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Dubya’s Da Dude

By Christopher Smart
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - Making history can be a whole lot of fun, can’t it? And this presidential election has been awfully darned exciting, even if you voted for Ralph “Smiley” Nader. Thanks in part to Smiley, the election of the president is totally screwed...

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This Ain’t Lake Woebegone

By Christopher Smart
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - Any day now, we’ll know who will be the next president of the United States: either Al Gore or George W. Bush—two of the most dynamic people to come down the political pike since Gerald Ford. In fact, Bush could be the first non-elected person...

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Spinning Rolly & Wells

By Christopher Smart
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - Not long after the Nov. 7 election both Republicans and Democrats began spinning results in an effort to sway public opinion and bring pressure on the opposing camp to concede in what has become the Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test of presidential elections....

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Hail Dick

By Christopher Smart
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - “Our long national nightmare is over. Indecision 2000 is behind us, and we finally appear to have a new president-elect: Dick Cheney!” That’s the word from Salon.com columnist Joan Walsh. She notes that Cheney has been the one bounding...

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That’s Entertainment!

By Christopher Smart
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - Good heavens! Our nice friends over at the Deseret News and Salt Lake Tribune are trying to gouge each other’s eyes out. Tsk, tsk, tsk. They’ve been so well-behaved all these years, and now suddenly like warring gangs they’re making...

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Orrin Takes on Drug War

By Christopher Smart
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - It could be a whole new ballgame for Orrin Hatch, that great Utahn who ran for president and U.S. Senate at the same time. In the jargon, that’s what we call multi-tasking. ’Course everyone knows ol’ Orrin is pretty good at multi-tasking,...

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The Real “Utahn of the Year”

By Christopher Smart
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - Well, here it is the new millennium—again! But this time ’round, the new millennium is old hat. Been there, done that. In any event, we stand more or less at the beginning of the third millennium since Jesus Christ walked the earth. Before...

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Holy Rulings

By Christopher Smart
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - For all you smokers, nudists, heavy-metal freaks and skateboarders out there, we’ve got some bad news. You can’t do that stuff on the “Little Bit O’ Paris” park between the LDS Temple and the Joseph Smith Memorial Office...

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Livin’ W. Loca

By Christopher Smart
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - Really Big News Flash!—Latin singing sensation Ricky Martin will sing “Livin’ La Vida Loca” at the inauguration of President George W. Bush on Saturday, Jan. 20. We here at Smartbomb—as Ken Burns might say—are not making...

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2, 4, 6, 8'Hey, Let’s Deregulate!

By Christopher Smart
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - Ever feel like you’re getting screwed by the utilities? It’s one thing when OPEC reduces its production so oil and gasoline prices skyrocket. It’s quite another when Questar and Utah Power put the screws to us under the sacrosanct guise...
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