I like what a former Reagan cabinet member said:"Avoid having your ego
so close to your position that, when your position fails, your ego goes with
it."- Colin PowellCivil dialogue encourages freedom of speech,one of
our great rights as American citizens.Utah the beautiful is one of our
family's favorite states in our union. Who can forget the 2002 Olympic
Games? They were super!
The world misread the spontaneous trusting hearts of friends Romney and Cameron
as they both rattled-off some honest and respectful remarks in meeting the
challenges of the Olympics in London. I do not believe that either of them meant
for their remarks to be taken personally and believe that they both spoke with a
trusting camaraderie in the face of challenges that they both understand. Even
though my interpretation may be absolutely true, there are logically many in
the media or not that would naturally take offense at the remarks of either
I lived just outside of SLC for ~3 yrs. Found the state to be quite beautiful.
Found the culture and lack of diverisity to be horrible. The lack of open
mindedness amongst the native Utahns was quite astonishing.
Hope you find my other post and display it:I wanted to state that I
have noticed a lot of prejudice that seems to think itself patriotism.The fact is that there are a lot of prejudiced or sarcastic statements made
about England from time to time, and Mitt, Gov Herbert and a particular news
reporter, so-called, who gave a really biased "report" on tonight's
news program, are just the tip of the iceberg. Was it because I
mentioned the reporter was from KSL? I couldn't recall her name but she
was on tonight and made three unfounded or snippy comments in succession about
the English: that their PM attacked Mitt rather than he defended his
country's security measures, suggested that the English didn't like
Mitt, based solely on a specific group that were campaigning for AIDS research,
and finally spoke sarcastically of Britain's planned Olympics display, for
using artificial clouds ("They have enough clouds of their own, but never
mind") which in context showed more hostility than humor I thought.
She's not alone though. I hear the term "Euro Trash" too often
applied to Europeans. Couldn't we try harder at friendship?
Well, God knows that Salt Lake City is the center of the universe, AND in the
middle of no where, how much more perfect, does it get than that...Actually,
Utah is a beautiful state to live in...neighborly, thoughtful people, and full
of patriotic love of country...so Mr. Prime Minister, watch and learn...and
don't forget to fasten your seat belt, because it is going to be a great
Well I guess if former Olympic CEO Romney is truthful and forthcoming about real
concerns about London Olympic security then he is he is an offensive person and
if were to lie about it he would have been just another lying, pandering
England and London are one of our most long term allies. They have gone to war
with us and are huge trading partners. If Romney can offend them
with such ease can you picture him trying talking to China or Iran.
Relize Romney also said....Nonetheless, Mr Romney questioned the enthusiasm of
the British public. "Do they come together and celebrate the Olympic
moment?" he asked. "That's something which we only find out once
the Games actually begin." Wonder how long it would take for
Romney to get us in a REAL HOT WATER if he were to get into office! I guess he
is used to saying what ever he feels like...
If Romney is serious about winning this thing, he's going to have to learn
to monitor his mouth better. If he wants to say something and he's not
sure how it's going to come across, he needs to change the subject and
think about something else. It's too bad when big things are lost to small
slips of the tongue. Anyone out there have his ear? For heaven's sake,
tell him to start learning to say the right thing at the right time, or just
shut up and resist making a fool of himself. Obama's too good at that
already, even though the media and the "beautiful people" are
astoundingly good at overlooking HIS mistakes. They won't give Mitt the
same allowance, by any means.
Money can't buy class.
Welcome to Utah the middle of nowhere. It's so peaceful here that
Terrorists have left us alone. So how is being "the middle of nowhere"
supposed to be a bad thing?
I keep hearing that Brigham Young came to Utah because it was in the middle of
nowhere. Isn't the real story here about an American Dignitary going
overseas and insulting his hosts? I guess not if the paper covering the incident
is the Deseret News.
Americans don't like Willard either, Mr. Prime Minister. Here's one
American that does not look at an apology as weak. So on our country's
behalf we're sorry about Willard's comments if you find them offensive
but he does not speak on behalf of America. Not yet at least.
Salt Lake City is in the middle of nowhere, thats why its such a nice place to