Spud State Blog Rundown 8/20/07

One of these days in your travels, a guy is going to show you a brand-new deck of cards on which the seal is not yet broken. Then this guy is going to offer to bet you that he can make the jack of spades jump out of this brand-new deck of cards and squirt cider in your ear. But, son, do not accept this bet, because as sure as you stand there, you''re going to wind up with an ear full of cider.

  • Red State Rebels: Up to no good
    Guess which movie was atop my Netflix queue last Monday, when word came of Karl Rove's resignation?
  • The Political Game: Much Needed Hiatus
    This past week has been a particularly rough one for me.
  • NewWest Boise: Homes Near Ketchum Evacuated, Idaho’s Castle Rock Fire Grows
    Idaho Governor Butch Otter and Blaine County authorities have ordered mandatory and voluntary evacuation orders for every residence north and west of Ketchum, in the presumed path of the Castle Rock Fire now believed to have scorched at least 7,200 acres of sage and heavy timber north of Warm Springs.
  • Fort Boise: Upholding the Rule of Law
    I hope the Democratic candidates watched NOW 2 weeks ago and made a note of the name of Lt. Commander Charles Swift (ret).
  • Ridenbaugh Press: An Alternate Energy view
    We’ve made, on occasion or two, skeptical comments about the proposal to build a private nuclear power plant at Bruneau.
  • Arbitrary and Capricious: ID: 4 defendants, 4 guilty pleas in murder - "it was rough"
    From the Twin Falls Times-News: Four murder suspects plead guilty
  • Eye on Boise: Prominent Repub to chair Sali challenger’s campaign
    Pat Takasugi, former Idaho state agriculture director, prominent farmer and former Canyon County Republican chair, has signed on as manager of Matt Salisbury's campaign against U.S. Rep. Bill Sali.
  • F-Words: Correcting an Oversight
    Did you know that South Idaho political activist Jim Hansen has a blog?
  • Morialekafa: War crimes and such
    Article 2:1 of the UN Charter: "All members shall refrain from the threat of the use of force against the territorial integrity and political independence of any state."
  • The MountainGoat Report: Lessons Learned
    The last few weeks have been tumultuous at best—from Bill Sali staffer, Wayne Hoffman's outing, to MountainGoat's outing, to Bill Sali's outing as an intolerant bigot—the journeys of MountainGoat and Bill Sali seem to be inexorably intertwined.
  • Rob's Idaho Perspective: Response to Senator Craig
    Last week Idaho Senator Larry Craig posted an editorial on his web site regarding road infrastructure funding.
  • United Action for Idaho: What the occupation of Iraq is costing Idaho
    We are releasing a new national report on what the occupation of Iraq is costing Idaho.