Monthly Archives: October 2010

Bill Maher doing his best to motivate Republicans to vote

This is priceless: Maher tells an eager George Lopez that Democrats drag the “ignorant, hillbilly half of this country into the next century,” and that’s “the 19th”  … heh, heh. More Maherisms: Voters are “too stupid” and “like a dog.” … Read More

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Long before Orrin Hatch was a Senate institution, there was Utah Sen. Reed Smoot

There’s a lot of talk about Sen. Orrin Hatch, who has served 34-plus years in the Senate and intends to go for 42 year in 2012, and former Gov. Mitt Romney, who gets the question of who will he serve … Read More

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The Scariest Movie You Never Saw – Black Sunday

Wednesday at midnight, Standard Opinion Editor Doug Gibson wrote about “The Sadist,” a 1963 knuckle-clencher that was his scariest film you never saw! Thursday, at midnight, guest blogger Steve Stones, art professor at Weber State University, writes his scariest movie … Read More

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Is Matheson getting some late campaign jitters about Philpot?

Feel free to mock me if you wish, but I can’t help obsessing about the Second Congressional U.S. Congress race in Utah one more time. A while back I blogged that maybe GOP challenger Morgan Philpot had a shot at … Read More

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The Scariest Movie You Never Saw – The Sadist

It’s Halloween week and we’re taking a break from politics and moving into terror. This blog, as well as Currents, the Standard’s digital-only section, will highlight two very old, very frightening horror films you likely haven’t seen. Wednesday at midnight … Read More

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Republicans have a shot at taking the Senate, but it is a long shot

Last week I predicted the Republicans would take control of the U.S. House with a lot of votes to spare. The GOP, with only 41 of the 100 Senate seats, has a small chance to gain 10 seats and take … Read More

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Rob Reiner compares the Tea Partiers to the Nazis

It’s been a while since I could defend Bill Maher. I still watch him, mainly because I recall the witty, open-minded host of Politically Incorrect a long time ago. But he’s snide and lazy now: Conservatives are stupid, followed by … Read More

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Book of poems celebrates, explores distinct Book of Mormon subjects

To see Cal Grondahl’s Currents cartoon that goes with this review, click here Long ago, in seminary class, our teacher was playing Book of Mormon Jeopardy with the class, shooting out answers and selecting the first raised hand for the … Read More

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Political correctiness, intimidation at NPR costs Juan Williams his job

More evidence that we can no longer have a frank discussion about issues of race, terrorism, etc., without the left-wing politically correct speech slashers attacking. Juan Williams was canned by NPR for comments he made as a commentator at Fox … Read More

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Republicans will easily gain control of U.S. House; it won't even be close

With less than a fortnight before the 2010 midterms, it’s time to put on my admittedly fallible prognosticator’s hat on. The lead is this: The Republicans, who are currently outpaced in the House by Democrats, 257 to 178, will not … Read More

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