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Patriots To Gather At CdA Library

Organizers of the recent Northwest Patriot and Self Reliance Rally have scheduled a town-hall meeting from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the Coeur d'Alene Library to analyze the rally and criticize media coverage. Here's the announcement: 

Attention all Liberty Loving Americans! Tired of all the disinformation and lies? Tired of the media portraying you as a nut? Then join us August 15th at the Coeur d’Alene library for an after-action town hall meeting to discuss the recent Northwest Patriot and Self Reliance Rally and the media's questionable reporting of the event. Join Washington State Representative Matt Shea, Stewart Rhodes, founder of Oath Keepers and Brandon Smith, founder of Ask questions and listen to these men discuss the inaccurate reporting and the blatant media bias towards the liberty movement. Brandon Smith will also be discussing the economy and answering questions.

Question: Are we experiencing an uptick in Patriots activity in Kootenai County?

Piazza Tunes Up Hunting Rifle

Former Kootenai County Commissioner Rich Piazza places tape on holes so he can use the same target for a second round of shooting at the Farragut State Park shooting range on reopening day Saturday.  Piazza is working with his large game hunting rifle to ensure accuracy in the field during hunting season.  Piazza frequent hunting trips to locations in Idaho, Alaska, Canada and Colorado and has won blue ribbons in various hunting competitions. (Photo: Duane Rasmussen)

Question: Have you ever shot at a local shooting range?

Hucks: Mack Won’t Face Another Vote

Sheriff Richard Mack, the tea party darling from Texas/Arizona, will return to North Idaho in July – and he didn’t need an invitation from the dysfunctional Kootenai County GOP Central Committee this time. Mack will be a headliner at the Northwest Patriots and Self Reliance Rally at Farragut State Park July 26-28. As you recall, controversial Mack was invited to speak at the 2012 Lincoln Day banquet by the Kootenai County GOP. Then he was disinvited on a split vote of the Central Committee. Finally, he was re-invited when Mack fans in Central Committee leadership threatened legal and criminal action over questionable proxy votes. We’ll see if the second coming of Mack is less eventful than Proxygate/DFO, Sunday Huckleberries. More here.

Question: What do you think of the Northwest Patriots rallying at Farragut State Park?

Patriots Set Summer Farragut Confab

It looks like Sheriff Richard Mack, the Northwest Patriots and others are planning for a major confab in Farragut State Park at the end of July. Dunno who's organizing this locally.

Question: Do you suppose the Kootenai County GOP Central Committee will welcome Sheriff Mack back with open arms?

Herb: Zealots Not All Right Wing

Herb: Zealots are not all on the right wing. How soon we forget the liberal blocking of freeways, sit-ins in courthouses and armed forces recruiting offices back in the ‘60’s. Oops, I sometimes forget that it was the parents of todays liberals that did that. Perhaps after they grew up they somehow forgot to pass those experiences on to you. Heck, up here in Bayview, we recently had a sit-in by some lefties, (some or most are my friends, or used to be before I wrote about them) The cause? The replacement of a park bench in the boat launch area in Farragut State Park. It turn out the bench had reached it’s end of useful life, and the park decided it wasn’t a good place for foot traffic, what with boat trailers backing up with limited sight lines. They decided not to replace it and a cause celeb was born.

Question: Do protests generally work to achieve goals of the protesters? Please give examples.

Protesters: Give Us Back Our Bench

Sheryl Puckett e-mailed this photo of the Farragut Park bench protesters to Huckleberries Online. Her cutline said: “Despite cold, blustery weather and the threat of rain, many community members of Bayview/Athol came together to send a message to Idaho Park & Rec that the removal and failure to replace a sitting public bench at Lake Pend Oreille is not acceptable.” YouTube video here. Story here.

Question: When were you last involved in a protest of some sort?

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