Thursday, November 30, 2006

Seems The Romney Fans missed this one

Will it sink the Romney campaign? I just have a hard time seeing him win in the South.

Romney spinning right after turning to the left

Take Romney's war on gay marriage in Massachusetts. The governor is asking the state's highest court to force a referendum on a proposed amendment defining marriage as between a man and a woman.
Obviously, Romney is laboring hard to establish his social-conservative credentials for upcoming Republican primaries.
But, as a recent opinion piece in Bay Windows, New England's largest publication for lesbians and gays, noted, "Anyone thinking of supporting Romney's bid for president because of his socially conservative views on gay people should know a few things about the governor."
Among the items writer Susan Ryan-Vollmar notes: When he ran against Ted Kennedy for the Senate in 1994, Romney wrote a letter to the Massachusetts Log Cabin Club, pledging that as "we seek to establish full equality for American gay and lesbian citizens, I will provide more effective leadership than my opponent." During that same campaign, Romney was accused of once describing gay people as "perverse." In response, Romney's campaign vehemently denied he used the word "perverse" and said he respected "all people regardless of their race, creed, or sexual orientation."
While running for governor in 2002, Romney and his running mate, Kerry Healey, distributed pink fliers at a Gay Pride parade, declaring "Mitt and Kerry wish you a great Pride weekend." He backed domestic partner benefits for public employees. In his inaugural speech, he promised to defend civil rights "regardless of gender, sexual orientation, or race."
As governor, he appointed openly gay and lesbian people to high-profile administration positions. He doubled the budget line item for the Governor's Commission on Gay and Lesbian Youth, until he tried to disband it last May.

I have said numerous times that Romney is not my first choice for the GOP nod. I am beginning to wonder if Utah Policy Daily should be called, "Mitt Romney Campaign Central Newsletter." Romney's flips will hurt him with the social conservatives. McCain and Guiliani aren't social conservatives, but I like Rudy because I at least know where he stands.

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Why waste our time?

Taken from the great Senate Site:
Responding to requests, opinions and information gathered at the public hearings, the Redistricting Committee has morphed the plan formerly known as J into a new Map L.The new map refines Map J in the following areas:
Changes the Second District boundary to encompass Snyderville Basin (just over 7000 people), so they can vote with their neighbors in Park City. Several people at the public hearing in Park City requested this.
Makes Morgan County (about 7000 people) part of the Third District.
Includes the City of Eureka in the Third District.
Puts North Salt Lake in the Second District but keeps Bountiful in the First.
Adjusts the lines in South Salt Lake County in such a way that the population of the four congressional districts are in exact balance. Each congressional district will have an equal population of 558,292, with the exception of District One, which will have a population of 558,293.

Ok, here is my problem with all of this. First, it is known that I don't think D.C. should get a representative. Second, why not wait until 2008? Is it that big of a deal? Third, why all the outrage over the gerrymandering going on? Look at Greg Curtis' district in 2000 and 2002. There is a chunk missing, guess who lives there: Patrick Henry Hansen. The man who challenged Curtis in 2000, and should have won. He would have saved many problems Utah has had with the inept leadership of Czar Curtis.

Saturday, November 25, 2006


BYU 33 Utah 31. ENOUGH SAID!!!!

Wednesday, November 22, 2006


It is a good time to pause and reflect:

In the middle of the American Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln, prompted by a series of editorials written by Sarah Josepha Hale, proclaimed a national Thanksgiving Day, to be celebrated on the final Thursday in November 1863:
"The year that is drawing towards its close, has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies. To these bounties, which are so constantly enjoyed that we are prone to forget the source from which they come, others have been added, which are of so extraordinary a nature, that they cannot fail to penetrate and soften even the heart which is habitually insensible to the ever watchful providence of Almighty God. In the midst of a civil war of unequalled magnitude and severity, which has sometimes seemed to foreign States to invite and to provoke their aggression, peace has been preserved with all nations, order has been maintained, the laws have been respected and obeyed, and harmony has prevailed everywhere except in the theatre of military conflict; while that theatre has been greatly contracted by the advancing armies and navies of the Union. Needful diversions of wealth and of strength from the fields of peaceful industry to the national defence, have not arrested the plough, the shuttle, or the ship; the axe had enlarged the borders of our settlements, and the mines, as well of iron and coal as of the precious metals, have yielded even more abundantly than heretofore. Population has steadily increased, notwithstanding the waste that has been made in the camp, the siege and the battle-field; and the country, rejoicing in the consciousness of augmented strength and vigor, is permitted to expect continuance of years, with large increase of freedom.
No human counsel hath devised nor hath any mortal hand worked out these great things. They are the gracious gifts of the Most High God, who, while dealing with us in anger for our sins, hath nevertheless remembered mercy.
It has seemed to me fit and proper that they should be solemnly, reverently and gratefully acknowledged as with one heart and voice by the whole American people. I do therefore invite my fellow citizens in every part of the United States, and also those who are at sea and those who are sojourning in foreign lands, to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next, as a day of Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens. And I recommend to them that while offering up the ascriptions justly due to Him for such singular deliverances and blessings, they do also, with humble penitence for our national perverseness and disobedience, commend to his tender care all those who have become widows, orphans, mourners or sufferers in the lamentable civil strife in which we are unavoidably engaged, and fervently implore the interposition of the Almighty Hand to heal the wounds of the nation and to restore it as soon as may be consistent with the Divine purposes to the full enjoyment of peace, harmony, tranquility and Union.
In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand, and caused the seal of the United States to be affixed.
Done at the city of Washington, this third day of October, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-three, and of the independence of the United States the eighty-eighth."
Proclamation of President Abraham Lincoln, 3 October 1863 (SOURCE:

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

No, No, No

According to Rolly's blog, "A petition drive has begun among the Utah Republican faithful to draft Enid Greene to run for party chairman next summer. Greene currently is the acting state chairman, filling in for Joe Cannon, who resigned just after the election with about nine months left on his term. She has said she wants to fill the rest of Cannon's term and finish "the good job he has done" over the past five years. But she also said she probably wasn't interested in running for chair for the next two-year term."

Does anyone remember what a terrible job she did running the state convention? She was such an elitist. I strongly support Tim Bridgewater for the job. Please Tim, save us from ourselves!

Sunday, November 05, 2006

Happy Electioneering!!

I am off for a few days. Please get to know the issues and candidates and then vote!!

I'll be back later in the week!

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

A great letter

Well, I am not the only Republican supporting McGarr against the RINO Sandstrom.

Send a message, we support good candidates regardless of party!!!