Monthly Archives: January 2015

Bernie Sanders for President?

A Brief Thought on the Potential Presidential Candidacy of Socialist Senator Bernie Sanders By Ken K. Gourdin The Washington Post’s Dana Millbank, as syndicated in The Salt Lake Tribune, comments on the potential presidential candidacy of Socialist U.S. Senator from … Continue reading

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Sgt. Friday Grills Pres. Obama

Sergeant Friday Grills President Obama By Ken K. Gourdin Sergeant Joe Friday, of Dragnet fame, takes on President Obama (with a little help from Officer Bill Gannon), and not only does Sergeant Friday fillet President Obama, he grills him! And … Continue reading

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Coming to terms with slights and tragedies

A Word to Bitter, Disaffected Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (and to Anyone Else Having Difficulty Coming to Terms With Some Other Slight or Tragedy) By Ken K. Gourdin Many people cannot resist the urge, … Continue reading

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Bigots against marijuana legalization?

Oppose Marijuana Legalization? Prefer to Not Do Business With Those Who Favor It? You’re a Bigot By Ken K. Gourdin Ron Morse, proprietor of a legal marijuana dispensary in Potland—er, Portland; sorry—Oregon, says that Yesco, a sign company which has … Continue reading

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A Story of Forgiveness

A Story of Forgiveness By Ken K. Gourdin The Deseret News of January 11, 2014 has an interesting recounting of a dream Brian Larson, of Riverton, Utah, had about his father, Bruce, who was murdered by Eugene Woodland when Brian … Continue reading

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Je Suis Charlie

“Je Suis Charlie”: Reflections on the Recent Terrorist Attacks in France By Ken K. Gourdin Recent happenings in France (the land of some of my ancestors, if you recognize the derivation of my surname), in which purportedly (nominally) Islamic terrorists … Continue reading

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Faceball?

Football, Baseball . . . Faceball? By Ken K. Gourdin Then there’s this, from Yahoo! Sports (last accessed today): http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/mlb-big-league-stew/yankees-prospect-brutally-attacked—ex-panthers-linebacker-arrested-233005179.html As a Weber State alumnus, I’m ashamed that this guy went to the same school I did (well, one of … Continue reading

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Laughter in General Conference

Laughter in General Conferences of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints By Ken K. Gourdin Here’s a thread at Times & Seasons about levity in General Conference (all links last accessed today): http://www.timesandseasons.org/index.php/2015/01/laughing-through-general-conference/. And here is my contribution: … Continue reading

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Guessing at Intent (or Not)

One Doesn’t Have to Guess About an Accused’s Intent When He Tells One What It Is By Ken K. Gourdin See this story in the Deseret News (last accessed January 7, 2015): http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865618991/Man-may-have-fired-shots-while-fleeing-officers-police-say.html. Notwithstanding all of the unpleasant things about … Continue reading

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In Defense of Professor Cassell

In Defense of the S.J. Quinney College of Law’s Professor Paul Cassell By Ken K. Gourdin A poster by the screen name of SmellTheCoffee at The Salt Lake Tribune’s on-line comment boards apparently is upset that the S.J. Quinney College of … Continue reading

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