Monthly Archives: September 2010

Tea Bag folk owe Sen. Bennett an apology over TARP

Short and sweet: TARP was a success. The $700 billion “bailout” kept the banks from failing, kept the markets from crashing worse and, most important, is only going to cost the taxpayers $50 billion, worst case scenario, and may even … Read More

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More UDOT bid scandal stuff

I’m glad to see the SL media is all over the bid flap involving Gov. Herbert and the $13 million. Latest wrinkle (here!) involves improper relationships between a UDOT employee and a contractor that everyone swears had nothing to do … Read More

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GOP Devil in the Lack of Details

I could sit down and pick at the GOP’s new proposal “Pledge to America” to cure the nation’s budget and deficit and debt crisis, but why bother? The Washington Post just did a lovely job. See it here (clck) I … Read More

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Ultimate best beans. Hot dogs optional

In keeping with the current idiotic national theme of complaining that we’re now a nation stuck on a hot dog and beans diet because Obama has personally, all by himself, messed up the economy for all time or at least … Read More

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What Obama should say: What's wrong with beans and hot dogs?

My Friend Doug Gibson has an excellent blog post (here!) on this very blog looking at a question someone asked President Obama at a recent town hall, and looking at his response. Rather than answer his blog on his blog, … Read More

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If money buys happiness, why are the rich grumpy? Not rich enough!

Interesting column today by Paul Krugman, the Nobel Prize winning economist at the NYTimes who argues that the rich today seem to be more than a little grumpy. This is really nothing new … there have been jokes, based on … Read More

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Strong tea but a weak party.

Gad, more Tea Party cheering today.  Am I the only one who noticed that Christine O’Donnell in Delaware is wearing a red jacket identical to St. Sarah’s? All she needs is the cute little square frame glasses and she’s there. … Read More

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Political favors for sale or politics as usual? Yes!

The story in today’s paper about gubernatorial candidate Peter Caroon imploying that Gov. Gary Herbert is taking political contributions from companies that later received governmental contracts is interesting, but doesn’t reveal anything surprising. Caroon says the contributions raise “red flags” … Read More

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Dog days up on the trails

A letter writer (click here) to this paper claims that Mayor Godfrey is making up the problem of dogs on Ogden’s trails, even to the point of saying there’s no complaints of dog poop up there. Not sure what trail … Read More

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What would Jesus do? Why, hate, of course.

Just a brief Monday morning moment taking note of the current insanity. The Dove World Outreach Center is in Gainesville, Florida, where I lived when going to the University of Florida. The residents, then, didn’t seem horribly unbalanced but at … Read More

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