The Litster-Thomson streetcar debate: Round and round it goes

Just in case you missed it, Dave Litster doesn't like the streetcar.

He considers it Mayor Dave Bieter's "trolley folly."

And in a slick campaign flier that made its way into mailboxes this week, the Boise City Council candidate mentions the trolley eight, count 'em, eight times. Four times on each side. I guess that's a balanced platform, of a sense.

The flier has sparked a little bit of back-and-forth between Litster and his opponent, TJ Thomson.

Litster's flier quotes Thomson as saying "the streetcar system could potentially be largely beneficial to Boise." Litster attributes that quote to Boise Weekly's Web site.

Thomson says Litster is misrepresenting him. Thomson maintains that he is neutral on the streetcar and supports a public vote on the $60 million project — a cause Litster has championed through the campaign.

The streetcar debate, like the proposed project itself, just seems to go in circles.

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Tren parala gente blanca.

It's both sad and amusing to watch Boise debate a $60M hood ornament. Edge City, my home, has just layed-off 30% of its police and fireman. We are $15M short on our $50M budget. White boys like me are a dying breed in my neighborhood. Our community has changed, and so have I. Interesting though, a community built as a rail hub can barely afford a bus.

Those who run with trolleys probably don't have the fare.

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There is no life in Idaho...it is a mirror site on god's server. You were dreaming but it is over. Go to your residence and await our commands and THEN we will restore control...

Litster

never mentions his brother anywhere. He mentions his sister and his tight knit family but not Bill. I wonder if it has to do with Bill losing his law license. Or mebbe Bill's unresolved involvement in the partisan political smears in the city elections a few years back.

Only the old Boise Tour Train went round and round, all I know.

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There is no life in Idaho...it is a mirror site on god's server. You were dreaming but it is over. Go to your residence and await our commands and THEN we will restore control...

I wondered how long it would take the Obama Dem's to start ....

in with a personal attack on a candidate's family. It didn't take long and they are running true to form. If you are uncertain about being competitive on the issues, launch the personal attacks on the man's family -- right out of the Lib/Dem playbook!

FAIL vs. the price of B. Spears in China. W'up?

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There is no life in Idaho...it is a mirror site on god's server. You were dreaming but it is over. Go to your residence and await our commands and THEN we will restore control...

Ha ha ha ha, ha ha ha ha. New to politics aren't you...

I vote this to be the most ignorant comment of the thread.
You must have a wall of these trophies by now.

Does that make them a trophy jive?

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There is no life in Idaho...it is a mirror site on god's server. You were dreaming but it is over. Go to your residence and await our commands and THEN we will restore control...

Where have you been the last election!

Think you've got your political parties mixed up....