Friday, December 07, 2018

Weber State, Maine Each Look to Make History in FCS Quarterfinal Matchup

Biggest game in WSU history

Big game this evening, eh, Weber State Wildcats Fans? Perhaps the biggest game in WSU history, wethink. The Standard-Examiner has the pre-game stories, of course. Read up, Peeps:
The game is scheduled to kick off at 6 p.m. Friday. The winner advances to the semifinals to play the winner of Saturday's quarterfinal between Eastern Washington and UC Davis. If you can't make it to Stewart Stadium, catch it on KLO Radio or ESPN2.

Go Wildcats!


Update 12/8/18:

Dang!
Congrats to the Wildcats for an otherwise great season.

Thursday, December 06, 2018

Lawsuit Claims Medical Marijuana Law Was Weakened by Unconstitutional “Domination and Interference” by Mormon Church

It's great living in a theocracy, ainnit, peeps?

Tantalizing morning story from the Salt Lake Tribune. Here's the lede, Peeps:
Medical cannabis advocates outraged by Monday’s passage of a Proposition 2 replacement law are suing the state, accusing the Utah Legislature of abridging the rights of voters in an effort to appease The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
The complaint, not yet filed but released Wednesday by attorney and former Salt Lake City mayor Rocky Anderson, seeks to overturn the Utah Medical Cannabis Act, the proposal pitched as a compromise between supporters and opponents of the ballot initiative.
Read up, Gentle Readers:
Here's a short exerpt:
In a July email to TRUCE and EAU, church lobbyist Marty Stevens threatened a “long political and legislative fight" if Prop 2 architects did not compromise with the church, and promised “a ‘5-10 million dollar’ expenditure 'fighting about this initiative, which ... [would] be raised from wealthy members of the Church," the lawsuit alleges. The email indicated “a belief that Mr. Stephens and the Church wield the power to decide ‘how and when we involve elected officials, the medical association, and other community groups,’” the lawsuit states.
It's great living in a theocracy, ainnit, peeps?

Wednesday, December 05, 2018

Ogden Officer Shoots, Kills Alleged Robbery Suspect in 3rd Fatal Police Shooting Since Nov. 9

Our best guess? the perp is NOT an Ogdenite

Well here we go again, people, with yet another police killing in Ogden (otherwise known as the Utah Version of Mayberry, USA). This is the third cop-killing in three weeks. Here's the Standard-Examiner story folks. Read it and weep:
(OPD Deputy Chief Eric)Young said the man killed was an 18-year-old Hispanic man, but did not release the man’s name during the Tuesday press conference, pending notification of the man’s family. “This is an unfortunate loss of a young man, and we empathize with his family that will be grieving,” Young said.

Our best guess? The perp, Mr. Cortes, could NOT possibly be an Ogdenite. Mild mannered Ogdenites don't behave like this dirtbag.

And two more  things:

1) These outta town criminals are making mincemeat of Ogden's reputation as a quiet, even bucolic, town;
2) Don't mess with Ogden City cops; otherwise they'll shoot you dead.

Comments anyone? Don't let the cat get your tongues.

Tuesday, December 04, 2018

Nordic Valley Ski Resort Plans Spur Skepticism, and a Little Excitement in North Ogden Meeting

Thia morning's  Standard-Examiner reports on a big meeting Monday night in North Ogden, concerning an expansion of the Nordic Valley ski area, peeps:
NORTH OGDEN — They came, they sought answers, some clamored and at least one said the proposed expansion of the Nordic Valley ski resort was a great idea.
Reps from Mountain Capital Partners, owner of Nordic Valley, sponsored a meeting Monday in North Ogden to give the public a chance to ask questions about the project proposal, which came to public light over the summer. Most on hand seemed to have questions about the ambitious project, and viewed it with a measure of skepticism.
Whatever the case, the seeming skepticism of some in the North Ogden area came through. Nordic Valley officials tout the plans — more ski runs and a gondola — as a means to bolster the local economy and expand tourism in Utah. But many have questioned whether the site is viable for skiing without depleting water reserves for snowmaking or changing the relatively quiet character of North Ogden.
Read the full Tim Vandenack story, peeps:
Yes, it was a mixed bag, Gentle Readers:
“I guarantee you it’s a stupid, stupid, stupid plan, if it’s even a plan,” said David Della Silva. He cited the limited snowfall around the Nordic Valley location in the Eden area where the resort is located and further west over the mountain closer to North Ogden, where the expansion would occur.
Bob Werth said the development, as proposed, doesn’t fit with North Ogden. “I didn’t move here for that,” he said.
At least one man on hand, though, was on board with the plans, said he thinks many others are as well, but aren’t as passionate as the foes and skeptics. The project is “the epitome” of what Utah tourism boosters have been trying to do in the state, said Carson Jones of Pleasant View. “Being able to use the mountain like this is awesome. It’s just fantastic,” he said.
Mountain Capital Partners has scheduled another meeting from 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Snowcrest Junior High, 2755 N. Highway 162, Eden, according to Mr. Vandenack's story.

We'll keep our eyes peeled, and further report as this story develops.

Monday, December 03, 2018

Lawmakers to Meet Today to Alter Marijuana Ballot Measure

It's great living in a theocracy, ainnit, peeps?

You Vote; God Decides
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah state lawmakers will meet Monday in a special session of the Legislature to make changes to a medical marijuana law passed by voters in the midterm election.
Gov. Gary Herbert on Friday formally called the special session, which will begin at 10 a.m.
The session is part of a pre-election compromise struck by the main advocates of the ballot initiative to gain the support of the Mormon church and state lawmakers and prevent radical changes to the measure.
Sodden question people: Why is the Mormon Church involved in this?  Take a wild guess, peeps:

Our esteemed Facebook pal  Utah Attorney Edward Flint has a few words to say about this:

The legend of the Utah Ayatollahs: The "final" third version of the replacement law was released last night, on the Friday before the Monday special session, in the middle of the Utah football game for the PAC-12 Championship. It is now over 200 pages long. After back and forth wrangling, the gods, powers that be, Connor Boyack and the rest of the secret room cabal, put nurses and PAs back in as authorized "prescribers" of medical cannabis.

Meanwhile, knee-jerks and the faithfully obedient in the Legislature are talking about taking away the affirmative defense protection for Utah patients for another two years, until Utah finally (maybe) gets around to issuing actual patient cards. And the Mormon leadership remains totally in control of most of the Legislator's thinking process and ultimate votes.

THAT is the problem. Lack of independent thinking. Disdain for sick people because that's the instruction from on high. Intentional obfuscation and willful abuse of sick people, because of the whims of a few very old, very old-fashioned, Victorian left-overs who run a church that has no problem with its members using legal medical cannabis in 32 other states, dozens of foreign nations, but not here in their dictatorship. Utah is like Iran: we have elected leaders who only have control up to the point that the Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Nelson, says otherwise.

It's great living in a theocracy, ainnit, peeps?

Update 12/4/18 6:00 a.m.:

It's fait accompli, people. The Churchislature and Governer Herbert slam-dunked the replacement bill in one day flat:

Sunday, December 02, 2018

Alleged Kidnapping Suspect Shot by Police Officers in Downtown Ogden Friday Night

Keep your eyes on this space, Gentle Readers

There's seldom a dull moment in Ogden, as ALL Ogdenites know. Here's the latest distraction peeps:
Sadly, Ogden has gained a something of an undeserved  local reputation as an unsavory place. Of course, those of us who reside here in what we blissfully regard as the Utah version of  "Mayberry, USA" know that this is not true.

Keep your eyes on this space, Gentle Readers. We'll keep you updated as this unfortunate story develops.

Saturday, December 01, 2018

Wildcats Host Southeast Missouri State in Second Round of FCS Playoffs

The game kicks off at 2 p.m.

Big Game tonight, folks, as our Weber State Wildcats face off in Stewart Stadium against the Southeast Missouri State Redhawks in today's playoff game, in the second round of the FCS Tournament, wherein the top 24 teams in the country battle it out for the title of National Champion.

Read up, folks:
The game kicks off at 2 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at WeberStateTickets.com or at the stadium before the game. Those with cable subscriptions can watch the football game on WatchESPN (app or website).

Go Wildcats!

Update 12/1/18 7:00 p.m.

Great job, Wildcats!
No. 2 seed WSU (10-2) will host No. 7 seed Maine (9-3) on Dec. 7 or 8 in the quarterfinals.

Monday, August 27, 2018

Big WSU Game: Wildcats. v. Utah Utes

Okay folks, Even though we haven't been overly abundant in our recent posts, we have a football game coming up which no self-centered Utahn would want to miss That's right, folks. The Weber State Wildcats, who finished up.11-0 last season in the in the Big Sky Conference will be taking on The Utah Utes.

Here's the pregame story, peeps:
The game will be broadcast @ 6pm on the PACMT channel Check out KLO radio (1430 am)  for the radio broadcast, peeps, if all else fails.

Update 8/31/18: Excerpts

"I thought there were a lot of good things that we did, but the bottom line is that you have to play a complete game," Weber State head coach Jay Hill said.

Buried in the yardage disparity is the turnover battle, which the Wildcats won 4-0. They bagged an interception, a fumble recovery on a punt and two more fumble recoveries in the fourth quarter.

Read up, Wildcats fans
Extra Point: Weber State defenders keep making plays in loss at Utah

Go Wildcats!

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Republican Steve Schmidt Slams Mike Pence, Big Time!

Keep on voting Republican suckers!

As everyone knows, your Weber County Forum blogmeister LOVES a good rant, peeps. In that connection, here's a great one, which is short but sweet!


Keep on Supporting Donald Trump, Republican suckers!

Tuesday, July 03, 2018

Independence Day Special: Be Cool, People

Have fun... but don't be an A-hole, Okay?

A brief reminder for morons who think "blowing up stuff" is a good way to celebrate American independence:


Be cool, people. Please respect your neighbors and their beloved pets.

Have fun... but don't be an A-hole, Okay?

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Standard-Examiner: 2018 Utah Primary Election: Full Weber, Davis, Box Elder, Morgan Results

A very good indication that rank and file republicans dislike the far right candidates that win the caucus convention vote

Thanks to the Standard-Examiner, we're pleased to present the Weber, Davis and Morgan County results for yesterday's 2018 prinary elections.

Read up, peeps:

2018 Utah primary election: Full Weber, Davis, Box Elder, Morgan results

We're going to go along with regular WCF reader Blackrulon, who says, "The primary results are a very good indication that rank and file republicans dislike the far right candidates that win the caucus convention vote."

The Utah General election comes up on November 6, 2018.

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Weber Co. Commission Hopefuls Spar On Taxes, Business Growth, Spending

Lots of early action in the Commission Seat "A" race

With our 2018 Utah General Election looming in November, and Primary Election mail-in ballots due on June 25, we're delighted to feature this morning's Standard-Examiner story, which puts the spotlight on the Weber County Commission race, where three eager candidates are squaring off for the County Commission Seat "A" slot..
 Read up, peeps; as this contest is already clearly heating up:

Monday, April 23, 2018

Standard-Examiner Newspaper to be Sold to a Family Newspaper Company

Front porch subscription happily renewed

Wow Northern Utahns... Check this out! Sodden question... will this be the final end of out home town newspaper, now that the Suits from Sandusky"" are selling out? Or will this be the rebirth of our "home town Ogden newspaper," which was founded in 1898?
For his own part, your blogmeister  renewed his own subscription within the last week, and is now happily again receiving hard-copy editions delivered to his front porch daily!

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Weber Commissioner Gibson says he won't be charged with any crime

Good news, eh, Weber County Republicans!

Okay folks; we have to admit that we were wondering about this tantalizing earlier WCF/Standard-Examiner story:
And here's the gist of the problem peeps, also via the Standard-Examiner:
Happy days, however, as it looks like this former state representative and Weber County Commissioner will skate free on this!
Good news, eh, Weber County Republicans?

Saturday, April 07, 2018

Breaking News: Stock Market Having its Worst Second Quarter Since the Great Depression

Happy days, eh, Donald Trump voters?

Here's today's Fortune Magazine lede, Peeps

If you feel like the second quarter has begun badly, you’d be right.
U.S. stocks are on track to have their worst April start since 1929, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. The S&P 500 index slumped 2.4 percent as of 1:10 p.m. in New York, a rout exceeded only by its 2.5 percent decline 89 years ago, a prelude to the devastating crash later that year that brought on the Great Depression. (Back then, the index only comprised 90 stocks.)

Here's the full story, WCF Readers:
Happy days, eh, Donald Trump voters?

Oh shit republicans, you voted for Trump?

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Ogden Schools Now Considering 11 Scenarios for Closing, Rebuilding Elementaries

Hello Weber County Forum readers. For those of you who might have thought WCF had "given up the ghost" over the past couple of weeks.. well you'd be wrong. We just took a slight breather..

Here's the latest from the Standard-Examiner, Peeps:
Although it's a mite weird to understand this BS, please remember folks, i.e,. especially concerning those who might be righteously  temped to 'toss off' a few Ogden School board 'crackpots.,for instance. We'll be soon be enmeshed in the 2018 Ogden School Board Elections this year, wherein Ogden voters will have certain choices, regarding the the proper make-up of the Ogden School board.

Keep your eyes focused on Weber County Forum. Peeps.

We'll be following the Ogden School Board race like NO OTHER race.

Sunday, January 07, 2018

Weber County Forum Sunday Sermon: No Job, No Relationship is Worth Sacrificing Your Reputation and Credibility

"A single honest man among a pack of scoundrels"

Great stuff coming out of the Washington Post, which will serve as the philosophical foundation for this morning's Reverend Rudizink Sunday Sermon. Here's the "money quote":

"[Mark Corallo] should be an example to others in government service, really in any line of work. No job, no relationship is worth sacrificing your reputation and credibility. Shade the truth here, lie there. Soon you’ll have lost your soul. C.S. Lewis wrote about the phenomenon, the urge to stay in the “Inner Ring” that drives even good people to do bad things"

Here's the full underlying WaPo Sunday morning Op-ed, peeps:
"Corallo resisted that urge, did the right thing and quit. For that he may be remembered as a single honest man among a pack of scoundrels. For that we can say, well done, Mr. Corallo."

Write this down so you don't forget it, Weber County Forum Peeps!

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