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Re: “Now It's Our Turn

Hey Alex

There has NEVER been a more corrupt person running for President of the United States in US History than Hillary Clinton.

Look it up.

It's really scary how media sources like the Inlander are silent and or apologist for the Clinton machine and the corrupt Democrat party.

Bernie Sanders was correct. He was cheated.

As a voter, look at every race and issue objectively; just the facts, no emotion.

Ask yourself if YOU would hire this person for the job they are seeking. Are they qualified or are they asking for the job because they feel they are a 'nice person'. or 'deserve it'.

Every issue, look at the bottom line cost. Case in point STA Prop 1 on the Spokane ballot. It is the bigget boondoggle ever to grace an Eastern Washington ballot; yet the Spokesman and the Inlander endorse it.

Looking into the details and who is backing the issue one finds it is a bad idea that cost us a 5th of a billion dollars for something we don't need and we can reproduce with current equipment and resources. Yet your grand kids will still be stuck paying for this awful system if it passes.

The powers behind it, stand to benefit greatly. They can't say, Spokane needs it however; since we don't.

Look up YES for BUSES on the WA Public Disclosure Website. (
Note all the out of town businesses and labor unions funding it.

Few if any normal citizens are supporting this issue yet they have raised over $130,000+

The de facto and very well compensated campaign manger, Adam McDaniel, works for Ben Stuckart as a paid assistant.

Some folks see this as a conflict of interest since Stuckart is from the same cabal that is pushing this issue and stands to benefit greatly.

The lesson of this is, read, listen and learn from multiple sources before voting.

Know the truth and vote wisely; Think of not only yourself, neighbors and others, think of future generations.

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Posted by WAKE-UP-Ds on 10/27/2016 at 1:07 PM

Re: “We Shall Overcome

Mariah just can't wait to officially put on the Brownshirt and Hillary Armband and start rounding up people for the progressive Re-Education Camps.....

Racism, hate and sexist just look in the mirror Mariah.

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Posted by CommonSense on 10/27/2016 at 11:33 AM

Re: “We Shall Overcome

Geeeeeez McKay, could you possibly give worse election advice?

TRUMP is a flawed man; there is no doubt of this. Hillary however is a proven liar and has used her high office for personal and political gain. She exposed the most secure communication system on the planet to independent hackers and foreign nations. Hillary the DNC and the White house have been linked to goon squads, sent to disrupt TRUMP rallies.

This is not a matter of opinion., McKay. These are well established and verified facts.

Assuming you paid any attention to history in your education, do you recall how the worst despots in history rose to power.?

They all were noted for lying, and braking laws others for which others would be jailed. The all used goon squads.

Sound familiar?

The first ones they crush after the seize power are their opposition; then they come after the useful idiots, followed by anyone and anything they see as a threat to their power.

Hillary is factually the worst, most corrupt person ever to seek the office of President of the United States from a major party. Your Progressive Voters Guide (PVG) recommends her.

The PVG then proceeds to endorse some of worst initiatives, propositions and measures EVER to grace a Spokane ballot.

The STA Prop 1 is clearly a 200 million dollar boondoggle this community does not need. We can emulate ANY aspect of the proposal with current equipment.

STA ridership in 2015 has fallen of by 4%; if they didn't GIVE away rides for free to EWU students, STA numbers would be even lower in 2016.

WHY SPEND THE 200 million dollars on a system that is losing riders despite the hundreds of millions of dollars already spent?

I'd rather have the potholes filled and the streets and bridges repaired. We have some of the worst streets in the nation according to a recent national survey. IDAHO has some of the best. They have a much lower sales and fuel tax.

IDAHO should not have better infrastructure maintenance than WA considering the size and potential of their economy versus ours.

As for candidates, the PVG is nothing but straight ticket endorsement of DEMOCRATS; regardless of how inept of under skilled for the office.

There is no reasoning or comparison of credentials for each seek a specific elected office.

Case in point.

In the WA 6th Legislative district, the two Democrats vying for the representative seats are far less skilled and credentialed than their opponents who happen to be Republicans.

Case in point.

In the Governors race, Jay Inslee, who is directly responsible for neglecting a known problem with the prison release computer system for three years; or at least until a Spokane kid got killed by a felon who SHOULD NOT HAVE BEEN RELEASED; saved for the flawed, aforementioned system.

Jay is fast to take credit for the reduction in WA college tuition; something he really had nothing to do with. It was an idea of others.

Are you paying attention McKay???????

Did you see the GOV debates?

Jay was a mistake and a loser...and he should retire to private life.

Considering the aforementioned awful recommendations from your Progressive Voters Guide, why should we trust ANY recommendation from that apparently politically ignorant group, or you?

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Posted by WAKE-UP-McKay on 10/27/2016 at 6:10 AM

Re: “Defending North Idaho

North Washington is a lot like North Idaho but just doesn't ring with the same jingoistic concerns of elitist morons. To me this column was written by some metropolitan dandy that probably knows next to nothing about the area that can't be found stuck on a cork board at the newest wine bar opening in Sandpoint. I like N Idaho. But then, I know north idaho. It does not need to be redeemed to the people that live there, only to those that have the misfortune of rubbing elbows with jerks in tweed jackets with elbow pads and having to explain to them that they are not riff-raff even though they have to exclaim thier origins as "North Idaho". Really, the people that have anxiety about their N. Idaho identity aren't really from N Idaho to begin with.

Let me close with what Edward Said said of his own experiences having to adopt a "hometown" so-to-speak:
exile is strangely compelling to think about but terrible to experience. It is the unhealable rift forced between a human being and a native place, between the self and its true home: its essential sadness can never be surmounted. And while it is true that literature and history contain heroic, romantic, glorious, even triumphant episodes in an exiles life, these are no more than efforts meant to overcome the crippling sorrow of estrangement.

Home is something you love. Not something you defend. So to the author I say: adopt a new hometown that you don't have to defend and then never come "home" again. Because to you home isn't what it is for the people that are already there and are willing to accept it as it is or make it better. You? You left! Good riddance.

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Posted by Lysander on 10/26/2016 at 5:23 PM

Re: “Accidents All Over

When I read this column it is hard to think which is more irritating, this sophists words or his ugly mug and that goofy beard?

Anyone that doesn't see politics in this country as an act of self-defense of the individual against the machinations from upon the ivory tower this screed could not be a better emblem. Mr NeckBeard thinks that McMorris is a failure and a tool. Frankly, you will not here me saying otherwise. She is an even bigger tool than the George "term limits" Nethercutt and his bullshlt. However, the ego usually drives the man and in this case there is no exception. He thinks that McMorris just hasn't "done the right things". Did you hear that people of her district? She isn't doing the right things. Never mind that nearly everything that can be done is but another pound of flesh from you and I and that these people are perched upon a power that could legislate the color your underwear or outlaw certain flavors of Jolly Ranchers, is this not THE concern? The power?!?!?!?! Rather then say how that power is expressed let us first look to the power. And in that case I think Mr NeckBeard and Cathy would wholly agree. I am wrong; politicians would never make such ingresses into the public's liberty. Except that they do up to and including declaring the right to hold ANY american without charge and in secret by the military. Mr NeckBeard and Cathy would only argue on the degree of this violation. Cathy would say that it is necessary for security and Mr NeckBeard would call this an "abuse" of power. But people, that is just two hairdos arguing over the fact that they agree. The question is never why we stand for a government that has mantles of power subject to the abuse of the worst people in our society--the ones elected. No, that is never the question. The question for the people is always the degree to which they are willing to prostrate themselves to this abuse. If you read the pre-amble to the constitution or the preamble to the bill of rights or the declaration of independence itself one thing is clear. The government is not the place in our society where we figure out how it is to be ordered. Society--a free society--orders itself and needs no administration. So let these two communists be who they are...terrible people. And just don't vote. Revoke your consent from this government and then laugh at it when it takes itself seriously. Laugh at it until there is nothing left! You can either laugh now while watching it fall like an iron curtain or you will cry when your reality crashes down around you. When the USSR collapsed millions died in the chaos. I can only hope that when our evil empire falls the people will suffer less. And there is hope. There will be no "competing super power" to wranle with our internal affairs and ensure that we suffer to our maximum potential.

But in either case I like to hedge my bets and so I close with this: Hail Clinton! Peace be upon her name. Hail Trump. Peace be upon his name. Amen.

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Posted by Lysander on 10/26/2016 at 5:05 PM

Re: “Accidents All Over

Thank you for your thoughtful article. I am a volunteer for Joe Pakootas. I continue to be impressed with his hard work running for Congress. He is sincere and knowledgeable about the issues. CMR is out of touch with Eastern Washington and Congress in general is ineffective. We need to get Joe elected and bring about change to our region and our country. And thank you for putting the Democrats' feet to the fire. They have done next to nothing to support and help him. I am very disappointed to watch the local party turn their back on him. He has an excellent change at getting elected and they could have done more to make sure it happens.

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Posted by Anne Stuyvesant Whigham on 10/26/2016 at 11:01 AM

Re: “Defending North Idaho

As much as I think there are a lot of good people up there, there is one force going against this getting any better: The American Redoubt.

It is becoming a mecca for survivalists, and a lot of them tend to build on the reputation that you write about.

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Posted by Rolyatroba on 10/26/2016 at 10:04 AM

Re: “Defending North Idaho

Sandpoint was the author's "adopted" hometown, and he no longer lives there. He certainly has the right to comment about whatever interests him, but he should reconsider his use of the term "carpetbagger." Glass houses, etc.

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Posted by muddydog on 10/25/2016 at 1:31 PM

Re: “Defending North Idaho

Jody and RJH are examples of the rabid radical right rhat it seems tend to populate north Idaho. As a 3rd generation idahoan,they are an embarrassment

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Posted by jahli on 10/24/2016 at 7:57 AM

Re: “How's That For Respect?

Bill Clinton molested women, was accused of raping one, had relations with a subordinate in the Oval Office, lied about it under oath, which is perjury, and was impeached by the House. All the while, Hillary aided and abetted the cover up and smear campaign against his accusers. And now that allegations are leveled against Trump, Democrats have rediscovered their integrity and sense of right and wrong. Give me a break.

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Posted by muddydog on 10/22/2016 at 11:42 PM

Re: “Accidents All Over

Wow..... the latest Pakootas attack add on CMR is deplorable, Joe in utter desperation is going Dirty Fast.

Bob is still apologizing for Tom Foley losing blaming it on bibles and Guns? Tom Foley lost it when he went on local TV and said he didn't care/ GAS what the majority of his constituents wanted and he wouldn't retire / return to live in his Spokane District if he lost..... True to his word this day he is a Permanent WASHINGTON DC resident the only Washington he truly loved....

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Posted by CommonSense on 10/22/2016 at 3:05 PM

Re: “How's That For Respect?

More important than a wage hike is FULL TIME STATUS. I agree the minimum wage needs to be raised. It is not a "living wage". However, I can make more money working full time at $9.47 per hour than I can working 24 hours a week at $13.00 per hour. Most employers in retail and food service do not hire employees to work full time. AND, if the minimum wage is increased, they will simply cut employees hours. At my last job, they were not required to give me a minimum number of hours per week. They could schedule me for 4 hours if they felt like it. Why? Why not give one person 40 hours instead of giving three people 13 hours? One reason is insurance. Companies are not required to provide insurance to part time employees. Why not just go out and get a second job? Sure, everyone wants to work two jobs and not have a life or a set schedule and pay for their own insurance. Fun times.

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Posted by Frankie Benka on 10/22/2016 at 1:35 PM

Re: “How's That For Respect?


You will one day regret your support of Hillary Clinton. It is only a matter of time before all of her crimes are exposed for all to see. Just like her husband was exposed as a lying whoremonger and sexual predator.

You will then realize you were a fool and believed in her despite being advised she was a proven liar.

I wonder if you will admit you were fooled or just say you voted for TRUMP?

My guess is It's hard for you and your ilk to admit to others that you were part of the problem....

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Posted by C'mon Inlander on 10/22/2016 at 12:34 PM

Re: “How's That For Respect?

Thanks for showing trump supporters that no matter how much they ignore the facts & try to discredit Hillary, they are supporting a mean-spirited bully who is a danger to democracy. I voted for Hillary & support the democrats to promote equal rights and to make America kind, educated, sustainable, and prosperous!

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Posted by KatKat on 10/22/2016 at 11:54 AM

Re: “Defending North Idaho

"North Idaho gets a bad rap. It's nationally known as a region packed with white supremacists, radical bunker dwellers and unhinged conspiracy theorists." I lived in Northern Idaho for over a decade and only met a few of those people...though if you didn't bring up the topic, you would never know. I live in Texas now, whenever I mention Idaho all anyone talks about is potatoes or hippies. (Well first they think corn, for some reason people outside of Idaho think it is Iowa.) I have never once had anyone question me about the what you speak of. The so-called "hateful" past of Idaho would all but die from memory if you stupid Liberal fear-mongers would just drop it.

The most hateful people I knew while living there were the liberal whites. If you didn't follow their ways, your name was quickly passed around...kinda like this writer does.

If you want to talk racism...lets talk about the Bonner County Human Rights Task Force that makes sure that everyone but whites have rights. Or the progressive hate crime laws that prevent whites from protecting themselves.

We all know the the old black child molester, that can't even get a parking ticket because it would be racist...even though he always had some underage white boy with him. Anytime someone mentions him you are quickly cut off by some liberal within earshot and reminded that he was a blues musician, we are lucky to have him there and that there is nothing wrong with his lifestyle. Oh...and we're racist.

Who remembers the busing in of Inner City blacks to Bonner County that they did years ago? When they brought in thugs from California and told them they were protected. All they did was stand around verbally attacking white people trying to start fights and follow the white women around. If we tried to defend ourselves we were racist and risked being arrested, the white women were racist for not sleeping with them. They didn't want to work (not like there was much in the way of employment anyways) or get peppered for winter and we were racist because we wouldn't get their firewood, house them or GIVE them winter clothes. We stayed peaceful while they tried to get violent...yet we were still the racist ones.

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Posted by R.J.H on 10/22/2016 at 7:11 AM

Re: “The Ties That Bind

Hey, Spokane 2015. This is Spokane 2016.

Your STA ballot measure will fail. The liberals will not accept defeat and will place nearly the same exact issue on the ballot in 2016,

Not before some of the money from the 2015 campaign is paid out to Ben Stuckart, Karen Stratton and Lori Kinear. for their 2015 campaigns, however.

The STA plan is an unnecessary expense of $200,000,000+ and the folks supporting it are either crooks or fools.

BTW: TRUMP and Hillary are the POTUS candidates.

TRUMP wins;

Hillary is investigated, convicted and goes to jail.....

The liberal media is shamed for their support of Hillary and several media leaders are forced to resign.

Posted by 2016 on 10/22/2016 at 6:39 AM

Re: “Guilty Climate Pleasure

Mrs. Mariah Dawson is an apparent victim of too much indoctrination in liberal dogma and not enough education in science.

It's sad how many useful idiots there are who believe the earth is increasing in temperature due to human activity and ignore the hard facts that ALL planets in our solar system have seen an increase in average temperature.

What the Mariah Dawson types fail to realize is they are being played. Human activity is not causing the average temperatures on EARTH, MARS, VENUS, SATURN etc to increase. IT A FUNCTION OF THE SUN.

The Climate Change shakedown scam has been exposed for what it is; an attempt by unscrupulous political hacks. Remember Al Gore???? Thank GOD he wasn't elected in 2000!!!

It is nothing less that a plan to needlessly seize tax dollars from unsuspecting citizens.

It's an example of government of the people by being commandeered by evil people to control other people.

Very unAmerican. This is why the liberal types are taught to hate America.

Apparently Mariah has been a very gullible student.

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Posted by Don't be a useful idiot... on 10/22/2016 at 6:19 AM

Re: “Accidents All Over

@muddydog stated

"The last thing we need is some overly confident imbecile who thinks he can cure the nation's ills, and that the remedy is more government and higher taxes."

Didn't we just have 8 years of that?

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Posted by Pointing out the Obv on 10/22/2016 at 5:30 AM

Re: “Defending North Idaho

I must digress a little for my earlier post and the misspellings, please forgive me of them as my spell correct kicked off without me knowing it and I am guilty of not proofreading my work, so my apologies. I also later looked to find that this political hack now resides in Seattle, a place that surely welcomes him and everything he believes in. My question now is this, why are you even writing about our home? Is it a persoal vendetta, did someone call you on your bucket load of crap and hurt your feelings, did Heather Scott call you on your crap? Thus making you want to go to your safe space, in Seattle? Why have you even decided to write this if you don't even live here. You know, I, and many other's, would have at least respected you for living here and standing up for what you believe in. But now you aren't even going to get any respect for that fact. I wonder how much you were paid by the DNC to write this garbage. You are no journalist, but a paid blogger, that is all you will ever be as long as you write drivel like this. Please, don't go away mad, just go away.

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Posted by Jody Lawrence on 10/22/2016 at 2:32 AM

Re: “Defending North Idaho

How about the time wwhen the VA tried to go and take the firearms from a citizen, because they arbitrarily, without any due process demed him mentally imcompetent and tried to confiscate his personal property from him? She was three in force with our County Sheriff and many townspeople and our regions Oathkeepers to ensure his due process. The VA canceled their appointment to come take his firearms. How about her support and "yes" vote on behalf of Idahoans to be able to carry concealed without a permit. These are things yor democratic buddy/pal would never do. It doesn't fit into her agenda to help destroy our Constitution from the inside out. How about you quit calling North Idahoans derogatory names and acting like a school child because they don't agree with what you believe in, and feel. You speak like the typical Californian who left there after helping to participate in destroying the place you lived. There is nothing wrong with escaping somewhere to go live in peace in another region of the country, coming here to assimilate and to contribute to the way of life in your new homw. Trying to make it just like the place you just left because it doesn't fit your narrative of the way you think things should be, doesnot endear you in any way to this community. In fact it makes the people of the community, wish you would go back to where you came from. You cannot possibly call this a well written news piece, but it is a total hack job with half cocked sniper pieces on a very well loved leaderbin our community. After this hack piece and the fabricated lies of the DNC plant that tried to lodge a bullshit complaint with the police and Bonner County Sheriff's office, you are quickly losing all credibility you moght have ever had. You really should go back where you came from if you don't like us "Deploerable," "Irredeemable" people your girl deems us as. I am sure they will welcome you with open arms and Unicorn Hugs all around.

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Posted by Jody Lawrence on 10/22/2016 at 2:12 AM

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