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Comment Archives: stories: Arts & Culture: Culture

Re: “Brown Bag Lecture: Owyhee Diamonds

There are narrow "Kimberlite tubes" found in Idaho /Oregon where continental accretion of Island Arcs occurred.

Posted by Mud on 03/08/2014 at 10:38 PM

Re: “The Wrong Side of History

To John Kernkamp
I AM a native Idahoan. My family came out here in covered wagons from Joplin MO. My family has lived here since before Idaho was a state. I have been taught the difference between right and wrong and discrimination of any kind is WRONG! It is you, sir, who are forcing your views of hatred and discrimination on the majority of us who would still like to hope that once more Idaho can be too great for hate.

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Posted by Janelle K. Walters on 02/22/2014 at 7:39 PM

Re: “The Wrong Side of History

Is John KernKamp a liberal progressive? What a forward thinking argument. Dear John, let me spell it out for you, if you can spell. You are a d-u-m-b-a-s-s. Oops sorry, I meant you are right. I appreciate your progressive opinion. And god bless Joseph Hennequin and the us of a, and people who somehow made it through the ice age to walk erect. I'm sick of people not listenin good. I'm packin Joe and John. I'm packin.

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Posted by CLETE TOMS on 02/21/2014 at 6:02 PM

Re: “The Wrong Side of History

Equality for All is what this country was founded upon, anyone that
Does not support equal rights cannot call themselves a patriot. Seperation of church and state dictates that our laws not be biased to one set of religious beliefs. Hate and bigotry are the only reason not to support adding the words. Jesus himself rebeled against the church and government of his day because they were currupt, Jesus stood by with the freaks and outcasts of society. So all you religious nuts need to stop and think wwjd? Those peaceful protesters are more like your own god than you could ever imagine. He summed up his teachings with the golden rule: treat each other as thyself.

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Posted by Misty Boxx on 02/20/2014 at 2:45 PM

Re: “The Wrong Side of History

What this boils down to is that sometimes there are people that need help, need protection. There are those kinds of people that put themselves out there to help their neighbors, ensure children are protected, even put themselves in harms way without questioning if that person fits their criteria of what they agree with. If someone falls into a river, you don't stop and ask "Do they have the same faith as me? Is their skin the right color? Do they love someone of the same gender?" You help them out of the river. Unless you are awful. And then there are those kinds of people that pick on those that need their help, that judge others and live in a world of self-blinding opinion. Sometimes there are lessons we are afforded, challenges that we are faced with. These tests about who we are, as people, are not easy, or they wouldn't be real challenges. When you are faced with a decision about how to treat another human being, and you choose anything but love, REGARDLESS of how you believe or feel about them, you fail. I will always help my neighbors, even if I don't agree with them. I will always protect someone that needs it. Ask yourself which kind of person you really are. And if you think this is just some philosophical discussion, you need to pay more attention. Gay kids are committing suicide at 4 times the rate of other kids, as one example. This is not right, and if you believe "good riddance", then I suppose you are already lost.

This whole business of claiming this will impose a gay agenda on others is laughable. On one side of the issue, you have people dying or being physically harmed, kicked out of their homes or denied work/fired. On the other side, you have your feelings hurt or you feel it's icky or against your faith. Really? Aren't you even a little embarrassed at how judgmental that sounds?

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Posted by Kaden Sinclair on 02/20/2014 at 12:12 PM

Re: “The Wrong Side of History

Um, Joseph, you kinda do push being straight on gay people. "Marriage is between one man and one woman!" That's pretty much a straight mentality. And I'm a little unclear how preventing young people from committing suicide because they are told they are wrong and horrible is "pushing preferences on you". I had no idea that you would be forced to have an Abercombie model move in with you and make you gay breakfast, or be kidnapped and have your hair done. This argument is something fit for SNL, not real life. The protections being requested have nothing to do with you. Stop trying to push your straight preferences, by denying equal protections, on the gay community. Maybe there should be separate drinking fountains? Maybe gay people should sit at the back of the bus? You are on the wrong side of history, just like the article points out, so maybe you should put on your big girl panties and stop being a bigot.

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Posted by Kaden Sinclair on 02/20/2014 at 11:39 AM

Re: “The Wrong Side of History

Government, rather it be state or federal, does not define marriage. God already did that. All the arguing in the world won't change that. Said and Done.

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Posted by Cathy Lee Kaech on 02/20/2014 at 11:28 AM

Re: “Curtis Stigers: Capital High School Jazz Benefit Concert

Thanks Curtis for supplementing the taxpayers of Boise by offering your incredible talent to such an amazing philanthropic cause even though my property taxes will go up and my favorite new common core will bring about the end of electives in schools. And thanks Tom Luna, Butch Otter and the first lady, JR Simplepot, James Risch, Michael Crappo, Arnie Duncan, Bill Gates and all our good pals for ensuring educational success for all Idahoans and Americans. But most of all, thanks to the BSU Broncos and Coach Pete and the new Coach Pete. Go Broncos -- god bless the USA and the American way.

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Posted by Jeff Bizo on 02/19/2014 at 6:38 PM

Re: “The Wrong Side of History

The Age of Enlightenment (17th - 18th C) has yet to reach the majority of Idaho legislators and the ever-decreasing percentage of the population who are local and elect them - no "Add the Words," no medicade expansion to cover the working poor, no increase in the minimum wage, no needed funding for public education, no realization that the Feds pay Idaho more than they collect in taxes. Instead we get pandering to the wingnuts on the right.

Looks as if we wait 20 years until the migration from the West Coast swamps the the boat and brings positive change.

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Posted by Bimbo on 02/19/2014 at 4:23 PM

Re: “The Wrong Side of History

Desecrating the Flag like that is, to me, Treason. I don't push my being straight on you. so stop pushing your preferences on me. Go somewhere else.

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Posted by Joseph Hennequin on 02/19/2014 at 4:04 PM

Re: “The Wrong Side of History


You were not raised here so you don't see the total picture. The largest denomination in southern Idaho is the LDS church and the second one is the Catholic church. Neither of them approve of homosexuality. What they don't and won't do is separate the people from their practices.


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Posted by Jerry Branson on 02/19/2014 at 3:26 PM

Re: “The Wrong Side of History

This IS Idaho Mr. Kernkamp and I don't like some of the things about it, this is my home, as with anything Mr. Kernkamp, if you don't like something about your home, you do everything you can, for as long as you can, to change it. It will happen Mr. Kernkamp, when it does, I will personally come over and help you pack your bags. Nina Michelle

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Posted by Nina Michelle on 02/19/2014 at 3:20 PM

Re: “The Wrong Side of History

This is Idaho. If you don't like it the way it is, then you may feel free to leave. If you decide to stay, then DO NOT try to force your views and opinions on us.

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Posted by John Kernkamp on 02/19/2014 at 2:43 PM

Re: “The Wrong Side of History

Are we to understand that Otter is only concerned with human rights if it is a good business decision? I would like to see some follow up questions in regards to his comments.

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Posted by Zachariah Davis on 02/19/2014 at 2:27 PM

Re: “The Wrong Side of History


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Posted by robert on 02/19/2014 at 2:14 PM

Re: “Gandhi, King and Ikeda

To Mr. and/or Mrs. "Curious": ... Which means what ...

1 - About you?
2 - To him?
3 - About honest humanitarian service?
4 - About knowing who we can trust?
5 - About the Universe
6 - About cynics and the belief systems that control there non-thoughts?

Posted by Lawrence Carson on 02/04/2014 at 2:56 PM

Re: “Gandhi, King and Ikeda

I can only suspect that of the three, the one that's A) still alive and B) never heard of is paying the bill for this thing.

Posted by curious on 02/02/2014 at 7:09 AM

Re: “Nosferatu

Wish I had known earlier, I would have attended. Silent movies are a passion and this is one of the best. I've seen it several times with live music so I would have loved this original score. Why nt on C of I campus as well?

Posted by John Mather on 01/23/2014 at 11:37 PM

Re: “Breathing Fresh Air Into Arts Instruction

When I first walked in to Fresco Arts Academy, I was taken by the simple fact that students were wearing hats during class and listening to their iPods while painting. Most schools don't allow that; they act more like crowd control than an environment to thrive and learn to be yourself. I've been hooked ever since. It's an amazing, nurturing place of freedom. I love teaching here.

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Posted by vinearts on 01/22/2014 at 6:02 PM

Re: “Getting On Board

Good stuff. Anybody looking to get into boardgames should check out these sites too

Posted by Hammer on 01/21/2014 at 9:11 AM


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