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Re: “The Wrong Question: Boise Weekly Probe Triggers Lawsuits in Idaho, Federal Courts

Ronnie, read it again; it was Ron Coulter who said it, not Holly Sutherland.

This whole thing is going to be fun to watch. I dealt with IHRC a number of years ago and found its "public servants" to be arrogant and applying double standards (discrimination or abuse against a woman = very bad/ discrimination or abuse against a man = "man-up" and stop complaining!). I would love to see some of these charlatans receive their comeuppance...

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Posted by Sector7G on 05/07/2015 at 12:44 AM

Re: “Mr. Cope's Cave: What About Bernie Sanders?

Bill, you're right – it's time for this country to have a female president. But this country needs a president it can trust, which leaves Hillary out. After years of getting nauseous while reading over political candidate biographies, including Hillary's, I'm actually excited at the prospect of voting for Elizabeth Warren (even if I have to write her in due to her refusal to run).

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Posted by Sector7G on 05/06/2015 at 2:38 AM

Re: “Mr. Cope’s Cave: Do You Know Who I Am!

Reminds me of the popular story around Ketchum regarding current Sec. Of State John Kerry. The story goes that John Kerry cut to the front of a line in a ski shop. When another customer complained, John Kerry spun around and said "Do you know who I am?". The story also goes on to say the customer replied "yeah, you're a gold digger." Love that one!

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Posted by Sector7G on 09/17/2014 at 1:04 AM

Re: “Idaho State Trooper Faces Stallking Charges

Idaho's Finest!

Thank God we have people – no, heroes! – like this to monitor our behaviors and protect us from ourselves. Heroes such as he are the only ones who can be entrusted with such authority and discretionary powers! I, for one, am proud to be protected and served by such public serpents, er, servants, and only wish that more of my tax dollars could be spent arming such people as these.

Posted by Sector7G on 06/06/2014 at 2:05 PM

Re: “Portlandia: The White Subcultural Equivalent of a Minstrel Show

Well, you learn something new everyday...
Upon a little research, it appears Austin's stated intentions to keep things weird predates Portland's, though PDX actually lives up to the motto! One of the reasons I love that town (and that show).

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Posted by Sector7G on 01/20/2012 at 10:56 PM

Re: “Portlandia: The White Subcultural Equivalent of a Minstrel Show

As a former Portlander, (current Boisean due to job circumstances), and hopeful future Portlander, I have to disagree with the author's statement that "viewers are encouraged to despise the characters". I love the show, and love the characters (indeed, I see a little of myself in many of them), and I do regard the show as a homage to that wonderfully quirky and eclectic town (and it's denizens). I do know a few Portlanders who don't care for the show, but I've noticed the common trait among those few critics is they tend to take themselves a little too seriously, and perhaps as a result, find it difficult to laugh at themselves. By the way, "the unnamed Feminist Book Store" actually has a name in the series ("Women and Women First"), and they happily agreed to support Portlandia into its second season on IFC (apparently the store owners didn't feel belittled by how their store was portrayed).

"Keep Portland Wierd", is an unofficial motto of the city of Portland (the term was created and popularized by the owner of Music Millennium, an iconic Portland music store), and is a term many Portlanders love. Portlandia is a loving and self-deprecating tribute to Portland, its eclectic patchwork of neighborhoods, and the personalities that help make the place unforgettable.

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Posted by Sector7G on 01/18/2012 at 2:49 AM

Re: “Poll: Mormons Feel Misunderstood

Dan Popkey wrote a brave article in the Idaho Statesman back in the early Nineties: he noted that while the 1990 census indicated 13% of the state was Mormon, 40% of the state legislature identified themselves as Mormon, and that 40% tended to vote as block on almost all issues. What he didn't overtly ask (but tacitly implied) was this question: how does 13% of the population receive 40% of the representation in the legislature? The answer is simple: manipulation of the electoral process by establishing new Mormon facilities (stake houses, wards, churches) in swing districts, thereby encouraging an LDS migration to those districts (and a greater political activation of the existing LDS residents), thereby getting more Mormons elected to the state legislature. The LDS church ran the State of Idaho then, much as it does now. In 20 years, not much has changed. In Idaho, many non-Mormon residents understand the Mormons very well; they represent a corruption of our democratic process.

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Posted by Sector7G on 01/12/2012 at 10:26 PM

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