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Community Comment archive for June 2008

MONDAY, JUNE 30, 2008

Evening Reverie June 30, 2008

Good evening, everyone...Do you read the Crosscut web site? Each morning, long before most “normal” people are even stirring, I am hunched in my bathrobe absorbing the news from a considerable number of different sources, including Spokane-centric news resources. Moreover, by the time most people…

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Today's Picture...

Good morning, Netizens...Our picture of the day, shot by the San Francisco Chronicle on Sunday by Mark Costantini, shows an interesting cross-section of the population of one of my favorite cities as they watch the Gay Pride Parade weave through the city. According to the…

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SUNDAY, JUNE 29, 2008

What would you do? 06/29/2008

Good morning, Netizens...In the news this morning, workers clear debris that fell off the exterior of the Qwest Center in Omaha on Friday after a severe storm with strong winds hit the area. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik) Just previous to the storm several world-class skaters were…

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Quote of the Day June 28, 2008

Don't flatter yourself that friendship authorizes you to say disagreeable things to your intimates. The nearer you come into relation with a person, the more necessary do tact and courtesy become. Except in cases of necessity, which are rare, leave your friend to learn unpleasant…

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FRIDAY, JUNE 27, 2008


Out of Commission Momentarily...

Good afternoon, Netizens...I had a simply mahvelous time last night, to borrow from Talulah Bankhead. I spent the night in Holy Fumbling Hospital's ER with what at first appeared to be a heart attack, but instead turned out to be a gall bladder kicking up.…

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What would YOU do?

Good morning, Netizens...Somehow I saw this coming, which is why it is an integral part of both last night's and this morning's reverie. I admit I have an open, respectful, non-sexual love for Dr. John Olsen because he understands and does not fear the custom…

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Quote of the Day June 25, 2008

I would rather be ashes than dust. I would rather that my spark should burn out in a brilliant blaze than it should be stifled by a dryrot. I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in a magnificient glow, than a…

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TUESDAY, JUNE 24, 2008

BINGO Buckwheat!

Good afternoon, Netizens...On June 20, 2008, at 9:35 a.m., an Arizona Department of Public Safety Officer stopped Randy R. Durham from Spokane driving a 2008 Cadillac for a moving violation near Flagstaff. A search of the vehicle with the help of DPS Canine "Gabby" revealed…

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Good-bye Bill!

(Picture provided by AP)Good morning, Netizens...The chances are quite good that most of you are reading this piece this morning because of the baby-faced geek at the lower left hand of this morning's picture, for without young Bill Gates, pictured with the organizational structure of…

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MONDAY, JUNE 23, 2008

Comediene George Carlin Dead at 71

[Picture from AP]Good morning, Netizens...Hang down your heads and cry. George Carlin, the quintessential king of hard-edged comedians made most famous for his "Seven Words You Can Never Say On TV" routine, died of heart failure Sunday. He was 71.Carlin checked into a Santa Monica,…

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SUNDAY, JUNE 22, 2008

Quote of the Day June 22, 2008

Never continue in a job you don't enjoy. If you're happy in what you're doing, you'll like yourself, you'll have inner peace. And if you have that, along with physical health, you will have had more success than you could possibly have imagined.Johnny Carson (1925…

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Police Ombudsman is ratified by the Guild...

Good evening, everyone...The vote, at least according to the KXLY web site, was on Friday the Police Guild voted 121 to 4 in favor of civilian oversight. The ombudsman agreement still needs city council approval before it can be made official.I submit that this step…

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FRIDAY, JUNE 20, 2008

To Everything a Season...

Good morning, Netizens!Yes, it's TGIF Day, time to hitch up your knickers or tighten down your braces, depending upon your respective gender because it's Friday. Time to take that big load off your back, cast off your irons and make headway toward the weekend! Perhaps…

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Quote of the Day June 20, 2008

Stuffed deer heads on walls are bad enough, but it's worse when they are wearing dark glasses and have streamers in their antlers because then you know they were enjoying themselves at a party when they were shot. Ellen DeGeneres

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My Daily Horoscope

Good afternoon, Netizens...Having had my fill of the Daily Horoscope, as most of what it says never comes true anyway, I decided this afternoon to consult with my old buddy and some say the genuine article, Maharishi Linguine, the Italian Pasta Soothsayer who lives somewhere…

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Quote of the Day June 19, 2008

Anarchism is founded on the observation that since few men are wise enough to rule themselves, even fewer are wise enough to rule others.Edward Abbey (1927 - 1989)Author The Monkeywrench Gang and others. Edward Abbey web site

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When Disaster Strikes...

A railroad crossing sign sticks out of the water along the Mississippi River Tuesday, June 17, 2008, in Burlington, Iowa. The federal government predicts that 27 levees could potentially overflow along the river if the weather forecast is on the mark and a massive sandbagging…

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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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