Jason Chaffetz punches Chris Cannon in the throat CRITICAL HIT! FINISH HIM! splorch FATALITY!

Yay!  My incumbent congressman got whooped in the Republican primary. 

Cannon is trying to say that it was becasue of low voter turn-out.  Personally I think it is because of Cannon’s comments about how Utah loves its immigrants, and we don’t care if they’re illegal or not.  No offense Chris, but that’s pretty darn out of touch with reality. 

I think Chaffetz summed it up well.  It is morally wrong to create an illegal underclass of people that we can use as virtual slave labor, and justify because it is good for business. 

Cannon was okay on guns, I’ll give him that.  Otherwise he was a pretty standard go along Republican showing the same lack of leadership that has gotten us into this current mess.  The more like that who get cleaned out, the better.

Personally I think we need to kick out 90% of our legislators and start from scratch, then fire most of the bureacrats and hire half that number of fresh people to replace them.

Our government can’t build a border fence in 5 years.  We can’t get oil for at least 10.  Correct me if I’m wrong, but we’re the same damn country that tooled up and defeated the Nazis in the greatest war of all time in 5 years, and went from Sputnik to Neil Armstrong in about a decade.  If the inertia is that bad, it is time to get some fresh blood.

So long Cannon.  I’ve met you in person, and you’re a nice guy.  Have a happy retirement. 

Educational moment, the FLDS are not Mormon

Just to clarify, because it is driving me absolutely NUTS.  The FLDS people that have been on the news with the polygamy and child brides are not Mormons.  People keep mixing these up, but they’re not the same. 

There’s The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, called LDS, or Mormons, that’s the church that’s got like 14 million people in it.  Then there’s a group that broke off a long time ago called the FLDS, they’re the ones with the multiple wives and all the controversy in Texas.  Mormons don’t practice polygamy, and haven’t practiced polygamy for about a hundred years. 

Just to clarify, because I talk to a lot of people around the country, and around the world, and when they find out I’m Mormon, they always want to know how many wives I’ve got.  One.  Just one.  Pretty normal stuff there.  And we were both in our early twenties when we hooked up, not 12.  And no, she doesn’t wear a Victorian prarie dress while she manually churns butter, either. 

To break this down, if you’re a normal Christian, you don’t claim the people that broke off from your organization a hundred years ago and set up that weird compound up in the hills, where they handle poison snakes, kidnap “sinners” who get lost on the backroads, and occasionally sacrifice a virgin.  (Deliverence music plays).  And I’ve lived in MIssissippi and Alabama, so don’t tell me you don’t know about that one.  Same difference.

So Mormon is not equal to FLDS.  Thank you.

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