Thursday, May 26, 2005

New Idaho capitol

Boise has been the capitol of Idaho too long...

What does it have to offer? Freeways to nowhere? Potatoes? Onions? Hey, I love potatoes and onions! Its just not centrally located. I have a plan.

Let's move the capitol to Athol. Athol, you say? Yes, Athol! Where else can you be within two hours of Montana, Washington and Canada, plus it's got a catchy name. What's with "Boise". Does anyone know what a Boise is?

Boise is the biggest city in Idaho. Nowhere else does that happen. Olympia, Washington is small. Pierre, South Dakota is small...Well, so are the rest of their cities, come to think of it.

Athol has Silverwood...Boise has a crumbling capitol building. Why spend all that money refurbishing a building that deserves a decent burial. Build a new one...In Athol, of course.

If the capitol is in Athol, our legislators would be fishing in Bayview, not trying to think up new ways to ignore are area, and passing odorous tax legislation.

I invite your comments...

Monday, May 16, 2005


This situation needs to go much further than ridicule and chastisement. The responsible parties at Newsleak should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law for; Inciting to riot, aiding and abetting terrorism and any other statutes that others like you and me are subject to.

If you give me a few more minutes, I'll tell you what I really feel...

Proud to be a Redneck

This was submitted by Alan Fournier, and believed to have been written by him...


"It never occurred to you to be offended by the phrase,"One Nation Under God..."

"You've never protested about seeing the Ten Commandments posted in public places..."

"You still say "Christmas" instead of "Winter Festival..."

"You bow your head when someone prays..."

"You stand and place your hand over your heart when they play the National Anthem..."

"You treat Vietnam Vets with great respect, and always have..."

"You've never burned an American Flag..."

"You know what you believe and you aren't afraid to say so, no matter who is listening..."

"You respect your elders and expect your kids to do the same..."

"You'd give your last dollar to a friend..."

"We have enjoyed redneck jokes for years. It's time to take a reflective look at the core beliefs of a culture that values home, country, family, country and God. If I had to stand before a dozen terrorists who threaten my life, I'd choose a half dozen or so rednecks to back me up. Tire irons, squirrel guns and grit-that's what rednecks are made of. I hope I am one of them..."


Monday, May 09, 2005

Federal Larceny

Wasted taxes in this country have become totally out of control, and it appears that it doesn't matter much, which party is in control.

This year the Federal budget was achieved by stealing the 150 Billion Dollars collected by Social Security. Yes, I said stealing! Even though Congress signed a note, "borrowing the money". If, while borrowing money, you knowingly do not intend, or know you can't pay it back, that is defined as intent to defraud, and is punishable as a felony.

In today's news, the presidential yacht was re-purchase for $2 Million dollars. Certainly, President Bush could cage a ride on some benefactors boat, couldn't he? Pork spending is out of control, as members of Congress battle over endless funds, for pet projects at home, most of which are not practical, or even needed.

While on my road trip last fall, I drove through the mountains on a freeway that didn't go anywhere, and was used only by myself...Periodically, I would see signs proclaiming "The Appalachian Trail, or some such thing. Some long tenured Senator or Congressman from the south, had bullied the Government into building this Arkansas blunder at the cost of untold millions. I never saw any other traffic while I was on it, and it would run out every few miles, to be replaced by a two lane road. After an hour or so, the freeway would reappear.

But back to the 150 Billion the Congress stole from our Social Security Trust. It doesn't take private accounts to reform Social Security. For starters, how about stopping Congress from looting it? Secondly, most pension funds don't invest in Stocks. Bonds and Real Estate loans prevail in those private funds. The Social Security TRUST FUND could be invested in those kinds of ways. The largest cause among many, for Social Security not keeping up, is that it doesn't develop income to keep up with inflation.

Is it possible that President Bush is pushing private accounts as the only way to keep the sticky fingers of Congress out of at least part of the money?

Thursday, May 05, 2005

Mayor West

Today's blockbuster expose of Spokane, Washington Mayor Jim West is on a par with the Washington Post exposing Watergate. This investigative reporting wasn't just about homosexuality, as some apologists will claim. This is about perversion...About attacking young boy scouts...

I believe that if the Mayor hasn't already resigned, he doesn't get it. This creature needs to be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. That he espouses a total separation between his personal and professional life, just exposes that he is two-faced.

I congratulate the fine work of the staff at the Spokesman-Review.

Lock 'em up, Dano