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Re: “Big Jud's-Boise

Big Jud's is the champion of burgers in these parts. Awesome burgers; I like the tater tots, as well.

My advice to you - unless you have a truly hearty appetite, SPLIT that one-pound burger between yourself and a friend, at least the first time. That's my regular practice - burger and tots split, and each of us gets a soda. (And if we're extra hungry, they have a package deal with ice cream cones afterwards. Their ice cream - in the big round tubs - is fantastic, as well.)

For me, another thing I like about Jud's is, they are closed on Sundays. I like to patronize establishments on the other six days, if they keep the Sabbath holy.

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Posted by bikeboy on 05/22/2013 at 2:08 PM

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Re: “Best Local Bike Shop

It's a shame that Boise Weekly put "best local bike shop" in the "Sports and Recreation" category.

While I s'pose a sizable percentage of the population (apparently including BW) views bikes as "toys" for their recreational hobbies and whatnot, a growing percentage views them as ALSO being transportation. A bicycle has been my transportation - albeit a very enjoyable form of transportation - for coming up 30 years. So I went looking for bike shop under "Goods and Services." (Boise Bicycle Project is a good pick, as are George's and Idaho Mountain Touring.)

Posted by bikeboy on 09/30/2015 at 8:39 AM

Re: “Video: Idaho School Wants Cheerleaders to Cover Up

Heidi Ramos: "... why don't you focus on what's really important in your schools like say education?"

I'm guessing that's the point. They want the male students to focus on education, rather than those long, tanned cheerleader legs.

... ... ...

Oh, sorry! I was daydreaming for a minute there...
(-;

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Posted by bikeboy on 09/23/2015 at 12:48 PM

Re: “UPDATE: Arbiter Declines Advertising from Creationist Groups, Issues Statement

College campuses are fearless bastions of free thought and expression... as long as you tow the party line. Alternative viewpoints will be vigorously censored!

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Posted by bikeboy on 09/16/2015 at 9:35 AM

Re: “Idaho Supreme Court Ruling Means End of Historical Horse Racing

How many people got laid off last year at about the same time? (You know, near the end of the track racing season.) And the year before that? I'm guessing that the announcement about layoffs was more a convenient coincidence than a related event. I guess we'll see if the ponies show up next spring.

If there aren't enough admission-paying citizens interested in watching horse racing any more, perhaps the industry is destined to go the way of buggy whips and penny arcades. Progress!

(That said... I don't understand why "historical racing slot machines" are somehow more immoral than the state-run lottery. Both are forms of gambling, and both victimize the people who can least afford to participate.)

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Posted by bikeboy on 09/16/2015 at 9:02 AM

Re: “Boise Mayoral Candidate, No Stranger to Politics, Says He's 'More Conservative'

I'll respectfully take issue with jacksonnewf1180.

While I agree that transportation options are quite limited in the area, Bieter DOES seem to have a fixation on "the trolley thing." Perhaps he's the one who should give it a rest. But on the other hand... that's an easy thing to criticize, since a large majority has voiced opposition to it on several occasions.

I'll defend Mr. Gilbert, however, because this brief article isn't exactly his "platform." He himself identified the trolley as "ONE of the things we differ on." I'll be waiting to hear about others. As a citizen who believes in "government by citizen," rather than "government by career politicians," I'm ready to give somebody else the reins, if (s)he inspires some confidence.

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Posted by bikeboy on 09/04/2015 at 1:31 PM

Re: “Welcome to Cooper Court, Boise's Growing Tent City of Homeless

Jewels: "Salt Lake City has done a great job of eliminating the unhoused citizens."

I've heard that, too. But... an associate at work just got back from dropping her daughter off to attend the U. She said the hordes of homeless people was horrifying - WAY worse than Boise. And Susie isn't one to exaggerate such things. Perhaps they all have "three hots an a cot," but need to be somewhere during the day, so they hang out along the thoroughfares, with their cardboard signs. (Could a community's reputation for taking care of its homeless actually ATTRACT homeless people from other less hospitable communities? If not, why not?)

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Posted by bikeboy on 09/02/2015 at 1:48 PM

Re: “Boise's 'Anti-Camping" Ordinance Returns to Federal Court

Would one of the plaintiffs please name a city that DOESN'T have an anti-camping ordinance? Most places don't want public places occupied by campers and other semi-permanent residents - that's the nature of public places.

IMO, the DOJ has it bass-ackwards - being homeless doesn't absolve you from obeying the law.

I'd love to go camping with my family in a lovely city park, or somewhere along the greenbelt - but guess what? It's against the law, and I'd expect to be rousted and/or ticketed.

"Sleeping is a life-sustaining activity—i.e., it must occur at some time in some place." So is taking a dump... but homeless folks can't legally do that in the place of their choosing. (At least for now. The world gets crazier by the day - perhaps before the end of the year...)

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Posted by bikeboy on 08/19/2015 at 9:28 AM

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