Monthly Archives: November 2010

Is your job doomed? Don’t be so sure …

Ignoring for the moment the headline on that list that says “high” paying careers, I can’t help but feel the glee of whoever wrote the lead as they compared news reporter to — gasp! — buggy whip maker.

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Fed Pay Freeze: Be careful what you ask for

UPDATE: Sen. Orrin Hatch just issued a press release rather grudingly approving of Obama’s move. Grudgingly, because he thinks a lot more of you federal workers SHOULD BE FIRED. I presume those Utah federal workers who are also members of … Read More

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And so the massive grab-fest begins

I must have nothing but conservatives for friends because nobody wants to go blow a wad of money they don’t have. Everyone was talking about Buy Nothing Day on Facebook today. I was torn — being deeply conservative, I am … Read More

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Scam Alert: Veterans ripoff in your mailbox

OK, I’m officially pissed off. Today’s mail brought one of those begging letters designed to make me feel guilty by giving me free junk so I’ll give them a donation. The Disabled Veterans National Foundation sent me a cheap calculator … Read More

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Tea Party AWAKE! Hatch, Bishop, Matheson are expanding government again

I see where Utah’s congressional delegation is trying to expand government, impose undue regulation and legislate requirements on federal agencies that hamper their ability to do their jobs as efficiently as possible. I assume the Tea Party will be up … Read More

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THIS is why Congress will extend tax cuts for the rich

They can go on and on about how tax cuts for the rich will help balance the budget, and tax cuts for the rich will improve the economy, and cure cancer, and solve acne and who knows what else, but … Read More

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Tea Party purity turns out to be pure bunk

I can’t stand it.  Has the Tea Party NO shame? Seriously. Sen. Elect Mike Lee, already back pedaling on his pledge to shut the government down — and a darn good thing, too, but still, he’s weaseling — now shows … Read More

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Will Utah be the next Alaska?

I was chatting with some other staffers this morning about how Top of Utah’s business and political leaders from the 1940s to 1960s must be amazed at the current anti-governmental attitude of politicians. Especially their avowed hatred of the federal … Read More

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Monday musings: Politics, and a Sneaky way to beg for money

My son sent me a link to a fun web site where you can see how you rank, wealth-wise, to the rest of the world. Just type in your annual income, click the button and there you are. I made … Read More

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You DO realize the Internet is TV on stereoids, right?

A Washington Post story had a link to this discussion by someone who is worried about shooting naked pictures of their baby. This makes me sad on a number of levels — we’ve got pics of our kids in the … Read More

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