Thursday, February 21, 2008
UNION-TRIBUNE STAFF WRITER
1:49 p.m. February 21, 2008
At long last, The Mtn. has a deal with DirecTV.
Advertisement The network devoted to the Mountain West Conference has not been available on any satellite service since its inception in September 2006. But Jeff Schemmel, San Diego State director of athletics, said today DirecTV will offer The Mtn. beginning Aug. 1.
An official announcement is expected later today or tomorrow.
“It's invigorating and exciting for all of us,” Schemmel said. “ ... (There is) a realization of how much a satellite deal will mean to recruiting and the ability of people across the country to see us play.”
The Mtn. currently is available in just 1.2 million homes nationwide, including Cox Digital Cable subscribers in San Diego County who pay for the sports and information package. It is not known how many additional homes will receive the network after the deal with DirecTV takes effect.
Time Warner Cable, the other major cable operator in San Diego County, does not have a deal with The Mtn.
Saturday, February 16, 2008
What about the rule of law?
I was disgusted by an editorial written by Utah County Democratic leaders Richard Davis and Larry Brown in the Des-News. (http://www.deseretnews.com/article/1,5143,695253249,00.html)
Do the Utah County Democrats not respect that we have laws in this country and that everyone is expected to abide by these laws? No one is above the law. In Richard Davis and Larry Brown’s world, people who break our immigration laws should be shown compassion by ignoring the offense. Please explain why these law-breakers are on a higher level than everyone else. Is this what the Democratic Party as a whole believes in?
Heaven help us if they ever take control here in Utah.
They mention that the church teaches compassion. No arguments here. I have seen numerous people spend money beyond their means and get help from the church so they don’t lose their house. I don’t have a problem with that, so long as it is not every month. I contribute generously (as generously as I can) to the fast offering and Perpetual Education Fund. I served a mission in Latin America, and send money there every year.
But please don’t say that the church expects us to ignore this law breaking. Article of Faith #12 states that “We believe in being subject to kings, presidents, rulers, and magistrates, in obeying, honoring, and sustaining the law.” Growing up, this meant to me that I had to honor President William Jefferson Clinton, and probably will have to honor President-elect B. Hussein Obama.
As a member of the LDS church, I believe that we should all obey the laws of the land. WHETHER WE AGREE OR NOT. Just because I don’t agree with Roe v. Wade; doesn’t mean that I would do any harm to anyone else. (Speaking of which; why are the Democrats in Utah so bent out of shape on making animal torture a felony; but turn their backs to the killing of innocent children?)
I also find it ironic that the battle cry for the few Democrats in Utah County is that we need to replace the Republicans because they didn’t do the will of the people on the voucher issue. Let me remind you what a Dan Jones poll found in regards to tuition breaks for illegals: “A recent Deseret Morning News/KSL-TV poll conducted by Dan Jones and Associates found that 63 percent of Utahns polled opposed allowing undocumented students to pay a lower rate; 33 percent supported the tuition rate (http://deseretnews.com/article/1,5143,695247784,00.html).”
So Professor Davis and Mr. Brown: do the legislators have to do the will of the people at all times, or only when it is politically expedient for your minority party?
Tuesday, February 05, 2008
Today, voters in 21 states across the nation are heading to the polls to cast their vote for the Republican presidential nomination.
As they make their final decision, they should consider the vastly different visions of the two candidates who remain in this race -- Governor Mitt Romney and Senator John McCain.
In 2008, the Republican Party needs a nominee who can debate Senator Hillary Clinton on the critical issues confronting our nation today. We need a nominee who will ensure that liberal initiatives fail and conservative principles prevail. Take a look at this video, called "Very Close," which highlights how Senator McCain and Senator Clinton actually agree on more issues than not.
Then, please consider making a contribution today to ensure the two-man race becomes a one-man race with Governor Romney winning the gold. We need "a full-spectrum conservative" like Governor Romney who can provide a clear conservative contrast with Senator Clinton. The challenges we face in our nation are too important!
Thank you, and on to victory…
Spencer J. Zwick
National Finance Director & Sr. Advisor
P.S. With a contribution of $500, $250, $100, $50, or even $25 or whatever you can afford today , we can ensure voters see the clear contrast between Governor Romney's vision of bringing conservative change to Washington and Senator McCain's approach that resembles that of Senator Clinton. Thank you.