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June 19, 2013
I’d hire a gay guy if I thought he was a good worker. But if he comes into work in a tutu… he’s not producing what I want in my office. If a guy has a particular predilection and keeps it to himself, that’s fine. But if he wants to use my business as a platform for his lifestyle, why should I have to subsidize that? And that’s what these anti-discrimination laws do.
Cornel Rasor, chair of the Idaho Republican Party’s resolutions committee. In the last year and a half, six Idaho cities have passed ordinances banning workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation; Idaho Republicans aren’t happy with this, and so party officials have passed a non-binding resolution calling on the state’s Republicans to do everything they can to invalidate said ordinances. source
18:36 // 10 months ago
February 16, 2013
20:29 // 1 year ago
December 25, 2012
One mistake does not erase an otherwise honorable career. It’s a good guess that the embarrassment anybody might feel for him is nothing compared with the embarrassment he feels for himself. It’s bad enough that Crapo has to explain himself to his wife and family. It’s worse when he has to explain himself to 1.6 million constituents, many of whom have viewed Crapo as an example of what American politics should be about.
The Idaho Statesman editorial board • Offering a little Christmas cheer in the direction of Sen. Mike Crapo, who was arrested for a DUI over the weekend. It feels like we’re watching the plot to a Frank Capra film happen in real life, and our heart just grew three sizes as we were writing this post. We’re headed to the urgent care facility right now to get this enlarged heart checked out. (ht Ben Smith)
10:47 // 1 year ago
December 23, 2012
Senator arrested for DUI charges: In what was already not looking like a great holiday for Idaho Sen. Mike Crapo (he’s stuck in D.C. negotiating the fiscal cliff), the senator was arrested in Virginia on Saturday night after failing a series of field sobriety tests. Crapo, by the way, is a Mormon, which means that it could put him in trouble in another sense, as the religion eschews alcohol. (AP photo)
UPDATE: Crapo has released a statement to Politico. "I will also undertake measures to ensure that this circumstance is never repeated. I accept total responsibility and will deal with whatever penalty comes my way in this matter," he said.

Senator arrested for DUI charges: In what was already not looking like a great holiday for Idaho Sen. Mike Crapo (he’s stuck in D.C. negotiating the fiscal cliff), the senator was arrested in Virginia on Saturday night after failing a series of field sobriety tests. Crapo, by the way, is a Mormon, which means that it could put him in trouble in another sense, as the religion eschews alcohol. (AP photo)

UPDATE: Crapo has released a statement to Politico. "I will also undertake measures to ensure that this circumstance is never repeated. I accept total responsibility and will deal with whatever penalty comes my way in this matter," he said.

21:23 // 1 year ago
June 8, 2012
True story: Nickelback once headlined a show at my college. Before the concert there was a band playing outside (Starsailor, I think — I’m a sucker for Britpop) in a free concert. So I walked all the way to the other side of campus to see Starsailor for free, bought a CD, then walked home. All without seeing Nickelback. Why did I need to? I saw a band that was 50 times better for free. This was like a decade ago, and they sucked back then, too. For all I know the members of Starsailor now work at Starbucks — just like Nickelback founding member Mike Kroeger did when he came up with the name for his awful, awful band. Anyway, this story is funny. — Ernie @ SFB

True story: Nickelback once headlined a show at my college. Before the concert there was a band playing outside (Starsailor, I think — I’m a sucker for Britpop) in a free concert. So I walked all the way to the other side of campus to see Starsailor for free, bought a CD, then walked home. All without seeing Nickelback. Why did I need to? I saw a band that was 50 times better for free. This was like a decade ago, and they sucked back then, too. For all I know the members of Starsailor now work at Starbucks — just like Nickelback founding member Mike Kroeger did when he came up with the name for his awful, awful band. Anyway, this story is funny. — Ernie @ SFB

16:44 // 1 year ago
May 27, 2012

States don’t want to raise taxes, so they’re collecting twice as hard

  • problem States like Vermont, Idaho and Oklahoma are trying desperately not to raise taxes on their economy-torn residents. “You don’t want to raise taxes until you’re very sure the taxes that people are supposed to pay are being paid,” said Rep. Janet Ancel, chairwoman of Vermont’s House Ways and Means Committee.
  • solution They may not be willing to raise taxes, but they’re totally willing to go after residents who aren’t paying back taxes! “It certainly is your responsibility when you have a business to be keeping up on the rules,” said Vermont State Tax Commissioner Mary Peterson. Question: Would you rather see tax increases than this? source

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15:41 // 1 year ago
June 20, 2011
22:53 // 2 years ago