Monthly Archives: August 2010

D-News, rumors come to life

Wow, what a sad thing. Inevitable, perhaps. But still sad. The Deseret News dropped the hammer today — 43 percent staff cut, including 57 full-time jobs and another 28 part-timers. You can read their story here (click!). Another blog by … Read More

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Will Alaska do what Utah lacks the guts to do?

I see where the Tea Party favorite for Senator from Alaska seems to be winning the primary, story here (click). What is fascinating me, and many commentors, is the statements by Joe Miller that he intends to take Alaska off … Read More

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D-News rumors, fact or fiction?

Josh Loftin, the former Deseret News staffer who now blogs at City Weekly, has a blog post up today wondering why everyone isn’t all over the “Deseret News About To Lay Off Half Its Staff” story that he broke last … Read More

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What bozo complains about home values but buys cable TV?

My morning ritual is to get up, put on shoes, wade through the flood created by my neighbor’s over-watering of her lawn and pick up my nicely bagged copy of the New York  Times. That’s service for you: They even … Read More

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Not a mosque, and not a good idea to oppose it

OK, just to be clear, and just to get the basics out of the way, no it is not a mosque. It is a swimming pool, meeting room, game room, community center and more, with a prayer room. No matter what … Read More

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Can one in five Americans really be this dumb?

Short and sweet: A poll just out (click!) shows that one in five Americans thinks that President Obama is a Muslim. No, seriously, that’s what it says. He’s not, of course. He was also born in Hawaii and, as far as … Read More

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Of course they want the money …

I see where the Legislature and Governor are meeting today to discuss strategy over a $140 million that the federal government wants to give Utah for education and health care for the poor. Interestingly, the discussion seems to be along … Read More

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Idiotic political posturing over babies

As the debate over this whole “birthright citizenship” or “anchor baby” nonsense ramps up — notice how carefully crafted buzzwords try to set the agenda? It’s the difference between “inheritance tax” and “death tax” — I was interested to see … Read More

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When they said money was "on the house," they didn't mean this

A NYTimes story in yesterday’s paper (click here!) talks about the trillions of dollars that eveyone borrowed in home equity loans during the boom times. Remember all the ads that said “Want a vacation? Put it on the house!” and … Read More

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Mad as hell, and not alone

The last time my wife and I flew she took extra care, ahead of time, to say soothing things to me. Things like ,”just be calm,” and “look at it as funny,” and “it really all goes fast, honest!” What … Read More

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