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December 5th, 2021 - 4:48 pm § in Jews

Who would vandalize Anne Frank’s memorial park?

Someone did in Boise, Idaho. Most Idahoans are decent people, but the state has a reputation for hosting neo-Nazis, who would be the “usual suspects” (minus the implication of innocence) in a case like this. Police are looking for the actual suspects; graffiti vandalism isn’t prote[...]

December 5th, 2021 - 4:29 pm § in Business, Politics, Racism

Hershey ad triggers GOP official’s racism

The GOP official is Lisa Leisy, who’s campaigning for Janice McGeachin, a white supremacist and rightwing extremist who hobnobs with violent militia groups and is trying to unseat Idaho’s GOP governor in next year’s Republican primary. Read here what provoked her. (Spoiler: The ad [...]

November 17th, 2021 - 7:48 pm § in Politics

Idaho GOPers punish one of their own for vile conduct

It takes work for a Republican legislator to get censured by a legislature where their own party holds 80% of the seats, but Priscilla Giddings (photo, left) pulled it off. How? By doxing a rape victim, in this case a legislative intern allegedly raped by a fellow Republican legislator, and then mes[...]

October 17th, 2021 - 1:56 pm § in Politics

Idaho to audit ballots in all 50 states!

“Ten Idaho legislators … have signed a letter calling for an audit of 2020 election results in all 50 states,” a Spokane newspaper reports here. “The letter was originally written by Arizona state Sen. Wendy Rogers, a Republican,” the story says, adding, “Rogers a[...]

October 13th, 2021 - 10:26 pm § in Health, Politics

Idaho doctor: “We’ve lost the war”

The virus is here to stay, Dr. Steven Nemerson, chief clinical officer at Saint Alphonsus Health System of Boise, told reporters on Tuesday, October 12, 2021 (read story here). “Today I’m here to tell you we’ve lost the war.” “The reason it is here to stay,” he ad[...]

September 23rd, 2021 - 2:44 pm § in Health

“Mama, I don’t want to die”

She’s dead. Two weeks ago, she was a healthy 20-year-old daycare teacher. Now, she’s another Covid-19 statistic in Idaho. “Idaho continues to set record highs with 686 hospitalized COVID-19 patients as of September 18, 180 of them in intensive care unit beds and 112 on ventilators,[...]

September 22nd, 2021 - 1:42 pm § in America, Health, Politics

Who’s responsible for the Covid-19 mess we’re in?

Covid-19 has savaged America. Our country’s death rate is 40 times that of Australia, China, Hong Kong, Korea, New Zealand and Taiwan. Here: Over 2,000 per million of population. There: Under 50 per million. Why? They have common sense; we have Republicans. “Many lives would have been sa[...]

June 8th, 2021 - 2:04 pm § in America, Politics, Religion

Idaho’s far right wants to renounce federal funding despite what that will do to their state

As elsewhere, a civil war is raging within Idaho’s GOP — between far right and even farther right. There are very few Democrats in Idaho. It’s a place where Ammon Bundy is fixin’ to run for governor (although he probably won’t be elected). The current fight is between p[...]

May 4th, 2021 - 5:13 pm § in Politics

How Idaho GOPers treated a rape victim

“The harassment began soon after a report by a 19-year-old intern, who alleged an Idaho lawmaker raped her, became public, the Associated Press reported here on Tuesday, May 4, 2021. “One state representative sought a copy of the police report and made inquiries into how the young woman [...]

April 27th, 2021 - 12:54 pm § in America, Politics

“Greater Idaho” movement wants to redraw state lines

Idaho legislators are “intrigued but skeptical” about a scheme “to lop off about three-fourths of Oregon,” plus some northern California counties, and add those areas to Idaho to create “the nation’s third-largest state” by moving existing state boundaries, a Lo[...]