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Re: “Manscaping

Oh brother . . .

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Posted by Ruprecht da Republican on 10/22/2017 at 1:43 PM

Re: “Dry Creek Ranch Plan is a Lesson For Yesterday

I like the post, except that, before Hidden Springs, none of that stretch was paved for your road bike. Indeed, the last few miles to Hwy 55 were only paved a few years ago. When I used to ride my horse from Hill Rd up through that area on the way to Stack Rock, there were only a few houses. Not that long ago. RIP Boise.

Posted by Ridahoan on 10/20/2017 at 1:03 PM

Re: “Backwards

Thanks for the memories, Cope! It's ALWAYS good to hear from BW's Gandhi-esque Voice of Reason, as he once again skewers the "Malicious Mouths"!! I'm happy he's survived 70 years! He must have a strong constitution, to avoid being corroded from inside by all that excess bile!

For the record, and at the risk of harming Cope's starry-eyed narrative:
Cope's beloved Democrats were the "loyal opposition" to the Civil Rights Act in 1964. They tried EVERYTHING to keep it from passing.
"Setback" Nixon established the Environmental Protection Agency, by executive order. (Yeah, he probably didn't wring his hands as much as Dear Leader Obama... but he did more to clean up the air, water, etc.)

It's beyond ludicrous to declare that only the people who he disagrees with, burn fossil fuel and want to avoid minorities. But that's what he seems to be doing. How the view from up on that pedestal, Bill???

He failed to mention one MAJOR legacy that the (us) Baby Boomers have established for the future generations... $20 trillion in debt. We are also the first Plastic Generation - play now, pay later. Or better yet, let the grandkids pay!!

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Posted by bikeboy on 10/04/2017 at 1:57 PM

Re: “Latter Day Stressed

My heart goes out to you! I left the church 6 years ago. I too was fully engulfed in the life of a Mormon ,Sunday meetings, temple attendance the whole enchilada! I won't go into all the details of my story, but I can tell you a happier person you will be! The fallout will be ugly so make sure you are up to the battle! Move forward! Live your life for you! The storm of shock will quiet and all will be well and you will be happy! Cheers to you and the life you are meant to lead!

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Posted by Jann Mccoy Beale on 09/21/2017 at 11:09 AM

Re: “CrowdFUNding

Dear Minerva,
Hello Beautiful ! I just wanted to say that your sound and sometimes sage advise always makes me smile then Think a little more...I look forward to it weekly. (9/6-12-17)

Thank You so Much for your thoughts and talent
If you remember me Im your Uber driver Stacy, here in the neighborhood, hope to see
you again for a ride sometime.

Posted by Stacy C on 09/10/2017 at 6:43 PM

Re: “From the Far Margins

Nicole, you know I am behind this one hundred percent. Ready to get to work.

Posted by Neysa Jensen on 09/08/2017 at 8:49 AM

Re: “Watch Your Cycling/Driving/Walking

I just got hit on my bike this evening, right in front of the Walmart on Overland. Tip to drivers: When you hit someone who's riding their bike, get off your cell phone and get out and see if their alright, thanks.

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Posted by Acl Sme on 09/07/2017 at 11:37 PM

Re: “Watch Your Cycling/Driving/Walking

Amen, Amy.

Each of us needs to remember that we are ambassadors for our mode of travel in the moment, whether car, bike or feet. It's been a long period of disruption; we're all ready for an end to the noise and mud. Let's hope these projects are completed soon and no one is injured or killed in the process.

Keep breathing.

Posted by boisecitizen on 09/06/2017 at 11:12 AM

Re: “From the Far Margins

Nicole, This hits the nail square on the head---your article should somehow be republished daily until somebody in state or city government understands that this is a very simple solution to a complicated problem---if the people that are able adopted a homeless tenant and the city zoning allowed (I hate that we have to be "allowed" by our public servants to help our fellow man) then we could go a long way to solving this horrendous problem that is tantamount to "social genocide"

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Posted by Matthew Scott on 09/06/2017 at 10:46 AM

Re: “Gossip Shmossip

Well-written and perceptive, just as I would expect from you.

Posted by Jean L. Nutile on 08/22/2017 at 9:00 AM

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

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