Why Stop At 12th Grade? Just Do Away With Education All Together!

The proposal to to cut out the 12th grade to save $60 million in Utah’s Budget has generated much commentary in the blogosphere.Over at the Jonathan Turley Blog, an interesting (tongue in cheek) concept has been presented as a result of Sen. Chris Buttars’ proposal :It is not clear why legislators have decided to keep … Continue reading Why Stop At 12th Grade? Just Do Away With Education All Together!

The solution to our budget woes: Cut out part of our children’s education

 (cross-posted to Utah Legislature Watch) Here is the latest from Sen. Chris Buttars, R-West Jordan, to save money: Eliminate the 12th grade "Almost all of the industrial world uses 11 grades," he said. "Why do we use 12? The kids either got their one foot in AP classes in college, or they're just running around, … Continue reading The solution to our budget woes: Cut out part of our children’s education

“Chris and Chris” Bill: A Marriage in the Making?

Utah’s ABC 4 has posted a breaking news piece about openly Anti-Gay Senator Chris Buttars teaming up with openly Lesbian Representative Chris Johnson to co-sponsor Johnson’s gay rights bill. The 2009 Legislative session brought much controversy to the floor over Buttars’ public remarks on gays. To hear of Buttars even considering such a move is … Continue reading “Chris and Chris” Bill: A Marriage in the Making?

Buttars at it again….

(cross-posted to Utah Legislature Watch) Chris Buttars, R-West Jordan, is quoted in the Desert News as saying that the recently passed ordinance (supported by the LDS church) to protect the rights of gay people with regards to housing and employment could result in “unitended consquences”.“There’s a lot of questions. I’m not jumping to conclusions. I’m … Continue reading Buttars at it again….

Buttars at it again….

(cross-posted to Utah Legislature Watch) Chris Buttars, R-West Jordan, is quoted in the Desert News as saying that the recently passed ordinance (supported by the LDS church) to protect the rights of gay people with regards to housing and employment could result in “unitended consquences”.“There’s a lot of questions. I’m not jumping to conclusions. I’m … Continue reading Buttars at it again….

The Buttars Saga: How Utah Looks to the Rest of the Nation

First he bumbled.  Then he was ousted from two legisltative committees.  Then he refused to apologize. More than 15,000 e-mails were sent to Utah Senate President Michael Waddoups (R) demanding that he condemn Buttars's remarks. Waddoups said he kicked Buttars off the Senate Judiciary Committee primarily as a way to draw attention away from him. … Continue reading The Buttars Saga: How Utah Looks to the Rest of the Nation

Bumbling Buttars

Utah Senator Chris Buttars continues to blunder.  On the heels of the defeat of the Common Ground Initiative bills, which would have afforded benefits to domestic partners, Buttars, in an interview with documentary filmmaker Reed Cowan, openly made the statement that the gay rights movement is “probably the greatest threat to America.”  Quoted in the … Continue reading Bumbling Buttars