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Re: “Another feisty Spokane City Council meeting expected

I don't understand why this article quotes the anti-choice activist three times and repeats all of his claims without quoting any Planned Parenthood staff or aggrieved patients for a counter-perspective. Someone is clearly lying here. It can't be both ways at once.

This guy has every reason to misrepresent and downplay the conduct of anti-choicers in front of the clinic. Planned Parenthood, on the other hand, does not have an interest in describing the conflict if there isn't any because even mentioning aggressive protesters outside the clinic is likely to keep women in medical need away. Bringing up aggressive anti-choice protesters is clearly a measure of last resort for besieged Planned Parenthood staff.

Shame on "Sidewalk Advocates for Life" for lying about the legitimate safety concerns of this organization and the Inlander for re-printing their lies without question or counterpoint.

The real issue here is disparate enforcement by the Spokane Police Department.

Some kids wave posters in support of better working conditions at WalMart a block away from the entrance on Sprague for Black Friday and there are two cop cars and two Sheriff vehicles there before the event even starts to warn and intimidate them?

But when women are trying to take care of their own personal health care needs and are being flashed posters of bloody baby parts, threatened with hellfire and damnation, and having false information pressed upon them by zealots the police are nowhere to be found?

What a ridiculous misogynistic joke. I hope the women who are a part of the Spokane Police Department can agitate internally for more equal application of "service." With the driveway ordinance in place, hopefully now they will have no excuses left to not heed Planned Parenthood's calls.

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Posted by Concerned Woman on 01/24/2015 at 8:14 PM

Re: “Mothers and Leaders

I'm excited about the opportunity to learn more about women that paved the way for me and my children. The few black women that I know a little about where taught to me by my mother, not the public school system that would like to credit itself for my "education".

Posted by Tamara Jameen on 01/24/2015 at 2:10 AM

Re: “Say 'No' to Fear

Billy, Billy, Billy. So many words, but nothing clever or interesting to say.

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Posted by muddydog on 01/23/2015 at 8:27 PM

Re: “Say 'No' to Fear

Roughage? Does grilled parrot-with broccoli count? Or might that imply a self-directed request for something more than thread-pirating self display in a comment on an issue demanding substance in opinion and action? (But, speaking of self: cool move, that, muting the whining while congratulating yourself for not whiningly self congratulating!) I think this exchange comes down to your "Avast" being not very a-vast: what that parrot is doing down your shirt while you smile must is vividly analogous to what a frivolous post by a guy playing pirate and addressing my diet does to a thread treating an important issue.

Coffee? Don't drink it, matey. As we say on the bounding main, "One pirate's 'stimulated' is a thinking sailor's 'relaxed.'" But belay that: on the other hand, if one digs for treasure, maybe that crusty three-cornered hat implies that doing work now defaulted to immigrants has given you not only Hallowe'eny affectations, but some understanding of their value and plight, and sympathy for the pittance they're paid (as little or less than a moonlighting pirate might make). Stifle the luff and keep them skinny timbers shiverin', laddie! (Word to Polly; hope she gets over the runs.)

By the way: don't sign the petition: its title is bogus. What it really is asking you to do is kill the American Dream, which always has been the trust of newcomers to this country.

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Posted by Bill M on 01/23/2015 at 8:20 PM

Re: “Romancing Dessert

Yes!!!

Posted by Adam Dub on 01/23/2015 at 4:44 PM

Re: “Say 'No' to Fear

@Bill M.

More roughage and less caffeine, bro. That'll help with your attitude and sense of humor. And yes, I can dig it, man. Done most of those groovy things in my life, and without any whining, self-congratulation, or sense of victimization. Had a parrot on my shoulder and a smile on my face, though.

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Posted by muddydog on 01/23/2015 at 3:27 PM

Re: “Say 'No' to Fear

@Bryce Leming: Unless you happen to be Native American, you're descended from immigrants of a type a "native" should be and was afraid of: one who ignored local rights, customs, and even lives. Fortunately, the kind of immigrant in focus is the kind that wants to benefit from our society--not to mow it down and impose another. And the "space" the "original natives" now have doesn't compare to the space those early immigrants (better called "genocidal invaders") stole--right after that nice, mythical, turkey dinner.

@muddydog: You sound just like Gray Davis, the deposed governor of California. He claimed that "illegals" cost California $3 million in social services--now that was a colossal lie of omission: what he omitted was that those same people contributed $90 million in value added to the state. Take your sword and pirate hat out there and strip a roof, wash a ton of dishes at midnight, do a tear-out for a remodel, or get your Aar out and swash your buckle at a tree nursery, if you can dig that. And if not, who will? Where will the owners of those businesses get their profits? Or for that matter, where will you get the loot to pay the much higher prices the related enterprises will have to charge for just about everything you buy legally? (We all know that pirates "buy" through secret channels.) You're standing on a lot of shoulders for the privilege of yo-ho-hoing and waving your sword.

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Posted by Bill M on 01/23/2015 at 2:35 PM

Re: “Romancing Dessert

Ahhh...love

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Posted by Lacey Gene on 01/23/2015 at 2:03 PM

Re: “Ante Up

$200 per hour cannot be accurate. Hangers, insurance, certifications, inspections, repairs, maintenance and fuel. $200 is an unobtainable fantasy. Ask any helo pilot.

That is even ignoring the $Quarter Million in upgrades that was spent upon receipt of the first one.

Posted by True Justice on 01/23/2015 at 8:36 AM

Re: “Say 'No' to Fear

Fear huh? I'm afraid of spiders, not immigrants. There is enough space in Spokane for legal immigrants to coexist with us natives. Not the original natives of course...they have their own space.

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Posted by Bryce Leming on 01/23/2015 at 7:26 AM

Re: “Mothers and Leaders

This lack of awareness of what really happened in American history will continue unless common core standards are amended to include study of history and civics. We need to also value physical health, science and the arts. At this point what gets tested is what gets taught.

Posted by cbryan on 01/22/2015 at 10:57 PM

Re: “Meet Mariah McKay: the Inlander's new commentator

Congratulations to the inlander! You definitely just raised the bar staffing wise!

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Posted by carly on 01/22/2015 at 5:22 PM

Re: “Beer by the Jug

I love this place. Sean and his staff are just terrific and the beer selection is out of this world!

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Posted by Rick Harkins on 01/22/2015 at 2:04 PM

Re: “Winter Scenes

As a wildlife advocate and having to deal with the extreme hatred towards wolves and all wildlife in Idaho it seems that your State won't be happy until all the wildlife is gone. I mean really, how many of those animals you listed in this article have you been able to actually observe out in the wild lately? Probably very few. Idaho should be embracing non-lethal methods to live with predators. And embrace the millions of dollars of income to the State possible through wildlife viewing. People want to see wildlife in their natural settings and your all missing the boat on all the possibilities of new businesses surrounding the industry. Yellowstone wolfwatchers and other wildlife viewers bring in 35 Million a year to surrounding areas of the park. Live animals pay way more than dead ones shipped to russia and china for fur coats.

Posted by Candy Copeland on 01/22/2015 at 1:39 PM

Re: “Monsters & Demons

OK. Sasquatch believers answer a simple question for me. Why has there never been a dead Sasquatch body or bones found ANYWHERE? We have fossils from dinosaurs that lived millions of years ago, and even fossilized dinosaur poop, but no Sasquatch bones or fossils.

Posted by Gary on 01/22/2015 at 12:10 PM

Re: “A New Voice

Sorry to throw cold water on a very nice idea, but the business model has some flaws. First, Spokane County statistics show that only about 2% are black. That is a tiny population to draw readers from. Secondly, this is the age of the internet and there are many black news and social issue websites online. For free.

Unfortunately I do not think the life span of this publication will be too long. Why not just go online with the newsletter? The overhead would be only a fraction of publishing a hard copy.

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Posted by Gary on 01/22/2015 at 12:04 PM

Re: “Say 'No' to Fear

If the author is suggesting that illegals who have been apprehended should be released if they have extraordinary swordsmanship, I completely agree. Americans have lost their swashbuckling traditions, and it's high time to reclaim them. Aar!

P.S. The cost of illegals comes at state and local levels due to increased educational and health care demands not paid at the federal level.

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Posted by muddydog on 01/22/2015 at 8:35 AM

Re: “The story of the purse where a toddler found a loaded gun in a Hayden Wal-Mart

If it wasn't for the darn purse lobby, we'd be able to regulate purses to prevent senseless purse deaths like this one.

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Posted by muddydog on 01/22/2015 at 8:28 AM

Re: “Rachel Dolezal explains why "Shorty can't breathe either" is problematic

One of the kids pled guilty. Get the facts straight. Someone has too much time on their hands trying to compare things in our area that have nothing to do with other things around the world like Ferguson and so on. Just let people be. Stop being a busy body neighbor.

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Posted by Jonathon Auble on 01/21/2015 at 11:00 PM

Re: “Monsters & Demons

Go see Sharma read, and buy the book. Her writing is unique and powerful!
Shann Ray

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Posted by Shann Ray Ferch on 01/21/2015 at 7:12 PM

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  • Re: Mothers and Leaders

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    • Billy, Billy, Billy. So many words, but nothing clever or interesting to say.

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    • Roughage? Does grilled parrot-with broccoli count? Or might that imply a self-directed request for something…

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  • Re: Romancing Dessert

    • Yes!!!

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