I can roll with that.
Longevity does not qualify for extraordinary name recognition.
I’m with Spoc. Ben H’s idea has merit too. I am not in favor of naming the building. However we could bestow a nickname
or two, something with a bit of English flair, such as the "PUB", for
Pretty Ugly Building.
Why not? It is fitting. The building is plain, square, drab and colorless.
Please squelch this absurd idea before it gets rolling. Mr. Hatch has not done
much on his watch to keep this country from sinking to its current sad
condition. He should not be rewarded for lackluster performance. There are
others much more deserving. And, why does it need to be named after ANYONE?
It's embarrassing, all right, but not for the reason Senator Hatch thinks.
For clarification, the former post office, which historically served
several federal purposes, including that of a federal courthouse, is the Frank
Moss Courthouse, and is located on Main Street, on the same block as the new
courthouse. The Scott Matheson Courthouse is on State Street, west of the City
and County Building, and is a state courthouse.
How about naming the courthouse for George Sunderland, the only Utahan, at this
time, to serve on the US Supreme Court. He also represented Utah in both houses
Hatch did not stand for the principles he claimed when he was first in office.
He has not represented the standards of his constituency. I don't see any
logic in building such an unsightly structure, and I don't see any good
reason for naming anything after Hatch.
They aren't proposing The "Ronald Reagan Federal Building" how
'Hatch called that prospect "embarrassing" and not something he
seeks . . ." I can't help smiling. Who wouldn't be embarrassed to
have such a piece of work named after them? Perhaps the designation
should go to the planning commission or the mayor who approved the dismal
design. Our local graffitti artists could do it, and the building would be
better for it!
I agree that the building looks like a Borg Cube and is way out of place in
downtown. They shouldn't pay the architect for designing this travesty to
our eyes.That said, naming the Cube after Senator Hatch would be a
good thing. He's worked hard for Utah all these years and has largely done
a good job. They named the old post office for Scott Matheson, so naming the
Cube after Hatch is deserved. Although if I was him, I'd not want the
ugliest building in Utah named after me.Perhaps a new building at
BYU or the U of U would work better or an arch somewhere in southern Utah.
I'm pretty sure this is a ploy by Rep. Stewart to convince Senator Hatch to
abandon all thoughts of running again. "Orrin, if you'll promise to not
run again, I'll get it named after you!"Nothing scares me
more that another term for Senator Hatch, who has been one of the biggest
earmarkers in Congress and proud of it ("look at all the federal dollars
I've brought home to Utah!"). Tell me, Senator, how did you
secure all that loot for Utah? "Well, I made sure other Senators got
the projects they were gunning for--that's what seniority gets you!"
Don't those projects all cost lots of money?"Well,
that's what the people of Utah want!"No, Senator--what Utah
citizens want is for you and your colleagues to stop spending!
I admire Senator Hatch but if I were him, I would run away as fast as I could.
The true embarrassment would be to have his name placed on the most hideous
looking building in Salt Lake City.
My dog has a name. But only so he will respond when called.Why must
a building have a name?What's wrong with the "Salt Lake
City Federal Courthouse"?For every 100 people, two won't
even know who it is.And the rest will still call it the Federal
Actually, Dallin H. Oaks Federal Courthouse sounds good to me.
I think it should be called the Borg Courthouse for two reasons. First,
it's the most unsightly cube for 1000 light years of travel away from
earth. Second, resistance is futile, and we will all be assimilated into the
collective of the US Congress.
Yes sir, Yes sir, Yeees Sir!
absolutely worst Idea. Like him or not, and I didn't, but he
did what needed to be done. Ronald J. Yengich. A much better name for a court
Mr. Stewart, could you publicly suck up more to Mr. "Do Nothing That Would
Keep Me From Being Re-elected" Hatch?You have sited reasons for
this hypothetical aggrandizement. Maybe you might want to include actual Senate
records that illustrate true efforts for us common-folk Utahans beyond hype that
would justify such a feigned honor. Of course, Mr. Hatch would demand that such
a naming not take place. It would be too embarrassing. (I'm sure). IMHO, as was stated in the article, a better choice would be Justice
Sutherland. A record of service in the courts and a good legal mind are better
examples than a career politician.
Stewart will add this to the shamefully short list of accomplishments during his
Congressional tenure. These guys are worse than minimum wage teenagers looking
for conspicuous signs of labor. Great job Utahns, keep voting appearance over
How about the "Gayle Ruzicka Courthouse"?