Archive for November, 2007
I wonder why KUTV and KSL are having two long-time TV anchors retire on the same night? Are they trying to compete? Apparently so.
In one corner, you have Dick Nourse, a guy who has been on the air at one television station for 43 years! This guy covered the Vietnam War for KSL.
In the other corner you have Michelle King, a former homecoming queen at BYU who’s retiring after 29 years.
Who will you watch on November 28 . . . Neither?
Apparently if you don’t “follow instructions” you can be electrocuted with 50,000 volts and “you’ll go to jail” if you don’t get in your car. The problem is, the guy who gets tased doesn’t realize that the fine print on citations says you can be arrested if you refuse to sign your ticket. Oops. Darn fine print.
Visually, it looks bad for the cop, especially when he opens his mouth on camera and says “painful isn’t it” and then threatens the frightened wife with jail. Darn cameras.
Frankly, I think the “tased” man is lucky he isn’t dead. Briskly walking toward a cop with your hand in your pocket is not the smartest thing to do. It will be interesting to see what the reviewing authorities decide on this one.
$9.3 million was approved by the Utah legislature for use on vouchers until it went to referendum and was voted down. So what’s going to happen to the money? It’s not going to public education because that’s not where the money came from. But again, voucher opponents and many teachers led a lot of people to believe that it did. They still want the money… Fat chance!
It’s going back to the general budget where it came from and will likely be used for building roads. It just goes to show how false those “vouchers take money away from public school” ads were that used the teacher of the year as their poster celebrity. I guess they’ll have to start running new ads that say “roads take money away from public schools,” so vote them down.
Are you kidding me? What the guy in the video doesn’t realize is that the property owner tied fish line to the sign, which was connected to his house and a ringing bell.
This is a continuation of the Myths from the Opposition series.
- Utahâ€™s Referendum 1: 5 articles you donâ€™t want to miss reading
- Referendum 1 for Utah? What are the REAL facts?
- Utah Vouchers: Myths from the opposition
- Myth No. 2: Vouchers will divert money from schools
Myth No. 3: Public Education Money Belongs to Public Schools
Fact: Public education money (money for educating the public) does not belong to public schools; it belongs to the public, and public officials appropriate it on behalf of the public. In Utah those officials have set aside $3.5 billion of that money (taxes) to go to schools that are “free” to the public. They are especially free if you are renting and don’t own property because those tax dollars for education are tied to property ownership.
At the end of the day, this is all just more proof that teachers are lying when they go on television and tell you vouchers take money from public schools. Vouchers come from the general budget and do not have anything to do with the tax dollars that are budgeted to public schools.
Even if you don’t live in Draper, Utah to be able to vote for Paul Tonks for city council that’s okay. I still get to voice my opinion and hope that others in Draper will read this and do the same.
Why I’m Voting for Paul Tonks for Draper City Council
1 – He’s the only candidate that had part of his campaign team spend time to come visit those of us that live in the Utah County section of Draper. There aren’t a lot of us, but our votes still count, and they can swing the election in such a small city.
2 – Paul Tonks is “Suncrest Friendly” unlike some of the candidates who have a bone to pick with the development for some reason. Some of those candidates even live in Suncrest, yet for some reason treat the area like outcasts in council decisions.
3 – Paul supports choice in education.
4 – Paul supports “work on a master transportation plan that takes into consideration future growth, and allows the citizens of Draper to have a voice concerning the extension of TRAX into Draper.”
5 – Paul wants to work with developers, not put roadblocks in their way. Draper is notorious for being a pain in the bum to work with because of a few council members who seem to place their personal agendas for development first and foremost.
Paul is the best choice for city council. Vote for Paul Tonks November 6th.