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George: Idaho D’s Should Infiltrate

It’s totally futile to vote for a democrat in Idaho. The Hart victory shows how far the faithful will lockstep in maintaining party loyalty. The value of the candidate is immaterial - only the R counts. My guess is that it will take 20 years before Idaho moves into a progressive mindset. Meanwhile, we’re getting what the majority wants - which is the way its supposed to work. IMO, activist progressive democrats who are unhappy with the state of affairs should consider joining the republican party and taking their social values with them. The changes that they could make in the party might be much faster than waiting for the demographics to change in their favor.

Question: Is that the best way for Idaho Democrats to make an impact — join the Republican Party and try to work from within?

George: We Need To Protect Animals

re: Today is Endangered Species Act Day/HucksOnline

Honest George: Today I found the carcass of a beautiful golden-buff common barn-owl. Not a feather out of place, not a mark on its body — but it had died within just a few hours before I found it. Possibly it had eaten a poisoned mouse. The barn-owl isn’t on the endangered list but I’ve never had the experience of holding such a beautiful bird-creature in my hand before. Its heart-shaped face and extremely soft feathers and down is unlike anything in any of my previous experiences. The thought of a species being wiped out forever is a sobering thought. I would rather that we, as the dominant species, over-reacted in protecting all-species from a careless extermination rather than under-reacting.

Question:  Do you agree/disagree w/Honest George re: caring for wild creatures?

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