Utah needs to be very careful about striving to attract heavily-televised events
during the winter and summer months now that our inversions create awful air
quality. Just as people held their breaths during the 2002 Olympics
that we'd have clear skies for the three weeks of sporting events and
festivities, it will be much more difficult to hope for clean air with the
world's news cameras everywhere showing the local sights and views in
2016... Our air quality will be much, much worse by then.Worse,
with fossil fuel interests sponsoring various GOP events and advertising, only
to show how those fossil fuels foul Utah's air will create much negative
publicity for our fair state. Such publicity will hurt our tourism and ability
to attract new industry... a bad, stinking mix, if you ask me!Let's keep our air quality our own little secret!
@2 bitsReally? You're saying Salt Lake isn't conservative
enough to host a GOP convention? I think I just spit coffee on my screen. Have
you never left Utah and lived in another location? I think some
horizon-broadening is in order.
Let's face it, SLC is considered "cute" and "dependable" by
most large businesses and associations. Sophisticated organizers do not
consider Utah as a convention destination, it's more in line with family
reunions. That's why we have a call center mentality, nice people to talk
with on a telephone.
I think with the Judges and Federal Courts tearing our laws and culture apart we
shoul refrain from bidding or participating in any political, sporting, or other
event and become isolationist. In other words drive all the fornicates away
from this State!
BU52, maybe you have not noticed… but Utah is changing. The only thing I need to do to promote change, is stand right here. :)
'We are fortunate we had more enlightened, creative, and courageous
decision makers in place when it was time to pursue the Winter Olympics.'
- I disagree. 'Cost to Host Olympic Games
SKYROCKETS' - ABC News
- By Julia Campbell
'The $1.3 billion in federal spending is more than DOUBLE the
amount of federal funds '$609 million' that supported the 1996 summer
Olympics in Atlanta. (sic)
I think it is a disgrace,â said Sen. John
McCain, R-Ariz., who, along with U.S. Rep. John Dingell, D-Mich., asked the
government agency to investigate the escalating expenditures for hosting the
Olympic games in American cities. But this is a logical extension of what you
get when you start pork-barrel spending.- Article When is it smart
to DOUBLE the cost of something?
Good Pagan and when will you be moving? Mike you said pray in the same comment
as Democratic party...Don't you see the irony?
We are fortunate we had more enlightened, creative, and courageous decision
makers in place when it was time to pursue the Winter Olympics.
I was born in Hawaii. I have lived in Utah for over 10 years. And with the mindset of some of the majority here…. I
would not recommend anyone come to Utah.
Would this have to do with the GOP being too liberal for the powers that be in
Good. Maybe the Democratic Convention will come here?Let us pray.
Why would SLC bid to host the GOP Convention? Just to give Rocky Anderson and
his crowd something to protest?If I were the GOP I'd NEVER
consider having the convention in SLC (after seeing how rude the SLC Government
leaders have been towards other convention guests they didn't like).
They could not get the duck dynasty guys to come here for the opening speech?
The GOP is falling apart with payday loans leading the way with the kind of
integrity that isn't lasting in the souls of men and women. Integrity is
not in Utah politics and the other party would have a heyday wreaking havoc for
our State if there was even a hint it might happen here. People think their
actions won't bring discredit to our society of State.
With Matheson out of the national picture there's little chance the
Democrats will gain much traction in Utah, especially in light of Obamacare and
flaunting the Utah Constitution and the will of the sovereign voters in this
state with regards to Amendment 3 this past week. Utah will remain solidly GOP
and any adjustments will center around Mike Lee and the Tea Party. So no reason
to hold the convention here.
Smart decision.Obviously, a sign of the times.