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Comment Archives: stories: Opinion

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?

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by boi22toy on 09/22/2015 at 7:27 AM

Re: “Puppies and Guns

It's a moot point. Guns, thankfully, aren't going anywhere. I'd like to see an attempt at their confiscation, but I don't think the government could handle that kind (the violent kind) of backlash. The only way I see guns being banned is if enough of these yuppies and their children outnumber the patriots. Glad I'll be raising children who know how to shoot.

Posted by JayaTheCat on 09/17/2015 at 5:25 PM

Re: “This Trump Thing

The only thing making the gorge rise in my throat is reading this a**backwards crap from a supposed "old timer." If you're indeed from the greatest generation, Mr. Cope, you are a failure of the highest caliber. Anyone older than 30 that has their head on straight can't possibly believe the utter trash you write. The only crowd you seem to be writing for are the BSU kiddies (I'd know, because I went there), hipsters, and those unfortunates living in the North End. The VAST majority of Idahoans, if they knew who you were, would disagree with about 95% of what you write. What bothers me the most is you like to call yourself an Idahoan. You're a GD disgrace.

7 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by JayaTheCat on 09/17/2015 at 4:57 PM

Re: “Minerva's Breakdown

Taking away the porn angle, your significant other is doing something, he knows you don't approve of, and how disgusting it makes you feel when he wants to have sex after. Sounds like a disrespect thing to me. Especially if he is aware of your past issues with sex abuse. I would suggest talking to him and maybe coming up with a compromise that you can both agree to and feel good about. If he is unwilling to compromise, then you need to decide if you can live with the way it makes you feel, or lose him and find someone that wants to make you feel good about yourself!

4 likes, 7 dislikes
Posted by Tigerize on 09/17/2015 at 11:41 AM

Re: “Minerva's Breakdown

I'm in a healthy monogamous relationship and we just hit the 3 year mark. My bf and I have sex fairly regularly, BUT he has and I have admittedly watched porn from time to time - maybe one of us is out of town or I can't climax during sex. Despite the "plethora of psychological research currently available," I have not adopted the mindset that porn is all bad. And I've never thought that porn is cheating.

That being said I certainly don't agree with this hasty piece of advice! As with most things, context needs to be considered. If you're uncomfortable with how porn is present in your relationship and he continues to press you, that is wrong! But it might not hurt to open your mind a little. Maybe explore what type of porn you could get into. If that's totally out of the question and this is something he can't get over, maybe it's time to move on!

5 likes, 7 dislikes
Posted by LR on 09/17/2015 at 1:12 AM

Re: “Mr. Cope's Cave: Tattooed Blue

You nailed it. He is a little too frenetic. I miss David. I also liked how he could have a serious convesation with people and didn't have to be "on" all the time.

Posted by gueri on 09/16/2015 at 9:45 PM

Re: “Minerva's Breakdown

Dear X, here are some facts on porn that are worth reading. And you feel like he's cheating on you because he is cheating on you.

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Posted by Mike on 09/16/2015 at 6:26 PM

Re: “Minerva's Breakdown

I will never understand why is it porn? Is it because it deals with sex? People in general learn from and absorb the things they see and do everyday. Sex is hidden away
we don't have a healthy concept. If it was a romantic comedy we would call it a movie. One could argue that the lack of sex, sex editing, and classification into porn is the reason that people get addicted to it. It seems so taboo and exotic. Who does this sex conversion benefit? Not us! It benefits retailers and governments that can at anytime sensationalize sex and sexuality to either sell us clothes or keep us from noticing their politics agenga.

11 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Jose Valdivia on 09/16/2015 at 3:05 PM

Re: “Minerva's Breakdown

What horrible advice! There is a difference between occasionally looking at porn and a true porn addiction. A porn addiction negatively impacts your life and relationships. My ex's case was extreme. He would waste 6 hours of his Saturday masturbating to porn. It changed the way he acted and the way he treated me. It also led to sexual dysfunction (occasional erectile dysfunction and inability to climax). I had no problems with porn until I saw the effect and the hold it had on him. Some men seriously become more interested in porn than in the real thing, and I'm sorry--that is anything but normal and healthy.

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Posted by Talula on 09/16/2015 at 1:19 PM

Re: “Minerva's Breakdown

Wow, I am surprised that such belief still exists after the plethora of psychological research currently available about the devastating effects of porn on individuals and relationships. PLEASE do not take to heart this uniformed advice. Yes, accept your partner fully for who he is, love him unconditionally, but you do not need to accept his unfaithful, harmful and potentially addictive behavior. Just because pornography is widespread does not mean it is harmless. Please talk to a therapist, an opinion column is not the best place to get sound help or advice for something like this. Best wishes to you.

25 likes, 41 dislikes
Posted by Mel on 09/16/2015 at 12:23 PM

Re: “This Trump Thing

Thank You! I hope you are right.

Posted by annonymous on 09/15/2015 at 2:28 PM

Re: “Mr. Cope's Cave: Truth is in the Details

Overheard from a group of old men taking breakfast at a Nampa McD: 'Asking Trump about the Quds was just like what that dumb Bitch did to Sarah Palin.' Referring to couric I think. Just an unrelated example of good old Idahoan ignorance. Give them a break Cope, nuanced thought can be painful.

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Posted by lodazal on 09/13/2015 at 11:50 PM

Re: “Pope Innocent

A short course in Vatican history can be had in the September 14, 2015 "New Yorker" magazine.

Some wonderful pointers on writing skills can be found in the September 14, 2015 "New Yorker" magazine.

Professor Rember, I wish I'd been a pupil of yours as I would have accepted the challenges I think.

Kiely Parker

Posted by Kiely Parker on 09/12/2015 at 11:08 AM

Re: “Mr. Cope's Cave: Cockadoodie in Kentucky

BTW - Personal beliefs are personal. Not something to be imposed upon others.

Posted by mrmax on 09/11/2015 at 5:48 AM

Re: “Mr. Cope's Cave: Cockadoodie in Kentucky

Truth... er, life truly IS stranger than fiction

Posted by mrmax on 09/11/2015 at 5:40 AM

Re: “This Trump Thing

Well now Ed old boy, it seems to me that your poll says a whole lot more about the intelligence of a large segment of the USA population than it does about the Democratic party candidates.
Republicans, conservatives, Xtian end timers and other uneducated, illiterate, useful idiots are all just brown-shirts waiting for the instructions to start mass killing of everyone they hate or...End Times, though it would be best to get a chance to use the ole AR 15 first.

5 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by rodnchance2 on 09/10/2015 at 11:37 PM

Re: “This Trump Thing

When the best the Dumbocrat party can counter with is a hypocritical and geriatric Socialist, an egregiously corrupt and bitter old lady who has failed at everything she's ever done and who is only around as a result of riding her philandering husband's coattails and, likely, a creepy old white guy who can barely manage to form a complete sentence, the Republican candidates look like a political all-star team by comparison. With these three idiots on the left, the jokes practically write themselves.....

9 likes, 7 dislikes
Posted by Think for Yourself on 09/10/2015 at 8:17 PM

Re: “Mr. Cope's Cave: Cockadoodie in Kentucky

Cope, you forced me to go to the online database to find out who Annie Wilkies was. I did see that movie. And "Think for Youself", we have disowned Kim.

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Posted by gueri on 09/09/2015 at 9:37 PM

Re: “Mr. Cope's Cave: Cockadoodie in Kentucky

The best part of the whole Kim Davis affair is that she's a registered DEMOCRAT !! Add her to the long and growing list of kooks on the left, which, by the way, is also infamous for spawning pretty much every person responsible for a mass shooting in the U.S. in recent history. The loony left draws these crazies like flies to honey where they are, unfortunately, a perfect fit....

6 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by Think for Yourself on 09/09/2015 at 8:42 PM


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