Wednesday, December 07, 2016

New Republic: Obama Can and Should Put Merrick Garland on the Supreme Court

A word to the wise ought to be sufficient, we hope

Throw a wrench into the sytsem, Obama
Waiver: a very tantalizing legal concept, NO???
I definitely concur with the politically savvy application of this tactic. Howbout you, WCF readers????

Read up:
Just do it, Obama: Come January, you will be consigned to the sidelines as Trump occupies the Oval Office and begins the work of dismantling your legacy. But there is one action that you could take on January 3, 2017 that could hold off some of the worst potential abuses of a Trump administration for a year or more, or perhaps indefinitely. You can lawfully appoint your nominee Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court,in between the two sessions of Congress.

A word to the wise ought to be sufficient, we hope.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

MGN Podcast - Amy Wicks, Ogden Trails & Protecting Open Space

We're giving the below link a strong RECO, people.

Here's an awesome web resource which we stumbled upon via Facebook.  Check out this podcast link from somebody named "WOJO", whom you'll soon conclude is one complete gem of a podcaster, provided you have 1-1/2 free hours on your idle hands to take a trip down Ogden City Memory Lane, and listen to the ever-awesome Ogden City Council woman Amy Wicks wax on with her indelible memories of Ogden City's"Gondola Daze."
We're giving the above link a strong RECO, people.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Weber State Football Gameday Playoff Thread: WSU v. Chattanooga

FCS Playoffs: Weber State wants to pitch perfect game against Chattanooga

The Weber State football team will take on the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in the first round of the 2016 NCAA FCS Playoffs Saturday in Chattanooga. Here's the lede from this morning's Standard-Examiner story Wildcats Fans:
OGDEN — The Weber State football team accomplished its goal of making the FCS Playoffs. Now, the Wildcats face the daunting task of traveling to take on the Chattanooga Mocs of the Southern Conference.
Chattanooga was ranked in the STATS Top 25 FCS poll every week this season, sometimes as high as No. 5. At 8-3, the Mocs now sit at No. 11, while Weber State has cracked the rankings for the first time all season at No. 25.
“When you get to this stage, everyone’s really good,” WSU head coach Jay Hill said. “They’re exactly what you would expect a playoff team to look like. This is a team that hung with Alabama last week for three quarters. They’re exactly what a Top 25 FCS team should look like.”
Read Brandon Garside's full writeup here:
Saturday’s game will kickoff at 12 p.m. MST from Finley Stadium in Chattanooga. The game will be broadcast on ESPN3 with Jim Barbar and Watson Brown on the call. ESPN3 is available online as well as on the Watch ESPN Apps. It will also be broadcast on  1430 KLO radio with Tony Parks and former WSU head coach and Athletic Director Jerry Graybeal on the call.

Update 11/26/16 5:31 p.m.: What a bummer, dang!
Frankly, folks we never expected our Wildcats to fall down and play dead, as they did today.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Weber State to Face Chattanooga in FCS Playoffs

Yeah, WSU Wildcats, there's been considerable fan tension about whether our totally lovable WSU Football squad would be allowed into the FCS Playoffs.  Well now, LOL?
No hay problema, Wildcats Fans:
Have no worries, Wildcats fans.  

Hay!  Check out the within-embedded awesome Brandon Garside video, which perfectly captures the heart-warming reaction of our wonderful home-town football team to the news that they made the playoffs.

Ya gotta luvs them Strandard-Examiner Football-men eh youngsters, No?

Sunday, November 20, 2016

‘Hamilton’ Had Some Unscripted Lines for Pence. Trump Wasn’t Happy

Got booed at the theater?  Whatta bummer!

Welcome to the public square, Vice-President-elect Pence (and Donald Drumf);
Total bummer, no?

Get a life and deal with it, alt-right dumbasses...

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Weber State Football Game Day Thread - Weber State Visits Idaho State, with an FCS Playoff Spot on the Line -U-pdated

Update: Clark throws for 318 yards, 2 TDs; Weber St. tops Idaho St.

There's a big WSU Football game scheduled for this afternoon, Wildcats fans, according to the Salt Lake Tribune. Weber State could get an FCS playoff berth, depending upon today's game outcome. Read up, Wildcats fans:
Ogden's own newspaper (The Standard) has nothing to say about this, although they have no fewer than SIX WSU basketball stories up on their lame website this morning.

Here are a couple of other football game story links, WSU Peeps:
LOL, eh Cats Fans?

Update: Better late than never, the Standard's asleep at the wheel although Class-Act Brandon Garside provides some classy  excellence to his belated pre-game write-up so far:
Just turn on the friggin' video, via Big Sky, or simply listen to the audio on KLO Radio 1430 AM

Kickoff: 2:30 p.m. MT.

Go Wildcats, GO!

Game updates:

Saturday, November 12, 2016

WSU Game Day Thread: WSU v. Cal Poly

WSU Wildcats snap two-game losing streak, beat Cal Poly 22-15

Here's the lede from yesterday's pre-game Standard-Examiner story:
OGDEN — Weber State head coach Jay Hill said the Wildcats’ loss to Northern Arizona was painful, but his team still has a lot at stake with No. 16 Cal Poly making the trip to Stewart Stadium on Saturday.
“Not all’s lost. We’ve got an opportunity to beat a really good team in Cal Poly,” Hill said after practice Thursday. “That in and of itself is a big enough challenge. We’ve got another opportunity to have a winning record with this game, we’ve got another opportunity to reach a bunch of goals that are still out there for us.
“If they think all’s lost because we lost two in the row, they’re crazy. There’s a lot to play for right now.”
Hill believes seven wins and finishing fourth in the Big Sky should be enough to be selected for the FCS Playoffs.
Check out Brandon Garside's full writeup here:
Coach Hill makes it clear what needs to happen to win for  the Wildcats squad today, and for their ultimate FCS Playoffs qualification:
We’ve got to have toughness. We’ve got to swarm tackle, we’ve got to get all of our guys to the ball,” Hill said. “The offense has got to be productive We’ve got to put points on the board when the offense is out there, and the defense has got to find ways out of drives.”
The game kicks off at noon today inside Stewart Stadium and will be broadcast on KJZZ TV,  as well as 1430 AM KLO.

Update 11/12/16 3:00 p.m.:

Too cool. Wildcats fans, no?
We'll sit tight with this encouraging SL-Trib  story, unless and until our home-town newspaper (the Standard-Examiner)  gets off its ass, and manages to get its own WSU football story up.

Update 11/12/16 10:00 p.m.:

The Standard's Brandon Garside has his own story on tonight's big WSU win:
Needless to say, the surfer dude/journalists around San Luis Obispo ain't so happy with tonight's game outcome:
The Wildcats finish the regular season at Idaho State next weekend, a game that kicks off at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19.

Update 11/13/16 10:00 a.m.: Added bonus.  Check out Brandon Garside's game highlights video:

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