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Re: “Welcome to the 19th Century

Zach, you should advise Mom to take a valium and relax. The sun will come up on January 21. Life WILL go on. Far more of her fellow Idahoans are breathing a huge sigh of relief as Dear Leader Obama steps away (if he's really able to - I'm afraid in his mind, he's Dear Leader for Life). We survived it!!

Trump wasn't my first choice, but I'm happy to give him a chance. Like Obama before him, I sincerely hope he's a very successful president! (As measured by the true State of the Union.) And I'm sure happy we're not swearing in a President Hillary this week! She's so crooked that Huma needs to help her screw on those pant-suits!!! (God bless Dr. Thompson!)

Posted by bikeboy on 01/19/2017 at 10:35 AM

Re: “From the Far Margins

This may be the first time I've read Far From the Margins. Brilliant piece. Thank you.

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Posted by Henry on 01/19/2017 at 8:45 AM

Re: “Letters to the Editor January 11, 2017

The Boise Weekly says on it's mission statement page that comments made to letters shouldn't be "don't be libelous, slanderous, threatening, defamatory, hateful or abusive.

That being said, could it (the BW,) also make an effort to not publish plagiarized pieces by PETA disciples? (That would be just about anything someone submits with an anti-meat theme.)
For instance, Ike Schneider's "letter" (1/11) is a copy of the following two "letters to the editors": - Elijah Hennison, Eugene, OR Jan. 3, 2017 - Dick Wahlberg, Erie, PA Posted Dec 30, 2016
Oh, and do a google search on "The plant-based food revolution is going mainstream." to see the three hundred plus (300+) more "letters" by dozens of devoted deceivers dedicated to PETA's dogmata.

The Boise Weekly might also want to consider charging PETA for its "press releases", or more accurately defined "heretofore free advertising", in the future. Isn't that how other organizations (businesses, charities, clubs, festivals) get the word out on their beliefs?
In closing my non-libelous, non-slanderous, non-threatening, non-defamatory, non-hateful and non-abusive, yet truthful request, I wish PETA all the best in their personal nutrition diets.

---Steven Desens
Covina, CA

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Posted by Steven Randall Desens on 01/14/2017 at 12:55 PM

Re: “Astrological?

Love this.

Posted by Joseph Crupper on 01/11/2017 at 10:51 PM

Re: “From the Far Margins

I have had experience with things you talk about in this writing. First, I have a third of an acre of property that is surrounded by trees and bushes making it near invisible in the summer. I have had many stay in my yard for periods of time while getting back on their feet. I also know people who have tried things and been ticketed and sent away by draconian city ordinances. There needs to be a major change not just the mayor's lip service.

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Posted by NuclearShadows on 12/29/2016 at 2:36 AM

Re: “Killing Truth

When some person or entity is "notorious", it is (by definition) so well known and flagrant about something that nobody disputes whatever characterization is made...such as a notorious criminal gang that operates in a specific neighborhood.

To describe the Birch Society as "notoriously anti-Catholic" is absurd in three respects:

1. Nobody except this author thinks the JBS is "anti-Catholic"
2. Approximately 40% of JBS membership and 2/3 of its original office staff in Belmont MA (its HQ) was Catholic and two Catholic priests served on the JBS National Council (the governing body of the JBS).
3. The only official government investigation ever conducted into the JBS was a 2-year investigation by the California Senate Factfinding Subcommittee on Un-American Activities, This Subcommittee was controlled by Democrats who were allied with the then-Governor of California (Edmund G. "Pat" Brown, a Catholic). Significantly, they never found any anti-Catholic bias within the Birch Society -- even though several Catholics were members of that Subcommittee.

Consequently, we must conclude that Bill Cope is a notoriously ignorant and bigoted individual.

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Posted by Ernie L. on 10/04/2015 at 9:26 AM

Re: “Mr. Cope's Cave: Stupid, Mean-Spirited, Malignant Things Gun Nuts Do

Gee, don't know what trial you attended. George Zimmerman did none of the things you described, except justifiably kill someone who was attacking him with life threatening blows. The Trayvon Martin was an innocent angel crowd perverted the justice system in Florida, and stupid rants like yours continue to do so. I am quite sure there are many facets of your character that are as distasteful as his. And, by the way, your writing sucks.

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Posted by Diogenes on 10/03/2015 at 1:17 PM

Re: “Mr. Cope's Cave: Stupid, Mean-Spirited, Malignant Things Gun Nuts Do

I am no supporter of Zimmerman, but this article (or whatever it is) is severely lacking in the fact check department. First: Martin was 17, not 14. Second: The Stand Your Ground law was never used as a defense in the trial. Third: Stand Your Ground laws have been used as defense more often by black people than whites. So, the contention that it benefits whites and was written so black people could be murdered is a sack of lardy horseshit.

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Posted by Joe Mikitish on 10/02/2015 at 7:10 PM

Re: “Mr. Cope's Cave: Stupid, Mean-Spirited, Malignant Things Gun Nuts Do

The real obscenity is George Zimmerman, that sack of lardy shit.

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Posted by MichaelK on 10/02/2015 at 4:02 PM

Re: “Mr. Cope's Cave: Stupid, Mean-Spirited, Malignant Things Gun Nuts Do

Are you competent enough to write an article without obscenities? That requires a more complete knowledge of the English language so you can rely upon more sophisticated words, but, considering that is allegedly what you are paid to do, why don't you try it.

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Posted by IdahoTimber on 10/02/2015 at 12:09 PM

Re: “Gladiatorial Games

It appears that you do not understand the power of education. If you give one generation of children to any of histories great tyrannts . . .your society will be crushed. The sports franchise gives the child (now reared to believe that it "evolved" from the chimpanzee) a sense of loyalty and purpose the erodes the the bond of parent and family. The subtle and gradual impressions upon the young mind starting at about age five are the most profound and long lasting. The big yellow bus, the meals and most modern buildingin town that are obviously more than the parent and family can possibly match. The sense of involvement and community that the church can not match. The uniforms and ceremonies and all that is "extracurricular" are what will eventually make a creature of the state.

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Posted by roger.wells.583 on 10/01/2015 at 6:31 AM

Re: “Killing Truth

What is the Jhon Birch society?

Posted by gueri on 09/30/2015 at 10:22 PM

Re: “Killing Truth

Conspiracy theories from the 1950's? What is the "Jhon Birch society" and who is "JFK". Where did you people at the Weekly find this old fart. Our pee pee's are the same and the Christians hates us. The President is cool and Black and the Christians hate us. Stop the bullying! The planet is dying and Christians hate us. OMG Becky! The biggots and Christians have taken over the Weekly . . .stop the hate!

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Posted by Roger Wells on 09/30/2015 at 1:35 PM

Re: “Killing Truth

Did you check with Zach before this rant? He does have a "newspaper" to run and I am sure there are expenses. This is political "science" Cope . . .not some kind of quest for truth justice. Stick to the thing your readers can understand . . .like same pee pee's . . .black vs white . . .and simple verbage like "hate" or "equality". None of your readers know who the "John Birch Society" is and probably don't even know "Kennedy". You sound like some old fart from the 1950's. Go back to that tiny little world in between msnbc and FOX, wade around, and try not to get your ankles wet . . .sweetie.

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Posted by Roger Wells on 09/30/2015 at 12:27 PM

Re: “Killing Truth

actually lib.......the president of the john birch society is a moron.......anything past that is just window dressing........

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Posted by Jim on 09/30/2015 at 9:39 AM

Re: “Killing Truth

Um, you do realize the president of the John Birch Society is Catholic, right? How did this drivel ever make it past an editor? Or was that past of your fairy tell as well? By the way, climate change is real, man-made climate change is the hoax. You're certainly right about a culture built on lies. The man-made climate change hoax is exhibit A.

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Posted by libertytomorrow on 09/30/2015 at 8:34 AM

Re: “Mr. Cope's Cave: The Ooga-Boogas

You are going to be very surprised should you ever avail yourself of the increase in the number of main stream scientists submitting papers over on arXiv that may just render your beloved materialist-reductionist, super-hip, worldview well..wrong at least from mainstream science's emerging view.

Check out Leonard Susskind at Stanford- mainstream science by anyone's definition- who posits the reality we think that is "out there" is likely a hologram. Next check out the head of Fermi Lab and his super-collider test proving same. There are many others.

Of particular interest to us naive, totally uncool believers that God does exist look up the many quantum mechanics based theory of Sir Roger Penrose's collaborative effort with Stuart Hameroff in Orch-OR which sees the lattice structure of the nucleus (microtubules) as linking via entanglement with the very fabric of the universe-hologram. This makes very real the religious concept of the soul, Christian concept of the Holy Spirit, The Buddhist-Brahman, Hindus- Atman, Native Americans knew reality was an illusion too.

Please know that behind the snarkiness lies an unconditional love for you, ditto all humanity and not just because the same science I referenced calls for a oneness with all.

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Posted by Peter J Wenzell on 09/28/2015 at 12:12 PM


Cope . . .I think I just saw "Red" on TV this morning! You are right. The stuff these people believe in just unbelievable. He was making speech on the White House lawn and kept turning around to face some old fart in a robe and funny hat calling him "Holy Father". He (Red) called today "a beautiful day that the Lord has made" and said that our planet "a gift from God". He then went on to say that we are "children of God". These backwoods, racist, uneducated,bigoted hillbillies and their Bibles. A Lord that "makes days and gives us planets", and we are His "children". WOW! Any way, as it turns out the guys actual name is Barrack Obama and apparently he is President of the United States, with an ivy league education and . . .brace for it . . . he's Black!

Posted by Roger Wells on 09/23/2015 at 11:27 AM

Re: “Mr. Cope's Cave: A Little Something to Brighten Your Day

TO visit

Posted by frankr on 09/22/2015 at 7:38 AM

Re: “The World as Fiction

Wolfgang Hilbig in his novel titled "Ich," writes about a journalist who becomes a "Stasi" informer. His premise, as it turns out, is that there is little difference between a journalist and a Secret Police snitch.
He importantly quotes his boss as saying "You learn more from looking from the darkness into the light than the other way around." Gut gesagt, nicht wahr?

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Posted by boi22toy on 09/22/2015 at 7:27 AM


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