Monday, January 28, 2013

Loose or restrict?

Take a deep breathe and let's have a suitable and rational discussion on gun control. If the Governor says he'll do what the Feds say, and the local lawmakers are in fact looking at relaxing carrying laws, well, we still aren't seeing eye to eye. What makes this country great is our ability to dialogue and have opposing views. This is a divisive one, but let's not let an ahistorical reading of ancient historical texts pave the way. Take Canada as an example. Many provinces have more guns per capita than Utah. Yet, their murder rate is a tiny fraction. Why? Culture I would say.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Xmas Sherry A No No

Sometimes this State puts out laughable attempts to legislate behavior. On one hand, everyone will say 'nay' to illegals, gun control, abortion, and of course, healthcare. Most of those are stark reminders of how much many hate more government meddlin in the daily affairs. BUt the same conservative block that hates healthcare, on the other hand, want to legislate things like drinking. Prohibition is back in full force it seems as the moral crusade attempts to pick and choose what's good for Joe Plumber. No drinks before dinner? Well I eat dinner at 330 so I should be safe.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Healthcare for all? Heck no

What are we socialists? If you want healthcare you have to sell your soul, sell your house, get insurance, or you're independently wealthy. Away lawmakers go challenging Obama-care. Will it be successful? Your thoughts?

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Bigamy or bust

Sister wives is not only a lucrative way to make a living (royalties from TLC), but it's also a highly contentious way to live period. Let's assume these 5 can somehow 'make it work', that doesn't keep them frmo the law of the land. They're challenging bigamy law and will find out their next hurdle soon once a federal judge hands down his verdict.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Five wives vodka

Do you think that the brand name of a local vodka should be banned? You decide: If not wives then maybe the burger business? Five guys and fries?

Friday, March 23, 2012

Have a Seat and think about it

Abortions in Utah will now face delay. If you're considering an abortion you will now be delayed 72hours. Apparently the additional time is for women who haven't 'thought' about having an abortion, which is a bit presumptuous.... but that's merely an opinion.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Immigration Enforcement to Hold Up?

Utah's immigration enforcement law will stand a test according to Utah Attorney General's Office.
HB497 was passed by the 2011 Utah Legislature and signed into law in March 2011. The law requires police to verify the immigration status of people arrested for felonies and class A misdemeanors as well as those booked into jail on class B and class C misdemeanors.
A class action lawsuit was filed in May 2011 by the ACLU and National Immigration Law Center on behalf of several individuals and organizations, claiming the law is unconstitutional and will invite racial profiling. In November, the Department of Justice intervened in the lawsuit, claiming Utah's law is unconstitutional because it attempts to establish a state immigration policy.
Attorneys representing the state of Utah, however, argue that HB497 reflects the state's attempt to "undertake its supporting role in the fight against illegal immigration, within the parameters set by Congress in those statutes. Contrary to the United States' arguments, HB497 does not conflict with Congress' mandate but is entirely consistent with it."
The Feds have jumped in seeking a preliminary injunction of the law, contend the law would cause unlawful harassment, damage the United States' relationship with immigrant communities and harm its reputation with foreign countries.