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Corn Hoed

By Christopher Smart
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - As many have now learned the hard way, the International Olympic Committee, the United States Olympic Committee and the Salt Lake (Olympic) Organizing Committee are pretty ruthless when it comes to protecting the word “Olympic” and the trademark...

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Pretty, Great Gerrymandering

By Christopher Smart
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - It’s been a helluva week for everyone, including the staff here at SmartBomb. The World Trade Center/Pentagon plane bombings have brought people together in some wonderful ways. Unfortunately, partisanship, hatred and bigotry continue on as though...

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Pinot or Poison?

By Christopher Smart
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - Sen. Orrin Hatch has gone subterranean after his Sept. 11 appearances on practically every national TV news broadcast, where he spilled the beans on CIA intercepts of communication between members of what is believed to be the terrorist network headed...

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Guv’s Big “D”

By Christopher Smart
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - Utah Gov. Mike Leavitt, the man who said he knew nothing about the now-forgotten Olympic scandal because he “didn’t connect the dots,” has a new plan to defend the Beehive State against terrorists. The governor apparently is attempting...

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UFOs & Olympic Rings

By Christopher Smart
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - The controversy surrounding a proposal to temporarily install giant, lighted Olympic rings on the foothills east of downtown Salt Lake City continues to rage, with both sides offering proposals and counter-proposals in one of the most meaningless debates...

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What, Me Worry?

By Christopher Smart
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - There apparently is little reason to worry that the 2002 Winter Games will be cancelled because of terrorism. And to prove it, Gov. Mike Leavitt has absolutely no contingency plan, he told an army of reporters recently.Reporters from all over the nation...

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Domestic Crazy People

By Christopher Smart
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - These are scary times, indeed. What was to be a quick routing of the Taliban in Afghanistan in order to smoke out Osama bin Laden is taking longer than expected. In fact, the whole thing doesn’t seem to be going well, at all. Newly released information,...

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No News Is Good News

By Christopher Smart
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - People often complain that newspapers only report bad news. And, of course, that is largely true. Most newspaper reporters and editors hate good news. When little Timmy Johnson earns his Eagle Scout badge; or when Mary Miller wins the Sterling Scholar...

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Rodeo for ’Real Men’

By Christopher Smart
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - Afghanistan, apparently, will not send a team to the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City. According to sources close to the Salt Lake (Olympic) Organizing Committee, Afghanistan is not presently part of the “Olympic Family.” Nonetheless,...

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Britney, you slut

By Christopher Smart
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - That girl/woman Britney Spears blew through town the other night, flashing skin and romping through a Las Vegas-style show that would make Madonna envious, to the rave of young fans from 7 to 17. The younger set, particularly girls, are way into Britney.The...
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