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Romney Revealed

Soldier's question showed Mitt has no clue

By John Saltas
POSTED // Dec 14,2011 - I’ve always had a soft spot for our military veterans. I’ve always admired and feared them. I can trace that to when I was very young and the guys up in Bingham Canyon returned from war with scary stories and scarier scars. Most of our parents or relatives had served in World War II, a war to which Bingham Canyon gave up its fair share of young men who died in either Europe or the Pacific, including my cousin George Kastanis.

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Last Dance for 'Crazy Lady'

A slap in the face to true Utah fans

By John Saltas
POSTED // Nov 30,2011 - As if there hasn’t been enough distressing news lately, I’ve just read in The Daily Utah Chronicle that the Crazy Lady may have danced her last jig.

Private Eye

Greece Meets West

Corruption here, there, everywhere

By John Saltas
POSTED // Nov 2,2011 - I haven’t written a column in a couple of weeks. In my absence, the columnist-topic pinsetters have been busy setting up wacky story after wacky story—this is Utah, after all, magnetic true north for all things weird.

Private Eye

Outta Ammo

Is Mitt Christian? Does it matter?

By John Saltas
POSTED // Oct 12,2011 - I’ve lived with Mormons my entire life (via blood, friendship and jackasses I can’t stand) and seldom gave any thought as to whether or not they were Christian.

Private Eye

A Threefer

The Utes, Becker & Mitt/Jon

By John Saltas
POSTED // Oct 5,2011 - There’s no sugarcoating the ass kicking the Utah Utes football team received at the hands of the University of Washington on Oct. 1.

Private Eye

Chess With Ralph Becker

Stop & smell the vice on Main Street

By John Saltas
POSTED // Sep 21,2011 - You’d think that with the University of Utah football team beating the Holy Crap out of Holier Than Thou BYU head football coach Bronco Mendenhall and his band of quitters,

Private Eye

MediaOne's Cheap Trick

Who needs staff when you've got copy-paste?

By John Saltas
POSTED // Sep 14,2011 - I gotta tell you, that new head honcho at Media News Group, John Paton, has my respect. In case you missed the buried stories in The Salt Lake Tribune...

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Whiney Winers

Just one jerk can ruin a concert

By John Saltas
POSTED // Sep 7,2011 - Alison Krauss headlined the final Red Butte Garden concert of the 2011 season on Sunday, Sept. 4. In case you missed her, don’t do so again, as of all the musicians who frequent these parts, Krauss is one of the very special ones.

Private Eye

Mitt Smitten

Why do Utahns love Romney?

By John Saltas
POSTED // Aug 24,2011 - For the life of me, I can’t figure out Utah’s love affair with Mitt Romney. Take away that he’s a Mormon, and there’s no way Utahns would go for this guy. No way. Well, maybe.

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Downside Story

SLC needs more than a theater

By John Saltas
POSTED // Aug 10,2011 - I’ve been out of town for nearly a week, doing some business and some pleasure in Chicago and Milwaukee—two cities that are about as different from Salt Lake City as can be.
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