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Op-Ed: Security is an illusion and certainty is a mirage

It has been inaction rather than the actions taken by this governor that are endangering the rule of law and the fabric that binds us as a civilized society. Nothing this governor has done has provided any security let alone any certainty. If anything his sheep-like mentality has instilled fear into our citizenry and is destroying […]

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Sheep Rancher Fleeces Idaho’s Economy

“Where was the Legislative Approval for this Shutdown?” It’s difficult to fathom how fast Idaho’s thriving economy could become a thing of the past in such a short time but it has happened. Governor Little a former sheep rancher turned politician for the RINO party has single-handedly crushed Idaho’s economy with the help of his […]

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License to Kill

One thing is becoming clearer with each passing day that governments lock-down its citizens, deprives them of their ability to make a living, trample the unalienable rights of citizens to peaceably assemble, practice their religion, receive due process by trial because of some violation of a law, violated liberty to move about without harassment and […]

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Governor Little “No risk is the most risk”

I was told this by a patient who was also one of my closest physician friends. I announced my retirement date 6 months in advance and did not schedule any big surgery cases 3months out from my retirement date. Over the years—41 years of practicing medicine and surgery, a surgeon develops relationships with not only […]

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First Do No Harm

For me, these three articles add clarity to our discussion of the Covid-19 mitigation strategies currently being deployed in Idaho. They come from nationally respected and renowned virology and Public Health laboratories. https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-020-01095-0 https://sph.umich.edu/pursuit/2020posts/how-scientists-quantify-outbreaks.html https://www.stanforddaily.com/2020/04/17/santa-clara-county-covid-19-cases-could-be-50-to-85-times-higher-than-reported-stanford-study-finds/ The 1st and third articles refer to the Santa Clara Study just published. They tell us why antibody studies are […]

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Charges Against Governor Brad Little

First, a little background, a little history of where we came from and who we are. Obviously to some, this first paragraph is from the Declaration of Independence with some slight changes. We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable […]

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Governor Little’s Decision to keep Idaho Closed is Misguided

“Bad decisions yield bad results” I disagree today with the Governors extension. I agreed with him on round 1. Type 2 mitigation strategy—”stay in place” and selective quarantine is appropriate for lag and exponential phases of pandemics. Type 3 mitigation—isolating at-risk populations is appropriate for plateau and log phases of the pandemic. People, families, and […]

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Governor Little, You’re Killing Idaho’s Economy

We are now just 3 days away from the 15th of April when the Governor’s “Shelter at Home Order” could end. We are strongly urging our governor to get the people of Idaho back to work. As we said in our message many times on the Kevin Miller Show, this shelter in place order should only […]

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Bad Advice from Bureaucrats Hurts our State

As we approach the “peak of the curve” in Idaho and as our Governor will be coming down with his decision about extending “stay in place” policies for the whole State of Idaho early next week I believe a few observations are in order. First of all, I believe the Governor’s instincts have served the […]

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Op-Ed: Liberal “Little” Strikes Again

The election of Brad Little could turn out to be one of the biggest mistakes Idahoans have ever made politically. First, we get the house and senate to pass a repeal of the grocery tax and Otter vetos the bill. Next, Little and the usual cronies promise that they will pass the repeal in the […]

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Who are the Lobbyists trying to Kill the Grocery Tax Repeal?

Idahoans have been wondering why, after all the promises by our governor and legislators to repeal the grocery tax, all such attempts have been stopped in committee. We did a little digging and found someone we consider a credible source who told us that allegedly Albertsons, AARP and Idaho legislative representatives from the Pocatello and […]

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Weighing in on the Grocery Tax and State of the State

Let me try to clarify what the governor said in his state of the state message because, like all politicians, he gives us a lot of double talk that needs to be translated into common English. The Grocery Tax from our conservative Representative Priscilla Giddings: During the 2019 Legislative session, based on the Wayfair decision, […]