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Re: “Most Likely to Win Best of Boise

Okay - I cast my votes. But I've gotta say - I was shocked! It required me to enter personal information in order to vote, including gender, and the only two options were Female and Male. How old-fashioned, for a "progressive/alternative" news source!!

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Posted by bikeboy on 08/02/2017 at 10:09 AM

Re: “Mail July 26, 2017

Now, I think you two should make up. Everyone knows Cope froths at the mouth. Let it be.

Posted by David E. Tuttle on 07/26/2017 at 7:18 PM

Re: “Mail July 12, 2017

Three of the four letters decry the "transfer of wealth" from poor folks to those darned one-percenters... who obviously don't need more wealth. (I'm sure it's just an interesting coincidence, and not that the authors were using some sort of boiler-plate to compose their letters.) But it raises an interesting topic. If poor folks are being given free (to them) health care, and then that free health care is withdrawn or otherwise adversely modified, can it really be called a "transfer of wealth"?

This country is $20,000,000,000,000-plus in debt already. I s'pose if you aren't a taxpayer or money-earner, that's no big deal. But at some point, I can't help but feel the House of Cards will collapse. Who will provide the free health care, post-collapse? (And free college, too, while we're at it?)

Full disclosure - I'm NOT a "one-percenter" - far from it. I'm lower middle class, struggling to keep head above water, pay my taxes, and keep my family insured.

Posted by bikeboy on 07/13/2017 at 10:26 AM

Re: “The Curse of Being Hillary

I liked the opinion piece but you may have left a little out. Other than committed progressives, those concerned about climate change, and those who could see through the con man, the democratic base didnt turn out. Thats been shown in studies. Yes, in key Midwest states people who hadnt voted in a while turned out for Trump, but she lost because those who should have supported her didnt show up. We now have to face the fact that the Russian effort was successful. In such an election, all they had to do was cool the enthusiasm of Hillary leaners a bit and they managed to do that with the steady drip of innuendo from the released emails. Then there were the fake news stories, tactics already in use by the right fringes. I think that the rogue NY FBI office, who considered Hillary the devil incarnate and tended to listen to the conspiracy theories, set up Comey so he felt he had no choice but spring the October surprise. If the Electoral College worked the way it was intended to, they would not have confirmed Trump.

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Posted by Dennis Keierleber on 07/09/2017 at 2:43 PM

Re: “The Curse of Being Hillary

The Democrats hitching themselves to Hillary and Obama has been a disaster for the Party. In eight years the Dems have gone from majorities to minority party in both houses of Congress. Of the fifty States Dems only control three; California, Oregon, and Rhode Island. And they nominated Hillary for President despite her high negatives. To lose to someone as unpopular and untrusted as Donald Trump!
It's called voter rejection. And they're blaming everyone else for it

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Posted by idahoguy101 on 07/08/2017 at 12:48 PM

Re: “The Curse of Being Hillary

Mr Cope, I don't know where you research Hillary Clinton, and as I say this, with only respect to you and your opinions, Christine Marcy and Hillary Clinton run the biggest pedophilia network in the world, for starters. I am sure this sounds like I am anti Hillary, which I am, however I needed to know why this world is the way it is, so I researched and researched....! If you can prove this to be wrong, let me know.

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Posted by Karen Sufficool on 07/07/2017 at 11:47 AM

Re: “The Nasty God

Evangelicals are the most ignorant hypocrites on the planet. They pretend they voted for Trump because they thought Hillary was "worse" which is a bunch of disingenuous bunk which was bought and sold among Trump's uneducated fake-news believing base. The real truth that they don't want to admit to is that their self-righteous "morals and values" are on a sliding scale that favors party over their sacred beliefs that they obviously only pretend to ascribe to. I mean really?! How much of their souls did these so called "god-fearing christians" have to carve out before casting a vote for a "man" who perfectly embodies 6 of the 7 Deadly Sins? The only Deadly Sin he doesn't commit is sloth and that's only because he's too busy committing the other 6. Evangelicals can no longer claim to have a moral compass and expect to be taken seriously. Jesus, who was a liberal, would be ashamed that these people claim to be his followers.

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Posted by Jennifer Collins on 06/29/2017 at 8:49 AM

Re: “The Nasty God

Dear Bill,

Thanks for your insightful opinion piece.

I identify as an evangelical but did not vote for Trump. While some of your claims about evangelical motives for their voting practices seem a bit excessive, I do think you're onto something by pointing to the theory of depravity as at the core of many evangelical perspectives.

I also think that you were right to point to the view of God as "nasty" as a further frame for prompting the voting patterns of many of my fellow evangelicals.

I will be quoting your opinion piece favorably in my upcoming lectures.

In appreciation,

Thomas Jay Oord
Northwest Nazarene University

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Posted by Thomas Jay Oord on 06/13/2017 at 12:21 PM

Re: “The Nasty God

This article is speaking out of true and complete ignorance! Evangelicals came out in droves to keep Hillary out of office. They knew she would put up an anti-constitution Supreme Court pick, just as Obama did..
You don't judge the many for the mistakes of a few. The Word of God is becoming more and more true with every passing day! Your ignorance astounds me!

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Posted by Michael King on 06/08/2017 at 1:40 PM

Re: “The Nasty God

Trump is an offensive idiot but Hillary was not any better. Pick your poison. As an evangelical I can attest that most of us saw right through the Bakkers and their ilk. I would agree with Franklin Graham that God's hand was in Trump getting elected but only because God is sovereign and sometimes He lets bad things happen to teach us. See Pharaoh. That fact that He got elected does not mean He was favored by God. Why do you care so much Bill? Why the constant attacks on Christians? Look in the mirror. Maybe you're not all that perfect either.

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Posted by Bob Vaughan on 06/07/2017 at 6:21 PM

Re: “The Nasty God

Might it be that evangelicals voted for the profane Trump, because the alternative was the pathologically-dishonest, commie/socialist reptile-eyed Hillary Clinton? (Just speaking for myself, and I'm NOT an "evangelical," but she is the ONLY reason I held my nose with one hand while voting Trump with the other.) Since Cope is a commie/socialist himself, I can understand why he DOESN'T understand.

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Posted by bikeboy on 06/07/2017 at 9:17 AM

Re: “Rompin'

Good grief, let people make their own choices. What they wear has no bearing on my life.

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Posted by Wendy Bryan on 06/01/2017 at 10:57 AM

Re: “A Right to Bare Arms

How do u do it? By that I mean how do u let go of the idea that we r suppose to have this perfect body? U see, hear, read all the post, magazines and on t v that women r suppose to have this perfect body. Eat crappy food, drink protein shakes with kale, spinach and exercise 7 days a week. I have been debating about unfacebooking a woman on Facebook because she about 5'7 and weigh nothing. It's always depressing to read her post about how fat she was/is and she joined beachbody and now she tells everyone how happy she is. I really love your encouraging words to women

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Posted by Janet Mosier on 05/31/2017 at 4:24 PM

Re: “A Right to Bare Arms

Thank you Amy! Love the movement. Love the feminism. Love the positivity!

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Posted by Ann 1 on 05/31/2017 at 12:40 AM

Re: “A Right to Bare Arms

Love this. You have such a wonderful way of writing about the themes that so many of us women confront on a regular basis. Thank you for pushing past the fear of bearing your body--and your soul!

-Sarah Conley

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Posted by Sarah Conley on 05/25/2017 at 8:19 PM

Re: “Toasting the First Amendment

The first amendment does not give you the right to shout a person down, that is called disturbing the peace.. If I have a person coming down my street hollering and screaming and does not leave I will call the police and have them removed...

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Posted by Jon Holems on 05/18/2017 at 7:33 AM

Re: “The Lingering Stink

I met Obama, He stinks way more than Trump. You will find Obama and the wife are more stinky than you could ever guess in the coming years. I didn't like either Bush. Reagan gave me jellybeans about the same moment he was waxing some Iranians.

You are having a tizzy fit because you lost. Suck it up. How Trump got elected is the country got tired of trash and whining such as you wrote here. Example, my 5th grader came home with school district approved materials which are basically gay recruitment materials.

That is how Trump won. People finally smelled the Obama and flushed twice. Enough people pulled their heads out for the first time in a long time. Hoping our government will now focus on what it should focus on and have mass layoffs and closures of all the fluffy departments added since Nixon.

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Posted by Smart Fred on 05/10/2017 at 10:30 PM

Re: “The Lingering Stink

More pig-ignorant bile from the once and future Cope. The world was a better place without his steaming piles of hatred. What happened?

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Posted by Coldwedge on 05/04/2017 at 2:19 PM

Re: “The Lingering Stink

Nailed it. You have captured my anxiety

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Posted by James Lacy on 05/03/2017 at 6:45 AM

Re: “Nazis and Nationalists: an Idaho Narrative

The article is a liberal fascist bumpkin of garbage about nothing relevant in todays reality..

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Jon Holems on 04/26/2017 at 5:26 PM


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