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Bob: Need Wall Around Idaho To Keep Idahoans In

I half agree with DFO. Build a fence around Idaho. Not to keep Californians and others from moving there but to keep Idahoans from moving out and infiltrating its progressive neighbors to its west. We don’t need your more dangerous values - white supremacy, Christianism, unquestioning and blind obedience to GOP thuggery, radical frontierism*, third world economic treatment of labor, rape and run natural resource extraction, refusal to provide your most vulnerable citizens, like babies and children, basic health and safety protections, and firearm and weapon fetishism. Leave us alone, please. Occasionally tune up your smoke belching beater trucks crawling along our interstates too. Thanks.


*radical frontierism is a term I coined to describe a belief system in which the deeply disturbed proponents push past the fundamental and loosely held precepts of the Sagebrush Rebellion into a near feverish wish to return to the 19th century where government was nearly nonexistent and justice was delivered at the end of knotted ropes and the smoking barrels of rifles and psychopaths like Claude Dallas and Randy Weaver are heroic. Pervasive and perverse, radical frontierism is probably the dominant weltanshauung of much of the male populace of rural Idaho and cuts, like a shaving sharp Bowie knife, through all socio-economic classes of Idaho.

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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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