Monthly Archives: January 2010

Can we please go back to priesthood manuals from 50 years ago?

I was indulging in one of my passions, which is leafing through the bookcases of elderly Latter-day Saints. A lot of treasures can be found — books by B.H. Roberts, old mission journals, the Improvement Era, “Papa Married a Mormon,” … Read More

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Fox News is the most trusted TV news operation in the nation

The results are in, courtesy of the Democratic polling firm Public Policy Polling: Fox News is the most trusted TV news organization in the nation. Read Before some of you start gagging, I don’t think this means that Fox is … Read More

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Obama wins most polarizing president award

The results are in, courtesy of Gallup, and President Obama is the president who has most polarized the major parties in his first year of office since Gallup starting tracking the data in the Eisenhower administration. There is a 65 … Read More

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‘The Singles Ward’ remains the ultimate fun Mormon in-joke movie

I recently watched, for maybe the 10th time, the 2002 Halestorm film “The Singles Ward.” I love this film. It’s by far the best insider Mormon in-joke movie. It’s actually funny; most Mormon comedies aren’t. If you are an active … Read More

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Logan mayor wants the city to stop talking with reporters

Logan Mayor Randy Watts thinks the media has been mean to him. As a result, he’s telling the city to stop talking with the media. From now on, media should submit questions via e-mail and city employees will respond with … Read More

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Comprehensive health care reform is finished

There will be no major, trillion dollar or so comprehensive health care reform bill this year. That is a fact, even if it hasn’t sunk in to some after Scott Brown’s U.S. Senate win in Massachusetts. There are several Democrats … Read More

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'Urgent' Coakley polling complaint dated yesterday

This is rich, and it sort of sums up the amusing campaign Democrat Martha Coakley has run against Republican Scott Brown for Ted Kennedy’s Senate seat. Late today, Coakley sent out a release alleging tampering, favoring Scott Brown, at the … Read More

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Ed Schultz wants to cheat to keep a Democrat in the Senate

It’s amusing to watch the liberal panic over Republican Scott Brown possibly winning a U.S. Senate seat in Massachusetts. The latest is MSNBC and radio talker Ed Schultz, who says he’d cheat to keep the “bastards” out. Here it is, … Read More

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Fringe LDS Idaho gubernatorial candidate talks up the White Horse prophecy

Most of us Mormons, if we are long-timers in the church, have heard that the “Constitution will hang by a thread” in the last days and that the LDS prophet, or church leadership, will save the United States from destruction. … Read More

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More evidence that Pat Robertson needs assisted-living accommodations

Pat Robertson, I kid you not, believes Haiti’s earthquake is due to a pact with the devil made hundreds of years ago to escape colonial domination. Need I say more? Here is the clip from the quite seasoned senior citizen … Read More

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