Monday, April 10, 2017

Missing-in-Action Rob Bishop Gets invited an April 18 Town Hall Meeting! - Updated

C'mon Weber County voters! be there; and don't let Rob Bishop down!

Hey, Utah Congressional District One consituents! As we all know, GOP Congressman Rob Bishop has been sorely missing in action in our District lately, whilst he's been otherwise fully occupied in Washinton, D.C. selling off our Utah public lands to the highest corporate bidders.

Here's the good news, Peeps. Congessman Bishop has now been located; and he'll be travelling back to our humble Congressional District NEXT WEEK, to "cuddle up" with we, his neglected constituents. Check this out, Peeps:
Utah County GOP crackpot Jason Chaffetz hosted a really great town hall meeting with his highly-animated constituents just a few weeks ago.

C'mon Weber County voters! Be there; and don't let Rob Bishop down!

Update 4/17/17: Uh-oh folks, looks like Congressman Bishop will remain missing in action:
Update 4/18/17: Via Indivisible Ogden, we find out that the show still went on to a packed house, despite the absence of the the arrogant little party-pooper:



Check it out, folks!

Update 4/19/17: The Standard-Eaminer has the story:

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Another Ogden Legendary Skier Suddenly Exits the "Mortal Coil"

These guys were all my lifetime ski buddies, and we in the Utah skier community will never forget them, we earnestly hope

Let's face it skier folks, it's been a tough year for Ogden-Based "Ski" heroes.
Sadly, here's another danged heart-breaking obit, concerning yet another heroic Utah ski-racer ski industry "heavyweight hero," who's now suddenly (just last week) "stepped off" the "mortal coil":
These guys were all my lifetime ski buddies, and we in the Utah skier community will never forget them, we earnestly hope!

Monday, March 27, 2017

Hatch, Lee Vote to Allow Greedy Internet Service Providers to Track and Sell Customers' Browsing History

Our take? If our sleazy internet providers want to make money by legally revealing our data, we should at least be mightily paid for their privilege, and we should all be be fairly compensated for the value of our "online data."

Here's a KSL story that'll be bound to "tick you off" Weber County Forum Readers, wethinks.

Here's the lede:

SALT LAKE CITY — The Republican-controlled Senate voted Thursday to roll back regulations that formerly prohibited internet service providers from tracking and selling customers’ browsing history.

Abolishing these regulations would allow ISPs like Verizon, Comcast and AT&T to track what their customers search online and in apps and sell that information to advertisers. ISPs previously had to ask permission to collect private data.

Here's the full story, WCF Readers, via the ever-awesome awesome Associated Press:
Our take? If our sleazy internet providers want to make money by legally revealing our data, we should at least be mightily paid for their privilege, and we should all be be fairly compensated for the value of our "online data."

So what say you about all of this, WCF Readers?

Friday, March 24, 2017

House Intelligence Committee Investigation is Dead on Arrival

Jackass House speaker Ryan won't appoint anyone else of course

This is what happens you appoint a lame-brain Tulare County, California farmer (with Zero legal training) to "lead" the "House Intelligence Committee," so-called:

Jackass House speaker Ryan won't appoint anyone else of course, since the US GOP has a shortage of "good, ethical lawyers" who have even a hint of "normal ethics."

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Weber County Forum Sunday Sermon: "And Jesus Said Unto Paul of Ryan ..."

Check your "Christian Values," US Republicans

Fine Nicholas Kristof Op-ed from the New New York Times. It's a true work of genius, we think, so we won't clip it; but will instead incorporate every dang word of it in full:

And Jesus Said Unto Paul of Ryan ... 
by: Nicholas Kristof

A woman who had been bleeding for 12 years came up behind Jesus and touched his clothes in hope of a cure. Jesus turned to her and said: “Fear not. Because of your faith, you are now healed.”

Then spoke Pious Paul of Ryan: “But teacher, is that wise? When you cure her, she learns dependency. Then the poor won’t take care of themselves, knowing that you’ll always bail them out! You must teach them personal responsibility!”

They were interrupted by 10 lepers who stood at a distance and shouted, “Jesus, have pity on us.”

“NO!” shouted Pious Paul. “Jesus! You don’t have time. We have a cocktail party fund-raiser in the temple. And don’t worry about them — they’ve already got health care access.”

Jesus turned to Pious Paul, puzzled.

“Why, they can pray for a cure,” Pious Paul explained. “I call that universal health care access.”

Jesus turned to the 10 lepers. “Rise and go,” he told them. “Your faith has made you well.” Then he turned back to Pious Paul, saying, “Let me tell you the story of the good Samaritan.

“A man was attacked by robbers who stripped him of clothes, beat him and left him half dead. A minister passed down this same road, and when he saw the injured man, he crossed to the other side and hurried on. So did a rich man who claimed to serve God. But then a despised Samaritan came by and took pity on the injured man. He bandaged his wounds and put the man on his own donkey and paid an innkeeper to nurse him to health. So which of these three should we follow?”

“Those who had mercy on him,” Pious Paul said promptly.

Jesus nodded. “So go ——”

“I mean the first two,” Pious Paul interjected. “For the Samaritan’s work is unsustainable and sends the wrong message. It teaches travelers to take dangerous roads, knowing that others will rescue them from self-destructive behaviors. This Samaritan also seems to think it right to redistribute money from those who are successful and give it to losers. That’s socialism! Meanwhile, if the rich man keeps his money, he can invest it and create jobs. So it’s an act of mercy for the rich man to hurry on and ignore the robbery victim.”

“How hard it is for the rich to enter the kingdom of Heaven,” Jesus mused to himself. “It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter heaven.”

“Let me teach you about love, Jesus — tough love!” Pious Paul explained. “You need a sustainable pro-business model. And you need to give people freedom, Jesus, the freedom to suffer misery and poverty.”

“The Lord God has anointed me to bring good news to the poor,” Jesus replied, emphasizing the last two words. Then he turned to a paralyzed beggar at his feet. “Stand up!” Jesus told the man. “Pick up your mat and go home.” As the man danced about joyfully, Pious Paul rolled his eyes dismissively.

“Look, Jesus, you have rare talent, and it should be rewarded,” Pious Paul said. “I have a partner, The Donald, who would like to work with you: He’d set up a lovely hospital, and the rich would come and pay for you to heal them. You’d get a percentage, and it’d be a real money-spinner. Overhead would be minimal because every morning you could multiply some loaves and fishes. You could strike it rich!”

“Blessed are the poor, for theirs is the kingdom of God,” Jesus said. “But woe to you who are rich, for you have already received comfort.”

“Oh, come on, Jesus,” Pious Paul protested. “Don’t go socialist on me again. Please don’t encourage class warfare. The best way to help the needy is to give public money to the rich. That then inspires the poor to work harder, galvanizes the sick to become healthy, forces the lepers to solve their own problems rather than kick back and depend on others. That’s why any realistic health plan has to focus on providing less coverage for the poor, and big tax benefits for the rich. When millions of people lose health care, that’s when a country is great again!”

“From everyone who has been given much,” Jesus told him, “much will be required.”

“Well, sure, this hospital would have a foundation to do some charity work. Maybe commissioning portraits of The Donald to hang in the entrance. But let’s drop this bleeding heart nonsense about health care as a human right, and see it as a financial opportunity to reward investors. In this partnership, 62 percent of the benefits would go to the top 0.6 percent — perfect for a health care plan.”

Jesus turned to Pious Paul on his left and said: “Be gone! For I was hungry and you gave me no food; I was thirsty, and you gave me no drink; and I was sick, and you did not help me.”

“But, Lord,” protested Pious Paul of Ryan, “when did I see you hungry or thirsty or sick and refuse to help you? I drop your name everywhere. And I’m pro-life!”

“Truly, I say to you,” Jesus responded, “as you did not help the homeless, the sick — as you did not help the least of these, you did not help me.”

Check your "Christian Values,"  US Republicans.

Dominus Vobiscum, Peeps!

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Via William Harrel: The Look You Give When You're in the Presence of Pure Madness!

Hail Angela Merkel, The New Leader of the Free-world

Another great "catch" from FB Friend WM. Harrell, who offers this wry  commentary:

"The look you give when you're in the presence of pure madness. The United States of America is being sold out by a used car salesman turned traitor." 


Hail Angela Merkel, The new leader of the Free-world

Friday, March 17, 2017

St. Paddy's Day Special - Updated!

Erin go Bragh!

Happy St. Patrick's Day from Celtic Thunder:



Fasten the buckles on yer ceilidh shoes Irishmen and Irishwomen (but don't have a heart attack):



Added bonus, a few words from the President of Ireland (coincidentally the winner of the Bernie Sanders lookalike contest);




Happy St. Paddy's everyone!

Update 3/18/17: Added Bonus!



And YES! Your blogmaister is still celebrating St. Patrick's day!

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