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Re: “Big Jud's-Boise

Big Jud's is the champion of burgers in these parts. Awesome burgers; I like the tater tots, as well.

My advice to you - unless you have a truly hearty appetite, SPLIT that one-pound burger between yourself and a friend, at least the first time. That's my regular practice - burger and tots split, and each of us gets a soda. (And if we're extra hungry, they have a package deal with ice cream cones afterwards. Their ice cream - in the big round tubs - is fantastic, as well.)

For me, another thing I like about Jud's is, they are closed on Sundays. I like to patronize establishments on the other six days, if they keep the Sabbath holy.

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Posted by bikeboy on 05/22/2013 at 2:08 PM

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Re: “Driverless In Boise?

"... approximately 1,400 people per day would ride a downtown streetcar if it was free."

It will NOT be free! DUH!!! Approx. $120 million startup cost, and estimates of around $3.3 million per year. If you totally ignore the startup cost, and if the 1400-riders-per-day estimate is accurate, that works out to about $6.45 per ride. The passengers might not put $6.45 into the box... deep-pockets taxpayers will end up footing the bill. (Along with the $120 million to get the thing up and running.)

The Boise Guardian has been following the story for years. Here's an example: http://boiseguardian.com/2016/03/02/guardi…
Or... watch the Simpsons episode, "Marge vs. the Monorail." Classic!

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Posted by bikeboy on 09/06/2017 at 3:32 PM

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 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 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: “There's No 'T' in Boise... For Now

Let's do the math.

Assuming the $111 million for initial construction falls out of the sky, look at the costs going forward. Using the city's numbers...

1400 passengers every day... 365 days (assuming it runs every day of the year, which the buses don't)... that's 511,000 rides per year. Awesome!

$3.3 million per year to operate. That's about 6-and-a-half bucks per ride. If the ride is shut down on Sundays, like the bus, the cost per ride is a little over 7-and-a-half bucks.

Will people climb on board (toot! toot!) and fork over that kind of dough? Nah. So obviously it will be heavily subsidized by people who aren't riding.

Posted by bikeboy on 05/19/2017 at 10:28 AM

Re: “Sally Boynton Brown

When she's having a conversation with herself, does she tell herself to shut up so the black people can also be heard? (At least there's more black folks in Florida than in Idaho, so it won't always be awkward silence.)

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Posted by bikeboy on 05/18/2017 at 8:50 AM

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