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Forum topic by JustJoe posted 01-09-2014 05:14 PM 1017 views 0 times favorited 46 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-09-2014 05:14 PM

Just like the title says – is anyone on Lumberjocks living in the great state of Idaho? I have a small grievance to file.

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#1 posted 01-09-2014 05:22 PM

Complaints about Idaho are usually small potatoes.

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#2 posted 01-09-2014 05:28 PM

I am from Idaho, Spokane specifically. What can I do for you?

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#3 posted 01-09-2014 05:30 PM

aside from john birch (wood related ) ha
and the ridiculous price of potato chips

what’s your beef joe

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#4 posted 01-09-2014 05:31 PM

Nice try, but if I learned anything in my three years of 5th grade geography, it’s that Spokane isn’t Idaho, it’s Washington. So where are the Idahoans? Come on, I know you’re out there.

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#5 posted 01-09-2014 05:40 PM

Spokane isn’t in Idaho? Where is Lake Coors Lane then? I know that is in Idaho…I’ve been there…twice. The big hotel on the lake has some great orange muffins.

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#6 posted 01-09-2014 05:42 PM

If you must file a grievance, ensure that your file is first cleared of debris with a fine wire brush.

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#7 posted 01-09-2014 05:43 PM

I used to live in Idaho, still have some friends there, so I can pass along any opinions.

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#8 posted 01-09-2014 05:47 PM

OK DKV, then you are it. Just remember you asked for it.
So here’s the deal – I’m tired of buying sacks of potatoes and finding soggy, bruised, midgets with eyes already growing on them. I’ve tried the commissary on post, Safeway, Fry’s, Walmart – it doesn’t seem to matter, they’re all the same rotten potatoes.

Now I don’t ask for much of my grocery store – meat, potatoes and the occasional sale on cheese in a spray can. But for the last couple of years when I try to buy potatoes all I get is this trash. Of course you’re putting it in brown plastic bags so I can’t see what I’m buying until I get home. Don’t you think that’s a bit underhanded? If you’re so proud of your product then why not use clear bags so we can see it before we actually pay for it? And yes I know I can buy them individually in the clear plastic for a buck each – but isn’t that going overboard? A buck each just to get an edible potato? That’s the kind of bourgeoisie cr@p I’d expect from the heirloom tomato crowd, not my tater supplier. A spud is a spud and I should be able to buy anything that says Idaho on it and know I’m getting a good product.

So I want you to go and tell them ranchers that when they go out for their next potato roundup that they need to put a little more effort into it. The next bag of spuds that I buy better be filled with softball sized russets with perfect skin and texture suitable for baking, frying, mashing or any other cooking method I can dream up. They need to be fresh enough to last at least a couple of weeks in my pantry, not a couple of minutes. You think I’m going to eat 5 pounds of potatoes by myself in one sitting? Come on guy that is just ridiculous.

And don’t go thinking you got me over a barrel here. Sure, we both know that I’m not going to go running to yams or (God Forbid) Rutabaga, but I can boycott Lays Potato Chips and McDonalds Fries. And when they can’t sell their product they won’t be buying from you. Then what? I’m betting Idaho isn’t so great a place to be when you’ve got no money and piles of rotting potatoes all over the place. so you better fix it bud.

That’s all.

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#9 posted 01-09-2014 05:56 PM

For a rant that was pretty good.

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#10 posted 01-09-2014 05:56 PM

Done. I’m on my way to kick a rancher. The orange muffins are good enough to get ya off potatoes. Think about it.

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#11 posted 01-09-2014 06:00 PM

Thanks DKV – set them straight.
And thanks too to madts. I didn’t really want to go off like that, but I saw this thread from Howie and knew that LJ needed a quick refresher course in how to do a proper rant.

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#12 posted 01-09-2014 06:11 PM

Let me know if you have any problems with Maryland Crab Cakes. I will go kick some waterman’s a$$ for you.

Greg

Ps Clearly Howie needs some remedial attention in the rant department.

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#13 posted 01-09-2014 06:14 PM

Greg, Maryland has watermen working at a bakery?

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#14 posted 01-09-2014 06:16 PM

Perhaps your spuds are being damaged by the “pleasant aroma” from the creosote bushes after a rain storm.

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#15 posted 01-09-2014 06:18 PM

I heard a rumor from a trusted source that Idaho has been outsourced to China.

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