Wednesday, December 26, 2007
For the past few weeks, though, KSL has been wasting our time with so-called "crime" stories that don't involve the real problem. Hence, we've been getting pictures like this:
SEND HER HOME! Sorry--instinct. Or we get this:
Van Dyke? Is that German? Send his grandparents home!
What's so interesting about that guy? Or this one:
So the wife of a big-time BYU basketball player is DUI on prescription drugs. Like that's news.
By our count, 21 mug shots in a row were for people who did not appear to be illegal. One of them was named Orozco -- an admission of guilt if ever there was one -- but he turned out to be a legal resident (which some liberal judge probably used as an excuse not to deport him). We were almost giving up hope that KSL would start covering the real story until tonight, when we saw:
SEND HIM BACK TO MEXICO! Is he from Mexico? Well, just look at him! Is he illegal? Just look at him! Unfortunately, by the time I saw the mug shot and rushed over to KSL to urge that he be sent back, I had already been beaten to the punch by other giddy commenters. Oh, well. I'll have more chances. I'll just check back tonight and--
Damn it. Well, some illegal probably put them up to it.
Monday, December 17, 2007
There shouldn't have to be a rule so basic, but the Deseret Morning News decided to be slimy and photograph a note written by Warren Jeffs at the defense table during his trial. The newspaper should have disciplined the photographer, but instead it enlarged the picture and hired a handwriting expert. Unethical much? What's next, having to issue a rule that the News can't rifle through attorneys' files and snap pictures during breaks in the trial?
Sunday, December 16, 2007
"We didn't go into this with any preconceived notions," the blog said, "but the dumbass-to-nondumbass ratio turned out to be much higher for the Christmas Concert than for Jazz games. For example, Jazz fans show a 198 percent greater capacity to recognize objects such as left-turn signals and crosswalks. Likewise, association of red lights with a cessation of forward movement was 107 percent higher among Jazz fans."
Study results were unequivocal, the bloggers declared. "After eliminating non-dumbasses from our study (Sutherland Institute™), we found that one hundred percent of Christmas Concert goers were dumbasses."
The study bodes well for his city's upcoming soccer stadium, House Speaker Greg Curtis said, but the researchers said their results would not necessarily carry over. "Remember, those people in Sandy will be on their way to a Real Salt Lake game."
Friday, December 14, 2007
On Monday, the Tenth Circuit issued Edward Casey v. City of Federal Heights. Casey alleged that he was tackled and Tasered in a Colorado parking lot while walking toward a courthouse to return a court file that he had improperly taken out to his car. Applying the Fourth Amendment, the Tenth Circuit first noted that removing the court file was a low-level misdemeanor, "not a severe crime." Nor was it a violent offense. Jared Massey's offense? Speeding, a low-level, non-violent misdemeanor. (Refusing to sign a ticket is not a separate crime; it simply allows an officer to arrest you for the original speeding offense.)
The court then said that the officer did not have reason to believe that Casey posed an immediate threat to anyone's safety. The fact that he was upset and argumentative in court a few minutes earlier was nothing out of the ordinary, and did not suggest dangerousness. Jared Massey being upset and argumentative when stopped for speeding? Nothing out of the ordinary, and not suggestive of violence. Check.
"Officer Sweet grabbed and then tackled Mr. Casey without ever telling him that he was under arrest. Nor did he give Mr. Casey a chance to submit peacefully to an arrest. . . . [A] reasonable officer should, at a minimum, have ordered Mr. Casey to submit to an arrest or used minimal force to grab him while informing him that he was under arrest." Trooper McTaser not giving Massey a chance to submit peacefully to an arrest, and refusing to provide even a basic explanation? Check.
The court concluded:
"[I]t is excessive to use a Taser to control a target without having any reason to believe that a lesser amount of force — or a verbal command — could not exact compliance."Use of Taser without reason to believe that he couldn't exact compliance with a lesser amount of force, or a specific verbal command other than just yelling? Check.
Under Casey, before law enforcement hit the zapper for a non-violent misdemeanor, they'll actually have to communicate with people, you know, like tell them that they're under arrest. They'll also have to consider using lesser force or a verbal command first. Hope they remember how to do all that.
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
People wanted Romney to educate them -- to comfort them -- about basic Mormon beliefs. It's an unfamiliar religion in many parts of the country, so people genuinely want to know what it's all about. And before someone says he shouldn't have to do that, I agree. But Republicans can't argue that a person's religious beliefs should be irrelevant, not with how our current president has played the religion card (and not when Mitt himself says that you have to go to church to be a real American). You can thank George Bush for your current predicament, Mitt.
If a presidential candidate were a Jehovah's Witness or a Scientologist, would LDS voters wonder about his beliefs? Yes. Well, to many outside of Utah, Mormonism is thought of along those lines. Instead, Mitt came across in that speech as if he's embarrassed to be Mormon. How was that supposed to reassure potential voters?
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
Yesterday, Real Salt Lake held a "topping out" ceremony, celebrating the placement of the last piece of steel on the Greg J. Curtis Memorial Soccer Stadium. It should have been called a topping off ceremony, though, because Checketts is still trying to squeeze every drop of taxpayer money into his tank.
Salt Lake County has already been forced by the Utah legislature to hand over $35 million in hotel taxes that could have been used to promote tourism and etc. Now Checketts wants it to fork over another $4.6 million in future sales tax. If it won't, RSL will also lose $3 million from Sandy taxpayers and $1.2 million from the public library system. Aw.
"That's a really important part of the stadium financing - it has been from the beginning," Checketts whined yesterday. RSL needs $10 million more in tax dollars to come in "on time" and "on budget." On your budget, you mean. It's not our fault if you counted on money that wasn't guaranteed. Considering the unenthusiasm with which you got the first $35 million, why did you think the County would voluntarily give up another $5 million? Because it's been treated so well by Sandy?
Better tell Curtis to start dialing, Dave; you'll have to make up your budget shortfall somewhere else.
Saturday, December 08, 2007
This is Miss Utah 2007, Jill "Lock and Load" Stevens, featured yesterday on FoxNews.com. (She's a National Guard medic.) We might actually have to root for this woman, if we can figure out how to do it without having to sit through a Miss America pageant.
Friday, December 07, 2007
[F]or the most part they both used their forums to appeal to the good conscience of the American people to not count them out because of the church they belong to.True. In my experience, the most common concern expressed by out-of-staters about Mormons isn't that they're religious, but that they are, well, weird. Spend time with someone who has the slightest clue about Mormon doctrine (or thinks he does), and it doesn't take long for the golden plate / magic underwear / polygamy / Kolob jokes to start in.
Still, for all that, in comparing and paralleling himself to Kennedy, Romney did rather dance around the real issue surrounding Mormonism.
His problem is way different than Kennedy's.
His problem is this: 160 years since they drove us out of Nauvoo, people still think Mormons aren't normal.
They think we're weird.
This is perplexing to us who are actual Mormons, and not just because it bugs us that our beliefs, rites and rituals attract a great deal of ridicule when other religions can have their chants, creeds and ceremonies and no one seems to look twice.Again true. Every religion has components that are head scratchers on paper, but Benson is right: If it's a 'strange' Catholic or Methodist belief, no one thinks twice. If it's a 'strange' Mormon belief, it's a cult. I guess that's what happens when one religious demonination outnumbers another.
And, ironically, that's what Romney himself did when he basically declared that a person cannot be a good American unless he goes to Church. That's why I don't feel sorry for Mitt. He seems just as willing to impose his religious view on others as evangelicals are with him. What goes around comes around.
Wednesday, December 05, 2007
I had lunch with a political observer last week who said, "Republicans don't care (about hiring illegal immigrants). They all do it." It sure seems like it. One GOP friend and Mitt supporter flips houses on the side, and the first thing he does is round up illegal immigrants at one of the local gathering places. At least two others -- also Mitt supporters -- have housekeepers they know aren't legal. Another has a nanny who wouldn't be happy to see ICE.
So, are these guys hypocrites, or are fewer Republicans really upset about illegal immigrants than media coverage would have us believe?
Tuesday, December 04, 2007
In Utah, an analysis based on Federal Aviation Administration numbers found jet fuel consumption in 2005 translated to 2.9 million metric tons of greenhouse gases, said Brock LeBaron, a technical analysis manager in the Division of Air Quality. That was 4.2 percent of the state's total output of the gases widely blamed from global warming.Tack on another fraction for the traffic helicopters that buzz around our capital city every afternoon reporting on--traffic! On our roads! Every day, there it is, the KSL newscopter, zipping around, burning hundreds of gallons of fuel, proving to people who are home watching TV that there really is traffic on the highway.
Complain all you want about commercial jets, eco-groups, but leave our beloved newscopters alone. Because how will I know if there's traffic at rush hour if I don't see it with my own eyes?
Monday, December 03, 2007
I'm not very fast...
...but I did make it across the line 45 minutes under goal. (Granted, my goal for the half-marathon was the same as my running partner's goal for the full marathon, but that's beside the point.) Salt Lake Marathon, you will be mine!
Saturday, December 01, 2007
Porn task force halts abuse - from clues on computer photos, detective Steve Gamvroulas helped identify a 15-year-old rape victim and catch the perpetrator. Forget consensual stuff (by adults for adults); this is the kind of thing we should focus our anti-pornography efforts on.
Mayne hailed as champion of underprivileged - we're still upset about the death of Ed Mayne. He was friendly, compassionate - just everything. Heck, any man whose own wife runs against him for senate is our kind of guy. It's hard to say this, but I'm going to, because we both had the same thought when we first learned of Ed's lung cancer: the union hall. If you've ever been out there, the smell of cigarette smoke is overwhelming. We're worried that a lot of those guys are at risk. We hope not, but...
Crunching Byrne - a letter writer notes that Patrick "Give Me Vouchers or Give Me Death" Byrne's Overstock.com has never seen a profit. Here's one summary of why Byrne is legendary in the business industry. Here's another, with actual excerpts from the famous "I'm not a gay cokehead" conference call. (For more, just Google "Sith Lord" and "Patrick Byrne." Seriously.)
3 arrested in stabbings at Halloween party in Sandy - glad to see Sandy City taking time out from writing tickets to, like, arrest someone. I wrote a post making fun of Sandy for not catching the Village Inn shooter (after announcing twice that they were about to), but VoU2 says it's in poor taste, so it hasn't gone up (yet...).
Short-handed Jazz get hot, rout Lakers - missed the game driving 35 mph in a snowstorm, but Jazz win, Lakers lose! Life is good.
Sunday, November 25, 2007
There. Just wanted to do our part in the ongoing effort to ensure that anyone who Googles Lori Drew of O'Fallon, Missouri, will read about a grown woman who used a fake MySpace identity to hound a 13-year-old girl into committing suicide. We also want to encourage the original story to remain online for a very long time, even though the reporter chose not to name the culprit, Mrs. Lori Drew, Lori Drew, Lori Drew, leaving the task to bloggers.
"And just how does this relate to Utah, o local-only blog?" one might ask. Well, after reading that Missouri could not find a crime with which to charge Mrs. Drew, we wondered if Utah prosecutors would fare any better, so we leafed through Title 76 of the Utah Code. We're not criminal lawyers, and might have missed something (we hope), because we couldn't really find much.
Harassment, 76-5-109? No threat of a violent felony. Stalking, 76-5-106.5? No visual/physical proximity or threats. Child abuse, 76-5-109? The Court of Appeals says there doesn't have to be a physical impact, but it still seems like a stretch. Reckless endangerment, 76-5-112 ("under circumstances not amounting to a felony offense, the person recklessly engages in conduct that creates a substantial risk of death or serious bodily injury to another person")? Hmm. Drew knew that Megan Meier was 13 and on anti-depressants. Maybe...It would be easier, though, if Utah just had a law criminalizing the impersonation of a minor by an adult for the purpose of harassing a minor. We don't see First Amendment problems with such a narrow statute (and we have the final say on that, of course.) Meanwhile, Lori Drew, Lori Drew, Lori Drew...
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
This video reminds me of something that football coach/commentator John Madden said a few years back. In the midst of a Chiefs game, Madden lamented that NFL players these days "have forgotten how to tackle." Yeah. And bailiffs/cops seem to have forgotten how to handle confrontations without reaching for the voltage.
The other hot video is this one, in which a Utah Highway Patrolman tasers a guy who doesn't want to sign a speeding ticket until the officer tells him how fast he was going. The actual tasering is at 2:30, following this exchange: "Turn around and put your hands behind your back. Turn around." The guy scowls at the cop and says, "What the heck's wrong with you?" TAZE. (See the KSL story.)
The most telling part of the video: Afterward, when a colleague asks what happened, the officer lies, claiming that he warned the man, "Turn around right now or I'll Taser you." I figure it this way: If a cop thinks he has to lie to another cop, he knows he done wrong.
Monday, November 19, 2007
Co-chairs: Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Kem Gardner (Democratic donor/Romney supporter). Hosts: Sen. John Valentine (R-Orem), Sen. Curt Bramble (R-Provo), Sen. Gene Davis (D-Salt Lake), and Sen. Mike Dmitrich (D-Price).
Saturday, November 17, 2007
A show about Utahns flipping houses? Does anyone even do that any more? Actually, I take that back. One of us recently bought new kitchen cabinets and countertops from some people who bought a house in Murray to flip (their ninth). The house had sat. And sat. Eventually, someone made an offer--for the original purchase price. Fine, the owners said, then you don't get the improvements. Hence VoU1 crawling around, unscrewing cabinets, prying off granite counter tops, and generally not having a good time.
In spite of the housing slump, reality-estate shows are still hot. We admit to having watched Flip That House, Flipping Out, Property Ladder, Curb Appeal, and Real Estate Pros. Okay, and Sell This House, Designed To Sell, Get It Sold, Desperate Landscapes, Sweat Equity, and every home improvement show ever shown on DIY Network. We're not flippers, but you never know what you might pick up for your own remodel.
Most of these shows are unrealistic. Flip shows don't mention utilities, mortgage payments, commissions, insurance, and other profit eaters. Fix-up shows cite material costs that basically equate to finding them on the side of the road. Flip This House turned out to be a total scam, with fake renovations and buyers.
These shows have a lot of yelling ("You don't know what you're doing!"), stupidity ("Our budget for the whole remodel is $10,000"), and questionable behavior ("Just cover it up; we're not going to live here.") Do we really want to see that from our neighbors? I guess they could try to circulate the show nationally. Because there might be some network somewhere that only has 23 1/2 hours of real estate programming.
Friday, November 16, 2007
1. Limit medical expense recovery to the amount actually paid, rather than larger "billed" amounts. Idaho and other states already have statutes that do this. Presently, a p.i. plaintiff is entitled to the "reasonable" value of medical expenses, which is usually the full amount billed. Often, however, providers have agreed in advance (through contracts with health insurers, for example) to accept much lower amounts, so the "billed" amount is just an arbitrary figure.
Plaintiffs should be limited to (1) the amount actually accepted as full payment by providers, rather than fictitious, larger "billed" amounts, plus (2) any out-of-pocket amounts, such as co-pays, uninsured expenses, etc. This would cut the medical-expense portion of p.i. claims by as much as 40 percent, without actually costing plaintiffs real money. (The difference between the amount paid and the amount billed is just a windfall for the plaintiff.)
2. Prohibit plaintiffs from asking for punitive damages in their complaint. Again, Idaho is ahead of us on this one. There, a plaintiff cannot plead punitive damages in his initial court filing. Rather, he has to file a separate motion later in the case, laying out his evidence and asking the judge to let him add a punitive damage count. This reduces stress on defendants (punitive damages are usually not covered by insurance), and prevents a plaintiff from trying to get invasive financial information through the discovery process just because they have alleged punitive damages.
Thursday, November 15, 2007
1. ALZHEIMERS' EYE TEST
Count every ' F ' in the following text:
FINISHED FILES ARE THE RE
SULT OF YEARS OF SCIENTI
FIC STUDY COMBINED WITH
THE EXPERIENCE OF YEARS...
HOW MANY ?
WRONG, THERE ARE 6 -- no joke.
READ IT AGAIN !
Really, go Back and Try to find the 6 Fs before you scroll down.
The reasoning behind is further down.
The brain cannot process 'OF'.
Incredible or what? Go back and look again!
Anyone who counts all 6 'F's' on the first go is a genius. Three is normal, four is quite rare.
2. More Brain Stuff . . From Cambridge University
Olny srmat poelpe can raed tihs.
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Polls show that a majority of Utahns
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Bloggers, let's thank Curtis in 2008 for all he's done for us:
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
Monday, November 12, 2007
In June, Bluffdale voters let stand the City Council's decision. However, that wasn't the end of it. When the new term rolls around, three of the five members of that same Council also won't be around any more. The first decided not to run again. The second made it through the primary but withdrew his name shortly before the election. The third was ousted by voters.
So, there's a (mostly) new city council in Bluffdale. We'll see how long it takes them to make headlines again.
Whoop de doo. Yeah, the comment was dumb, but Whittingham managed to trump it. Of the two coaches, who is more embarrassed now?
Sunday, November 11, 2007
• Boy Scouts both in Utah and nationally tend to pay their top executives significantly more than do other large, nonprofit groups that serve youths.
• The three Scout councils in Utah tend to have many more executives than average with salaries above $50,000 a year.
• While pay for top Scout executives in Utah is high compared to salaries for such professions here as doctors and lawyers, those executives still generally receive less than fellow Scout executives elsewhere in similarly sized councils.
The story includes justifications for the big bucks from BSA executives. I'll be interested to see how they fly with one of my co-workers, who gives up thousands of dollars each year serving as a volunteer scout leader.
Friday, November 09, 2007
"P2" is rated R for strong violence (a beating, stabbings, an animal attack, vehicular and explosive mayhem, and violence against women), graphic blood and gore, strong sexual language (including profanity, vulgar slang terms and other suggestive talk), brief drug content (chloroform), and brief sexual contact and a sexual assault.Yikes! If we're going to spend hard earned money on a movie, we would rather it not be one with graphic violence or sex. But sometimes other people's definitions of "mayhem" don't match ours. Is the animal attack a dog jumping on someone who escapes, or does it chew someone's face off? What kind of "sexual assault"? A grope in an elevator, or something worse?
How do I know whether my sensibilities will be offended by this movie? Well, okay, this one seems pretty obvious. Others aren't, though. Call us prudes, but lately we've been using a 2-prong approach to movie selection: First, we read the Trib/D-News to see if it sounds interesting. Then, we go to Kids In Mind.com. It breaks down instances of sex and violence (and drug use and profanity) for current movies without spoiling the plot. Yes, some of the descriptions are pretty graphic, but they aren't sensationalized, and better to read it than be surprised with it after the ticket has been bought.
Thursday, November 08, 2007
Despite the referendum vote on HB 148
school-reform efforts are not going away. The Sutherland Institute is continuing to develop sound policy ideas for education reform in Utah, including how to provide the large population of minority students – who are now not graduating with a diploma – new opportunities to succeed.
"Thirty-eight percent of Utahns voted in favor of Referendum 1," said Derek Monson, education policy analyst for Sutherland Institute. "Further, an unknown portion support voucher policy but voted against this bill. That is a significant number of Utahns who are dissatisfied with the state’s educational system and feel it merits substantial change. . . . .
Tuesday, November 06, 2007
Meanwhile, it looks as though Prop 1 may fail. Anyone who has been in the Public Safety facilities in recent years know that they desperately need revamped. Rocky's last-minute criticism of the proposition as asking too much reminds us of President Bush, flailing around to show that he is still relevant by vetoing SCHIP. Go away, Rocky.
All diplomats, as a condition of employment, must agree to be deployed anywhere in the world, at any time, for whatever reason.
"I, (name of member), do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign or domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God."Well, Congressman, we need you to defend our Constitution against some foreign enemies. They're in Iraq. We know you are prepared to fulfill your oath. Don't worry, though; from some of your writings, it appears that the war is almost over, so you shouldn't be gone too long. Go get 'em, Tiger!
Monday, November 05, 2007
We don't really think that switching our polling places is a nefarious plot by the pro-voucher camp (low turnout being the only, er, prayer that vouchers have), but of all the times to do it....
Meanwhile, Channel 2 entertained Main Street visitors Sunday evening with a preview of election coverage. We suspect this is as close as the mayoral race is going to get tomorrow:
Sunday, November 04, 2007
Sears apparently failed for several years to ensure that its contractors installed anti-tip brackets on ovens purchased by suckers like me. Some intrepid advocates brought a class action lawsuit on our behalf, and voila! Under the settlement, we get to take time off work at our own expense for Sears to install the bracket that they should have installed in the first place. The lawyers get 17 million dollars.
Now if we could just install anti-tip brackets on class action lawyers...
2. GOP leadership endorses vouchers. What?!! This changes everything! Actually, is anyone surprised? Party leaders -- in any party -- are more dogmatic than their constituents, and state Republicans have no incentive to moderate their views because they know that, except in rare instances (Dave Buhler), they will be re-elected no matter what they do.
3. GOP leadership will retaliate when vouchers fail. This wasn't in the Trib article, probably because it's so well known that it wasn't considered newsworthy. Don't try to reach your GOP legislator after the election; he'll be too busy summoning people to Capitol Hill or writing up bills like the Greg Curtis Public School Teacher Salary Reduction Act of 2008...
Thursday, November 01, 2007
Finn Gillman said his brother was an experienced hunter. "It's not like he didn't know what he was doing," he said. "It's not like he wasn't safe with a gun. If I had a dollar bill for every shot he's fired, I'd be a millionaire."The issue doesn't seem to be whether the elder Gillman was safe with a gun; it's whether a young child was safe with a gun. And yes, I know, it was an accident, and we've recently seen that adults can have accidents with guns, too. To me, that's like letting a 9-year-old drive, and then shrugging off an accident because adults have car accidents, too. It's still a substantial increase in risk. (Note to legislature: this is not a suggestion to let 9 year olds drive.)
Chad Gillman raised game birds and charged customers to visit his home to shoot pheasants and chukars, Finn Gillman said. He also raised horses and dogs.Umm...
"He's always been an animal lover," Finn Gillman said.
Wednesday, October 31, 2007
What has happened to this holiday? As a kid, I remember looking forward to it for a month. As an adult, I remember turning on the porch light, putting Monster Mash on continuous play, and worrying about running out of candy. Now I'm worried about eating all the candy that's left over.
Where have all the pirates and ballerinas and ghosts gone? Have parents gotten too paranoid? Are people too busy? Are they doing that lame "trunk or treat" thing? Are they more
At least some people still have the spirit. A lot of the decorations we saw this year were pretty cool. The best one we saw at a residence was on 78th South near 1300 East, which hosted literally dozens of these life-size stuffed zombies:
The best decorations we saw at a business were in the Fort Union Home Depot, which had do-it-yourself spiders, impaled workers, human-face doors, a mummy, and, in their most creative effort, the Headless Horseman:
Now that's more like it!
Friday, October 26, 2007
We can understand the frustration with President Bush's veto of SCHIP, but this cartoon went too far. In it, Oliphant suggests that "The Bush-Cheney Solution for Child Health Insurance" is for Cheney to use little children for target practice:
As the most anti-Bush person we know said, "Even I think that's too far."
He's the most syndicated cartoonist in the world for a reason, but a cartoon like that doesn't add anything to the dialogue, in our view.
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Salt Lake City v. Piepenburg, 571 P.2d 1299 (Oct. 28, 1977), involved a theater owner convicted of showing an obscene movie. Writing for the Utah Supreme Court, Chief Justice A. H. Ellett acknowledged that the U. S. Supreme Court had set forth a minimum constitutional standard required to find material obscene, i.e., that the material, “when taken as a whole, lacks serious literary, artistic, political, or scientific value.” Some state courts, "acting the part of sycophants," were actually following that standard, Ellett wrote disgustedly:
It would appear that such an argument ought only to be advanced by depraved, mentally deficient, mind-warped queers. Judges who seek to find technical excuses to permit such pictures to be shown under the pretense of finding some intrinsic value to it are reminiscent of a dog that returns to his vomit in search of some morsel in the filth which may have some redeeming value to his own taste.