I've been frustrated with the local papers here in Utah for a while now, and while some are better than others, they all seem to have a "don't upset the status quo popular opinion" bias. So, naturally, when I see these organizations criticised on a larger scale than say, this blog, I get some enjoyment out of it.
If you're going to lie, at least be smart enough about it not to offer contradictory evidence for your empty assertions a mere two paragraphs down. And I can't figure out what's more ridiculous: The fact that you did this, or the fact that it took two of you dunces to write it. Man, are you guys hiring? It's obvious you don't need much skill to write for the Deseret News, especially if you've got someone to help you screw up each piece you write.The only thing that I would add is that while 1,000 people did sign petitions, people like this are surely included in that total.
Do you think the Deseret News is lame as well? Email the story authors and tell them. Tad Walch: firstname.lastname@example.org Sara Israelsen: email@example.com
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Provo Mayor Lewis Billings, a prominent Utah County Republican, says he understands Larsen's frustration with the federal government's slow response to immigration issues, but he doubts "there will be a lot of support for the resolution in its current form."And just what resolution did Larsen suggest? I'm glad you asked
"In order for Satan to establish his 'New World Order' and destroy the freedom of all people as predicted in the Scriptures, he must first destroy the U.S.," his resolution states. "The mostly quiet and unspectacular invasion of illegal immigrants does not focus the attention of the nations the way open warfare does, but is all the more insidious for its stealth and innocuousness."So just to recap, that is District 65 Chairman Don Larsen's resolution to . . . I guess I don't know whether his goal is to stop Satan and/or illegal immigration, or to support freedom/the Scriptures (somehow all of these have evidently become blurred for him, which is understandable because everyone knows that there's no freedom without the Scriptures and without Satan there would be no illegal immigrants [bangs head on wall]), but it's his resolution none the less. There's a Utah county republican for you. No I'm not saying all Utah county republicans are that, well, crazy, but I am saying that there are elements of the crazy there (Satan = illegal immigration, sounds sane to me),. And the crazy and sane alike signed the petition supporting Cheney's visit, which some would argue is also a form of crazy, but that's a discussion for a different post.
So adding that back in to Scott Thill's piece from Huffington Post, which counts more, 1,000 signatures including possibly some Satan = illegal immigration folks, or 4,000 signatures from which my investigation has yet to yield a single reference to Satan being the cause of any of our national concerns?