Rolly: Voters have a thong for Obama
Voters seem to slightly prefer Mitt Romney when it comes to displaying his name on clothing. But for those who want to keep the candidate close and personal, they overwhelmingly prefer Barack Obama.
CafePress, an e-commerce site that designs and prints collectibles, such as T-shirts and mugs, tracks presidential candidate preferences by orders it receives for specialty printing.
Its latest compilation of T-shirt orders shows that 46 percent of the presidential candidate orders were for Romney, while 42 percent were for Obama and 12 percent for Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson.
But when it comes to underwear, it's Obama all the way.
Sixty-eight percent of those wanting a favorable message for a candidate on their broxer briefs chose Obama, while 60 percent had the president's name on their boxer shorts and 80 percent on their classic thongs. Romney was favored by 32 percent for boxer briefs, 40 percent for boxer shorts and 20 percent for classic thongs.
Those who dislike Obama preferred having his name near and dear to their intimate areas as well.
When it came to negative messages, 100 percent of the boxer briefs and boxer shorts orders, and 98 percent of the classic thongs, carried an Obama imprint.
Big Brother is watching you: Bob Carter lives on the east bench in Salt Lake County and within the boundaries of the proposed Millcreek City that will be voted on by residents Nov. 6.
He is opposed to the incorporation effort and has a sign in his yard that says "No to Millcreek."
He received a letter in the mail recently with no return address and no indication of the sender that contained a copy of his property tax bill. It also contained a property tax bill of a home of comparable size in Murray that was lower than his.
The anonymous message was to show that property taxes are lower if you live in a city. But it didn't take into account his location above Wasatch Boulevard which, by itself, would increase the value of his home.
The more ominous message is that someone is watching him and checking out his personal information because he doesn't agree with them on an issue.
Getting no respect: Perhaps residents of the Millcreek township are pushing for incorporation simply to get somebody to pay attention to them.
Even their own businesses don't seem to know that Millcreek exists.
A call to the Smith's pharmacy at 3300 South and 3300 East, which is in the Millcreek township, gets a message that says, "Good morning. Thank you for calling your friendly Smith's Pharmacy in Holladay."
Just kidding: Steven Haynes, who moved to Utah from Kansas in 2010, still does not have a Utah driver's license. So, when he registered to vote at the Salt Lake County Clerk's Office, he made sure he had a photo I.D. and two forms of address verification, since the clerk's voter Web site said that was required.
But after he filled out his voter registration form, the clerk told him he was good to go. When he asked if she needed to see his I.D. or address verification forms, she said no.
Maybe he didn't fit the profile of an illegal voter.
Play on words: President Obama keeps calling Republican challenger Mitt Romney's changing positions on issues "Romnesia." But Tribune reader Sue Gordon suggests it is more of a case of "Mitt Life Crisis."