Tuesday, July 29, 2008

I've received answers!

Dan Liljenquist has sent me his answers to my questions (see here) for the State Senate District 23 candidates. I will be creating a post soon that contains his answers along with those of the Democratic candidate, Richard Watson. I haven't heard anything back from, Jorgina Hancock, the Constitution candidate in this race.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Jill Ekstrom Sentenced

I've posted twice previously (see here and here) about Jill Ekstrom's legal troubles. Jill was sentenced yesterday for stealing adoption records from the Davis County Courthouse. She is to server 18 months on probation. She was also ordered to pay a $540 fine and $850 in restitution to the Davis County Sheriff's office.

The worst thing about this case is that it makes those who want to find out information about their birth parents look like crazy, nut jobs.

Friday, July 18, 2008

We voted against RAP already!

According to an article in the Clipper, (see here) the Woods Cross City Council approved a resolution to put the RAP tax on the ballot in November. Councilmember Rick Earnshaw said “I tell them we’re already shopping in Bountiful and paying the tax, so we may as well be reaping the benefits ourselves.” I don't agree with Rick, because, a large percentage of my purchases over the last 12 months have not been in Bountiful.

I purchased a vehicle last December from Murdock Chevrolet, which I didn't pay the RAP tax on. My family also does a considerable amount of shopping at CostCo which is located in West Bountiful, which doesn't have the RAP tax.

Just because Bountiful is our neighbor, doesn't mean we need to have the same taxes. We don't need to keep up with the Joneses. I believe that the Woods Cross residents should vote down the RAP tax, again!

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Cars vs. Computers

There's a great post over at JumboJoke.com titled If People Bought Cars Like They Buy Computers. I thought it was extremely funny and fitting.

Monday, July 07, 2008

Anything to avoid putting your family through heck.

There is a post at the Utah Amicus (see here) that references the resignation of Mark Walker from the state legislature.

I can fully understand the actions of Mr. Walker. Nobody can realize the affects this can have on a person as well as on their family members unless they have personally gone through a similar situation themselves. I can tell you that when accusations are made it affects those whom you love sometimes more than it affects the person being accused.

Would Rob at Utah Amicus have appreciated similar things said about him? Remember, in this country, we believe in being innocent until proven guilty. If Mr. Walker truly did something wrong, it will be tried in a court of law. Until he is proven guilty, maybe we should cut him some slack. I'd hope for the same thing even if he was a Democrat.