Monday, March 10, 2008

Thank Goodness: Bishop's Opponent

From the Davis Democrats Email List:

Last week I met with Rob Miller and Wayne Holland at the Utah Democrats HQ in Salt Lake City to discuss my run for the United States Congress District 1. After much discussion with friends, family, and numerous community members, I have decided to run for congress. I feel, along with some of my closest advisors that this year has the potential of making a perfect storm for change in House District 1. Some of the elements contributing to this storm are:

1. Utah Republicans are feeling abandoned by their party and flat out discriminated against by the religious right.

2. Our current congressman and the administration have ballooned the National Debt to almost $9.5 Trillion enslaving every man, woman, and child to the amount of $31,000.00 each.

3. This lack of fiscal responsibility and mis-management has led to a major economic crisis in the housing market and a tight squeeze due to inflation especially in light of $3.00 plus per gallon fuel prices.

For too many years the Republicans have taken the issues of family values, fiscal responsibility, and National security away from us. My opponent, Rob Bishop, has failed on all of these fronts while minding the store.

I intend to run an aggressive, spirited, and professional campaign designed for victory in November. I will focus on issues and the need for a major shift in direction for this Nation. My key themes will be:

Traditional Family Values

Energy Independence

Eliminating the National Debt

All three of these will resonate with Northern Utah voters this year.

This victory will not come easy however. I need your help to do two critical things. First, we need to raise an army of volunteers.

Second, we need to raise money in the six figures locally before June 1 to get the interest of National fund raising . I am working with a national fund raiser and his take is that we must be seen as a serious contender to get serious funding.

I would like to speak with you in the near future by email or phone at your convenience. I need to have lists of caucus chairs and their contact information so I can send fliers and my introductory dvd to them for the caucus. Also, if you could have them be ready with a tv and dvd player for the night of the caucus. I am preparing a 6 minute dvd for that purpose.

Will you help me with this great opportunity to create this "Perfect Storm" for real change?

I hope to speak with and meet you soon.

Morgan Bowen

Candidate for Congress Utah's 1st District

P.S. Feel free to forward this email to anyone who could help.

Morgan Bowen for Congress

Phone: 435-760-4814

BowenforCongress@comcast.net

About Morgan: Morgan Bowen is a forth generation descendant of Utah Pioneers. His father moved the family to the farming community of Merced, California where Morgan grew up. He has worked in the private, public, and religious sectors. For fifteen years he was CEO of an international agricultural consulting firm specializing in helping farmers reduce and eliminate toxic pesticides. Also, he was very active in political circles working to reform government. Morgan returned to his Utah roots to become a religious educator teaching at the Richmond Seminary. He holds a Associates Degree from Merced College where he served as the youngest student body president ever elected. He also has a BA in History from CSU Stanislaus, and a MS in American Studies from Utah State University. Morgan married his wife, the former Kristen Matheson, in 1988. They reside in the Cache Valley community of Hyde Park with their six children.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Your Republican Majority

The Senate Site: Condoning Arrogance, Discrimination, Incompetence, and Graft since September 30, 2005.

The Utah Republican Majority: Corrupt, Arrogant, Discriminatory, and Incompetent since 1962.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Curt Oda: Davis County's Buttars

Your* 2008 Legislator of the Year: Curt Oda
"Sorry, but you obviously have no idea what you're talking about."
"You obviously expect the government to protect your friends from themselves."
"The government is not your keeper."

*By "Your", I refer to those who do not have a brain and are hypocrites.

I don't agree with the kids on the issue, but I think Oda is a douchebag for this among all the other stupid things he does.

UPDATE from top story in SL Trib Close Up Davis County Section: I guess they can guarantee they can be reached, but Oda reminds us that they don't always try to reach back.

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Why Mitt Romney Lost the Nomination: Religion

I hoped that I would not ever have to write this blog, but I always knew that it would happen. Mitt Romney’s campaign for the presidency ended today after he could not overcome two things: first, the reason most Republicans nationally say why they did not support him, his inconsistency on important issues; and second, his religion was anathema to those who could not overcome the first reason.

It started going downhill last Spring, when the first videos and articles from 1994 and beyond came out, showing his incredible flip-flop. It got worse in December when Romney himself injected his religion into the debate when he could have just kept his mouth shut about it. But the final blow came when Governor Mike Huckabee knowingly and intentionally inserted his little question in the Times magazine interview. That’s what broke the camel’s back in Iowa, and Romney couldn’t recover in South Carolina, Florida, or nearly anywhere else. Too many Republicans would say they would not like his inconsistency, but it served as a genteel covering for religious intolerance.

I knew when Romney started this quest that I would have to tell everyone I knew that the current makeup of the Republican party would not accept a Mormon as their presidential nominee; it is true that he was a flawed, unprincipled Republican, but he was still a Mormon. I hope this teaches Mormon Republicans a lesson: for the past 30 or so years, the national Republican party used Mormons for their votes, didn’t give them much in return, and wouldn’t let a Mormon lead their party.

I hope that Utah Republicans and Republican-leaning unaffiliateds will realize this betrayal and start thinking about voting for Democrats, both nationally and locally. Some of this could have started happening by the relatively large turnout in the Democratic primary on Tuesday. However, I am not putting any money down on that hope.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

A Good Case Story About Recycling

Given the current discussion about recycling in Woods Cross and Bountiful, I was happy to hear this story on NPR's Day to Day today. It makes some very good points about how recycling does work (a lot of people do it in her area), why it does not work (people don't always understand what is recyclable), and why it makes sense (despite what others may believe). Let's work to ensure Bountiful follows the Woods Cross City Council's lead in approving curbside recycling next year.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Another example of Urq's Idiocy

WTF? Global storming?
Another example of the stupidity in our legislature. Let the rest of the world burn as long as I am right and I get another few grand from realtors, road builders, and petroleum companies.
And yes, I do agree with the first anonymous commenter on Urquhart's blog. Urquhart and others are using global warming skepticism, in spite of overwhelming evidence in favor of reality, to justify inaction on any sort of real energy and transportation reform, Utah and nationally. While the first commenter was too blind to his own cowardice in commenting anonymously, his point is valid. I agree "we will continue to be dependent on middle east oil and foreign energy in general because we have gutless cowards for politicians" and would add that many more brave American servicemen and women will die in wars, along with the rest of us who will suffer and die from pollution-related disease, because of their cowardice.
I believe most Utahns, and most Americans, would like to see America stop using foreign oil, stop paying for gasoline when renewable resources are available, and get all of our energy from renewable sources (not including NON-renewable nuclear fission, which I am also sure Urq will be in favor of given his contribution history). However, Utahns need to wake up and elect leaders to act with courage.