Monthly Archives: January 2012

The Death of a Disco Dancer another edgy Mormon novel

(To see Cal Grondahl’s cartoon that goes with this post, click here.)There’s good Mormon fiction out there. If you know where to look for it. (Hint: It’s not at Deseret Book) Zarahemla Books, “The Death of a Disco Dancer,” by David … Read More

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Plan Newt From Outer Space

“… Can your heart stand the SHOCKING FACTS, about Grave Robbers from Newt Gingrich’s past!!! …” OK, I was told by a writer — more esteemed than myself — that no one has grabbed “Plan Newt From Outer Space” yet, … Read More

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Extend benefits to domestic partners

(To see a Cal Grondahl cartoon that goes with this blog, click) It’s long past time for the Utah Legislature to extend employee benefits to domestic partners. A bill from Rep. Brian Doughty, D-Salt Lake City, doing just that should … Read More

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LDS Church once thought stances on polygamy, blacks would not change

(To see Cal Grondahl’s cartoon that goes with this post, click here) It is possible to believe that out, sexually active, married gays and lesbians will one day be accepted as faithful, temple-worthy members in the Church of Jesus Christ of … Read More

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Capital gains taxes are an additional tax

The capital gains tax is based on investment income on a foundation of income that was already taxed. It’s an additional tax, another way for government to profit from productivity. I’m not necessarily opposed to capital gains taxes, which understandably are at … Read More

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Liberals, not evangelicals, will have the bigger problem with Mormonism

The idea that polyester-attired preachers will be winding hayseed congregants into a fit of anti-Mormon hatred because Mormons believe Jesus Christ has a wife is a myth, although it will continue to be pushed.

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Mormon prophet George Albert Smith overcame depression, other demons

(To see Cal Grondahl’s photo that goes with this post, click here) This year Latter-day Saints are studying the teachings of the 8th church president, George Albert Smith. Albert Smith was the first LDS prophet who was monogamous, ending the … Read More

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The only certainty in New Hampshire is Romney wins

New Hampshire is by nature contrary in politics. George W. Bush and Barack Obama were sure they would win the state this century, and lost. Heck, I recall that Gary Hart whipped Walter Mondale there in 1984. Romney’s going to … Read More

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Progressives, young adults, are the chumps of the Obama era

Simple question: What political interest group has been more abused by a candidate these suckers backed? It’s an easy answer — progressives, particularly those under 30, who supported President Barack Obama. The Obama administration has punk-slapped these poor saps to … Read More

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Nauvoo City Council’s minutes of 1840s provide chaos, contention and lies

(To see Cal Grondahl’s cartoon that goes with this post, click here)The LDS Church Library no longer allows access to the Nauvoo City Council and High Council minutes from 1839 to 1845. That’s a shame, but the minutes, when accessible, … Read More

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