Comments: Under Siege in Idahoistan

I've been saying for years that Idaho is just like Vietnam! Only with potatoes instead of rice paddys. Anyway people from Idaho (Idahois? Idahoians? Idahoites? Idahoers?) are too savage for democracy. I say, NO BLOOD FOR RUSSETTS!

Posted by BohicaTwentyTwo at April 5, 2007 11:21 AM

Why I don't think it's a political agenda I can't say (I don't have any particular feelings toward Montel one way or the other), but it appears to me he just knows "conflict" sells. It's inappropriate, especially for a veteran, to ambush military guests but then, that's daytime TV for ya: Schlock. Lowest common denominator entertainment, not news.

Posted by DoorHold at April 5, 2007 12:09 PM

Why don't we just let the National Guard shoot back? I'm pretty sure a couple of rounds of 20-mm or similar would result in the only evidence that they ATV shooters were ever there being the puddles of urine and the smoking trails the other way.

Posted by SGT Jeff (USAR) at April 5, 2007 12:26 PM

I take your point, CY, but the difference lies in the fact that Idaho is ours and fixing it is our responsibility.

Note, though, the lack of success even here in one of our own states. How the hell can we fix Iraq if we can't even fix Idaho?

Posted by Doc Washboard at April 5, 2007 02:57 PM

I'm with Sgt. Jeff. Just redefine the ROE and I guarantee those trigger-happy Idahoans would stop taking pot shots at those tanks.

And what kind of idiot shoots at a tank? Let the NG cull the herd.

Posted by David Terrenoire at April 5, 2007 03:34 PM

NO BLOOD FOR POTATOES!

Posted by Zhombre at April 5, 2007 09:00 PM

Ground squirrels? They're not ground squirrels, they're Whistle Pigs. Damn media can't even get that right.

Posted by Tim at April 6, 2007 08:00 AM

What the hell are ATV riders doing in a NG training area? Sounds like a good way to get squished, if you ask me.

Posted by Raging_Dave at April 10, 2007 02:14 PM