9 definitions by Disgruntled Idahoan

Half of California has already moved to North Idaho (the other half is on its way). Specifically what used to be the little town of Coeur d'Alene (though it's happening all over the region, nothing's sacred anymore). Money-hungry developers think this is the greatest place ever and have nearly obliterated the surrounding prairies and mountains with crackerbox houses and artifical lakes - or conversely, mansions only the extremely wealthy can afford. ALL HAIL THE ALMIGHTY BUCK! Coeurdifornia now has box stores, road rage and traffic jams, while cigarette boats and mosquitoes (personal watercraft) befoul our once clean and peaceful lakes. (After thirty years I've come to hate it and will be out of here as soon as possible. I'm going to... um, Death Valley. Don't follow me. It's not that great. Really!)
"Come to Coeurdifornia and (with thousands of other spectators) see nature on the run, up close and personal!"
by Disgruntled Idahoan August 04, 2007
Used to be: Lousy roads, clean air, clean water, farmers, loggers, back to the earth folks. Nice.

Now: Lousy roads with tons of traffic and traffic jams, one of the nine deadliest highways in the country (Highway 95). Home to greedy developers, road-ragers, and skyrocketing property values (forcing minimum-wage locals and (mostly old, so what does it matter?) people who've lived here forever out). Overly promoted by the greedy, can't-get-enough money tourist industry. Home to the Hagamonstrosity. Sheesh. Took 30 minutes to go 8 miles from Sagle to Sandpoint last week, an hour to get home from Coeur d'Alene (30 miles). Go someplace else. GO HOME!!!! PLEASE!!!!!
Idaho - it's just like everywhere else but with worse roads!
by Disgruntled Idahoan August 04, 2007
Phallic-looking ride at north Idaho's Silverwood theme park that locals refer to by many other impolite names.
Silverwood's Panic Plunge gives locals much to snicker about.
by Disgruntled Idahoan August 04, 2007
North Idaho theme park that keeps people out of my mountains. If one is riding to the top of the Panic Plunge, one may witness fatalities on the Goat Trail that runs by it, also known as Highway 95 and one of the nations' 9 deadliest highways. It used to be about a half hour from Coeurdifornia, but count on it taking longer now as the highways are packed with tourists.
North Idaho's Silverwood theme park has some great vantage points from which to observe traffic fatalities on the Goat Trail.
by Disgruntled Idahoan August 04, 2007
Hagamonstrosity. Large, butt-ugly, towering, lakefront resort in Coeurdifornia, Idaho, Also knows as the Evil Empire by the rapidly dwindling local population (aren't rich enough to stay). While you're at the Hagamonstrosity, don't miss the outrageously expensive restaurant on the top floor for a taste of affectation and some of the weirdest - um, I mean, artfully arranged - looking food you've ever seen. Locals remember when the beach was accessible to the public (before the paid parking lot was put in). They were promised (in exchange for the loss of the beach) that they could use the boardwalk - which they can, except when it's closed off so the Evil Empire can promote it's business enterprises. Uglification continues with new structures being built even as I type. Gives to the community under the guise of doing good work when actually it's just PR.
You just can't miss the Hagamonstrosity when you're in Coeurdifornia, Idaho!
by Disgruntled Idahoan August 04, 2007
Idaho's north-south route, Highway 95 (also known as the Goat Trail, is one of the nation's 9 deadliest highways. And that was BEFORE California ascended on us. Although portions of it have been improved, the good-old-boys in the southern Idaho legislature fail to adequately fund other badly-needed improvements. Meanwhile, the greedy folks in the tourism industry tirelessly promotes this place and people flock here. Expect many, many more fatalities. It's not a matter of it, it's a matter of when. Those of us who drove it before were already white-knuckled with semis riding our butts on one-lane roads in winter and summer and with deer and moose and other animals on the move - now we're REALLY white-knuckled with an added bunch of Californians who haven't a clue about how to drive and think they can defy physics. Good luck with that and I hope I'm around when they find out they can't. I drive 30,000 miles a year, drive defensively and am outta here as soon as I can see my way clear to go. (Be really careful if you're going to Silverwood theme park as they're been quite a few killed around there, too!)
Idaho's Highway 95 is a death trap.
by Disgruntled Idahoan August 04, 2007
Phrase that was commonly used by Idahoans in the late 1970's to refer to the Californians that were ascending on Idaho. Neither the practice nor the term will likely come back into vogue as there are now more Californians in Idaho - look at Coeurdifornia for instance - than there are Idahoans. Gut-shooting may not be legal, but many of them off themselves when they become fatalities on the Goat Trail, Idaho's Highway 95 and one of the nation's 9 deadliest highways.
In the 1970's, "Gut Shoot 'Em at the Border" bumper stickers were common on Idahoans vehicles.
by Disgruntled Idahoan August 04, 2007

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