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  • It’s Monday. It’s December. I believe that calls for recipes.

    12/11/2017 5:04:13 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 10 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 12-11-17 | MOTUS
    It’s Monday. It’s December. I believe that calls for recipes. I saw a couple of teases in the comments over the weekend, such as 3XLady’s pictures of Potato Candy – candy? With potatoes? We need a recipe! And MichellenotTHATone was bragging about making white chocolate popcorn – White. Chocolate. Popcorn.!! Recipe please!For my part I want to harken back to our discussion on the November 21 ham and cheese sliders recipe post. Somebody commented that they are called “funeral sandwiches” in the South and I responded that in Utah the ubiquitous cheesy potato casserole was known as “funeral potatoes.” Behold,...
  • Utahns, Tribal Members, Western Leaders Applaud Bears Ears Monument Rollback

    12/08/2017 2:59:08 AM PST · by bryan999 · 4 replies
    Local voices and tribal members were effusive in their praise for twin proclamations from President Donald Trump ordering the reduction of Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments on Monday. They described the announcement as a locals-driven decision-making process that culminated in the monument revisions. San Juan County Commissioner Rebecca Benally, a member of the Navajo Nation and a Democrat thanked President Trump and Secretary Zinke for the decision. “Thank you Secretary [Ryan] Zinke for coming to San Juan, Kane, and Garfield counties and listening to the local grassroots people. Your boots on the ground approach was unexpected, but well...
  • Utah ‘Monument’ Was a Reward to a Clinton Donor

    12/07/2017 8:45:02 AM PST · by Starman417 · 19 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 12-07-17 | Daniel John Sobieski
    The shrinking in size of two national monuments in Utah by President Trump through executive order was a long overdue rebuke to federal land grabs that have given federal control to vast swaths of American land, particularly in the West. As the New York Times noted in 2016: The United States government owns 47 percent of all land in the West. In some states, including Oregon, Utah and Nevada, the majority of land is owned by the federal government. Of course, it used to own nearly all of it... East of the Mississippi…the federal government owns only 4 percent of...
  • Should Trump fear a Senator Romney?

    12/06/2017 2:00:36 PM PST · by Hadean · 69 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | Dec. 6, 2017 | James Pindell
    President Trump’s trip to Utah Monday was ostensibly about eliminating national monument status for two Utah landmarks. But most speculate that the real reason for the trip was a subtle effort to block Mitt Romney from reentering politics. Romney has made noise about a potential run for Senator Orrin Hatch’s seat, should the longtime Utah senator choose not to seek reelection next year. Monday’s presidential visit seemed to turn into a full-on lobbying effort to get Hatch to stay put. Or perhaps more to the point, to get Romney to stay far away from Washington. And Romney was all too...
  • Trump Is Rolling Back Obama’s Last-Minute Land Grab. Here’s What Must Come Next.

    12/06/2017 10:45:15 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | December 5, 2017 | Matt Anderson
    Today marked an important moment as President Donald Trump made much-needed changes to sweeping land use designations made under previous administrations. The Trump administration listened to the combined voices of individual citizens, tribal members, small communities, and elected officials from the county, state, and federal levels. In doing so, Trump has responded to Utahns’ calls by dramatically reducing the size of both the Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments, which had a combined land mass larger than the state of Connecticut. This is a good step forward in reforming a law that has too easily been abused to drown...
  • 2 Utah girls found after kidnapping by 'doomsday prepper' dad who wed daughters to cult leader

    12/05/2017 10:58:58 AM PST · by DFG · 46 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/05/2017 | Katherine Lam
    Two Utah girls were found safe Monday three months after they were allegedly kidnapped by their “doomsday prepper” dad -- who reportedly betrothed his daughters to a cult leader. An Amber Alert was canceled Monday when authorities found Hattie Briella Coltharp, 4, and Dinah Elizabeth Coltharp, 8, outside Lund, FOX13 Salt Lake City reported. Authorities initiated the alert when they received a tip and arrested Samuel Warren Shaffer, 34, who calls himself the prophet of a polygamous sect named “Knights of the Crystal Blade.” The children’s father, John Coltharp, is a member of the sect. Authorities raided a suspected sect...
  • Don’t Count On A Utah Shale Boom

    12/05/2017 8:23:21 AM PST · by bananaman22 · 24 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 12-04-2017 | Nick
    On Monday, President Trump announced his plan to shrink Bears Ears National Monument by 85 percent, while also cutting Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument by half, a move that could open up Utah to more oil and gas drilling. More than 90 percent of the Bears Ears territory is thought to overlap with oil, gas and coal reserves, according to Bloomberg. Last year, EOG Resources, a prominent shale producer that is well-known in other shale basins, such as the Permian, is one of the few companies chomping at the bit in Utah. Last year, the shale driller won an approval from...
  • 13 states launch new legal challenge to California egg law

    12/04/2017 4:42:48 PM PST · by Mariner · 65 replies
    AP via KCRA (Sacramento) ^ | December 4th, 2017 | Unattributed
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — More than a dozen states banded together Monday to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to block a California law requiring any eggs sold there to come from hens that have space to stretch out in their cages. In a lawsuit filed directly to the high court, the states allege that California's law has cost consumers nationwide up to $350 million annually because of higher egg prices since it took effect in 2015. The lawsuit argues that California's requirements violate the U.S. Constitution's interstate commerce clause and are pre-empted by federal law. A federal appeals court...
  • Everyone Stood Up When Trump Entered Utah Capitol – But What Crowd Did Next Is the Real Story

    12/04/2017 6:15:43 PM PST · by x1stcav · 49 replies
    American News Hub ^ | 12/5/17 | Andrew Mark Miller
    Trump won the state of Utah in the 2016 election. He smoked Hillary Clinton by 18 points. He was able to earn those 6 electoral votes despite the fact that Evan McMullin was on the ballot as a third-party challenger. It was widely reported that the Mormon community, which McMullin is a part of, would side with Mitt Romney’s condemnation of Trump. Clearly, that wasn’t correct. Apparently, Utah is Trump country. Don’t take my word for it. Look what happened when the president showed up to Utah on Monday.
  • Trump moves to block Romney from Senate

    12/04/2017 7:48:43 AM PST · by EliRoom8 · 76 replies
    TRUMP MOVES TO BLOCK ROMNEY FROM SENATE President going all out to persuade 83-year-old Orrin Hatch to seek re-election in Utah Published: 24 mins ago (POLITICO) Donald Trump is going all out to persuade seven-term Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch to seek reelection — a push aimed in no small part at keeping the president’s longtime nemesis, Mitt Romney, out of the Senate. Romney has been preparing to run for Hatch’s seat on the long-held assumption that the 83-year-old would retire. Yet Hatch, the longest-serving Republican senator in history, is now refusing to rule out another campaign — a circumstance Romney’s...
  • Mitt Romney: Roy Moore in the US Senate would be a stain on the GOP and on the nation.

    12/04/2017 2:35:03 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 136 replies
    Twitter.com ^ | 12/4/17 | Willard Mitt Romney
    Roy Moore in the US Senate would be a stain on the GOP and on the nation. Leigh Corfman and other victims are courageous heroes. No vote, no majority is worth losing our honor, our integrity.
  • Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke Speech on Utah Monuments… (also links to full Trump Speech)

    12/04/2017 1:46:14 PM PST · by bobsunshine · 7 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | December 4, 2017 | Sundance
    Former Navy SEAL and current Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke delivers brief remarks at the Capitol Building in Utah. Prior to President Trump signing a national monument proclamation, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke told a packed-house crowd the Antiquities Act, an obscure law that Barack Obama used to broaden federal monuments in Utah, ‘was never meant to prevent. It was meant to protect.’ “Our public land is for the public to use,” Zinke said.
  • The Rubio-Schumer Amendment

    11/30/2017 11:29:08 AM PST · by JeepersFreepers · 28 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 11/29/2017 | The Editorial Board
    Sub-headline: Florida’s Republican tries to blow up the Senate tax reform. The GOP is pushing forward on tax reform, though a receiving line of Republican holdouts are slow-rolling progress. One who deserves special mention is Marco Rubio, who contributed nothing to ObamaCare repeal and now aspires to dilute the tax bill.On Wednesday Mr. Rubio and his political sidecar, Mike Lee of Utah, announced that they’ll file an amendment to the tax bill to change the $2,000 child tax credit. They want to make the credit refundable up to a person’s payroll tax liability, among other expensive tweaks. To pay for...
  • The odd things tucked into the GOP tax plan

    12/02/2017 11:37:17 AM PST · by DoodleDawg · 33 replies
    Axios ^ | 12/2/17 | Haley Britzky
    The GOP tax plan was passed through the Senate Friday night in a 51-49 vote. There are a number of things included in the last-minute text, including a provision by Sen. Gardner of Colorado that exempts Kombucha, a fermented tea drink, from alcoholic taxes and regulations. Why it matters: These are small examples of what got slipped in the bill last-minute as the Senate vote neared, and reveals some of the senators' pet projects back in their home states. Odd amendments included in the tax plan: Sen. Orrin Hatch Prohibit things like cash and gift cards to be given as...
  • Thanksgiving travelers to stuff I-15 with up to 45-minute delays

    11/21/2017 7:15:21 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | November 20, 2017 | Lee Davidson
    Early Thanksgiving travelers are expected to stuff Interstate 15 with heavy traffic and delays this week. The Utah Department of Transportation is predicting heavy delays — of up to 45 minutes — on Interstate 15 along the Wasatch Front during the evening commute on Wednesday, as many people head out of town or escape from work a bit early for the holiday. UDOT said its engineers expect a 25 percent increase in traffic on both Tuesday and Wednesday evenings, compared to a typical weekday commute of about 200,000 cars per day. It expects heavier than normal traffic on Tuesday from...
  • Hatch Blows Up On Dem Sen. Brown: Tired Of "That Crap" That Republicans Only Help The Rich (WOW)

    11/17/2017 7:49:57 AM PST · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 101 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | November 16, 2017 | Ian Schwartz
    With Video ----------------------- Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) admonished Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) for accusing Republicans of writing the tax bill "for the rich" at a late night hearing on amendments and markups. "With all due respect, I get sick and tired of the rich getting richer," Brown said in a diatribe against Republicans. "I come from the poor people, and I have been here working my whole stinkin' career for people who don't have a chance, and I really resent anybody that says I'm doing it for the rich. Give me a break. I...
  • Senate Prepares to Strike a Blow for Freedom

    11/15/2017 8:08:34 AM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 15, 2017 | Terry Jeffrey
    Eight years ago, Sen. Orrin Hatch argued in a Senate Finance Committee then controlled by Democrats that Congress does not have the constitutional power to order people to buy things. The committee was discussing the incipient Obamacare bill. It's most outrageous element: The so-called "individual mandate," which would force Americans to purchase health insurance. Hatch did not believe the Constitution's Commerce Clause -- which gives Congress the power to "regulate Commerce with foreign nations, and among the states" -- could be stretched to give the federal government the power to compel individuals to do this. "Rather than regulate what people...
  • Guilty, Especially If Proven Innocent

    11/11/2017 2:22:09 PM PST · by Lazamataz · 95 replies
    Mitt Romney ^ | 11/11/2017 | By Laz A. Mataz
    It read like something straight out of "The Onion". "Innocent until proven guilty is for criminal convictions, not elections."So spake Mitt Romney, would-be King of the Establishment Republicans.This one sentence shows a complete betrayal of all American mores and morals. In every walk of life -- law, elections, even reputations -- Americans have cherished the concept that one is innocent until proven guilty. This shows how dangerous Establishment Republicans are. They are every bit as dangerous as the most liberal Democrat.... and if given enough freedom to act, they would happily join Democrats in rounding up and killing Conservatives.Right now,...
  • Mike Lee wants Roy Moore to stop using his image on fundraising ads

    11/10/2017 8:49:32 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 120 replies
    Axios ^ | 11/10/2017 | Alexi McCammond
    Sen. Mike Lee of Utah has asked Roy Moore's team to stop using his image on their campaign fundraising materials, per The Hill. After four women accused Moore of sexual assault and misconduct (when they were teenagers), his campaign blasted fundraising ads featuring images of some of the Republican senators who endorsed him — Lee, Ted Cruz, and Rand Paul specifically. Why it matters: Multiple Republican senators and lawmakers have said Moore should step down from the Alabama Senate race if the allegations are true, and now some of them (like Lee) are trying to completely remove themselves from his...
  • Sen. Mike Lee pulls Roy Moore endorsement

    11/10/2017 11:01:15 PM PST · by EliRoom8 · 87 replies
    One of Alabama GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore's most prominent backers pulled his support Friday evening in the wake of sexual assault allegations against the former state Supreme Court chief justice. Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, posted on Twitter that "having read the detailed description of the incidents, as well as the response from Judge Moore and his campaign, I can no longer endorse his candidacy for the U.S. Senate."