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  • Jeb Bush backs Romney for Utah Senate run

    01/16/2018 4:15:24 AM PST · by Zakeet · 62 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 15, 2018 | Olivia Beavers
    Former Gov. Jeb Bush (R-Fla.) on Monday threw his support behind former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney, who is reportedly weighing a Senate run in Utah. Bush's endorsement on Twitter comes shortly after Romney criticized President Trump for reportedly describing African nations, Haiti and El Salvador as "shithole countries" during a meeting with lawmakers on immigration reform last week.
  • Mitt Romney’s roof-riding dog Seamus will be focus of new super PAC

    04/01/2012 11:47:56 AM PDT · by Mozilla · 33 replies ^ | 3/2812 | Glen Johnson
    Seamus the Irish Setter is getting his own super PAC. Politico reported today Democrat Bob McDevitt has filed paperwork to launch the super PAC Animal Lovers Against Romney. It will tell the tale, first publicized by the Globe, of Mitt Romney’s decision to put his dog in a kennel attached to his station wagon roof for a family trip from Massachusetts to Canada. McDevitt told Politico his goal is to “get the message out just how callous in temperament Mitt Romney is.” The group’s website,, is being launched next week. The super PAC, meanwhile, is aiming Internet ads at...
  • Santorum Team Doggedly Resurrects Romney’s Seamus Tale (Mitt's Cruelty to Animals)

    03/19/2012 5:26:00 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 45 replies
    ABC News ^ | 3/19/12 | Amy Bingham
    Seamus the Irish setter may have died years ago, but the now-infamous story of his rooftop ride has been more firmly cemented into the narrative of the 2012 campaign than his retaliatory excrement was plastered to the back window of the Romney family station wagon during that fateful trip 20 years ago. The Santorum campaign has referenced Mitt Romney’s treatment of his dog Seamus four times over the past week as an anecdote that purportedly calls into question the former governor’s character. -snip- “If you can’t be nice to your dog, who are you going to be nice to?”
  • Liberal Media Rips Romney For "Torturing" His Dog

    01/15/2012 10:39:38 PM PST · by ElIguana · 19 replies
    America's Conservative News ^ | 01/15/2012 | America's Conservative News
    As Michael Buffer, one of America's most famous ringside boxing announcers would say: "Let's get ready to rumble." Forget the "substantive" allegations of "flip-flops" on Amnesty for illegal aliens or single-payer health care, or even the less substantive accusations of "vulture capitalism." If you want real proof the campaign season is in full swing and that the poop (pun intended) is about to hit the fan, look no further than the recent resurrection of allegations of animal abuse against Mitt Romney.
  • Romney's Treatment of Family Dog On 1983 Vacation Becomes [2008 Campaign] Issue

    06/30/2007 9:23:48 AM PDT · by hardback · 77 replies · 1,270+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | Friday, June 29, 2007 06:31 PM | James F. Smith
    The Globe's disclosure this week that Mitt Romney put his Irish setter into a dog carrier on the roof of his station wagon for a 12-hour trip to Ontario in 1983 has become a surprising flashpoint in the presidential campaign. has been flooded with more than 200 comments from readers complaining of animal cruelty, YouTube viewers have posted videos, and hundreds of blogs are brimming with opinions. For some, the story has become an occasion to consider larger issues of ethics and animal abuse. Romney, who has built an image as a strong manager, is now facing concerns about...
  • Did Mitt Romney abuse his own dog? "Romney's Cruel Canine Vacation" Is he insane?

    12/30/2011 8:18:17 PM PST · by Cringing Negativism Network · 49 replies · 2+ views,8599,1638065,00.html | Just because Karl Rove is a creep
    Go ahead. Follow the link to the actual news story in the (sorry excuse for the ) "news" magazine Time. I'm not saying Mitt Romney abused his own dog. Decide for yourself. "Romney's Cruel Canine Vacation"
  • 'Crate-Gate' Plot Twist: Did Seamus Run Away? (Romney's car roof dog)

    02/01/2012 8:57:13 AM PST · by wolfman23601 · 21 replies
    The Atlantic Wire ^ | 1/31/2012 | Eric Randall
    PolitickerNY has a report out Tuesday that Seamus, the dog Romney famously put on the roof of the car when the family drove to Canada in 1983, may have actually run away once the Romneys reached the Great White North. As any Gail Collins readers will know by now, a 2004 Boston Globe story revealed that Mitt Romney strapped his dog's crate to the roof of the family car, terrifying the pooch in the process. Though it was intended as an illustration of Romney's quirky crisis-management, pet lovers everywhere have let it live on as evidence of candidate's cruelty. PolitckerNY's...
  • Mitt Romney’s biggest backer wants him to jump into Senate race [The Wife]

    01/10/2018 11:16:45 AM PST · by C19fan · 23 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | January 10, 2018 | Matt Viser
    As Mitt Romney considers whether to run for an open US Senate seat in Utah, the person who can most influence him is encouraging him to get into the race: his wife, Ann. Ann Romney — a confidante for nearly all of Romney’s adult life and frequent catalyst for his political ambitions — is fully supporting a campaign for Senate, another strong indicator he will run, according to four people close to the Romneys. Her own battle with multiple sclerosis is not a major factor, with all signs indicating that her health remains strong, the people said.
  • Why Romney's 'dog on car roof' story makes him unfit to be president

    01/14/2012 10:48:30 AM PST · by Utmost Certainty · 123 replies · 3+ views
    Fox News ^ | January 13, 2012 | Lanny Davis
    It might be unseemly to bring this up just as Mitt Romney celebrates his win in New Hampshire on Tuesday night and seems to be a strong front-runner for the GOP nomination. But the story of his putting his dog in a carrier on his car roof for a 12-hour family trip is spreading again on the Internet and disturbs me the more I learn about it. And I am betting the more it gets out, the more votes Romney loses — red, blue and purple. When, in a campaign debate, Romney opposed allowing a non-documented worker who has lived...
  • Story From Romney’s Past Prompts Protest at Dog Show

    02/14/2012 1:25:08 PM PST · by Cincinna · 82 replies
    The New York Times ^ | February 14 2012 | EMMA G. FITZSIMMONS
    Mitt Romney may have a new constituency to worry about: dogs and dog lovers. The group “Dogs Against Romney” held a protest outside the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York on Tuesday afternoon to bring attention to the story of how 25 years ago, Mr. Romney drove from Boston to Canada on vacation with his dog, Seamus, in a carrier strapped to the roof of the family station wagon — a tale that political commentators and opponents have seized on it as a window into Mr. Romney’s character. About a dozen people stood outside Madison Square Garden with...
  • Mitt Returns to Bash Trump (My Title)

    01/15/2018 7:13:36 AM PST · by usafa92 · 42 replies
    Mitt Romney Facebook ^ | 1/15/2018 | Mitt Romney
    “The poverty of an aspiring immigrant’s nation of origin is as irrelevant as their race. The sentiment attributed to POTUS is inconsistent with America’s history and antithetical to American values. May our memory of Dr. King buoy our hope for unity, greatness, and “charity for all.”
  • By a single vote, New Hampshire permits teens not to want to be gay

    01/11/2018 8:24:16 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/10/2018 | Ed Straker
    A recent trend in many states is to outlaw "conversion therapy," where people who are unhappy with homosexual inclinations go through therapy to dispense with those inclinations.  Even though the process is voluntary, liberal states cannot tolerate the idea of someone with same-sex attractions wanting help to get rid of them. In the U.S., state governments are beginning to outlaw conversion therapy in growing numbers.  California became the first to do so in 2012.  Eight other states have banned it in some form since.  In 2017 alone, Nevada, New Mexico, and Connecticut have signed their own bans into law. Now New Hampshire, by...
  • Local officials provoke BLM over roads in monument

    11/21/2005 6:12:06 AM PST · by Utah Binger · 18 replies · 815+ views
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 11/21/05 | By Joe Baird, Mark Havnes
    The Sagebrush Rebellion of the 1970s lasted less than a decade as a potent political force. But the sentiment that sparked the backlash over the management of federally owned lands in the West has never really gone away. And nowhere does the movement's heart beat more loudly today than in southern Utah. Specifically, in Kane County.But such actions are, he adds, "as much a political statement as a legal matter. It reflects federal-local tensions that have been part of the system from the beginning in the parts of the West where there is a heavy federal presence." Anti-government feelings in...
  • Ease Federal Control of the Nation's Lands

    01/29/2017 11:20:09 AM PST · by Twotone · 25 replies
    Real Clear Policy ^ | Jan. 28, 2017 | Rob Natelson
    Interior secretary nominee Ryan Zinke served his country honorably as a Navy SEAL, but in affirming that he would refuse to loosen the federal government’s chokehold on America’s land, he did the U.S. a great disservice. Reasonable people can disagree about how much territory the government should own. As an avid outdoorsman, I’m sympathetic to the conservation ideal. Zinke should know, however, that federal land ownership is often at war with that ideal. There is no reasonable excuse for the federal bureaucracy to control a whopping half of the American West, nearly 30 percent of the nation, and over 60...
  • National monuments harm the economy, Utah public lands official tells Congress

    06/03/2017 1:21:18 AM PDT · by blueplum · 17 replies
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 02 June 2017 11:31pm | Thomas Burr
    "Any perceived benefits from the designation of huge landscape monuments need to be weighed against the impacts suffered by those who have traditionally used the lands," Kathleen Clarke, the former Bureau of Land Management director and now head of the Utah Public Lands Policy Coordinating Office, told a House Natural Resources subcommittee. "Landscapes don't disappear, but jobs and artifacts do." {snip} The testimony comes as Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, as ordered by President Donald Trump, is reviewing the Bears Ears and Grand Staircase designations and other national monuments named in the past 21 years. Zinke must report back recommendations by...
  • Push to create Utah monument marks latest Western land fight

    07/14/2016 1:09:35 PM PDT · by blueplum · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 14 July 2016 12:19pm EDT | Brady McCombs
    BLANDING, Utah (AP) -- Laminated sheets of paper held in place by rocks rest inside ancient cliff dwellings nestled underneath a spectacular red rock overhang in southeastern Utah. "Don't erase the traces of America's past," the signs read. "Please do not enter interior rooms." The weathered signs and a similar warning at the trailhead are the only protections in place for these easily accessible ruins along a canyon hiking path. -snip- Opponents agree the area is a natural treasure worth preserving but fear a federal designation would create restrictions on oil and gas development as well residents' ability to camp,...
  • Utahns Fear Obama Will Heed Environmentalists, Not Them, on National Monument Designation

    09/27/2016 8:29:00 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | September 26, 2016 | Senator Mike Lee
    This past Monday marked the 20th anniversary of President Bill Clinton using the Antiquities Act to create the 1.5 million-acre Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in southern Utah. For most Utahns, this date is not a cause for celebration. It’s a source of anger toward what many see as an out-of-touch and overbearing federal government Infamously, the Clinton administration failed to notify the people of Utah prior to announcing the monument designation—probably because the administration knew that nearly everyone in the state was opposed to the idea. Utah’s congressional delegation, state and county leaders, and local residents all warned that a...
  • Utah Navajos join lawmakers to oppose Bears Ears

    10/16/2016 5:55:50 AM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies
    The Navajo-Hopi Observer ^ | October 14, 2016 | Adam DeRose
    Navajo Nation locals joined Utah lawmakers Sept. 21 to express opposition to any attempt to designate land around the Bears Ears site in southeastern Utah as a national monument. The Navajo residents of San Juan County, Utah, joined their elected officials who said the decision on the 1.9-million acre site, which is sacred to the Navajo people, should be left in local hands. “We have managed to protect this enchanted place, and we will continue to do so,” Susie Philemon said. ... Lewis Singer, a Navajo from San Juan County, said monument status would restrict access of Native people to...
  • Legal analysis argues Trump could revoke Bears Ears

    03/30/2017 10:08:12 AM PDT · by Twotone · 16 replies ^ | March 29, 2017 | Brian Schott
    A new legal analysis concludes that President Trump could undo the Bears Ears National Monument. The analysis from the Pacific Legal Foundation finds that a president can revoke a national monument if they determine the areas under protection are "illegally large." The analysis was conducted by Todd Gaziano and John Yoo. From E&E News: Yoo and Gaziano argue, however, that even if a president does not have a "general discretionary revocation power," Trump could seek to revoke monuments by declaring them overly large. "The Congress that enacted the Antiquities Act did not intend monuments of that size to be established...
  • Zinke kicks off monuments review this weekend. Up first: Utah’s Bears Ears and Staircase

    05/08/2017 10:33:07 AM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 32 replies
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | May 5-6, 2017 | Brain Maffly
    The Trump administration is launching its four-month review of 27 large national monuments designated since 1996 under the Antiquities Act, including two controversial monuments in Utah. That review formally kicks off this weekend with Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's arrival in Utah to investigate Bears Ears National Monument, designated by President Barack Obama just a few weeks before he left office, and Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument. At the urging of Utah's political leaders, President Donald Trump ordered the review April 26, when he called out Bears Ears as a "land grab" that should not have happened.