Archive for the 'Government Unions' Category

Obama turns focus to destroying economy

Friday, February 15th, 2013

In his State of the Union speech Tuesday, President Barack Obama made a few favorable references to his erstwhile opponent, Mitt Romney, the guy who four months ago was such a heartless cad that he “didn’t even care” that some woman got sick and died years after she left a company that Bain Capital took […]

Desert tortoise shell-game continues

Saturday, September 29th, 2012

Sixty desert tortoises, each equipped with a radio transmitter and trailing a small antenna, were released Sept. 21 at the southern end of the Nevada National Security Site, 60 miles northwest of Las Vegas. Researchers plan to track the critters over the next year as part of a $100,000 study ultimately aimed at increasing the […]

Wetlands, wetlands everywhere (Yet not a drop to drink)

Saturday, January 7th, 2012

Fed by streams tumbling from the Selkirk Mountains and bordered by parkland, the 19-mile stretch of clear water in the Idaho Panhandle known as Priest Lake has been called “the Lake Tahoe of the upper Northwest,” The Washington Post reports. Houses and resorts crowd the privately owned lakeshore; piers and a marina jut into its […]

‘It’s not the bullets themselves, but they are bullet casings’

Sunday, December 4th, 2011

Did you read the interesting five-part series in last week’s Review-Journal on fatal shootings by local Las Vegas valley police. As ever, I’d urge folks to look not just at the 30 seconds leading up to gunfire, but to what goes on in the minutes or hours before. Whether or not Officer Bryan Yant was […]

It’s all a vicious game of ‘Let’s pretend’

Sunday, July 10th, 2011

By now most folks have likely heard about the case of Nigerian-American Olajide Oluwaseun Noibi, 24, also known as Seun Noibi. On June 25, America Flight 415 from New York’s JFK to Los Angeles was two hours into its journey when passengers in the upscale “Main Cabin Select” section complained that the man seated in […]

Progressives to ban slavecreatures — unless you promise to eat them

Friday, July 1st, 2011

“I’m sure you’ll be satisfied with Silver Blaze,” says the distinguished gentleman in the cigar lounge of San Francisco’s exclusive Bohemian Club. “The horse has run well at both Golden Gate and Del Mar, and you’re getting him at a bargain price.” “Time will tell,” smiles the buyer, handing over a handsome check. “More than […]

Can’t tell the conflicts without a program

Sunday, May 15th, 2011

Why are there so many executive and judiciary branch government employees serving in the Nevada state Legislature, despite the fact Article 3, Section 1 of the Nevada Constitution states “The power of the government of the State of Nevada shall be divided into three separate departments; the legislative, the executive and the judicial; and no […]

Government ‘service’: kicking Girl Scouts off the sidewalk

Sunday, March 6th, 2011

I’ve been editing newspapers long enough to have seen at least two waves of “bubble” job applicants. Back in the late 1980s, in Arizona, I advertised some relatively low-paying, modest-benefit newspaper jobs — stuff for which we would normally have expected to receive a dozen applications. Instead, we got 50. Many resumes had been jimmied […]

‘Struggling workers of the world’? Give me a break

Friday, February 25th, 2011

If anyone wondered why the forces of the Left have been so over-the-top during the past two years, shrieking in the face of all contrary evidence that the Tea Party movement — everyday Americans seeking some restraint on government spending and taxation — was in fact some far-right league of racist lynchers, the logic finally […]