Monthly Archives: March 2009

Political Surf: Envision Morgan and a fiery Brit

Two distinct subjects: First Envision Utah came to the SE Ed Board to talk about an growth and quality of living future in Morgan County. Through the first half of this century, it may see close to 40,000 more residents. … Read More

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Political Surf reads Goldberg's Slobbering Love Affair

Read Bernard Goldberg’s “A Slobbering Love Affair: The True (and Pathetic) Story of the Torrid Romance Between Barack Obama and the Mainstream Media.” Pretty big title for a thin volume. It barely checks in at 180 pages, index included. I … Read More

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Political Surf on a crafty pro-gun rights political move

Those seeking a lesson in how to play effective politics should note how Sen. John Ensign, R-Nev., short-circuited the Washington D.C., Utah U.S. House seat swap. Despite the unconstitutionality of Utah and D.C. dealing a House seat to each other, … Read More

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Political Surf talks Media Bias

We received a column submission from a leftist who wants to go “beyond the Fairness Doctrine” and put media outlets under local control.¬† We may run the piece but I think the kerfuffle over the Fairness Doctrine is a big … Read More

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Political Surf Update: chat with Rep. Bishop

I had a chance to talk about the AIG comedy on Capitol Hill with Rep. Rob Bishop. The embarrassment of the AIG bonus scandal, and the¬†congressional outrage that resulted in the pathetic — and probably unconstitutional, in Rep. Bishop’s opinion … Read More

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Political Surf: Big Love, big deal

I’m not a Big Love watcher but am an LDS temple goer so my wife and I were curious enough to watch Big Love’s ¬†(in)famous temple ceremony episode, thanks to a friend who taped it. It’s a Mormon-thing but watching … Read More

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Friday Political Surf update

Can we allow the AIG bonuses scandal to end the pleasant fiction that Democrats care more about average Americans and Republicans care only about big business. Chris Dodd and Barney Frank have replaced Karl Rove and Dick Cheney as most … Read More

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Political Surf afternoon update

Nicholas Kristof has a brilliant New York Times column on how we choose news and commentary to fit our own biases. He urges us to watch MSNBC if we are righties (I do) and watch FoxNews if we are lefties. … Read More

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Political Surf update

Check us out at www.twitter.com/PoliticalSurf as well Salon: Fox’s Glenn Beck is bringing back “Bircherism” — Not sure that’s any worse than “Olbermannism.” http://www.salon.com… Also, political writer Noemie Emery, in the DC Examiner, on the audacity of the Palinphobes. http://www.dcexaminer.com… … Read More

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Afternoon update from The Political Surf

Walter Shapiro, in The New Republic, writes about a growing populist anger in America similar to what Huey Long exploited long ago. The gist is, Obama must fear the people more than he does the fractured GOP. http://www.tnr.com/politics… Now it’s … Read More

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