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  •  I feel for you. From Nebraska, which is kind of (4+ / 0-)

    like Idaho on steroids.

    Once you put convenient, lethal force in the mix, liberty becomes a zero sum game. -- DIgby on open carry.

    by Rikon Snow on Thu May 15, 2014 at 02:21:54 PM PDT

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    •  Idaho's got all these people who move there (8+ / 0-)

      To be mountain men, rugged and primitive, then discover that there's no way to actually do that unless you are independently wealthy. So they apparently run for governor.

      Be bold. Be courageous. Americans are counting on you. Gabby Giffords.

      by Leftleaner on Thu May 15, 2014 at 02:29:34 PM PDT

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      •   . . . and Nebraska is where they come from. (3+ / 0-)
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        It's the Great Chain of Being . . .

        Once you put convenient, lethal force in the mix, liberty becomes a zero sum game. -- DIgby on open carry.

        by Rikon Snow on Thu May 15, 2014 at 03:04:10 PM PDT

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      •  All posing for a Marlboro Advertisment or (2+ / 0-)
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        like Civil war Reenacters they like to dress up in the period correct outfit toting bragging rights weapons... but they are also a lot like Trekkies... but not harmless.. and the movie they want to live is "Red Dawn"... sort of like pre-enactors... who would like to get the commie invasion started as soon as possible so they will be allowed to shoot people they do not like... and in this they are also like end-timers who are doing what they can to bring on the rapture sooner...

        Posers and preppers with gunz... and some are just crazy enough or swept up in their fantasy to end up hurting someone else if not themselves...

        Pogo & Murphy's Law, every time. Also "Trust but verify" - St. Ronnie (hah...)

        by IreGyre on Fri May 16, 2014 at 11:35:39 AM PDT

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        •  You know, in 15 years in Idaho I've never seen (0+ / 0-)

          people in period dress (unless doing an actual re-enactment like the yearly 3 Islands Crossing on the Snake River at Glen's Ferry), or even "Urban Cowboys". In Idaho, if someone is dressed like a cowboy (and there is a very specific Idaho cowboy look) there's a 99% chance that he actually is a working cowboy.

          Except, of course, at country music venues where people dress like  Garth Brooks (decidedly not Idaho cowboy-style) but sit on their hands when the live country band is playing but pack the dance floor during set breaks to dance to hip-hop tracks. I always feel like asking them "Did you look in the mirror before you left the house?"

          The gun-toters and preppers tend to dress in camo and wear trucker caps.

          Republicans - A pathology, not a party.

          by storeysound on Thu May 22, 2014 at 10:48:36 AM PDT

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      •  Gov. Otter is wealthy. The oil companies are to (0+ / 0-)

        blame for that.  He's also a rancher.

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