Thursday, February 19, 2009

Exposing My Soft and Squishy Underbelly... and Other Tales

I know that I may appear to be a coarse and unfeeling little blogger, but the true is... I'm a sucker for a nice story. Like this one that I found during my daily perusal of sport headlines. I mean it didn't make me cry or anything (lie), but I thought it would be a nice one to share.

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Last summer, the Utah Supreme Court made a ruling that is now under attack. I just spent about ten minutes trying to explain the situation here, but I just can't do it justice. Basically, the ruling opened up rivers to the public for legal activities, live fishing, even if the river runs through private property. As long as you enter the river at a public access point, you're golden. Anyway, now a bunch of old rich dudes are trying to get the ruling overturned, and we just can't let that happen! My brother-in-law, Dallas, explained the whole thing a lot better through a Facebook group. Join in and support the cause, especially if you're from Utah!

Really. Join the cause.

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Will someone please explain to me how it is that Chris Buttars was re-elected as a state senator? I mean, yes, he does support raising minimum wage and that's just great, I appreciate that, but come on! A year ago, he said the following about a bill he didn't like, "This baby is black, I'll tell ya. This is a dark, ugly, thing." Nine months later he's got the votes for another four years. Whiskey tango hotel?

And then yesterday, he said, with regards to a gay rights bill, "I believe the whole thing is immoral. What is the morals of a gay person? You can't answer that, because anything goes. So now your moving towards a society that has no morals." I know, right? It doesn't matter what your beliefs are about homosexuality, or the family, or morals, or whatever this particular bill was about, what he said was just plain wrong. Not okay at all. I don't even know what to say about it, it just gets me so steamed. You don't judge an entire group of people based on a tiny sliver of knowledge you have about them, no matter how strongly your beliefs are about that sliver.

Honestly, I do not understand how the people of West Jordan can put up with him! He must have some dang good bits of legislation up his sleeve for them to want to keep him around. I'm talking no taxes for everyone and Christmas once a week good. There's gotta be something like that keeping him around. Although maybe it's just because the alternative is (gasp) a democrat! (Dun, dun, dun!). Oh, the horror!

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A word of advice: if you are in the Business Management program at BYU-Idaho, on the summer-fall track, and you come to Provo for winter semester to find a job, the best place to look is not the School of Family Life Internship Fair. I'm just saying.

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There really needs to be a candy niche for St. Patrick's Day. Without one, the next candy after Valentine's Day candy is Easter candy. And this is bad because Easter candy is my favorite candy in the world. We're talking Cadbury Creme Eggs, Cadbury Mini Eggs, Reese's Eggs, and more. And Easter this year isn't until April 12th! That's almost two months of me passing Easter candy galore on my way to work every stinkin' day! Not to mention the fact that last year we discovered the pure and unadulterated goodness of deep-fried Cadbury Creme Eggs. This is not good. Oh no, this is not good at all.

Good thing Wii Fit is on it's way to my house.

4 comments:

willus said...

As long as you have people in Utah who listen to talk radio and base their votes off of Fox News, you're going to get a fair and balanced portion of idiots like Buttars in power.

But I guess that's better than letting the terrorists win

Cass said...

I listen to talk radio and watch Fox News. They make fun of republicans who do idiot things, too. They wouldn't ask anyone to vote for a guy who says stuff like that. In fact, after the "black baby" incident, the radio shows all bashed him big time. How 'bout we all start giving people the benefit of the doubt? I don't agree with most liberal stances on issues, but I'm willing to give them a chance to prove that they can do their job well. And with the libs controlling most media, it's only fair that the conservatives have SOME news source to turn to that agrees with their views. I'm not saying conservatives are perfect and liberals are idiots - my views tend to be in the middle, although they do lean to the right - but the name-calling and back stabbing going on between the political parties is causing a huge rift in this country. It's always the other side's fault, no matter which side you're on. We all agree on most of the basic issues, why can't we try to get along, and stop blaming each other for everything? I'm just sayin'.

Lys-face said...

How about we not use my blog to submit opinions about Fox News? Neither side is going to convince the other that they are right. If you want too debate about it, go right ahead, but do it somewhere else. Thank you.

willus said...

If I can't make fun of Fox news for being the worst news source in the country on my own wife's blog, where can I?

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