Believe it or not the GUARDIAN has been on line going on four years.
As the year winds down we want to offer a refresher course in the “theme” we use to offer that different SLANT on the news.
–We take credit for creating the words “GROWTHOPHOBE” and GROWTHOPHILE.” No better confirmation for our claim than the world authority on words–GOOGLE. Just put “growthophobe” in the search engine and see where it takes you…repeatedly.
With no reflection on the deep respect and awe we hold for dedicated servants , the GUARDIAN has nicknames for the likes of Mayor Dave Bieter, the Board of County Commissioners, the Governor, Supreme Court Justices, The Idaho Daily Statesman, and Police.
We end up with TEAM DAVE, THE COMMISHES, THE GUV, SUPREMES, the DAILY PAPER, and of course COPPERS. No doubt they reciprocate with admiration for the dedicated efforts of the GUARDIAN.
It is time for you, the readers, to offer up some thoughts on the past year and contribute some writing on topics near and dear.
In the Past year we have covered:
–Foothills dog laws and worked “poop” into more stories and headlines than any other media outlet.
–Poop plant personnel changes, poop dumping ordinance.
–Team Dave’s silly train fetish.
–The firemen fighting with firemen at the strip club, reported months AFTER the event.
–Councilor Clegg’s feud with Park Dept. over daughter car towing.
–Merits and demerits of Farmer’s Market on city land at 2900 Fairview.
–Plans for a decent bus system in Boise.
–The “no parking” sign installed AFTER the guy got a ticket.
–The antics of the Canyon Commish toting a gun at the airport.
–The antics of the Canyon Commish using county computer for lowbrow racist humor.
–Ongoing efforts of the Chamber of Commerce to control Idaho politicians.
Use the search engine to jog your collective memories and offer up some “story of the year” nominations.
Our apologies for not offering much new material, but it is cold, the economy is rotten and we haven’t had many offerings from readers. On the positive side, the GROWTHOPHILES seem to be in remission at least for the present.
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