Thursday, May 19, 2016

On His Deathbed, Former Republican Senator Apologizes For Donald Trump (Video)

As for the current situation in Utah's federal Senate delegation, and in hindsight, Your blogmeister would take Bob Bennett any day of the week, dead or alive, over his crackpot tea party replacement, Mike Lee.

Here's the video story, peeps:



Perhaps the Standard's Don Porter got it at least halfway right, after all, in the end:
"Unlike many of the politicians populating government today, Bennett was a statesman. In my book, that’s high praise," eulogizes  the ever curmudgeonly Standard-Examiner legend, Don Porter.

As for the current situation in Utah's federal Senate delegation, and in hindsight, Your blogmeister would take Bob Bennett any day of the week, dead or alive, over his crackpot tea party replacement, Mike Lee.

Howbout you, folks?

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Standard-Examiner: The Weber County Commission Debate Matters

Dang right "this debate matters," Weber County voters

Via the Standard Examiner:
To provide a forum for candidates to inform Weber County residents about where they stand on the issues, the Olene S. Walker Institute of Politics & Public Service at Weber State University is partnering with the Weber County League of Women Voters and the Standard-Examiner to hold a debate between the two Republican candidates for Weber County Commissioner, Caitlin Gochnour and Jim Harvey. Greg Halling, Standard-Examiner executive editor, will moderate the exchange.
The public is invited to the free event at 6:30 p.m. May 26 in Hurst Center Dumke Legacy Hall on WSU’s Ogden campus. If you have questions, contact Carla Price cprice@weber.edu/801-626-6252.
Here's the full SE story, folks:
Dang rights "this debate matters," people. The essential question is whether the corrupt GOP convention system will shove another "good old boy" down the Weber County lumpencitizens' throats, or alternatively, whether the smart, and politically dedicated Caitlin Gochnour, with eight years' proven experience on the Ogden City Council, will succeed in overturning the current County Commission logjam against an unproven political newcomer..

Caitlin Gochnour
Jim Harvey

Mark your calenders, folks, and plan to be in attendance..

This is bound to be a great debate, wethinks... perhaps the most important debate of the 2016 General Election Season, wethinks!

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Selling a Birthright: What Would the West Be Like Without Its Federal lands?

Please read this article, even if you don't read anything else today (or this week..or next week)
Screw this little turd/scammer Ken Ivory, we say..

Seriously. Will the voters of Utah's troubled House Distict 47 ever give Utah any relief from the likes of Chris Butters and/or the current current sleazy but dapper dilletante, i.e. Leg 47 dipshit, Ken Ivory?

Who knows, now that Trump is the presumptive GOP presidential nominee?

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

The Independent:The Electoral Politics of the 2016 Western Freedom Festival

Vote Caitlin Gochnour for the Weber County Commission, Weber County Forum readers. Time to clean house on the free-spending Weber County Commission "good ole boy's men's club," wethinks.

Vote Caitlin Gochnour
Disturbing news from The Independent (a voice for Utah)  of all  places.  No we'd never heard of them it until today either.  But nevermind.  Check out this morning's disturbing lede:
Time to get your free VIP tickets for the taxpayer-funded 2016 Western Freedom Festival, this year held 9/11 weekend in Richfield, Utah. You just need to ask your county commissioners who childishly call themselves “The Posse.” I mean, who are they after to string up from a tree, taxpayers and student protesters?
The Posse consists of County Commissioners from Beaver, Garfield, Kane, Iron, Piute, San Juan, Wayne, Weber, Washington, and Sevier Counties.
The Posse annually spends over $100,000 in public funds supporting both the Western Freedom Festival and the American Lands Council that is associated with the event. It’s money down the toilet on political, marginally religious pet projects of no intrinsic value and with nothing to show for the expense.
Read the full article here, Peeps.
That's right, gentle readers.  According to this report, "[T]he Posse (including the Weber County Commission)  annually spends over $100,000 in public funds supporting both the Western Freedom Festival and the evil American Lands Council  that is associated with the event. It’s money down the toilet on political, marginally religious pet projects of no intrinsic value and with nothing to show for the expense."

And there's's more to ponder "There is an election season underway wherein candidates for office may not agree with incumbents who believe they can misuse taxpayer monies and property to support pet causes and private concerts. As a taxpaying voter, neither should you."

Vote Caitlin Gochnour for the Weber County Commission, Weber County Forum readers. Time to start cleaning  house on the Weber County Commission "Good ole Boys Mens Club," wethinks. There's no way that the tight-fisted and sensible Ms. Gochnour would ever stand for this B.S, wethinks.

Tuesday, May 03, 2016

Breaking 2016 Election information

What a pity it is, wethink, that Standard-Examiner readers can't get accurate information from our home-town newspaper, although we'll compliment the Standard for at least having their heart "in the right place."

In the aftermath of Sunday's giant windstorm, here's a stirring editorial from the Standard-Examiner, which was inaccessable to us, due to the unfortunate Sunday-Moday power outtage, peeps:
Happily though, Crazy Mike Lee, et al. actually have a great a slate of worthy challengers, namely, those candidates who appear on the Weber County Elections and Utah Lt Governor's respective websites:
What a pity it is, wethink, that Standard-Examiner readers can't get accurate information from our own home-town neswpaper, although we'll compliment the Standard for at least having their heart "in the right place," HAHAHA!

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Gotta Admit I'm Feeling a Mite Sorry for My Old Pal, Matthew Bell

Gotta admit I'm feeling a mite sorry for my old pal, Matthew Bell, who was a friggin' kingmaker just a coupla years ago, when he served as Weber County GOP County Chairman.  After that, he generated his own election to the Weber County Commission, a position which was none too secure, so it would seem.  Now he's off into the Ozone layer.
How the mighty have fallen, NO?

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Weber County Forum Endorses Caitlin Gochnour for Weber County Commission - Updated!

Farewell to the Weber County GOP "Good Old Boy's Club," we hope

The Standard's Doug Gibson has the original story:
And surprise of surprises, here's the latest weird update, concerning the further total wierdness of Weber County GOP politics, wherein convention loser candidate Brad Dee inexplicably urges Caitlin Gochnour to withdraw from the commission race:
We confess we're wondering what happened to Commissioner Matthew Bell, who folded like a cheap suit, under threat of Dee's Saturday's not-so-crippling County Convention candidacy.  Nevertheless, Mr. Bell also urges Ms. Gochnour to withdraw from the commission race, just as the cowardly incumbent Bell did:

Under current Utah Law, our favorite Weber County County Commisswioner Candidate, Caitlin Gochnour, is now poised to become our next Weber County Commissioner.

Farewell to the Weber CountyGOP "Good Old Boy's Club,." we hope

Weber County Forum thus endorses Caitlin Gochnour for Weber County Commission, we do say!

Go, Caitlin, GO!

Update 3/22/16 11:43 AM: Undeterred by crackpot Weber County GOP political hacks urging her to "obey" the Crackpot Weber GOP,  Caitlin Gochnour, WCF's favorite commission candidate, launches her own uninhibited 2016 County Commission campaign:
Bravo, Mrs Gochnour!

Breaking: Huntsman Family Buying The Salt Lake Tribune

Thank you Mr Huntsman for keeping the Trib around for everyone!

Fantastic news from the Salt Laker Trib's Tony Semarad this morning. Here's the lede, Peeps:
The Salt Lake Tribune is being purchased by the Huntsman family, the newspaper's top editor, Terry Orme, said Wednesday.
Digital First Media executives, who manage Utah's largest daily for hedge fund Alden Global, confirmed they have entered into a purchase agreement with Paul Huntsman, son of Utah industrialist-philanthropist Jon Huntsman Sr.
The sale price has not been disclosed.
In a statement released on news wires, Paul Huntsman said the family was "honored to be stewards" of Utah's largest newspaper.
"It is important that The Salt Lake Tribune continues in its indispensable role for our community and to be locally owned," Huntsman said. "We hope to ensure The Tribune's independent voice for future generations and are thrilled to own a business of this quality and stature."
Here's the full story folks:
Thank you Mr Huntsman for keeping the Trib around for everyone!

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