Monday, October 30, 2006

Davis County Commission Seat A

Here is a great video that was sent to me of answers to questions for Davis County Commission Seat A. I personally like Rob Miller in this race.

Saturday, October 28, 2006


OneUtah was wanting to know who had endorsed Cannon in Utah. Well, I like the Constitution Party's radio ads, but I will stick with Cannon. So here is one Utahn who will vote for him.

Friday, October 27, 2006

Set the record straight - Sandstrom

I guess I really got under Mr. Sandstrom's skin, so here is a chance for him to respond, an open letter:

Dear Mr. Sandstrom,

A few days ago I endorsed your opponent in the following post:
District 58: Ed McGarr (Cons), Stephen Sandstrom disappoints me by not paying taxes on time and not allowing Orem residents the choice in creating a greater, smaller school district.

You responded by stating:
I am disappointed that Utah Conservative listens to rhetoric and wouldn't endorse a conservative Republican for Dist. 58 The entire tax issue has been resolved. This all happened without my knowledge and once I was aware of the situation I handled it. Of course, it took time to deal with the IRS. I wish I could have resolved it quicker. To date, Approx. 75% of the back taxes has been paid and I have an agreement in place with the IRS for the remaining balance. (I can show you proof if you like.) Although this entire situation was caused by a bookeeper without my knowledge, I am proud of the fact that I have stepped up to the plate and resolved it honestly. Believe me, I have learned a hard lesson that will not happen again.
As far as the district split goes, the reason I voted NO was because the Cox legislation was a poor piece of legislation. It would have been a legal and financial nightmare without some changes to the law. I am 100% committed to working on legislation to resolve the many problems with the current law, so that district splits can be handled properly and without legal issues. I will be working with Rep. Brad Daw on this legislation.
Last but not least, I am certain that you will find me to be one of the MOST conservative legislators on the hill. Just watch me and the legislation that I sponsor and support. I gurantee that you will be heaping accolades abundantly for me.
Sincerely,Stephen SandstromRepublican Candidate - District 58

Well Mr. Sandstrom, you admit that you are delinquent in your patment of taxes. We all wish you would have paid it back sooner, but you chose not to. You have not resolved this issue until you have paid back everything, so you are still on deck: not stepping up.

I do want to give you an opportunity to come clean about the Alpine School District vote. I have learned that this upcoming bond and leeway vote is very important to you because you are the potential architect for the building of one of the new schools. How do you say "conflict of interest"? I think this is a clear example of a conflict of interest. You will profit by this and used YOUR VOTE in ensuring this. I wish I could serve in a legislative body and profit off of it, but that would be unethical.

Come clean Sandstrom, if this is true I urge you to drop out of the race for the best interest of the State and resigning your seat on the Orem Council for not declaring this conflict of interest. The citizens of Orem deserve better.

Utah Conservative and other concerned Utah Citizens.

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Utah Senate - Whom I would vote for continued

I have already picked my Utah County Senate picks, but here are the others. Additionally, I seem to have upset Sandstrom in Orem, let me repeat, I am a conservative and Republicans do not have a monopoly on conservatives. (Especially since Utah County GOP leadership is driving them out). Also, Mr. Sandstrom, if you are endorsed by the UEA, you are not a conservative!

Senate District 2: Ken A. Bowers (Constitution), Jarvis and McCoy are both liberals, and frankly I don't care for either one of them. It is a liberal district, so perhaps that is a badge of honor there.

Senate District 3: PASS - I can't find much about any of the challengers, so I repectfully decline to say who I would vote for.

Senate District 4: Dirk Anjewierden (R), the disadvantage of already holding a seat is that Pat Jones has a record, one that I don't agree with.

Senate District 5: Ed Mayne (D), running unopposed, but a very nice guy who although not conservative, would get my vote.

Senate District 7: Bryce Jolley (R), see above in District 4, Romero has a record.

Senate District 9: Wayne Niederhauser (R), the only conservative in the race.

Senate District 12: Christy Achziger (R), I like her stance on education: "I will not support federal control of our state educational system and I will work to remove un-needed testing requirements." Also, Goodfellow is very liberal (even if he claims to be a moderate).

Senate District 17: Kirk D. Pearson (Constitution), Knudson is fairly liberal, with Evans leaving he may take the title of the Senate's most liberal Republican, but he is honest.

Senate District 18: I have been calling this one a toss-up for some time (one of the first to do so), and I strongly support Stuart Reid (D), But word out of KSL is that Greiner will cease campaigning.

Senate District 21: Sheldon L. Killpack (R), has a fairly good voting record.

Senate District 22: I don't know much about these guys, no one has a website (according to the State Elections Office), so I would probably vote for Greg Bell (R) as I hold my nose.

Senate District 24: I strongly support Darin Glen Peterson (R). He was a rockstar in the House, and has been so in the Senate.

Senate District 26: Once again, no websites. I have a problem with Van Tassel being a bank employee and word on the street is he gets an office and secretary for being in the legislature from the bank.

Senate District 28: Emily Bingham Hollingshead (D) has run an entertaining campaign from the blogosphere, and I commend that. But I haven't heard anything from Dennis Stowell, and I still don't like how he entered the race the exact same moment Tom Hatch dropped out. Honesty in Politics disappeared with that act. I guess I would have to vote for Hollingshead, unless I learn more about the other candidates.

In short: Candidates, GET A WEBSITE!!!

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Utah County Senate Picks - If I lived everywhere

Senate District 11: Howard Stephenson, he votes right on issues that matter to me, but I still think he has a conflict of interest as head of the Taxpayers Union that recieves donations to operate (can they ask for donations during the session that help pay his salary?)

Senate District 15: Margaret Dayton, a no brainer. One of the bright stars of the Utah House will continue representing my values in the Senate.

Wow, only two races this year, that made it easy!

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Kurt Peterson - Provo You are Wrong

The Daily Herald has an article about the St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church that may be torn down. Kurt Peterson of Provo whines that they should keep it. Well Kurt, perhaps you should not be so happy about spending public monies to save old buildings. This is prime real estate land, and developing it will help the entire area. To say that the Maeser School was a success is not exactly firm.

If I weren't heading out of town I would be at the Council urging them to tear the building down so a new owner can do what he would like to do, or let Kurt Peterson buy it and not change anything to it.

Goodbye to the most liberal Senate Republican

From the Senate Site:


By Bev Evans
Utah State Senator, District 26

I will be submitting my letter of resignation today.

Many of you know this was to be my last year in the legislature. It has turned out to be a difficult one. My husband passed away unexpectedly and then several other serious challenges have arisen since that time. For many reasons, I needed to find a job and/or a meaningful cause with which to be active and engaged.

There are rumors that this will not be the last Senate vacancy before the elections. However, as nice a person as Senator Evans is, I jsut don't agree with her politics. Hopefully the Zions Bank Senator will be more conservative

Friday, October 13, 2006

Great "fake" political ad

This is a great satire.

Alert: Must read book

I have not posted lately because I have been tied up reading Vince Flynn's new thriller, Act of Treason. This is a great read, and I was not able to put it down. Note: There are uses of the f-word.

No matter your political persuassion, it is a great read.

The other book I am working on, and re-reading is Reagan's Revolution. I think it is a timely book because in 1976 the GOP did not have a strong conservative voice, save Ronald Reagan. Today there is no strong conservative voice. This is the reason the election is looking so bleak for the GOP, not Mark Foley, not anything else. There is no strong conservative to rally the troops. The GOP will lose seats in 2006, but that won't be the end of the world. We lost the White House in 1976, but that made us stronger, don't believe me: read this book!

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Update on Slanderous Dayton Letter?

Does anyone have an update on the letter that was sent against Margaret Dayton?

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Hatch Billboard Game

There are new Hatch billboards throughout Salt Lake and Utah Counties. The only two I have seen are "clout" and "gutsy" with definitions and a picture of the Senator.

In honor of the SL Tribune game with LaVar Christensen's billboards, please come up with words that define Orrin that should be used on his billboard (I only monitor for language)

Some ideas:

- "Aloof": out of touch
- "Forgetful": Can't remember Utah's Congressional Delegation at 2005 GOP Convention

Any more?

Boycott Dr. Dobson

I am starting a boycott of Dr. James Dobson, and encourage LDS owned radio station KSL to drop him from their program lineup.

"Evangelical leader Dr. James Dobson said he doubts that conservative Christians would support a presidential bid by Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney because of his Mormon faith.
Dobson, the founder of the Colorado-based Focus on the Family, said on a radio program that if Romney makes a bid for the White House in 2008, "I don’t believe that conservative Christians in large numbers will vote for a Mormon, but that remains to be seen.”

However, I still like Rev. Jerry Falwell, who told the Clarion-Ledger of Jackson, Mo., earlier this year: "If [Romney is] pro-life, pro-family, I don’t think he’ll have any problem getting the support of evangelical Christians.”


Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Democrats need to be careful

We can all agree that former Congressman Mark Foley's recent actions are disgusting. However, the absolute giddiness of the Utah Democrats on their website/blog is hypocritical. Need I remind them that they had similiar problems but did nothing about it?

In 1983, then-Democratic Rep. Gerry Studds of Massachusetts was caught in a similar situation. In his case, Studds had sex with a male teenage page -- something Foley hasn't been charged with.

Did Studds express contrition? Resign? Quite the contrary. He rejected Congress' censure of him and continued to represent his district until his retirement in 1996.

In 1989, Rep. Barney Frank also of Massachusetts, admitted he'd lived with Steve Gobie, a male prostitute who ran a gay sex-for-hire ring out of Frank's apartment. Frank, it was later discovered, used his position to fix 33 parking tickets for Gobie.

What happened to Frank? The House voted 408-18 to reprimand him -- a slap on the wrist. Today he's an honored Democratic member of Congress, much in demand as a speaker and "conscience of the party."
In 2001,
President Clinton who had his own intern problem, commuted the prison sentence of Illinois Rep. Mel Reynolds, who had sex with a 16-year-old campaign volunteer and pressured her to lie about it. (Reynolds also was convicted of campaign spending violations.)

You get the idea. Democrats not only seem OK with the kind of behavior for which Foley is charged, but also they protect and excuse it. Only when it's a Republican do they proclaim themselves shocked -- shocked! -- when it comes to light (

So let us all agree that this action is awful, the page program is a time-honored tradition, and no matter what political party is involved, this behavior is not tolerated. At least the GOP asked Foley to resign. Why hasn't Chairman Holland asked for the resignation of Barney Frank?