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Re: “ICE Had 89 Ada County Inmates Detained in 2016

How long do we hold them and how much does it cost, including manpower hours, the Idaho taxpayers to do this for ICE? We should hold them as we would any criminal and release or imprison them the same way. We do not pay our police and facilities to be used for detention centers for non-criminals.

3 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Mmonahan on 02/15/2017 at 11:17 PM

Re: “ICE Had 89 Ada County Inmates Detained in 2016

Pursuing sanctuary city status is more than just risky politically - although that should be enough.

Flouting the law, and encouraging others to do the same, undermines the very foundations of our society - a very bad idea.

And - it won't be just the "good" illegal aliens coming to the sanctuary, the bad types will especially seek out sanctuary, knowing that the risk of consequences for their crimes will be low.

For many reasons, this would be a very bad move for Boise.

6 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by John Kernkamp on 02/15/2017 at 9:27 PM

Re: “SPLC Report Counts Idaho Anti-Muslim Groups

PS... the article isn't causing fear and hate, its a reaction to the HATE groups that are inspiring more fear and hate in this country.

17 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by cwaffee on 02/15/2017 at 9:22 PM

Re: “SPLC Report Counts Idaho Anti-Muslim Groups

Shelley... what is it, Smith? no offense, but you're wrong. It doesn't matter what or who Trump is. What matters is who people think he is....how can you say that this article is ignorant? It's mostly regurgitated data from other sources, it's not a fckn opinion piece... this article states facts, you know what those are right? I personally don't know that much about hate groups in the US... but I'm sure you know ALL about them... sry for the language BW.

21 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by cwaffee on 02/15/2017 at 9:18 PM

Re: “SPLC Report Counts Idaho Anti-Muslim Groups

As far as I'm aware President Trump doesn't hate Muslims and is not telling anyone to hate them. Some of these groups are not hate groups some truly are. There are terrorists in the USA however and we do not want them no matter what they call themselves. This article is ignorant and creating more fear and hate.

10 likes, 27 dislikes
Posted by Shelley Vidal Smith on 02/15/2017 at 5:01 PM

Re: “They Pledge Allegiance: Foreign Born, Americans All

I have to ask, when Obama executed the Visa Waiver Program Improvement and Terrorist Travel Prevention Act of 2015, was anyone who are concerned about the same travel restrictions saying anything in public back then? See this...https://sethfrantzman.com/2017/01/28/obama…

4 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Hen Tooth on 02/15/2017 at 3:18 PM

Re: “They Pledge Allegiance: Foreign Born, Americans All

With any luck, we can settle so many refugees in our area, that our culture will become more diverse, and a lot less redneck. I would MUCH rather see more Syrian refugees and less right-wing nutbags refugees from more liberal states. Congratulations to the new Idahoans...live long and prosper.

4 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by frontrowbilly on 02/15/2017 at 2:43 PM

Re: “Avalanche of Snow Removal Criticism

Bikeboy..get a grip

Posted by Tamike000 on 02/15/2017 at 2:18 PM

Re: “Bieter Slams ACHD Snow Removal Effort: 'It's a System Doomed to Fail'

Proud..? They are in contempt of everything they're supposed to do and when they do it they do the biggest crappiest job I've ever seen in any state in any City in this entire nation

Posted by Tamike000 on 02/15/2017 at 2:16 PM

Re: “ACHD: Idaho Law is 'Ambiguous' on Who Should Be Shoveling Boise Streets

Achd should be abolished dismantled and the responsibility of the safety of the citizens in Boise should go to Boise. The complete lack of responsibility or wanting to take responsibility of achd in their statements and lack of effort lack of doing anything until forced to is the proof.

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Posted by Tamike000 on 02/15/2017 at 2:14 PM

Re: “Downtown Deep Freeze

Clearly achd should be abolished. I saw a newscast earlier in the year where they were interviewed by a new station regarding snow plows. I was astonished at the persons who is in charge of this operation response, basically he said, what are we supposed to do just have truck sitting around in the parking lot waiting around for the possibility of a snowstorm... Unsatisfactory is how I found that response. I believe it was within two days we were in a blizzard and I thought of that stupid comment or rather a careless comment from the individual. We live in a snow state, there is absolutely no excuse for not being prepared clearly achd was not. The apathy was at a high level all you had to do was walk anywhere downtown to see that that they gave no care or thought to where they were dumping or snow they wiped out all the sidewalks they didn't make any kind of safe passage at crosswalks it was Despicable and beneath contempt and my vote is they need to go.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Tamike000 on 02/15/2017 at 2:09 PM

Re: “Anticipating the Idaho Statehouse Sanctuary Debate

"Hateful, xenophobic, racist, un-christian, anti-immigrant...Greg Chaney too bad the truth hurts.

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by MAG on 02/15/2017 at 2:07 PM

Re: “They Pledge Allegiance: Foreign Born, Americans All

Do not worry in a few months they will be turning that flag upside down and be marching in the streets for the Cultural Marxists....

5 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by Jon Holems on 02/15/2017 at 10:34 AM

Re: “ICE Had 89 Ada County Inmates Detained in 2016

I am and millions more people are demanding that they deport all Illegal Aliens immediately.... That is one of the conditions why we the people put Trump in power, to immediately do this...

10 likes, 10 dislikes
Posted by Jon Holems on 02/15/2017 at 10:27 AM

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

i don't have time to give an articulate and elaborate response. bottom line: dumb, unnecessary law sponsored by big gov GOP. stop taking personal responsibility and accountability away from your citizens. if the folks that want to use these terps don't do their own research, then it's on them. no need to make it harder to become a term in a limited field already by including a fee.

and news flash, just because the gov't approves it as safe doesn't mean it is and will always be safe. people still get food sick from gov approved restaurants, people still get injured due to malpractice from govt approved drs..big gov goons

8 likes, 21 dislikes
Posted by libvet on 02/13/2017 at 9:11 AM

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

Many people "spend eternity" in Idaho trying to get health care, decent wages, and other basic human needs. But the Idaho Neanderthals (no not a new sports team. It's our governor and legislators) are more concerned about faster driving.

I thought I was having a bad dream but no, it's just Idaho.

Posted by Chuck Woods on 02/11/2017 at 8:33 AM

Re: “Young Organizers of People for Unity Deliver Postcards to Sen. Crapo, Talk School Walkout

Great work! A new generation of activists. It's an uphill climb in Idaho to oppose ill conceived, dangerous and self serving decisions and legislation whether it be in the state or at the national level. We look forward to hearing more.

1 like, 3 dislikes
Posted by Chuck Woods on 02/11/2017 at 8:26 AM

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

"No, increased risk for impatience makes no sense."

If a car is 5mph under the speed limit and you pass by the 5mph, or 7 ft / sec is too slow for safe passing. Counting a the following gap when you start your pass and when you left enough room to merge back by not speeding your version of passing could take 15 second. That is too long and not safer.

Posted by mjs_28s on 02/10/2017 at 3:23 PM

Re: “Young Organizers of People for Unity Deliver Postcards to Sen. Crapo, Talk School Walkout

Ah, "young organizers"! Is there ANYTHING they don't know?!! (But seriously, more power to 'em! It's great that we live in a country where people are free to disagree and dissent.)

Everybody who's in favor of "unity" are wishing that the other guys would see things THEIR way.

If women are going on strike on February 16, who will fetch beer for the men? (Since it's a Thursday, I guess they can fetch their own, for that one day.)

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by bikeboy on 02/10/2017 at 2:28 PM

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

We could also do away with speed limits on the interstate, especially where it is less congested. speed limits were never implemented for safety but due to the federal gov and trying to protect the environment. the speed limit stuck as the state saw it being profitable. no victim, no crime. do away with the limits.

Posted by libvet on 02/10/2017 at 9:19 AM

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