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    I left Salt Lake Wednesday morning when the air quality was deadly....

    by UTEDUDE
    2017-01-20 03:28:21

    I come to Orlando and it's perfectly clean and 82 degrees. First thing I had to do was get my drunk on. The wife calls me on Thursday and tells me it's snowing and lots coming in the next few days. I can't wait for her retirement so we can bolt that god forsaken "valley of smoke"...(Native Americans named it that). I went to the local Walmart and between them and a built in liquor store, I could find anything my alcoholic palate desired for half price or less than in Utah. God I hate Utah and it's religious establishment. I grew up there and didn't know freedom until I set foot on campus at the mighty U of U. For that time my eyes were opened and I will be eternally grateful for them. It was then that I knew that I had a choice and a voice and that I should use it to help out the younger ones, neighbors and friends to teach them they don't have to cave into the mormons. The next door neighbor and best friend of my son went on his mission to appease family. With help form me and my son we were able to convert him to world reality. He quit the church and has since become an atheist. He is my prize convert and is grateful to me that I could teach him of the world and leave the bubble. Sorry for the long rant, scotch will do that to you er me.

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    Isaac Asiata Receiving the Morris Trophy - Seattle, WA

    by uteusmc
    2017-01-19 23:07:12

    I wanted to share with you a couple of videos that I took of Isaac Asiata receiving the 2016 Morris Trophy for an Offensive Player. This the 3rd time that a Ute has taken this trophy in the last 6 years of being in the conference. CU is the only PAC 12 team that has not had a player win it yet. Fortunately I got to meet Isaac and Coach Harding (who was there representing the coaching staff). There were plenty of local sports celebs there as well including Hall of Famer Mack Strong and Marcus Trufant. Go Utes!

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    RE: I agree that there is a lot more to this state Thst being said

    by crazyforu
    2017-01-20 07:49:04

    I know a lot of terrible neighbor's, many aren't Mormon's. I know many great people, many are Mormon's.

    Utah is a niche state, either you like it, or you don't. It is easy to focus on the bad, there is a load of good with this state too though.

    I have lived here my whole life, I am not active LDS. Do I wish I could get a bottle of rum at the liquor store? Yes. Is that deal breaker for me? Hell no!

    Bottom line, no matter where you go there are a-holes. Some are religious, some aren't. While they grass isn't always greener (especially this time of the year), maybe you just prefer a different shade of grass, and that is quite alright.

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    the SEC also refuses (for the most part) to play anything resembling a difficult OOC and rarely north of the mason Dixon line

    by FlyfishingUte
    2017-01-19 21:40:45

    For OOC games and rarely if every west of the Mississippi River I'm weary. Of the sec slobberfest by the media.

    The sec league parity is a joke. Would Alabama g undefeated in the PAC12 every year? Doubtful

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    Your responses and new subjects reek of click bait....

    by UTEDUDE
    2017-01-20 03:02:03

    Did you promise Monkey ifhe would let you return, that you would post at least ten controversial messages a day? UteFans please be aware that he is here to do nothing more than stir the pot. I for one cannot tolerate his diatribe.

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    by daedalus
    2017-01-20 07:33:08

    There's a lot more to this state than your pet peeves.

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    As a heavy drinker who needs to quit that $#!+ because it costs too much, a recently-removed-from-the-rolls baptized LDS, and regular commuter in the smog that seems to have recently turned yellow, I understand all of this.

    by daedalus
    2017-01-20 08:12:49

    But when I travel, as far as Hong Kong, for me there's no place like home. For example, the thunderstorms I endured in just one week in Orlando were absolutely ridiculous.

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    This is what is most ironic. Republicans HATE mormons. They feel that they are just as evil as the taliban and isis. Yet, Utah falls in line, rank and file. It's very interesting, until you realize that

    by Ute2004
    2017-01-20 09:52:24

    the lds church is a multi-billion dollar corporation that is more interested in making money than furthering Christ's mission. Then it makes sense. You can see why many a member believes that Benson said that you cannot be a good mormon and a democrat. You can see why tithing is what is pushed at every possible moment.

    They are protecting the self interests of the lds corp.

    For the record, I have no problem with that. It is what they are supposed to do. BUT, the members need to realize that decisions are made, not with the members of church's best welfare in mind, but the best interests of the lds corp.

    So, members should then step back from the republican koolaid and take an actual look at what is being done and then vote for what best serves their interests.

    Maybe it is republican. Maybe not. I'd bet that 65-70% of the state isn't best served by republicans.

    For example, Utah's flat tax. We pay some of the highest income taxes in the country. If you make $75,000, you pay about $2,500 more a year than Pennsylvania, Illinois, and other liberal bastions.

    What could you do with $2,500 a year? Well, for starters, if you invested it, it would be worth at least $350,000 come retirement.

    So, was it in your best interest to vote for a flat tax, which shifted the financial burden from someone who can easily afford it to you, and costing you a third of a million dollars?

    Probably not.

    BUT, Jesus is republican because abortions and all (even though the Church allows abortions and the anti-abortion laws go against Church doctrine) and lazy people...

    Wake up people. The top 1% owning a majority of the wealth is not a good thing.

    America was the most prosperous when the top 1% owned about 7% of the wealth. Yet, we do everything we can to move away from that, both on the left and right.

    This isn't a left vs right problem. It is a top vs bottom.

    And guess what? You are on the bottom and sinking fast unless we make some real changes.

    Trump ain't those changes. That man is going to do what Putin has done in Russia. Line his pockets.

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    I agree that there is a lot more to this state Thst being said

    by FlyfishingUte
    2017-01-20 07:40:16

    Many Mormons ,certainly not all, do not treat their neighbors as the church allegedly teaches them

    When I see legislators having PRIVATE meetings with church leadership to discuss PUBLIC policy ie alcohol thst is disturbing They should be heard and have a voice like everyone else. But do it publicly not behind closed doors. Thst just feeds the perception that the church heavy handed ly runs things here.

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    Sorry did I piss in your cheerios....

    by UTEDUDE
    2017-01-20 07:14:20

    I'm tired of the mormons pissing in mine.

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    Your favorite board had 21 posts today, not counting the thread I started (which was the longest thread today).

    by Ute2004
    2017-01-19 22:47:16

    This site, which you detest so greatly, had over 100 posts since lunchtime.

    As much as I applaud Tony and am grateful for his hard work, it still doesn't sniff this place.

    You said your last post was Oct? I bet no one here noticed. If you don't like it, great, there are a ton of other Ute boards for you. Your attention seeking post isn't needed here. Other sites could really use your posts though. They need all the posts they can get.

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    Since the playoffs, Alabama has been ranked #1, #2, and #1. They have one title out of those three years. My point?

    by Ute2004
    2017-01-19 22:01:51

    In the BCS era, you can argue that the SEC faced the #2 team less than half the time.

    Look at the teams that didn't get shot at the title game under the BCS:

    2006: Michigan had one loss that year
    2007: LSU had two losses. So did West Virginia, Oklahoma, Georgia, USC, etc
    2008: Utah had zero losses, Alabama had one loss, Texas did as well, USC, Penn St...
    2011: Ok St and Stanford both had one loss, same as Alabama
    2012: Florida, Oregon, Kansas St all had one loss
    2013: Ohio State, Alabama, Michigan St, Baylor all had one loss

    The SEC, with their 7-8 home games, their late season FCS opponents, their no out of conference road games outside their own states, etc was ALWAYS given the benefit of the doubt and their "tough" conference. Even though the PAC-12 played 9 conference games and usually one more P5 OOC game.

    While the SEC won when it mattered, and congrats to them for that, if there had been a playoff present during their "dominant" run, I'd bet it would look a lot closer to what the playoff results have given us:

    Big 10

    USC is probably the front runner to win it all next year, and it wouldn't shock me if the title game is USC and Oklahoma next year (although Ohio State looks to be stacked, seeing how they bring everyone back).

    My point?

    As soon as the playoff comes to town, suddenly the SEC isn't winning it every single year.

    Weird. What a crazy coincidence.

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    Wow props to Mike Leach for calling out the SEC

    by FlyfishingUte
    2017-01-19 20:55:22

    To paraphrase he said you run left you run right play action... Your conference your level etc isn't special

    Interview with a paper out of clarion Mississippi

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    Stolen from Bill Maher: Trump is not an Athiest, he's his own god.

    by UTAuley
    2017-01-20 10:51:01

    Or as Hemant Mehta stated:

    Trump isn't someone who thinks 'God doesn't exist.' He doesn't think about God, period. You think he spends time pondering deep philosophical questions? Of course not. Don't confuse apathy with atheism!

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