Are my taxes paying for this? I think I will get sick. Please name it after
Richie: tough cookies. My taxes are still paying for the Iraq war.The public lands center was going to be built anyway. Reid's a short name. The
sign over the door won't cost much.
Are you seriously going to name a building after the biggest sell out political
hack to ever set foot in Congress and use our tax dollars to do it? Is it going
to be next to the Nancy Pelosi monument to stupidity? Maybe we can name the
school of business after Maxine, "lets' nationalize all corporations"
Waters. Whoever is behind this needs to be run out the state on a rail.
Please tell me it's not so. Harry Reid? I am offended at the very idea; a
Nevadan, a revolting Democrat who has done more harm to the constitution, the
state of Nevada (and Utah), and who has led the charge in running this country
straight over a cliff--is having a center named after him? in Utah? in Cedar
City? I might be sick.
CJ, dumprake, Richie, me thinks your hate Senator Reid a bit much.
Public service by either party is commendable. For those that are physically
ill, get a life.
How Embarrassing. To have Reid's name on anything other than the Land fill He
has done much to turn this country in to "rubbish". He should not be
honored in any state much less Utah. As a Mormon I am ashamed of his behavior
and his agenda.
Isn't it always interesting how certain folks - LiberalEastCoastMember, for
example, confuse a sincere love of the constitution with "hate" for
At least they didn't name it after "Michael Moore." I'm afraid in a
few years students will ask "Who's Harry Reid?"
Well, birds of a feather. SUU sold out too.
They went bottom fishing for this name....another Clintonesque Demnocrat Dirty
Trick plastered on Utah...I can hear Bill Clinton now. Oh well, look at what
they do at this center....Public Lands, just what Utah needs..more public lands.
When I was a wee lad going to church, I was told that the Elders of the Church
would save the constitution when it was "hanging by a thread". I
believe we are close to the latter, but do some of you "wise
intellectual" type people in this state think that ole Harry might qualify
to be part of the rescue squad? After all, the operative word here is
How about naming it for one or both of of the two Utah Navy SEALs killed in
Afghanistan who were outdoor loving people, even if not SUU grads or famous
politicians.Or, don't we honor patriotic heroes in academia any
more?Really, Harry Reid? Can't they do better than that?
@liberaleastcoastmember,Don't you need to be worrying about the
hurricane tonight instead trying to butcher Shakespeare? You guys need to get
through this so you can blame Bush, the tea party, and global warming for it and
the earthquake too. Good luck to you in any case, hope you all survive, we need
the comic relief out here.
When I say the headline for this story, my first thought was "great, what
an honor for Senator Reid and Utah." My second thought was "I bet the
haters will jump on the comment board." It is nice to see all of you on
board. The most remarkable comment is by Swartzy: "As a Mormon I am ashamed
of his behavior and agenda." Come now, Swartzy: if you were not a Mormon,
you would feel different about Reid? What in the world does your
"Mormonism" have to do with whatever feelings of "shame" you
have due to Senator Reid? The truth is that Senator Reid has been and continues
to be a breath of fresh air from the right-wing LDS political crowd and helps to
counter the view that Mormonism = Repubican Party. So, cudos to SUU for
honoring a fine man and leader.
I'm not a hater but the facts are the facts. No one has done more to interfere
with Utah public lands than the democrats. Where was Reid when Clinton made his
cowardly announcement concerning Utah land from the Grand Canyon? To receive
something you need to have done something and I know of nothing Reid has done
for us, especially anything related to land use.
I have the highest regard for SUU, but to name this center after Harry Reid just
because he is a former student is a travesty. What has Senator done for Utah,
or SUU that is remarkable or otherwise noteworthy? I do not hate Senator Reid,,
I just feel that surely there are far more deserving UTAHans that this center
could be named after. What about our long time former Democratic Governor Cal
Rampton, or Governor Matheson, or Jake Garn,or Don Lind. Senator Reid cares
nothing for Utah or our people. Just try and write him a letter and your
response will be that he only responds to people within his state. He fails to
realize that as the Majority Leader of the Senate and a major power broker in
the Democratic Party he serves a lot more people then just the people of Nevada.
Senator Reid cares nothing for the common man, only his position in the Senate
and Democratic party. SUU find some one local to bestow this honor on.
Please tell me this is really a late April Fool's joke.
TMR, maybe your first thought should have been - "How come I'm not reading
that liberal rag the Los Angeles Times instead"? Second thought, how about
- "Why do I label anyone who disagrees with me a "hater"? Third
thought, well let me see - "Harry Reid is a Mormon, as well, the Mormons
can rightfully feel shame if they want to". Sorry TMR, you'll never
understand that point anyway. Fourth thought, I'd better go and prepare myself
for the time this once great state of California leads the rest of the country
into bankrupcy, courtesy of the best liberal minds available. Utah is just doing
fine.....thank you anyway.
I feel sick.
Congrats to Harry! You've come a long way from Searchlight!re:sustcaldFYIYou don't know much about CA.CA has had 22
Republican Governors and 16 Democratic Governors. Since 1959, Republicans
Governors have dominated. Some people are open to reading from a variety
of newspapers. It's a shame you don't.
I'm embarrassed by the hatred being spewed on this board towards Harry Reid. You
may not agree with him politically, but he's served honorably, he has lived a
life that should be an inspiration to anyone (if you don't know his biography,
you should learn about it), he is a highly accomplished alumnus of SUU, and he's
the highest-ranked LDS politician in our country's history.You
people should be ashamed of yourselves. Ignorant hatred of political opponents
has become a recreational sport in Utah.
Truthseeker, please stay on course if you can. As you state, CA has had 22
Republican and 16 Democratic Governors. Is this supposed to imply something or
advance my knowledge about CA? Surely, youre not trying to prove who owns CAs
poor fiscal status by governor counts? More does not necessarily equate with
dominated nor with which party is at fault now does it? Isnt the whole
situation just a leetle bit more complicated than that? This is
where your logic gets really interesting. Nothing that I stated was about
reading or not reading from a variety of newspapers, nor can you draw such a
simple conclusion as you have. Variety is good, but like your governor counts,
misses the mark. Surely, the only shame here is that your logic is so
misconstrued. My point was simply and somewhat jokingly this liberals are so
very bad at explaining the conservative viewpoint or mind. Sometimes I wonder if
liberals truly understand the damaging impact of their own ideas on society.
Hold back the "kudos" for Senator Reid and don't lecture us until you
can first demonstrate truthfully what his leadership and Miss Nancy's have
It is only fitting that his lecture be after midnight, much like the legislation
(bills) that he dreams up.
The lack of decorum evidenced by many of these posts is shameful and a perfect
example of the moral bankruptcy that has encompassed far too many citizens of
the republic. As an independent voter (party membership entails far too much
baggage) I find it exasperating that people will attack with rhetoric and
generalities from afar but don't have the wherewithal to provide specific
evidence for their vitriol against Senator Reid or any other person or thing
they attack. It's lazy beyond belief and I dare say right or wrong calls into
question the overall intellect of a person who can't offer up as evidence
anything more than the same tired party rhetoric. Personally, while I am not a
huge fan of Sen. Reid's politics, I stand by him for the service he has provided
to our country; something I dare say the vast majority of the people who attack
him have not offered up in any form; yet many claim to be patriots.
Congratulations Sen. Reid on the naming of a building at your alma mater. Never
mind the haters who can't even articulate their reason for their hate; Im afraid
its just a sign of the times.
To Sustcald: I use the label "haters" in the context of these posts
not to identify people who think differently than me, but to suggest that many
of the comments, including your's I might add (i.e., what in the world does
California's economic woes have to do with me or Senator Reid? I have lived all
over the world, and am a new-comer to LA), are so over the top, so emotive, so
uncivil, that they enter the realm of comedy.
To Rock of the Marne-Senator Reid has done nothing for the State of Utah. I
would invite those who are castigating those of us up posed to this honor to
show us one thing he has done to help Utah. I have written him before and the
only response was that Senator Reid doe not respond to those who live outside of
his state. Furthermore his politics are not base on "statesmanship"
but on maintaining his power within the Senate and Democratic Party as well as
his influence in the Whitehouse. I am not a right wing voter but an Independent
voter and have actively tried to get response from members of both parties in
Congress and the Senate. Senator Reid is the only one to refuse to respond
because I do not live in his state. I take this as. A sign that he could care
less for the people of other states. This honor should go to someone who has
helped Utah, not themselves. Maybe UNLV could name a building after him-say
their school of Casino Management for we are truly gambling with politicians
like Senatro Reid.
Rock of The Marne, isnt it just one huge stretch to imply that what has been
said by various posts here as indicative of the moral bankruptcy of this
country? This is good political debate, with some sincere challenges made by
those with different viewpoints, dear sir or madam, and should be fostered not
mitigated by sophomoric judgments of hate-mongering or vicious attacks. Good
grief, when the rigid examination of our leaders stops, then so shall we as a
country. On the one hand you talk about too much baggage associated with party
membership and then proceed to bring into question the patriotism, intellect,
and devotion to service of the vast majority. Your decorum is better? So,
youre not a huge fan of Sen. Reids politics? May I remind you that a persons
politics is the very thing that most often gets translated into new rules,
regulations, laws, and overall grief, if you will, coming out of Washington?
sustcald mentioned the "Constitution hanging by a thread" teaching.Have you noticed that's evaporated from our global church, along with the
honoring of Law Day in the United States?Reid is fit to join that parade,
but I must ask, "Why do they hate America so?"
Congrats, Harry!Still excited that you beat that goofy Sharon Engle in the
election a while back.Keep up the good work. Despite these posts, there
are still many of us supporting you!
TMR, the only thing comical is how you state that your hate tags are not
directed towards those who disagree or think different than you, but towards
over the top comments made by some, myself included. Essentially towards those
who - disagree with you, not so? Yes you have lived all over the world, for if
you hadnt you would realize that we are the United States of America. States,
by design, retain some powers, but are nevertheless subject to actions, laws,
and regulations, out of Washington. What Harry conjures up in his mind affects
this country and certainly the states in general. Its all connected TMR. This
is what some of the founders feared the most. The states can become heavily
saddled with Harrys ideas. The critiques you are witnessing here go beyond what
happens or has happened in Searchlight, Nevada or the state of Nevada as a
whole. I love the west, California and Nevada included, but the people of this
country have given Harry a much larger charge, one that dictates our strict
Senator Reid is a participant in:No personal Social Security payments by
congress.No requirement that Congress participate in the miraculous Health
Care Bill. They have their own special health care insurance.A
Congressional retirement so astounding no Americans can have access to it.Congress has set themselves up for a life of retired luxury that we pay for
from the meager fixed social security income we depend on.Senator Reid is
as responsible for the current state of the economy as any other person in
government. That includes Mr. "run us into bankruptcy" Obama This honor given him is a monument to a nobody.Bye Bye contributions to
It's a good thing all of these posters weren't Reid's college peers because that
would have ensured he never converted to the LDS Church. So much hatred and
vitriol towards a man who, while you may disagree with politically, is a good
family man. No scandals. No disgraceful affairs. Nothing but a long career of
public service.Disagree with his politics--fine. But the pure
hatred for about as good of a man as you will find in Washington is embarrassing
and a disgrace on the people of our state.
Peacemaker: it's simply laughable to claim that Reid is in it for the money and
a life of luxury.When in Washington, he lives in a small apartment.
Up until he became senate majority leader in 2006, when he was at home in
Searchlight, Nevada, he lived in a double-wide trailer home. His kids finally
convinced him that it wasn't too much of an extravagance to actually buy a
permanent home.His father was a drunk, his mother took in laundry
from the brothels to put food on the table. He hitchhiked weekly in order to be
able to attend a proper high school.He stood up to the mobs and
cleaned up Vegas, despite death threats and a (thankfully failed) car bomb found
attached to his wife's car.You might not agree with his politics,
but many of us do, and he represents us. That's how democracy works, like it or
not. You have to work and live with people you disagree with.Out of
pure, gleeful, childish hatred, the Tea Party invaded Searchlight and had a
rally there, for no other reason than to mock and deride a political opponent.
Absolute unadulterated hatred.
Does the dictionary of liberalism come with another word other than
This is insulting to the people of Utah and especially Cedar City. SUU, what are
you thinking? I'll have to burn my T-bird shirt.
Mormon DemStill trying to rationalize for the man who has done more damage
to this country along with Obama and Palousi than any Senate leader in history.
His tough life has nothing to do with the greed of Congress. He is a participant
no matter how you paint it. I love the comment by a past great England Prime
Minister Mararet Thatcher: "The problem with socialism is , eventually you
run out of other peoples money". Reid and his cohorts have done that. But I
guess he deserves it because he had such a tough life. His religious beliefs
have nothing to do with his destructive actions in congress. Standby while the
destruction continues until they all get the boot in 2012.
I hope Harry Reid doesnt take the vitriolic comments personally. As a new
convert at BYU I was confronted with negative references about Social Security.
At the time my father, at age 57 and after 43 years as a coal miner, became
disabled and applied for social security benefits. I dont recall anyone
defending SSA but I sure remember several comments against it, both in class and
in church meetings. When I started getting VA benefits some were barely able to
contain their anger. I remember attending a meeting where some economist was the
guest speaker. I dont remember anything he said but that he called into question
the parenthood of John Maynard Keynes. I think that Keynes was a son of an
unmarried dog. I had no idea who Keynes was, but I was amused at the anger of
the speaker. So Senator Reid, it is not you. It is that you are a Democrat. And
Democrats did something to offend Utah Mormons. I wish I knew what it was.
Peacemaker....thank you, thank you, and thank you. Yes, Harry likes his family,
but i'm just not sure how he feels about everyone else's. Helping to saddle
your posterity with a debt that will NEVER be repaid is abhorrent. Both Dems
and Repubs have done this to be sure, but it has accelerated dramatically under
Obama. I'll be the first to concede that Bush #2 was reckless, totally.Leader Reid's religious status, as you say, has NOTHING to do with what is
going on or how it's being handled. I'm Mormon and proud of it, but I do not
adhere to the doctrine on Mormon royalty. These people are your servants, not
kings, queens, priests or even princesses. Hold their feet to the fire or
you're going to wake up someday and TOTALLY disbelieve what has happened to this
"SUU, what are you thinking? I'll have to burn my T-bird shirt."I think they are thinking that they are honoring one of their most
distinguished alumni and a man who has given of his time an talents in helping
SUU become a better university through his influence. And I think they are
absolutely right to do so. Now if only Utah State would stop their childish,
public ambivalence towards Reid while at the same time accepting his help in
securing research funding behind the scenes.Harry Reid benefited
from a quality Higher Education system in Utah and he has done MUCH to give back
to that system in his career in Congress. Rejecting the man simply because of
the letter next to his name on the ballot is pure craziness and something that
is disgraceful to Utah.
FDR Fan, MormonDem and isrred, please tell me, specifically one good thing he
has done for UTAH? SUU? How has he used "his time and talents to help
SUU"? I am not aware of anything that he has done that would warrant this
kind of honor. Specifically what has he done to help the state of Utah? Name
one specific thing, please? Senator Reid may have cleaned up Las Vegas, although
I would like to know how and see a cleaner Las Vegas, he may be a good family
man, may be a distinguished SUU alumni, but what has he done for UTAH? MY
opposition to this honor being bestowed upon him has little to do with his
politics, but more to do with the fact that he has done nothing good for Utah
that I am aware of. He may have voted with President Clinton to take away more
land from the state, but as far as helping Utah, what has he done? He cares
little for the state and its people. He is a man absorbed in power and
politics, not service to the nation as evidenced by no letters to those outside
Paul Revere: "I am not aware..." "Nothing... that I am aware
of..."Then maybe you should do a little homework. A lack of
knowledge on your part does not equal a lack of accomplishments on Reid's
part.I've read Reid's biography. Have you?It's your job
to base your opinions on information. It's not my job to disabuse you of your
opinions that you haven't bothered to base on information.
Mormon Dem, I'll go one better then reading his biography. I write letters and
ask questions. I also go to the home pages of the members of the Congress and
Senate and read what they have done and are doing currently. Senator Reid has
done nothing for Utah, or SUU that I can tell from his home page. Forget telling
me in a letter where he stands on issues or what he is doing for us here in
Utah, for his policy, unless it has changed in the last year is to not respond
to letters from people outside his state. As for reading his biography thanks
for the recommendation. I will try and pick it up once I finish reading Theodore
Rex. In the mean time I still haven't seen any legislative proposals or programs
he has put forward to help Utah or SUU. I still maintain there are far more
deserving Utahns that have served the state and it's people better and more then
a power broker in Washington DC who happens to be from Nevada.
EXCELLENT! Congratulations to Harry Reid. A very deserving honor for his long
career in public service. For all the hate mongerers out there, let go of your
hate for a non-issue such as this, please. I think Ronald Reagan was a joke of
a president, but I don't get upset when they named Reagan National Airport in
Washington after him. In fact every time I read your non-sensical belligerent
posts, I think of a famous line from Reagan, the ole gipper, himself, "Oh,
there you go again."
It's amazing when a liberal is criticized it is called hatred. What did they
call the criticism of President Bush? A private group in the State of Washington
placed a caricature of President Obama on several billboards along with a
statement expressing his mistakes and foolish judgement. The Executive Branch
quickly demanded the billboards be removed and threatened to withold Federal
funding for roads if they failed to do so. Is that blackmail to inflict a
penalty for the freedom of speech we so cherish. That is typical of what is
happening throughout many Federal agencies operating under the "CZARS"
appointed by Obama, totally circumventing our right as citizens to hold them
responsible for their actions.It is the express intent of this administration to
create complete dependence on the government in order to make the masses
subservient to every imposition placed on our freedoms ie. businesses,
minorities through entitlements, government employees (average salaries up from
$85,000 to $130,000 in two years)criminal illegal aliens etc. (yes, they have
committed a crime to enter this country). Let's ignore enforcement where we
choose. All this supported by Harry Reid.
Revere,Harry Reid opens his office every semester to interns from
SUU, USU, and other students in Utah--something that isn't all that common for
members of Congress to open their offices to opportunities for students outside
their state. This is giving back to Utah and its students.Harry
Reid has been integral in working with former Senator Bob Bennett in securing
HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS of dollars for universities in Utah including USU, UofU,
SUU, UVU, and even Dixie State. This helps not only our students, but our local
economies providing jobs and pumping money into our state--not to mention the
amazing advancements in science and medicine our Universities have developed
because of this.Harry Reid does a lot for Utah and obviously these
two examples are both dealing with Universities because 1) That is my area of
personal experience and direct impact with Sen. Reid's work and 2) That is the
subject of this article.Harry Reid has done plenty for Utah and for
SUU. Saying otherwise simply is not based in fact.
This is a disgrace.If the name sticks, tear the building down.
Senator Reid has shown by example how to work up a public lands law by
negotiation among the stakeholders. His public land laws for Nevada became a
model for the Washington County public lands law enacted in 2009 with the
leadership of Senator Bennett. Harry Reid demonstrated that a single bill can
provide for wilderness, ORVs, and development, if people are willing to sit down
and negotiate about specific areas and boundaries.
Not every Utahn "hates" Sen. Harry Reid. Congratulations Mr. Reid, an
SUU graduate, for your hard work and your service to your country and state of
Nevada.To those who dislike Mr. Reid, he isn't your senator and he
is a Mormon. Maybe he is saving the Constitution...
Well, for a moment I thought it was going to be for Roger Reid. What a sigh of
I once attended a talk with a mostly LDS audience. The speaker bought up Harry
Reid, as a politician he knew most of us disagreed with. The speaker's point was
that HR was a great home teacher, so we shouldn't judge him harshly. Well, I'm
glad he is a great home teacher, and he will certainly be blessed for that.
However, he and his party are ruining our country. But my dislike of HR goes far
beyond political disagreement: from what I've seen of his political career and
his associations, I sincerely believe that he is fundamentally dishonest.
Some have praised Harry Reid's boyhood and hard work to get an education. That is as relevant as noting the Lee Harvey Oswald served in the Marine
Corps, while ignoring that his later conduct was very harmful to our country.Others claim "Harry Reid has been integral in working with former
Senator Bob Bennett in securing HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS of dollars for universities
in Utah including USU, UofU, SUU, UVU, and even Dixie State." Translation- two high profile politicians spent a ton of money we don't have,
and had to borrow from China, and will have to be paid back (with interest!) by
our kids and grandchildren hoping to buy votes. And we are supposed to be
thankful and encourage them to do more of that? Senator Bennett already got
thrown out of office for his spending habits.Sorry, Harry Reid is
destroying this country, and it dishonors this state and this state taxpayer
supported school to name a building after him.No building should
ever be named after a politician. Except maybe prisons and sanitation
Pure political pandering on the part of SUU. Watch for and follow the money
Won't be sending my kids to this school...
DN Subscriber | 7:35 p.m. Aug. 27, 2011Cottonwood Heights, UT Comparing Harry Reid to Lee Harvey Oswald! There is no room for compromise
with people like you. And there are plenty of you. Saying one tenth of what I
feel would never make it past the censors. But you have reached a low point -
even for the tea partiers.
stsucald | 10:49 a.m. Aug. 27, 2011 Does the dictionary of
liberalism come with another word other than "hate"?===========When people stop being so hateful, we'll stop calling
them on it.
Petty personal knee jerk attacks by the tea party advocates.
Can't wait to see the comments when he's called as a mission president.
Congratulations Senator Reid! and SUU. I would like to make the opening but will
be thinking happily of you, and what an honor and breath of fresh air for the
future of Utah.
Paul Revere, I think the reason that FDR Fan, MormonDem and isrred have not
mentioned anything that Senator Reid has done for Utah is because they can't
think of one. I take it back. isrred mentioned the HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS of
dollars of our money Reid has spent for universities. Maybe we should have the
building named after us.Or maybe they could have mentioned the many
times Senator Reid has voted for federal rights over states rights. Or how he
constantly favors earmarks, abortion,increasing subsidies and increasing federal
land control (that one is especially dear to Utahns). Maybe it is because he
votes against supporting the military men & women in doing their duty, or
drilling for oil in the US. Or possibly it is because of his support of illegal
immigration, including giving legal status to illegal immigrants who have
committed felonies. It could be for any of those reasons that FDR
Fan, MormonDem and isrred feel that Reid represents Utah. Personally, I feel
that SUU is giving Senator Reid his building because of his support for the
prairie dog, which everyone in Iron County finds so adorable.