Category Archives: General Politics

In accordance with current events…

A couple comments on this chart I created: – All years beyond 2011 are estimates.  The dramatic drop in 2013 is due to the reckless Bush tax cuts expiring.  The…

Thanks for the Invite Mr. Speaker!

  No, Speaker Boehner did not invite me out for drinks in his corporate box at this weekend’s Phoenix Open.  But he was kind enough to let me snap off this picture.  With politicking…

Let’s Tone it Down Several Notches

So far, it appears that the person who targeted Democratic Rep. Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona for assassination, in Saturday’s shooting rampage that left 6 people dead and many others seriously…

Go Cougars!

According to a recent Wall Street Journal post, BYU ranked 11th in the eyes of recruiters, even ahead of prestigious schools like Cornell, MIT, and UCLA. (Harvard and Yale were…

“Ground Zero” Mosque

The Eleventh Article of Faith of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints states, “We claim the privilege of worshiping Almighty God according to the dictates of our own…

A Renewed Call for Civility from LDS Church Leadership

During the most recent LDS General Conference, we heard yet another call for civility in our public dialogue. Elder Quentin L. Cook of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles stated,…

Responding to Facebook Post

I was asked to critique why  Barack Obama’s Speech on Race was good/great – March 18, 2008 Where we should start is the assumption that this speech is good/great. I guess the…

Sean Hannity Scams Injured Vets, Children

Conservative blogger Debbie Schlussel revealed that Sean Hannity’s “Freedom Concerts,” which are ostensibly for raising money to pay for college tuition of the children of fallen soldiers and to assist…

Right-Wing Terrorism

The news over the past few days has demonstrated that elements of the Tea Party and others on the far right have resorted to blatant bigotry and threats of violence…

Response Written Concerning The Current Healthcare Legislation

A couple points of response: If any company takes taxpayer dollars, then by right of being a shareholder, taxpayers should have some say in how the company operates. I completely…

Glenn Beck vs. the First Presidency

On March 12th, the First Presidency of the Church issued a statement encouraging all Church members in the United States to participate fully in the 2010 census. “We urge all…

“Beware of Those Who Stir Us Up to Anger”

To start the blog, I would like to link one of my favorite LDS General Conference talks from the past few years given by Elder Robert S. Wood of the…

Email to a Friend on Capital Hill

Wow, You seem quick to give up the crown. With McCain winning the Republican nomination, I am not so sure Obama can pull it off. He still has to get…