Utah Bloghive

A collection of political commentary from throughout the Beehive State.

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Plasma Cutters Are Used in Making Metal Artwork

For the People
Plasma cutters are an important tool for machinists.  They enable them to cut...

2014 Taxes Now Conference

Utah Taxpayers Association
  The 36th annual “Utah Taxes Now” Conference will be held on...

178 The LEFT Show – HerRection

JM Bell's The LEFT Show
Total brain squish … I know Deb Henry was here, but, I’m buggered...

#8 Tell Me A Story Thom Floyd – “Poo-Chucks”

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The Mighty Thom Floyd answered the phone this week, and, much like the...

Utah Taxpayers Association Releases 2014 Legislative Scorecard

Utah Taxpayers Association
Friday, April 4, 2014 Contact:         M. Royce Van...

The ULCT 2014 Leg Book is online & ready!

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177 The LEFT Show – The Truth, Or Beautiful?

JM Bell's The LEFT Show
Melissa Merlot is BACK with JM Bell, Bob, and Forrest! She’s Back! We...

Don’t Buy Koch

JM Bell's The LEFT Show
Koch Industry Gasoline: Chevron Union Union 76 Conoco Koch Industry/Invista...

176 The LEFT Show – Political Addictions

JM Bell's The LEFT Show
There’s a piece of advice I got a few years ago that goes a little like...

#7 Tell Me A Story Jason Williams – Inside Baseball

JM Bell's The LEFT Show
Going back nearly a decade, Jason Williams and I have fueled our mutual nerd...

An Example of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery

For the People
Most of the news about plastic surgery talks about people that are getting...

Finding Right Surgeon is Crucial To Successful Breast Implant Surgery

For the People
If you’re considering getting breast implants choosing your doctor can be...

[FIXED] 175 The LEFT Show – Fred Phelps is Dead [FIXED]

JM Bell's The LEFT Show
[The problem with the audio file has been fixed. Please, to enjoy!] One hundred...

#6 Tell Me A Story Everett Downing – Sketchbooks and Aftermaths

JM Bell's The LEFT Show
Catching up with someone who has, in my opinion, actually succeeded in their...

Prisons — Americans are spending less and getting more

DNews: Perspectives
Life is getting safer all the time. Statistics from the FBI and the Bureau of...

174 The LEFT Show – They are HEROES!

JM Bell's The LEFT Show
Danielle Über Alles, from the Hello Sweetie Podcast, braves the unknown and...

George Will and those lovable losers on the north side

DNews: Perspectives
A book review: “A Nice Little Place on the North Side” by George...

#5 Tell Me A Story Troy Hughes – Hot Beer, Cold Women

JM Bell's The LEFT Show
Youth is fleeting, and, seriously, if you don’t look back on at least...

Does anybody really know what time it is?

DNews: Perspectives
If we’re going to continue this daylight saving time nonsense, let’s at...

If you’re broke, come to Utah’s high-wage capital

DNews: Perspectives
Remember all the talk about how wages in the Salt Lake City area were so low...

#4 Tell Me A Story Damian Hutchinson – The Con Cons

JM Bell's The LEFT Show
It used to be a semi-dangerous right of passage, going to a Con. It used to be...

173 The LEFT Show – Color Me Jesus

JM Bell's The LEFT Show
Don’t forget to VOTE for The LEFT Show! City Weekly’s Best of Utah either...

Well-being Index has Utah going in the wrong direction

DNews: Perspectives
By at least one measure, life in Utah is getting steadily worse. When Gallup...

172 The LEFT Show – Pickles & Brine

JM Bell's The LEFT Show
Don’t forget to VOTE for The LEFT Show! City Weekly’s Best of Utah either...

Dutch coach’s humorous, combative interview carries a message

DNews: Perspectives
Dutch speed skating coach Jillert Anema is getting a lot of Internet traction...

#3 Tell Me A Story – Ethan Persoff – “Electric Kool-Aid”

JM Bell's The LEFT Show
What a hilarious romp through the early 90′s when artist Ethan Persoff...

#171 The LEFT Show – SNAFU

JM Bell's The LEFT Show
Don’t forget to VOTE! City Weekly’s Best of Utah either “Best...

#2 Tell Me A Story – Tom Cheevers “Loss”

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Everything is temporary, no matter how hard you try to hold on to whatever was...

Legislative Policy Committee: February 10th Agenda

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#170 The LEFT Show – Funions and MGD

JM Bell's The LEFT Show
JC and Bob took the week off, so, we got Alex Cragun from UPC and SLUG stopped...

#1 Tell Me A Story – D’Arcy Benincosa “Love Stories”

JM Bell's The LEFT Show
Meet D’Arcy Benincosa. D’Arcy is a photographer and filmmaker and...

We Agree – Always Funny: Melissa Merlot

JM Bell's The LEFT Show
Our very own Melissa “Cobra” Merlot was featured on Jordon...

#169 The LEFT Show – The Hardwick!

JM Bell's The LEFT Show
It’s not that I don’t like Chris Hardwick – I do! I really...

Mixed News from ULCT’s Economic Stoplights

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January local option sales tax distribution down 0.5%

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Traitor or patriot? It’s time for Edward Snowden to make a case for himself

DNews: Perspectives
So now it’s smartphone apps. Big Brother knows your score on Angry Birds....

The USTAR Audit: A Follow Up

Utah Taxpayers Association
The USTAR Audit: A Follow Up The December 2013 edition of “The Utah...

168 The LEFT Show – Sonia from 20

JM Bell's The LEFT Show
Things have been a little off the last few weeks, but, I’m pretty sure we...

167b The LEFT Show – No Show

JM Bell's The LEFT Show
We had a death in the family over the weekend, and I canceled recording shows...

Fast Tax Booklets

Utah Taxpayers Association
FULL 2014 FAST TAX BOOKLET FULL 2013 FAST TAX BOOKLET FULL 2012 FAST TAX...

ULCT’s economic forecast for 2014

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#167 The LEFT Show – Big Gay Podcast

JM Bell's The LEFT Show
I’m putting on my top hat, tying up my white tie, brushing off my tails....

2014 Newly Elected Officials Conference

Utah Taxpayers Association
Join the Utah Taxpayers Foundation for the second annual “Newly Elected...

2014 Pre-legislative Conference

Utah Taxpayers Association
The 2014 Pre-Legislative Conference is being held on Monday, January 13, 2014...

NEW: Independent Study Shows Tax Subsidies for New
 1000-room Hotel will Hurt Existing Hotels

Utah Taxpayers Association
Monday, January 6, 2014 Contact:           M. Royce Van...

December 2013 Local Option Sales Tax Distribution up 4.3%

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166 The LEFT Show – The NERD Store 2 for 1

JM Bell's The LEFT Show
This week on The LEFT Show, we’re live at The NERD Store in West Valley...

165 The LEFT Show – XXXMas Eve Swallow!

JM Bell's The LEFT Show
Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house the killer was...

164 The LEFT Show – Don We Now!

JM Bell's The LEFT Show
Twas the night before Christmas – Old Santa was pissed, he cussed out the...

Judge Leon’s NSA ruling a good read, but not much more

DNews: Perspectives
It wasn’t just the ruling, it was the way he phrased it. Every now and then,...

163 The LEFT Show – Christmas gambold or a tumbling-trick?

JM Bell's The LEFT Show
At Christmas I no more desire a rose Than wish a snow in May’s new-fangled...

Can a 6-year-old boy be a sexual harasser?

DNews: Perspectives
In Colorado, a 6-year-old boy has been suspended and labeled a sexual harasser...

World of Warcraft, Halo, Second Life — it’s more than just fantasy, apparently

DNews: Perspectives
Ed Snowden may think he has unleashed another revelatory bomb on the U.S. and...

162 The LEFT Show – Really Bad Edelweiss

JM Bell's The LEFT Show
And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief...

The Utah Taxpayer – Newsletters

Utah Taxpayers Association
The Utah Taxpayer Monthly Newsletter The Utah Taxpayers Association publishes a...

November local option sales tax distribution up 4.5%

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161 The LEFT Show – Skirts of Cotton, Not of Wool

JM Bell's The LEFT Show
We don’t make a lot of excuses around here for the general atmosphere of...

Wrong Thursday? Black Friday? Cyber Monday? Seriously?

JM Bell's The LEFT Show
Wrong Thursday? Black Friday? Cyber Monday? Seriously? What is all this hubbub...

160 The LEFT Show – The Doorbell Ditch

JM Bell's The LEFT Show
I’ve got that problem again where I don’t know what the hell to...

159 The LEFT Show – Mussels and Cockles

JM Bell's The LEFT Show
No poem this week. It’s late when I’m writing this and, frankly, I...

U.S. Light Vehicle Sales Up 10.6 % in October

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Hold 322 #100 11-12-2013

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158 The LEFT Show – USMC, Veterans, Yellow Spice Cake

JM Bell's The LEFT Show
There’s a place in France where the naked ladies dance. There’s a...

State Revenue Growth Retreats in 1st Quarter of FY 2014

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157 The LEFT Show – Through The Trees

JM Bell's The LEFT Show
JM Bell, JC Carter, and Ultimate Bob manage to plow through nearly nothing on...

Guest Post by Chuck Newton, South Jordan City Councilman

Utah Taxpayers Association
This is just the start of tax increases:  The tax isn’t just $40/month or...

Is it British Columbia?

JM Bell's The LEFT Show
Remember when America was a thing?

3 Mayors Say Jordan Bond is Premature, Too Large

Utah Taxpayers Association
Op-ed: 3 mayors: Jordan bond is premature, too large | The Salt Lake Tribune

156 The LEFT Show – The Mighty Brackets

JM Bell's The LEFT Show
Oh, The LEFT Show’s like a red, red rose that’s newly sprung in...

Local option sales tax revenue up only 0.5% in October

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