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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

An Open Letter to the GOP

Dear Congressional Republicans: OK, we know your feelings were hurt in the last election when America soundly rejected your tax-cuts-for-billionaires, trickle-down economic policy.

Fidel Castro: Gay Forced-Labor Camps "a Great Injustice"

Thanks, Fidel. Although I have the greatest respect for your success in overthrowing that brutal gangster Fulgencio Batista, and I think it's high time the U.S. ended its embargo against your beautiful island nation, and I admit that Che--- Guevara was kind of cute; I've always felt a bit diffident about La Revolución, given the fact that the noble Cuban workers took it as an opportunity to slap homos into concentration camps.

Open Container: D-News F-U

Deseret News executives execute a mugging, Tijuana-style, on their employees.---  In Tijuana at the age of 20, two guys mugged me. In short, I went into a liquor store and bought a bottle of rum.

Dead Port: Week 82

The hole where Port O' Call used to be in Downtown Salt Lake City, 400 S. West Temple, closed since February 2009.

Dead Goat: Week 191

The Dead Goat Saloon in Downtown Salt Lake City, 165 S. West Temple, closed since December 2006 (as the Crazy Goat Saloon).

Dead Zephyr: Week 355

The Zephyr Club in Downtown Salt Lake City, 301 S. West Temple, closed since October 2003.

Open Container: D-News Carnage

Official: Deseret News is firing almost half their staff. Editor Joe Cannon and Publisher Jim Wall gone.

Concert Review: John Mayer and Owl City at USANA

"It's been a long night in Salt Lake too," sang John Mayer last night at USANA Amphitheatre, but fans would argue it wasn't long enough.--- John Mayer opened with "Vultures," and an interesting choice in clothing: a suit and beaded headband.

Open Container: D-News D-Day

The fate of dozens of Deseret News employees could be announced today.--- A staff meeting has been called at 10 a.m. this morning by CEO and president Clark Gilbert.

Omaha Paper Will Publish "Legal" Wedding Announcements

In another example of print media allowing itself to be unduly influenced by Facebook/Twitter bullshit, the Omaha World-Herald says it will no longer refuse to publish same-sex wedding announcements:--- As the paper's statement goes:

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