Posts Tagged ‘Idaho’

March 23rd, 2023 - 8:10 pm § in Politics, Republicans, Schools & Colleges

Just bleed on the desk

Idaho schools won’t provide girls with free tampons, because GOP legislators voted against it, calling it “woke,” “liberal,” and “nanny state” (read story here). That’s despite Idaho’s child poverty rate of 14.4% (see story here), which is nearly[...]

April 30th, 2022 - 2:27 pm § in Law and Courts, Politics

The ugly face of Idaho Republicans

Former state Rep. Aaron von Ehlinger, shown below with armed supporters, had a gun when he sexually assaulted a legislative intern. After she reported the assault to police, he doxxed her and his supporters began harassing her. A fellow legislator “sought a copy of the police report and made inqui[...]

March 9th, 2022 - 8:07 pm § in Health, Law and Courts

Idaho’s GOP legislature threatens LGBQT kids with life in prison for getting sex-change surgery

Idaho Republicans passed a bill on Tuesday, March 8, 2022, “to make it a crime punishable by life in prison for a parent to seek out gender-affirming health care for their transgender child,” NBC News reported (here). Homosexuality and transsexuality are natural phenomenon, but Republica[...]

March 6th, 2022 - 11:06 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics

The “stolen election” cult isn’t crazy, it’s dangerous

“Last summer, Idaho officials received demand after demand to investigate extraordinary claims of widespread voter fraud in the 2020 presidential election, NBC News reports (here). “In a state where … Trump won by more than 30 points, people claimed a vast conspiracy cheated the f[...]

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,[...]