Let’s Give Kathleen Parker Credit

    I criticized her recently.  Today I must praise her.  Her column, which appeared in Town Hall yesterday and in some newspapers today, is a very good summary of the Utah health care plan developed under Governor Jon Huntsman.  That’s a plan I never heard of before. She goes into what it is, why it is, and how it differs from ObamaCare in fact and in | Read More »

    Free Choice Act!

    I just joined “paint Maine red” web site. I am dressing it up, and this Google ad wont stop staring at me. The ad goes like this, Help Maine workers, Tell Senator Snowe to support the employee Free Choice Act. I have written enough about the taste those Wicked Witches Of The Northeast leave in my mouth. I love how Democrats coin there words. Free | Read More »

    Today’s Headlines — Feb. 24, 2009

    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/feb/24/utah-governor-ignores-top-gop-legislators/ Utah governor to D.C. GOP: You’re ‘inconsequential’ — http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/feb/24/obama-pleads-for-fiscal-responsibility/ Spending bill stuffed with earmarks — http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/feb/24/underneath-it-all-were-just-not-feeling-so-sexy/ Recession’s new winner: Granny underwear Lean times for frilly lingerie — http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/feb/24/treasury-citigroup-discuss-partial-takeover/ Treasury, Citigroup debate control Nationalization fears hit stocks — http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/feb/24/fbi-urged-to-gain-trust-of-ethnic-blocs-in-us/ FBI praises foreigners, disses U.S. Mueller sees terror prevention — http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/feb/24/pakistani-taliban-unite-against-us/ Pakistani Taliban unite against U.S. — http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/feb/24/immigration-knew-about-levy-case-suspect/ Levy suspect had detainment status — http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/feb/24/clooney-gets-white-house-promises-darfur/ Clooney | Read More »

    The Sundance Hypocrisy Festival, World’s biggest gathering of Circular Jerks…OPEN thread

    At least seven movies with strong environmental themes are set for world premieres here, culminating with the closing-night film, “Earth Days.” A documentary by the director Robert Stone, it is billed by festival programmers as “the history of our environmental undoing” seen through the eyes of nine people who helped to initiate the modern eco-movement, including Stewart Udall, the former secretary of the interior. “No | Read More »

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    Black Ministers to Limousine Left: Actually, more drilling sounds great.

    “A thing is going to happen which has not happened since the Elder Days: the Ents are going to wake up and find that they are strong.” – JRR Tolkien, The Two Towers It would appear that elements of the current ruling faction of the American political system have noticed that, hold on, wait, they don’t actually have all that much in common: Video Courtesy | Read More »

    A Penny Saved

    Freshman Congressman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) is taking a novel approach to fiscal responsibility. Rather than renting an apartment, a $1,500 a month expense in the D.C. metro area, he’s sleeping on a cot in his office. According to Chaffetz, “I get paid a very handsome salary, no doubt about it, but you know, I’ve got expenses and a future for my kids and my family, | Read More »

    CQ: Dew presses on to unseat Matheson

    Congressional Quarterly came out late last week with a featured article on the race in Utah’s 2nd Congressional district and Bill Dew’s quest to unseat Democrat Jim Matheson: In an interview with CQPolitics, Dew said he is undaunted about Matheson’s favored status in the race. The owner of a home construction company for more than 30 years, he says he has been through three recessions | Read More »

    Jim Matheson is Playing Games with Utah

    Another hard hitting ad against Jim Matheson. Be sure to visit http://www.billdew.com/ for more information.

    Congressional Fight! Painting Utah Even Redder

    Its hard to find a redder state than Utah. In 2004, Utahns voted 71% for President Bush. But there are always exceptions to the rule. Like most urban areas, Salt Lake City leans left, which is one of the major reasons why Democrat Jim Matheson has represented the 2nd Congressional District since 2000. Democrat Matheson is the son of a former Governor of Utah and | Read More »

    Reid last minute attempt to sneak in drilling ban

    Crossposted at www.opiniontimes.com: Harry Reid is attempting to sneak in a renewal of the ban on offshore drilling into spending legislation sources tell Opinion Times. Reid is offering an “economic stimulus” amendment to the Homeland Security section of the bill which would extend the decades old offshore drilling ban. The continuing resolution which came to the Senate from the House yesterday had all oil exploration | Read More »

    We Need to Expand Our Energy Choices

    Note from the Directors: Congressman Bishop will stop by this evening to participate in the conversation in the comment thread to this post. We’re glad we can welcome him into the blogosphere today. Thanks, RedState, for allowing me to occupy a little bit of your valuable e-estate. This is my first real foray into the blogosphere. Since I’m new at this, please, be gentle. As | Read More »


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