Monthly Archives: April 2011

Do electric cars pay their fair road share?

This is cute: A Utah lawmaker (cliick) says electric/hybrid vehicles don’t buy enough gasoline, so they aren’t paying their fair share of road taxes. He’s suggesting a special fee. That’s interesting considering this bunch’s dismissive attitude toward new taxes, but … Read More

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Sic transit Smith Corona

I’ve had several people tell me that the last factory on the planet making typewriters is closing. You can read the link here (click). I recently held Ogden’s first ever type in, and wrote a column, (click) but the shutting … Read More

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So, Obama is a Republican?

Actually, Ezra Klein at the Washington Post (click!)  makes a pretty good argument, comparing Obama’s policy stances with those of prominent Republicans back in the early 1990s. I’ve seen other comparisons of this ilk: That Nixon would be a Democrat … Read More

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Should the foreclosure crisis be socialized?

Interesting report today on KUER about the Utah foreclosure crisis. Apparently Utah is one of the leading states for people losing their homes, but Utah’s Legislature did little about this in its last session. The story could be interpreted by … Read More

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To cut defense spending, quit buying wars

I’ve got a kid — one of my son’s gang of high school pals, they are all our kids — flying back seat in an F-15 in Afghanistan right now. He’s using a $50 million piece of equipment to try to … Read More

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Does Sen. Lee oppose Sen. Hatch running next year?

I got an email from something called U.S. Term Limits commending Utah’s new senator, Mike Lee, for signing on as co-sponsor to a proposed Constitutional Amendment limiting US Senators to two terms in office, and Representatives to three. This means, I suppose, … Read More

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Why is Mitt Romney hiding his birth certificate?

I am waiting anxiously for Donald Trump et al to jump on Mitt Romney the way they’ve jumped on President Obama over his birth certificate. Apparently, Mitt is not only hiding his real name (Willard?) but refuses to make his … Read More

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Obama was born a poor black child too

OK, stole that head from a Steve Martin movie…what the heck, maybe it will get me a few page hits. I only mention it at all because of the latest greatest fufuraw, with some idiot millionarie Donald Trump, the only … Read More

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The Sacred Cow in the combat helmet

Why not cut defense? No, seriously. That is the one thing I have not heard anyone discuss. The GOP took the nation to shutdown last week demanding cuts in the budget, they’re doing so again with the debt ceiling. Spending, … Read More

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$45 FOR A TANK OF GAS!!!!!

Sorry, didn’t mean to yell, but geeze. $45 for 12 gallons of gasoline? I paid that today at Flying J, which is supposed to be cheap. I can remember when it was 30 cents a gallon. This just shows the utter … Read More

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