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Anti-Luna education reform petitioners not from Idaho?

I had an encounter today while out on a walk that left me scratching my head a little.  Across the Friendship Bridge from BSU at Julia Davis park, a group of clipboard holding signature seekers had gathered.

As I walked past, one of them spoke up. "Are you registered to vote in this state?"

"Why, yes I am," says I.

"Oh good," says he, "because we are here today to gather signatures to reverse the Luna laws in the state of Oregon."

From somewhere behind I hear someone else correct him on his geographical mistake. "...Are you from out of state?" I asked.


So I tell him I don't have an issue with most of what Luna was trying to accomplish and continued walking. But I got to thinking about why he was here?  Who brought these pretend Idahoans here to canvas for signatures?

Whether you agree with Luna's plan or not, this is an Idaho issue. It's just irritating to think that ringers from elsewhere of no concern were imported to fight your fight. Don't have enough local support? Maybe it's a sign.

Petition to redistribute grade points falls flat with students

Many think it is perfectly reasonable to confiscate more money from hard working Americans because they "can afford it." But when asked to sign a petition where the hard working top performers in school would have their GPA redistributed to those less fortunate, they were not so quick to agree. I wonder why?

What do they need a 4.0 for anyway? Doesn't that seem excessive?


Easter Eggs no longer - Seattle school decides they are Spring Spheres

I guess Easter is too politically incorrect. Not wanting to breach the wall of separation, a Seattle school administration has decided that the plastic eggs filled with goodies should be called so as not to offend the delicate sensibilities of the students. 8|

A sophomore at a local private high school thinks an effort to make Easter politically correct is ridiculous.

Jessica, 16, told KIRO Radio's that a week before spring break, the students commit to a week-long community service project. She decided to volunteer in a third grade class at a public school, which she would like to remain nameless.

"At the end of the week I had an idea to fill little plastic eggs with treats and jelly beans and other candy, but I was kind of unsure how the teacher would feel about that," Jessica said.

She was concerned how the teacher might react to the eggs after of a meeting earlier in the week where she learned about "their abstract behavior rules."

"I went to the teacher to get her approval and she wanted to ask the administration to see if it was okay," Jessica explained. "She said that I could do it as long as I called this treat 'spring spheres.' I couldn't call them Easter eggs."

Rather than question the decision, Jessica opted to "roll with it." But the third graders had other ideas.

No cuts! No fees! Education should be free!

bit today. Gotta love the aura of entitlement. Not.

Like the lady who nearly fainted when she assumed President Obama was going to pay for her gas and mortgage, students in Michigan await their free education credits, chanting “No Cuts. No Fees. Education Should Be Free!”

If you’re wondering why the United States is in this economic and financial mess, you needn’t  look any further:


It only takes a generation or two to completely screw up a free nation. Somewhere along the way these Generation Z’ers got mixed up – likely because their NEA managed public school taught them that dependency and wealth redistribution would be the solution to end all problems.

What they fail to understand is that education (as well as other services that “should be free”) involves a lot of moving parts that include teachers, administrators, janitors, construction firms, security personnel, text book authors, and a host of other people who need to get paid for their time and energy.

H222 amendment for Campus Carry passes Idaho House State Affairs Committee

has the following article on the vote that happened today at the Statehouse. The House State Affairs Committee passed, with a vote closer than I care for, H222 - the Campus Carry Law.  It will now go to the floor for a full vote and have to pass there and in the Senate before being signed.

I am for this bill. I find it silly that I am seen by the State of Idaho as legal to carry while off campus but would be considered a criminal while on campus.

to qualify for a CCW you need to be 21. You have to take a course so that you understand the responsibility and ramifications. You have to pass a background check. You have to get your fingerprints taken.

Currently a legal CCW holder can carry almost anywhere outside of campus. What makes them any more dangerous when they cross the invisible line denoting school grounds?

If someone is a criminal or intent on doing harm, they will not care about a gun ban. By restricting responsible, law-abiding citizens (those who actually care about the law) they are only creating a much easier target. VT is a perfect example of this. That is not to say that if one of those folks happened to be carrying that it would have stopped the shooter, but because of the ban, the victims never even had a chance.

Michael Moore on money: "That's not theirs, that's a national resource, that's ours."

What a derp. Michael Moore says that we've allowed a vast majority of cash to be concentrated in the hands of just a few people. We've allowed it? Really? Who are these magical fairy regulators that say who can earn what and when?

He says that the money of these wealthy few does not belong to them, that it's a national resource and belongs to the collective. When I go to work, I earn a paycheck. I am not allowed my wages, my wages are due to me as the result of the effort put into my job. Now he wants to take a portion of that money and redistribute that to others that have not earned it without my consent? There's a word for that dude; that's theft.

Look at this on a smaller scale. He has the audacity to think he knows how you should best use your income? While it would be morally upstanding to help others that have less than you, there is no obligation to do so. For some reason, he thinks there is. But he's talking about the wealthy, not little ol' middle-class me, right? He focuses on the top earners, but even those in the middle-class could be called wealthy by those that have less. Where is that line drawn? It's a slippery slope.




H222 printed in the Idaho House amending preemption law to allow for campus carry

The revisions of the existing law are minor in text, but have significant implications. Essentially this would limit the authority of the Idaho state universities, in regards to firearms, to the on-campus housing.

When the preemption law was first passed, it put the State in a position of final authority on the matter but allowed exceptions for the individual boards or regents to set and enforce policies on campus. This also meant that no one - whether they be student, instructor, staff, or public - was allowed to carry open or concealed on school grounds. Of course, 1000 yards away those same people could be completely legal to do so.

This revision brings the state university campuses more in line with state law and compliance with the 2nd Amendment. You can read the text of the bill here:

Contact your representatives and let them know you support and the .

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by Dr. Radut