Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Spokesman-Review's pinwheels are made by Chinese child laborers...

Ironically the factory uses the same slogan "Our kids: Our business."

Can I prove this? No. But, let's face it, there are probably no pinwheel factories left in the US of A. Spokane lost its pinwheel plant back in '57.

This SR campaign really bugs me. I think it is very self-serving in that they create their own "news." Even the great Cheryl-Ann Milsap has been forced to write about the pinwheels... in the sun... with the wind.

More than anything, I know, from my job, that there are many kids whose future is quite bleak. It makes you sick and sad when you meet these children who really have the deck stacked against them.

Yet, the Spokesman-Review continues to endorse political candidates and political positions that have a direct correlation to the crappy conditions that these kids find themselves in. Instead of changing their political stance to help these kids, they give us pinwheels.

It's much like the SUV drivin' folks who voted for Bush not once, but twice, and are directly responsible for sending our kids to war. They will put a made-in-china "support the troops" magnet on their SUV and call it good.

Spokane lost its yellow ribbon magnet factory back in '73, I believe.

In other countries, do you think they placate the masses with magnets, ribbons and pinwheels as an answer to real problems, or do they act with political resolve to fix the problem?

Sorry about the political rant. I know that's not why you read this cyber-rag, but I feel better now.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Springtime in Spokane...


Every year, I do the same thing. I tell myself - Hey, this is just the way it is. Get used to it!!

When we have a day where the temperature scratches 70 degrees, I make sure I am outside all day. More importantly, I tell myself - 70 degrees today "don't mean 'nuffin.'" Tomorrow we could have another blizzard - even if it is April, May or June. We need the rain, the snow. Owww - blue skies are hard on the eyes.

I tell myself this, but WTF? I think if these crocus (croci?) had middle fingers, they would be extended.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Dollars from heaven!

The coupons run out every day and then a fresh sign appears. This is the miracle that is our economy.

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

A mysterious intersection...

Sure there are others- "Ripley's Believe It or Not" type places. Trees of Mystery in Northern California. Sea Lion Caves in Oregon. The Stink Hole in Idaho. But here is a mysterious place that is easy to get to, and it's free. See where 13th Avenue intersects 13th Avenue - right where 700 West meets 700 West!

Bring a recently deceased pet to this intersection, and it may come back to life. It might take a while, though.