The Commentariat: A sampling of reader comments posted on sltrib.com
"You beat us to legalizing pot, so we're even."
commenting on the Dec. 26 Denver Post editorial, "Hard to believe, Utah got there first," which expressed surprise that Utah had dropped its ban on same-sex marriage before Colorado did
"The Utah Legislature should either stop the refinery expansion and clean our air or afford citizens the opportunity to submit to them their medical bills for immediate payment. I'm sick of getting sick!"
commenting on the Dec. 26 Tribune editorial, "Stop refinery expansions while air studies go on"
"Yes, there is a Santa Claus, Virginia, and he's white. Just ask 'fair and balanced' Fox News."
commenting on the Dec. 25 Tribune reprint of the 1897 New York Sun editorial, "Yes, Virginia"
"Sim Gill may be the only Utah politician whom I'd like to meet, shake his hand, and say, Thank you for the outstanding job you're doing for us."
commenting on the Dec. 25 Tribune Utahn of the Year selection, Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill
"Marriage is truly to unite males and females and to create families which are the backbone of our society. It is sad that some will not accept that simple truth but prefer to confuse the issue with civil rights for the purpose of promoting homosexuality."
commenting on the Dec. 24 op-ed from state Sen. Stuart C. Reid, "Massacre of marriage endangers the republic"
"Come visit and see dirtiest air on earth!"
Utah Tar Sands Resistance
commenting on the Dec. 26 sltrib.com article, "Salt Lake earning reputation as tourism center"