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Don’t ask, don’t tell (access required)

It seems simple. In the business world we don’t ask, and we don’t care if they tell. An employee’s sexuality is generally not our corporate or agency concern, nor do we usually care. But the military is not the business ...

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JUMP can’t get no satisfaction

“It’s the gateway to downtown – the front door to Boise,” so says the JUMP committee at last night’s Boise Young Professional Lounging series, where JUMP met mixed reviews. As one audience member said, “I am in favor of it ...

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Thank goodness for Civil Discourse

The Holidays officially began this week, unless you count the retailers Christmasing-up their stores on November 1st. I do, but that’s because I worked retail once-upon-a-time. This past week our liberal friends recounted the devastation the White Man caused on ...

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Thanks and thoughts this Thanksgiving

I’m not flying. That fact is enough on its own to merit thanks. I just flew though, Denver, and Nashville airports, and never experienced the advanced frisk and fondle. Regardless the experience was sloppy and irritating. Yet I am thankful ...

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Veterans Day, need I say more

On Thursday, Nov. 11, we honor them all. War heroes, and the more common “snuffy’s” who “merely served.” Armistice Day, Remembrance Day, Veterans Day, it is all of those. We remember our veterans who have stood between us and those ...

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Election Day!

Some words and phrases just give me a warm feeling – family, freedom, grand kids, liberty, These United States, and Election Day. It’s always a great day. It has to be. Too many have died so we can have it ...

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Rosa Parks…Tea Party Member?

October 24th marked the 5th anniversary of Rosa Louise McCauley Parks’ death at age 92. Her 92 years were eventful and impactive to our democracy starting with that famous bus ride in Montgomery Alabama. We know today it wasn’t as ...

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California’s pot-based conservatism

I honestly have never inhaled. In fact I have never even touched or hand-held the stuff. Pot that is. I have no use for it. But now California and the federal government are huffing and puffing and the Constitution should ...

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