Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Robo-calls are annoying!

I want to preface this by saying that I'm a non-smoker. Nobody in my immediate family smokes. I would like to know if anybody else found the recent robo-call about additional taxes on cigarettes annoying? The robo-call has Dick Nourse saying that Utah residents, even non-smokers, pay a price for smoking. It then tries to get you to contact your legislator supporting a $2 per pack tax. I was glad when election day had come and gone because I thought it meant no more annoying political calls.

I may support higher taxes on cigarettes, however, a robo-call asking me to support it sours me on the idea.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Here's hoping for 12-0

I'm rooting for the Utes to win on Saturday over BYU giving them a 12-0 record and sending them to a BCS bowl. GO UTES!

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

I Voted!

I went and voted today before work. I was in and out in about 15 minutes. One thing that I did find interesting was that on all the partisan races, the Republican was listed first. Is that because I registered as a Republican or did others who aren't registered Republicans experience the same thing? I was expecting the names to be listed in alphabetical order.

Monday, November 03, 2008

Deseret News Policy doesn't make sense.

On the Deseret News website today, I found the following disclaimer:

"The Deseret News has had a longstanding policy of not publishing letters-to-the-editor addressing political contests the day before and day of the election.

We are applying that same moratorium to comments on election stories beginning Sunday. We will apply the moratorium on older stories as well.

The rationale for the policy is two-fold: Give voters time to cool down and reflect on the choices they will make on Tuesday; and, avoid playing a role in influencing voters by posting possible false, last-minute attacks on candidates.

Thanks for your participation and don't forget to vote."

Early voting has been available for the past two weeks. Does the D-News rationale that it "gives voters time to cool down and reflect on the choices they will make on Tuesday" really make sense now that we can vote early? I'd suspect that the same people who read the letters to the editor are those who have taken time to inform themselves about the candidates and voted early.