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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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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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