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December 5, 2021

WATCH: Professor Sparks Outrage in Controversial Speech

In Idaho, a university professor is under fire after controversial comments he made about women went viral on TikTok.

Scott Yenor, a political science professor at Boise State University, said “independent women” are “medicated, meddlesome, and quarrelsome” and should be kept out of professions like engineering.

Yenor said women should be encouraged to pursue “feminine goals” like “homemaking and having children” while speaking at the National Conservatism Conference in Orlando, Florida, on October 31.

“Every effort must be made not to recruit women into engineering, but rather to recruit and demand more of men who become engineers. Ditto for med school, and the law, and every trade,” he said.

The university released a statement on the matter, saying that it cannot infringe upon Yenor’s First Amendment rights.

“The university cannot infringe upon the First Amendment rights of any members of our community, regardless of whether we, as individual leaders, agree or disagree with the message,” a spokesperson for Boise State said in an email.

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Viral TikTok Shows Professor Saying Women Should Focus on ‘Homemaking and Having Children’

October 2, 2021

Election denialists suffer quick defeat in Idaho

Purporters of the unfounded claim that President Biden fraudulently won the 2020 election suffered a quick defeat in Idaho. The state’s top election officials said they conducted a hand recount of last year’s presidential election in two counties after hearing from readers of a website linked to MyPillow head honcho, Mike Lindell.

According to Secretary of State Lawrence Denney’s (R) office, they received screenshots from Lindell’s site alleging vote tallies in every Idaho county showed evidence of “electronic manipulation.”

However, at least seven of the 44 counties (all small rural areas) do not use any electronic steps in their vote-tallying process — a detail that renders the claims impossible.

Chief Deputy Secretary of State Chad Houck confirmed Denney’s office was prepared to confront misinformation in hopes of offering objective evidence that could prove or disprove the allegations as county clerks report receiving threats.

“On step one, you go, this is just implausible,” Houck said. “But nonetheless, we said if we were presented with information we would go run that information to ground.”

Houck lamented that misinformation continues to circulate, even in states where the results were never really questionable.

“Somewhere along the line people need to draw a line in the sand and say this is irrational,” he said. “It doesn’t justify the expense of wholesale going out and looking for what you think may possibly be a needle in what you think may possibly be a haystack.”

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Election denialists smacked down by Idaho secretary of state

September 7, 2021

Idaho funeral home closed over ‘suspicious circumstances’

Idaho police temporarily closed a funeral home and obtained a search warrant amid a sprawling investigation after a badly decomposed body was found, per local reports.

Officers arrived at Downard Funeral Home and Crematory to investigate “suspicious circumstances,” the Pocatello Police Department said.

Police received a tip to visit the funeral home from a health inspector who recently visited the property. Authorities reportedly found several poorly kept bodies on the premises.

Law enforcement requested that the public stay clear of the area “out of respect for family members.”

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Idaho funeral home closed as police investigate ‘suspicious circumstances’

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