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2013-03-01 10:06:57 PM
I hope they can remember where they put the wheels.
 
2013-03-01 10:14:42 PM
Best sledding hill in Boise
 
2013-03-01 10:36:26 PM
Your move, the Citadel.
 
2013-03-01 10:57:07 PM
Yeah, California spent a bunch of money on building a new governor's mansion.  No governor ever lived in it, and pressure from the critics of the mansion finally led to it being sold.

Oh, funny story: the new mansion was an idea pushed by the "fiscal conservative" Ronald Reagan, and the group that eventually got rid of it?  The spendthrift Democrats in the Senate.
 
2013-03-01 11:14:36 PM
Looks like a hell of a nice mansion.
 
2013-03-01 11:39:48 PM

cretinbob: Best sledding hill in Boise


Definitely.  Always loved that hill.  Especially for sledding into Bogus Basin Hill Road
 
2013-03-02 12:00:38 AM
Too white.
 
2013-03-02 12:07:57 AM
If it's a mansion, it's probably not in Idaho. If it's in Idaho, it's probably not a mansion.
 
2013-03-02 12:14:05 AM
How can a farking building that no one uses cost nearly $1 million to maintain? You can BUILD a [small] mansion for that money.
 
2013-03-02 12:24:56 AM

Lionel Mandrake: Yeah, California spent a bunch of money on building a new governor's mansion.  No governor ever lived in it, and pressure from the critics of the mansion finally led to it being sold.

Oh, funny story: the new mansion was an idea pushed by the "fiscal conservative" Ronald Reagan, and the group that eventually got rid of it?  The spendthrift Democrats in the Senate.


Since when have California Republicans even pretended to be fiscally conservative? Hell, our last governor (who shall remain nameless, because I can't spell his farking name) was ready to take out multimillion dollar mortgages on state property just to make a quick buck.
 
2013-03-02 12:35:10 AM

DigitalCoffee: How can a farking building that no one uses cost nearly $1 million to maintain? You can BUILD a [small] mansion for that money.


Big ass old building on big ass plot of land can get spendy. Especially if the building is falling apart.
 
2013-03-02 12:48:42 AM

cretinbob: Best sledding hill in Boise


Winter OR Summer.
 
2013-03-02 12:49:07 AM
MrEricSir:
Since when have California Republicans even pretended to be fiscally conservative? Hell, our last governor (who shall remain nameless, because I can't spell his farking name) was ready to take out multimillion dollar mortgages on state property just to make a quick buck.

The National Republicans pretend to be fiscally conservative while:

*Committing the US to multi-trillion $$$ wars of choice with cave people on the other side of the world and starting a parallel war with another country in the general vicinity of said cave people.

*Tax "cuts" worth hundreds of billions of $$$/year without any offset in spending. Hell - they massively increased the size of the federal budget at about the same time

* Healthcare Reform (Medicare Part D) that is not only unfunded so runs up billions upon billions in debt each year but also prohibits the largest buyer of medicines in the country from negotiating prices with pharmaceutical companies costing additional billions upon billions each year.

*Almost doubling the military budget (excluding costs due to above wars of choice) without any corresponding tax increases to pay for it, followed by a prolonged period of fighting any curbs on the unfunded military spending.

so it shouldn't be a surprise to see the state GOP follow a similar path.
 
2013-03-02 01:04:24 AM
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2013-03-02 01:28:15 AM
They're giving Mr. Spud's house back to the family??

/That was his vanity plate.
//Love the irony that a "small government" fan made his early fortune on government contracts.
 
2013-03-02 01:40:02 AM

Gough: They're giving Mr. Spud's house back to the family??

/That was his vanity plate.
//Love the irony that a "small government" fan made his early fortune on government contracts.



Yup, according to Fast Food Nation, he got big by selling dehydrated onion powder to the military.
Not only this, while he was building his empire, he took acres of wood from public land to build stuff.

To wit: " When J. R. Simplot needed timber for a new warehouse, he and his men would just head down to Yellowstone and chop down some trees. Within a decade, Simplot was the largest shipper of potatoes in the West, operating thirty-three warehouses in Oregon and Idaho.  "


Real boot strappy like...
 
2013-03-02 01:49:41 AM

Lionel Mandrake: Yeah, California spent a bunch of money on building a new governor's mansion.  No governor ever lived in it, and pressure from the critics of the mansion finally led to it being sold.

Oh, funny story: the new mansion was an idea pushed by the "fiscal conservative" Ronald Reagan, and the group that eventually got rid of it?  The spendthrift Democrats in the Senate.


Remember the reason it was built? Nancy Reagan called what is now the "Historic Governor's Mansion" (tours available for $2) a fire trap and refused to live there. I don't know where exactly the Reagans stayed when he was our gov dude, but I strongly suspect it was one of our fancy-pants hotel suites or perhaps he commuted from SoCal. I was just a wee little thing back then, so there's no way I'd remember that.

I don't really know why any state has a governor's mansion. These dudes would do just fine in a gated community with good security, no "mansion" required. Shoot, Governor Brown lives in a loft downtown. I used to live in a loft downtown. Those old commercial spaces that have been turned into lofts are actually quite nice.

/well, a McMansion for the gov dude is OK, I guess
//but only so the other governors don't make fun of ours too much when they all do governor stuff together
 
2013-03-02 01:54:16 AM

MrEricSir: Lionel Mandrake: Yeah, California spent a bunch of money on building a new governor's mansion.  No governor ever lived in it, and pressure from the critics of the mansion finally led to it being sold.

Oh, funny story: the new mansion was an idea pushed by the "fiscal conservative" Ronald Reagan, and the group that eventually got rid of it?  The spendthrift Democrats in the Senate.

Since when have California Republicans even pretended to be fiscally conservative? Hell, our last governor (who shall remain nameless, because I can't spell his farking name) was ready to take out multimillion dollar mortgages on state property just to make a quick buck.


You can't spell "Herr Gropenfuhrer"? Well, OK, that one can be hard, especially when you're drinking. Stick with "The Governator" and everyone will know exactly who you mean.
 
2013-03-02 02:12:53 AM

cretinbob: Best sledding hill in Boise


You're from around here aren't you?
 
2013-03-02 02:15:02 AM

Alphakronik: cretinbob: Best sledding hill in Boise

Winter OR Summer.


You too.  You've lived here haven't you?

/building a list of Idaho Farkers
 
2013-03-02 02:32:20 AM

Real Women Drink Akvavit: MrEricSir: Lionel Mandrake: Yeah, California spent a bunch of money on building a new governor's mansion.  No governor ever lived in it, and pressure from the critics of the mansion finally led to it being sold.

Oh, funny story: the new mansion was an idea pushed by the "fiscal conservative" Ronald Reagan, and the group that eventually got rid of it?  The spendthrift Democrats in the Senate.

Since when have California Republicans even pretended to be fiscally conservative? Hell, our last governor (who shall remain nameless, because I can't spell his farking name) was ready to take out multimillion dollar mortgages on state property just to make a quick buck.

You can't spell "Herr Gropenfuhrer"? Well, OK, that one can be hard, especially when you're drinking. Stick with "The Governator" and everyone will know exactly who you mean.


Well now I'm drinking, so I'll just type in whatever and my spell checker will correct it to Schwarzenegger.
 
2013-03-02 02:55:44 AM
There are several knowing observations about Mr. Simplot above^^^^^. A native-Idahoan friend (middle-ground, politically) cited JR when saying: "a 'job-creating conservative' is someone who's made his millions off the government--but doesn't want anyone else to."

/Boise = nice town in many ways, though it's a l-o-n-g trip to another similarly large urban area.

/Smeggy, I don't live in ID--but used to, and "talk the language" pretty well
 
2013-03-02 02:56:34 AM
It doesn't matter. This is a symbolic gesture to all the paranoid right-wing dipshiats where went content to conquer Italy.
 
2013-03-02 03:04:28 AM
*skims TFA*

This is stupid,.   It wouldn't hurt a bunch of you to have reminders of how big an asshole you guys are when you take over existing canon.
 
2013-03-02 03:11:17 AM
Also, I can't relate to Idaho's ultra-Teabag bullshiat.

STFU, seriously.  I really find it hard to take your stupid paranoid take on 80s America that seriously.

Yeah I went there again. You mad?
 
2013-03-02 04:08:20 AM

Smeggy Smurf: Alphakronik: cretinbob: Best sledding hill in Boise

Winter OR Summer.

You too.  You've lived here haven't you?

/building a list of Idaho Farkers


guilty.  but i'm up north, so yeah... nazis.
 
2013-03-02 04:37:05 AM

Smeggy Smurf: Alphakronik: cretinbob: Best sledding hill in Boise

Winter OR Summer.

You too.  You've lived here haven't you?

/building a list of Idaho Farkers


Yes, I lived in Boise for several years. Moved back east because the wife wanted to be near family. I miss it a lot, especially camping. Bruneau and Lowman were my favorite spots.
 
2013-03-02 05:29:25 AM
FTA: "J.R. Simplot, the deceased billionaire who built his agricultural empire, in part, on french fry sales to McDonald's, donated the home in 2004."

Wow. Most deceased billionaires don't do much, but this guy went on and built an agricultural empire and donated a home.
 
2013-03-02 09:53:52 AM
Simplot's heirs originally insisted Idaho keep the place, but now are amenable to taking it back.

You take our bribe and now you want to give it back? No. When you've been bought, you stay bought...or you sleep with the tubers.
 
2013-03-02 10:04:44 AM

GrizzledVeteran: There are several knowing observations about Mr. Simplot above^^^^^. A native-Idahoan friend (middle-ground, politically) cited JR when saying: "a 'job-creating conservative' is someone who's made his millions off the government--but doesn't want anyone else to."

/Boise = nice town in many ways, though it's a l-o-n-g trip to another similarly large urban area.

/Smeggy, I don't live in ID--but used to, and "talk the language" pretty well


Middle-ground, politically?  If you're in the middle ground nationally,  here in Idaho,  we call that "communist".  But seriously, your friend's definition is spot on.

/Smeggy knows that I live in one of the two blue dots....
 
2013-03-02 10:13:21 AM

Smeggy Smurf: Alphakronik: cretinbob: Best sledding hill in Boise

Winter OR Summer.

You too.  You've lived here haven't you?

/building a list of Idaho Farkers


Add me to your list. I live in Meridian.
 
2013-03-02 12:50:03 PM
The abandoned million dollar tract home in Carmichael, built for Nancy Reagan: http://www.valcomnews.com/?p=7608">http://www.valcomnews.com/?p=7608
 
2013-03-02 01:28:29 PM

Smeggy Smurf: Alphakronik: cretinbob: Best sledding hill in Boise

Winter OR Summer.

You too.  You've lived here haven't you?

/building a list of Idaho Farkers


I'm from Moscow. In Seattle now.

/Moscow's the coolest town in Idaho
//like being the slimmest kid at fat camp
 
2013-03-02 01:29:55 PM

Gough: GrizzledVeteran: There are several knowing observations about Mr. Simplot above^^^^^. A native-Idahoan friend (middle-ground, politically) cited JR when saying: "a 'job-creating conservative' is someone who's made his millions off the government--but doesn't want anyone else to."

/Boise = nice town in many ways, though it's a l-o-n-g trip to another similarly large urban area.

/Smeggy, I don't live in ID--but used to, and "talk the language" pretty well

Middle-ground, politically?  If you're in the middle ground nationally,  here in Idaho,  we call that "communist".  But seriously, your friend's definition is spot on.

/Smeggy knows that I live in one of the two blue dots....


TWO blue dots??
 
2013-03-02 02:22:04 PM

Dee Snarl: Gough: GrizzledVeteran: There are several knowing observations about Mr. Simplot above^^^^^. A native-Idahoan friend (middle-ground, politically) cited JR when saying: "a 'job-creating conservative' is someone who's made his millions off the government--but doesn't want anyone else to."

/Boise = nice town in many ways, though it's a l-o-n-g trip to another similarly large urban area.

/Smeggy, I don't live in ID--but used to, and "talk the language" pretty well

Middle-ground, politically?  If you're in the middle ground nationally,  here in Idaho,  we call that "communist".  But seriously, your friend's definition is spot on.

/Smeggy knows that I live in one of the two blue dots....

TWO blue dots??


Well, there's Ketchum, and Boise (at least anything east of Cole).  Moscow, being a college town, is relatively blue.  And that's about it.
 
2013-03-02 03:13:24 PM

aaronius: Dee Snarl: Gough: GrizzledVeteran: There are several knowing observations about Mr. Simplot above^^^^^. A native-Idahoan friend (middle-ground, politically) cited JR when saying: "a 'job-creating conservative' is someone who's made his millions off the government--but doesn't want anyone else to."

/Boise = nice town in many ways, though it's a l-o-n-g trip to another similarly large urban area.

/Smeggy, I don't live in ID--but used to, and "talk the language" pretty well

Middle-ground, politically?  If you're in the middle ground nationally,  here in Idaho,  we call that "communist".  But seriously, your friend's definition is spot on.

/Smeggy knows that I live in one of the two blue dots....

TWO blue dots??

Well, there's Ketchum, and Boise (at least anything east of Cole).  Moscow, being a college town, is relatively blue.  And that's about it.


Can't link from my phone, but yeah, I see Blaine County went blue, too. I'd kinda thought it was usually just Latah.
 
2013-03-02 05:12:11 PM

aaronius: Dee Snarl: Gough: GrizzledVeteran: There are several knowing observations about Mr. Simplot above^^^^^. A native-Idahoan friend (middle-ground, politically) cited JR when saying: "a 'job-creating conservative' is someone who's made his millions off the government--but doesn't want anyone else to."

/Boise = nice town in many ways, though it's a l-o-n-g trip to another similarly large urban area.

/Smeggy, I don't live in ID--but used to, and "talk the language" pretty well

Middle-ground, politically?  If you're in the middle ground nationally,  here in Idaho,  we call that "communist".  But seriously, your friend's definition is spot on.

/Smeggy knows that I live in one of the two blue dots....

TWO blue dots??

Well, there's Ketchum, and Boise (at least anything east of Cole).  Moscow, being a college town, is relatively blue.  And that's about it.


Latah County (Moscow) and Blaine County (Ketchum).  Moscow, relatively blue??  Ultraviolet is more like it.
 
2013-03-02 05:56:41 PM
Dee Snarl: Smeggy Smurf: Alphakronik: cretinbob: Best sledding hill in Boise

Winter OR Summer.

You too.  You've lived here haven't you?

/building a list of Idaho Farkers

I'm from Moscow. In Seattle now.

/Moscow's the coolest town in Idaho
//like being the slimmest kid at fat camp


Now that you mention it, I've never heard anything bad about Moscow
 
2013-03-02 05:58:56 PM

whidbey: Also, I can't relate to Idaho's ultra-Teabag bullshiat.

STFU, seriously.  I really find it hard to take your stupid paranoid take on 80s America that seriously.

Yeah I went there again. You mad?


I'm amazed at how you can be so angry at everything all the time...
 
2013-03-04 11:40:31 AM

cretinbob: Dee Snarl: Smeggy Smurf: Alphakronik: cretinbob: Best sledding hill in Boise

Winter OR Summer.

You too.  You've lived here haven't you?

/building a list of Idaho Farkers

I'm from Moscow. In Seattle now.

/Moscow's the coolest town in Idaho
//like being the slimmest kid at fat camp

Now that you mention it, I've never heard anything bad about Moscow


The University of Idaho is there

/Go Broncos
 
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