Scott G Winterton, Deseret News
Democratic Party leaders had such a large turnout at caucuses last week they weren't sure how to proceed. Usually, they choose delegates through "rock, paper, scissors."
And Republicans, who were deluged with attendees trying to batten down the Hatch, so to speak, were so overwhelmed they apparently ran out of tea.
If this kind of public participation continues, Utahns truly won't have anyone but themselves to blame for their government.
Benjamin Franklin — that champion of "early to bed, early to rise," once quipped that lazy Parisians would be better off if awakened by cannons each day precisely at sunrise. From this we eventually got Daylight Savings Time. Even the Founding Fathers could have benefitted from better message management.
At its core, Daylight Savings Time is a battle between morning people and night people, otherwise known as farmers and golfers. The rest of us get caught in the middle, napping.
The concept of Daylight Savings took off during World War I. Well, of course. The phrase, "We attack at dawn" has little meaning when the enemy keeps changing the dawn.
Police say liquid Tide laundry detergent is fueling a huge black market. Drug dealers accept it as payment and sell it for big bucks. Just think, all those years ago "Madge" on those TV commercials could have been soaking her hands in something really valuable.
President Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron attended a basketball game last week in Dayton Ohio. Dressed in casual clothes, the two world leaders ate hotdogs as the president tried to explain the rules of the game. He stopped short of explaining the Republican nominating system. One March madness at a time.
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