Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Are no Utah college students interested?

On a personal note, I really appreciate the tips and links and documents I've been getting from readers. I didn't realize so many might be reading this -- of course I hoped some would -- but it's nice to have the information. What I'd love to see, knowing that there are so many other people asking the same kinds of questions I'm asking, is to see more people create a weblog and talk about it. Several weblogs in Utah are well-established and cover all sorts of political issues and activities, but I believe there's always room for more. And I've found that it's great exercise for the mind, too, not just figuring out how to use the HTML but also reading through what the media publishes and figuring out what really is important, and what isn't. Not to mention finding great resources in the internet for research.

One young man, Jeffrey Isbell (, is coming from several states away just to write a weblog for Parents for Choice in Education from the end of September through Election Day. He writes,

Well, folks, from September 30 through Election Day (November 6), I will be blogging from the "great" state of Utah. No, I'm not becoming a Mormon like my home boy Mitt Romney. No, I'm not going out for the skiing, I'd break more than a leg or two. So, what am I doing?

Jeffrey writes about his temporary assignment here ( He says he was "offered a position to go out there for 5 weeks or so and make sure the good voters of Utah vote in favor of this awesome thing."

So, from September 30 through November 6, I'll be there. I know, I'll be away from friends and family, but they are more than welcome to come out and visit me, It's only 20 hours driving or 3 hours on a flight one way.

I consider this a great offer and jumped on the band wagon officially today. I look forward to working with the great people of Parents of Choice in Education (PCE) and meeting the voters of Utah. You'll know about this in the coming days.

Jeffrey's decision to move to Utah to write PCE's blog for five weeks reminded me of something I saw floating around this weekend.

Weblogger Chris Arndt (, a serious fan of Star Trek (, a well-traveled young person ( who attends James Madison College at Michigan State University and works for the Michigan Republican Party, and who is earning his laptop computer by organizing conservative student groups ( for the "Leadership Institute" of Arlington, Virginia (, received an email from a group in Washington, D.C. called the Young America's Foundation (

That email included a job offer from Greg Graves of Gordian Strategies in Albequerque, New Mexico, last week. If Chris were not in his final semester of school, he writes, he might "pursue this cash opportunity."

The email from YAF to Chris reads here (,

A group needs campaign workers. Details are as follows:

The teacher's union in Utah is trying to outlaw vouchers and there is a conservative group that is leading a ballot initiative to stop them. They are paying a lot of money, plus the roundtrip flight and a food stipend. Any YAFers that are interested can contact the person below. Here is the info.

Managers for Utah voucher ballot initiative battle...
Your compensation will be as follows:
1. PCE will pay you $6000, $3000 on October 15th and $3000 on November 6th.
2. PCE will provide your lodging.
3. PCE will provide a food stipend of $25.00 per day. This stipend will be paid in two payments, $550.00 on September 23rd and $600.00 on October 15th.
4. PCE will provide for your transportation.
5. PCE will pay for your flight to and from Salt Lake City .

You will report to Salt Lake City on September 23rd and will leave on November 7th.

thanks for the help.
Greg Graves
430 Phoenix Avenue, NW
Albuquerque, NM 87107>

Are there no Utah college students willing to work for $6,000 for six weeks?

See, more questions.


Anonymous said...

FYI: The Southern Poverty Law Center, a prominent civil rights organization, has now officially listed the MSU YAF as a “hate group." Kyle Bristow, head of the organization, also supports DeVos.

Click here see a picture of Bristow with DeVos.

Chris Arndt said...

Good lord!

Too much information about me.

None of which is wrong to spread around (I published it, after all), some of which is out of date, and all of which is weird to see altogether.

Oh, and if Southern Poverty Law Center is a civil rights organization, then I'm a lesbian with bust size 34B assets.

I haven't been active with MSU Young Americans for Freedom since the spring, and that particular student organization hasn't accomplished anything of note since spring 2006 at the latest, I reckon.