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Amusing ourselves to death!  YouTube screenshot.
Amusing ourselves to death! YouTube screenshot.
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Whistling Past the Killer Robots

 

The web sites aggregating science news are lately filled with stories about robots taking over the planet.  As a charter member of the Star Trek and Star Wars generations I’ve been raised on such fears and warnings.  N...

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10 Slogans or Phrases That Were Rejected or Failed

None of these ever really took off and were quickly consigned to the waste basket or regretted.

 

If you build it they’ll think about coming. Bec...

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The candidate of the coin-flip.  Official government portrait.
The candidate of the coin-flip. Official government portrait.
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10 Reasons Idaho Democrats Delayed Caucus

Idaho Republicans have a primary on March 8th but the Democrats are instead planning a caucus much later in the month.  Here are 10 explanations:

 

 

  1. The state’s only remaining telephone booth wasn’t available in early March
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Does opera help us understand fly-over country?  Screen grab from YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dIVfbylUU-M
Does opera help us understand fly-over country? Screen grab from YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dIVfbylUU-M
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Conservative Elites & Opera: Hopelessly out of Touch

I just read a despatch from the Weekly Standard’s Bill Kristol. The editor is in New Hampshire following the last days before the first in the nation Presidential Primary...

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Politics for Dummies

What the heck is momentum in politics?  Are candidates rolling downhill and knocking over anyone in their paths?  From heretofore the following words and phrases should be banned from American political reporting:

“He/She has momentum...

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Anti-Government Protestors Occupy National Wildlife Refuge In Oregon
Lavoy Finicum is on the left side of the photograph. Justin Sullivan, Getty Images
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The Execution of LaVoy Finicum?

Was “LaVoy” Finicum murdered? This isn’t a question being raised only by the far right. The FBI has released video of Tuesday’s shooting where the rancher was killed...

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Anti-Government Protestors Occupy National Wildlife Refuge In Oregon
Lavoy Finicum is on the left side of the photograph. Justin Sullivan, Getty Images
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Requiem for a Patriot: LaVoy Finicum is Dead

Call me delusional but I believed until I crawled from bed today there was a peaceful solution to the Oregon ranching standoff. I go to sleep early...

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Website of VA Medical Center notorious among veterans.
Website of VA Medical Center notorious among veterans.
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A Veteran’s Tragic Odyssey Through VA Healthcare

Dennis Ketterer is among the best broadcasters I've ever known.  His career started in small town Idaho and took him to the nation's capital...

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Courtesy, Donal Pennington, Getty Images
Courtesy, Donal Pennington, Getty Images
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Voting for Trump? Who Else is There?

There’s too much hyperventilating going on at National Review. Donald Trump may bring about the end of the Republican Party but for years I’ve been told Republican and conservative are two distinct words...

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The magazine is using a photo of Trump via Getty Images.
The magazine is using a photo of Trump via Getty Images.
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Conservatives Kneecap Donald Trump

You don’t need to go to the right college to know enough to come indoors when it rains. I’ve spent years pointing out the American left has a serious Robespierre fetish...

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Basilica, Courtesy, Bill Colley
Basilica, Courtesy, Bill Colley
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Dreams of Heaven and Hell

I spoke with two dead relatives during the night. My brother has been gone well over 5 years and in April it’ll be 20 years since Dad left the family...

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Tom Pennington/Getty Images
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GOP Frantically Shouts Trumplestiltskin!

I was doing some pre-game reading today and it strikes me all the ink spilled daily on Donald Trump could fill a library.

We’re at a point now where nothing any longer can be said that’s original to explain the rise of the real estate baron in American politics...

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Courtesy, Cuba Police Dept., Cuba, NY
Courtesy, Cuba Police Dept., Cuba, NY
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Sorry, Drew, It’s Not O.K.

A nice guy I knew while growing up could spend his last days in prison.  I came home from work last Friday night to learn he had been arrested and a meth lab discovered in his house...

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The site of a dispute but not a crisis.  Courtesy, Harney County, Oregon.
The site of a dispute but not a crisis. Courtesy, Harney County, Oregon.
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All Talk & No Action When It Comes To Ammon Bundy & Oregon

 

Somehow I’ve angered what the media labels the extreme-right, although. Mainstream news media would call me extreme-right as it calls everyone to the right of Mitt Romney. My ...

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Lavoy Finicum is on the left side of the photograph.  Justin Sullivan, Getty Images
Lavoy Finicum is on the left side of the photograph. Justin Sullivan, Getty Images
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Idaho Sheriff Reacts to Ammon Bundy & Hammond Case

Twin Falls County Sheriff Tom Carter made a surprise appearance on Top Story today. He and Captain Tim Miller shared their thoughts on the potential crisis in Oregon where a group of ranchers are occupying some buildings at the Malheur Wildlife Refuge as a demonstration against the jailing of Dwight and Steve Hammond...

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Courtesy, Getty Images.
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Idaho is Cruel to Wild Beasts?

Who knew?  I received this news release from some circus act implying Idaho Fish and Game wants to kill wolves.  After all, who in their right mind doesn't...

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Idaho Governor CL "Butch" Otter. Gov.Idaho.gov
Idaho Governor CL "Butch" Otter. Gov.Idaho.gov
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Will “Butch” Otter’s Legacy Be Thwarted By Depression?

Driving home from work today I listened to the radio as my Governor outlined his 2016 wish list.  C.L. “Butch” Otter has had the job in Idaho for a long time now...

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Ted Cruz satirizes illegal immigration.  Screen capture from video.
Ted Cruz satirizes illegal immigration. Screen capture from video.
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Ted Cruz Needles The Illegal Alien Enablers

From the breathless whining files of “How dare the man!” Lefty is having a conniption fit after seeing the latest Ted Cruz commercial. I think it’s quite clever...

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The two clubs tee it up for the second time in a two months.  Courtesy, Getty Images
The two clubs tee it up for the second time in a two months. Courtesy, Getty Images
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Football Tests Us On & Off The Field

Pete LoPresti gave up 7 goals one night to the mighty Montreal Canadiens.  During the middle of the 1970s LoPresti became the starting goaltender for his home state Minnesota North Stars...

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Even the big dogs can slide through mountain passes.  Screen grab from attached link.
Even the big dogs can slide through mountain passes. Screen grab from attached link.
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Taking Flight Above the Mountains of Idaho and Wales

A friend of mine from broadcast days spent many years doing traffic reports from choppers and planes.  He can’t get enough of flying and sent me this link to a video from Wales.  The USAF and RAF are practicing mountain flying. 

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