Monthly Archives: October 2020

Idaho Catches Up

Back in May, when Idaho had come out of the shutdown and there was an all-mail-in primary election, I pointed out how counting Covid deaths was tough. I suggested instead we track “excess deaths”, that is the number of people … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

What Are You Thinking?

As a former elected representative, I spent a lot of time trying to figure out just what the masses I was supposed to represent were thinking. I’ll admit, a lot of the time I thought their thinking didn’t make a … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Not So Bad

Last night, as the wind blew out of the west and showers threatened I heard some loud booms, then smaller ones off to the southwest. Had the civil unrest started? Were the local religious fanatics attacking city hall with bombs … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Be Quick; Don’t Hurry

I fell off a ladder the other day. Stupid, I know, but I need to relearn things now and then. You see, I was in a hurry to get done, pulling a stubborn nail from a ten-foot top plate. I … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Blaine Amendment Crumbles

Idaho is one of 37 states with a Blaine Amendment in our state Constitution. It’s named after the James Blaine, Speaker of the US House of Representatives in the 1870’s. He tried to get congress to pass an amendment to … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment