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SUNDAY, MARCH 8, 2009


(AP Photo/Shakil Adil) (March 07, 2009) (The Spokesman-Review)

International Women's Day 2009... 

Good morning, Netizens... Yet we cannot forget, even in this glad hour, that while all men of every race, and clime, and condition, have been invested with the full rights of citizenship under our hospitable flag, all women still suffer the degradation of disfranchisement. (Susan…

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SATURDAY, MARCH 7, 2009

Grant Money available to SPD... 

Good evening, Netizens... The Spokane Police Department is about to garner some fairly substantial grant money, and tonight we're going to help them spend it. That isn't officially what is expected to happen. In fact, I can hear the sounds of machinations taking place at…

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David Horsey,davidhorsey.com,Seattle Post-Intelligencer (The Spokesman-Review)

Flip a coin or listen to Obama? 

Good morning, Netizens... In this morning's David Horsey cartoon we have the first time that David Horsey has violated the air space of Barack Obama's sacredness. Of course, that isn't to say that President Obama is sacred, no; rather it speaks to the truth about…

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FRIDAY, MARCH 6, 2009


A peacock spreads its wings at the state zoological park in Gauhati, India, Thursday. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath) (March 05, 2009) (The Spokesman-Review)

It's FRIDAY!!! 

Good morning, Netizens... A peacock spreads its wings at the state zoological park in Gauhati, India, Thursday and announces proudly, it's FRIDAY! Oh thank goodness it's Friday! Hitch on your flippers, fasten down your hat and let's tap dance our way down the boulevard. Perhaps…

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Sit or stand. Which should it be?

Good morning, Netizens... In Jonathan Brunt's article here http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2009/mar/06/city-says-bus-benches-must-go/ states, we may not have bus benches to sit on much longer, and upon reading further into the story, it does appear as if we have a classic brouhaha pitting our beloved Queen Mary of City…

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THURSDAY, MARCH 5, 2009

Quote of the Day -- March 5, 2009

I've always followed my father's advice: he told me, first to always keep my word and, second, to never insult anybody unintentionally. If I insult you, you can be goddamn sure I intend to. And, third, he told me not to go around looking for…

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Tanya WHO? 

Good morning, Netizens... Tanya WHO? I only vaguely recall President Obama mentioning skater Tanya Harding, as in this YouTube video, but it didn't take Harding very long to come out of her seclusion swinging for the fences. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BNgeWDir404 Remind me to never mention her name,…

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Photo Credit: Portland Oregonian (The Spokesman-Review)

Another feisty bird...

Good morning, Netizens... Here we have another bird story, this time a bit closer to home. An Oregon driver hit a red tailed hawk on Interstate 5 the other day, but figured after colliding with the bird at 70 MPH the bird probably didn't survive…

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Photo Credit: AP Photo/Lance Dean (The Spokesman-Review)

Eagle breaks truck windshield...

Good morning, Netizens... Matthew Roberto Gonzalez of Opa Locka, Fla., was driving on U.S. Interstate 80 in northeast Nevada near Wells, about 60 miles west of the Utah line, when the eagle came crashing into the cab of his truck through the windshield. "I heard…

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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4, 2009

Photo credit : Scott Olson Getty Images (The Spokesman-Review)

Barbara Bush & Robin Williams both hospitalized...

Good evening, Netizens...I read a short while ago that although former First Lady Barbara Bush was hospitalized earlier today and open heart surgery performed, what nearly eluded me was that actor/comedian Robin Williams is also hospitalized in Florida with unnamed heart issues, as well.According to…

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Photo Credit: National Post (The Spokesman-Review)

Say Please???? 

Good afternoon, Netizens…A Canadian who demanded courtesy from a U.S. border security guard says he was pepper sprayed and held in custody for three hours for asking the disrespectful officer to "say please" when ordering him to turn his car off during a search.Yes, you…

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TUESDAY, MARCH 3, 2009

Bob Kirkpatrick,Deludia.com,Deludia annex
Toons used with permission (The Spokesman-Review)

Breastfeeding revisited... 15 

Good evening, Netizens...The question, as posed by Bob Kirkpatrick (http://www.deludia.com) in his mini-cartoon from the annex (http://yak.deludia.com/viewtopic.php?id=28) seems to be whether or not mothers should be allowed to breast feed their infants while they are piloting their ways down the freeway. Should a State Patrol…

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Photo taken at Blogfest (The Spokesman-Review)

Retrospect on Blogfest 2009... 

Good morning, Netizens... Before this week gets moving along too quickly, I should extend a warm thank you to Dave Oliveria and the various netizens of Blogfest 2009 for the warm and fascinating afternoon, not to mention the pizza, the pop and the camaraderie. Since…

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Revelers wearing masks during a parade through the streets of Basel, Switzerland, Monday. (AP Photo/Keystone, Steffen Schmidt) (March 02, 2009) (The Spokesman-Review)

How troubling is the KKK? 

Good morning, Netizens... Let's open this morning's salvo of thoughts introspective with a picture of revelers wearing masks during a parade through the streets of Basel, Switzerland, Monday. I cannot and should never speak for everyone, but I feel relatively certain that most black families…

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MONDAY, MARCH 2, 2009


SUNDAY, MARCH 1, 2009


AP Photo Date and author unknown
The late Paul Harvey (The Spokesman-Review)

Paul Harvey passes away...

Good morning, Netizens... Yesterday Paul Harvey passed away, leaving the radio airwaves bereft of one of its longest-running voices. His legendary machine-gun style of news broadcast, which was known around the country as "The Rest of the Story," Harvey had been heard nationally since 1951,…

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SATURDAY, FEB. 28, 2009


David Horsey,davidhorsey.com,Seattle Post-Intelligencer (The Spokesman-Review)

Is Obama's tax plan tax warfare? 

Good morning, Netizens...Is the Obama tax plan really class warfare? Or is it, as some have suggested, merely an adjustment from the Bush era back toward the middle of the road? Can it save our ecxonomy or will it lead us to worse conditions than…

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FRIDAY, FEB. 27, 2009

David Horsey,davidhorsey.com,Seattle Post-Intelligencer (The Spokesman-Review)

Vetting another cabinet member... 

Good morning, Netizens... Could it be possible, based upon David Horsey's cartoon this morning, whether President Obama is getting a violent rash each time he seeks to appoint someone to his cabinet? After all, how many cabinet appointees has it been that have run afoul…

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