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Re: “Time to Join the 21st Century

We need more elected officials like we need more cancerous tumors.

Posted by muddydog on 05/06/2015 at 11:18 PM

Re: “Here On Earth

I'm sorry for how this may come across, but Laura Johnson needs to be demoted from writing about music. She's doesn't get it. All that is ever talked about is everything BUT the music. No real talk of chord progressions, melody, lyricism, rhythm, form, timbre, texture, group interaction, musical origin, historical context, nope; just what the band wears, how their crowd looks, and anecdotal dribble pertaining band members' daily doings. She's quick to lump a bunch of unrelated bands together that she's clearly never listened to in-depth. She can't help but throw the term "hippie" around (for like, the twelfth time this year) as if it's some cure-all for her inability to articulate something she doesn't understand. (Note, her write up about Allen Stone where she talked for a paragraph about nothing musically, instead went on about how he wears "hippie sweaters," or her write up about, Bodhi Drip, where the heading of the article was titled "Hippie Rock". Or, her writeup about Panception Art Space last month where within the first few lines she said the gallery feels "like a hippie's living room.") Name dropping other bands doesn't do anything for anyone except homogenize, marginalize and pigeonhole, and in too many cases create unwarranted, unwanted associations with bands that have little relevance to each other. And, where does she get off assuming that the five other local bands she referenced share the same views? What does that even mean? Did she talk to any of those groups? In a town where there are relatively few bands to begin with, to set out to write an article about a specific local band, to then somehow conflate a bunch of other local bands into it, completely misses the point. Way to put B Radicals, Smiles Davis, Real Life Rockaz, Tone Collaborative, Moksha, and Quarter Monkey in some box -a box that for many readers, paints a negative connotation, and certainly doesn't do any good for anyone, especially Laura Johnson, whose ignorance and incompetence shines brighter than ever before. Laura Johnson is a serious travesty to the reporting of the arts and culture scene in Spokane that is as varied as it is noteworthy

Posted by Zac Fawcett on 05/06/2015 at 10:46 PM

Re: “Spokane Council builds sick-leave task force, says goodbye to "Hookerville"

I applaud the council if you want to speak at a city government meeting you should do so as if you were going to be speaking at any business meeting. I have been to a few business meetings and hookerville hasnt been a term i have heard used. I do not think it violates anyones free speech. Its just making them be an adult!

Posted by mrsg08 on 05/06/2015 at 9:51 PM

Re: “Bottoms Up

Walk along the centennial trail in Kendall Yards. Look up and see the writers at the Inlander building drinking away the afternoon on their view enhanced balcony.

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Posted by Erik Nelson on 05/06/2015 at 4:20 PM

Re: “Spokane Council builds sick-leave task force, says goodbye to "Hookerville"

This city council has swung so far to the left of reality they need to be replaced each and every time the return for re election. Let's start with mr. stuckart.

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Posted by Ken Garceau on 05/06/2015 at 12:55 PM

Re: “Revolving Doors

Truck drivers can't smoke; even if it's legal by the state.. They fall in the federal boot of laws and which makes it not excusable for them, just saying!

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Posted by Curtis Junglen on 05/06/2015 at 12:44 PM

Re: “Balance the Books

Wow, two good Robert Herold columns in a row. Positive and not blaming people who disagree with him politically. Kudos.

Posted by ptleahy on 05/06/2015 at 12:14 PM

Re: “Balance the Books

our children attend this school. We have a very modest income. They give us partial scholarships, and we don't buy new cars or go on expensive trips. I don't want a voucher because the public schools need very penny they get. We made a choice, and we do without a lot of things so our kids get this amazing education. There are many families who go for free and very reduced tuition, as well. We love it at MCS and wouldn't choose anywhere else. Great article!

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Posted by MichelleM on 05/06/2015 at 12:13 PM

Re: “Insane Clown Posse goes old school with record tour, stops in Spokane tonight

WOOP WOOOOOOP!!!! Had a blast. Thanks for everything you 2 have created. MCL!!!!

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Posted by Aaron Scholz on 05/06/2015 at 9:34 AM

Re: “This Old House

I don't even live in the city. My comment will likely bring out the usual group of in the box thinkers that will comment from their "all about me" viewpoint. As I am one that sees our history as something we should learn from instead of starting over with our values and wisdom for every generation, maybe this neighborhood can look to your grandparents and great grandparents fora solution. Do you remember the barn-raising ideas of farm communities. No? That's because those ideas are only stories to us. People who worked together for the betterment of the whole seems to be only celebrated in the country's welfare system these days. Your grandparents never expected the government to come in and solve your problems. Most of you seem to prefer it.

No doubt you would celebrate the idea of a Spokane's Rich History gala; and include the home of Bing Crosby in it ( but only if it is live able perhaps) yet you seem uninterested in doing even small acts of kindness, pay it forward if you will, to aid not ONLY yourselves but someone else. You get the gov. To come out and place fines on the project?!?! How does that help you?

I have done a little more research here. Would you be interested in knowing that Henry Peirce III is the only existing bloodline descendent of one of our country's presidents? There is some rich history for you! President Franklin Peirce would have been honored by your grandparents! Why don't you all put aside your justified irritation, your justified disgust, your justified impatience and justified and real feelings of loosing advantage, and form a non-profit committee to help complete the house. Surely there is enough reason with just the historical connections I have mentioned here to bring the interest of the historical society or one like it into the picture!

I can sit here and thinkof three or four ways you can make this better:
1) do a local fundraiser for the man
2) do a crowd funding project to help with needed materials
3) tell the city to donate the costs of the fines and fees they placed on the project back into the project .
4) gather community interest to gain the talent of local machine Operators who would volunteer their time and effort.
5) local unions like Operators 701 or the carpenters union might do a public interest piece ( to show us all how our unions can care for community interests) Especially now when so many are out of work. I know several members of these unions who have been out of work for longer than any of us would like to even think about, and maybe a community project would bring some warmth into some cold hearts!

Sheesh. All you who love government to solve all of mans problems can call Predident Obama--the community organizer of organizers and he can buss in people to help! He will be looking for work one of these days-----wait---scratch that one----brings in more trouble! Nah! Just do it yourself. For the good of your neighbor, for the good of the neighborhood, for the good of the city, for the good of the country, for the good of history, for the honor of those who lived entire us and gave us the inheiritence of the city you live in. See there is a lot if good in there somewhere people!

If you need some help in the example department, look up Willmington, OH. Their whole city came together for a larger project than Mr. Pierce III's project and everyone was the better for it.

Now go out and make life better people!!

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Posted by Julia Hodgson on 05/06/2015 at 9:22 AM

Re: “Balance the Books

I was looking on their website and it looks like they do try to make the school accessible to all income levels. Check out their tuition and expenses page.

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Posted by G3P0 on 05/06/2015 at 8:41 AM

Re: “WW: Home-growing pot will probably remain illegal, marijuana arrests down in CO and pot's energy use

Why not give everyone the right to have access to their own marijuana plants at home? It is a gift of nature and why not give the people the right to it?

Posted by Steve @ on 05/06/2015 at 7:04 AM

Re: “Spokane Council builds sick-leave task force, says goodbye to "Hookerville"

I can't stand that asshole George McGrath! It's about time Members of City Council "hushed and shushed" that grandstanding old man idiot!

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Posted by Paul Spencer on 05/05/2015 at 11:29 PM

Re: “Spokane Council builds sick-leave task force, says goodbye to "Hookerville"

Deplorable! Censoring freedom of speech. Sure AirBnB can be quashed but what about the illegal cab companies who don't follow what a "rideshare" is? How about the ROADS!!! Drive through Spokane a virgin and by the time you are on the otherside of downtown and you could do a 36 hour gangbang no problem! there are better things that can be addressed than censoring someones speech because it is "offensive" Sorry but last time I checked it said United States of America not WWII Germany.

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Posted by Malachi Java Junky on 05/05/2015 at 9:32 PM

Re: “KHQ's conspiracy-laden chemtrails story is false balance at its worst

Don't really believe in the chemtrails thing, but something is causing the increase in cancer and autism...maybe pesticides or food additives?

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Posted by Kevin Farrage on 05/05/2015 at 7:48 PM

Re: “KHQ's conspiracy-laden chemtrails story is false balance at its worst

When I read chemtrails, the song from Deliverance plays in the background.

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Posted by Not inbred on 05/05/2015 at 7:32 PM

Re: “Spokane Council builds sick-leave task force, says goodbye to "Hookerville"

The "Weed Queen" should shut up or recuse herself and take off the Stuckart kneepads. Both are duty bound by their oath of office to obey the Constitution which includes this thing known as free speech.

Perhaps the "Weed Queen" would explain why she finds the word offensive?

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Posted by RIng Dang Doo on 05/05/2015 at 7:28 PM

Re: “Spokane Council builds sick-leave task force, says goodbye to "Hookerville"

The city Council ordered a citizen to do something. What a bunch of asses.

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Posted by billsomm2000 on 05/05/2015 at 7:16 PM

Re: “One memorable Bloomsday wipeout; Results books arrive Tuesday

That hill is steep! Been down it at 53mph myself!

Posted by Craig Blanchette on 05/05/2015 at 7:14 PM

Re: “Spokane Council builds sick-leave task force, says goodbye to "Hookerville"

Finally, wondered how long McGrath's offensive language would be tolerated, would hate for children to hear that.

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Posted by Justin Justin on 05/05/2015 at 6:26 PM

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