A few comments on the El Paso Manifesto written by white-supremacist Thanos wannabe

For those who want to read the El Paso manifesto for themselves, Drudge has a link to it.  Personally, I found him to be all over the map. He extols far-left, far-right, and can’t-even-spectrum-label-it views in the same paragraph sometimes, but it boils down to this.  He hates immigration, he sees the “invasion” of Latinos as being encouraged by the Democrats to increase their voting bloc so they can turn the US into a one-party country, but the Republicans are weak and pro-corporate, so a pox on both their houses.…

Utah gets a new liberal arts college

In a development which no doubt has traditional higher education quaking in its boots, the Board of Directors of Mount Liberty College has announced the establishment of the College and set its opening for 26 August. Seriously, folks, since Mount Liberty will matriculate no more than 20 students in its freshman class, it is unlikely that the Big Eight or BYU will even notice. But for the increasing number of students in Utah who are looking for a continuation of the liberal arts training they have received at home or…

Political Winners and Losers of 2017

Hey, there’s never enough of these year-in-review posts, right? Here’s a look at the winners & losers in politics in 2017. ==NATIONAL== WINNER: Donald Trump – He didn’t get impeached, his fans are still as loyal as ever, and he actually accomplished a lot of what he wanted to. He helped get a big tax deal through that will add an estimated billion dollars to his net worth, he nominated a Supreme Court justice that conservatives will applaud for the next 25 years, and he got rid of a lot…

Mike Noel receives the 2016 Friend of the Trust Award

Salt Lake City – Representative Mike Noel has been awarded the 2016 Friend of the Trust Award, the School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration (SITLA) and School Children’s Trust Section of the Utah State Board of Education announced today. Noel will receive the award Thursday, October 20, at a 9 AM assembly of students, educators, and community members at Kanab High School. “Mike Noel is a true champion- perhaps the true champion- of the school trust lands and their mission” said Tim Donaldson, Director of the School Children’s Trust. “In recent decades, Utah’s school trust lands…

A review of the Commander-in-Chief Forum with Hillary Clinton

NBC held a one-hour Commander-in-Chief forum hosted by Matt Lauer. The first half-hour with Hillary Clinton, the second half-hour with Donald Trump. I’ve seen a lot of criticism for Lauer from both sides, but I thought he did manage to make a lot of news from an evening that wound up being bad for both candidates. HILLARY CLINTON LAUER: Let me ask you something ahead of time that I’ll ask Mr. Trump in a half an hour. To the best of your ability tonight, can we talk about your qualities…

Auditor Report on Kaysville City Review of Expenditures for “Big Red” Fire Engine 2016 Parade Entry [UPH Wire]

  For Immediate Release August 2, 2016 Office of the Utah State Auditor Releases Report on Kaysville City Review of Expenditures for “Big Red” Fire Engine 2016 Parade Entry Salt Lake City, UTAH – The Office of the Utah State Auditor (Office) today released its Report on Kaysville City Review of Expenditures for “Big Red” Fire Engine 2016 Parade Entry.  The Office reviewed City expenditures related to this parade entry and the City’s compliance with city policy and state laws. The Office also reviewed certain City purchasing policies to determine…

Lee Announces Senate Field Hearing in Utah on Public Lands Management

*FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE *Thursday, July 14, 2016 *Lee Announces Senate Field Hearing in Utah on Public Lands Management* WASHINGTON – Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) announced Thursday that the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee will be conducting a field hearing at San Juan County High School in Blanding, Utah on July 27, at 3:00 p.m. “When it comes to how the federal government wishes to dispose of its land in Utah, Utahns deserve to be heard,” Lee said. “This field hearing will provide Utahns a forum to share their views…

Sen. Lee Introduces the Human-Powered Travel in Wilderness Act [UPH Wire]

*FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE *Thursday, July 14, 2016 *Sen. Lee Introduces the Human-Powered Travel in Wilderness Act* WASHINGTON – Sens. Mile Lee (R-UT) and Orin Hatch (R-UT) introduced the Human-Powered Travel in Wilderness Act Wednesday, a bill that would allow more Americans to mountain bike in wilderness areas. “Our National Wilderness Preservation System was created so that the American people could enjoy the solitude and recreational opportunities of this continent’s priceless natural areas,” *Lee said*. “This bill would enrich Americans enjoyment of the outdoors by making it easier for them to…

Sen. Lee Introduces The Voluntary Check-Off Program Participation Act [UPH Wire]

*FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE *Thursday, July 14, 2016 *Sen. Lee Introduces The Voluntary Check-Off Program Participation Act* WASHINGTON – Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) introduced the Voluntary Check-Off Program Participation Act Wednesday, a bill that give would give farmers and ranchers the freedom not to participate in Department of Agriculture check-off programs. “If farmers and ranchers want to get together and pool their resources to better promote their products, then that is the free market at its best,” Lee said. “But as soon as the power of the federal government is used…