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Re: “Boise Police Investigating Burning of Gay Pride Flag

Burn the American flag, your all good.
Burn a gay pride flag, your going to hang!
WTF! I have nothing against one's life choices but one act can't be called free speech and the other a hate crime.

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Posted by anonymousjo on 06/14/2017 at 8:28 AM

Re: “Ada County Preparing for 'Potential Epidemic' of West Nile After Prolonged Flooding of Boise River

I'm sure that lacing poison across the valley is a great way to kill everything and anything it touches.
Mark the date folks, as nothing good will come of this.

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Posted by Benj Hall on 06/13/2017 at 4:17 PM

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: “Idaho State Police Settles Suit Following Burlesque Sting, Will Pay Lost Revenue, Fees to New Meadows Restaurant

If the liberal government have their way we will soon be a police state!! Look around folks! They tried to take liquor licence from the bars in McCall! Look at who is taking our private land & closing our public land!! Unelected bauricrats!! Who is in charge of our police, BLM, FBI, FS, etc?? I pray to God that president Trump & his administration can stop this illegall BS!!!!

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Posted by Denise Bennett on 06/11/2017 at 12:49 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
Posted by Ookmon Gani on 06/07/2017 at 3:11 PM

Re: “Idaho State Police Settles Suit Following Burlesque Sting, Will Pay Lost Revenue, Fees to New Meadows Restaurant

States can make just about any law they want concerning alcohol per the amendment that ended prohabition as long as the law is enforced evenly.

Posted by Dennis Schrecongost on 06/07/2017 at 2:17 PM

Re: “i48 Film Competition and Showcase

Unless you belong to the "in-crowd" - dont expect to win.
Ya, the shade stems from the judges selecting a short, in 2010, from a group (...of thieves) that, LITERALLY, stole the Comedy Central "Drunk History" bit.
No "kinda resembled a little bit like the CC series.." - it was an absolute theft.

2010 - "The Assassination of Julius Caesar" look it up on their page.

i48 ppl are clowns.

And, NO its not sour grapes. The groups I participated in have won Best Picture, Best Actress, etc.
After the 2010 event, we stepped.
How can you PAY to participate in an event that would allow that?

(ps - if this comment is still up, BW has not yet censored it.)

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Posted by Mark Michaelson on 06/07/2017 at 10:34 AM

Re: “Half the World: Excerpts from a New Book About Refugees in Boise

Congratulation to the Boise Weekly for having the journalistic integrity to publish stories, like this one, that are responsibly critical of people in power.

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Posted by Professor on 06/07/2017 at 10:03 AM

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: “Light in the Dark

Heavy and beautiful!! Boise's answer to Spinal Tap, maybe? Do their amplifiers have an "11" setting?

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Posted by bikeboy on 06/07/2017 at 9:08 AM

Re: “Parkour Course, Public Art Debut at Rhodes Skate Park

^ What Mike said. You're barking up the wrong tree. Shoot the city council an email and ask what Boise does to fight homelessness.

Posted by Don Man on 06/06/2017 at 6:13 PM

Re: “Curbside Compost Bins Rolling Toward Boise Households

Won't compost from grass clippings in this town be laden with herbicides? That includes compost from the City's herbicide-doused Parks. I would not use Boise City compost, given the chemical application craziness that goes on in this town.

Posted by Katie Fite on 06/06/2017 at 2:31 PM

Re: “Parkour Course, Public Art Debut at Rhodes Skate Park

Did you read the article you jackass?! They painted murals. That's art. Why are you bringing your stank harsh vibes here? Go bitch to the mayor and city council.

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Posted by Mike Chambers on 06/06/2017 at 10:47 AM

Re: “Curbside Compost Bins Rolling Toward Boise Households

Should I leave my compost/mulch pile in my backyard or let the government pick it up for me? And increase my trash collection by 40%? The government thinks it has all the solutions. When in reality all they want to do is charge you for moving the compost pile thus increasing the carbon footprint. Sorry but government seldom has a good solution.

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Posted by MV Melander on 06/05/2017 at 11:24 PM

Re: “Boise Bowling Alley 20th Century Lanes to Close After 57 Years on State Street

Please read the article. The building owner is to blame. They didn't renew the lease so another business is going to fill the space.

Posted by Jimmy Starbuck on 06/05/2017 at 8:43 PM

Re: “Curbside Compost Bins Rolling Toward Boise Households

ericn1300 - you stole my words - thank you.

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Posted by Ruprecht da Republican on 06/05/2017 at 7:48 PM

Re: “Parkour Course, Public Art Debut at Rhodes Skate Park

So taking one of the few places that homeless people could hide from the summer sun for free, filling it with jagged rocks and some hastily thrown together metal letters is "art," huh?

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Posted by Eugene Dabs on 06/05/2017 at 7:09 PM

Re: “Boise Bowling Alley 20th Century Lanes to Close After 57 Years on State Street

A skating business, much like a bowling alley depends much on neighborhood demographics and that neighborhood is not getting any younger. I doubt that a skating rink will last 57 years but business is business and getting the most out of your investment is the right thing for the landlord to do. Just keep churning the property and get the most that you can out of entrepreneurs with big dreams and a healthy down payment.

Posted by ericn1300 on 06/05/2017 at 6:34 PM

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