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TeaPartyBob: A House Divided Against Itself Cannot Stand

Comments by TeaPartyBob on this morning’s Kevin Miller Show on KIDO Talk Radio – 107.5 FM & 580 AM Good morning Kevin: I would just like to remind everyone that if they would like to help the families of the 3 National Guardsmen who perished financially, they can go to the Gem State Patriot website […]

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Rep. Ron Nate Calls for Grocery Tax Repeal

Dateline: BOISE, IDAHO, February 2021 — When you hit the neighborhood grocery store to do your weekly shopping trip for eggs, milk, bread, fruits and other staples, you pay the cost of the groceries plus an additional 6% in state sales tax which goes into the state general fund. The grocery tax brings in about […]

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Idahoans Must Recognize the Threat of Proposed Changes to House Rule 64

Why is the supposedly ‘conservative’ Rep. Greg Chaney trying to curtail our freedom of speech? The proposed changes to House Rule 64 would violate the rights of the people. You can read more about the problems with these proposed changes here and here. You can contact your state representatives to express your concerns here. You […]

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Fighting Back

For months now, the global social media giants have been eliminating from their formats anything that they consider to be abusive of their rules. What you have to remember is they make up the rules as they go along to reach their goals of limiting the freedom of speech. I myself was personally removed and […]

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Why you should vote “No” on HJR4

The Idaho Constitution allows for 30-35 legislative districts, while HJR4 fixes it to just 35. Currently, this issue is being conflated with a push for one senator per county in Idaho; these are separate issues. The short version is HJR4 is an attempt to create a 10 legislative district Ada County and the Legislature is […]

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Little at His Worst

I see great disappointment with Governor Little and the recent actions he has taken to grab power in the face of an emergency. He has run roughshod over our legislature and eliminated any participation by the people in the governing of our state by not allowing our elected representatives to voice the people’s concern for […]

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Special session success overshadowed by Senate’s failure to end Covid emergency

Idaho’s special legislative session produced a giant victory over interest groups. The interest groups desperately wanted businesses to enforce government mandates in exchange for the coveted prize of immunity from lawsuits. However, the lawsuit immunity bill that ultimately passed — on mostly party-line votes — instead says: No one may sue an establishment under the […]

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Cover Your Assets – Gov. Little’s Immunity Plea

As the COVID pandemic and Governor Little’s overreaction have persisted for 5 months now, citizens are voicing a need for the legislature to be involved. They want to address Governor Little’s “emergency” orders. It finally appears the Governor is willing to involve the legislature in these crucial life-or-death and prosper-or-perish decisions. Not so fast! Instead, […]

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Idahoans: Act today to oppose Covid-19 immunity legislation

Idahoans should promptly tell lawmakers and Gov. Brad Little to reject a civil liability proposal that is expected to become the centerpiece of a special legislative session planned for the week of Aug. 24. The proposal would basically allow the government to do whatever it wants in the event of a disaster or emergency declared […]

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Your Vote Doesn’t Count

‘Says King Little and his Merry Men’ Your legislators do not care about the people they were elected to serve and are telling you all to go pound sand. The Fox is in the Hen House Making Chicken Dinner. Our Governor Little declared an emergency and basically took control of our state. 1. He shut […]

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Is it time for a Mutiny? Recall Governor Little?

Who is steering our conservative ship Idaho? Captain Bligh? It is seldom that we see governors recalled, although two have been recalled successfully in U.S., with the most recent being Scott Walker of Wisconsin who was victorious in a recall election with the Mayor of Milwaukee. The second was Gray Davis from California in 2003 […]

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Virtue and Civility in Politics

Brent Hill the past President Pro Tempore of the Idaho Senate is a good man. The few times I have had the privilege of interacting with him he has treated me with dignity and respect. He announced yesterday that he was going to Head an organization called “The Next Generation Program” which is sponsored by […]