Thursday, May 26, 2005

New Idaho capitol

Boise has been the capitol of Idaho too long...

What does it have to offer? Freeways to nowhere? Potatoes? Onions? Hey, I love potatoes and onions! Its just not centrally located. I have a plan.

Let's move the capitol to Athol. Athol, you say? Yes, Athol! Where else can you be within two hours of Montana, Washington and Canada, plus it's got a catchy name. What's with "Boise". Does anyone know what a Boise is?

Boise is the biggest city in Idaho. Nowhere else does that happen. Olympia, Washington is small. Pierre, South Dakota is small...Well, so are the rest of their cities, come to think of it.

Athol has Silverwood...Boise has a crumbling capitol building. Why spend all that money refurbishing a building that deserves a decent burial. Build a new one...In Athol, of course.

If the capitol is in Athol, our legislators would be fishing in Bayview, not trying to think up new ways to ignore are area, and passing odorous tax legislation.

I invite your comments...

7 comments:

tsykoduk said...

Only a true athol would suggest such a thing. It should be in Butte.


But Butte is in another state? Yeah - just outsource the whole shebang. :)

Bay Views said...

It takes one to know one, right?

Lord_Gray said...

What do you think Idaho is? The new ancient Japan? How often do states actually change their capitals? What are you a secret agent of the bay view’s tourist agency? The whole point of a capital is not to increase fishing in a certain area, in city it is illegal to grow crops of potatoes and onions, so where did that come from? And by the way Boise is deferred from "Le Bios" or "The tress" in French, this name came from when French-Canadian fur trappers came from mountain home to this "rich and fruitful plain" due to the river they were amazed at how many tress there were compared to the high region desert they have been seeing since the reached southern Idaho. For one thing Athol has no real reason for becoming the capitol of Idaho... unless you can name one for me. "Crumbling capitol building." excuse me but the only reason we have/want to CLEAN our capital building is because of 100 years of dust and dirt flowing in from some chain-smoking bozo like your self, and a capital in Athol would be some modern-day-piece-of-crap built buy most likely Hummel without the help of Toutellotte (and if you don't know who ether of those architects I just mentioned then you shouldn't even be complaining). No tell me "herb" why would Athol be a good location for our well-respected capitol?
-Graham McBride Sperry

stebbijo said...

What is an Athol?

Hey, I will go with it!

The capitol of Idaho is an Athol!

Might as well stick it where it belongs!

Shhhh... don't tell anyone about Bayview!

But hey -- you have the Shawn Keough now - who will save you all from those outrageous property taxes!

Bay Views said...

Loosen up, Sperry, and oh yah, I don't smoke.

Mike said...

Herb - you're onto something. The folks in Lewiston had their capitol stolen decades ago, now it's Boise's turn. I support the "Capitol City Athol" campaign - let me know when the first meeting is!

Bay Views said...

Jeeze. Mike. I didn't realize that you read my stuff...

Now I suppose I'll have to clean it sup some...