Monthly Archives: July 2009

Utah gets shorted on the beer summit

Once again Utah gets the short end of the stick because it insists in electing congressional representatives who don’t drink. We really missed out big this time, too. Seriously, national attention could have been ours, folks. There was President Obama, … Read More

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Profiles in cowardice?

There’s a lot of chatter, locally and nationally, over Sen. Orrin Hatch’s vote against confirming Justice Sotomayor for the Supreme Court, and deservedly so. The woman is qualified. There’s nothing against her except that “wise latina” remark. Senators who protest … Read More

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More on Fake ID, and FOX makes fun of fat people

A couple of random items sure to irritate someone: CAN YOU PROVE YOU ARE LEGAL: Several people responded to my blog yesterday about proving your are a US citizen to the nice folks at ICE when one of their over-eager … Read More

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Can you prove you are a citizen? No.

My column Tuesday is about people helping out the victims of ┬áSunday’s 30-unit apartment fire in Ogden. One of the major sources of help is the Red Cross which, of course, is having trouble encouraging people to come forward because … Read More

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F-22 and hard choices

In hard times we all have to weigh priorities, and while I applaud Rep. Rob Bishop and Sen. Orrin Hatch for their entirely predictable defense of the F-22 and their anger at the cutting of funding for another seven of … Read More

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When Orwell is right, something's very wrong

I’m glad I wasn’t the only one who shivered a bit when I heard that Amazon.com had reached into people’s Kindle electronic books and snatched back copies of “1984″ and “Animal Farm” they thought they’d bought. Silly people. Big Brother … Read More

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The clueless seem to be in charge

I’m having a lot of fun of the schadenfreude variety watching the California budget mess head down to the wire. Train wrecks are lots of fun as long as it’s not you in the train. My sister and her husband … Read More

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