POSTED // Mar 5,2014 - Woo-hoo! We’re going to have clean air and it will cost you only $1 a month. This is what Sen. Stuart Adams, R-Layton, is hawking, and, if you believe that, I’ve got a bridge to sell you.
POSTED // Feb 26,2014 - It might as well be kiss-up-to-Mitt month for the media, what with all the attention he’s getting. First, we have the love-fest that is Mitt, the 94-minute Netflix movie about Romney family prayer and the candidate’s overarching self-doubt.
POSTED // Feb 19,2014 - You can’t get better entertainment than this: Cartoonist Pat Bagley and Rep. Ken Ivory of the Tea Party duking it out on Twitter over states’ rights. It all started with Ivory’s intense desire to educate those of lesser intellect than he. You know, judges and state lawyers—the stupid people.
POSTED // Feb 12,2014 - Let’s start with the sneaky way legislators pull bills out of a hat toward the end of a session, leaving little time for scrutiny. While there may be some justification for keeping a placeholder for a potential issue, it’s generally not a good way to conduct the public’s business.
POSTED // Feb 5,2014 - Agreed, don’t blame the hapless lunch ladies. You know, the weeping women who wrenched trays of food from unsuspecting children at Uintah Elementary. Yeah, it likely wasn’t their fault that Salt Lake School District was operating on some backward policy that allowed kids to go through a lunch line only to discover that their parents hadn’t paid their bills.
POSTED // Jan 29,2014 - Rocky Mountain Power must not be making enough money. And those annoying solar panels and wind turbines, well, they’re just leeching profits from the power company. That’s the message Utahns are getting this week, as the power company asks for a 4 percent rate hike so it can make an extra $76.3 million.
POSTED // Jan 22,2014 - Sunday must be poll day for Salt Lake City newspapers. Yes, everyone wants to know what everyone else thinks about things, but surely there’s a point at which opinion doesn’t matter.
POSTED // Jan 15,2014 - There’s something about digging in old terra firma. Turns out it’s not all that firm. Kennecott—the largest open-pit copper mine in the world—played host in 2013 to a huge landslide that could have buried Central Park 60 times.
POSTED // Jan 8,2014 - This whole same-sex marriage thing has got us thinking differently. Watching “former sheriff” Richard Mack (yes, he was referred to that way three times) on Fox News excoriate the “homosexual agenda” (no, he didn’t like to use the word “gay”) was both funny and embarrassing.