Wednesday, November 22, 2006

What's in a name? Part 2

Paul Rolly of the Salt Lake Tribune makes jokes about the new name for the Delta Center. Larry H. Miller announced recently that EnergySolutions has purchased the naming rights for the building for the next 10 years. It will now be known as EnergySolutions Arena. I personally have no problems with this. Do I want high-level nuclear waste stored in Utah? No. Do I think it's okay for EnergySolutions to dispose of low-level radioactive waste in Utah? Yes.
I wonder if Mr. Rolly has ever gone and had an x-ray done at the hospital. Has he ever wondered what happened to the hazardous waste that was generated by having that x-ray done? Along with our advances in technology comes a certain amount of hazardous waste. We should be able to dispose of that hazardous waste properly.

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Why have retention elections?

There was a lot of controversy leading up to the recent retention elections in Salt Lake County. Some people even made comments that judges shouldn't have to go through retention elections. Judge Lewis was not a judge that was praised by all attorneys. If you don't believe me, take a look at the survey results published in the "Voter Information Guide." Yes she received high enough marks to stand for retention election, but, in my school days, they wouldn't have qualified for straight A's.
Should we even have retention elections? Yes!! Our judges need to be accountable to the public. I've heard other people say that they've never been to a court room so they don't know how to vote in the retention elections. (Most of those people have probably also not been to a City Council meeting in the past four years, but, feel fine voting for a new City Council Member.) My argument is just as with the City Council elections, you read the material available (Voter Information Guide) and pick those issues that are important to you and vote accordingly.
Apparently, 55.31% of people that voted in the retention election felt that courtesy in the courtroom was an important issue.

Monday, November 13, 2006

I'm not dead, yet.

I'm still around. I've just been busy traveling with my work. I'm in Hartford, CT this week. Raleigh, NC last week. I ended up doing the early voting thing in order to make my voice heard. I'll post later my opinion on retention elections for judges and why I think they are a good thing. Sorry to make anyone worry about my demise.