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What Makes Idaho So Sensible? What Are They Drinking?
Idaho Secretary of State's Office ^ | 17 May 2012 | Idaho SOS

Posted on 09/22/2012 5:39:32 PM PDT by Vigilanteman

A friend of mine from a previous life has been lobbying me to move to Idaho before TSHTF. If I could only afford to retire, I'd take him up on it. But I'm gainfully employed now and need the income.

Next, he sends me a transcript of Idaho Primary Election Results to prove even the lowest vote candidate in most GOP primaries still gets more votes than all total votes in the Democrat primary. How can a state so big and so geographically dispersed have such uncommonly common sense?

(Excerpt) Read more at sos.idaho.gov ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Politics/Elections; US: Idaho
KEYWORDS: cleangovernment; commonsense; community; decentpeople; freshair; guns; idaho; outdoors; republicans
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Is there something in the Snake River water supply? If so, can we get it put in the nation's water supply?
1 posted on 09/22/2012 5:39:38 PM PDT by Vigilanteman
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To: Vigilanteman
A friend of mine

OMG! HE TOLD...

Time for some Jedi mind tricks....

2 posted on 09/22/2012 5:43:48 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: Vigilanteman

I wonder what the total population of Idaho is? Liberals aren’t the type to want to be self sufficient...those that don’tlike the rat race are inclined to go to low population states....maybe.....


3 posted on 09/22/2012 5:44:22 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: Vigilanteman

Kansas is pretty good but maybe I need to go to Idaho


4 posted on 09/22/2012 5:45:53 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Vigilanteman

Watch out. Liberals migrating out of California and other blue disaster states bring their destructive politics with them. Never mind that it’s irrational. Since when has the irrational nature of leftist politics ever stopped them?


5 posted on 09/22/2012 5:46:51 PM PDT by Combat_Liberalism
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To: Vigilanteman

Lots of God, lots of His country, lots of potatoes, and lots of guns.


6 posted on 09/22/2012 5:47:50 PM PDT by verum ago (Be a bastard, and Karma'll be a bitch.)
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To: goat granny

We are about at 1.5 million, except when the Mormons head for Salt Lake for General Conference. Then it is just me and the wife...


7 posted on 09/22/2012 5:48:13 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: Vigilanteman

They’re drinking Palin-Aid.


8 posted on 09/22/2012 5:48:51 PM PDT by rabidralph (http://www.patriotcalendars.com/)
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To: Vigilanteman

Lot of retired Caucasian cops live in Idaho.


9 posted on 09/22/2012 5:49:38 PM PDT by Churchillspirit (9/11/2001. NEVER FORGET.)
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To: bigheadfred
We are about at 1.5 million, except when the Mormons head for Salt Lake for General Conference. Then it is just me and the wife...

Be careful. Wherever there are Mormons, illegal aliens in droves are sure to follow. Because the corrupt LDS leadership has embraced amnesty for illegals as part of its new false doctrine.

10 posted on 09/22/2012 5:55:50 PM PDT by montag813
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To: Vigilanteman

Mostly coconut milk. The surfing is great and miles and miles of beautiful Pacific beaches! Most nights, you’ll find a luau going on along with hula dancing! The friendly people of Idaho say “Aloha!” and invite you to enjoy their tropical island paradise!


11 posted on 09/22/2012 5:56:39 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Vigilanteman

I love Idaho and have been visiting there since I was a wee baby. My Mom was born in Sandpoint and grew up on a farm in Potlatch. She met Dad at the University of Idaho in Moscow. My Dad’s brother went to U of I, too. He married a girl from Twin Falls and opened the first orthodontia office in Twin in the mid 50s. He moved to Ketchum in the 60s and lived there for almost forty years.

We just visited my Uncle (now 92) in Twin over the Labor Day weekend and spent a night in Ketchum where took the opportunity to look at possible retirement real estate. The only problem is Blaine has swung heavily Democrat in the last two decades, the only county in ID to swing so badly. In 2008, Oblamo won by 33 points or McLame while McLame won by 25 points state-wide. I don’t know if I can stomach such neighbors again (just like we have here on the SF Peninsula). During our visit, we saw precisely two campaign signs, one RR and one OB.


12 posted on 09/22/2012 5:57:12 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: montag813

Why gee golly. Illegals? Nahhh. They couldn’t be. (Too late. I’m surrounded)


13 posted on 09/22/2012 5:57:56 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: Vigilanteman

Is high-speed internet readily available there? If so I can moved there anytime.


14 posted on 09/22/2012 6:05:33 PM PDT by montag813
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To: goat granny

Idaho is not heavily populated and unfortunately has drawn the attention of Left Coast carpetbaggers. It had a very small, frontier and libertarian oriented population, but I fear it will be overwhelmed by blue state leprosy in the very near future.


15 posted on 09/22/2012 6:18:07 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans. Don't read their lips. Watch their hands.)
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To: bigheadfred

chuckle, you are both lucky. My grandson is in the air force in Montana...he says its all fishing all the time. Not a lot to do. He and his fellow airmen have sent me some pictures of the great trout they get....seems like heaven to this old lady, eat, fish, eat, fish and one day just drop dead without warning...:O) I’m getting closer to that age of leaving. Would hate to be found dead in the bathtub, rather be eaten by the animals (after death of course)


16 posted on 09/22/2012 6:23:39 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: Vigilanteman

It’s 140 miles to the nearest Walmart or Starbucks, there are no traffic lights in this county, and I like it that way. A few tourists think about retiring, but they look around and get lonesome and move somewhere else.


17 posted on 09/22/2012 6:27:26 PM PDT by eartrumpet
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To: montag813
Why would you want high-speed internet when you've got all this:























But yes, we do have high-speed internet.
18 posted on 09/22/2012 6:27:45 PM PDT by verum ago (Be a bastard, and Karma'll be a bitch.)
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To: Psalm 144

damn liberals spoil one state and then move on to the next..California about 30 years ago was pretty nice place...They just cannot help bringing their democrat/liberal way of living with them.


19 posted on 09/22/2012 6:30:39 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: goat granny

I’ve seen about all about all of the world I care to. Except I did always want to go to Australia.

I like it here. But ti has changed for the worse. More and more land locked off. Farmers that didn’t mind you skirting a field to go fish or hunt. Too many people with no respect on their motorized vehicles tearing things now. So accesses are denied.

But I still catch a fish or two. A couple of good places on the Snake 5 minutes from my place.


20 posted on 09/22/2012 6:31:19 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: verum ago

High speed internet, yeah, sure. Next thing you know you’ll be telling us you have indoor plumbing.

Some people ask the craziest questions. By the way, beautiful pictures.


21 posted on 09/22/2012 6:36:14 PM PDT by suthener
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To: verum ago

Boy I would move out there in a heartbeat. If I could find an area with snowfall, a growing season and a bit of an economy and little to no leftists! I would be there in a heartbeat. To move to a conservative area would be like living with Freepers.


22 posted on 09/22/2012 6:38:51 PM PDT by Chickensoup (STOP The Great O-ppression)
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To: verum ago

great pictures, but never figured Idaho would have a dessert. Love waterfalls also. One summer we planned our camping (in Michigan) to find as many waterfalls as we could squeeze in in 10 days...that was 40 years ago and a few we had to hike back to find...those falls in your picture are great..couldn’t figure out at first if it was water or snow....


23 posted on 09/22/2012 6:44:21 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: Vigilanteman

Employment in Idaho is currently not too good. However, Oregon is anti-business and some good small companies are moving there.


24 posted on 09/22/2012 6:46:17 PM PDT by Cold Heart
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To: suthener
High speed internet, yeah, sure. Next thing you know you’ll be telling us you have indoor plumbing.



I'll have you know we have some of the finest in-door water-pumps in all the Western Territories!
25 posted on 09/22/2012 6:46:41 PM PDT by verum ago (Be a bastard, and Karma'll be a bitch.)
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To: goat granny

I was hiking in Montana and I got between a grizzly sow and her cubs. I remembered what an Indian friend had told me to do in a situation like this. I took out my wallet and threw it at her saying, “Here, just take the money.” Then I realized that was the advice he gave me if I was ever mugged. She stopped and took all the money and left. Turns out she just wanted to buy some gold to diversify her investments.


26 posted on 09/22/2012 6:49:36 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Vigilanteman
It's called FREEDOM! I moved to Idaho more than a decade ago after looking all over the country and even considering places in Croatia. I can't find anything that compares to the freedom here.

By that I mean government still works for the people here, there are actually fewer laws here than anywhere I've ever lived: Ohio, CA, TX, GA, OR and several places in Europe. It was startling to discover. Here in N. ID, we have four seasons, lots of trees, plentiful water, arable land and really nice neighbors. It's a great place to live. Unfortunately, my wife wants to be closer to the grand-babies. ;-(

27 posted on 09/22/2012 6:49:46 PM PDT by oneolcop (Lead, Follow or Get the Hell Out of the Way!)
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To: verum ago

Yeah, but you live in the city...


28 posted on 09/22/2012 6:50:00 PM PDT by stormer
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To: Vigilanteman

I’m sorry but Idaho is presently filled. If you leave your e-mail address I will notify you if there any vacancies.
You would not want to live in Idaho anyway, it is so cold air that the birds freeze in midair. The state only has a one Road and it only goes to the welfare office and back. People so poor here that even the governor lives in the back of a pickup truck. I have to go now because my igloo is being foreclosed on and they’re telling me to get out.


29 posted on 09/22/2012 6:50:49 PM PDT by Liberal Bob (looneyleft.com)
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To: goat granny
but never figured Idaho would have a desert

40% of the state, actually. All in the southern half.
30 posted on 09/22/2012 6:51:38 PM PDT by verum ago (Be a bastard, and Karma'll be a bitch.)
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To: Combat_Liberalism
Ahem....liberals do NOT migrate out of Kalifornia - they're into groupthink.

Try again.

31 posted on 09/22/2012 6:53:04 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (No tagline until JR gets the snail out of this site....as he promised moons ago.)
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To: Billthedrill

Ping.


32 posted on 09/22/2012 6:55:04 PM PDT by Publius (Leadership starts with getting off the couch.)
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To: blueunicorn6

LOL :O)


33 posted on 09/22/2012 6:55:36 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: Vigilanteman


34 posted on 09/22/2012 6:57:52 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: bigheadfred

I don’t have any friends on the outside.

I don’t even know anyone worth a damn here except you and me.

And I’m beginning to wonder about you.


35 posted on 09/22/2012 7:00:21 PM PDT by Fightin Whitey
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To: verum ago
Last summer, we drove (enroute to Minnesota, but taking the 'turista' route) north on 15 thru SLC to get to the Yellastone route. Stayed in Idaho Falls, which was beautiful, but wish we'd booked in Pokie, which was stunningly pretty.

I'd gotten the sh*ts on our first night out, due to eating at a Golden Corral in St. George, Utah - so I could barely appreciate it all.......but wifey and I both want to revisit eastern Idaho more leisuely - at a time when Vesuvius isn't blowing off.

36 posted on 09/22/2012 7:00:30 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (No tagline until JR gets the snail out of this site....as he promised moons ago.)
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To: goat granny

“...damn liberals spoil one state and then move on to the next..California about 30 years ago was pretty nice place...They just cannot help bringing their democrat/liberal way of living with them.”

That is often claimed, but never proved. If anything, the conservaives leave California, and the liberals stay.

Don’t get me started on the fabulous job Reagan and Bush II did with immigration and the deficit/debt.

IOW “conservatives” in California have little credibility. So when they run here, nobody believes their pitch anymore, so to speak.


37 posted on 09/22/2012 7:03:15 PM PDT by truth_seeker
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To: verum ago

awesome pics. thank you so much.


38 posted on 09/22/2012 7:43:03 PM PDT by onona (This space for rent....cheep)
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To: Fightin Whitey; Vigilanteman

It was only a party joke....

“What’ll it be like?” the city boy asks.

“Oh it’s going to be wild,” the mountain man says. “There’s going to be some drinking, there’s gonna be some fu**in; there’ll be some fightin, and maybe a little dancing.”

“Who all’s coming?” the city boy asks.

“Oh, it’s just going to be you and me.”


39 posted on 09/22/2012 7:57:42 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: Cold Heart

I had some great contracts that I could work from my home office in Pocatello until Obama took office. They dried up overnight. The pay for similar work inside Idaho is 2/3 to 1/2 of what I was earning. I had to take a contract position in San Diego to remain employed at my current salary. I’m hoping Obama is booted and some of the work I did in the past will return. Living 900 miles from my home and family for over 3 years is not fun.


40 posted on 09/22/2012 7:59:37 PM PDT by Myrddin
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To: Chickensoup

Plenty of locations fit your list from Pocatello to Ashton. Blackfoot has lots of farm land. Ditto for Shelley and Firth.


41 posted on 09/22/2012 8:03:31 PM PDT by Myrddin
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To: verum ago

Pocatello is high desert. 4600 ft. 17 inches of annual precipitation. 4 inches (liquid) expressed as 40 inches of snow. Typically 3 “big” snow storms with about a foot of snow. Minimal shoveling. Streets plowed by 7 AM. Plenty of shopping. High speed internet. Airport 7 miles west with free long term parking.


42 posted on 09/22/2012 8:10:37 PM PDT by Myrddin
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To: bigheadfred

The secret of Idaho!

Sssshhhhh!!

Don’t tell nobody else!

(’specially them city boys!!)


43 posted on 09/22/2012 8:12:26 PM PDT by Fightin Whitey
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To: Myrddin; Chickensoup

Yeah. I know about losing that good money job. So for now I guess I’m stuck in Shelley.


44 posted on 09/22/2012 8:14:03 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: goat granny

Ha ha....nothing better than living in a county without cell service, banks, stoplights, convenience stores, 1 gas station open at night or interstate highway. Can count the number of paved roads on 1 hand. Idaho is a bad place for liberals or liberal ideas. OMG...no 4G.


45 posted on 09/22/2012 8:55:02 PM PDT by Fully Awake DAV (Navy Vet when homosexuality was not tolerated)
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To: Churchillspirit
"Lot of retired Caucasian cops live in Idaho."

You must have been reading the C.J. Box novel, "Blue Heaven."

46 posted on 09/22/2012 9:02:31 PM PDT by cookcounty (Kagan and Sotomayor side with Joe Wilson: -------Obama DID lie!)
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To: goat granny

I explored the ice caves at remote Craters of the Moon with my dad when when I was 12 years old....I will never forget it.


47 posted on 09/22/2012 9:06:29 PM PDT by cookcounty (Kagan and Sotomayor side with Joe Wilson: -------Obama DID lie!)
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To: Liberal Bob
I’m sorry but Idaho is presently filled.

Yep, with dratted Californian liberals who drive a Prius with Obama bumper stickers on them. It's also filled with grizzlies, wolves, and black bears. The southern part of the state has rattlesnakes.

48 posted on 09/22/2012 9:56:40 PM PDT by MamaDearest
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To: bigheadfred
My wife is happy with her job at Chubbuck PD. I'm confident that I can find "coverage" that will put me back at the house. The current tasking has to be in the San Diego facility. No options there. A position at INL/EROB in Idaho Falls would be an expensive commute from Pokey. I'm paying $500 rent + utilities + commute + very high San Diego food prices + CA state income taxes. That's a lot of overhead to keep the good salary.

Shelley is a nice area. Had I spent a bit more time researching, I might have selected a house in Ammon. It's the smaller city east of IF that is better managed than IF. I'm actually in Chubbuck, a smaller city north of Pocatello and better managed. My wife and I enjoy trips to Yellowstone, so Ammon would have been closer. Still close to a good airport and good shopping. I like the mountains around my home in Chubbuck compared to the relative flatness of Ammon. Less traffic in the Pokey area too.

49 posted on 09/22/2012 10:13:44 PM PDT by Myrddin
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To: Fully Awake DAV
Verizon 4G LTE is active in Idaho Falls and Shelley. The footprint extends to about exit 80 on I-15. Coming to Pocatello shortly. I was home in late August and enjoyed the LTE on my Droid Bionic while traveling in IF and down I-15.
50 posted on 09/22/2012 10:16:38 PM PDT by Myrddin
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