Water pumpage down last year on the Palouse


A couple things caught my eye here. 

  • Water usage is down 14% in the last 17 years, that in spite of the growth of Moscow, Pullman, UI, and WSU during that timeframe.
  • Pullman & WSU consume nearly 60% of the water on the Palouse. 
  • We’ve done a great job of conserving water here, despite what some say. 

Water use on the Palouse declined last year with Washington State University leading the way.  The Palouse Basin Aquifer Committee has released its annual water pumpage report.  The committee is comprised of WSU the University of Idaho and the cities of Pullman, Moscow and Palouse. 

Total pumpage from the ground water supply dropped by over 3% in 2018 to 2.37 billion gallons.  WSU lead the way with a pumpage drop of nearly 10%.  The University of Idaho was the only entity to increase its water use last year with an uptick of just over 1%.  Annual water use on the Palouse has dropped nearly 14% since 1992. 

PBAC’s mission is to stabilize the region’s main groundwater supply the Grande Rhonde Aquifer which has been declining for decades.  

Water pumpage down last year on the Palouse

Idaho Public Schools Funding Formula Rewrite Is No Go

5c9085acddff3 imageYou know that when the Superintendent of Public Instruction, the Idaho Education Association, Idaho Business for Education, Idaho School Boards Association, and Idaho Association of School Administrators are all against something, that it has actually got to be good for the kids. 

While all the groups support the need for a new formula and feel the Legislature is on the right track, they say more time is needed to understand any potential unintended consequences before a particular model is approved.

Ybarra said teachers and administrators are telling her the Legislature is moving too fast.

“What I hear is, why are we pushing to get this done this year, when we haven’t had time to consider all the impacts,” she said. “The new formula will likely be in place until 2050. I’m asking you to give us more time to understand the impacts and time to correct any problems.”

This bad funding formula has been in place for 25 years. They need another 30 years to fix it. Uh-huh.

What was so bad about the new funding model? 

…the new formula, which shifts from a classroom-based funding model to one that distributes money to school districts based primarily on the number and type of students they have.

The new model makes financial sense. Ditch it. 


Sen. Warren calls for abolishing electoral college in presidential elections

“We need to put some federal muscle behind that and we need to repeal every one of the voter suppression laws that is out there right now,” she stated.

This comes as fellow Democrat candidates in the running have also called for the abolishment. South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg said the practice is “less and less Democratic.”

Which shows that they really do not understand the US Constitution. Our Founding Fathers were fearful of a democracy. Why is why they created a Democratic Republic where there are checks and balances along the way — including the States have a check and balance on the Feds.

Sen. Warren calls for abolishing electoral college in presidential elections

Resurrected Che Guevara Announces 2020 Run, Democrats Quickly Criticize As ‘Too Moderate’

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SANTA CLARA, CUBA—Is Marxist revolutionary Che Guevara too moderate for a 2020 run as a Democrat?

That’s the question the left is asking after Guevara was resurrected by a leftist political action committee, Marxists for Equality, Socialism, and Stalinism. MESS activists arrived in Santa Clara earlier this week and summoned Guevara’s spirit back from the dead using dark, demonic rituals, which are well-known to many Democrats. MESS then hastily photoshopped a birth certificate for Zombie Guevara so he would be eligible to run for president of the United States.

Guevara announced his run but was quickly denounced by many of his fellow candidates and other prominent Democrats.

“I’m just not sure Guevara is far enough left to be a viable Democratic candidate this election,” said one political pundit on CNN. “He’s really a centrist in the midst of this field of radical leftists, and we just don’t think he’s going to stand out this time.”

Democrats pointed out that while Guevara was a mass murderer, he really needs to specifically come out as allowing murder up to and including the moment of birth if he’s going to be accepted as a mainstream Democratic candidate. They also demonstrated that his brand of totalitarianist terror was a fine starting point, but he needs to show his willingness to silence anyone who even seems to slightly disagree with the left if he’s going to get any traction.

“I just looked up the Wikipedia article on Che,” Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tweeted while she was supposed to be working. “I don’t see anything about him addressing climate change and wanting to destroy an entire economy based on wild-eyed apocalyptic predictions. I might have to throw away my Guevara T-shirts, to be honest.”

Reached for comment on Guevara’s official run, Bernie Sanders simply began ranting incoherently about how many flavors of Doritos there are at his local grocery store.


President Trump Wins SCOTUS Decision on Detainment and Deportation of Criminal Aliens


The Supreme Court reversed a prior 9th Circuit Court ruling restricting when illegal aliens could be detained and deported.

The SCOTUS ruling  was in favor the Trump administration, allowing federal officials to detain and deport illegal aliens after they have served their time in the U.S. for other crimes regardless of whether they were picked up immediately or later, after criminal release.

The 9th Circuit Court previously stated ICE would have to detain illegal aliens immediately after release or they would be exempt from later detainment.  SCOTUS eliminated that restriction and affirmed detainment and deportation at any time after criminal release.  The ruling was 5-4.

President Trump Wins SCOTUS Decision on Detainment and Deportation of Criminal Aliens…

Sen. Gillibrand downplays immigration, says no such thing as illegal human

Unless you are an unwanted pre-born baby. 

Gillibrand’s views on immigration have drastically changed over the years. Back in 2006, she was against amnesty, and proposed increasing funding for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. She has since called for abolishing the agency.

That was then, this is now. 

Sen. Gillibrand downplays immigration, says no such thing as illegal human

Our View: The land of opportunity is not about the money

I got a chuckle out of the Daily News’ Editorial Board thoughts on the college scandal. They wrote: 

It’s unfortunate, but the fact they [the students] were admitted to a school they weren’t qualified for will likely take a toll on the students.

Prophetic words, since the liberal editorial board supports affirmative action, which is another way of admitting under-qualified students into college. And always leaves the question in the back of people’s minds: did this person get their medical degree because they are skilled and proficient? Or because they met a quota? 

Which doctor would you go to? 

Nothing says “man of the common people” like elevating himself to address them by standing on the surface from which they eat.

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Nothing says “man of the common people” like elevating himself to address them by standing on the surface from which they eat.



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Logos High School mock trial team retakes state title


The two Classical Christian Schools in Idaho always battle it out between themselves for the title. This year, it goes back to Logos. 

The Logos High School mock trial team has retaken the Idaho state championship.  The team from Moscow won the Idaho High School Mock Trial Championship over the weekend in Boise.  For the 9th straight year Logos and Ambrose Academy met in the finals.  The win is the 18th state title for Logos in the championship’s 25-year history.  The Knights lost to Ambrose last year.  Logos now advances to the National High School Mock Trial Championships which will be held in Georgia in May.

Logos High School mock trial team retakes state title

Biden slips, appears to announce 2020 bid


“I’m told I get criticised by the new left,” he said, referring to a group of popular new left-wing Democrats that includes congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. “I have the most progressive record of anybody running for the United- “

He then corrected himself, saying: “Anybody who would run.”

As the diners rose to their feet and chanted “run Joe run”, he laughed and insisted, “I didn’t mean it!”



Ocasio-Cortez joins McMorris Rodgers in backing bill requiring minimum wage for workers with disabilities. But it’s complicated.


This is bad for workers with disabilities. 

Now state and federal lawmakers are considering bills that would eliminate subminimum wage certificates. The first co-sponsor of the federal bill, authored by Rep. Bobby Scott, D-Va., was Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Spokane. Two other Republicans have joined her in sponsoring the bill along with 10 Democrats, including Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y.

“As you see more employers giving someone with disabilities a chance, what they’re finding is that they’re really good employees,” McMorris Rodgers said. “They are loyal, they’re hardworking, they show up every day excited to be there, ready to work hard, and they have a very positive impact on the culture, so I just think that this is an idea whose time has come.”

McMorris Rodgers said the timing is ideal because of record low unemployment – especially among minorities and the disabled. The federal bill has a six-year transition period that would provide support to individuals and employers in the form of grants, accommodation funds, job coaches and apprenticeship programs.

“There’s a growing number of organizations that are focused on helping employers make a transition and make this a positive, so I would encourage these employers to talk with some of these organizations, and I would be happy to connect them,” she said.

Pelosi: ‘Any Child Who Somehow Escaped Both Abortion And Infanticide Has Earned The Right To Vote’

WASHINGTON, D.C.—In a speech advocating for lowering the voting age, Nancy Pelosi passionately argued that any child who avoids being aborted or killed just after birth under Democrats’ new push to expand abortion and infanticide rights “has earned the right to vote.”


Downtown parking woes in Moscow?

Parking SignGreat article in the Daily News. Takeaway: 

  • What parking problem? “People perceive there to be an issue because sometimes they cannot find a space directly in front of the downtown business they want to explore.”
  • “Moscow’s downtown has become more vibrant the past 10 years and many would say occupied parking spaces is a sign of a healthy downtown.”
  • “A survey question asked what residents feel will be the most important issue facing the city in the next several years —four said parking.” The “need for business growth” drew the most answers with 37.

You can tell that Nancy Cheney’s reign of terror is over! 

If they really want to fix things, change parking on Main Street to 60-90 minutes only, and side streets to 3 hours. 

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Nation Celebrates Devout Christian Missionary By Getting Totally Hammered


U.S.—Reports from around the country Saturday indicated that celebrations in honor of Christian missionary Saint Patrick consisted primarily of consuming large amounts of alcohol in order to get “totally plastered.”

Partygoers around the nation and world declared their deep level of respect and admiration for the missionary by pounding all sorts of green beer, hard liquor, wine, and mixed drinks throughout the day and into the night, sources confirmed.

“I’d like to dedicate this to the great ambassador of the one glorious gospel to the lost souls of Ireland,” one man in Boston declared just before some friends hoisted him up to perform his third keg stand of the morning.

“Saint Paaatrrrriiiiiiick!” a woman from Los Angeles cried out, overcome with emotion at the thought of the devout evangelist. “Brrrrfffrrrrrraaagggdddlllellll hahaha!” she added.

A Denver man paying his respects to the missionary echoed the celebratory yet reverential mood sweeping the nation. “To the man who was taken captive into slavery at the young age of 16, escaped, and then returned to the land of his enslavement to share the soul-saving gospel of Jesus Christ among the pagan Druids who wanted him dead!” he said between shots of Jack Daniel’s at a local Applebee’s. “This one’s for you, Patrick!”

“More shots! It’s what ol’ Paddy would have wanted!” he added.