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Good news: Idaho pro-discrimination bill withdrawn, at least temporarily


BOISE, Idaho (AP) A lawmaker promoting disputed legislation to protect religious people who refuse to serve gays, lesbians and others to whom they object from lawsuits says he'll withdraw the bill, for now.

Republican Rep. Lynn Luker of Boise says his measure was intended to protect the free exercise of religion, but was misinterpreted to be a "sword for discrimination."

Interesting new food item: S'more Cake!

I currently have no idea how to make this. I present it for those of us who come up with new food items.

One of my papers is advertising a "kickoff campout" for the local Relay for Life. I don't think they're actually going to camp out - it's still cold in North Idaho - but they are going to have Relay team enrollments and a meal featuring hot dogs and S'more Cake.

Two of the three flavors in a S'more, I can figure out...marshmallow creme or Fluff for the marshmallow (for extra authenticity maybe put the cake under the broiler for a couple minutes to toast the marshmallow surface) and chocolate chips, or melted chocolate, for the Hershey bar piece. But the cake? How the hell do you do a graham cracker cake? Maybe forget about it and just use a white cake?

The Corvette Museum has released sinkhole footage


Winter Olympics sports we need

1. Skijoring. This Norwegian phrase roughly translates to "Hey, y'all, watch this." This particular form of attempted suicide involves riding nordic skis while being towed by a horse.

2. Snowball Fighting. Combatants will be penalized for putting rocks in the snowballs.

3. Smear. Think of it as a snow-oriented version of The Hunger Games.

4. Snowmobile racing. Anyone who thinks this isn't an athletic event never had to drag one out of a hidden ditch.

5. Heliskiing. The participants will be flown 300 km from the resort the day the Olympics starts with a set of cross country skis and ten days' clothing in a rucksack, and must return to Olympic Stadium by the closing ceremonies. Food, water and shelter will be provided en route.

6. Figure skating with NHL enforcers.

7. Snowverse. Consists of a ski downhill run, snowboard downhill, telemark, ski jump, one lap classic nordic, one lap skate ski, one lap biathlon, one lap snowshoe.

8. Snowshoe. 30km with a 20kg rucksack. Must be in your country's military to participate.

9. Alpine Rescue. Open only to ski patrol members, teams of four must recover an 80kg sandbag from a ravine and carry it to an aid station.

The tax refund loansharking business will die if the IRS keeps this shit up

I e-filed my federal return on Monday, February 3.

Today I checked the status of the refund: "Your refund has been approved. It should be deposited in your bank account by February 11."

Lessons for the Democrats from the Seahawks

1. Get a charismatic, skilled leader.

2. It's not about one guy. Ask someone who likes football to name a Broncos player and he'll say Peyton Manning. Naming a Patriots player will get you Tom Brady. Abd so on...unfortunately fo Colin Kaepernick, a lot of people asked to name a 49ers player will say Joe Montana. The same question about a Seahawks player will get you a lot of different answers.

3. Never stop getting better. Pete Carroll called a team meeting for the morning after the Super Bowl. Because that's what he does, and because you don't win back-to-back Super Bowls by sitting on your laurels.

4. Hit hard and don't give them the chance to recover. That game was over the second Kam Chancellor knocked Demaryus Thomas seven yards downfield. From that point on, the question wasn't "who will win" but "how bad will the flogging be." As it turned out, it was one of the greatest ass whoopings in sports.

5. Talk trash and back it up. A few weeks ago, Richard Sherman accused Peyton Manning of throwing ducks. Two of them wound up in Seahawks' hands and one of those ducks wound up on the scoreboard.

6. There are no unimportant battles. They prepare as hard for a shitty team as they do for a fine one. The silver football in CenturyLink Field's trophy case is proof.

7. Talent beats money if talent wants to. Russell Wilson makes $700,000 per year. There are quarterbacks who make several times that. Russell Wilson wins games two ways: he does good things, and he doesn't negate them with stupid shit. The Broncos scored no sacks and no picks Sunday.

So what did we lose by not electing Romney?

Just off the top of my head...

The ability to say things like "Our troops are fighting for our freedom in four separate wars!"

The forthcoming Dickensian economy

Reading all those stories about how GM failed because of the economy two months before Chrysler and Ford failed because GM's collapse took all the parts manufacturers with it

Not seeing the emergence of "full service foreclosure firms" that do everything from throw the former homeowner out on the street to set a date for throwing the new one out because they can't make the payments either

So much for Whitney Houston's Super Bowl National Anthem

Why Seattle will win the Super Bowl

Sunday's game is a matchup of the number 1 offense in the NFL against the number 1 defense in the NFL.

It is also a matchup of the number 6 offense against the number 15 defense.

Great defense plus good offense beats great offense plus God-awful defense every time. Especially when the great defense contains the guy who leads the league in interceptions.

Denver's got to beat Marshawn Lynch and Richard Sherman to win the game, and I don't think they can.

Audi SB ad...definitely some funny shit right here

Taking aim at both mediocrity and $600 mutts...

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