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Surviving American Boredom

By Christopher Smart
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - Just how bored are Americans this summer? They’re so freakin’ bored that they’ll spend their evenings watching a completely bogus TV show called Survivor. If that isn’t a barometer of what is wrong with this country, what is? You’d...

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“Got Guts?” Utah Demos Duck Gore

By Christopher Smart
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - Those nice folks over at People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) have really gone and done it now—they’ve pissed off New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani. In a billboard campaign, PETA had been running big blowups of the insulting...

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Touchy, Touchy

By Christopher Smart
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - Some people are very touchy about being criticized. That’s understandable, of course, no body likes to get the brown helmet. But when powerful people whine about getting a little jab here or there, it can be pretty pathetic. People like Sen. Orrin...

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What’s A Mother To Do?

By Christopher Smart
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - Boy, sometimes you just can’t win for losin’. Poor old Mitt Romney got a royal butt-chewing from some of the members of the International Olympic Committee when he arrived in Sydney for the Summer Olympics. G’day to you too, mate. Some...

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Can’t We Just Get Along?

By Christopher Smart
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - As the ACLU carries forward its lawsuit against free speech restrictions in the “Little Bit O’ Paris” LDS park where Main Street used to be, the administration of Mayor Rocky Anderson has been conspicuous by its absence. During the mayoral...

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Master Plan: No Beer

By Christopher Smart
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - In heaven there is no beer, that’s why we drink it here. Not so fast, there, mister. Mitt Romney, the high guru of all things Olympic as they pertain to Zion, says there will be no beer at the medals plaza near the Delta Center during the 2002 Winter...

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No Bunny Cares

By Christopher Smart
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - Not gays holding hands, not environmentalists passing out literature, not even someone dressed up in a giant bunny suit could spoil the opening of the LDS church’s brand-new Main Street plaza—which we hear will soon be officially named “The...

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Booze in the News

By Christopher Smart
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - You’ll need a scorecard to keep track of what’s happening in the Great Booze Debate shadowing our upcoming international drinking event, the 2002 Winter Games. Some people worry Utah’s arcane liquor laws will continue to make us the...

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Decriminalizing Booze and Bee Stings

By Christopher Smart
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - Republican congressional candidate Derek Smith and his spokeswoman, Laurie Maddox, say they don’t have a problem with ethics. Hey, no foolin’? Recently, Maddox wrote a flattering piece on Smith in the south valley Voice newspaper under the...

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Our Very Own Movie

By Christopher Smart
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - Who will play Tom Welch, the Olympics fall guy, in the movie depicting the Great Salt Lake Olympic Scandal? Well—this is no joke—Linda Fantin, The Salt Lake Tribune’s rock ’em sock ’em Olympics reporter, says it could be...
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