Quantcast

Jay Evensen: On second thought...

Published: Monday, March 12 2012 12:00 a.m. MDT

Rep Christine Watkins and other representatives applaud at the close of the legislative session of the Utah State Legislature in Salt Lake City Thursday, March 8, 2012.

Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News

Enlarge photo»

The Utah Legislature adjourned last week. You can come out now.

This year, lawmakers said they hoped to send a message to Washington about states' rights. Now they just need to figure out which address to use when actually sending the message.

As usual, critics are questioning whether some of the laws passed are actually constitutional, such as the new nine-month waiting period for abortions.

Workers renovating the Crandall Building in downtown Salt Lake City recently found a time capsule left there in 1959. Ironically, it contained a "Ron Paul for president" bumper sticker.

1959 — wasn't that the year when they held the first Republican debate for this year's nomination?

One community leader had written a letter to the future that virtually predicted the Internet and on-demand television. He would have included his vision of Lady Ga-Ga in her meat dress and the phrase "going viral," but he was afraid of being institutionalized.

Just to get laughs, he thought of adding that Fidel Castro would still be in control in Cuba in 2012, but then realized how absurd that would sound.

March Madness begins soon. This year, the NCAA will adopt the GOP Primary format. Teams will just keep playing each other over and over again until the public loses interest.

Iran's Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei turned heads last week when he actually praised President Obama for comments the president made about not rushing into war with his country. Office pools have already begun over how long it will take for Republicans to include this in anti-Obama campaign ads.

Some say Khamenei's comments are a sign that Iran is ready to seriously negotiate over its nuclear intentions, and that real progress might be made toward changing the regime's hostility toward the West. In other news, millions of leopards worldwide were reportedly working on changing their spots.

Chicago breathed a sigh of relief this week when President Obama announced he was moving the G8 summit out of that city and holding it at Camp David instead. Given the often-violent protests that accompany such meetings, hosting a G8 is about as close as you can get to scheduling an earthquake.

Undeterred, protesters said they would still come to Chicago and protest an upcoming Bulls-Knicks game, just in hopes of seeing Jeremy Lin.

Get The Deseret News Everywhere

Subscribe

Mobile

RSS