May 9, 2011 in City
A glance at what Spokesman-Review bloggers have to say
By Dave Oliveria
May 3 – Monday Poll: A majority of Hucks Nation disagrees with President Barack Obama’s contention that the world is safer now that the U.S. has killed terrorist mastermind Osama bin Laden. 112 of 223 respondents (50.22%) disagree with Obama; 90 respondents (40.36%) agree that the world is safer; 21 (9.42%) are undecided.
Obama Death Photo: 122 of 176 respondents (69.32%) say the Obama administration should release the photo of the dead Osama bin Laden. 47 of 176 (26.7%) say the administration shouldn’t. 7 are undecided.
By Rich Landers
May 5 – After much scouting and several disappointing close calls, my spring wild turkey hunting season ended this morning at 6:10 a.m.
A head shot.
No photos will be posted. I don’t want to take the chance of offending anyone or inciting violence against hunters.
It was unarmed, but I’m proud of a job well done. I feel no need to high-five, cheer or pump my fists.
The celebration will be quiet and respectful, enhanced with a garlic lime sauce.
No DNA testing is required. It had a long beard.
By Jim Camden
May 7 – Business organizations regularly bemoan how little recognition, respect and support they get from the state. But evidence to the contrary was clear last week, when the state announced a “windfall” of some $321 million from a tax amnesty program. It showed that when there’s something fishy about what they’ve been doing, businesses get the benefit of the doubt that poor people don’t. The state originally thought it might pick up about $24 million by offering businesses a chance to clear up their tax debts without penalties or interest. It got $321 million – $264 million of which the state keeps after sending local governments their share.
Eye on Boise
By Betsy Russell
May 8 – Conservative Idaho might not seem like the most fertile ground for a medical marijuana movement, but supporters have launched an initiative drive that could change the terms of the debate. The reason: 74 percent of Idahoans say they support allowing “terminally and seriously ill patients to use and purchase marijuana for medical purposes.” That was in this year’s Boise State University public policy survey, a result so overwhelmingly favorable that researchers initially thought it had to be wrong.