Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Six days and counting...

The Fiesta Bowl is almost here and the tickets from Boise State are gone. They sold out pretty quick.

Boise State sells out of bowl tickets

BOISE, Idaho

Boise State sold out of its allotment of more than 17-thousand Fiesta Bowl tickets yesterday, two days before fans who are not season-ticket holders, students, or staff got their run at them.
The school will announce early this week if it has acquired any additional tickets, which would go on sale Thursday.Boise State had 15-hundred tickets left at the start of yesterday, at the end of the two-week sale reserved for students and staff. The tickets were being sold for 150 dollars each.B-S-U expects approximately 20-thousand fans to attend the Fiesta Bowl. The 9th-ranked Broncos face 7th-ranked Oklahoma on January 1st in Glendale.Fans can still buy tickets through Oklahoma, and some local travel agencies that resell tickets. Oklahoma announced Saturday it still had 200 tickets left.Tailgate party tickets and parking passes are still available through Boise State.Copyright 2006 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

This week I will try to post the preparations that we are making for our Feista Bowl party. The first step is getting Christmas taken down. The kids made a haul. So our living room looks like Santa DID crash his sleigh at our house. Check the Peterson Family Web Page pictures.

Need a personal tank?

I had to share this. Not sure who'll see it, but I did not want to forget it. Who couldn't use a personal tank.

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Letter to William W. 'Bill' Deal

I want to pass along a message that I received. I agree with it whole-heartedly.
"Idahoans should be reacting with disbelief and outrage to the action of the Idaho House Republican leadership. They have refused to recognize and accept the results of November's election.

With a gain of six House seats, there should now be three instead of two Democratic House members on the Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee.

But the Republican leadership team (Denney, Moyle, Bedke and Roberts) decided to give the Democrats only two, the same number as in the past two sessions.

With 72.8 per cent of the House membership, the Republicans are claiming 80 per cent of the House budget seats.

The budget committee is the most important committee in the legislature. Now the House Republicans are saying they should retain a 16-4 majority notwithstanding the results of the election.

This is not just a disagreement between Republicans and Democrats. It goes to the essence of our system of Democratic and representative government.

Idahoans, whether Republicans or Democrats, should recognize the significance of what is happening. Representative government is being hijacked.

At the very least I would hope that people in this group would express yourselves in letters to the editor and letters and messages to GOP legislators and legislative leaders."

27 is closer to 30 than it is to 20 and for the leadership to think otherwise shows their arrogance. Republicans lost in those districts for a reason, those constituents should not be denied.

I hope that you can exercise reasonable thought with your fellow legislators.

We'll see what he says. Looks like the new session is off to a combative start.