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Bent: Gookin Should Man Up

Bent: Gookin doesn’t have the luxury of remaining neutral on this issue. He has publicly stated his agenda is to eliminate LCDC and his past actions have been laser focused on unsuccessfully opposing and trying to disrupt anything having to do with urban renewal. He is a founding member (along with many other failed city council and mayorial candidates) of OpenCda.com which was designed for the sole purpose of criticizing the elected officials who support urban renewal. Now as an elected representative for the citizens of Coeur d’Alene he is being called on to clarify the obvious misinformation that is being spun by his washed up cronies at OpenCda which launched this recall effort. As a councilman he is OBLIGATED to clarify the city council’s position on the park, and he is refusing to do so. That is both pathetic and true to form for this man… At one point I actually thought Gookin was going to man up and represent the people who elected him, but obviously he chosen to represent and handful of bitter and hateful has-beens at OpenCda.

Thoughts?

DFO Eavesdropping On Blogfesters?

Super Sub Cindy snapped this photo of DFO in the foreground with Bent, Mechanic Man, and JeanieSpokane in the background at Blogfest 2012 at the Fort Ground Grill Saturday. You can read about the latest Blogfest, celebrating the 9th anniversary of HucksOnline, and see more photos of the event here.

Bent V. Don: Alcohol In Public Places

Bent: While I am sure there are a few incidents, I cannot recall reading about any problems with people and alcohol at Post Falls City Parks … Alcohol is leagl in Post Falls Parks and Beaches… Didn’t see any problems at the fair this weekend either… I see more trouble in the police bar report on Sherman Avenue, where bars are allowed to sell the evil drug to people.

Don Sausser: I have nothing against anyone enjoying beer but the effects of alcohol are well demonstrated. … I don’t “buzz” and find life really good without it. Not much buzz in a diet pepsi but it taste good on a hot day. I’m glad that it works in Post Falls Park. But while I was on the NIC Board we allowed alcohol on the NIC beach. It caused so many problems that we reversed the policy after one season.

Question: Would you like to see alcohol allowed in city parks and more public events like the North Idaho Fair?

High Noon: A JibJab Father’s Day Promo

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On Facebook, Bent (who appears to be the face on the card) posted this JibJab video and the reminder: “Don’t forget Father’s Day this weekend.” My Father’s Day will have to take a back seat to my 35th anniversary on Monday and my mother’s 85th birthday. Then, Father’s Day has never been a big deal to me. How about you?

Question: Do you do something special for Father’s Day?

Bent: My Sister, My Best Friend

Bent: On Facebook, Bent points out that this is Sisters Week, a time to remember the great things your sister(s) has meant to you and done for you. Writes Bent of his sis: “She has been my best friend ALL my life. She’s always giving, ready to listen, a shoulder to cry on, a friend to laugh with, good times and bad. She has always acknowledged every single moment important in my life, no matter how small or how large.” How about you?

Question: Feel free to use this thread to celebrate the impact your sister(s) have had in your life.

Bent: Back In The Saddle Again … Ouch

On Facebook (and with his permission to post here), Bent discusses the pains — and numbness — of cycling long miles during Bike To Work Week: “You know how they put those really comfortable face pillows on massage tables … you know, the one’s with the hole in the middle so you can lay face down without smashing your nose? Well, the person who invented those needs to get busy incorporating that technology into bicycle seats… while cranking out 24.5 miles on the bike today, I had a lot of time to think about that /just sayin’.” To which another poster responded that she’d gotten her husband “cooling gel packs to keep certain important parts comfy” while he rides his bike.

Coeur d’Alene Ped Bike/Facebook:Thanks to everyone who showed up at the Parks and Rec meeting on Monday to show support for bike lanes on 15th street. They approved it and now it’s going to Public Works next Monday at 4 p.m. at the Public Library.”

Question: Do you ride a bike w/a comfortable seat? Would you recommend the same type of seat for Bent’s long rides?

Bent Grabs BBQ Blue Ribbon

Kerri Thoreson/More Main Street photos: If you drove by Tim’s Custom Meats on Government Way last Saturday, you might have noticed a parking lot full of bbq grills and no small amount of smoke. The Pacific Northwest BBQ Association is holding classes to certify judges for upcoming competitions in the region. It also gives grillers the opportunity to hone their skills and learn the ins and outs of competing. Jeff Selle of Post Falls, along with his dad, Dave, and brother, Rob cleaned up … between them taking home several ribbons, including Jeff’s Grand Champion trophy. On Sunday, the Selles’ Rub ‘em Raw team served up a bbq dinner for about thirty friends and family at Q’emiln Park. More here.

Question: How often do you barbecue during good weather? 

Bent: No Need For GOPrimary Debate

Bent: DFO, I would agree that incumbent candidates should debate in the general elections. But in the case of a primary election, Otter and Crapo are the incumbent candidates for their party, the assumption is the party already understands the incumbent positions clearly. Like it or not, this is the party’s election to decide the candidate they will put up in the general election. It is the job of a primary challenger to turn the party against the incumbent. Why then would the incumbent give any statewide face time, media attention or name recognition to a primary challenger who polls less that 10% of the vote?

Question: Would you like to see Butch Otter debate GOPrimary challengers Rex Rammell, Sharon Ullman, Tamara Wells, etc.?

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