced as a result.

Something I am working on for later this week is the next permutation of “Our Police Our Selves” when I discuss things not to do when you are pulled over. You might be surprised at how stupid people can be when they are pulled over for a routine traffic stop. Although I know a few things you shouldn't do, perhaps our police will set the record straight, perhaps show us how they react and why when they make a traffic stop in Spokane.

That nefarious troublemaker, Abby Hoffman, once convinced a crowd of people that they could, with the proper attitude, levitate the Pentagon. Of course, some of the people involved got 30 days for their trouble, which proves the admonition, so always levitate wisely.


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