Jay Evensen: On second thought...

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  • newintown WOODS CROSS, UT
    Feb. 13, 2012 3:59 p.m.

    Ah...the Post and Brother Chuck...a match made in heaven.

  • Brother Chuck Schroeder A Tropical Paradise USA, FL
    Feb. 13, 2012 1:51 p.m.

    How nice that Jay Evensen could bring up these things about Mitt Romneys role in the success of the 2002 Winter Olympic Games. Romney left his post at Bain Capital to run the Olympics after top officials resigned amid a bribery scandal and mismanagement of funds that left the games in debt. The games ended up being on of the most profitable in Winter Olympic history. The Washington Post says that although Romney played a role in the games' eventual success, questions remain as to the extent of the financial problems that the games faced before Romney arrived. The Post also quotes individuals close to Romney as saying that he took the job to help his political resume.

  • LDS Liberal Farmington, UT
    Feb. 13, 2012 1:27 p.m.

    Why do still have a 50 year old Embargo with the Cuban Communists --
    But throw our ever loving arms around the Chinese Communists?

    BTW - Did I forget to make mention of our economic ties to Vietnam?
    58,000 Americans died fighting those Communists.
    Corporate America has made us forget all about them too.

    The Limbaugh/Beck.Hannity Tea Party express is too wound up about Teachers Unions and U.S. Autoworkers to be upset about THEM.

    They loathe evil American "Socialists",
    but L-O-V-E foregin Communists. $$$$

  • Brother Chuck Schroeder A Tropical Paradise USA, FL
    Feb. 13, 2012 11:22 a.m.

    There is a lot to discover from Utah history & I hope I can contribute some worthwhile discussions & ideas. Does anyone know the full story about the man who dug the small cave in Temple Hill in Manti?. "The tunnel was dug by a local resident who was convinced that he would soon come into a chamber left by ancients. As he dug he began to have dreams that warned him to dig no further or suffer a terrible fate. He ignored the warnings and was later found dead of a heart attack inside the tunnel amongst his tools." Gov. Gary Herbert formed a committee to look into possibly bidding for the 2022 Games. Apparently, people are nostalgic for the days when armed soldiers roamed South Temple. A man armed with a shotgun was killed by police on the Oquirrh Mountain Temple grounds Saturday afternoon. Lt. Dan Starks with the South Jordan Police Department said police were called just after 12:30 p.m. for a report of a man with a gun. The temple was closed at the time to observe the Christmas holiday because Christ was born on that day?. Or he wanted to see Santa?.

    My views.

  • Brother Chuck Schroeder A Tropical Paradise USA, FL
    Feb. 13, 2012 10:06 a.m.

    Jay Evensen, and myself, always have "second thoughts". How about the ole saying of "just say NO to drugs"?. If this was the country western awards, and not the Grammys, with LL Cool J, that honored Whitney by him, what do you think they would of said in place of him, there's another druggie that struggled with drug abuse with a behavioral problem, like all the rest of them fools. Throughout the past hundred-plus years, a variety of famous people have battled addiction to opiates. Whether their drug of choice was heroin, Vicodin, or even opium itself, these celebrities often paid a terrible price for their addiction. Some maintained their drug addiction privately, others were branded as addicts before the worlds eyes, while for others, their addiction cost them their lives. Like John Belushi, Rush Limbaugh with a severe prescription drug addiction, including OxyContin and Vicodin, Elvis Presley, Carrie Fisher, Janis Joplin, Bela Lugosi, Charles Dickens just to name a few. All their money and fame does not buy happiness they soon find out, so they turn to other pleasures. I don't feel sorry for Whitney Houston's life of glorious song and unnerving self-destruction.

    My views.

  • The Real Maverick Orem, UT
    Feb. 13, 2012 8:09 a.m.

    The best way to open up Cuba to Democracy is to open up to them. The embargo hasn't worked, they're still Communist folks!

  • UT Brit London, England
    Feb. 13, 2012 6:32 a.m.

    Cuba is a nice country to visit, been there on vacation a couple of times now, great for scuba diving. You guys can do what you like but I think the embargo has been going on for a little too long eh?