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Comment Archives: stories: Arts & Culture: Culture

Re: “Paper Plates: A Feast for Freedom

When and where??

Posted by Carolyn Valiquette on 09/14/2017 at 9:02 AM

Re: “World Suicide Prevention Day Vigil

This event has been canceled due to poor air quality.

Posted by Amanda Hundt on 09/08/2017 at 7:24 AM

Re: “COMPASS Open House

COMPASS is a 3rd party player in the grand scheme of all things transportation related. They have no authority over transportation yet are deemed essential by especially the smaller transportation entities as well as VRT. Their functions relate primarily to planning and funding (Federal funds, not local) My feeling is that taxpayers would be far better served in airing their feelings, suggestions and yes, even complaints, to an agency directly involved in making decisions, i.e. your local highway district, City Council, Planning & Zoning Dept or even school district. All those have a large voice in transportation related decisions. If that agency happens to be ACHD your elected Commissioner would be happy to speak with you.

Posted by Kent Goldthorpe on 08/03/2017 at 8:57 AM

Re: “Do You Have What it Takes to Be Cultural Ambassador of Boise?

Another created position to bloat the budget and make us think it's important. We don't NEED lessons in culture if culture is generated organically by the community on its own. It sounds like someone is unhappy with organic Boise culture and wants to shape or reinvent it.

David Graeber explains where this is all going here-…

Posted by Hen Tooth on 08/02/2017 at 12:51 PM

Re: “Lego Americana Roadshow

The correct source URL is…

The date is July 8 THROUGH 23, not July 8 AND 23, according to the source.

Posted by waded on 07/05/2017 at 10:53 AM

Re: “Sam Fredrickson and Jason Moitoso: The Truth Is Out There

Fredrickson and Moitoso would enjoy seeing how this armchair theorist from San Diego has convinced numerous writers and researchers that he has stumbled upon a lost alien code that has linked UFOs to each other as well as countless ancient artifacts proving that aliens have been nurturing mankind since the beginning.."Unsettling"-Los Angeles Times my new book details these discoveries...

3 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Michael Orrell on 06/28/2017 at 5:24 PM

Re: “Boise's Capital City Public Market Kicks Off While Demonstrators Call for Trump's Tax Returns

For Susan Bakersmith:

"The returns stated that Trump made $150 million in 2005 and that he paid $38 million in taxes, which equaled about 25 percent of his income certainly not fitting the liberal narrative that rich Americans dont pay their fair share or that Trump is a tax evader."


Kind of sucks when those pesky old FACTS get in the way of the liberal desperation diatribe, huh?

3 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by seekandfind on 04/16/2017 at 6:46 PM

Re: “Boise's Capital City Public Market Kicks Off While Demonstrators Call for Trump's Tax Returns

It's about what he is hiding in his taxes and if he actually has paid any since his last tax returns were shown. They were over ten years old and showed he paid no taxes. And if he thinks playing this game is cute he's got another thing coming. He is a lier and sexual predator and is going to get us into WWIII at the rate he is going. I want a president who is scandal free and honest. And doesn't play golf every weekend on the taxpayer's dime.

1 like, 5 dislikes
Posted by Susan Bakersmith on 04/16/2017 at 6:02 PM

Re: “Boise's Capital City Public Market Kicks Off While Demonstrators Call for Trump's Tax Returns

Mitt Romney should have told that worthless thief Harry Reid that he would match him year for year on releasing returns. That would have shut up Harry for good. This whole tax return thing is just an example of why so many good people choose not to subject themselves and their family to vicious inaccurate attacks.

I hope you all found the well hidden news that Melania Trump just a $3 million verdict from the toilet paper trash newspaper that had tried to sully her past. Now that is justice.

2 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by seekandfind on 04/16/2017 at 12:01 PM

Re: “Boise's Capital City Public Market Kicks Off While Demonstrators Call for Trump's Tax Returns

I have no idea why people are so obsessed with his tax returns. I get it that the last modern presidents have done it voluntarily and also some might think he's hiding something, but it's a voluntary thing and Trump is choosing not to do it. You lost move on, not that big of a deal.
It is just more protesting of the election by the ignorant and the misinformed. Cultural Marxist hard at work... If they were so worried about the taxes, the demonstration would be about Auditing the Federal Reserve, so that in itself shows yoy it has nothing to do with his taxes...

2 likes, 7 dislikes
Posted by Jon Holems on 04/16/2017 at 11:47 AM

Re: “Boise Releases New X Games Details, Tour de Fat Changes Venue and Library Announces Curbside Service

Excuse me? Since when did tour de fat charge to get in. Is this a new thing??

Posted by alsparblom on 04/12/2017 at 9:18 PM

Re: “Facing Auschwitz

Noach Flug, the former president of the International Auschwitz Committee died 11 Aug 2011. If you like to read how people remember this eminent man - look at:

Posted by Felix Schaefer on 10/05/2015 at 1:31 AM

Re: “Facing Auschwitz

I meet Ruth Treason, who wrote "The Long Walk", how she survived the Holocaust but lost her parents and baby sister until the Soviet soldiers rescued her after 3 years in Auschwitz. Ruth, may she rest in peace, passed away last years at 83 years young.
She was the most vibrant individual I ever met - her attitude was to make the most of the life she was granted. Had 3 sons and is also survived by her husband Emil.

Take care, Larry Polsky.

Posted by larrypsy on 09/23/2015 at 11:47 PM

Re: “Slideshow: Boise Weekly Goes to Bumbershoot

Memorial day??? Geez maybe too much marijuana smoke??

1 like, 2 dislikes
Posted by jaaj on 09/12/2015 at 1:34 PM

Re: “Treefort Music Fest Tips 2016 Dates, Opens Music, Film Submissions

Can't wait to hear about the band that I have never heard of and will forget about the day after. Love the rock n roll earplug babies!

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Posted by pukeinmyears on 08/30/2015 at 8:29 AM

Re: “Shoppers Without Borders: Boise's New Mobile Market

Gotta confess, I was thinking more of the local merchants - "Reggie's Veggies," the Stonehenge (Overland/Columbus) etc., as opposed to Walmart or Freddie's, when I composed my comment.

Posted by bikeboy on 07/31/2015 at 9:18 AM

Re: “Shoppers Without Borders: Boise's New Mobile Market

The produce comes from farmers who sell at the Boise Farmers' Market, and are also trying to make a living growing and selling food. Not to mention competing with the Wal-Marts of the world, whose employees are the ones using food stamps so that Wal-Mart can get away with paying them a minimum wage that is in no way a living wage. And competing with cheap grocery store processed foods, which our government also systematically subsidizes. I think the grocery stores can probably handle the competition.

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Posted by Katie Painter on 07/24/2015 at 2:44 PM

Re: “Shoppers Without Borders: Boise's New Mobile Market

To bikeboy, I think you may have one detail wrong. This "government subsidized produce" is from our local farmers markets. It looks like this mobile market is only encouraging people who already receive SNAP benefits to eat more local and fresh. Shouldn't we want that? I know I would rather have someone spend $10 dollars buying from local farmers than at Wal Mart buying cheap food. Plus, I have been to this market once to check it out, and they are only at certain spots for a couple of hours a week. I think our other merchants should be able to compete with a produce stands that only sells for a couple of hours, right?

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Posted by Mike1287 on 07/24/2015 at 9:34 AM

Re: “Travels with Sharlie

My mother saw Sharlie in the early 1960's. She said that she looked across the lake and saw three humps in the water. She was very shocked by what she saw. She never saw him again. But after seeing him, she became a believer. She was not the type to believe in aliens or monsters. One time in 1983, my husband and I were laying on the beach when a huge wave came toward us. We had to run into the trees to keep from being hit by the wave. There were no boats in the area. We couldn't figure out what caused the wave, unless, of course, Sharlie had swam past us.

Posted by Cheri on 07/23/2015 at 1:06 AM

Re: “Shoppers Without Borders: Boise's New Mobile Market

Bring it up to Hidden Springs - it's desert

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by AintThatAmerica on 07/22/2015 at 3:48 PM

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