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WEDNESDAY, JAN. 19, 2005

Post Falls Uncensored is back with ...

...entertaining quotes from around campus, including:Boy #1: "You know that stick thing with like a sharp thing on the end...like a...um...?"Boy #2: "Oh a spear?"Boy #1: "Yeah yeah - that's it. Yeah, and they were all stabbing. They fought all old school and stuff, you...

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Best of the Northwest (1/19/05)

It's gonna be a free-for-all among Repubs in the race to replace Congressman Butch Otter in Idaho's 1st congressional district, writes columnist Dan Popkey of The Idaho Statesman here. Ex-legislator Sheila Sorenson is ready to throw her hat in the ring, along with State Controller...

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TUESDAY, JAN. 18, 2005

Hot Potatoes Log (1/18/05)

5:41 p.m. The dead-tree media can't beat the blogosphere when it comes to timely updates. Ferexample, you learned Saturday here that ex-WSU student Frederick Russell, the fugitive wanted in the Independence Day 2001 crash that killed 3 WSU students, is now on the U.S. Marshals...

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Matt Manweller rides again

Prior to the 2004 election, political science prof Matt Manweller wrote an essay for the Daily Record of Ellensberg, Wash. It began:No sarcasm in this column. No attempts at witty repartee. The topic is too serious and the stakes are too high. This November we...

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UI columnist blasts abstinence-only

In a recent column about sex education, Frank McGovern of the UI Argonaut fumed:The Christian Right is at it again. No, not the church bake sale – you missed that. This is totally going to blow your mind, but once more the obnoxiously powerful evangelical...

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The Loyal Opposition

"I left Atlanta this morning, and as we got started on the plane, there were six of us, the pilot said over the public address system, "We are sorry for the delay, but we have Dr. Martin Luther King on the plane. And to be...

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Local Headlines (1/18/05)

S-R Photo/Kathy Plonka: Matt Street of the Kootenai County Sheriff's Office wonders where he'll be tying up next year after the county received notice from the Hagadone Corp. that it'll need to find another place to store marine division boats. Float home owners are the...

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SUNDAY, JAN. 16, 2005


Peanut Gallery (Megayacht v. Mega-megayacht)

re. item about Paul Allen's megayacht being twice as long as You-Know-Who's from Coeur d'Alene.So, Ollie, where are the pictures of Allen's yacht. Curious and slightly envious minds want to see them. I had the pleasure of visiting several grand yachts as a dock-boy in...

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SATURDAY, JAN. 15, 2005


FRIDAY, JAN. 14, 2005

Q & A

Question: Do you mind when readers point out typos on your blog?Answer: Not in the least. I write this blog with no editor but me ... and I'm flying when I do -- to keep up with my other duties, too. You, O My Reader,...

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Final Word (1/14/05)

I go back and forth re. the national/int'l content of Hot Potatoes. Since the first of the year, I've cut it down continually, to almost nothing. Time management is the problem. I have a rough time keeping up with the output now. However, I regret...

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Blog Word of the Day

Today's word from the blogosphere (or blogistan) is (drum roll, puh-leez) -- blogroach.Blogroach, according to Samizdata, is a reader who infests the comment section of a weblog, disagreeing with everything posted in the most obnoxious manner possible.Sentence: So far -- knock on wood -- Hot...

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Peanut Gallery (Remembering MLKJr)

The celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. this week is a personal journey for me. In the autumn of 1966, I was able to sit in those pews at the Ebinezer Baptist Church in Atlanta and hear him speak to his parishoners. I was in...

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Best of the Northwest (1/14/05)

Remember that part in Gov. Dirk Kempthorne's State of the State speech when he talked about tax incentives to woo and/or keep Fortune 500 companies? (In our Editorial Board meeting yesterday, The Dirk Tater wouldn't say whom he'd talked to re. the incentives but he...

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THURSDAY, JAN. 13, 2005

Hot Potatoes Log (1/13/05)

6:21 p.m. Cis The Retired's note from earlier today: "Goatee and Hawaiian shirt? THIS I GOT TO SEE...Surely some one in the office there has a digital camera so we can see this?" (I'll see if I can talk one of them into snapping a...

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Ah'm your Huckleberry ...

So, there I was interviewing Idaho's Dirk Tater, surrounded by his Merry Men and my gang of Editorial Writers, and I had to ask: Aren't you going to be glad when you're no longer guv'nah ... and you can grow facial hair ... and enjoy...

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The Ronfather's last etching

The photo above, of Marines in Iraq kneeling in prayer over a fallen comrade/warrior last April 2 was one of ex-Commish Ron Rankin's favorites. I know. We discussed it on more than one occasion. This afternoon, U.S. Sen. Larry Craig, Alice Rankin and others are...

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Huckleberries Online

D.F. Oliveria started Huckleberries Online on Feb. 16, 2004. Oliveria's Sunday print Huckleberries is a past winner of the national Herb Caen Memorial Column contest.





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