It's warm out there. It's sunny(ish). Overall it's a beautiful day, and I hate it. Why? I'm not a big fan of winter. Hate the cold, love the warmth. So what could be wrong with the first sunny day in the 40's in a while? Dumbass inversion, that's what. I was out in the garage, sitting in the car with the key in the ignition. I turn the key ever so slightly when a memory jumps into the front of my mind. It's Danny asking "So, which car will you drive during inversions?" Thanks, Danny. Would have been a prefect day for a drive in either the hardtop or the convertible, except for the fact that I could drive the Subaru from Salt Lake to Richmond, Virginia spewing out less pollution than driving either of the LTD's to work and back. So yeah, pretty much the LTD's stay in the garage on all Red Air days. Yellow days I may still drive them, but I'm allowing myself some serious guilt. On the good side, just imagine what this valley would look like if we hadn't made these strides in car pollution control over the last 40 years. Bleah!
Almost as ugly as the guy in the picture (nice seque there Steve). That's my buddy Chris BUTTars, and that's the picture I wanted to use in the previous post about him. There have been several letters in the Trib commenting on this picture. You can see the disgust in his face, and it's ugly. But hey, he doesn't hate everybody, heck no. There is this guy named Gibby. He's a radiologist that bought 120 acres above Mapleton while it was designated an "Enviornmentally Restricted Zoning District." But that didn't worry him, because he knew BUTTars would come to his rescue. And so he did. And thus was born SB201 (Protection of Personal Property Rights from Citizens Referenda). Now the beauty of this bill is that it's what's called a "box-car bill", they have a number and a title, but no actual text. But from the name Paul Rolly and I figured that it was to protect Gibby's 120 acres from the 1,100 residents of Mapleton that signed a petition to stop his, or at least somewhat limit his, development of this wilderness area. But Chris is also a well rounded guy. He wasn't going to just protect, or enhance, Gibby's extra curricular investments, he also introduced SB121 (Access to Qualified Health Care Providers) which would prevent insurance companies from showing favor to health providers that were willing to give them a discount on services. Which just happens to help Gibby's career as a Radiologist. I may be wrong, but in other states do they at least TRY to hide their corruption?
Oh, and just heard on Fox 13 - Chris BUTTars has said that he will run for re-election and that all the hubbub over his innocent comments amount to a "Hate Lynch Mob". K.