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Re: “Buried in the Headlines

11. Wikileask emails of Hillary Clinton's cabal. and 12. Project Veritas

Clinton and the Democrats were / are sending thugs to disrupt TRUMP rallies.
Obama knew about Hillary's illegal computer servers and directly lied to the American people, again.
The Clinton campaign has been illegally coordinating with PACS.

13. People are overwhelmingly attending TRUMP rallies in record numbers; Clinton and Kane are only getting token crowds.

Posted by WAKE-UP-Ds on 10/28/2016 at 7:19 AM

Re: “We Shall Overcome

Is there a print version of the Progressive voter's guide? My dog isn't house broken yet, so I could use a few copies.

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Posted by muddydog on 10/27/2016 at 9:17 PM

Re: “Crapo Flip-Flops

No doubt the accusations against Trump cost him the Inlander's endorsement, and Crapo's support of Trump cost
Crapo the Inlander's endorsement, too.

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Posted by muddydog on 10/27/2016 at 9:12 PM

Re: “We Shall Overcome

What the right wing wackos on this thread fail to realize is that Ms. McKay has correctly identified Hillary as the murderer that she is. That is hardly a "brownshirt" endorsement. These guys will troll any woman they can get their keyboard fingers on just because they can and they have nothing better to do. Get a life.

I can't WAIT to be over with this election either. Bring on the future and leave these nasty troll types in the dustbin of history!

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Posted by Karen B. on 10/27/2016 at 4:42 PM

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: “Common Ground

Snowflakes want free speech but demand " No Free Speech Zones ".

This college Idiocracy is why no one takes college children seriously and just laugh at the stupidity they spew.

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

Re: “WSU student found dead, Wiltjer finds NBA home and morning headlines

There was and still is a high volume of purchasers of HDTV's since the primary discharge in 1998. The main issue was there wasn't a match for it's quality in circle. Utilizing the HD's new clarity they required something that would compliment yet make HD to the following stride. Also they required something that was moderate that would have the capacity to handle playing HD content. In this way went along the idea for the DVR-blu, soon after instituted blu-beam.

Posted by Afreen Naz on 10/27/2016 at 8:20 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


Gary Johnson is on the ballot in all 50 states. The guy has integrity, his vision is maximum freedom with limited government. He doesn't ply you with cheap slogans or lie to your face; he's THE candidate with integrity.

You can vote out of fear and continue getting government run on fear and crisis; or you can vote out of principle and get government by principles.

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Posted by Rory Leckband on 10/26/2016 at 8:59 PM

Re: “'Trust But Don't Verify'

Buccifer3.0, not to say that you don't have a valid point, but, this is Stevens Co. Many of the people here have no idea of what goes on because it is always kept quiet, the voters are the ones that believe what they see, but don't get out much. The people who stand up for them selves are made to be public nuisance and criminal therefore unable to vote. I turned 41 the other day and this is the second year I have been able to vote ever. I moved to the area when I was 17, have seen close friends die from colville police ten miles out of town and never been investigated, I have personally been handcuffed with my feet uphill, cops knees on my shoulders, head under water, I had resisted, but was more than co-operative when I was being told that I would be shot and had a.45 pointing directly at my face. I let the officer cuff me and was thrown down into the rock along the railroad tracks, feet to the tracks head under water, the guy jumped on my chest and held my head under, I thought I was done and I saw a county officer running up and the city officer stood up, probably saved my life just because they were not both city cops. A little bit off track but that is how I see the city of Colville police department, especially when the officer who did that is still on the force, only with more power now.

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Posted by Charles Moreau on 10/26/2016 at 7:15 PM

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: “On the Road: The Story of Jimi Snakeskin

Terrible. This Salsbury guy has no style at all. Which makes sense. He is a government bureaucrat. It is hard to be creative when ones life has been thrown away supporting worthless institutions. Indeed, if one comes to the end of a long career of that nature can it be said that they were ever alive at all? Or just living in this world as an automaton. A husk that was absent the day souls were passed out. The writer breed contempt and yet he is clearly ill-prepared to go beyond anything but a matter of fact and simplistic narrative using banal words and metaphors that are a better fit for Jim Davis and his Garfield than to a reader that is trying to feel something. This? It made me feel dead inside. It made me feel like being human wasn't worth it. It made me despise things I love and then love when the onslaught unto my mind had ceased and the final sentence in this coffin and been thoroughly nailed down. I only endure now, at this page, to see for myself that I thus still live on and that the scornful misery of being exposed to such ill-formed talent did not end my being but only made me feel like it had.

Posted by Lysander on 10/26/2016 at 4:29 PM

Re: “Resource Management

What a terrible story. This is the best? The best?!?!?!?!?!?! Pathetic. This Tom character has spent a lifetime sponging off the state in a capacity that accentuates his punitive caste. Essentially, the face of evil. Indeed, and we can all come together to enjoy the irony of the fact that he is the author of this very wretched work. His style? One word, jarrin! As in, it does not flow. People that are poor writers but have high opinion of themselves tend to suffer from this habit. They know many words and feel many--dull--things. And so when one that lacks a creative spirit combines the know-how with a righteous will but a soulless mind we are left with this slop. I can imagine the writing process that produces this wretch of a work to be similar to vacuuming a floor and then using the vacuums contents to slowly spill the innards onto a blank page until it is full. Sure;y, this Tom person is not entirely a fool. Foolish enough not to realize his poor talent and yet no foolish enough not to be able to spill the blather on the page. Really, it is authors like this, and too works like this, that have killed the love of reading in contemporary America. For the consumer of the written word one can find all the pleasure of reading words in sentences and yet all the frustration of have conceived what's written in vain because it is tepid and moribund. It as if a great work can live and then it can die and decompose. This is what would left over: decomposition....and it stinks!

Posted by Lysander on 10/26/2016 at 4:15 PM

Re: “A Most Worthy Mortal

I am a direct descendant of Peggy and Finan. Their son Donald McDonald married Mary McRea, who had a a daughter Catherine McDonald who married Jeremiah Daniel Cockburn, who had a son James Donald Cockburn who married to Rose Millard, who had a son John Cockburn (my grandfather) who married Ada Arnold, who had a daughter Patricia Cockburn (living) who is married to Herb Tran (living), I am Jeffrey Tran married to Valerie Nattress, living in Markham, Ontario. And by some strange coincidence I have retraced Voyageur Canoe Routes on the Border waters between Canada and USA near Quetico Park, and worked as an Outdoor and Environmental Education Teacher. I found your article interesting and enjoy reading historical accounts.

Posted by Jeff Tran on 10/26/2016 at 4:06 PM

Re: “High-Rise and Fall

There are all kinds of businesses that flourish in Spokane, but not when they are based on debt and debt alone.

Posted by Robert Fury on 10/26/2016 at 11:27 AM

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

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