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Never content to let Texas, Florida, or other former members of the Confederacy monopolize the competition for Most Embarrassing Bunch Of Redneck Bigots, a group of Idaho Republicans has adopted a resolution opposing the creation of a new community college in eastern Idaho. Idaho has historically lagged behind the rest of the nation in providing two-year colleges, since locals figure the state’s three universities provide far more higher education than is good for young people already — the Boise area only got its first community college in 2007, for Crom’s sake. But the Bonneville County Republican Party’s opposition to the proposal to upgrade Eastern Idaho Technical College in Idaho Falls into a full community college is only partly based in opposition to the cost (and liberal indoctrination!) of an expanded educational facility. The local Rs are also terrified the new school will attract a whole bunch of Muslim refugees, furthering the already rampant takeover of rural Idaho by scary Muslims who are all terrorists, rapists, and terrorapists.

Not only would the new community college district “suck almost 1 million dollars out of the county economy every year, add a total tax burden from all tax sources of approximately 14 million dollars and require the hiring of over 200 new government employees,” according to the resolution, it also wouldn’t provide a single bit of economic benefit, because the only people who think higher education spending is good for the economy are liberals, duh. That very notion “flies in the face of the Republican principle that the government which governs best is the government which governs least” — and yeah, the Bonneville Rs are typical of the folks who make Idaho a true two-party state: Rightwing Republicans, and Barking Mad Wingnut John Bircher Rightwing Republicans.

Beyond the horrific infringement of liberty a community college represents, some supporters of the resolution lobbied successfully to add a clause warning that

there is no guarantee that it will not engage in controversial and divisive activities beyond the scope of its educational mission like [the College of Southern Idaho] did when it established the [CSI Refugee Center].

For the past few years, Idaho wingnuts — including of course the “III Percent” militia, because what good is a rightwing political freakout without an armed wing — have been freaking out over the supposed invasion of Idaho by radical Islamists, a threat the Bonneville GOP also wet its pants over in early 2015. The supposed hotbed of Islamic radicalism for the whole state is a refugee center at the College of Southern Idaho in Twin Falls, which has been the focus of armed protests by the multi-moron militia for a couple years now, because while the center has been around for 30 years, a bunch of heavily armed paranoid idiots found out about it during the Syrian refugee crisis, and why would you let a good chance for a gun-toting nationalist panic go to waste?

Former Idaho Falls city councilman Larry Lyon explained his opposition to the community college, which doesn’t exist yet and whose backers haven’t said anything about having an attached refugee center, but it COULD HAPPEN:

Once these things have been created, who knows what kind of weird stuff they’re going to do?

Pretty much the usual community college stuff: community education, vocational training, spreading sharia law, providing a low-cost chance for new students to get their general-education credits out of the way before transferring to a university, teaching the basics of bomb-making and subverting Christianity, adult education, and of course indoctrinating the young with radical liberal ideology.

Lyon added, after the “weird stuff” comment, “I don’t mean to make light of the plight of refugees,” because of course not. He just wants to make sure we only take in the right sort of immigrants, preferably white middle-class Christian immigrants who speak English and will fit in without scaring anyone. Maybe from Kansas. Middle East, Midwest, it’s all about the same.

Members of Idaho’s relatively sane (but still rightwing) mainstream Republican establishment, like Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter (personal motto: “Yes, that’s really my name”) have been very supportive of the proposed community college, which of course leads folks like Lyon to distrust the proposal as a dangerous leftwing plot to end liberty forever through tyrannical taxation:

“They’re billing it as a community college … but we’re also creating an entity that has the power to tax, to take away our property by force,” he said in an interview.

He warned the college was an excuse to create more “edu-crats,” and that eastern Idahoans already have enough access to higher education through online colleges, Eastern Idaho Technical College and University Place.

The availability of online courses takes up a substantial chunk of the Bonneville County GOP’s resolution, because people who already distrust education wouldn’t know the difference between hands-on classroom learning and watching YouTube videos in the first place.

State Sen. Dean Mortimer of Idaho Falls — also a conservative Republican, but not from the twitchy wingnut caucus — noted taxes for the community college district wouldn’t exactly drive local homeowners to the poorhouse: Yhe oppressive tax burden for the average household would be about a dollar a month. In an interview, Mortimer presented the wild-eyed liberal case for the school:

The vast majority of the college’s budget will come from tuition, he said, and estimates by economists indicate it will generate $66 million in additional economic activity.

“We could not find a better bargain in education than what this community college effort is proposing,” he said.

Freakin’ Commie. Mortimer also noted the anticipated tuition for the new school would be $125 per credit hour, compared to $348 at Idaho State University in nearby Pocatello. That may sound attractive, but once you get young people addicted to book-learning at a low price, there’s no telling what horrors may follow: reading books, joining a lesbian feminist collective, or god help us, going on to grad school.

Here’s the brave resolution in all its glory; we’re especially impressed the first six “whereases” are boilerplate quotes about freedom ‘n’ liberty ‘n’ tyranny, in a document opposing too much book-learnin’. Oddly, they adopt the atheist (and well-read) rabble-rouser Thomas Paine as their token Founder, not that overeducated smartypants Thomas Jefferson:

College Tax District Resolution by Jeff Robinson on Scribd

Despite the frothing objections of the Bonneville County GOP, Mortimer told Idaho Education News he’s hopeful voters will recognize the need for a full community college in a referendum scheduled for May. “I think it will happen — with a lot of work,” he said. Presumably while also hoping the militia doesn’t turn out to monitor the polls.

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[Idaho Falls Post Register / Idaho Education News / Bonneville County Republican Party]

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  • Proud Liberal
    • boyblue122

      Ah…that moment when allies think you are a laughing stock

      • puredog

        You mean, when the scales fall from their eyes.

  • jesterpunk

    Community colleges dont have sportsball teams which is the only thing they care about when it comes to those fancy book learning schools.

  • memzilla Ω

    Tell the wingnuts that the college will offer a first-in-the-nation AF Degree, Associates in Firearms. They’ll levy a salmon and deer tax to fund it, then!

    • jesterpunk

      Will those shooting classes be led by Ted Nugent, Uday and Qusay Trump?

  • MynameisBlarney

    “Is are childerns larnin?”

    “Not if we kin hep it!”

  • snigsy

    “Weird stuff” helps to prevent cultural decline.

    • Contemplative Ron

      ‘Cultural decline’ is a key plank in the GOP platform. Yes, they’re for it.

  • Treg Brown
    • snigsy

      Thanks!

    • Beanz&Berryz

      That pig’s got long legs!

    • schmannity

      Fiona is way more popular than the President.

      • Contemplative Ron

        Smarter too.

        • snigsy

          And likeable.

          • Contemplative Ron

            Fiona 2020!

  • Toomush_Inferesistance

    We don’t need no educashaun…

  • Crystalclear12

    What about the war on Christmas?
    Schools just don’t cover the basics anymore.

  • Mavenmaven

    The wingnut ideal of online education is pornhub.

  • dslindc

    “Indeed! Being home schooled in guns, tater digging, and racism is plenty of learning, thank you very much!”

    -Idaho Republicans, probably

  • Chadwells
  • timpundit

    The state that educates the least is the state that is called “Idaho” , is the new saying.

    • Latverian Diplomat

      Someone alert Mississippi.

  • tapp_my_wire,please

    Pop quiz time councilman Larry Lyon, is it potato or potatoe?

  • anwisok

    “the touted economic benefits of the college operate on the principle that creating a bigger state educational bureaucracy is good for the economy which flies in the fact of the Republican principle that the government which governs best is the government which governs least”

    Why yes. Yes, it does. That doesn’t mean it’s untrue.

    • Latverian Diplomat

      “That governs best which governs yeast.”
      — People for Responsible Brewing and Baking

      • Contemplative Ron

        This deserves more than the solitary upfist I was able to give.

    • jesterpunk

      Some terms and conditions apply, does not apply to women or the gays or non Christians.

  • CeeQ

    Heaven forbid we provide an opportunity to an education for the children we routinely force women to have. And refugees! I mean, now THEY might get at an education too??!! That is outrageous talk.

  • Latverian Diplomat

    “If you are smart enough to go to college, you’re smart enough to move to Spokane.”
    — Idaho Republicans

  • SweetDeeKat

    Edu-crats? Is that the new term for egghead?

    • Mehmeisterjr

      It is only a matter of time until they go for “cuckedu-ucrats.”

  • This, for me, is the most depressing read on Wonkette today. Sigh.

  • memzilla Ω

    These wingnuts do have a point. Once you start edumacating people they’re liable to think for themselves and sass back at their elders!
    . https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/805ea06091f54a17e25cc6812cb518507a1b6caa88eb6d2eb4f5b8d58857aba1.jpg

  • schmannity

    The government that educates best is the government which educates the least.

    Also, down is up, water is dry, and whut chew lookin’ at?

    • Contemplative Ron

      You forgot ‘Hold my beer.’

  • Resistance Fighter Callyson

    suck almost 1 million dollars out of the county economy every year, add a total tax burden from all tax sources of approximately 14 million dollars and require the hiring of over 200 new government employees

    I though everyone understood this by now FFS:

    http://www.quotesvalley.com/images/01/education-future.jpg

    • Apparently they are trying it.

      • BigBoppa ~ Résistent

        I’d say they’ve mastered it.

      • Bub, Zombie of the Resistance

        If at first you don’t succeed, move to Kansas.

        • FlownΩver

          You mean that state where the Supreme Court said the legislature was unconstitutionally underfunding public education, and is requiring a fix toot sweet?? One could do worse.

    • Villago Delenda Est

      The Idaho Rethugs: Penny foolish, pound foolish. Just plain foolish.

    • Beanz&Berryz

      Har har – you spelled book wrongly!

  • wait! what?

    In the late 1980s there was a sign just outside of Idaho Falls that read something like:

    If you don’t think hell can freeze over you haven’t been to Idaho Falls during winter

  • Undocumented Skwerl!

    “They’re billing it as a community college … but we’re also creating an entity that has the power to tax, to take away our property by force,” he said in an interview.

    I do believe that this would be the most powerful community college in the world if it has such powers.

    • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

      Yes, but can it leap tall buildings in a single bound?

      • Villago Delenda Est

        Is it faster than a locomotive?

        • Contemplative Ron

          Is it bigger than a breadbox?

          • Villago Delenda Est

            And smaller than the Empire State Building?

      • Undocumented Skwerl!

        No, but it will have lesbian bombs.

      • FlownΩver

        Grain elevators, maybe.

    • Mr. Blobfish

      Big Community College has deep pockets and powerful friends.

  • Msgr_MΩment

    Idaho Lunatics Pretty Sure Proposed Community College Will Spread Book-Larnin’, SHARIA LAW

    We’re not talking about them Vandals up in Moscow, are we?
    http://swxrn.images.worldnow.com/images/22189504_SA.jpg

    • TJ Barke

      Needs moar Peace through Vandalism.

    • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

      Those Vandals couldn’t even execute a spread offense.

      • Querolous

        Are they the team that plays at Smurf Field?

  • Mr. Blobfish

    My Associates Degree in Jihad from the local college is paying off in spades.

    • Vecchioivan

      I thought we got paid in virgins. I want my tuition back.

    • Hobbes’ Evil Twin

      But will ISIS U accept transfer credits if you want to get that Bachelors in Bomb-making?

  • Villago Delenda Est

    Dok, what’s it like being in a boiling vat of stupid?

    • Msgr_MΩment

      You might as well ask fish: how’s the water?

  • Latverian Diplomat

    “Idaho — We exist because Montana said “Stop touching me”, and Washington and Oregon just wouldn’t.”

  • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

    “If’n people learn things, they may find out we’re a bunch of penny-ante operators!” – GOP

  • Mr. Blobfish

    If he’s saying smart people become Democrats, the opposite must be true.

  • TJ Barke

    Bircher derangement syndrome seems to have gripped the entirety of the republivan party.

    • Latverian Diplomat

      Bircher derangement syndrome seems redundant somehow.

  • Latverian Diplomat

    Insert teaching of Algebra joke here.

  • Wild Cat

    I think the good folk of this particular Red State have been cornholing themselves too much—in the ear canal.

  • Mpeg

    “Why don’t I need no stinkin’ community college access? Well because I’m good enough.. and smart enough… and doggone it people frighten me!”

  • tapp_my_wire,please

    You bring in 200 people to staff a school and the next thing you know is they’ll want a union and an espresso machine.

  • Latverian Diplomat

    CSI Refugee Center makes me think CBS is running out of ideas for new shows.

    • You could have a blast with NCIS (city). :-)

  • Chadwells
  • It’s all a slippery slope! First the liberals wanted kids to get a high school education, the next thing you know, they’re getting college educations, and we’ve all seen where that leads! The good old days, when god-fearing Christians didn’t need no literacy to be god-fearing!

  • anwisok
    • Mary Sandoras

      Is that 1st one a babby buffalo?

      • BigBoppa ~ Résistent

        Yes. That one I knew but WTF is that last one?
        It looks like some kind of hippo/guinea pig hybrid.

        • Cliff Hendroval

          Spotted skunk.

      • anwisok

        Musk Ox, actually.

        • Mary Sandoras

          Cute. Thanks.

  • Wild Cat

    Look at the bright side: They’ll reach such an epic level of Teh Stupid that they won’t know how to apply for the food stamps and farm welfare we Blue State workers supply for these moochers.

  • MynameisBlarney

    Flat-top Jones may not even show up for “work” after tomorrow.

    https://twitter.com/TrueFactsStated/status/855110244040667136

    • Anna Elizabeth

      Bye Felicia.

    • puredog

      “Feets, get movin’!”
      And when’s that Palmer Report going to get corroborated? What is our journamalists doing?

    • timpundit

      I want to know WHY dammit.

      • Mary Sandoras

        It would be wrong not to speculate wildly.

        • DrBigHead

          it may be wrong, but dammit, its entertaining!

    • Shoes dropping on Friday afternoon?

    • Vincent Ricola

      Please be Russian blackmail. Please be Russian blackmail. Please be Russian blackmail.

  • Vecchioivan

    Have you heard idaho’s new state song?

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=t1R1-oRO6RY

  • I think my favorite part is that a community college wouldn’t provide any economic benefits to the community. Yeah, I’m sure Zeke’s salary at the five and dime would be just as lucrative as Zeke’s salary as a RN.

  • Latverian Diplomat

    Jeebus never went to college and look how he turned out, a convicted criminal, sentenced to death, pardoned by his powerful father….wait, what?

  • “First they goes off to college. Then theys come home with all sorts of wild ideas. I done here Jesse’s daughter don’t believe that the sun revolves ‘round the Earth no more. God help her.”

  • Beanz&Berryz

    Well I just….

    Even though I’ve been to both, I get Idaho Falls and Twin Falls confused. Cuz I’m old maybe. One has a National Laboratory just outside of town, the other doesn’t. You know, a National Lab where they figure out things like US Navy nuclear reactors (of which there might be 40-50 gurgling away out there, or not), and such things. Almost actual rocket science, in the more metaphorical sense than a literal sense, but still…

    From this I was thinking Idaho Falls must be the place not with a National Laboratory just outside of town, but no. Idaho Falls does have just such a thing.

    And there you have a Community College, which is just about the most biggest bang for the blue-ish collar educational buck yeoman educator there is in the whole US, being opposed for Crazy Talk reasons.

    Well, at least there used to be 2-year Ricks College down the road in Rexburg, a private Mormon 2-year college (which whoever heard of such a thing as a private 2-year college), but it’s not that anymore cuz the BYU Mormons bought it and now its a 4-year BYU school…

    Well… just dang…

    • PubOption

      Also, too, there seems to be something called the LDS Pathways program. Are the good Christians of Idaho allowing their kids to be educated by heathen Mormons?

      • Lance Thrustwell

        The LSD Pathways program? Sounds kinda radical.

  • Contemplative Ron

    Annnd in the race for ‘worst state in the Union,’ Idaho has broken out of the pack and is suddenly in contention!

  • DrBigHead

    While still enraged by these attitudes, I sometimes feel deeply sorry for anyone who has to live with such fear on a continual basis.

    • Contemplative Ron

      The large amounts of adrenaline constantly running through their brains can’t possibly be good for them.

  • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨

    I am going to go out on a limb and say Larry Lyon isn’t tellin’ the truth. Bada- bum-bum-bop.

    And he possibly ate a few too many of them Alex Jones’ bowls of chili.

  • Anna Elizabeth

    OT – back from store, no issues. Got to chat with the nice girls that work there.:)

    Good News, Dept. of – got a letter, my Disability is “Continuing”, that relieves some stress.

    Don’t See That Everyday, Dept. of: On my walk back, a company of Strykers with Humvees and Logistics vehicles was rolling on the Highway. Badass vehicles. I have some scale model kits of them.

    Sexxxy, Dept. of: Walking in my building, ran into my Gorgeous, 25-something neighbor whom I took to bed last month. He’s been radio silent, I think he was cheating on a GF that he didn’t tell me about. He still wants me, I can tell. I gave him a million-watt smile and said “See Ya’ around.” XD

    • Beanz&Berryz

      Strykers driving down a U.S. highway!? You don’t see that everyday…

      • Contemplative Ron

        Yet.

      • Anna Elizabeth

        First time for me. I knew there was a Stryker Brigade at Carson. They were heading East. ICVs, maybe one Command variant, 2 Humvees, and a M1078 w/ Armored Cab towing a water trailer.

    • Contemplative Ron

      Told you that bright auburn was your colour!

      • Anna Elizabeth

        XD Thanx, Ron. You’re so sweet.

    • mardam422

      Maybe he’s cheating on you instead?

      • Anna Elizabeth

        Naw, it was a Hit-it-and-Quit-it. XD Best lover I’ve been with, tho. XD

        • mardam422

          Nothing like young stuff, eh?

          • Anna Elizabeth

            True That! XD OMG, he was amazing, generous, and Beautiful.

  • timpundit

    How small does a state’s population have to get before they are allotted negative representatves in congress?

    • BigBoppa ~ Résistent

      We’ll let you know.
      ~Wyoming

    • Contemplative Ron

      cf ‘Rotten boroughs

      • timpundit

        Interesting.

  • William

    I really think “Sharia Law” would be a very cool stripper name.

    • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨

      or Porn actress.

      • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨

        “I bet you want to know why I pulled you over”, she said suggestively….

        “You have the right to remain silent”, she said as her hand slid up his thigh and stopped on his crotch.

    • mardam422

      Aww, yeah!! Wearing nothing but a hijab? I’m there.

    • Anna Elizabeth

      “Sharia’s Law”, a BDSM Fantasy starring Mia Khalifa.

  • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

    Related: Coyote develops news plan to capture Roadrunner
    https://twitter.com/CNN/status/855117612136755200

    • Biel_ze_Bubba

      The urge to fuck over the poor with a shitty program may overcome the Freedumb Cock-Ups’ aversion to having any plan at all?

    • Suttree

      Is a package being sent in from Acme?

  • MynameisBlarney
    • Oh, good, admit to a jury you’re using pot in a child custody case! That’ll be a winner.

      • TJ Barke

        In a state where it’s very illegal…

      • Vincent Ricola

        During his testimony, Jones claimed that he smoked marijuana once a year to “monitor its strength,”

        I can’t stop laughing. Ain’t no “performance art” about any of this crazy.

        • And yet the people who need medical marijuana get arrested for it, while this asshole gets away with it and then brags about it. But he will go back on the air and claim it’s the devil’s weed.

      • I am beginning to suspect he does not want custody of his kids, but he knows he can taptaptap into the MRAs with endless complaints about how the bitches screwed him

        • I’m betting every time he does something crazy, the kids are cheering and going, another point for mom!

    • TJ Barke

      It’s certainly not that stoners are just breeding more potent plants…

      • I’m sure that Soros must be funding that…

      • MynameisBlarney

        That’s crazy talk!

    • Lance Thrustwell

      I tell ya, the more I listen to this Jones fella, the more fun he is. The problem isn’t him so much – it’s that anyone takes him at all seriously! He’s like the crazy drunk at the bar. Fun to listen to for a little while, then you excuse yourself and change stools or go home.

      • Contemplative Ron

        When he starts making sense, you’ve had enough.

    • Vincent Ricola

      I’m honestly jealous of the people who get to hear this crazy stuff live in the courtroom. This is the only time I’ve ever wanted to be a member of a jury.

    • Mary Sandoras

      How appropriate for 4/20.

  • Lance Thrustwell

    WHEREAS book-learnin’ is the Devil’s playground, as any good Christian knows, Bible excepted, o’course, and

    WHEREAS if the kids want to learn somethin’ , then gosh darn it, they can learn to farm potatoes if their daddy ain’t got the money to send ’em to some fancy college, and

    WHEREAS this creepin’ socialism ain’t gonna end ’til we’re all just aquified energy cells overseen by robots suckin’ our vital fluids for the good of the collective, then

    IT IS RESOLVED that we can go back to the way things were, and make it snappy. Now where’d I put that shotgun? Git off my land, boy.

  • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨

    Because it’s just too good not to keep bringing it up:

    https://twitter.com/jonfavs/status/855056207681167360

    • snigsy

      Please stop. Looking at that pic once is enough for me.

    • Prof. T. Green Bastard

      Shit-Britches leching on Caribou Barbie in all these pics is making me feel sick.

      • Lance Thrustwell

        He wants ta DOO ERR!

    • Moebym Reborn

      Sarah Palin stole that doily from an unsuspecting table.

      Seriously, that is the problem with America right there – celebrating underachievement, ignorance, incivility, lawlessness, cowardice, bigotry. It’s truly a parade of the worst the country has to offer.

      • snigsy

        Exactly.

      • Contemplative Ron

        And it’s in charge.

    • Did she park her trailer on the south lawn?

    • mardam422

      Where’s Ted’s 14 year old wife?

      • Pilotshark

        had to stay at home to mop the floor maybe?

    • Pilotshark

      with that smile (photo shop) on his face and palins hand behind him, just where is that hand?

    • Pilotshark

      next shot would be the rest of the palin family brawling with tourist in the back ground.

  • Sister the Resister

    Thanks Dok – sharing with all my Boise and/or Idaho peeps, because though they SHOULD be wonkers, they are, as of yet, not.

  • William

    Fox news update, NRA requires security checks at all gun shows. https://www.facebook.com/zoply/videos/1404242749624679/

  • TJ Barke

    The GOP she rebrand as the new Know Nothing Party.

    • Contemplative Ron

      They’ve certainly earned it.

      • Me not sure

        One credit hour at a time. Magna Cum Lousy.

  • JustPixelz (((Ω)))

    Former President Calvin Coolidge”?!? I didn’t know he’d left office.

  • UncleTravelingMatt

    That’s Mountain Time Zone Idaho for you. I live in the Pacific Time Zone, like all right-thinking people, and I have 3 4-year institutions and a community college within a half-hour drive. Sure, 2 of them are in Washington, but still . . .

    • rosenbomb

      Moscow??

      • UncleTravelingMatt

        Lewiston.

        • rosenbomb

          Nice. I still haven’t been farther north than McCall. Something I need to remedy this summer.

          • UncleTravelingMatt

            You should. Everything south of the Salmon is basically just Northern Utah.

          • rosenbomb

            Haha, OUCH.

  • arglebargle

    Say, you know who else monitored polls poles?

    • Santa’s Elves?

    • Anna Elizabeth

      The Teutonic Knights?

      • Not the ones who say ni?

        • Anna Elizabeth

          ‘Fraid not. The Teutonics were more into throwing Slavic babies on bonfires. Nazis before there were Nazis, really.

          • Why do I suddenly feel like crying instead of laughing?

          • Anna Elizabeth

            The legendary Russian leader, Alexsandr Nevsky, helped settle their hash at Lake Pripyat.

    • Biel_ze_Bubba

      The Russians, when they ran the place.

    • Wild Cat

      Toby Tostoff, a ruined Pole?

    • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

      Barbers?

    • Suttree

      The space aliens have a base at the north one!

    • Wild Cat

      Those thin guys at Citi Field, Foul Pole?

    • UncleTravelingMatt

      Michael Faraday?

    • MynameisBlarney

      Patrons at strip clubs?

    • Vincent Ricola

      My brother-in-law when he tells his wife that it’s “bowling” night.

    • Shucky Ducky

      Walter De Maria?

    • Shoto

      Melanoma Trump, head pole-dancer at Trump Tower?

    • Shibusa

      Roman Polanski’s lawyer?

    • Contemplative Ron

      Josef Meisinger?

  • Biel_ze_Bubba
  • Sedagive ’em Hell

    Them freakin’, snowflake-hugging edu-crats, with their “whaaa – we want clean air and clean water” and “whaaa – we don’t like war” and “whaaa – everyone deserves healthcare” and “whaaa – separation of church and state.” Buncha pussies.

    Now we’re in charge, and we’re gonna poison everything, and start as many wars as we can, and take away everyone’s healthcare, and make ’em all Christian whether they like it or not, and that’ll learn ’em to get uppity and try to tell us REAL AMERICANS what to do. Jesus is gonna come back, yes he is, and he’s gonna see that we’re doin’ his work on this earth, and he’s gonna bless us, and god won’t leave us alone no more. No siree – daddy god’s gonna take Idaho back into his arms and cradle us like his own, cause Momma never loved us anyways, and Daddy, big strong Daddy did. Daddy, Daddy – come back Daddy! !11!!

    Anyway – what was I sayin’ agin?

    • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨

      Them liberal indoctrination camps is why we don’t have no good lead paint no more. We used to eat them paint flakes like Pringles when I was a young un.

  • ~ ☆ míkhαílα ☆ ~ 【忠実反抗】

    And here we see two species of Republicanus: the relatively sane sort that believe in education, and the constantly drooling, forever paranoid dumbasses that still think higher education is of Satan.

  • mardam422

    Are we sure there won’t be underground tunnels filled with Chinese tanks?
    Are we sure there won’t be trailers that will be used as re-education camps?
    Are we sure there won’t be a prayer rug in the cafeteria, or in one of the closets?

  • Robbertjan Brandenburg

    Wonks, Completely OT but in 25 minutes Ajax is playing the Q4 for the semi finals of the Europa League. I am stressed to the max but believe we can make it. CAN I GET AN AMEN!

    • Anna Elizabeth

      Amen, my Dutch Brother!

      • Robbertjan Brandenburg

        Will keep you posted

        • Anna Elizabeth

          Awesome, thanx. :)

    • laughingnome

      And if you play Man United please make them cry

  • Bill D. Burger

    Republicans hate education because when you get one, you stop voting for them. Ignorance is the air they breathe; stupidity is their sustenance.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/73eb8176a6d319fcc9f89dc73d1b838d12fc44b4c451da8183378d7218a8353b.jpg

  • WotsAllThisThen

    The biggest worry is that if we open a school kids might read Catcher in the Rye. You know why that book was banned? Because it turns perfectly nice students into insufferable brats who prattle on about how they hate phonies and why scotch and soda is their favorite drink.

    • snigsy

      I once had to work with a guy who thought it was the best novel ever. And he wouldn’t shut up about it. It was hell.

      • jesterpunk

        Could be worse, it could have been an Ayn Rand book instead.

  • puredog

    OT: Addressing speculation earlier on this list, the NYT is reporting that Billo’s parachute is $25M, the equivalent of one year of his salary.

    • WotsAllThisThen

      Damn, for that kind of scratch he can assault like ten more women!

      • puredog

        I’m sure he’s looking for someone to hire to do that math already.

  • Bill D. Burger

    People aren’t stupid because they’re Republican; they’re Republican because they’re stupid.

    http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y516/Husabergfrank/Motivational%20posters/ebefahjb_zps1d2828aa.jpg

  • Shibusa

    What kind of book learning’ led McCain to vote to confirm Rexxon Tillerson?
    https://twitter.com/SenJohnMcCain/status/854789080625885186

    • Lance Thrustwell

      Rachel called this months ago!

      • Ayep.
        And now we learn that this entire fucking mess is about fucking oil.

        • Jennifer R

          The more things change, the more they stay the same.
          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yPhVTnjv1IY

        • jesterpunk

          Do we need another war to liberate more oil?

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GoSBqs6y8uM

        • Shibusa

          Well, the Steele dossier did say that somebody in Trump’s sphere would be getting a 19% stake in Russia’s giant oil company Rosneft. (And in December that happened–though nobody knows who the ‘buyer’ was.)

    • TJ Barke

      No ulterior motives there!

  • wait! what?

    Maybe Idaho could buy some of Neil Bush’s ignite! DVDs. They gleefully depict American colonization with fun vignettes like a football game between cowboys and Indians.

    Babs Bush made a sizeable contribution to Katrina victims with the stipulation that the funds could only be used to purchase ignite! materials; maybe a deal like that can be arranged in Idaho.

  • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨

    Speaking of which…

    Don’t know much about history…

    https://twitter.com/thehill/status/855128993154166784

    • Bill D. Burger
    • snigsy

      Oh yeah? Then why do they have the same slitty eyes?

      • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨

        Clinal distribution of the phenotype.

    • OrG

      China,Korea,Japan,Viet Nam….it’s all the same thing,right?

    • Bill D. Burger

      It’s so telling that a sitting Republican prez’ admitted that in one hour he got his real history lesson on Asia from the leader of Communist China. He got his official, nationalist Chinese history lesson.
      “I didn’t know that Korea was part of China.”

      Oh gawwddamn’ the stupid burns.

    • Bill D. Burger
      • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨

        Them’s fightin’ words in Korea and Japan.

        • Anna Elizabeth

          Yeah. You wanna see them Cut a Bitch?

      • jesterpunk

        She should know, cant she see both from her backyard?

    • WotsAllThisThen

      “Well y’all sure look Chinese to me. What are you, Taiwan?”

    • Shibusa
      • calliecallie

        “…deranged ignoramus suffering from advanced mental decay.” That sums it up nicely.

      • Contemplative Ron

        While true, it’s hardly like we need any MORE proof.

    • Scooby

      I’m in Seoul now. There is a lot of talk about ditching thier alliance with the US and going with China as thier protector. They believe China is a more reasonable and stable country.

      • … an ROK which was on good terms with the PRC would mean that the DPRK would no longer be of any use as a buffer state and reunification would be on the cards, or am I wrong?

        • Scooby

          Well, I don’t see reunification in the near future. It will help take targeting preassure off Seoul and put it on Japan. Remember over 20 million ROK residents live within 50 miles of DMZ.

  • mardam422

    Did you say communisty college?

  • Reximus
    • UncleTravelingMatt

      “PS: I am not a crank!”

      • wait! what?

        Feel free to substitute “on” for the word “a”.

        • arglebargle

          JINX

      • arglebargle

        “PS: I am not a on crank!”

    • Anna Elizabeth

      You Gotta be Shitting Me!

    • OrG

      Thanks,Soros! Happy IV:XX to all!

    • jesterpunk

      So thats why I havent received my Soros bucks yet, he was too high to send it out.

    • Does George even smoke?

    • Vincent Ricola

      This is the greatest trial of our lifetimes.

      • Good_Gawd_Yall

        Until the impeachment and treason trials of the members of this regime.

    • jowgajen

      Can we get the man some professional help now?

      • And maybe a nice institution with a comfy bed where he can stay?

        • Contemplative Ron

          I hear upholstered walls are really In now. As are jackets with extra-long sleeves.

    • puredog

      This is too 4/20 to swallow.

    • Bill D. Burger

      He should have brought in this George to back him up.

      http://i2.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/facebook/000/158/329/9189283.jpg

    • Bill D. Burger

      He even “monitored” it live on-air. Not sure if it was Soros-strength or not.

      https://i.ytimg.com/vi/ATT3D0eHIGo/hqdefault.jpg

      He does seem well practiced, huh?

    • OneYieldRegular

      What are his findings on the strength of bath salts?

      • BearDeLaOursistance

        LIZARD PEOPLE ILLUMINATI JOOS JOOS JOOS.

    • Jgb979

      George Soros controls the marijuana???????????

      (Please remit all future protests monies in lieu of Soros checks)

    • Contemplative Ron

      ‘I test it yearly. Each test takes approximately 364 days.’

    • Swampay

      At my local weed store (WA state resident) they advertise strains ranging from 15% to 30% THC (bud). You can get concentrates up to 95%. You can get products with high CBD and little or no THC.

      So how does one go about “monitoring the strength” of marijuana?

      (PS, I LOVE going to the weed stores. They have hundreds of different products, bud, shake, extract, edibles, topicals. There are nearly 200 different strains of bud alone. “I want something that won’t make me too sleepy”. “OK, have you tried Chocolope? Or maybe some Cinex?” Sure beats the old days.
      “What have you got?”
      “$60 for a quarter ounce. That’s it, take it or leave it.”
      “How much THC?”
      “I dunno, $60/quarter”
      “Do you know what strain it is?”
      “Hey, buddy, it’s $60/quarter, it’s Toledo Window Box* for all I know. Do you want it or not?”)

      *RIP George Carlin

    • aureolaborealis

      Silly conservative, it was the War on Drugs® that made it so much stronger.

  • Creepoman

    Way to blow, Idaho.

    • Vagenda of Rebel Scum

      Where the LAPD goes to die.

  • Shoto

    O/T: Preznit Shit-Show Trash Fire is holding a joint presser with the Italian Prime Minister at 3:50 PM EDT today.

    • boyblue123

      Trump must be disappointed that Berlesconi isnt still in power. Theyd both be going to a bunga-bunga party right after the press conference

      • Shoto

        Maybe the world will be gifted with a stupid mafia joke.

        • BearDeLaOursistance

          “I bought the best shoes here once. Beautiful cement shoes.”

      • Selena60

        So Trump will have to settle for just one bunga?

    • Will he make any mention of how Italy was once part of Germany?

  • JohnBull

    They want the right kind of immigrants: white people from Europe.

    Do they not get that white people (or anyone else) in Europe want nothing to do with them?

    • OrG

      I’ve been to Europe. I can tell you they do NOT want to move to USAmerica.

      • JohnBull

        But where are they gonna get their tractor pulls and Cheeze whiz?

        • Selena60

          Canada. We got cheez whiz, tractor pulls and good health very experienced in treating tractor pull injuries, cheez whiz OD’s

    • Robbertjan Brandenburg

      I am European and have a university degree: Like almost all we would love to work in the US as soon as they figure out their health care and such things untill those things are settled: meh, we’re good.

      • JohnBull

        Nowadays it’s good to see this place from afar, like looking at Venus at night. It looks pretty…

  • Conservatives:
    So pissed off by those damn elites that they don’t even want their own children to get ahead.

    • OrG

      Take that,Liberals!!

    • JohnBull

      That’ll show them elites! I’m keepin ma kids dummm!

    • ~ ☆ míkhαílα ☆ ~ 【忠実反抗】

      Yeah, that they’re totally willing to destroy the future of their kids because “EDUCATION IS EVIILLL” says an awful lot about them, doesn’t it?

    • Jack Rogue Tenhet

      Used to be, the older generation took the crappy jobs and worked themselves to death so their children wouldn’t have to do the same thing. Things have changed.

      • ~ ☆ míkhαílα ☆ ~ 【忠実反抗】

        That whole concept got flipped ’round, no thanks to the Republicans. Now they want US (as in my age bracket, which is millennials) to bust OUR asses while the oldz are watching Fox n crap.

        • Jack Rogue Tenhet

          Yeah, they do. They’ve already started blaming millenials for everything wrong in society, setting you up as scapegoats to make it easier for my generation to hand over a really crappy world. As a GenXer, I am familiar with this technique, the baby-boomers did it to us before. Thing is, too many of us have forgotten this and we’re all too eager to pass the buck on to you. It’s disgusting and I am sorry about my generation.

          • Anna Elizabeth

            *nods* The kids are alright. My Baby Girl is a Millennial, and she’s sweet, kind, and courageous, everything I could ask for in a daughter.

            We Gen-Xers are used to being disposed of, I wont let us treat Millennials the same way.

          • Jack Rogue Tenhet

            Good on you! I do my part by reminding everyone in my age group that they’re saying what the boomers said about US. We didn’t like feeling doomed, so why doom the kids? It’s intergenerational cannibalism and shouldn’t be tolerated. It has to stop somewhere.

          • Anna Elizabeth

            Exactly. Sure, I’ve met some Millennials that are real assholes, but mostly, The Kids Are Alright, for realz.

            I have a feeling, if we could unite Gen-X and Millennial, we could get some shit *done*.

          • Jack Rogue Tenhet

            I think you’re right.

          • Contemplative Ron

            If you could unite ANYONE at ALL. But the system has been very nicely tailored towards keeping people apart, not bringing them together.

          • Anna Elizabeth

            Funny that. It seems like there should be some way to counter this. The first step would be for people to realize they’ve been Divided-to-Conquer.

          • Contemplative Ron

            Yup. But you have to shout loud… and you need something to rally ’round. Something tangible you can get everyone to be FOR. What that thing might be I leave as an exercise for the reader.

          • Anna Elizabeth

            That’s the thing. It’s gotta be “For” something, you are 1000% Right about that.

      • Technically speaking, it used to be that all ages within a family construct, except perhaps the very very very young, all busted themselves silly for the good of the entire unit.
        The entire parents should work themselves to death so their kids can have crap!!!! was not really a thing until after WWII when the parents at the time, and very understandably considering what they went through, wanted their children to have a better world than they had, and one where there were not horrendous wars.

        • Contemplative Ron

          Too bad it didn’t work.

          • mailman27

            Now that nationalists are picking apart the EU, a virulently war-torn continent is returning to its roots.

    • BeachBum

      Since 1865.

  • BMW

    Community college….Communist Party….can’t be a coincidence!

    • You say that like it’s a bad thing?

    • Bitter Scribe

      Community college…community organizer…

      • BMW

        …Community starring Joel McHale…

  • UncleTravelingMatt

    I hate to disagree, Dok, but Boise has had a community college since the 30s. Boise State has been one of Idaho’s premier truck driving schools for a long time.

    • Mpeg

      How I learned there was a truck-driving school in my ‘hood: while seated at the local pub/grill, ended up chatting w/ the guy next to me, I forget which earlier career he was switching to Truck Driving from, but I was congratulating him, until…

      … he gave pause when I said it’s such a loss we didn’t have singer Jerry Reed around anymore.

      “No, no that’s a mistake” this guy, maybe in his 50s, retorted. “Jerry’s still alive, he’s doing shows in Vegas!”

      I didn’t have a Smartphone on hand to look it up and neither did he.
      I srsly hope he passes truck driving school with his steering skills b/c he is not well schooled in the truckin’ subculture as it were~

      • BearDeLaOursistance

        (We’re afraid they’re) Westbound and brown
        All veiled up and fuckin’…

        • mailman27

          Nice earworm *oh FFS!!*

      • Zippy W Pinhead

        Easiest way to tell there’s a truck driving school in the hood is when you get stuck behind some student who takes 15+ minutes to make a right turn in a 48 foot semi

        *source: the school down the street from my office

  • William
    • Bill D. Burger

      Having a degree from Phoenix University is about as useful as putting an ashtray on your motorcycle.

      http://static.someecards.com/someecards/usercards/1334555050451_3627391.png

      • Bitter Scribe

        Maybe they should establish a study program in Bribing Politicians.

        • Bill D. Burger

          At least they would actually have some very qualified instructors and a well considered plan.

          • georgiaburning

            Lots of work-study opportunities. Still, the interns would be screwed

      • georgiaburning

        Unless you’re in some job where continuing education credits are needed to get promotion or tenure. I’m sure that these private colleges use their political influence to tack these into teacher and nursing credential requirements.

        • aureolaborealis

          Yep. The one graduate I know was working in the same job for 20 years and unable to advance any further without a degree. University of Phoenix to the rescue! $60K in student loans later, she’s living the dream!

      • William

        Or tits on a fish.

    • OrG

      Hey,they have a sportsball stadium. Gotta be legit.

    • Bill D. Burger
      • aureolaborealis

        Step one: Start an online university …

    • aureolaborealis

      Up to 15%, is it? It was around 7% for first-time freshman a few years ago. An unqualified success story!
      Prediction: This administration will allow for-profit universities to come up with their own performance metrics so they will be free from the oppression of out-dated standards, like graduation rate.

  • Jenny

    Well if they just keep saying Radical Islam, it will go away.

  • Thaumaturgist
  • honeywest

    Idiotsaho.

  • Yr. Gma

    I recently found out that a girl I went to high school with is some poobah with the Idaho Repubes. She was the #2 slut in high school (no, I was not #1, thank you) so I was not surprised she has taken her family values to the Northwestern Frontier.

  • Jack Rogue Tenhet

    As no surprise to literally anyone, more rich white guys who went to college making it harder for the poors to get edumacted, thereby insuring future generations of abjext poverty and stupidity will continue to elect cannibals into office.

    Nothing to see here. Nothing new about any of this.

  • Lefty Frizzell

    “Once these things have been created, who knows what kind of weird stuff they’re going to do?”

    This is a councilman, a community leader, speaking about a community college.

    America has retreated from the world, becoming a parochial backwater – spiteful, superstitious, and fearful of education.

    America – it’s over. Done.

    • Vagenda of Rebel Scum

      It’s nothing new, if you read your Mark Twain. It’s sad that we can’t seem to get past the 19th century frontier.

    • Contemplative Ron

      Hey, you had a good run. And you did last longer than… umm… the Republic of Prekmurje?

  • SpudRaider

    I hope it is obvious to all where I live. I think I can add a little insight here. The one college not mentioned by these Dumplicans is BYU Idaho located in beautiful Rexburg. Why do you need another secular community college when you have this hot- bed of creative thought?

    After all this community college won’t require religious courses if you attend

    • ~ ☆ míkhαílα ☆ ~ 【忠実反抗】

      Makes it worse as BYU-I is pretty crazy even by BYU standards.

    • UncleTravelingMatt

      “Beautiful” and “Rexburg” belong together like a baby and a bucket of bleach.

    • Bebecca

      Isn’t that a college across state lines? .

      • SpudRaider

        No it’s past Idaho Falls as you head to Yellowstone

  • maxneanderthal

    “Butch Otter” – any relation to Bertha Beaver?

    • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨

      No, Effeminate Beaver.

      • maxneanderthal

        Or maybe the Camp Capybara’s…

    • UncleTravelingMatt

      Fun facts: Butch Otter won a “tightest jeans” competition. Taxpayers had to pay for his chauffeur when he got a DUI as Lt. Governor. Qualified to be Governor because he was once married to a daughter of J.R. Simplott.

      • Salmon River Libby

        But Butch thought he was entering the line dancing contest.
        Fun fact Governor Otter’s first wife was named Gay.

  • MynameisBlarney
    • JohnBull

      I don’t want this administration writing the interview questions:
      “Have you ever spied for Russia?”
      “Can you start, please?”

    • Suttree

      Or how about the white house?

      • MynameisBlarney

        Oh, that’s a given.

        • Suttree

          They’re everywhere!

  • Mpeg

    Why get college EN-rolled … when you can get RICK-ROLLED, amirite? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-HUgzYPm9g

  • Clyde Barrow

    Eastern Idaho is very Mormon, hence the clash with anything that makes sense.

  • maxneanderthal

    You mean Idaho has an economy that can actually produce more than $1million in taxes p.a.? Must be taxing crystal meth production something cruel out there….

  • Swampay

    “terrorapists” – are those like Tobias Funke’s combination of an analyst and a therapist? You remember, he called himself an anal-rapist.

  • goonemeritus

    Ok Dok. you got your one yearly Idaho story in now lets get back to States without a potato based economy.

    • ~ ☆ míkhαílα ☆ ~ 【忠実反抗】

      POTATO LIBELZ!!

  • SpudRaider

    Here is a great tidbit on Butch. To be a good conservative governor you must be a hypocrite. He once got a DUI. One excuse floated at the time to explain this embarrassment was when he blew for the fields sobriety test he had a mouth full of Copenhagen that was soaked in whiskey to keep it fresh

  • Crystalclear12

    OT but I was wondering what tomorrow would bring when this popped up:
    http://crooksandliars.com/2017/04/chaffetz-may-be-leaving-dc-his-term-ends

  • Swampay

    Friend of mine was a refugee from Romania. He got indirectly involved in a plot to blow up Ceaucescu and had to flee. He landed in Idaho, or Iowa, or one of those “I” states and was supported in a refugee program. He hated it, it was far too slow, he went out on his own to learn gooder english. He was a well respected and highly paid (and taxed) IT person when I knew him.

    So that was a win.

    • JohnBull

      Iowa once supported refugees, and it was too slow.
      Now it’s just too slow.

  • UncleTravelingMatt

    The Bonneville County GOP is run by an insane asshole named Doyle Beck:

    “Doyle Beck, the chairman of the Bonneville County GOP Central Committee.”
    In The News

    Islam in Idaho

    Political Correctness is code speak for the ability to silence your critics. I don’t believe in it. I don’t practice it. I don’t believe in proffering personal attacks on anyone, but I will vociferously attack egregious political issues and endeavor to let the people I serve know what is happening.

    It is no secret that the “islamatization” of America is a wide spread fear. I am not fully versed on the Qu’ran but I have studied it to some degree. Unlike the bible, the Qu’ran is in order of the length of its Sura’s. The longest Sura comes first, the shortest last. This means it is not in chronological order. There are at least 109 Sura’s that advocate violence and death towards infidels. And make no mistake; if you are not a Muslim, you are an infidel. Period. Even in Muslim nations there is constant murder of Muslims not of the same flavor. So you have to be the right kind of Muslim, but even that depends on what kind of Muslim attacker you encounter.

    Contrary to what organizations like CAIR (Council on American-Islamic Relations) tells us, there is absolutely a culture of deception in the Muslim faith, taught by the Qu’ran. Muslims are taught to be “two faced”; that is, to present the face of friendship to enemies but to inwardly hate them. To wait to be called to jihad and be ready to rise up and kill the enemy when called. Given that type of deeply ingrained teaching, are we to take them at their word when organizations like CAIR dispute that there are any nefarious intentions?

    So when someone brings to our attention that Muslims are infiltrating even in places like Idaho, we must pay attention. We must demand that our lawmakers and law enforcers pay attention and ascertain whether or not there is a potential threat. Readthis article and decide for yourself if we have a potential problem in Idaho. I, for one, believe this is something to take seriously. If you do too, contact your legislators and let them know you expect them to look into this. Please, don’t wait until something bad happens.

    • I am not fully versed but…here is what I read on the internet!

      • Jack Rogue Tenhet

        Not fully versed= But I did read a Wikipedia entry.

        • Suttree

          Conservopedia!

          • Jack Rogue Tenhet

            TomServopedia?

        • Contemplative Ron

          Please. Conservapedia.

      • Lefty Frizzell

        Yeah – “I am not fully versed on the Qu’ran but I have studied it to some degree” = “I have not read a single verse but here’s an email from my cousin Cletus”. What a dick.

        • Zippy W Pinhead

          I haven’t read a single verse, but I did see a youtube video from Pam Geller

    • maxneanderthal

      The Reds! They’re sapping our vital juices!
      Cue the videos of Muslims/Refugees/Brown people inter-cut with shots of swarms of rats in 3-2-1…

    • Michael Smith

      “Unlike the bible, the Qu’ran is in order of the length of its Sura’s.”

      That is true, but its a kind of a random bit of trivia. Not particularly menacing, actually. Is that supposed to just be proof that he knows what he’s talking about?

    • Tovarish Z

      He’s Chairman of the Central Committee?….he sounds like a commie to me! False FLAGGGG

  • TundraGrifter

    “Otter?” Wasn’t he the new kid in “Animal House?”

    • Indivisible Snark Tank

      No, Tim Matheson was Otter. The “new kids” were Pinto (Tom Hulce) and Flounder (Stephen Furst).

      • Zippy W Pinhead

        Face it, you threw up ON Dean Wormer…

      • TundraGrifter

        Flounder! Thank you. I sent to 3 colleges in 4 years and at none of them did the young ladies run around topless. My loss.

        • Beanz&Berryz

          I got talked out of going to a college when a counselor disparagingly said “it’s where all the rich easterners sent their daughters to get married.” It was a few years later I realized that counselor had totally fucked me.

    • DainBramage

      Nah, Otter was Eric Stratton. Way to cool to be an Idaho potato Republican.
      http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-iC7v3FZzvuk/VToSMQnLqUI/AAAAAAAARLo/gZdqg-ZiWGE/s1600/AnimalHouse-Otter-Defense.jpg

  • Hairstrike Alpha

    Idaho- making Utah feel good about itself since 1890.

  • azeyote

    maybe all those potato’s they grow are contagious

    • Suttree

      Jesus, I’ve been to Aroostoock County, Maine where they grow a ton of potatoes and that area is pretty. Pretty fucked up. The kids still get off of school to bring in the tater harvest.

  • Bebecca

    Shewww, I guess the Community College and Abortionplex is safe. Republicans are notorious for creating a solution without a problem.

    • Zippy W Pinhead

      But what about teh ghey conversion camp? Will they still be able to corrupt good republican sons and daughters to the perverted lechery of Satanic buttsechs?

  • MynameisBlarney
    • mailman27

      In USA, Russians elect you! Wait…

  • Hairstrike Alpha

    Otter likes it? No word yet on what Boone or Bluto feel about this proposed community college or it’s dean…

    • Zippy W Pinhead

      They’ll have to put it on double secret probation…

  • BrianW

    Sigh. I think today needs a safe word. Because so far, banging my head against the table and screaming “PLEASE, PLEASE DEAR GOD MAKE IT STOP” just. hasn’t. worked.

  • Anna Elizabeth

    What is like to be a Cowardly Shit-stick rubbing a firearm every damned day of your worthless life?

    • Jack Rogue Tenhet

      Nailed it! Very sad, isn’t it? Yeah, my life sucks right now but I know it and I am working my ass off to get better so I can be happy. These people would rather wallow in misery and blame the world for it. Truly tragic.

      • Anna Elizabeth

        Roger that. I’m poor, stressed, and have mental issues. But, I try to improve something about my life every day, and my Baby Girl is my reminder that the fight is worth it.

        • Jack Rogue Tenhet

          Me too, on all counts. Still breathing and that’s making us stronger each day.

  • Michael Smith

    “Look, if you want to know the truth, we are afraid that if we go and get ourselves educated, we are going to see that ya’ll are right about everything, and then we are just going to end up all pissed off because uneducated idiots like us won’t let educated enlightened folks get anything done.”

  • calliecallie

    Idaho soon to change its name to Idontknow.

    • Jeffocaster in the desert

      and its mascot will be Mr. Potato Head

      • WotsAllThisThen

        I thought he was already governor?

  • Vagenda of Rebel Scum

    Oh FFS. Where your meaty Chamber of Commerce Republican white guy seems like a flaming Liberal. This college would have what those book learned eggheads call a ” secondary economic impact”- sandwich shops, a Starbucks with that Gawdawful Unicorn Frappicino, land values go up because students need places to live…they could get a little prosperity out of this. But you can’t argue with stupid.

  • Jgb979

    I to this day get da-ho mixed up with owa over which is the wingnuttiest.

    All I know is I don’t want to live in either.

    I-da-ho would be an excellent female rap name to join Flo-Rida though.

    • BeachBum

      Its potatoes vs corn an pigs. interestingly Iowa has some sanctuary cities .

  • VirginiaLady

    This is one of the saddest stories ever posted here. So much stupid. So very much. And scared and angry. It’s past time for the big space rock to clean our house. Either that or we find a cure for the fire ants infesting these people’s heads. But that would take education and science stuff. We are doomed.

    • It has ever been thus, Lady. We hear about it more now thanks to internet, but really, this is nothing new at all.
      Progress does win out, over time, but the fight is endless

      • Jack Rogue Tenhet

        True! “The arch of history” and all that. Very true.

        • Not any less dispiriting or exhausting that we will be fighting these fights so long as our species continues to exist, probably, but…..
          uhm…
          forgot what I was gonna say

          • Jack Rogue Tenhet

            I get it. I’m at the existential malaise of feeling too damned tired to keep fighting because fighting is all I do anymore. I get in that darkness, take a breath, rest up and prepare to keep fighting. We have to for our own sake.

  • nosuchuser

    And this right here is why so called conservatives cannot create anything, they can only destroy.

    • BeachBum

      Its called conservativism cause Extreme Selfishness & Greed don’t market well enough .

      • nosuchuser

        I simply refer to it a ‘fuck you, I got mine’ politics.

        Some of the dupes are finally figuring out that the ‘leopards who eat peoples faces party’ fully intends to eat their face, not just the faces of some other in the the inner city.

        I’ve been getting great use out of ‘You won, get over it.’ and ‘we told you so…’

        • Mike

          Sorry, ‘Fuck you I got mine’ is already taken by Libertarians

        • Alexander Stallwitz

          I do admit, i shouldnt take joy when a Trump voter gets Trumpgrets or whines about “they didnt vote for trump to do this” I still do through

          • nosuchuser

            No sympathy. They’re supposedly adults and have agency. They literally voted for this, either intentionally or out of blind ignorance; neither of which lets them off the hook.

            To quote Brian Griffen to Peter Griffen ‘if I take you to the hospital you’ll never learn.’

    • JohnBull

      They create:
      -heightened CO2 levels
      -solid waste
      -demand for crappy fast-food chicken sandwiches
      -demand for pickup trucks which use more than their share of gas and thus
      -the world’s happiest and most ultraconservative Muslim country there is: Saudi Arabia.

  • Royal Ugly Dude

    Time to tell those evil spuds what’s what

  • davidhollenshead

    Wow, what a bunch of ignorant people, as Funding Community Colleges is the Fiscal Conservative thing to do. As Community Colleges:
    Provide skilled labor, thru two years programs like auto repair, welding, medical technician, criminal justice, etc.,
    Provide the first two years of a four year degree at a much reduced cost to both the student and government,
    Provide students with children a chance to study,
    Create Jobs in the area, as it takes all kinds of skills to run a community college, from janitors to MBAs,
    Offer inexpensive short programs that benefit the local community,
    etc.
    But then I’ve never heard of a “Political Community College”, let alone one that wants to adopt “Shari Law”.

    • BeachBum

      And they wonder why all the poor states are Republican .

    • JohnBull

      That’s why they’re starting one–no one would EVER suspect!!!

    • BearDeLaOursistance

      Could we adopt Shari Lewis instead? Then we can truly MAGA again with all the jobs in the button factory. Even if our boss gets meaner by the year.

      • davidhollenshead

        Isn’t Shari Lewis dead ???

      • mailman27

        I thought she was so effing hot when I was a tyke. Tho I probly wouldn’t have put it that way.

    • Doug Langley

      As Community Colleges:

      Take highly trained people, hire as adjunct instructors, pay zilch, kick around, squeeze dry, throw out onto street, and hire replacements. Repeat.

      • davidhollenshead

        Unless those adjunct instructors develop a following by their students, or they decide to complete their phd.

        • aureolaborealis

          Or they have day jobs and teach for fun and a little extra student-loan-paying cash.

        • Doug Langley

          Not sure what good “develop a following” would do. I have admiring students, but they couldn’t keep my school from slashing my hours and my rates. I remember one student telling me “How am I going to pass my HTML class without you tutoring me?” I could only say “Tell the school to restore the tutoring hours they cut!”

          Also, good luck affording grad school on an adjunct’s pay.

  • Nockular cavity

    the “III Percent” militia

    GO BACK TO ROAM DAM FORRINERS!

  • kareemachan

    Ya know, friends of ours moved to Idaho to retire. I still do NOT get it. They are great people, Idaho is gorgeous, but WTF?

    • Beanz&Berryz

      Where’d they move from? They have any kids or other family in ID? I always wonder at leaving a place with a life of connections for retirement. But. It’s easy to say when you get to live in a cool place to start.

    • BeachBum

      Maybe cheap housing. IDK.

  • Education defeats the Regressives and they know it.

  • PixieThis

    Um, the correct term is WHEREIS as in, WHEREIS, we gonna take that durn govment and drown it in the turlit.

    Go, uneducated morons, GO!

  • Mahousu

    “Community” and “Communist” only differ by one letter. (Plus some minor rearranging.)
    And “college” and “collective” are pretty close, too. I’d say how close, but I’m not one of them eggheads going to do all that letter counting.

  • Alexander Stallwitz

    “We dont need no education” the offical state motto of Idaho.

    • Stulexington

      Needs more spelling mistakes.

  • PressSecretaryCaptainHowdy

    I posted yesterday that it is legal for people to murder their children in Idaho.
    http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-idaho-children-20170418-story.html

    • davidhollenshead

      WOW that is disturbing as all Fuck !!!

    • HazooToo

      I really don’t understand this. Like, the only legitimate reason to impinge on religious freedom is when it KILLS people on a regular basis as it is meant to be practiced. This. Fucking. Counts.

    • aureolaborealis

      Can’t get abort a fetus, but you can faith-heal an actual living child to death.
      #religiousfreedomforthewin!

  • Thank you for taking the heat off Texas for a few seconds.

  • Lamashtar

    Is there a stupidity contest?

    • SeeTrain65

      In Ohio, those are known as “legislative sessions.”

  • whitroth

    You missed the obvious fear: that LIBRUL EDDICATION PLACE will eddicate our kids, who will realize we’re a bunch of assholes, and leave for more interesting places to live, like where there are more jobs.

    • davidhollenshead

      And of course living far away from parents like you….

    • Stulexington

      Or worse, make informed decisions at the ballot box.

      • whitroth

        GHU, no, not THAT!!!

        The next thing you know, they’ll be voting for BIRTH CONTROL, and equal rights, and tolerance, and there’ll be dogs and cats, living together….

  • JD Mulvey

    Community college turned me into a marijuana addict.

  • NotALiar

    “edu-crats” fucking perfect

  • Jeffocaster in the desert

    They should have quoted the Wizard of Oz

    Why, anybody can have a brain. That’s a very mediocre commodity. Every pusillanimous creature that crawls on the Earth or slinks through slimy seas has a brain. Back where I come from, we have universities, seats of great learning, where men go to become great thinkers. And when they come out, they think deep thoughts and with no more brains than you have. But they have one thing you haven’t got: a diploma.

    • John Norris

      Scarcrow still got the Pythagorean theorem wrong.

  • Poly_Ester

    Oh, Dang, they have finally figured out that education is Sharia Law. What do we do now?

    • lurch394

      Tell them it’s Shania Law and they’ll think the music will be good.

  • Jeffocaster in the desert

    Dok probably loves to be surrounded by these guys.

  • mailman27

    Wow. These folks have gone around the bend.

    • Nick Scroggs

      They flew off the highway around the early 50s. Mosinee Wisconsin actually held a mock Communist takeover for a day. Like anyone wants to.

  • Nick Scroggs

    It is so weird, like if I were to say “a conservative school is being built, so our students will be indoctrinated into Buddhist law.” Just, random shit spewing out of the brain.

  • WotsAllThisThen

    He warned the college was an excuse to create more “edu-crats,” and that eastern Idahoans already have enough access to higher education through online colleges, Eastern Idaho Technical College and University Place.

    You sound smart. Did you go to University Place?

  • Lefty Wright

    North Carolina, for all it’s faults under the GOP, does have an excellent community college system. Of course, that is because it started back in the 1950s and 1960s. Currently, there are 58 state and county funded community colleges, some with more than one campus, and costs are very low. Despite efforts by the GOP to damage the public schools and starve the state universities, they have left the community colleges alone for the most part. It attracts industry, provides training for health care centers, trains people for IT and basic business jobs and sometimes works hand in hand with manufacturers to train people for specific equipment. I doubt this state would be anywhere near as successful without them. It even attracts some retirees because some of them offer general interest courses, including beer brewing. Handy for people of all ages and political leanings.

    • Snarkbot 9000

      Community based higher education is well known to be a highly productive contributor to society. Its cost is comparatively negligible against the aggregate gain(s) in skills and subsequent opportunity its services can afford local residents.

      I was saddened by the fact so little opportunity for this type of experience is available across vast swaths of Idaho even with the subject school being built. Having lived in the northern Plains for a few years, I personally feel a great expansion of educational opportunities would help improve the lives and futures of many people who are now barely making it day to day in the most rural parts of the US. Idaho needs *many more* community colleges, not less.

  • HazooToo

    I WILL NEVER UNDERSTAND WHY PEOPLE ARE SO GODDAMN PROUD OF BEING DUMB! Jesus fucking christ, if it’s that they’re tired of getting proven wrong, or looking stupid in arguments, they could always fucking LEARN something and not do those two things anymore!

    • davidhollenshead

      “I WILL NEVER UNDERSTAND WHY PEOPLE ARE SO GODDAMN PROUD OF BEING DUMB! ”
      I have seen this in families of a number of ethnicities. It is the idea that a child should never challenge a parent, and to those parents, getting an education is a form of challenge.

      • HazooToo

        Another thing I don’t understand. Every parent ought to want their kids to be better than them in every conceivable way.

        • davidhollenshead

          I know, but many parents, mostly of low economic standing, just can’t handle their children being successful.
          It also occasionally comes from wealthier parents, who have a chip on their shoulder, about having a child who is smarter than they are.

          • HazooToo

            You’d think they’d want bragging rights, or at least someone capable of caring for them in retirement without going broke!

          • Greg Comlish

            Yeah, it’s pathetic that somebody would sabotage their own child’s success to, for example, satiate their own ego. But unfortunately some people have fragile egos and their defense mechanism is to tear down other people. Those closest to them inevitably bear the brunt of these attacks. Unfortunately the victims are at high risk for internalizing the very same pathological shittiness.

    • lurch394

      It also comes from hanging out with the losers in school who think it’s cool to be dumb: it makes your johnson longer or your tits bigger. Can’t be a good cheerleader, jock, freak, or hood if you’re good in school. Girls will never get a boyfriend, and boys? If they ever do more than grunt one-syllable words? Theirs will shrivel up and fall off.

      • HazooToo

        Peer pressure to be dumb and superficial is absolutely mind-boggling. ‘Teen Titans Go’ did an entire episode about how being smart makes you a ‘bummer’. I hate that episode so much. SO MUCH.

  • Opalescent Riddles

    How ya gonna keep ’em down on the farm?

    • NerdWithNoName

      After they’ve seen Boiseeeee.

  • Peripatetic Poltroon

    “…we’re also creating an entity that has the power to tax, to take away our property by force…”
    Do Republicans attend some sort of special fantods-having classes? Nobody, but nobody has fantods like the RWNJs

  • Scooby

    So, in other words they can’t figure out a way to scam student borrowers.

  • BJW

    WTF. I live in rural extreme NW Ohio where 2/3 of voters went for Trump. And yet, we have a community college about 13 miles away, with an extension 1/2 mile away down my street. PLUS…a private college 18 miles away. NO ONE here, liberal or otherwise, considers them to be anything but an asset. At least, not anyone that has expressed a public opinion.

    • efoveks

      You wouldn’t happen to be speaking of Ohio Northern, would you?:)

    • SeeTrain65

      By the description of your location alone, I can easily say you’re not speaking of at least two schools near my location in NC Ohio.

      And when you say everyone describes them as “assets,” it confirms you’re speaking of neither. In one specific school, I know plenty around who regularly say the place is filled with another term using the prefix “ass-.”

  • 3FingerPete

    What if they included a militia ROTC requirement for students? That should mollify the III Percent.
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/1fa256405737ba30180b87899776464bdaf6ea8ef4f1efc69d724545ae19b5f2.jpg

    • John Norris

      A militia ROTC at a community college would learn the students how to make their own snacks.

      • lurch394

        Yeah, that would drive down the sales of Twinkies and Jack Links. Can’t have that.

        • lurch394

          “Always dolts”! Love it!

  • Angela Ruzzo

    Now I realize that I went to college a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away – mid 1970’s America, to be precise, shortly after the Roe v Wade Supreme Court decision and 6 years before Reaganomics, and during a brief other-worldly period where 18-yr-olds could buy alcohol in Iowa (where said college was located). and the Des Moines police would not arrest you if you possessed less than an ounce of marijuana, and the Student Health Center handed out very cheap birth control pills – but I recall very vividly that us young people did not need to be indoctrinated by anyone, we did a pretty good job of indoctrinating ourselves without any help, thank you. College was a place to learn alternative methods of dealing with the real world so you could get a job, and to meet people with different ideas that might be useful in the above-mentioned dealing with the real world. They wanted me to dissect a cat in Biology, and I refused and took Psychology instead, where I learned some very useful stuff. I read a lot of Science Fiction. I wrote seven gazillion theme papers on my manual typewriter. There was some sex, too, I seem to remember vaguely, and a lot of very good music. Is college still like this?

    • thixotropic jerk

      When is your self-published autobiography coming out and will you give Wonkette an advance copy for review?

      • Angela Ruzzo

        I really should sit down and write that autobiography soon, but I sometimes worry that nobody would believe it. There are 2 or 3 very evil ex-bosses I want to write about, and I have been waiting for them to die first so they don’t sue me, but as you know “Only the good die young” and they will probably live forever. I would be happy to give everyone on Wonkette an advance copy if I ever write it.

        I thought that if Hillary was elected, I would have at least four very pleasant years to look forward to during which I did not have to worry too much about our government trying to kill me or people I love or destroy the planet, and this would give me time to write that book. That is not going to happen right now.

  • As in most things, the closer education is to a true, private, capitalist “free market”, the less well-served are the rural, less-populated places like Idaho.

    Sorry, Idaho, but you’re not just not profitable enough to serve in pretty much anything.

    It’s government (and taxation) or nothing.

    • Snarkbot 9000

      F that – I need my potatoes and Potato Based Product(s). Gotta keep us in tubers somehow.

      • ConnieHinesDorothyProvine

        There are plenty of potatoes from other states.

        • Snarkbot 9000

          Ha! Perhaps for the dog and/or your mother in law. I am neither.

  • chascates

    Ah, yes; the College of Southern Idaho, the Berkeley of the Wasteland.

    Gawd, do these people get worked up over a bookstore opening (I assume Idaho has bookstores)?

    • ScootersforTeabaggers

      Yep, they got a bookstore, right after shutting down the last of them communist libraries.

  • ConnieHinesDorothyProvine

    To anyone who thinks about going to every state in the country, you oughta reconsider.

    • Dutchman

      Having been to every state except MN, HI and VT I would agree with that assessment.

  • Jeff Mc Donald

    I spent a month in Idaho one night. Leaving is still the second best vacation experience of my life.

  • C4TWOMAN


    the already rampant takeover of rural Idaho by scary Muslims who are all terrorists, rapists, and terrorapists.

    But you really have to watch out for the therapists.

  • Riley Whodat Venable

    I spent a month in Moscow, Idaho training local faculty about alcohol, drug, and violence prevention one week.

  • yyyaz

    I’ve been to Sandpoint, Lake Pond Oreille, Idaho Falls, Pocatello, Rexburg and Dubois. I’ve driven over White Bird Pass in a semi, and watched an 18-wheel log truck — with one yoooge tree trunk — smoke its tires and brakes for the full 7-mile downhill as I worked hard at keeping mine under control. Idaho, like so much of the LDS west, is beautiful, but populated by more crazy mofos per square foot than could ever result in a happy ending.

    • Salmon River Libby

      I wouldn’t know where to start.
      Yes, beauty abounds. Majestic mountains and gorgeous rivers.
      Our own local domestic terrorists (from Paul Ryan’s hometown) are easy to spot sporting Cliven Bundy bracelets. Our biggest wingnuts come from other states.
      Bumper stickers to make one blush.
      And the population (wide open spaces, white faces) just know that all their woes are the fault of some transgender person wanting to use a bathroom on the other side of the nation.
      Decades of failed republican policies have sold them out but they will vote R. because someone is getting welfare in Chicago. (Their food stamps are different. Apparently)
      Home schooling.
      Clear Channel radio abounds.
      A belief that school prayer would make things right.
      But wait until they figure out that Jeff Sessions is coming for their pot plants.
      I could go on forever.
      More guns than teeth.
      As to why some folks move here, it’s the geography not the conversation.
      So glad for Wonkette.

      • thixotropic jerk

        Don’t forget all them amamzings hot springs!

        • Arolpin

          No doubt, but you might be surprised by an open-carry advocate. My (then gf, now)-wife was very freaked out when we came up on a guy wearing cut-off jeans, cowboy boots, and the biggest sidearm I had ever seen at some backcountry hot springs (government camp maybe). I had to explain that even my ultra-liberal family sometimes carried a pistol in the woods (more to shoot sage hens while deer/elk hunting, because they are damn tasty). It doesn’t always mean the person is a nut job, but you can assume they are just to be safe.

          The internet has certainly changed the hot springs though. The good guide books would purposely give vague directions to the best ones, so you could expect to hike in and have the place to yourself. Last time I visited Goldbug there must have been 10 other groups I saw either in the pools or on the hikes.

          My parents have a collection of FS/USGS maps that we have marked with all sorts of secret hot springs that we found over the years hiking/camping/mountain biking. It might be time teach my kids how to find them. My dad and I found 4 that weren’t in any book in a 2 day camping trip (one was obviously known, because when I hiked up to find the source I found a bathtub hidden behind a cabin).

  • Riley Whodat Venable

    I spent a month in Moscow, Idaho, USA at U of Idaho one week.

    • lurch394

      It would seemed shorter if you had crossed the state line into Pullman, Washington, several times. No visa required.

      • Riley Whodat Venable

        You know the area. I spent almost every evening in Pullman. Even the U of I faculty live and party in Pullman.

  • Raan

    “What do you kids need edgmacation for? There are perfectly good potato fields everywhere.”

  • Hating community colleges may be the weirdest thing I’ve heard of this week.

  • I would love to join a feminist lesbian collective though I may lack some qualifications

  • diogenez

    Syria may be a better option for those poor refugees, than Idaho.

  • SeeTrain65

    Much like everywhere else, if these people actually bothered to learn things from reputable sources (like a quality college) instead of relying on hearsay and Fox News (the difference being ?), the reception for their paranoid, illogical ravings would be dismissed outright.

  • Prolecat

    What refugee in their right mind would go to Idaho?

  • Never forget that Governor. C.L. “Butch” Otter was once DUI’d after winning a Tight Jeans contest at a local bar. In true Republican fashion he made his millions by marrying the daughter of “Spud King” Jack Simplot, one of the richest men in America. Is capitalism fucking great, or what?

  • DeathPanelTruck

    I lived in southwestern Idaho in the late 1990s/early 2000s. I had an old Subaru with a plastic Darwin fish affixed to the trunk lid. I eagerly awaited the harassment I thought I was sure to get from the rabidly religious right wing locals.

    But I was disappointed, because in my five years there, no one noticed it. You’d think at least one irate motorist would have flipped me off.

  • Truly Madly Derply

    Either that former city councilman is stupid, or he’s just Lyon. I Googled LDS Pathways, Stevens-Henager and EITC just for jizz giggles and learned that: LDS is a college PREP program, not a college, and part of their attendance requirements include meeting to discuss the spiritual aspect of education (lol whut?); Stevens Henagar received a ringing 34% recommendation rating (very presidential!) from previous students, who cited experiences such as applying for a job at the local hospital with newly minted S-H degree in hand, only to be told that the hospital makes it a policy never to hire S-H grads. EITC students seemed pretty happy with the program but they, like the students from both of the other schools, experienced issues around tuition and other financial hi-jinks. One guy, a veteran, claims that he was double defrauded. Sounds like he could use a Chaffetz Special but he’s probably tired of being probed. In conclusion, ladies and gentlemen, three out of the 7 schools included in Lyon’s “veritable oasis” of higher education are sketchy, at best. Which begs the question: Is your children learning, Idaho? Well, is they?

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