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Community Comment archive for Jan. 2012

TUESDAY, JAN. 31, 2012

David Horsey

The Newt and Mitt show... 

Good morning, Netizens... Nothing could be more boring than the Screen Actor's Guild awards, right? However, according to David Horsey, the SAG should give a special award for the best reality TV show to the Republican presidential debates to spice things up a bit. No…

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MONDAY, JAN. 30, 2012

David Horsey

Implications if Gingrich wins Florida... 10 

Good morning, Netizens... If you haven't been watching the debates between the Republican front-runners in the various primaries back East, you may have missed one of the truly great moments in political history. Apparently, Newt Gingrich's win in South Carolina over Mitt Romney has a…

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FRIDAY, JAN. 27, 2012

David Horsey

Giving the President a piece of her mind? 

Good morning, Netizens... I'm perhaps a little late picking up on this, but I still feel it is a worthwhile venture. Do you remember the picture of President Obama having a brief verbal spat with Arizona Governor Jan Brewer in Phoenix Wednesday? Apparently in a…

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THURSDAY, JAN. 26, 2012

Is this a harmless coincidence?

Good morning, Netizens... Is this a coincidence or not? I've never met Tom Clouse, a reporter for the Spokesman-Review, although if I did manage to meet him, I'd thank him for the good job he did covering the Otto Zehm trial in far-off Yakima, maybe…

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WEDNESDAY, JAN. 25, 2012

Another do-nothing commission? 

Good afternoon, Netizens... To their good credit, the City Fathers, both past and present, have united in their efforts, and created a police use of force commission will soon be able to convene and examine how the Spokane Police Department uses force. The members of…

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TUESDAY, JAN. 24, 2012

Five days in and quitting..,. 

Good afternoon, Netizens... I have crossed many divides in my 66 year course through life, but this morning, I am already five days not smoking, and although I like it not, there are side effects of the pharmaceutical and of course the urge to light…

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THURSDAY, JAN. 19, 2012

Winter arrives, and with it joy in chaos... 

Good morning, Netizens... It's here! It's here! After nearly a week spent forecasting doom and gloom about winter snowfall coming and destroying most lifeforms in the Pacific Northwest, the snow actually began arriving, bringing with it winter, just yesterday. Almost immediately the streets began more…

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David Horsey,LA Times

Who is in touch with ordinary people?

Good morning, Netizens... Is Mitt Romney really a man with the touch for the common people? Cartoonist David Horsey certainly portrays the question in his cartoon this morning or, as David Horsey observes, is Romney just another out-of-touch rich guy? Come to think of it,…

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TUESDAY, JAN. 17, 2012

David Horsey, LA Times

Santorum and Gingrich woo Tea Party... 

Good morning, Netizens... Here from the illustrious pen of David Horsey, we feature what happens when Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum descend upon the Tea Party members of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Why is it that Gingrich and Santorum are reading from the same right…

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Upon the birthday of Martin Luther King...

Good morning, Netizens... I spent most of yesterday observing the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King if not with a sense of obligation or even public service. I observed the holiday quietly, in retrospect and with a strong sense of the history which few others…

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FRIDAY, JAN. 13, 2012

Ex-Mayor Wants to Rob the Public!!! 

To borrow from Doug Clark from today's Spokesman Review, "I’m hotter than a car hood baking under a July sun" over ex-mayor Queen Mary requesting back pay from us village people. Since when does someone get a hefty pension after working merely four years.…

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WEDNESDAY, JAN. 11, 2012

AP Photo

Are Twinkies dead? 

Good morning, Netizens... Everyone has heard of Hostess Twinkies, right? Failing that, at least most people have heard of or indulged in Hostess Wonder bread at one time or another in their lives. Well, huddle up next to your video monitor, because Wednesday of this…

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David Horsey,Los Angeles Times

Why is Romney sporting mom jeans? 

Good morning, Netizens... Try as I might, I admit to being terribly unknowing when it comes to what the hell Mom Jeans are. When cartoonist David Horsey poked fun at candidate Mitt Romney for wearing Mom Jeans, I had no idea what he was talking…

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TUESDAY, JAN. 10, 2012

The Snake Pit closes...

Good morning, Netizens... The Snake Pit is closed. For several years, Suzie and I have become fond of traveling to Enaville, Idaho to a quaint place affectionately called The Snake Pit, AKA The Enaville Resort, for meals and conversation. During that time we have become…

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SATURDAY, JAN. 7, 2012

Court rules against Shannon Sullivan... 

Good morning, Netizens... Yesterday Shannon Sullivan's efforts to recall Spokane County Prosecuting Attorney Steve Tucker landed on the legal rocks, unfortunately. Judge Craig Matheson, of Benton and Franklin counties, said four recall charges drafted by Shannon Sullivan were insufficient and that one of the four…

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Mayor Condon appoints Acting Police Chief... 

Good morning, Netizens... Yesterday Mayor David Condon appointed appointed Maj. Scott Stephens interim police chief and announced plans to review the department’s use-of-force policies and training. Stevens replaces former Police Chief Anne Kirkpatrick, who retired effective Monday, at a time when the Spokane Police Department…

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MONDAY, JAN. 2, 2012

Short version of the news... 

Good morning, Netizens! A belated Happy New Year to you and yours! I freely admit that, for my part and that of my wife, we avoided the crowds and mayhem of the New Years celebrations throughout Spokane. At the recently-arrived age of 66 years of…

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SUNDAY, JAN. 1, 2012

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