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 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.

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