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Re: “When Immigration Politics and Faith Collide

Democrats are vile creatures who will commit any crime to regain their pathetic grasp on political power.
POTUS is authorized by 8 U.S.C. 1182(f).
These 'judges' are obviously wrong, and should be removed from the bench for the appearance of impropriety.... If you do not obey the law nether will I..

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Posted by Jon Holems on 02/08/2017 at 5:27 PM

Re: “Bill Emerges That Would Give 'Leeway' to Passing Motorists on Idaho Highways

I'm so glad we don't have anything important for our legislators to be concerned about.

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Posted by Joy Brizee on 02/08/2017 at 4:25 PM

Re: “When Immigration Politics and Faith Collide

We never know what someone has been through before they are assigned refugee status; the stories I've heard make me grateful for my place in the birth lottery. Fear of the unknown is human; but so are curiosity and compassion. It's worth considering how we want to be remembered or judged for our words or actions. Thankfully, most Idahoans I know are good people.

"Alaskry was among nearly a dozen Iraqi interpreters who told The Associated Press they were taken off planes or were told their flights were cancelled after Trump's order, which also banned refugees from Syria indefinitely.

The ban outraged combat veterans who credited the Iraqis with saving their lives. The Pentagon recommended that Iraqis who had supported the U.S. mission be let in."

http://www.idahopress.com/news/national/ir…

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Posted by boisecitizen on 02/08/2017 at 2:31 PM

Re: “Ted Challenger on His Past, the China Blue Stabbing and Tighter Security

Thanks for this insight. Challenger seems like a good dude.

Posted by Stephanie Marie on 02/08/2017 at 1:50 PM

Re: “Get Relentless

Welcome back Mr. Cope.

Posted by SilentNoLonger on 02/08/2017 at 12:50 PM

Re: “When Immigration Politics and Faith Collide

Quoting out of the Bible is fine if what is said is supported by a text that can be verified. One verse is often not enough.

As for what is happening now, it is blown out of proportion. The idea is for a 120 day stay on bringing refugees while the new administration seeks better vetting. I am not sure that security vetting is even possible. But he new administration needs to see where the existing effort has been lacking and seek to do better. That is not an unreasonable request. Since fewer than half the Countries which contain large populations of Muslims are on the list, I do not see anything racist about it. It is common sense.

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Posted by Jerry Branson on 02/08/2017 at 12:44 PM

Re: “When Immigration Politics and Faith Collide

Nothing but a money scam, government allocated grants worth billions given to the churches, just more BS........ What ever happen to separation of church and state.. Pure and simple BS..

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Posted by Jon Holems on 02/08/2017 at 12:42 PM

Re: “Get Relentless

Omigosh! Willya look at this?!! More Bile from Bill! (Votta countrie!)

I've kinda assumed that since election day, Bill had prolly been kicking his dog, throwin' stuff across the room, lashing out at Mrs. Cope, etc. FANTASTIC it is, that Boise Weekly has seen the need for a professional name-caller! Some artists work with paints or musical instruments... Bill's talent is "poison pen," for sure!! Welcome back, Bill. (I don't know why I added that... he professes to never read the comments.)

His totally-predictable attack on Evil Trump would have a lot more weight if, in the paragraph before, he hadn't sung the praises of another serial liar/cheater - she of the Pant Suits! The ONLY reason I voted for Trump (while holding nose) was on account of the Democrat alternative. I bet millions around the country felt the very same way. (It's unfortunate that Idaho's choices for president - Bernie Sanders and Ted Cruz - were sent home early.)

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Posted by bikeboy on 02/08/2017 at 10:22 AM

Re: “When Immigration Politics and Faith Collide

It's dangerous to quote out of the Bible - particularly the Old Testament - to justify the sheltering of "foreigners," because a key tenet seems to be AVOIDING integration with the Philistines and Babylonians! King Saul was commanded to kill 'em all - men, women, children, and livestock!

Christ changed things up, by teaching that EVERYBODY - even the despised Samaritans - is our neighbor. And most Christians accept that and are happy to welcome and provide aid to refugees.

HOWEVER... there's a big divide between being a "welcoming city" and a "sanctuary city."

I have friends from a half-dozen countries, including Iraq, who have come here seeking peace and prosperity, and I welcome them. At the same time, I appreciate that my government is trying to keep TERRORISTS out. Let's welcome people who want to coexist, but reject the "Death to America" Faction, huh?

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Posted by bikeboy on 02/08/2017 at 9:26 AM

Re: “Idaho Legislator, Sponsor of Anti-Sanctuary Bill: 'I've Been Called Things That Wouldn't Be Printable'

The bill creates a registry of illegal aliens. Not criminal immigrants, just because u are arrested does not make u guilty. Innocent until proven guilty, meaning at the time they research the immigration status you are legally Innocent. This law is unamerican and unconstitutional.

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Posted by Kris Bloom on 02/07/2017 at 6:24 PM

Re: “Read Me Treasure Valley 2017: The River Why

A great book. You might want to take a look at the movie, "The River Why", too, starring Zach Gilford, Amber Heard, William Hurt, Kathleen Quinlan and William Devane. https://dvd.netflix.com/Movie/70132580 or www.theriverwhy.com

Posted by Kristi Denton Cohen on 02/07/2017 at 3:34 PM

Re: “After Emotional Hearing, Idaho House Panel OKs Bill to License Sign Language Interpreters

Thank you for your honest reporting on this. I also want to recognize Lindsay and Holly Thomas Mowery for their interpreting work, as well. The team of interpreters worked together well.

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Posted by Alan S Wilding on 02/07/2017 at 3:18 PM

Re: “Idaho Legislator, Sponsor of Anti-Sanctuary Bill: 'I've Been Called Things That Wouldn't Be Printable'

The insane age of open borders is over. Lol @ the irony of liberals supporting something pushed by multi billion dollar corporations exclusively for profit.

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Posted by sunfeast on 02/07/2017 at 2:50 PM

Re: “Me First and the Gimme Gimmes to Play The Olympic in May

the opening band is Together Pangea, not Pangea

Posted by Jeff Lowe on 02/07/2017 at 1:39 PM

Re: “Idaho Legislator, Sponsor of Anti-Sanctuary Bill: 'I've Been Called Things That Wouldn't Be Printable'

I DO NOT understand all the dislikes and negative comments. Do you not realize what's at stake here? I would love to have you explain your reasons for the dislikes. Would appreciate hearing why you are so willing to protect criminals.

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Posted by Ga Warner on 02/07/2017 at 11:54 AM

Re: “Idaho Legislator, Sponsor of Anti-Sanctuary Bill: 'I've Been Called Things That Wouldn't Be Printable'

Having grown up in CA where ILLEGALS are everywhere AND cost the taxpayers a LOT of money each year, I agree with this bill. So-called "sanctuary cities" that PROTECT those being harmed are one thing, but these are not those type of cities. These are trying to protect persons who BROKE THE LAWS OF AMERICA and NOT those who came here LEGALLY and deserve the chance to a better themselves and their families. They also violate FEDERAL LAW, which the liberals usually claim is superior to state law. I know people who came here LEGALLY, spent THOUSANDS of dollars and many long years to become CITIZENS. They would be appalled at these cities protecting those who refused to follow the same rules they CHOSE to.

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Posted by Robin Gray on 02/07/2017 at 10:51 AM

Re: “Boise "Welcoming City" Resolution Affirms City Commitment to Immigrants, Disgust With National Immigration Actions

Boise needs to stand up and be the sanctuary city that it should be.......there are needs not being met and only the strong can stand firm against the likes of Trump and his fascist cronies who are trying to take unlawful control of what the right thing is to do regarding those less fortunate. Be a voice for true freedom Boise. Stop "the ban"

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Posted by Jimn6310 on 02/06/2017 at 6:00 PM

Re: “Idaho Legislator, Sponsor of Anti-Sanctuary Bill: 'I've Been Called Things That Wouldn't Be Printable'

Too bad Idaho citizens have to endure such a hateful ignorant "lawmaker".....he should be, but probably won't be, ashamed for such a position.

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Posted by Jimn6310 on 02/06/2017 at 5:48 PM

Re: “Idaho Legislator, Sponsor of Anti-Sanctuary Bill: 'I've Been Called Things That Wouldn't Be Printable'

Keep up the good work, sir. Illegal aliens are truly a scourge.

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Posted by Danny Francel on 02/06/2017 at 2:57 PM

Re: “Boise "Welcoming City" Resolution Affirms City Commitment to Immigrants, Disgust With National Immigration Actions

@ Jon-
How long have you lived here? If not before Mayor Bieter's time, trust me, things were MUCH worse. He has cleaned up the politics in Boise, and I hope he can roll on to Governor.

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Posted by Jimmy Starbuck on 02/06/2017 at 7:36 AM

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