Oh goody, instead of spending money to pay for the healthcare for Utah's poorer
children, we get to spend it celebrating an event that occured a decade ago.
I agree with Ranchhand. I loved everything about the Olympics being here. It was
a wonderful time. But that was then. Lets enjoy the memories, watch a video of
the event, and spend the money for those that could really use it.
Utah needs to get over this.. It was 10 years ago.
Nice to know we are celebrating the 10 year anniversary of the Olympics. It
added and continues to add so much to the community. Fraser,One thing is missing. A street or boulevard in Salt Lake City named
Olympic Blvd or Ave. May I suggest renaming South Campus Drive on the U of U
campus as Olympic Blvd. That is state property and would be the easiest to
rename in terms of address changes. It also runs from the Olympic Village to
Rice Eccles Stadium were the opening and closing ceremonies were held. Thanks.
Let's face it, the State of Utah is going to elect Romney for President. Do we
really need to spend this money to remind people about what a great job Romney
did with the Olympics? I can't think of any other city that re-celebrates their
@RanchHand @Poppa Alan @Johnson72Are you kidding me? There's an
entire subset of people here in Utah that can't utter two sentences without
mentioning a college football championship that happened 25 years ago. What
would give you the idea that we're going to let the Olympics fall by the wayside
that easily?Welcome to Utah: Where we brighten the present by living
in the past.
@Brave sir Robin, that gave me a good laugh. Sometimes the truth hurts, but it
is easier to laugh about it!
Citius! Altius! Fortius! echoes still in my memory of that magnificent time in
Salt Lake City.
RanchHand,The law requires every ER in Utah to provide free medical
care to all those who can't afford it including children. Those who pay for
health insurance and some government money pays for this free ER care. Care to
retrack your comment. To all the other naysayers, the Olympics
provided many free events to everyone in the community including the free
concerts every night at the medals plaza. It was a great time and may the games
return some day.
Is there a Utah celebration for healthcare in Massachusetts?
Yeah. I didn't think so.
The comments above that this celebration is remembering the past is correct.
But we do that in this country a lot. July 4, Veterans Day, Memorial Day, Labor
Day, as well as many others, and here in Utah, Pioneer Day, are celebrated
annually. Some have lost their original meaning, but they are still celebrated.
Surely, Utah celebrating a 10th anniversary for the excellent
outcome of the 2002 Olympics is worth the money and the time. I, for one, think
that they are. And if you remember these games gave us a positive and well
needed distraction for a few moments from the tragic events five months earlier,
then that is even more reason to celebrate the Olympic Games of 2002. Let the
@RanchHand: In Utah we don't belive in handouts. Those children are poor, and
it is their own fault, and their families fault for not being able to afford it.
As we know, if the poor people didn't want to be poor, all they need to do is
get a job. It is so simple, I wonder how poverty even exists in this country.
So why should I have to pay for others not taking care of themselves?
@RanchHand: In Utah we don't belive in handouts. - three11stu | 2:38 p.m. Nov.
30, 2011 *'Utah Benefits Big Time From Stimulus Money, Tax Cuts' -
By TONY SEMERAD - SL Tribune - 08/14/10 'The amount of federal
stimulus cash pumped into Utah by the controversial American Recovery and
Reinvestment Act has now surpassed the $3 billion mark in spending...' Then Utah should be willing to pay back the $3 billion dollars in stimulus
money. Or the $4 to $1 ratio that Utah gets for every federal
program Utah gives to. aka, Utah GETS BACK x4 more than any state
dollars they put into federal projects. Please do not blame
CHILDREN, for their own poverty. Your lack of empathy towards your
fellow Americans plight is troubling. WWJD?
@Pagan:I guess I really do have to write SARCASM on my posts. Based on
all the comments I read regarding poverty and social services, it appears that
Utahns in general don't believe in those programs, which is ironic based on the
belief system the majority of utahns have. I in no way blame children for
their own poverty, yet we blame adults for poverty, when really, poverty ensares
those suffering from it in and endless cycle, trapping the children that are
living in poverty all through adulthood.
'@Pagan: I guess I really do have to write SARCASM on my posts.' -
three11stu | 4:12 p.m. Nov. 30, 2011 Well. Since I
can't see you roll your eyes. :) I apologize that I didn't pick up
on the sarcasm. However, I have debated that very claim (2:38 p.m.)
against people in Utah who were serious.
three11stu: Don't you hate that there isn't a sarcasm font?
Looks like this will be a great program!!! If Mitt shows up, it will be right
after he wins his primaries in Nevada and New Hampshire, and he will be well on
his way to being our presidential nominee, which will double the excitement of
I know how I'll celebrate: Electing the organizer as the next president of the
I like the idea of the anniversary celebration, but why are they relighting the
torch? According to Olympic protocol, once the torch is extinguished at the end
of the games, it is never to be relit again.
Stanford,Can you cite a source for that? The USC Trojans light
their cauldron in The Coliseum at home games during the 4th quarter. The
Coliseum is an Olympic stadium.
'Electing the organizer as the next president of the United States.' - Zona Zone
| 12:22 a.m. Dec. 1, 2011 Maybe he'll give us all HEALTHCARE! *'Mitt Romney steers clear of Ohio health, union issues' - By Dan
Sewell - AP - Published by DSNews - 10/25/11 Then:
*'Mitt Romney reverses himself, supports anti-union law' - By Philip Elliott -
AP - Published by DSNews - 10/26/11 Or, he might change his mind.
@SanfordYou are mistaken. The cauldron can be relit during any
Olympics if the former host city chooses. It can also be relit to celebrate.
The cauldron was relit on the 1 year anniversary in Salt Lake in 2003. The
Vancouver cauldron was relit in Feb of 2011 to celebrate the 1 year anniversary
of the Olympics there. The Lake Placid Cauldron was relit in 2010 to celebrate
the 30th anniversary. Sydney did it also in 2010 to celebrate the 10 year
anniversary. I think if you do a search you will find that Salt Lake, won't be
the only host city that will celebrate an Olympic anniversary by relighting the