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What Man in His Right Mind Wants Four More Wives?



Of course, it’s a question best posed for Orthodox Utah.

It’s a great article, at Addicting Info, catch it all here, but these excerpts are a little scary. The Church of the Latter Day Saint$ has a whole lotta’ growing up to do before they are truly inclusive.

Utah’s attorney general said Wednesday he was considering an appeal of a U.S. federal judge’s ruling that declared part of Utah’s bigamy law unconstitutional and which sided with the star of reality television show “Sister Wives” and his four wives.

Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes’ office said in a statement that attorneys were reviewing the ruling and could file an appeal in coming weeks.


Now I followed Big Love rather religiously when it ran through HBO the first time, and as much crazy that went on on that program, truth is always stranger than fiction. Hands down.

U.S. District Judge Clark Waddoups on Wednesday finalized a December ruling that struck down a section of the law that bars consenting adults from living together in a romantic arrangement and criminalizes their intimate sexual relationships.


And could you imagine the alimony figures? The Mormons are a ‘plainer’ people historically, but I think I’d wager that the Roman Catholic Church could go toe to toe for assets.


Utah Seeks Political Power By Giving Up 3/4ths Of It


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Aside from salt and religion, not too much comes out of Salt Lake City — well, unless you’re a Mormon. And most of what I know about being a Mormon I learned from The Book Of Mormon — the musical. I can’t say that lifestyle is for me.

But I don’t think that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints members are stupid by any means. They may be horny  (Utah leads the nation in pornographic purchases) but they are pretty savvy as a whole. They number 15 million members world-wide. Yet if they are the motivating factor in this latest scheme to become more relevant in the political world, they may have crested with Mitt Romney and now are walking back from that experiment.

According to The Hill:

In 2016, an unusual state could snatch the coveted first-primary spot away from New Hampshire if its legislature gets its way: Utah

The Utah state House voted overwhelmingly on Monday in favor of a bill that would allow the state to hold its presidential primary a week before any other state in the nation, via an entirely online system, according to the Salt Lake Tribune.

This is quite interesting on a number of levels. First, the primary is to be totally online. Yep, no open polls. Only internet voting. That’s pretty progressive if you ask me. The state is 68% Mormon. I just never thought of all of those folks as being so progressive. Actually, the opposite might have been my first thought. I see now that I was wrong. You learn something new every day.

Yet here comes the confusing part. The state wants to up its profile as being politically meaningful. By pushing to become the first state in the nation to hold a primary, a spot normally held by New Hampshire, Utah very well might become more relevant. It could happen. But there’s something else that could happen too if they choose to make this move. They’ll have to face the wrath of Reince Priebus and the entire RNC.

Currently the state sends 40 delegates to the GOP nominating convention.

If Utah goes through with the change, its 40 GOP delegates to the national convention will be cut down to just nine.

Nine voices for a state that could have 40. That’s roughly a 3/4 cut. Does that make them more or less relevant and meaningful or just another small voice at the convention?


Republicans Traumatize School Children By Starving Them, Forcing Them To Watch As Their Lunch Is Tossed Into The Garbage

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Republicans in Congress

They cut back food stamps. They drop long term unemployment benefits. They trim millions from the SNAP program. To Republicans, that’s not cutting aid  to the needy. It’s austerity. That’s just taking freeloaders off the rosters. Those poor will find another way.

Really? How about in Utah? Or the rest of the country?  CNN:

(CNN) — Dozens of children at a Utah elementary school had their lunch trays snatched away from them before they could take a bite this week.

Salt Lake City School District officials say the trays were taken away at Uintah Elementary School Tuesday because some students had negative balances in the accounts used to pay for lunches. But they admit the situation should have been handled differently.

Elementary school kids are being punished by the Republicans because their parents can’t find work and don’t have the money or wherewithal to cover the essentials. Is this the face of the GOP’s austerity program — starving kids?

starving kids

So the GOP takes the food out of students’ mouths, embarrasses and stigmatizes adolescent kids in front of their peers by actually going over and taking back the food they’ve already been handed. And what do they do with the confiscated food these starving young kids need to keep going?

What else– they make the kids dump their food into garbage cans in front of the rest of the students. Talk about traumatizing young people.

And how about the school’s public ridicule of the kids, stamping their hand or foreheads, making them wear a Hester Prynne scarlet letter so everone else can laugh and ridicule the poor kids? That’s what the Republicans have done. But lets not blame just them. The Democrats let this happen with their approval of a farm bill that cut SNAP. There’s blame to go around. And here’s a clip from the Ed Show where Shultz goes off the charts over this tragedy.


Young Moochers in Utah Get Their Lunches Taken Away – Serves Them (and their Dads) Right!

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The picture above… luck would have it, I found this picture on a page about the importance of children in Utah eating healthy lunches…..what irony!  No money, no eatee in at least one Utah school which took lunches away from children whose parents had gotten behind in their meal payments.  The cafeteria actually served them lunch, took it back, and threw it away because the parents, not the children, were in arrears with the lunch money.  Looks yummy, doesn’t it? Here’s the page it’s from: Help Me Grow, Utah.

The nerve of these children thinking that they deserve a free lunch!

Apparently the Bible believers are perfectly okay with this behavior because it says in Exodus 20:5 that “You shall not bow down to them or serve them, for I the Lord your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and the fourth generation of those who hate me.”   So no lunch today, kids…we’ll let you look at it, smell it, anticipate eating it…then watch us throw it in the trash because of your fathers’ iniquities.

Here’s the story on Daily KOS

If these kids want to eat, they should work! Stop depending on their parents…stop believing that the school would care enough about its students to actually be sure they could make it through the day. They could be janitors, shine shoes for their teachers, clean the blackboard, discipline other students, wash the principal’s car…but no free lunches…after all, who the hell do they think they are?  Children?