Monthly Archives: March 2010

Obama pets puppy, GOP screams "dog abuse!"

OK, the headline is a bit of an exageration, but only just. I’ve long said that the GOP, including our representatives in Congress, will never, ever, cut President Obama a break. The standing order is, no matter what he says … Read More

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Tax freedom day or free ride day?

We got a press release today from the Tax Foundation saying that April 9 will be the so-called “tax freedom day,” the day when we’ve theoretically earned enough this year to pay all our taxes on all levels. You can … Read More

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Utah snatching fed land? But that's MY land.

We see that Gov. Herbert has signed the silly and potentially expensive bill to have Utah use emminent domain to take federal lands in the state. A story (click) here discusses it in someone else’s newspaper, so take it for … Read More

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For once, fear did not win, the uninsured public did

I was glad to see health care reform pass yesterday. About time. I’ve seen several good commentaries on it today. Paul Krugman, however, I think said it best in this post today at the New York Times. For once, he … Read More

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Matheson votes to keep 364,000 Utahns uninsured

With word that Rep. Jim Matheson has declared he will vote against the health reform measure before Congress, saying it is complex and doesn’t do enough to curb costs, I can only say I join Utah’s 364,000 uninsured in sincerely … Read More

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So, why is it called "corned" beef?

It being St. Paddy’s Day, I thought I’d pass this along. A friend called and asked “Why do they call it corned beef?” Look around in it, you will not find any corn in there. I pulled out my copy … Read More

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OK, some Friday dog humor ….

Since it is Friday (or will be in 4 hours as I write this) and the Legislature will be done and celebration will be upon the land, I thought I’d share something I found on Jon Carroll’s column in the … Read More

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Nasty feedback and George Will writes a good one

Wow, fun morning. Just got off the phone with some guy who started off sounding nice, but quickly degenerated into shouting, uninterruptably, over my column today on tattoos that an Ogden High English teacher has. Funny, I was sure the … Read More

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The feds pull a bank job in Ogden

I spent all Friday and Monday following the Centennial Bank meltdown. As always, there’s way more than you can push into even 32-inch stories. For example: I was amazed at the brutal precision of it all. Workers at the bank … Read More

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If you carry a gun ….. ?

OK, I need someone to help me out here. There is a kerfuffel going on right now over whether Starbucks should tell people openly carrying guns that they shouldn’t come into the coffee shop because it freaks out the customers, … Read More

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