Monthly Archives: August 2009

Monday Ponderings: Life after Ted, bike lanes!

– Amid all the sorrow expressed over the death of Sen. Edward Kennedy last week, I was surprised to hear our own Sen. Orrin Hatch take one particular direction with his arguement. Everyone knows that  Ted and Orrin were good … Read More

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Texting in cars? A very harsh example.

This is rugged, but I wish everyone would watch it, especially the dummies I see behind me texting, phoning, or whatever: ct

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Busted glass, busted medical thinking

Just some random thinking going on today: – We’re having window work done at the S-E’s palatial digs in the business depot. I saw a glass truck parked outside and decided it was time to get an answer to a … Read More

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Finally, a financial success story

There’s an interesting story in the NYTimes today (click here) about a family living in a subdivision in Southern California that the newspaper has been following for the last year as the recession as progressed. This particular story is interesting because … Read More

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Real medical reform: Get off your butt

In my last post on medical insurance reform I said, at the end, that of course there’s also the personal responsibility thing — if we’d lose weight and exercise more, we’d all cost the medical system less. Great minds think … Read More

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Utahns suck up federal welfare, pay skyrocketing health costs

Note Important PS at bottom!!!!  OK, we are told that the cost of reforming health care will cripple the nation, bankrupting us all through skyrocketing taxes and bring about death panels that will decide whether we live or die based … Read More

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Is the economy recovering?

An interesting article in the LA Times today (click!)  about buyers in the Southern California housing market waiting until the market hits bottom before buying again. They quote one guy who sold in 2006 at the market’s peak because he … Read More

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Did media hide anti-Bush protests? Sadly, yes

Doug Gibson’s blog post a couple days ago about the current wave of screaming matches over health care cited anti-Bush riots in Seattle in 2002 and says, essentially, that the so-called “liberal” media didn’t play those protests up, so why … Read More

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Bicycles from Hell, or cars?

I think we can all agree that, at this point, everyone commenting on the Friday incident involving Critical Mass bicycles and a couple of police agencies in Ogden has lost their mind. Have you read those (click!)  comments? My God, … Read More

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Hatch and Bennett, senators from the NRA

Well, of course our senators, Hatch and Bennett, voted against Sonia Sotomayor. The woman has decades of experience and qualifications up the wazoo, but the NRA doesn’t like her, and she did make that silly “wise Latina” crack, so what … Read More

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