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Re: “Idaho Rep. Heather Scott: 'My Apology Will Never Be Good Enough'

She needs to be removed or given time off to get her head in the game. Obviously she's unfit for office at this time. Too bad a psychological eval. can't be ordered. That and her access to social media should be curtailed until she can show some restraint.

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Posted by Jane Desilet on 01/23/2017 at 12:12 PM

Re: “Meet the New Boss, Not Same as the Old Boss

It's refreshing to have a change of commander-in-chief, when your little "counterculture" paper can migrate from Party Organ (at least with regards to Chairman Obama) back to yapping Chihuahua of the Loyal Opposition. Too bad so many other "journalists" have already done the "Trump is Hitler" thing. Pretty hard to be creative in a new and fresh way.

Hopefully your mom is still upright and taking nourishment, Zach.

Why don't we give Trump a day or two, or maybe a week, to see what develops? I'm guessing he won't be showing up on the upper porch at the White House, with American-Flag red armband and a megaphone.

If, by April 15th they are teaching Army recruits how to goose-step, I'll be right there saying "Well, Zach warned us..." (Unless Der Trump has shut down the Opposition Press by then.) Do you think he'll prefer "Heil Trump" or "Heil Donald"?

Posted by bikeboy on 01/23/2017 at 10:04 AM

Re: “Your Health Idaho Director Briefs Legislature: 'I Don't Have a Crystal Ball' Re. Pending Obamacare Repeal's Impact

Millimans Sue Reed offers a solution to HR fatigue that can assist health and welfare benefits administrators. See here: http://www.healthcaretownhall.com/?p=7822&…

Posted by JEngdahlJ on 01/22/2017 at 8:46 PM

Re: “Women's March on Idaho

Will PRO-LIFE women be welcomed at the local anti-divisiveness march? Evidently they were un-invited at the big Saturday hoo-hah in D.C.

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Posted by bikeboy on 01/19/2017 at 11:27 AM

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.
Henrydog

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

Re: “Avalanche of Snow Removal Criticism

Perhaps Mayor Bieter is unfamiliar with the ACHD organization. The in-charge people (commissioners) are voted into office - just like Boise's mayor! - and likewise can be voted out.

THIS lifelong Boise resident feels Bieter is trying to "opportunize" on a once-every-30-years -type weather event, in his relentless quest for power and influence. Based on his and the City Council's track record, I'm guessing the city could probably assume the duties of the ACHD... and figure out a way to do it more expensively! (Only a fool would maintain a fleet of equipment for snow removal at this year's level. Not all of Boise's taxpayers are rich north- and east-enders, Mr. Mayor!!)

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Posted by bikeboy on 01/18/2017 at 8:02 PM

Re: “Otter Still Waiting for Trump's Call

George: Ag is nowhere near 20% of Idaho's economy. That is a commonly repeated myth that is easily debunked by visiting the BEA website. Agriculture, forestry, fishing, farming accounted for $3.508 bb in GDP out of Idaho's total $65.549 bb in total GDP in 2005.

Posted by LGM1 on 01/18/2017 at 6:22 PM

Re: “Miss Sloane: Slogging Through the Swamp

Guess nothing matters anymore, and what if it did, eh?

Posted by Ken Eisner on 01/18/2017 at 2:28 PM

Re: “Eric John Kaiser, Jan. 21, Vine Wine Shop

Interesting connection. We have a short-term stay apartment in the North End of Boise that we refer to as "Ville des Arbres" -- so this story about a Paris-born chanteur performing in "La Ville des Arbres" popped up in a "Google Alert" we have set for online references to our apartment. Small world!

Posted by Molly O' on 01/18/2017 at 2:04 PM

Re: “More Heather Scott Melodrama at Idaho Statehouse: Five GOP Legislators Ask to Be Removed From Committees

For as long as most of us can remember, the GOP has had a "super majority" in the Legislature, and pretty much calls the shots. I believe at its root, the local Legislative Soap Opera is a microcosm of the power struggle in the GOP, between the "establishment" group and the "Neo-Republicans."

I suspect that the Bigwigs will beat those rebels into submission, and get back to their traditional Establishment GOP Legislatin' (and ignoring the Democrat minority), in fairly short order.

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Posted by bikeboy on 01/17/2017 at 12:38 PM

Re: “MLK Day Brings Hundreds to Idaho Statehouse Amid Political Uncertainty

Yes I do not want another eight years of Bigotry and Racism and that is why I vote Trump into office legally and this paper is more Fake News spreading Racism and Bigotry and should be ashamed of themselves....

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Posted by Jon Holems on 01/17/2017 at 8:41 AM

Re: “USDA Study: Soft Drinks Lead All Other Food Stamp Purchases

Non food stamp families buy just as much soda. This article is VERY misleading!

Posted by Wendy Hastings on 01/16/2017 at 8:49 PM

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

ACHD is " proud" really??

Posted by lrainey on 01/16/2017 at 3:01 PM

Re: “Punished After Claiming Female House Members Trade Sex for Power, Rep. Heather Scott Issues Statement: 'I Call It Like I See It'

But that doesn't excuse her clueless and racist actions like her confederate fag incident

Posted by Chuck Woods on 01/14/2017 at 2:43 PM

Re: “Punished After Claiming Female House Members Trade Sex for Power, Rep. Heather Scott Issues Statement: 'I Call It Like I See It'

She's being punished because she is a woman. The men say much worse than that. What about the Rep for Idaho's corporate group last year who made horrible statements and was protected.

Posted by Chuck Woods on 01/14/2017 at 2:39 PM

Re: “Poll: Has Your Street Been Plowed?

Perhaps before ACHD pats themselves on the back, declaring that they are proud of the work that they have done, they should first finish the job they are being asked to do.

Posted by Blackburn on 01/14/2017 at 2:10 PM

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":
http://registerguard.com/rg/opinion/35143244-78/2017-time-for-plant-based-meats.html.csp - Elijah Hennison, Eugene, OR Jan. 3, 2017
http://www.goerie.com/opinion/20161230/2017-promises-to-deliver-new-vegetarian-options-letters-to-editor - 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: “Here's ACHD's Explanation of How It Prioritizes Snowplowing

It's now Jan 13th and it's been over a week since snow plows have been through the Hobble Creek neighborhood (bordered by Eagle Rd and Chindin). First there was a foot of snow on our neighborhood streets, then it rained on top of the foot of snow, then the snow started melting and now it's frozen so the foot of slush on our streets is now frozen solid. Neighbors are unwilling to face the icy streets and frozen ridges in the streets. The few cars that venture out quickly lose traction and require help to push their cars out of the frozen ridges. We're running out of groceries now and today we actually made dinner out of pasta that expired in Sept 2010. Please send someone to plow the icy ridges and ice from our streets so we can function and get out and about to run errands and shop for groceries. We feel we've been abandoned. I watch one car after another get stuck in the ice and snow near my house at the corner of Brooklet and W. Edenbrook. Please send snow plows!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Janna Nikkola on 01/13/2017 at 11:19 PM

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