I guess this is part of the economic stimulus package in the U.S. - to ramp up law enforcement:By James Vicinihttp://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20090105/us_nm/us_usa_fbi Reuters – FBI investigators examine a crime scene at a California parking lot in a 2006 photo. (Phil Klein/Reuters) WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Wanted by the FBI: agents, language specialists, computer experts, intelligence analysts and finance experts. … Continue reading FBI plans large hiring blitz of agents, experts
Justifying Teacher Raises: Make them work more!
Education sure is in the news a lot lately. It's a subject near to my heart since I have spent my entire 24 year (so far!) career in the field.This week, Utah Governor Huntsman endorsed a full year for teachers in a move to justify giving teachers raises. Of course we all know that teachers … Continue reading Justifying Teacher Raises: Make them work more!
Immigration Reform Rally
I stopped by the Immigration Reform Rally yesterday at the City County Building in downtown Salt Lake. Here are photos and links to news articles.Utah couple deported: Son Jose is fighting to stay in Salt Lake for colon cancer treatments Immigration rights spurs walkout by Salt Lake-area students Nearly 1,000 people rally in downtown Salt … Continue reading Immigration Reform Rally
School Vouchers Blogswarm-NO to H.B. 148
School Voucher Blogswarm No on HB 148, No to Vouchers: An Unproven Risky Scheme-Davis Didjeridu No on 148, No to Vouchers: Accountability-Davis Didjeridu No on HB 148, No to Vouchers: Constitutional Issues-Davis Didjeridu No on HB 148, No to Vouchers: Unrealistic Finances-Davis Didjeridu No on HB 148, No to Vouchers: The Wholesale Purchase of the … Continue reading School Vouchers Blogswarm-NO to H.B. 148
Rocky Anderson’s Goals
This will be Rocky Anderson's last year as Mayor of Salt Lake City. In this year, he has a team that is working on 108 goals he has set for the remainder of his tenure. I don't agree with some of them, for example mandating helmets for bicyclists and motorcyclists (I am opposed to the … Continue reading Rocky Anderson’s Goals
Still a Lot of Work to do
Today's Deseret News has published an opinion poll showing the Utah's ratings of Bush and Cheney are far higher than the national poll figures.Boy, do we still have a lot of work to do. Deseret Morning News graphic
Pelosi Takes Over – A “New Direction” for America?
If a "new direction" is the case, why won't she push for Impeachment of the Bush Regime? Pelosi touts a "new direction" for women as well, yet the Bush regime is flagrantly anti-women's rights. I won't see a "new direction" until she, and the rest of the dems, get Bush out. (Photo: Lawrence Jackson / … Continue reading Pelosi Takes Over – A “New Direction” for America?
Agents decide who are illegal immigrants (raid in Utah) by skin color
In Utah, DHS Raids Raise Concerns By Justin Rood - December 13, 2006, 1:16 PM A troubling report from the DHS immigration raids yesterday, from the Salt Lake (Utah) Tribune. In this case, DHS agents allegedly separated workers by their skin color -- light-skinned were considered citizens, dark-skinned got scrutiny. Predicatably, they swept up at … Continue reading Agents decide who are illegal immigrants (raid in Utah) by skin color
It’s the Rich Entrepeneurs, Stupid
All across the U.S., including here in Utah, thousands of arrests of immigrants have been made this week in a Homeland Security Secretary "Operation Wagon Train". While poor working people have been carted off, leaving their small children and other family members frightened and alone, the rich owners of the companies that employed the immigrants, … Continue reading It’s the Rich Entrepeneurs, Stupid
Rain Water Tax?
There has been a lot of discussion on a proposed "rain water tax" in West Jordan. The City Council will receive public input and consider for approval Ordinance 06-41, amending the West Jordan Municipal Code, Title 90, Chapter 3, establishing a Stormwater Utility [Tom Steele] PH 6d. "A Public Hearing will be held before the … Continue reading Rain Water Tax?