Monthly Archives: February 2010

Sic transit idiotic ideas

We note, with general approval, the demise of the Hummer. The NYTimes tells us today that the deal is falling through to sell the beast to China, so GM will let the brand die. Yes, I know, it is every … Read More

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The banks, too, are your enemy

My column in the paper today is about a Lenten money fast, as promoted by Washington Post columnist Michelle Singletary (read her columns here). The idea is to make yourself free of payday lending places by taking control of your … Read More

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Still waiting for your $ 1 trillion budget cut ideas

Hey, loyal readers, I offered a free lunch at St. Anne’s to anyone who could come up with a way to balance the federal budget. So far, no winner. Come on, people, I hear they got a new shipment of … Read More

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Testosterone tax needed?

The story in today’s paper about a guy driving a truck who got into some sort of road rage deal — or so the police say — makes one wonder what sort of conversation the guy had with his wife. … Read More

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Tea party, a hardy party, or hot air?

There’s a huge article about the Tea Party movement in today’s NYTimes that’s gathering a lot of comment — more than 1,300 and counting as I write this. It’s a good read, and you can do so here (click!) I … Read More

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Thundering idiots are at it again

I was trying to be calm, to be at peace, but then found myself pondering the truely inane statements by Dorsie Van Orton, of the Utah Grassroots Alliance, after passage Thursday of a bill in the Utah House to reject … Read More

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Private Socialized Medicine fails in California

Interesting story on NPR today about how California’s insurance companies are raising rates for people who are not in jobs that provide insurance for them, although I’m sure those will be next. The story may be viewed here (click). The … Read More

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Fun with conspiracies, Part Deux

Since the Utah Legislature is now passing bills based on world conspiracies (see my blog friday) I thought it would be fun to ponder what other directions our Legislature could take in its musings as it seeks to protect us … Read More

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The Onion is not real, neither is the Legislature

Someone needs to tell The Legislature that The Onion is not for real. But no, they gotta take it as fact, a model to be followed. A little bit ago The Onion, nominally a satire newspaper, ran an article saying … Read More

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Climate Change loonies

Oh God, where to start? Our esteemed Legislature, on Thursday, approved in committee, by 10-1, a bill dissing on climate change, basing the reason for the need for this resolution the certainty among members of the committee, led by Rep. … Read More

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