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Hot Potatoes: Peeing on the Constitution?

re: An excerpt from this morning's Hot Potatoes:

Headliner: "25 Kootenai County public officials line up, pass drug tests." DFO: I refuse to process the image of these fine individuals lining up to pee for drug-free work places. Or the hit the constitutional amendment against illegal search and seizure takes when they do. … I have nothing against Real Life Ministries. In fact, my now college-age daughter has attended youth groups at the mammoth Post Falls church since she was 16. However, Kootenai County Commissioners Todd Tondee and Rich Piazza earn Rotten Potatoes by approving RLM's request to build a monster campus on the Rathdrum Prairie sans sewer hookup. It's the aquifer, stupids. … French Fries (or "How to deal with interstate construction while traveling through Spokane"): 1. Valium. 2. Bike. 3. Walk. 4. Stay home. Or 5. Road rage, birds and citations.

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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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