Archive for October, 2008

Nevada Senate: Behind The Headline

Friday, October 31st, 2008

Nevada Democrats are continuing to wage an unsavory “hit piece” campaign against Nevada state Senators Bob Beers and Joe Heck. The race is subject of a lede editorial in Friday’s Review-Journal. But here’s “the rest of the story.” The campaign is marked by a virtual absence of the supposed Democratic challengers — former school district […]

It came down to one Marine

Sunday, October 26th, 2008

Editor’s note: USMC Col. Mitchell Paige (ret.) died Nov. 15, 2003, in La Quinta, Calif. This annual column is dedicated to his memory, and to the men who fought beside him. It’s Oct. 26. Today we struggle to envision — or, for a few of us, to remember — how the world must have looked […]

Why are medical costs so high?

Sunday, October 26th, 2008

You’re a doctor. You need to bring in $3,000 apiece for your most common procedure. But Medicare and Medicaid — which pay for about half your patients — have just told you they’re only going to pay you one-third of what they’re billed. What do you do? You don’t need to be a CPA to […]

A test of character

Thursday, October 23rd, 2008

There are 12 days to go before a national election which the enitre liberal media insist is already a “done deal – Republicans might as well pack their bags to head home.” To which I say: “Dewey Beats Truman!” Some personal observations based on having spent a good deal of the past month interviewing local […]

WHO ARE THE RACISTS?

Monday, October 20th, 2008

Has the time finally come to talk about racial prejudice in the current presidential race? “Prejudice” has a specific meaning. It does not mean “holding the black man down” — though it has certainly had that effect, over our history. “Prejudice” means “to judge something in advance,” usually based in first appearances, without hearing and […]

Itching for a change, and they don’t care what it is

Sunday, October 19th, 2008

The Oct. 7 metting between half the presidential candidates who will be on your Nov. 4 ballot — that was two blabfests ago, if you’re counting — was dubbed a “town hall” debate, signifying that in this particular rigged show, the two halves of the incumbent Republicrat Party — no candidates who disagree with the […]

He got a bailout, she got a bailout, I want a bailout, too

Sunday, October 12th, 2008

The impact of tacking the generally common-sense Sarah Palin onto the bottom of the GOP ticket has clearly not been enough to rescue John McCain from himself. First, the Alaska governor has been muzzled when it comes to debunking the idiot contention that we need to cripple our industrial economy to prevent “man-made global warming” […]

‘It hasn’t been enough’? What would be ‘enough’?

Friday, October 10th, 2008

Two interesting stories on facing pages of the Review-Journal today. On page 9A, Kevin G. Hall of McClatchy Newspapers reminds us “Stock prices reflect future expectations about the U.S. economy, so the continuing avalanche on Wall Street signals tough times ahead. … The Federal Reserve has shoveled bout $800 billion in short-term loans into banks […]

Belt tightening? Naw, we’re the gubbimint

Friday, October 10th, 2008

If the job is spending money, who you gonna call? The federal government. In 2003, the Elko Daily Free Press reported Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest Supervisor Bob Vaught — pressed by a local lawmaker and others protesting the Forest Service’s actions in closing off access to the public lands in Jarbidge Canyon — admitted spending $15,000 […]

Why does Gov. Sarah Palin make them so afraid?

Friday, October 10th, 2008

Published in Shotgun News As this is written, Republican presidential nominee Sen. John McCain has recently named Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate, and the bi-coastal socialist press is going after her like the final frenzied holdouts on some Japanese-occupied Pacific atoll, shrieking “Banzai!” as they level their bayonets and charge the machine […]