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

The Ada County Commissioners have the power to stop it. Yes it should have been stopped 10 years ago and it will be painful to stop now...but better than regretting not taking a bold action today. They have the power and they can change the outcome. Saying they can't is a cop out, as is holding the vote at 9am on Tuesday when public participation will be minimal.

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Posted by Heidi Wagner on 02/18/2017 at 1:18 PM

Re: “Get Relentless

Welcome back Mr. Cope.

Posted by SilentNoLonger on 02/08/2017 at 12:50 PM

Re: “Get Relentless

Omigosh! Willya look at this?!! More Bile from Bill! (Votta countrie!)

I've kinda assumed that since election day, Bill had prolly been kicking his dog, throwin' stuff across the room, lashing out at Mrs. Cope, etc. FANTASTIC it is, that Boise Weekly has seen the need for a professional name-caller! Some artists work with paints or musical instruments... Bill's talent is "poison pen," for sure!! Welcome back, Bill. (I don't know why I added that... he professes to never read the comments.)

His totally-predictable attack on Evil Trump would have a lot more weight if, in the paragraph before, he hadn't sung the praises of another serial liar/cheater - she of the Pant Suits! The ONLY reason I voted for Trump (while holding nose) was on account of the Democrat alternative. I bet millions around the country felt the very same way. (It's unfortunate that Idaho's choices for president - Bernie Sanders and Ted Cruz - were sent home early.)

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Posted by bikeboy on 02/08/2017 at 10:22 AM

Re: “Gender Reveal Party?

Oh! This is about BABIES' gender! (At first glance, I thought maybe a "gender reveal party" was where two or more people get together for "I'll show you mine, if you show me yours"!!)
:-O

Posted by bikeboy on 02/01/2017 at 11:22 AM

Re: “Whistleblowing in the Time of Trump

Is this Germany, sounds like a Nazi Socialist Party Alt left News Report....

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Posted by Jon Holems on 01/31/2017 at 10:19 AM

Re: “Letters to the editor: January 25, 2017

Bradley, as a member of the new Whole Food Plant Based for Life Meetup.com group and one of the organizers for Treasure Valley Vegans I cannot thank you enough for your thoughtful letter. I've been running thin on energy for organizing our group thinking that perhaps I should move my energies to more urgent matters while also battling the nagging, undefined notion that that might not be the right strategy. Your letter put everything in focus. Please join us! ~ Heidi

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Posted by Prairiesun on 01/27/2017 at 1:40 PM

Re: “From the Far Margins

I am not sure what Country you were raised in but I do not recognize the place you describe in this opinion piece. If you want a woman President then you need to run someone better than Hillary Clinton.
I have been around since the beginning of this Women's Movement and have never experienced the things you paint as everyday facts. My daughters were taught by example that the world was open to them. They also watched a Father who worked very hard to give them many of those opportunities.
Do you ever give much thought to the women living in Iran or Saudi Arabia? Until Trump's administration requires me to wear a black sheet over my head and stone me to death for Adultery I will take my chances with the USA.

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Posted by Janis Woodruff H on 01/23/2017 at 4:02 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: “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: “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: “Astrological?

Love this.

Posted by Joseph Crupper on 01/11/2017 at 10:51 PM

Re: “From the Far Margins

I have had experience with things you talk about in this writing. First, I have a third of an acre of property that is surrounded by trees and bushes making it near invisible in the summer. I have had many stay in my yard for periods of time while getting back on their feet. I also know people who have tried things and been ticketed and sent away by draconian city ordinances. There needs to be a major change not just the mayor's lip service.

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Posted by NuclearShadows on 12/29/2016 at 2:36 AM

Re: “Killing Truth

When some person or entity is "notorious", it is (by definition) so well known and flagrant about something that nobody disputes whatever characterization is made...such as a notorious criminal gang that operates in a specific neighborhood.

To describe the Birch Society as "notoriously anti-Catholic" is absurd in three respects:

1. Nobody except this author thinks the JBS is "anti-Catholic"
2. Approximately 40% of JBS membership and 2/3 of its original office staff in Belmont MA (its HQ) was Catholic and two Catholic priests served on the JBS National Council (the governing body of the JBS).
3. The only official government investigation ever conducted into the JBS was a 2-year investigation by the California Senate Factfinding Subcommittee on Un-American Activities, This Subcommittee was controlled by Democrats who were allied with the then-Governor of California (Edmund G. "Pat" Brown, a Catholic). Significantly, they never found any anti-Catholic bias within the Birch Society -- even though several Catholics were members of that Subcommittee.

Consequently, we must conclude that Bill Cope is a notoriously ignorant and bigoted individual.

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Posted by Ernie L. on 10/04/2015 at 9:26 AM

Re: “Mr. Cope's Cave: Stupid, Mean-Spirited, Malignant Things Gun Nuts Do

Gee, don't know what trial you attended. George Zimmerman did none of the things you described, except justifiably kill someone who was attacking him with life threatening blows. The Trayvon Martin was an innocent angel crowd perverted the justice system in Florida, and stupid rants like yours continue to do so. I am quite sure there are many facets of your character that are as distasteful as his. And, by the way, your writing sucks.

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Posted by Diogenes on 10/03/2015 at 1:17 PM

Re: “Mr. Cope's Cave: Stupid, Mean-Spirited, Malignant Things Gun Nuts Do

I am no supporter of Zimmerman, but this article (or whatever it is) is severely lacking in the fact check department. First: Martin was 17, not 14. Second: The Stand Your Ground law was never used as a defense in the trial. Third: Stand Your Ground laws have been used as defense more often by black people than whites. So, the contention that it benefits whites and was written so black people could be murdered is a sack of lardy horseshit.

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Posted by Joe Mikitish on 10/02/2015 at 7:10 PM

Re: “Mr. Cope's Cave: Stupid, Mean-Spirited, Malignant Things Gun Nuts Do

The real obscenity is George Zimmerman, that sack of lardy shit.

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Posted by MichaelK on 10/02/2015 at 4:02 PM

Re: “Mr. Cope's Cave: Stupid, Mean-Spirited, Malignant Things Gun Nuts Do

Are you competent enough to write an article without obscenities? That requires a more complete knowledge of the English language so you can rely upon more sophisticated words, but, considering that is allegedly what you are paid to do, why don't you try it.

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Posted by IdahoTimber on 10/02/2015 at 12:09 PM

Re: “Gladiatorial Games

It appears that you do not understand the power of education. If you give one generation of children to any of histories great tyrannts . . .your society will be crushed. The sports franchise gives the child (now reared to believe that it "evolved" from the chimpanzee) a sense of loyalty and purpose the erodes the the bond of parent and family. The subtle and gradual impressions upon the young mind starting at about age five are the most profound and long lasting. The big yellow bus, the meals and most modern buildingin town that are obviously more than the parent and family can possibly match. The sense of involvement and community that the church can not match. The uniforms and ceremonies and all that is "extracurricular" are what will eventually make a creature of the state.

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Posted by roger.wells.583 on 10/01/2015 at 6:31 AM

Re: “Killing Truth

What is the Jhon Birch society?

Posted by gueri on 09/30/2015 at 10:22 PM


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