Skip to comments.What Makes Idaho So Sensible? What Are They Drinking?
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 ...
Time for some Jedi mind tricks....
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.....
Kansas is pretty good but maybe I need to go to Idaho
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?
Lots of God, lots of His country, lots of potatoes, and lots of guns.
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...
They’re drinking Palin-Aid.
Lot of retired Caucasian cops live in Idaho.
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.
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!
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.
Why gee golly. Illegals? Nahhh. They couldn’t be. (Too late. I’m surrounded)
Is high-speed internet readily available there? If so I can moved there anytime.
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.
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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....
Employment in Idaho is currently not too good. However, Oregon is anti-business and some good small companies are moving there.
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.
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. ;-(
Yeah, but you live in the city...
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.
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.
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.
“...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.
awesome pics. thank you so much.
It was only a party joke....
Whatll it be like? the city boy asks.
Oh its going to be wild, the mountain man says. Theres going to be some drinking, theres gonna be some fu**in; therell be some fightin, and maybe a little dancing.
Who alls coming? the city boy asks.
Oh, its just going to be you and me.
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.
Plenty of locations fit your list from Pocatello to Ashton. Blackfoot has lots of farm land. Ditto for Shelley and Firth.
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.
The secret of Idaho!
Don’t tell nobody else!
(’specially them city boys!!)
Yeah. I know about losing that good money job. So for now I guess I’m stuck in Shelley.
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.
You must have been reading the C.J. Box novel, "Blue Heaven."
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.
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.
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.