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Comment Archives: stories: Arts & Culture

Re: “The Wrong Side of History

Um, Joseph, you kinda do push being straight on gay people. "Marriage is between one man and one woman!" That's pretty much a straight mentality. And I'm a little unclear how preventing young people from committing suicide because they are told they are wrong and horrible is "pushing preferences on you". I had no idea that you would be forced to have an Abercombie model move in with you and make you gay breakfast, or be kidnapped and have your hair done. This argument is something fit for SNL, not real life. The protections being requested have nothing to do with you. Stop trying to push your straight preferences, by denying equal protections, on the gay community. Maybe there should be separate drinking fountains? Maybe gay people should sit at the back of the bus? You are on the wrong side of history, just like the article points out, so maybe you should put on your big girl panties and stop being a bigot.

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Posted by Kaden Sinclair on 02/20/2014 at 11:39 AM

Re: “The Wrong Side of History

Government, rather it be state or federal, does not define marriage. God already did that. All the arguing in the world won't change that. Said and Done.

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Posted by Cathy Lee Kaech on 02/20/2014 at 11:28 AM

Re: “Curtis Stigers: Capital High School Jazz Benefit Concert

Thanks Curtis for supplementing the taxpayers of Boise by offering your incredible talent to such an amazing philanthropic cause even though my property taxes will go up and my favorite new common core will bring about the end of electives in schools. And thanks Tom Luna, Butch Otter and the first lady, JR Simplepot, James Risch, Michael Crappo, Arnie Duncan, Bill Gates and all our good pals for ensuring educational success for all Idahoans and Americans. But most of all, thanks to the BSU Broncos and Coach Pete and the new Coach Pete. Go Broncos -- god bless the USA and the American way.

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Posted by Jeff Bizo on 02/19/2014 at 6:38 PM

Re: “The Wrong Side of History

The Age of Enlightenment (17th - 18th C) has yet to reach the majority of Idaho legislators and the ever-decreasing percentage of the population who are local and elect them - no "Add the Words," no medicade expansion to cover the working poor, no increase in the minimum wage, no needed funding for public education, no realization that the Feds pay Idaho more than they collect in taxes. Instead we get pandering to the wingnuts on the right.

Looks as if we wait 20 years until the migration from the West Coast swamps the the boat and brings positive change.

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Posted by Bimbo on 02/19/2014 at 4:23 PM

Re: “The Wrong Side of History

Desecrating the Flag like that is, to me, Treason. I don't push my being straight on you. so stop pushing your preferences on me. Go somewhere else.

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Posted by Joseph Hennequin on 02/19/2014 at 4:04 PM

Re: “The Wrong Side of History


You were not raised here so you don't see the total picture. The largest denomination in southern Idaho is the LDS church and the second one is the Catholic church. Neither of them approve of homosexuality. What they don't and won't do is separate the people from their practices.


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Posted by Jerry Branson on 02/19/2014 at 3:26 PM

Re: “The Wrong Side of History

This IS Idaho Mr. Kernkamp and I don't like some of the things about it, this is my home, as with anything Mr. Kernkamp, if you don't like something about your home, you do everything you can, for as long as you can, to change it. It will happen Mr. Kernkamp, when it does, I will personally come over and help you pack your bags. Nina Michelle

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Posted by Nina Michelle on 02/19/2014 at 3:20 PM

Re: “The Wrong Side of History

This is Idaho. If you don't like it the way it is, then you may feel free to leave. If you decide to stay, then DO NOT try to force your views and opinions on us.

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Posted by John Kernkamp on 02/19/2014 at 2:43 PM

Re: “The Wrong Side of History

Are we to understand that Otter is only concerned with human rights if it is a good business decision? I would like to see some follow up questions in regards to his comments.

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Posted by Zachariah Davis on 02/19/2014 at 2:27 PM

Re: “The Wrong Side of History


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Posted by robert on 02/19/2014 at 2:14 PM

Re: “Gandhi, King and Ikeda

To Mr. and/or Mrs. "Curious": ... Which means what ...

1 - About you?
2 - To him?
3 - About honest humanitarian service?
4 - About knowing who we can trust?
5 - About the Universe
6 - About cynics and the belief systems that control there non-thoughts?

Posted by Lawrence Carson on 02/04/2014 at 2:56 PM

Re: “Gandhi, King and Ikeda

I can only suspect that of the three, the one that's A) still alive and B) never heard of is paying the bill for this thing.

Posted by curious on 02/02/2014 at 7:09 AM

Re: “Nosferatu

Wish I had known earlier, I would have attended. Silent movies are a passion and this is one of the best. I've seen it several times with live music so I would have loved this original score. Why nt on C of I campus as well?

Posted by John Mather on 01/23/2014 at 11:37 PM

Re: “Idaho Dance Theatre's Winter Performance

We're so excited for this! (And be sure to hang on to your ticket stub, as it will get you $2 off admission to Boise's Best Bad Dancer III next Friday, January 31st at Liquid!)

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Posted by With An H on 01/23/2014 at 12:44 PM

Re: “Breathing Fresh Air Into Arts Instruction

When I first walked in to Fresco Arts Academy, I was taken by the simple fact that students were wearing hats during class and listening to their iPods while painting. Most schools don't allow that; they act more like crowd control than an environment to thrive and learn to be yourself. I've been hooked ever since. It's an amazing, nurturing place of freedom. I love teaching here.

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Posted by vinearts on 01/22/2014 at 6:02 PM

Re: “Getting On Board

Good stuff. Anybody looking to get into boardgames should check out these sites too

Posted by Hammer on 01/21/2014 at 9:11 AM

Re: “Broken Resolutions Ball '14

We've actually replaced pie hole with the Boise Fry Co, as per our Facebook event! We're excited!

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Posted by Jake Van Paepeghem on 01/17/2014 at 9:08 PM

Re: “Red Light Variety Show: Nostalgia

Playboy didn't feature full frontal nudity until the early '70s, so it was hardly "no-holds-barred" in the '50s! Do your research.

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Posted by Kenneth Freeman on 01/17/2014 at 1:06 PM

Re: “Antiques Roadshow Re-Cap

Okay, I thought about it more and this was for ANTIQUES roadshow, not COLLECTOR'S ITEMS roadshow, so he's right it isn't an antique when compared with things like Ming Vases. But to say it's "not a piece of art" totally discounts the craftsmanship and artistry that goes into making the intricate framework, papering, painting and the elaborate decorations. The blends and layering in the paint job can be quite intricate on lions of this age. If David reads this, I'd like to see more detailed pictures if available. Thanks!

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Posted by LionsCave1 on 01/09/2014 at 11:57 PM

Re: “Antiques Roadshow Re-Cap

hahaha, this is what happens when people don't really know what they're talking about--he should have referred it to an expert in Chinese folk art. True it isn't that old so wouldn't be considered "antique" but the rarity is what makes it more valuable. Chinese lion heads are consecrated as holy items and the performances they take part in are blessing rituals with hundreds of years of tradition behind them. When their useful lifespan is over, lion heads are retired and then burned to return their spirits to heaven. Therefore to find a lion head of this age still in this condition is extremely rare. The lion heads manufactured today are nowhere near the same quality as those made even 20 years ago, and the ones from the 70s are usually even more elaborate than those. The care and craftsmanship in the construction of lion heads from anything earlier than the mid 1980s is unrivaled by 90% of the lion heads in production today, which tend to be mass-produced. Especially notable on this lion are the light blue silk filigree over wire forms of dragons and phoenixes--a technique that hasn't been seen on lions in close to half a century, the large silk pompoms--much larger than those being produced today, and the overall excellent condition of the beard and fur trim. It does look like at least one of the small silver scales is missing, but the rest of the papier mache and framework appear to be in tact. A gorgeous piece, definitely a collector's item. Even more valuable if the tail is still with it and in the same excellent condition. The two offers above are a bit high, but I believe they are serious. I can attest that they are real lion dance practitioners and collectors. Let me know if you have any questions,

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Posted by LionsCave1 on 01/09/2014 at 10:29 PM

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