Cover story, Sept. 6, "Aflutter"
I keep looking for monarch caterpillars every time I see milkweed. No luck yet.
Very informative! I've added tons of milkweed to my garden thanks to the help from [conservationist] Rachel Taylor.
Great article. Hoping it inspires more people to plant milkweed.
Everyone should plant milkweed. Unless you're renting. Then consult your landlord first.
I spare a big patch of milkweed in my Cottonwood Heights neighborhood just for monarchs. We see very few. Sad.
Alan K. Ormsby
Opinion, Sept. 6, "Two Funerals"
Dear Mr. Robinson,
Hmm, it's odd to write, "Mr. Robinson" with the Paul Simon song about the Mrs. cursing through my noggin.
OK, I will comment later this coming week about your Opinion piece. I liked it, but I think the part about DT's (President Goebbel's) funeral needs work. I mean, where are the golf carts with the Secret Service he charges us, the taxpayer, to use, etc.
I am also writing because you are a "Vietnam-era" assistant PIO. What unit? Where? I ask because a group of men I call my "Heart Brothers," were in the PIO shop at Cu Chi, Vietnam, when I was there. They were with the 25ID; we are still in touch.
There is a project I have in mind—a living worthwhile memorial for our Blue Water Naval personnel from [the] Vietnam-era who still are not covered for Agent Orange and other chemicals our dear Uncle used.
P.S.: Re memorials to [John] McCain, I feel the Richard Russell name should be removed from the Senate office building and it can be called what it used to be called: "the OLD S.O.B." That is a fitting name for McCain and others, don't you think?
Kathleen L. Lundy
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News, Sept. 6, "Monumental Statement"
Awesome work, Shae! Quite an achievement—the painting and how you live your life. Keep on inspiring.
The city needs more good art, more murals!
Online news post, Sept. 6, Medical cannabis proponents allege Drug Safe Utah is misleading voters
Does anyone know who funds Drug Safe Utah?
Mel P. Stone
The Church of Half-truths of Latter-day Saints.
When you don't have anything valid, just make shit up. If they don't like it, call them a snowflake.
Stoners will be stoners.
Michael James Stone
Ignorant people will be ignorant people.
Dylan Dean Taft
Online news post, Sept. 7, Religious leaders gather at the Capitol to pray for Utahns contemplating suicide
"Thoughts and prayers" are just the act of pretending to care without actually doing anything.
Yeah, fuck opening churches to the homeless and supporting drug addicts and the mentally ill. Let's pray; that will help.
Actions speak louder than glorified nothing.
I seriously thought this was an Onion headline.
News, Aug. 30, "On the Prowl" and Aug. 31, "Far from Purrfect" follow-up
If someone hunts [cougars] out of necessity for food because they won't eat steroid-injected, human-tampered meat, then OK. To all the hunters that do not fall in this category—and you hunt for fun—may you someday be hunted yourself for the kill.
Agreed. This might be a population-control method.
That's not good. Is it that tough to watch your kids and dogs? The idea is to preserve wildlife not shoot it for fun! Leave wildlife alone. Who's the intruder in their habitat?
Steven J. Ault
Heck, just send 'em on down to Club 90, amirite?
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