Monday, December 25, 2017

Weber County Forum 2017 Christmas Sunday Sermon

Merry Christmas, everyone!

Here are your Reverend Rudizink's inspired words from the WCF pulpit. peeps:
Added Bonus:
Merry Christmas, everyone!

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Weber County Forum 2017 Christmas Eve Special

 Do you say “Yes!” or “Bah! Humbug!”

Scrooge- Christmas 2017
Pay attention, peeps. We have an important Christmas Eve message which we'll deliver by hook or crook.  Read up, Happy Christmas Holiday celebrants!
"One of Dickens’s real insights into Scrooge, and by extension us, is that any benefit we derive from pettiness is terribly short lived. By being so small toward others, we diminish ourselves in numerous ways. It crimps our personalities and our vision. Scrooge is proud and miserable and terribly shortsighted. He has his money and his pride and a razor tongue—and that’s about it. With the exception of his nephew, most of the living have given up on seeing him as anything other than something like a ravenous loan shark."

Yep! in closing we'll just reiterate this:

"Scrooge’s story may be extreme, but his experience is not alien to us. That’s one reason why Dickens’s story was such a hit. As this time of year, perhaps encouraged along by one of the many adaptations of A Christmas Carol, many of us take some to reflect on how we have behaved. We make a sort of moral inventory: What did we do right? What did we miss? What can we do better?"

"Let me suggest that pettiness ought to be on that list of vices that we consign to the Ghost of Christmas Past. Do you say “Yes!” or “Bah! Humbug!” to that?"


Thursday, December 14, 2017

Weber County Commissioner Kerry Gibson Facing Ogden Police Investigation

Wow, just Wow, Weber County Forum readers! On Tuesday, Standard Examiner readers got this surprizing story from our home-town Standard-Examiner newspaper:
And now today, Thursday 12/14/17 we find this even more interesting eyefull on the SE's hard-copy front page, interestingly co-authored by Ace Reporter Cathy McKitrick:
Sodden question, folks! How much trouble is alleged fifth-generation farmer, and ex-state legislator Kerry Gibson actually in?

With the wonderful Ms. McKitrick now on the story, we're certain we'll find out VERY SOON!

Update 12/15/2017: Here's the latest on this semi-fast-developing story. Weber County Peeps:
This blockbuster story gets interestinger and intrestinger, dunnit?

Thursday, December 07, 2017

WSU Game-Day Thread: Wildcats Take on No. 1 James Madison in FCS Quarterfinals - Updated

Sadly WSU barely loses this one

Okay, Weber State football fans, we have a VERY big game coming up this Friday evening, probably the BIGGEST GAME in Weber State football history! Read up, peeps!
Kickoff is scheduled for 5 p.m. MST. The game will be broadcast live on ESPN2, streamed on WatchESPN.com and a radio call will air on 1430 AM KLO.Radio

Update 12/8/17 11:00 p.m.: Sad times on the Weber State campus, eh, 'Cats fans?  Here's the post-game story from The Trib:
Our compliments to the entire WSU football squad and especially Coach Hill. You guys made us proud for sure, regardless of this evening's unfortunate game outcome!

Update 12/9/17: No need for additional comments concerning this, wethinks:


As always, Coach Hill remains classy, even in the shadow of a maddeningly thin defeat.

Sunday, December 03, 2017

Al Green Sunday Morning Sermon:"A Change Is Gonna Come."

Impeaching Donald Trump; part of a real Christian God's plan, no?

Here's your Sunday Morning Sermon peeps, via the inimitable American church crooner and love-soother Al Green:
We kinda figured that most of our Weber County Forum readers probably skipped their formal LDS church services this morning, so's we'll suggest you just happily sing along. Although we confess that we don't know much about Mr. Green's personal personal politics, we'll nevertheless leap to the conclusion that Mr. Green's "Change is Gonna Come" message might have something to do with impeaching Donald Trump, which would be part of a real Christian God's plan, no?

Saturday, December 02, 2017

Weber State Game Day Thread: Cats Travel to SUU for Second Round of FCS Playoffs Updated

Big "WSU revenge game" coming up Saturday evening, "Cats" fans

Good News for Weber State football fans, who'd like to get a little sweet revenge for that unfortunate incident  when future NFL Quarterback prospect, Stefan Cantwell,  had to go to the bench under league concussion protocol rules, after a typical SUU cheap shot. Time for a little reverse payback no, Wildcats fans?

Here are few stirring pre-game stories, 'Cats fans, just to get your WSU football fandom properly "revved up":
Here's where you can either watch or merely listen to Saturday's WSU "revenge game," "Wildcats Fans":

Kickoff is set for 6 p.m. in Cedar City's ill-named Eccles Stadium. The game is also scheduled to stream live on ESPN3/WatchESPN; and the radio broadcast will air on 1430 AM KLO, with Ron Zundel and WSU football alum Bo Bolen on the call, as per usual.

Update 12/2017:  WSU wins again tonight, and seriouly kicks rival Southern Utah University's ass by a final 30-13 score.
Next WSU playoff vicitim: the defending FCS champion James Madison Dukes.


Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Creepy Political Group Wants to Annex and Tax ALL Ogden Valley Residents to Subsidise Tiny Parks in Their Tiny Towns

Seems a mite creepy no?

Hey! here's a little something a mite scary, Weber County residents. It seems a creepy Weber County group, who call themselves "Ogden Valley Parks Special Service Area" have been jockeying around "behind the scenes," and setting up up secret public hearings, to annex and tax your Weber County properties, from Cache Valley to Morgan County, even from the very mouth of Ogden Canyon.

Read up and weep, peeps!
Seems a mite creepy no?

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Weber County Forum Sunday Sermon: The Death of Christianity in the U.S.

Twisted Chistianity? Faustian Bargain?

"You might wonder if my condemnation is too harsh. It is not, for the Spirit of the Lord has convicted me to shout from the mountaintop how God’s precious children are being devoured by the hatred and bigotry of those who have positioned themselves as the voice of God in America."

Read up. Peeps.
"As a young man, I walked down the sawdust aisle at a Southern Baptist church and gave my heart to Jesus. Besides offering my broken heart, I also gave my mind to understanding God, and my arm to procuring God’s call for justice. I have always considered myself to be an evangelical, but I can no longer allow my name to be tarnished by that political party masquerading as Christian. Like many women and men of good will who still struggle to believe, but not in the evangelical political agenda, I too no longer want or wish to be associated with an ideology responsible for tearing humanity apart. But if you, dear reader, still cling to a hate-mongering ideology, may I humbly suggest you get saved."

Great Sunday rant, No?

As everyone knows, your blogmeister loves great rants, especially on Sunday mornings.

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Weber State University Game Day Thread: Wildcats Host "Leathernecks' in FCS Playoffs - Updated

"Get your butts into them Stewart Stadium seats, and lets crowd the the stadium, at least this once...."

WSU v. Western Illinois
It's again time to proudly don your purple and White WSU football fan garb once again, WSU fans, as our WSU Wildcats football squad hosts the Western Illinois Leathernecks for their first-round FCS payoff tilt right here at Ogden's Stewart Stadium home field this afternoon  Read the pre-game stories here, peeps:
And for the sake of perspective, here's another eye-opening story, folks: A packed Stewart Stadium could make the all the difference, of course
Let's hope you'll all dutifully show show up at the stadium with bells on, peeps, inasmuch as Athletic Director Jerry Bovee, University President Charles Wight and vice president Norm Tarbox practically sold their souls to guarantee this afternoon's home-field advantage:
As we urged earlier this week, "get your butts into them Stewart Stadium seats, and lets crowd the the stadium, at least this once...."

Kickoff is set for 2 p.m. at Stewart Stadium. The game is also scheduled to stream live on ESPN3/WatchESPN; and the radio broadcast will air on 1430 AM KLO, with Ron Zundel and WSU football alum Bo Bolen on the call, as per usual.

Go Wildcats!

Update 11/25/17 2:39 p.m.: OK folks, after considerable searchng, we finally found the  correct ESPN3 link. You can view today's WSU ball-game here:
Happily, the Wildcats are up 7-3 early in the 2d quarter.

Update 11/25/17 5:50 pm: Let's just say that "Victory is Sweet":


Next Wildcats Victim?  Southern Utah University, next Saturday!

Update 11/25/17 7:57 pm: Better late than never, the Standard's Ace Sports reporter, Brandon Garside, graciously and professionally provides the post-game story:
And what else can your Blogmeister say at this juncture? Howbout I say that I can't wait to draft both Stefan Cantwell and Andrew Vollert to my 2018 NFL fantasy team?

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

WSU Wildcats Pre-playoff Special

Get your asses to Stewart Stadium on Saturday, in other words. 

Get your tickets, 'Cats Fans. Here's an Ogden City sports event that no self-respecting Ogdenite should miss. Get your butts into them Stewart Stadium seats, and let's crowd the the stadium, at least this once.

No doubt about it... snoozers will be losers.

Weber State Athletics

Hey Wildcat fans! Only 3 days until our No. 8 Weber State Football team (9-2, 7-1 BSC) hosts its first-ever NCAA FCS Football Playoff game against the No. 10 Western Illinois Football team on Sat.,...
Get your asses to Stewart Stadium on Saturday, in other words.

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Weber State University Game-Day Thread: WSU v. Idaho State

Yes. Get your purple and white colors on this afternoon

WSU v. ISU
There will be plenty of activity on the Weber State University campus. as our Weber State Wildcats host Big Sky Conference rival, the Idaho State Bengals this afternoon.

The Standard-Examiner's Brandon Garside provides the pre-game story. Here's the lede:
OGDEN — Three years ago, Weber State football notched only two wins for the second consecutive season.Despite the poor record, there was still optimism around the program’s future with then first-year head coach Jay Hill tasked with rebuilding the team back into a contender.That hope has grown into reality each year since, and the Wildcats (8-2, 6-1 Big Sky) are now one game away from sharing the 2017 Big Sky Conference championship as they host the Idaho State Bengals on Saturday afternoon.
Read Mr. Garside's full Standard-Examiner story here, 'Cats fans;
That's right, folks. After a recent multi-year winning drought, our Wildcats will at least share the regular season Big Sky Conference title, with a win over the ISU Bengals this afternoon.

Yes. Don your woolie-woolies, get your purple and white colors on this afternoon, go to Stewart Stadium, and put your butts into WSU's comfortable stadium seats. Looks like it'll be danged near perfect football weather this afternoon. Kickoff is scheduled for 2 p.m. MDT at Stewart Stadium.

Failing that, the game will be streamed live on PlutoTV channel 235 and on WatchBigSky.com; and the radio broadcast will air on 1430 AM KLO, with Ron Zundel and WSU football alum Bo Bolen on the call, of course.

Next stop (we hope) the playoffs. If all goes well, we'll keep you posted about that.

Go Wildcats, no?

Update 11/18/17 6:18 pm.: The ever-awesome SE sports reporter, Brandon Garside provides the post-game story, peeps:
Best of good luck to our Big Sky Conference Champion  WSU football team, as they launch into the FCS playoffs!

Update 11/19/17 12:07 a.m.: Game highlights, anyone?

Weber State Football

Highlights of Saturday's 35-7 win for the Wildcats. WSU finished the regular season 9-2 and 7-1 in Big Sky play. FCS Playoff selection announcement is Sunday at 9 a.m. MT on ESPNU. #WeAreWeber

Saturday, November 11, 2017

WSU Football Gameday Thread: Weber State Football Faces Winless Portland State Amid Conference Title Chase

Watch out, 'Cats fans; while they are the only team in the league without a win, the Vikings (0-9, 0-6) have talent

WSU v. PSU
OGDEN — No. 12 Weber State is two wins away from a Big Sky football championship as they travel to Portland, to face off against the Portland State Vikings this afternoon. Check out these two tantalizing pre-game stories, Peeps:
"While they are the only team in the league without a win, the Vikings (0-9, 0-6) have talent. The young, rebuilding team has been in close games until the final quarter, but has ended up on the wrong side each time..."  - So far, at least.

Kickoff is scheduled for 3 p.m. MDT. The game will be streamed live on PlutoTV channel 235 and on WatchBigSky.com. If all else fails, a radio broadcast will air on 1430 AM KLO, with Steve Klauke and Bo Bolen on the call.

Go, Wildcats, YES?

Update 11/11, 2017 It's WSU over Portland State by a lopsided 63-17 tally  Dang! Who could have even imagined that the Portland State Vikings could be so horribly bad or, alternatively that our that our WSU Wildcatrs could be so danged good!


Here's The Standard-Examiner's post-game Brett Hein story, Wildcats fans:
Next WSU Victim? Idaho State!

Update 11/12/17 1:22 pm: And with no further ado, Check out the game highlights, folks:

Weber State Football

It may take a while to get through all those highlights! 12th ranked Wildcats roll to a 63-17 win over Portland State. Regular season finale Saturday against Idaho State. #WeAreWeber

Tuesday, November 07, 2017

2017 Election Night Special

We guess we'll venture to guess that we'll be posting numerous updates tonight

For those readers who've been faithfully following our 2017 Ogden City Elections coverage, keep your eyes on this space. Polls close at 8:00 p.m.; and we'll thereafter be posting election results as soon as they roll in.

Here's Weber County Clerk Ricky Hatch's sappy zero information initial link, for starters:
We guess we'll venture to guess that we'll be posting numerous updates tonight, if you know what we mean... and we think you do.

Update 11/7/17 8:54 p.m.:
Wow! looks like all incumbent Ogden City Council critters all got re-elected, and that the idiotic Ogden School Board Bond measure went down in flames.

Update 11/9/17 8:00 a.m.: The Standard-Examiner provides these post-election stories:
We'd like to express our congratulations to the winners, and our thanks to all candidates for participating in the process, of course!

Monday, November 06, 2017

President Trump Goes "Both Ways" in Regard to Mental Health "Problems"

Cognitive Dissonance, Trumpanzees, anyone? 

Click to enlarge image
Do you ever wonder whether we're possibly living in bizarre Alternate Universe, Peeps, with President Cheetolini sitting at the "presidential helm" of our "U.S. ship of State?"
First, check out this story:
Just for a little logical juxtaposion, read this OTHER story, peeps:
Cognitive Dissonance, Trumpanzees

Saturday, November 04, 2017

Weber State Gameday Thread: Bad Weather, High Stakes in Play as No. 14 Weber State faces No. 11 Eastern Washington - Updated

Not only is it the biggest game of the season, it will also be coldest conditions the Wildcats have faced.

WSU v. Eastern Washington
Time to get on your game-day groove Wildcats fans, as our Weber State football squad goes on the road this afternoon to square off against the Eastern Washington U. Eagles in Spokane. The Standard's Brandon Garside provides the pre-game story:
"Not only is it the biggest game of the season, it will also be coldest conditions the Wildcats have faced. The expected high temperature is 34 degrees, with a 20 percent chance of snow at kickoff time."

Kickoff is scheduled for 2 p.m. MDT. The game will be streamed live on PlutoTV channel 235 and on WatchBigSky.com. If all else fails, a radio broadcast will air on 1430 AM KLO, with Steve Klauke and Bo Bolen on the call.

Update 11/4/2017: WSU whoops Eastern Washington on their own home field 28-20:

Go, Wildcats, No?

Game highlights, anyone?

Weber State Football

Highlights of Weber State's 28-20 win at No. 11 Eastern Washington. #WeAreWeber

Friday, November 03, 2017

Standard-Examiner: When, Where to Vote, What to Bring, Ballot Drop-off, More

Okay Weber County Forum readers, here's one danged good pre-election story, as our Ogden City Election calendar creeps up onto next Tuesday's 11/06/17 Ogden Municipal Election Day:
Here's our WCF Tip O' the Hat to the semi-defunct Standard-Examiner, for belatedly continuing to post 2017 Ogden Election Stories, even though most Ogden voters have already submitted their mail-in ballots!

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

2017 Halloween Night Special

Don't be a stingy Republican, WCF Readers!

Happy Halloween, Weber County Forum ghouls and spooks!



Here are a few helpful Halloween pointers, peeps!


Don't be a stingy Republican, WCF Readers!

Saturday, October 28, 2017

WSU Football Gameday Thread: Wildcats Host Montana in Big Sky Showdown Saturday - Updated

Go Wildcats, Yes?

Get on your purple and white colors, Wildcats fans, as the 'Cats football squad faces off against their University of Montana Big Sky Conference rivals at home this afternoon.  Read the pre-game teasers, peeps!
Kickoff is scheduled for 2 p.m. at Stewart Stadium. The game will be streamed live on PlutoTV channel 235 and on WatchBigSky.com. If all else fails, a radio broadcast will air on 1430 AM KLO, with Steve Klauke and Bo Bolen on the call.

Go Wildcats, Yes?

Update 10/29/17: Check out the post-game stories. peeps:
WSU now goes to to 4-1 in Big Sky Conference standings, Wildcats fans!

Update 10/29/17: Howbout some game highlights, peeps?

Weber State Football

Lots of highlights in that win! On to another #BigSkyFB showdown at Eastern Washington next Saturday. #WeAreWeber

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

2017 Ogden City Election: Three Additional Ogden Election "Loose Ends" - Updated

Last Call for 2017 Ogden pre-election stories, wethinks

Here are a few pre-election "loose ends" which we'd like to wrap up during the week preceding our November 7, 2017 Ogden City Municipal Election:

1) Excellent Standard-Examiner story, taking the pulse of all 2017 Ogden City Council candidates, regarding, Ogden City's apparent main 2017 issue, i.e., "backyard chickens":
Ogden City Council hopefuls weigh-in on backyard chicken controversy
Here's a Weber County Forum Tip O' the Hat to the highly effective Ogden Chicken Alliance, whose effective grass-roots lobbying has even turned Ogden Council members who previously voted to ban "poultry pets" into indecisive "flip-floppers."

2) There are a couple of BIG debates happening this week, thanks to the Ogden Junior League (in cooperation with the Weber County League of Women Voters),  for thoughtful Ogden citizens who haven't yet made their minds up yet. Hold onto your mail-in ballots and check this information out, peeps. These same two groups will be sponsoring not one, but two debates this week. Here are the space/time coordinates, peeps:
Wednesday, October 25 6:00pm
Ogden Municipal Wards 1 & 3 Candidate Debate
Weber County Commission chambers 2380 Washington Blvd Ogden Utah 84401 
Thursday, October 26 6:00pm
Ogden At-Large Seats A&B Debate
Union Station, 2501 Wall Ave, Ogden, UT 84401
These events will be useful, wethinks, for Ogden City voters who still haven't submitted their mail-in ballots.

3) Read up and follow the lead of  the venerable Weber County Heritage Foundation, regarding the  ridiculous and slimy Ogden City School bond issue, Ogden peeps!
No doubt about the proposed bond. You should vote against it. Moreover, we'll be working hard to "roll a few heads" on the Ogden City School Board, when those Board Clowns who pushed this "bait/switch bond initiative" come up for re-election next year.

Update 10/29/17:  Thanks to the efforts of the Standard's Tim Vandenack, we're delighted to provide these two "hot off the press" stories reporting on the two above-mentioned candidate debates;
Hopefully these articles will prove to be useful for Ogden City voter/procrastinators.

Update 10/24/17 11:00 p.m.: And here's one other thing:

OGDEN Education

Tearing down Historic Polk Elementary will be like ripping out a piece of Ogden's History. Vote No. #savepolk

Monday, October 23, 2017

2017 Ogden City Elections Update: Council Challenger Lew Wheelwright Battles Incumbent Marcia White

For those of you who haven't yet submitted your mail-in ballots, we do hope this information will prove to be helpful

Last but not least, the Standard-Examiner's new Ace Reporter Tim Vandernack offers his fourth report, shedding light on the nuances of our 2017 Ogden City City Council Election, concerning the pending race in Ogden City's At-large A: Read up, Ogden voters, and fellow Ogden City political wonks:
For extra information, check out each of these Ogden City Council At-large seat A  candidates' respective online credentials here, via our 2017 Ogden City General Election Candidate Roster, peeps:
For those of you who haven't yet submitted your mail-in ballots, we do hope this information will prove to be helpful.


Saturday, October 21, 2017

Weber State Football Gameday Thread: WSU Visits Cal Poly

Go Wildcats, Yes?

WSU v Cal Poly

Our Weber State Wildcat Football football squad plays on the road, versus the Cal Poly Mustangs this evening. Just to whet your appetites, Wildcat fans, here are two pre-game stories which we've managed to google up:
The WSU website provides this handy information for eager 'Cat's fans who'd like to follow this evening's gridiron tilt:
  • Saturday's game will kickoff at 6 p.m. Pacific time (7 p.m. MT), from Alex G. Spanos Stadium. There will be no TV but the game will be streamed online for free on Pluto TV channel 244 and on WatchBigSky.com
  • Radio broadcast will be on 1430 KLO radio and kloradio.com with Steve Klauke, the 2016 Utah Sportscaster of the Year, and former Wildcat All-American Bo Bolen.
  • Live stats will be at WeberStateSports.com.

Update 10/21/17: Wildcats win again!


Here's the post-game story, peeps:
Go Wildcats, Yes?

Thursday, October 19, 2017

2017 Ogden City Election Update: Ogden's Ward 1

Don't blow it peeps. VOTE!

Happily, there's another highly-informative story in this morning's Standard-Examiner, wherein the SE again fulfills its journalistic obligations to it local readership, with yet another 2017 Ogden City Election story, concerning Ogden City's awesome municipal Ward 1. With no further ado, we invite you to read up, Ogden (Utah) peeps:
Added bonus! Check out each of these Ogden City Council Ward 1 candidates' respective online credentials here, via our 2017 Ogden City General Election Candidate Roster, peeps:
Don't blow it peeps. Read up and VOTE!

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

2017 Ogden City Elections Update: Bart Blair v. Mary Khalaf

Vote wisely, people!


Wafer-thin as as its become when it lands on or near my front porch almost every morning, I gotta say I still love my Standard-Examiner newspaper. In that connection, here's the latest Ogden City Council story, from our usually-trusty home town newspaper:
Added bonus! Check out each of these Ogden City Council At-Large-B candidates' respective online credentials here, via our 2017 Ogden City General Election Candidate Roster, peeps:
Vote wisely, people!

Monday, October 16, 2017

2017 Ogden City Elections Update: Doug Stephens v. Taylor Knuth - Updated

Vote wisely people, inasmuch as we learn your Ogden City Municipal Election mail-in ballots will go out in the mail today.

Here's today's timely Standard-Examiner story, concerning the upcoming Ogden City election, Peeps! The city council candidates for Ogden City Ward 3 will no doubt get a nudge, with this timely Standard-Examiner story, wethinks:
Added bonus! Check out each of these Ogden City Council Ward 3 candidates' respective online credentials here, via our 2017 Ogden City General Election Candidate Roster, peeps:
Vote wisely people, inasmuch as we learn your Ogden City Municipal Election mail-in ballots will go out in the mail today.

Update 10/16.2017: Please wait until after 10/26/2017 to mail in in your ballots, people, inasmuch as we've now learned from three Ogden City Council candidates that The Weber County League Of Women will be sponsoring Ogden City Coucil debates prior to that date!

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Weber State University Game Day Thread: WSU hosts SUU

Okay, WSU Wildcat Football fans, it's time to "gear up" in your purple and white colors, because there's a "Big Game" coming up tonight at WSU'sown home gridiron field,

Here are the couple of pre-game stories we've been able to "ferret out,"concerning tonight's BIG WSU GAME:
As for your blogmeister? I'll be EAGERLY AND SIMULTANEOSLY following tonight's WSU game on KLO radio, whilst I watch USC whoop the Utah Utes on TeeVee this evening, with the sound turned off,.. Okay, WSU Wildcat Football fans, it's time to "gear up" in your purple and white colors, because there's a "Big Game tonite...

ADDED BONUS: with a little internet luck, you might be able to watch this afternoon's Wildcats v. Thunderbirds game right here:
Go Wildcats! 

Update 10/14/ 2017:
Sad times for Northern Utah collegiate football teams this week, including the news that our beloved WSU Wildcats are definitlely NOT invincible:
Time to regroup next week, eh, Utah football fans?

Weber State University Game Day Thread: WSU hosts SUU

Okay, WSU Wildcat Football fans, it's time to "gear up" in your purple and white colors, because there's a "Big Game" coming up tonight at WSU's own home gridiron field,

Here are the couple of pre-game stories we've been able to "ferret out," concerning tonight's BIG WSU GAME:
You also can also possibly catch tonight's WSU football action somewhere here, according to Weber State Univerity's totally muddled website, LOL:
As for your blogmeister? He'll be EAGERLY AND SIMULTANEOSLY following tonight's WSU game on KLO radio with the sound on, whilst he watches USC whoop the Utah Utes on TeeVee this evening, with the sound turned off,..

Saturday, October 07, 2017

Its Weber State Gameday; Ooops; No it's Not!

We'll see ya'll back next Saturday, Wildcats Fans!

Sorry WSU Football fans. Our beloved Weber State Footbal WildCats will not take to the field this afternoon.

Here's the explanatory story from the Standard-Examiner:
We'll see ya'll back next Saturday, Wildcats Fans!

Next WSU victim? Southern Utah University on October 14..

Saturday, September 30, 2017

WSU Football Game-day Thread: Wildcats Gear Up for Big Sky Road Battle at Montana State

The question becomes if Weber State (3-1, 1-0 Big Sky) can play at the same level on the road in hostile territory

The 'Cats are back on the road this afternoon, facing off against perpetual constant Big Sky Conference nemesis Montana State University. The Standard's Brandon Garside provides the pre-game story, of course:
Mr. Garside puts a "fine point" on today's pre-game question, wethinks.
OGDEN — Last Saturday, the No. 18 Weber State Wildcats proved they can dominate in all three phases of a football game with their 41-3 decimation of UC Davis.
Now, the question becomes if Weber State (3-1, 1-0 Big Sky) can play at the same level on the road in hostile territory — at least enough to win — as the team heads to Bozeman to take on the Montana State Bobcats (1-2, 1-0).
"The Wildcats and Bobcats kick off at 1:30 p.m. Saturday. The game will air on ROOT Sports/AT&T Sports Net, with a radio call on 1430 AM KLO."

Stay tuned, Wildcats Fans!

Update 9/30.6:47 pm: Wildcats prevail by a score of 25-17, at Bobcat Stadium. Here's the story, peeps, from the Bobcats' website, inasmuch as the lazy Standard-Examiner remains asleep at the switch concerning our beloved Wildcats:
Update 9/30/17 8:43 pm: Maybe a mite late, here's the post-game story from the SE's Brandon Garside:
Check out the highlight reel, peeps:

Weber State Football

Highlights from Saturday's win at Montana State. Bye week this week for the 4-1 Wildcats and then Southern Utah at Stewart Stadium on October 14. #WeAreWeber #BigSkyFB 🏈
Yes! Go Wildcats, No?

Saturday, September 23, 2017

WCF Football Game Day Thread: Weber State football: Wildcats’ Defense to be Tested Against UC Davis

Weber State Wildcats defend their own gridiron turf, for their 2017 Homecoming

Attention, Weber County Football fans, as there's another big football tilt coming off tonight, as our beloved Weber State Wildcats defend their own gridiron turf, for the
First Big Sky Conference game of the season, this time against the UC-Davis Aggies

Here's the pre-game story, via the Standard Examiner's ever-trusty Brandon Garside:
Yes, as always, listen to the game via WildCats Flagship radio station:
And for the cable TV enabled, try KJZZ Teevee (Xfinity ch 657), for a purported live video broadcast

Kickoff's at 5:00 pm, Peeps.

Go Wildcats, NO???

Update 9/24/17: 9:15 am:  OGDEN — Behind a bounty of big plays and a stout defense, the Weber State Wildcats blew by the UC Davis Aggies 41-3 on Saturday night in the annual homecoming game at Stewart Stadium.

“It was a good showing on offense, defense and special teams,” WSU head coach Jay Hill said. “I thought they fought, they clawed, they dug. It wasn’t always pretty. The defense bent at times but never broke.”

Read up 'Cats fans:
“If you start patting yourself on the back, you’re going to fall fast, and we can’t do that,” Hill said. “We’ve got to stay humble. We’ve got to keep working hard. That’s why we’re playing the way we are.”

Check out the game highlights reel, folks:

Weber State Football

Happy #TouchdownTuesday! Relive all 5️ of Weber State's touchdowns in Saturday's 41-3 win! #WeAreWeber 🏈
Weber State next hits the road for a matchup against Montana State at 1:30 p.m. MDT Saturday, Sept. 30.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

WSU Game Day Thread: Wildcats Back In California To Take On Sacramento State -Updated

Go Wildcats, eh gentle ones?

Attention, Weber County Football fans, as there's a big tilt coming off tonight, as our beloved Weber State Wildcats travel to Sacramento, for the last of three pre-season games, this time against the Sac State Hornets.

Here's the pre-game story, via the Weber State Website:
Kick-off's at 7 pm, 'Cats fans; and as always you can listen to the game via trusty KLO Radio.

Added bonus, peeps, as you can also ostensiby catch a live video broadcast here:
Go Wildcats, eh gentle ones?

Update 9/17/17: Sweet victory 'Cats fans!
Added Bonus: Check out the snazzy game highlights reel:

Weber State Football

🏈 📹 highlights of the win at Sacramento State. Weber State returns home for Homecoming game Saturday at 5:00 against UC Davis in the #BigSkyFB opener. #WeAreWeber
Weber State next faces UC Davis at 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, at Stewart Stadium for homecoming and to open Big Sky Conference play.

Sunday, September 10, 2017

WSU Football: Weber State Comes Up Short 33-20 At Cal

Anytime a lowly Big Sky Conference football team dang near whoops a Power 5 PAC-12 team, that's a "moral victory," in our book

Just a few words about yesterday's Weber State Wildcats thrilling pre-season game:

"The turnover margin really hurt us and hurt our momentum.  "I thought the play calling was very good and we moved the ball well. We have a tough team that really fought today. There are no moral victories and we very well could have pulled this one out but Cal made the plays when they needed to. We left a lot on the field and had chances to win, we didn't make the plays down the stretch," said WSU head coach Jay Hill.

Read the full story, Peeps:
Nonsense, Coach Hill, sez we. Anytime a lowly Big Sky Conference football team leads at the end of the third quarter and dang near whoops a Power 5 PAC-12 team, that's a "moral victory," in our book.

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

Second Set: Ogden City Elections Financial Disclosures

Follow the money, sez we!

For all eager Ogden City residents who are following the 2017 Ogden City elections, we have the Second Set of Ogden City candidate financial disclosure statements posted right here:
Check it all out, Ogden Peeps!

Follow the money, sez we!

Sunday, September 03, 2017

Preseason Opener: Weber State Football Sets School Records in 76-0 Win Over Montana Western

Great job. WSU Wildcats. This is win to be savored!

Rabid WSU Football fans that we are here at Weber County Forum, peeps, we don't usually commence our equally rabid WSU coveragel until the beginning of the regular season.  This morning however we're delighted to make an exception to that, for an obvious reason.  Feast your eyes on this 'Cats fans.



Here's the full story of yesterday's preseason game, Wildcat fans, via Standard-Examiner correspondent Mark Jones:
“I thought it was a good game,” Weber State coach Jay Hill, a master of undertatement said. “We did what we were supposed to do.”

Great job. WSU Wildcats. This is win to be savored!

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Sunday Funnies: Religious Leaders Plan Rally in Washington as a Moral Rebuke to Trump’s Presidency

Our best guess? You won't find any known Mormon within miles of this rally on Monday

Via the Washington Post:

"The rally Monday comes on the 54th anniversary of the March on Washington: More than 1,000 religious leaders from multiple faiths will rally in D.C. on Monday, hoping to show that opposition to President Trump is not political, but also moral"

Read up, Peeps!
Will your fellow Mormon lay clergymen show up for this important Monday rally, fellow Mormon Utahns?

Well... there's always theoretical hope, we guess:
On the other hand, otherwise anti-Trump Utahns still suffer from this giant problem:


Our best guess? You won't find any known Mormons within miles of this rally on Monday.

So what say you about this, gentle readers?

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

2017 Ogden City Municipal Primary Election Day Thread - Updated

Check back after 8:00 p.m. and join in on all the fun

Breaking news for WCF readers who may have been living under a rock: Today is Ogden City Primary Municipal Election Day; and assuming you're registered to vote, and that you haven't already availed yourself of "by-mail voting," you can nevertheless vote from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. today at the following "Voter Assistance Centers":
This morning;s Standard-Examiner story should serve as a reminder that typical Utah primary election turnouts are notoriously meager.
So if you want to see your favorite council candidates survive to run in the November election, don't stay home and rely on your neighbors to put them over the top, folks, even though you're confident that they're leading in the most recent polling.

If you still need to familiarize yourself with today's candidates, check out the election module in our trusty Primary Election Candidate Roster (also available in our  right sidebar) which contains everything you need to know about these eager aspirants to political office. "One Stop Shopping" for Emerald City Municipal Election candidates... that's what we aptly call it.

Check back in later this evening for real-time vote tallies, which we'll be posting here in a new update after the polls close at 8:00 p.m. Robust election night coverage is a 12-year tradition here at Weber County Forum, so be sure to come back and join in all the fun.

In the meantime however, we'll invite you all to chime in with a little primary election day conversation. We'd definitely like to hear how your voting experience went today. Were poll workers courteous and well prepared? Did you have any problems casting your vote? What could city and county election officials do, if anything, to improve the process?

That's it for now, Gentle Readers.

Who'll be the first to throw in their own 2¢?

Update 8/15/2017 8:22 p.m.: Okay folks. Today's results are already rolling in, Thanks to Weber County Clerk Ricky Hatch's Election Office:
With 19.9% of all votes counted at 8:58 p.m., it appears that the tallies are now strongly leaning in favor of City Council incumbents.

Update 8/15/18 9:27 p.m.: Here are tonight's final tallies, folks, indicating that all City Council incumbents drew the most votes in each precinct tonight:
Now that didn't take long, did it? It ought to be an interesting runoff in November, wethinks.

Update 8/16/17 8:25 a.m.: The Standard-Examiner provides the post-Primary Election story this morning:
Click our now-revised candidate roster, for the  list of candidates who'll appear on your November 7, 2017 General Election ballots:
Congrats to the top two winners in each precinct; and thanks to all the other candidates for participating in this year's Ogden City Elections!

We'll be looking forward to a very interesting runoff in November's General Election.

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Ogden City Council Election Financial Disclosure Statements


Yeah!`We got's it totally covered

HAY, Ogden City voters!  In the event that you've kept your
Ogden mail-in ballots -in in yer back pockets,  awaiting Ogden City 2017 first set of financial disclosures...well here they are, thanks to the wonderful Tracy Hansen, of the Ogden City recorder's office, among others.

Read up, peeps.

We have all Ogden Council candidate financial disclosure statements posted here:
Yeah!`We gots it totally covered

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

Standard-Examiner: MEET THE OGDEN CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATES IN THE 2017 ELECTION

More info in re: Ogden City Election candidates

As the August 15, 2017 Ogden City Municipal Election fast approaches, we're delighted to highlight today's Standard-Examiner story, wherein Ace Reporter Cathy McKitrick provides thumbnail bios of most of our 2017 Ogden Council candidates. Read up peeps:
For much more info about these candidates, check out our Weber County Forum Candidate Roster.

Our take? Your blogmeister will not submit his own mail-in ballot until after August 7, 2017, when candidate financial disclosures come out.

Suit yourselves, however, folks.

Monday, July 31, 2017

Cool Hi-tech Ogden City Doins @ Tomorrow Night's Ogden City Council Meeting

Check it out, Ogden City Citizens

HAY! Check this out, Ogden City residents/taxpayers! The Ogden City Council is using the latest internet technology, to induce increased cyber-attendance at tomorrow night's Ogden City Council Meeting, wherein Ogden City's newest 2018 proposed budget will be discussed.

Read the introductory Standard-Examiner story, peeps:
Here's the Ogden Council Facebook link, where you can follow Tuesday's Council discussion in real-time, folks:
Check it all out tomorrow, Gentle Readers, and above all, do not hesitate to add your barbs to the respective Facebook and Weber County Forum comments sections

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Standard-Examiner: Backyard Chickens Could Help Stack the Next Ogden City Council

Backyard Chickens? Yes or no?

Backyard Chickens?
Happy Days Ogden City residents! As our 2017 Ogden City Council races to propel toward our August 15, 2017 Primary, it seems that a palpable Ogden City election issue has now emerged.

We'll turn to today's Standard-Examiner story to flesh this new development out:
C'mon, peeps. Check out our Weber County Forum 2017 Ogden City candidate roster page, to find out which Ogden City Council candidates oppose/support allowing backyard chickens in Ogden City:
And whatever you do, Ogden City residents, DO NOT FORGET to submit your mail-in ballots!

Thursday, July 20, 2017

2016 Ogden Municipal Election: Meet the Ogden City Council Candidates!

Via the venerable Junior league of Ogden, we're delighted to highlight this 2017 Ogden City Ogden election event, Gleaned form Facebook, of all places:


Here are the space-time coordinates:
When: Wednesday, July 26 at 7 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Ogden City Amphitheater, 343 E 25th Street, Ogden, UT 84401, Ogden, Utah 84401
Here's the full skinny, Peeps:
Join the Junior League of Ogden and the Weber County League of Women Voters for a candidate forum in anticipation of this year's Ogden City Council election. Meet the candidates and hear them talk about real issues that affect real lives in Ogden. 
Not sure what City Council does? We'll cover that.
Not registered to vote? We can help with that, too!

Please join us for an interesting evening to "Meet the Candidates" on Wednesday, July 26, 2017, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. at the Ogden City Amphitheater, 343 E. 25th Street, Ogden.

The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization that encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.
The Junior League of Ogden is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.

Standard-Examiner Editorial: Ogden Mayor Took City Government Into His Own Hands -Updated

Remember! Ogden City mail-in ballots go out early next week!

Bad news for our beloved Ogden City, according to yesterday's strong and scathing Standard-Examiner editorial.

Seems Ogden's "Mayor Mike" has suddenly gone haywire:
"Now the community needs to hold him accountable," the SE Editorial Board opines.

Here's how you accomplish that folks:

Go to our Weber County Forum 2016 Election Candidate Roster page, and prowl through it.

The one thing we need in Ogden City politics, wethinks, is an astute and vigilant Ogden City Council, to keep watch over Mayor Mike.

Remember! Ogden City mail-in ballots go out early next week!

Update 7/21/17 Ace SE reporter Kathy McKitrick adds this important reportorial insight:
Comments, anyone?

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