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Comment Archives: stories: Opinion: Note

Re: “Je Suis Charlie

It's George Bush's fault!

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Posted by Not Sure on 01/19/2015 at 6:19 PM

Re: “In Stuff We Trust

Punish the poor till they all die and reward the rich for their successful avarice. Vote Repulsican first, last and always! Capitalist Pigs shall inherit the earth!

Posted by Mick on 12/09/2014 at 11:02 PM

Re: “Rep. Corn Dog (R-Idaho)

"Call it subversion. . ."

Call it perfidy.

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Posted by Vasif on 11/27/2014 at 12:30 PM

Re: “Rep. Corn Dog (R-Idaho)

And if lying doesn't work, Idaho Dems might try running candidates who aren't prone to shooting up office supply stores or filing for unemployment payments when they lose an election. They could even try to find out why their brand is so toxic and change their platform accordingly, because, damn, only idiots do more of the same thing and expect different results.

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Posted by Patience Dogood on 11/27/2014 at 7:33 AM

Re: “Crime and Punishment in Payette County

Are they really fracking? I was told because of the type of soil they are not!

Posted by Terri Pinkham Vandemark on 11/24/2014 at 7:35 AM

Re: “Crime and Punishment in Payette County

If Earth really is our mother, and I believe she is, then the frackers of Payette County are motherfrackers.

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Posted by boi22toy on 11/19/2014 at 10:07 AM

Re: “Crime and Punishment in Payette County

Thank you Zach for your kind words! I am very proud to say that I am but one small cog in the wheels of hundreds (possibly thousands) of Grandma (and Grandpa!) Gadflys who care enough about our children, grandchildren and community to hold our elected and appointed officials accountable.

In my humble opinion, we owe it to them.

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Posted by Gadfly on 11/19/2014 at 6:03 AM

Re: “Rep. Corn Dog (R-Idaho)

If the Republican Party is "the only game in town" … and if most people in this state will automatically vote against anyone with a "Dem" opposite their name (no matter how qualified they may be) … and if the closed Republican Party primary each May pretty much determines who gets elected in November … has anyone thought of the obvious? Register Republican and run from within the party. Call it subversion, but when the game is stacked against you, you have to play the hand you're dealt. Perhaps some otherwise liberal candidates with "Rep" beside their name might infiltrate, force change, and generally cause turmoil from within the ranks … rather than running as Democrats and automatically going down to defeat every two or four years, in the cyclical "Groundhog Day" scenario we've witnessed for too long. Might be interesting to have a insider putting these guys on the spot for a change.

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Posted by ChangeAgent on 11/14/2014 at 7:58 PM

Re: “Snow, Short Fiction and Election Talk

Can you tell us who the judges for 101 are this year?

Posted by Bob A Bobbers on 11/06/2014 at 5:54 AM

Re: “Boise Weekly Gets a Makeover

Great artwork. Thanks for your contributions to Boise's arts and literary scene!

Michael -

Posted by Michael Strickland on 10/05/2014 at 7:51 AM

Re: “Showing Both Sides of the Boulder-White Clouds Debate

Wilderness™ Brought to you by Carls Jr.

Posted by Beef Supreme on 09/23/2014 at 2:53 PM

Re: “Showing Both Sides of the Boulder-White Clouds Debate

These proposed monuments, parks and Wilderness™ areas are more of God's Natural Cathedrals™, places for those who worship nature as a religion, and such designations do nothing to address the ecological ills of the planet. For example, it's OK to drive your gas-guzzling-carbon-spewing SUV to the trailhead to take a walk, but riding a bicycle on the trail is sacrilege. The hiker is temporarily blinded to the resource extractions and wars required to manufacture and fuel the motor vehicle, whereas building a bicycle uses a fraction of the resources and it lasts longer. Also, a person riding a bicycle on a trail is less likely to leave the trail, less likely to camp out (fires, cooking residues, etc.), because carrying all that gear makes the bicycle unwieldy. But to the Wilderness™ worshipper, taking a wheel into the woods is akin to wearing a T-shirt emblazoned with the Goat of Mendes into a Christian church.

And Idaho, Utah, etc., are going to lose tourists to Colorado and Washington, for a reason that should be obvious to anyone paying attention. No amount of monument or whatever designation will address that issue.

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Posted by Anonymous on 09/23/2014 at 12:24 PM

Re: “Showing Both Sides of the Boulder-White Clouds Debate

Your friend sounds like he gets butthurt easily. Unless if he has reason to be offended, its like he is sticking up for asian people when he hears what looks like a white person tell an asian joke to an asian person, and that white person is actually half asian. Rediculous sir.

Posted by DonkeyShoes411 on 09/21/2014 at 1:28 PM

Re: “Editor's Note

I'm very confused by the comments regarding the Idaho legislature being "corrosive" toward education. While Idaho spends less on students, test scores are still high. Idaho spends near the bottom nationally on a per student basis but ACT scores are ranked #15. Idaho teachers are doing more with less, it seems. Isn't that a testament to how great our teachers are? With slightly more than 1/2 of the states revenue going to education, what are the suggestions for cuts to redirect those $ toward education or are you advocating tax increases? Finally, the legislature is chosen by the voters. To suggest the legislature is corrosive is to suggest the same of the voters. Not sure Idahoans feel they are, themselves, corrosive toward education. But that's what I wonder.

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Posted by Joe Stallings on 08/26/2014 at 3:39 PM

Re: “Editor's Note

Yay for Idaho beer!

Posted by Idaho Brew Magazine on 07/10/2014 at 8:10 AM

Re: “It's Your Turn

Ridding the World of Saddam was probably worth it if only we had the good sense to stop there. Now who's got the good sense to realize that Iraq is actually 3 independent nation states? 1.Kurdestan 2.Sunniland 3.Shialand But I share your opinion of the BCR Bunch.

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Posted by Mick on 07/02/2014 at 10:22 PM

Re: “It's Your Turn

Cope flogs the Bush/Cheney/Rumsfeld Beast once again. Ain't nostalgia great?!!

(Full disclosure: I didn't read it, I just skimmed it.)

Thank goodness we have a world-class statesman in the White House today, who has the New World Order purring like a well-oiled machine! /sarcasm

Happy Independence Day, everybody! (THAT war wasn't so futile, apparently. Other than the fact that we've come full circle and are once again subservient to an all-emcompassing Empire.)

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Posted by bikeboy on 07/02/2014 at 8:33 AM

Re: “Thinking Hands

Sorry Bill, you blew it. Your theory is shorter than a worm's penis. What about all the gifted musicians who can play like crazy but are intellectual and emotional retards. Top Gun hand eye coordination isn't cross wired to intellectual, emotional or ethical envelopment. That's actually a fascist idea. The Idiot Savant is an extreme example of this.

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Posted by Mick on 06/18/2014 at 1:30 PM

Re: “Thinking Hands

Bill, you have an interesting theory there. But it's a chicken-and-egg dilemma - which came first? (I'm a little skeptical that the evolution from club to spear made the brain smarter... it probably was the other way around. But ya never know.) It's revelatory to watch an infant gain increased dexterity with each passing week and month. (I'm blessed to regularly observe a 15-month-old granddaughter.)

Here's a question for YOU, Bill... why do they call 'em "smart phones"?

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Posted by bikeboy on 06/18/2014 at 11:13 AM

Re: “Editor's Note

Zach: "It has never taken me more than 10 minutes to drive from my house on the Bench to BWHQ, on Sixth and Broad streets..."

Switch to a bicycle!

I've lived on the Bench for nigh unto 40 years, and have worked downtown (11th and Bannock) for nigh unto 20. I haven't driven a car to work since 1997... cars are for the weak!! (Sometimes in the dead of winter it takes longer, but 10 months of the year I make the trip in about 15 minutes.)

Posted by bikeboy on 06/04/2014 at 2:50 PM

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