Monthly Archives: May 2009

Nuking Utah, a cautionary tale

A couple members of the Utah Legislature have been working for several years to get a nuclear plant built down near Kanab. It’s an insanely dangerous undertaking, and one that will suck up thousands of acre feet of Utah water … Read More

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Is physical labor good for you?

I sit at a desk most of the day cranking out the brilliant essays otherwise known as columns. It’s not exactly demanding from a physical perspective, although it still leaves one tired at the end of the day. Sometimes even … Read More

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Famous for that? Darn!

One labors in journalism for years, exposing corruption, saving little old ladies from having their lawns repossessed and generally trying real hard to be meaningful. What makes you famous? That one time you got just plain silly. For example, several … Read More

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cool biking!

I finally got off my lazy butt and took the bicycle to work today. It IS “National Bicycle Month,” after all, and a story that government workers in Davis County are already riding to work regularly, from Bountiful to Farmington, … Read More

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Sotomayer a racist? Oh, please

It’s fun to see the attitudes of early critics of President Obama’s nomination of Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court. Nationally, and locally, people are picking up in her outrageous claim that, since she’s a woman and a Hispanic, she … Read More

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Ogden and Godfrey make the Trib

Interesting story in the S.L. Trib yesterday about Mayor Matthew Godfrey and his efforts to redevelop Ogden. You can read it here (click!)  Nice to see Ogden finally make news in Salt Lake media that doesn’t involve murders or other … Read More

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Chutzpa doesn't begin to cover it

A couple of days ago I said the credit card issuing banks had a lot of chutzpa, which is a Yiddish word meaning “a lot of gall,” only more so. Then I was talking about their strategy, in the face … Read More

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Look out! Sen. Hatch is driving!!!!!!!!

Oh, this is too funny. Dana Milbank, the Washington Post’s columnist who covers “political theater” has a brilliant column today on our own Sen. Orrin Hatch trying to drive a hybrid Hummer. You can read it here (click!) It’s a … Read More

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Funding The Socialistic Republic of West Haven

I swear, socialism has taken over, and in the strangest places. Utah seems to be leading the way. In Tuesday’s paper we had a letter to the editor from a gentleman responding to the dispute last week over FrontRunner costs. … Read More

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Would the mafia have this chutzpa?

I see a story in the NYTimes this morning that credit card companies, faced with government restrictions on their outrageous fees, high interest rates and profits based on taking advantage of the poor, will simply start charging customers who pay … Read More

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