Monthly Archives: January 2011

Stupid lawmakers, Utah version

OK, you are a typical Utah legislator. You preach that government should be run like a business. You even threaten to close services of government — parks anyone? – that don’t bring in enough revenue. So you then look at a … Read More

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Lawmaker Laughs: Another Tea Party ripoff, clean stemware?

Hooboy, the fun never stops. On the state and federal level, the people who get themselves elected on promises of being smart, and reasonable, and representative, waste no time showing their true colors: Stupid, unreasonable if not whacky, and representing … Read More

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Emergency: Parks Threatened, Act Today

This just in from a friend who works for the State Parks system: The State Parks Budget Appropriation Meeting is THIS Tuesday–January 25, 2011 @ 8:00 a.m. Parks are slated for as much as 30% cut to our budget appropriations … Read More

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Buy Rob Bishop a new gray uniform?

This article (click) in the LA Times puts an interesting historical light on Rep. Rob Bishop’s proposal to give the states the right to nullify rulings of the federal government. Bishop’s proposal is grounded in his belief that the federal … Read More

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Wish I felt better about this velodrome thing

Ogden has a web site promoting its newest idea for a Field House/waterpark/cycling track, whatever the heck it is. You can check it out here (click). There’s not a lot there, but I found the link to the feasibility study … Read More

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Road rage on a horse?

It’s my Monday, so here’s something amusing to keep people’s minds off the sturm and drang of the day. Chris Hansen, at the state historical society, forwarded this news item from days of yore, showing that nothing changes, including road … Read More

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OK, NOW will you admit guns in public are bad?

Last March I had an extensive blog discussion with several gun owners who thought there was nothing wrong with carrying guns in public openly. In light of Rep. Giffords in Arizona getting shot by someone carrying a gun in public … Read More

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Poor Huck Finn, censored yet again

The sensitive may wish to avert their eyes:  “It was fifteen minutes before I could work myself up to go and humble myself to a nigger; but I done it, and I warn’t ever sorry for it afterwards, neither. I … Read More

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