Inflamed Impeachment Inquiry Intimates International Influence

“People need to keep in mind we have a legal system in this country, but not necessarily a system of justice”. – Former CIA Regional Director Robert David Steele “#MadamSpeaker today, #PresidentPelosi shortly thereafter, #MLKWeekend is underway” – January 18, 2019 Tweet by Donna Brazile, Former Chair of the Democrat National Committee As yet another ill-conceived attempt to delegitimize the Trump administration continues the question lingers as to what continues to drive all of this. As the inquiry drags on the case against Trump gets thinner and thinner and the…

The “Resistance” to Trump: Leslie Knope Strikes Back

Parks and Rec

The television sitcom Parks and Recreation is one of only a handful of fine moments in television’s recent history.  Whoever came up with the idea of a show having a rabid libertarian as the director of a city parks department — the very archetype of comfortable bureaucratic inefficiency — I mean, the jokes write themselves!  It was a stroke of genius. And, apparently, also prescient.   Because the longer I watch the ongoing battle between Donald Trump and the self-styled resistance both from outside and from within “his” own executive…

Five Reasons Why Hillary Clinton will run in 2020

“I believe he knows he’s an illegitimate president. He knows. He knows that there were a bunch of different reasons why the election turned out the way it did… But hey, it was like applying for a job and getting 66 million letters of recommendation, and losing to a corrupt human tornado.” – Hillary Clinton on CBS Sunday Morning Insiders who have known Clinton since the Arkansas days and have gone on record discussing the true nature of the person can all agree on one thing: the woman lives for…

Cedar City’s Planned Ice Rink Becoming Rent-Seeking Run Amok

Ice Town Costs Ice Clown His Town Crown

Fans of the TV Show Parks and Recreation may remember an episode in which it’s discovered that City Manager Ben Wyatt was once mayor of a city in Minnesota. Voted in at 18, he quickly ended up bankrupting the city by building a winter sports complex named Ice Town. He was subsequently removed from office after a scant two months and constantly asked about the failure whenever he’s in a high-profile situation. In a case of life imitating art, Cedar City is plotting a course all too similar to this…

Electric Cars for Everyone? Not Quite Yet!

I do not subscribe to the mainstream global climate change theories. There are more holes in the current narrative than a factory full of Swiss cheese. But that does not mean that the environment is not important. It is, and our stewardship over the environment should always be of primary concern. To this end, I have added to my collection of vehicles a fully electric car and an electric motorcycle. Who can argue with zero emissions? They are interesting machines, making instant power and torque and functioning with the reliability…

Trump Asks China to Interfere in 2020 Election

Donald Trump stood in front of press cameras on the White House lawn and asked Ukraine and China to investigate the Bidens. He claimed he’s doing it as his duty to look into foreign corruption, but he’s only curious about digging up dirt on his political rival and his family. When asked about any other examples of examining corruption that involved US citizens, Trump could not provide any. Since White House press briefings have been permanently canceled, there’s no way for White House reporters to get more details. On the…

Crisis of Confidence

The last few weeks have exposed a major problem in the current political fabric in America. The Lewandowski hearings, the exchange with the President of Ukraine that is being used for more phony impeachment talk, along with other hysterical leftist carryings-on, has emphasized a growing lack of confidence in our national leadership. Little good can come from this accelerating phenomenon. Just a week ago Corey Lewandowski mocked a congressional inquiry panel about his involvement in the alleged Russian scandal. His responses were nearly as sophomoric at times as the punitive…

More Gun Laws will not Help

In the last Democrat debate, the issue of gun violence in America gained even more steam among the candidates. The left, which has traditionally soft-pedaled the idea of removing any type of firearm from American society, has taken the gloves off at this point. Candidates, such as Beto O’Rourke and Elizabeth Warren, are no longer pretending that gun bans and gun confiscations are off the table. The point the voters need to understand is, that short of complete confiscation (which would bring a different set of problems) more gun laws…

A History of Commission Districts in San Juan County, Utah

Because history gives context and perspective to current situations, the history of commission districting in San Juan County bears repeating. And perhaps I know this history best from my personal involvement. It is not my intention to fuel anymore contention, just to give some history. San Juan County was the first county in Utah to district county commission seats. That was in 1984. Up until that time, all counties in the state had a 3-member commission, each member elected at-large with two seats being four-year terms and one seat being…